RickJay had a good idea with this one last year. Let’s try it again, shall we?
To play, you simply have to list out the order you think this year’s American Idol contestants will be eliminated. Put together a list ranging from #1 (the eventual winner) through #12 (the first one to get the boot), like so:
[ol][li]Melinda Doolittle[/li][li]Chris Sligh[/li][li]Lakisha Jones[/li][li]Chris Richardson[/li][li]Blake Lewis[/li][li]Haley Scarnato[/li][li]Gina Glocksen[/li][li]Stephanie Edwards[/li][li]Brandon Rogers[/li][li]Jordin Sparks[/li][li]Sanjaya Malakar[/li][li]Phil Stacey[/ol][/li]Please keep in mind that this does not reflect how I think they should be eliminated, just how I think they will be booted.
From here on out, I’m pretty much just going to copy and paste the scoring system RickJay came up with.
SCORING: For every Idol you correctly pick on exactly the correct week of elimination, you score 3 points. For every Idol you pick on an adjacent week of elimination, score 1 point. (E.g. I will get 3 points if Brandon goes out on Week 9, 1 point if he’s out Week 10 or 8.)
However, the scoring is different from the #1 and #2 spots:
If you correctly guess the champion, score 8 points. If your championship guess is the runner up, score 5 points; third place, one point.
Your choice for runner up scores 5 points if you hit it. You get 3 points if your runner up wins the whole enchilada, 2 points if they finish third.
Plus more bonus points: If you hit a turkey - e.g. hit 3 perfect predictions in a row, so for instance if Glocksen, Scarnato and Lewis went 7-6-5 as I have predicted - you score 1 bonus point. If you hit a fourth straight pick, 2 more bonus points (so 3 bonus points overall.) Five in a row? Three more bonus points!
Plus… if you correctly guess the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place competitors, that’s 5 bonus points.
Entries may be entered into this thread up to the beginning of the Tuesday, March 13 performance show. You may edit or re-enter your picks up to that point but not one minute later.
You guys are underestimating Sanjaya way too much. He’s got the young vote tied up - the first thing my friend said was that he reminded her of a guy in ‘High School Musical’, which is really popular with the teen crowd. He won’t win, but he’ll go farther than his voice would have taken him.
A lot of people are comparing him to Kevin Covais, but there’s one big difference. Sanjaya’s kinda hot, at least to a lot of girls who wouldn’t qualify as cradle robbers.
But he’s so feminine. I mean, I could understand if he said his secret was ninja lessons. But hula? Since when did girls start thinking a guy who probably hangs with them and compares outfits “hot”? I mean, I’m old and all, so the whole zeitgeist might have changed. I’m honestly curious about this because I really don’t get it even a teeny bit.
I don’t know how far back it stretches, Lib, but in my experience there’ve always been girls who went for guys with a feminine look.
I came of age during the late 80’s, and was very much part of the hair metal scene – long poofy hair, ankle-length jackets, lotsa spandex and jewlery. And 95% of why it was done could be summed up with “chicks dug it”.
Of course, the big difference in Sanjaya’s case is looking feminine versus acting feminine.
Without peaking at where others are going:[ol]
 Melinda Doolittle  Chris Richardson  Lakisha Jones  Blake Lewis  Jordin Sparks  Gina Glocksen  Chris Sligh  Stephanie Edwards  Brandon Rogers  Sanjaya Malakar  Haley Scarnato  Phil Stacey [/ol]