American Idol: Live Results Show #5

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Mar 21st 2007 10:30PM
Stephanie Edwards and Chris Richardson(S06E23) So, 30 million votes were cast last night. And here's what we're told:
  • Phil, Melinda, and Blake ARE NOT the bottom three.
  • Chris S, LaKisha, Jordin ARE also NOT in the bottom three.
  • Sanjaya, Haley, Gina? Nope, NOT the bottom three.
Which only means one thing:
  • Chris R and Stephanie ARE the bottom two.
It also means that Sanjaya IS in the Top 10 and will join the Idols on tour. Is this a victory for Vote for the Worst and Howard Stern? Or is it really a victory for the Idol producers who can now count on Sanjaya's teenybopper fans shelling out loads of cash to see him live and in concert?

The crowd is clearly upset that Chris and Stephanie are the bottom-feeders this week. Ryan doesn't drag out the torture too much (he can't, because they're out of time) and quickly tells us that Chris STAYS and Stephanie HEADS HOME.

Stephanie cries, the judges don't say anything again, and Steph is robbed of her final song.

I sort of figured that Stephanie might be going home. The girl has an amazing voice, but just couldn't keep up with LaKisha, Melinda, or Jordin. Fair or not, she's been compared to them every week. Unfortunately, Steph just never made a big impact. She rarely even gets a mention in the comments here -- good or bad. She just got lost in the shuffle.

So Sanjaya stays, which I'm sure is going to anger lots of Idol fans, and make others gleefully happy. I'm starting to think that this thing might escalate into the "Sanjaya Wars." It could get ugly.

Other highlights:

  • Lulu Peter Noone sings "There's A Kind of Hush." I like his personality a lot, and I don't really want to say anything bad about a living legend, but the performance is a bit awkward. Peter looks so alone on stage. Perhaps, he misses the Hermits. I'm no fan of the group performance, but I think Peter could have used a little background support on this one. My seven-year-old son is not impressed at all. He says, "It's not the 60s anymore."
  • However, my son does approve of the Ford Commercial with the contestants singing "Another Saturday Night." The kids really like these Ford-sponsored music videos, don't they? They are cute, but the whole embedded advertising thing irritates me.
  • Brad Garrett shows up, sitting with the contestants and kisses Chris R on the head. It's another subliminal product placement, this time for Brad Garrett and Fox's Til Death.
  • Idol Gives Back -- Ryan sends a message to corporate America asking for their help with this endeavor. He also tells us that ten cents is going to be donated for every call made during this special event.
  • Lulu sings "To Sir With Love." She definitely looks like Olivia Newton-John (as a couple people mentioned in the comments for last night's show) especially in the Grease-inspired outfit. And you know, I I think she may have bought the same *shoes* as Pickler. She looks a lot more comfy on stage than Peter. And wow, she sure can belt a tune, can't she?
Next Week: Tuesday (March 27) Top 10 perform (8-9:07 PM), Wednesday (March 28) Live Results (9-9:30 PM)

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Sanjaya is learning how to he needs to learn how to dance and dress LOL

April 10 2007 at 12:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sanjaya Holiday

April 03 2007 at 11:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have watched Idol since the beginning. Why does it have to be about money that they keep an arrogant, smug, youngster like Sanjaya? He does not take critiques and has the audacity to foolishly say to Simon (about his hair) "you're jealous because you couldn't pull it off!" After forgetting his words and acting out (tongue hanging out and acting as if he were in a talent show at a junior high school where you CAN behave accordingly)in front of millions of people, he is still in the competition while others who are there working hard, being prepared, being a class act, knowing they MUST make it on talent.

This year, the producers and fans have allowed something tragic to happen. LOOK AT WHAT YOU CREATED IN A CONTESTANT CALLED SANJAYA in just a few weeks . . . entitlement thinking and an endulged kid. There are other kids and young people in competition that are performing like Idol contestants and understand that talent IS the most important product.

I will give AMERICAN IDOL another 1-2 years at the top (if that) if something is not changed or curtailed to stop this mockery of lost talent. What has happened to the judges saying "Sanjaya, you don't belong here!" OR better yet . . . Randy, Paula,and Simon saying "America, Sanjaya needs to be voted off--get it done this week as we have lost to many good contestants--to hell with the money we make off this baby and show America what the name American Idol stands for."

March 30 2007 at 1:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
IN Mike

OK, it was #600. It would have been 599 if it didn't take 2 hours for me to receive the Confirmation Email.

Tis OK. It's buried so deep that no one will see it.

March 28 2007 at 4:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
IN Mike

#599. I just wanted to be part of the most commented entry in the last 30 days.

March 28 2007 at 3:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That link above is a video is a tribute to Sanjaya made by Smooth-E...funny chit yeah it is

March 28 2007 at 11:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yeah not gonna touch Sanjaya right now. that would be to easy...till then check this out LOLOLOL

March 27 2007 at 11:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Country Boy

For the first time ever I just can't get into AI. Nobody is interesting this year. Melinda is a great singer but hard to watch. Nobody sparks my interest.

March 27 2007 at 3:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hope your all ready to hear Sanjaya sing......... AGAIN...cuz i'm guessing he wont be next week... LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

March 26 2007 at 11:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I love Malinda's professional talent, but can you imagine promoters trying to reinvent her like they have done Carrie and Kellie. I have an idea she is going to have to be bumped - the big guys would never be able to make the big bucks off her.
She is "really nice."
Big Problem.

March 25 2007 at 6:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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