American Idol 9 – Top 24 Results – Recap

Eliminated: Janell Wheeler, Ashley Rodriguez, Joe Munoz, Tyler Grady.

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Tyler was a little upset after his elimination. He had a few pointed comments for the judges. “I didn’t get much constructive criticism during Hollywood week, and then when I did get it, it was too late.” he said. Simon looked really annoyed. (Looking at the clip again, Simon was actually agreeing with him! Not sure what went on in Hollywood, but the judges often give contradictory, confusing or useless critiques to the contestants.

After Tyler was eliminated, I think something was bleeped. No idea what was going on there.

UPDATE: EW is confirming that Alex Lambert was bleeped, due to the use of some  “salty language” after he was declared safe and Tyler Grady was eliminated.  Read it HERE.

2nd Update: Danny Gokey will perform on next week’s Top 20 Results show. Danny’s album My Best Days drops the day before.

It just goes to show you, that everything can change once the live shows start. Prior to this week, I considered Ashley Rodriguez, and to a lesser extent, Janell Wheeler, front-runners. But neither could cut it once they hit the Idol stage. Although there were worse performances, sometimes it’s betters to out-and-out suck or get slammed by the judges than to turn in a mediocre performance. Pity votes could have helped Lacey Brown and Haeley Vaughn stay in the race.

On the boys side, Joe Munoz’s lack of screen time did him in. He sang OK Wednesday night, but he wasn’t memorable enough to move out of fodder status. Tyler Grady’s boot is really a surprise. He’s a good looking guy and performs music that is quite frankly, cougar bait. I guess all the cute boy votes saved Tim Urban, who looked absolutely shocked (and I little guilty) to be still in it. Alex was also really surprised to be outlasting Tyler. In fact, he might have been the one who was bleeped-swearing out of pure shock at remaining safe.

  • Kris Allen Interview – VIDEO
  • Kris Allen sings “Let it Be” – VIDEO
  • Allison Iraheta sing “Scars” – VIDEO
  • Group song – “American Boy” – VIDEO
  • Kris Allen tells MTV news his piano player, Cale Mills, suggested he sing “Let It Be”. Watch the video HERE.

Download: Allison Iraheta – “Scars” – iTunesAmazon

  • For more information on how to donate to the United Nations Foundation for Haiti relief, check THIS OUT.  DONATE: www.americanidol.com. Text IDOL to 20222 to donate $10 dollars (I just did it)

Two girls and two guys will be sent home tonight. Over 24 million votes came in.  Idol Gives Back news coming up…

Live recap after the JUMP…

Live blogging the Top 24 results show tonight. Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta are both set to perform. Kris will be urging viewers to donate to the United Nations Foundation.

Ryan chats up the judges at the top of the show.  Simon didn’t think he was harsher than normal with the guys. He says he’s ‘s only trying to be honest. Ellen says her first week had some surprises.  She wasn’t surprised that some of the contestants were nervous. She’s been there and done that. However, Ellen says the kids now have to step it up. “It’s make or break time, ” says Randy.  More blah blah about Kara and her fake crush on Casey (Ugh. Please stop) Kara’s husband is in the front row (he’s hot!)

Group song: The Top 24 sing Estelle’s “American Boy”. OMG Hooray for cheesy groups songs. The choreography is awesome. They are totally lip syncing though.  But, if they weren’t, it would probably be pretty ugly (and hilarious!).  The guys like American Boys!

Ryan begins with the girls. Dim the lights. Back row stand up. Let’s start with Siobhan…she’s safe. Haeley is next…she is safe. Michelle is next…and she’s SAFE.  Katelyn is next…and she’s safe.  Either Katie or Janell leaves tonight.  Are you serious? Of course it’s Janelle. She knows she’s toast. Bye Janelle. Randy says it’s too tough to call.  Oh, c’mon Randy! You know damn well Katie isn’t going anywhere.  Janelle Wheeler is eliminated.  She sings out.  Oh man…there go my pool points! – VIDEO

Allison Iraheta takes the stage to sing her new single “Scars”  She looks gorge!  And she sounds AWESOME. Take note girls!  “Scars” is a beautiful song. I hope she sells a crap load of downloads after this performance. Allison says she feels like she’s going to be eliminated again.

Paige is next…and she’s SAFE.  (My pool points are shot to hell!)  Lacey is next…SHE’S SAFE!!!!! HOORAY.  Lilly is next…she’s safe.  Crystal is next…and she’s safe.  Ashley and Didi are left. Ashley Rodriguez is eliminated.  She sings out, and she’s super pitchy. Poor Ashley. – VIDEO

Tyler rehearsed in a bathrobe because he thought he’d be able to change. Oops. Back row stands up. Big Mike is first…he’s safe. John is next…he’s safe. Aaron is next…he’s safe. Todrick…is safe.  Joe and Tim are left. Tim is safe. Joe Munoz is eliminated. Poor cannon fodder. I got one right in my pool. Tim looked totally shocked to be safe. Joe sings out…he’s still got a nice falsetto. That’s about it, though. – VIDEO

Idol Gives Back News: Ryan announces the sponsors–Ford, AT&T, etc. Kris Allen takes the stage. He chats a bit about what is recent trip to Haiti was like. Kris’s performance will be available on iTunes, with 100% of the proceeds going to the UN Foundation. Text the word IDOL to 20222 to donate $10.

