This was a very interesting "American Idol" week, with the scandalous (and possibly staged) disqualification of Jermaine Jones and a disappointing all-female bottom three that included cool rock chicks Elise Testone and Erika Van Pelt. So since I am in Austin this week for South By Southwest, I invited Season 10 contestant and Texas resident Sarah Sellers (who you may also know from her "Snackin' With Sarah Sellers" recipe series) to my glamorous Austin hotel room today, to chat about all of these issues. As someone who's been through the extensive "Idol" background-screening process, and as a cool chick herself who's sort of in the Elise Testone wheelhouse, Sarah seemed like the type who'd have plenty of insight. And she did!
Watch my guest co-host Sarah and I discuss Jermainegate, Elisegate, and this week's best performances in a special on-location "Day After" here! And it's Sarah's birthday today (how fitting, during "Songs From The Year You Were Born" week), so feel free to leave Sarah a birthday message, along with your own "Idol" opinions, on the message board below!