Sure is a lot of religion being invoked on this season of Survivor, no? These people are sure having a lot of praying sessions together, moreso than I can remember in any previous season. Is it right? Is it wrong? Frankly, I don’t care. Problem is, I don’t think God does either. I really truly don’t believe God cares who wins an Immunity Challenge on a reality show. Call me crazy. Just like I don’t think he cares who makes the big catch in a football game, who wins the World Series, or who hits a big 3 pt shot to win a basketball game. And the blue tribe is really overdoing it with the praying if you ask me. If you want to pray as a group together as a show of togetherness, I’m fine with that. Just don’t act like that’s the reason you won. It wasn’t. You won because Cochran was an idiot who didn’t know how to hook in the ropes. The end.
Mikayla sure had quite a run on Survivor this season. She’s stereotyped by Brandon since I’m guessing he knew about her Playboy past, then he starts to realize he went too far with his hatred of her, yet still voted her out, then she gets to Redemption Island and can’t beat Christine. So what’d she learn from her experience? “I realized the stronger I wanna be, the better I wanna be.” At what? Lingerie football? You keep on that track, Mikayla. Very lucrative career that’ll turn out to be. Really, after the Lingerie Football League, your only career choices to me seem to be: 1) Back to Hooters waitressing 2) Stripper or 3) Porn. Good luck.
I really hate when shows go so over-the-top with product placement and last night’s episode took the cake. It’s one thing for all the judges to be drinking out of Coke and Pepsi cups on Idol and X Factor respectively. That’s subtle. But do we really need a cross promotion of the winning tribe going to see a screening of Adam Sandler’s “Jack and Jill”? Not only that, but Jeff actually tried to say with a straight face that the challenge itself tied into the movie, talking about having to always rely on someone, just like in the movie where he needs his twin sister to survive. I’m sorry, Adam Sandler’s shtick was funny about 10 years ago with Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, and his SNL buffoonery. Now it’s just old. There’s nothing funny about him playing a woman in a movie. In fact, find me ANY movie ever made where a guy playing a woman was funny. Maybe “Mrs. Doubtfire”? Maybe. Look, I love low brow comedy just as much as the next guy, but the guy-dressed-as-a-woman thing just isn’t funny to me. And I’m guessing “Jack and Jill” will suck.
I loved Ozzy’s temper tantrum after the challenge. Especially the run and kick against the wall. What the hell was that? Yeah, I’m sure he was upset, but that thing looked so forced and unnatural, I didn’t buy it whatsoever. As for his strategy of sending himself to Redemption Island? Is it possible it could be genius and stupid both at the same time? Remember, I’m writing this knowing none of the spoilers, so here’s my take. If they merge next episode, and Ozzy beats Christine, it’s a genius maneuver. You get out a strong player, you keep Ozzy, and you go to the merge, 6-6. Here’s what I don’t get: Christine hates her tribe. She’s given no indication if she ever came back into the game that she’d join back up with her tribe. So even if Christine does win, you still might have her on your tribe if you’re Savaii. Maybe it would’ve been better to send Cochran, your weakest link in challenges, have him lose, then get Christine to join you, and you’d still be 6-6 without the possibility of losing Ozzy. I guess we’ll see how it all plays out.
I liked how the live show, even though it was 2 ½ hours, moved rather quickly and didn’t drag out the eliminations. Not to mention Steve Jones basically snapping at all the judges telling them to hurry up with their pics. Man, that guy is no joke. I thought at one point he was going to make Paula cry with his, “Hurry up with your decision. We’re running out of time. Please make your decision now.”
I’m sorry, but the talent left in the Top 12 on X Factor is ridiculous compared to Idol. Don’t believe me? You think Scotty McCreery or Lauren Alaina would ever get to the final 2 amongst these 12? Please. They’d be lucky to finish in the Top 7 or 8. Every single guy and girl on LA and Simon’s team are better singers than them, so that’s six they couldn’t beat. Depending on your cup of tea, there’s probably one singer on Nicole’s team you think is better, and the Stereo Hogzz are more entertaining as well.
Here’s my problem with Nicole’s singers. She needs to stop with this “This could be their last chance to ever make something of themselves. They want it so bad” nonsense. Every one of these contestants want it just as bad as them. Just because they’re older doesn’t mean they deserve it any more than anyone else. Leroy Bell? Nice story, the youngest looking 60 year old on the planet, but he’s not going to win. Not dynamic enough. Stacey Martin? People are already tired of her act, and she may have peaked too early. The guy who could win from her group is Josh Krajcik. I think he’ll go far, but in the end, something tells me he just won’t take the whole thing.
Paula’s team just doesn’t have enough star power. Is there any musical group in the history of all music that has TEN people in it that’s been widely successful? Didn’t think so. Intensity has no chance. Lakoda Rain is decent, but lets face it, they were kept around because they are four attractive girls with decent voices. But nothing about their performance blows anyone away. Stereo Hogzz are legit. Those guys will put out an album regardless of if they win this thing. Very talented, very contemporary, and definitely have the “X Factor.” Get it? See how I used the play on words there? I’m a genius.
I still think this is Melanie Amaro’s competition to lose. Best performance Tuesday night, best voice in the competition, and has a really good underdog story. Blows me away she’s 19. Not because of her voice, but because she kinda looks like she’s 30. Drew is someone I see challenging her, but I still think Melanie will appeal to a wider audience in the end. Rachel sealed her fate when Simon made her sing a Justin Bieber song for her first performance. Not a good idea.