That has got to be a joke. I refuse to believe that she is actually doing the hunger strike. Especially because there is a week in between idols getting booted. Even if he’s the 2nd person off from this point, it’ll take 2 weeks.
Saying that, I’m going to admit publicly that I do watch american idol. I use to make fun of it all the time until I actually attempted to watch it a bit last year. I realized that a lot of the contestants are actually incredibly talented. Most of all though, I love thinking about the economics of the whole thing. I find it interesting that contestants like sanjaya, who is not a particularly good singer and doesn’t have any stage presence, hangs on week after week because he’s considered cute to 12 year olds (who apparently haven’t noticed that he’s almost certainly gay) and have a sweet personality, when other much more talented contestants are voted off. I also tend to wonder about elements that would change the show: for example, people voting for who they dislike the most, rather than voting for their favorites, or if everyone watching actually voted one time, rather than the 12-16 year olds that probably dominate the votes. Also, I’ve wondered how the show would change if there were no judges to alter opinions. I’ve also wondered about how things like looks and race play into the voting outcomes.
Anyways, so I do watch American Idol, but with the brain of a huge nerd who is interested in the economic implications behind who the voters choose to keep around or boot off.