American Idol: Results Show (1 of 9 goes home)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 2nd 2009 12:12AM

American Idol Results Show - 1 of 9 goes homeWell, most of you correctly predicted who would go home on American Idol this week. A whopping 1183 votes for the predicted loser were logged in our poll!

But before we got to find out who it was for real, a whole bunch of other stuff happened, starting with Kara saying she appreciates the audience and their passion for the Idols. That was in reference to the heckling she got last night.

And Paula tried to redeem herself by saying that while she put the spotlight on Adam Lambert (you know, that Mick Jagger/Steven Tyler comment), she knows that all of the Idols have something special. Alrighty then.

American Idol' Season 8 Results

    Feb. 26, 2009: Adam Lambert Makes the Top 12
    "I like this guy more than [David] Cook, he is just more energetic and he owned the night."

    -- Lindahbird


    Feb. 26, 2009: Nick Mitchell Is Eliminated (For Now)
    "We all know that Norman will not win 'Idol,' but I'm glad that he was in the Top 36, and he does have a good voice! He was very entertaining and funny, and I'm glad that he was chosen for Top 36! He will probably get some gigs in Hollyweird! I actually voted for him, ha ha!"

    -- PinkSunset77


    Feb. 26, 2009: Allison Iraheta Makes the Top 12
    "She is just awesome ... there is so much talent in that 16-year-old ... just amazing!! She really is my favorite so far. But it has been a tough couple of weeks as far as song choice!!!"

    -- DEBBIE8863


    Feb. 26, 2009: Kris Allen Makes the Top 12
    "He's cute and I liked him but I thought that Matt had more potential."

    -- BESTBUNNY10


    Feb. 26, 2009: Nick Mitchell Is Eliminated (For Now)
    "I honestly don't think Norman is the least bit funny. I think he is making a huge joke out of 'American Idol.' There are 35 other contestants that are being serious and really trying and then there is Norman."

    -- Bpadra


    Feb. 26, 2009: Megan Corkrey Is Eliminated (For Now)
    "I knew I liked this wild card thing. Megan will be back."

    -- PETCRAB


    Feb. 26, 2009: Adam Lambert Makes the Top 12
    "I didn't care for him at all. I thought he was way over the top and way too theatrical for that song. I'm sure he'll get through. I'll be interested to see what he does when they have themes. Maybe he'll grow on me, but right now I would put him second or third behind some of the other ones I've heard."

    -- JandeCBS


    Feb. 18, 2009: Danny Gokey Makes the Top 12
    "When [Danny] and Tatiana were called up, he had the cockiest look on his face.
    Like he's a really good singer, but whenever I see him, I just think about how cocky he looks."

    -- RoshanMcG


    Feb. 18, 2009: Alexis Grace Makes the Top 12
    "Alexis is the whole package! So cute ... with such a big voice."

    -- clammy1954


    Feb. 18, 2009: Michael Sarver Makes the Top 12
    "I don't really get the appeal. I mean, he's a likeable guy, but as a performer, he just doesn't seem that good to me. I definitely thought Ricky and Anoop sounded better."

    -- TGirl1045


After a freaky Ford commercial that paired different body parts of the Idols with other body parts, the Top 9 did a rendition of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin," which I can't hear without thinking of the final episode of The Sopranos ... sniff.

Then we got to see a little bit of "A Day in the Life of an American Idol," including photo shoots, appearances, flashing cameras, rehearsals, and their own chef who cooks for them several times a week. As Allison Iraheta said, "My life right now could not get any better."

Then we got a funny little bit about the Idols impersonating each other. No matter what happens or who goes home, they seem like they're having a blast.

Mixed in amongst the results stuff, we had performances by David Cook (kind of forgettable, in my opinion) and a wild song by Lady Gaga. She is one hot mess! Whatever you say about her, you'll probably remember her performance. She had on this scary alien-inspired outfit, and her dancers made me a little woozy. But I do like her voice. It's really interesting.

On to the results: Ryan split the Idols into three groups, which really didn't go anywhere. Kris, Matt, Lil, Adam, Danny, and Scott were sent back to the chairs. They're safe for this week. But Allison, Megan Joy, and Anoop ended up in the bottom three.

When Simon said there was only one of the three the judges would save, I think we all knew it would be Allison. But she was sent to safety, leaving Anoop and Megan Joy clinging to each other. Well, maybe it was just Megan Joy clinging to Anoop.

When Anoop was saved, Simon told Megan Joy they wouldn't even contemplate saving her, so this would be her "swan song." That can't be easy for her, having to face all this rejection. But she seemed ok with it and told her little son, "I'm coming home, Baby!"

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The thing Simon does that gets me the most is when he says "I'm not being rude but.." YES, SIMON, YOU ARE BEING RUDE. What does he think rude is? When you insult someone by accident? Is that like having sex by accident? ("Sorry, I tripped and fell on it...")

Simon lashed out at Megan last night because she wasn't showing proper respect for his exalted position. He actually thinks he's Somebody. On that show, I guess he is: it's probably true that audience numbers would decline if he (or someone like him) weren't on the show. But he's still an a88hole.

