February 17, 2007 01:46 PM by Joe Reality
Matt Buckstein has made it to Hollywood for the last two years on
American Idol, only to be cut both times. Last season, Buckstein was
cut in the group auditions, when he performed with Garet Johnson and
Michael Evans as part of the Brokenote Cowboys. This season, Buckstein
made it even further in the competition becoming part of the top forty
contestants, but he did not make it to the top twenty-four. After
Matthew Buckstein was eliminated, Paula Abdul told him “I’m rooting for
you to continue to do well, however it’s not going to be with this
competition. I’m sorry, Matthew.”
However, Matt Buckstein, who points out that Idol is without a single country singer this year, seems to have found a way to possible continue to be part of the competition with an idea that he is suggesting on his MySpace page called “The Lost Idol.” While Buckstein will not be officially appearing on the American Idol show as part of the top twenty-four, he plans to film himself singing at a Karaoke bar every week. He plans to choose a song in accordance with the same rules that his once fellow contestants have to abide by. Buckstein then plans to upload the video to YouTube and MySpace Video and allow fans to vote for him and leave comments via his MySpace page. If his votes and feedback are good in comparison to other singers on the show, then he plans to perform the following week. The first week that he receives poor results and feedback, then he plans to cut himself out of the competition.
In a season in which many American Idol fans are seriously questioning many of the cuts made by the judges, Matt Buckstein’s idea sounds like a pretty good one. In addition to Matt Buckstein, other controversial cuts included fellow country singer Baylie Brown, Fidel Castro look-a-like Sean Michel, singing car-hop Ebony Jointer, Marisa Rhodes, and Thomas Daniels to name a few. As TMZ.com reported, American Idol judges even cut a contestant named Robyn Troup, who later won a “My Grammy Moment” contest to sing on the Grammys with Justin Timberlake. Given all the talent that didn’t make the final twenty-four, a “Lost Idol” competition could prove to be just as entertaining as the official American Idol this year.