American Idol: the death of street cred

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Prepare to sacrifice all artistic integrity and any street cred if you ever go on “American Idol,” kids.

Producers had the Davids enter the theater dressed in robes and boxing gloves to the theme from “Rocky.”

The camera panned over the crowd. All the top 12 fallen “Idol” contestants from this season appear to be in attendance. Amanda Overmyer looks a bit bored, but claps politely. Overmyer and Danny Noriega were the highlights for me this season.

Paula Abdul appears to have borrowed Mariah’s bedazzler and has outfitted her sun dress with sparkling, fake gemstones. Of course, for as much as she is over-paid, the gems could be real.

Is it me or does Simon Cowell’s hair look more “Dagwood Bumstead” today?

Both Davids are singing three songs each.

Again with the boxing analogy. HBO boxing analyst Jim Lampley handicapped the “three ring” event. Ugh.

Archuleta won the coin toss last week and opted to go second. Cook is first up.

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