And Megan may not have acted as professionally or maturely as some, but she knew from the start that she was going home last night and she dealt with Being Rejected On Television as well as she could. I should think it's stressful enough having to appear in front of millions of people for any reason, much less to sing live, and knowing that millions of those millions don't want you there could be pretty daunting. Hey, it could have been worse: she could have been Sanjaya thinking he deserved to be there.

Unfortunately, she may have shot herself in the foot, since she'll be on tour with all of them this summer and, even if Simon himself isn't actually physically present, his displeasure with her will surely surface in the way that she is treated by at least some of the people working the tour. Not to mention whatever influence he may have regarding the recording deals they all have with 19 Entertainment.

Will somebody please explain to me the apparent appeal of Adam Lambert? I just can't stand him. The hair, the black nail polish, the smugness, his condescension towards the other singers. He may have a good voice but his ridiculous vocal arrangements are a real turn-off. And THE ATTITUDE!! Arrgghh. Please don't tell me he's going to win. (Also, why are the teen girls in the audience squealing over him when he's admitted to being a gay porn actor?)

April 02 2009 at 10:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

For what it's worth, on the Fox Reality Channel follow-up show to Idol, Simon treated Megan just swell. And I like Megan, she's different, she's unique and she seems to be a fun person. And easy on the eyes for those keeping score at home.

April 02 2009 at 7:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have noticed a trend developing.
Alexis, Michael & Meagan are all parents.
The only one left standing who has kids is Lil.
Does that make her the next one sent packing?

April 02 2009 at 3:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Next week can we please get rid of Anoop or Scott?

April 02 2009 at 1:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I agree Megan deserved to go this week. She actually deserve to go last week as well. One thing I don't get is the love affair with Adam Lambert. He was really good last week with "Tracks of My Tears". But this week? I don't get it. If you like screaming, then he was great. But honestly would anyone buy a record of his performance this week? The week he sang "Ring of Fire" was garbage too. What am I missing with this guy? For my money Danny should be the winner from what I've seen so far.

April 02 2009 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Send Simon Cowell back to London, for God's sake. We're tired of his bitter, b*tchy attitude on this side of the Atlantic.

April 02 2009 at 12:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Simon's b*tchy dismissal of Megan was childish and unprofessional. The more I see of this show, the more I realize that he's just a really bitter, unhappy person. Most of the negativity that spews from his nicotine-smelling breath is not "constructive criticism." Most of it is just petty, uncalled for b*tchiness. Maybe if they'd let him smoke cigarettes througout the show, he wouldn't always be jonesing for a nicotine fix, and his mood would lighten to a professional, cordial manner.

April 02 2009 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Scott's comment

The day Simon leaves is the day the American Idol franchise officially dies. The contestants are mostly entertaining -- and a few are clearly destined for bigger things -- but year after year, Simon is not only the best reason but the only reason to watch the show.

April 02 2009 at 1:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yeah, Simon's pretty much the only reason I watch Idol.

April 02 2009 at 3:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What a pleasant surprise that Megan was finally voted off. It was starting to seem that she was going to continue to overstay her welcome for several more weeks. I was sure Anoop would go home, even though he was much better than Megan.
When Simon announced that they wouldnt even debate using the save for Megan, it came across as very crass and petty. Everyone already knew they wouldnt waste their only save on Megan, but he could have acknowleged that without so crudely slapping her in the face like that. I am aware of her comment that she didnt care about Simons critiqe of her performance. It reflected badly on Megan, but she has always been flakey and never seemed to take the competition seriously, which showed in her half-hearted performances. However, Simon could have been the bigger man and let it slide. But, as bullies do, he had to kick her when she was down and let everyone know who was in charge. So, ok Simon, we know you are in charge. We also know that you went out of your way to embarass a vulnerable young lady on nationwide television because you thought she insulted you. So much for being the bigger man. Congratulation.
A few quick final thoughts. I liked David Cooks song, I didnt know what to think about Lady Gaga, except she has a good voice if she would use it correctly and she has great legs. For once, I even liked the group number, probably cause I'm a big Journey fan. And does this group of Idols really get along better than other groups in the past, or does it just seem like it because its played up more and edited to look like they do?

April 02 2009 at 12:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
L Dubs

You know, I hate to oversimplify things, but doing well on American Idol is really pretty easy.

1. Select a song that highlights your vocal strengths (range, tone, etc.)
2. Whenever possible, pick a contemporary song (last two years) and rearange it according to #1
3. Take the judges criticism and try to incorporate their feedback in your next performance.
4. Show some personality, but avoid callusness and indifference.

Megan failed on all of these on a weekly basis. Ironic, because they put her in the compitition because she looked like she would do the above 4 things. Oh well.

April 02 2009 at 11:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It was past the time for Megan to go! and her immature attitude last night showed us why she would never be Idol material! Her songs were bad & her movements were worse! Now we just need to get rid of Anoop & Scott - then we will have a real competition!!!

April 02 2009 at 10:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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