Kris sings “Let it Be” with band member Cale Mills on piano, Kris plays guitar.  Film from his trip runs while he performs. Aw. Kris’s rendition is lovely. He’s very emotional after he finishes. Good job, Kris.

Casey is next…he is safe. Jermaine is next…he is safe (Ugh). Lee is next…he is safe. Andrew is…safe. Alex and Tyler are left. Simon thinks Tyler is gone. Alex is safe. Simon is right. Tyler Grady is eliminated.  Tyler isn’t happy. He calls the judges out.  I can’t wait for the press conference tomorrow. Heh. – VIDEO

Eliminated

Janell Wheeler
Ashley Rodriguez
Joe Munoz
Tyler Grady

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600 Comments

  1. CRAP. Too late to change my picks :(. I spread out my points too much…

  2. will:
    02/25/2010 at 8:02 pm
    “24 million votes? That’s low, isn’t it?”

    That does sound low, but I don’t remember last year’s vote at this time. I am looking at the beginning of this show, something feels off, where’s the excitement. Simon seems pissed about something. Ellen is stuttering. I don’t know what’s going on.

  3. Weirdly prerecordde group sing – they all sound EXACTLY the same. Sounds like a car commerical. But the harmonies are lovely….

  4. Damn, I wish I could changes my picks now. So much second hand embarrassment, lol

  5. I don’t think it’s low for a first night.
    Considering how poorly they sang last night if they are a little better Idol is going to break records once more.

  6. Was that prerecorded? Cuz if so, why do the guys’ harmonies sound like ass? The girls sound great together though. Weird song choice for a group number…

  7. I love that song but ewww lol.and crystal’s like I’m way too cool for this .IA W/Simon.Ellen was lol-worth.I’m so excited for alli and Kris

  8. seriously:
    02/25/2010 at 8:06 pm
    “Are they lip-synching?”

    I was wondering the same thing, because unlike last night they sound in tune.

  9. Billboarddotcom

    Cyrstal Bowersox is totally hating life right now. #idol

  10. Siobhan is safe. I think she’s my favorite.

    And I hate having the families there. This show has been awkward enough this year.

    Janelle and Katie??? I’m so surprised that Janelle is gone. Wow.

  11. Well that’s anticlimactic, of course it’s Janell. Crap, I didn’t choose her! There go my points.

  12. OMG I can’t believe Janell got eliminated! What a surprise (although her performance on Tuesday was baaad)

  13. Fudge!!!!!!!!!!!!! I picked Michelle and Katelyn going. DANG IT!! Their goes my points…lol…

  14. Overall I don’t really care for the girls this year,but I liked some of Janell’s performances. IMO, Hayley should have been one of the girls that went home tonight.

  15. What ?? I like Janell, she has potential.
    Her Hollywood first week was good.

  16. WTF. Fuuuuuuck. I wanted her to do a song like she did with American boy b4 she got the boot…man, this sucks!!

  17. Woah! I am truly shocked! She didn’t do her best this week but did not deserve to leave yet. She has so much to offer. I am truly bummed!

  18. I care more about my points than who really got booted, lol. There goes my points! I thought she’d get by another week because of her looks.

  19. OMA..IK FUMING(and I probably lost the pool)

    another reason to hate Katie

    I FLIVE JANNELL SHE WAS AMAZING AND MY FAVORITEEEEE

    I’M LIKE DYING RIGHT NOw

    F*~K YOU,AMERICA!!!!!!!

    (lol,I know that’s unpatriotic I mean the peeps that vote)

    I’M SO PISSED..!!!!

    D:

  20. woohoo I got the first causality correct. Though sad for her but she was a gracious non winner. Her going away speech made me like her, then she sang and it was the right choice. (still like her though) Allison next Wow I am nervous. She is going to show them how it is done. Can’t wait.

    Allison looks amazing and sounds stupendous. I Flove this song and I flove Allison. This is singing and how its done!!!!!

  21. arrgghhh I wanted her to stay. there were others i liked much less. Wrong song!!!

  22. Yay, Michelle is safe. I am kind of shocked Janelle left. This will turn out to be an interesting night

  23. THAT’S HOW YOU SING

    THAT’S WHY SHE MY 2nd FAVORITE LAST YEAR

    I’M AN ALLISON FAN:D

    SHE’S AMAZING

    AND

    SHE’S KILLING IT!!!!!

    She’s so bada$$

    I’ve waited all week for this

  24. OMG Allison, love the hair, hate the thing hanging off her rear end. I really don’t like this song, and the audience is not that crazy about it either.

  25. Janell wasn’t my pick to leave but she was definetly among the 5 strong possibilities. Good looks don’t help the girls that much, we’ll see how the guys fare.

  26. Not feeling Allison…That song is pretty, but for radio? I dont know…

  27. It frustrates me no end that Haeley is still there….. I will be frustrated til she is gone! How many weeks I gotta wait? Go away VFTW!!!! LOL

  28. WOW, Lacey and Paige are safe, there goes my points…

    Ashley is screwed right? It can’t be Didi.

