American Idol: 1 of 4 goes home

by Jane Boursaw, posted May 7th 2009 12:18AM

Paula Abdul performs on American Idol

Yet another results show has come around, and Ryan starts things off by asking, "Who will graduate from the Idol school of rock, and who will just get schooled?" You know, Ryan, I'm available if your writers are on strike. Call me.

Anyway, sounds like it was a dramatic week on American Idol - a large column collapsed and in a separate incident, a staffer was injured on a stair mishap. Whew. But the show must go on, and we'll find out tonight whether Allison, Danny, Adam or Kris will be going home. The other three get to go home, too, but for a big hometown parade with cheerleaders and town leaders gushing praise on them.

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    AMERICAN IDOL 8 Danny Gokey performs in front of the judges. Airs Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

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    AMERICAN IDOL 8 Matt Giraud performs in front of the judges. Airs Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

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    AMERICAN IDOL 8 Allison Iraheta performs in front of the judges. Airs Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

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    AMERICAN IDOL 8 Adam Lambert performs in front of the judges. Airs Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

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    AMERICAN IDOL 8 Anoop Desai performs live. Airs Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

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    AMERICAN IDOL 8 Danny Gokey performs live. Airs Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

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    AMERICAN IDOL 8 Kris Allen performs live. Airs Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

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    AMERICAN IDOL 8 Matt Giraud performs live. Airs Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

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    AMERICAN IDOL 8 Adam Lambert performs live. Airs Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

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    AMERICAN IDOL 8 Allison Iraheta performs live. Airs Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

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Ryan tells us that more than 64 million votes were registered last night, which is the highest tally outside of a finale. And, say what? Paula will be taking the stage? And what is up with her boobs lately? They seem to be hanging out all over the place. I think they actually have their own zip code now.

Anyhoo ... the Ford commercial is interesting, with the four Idols jumping out of newspapers and billboards like they're in a Charles Schwab commercial or something.

Then Slash (lose the hat, Slash; we're over it) takes the stage with his band and the Idols, all doing a rockin' version (is there any other kind?) of Alice Cooper's "School's Out For Summer." After the song, Ryan talks to Slash, who says it's nice to see rock being done by people who can sing. Ok, whatever.

Ryan then talks to the Idols, and Kris calls the whole experience surreal, while Simon counters with, "Kris, we don't want humble anymore." Really, Simon? I like humble. You should try it sometime. Adam says he had a blast with his song last night, and he loved his outfit. Danny says that his own aunt muted the TV during his song. Apparently, his screamer note is being made into a ring-tone.

Paula did indeed take the stage (with a bunch of hot guy dancers), singing "I'm Just Here For the Music." I'm sure it's all lip-synched, because I can't imagine Paula singing while being thrown around the stage by her dancers. Anyway, fun performance and she looks great.

Then "No Doubt" performs "Just a Girl," with Gwen Stefani channeling Cyndi Lauper and The Pretenders. Gwen basically says she's tired of staying home and having babies, and wants to go on tour again.

Finally, the reason we all tuned in -- the results -- gets underway. Ryan immediately sends humble Kris back to safety, and he's completely overwhelmed as he staggers back to the chairs.

Then, enough of the results! Time for another performance -- this time with Chris Daughtry singing "No Surprise." We also get to see a little video synopsis of Chris getting booted off Idol three years ago, leaving Katharine McPhee (who?) as the winner. Then Kris Allen hauls out a big plaque showing that Daughtry's debut album sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Woohoo, sometimes Idol losers do better than the winners!

Ok, back to the reason we're all here -- the results. Ryan sends Adam back to the chairs, and I bet Adam is secretly hoping he doesn't win. I'm sure he'll have a much better career as a loser. Then we learn that Danny is safe, and Allison will be going home. She sings "Cry Baby" again, and the judges and audience pretty much burst into tears at Allison's awesomeness.

Next week, the Top 3 each sing two songs -- a judges choice and their own personal pick.

So what do you guys think? Did the right person go home?

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