American Idol: Live Results Show #3
The contestants received almost 37 million votes this week, but unfortunately SABRINA did not receive enough of them. And I'm shocked that Haley advances. I really didn't think she was popular enough to survive after three truly weak performances. Not surprisingly, JARED, ANTONELLA, and SUNDANCE also receive their walking papers tonight. I'm not sad to see any of them go. But I do think that things might get a bit duller without Sundance and Antonella in the competition. They certainly kept us buzzing, didn't they?
Whether we like it or not, the Top 12 finalists are: LaKisha Jones, Blake Lewis, Chris Sligh, Jordin Sparks, Phil Stacey, Melinda Doolittle, Brandon Rogers, Gina Glocksen, Chris Richardson, Stephanie Edwards, Haley Scarnato, and Sanjaya Malakar.
And I still cannot successfully predict how America will vote. Once again, I'm 50/50 after predicting Antonella, Haley, Jared, and Phil would go home. The AOL Top 24 Ranking Poll also got it half right once again. Sanjaya and Haley are both safe for another week! Who is voting for Sanjaya anyway? Certainly, not the people who take these polls or leave comments here at TVS.
On April 24 and 25, Idol will host "A Very Special Event." The theme will be "Inspirational Songs." Quincy Jones is already writing a song for the Top 6 finalists to sing. For every vote cast Tuesday night, Idol's sponsors (Coke, AT&T, etc) will donate money. On Wednesday, the people at home will have a chance to make individual donations, as well.
Wednesday night's show will include special guest appearances by Borat, Gwen Stefani, Pink, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Annie Lennox, and more. According to Idol's press release, Bono said, "We'll see worlds collide when Africa appears on America's most-watched TV show. This is a big deal, a little bit of pop history . . . I wouldn't underestimate the reach of this show or the impact its audience can have."
Also on tonight's show:
- Season Four's Idol, Carrie Underwood, performed her song "Wasted." Unlike Kellie Pickler, she still looks young and hasn't spent her money on new "shoes." However, I wasn't sure if her top was a shirt or a dress. It seemed a little short for a whole dress. She's not my favorite Idol, but is was ahright. I found it a bit odd that Ryan didn't ask her one question and she didn't speak at all. (Way to keep the show moving, Ryan).
- The American Idol Challenge question was once again super-easy and lame, so I won't bother to transcribe it here.
- Paula told Jared to continue his dream. Randy suggested he needs originality. Simon advised him to work on his vocals.
- Stephanie tried to comfort Antonella after she was voted off, but Ryan cut the lovefest short, telling Stephanie to take her seat. Ryan is certainly the best at keeping things moving briskly. He doesn't EVER let emotion get in the way of "doing his job." Perhaps he is a robot?
- It was Idol's 200th Episode, and Ryan called it "the most intense episode" they've had.
- Randy said America got it wrong, "Sabrina should be in the Top 12, dog. She definitely put it down."
- Paula was speechless when Sanjaya advanced. She told Sundance he's "one of our finest." Ryan asked Simon what he thinks happened, and Simon responded, "The sound was turned down?"
- Sundance DIDN'T CRY, but he did ask America for a job!
- Ryan made us laugh (and cringe a little too) with a joke about Randy wanting to wrestle Borat in the nude.
So what'd you think? Are you happy with the Top 12? Or deeply disappointed?
Next Week: Tuesday is a TWO-HOUR show celebrating the music of Diana Ross. The Top 12 Boys AND Girls will perform together on the same night. On Wednesday, it's the Live Results Show #4.
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