  29. It’s the one with the blue dress who’s getting punted (they’re so forgetful, that I can’t even remember the names …except for Bowersox)

  30. I am so glad Katelyn, Paige, and Michelle are safe. I think they all have the potential to surprise us next week.

  31. love alison. but that song is not for radio. why why why jive?!!!! ur screwing her over

  32. I picked Ashley at first to go and I freaking changed it!!!!!!!!!! DAng it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. I am still at work – so jealous – you guys get to see it early!
    I also picked Janell, she was on to early and didn’t bring it.

  34. Yup, there goes all of my points for the girls…. did not think Ashley would leave tonight either.

  35. Another anticlimactic pairing, but whew, so glad it wasn’t Didi for so many reasons. A)I love Didi B) yes, I picked Ashley. On the other hand, I have to hear this stupid Happy song again, ugh.

  36. WOW, I thought Ashley was a possible TCO before this week and she goes after one performance? That’s crazy.

  37. Todrick and Alex need to leave for my points….

    (‘Happy’ makes my ears bleed)

  38. Wow, and that just showed that America actually got it right. O_o’

  39. Our girl Allison “blew it out da box” as usual. After a year, I’d think I’d be used to it, but once again she just knocked me over with that power, tone, everything. What an amazing talent.

  40. i loved how allison flat out stared down the judges when she sang “you dont know how hard ive tried to become what you want me to be”

  41. hmm i was expecting to love ‘scrars’ more than i did.. oh well

    wow i got pool points!! :D

  42. The two most non-descript, run-of-the mill, mall girls have gone. Got 3 points.

  43. I missed both picks. I’ll just chalk it up to the suckiness being so bountiful :)

  44. Ashley is proving how much she deserved to be eliminated. But why do they have them sing after getting eliminated? I have always hated that.

  45. Yay, I picked Ashley and Janell. What do you know I got something right.

  46. WOW, I thought Ashley was a possible TCO before this week and she goes after one performance? That’s crazy.

    Me too…Not that I actually thought she did good last night, I was just convinced after Hollywood they were priming her to be a surprise front runner.

  47. I think neither Didi or Ashley should have gone home. Oh but ashley sounds really bad right now. Ugh. Well I got 1/2 so far. (Sue: I also picked Ashley at first and then changed it this morning, Why oh why)

    It is sad that I am more interested in my Pool points then I am about any of the contestants. This reminds me of Season 6. That was the only season I did not really get into at all. I liked Melinda Doolittle and Jordin really came on strong at the end but I really could have cared less who won that year. I think it is the same this year.

  48. got 1 right in the pool woot! the other is who I thought should go but didn’t pick her bc I thought America would do something stupid like lacey.

  49. I’m certainly not upset about Janell Wheeler’s elimination but I’m surprised. Ashley doesn’t surprise me at all and I got my 5 pool points for picking her so I’m 50/50 with the girls.

  50. Ashley and Janell both looked like locks for the Top 12 based on the audition rounds and Hollywood week. That just goes to show you really can’t tell what is going to happen once they get in front of a live audience. Both saw the wheels come off completely.

  51. Man, I have no points so far, LOL. I better get them all right next week, or I’m gonna be pissed. :(

  52. I’m going to have to claw my way back from the bottom of the pool after this week, haha. No hard feelings Joe and Jermaine, but I really need you boys to get the boot so I can get ANY points tonight.

  53. that song is not for radio. why why why jive?!!!! ur screwing her over

    I agree completely. That song is not at all radio-friendly. This isn’t going to do Allison any favors at all. What is Jive thinking choosing this song?

  54. Whoa! I thought it was Tim for sure. Poor Joe had a decent performance, especially compared to Tim. I got 2 points from his elimination though.

  55. I get points finally for JOE, lol, but I feel bad though. I kind of liked him. Tim should of gone, duh!

  56. noooooooooooooooo I liked Joe! darn it, stupid lack of screentime.

  57. well he was the worst but Tim may deserve another shot. Not at Joes expense though. I would have wanted it to be Jermaine and John or Todrick

  58. At 8:03 the power on our entire street went out (in the midst of a major snow storm) so not only am I missing the entire show, my DVR won’t work since we have no power! This sucks!

    On top of it I lost all of my pool pts on the girls. Oh well, I guess its selfish to complain considering I’m quite well off compared to the Haitians.

    I will hope to see all of the videos here whenever we get our power back!

  59. Damn I got to stick with my first gut feeling I am over thinking these votes based on not what I think but what other factors could play a part and what others may think. Damn It!!! I had picked Joe then switched to Tim because I thought people would go along with Simon saying we got it right. People thinking her really wasn’t the choice to begin with. Oh Dhunken go with your gut go with your gut. You think I would have learned from last year.

    So I will be 1/4 tonight! ugh and I originally had all the right picks. Damn you indecisiveness!

  60. Bummer. I didn’t want Joe to go. He’s very likeable. And way better than Tim.

  61. I don’t think America could have gotten it wrong any way they voted, because you got a lot of bad singers in this bunch.

  62. wow. Joe should NOT have gone home. His performance was so much more moving tonight, as the ones going home often are. Tim Urban deserved that spot.

  63. I agree completely. That song is not at all radio-friendly. This isn’t going to do Allison any favors at all. What is Jive thinking choosing this song?

