American Idol Results: Or, The Saddest Thing a Person Can Post on Your Facebook Wall

05/06/2010 10:16 AM |

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After the American Idol results show last night, my sister left the following message on my Facebook wall.

Your niece stated, “I bet Michael’s happy” between the tears as Aaron Kelly said goodbye tonight…

See, the good thing about music critics now being expected to pay close attention to televised singing competitions is that it gives us something to talk to our 7-year-old nieces about. The bad thing is that we sometimes forget that our 7-year-old nieces actually care about this stuff, and that maybe we shouldn’t tell them over and over again that their favorite contestant is a nerd who doesn’t deserve to be there. God, what a bad uncle. But yeah, I was totally happy. Sorry, Emma.