While you were sitting on the couch with your hand in a bag of donuts and a bottle of Ranch wedged in your double-chin, someone at MTV was actually hard at work live blogging the show you were both watching. Said live-blogger writes:
8:22 pm - "Backstage at the Kodak Theater, Von Smith is preparing for his performance." Which means he's getting ready to unhinge his jaw and scream like a banshee. Can't wait!
8:22 pm - Stephen Fowler is singing a hard Stevie Wonder song well. Jorge Garcia is doing well.
8:24 pm - VON SMITH ALERT! Facial tics, check. Glass-breaking decibal levels, check. Smackdown from Simon, check. Poor thing.
8:25 pm - He made it! More Von on the way. Woot!
Thank you, MTV Newsroom, for reporting the advancement of the infamous, twitchy, Greenwood, Missouri, native Von Smith past day one of American Idol's Hollywood Week.
More Idol news after the Vonheads.
Those friendly, supportive folks at the RIAA have certified that David Cook's debut, Five-Day Tranny Beard!, has gone platinum.
I'm sorry, that was wrong -- I misread the press release. The name of the album is David Cook. No exclamation point. Meanwhile, former Cook nemesis David Archuleta, despite having his own album out, continues to be mistaken for a salad ingredient.
Cooky brings his boldly titled "Declaration Tour" to Kansas City on Wednesday, April 22, where he will play at Ameristar Casino. Ranch dressing will be available at the salad bar.