American Idol Hopeful Tops Google Searches

    March 8, 2007

The competition on American Idol is just starting to warm up, but the real heat may not coming from the performances. As evidenced in last week’s Zeitgeist, Google searchers have American Idol contestant Antonella Barba on the brain, and I daresay it isn’t because of her singing voice.

Whether or not you believe Antonella should’ve been voted off American Idol already, there’s no denying the fact that she’s been a blazing hot topic of conversation (and observation) throughout the entirety of the Internet. As rumors have surfaced regarding her alleged nude photo spread, she has quickly risen to the top of the Google search rankings.

Google was also inundated with searches surrounding the post-Oscar buzz, with Jennifer Hudson, and Babel showing a strong presence in the rankings. Topping most of the other Oscar-related searches on the charts, however, was Helen Mirren, who was rewarded for her brilliant performance of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Oscar for Best Actress.

An item of particular merit on the list shows that searchers have taken a keen interest in the discovery of a giant squid caught by New Zealand fisherman close to the waters of Antartica. The behemoth catch weighed in at a beefy 992 pounds and measured nearly 30 feet in length, which inspires eerie comparisons among gothic horror aficionados to the ancient creature-gods depicted in H.P Lovecraft’s classic work, The Call of Cthulu.

Oh, and Al Gore also snuck into the top ten rankings with the breaking news that he still has no comment on whether or not he will seek the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election. Excuse me for a moment while I yawn.

Ok, then! Here’s the list in its entirety for the Zeitgeist covering the week ending March 2, 2007:

   1. antonella barba
   2. american idol
   3. oscars
   4. helen mirren
   5. jennifer hudson
   6. giant squid
   7. al gore
   8. national weather service
   9. babel
  10. Leelee Sobieski

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