This morning, my 5-month long relationship with American Idol is over. I've never had a boyfriend, but I guess this is as close to a relationship as I would get. In fact, I have to admit, that if AI was my boyfriend, it would have been a very unhealthy relationship.
It consisted of me, obsessing over it not just for the times I'd see it (Wednesday, Thursday on this side of the world), but the entire week. 24/7. Every waking minute was devoted to it. If i wasn't watching it, I was listening to the mp3s or reading recaps, or worse, talking about it with even more obsessed, Pamy.
I remember when it just started, Pamy and I would be talking about it our way to school/work. During that ten minute walk from our house to the highway, we'd be counting down the days. Say it was Monday, I'd say, "hey what comes after Monday? Tuesday and then Wednesday!"
Then the top 24 rolled around and David Radford captured Pamy's heart. This guy was barely legal, and he was already crooning his way to my sister's heart. I thought she was crazy. I wasn't prepared for the supernova that was to be Elliott.
After Elliott's If You Really Love Me performance, we were stunned. The weeks couldnt finish faster and we couldnt wait for the next week to roll around. Like a lovesick puppy, I waited as each of my favorites got the boot, one by one. Pamy and I were online during the times we weren't watching it, hopelessly scrounging around for spoilers, pictures, mp3s, videos -- anything to satisfy our insatiable thirst.
Who knew Elliott would last that long? Not me, or Pamy or anybody. We even made a little table of our bets on what order the top 12 would go home. Props to Pio for getting the most right guesses (with a total of 4 correct ones, 3 in a row). My Dad predicted the top 2 though. What kind of crazy family does this thing? We've got them addicted too.
And now, its all over. After the 2 hour finale (that did NOT disappoint), my relationship with AI is over. And the thing is, I don't think next season could top this year's obsession. It's just taken over our lives completely, now that its done, there's this void.
Sure, Rockstar: Supernova is just around the corner, but can it really top this AI season? I think not.
Break-ups must really suck, because this one is hurting pretty bad.