    They’re thinking about the fact that the AI audience loves it — they’ve already bought a lot of it off iTunes since her album came out. Jive saw the commercial potential because of that. It’s definitely not the best ballad on her album, but it’s the kind of thing that I can see being huge on Hot AC and AC radio.

  64. Me too probably will be 0/4. Tim looked shocked that he was staying. Oh well at least we didn’t have to hear him sing Apologize again. I hope Alex is safe.

  65. yeah what a mistake!!! buh bye pool points..

    YAY YAY YA Kris is next!!!!!!

  66. damn… it sure isn’t a good night for people of Hispanic decent.

  67. I’d say only Ashley was a given. Joe and Jannell? Wow. A little AI shock to the adrenalin! Tim looked like he was going to throw up. Man…it’s good to be cute.

  68. Joe looked okay front face but looked middle aged in profile. I wonder if that wasn’t part of the reason.

  69. OMG this is nuts. Todrick AND Tim safe? This is going to be a long season isnt it?

  70. Tim Urban should have went waaaaay before Joe Munez. Thats a shame. What are people voting for?

  71. I’m meh on Ashley.I’m so upset didi was in danger.

    AND IM SO PISSED ABOUT JOE!!!

    He’s kinda adorable if that make sense

    but tim’s sooo cute

    ughhh

    plus I’m losing tge pool majorly

    and the Asian stayed!!!! :). (that’s a conplimnt btw)

  72. Joe sounded pretty good in his sing-off. Sucks that he’s gone. Oh well.

  73. Joe just delivered a nice performance there. Poor guy, he’s the only one I voted for last night because I knew he was in danger of leaving despite having a decently good performance on Wednesday.

  74. Wow. Tim Urban safe?

    They should eliminate the whole backrow

  75. Oh what the bloody freaking HELL is America ON?! Joe Munoz gone instead of Tim Urban? Todrick and Haeley safe?

    God, this is the closest thing to an acid trip I ever plan to experience. I don’t necessarily agree with Ashley gone, either. Maybe I’m underestimating VFTW. Especially when the last two nights sucked. But geez they eliminated both of the hot girls. Wonderful. Now all I have to look forward to visually seeing is Didi. Boo :(.

    America is freaking insane for keeping Haeley. Oh well, I did like her arrangement so I guess I must be on something too.

    John Park is safe. Very nice.

  76. I’m almost embarassed to say, that if you took the falsetto away from Tim, I actually like the rest of the song

  77. unique28v:
    02/25/2010 at 8:44 pm
    damn… it sure isn’t a good night for people of Hispanic decent.

    That’s what I was thinking.

  78. I’m actually glad Tim Urban’s staying.
    I think he has a lot of potential. His vocal tone is really pretty good in my opinion.
    ‘Apologize’ was definitely not the best song for him with those high notes. I’m hoping next week he’ll show more of why he was called back, since I actually think he has a shot.

    I’m sure his looks more than helped in his staying this time though.

  79. What did I miss in re: Tyler and a bathrobe?? Why did I run to the bathroom for a second? Rats!

  80. I hate to critique Kris when he singing for charity….but this is a bit rough.

  81. Kris seems like a nice guy, but he still doesn’t do anything for me.

  82. I just love Kris singing a song. Gave me chills. Good Lord I love him.

  83. Trina:
    02/25/2010 at 8:45 pm

    OMG this is nuts. Todrick AND Tim safe? This is going to be a long season isnt it?

    My thoughts exactly Trina!

  84. The top 24 should take a clue from Kris Allen because that is how you put a good spin on an old song.

  85. I am so bummed about Joe. He didn’t have a chance, which is a shame.

  86. The top 24 should take a hint from Kris Allen because that is how you put a good spin on an old song.

  87. It seems like VFTW and VFTF did their job tonight. VFTW picks Haley and Tim are still there. and VFTF picks Paige and Toddrick is still there. The only one’s I like is Sioban(sp?) for the girls and I think Jermaine still has potential…LOL, I also like that Casey guy, Not because he is cute, But because he remains me of Bucky from Season 5, and I loved Bucky.

  88. Oh, I’m also really surprised that Lacey is safe. WTF America? That’s a good WTF because I like Lacey but still WTF.

  89. Sunny D…I felt the same way about Urban….no falsetto the song was fine.
    Let It Be was boring….

  90. Oh Kris. I miss you. Please come back and give the Top 10 guys that are left a clue.

    Please bring Allison and Adam with you! Thanks! :)

  91. Excellent job by Kris. And they really changed the chord progression. Very interesting.

  92. Kris had his heart into it which was sweet. But he sure doesn’t have much of a voice. Seems like most of the guys are another “Kris” this year. Wish there was more a mix. None of them have Kris’ looks though and I think if you don’t have a voice you need a guitar AND good looks.

  93. Jermaine is safe?? That really surprised me, after last night’s performance.

  94. Great job Kris, I’ll download it soon.
    I can’t make it out from my Livestream, but who is playing the piano ? Is that Cale ?

  95. Won’t comment on the charity song except to say if they wanted to sell more copies, maybe Brooke was available?

    Count me among the few that is glad Todrick and Haeley remain. Tim almost wanted to demand a recount, he know he dodged a bullet. Goodbye Alex?

