MARBURY V. MADISON V. COWELL: A quick thought, as I want to segment out the "what's the twist?" discussion here from the review of last night's performances: As ghastly as we all seem to agree some form of judge's veto would be, would you be willing to live with it if it meant eliminating Scott Macintyre sooner and preserving Allison Iraheta for a while -- i.e., "the only woman in the finals who didn't get a lengthy promo during the auditions"? Because if you look at the DialIdol numbers, she's in real trouble tonight, and that should not be.
I'm trying to think of a twist giving judges more power that I'd be happy with -- some form of individual immunity handed out before the vote results are known to the judges? a "sing for your life" finals-night battle between the bottom 2-3 every week on which the judges then votes?
Democracy may be messy, and it may lead to unjust results on this show (no, Richard Rushfield, not that one -- this one and this one), but as far as this show is concerned, it's the best option out there.