Don't Look For Robert Hatcher Tonight on "American Idol"
Don't look for Robert Hatcher of Westwood on "American Idol" tonight, because he was eliminated in last night's episode. And true to form, you didn't see it on Fox. In fact, you barely saw Hatcher on the nation's No. 1 TV series this season.
Fox didn't show his Memphis audition on the Jan. 30 show. During the "Hollywood Round" last night, he was really hard to find. Hatcher tells me he was in the first group of 6 guys singing, wearing black on the left end. He flashed by on the screen for about 1.5 seconds. He actually made it through to the next round, with singing and dancing, but Fox didn't show him perform again.
And you didn't see him in the hotel room at the end of the show, when Simon, Paula and Randy sent the 20 singers home.
As I've written before, Fox folks edit these shows knowing which singers make the top 24, and they decide which singers can be ignored. But Hatcher doesn't have a bad thing to say about his experience.
"I made it to the top 30 guys this season, and then I got cut. I had a good run on "American Idol." I'm absolutely positive somebody will see me from this... and if nothing happens, I'll be right back on the road next year auditioning again."
He's already working on a new TV gig -- auditioning for P. Diddy's "Making the Band 4," a boy band for MTV. So maybe a national TV audience will get to see him sing some day....