  96. Ryan about gave me a heart attack when he said “You did not….” with Andrew.

  97. Excellent job Kris! Way to show the world you were indeed the RIGHT winner! You don’t need a huge range to have IT! And Kris has IT!

  98. OMK I FLIVED THAT!!! I literally have chills right now and I cried.that was so gorgeous.I want to buy it so much.SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL!!

    Im seriously crying

    AND NOW I’m pissed because Alex shoudd leave he’s ugly!!

    TYLER IS AWESOME TOO!!!

    I’M SOOOO PISSED OFF!!!!

  99. That is just shocking. Damn, Alex was my pick, I was SURE it was him. I even had my gloating comment written, and was waiting to press Submit!

  100. Tyler gone? At least he was a bit different. What a boring year this is going to be. I haven’t found anyone that moves me to vote for them this year. Can’t we just do Season 8 again?

  101. MY POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOO!

    me too wow didn’t see him coming. Not that he was great but you know

  102. Kris’s performance was very lovely.

    Well, no points for me in the pool this week! Did not expect ANY of those four to go home…

  103. Ahem, I’d like to remind folks that while I didn’t put my pool points on Tyler I did suggest in an earlier thread today that he might be at risk, based on info at DialIdol’s GeoPredictions section.

    Back to your regularly scheduled programming… :)

  104. This show was depressing from start to finish. Where’s the excitement?

  105. AND NOW I’m pissed because Alex shoudd leave he’s ugly!!

    You vote based on looks????? So Superficial!

  106. I liked Joe.
    I don’t think he would have won, but I think he deserved another week.

    I hate when they make them sing!!!!
    Who wants to sing after being eliminated…

  107. Lol at Alex and Tim staying after their performance last night.

  108. I liked Tyler. I thought he had a sexy vibe. I can’t deal with looking at that baby doe faced Archie-wannabe.

  109. Kris was incredible. I wish they had shown more video, and not just images from his trip.

  110. OH CRUDE so I get only 5 pts this week. hahhaha I wanted Jermaine to go, wishful thinking. I am shocked that Tyler got cut but I am glad that Alex got another shot. :)

  111. Is that the boot song ? I don’t like the voice, very nasal. Ughhh.
    And the last word “I think I better leave right now”. That is so wrong.

  112. YAY! Todrick is safe.

    I am okay with Todrick being safe as well, I think that he might be able to pull off some decent performances and more interesting arrangements of songs.

    I feel sorry for Joe. He seemed like a sweet guy and his voice was decent. He was definitely better than Tim, who should have went home IMO. IMO,Tim is like Hayley, he can’t sing very well.

    I don’t think Tyler’s performance was that good last night but I think that Jermaine/Tim should have went home instead of him and Joe.

    For the girls I think that Hayley/Lacey should have went home instead of Janell/Ashley.

  113. I’m so glad Alex is still in. I liked Tyler a lot too though. I’m a little disappointed Tyler didn’t get another shot, but his vocals weren’t as good as Alex’s. So if it had to be between those two, I’d pick Alex to stay.

    I think Alex has a lot of potential, since if you close your eyes and just listen to his vocals then he seems good. He just really needs to work on his stage presence, a lot.

  114. Tyler should have ROCKED THE HELL OUT OF IT LAST NIGHT. Oh well, he didn’t and he’s gone.

  115. I am glad Alex is getting another shot. Needs to work on the performance but like his tone a lot. Glad hes getting another chance

  116. And of course, timing issues starting already. Tyler at least deserved to have his final song completed on air.

  117. well I was 100% right with the girls and 100% wrong with the boys. So I am 50/50 on my pool points.
    The boys were harder to pick they all were pretty bad.

  118. ALEX over TYLER?!

    Dude, no. You mean both Tim and Alex, who have no business in my opinion even being considered in the Top 24 have survived another week?

    Not that I actually thought the 70’s throwback would survive much longer…but Tyler at least had some entertainment value! He should have stayed just because he came to rehearsal in a bathrobe!

  119. Kris still does nothing for me. I can’t help but feel like falling asleep during every one of his performances…

    Well I’m pleased with the eliminations tonight. Tyler kind of came out of nowhere though.

  120. So based on tonight, Tim, Alex, Katie, and Didi are in the crosshairs to leave next week. Is that a safe way to make the picks now, or does that backfire? Hmmm…

  121. Don’t think Tyler was one of the worst two singers .. at least he was a bit different and might have had some more interesing song choices (although I was a bit disappointed in his performance last night) .. at least he had a bit of life in him .. Alex performs like a wet fish

  122. No boot would have been completely wrong tonight since none of the men or women were great, but I did like Joe Munoz. I thought he could improve, unlike some others who are hopeless.

    It’s ridiculous how much Kris and Allison wiped the floor with everyone from season 9, though. They were both beautiful and commanded the stage. I hope those left from season 9 took notes.

  123. I’m okay with it all but Joe. That was wrong, he was set up to go down.

  124. It would be kind of amusing to hear Adam sing that “American Woman” song….”American woman…stay away from meeeee….”

  125. Well that was surprising for Tyler. Joe, didn’t surprise me. Janell, didn’t surprise me. Even Ashley, didn’t surprise me.

