Sure, anyone can say that after the fact, but it's true. Suspicious Minds and A Little Less Conversation are probably my two favourite Elvis songs (in that order). I was very apathetic about both of his performances, and I was particularly unimpressed with A Little Less Conversation. If you ask me, Jon Peter Lewis did a far superior version two seasons ago.
Truth be told, I was actually sort of happy that Chris was voted off, but only because it all but guaranteed a Taylor/Elliot finale. I've been a Taylor fan throughout, and Elliot's endeared himself to me so much in recent weeks that it will be the final performances that determine my decision, rather than a pre-chosen favourite. That said, that was really the only reason I was happy at the outcome on Wednesday's show, because I did think that Chris was very good.
I'm still happy he was voted off, only now it's for a completely different reason. Chris is a pompous ass, and I'm very happy to see the back of him. Far from wishing him well, I hope his fans realize what a jerk-off he is and never buy any record he may put out. Why do I say this?
Chris did an interview with Entertainment Weekly this week. I think the article speaks for itself. I can't imagine anyone reading that and coming away liking him, and that includes the die-hard fans. Here are some excerpts:
""Nobody expected it. I wasn't the pick to go home. I've been the pick to win."
"I thought [Ryan] was about to say, ''Chris, you can sit down.'' I was like, Man, I can't believe he just said that. It did not feel real at all."
"You know, I had a good night, I felt. I think people may have gotten a little comfortable. People thought, ''This guy is definitely going to win, I don't need to vote for him tonight. Maybe someone else is going to take care of that."
"I honestly feel in my heart Simon just didn't like the second song. I don't think it was me. It was the song."
"I think it has everything to do with people being like, ''Well, he's obviously safe."
"How do you go from that to being voted off? It's a big mystery. It doesn't make sense logically."
"There are a lot of disappointed people and fans. There was floods of mail to Fox last night and today and everyone is like, ''What happened?'' It could be the fact that I made the biggest shock in American Idol history that works to my benefit."
"I think [a rocker winning] could have happened this year. I really do. That's what the biggest shock is. Everyone is so floored because everyone expected me to win. People have to vote. You can't assume someone is safe just because of the comments."
"Right now I'm so shocked."
Like... is he kidding me? I'm shocked too -- shocked that someone could make themselves sound like such an idiot in such a short amount of time.
I've saved this last slice of humble pie for you, Chris. You're going to need it.