    But that’s why I don’t gamble. I hate to lose when I actually commit to something.

  126. Allison did look great. I really liked her hairstyle. And I thought her performance was very good. Hope people will check out her album.

  127. I can’t wait to see more Haeley and the trio of Jermaine, Todrick, AND Tim and join the Paralympics as one of the deaf.

    Biggest f*cking WOW, America, you totally ripped yourself off by getting rid of Tyler and Joe. No wonder Europe thinks we’re stupid.

    Just….. Everything is so F*CKING. WRONG.

    I also learned the benefits of being a hater tonight.

    I really wish Todrick were gone. As much of a singing competition as it is, you don’t even deserve anything at all if you’re gonna be a cocky diva B****.

    Wow, I don’t like getting angry and I don’t like basically telling people they should die for their personalities.

    Sorry for going off the handle there…… At least I get to see some Krallison. Simon didn’t do anything like “BOOOOOO KRIS ADAM IS BETTER” did he? Because if so I’m gonna really have to destroy a planet.

  128. not that it mattters lol bc there were kissing pics of adam at beginning of top 12, but there seems to be evidence of that too from toddrick supposedly

  129. I was kind of hoping Jermaine would go home, but I can’t say I’ll miss any of the ones eliminated.

    Allison sounded great, but I’m not sure about the song. I like her so much, so I hope it does well for her. Just not crazy about the song.

    Kris’ performance was pretty and touching, not surprised there.

  130. Oh, I suck at pool points…..Allison was awesome, love the song, love the fact that she wasn’t shaking in her boots. Last year both Archie and Cook’s nerves screwed up their return performances, Alli, she’s a steely one, I like that!

  131. so, two out of three hispanic contestants get eliminated on the first episode? ouch.

  132. It’s ridiculous how much Kris and Allison wiped the floor with everyone from season 9, though.

    Kris kept hitting bum note after bum note and his voice was really strained. Allison was good, but kind of boring, and that is a song she has performed repeatedly so I don’t know how they wiped the floor with season 9..

  133. Aww…. crap…. Tyler! This season needed him and his quirks. This season just lost lots o’ flavor.

  134. Kris does nothing for me either. I like Kris and I’ve tried to like his music, but I just can’t take the straining to get the notes out. Allison however was really good. I love Scars, not sure if radio will, but she sounded fantastic.

  135. Really surprised that Tyler out — thought he was unique, and that alone would get him votes. Definitely, Joe’s voice > Tim’s, and Tim knew it, too. From the way he looked on the risers, thought he was going to offer to leave and let Joe stay.
    Kris was vintage Kris, and the montage of photos very touching. Loved the way Kris changed it up toward the end. That’s the way you do it, guys. Hope he gets a chance to mingle with this year’s contestants. Great for Kris to remind us that Haiti still greatly in need of help, and yes, hurricane season just a few months away.

  136. I love Kris but the singing was not his best His interpretation and expression of emotion was great! I like Kris I like the song and I like what the funds raised will go to so I am buying it.

    Allison again I thought was super! I am buying the single even though I have it because I want her to have a hit and get the notice she deserves!

    And is it just me or is the vibe this year so depressing. I mean yeah people getting voted of and all but Last year and really every other year up to this point was always fun and interesting and intriguing but this year is I don’t know colorless is the best word I can come up with. No layers very monotone boring and uninspiring. I hope it changes and picks up. I am not invested yet but I don’t want the show to die and at this rate it keeps up this negative vibe people are going to disappear in droves. IMHO

    The best part this whole week was Allison and Kris and Kris wan’t at his best IMHO.

  137. not that it mattters lol bc there were kissing pics of adam at beginning of top 12, but there seems to be evidence of that too from toddrick supposedly

    Hah, he probably leaked those himself to distract everyone from munchkin-gate!

  138. joe gave me my only pool points this time. but unfortunatey he was the one I wanted not to happen. I mean i predicted it, but i was hoping for otherwise…

    (knew tim would survive even tho he shouldnt…)

    forgot to add that Im kinda sad Tyler’s gone. He was my favorite eye-candy. He had a sexy vibe… :(

    but wth was jermaine still doing there?????

    oh well im happy about John tho :)

    also ashley and Janelle leaving shocked me…. thought for sure Lacey should have left… i mean she was sooo off

  139. Wow. I simply cannot believe Tyler was eliminated. I for sure would have thought that Alex/Tim would have gone before he did. I mean, sure, his performance was far from fantastic, but really? He was my favorite guy personality-wise and I thought that he could have definitely honed in on some of the better aspects of his voice and gone decently far in the competition (at least Top 10-12). Guess I’m going to have to pick a new favorite… -Sigh-

  140. You vote based on looks????? So Superficial!

    Not only on looks,although yes,call me shallow but that I’d a factor.For me,Tyler also beats Alex in voice,personality, and being interesting.I actually left the room during Alex’s performances.I only voted for Tyler once…

    Anyway,Im not happy at all

    Worse results ever
    Matches the worst top 24 and worst boot song ever
    It was sadly ironic when the montage ends with the contestants smiling faces and will young singing “I should leave right now”

    Kris and Allison were amazing, but,for me,not a goo show ymmv

  141. I am thrilled that my two favorite guys Todrick and Alex weren’t voted off. I feel bad about Tyler and Joe they definitely didn’t deserve the boot.

  142. so, two out of three hispanic contestants get eliminated on the first episode? ouch.

    In Ashley’s case it is well deserved. She was simply terrible. Joe wasn’t the worst of the guys but he was unpimped and performed in the middle of the show. I’d say his Hispanic heritage is more coincidental than anything else.

  143. tinawina:

    Damn. So, 5 points it is. I suck.

    ROFL! I got no points! I suck worse than you! :)

  144. Well, I think I went 50/50 in the pool. Certainly didn’t pick Janell and Tyler… was quite certain that sucky Jermaine was going, lol.

  145. 5 points for me, better than nothing. I’m still sad there are no rockers this year.

    No, Tyler didn’t count.

  146. gangreen29

    You and I must have been listening to entirely different performances! Allison killed it and Kris’ version of Let It Be was freaking gorgeous. They are so much better than anyone on S9 right now it isn’t funny.

    Was surprised Joe and Tyler got eliminated. Tim should have been cut — he’s awful. Not surprised by the girls’ eliminations. Both girls were horrible singing after they got cut, just underwriting why they are gone

  147. This isn’t going to do Allison any favors at all. What is Jive thinking choosing this song?

    I so agree.
    Boring assed song- she’s doomed.
    And I like Allison!

  148. I am shocked, but I also kinda like that I am shocked so early. What is this? Idol being unpredictable? This season just got more interesting. LOL

  149. Janelle was the only real loss tonight, but I knew Haley wasn’t going home, so at least one girl that deserved another shot was going home. Janelle really should have stuck with her guitar, so sad…

  150. beautiful heartfelt performance by Kris. will download tomorrow

    I’m disappointed that Tyler goes home. He has a more interesting voice and style than some who stay. Really didn’t like his ending comment .. geez that was whiny .. don’t blame people for not succeeding. Also the fact that he did not dress for rehearsal was very lame..

    oh well i had only 25% of right picks tonight :(

  151. Kris Allen’s performance of Let It Be was freaking amazing. It’s just painful to watch this season without him. That is how you put your stamp on a song. Just wish Kris could have shown off one of the many awesome songs on his album. But what a BEAUTIFUL performance, just beautiful.

  152. not that it mattters lol bc there were kissing pics of adam at beginning of top 12, but there seems to be evidence of that too from toddrick supposedly

    The difference is going to be Todrick appears to plan to actively portray himself as a straight male when he is not. Adam simply didn’t make it an issue. Too bad Todrick doesn’t appear smart enough to follow Adam’s example.

  153. That’s what I was thinking madman.and I bet the Asian one will be gone next week.
    And I can’t edit,but I don’t see how what I did was so much worse than people voting or Casey because they think he’s hot. Although,I will admit the only reason I voted for Tim wa because I loved his song choice and he looks like a much cuter zac efron

  154. You and I must have been listening to entirely different performances! Allison killed it and Kris’ version of Let It Be was freaking gorgeous. They are so much better than anyone on S9 right now it isn’t funny.

    I mean we must because Kris definitely hit some horrible notes from what I heard lol..

  155. I don’t know why, but I was hoping it was Didi who went home this week. For some unexplainable reason, she irritates me. Maybe because her voice reminds me so much of Megan’s voice from Season 8. And please, please, are we going to have to listen to quips every week about Kara’s feelings for Casey’s looks? That’s so childish and unprofessional.

  156. 5 points for me, better than nothing. I’m still sad there are no rockers this year.

    Crystal rocks. But, I’ll be miss having a guy rock.

  157. kris was ok, i just dont like the side-mouth thing he does lol

    whats next week’s them? cant believe ashley has a degree from music in berklee sheezzz

  158. tyler is absolutly right and said that already last night. WHen Kara told him he is on the top 24 she asked him to bring more of the 70’s moves. last night they criticized him mainly about that. it was just mean and not fair. and he derved to be there much more than than tim urban or this antipath- jermaine seller. and ye— there are so many abd options to choose from this year but tyler, joe and janel were definitely not the worst.

  159. I don’t have a problem with Ashely, Janell or Tyler going home. Tyler was a mimic, Ashley picked the wrong song and sang it badly and Janell also picked the wrong song and sucked all the life out of it. I’m sorry about Joe. I thought he had one of the best performances of the guys last night.

    Allison is still kick ass and I love “Scars”. Love this girl!
    Kris’s “Let It Be” was beautiful and heartfelt as always. I will be buying the download.

  160. So based on tonight, Tim, Alex, Katie, and Didi are in the crosshairs to leave next week. Is that a safe way to make the picks now, or does that backfire? Hmmm…

    I don’t think so, I thought that the producers chose certain contestants to either make the elimination seem more intense and for viewers to really question themselves as to who’s going home (in the cases of Tim and Alex) and also to get viewers to believe that certain contestants are in danger so people will vote for them next week(in the cases of Katie and Didi). That might be totally wrong, just my opinion.

  161. Madman:
    02/25/2010 at 9:09 pm

    so, two out of three hispanic contestants get eliminated on the first episode? ouch.

    I noticed that too and its not like either was Jorge then I would get it. IMHO Sorry to any Jorge fans

  162. I was surprised that Tyler was sent packing. I wish Joe had stayed longer although he’s the only one I got pool points for!

    I thought both Allison and Kris sounded great.

  163. Aww…. crap…. Tyler! This season needed him and his quirks. This season just lost lots o’ flavor.

    Shoot he at least made me pay attention last night! He at least jolted some energy into 2 hours of SUCK. He deserved one more week to at least keep me awake… and he sang better than Alex and Tim.

    I’m sorry, I’m not hearing where Alex has any bit of a voice. Don’t buy the James Morrison comparisons and that he sounds like James Morrison. He sounds like inexperienced shit… Should have gone as should have Tim Urban, who neither I feel are qualified to even be in the top 24

  164. tyler is absolutly right and said that already last night. WHen Kara told him he is on the top 24 she asked him to bring more of the 70’s moves. last night they criticized him mainly about that. it was just mean and not fair. and he derved to be there much more than than tim urban or this antipath- jermaine seller. and ye— there are so many abd options to choose from this year but tyler, joe and janel were definitely not the worst.

    agree. they kinda misled him. i think simon acknoledged that at the end. but its too late… :/

    i miss him. he was nice to look at

  165. I loved Allison’s and Kris’s performances tonight.

    I’ve probably watched some of Allison’s performances too much lately, since I was really missing her band tonight. Not that Rickey Minor and his band didn’t do a good job tonight though, since they did.
    Her band is pretty awesome though, so I missed seeing them.

    Anyway, both performances were really good I thought.

  166. Wow, what a difference a year can make! First, I did terribly in the picks….nothing new there….The whole show was such a downer…..Kris…what a wonderful guy but man I did not like that rendition or his voice…..and the whole IGB was always such a great, high energy show……….this was soooo disappointing. I like Alison but I have to agree with those who said it is not radio friendly. I love Alison when she is rockin’ the house. What a downer tonight….I am sad!

  167. gangreen29:
    02/25/2010 at 9:14 pm
    You and I must have been listening to entirely different performances! Allison killed it and Kris’ version of Let It Be was freaking gorgeous. They are so much better than anyone on S9 right now it isn’t funny.

    I mean we must because Kris definitely hit some horrible notes from what I heard lol..

    You heard correctly. Hopefully a studio version is going to iTunes and not the live version.

  168. I’m so angry that Tyler got eliminated, how ridiculous…I haven’t watched the show yet so I haven’t seen his reaction, but it was warranted cuz damn. This season just lost all its personality.

  169. I mean we must because Kris definitely hit some horrible notes from what I heard lol..

    Yeah we definitly didn’t hear the same because for me he sang it beautifully

  170. On the brightside Kris Allen wasn’t to good week 1 either. Cheers to better thing to come. Hopefully!

  171. When can you buy Kris’ song? Not on i tunes yet. Maybe they are waiting till last time zone airs. Thought his song was beautiful and quite IN TUNE, thank you very much. Leave it to the haters to keep posting… Upset about Tyler leaving so early..should have been Jermaine or Tim Urban in his place. Even Tim Urban agreed he should be leaving. Hope he improves next week to save face!

  172. Kris’s performance was so amazing that even my husband who is defintely not a Kris fan and is a Beatle’s purist loved it. He even said, “that’s the way to rework that song, it was perfect”. Me = SMILING!!

    On another note, I want to know what was bleeped out so bad, I can’t stand it.

  173. Whoa, something got bleeped! Tyler is ANGRY!!! I can’t wait for the press conference tomorrow.

    What got beeped? I heard Tyler complain that he didn’t get constructive criticism until it was too late (which was LMAO) but I missed the beeping.

  174. will:
    02/25/2010 at 9:05 pm
    So based on tonight, Tim, Alex, Katie, and Didi are in the crosshairs to leave next week. Is that a safe way to make the picks now, or does that backfire? Hmmm…

    I got the women right. Michelle is the one who is in danger next week, without even opening her mouth. Why? She so so thin, it’s almost scary and it also makes her look older on TV. At times she looked 40. She comes across plastic and over-polished, physically and vocally. The only way for her to survive is for her to pick a great song, do a great change up and knock it out of the park–and/or have a few other girls mess up badly and also do or say something unlikeable or off-putting.

  175. IMO, S9 folk are pretty lackluster so far. Gotta say, as much as I don’t like to go party line, I think , when taken as a whole, the girls really are better than the guys.

    I think I would like to award MommySox the crown right now and spend the rest of my Tuesdays and Wednesdays listening to Adam’s CD. :lol:

  176. Haven’t been able to watch yet so glad to see spoilers. I kind of liked Janelle but not that bummed about Ashley going. I liked Joe but am happy Tyler is gone. He really bugged me.

    I never look back fondly at the previous season once the new one starts and this is no different. It will be nice to see Allison but wasn’t a fan of either Kris or Adam. Now Anoop’s another story. :)

  177. Whoa, something got bleeped! Tyler is ANGRY!!!

    Whoa, I totally missed that since I was just listening to the show, not actually watching it.

    How do they know what to bleep if it’s a live show? Did they just anticipate that he would say something bleep-able and then bleep the next couple of seconds?

  178. Kris did hit bum notes tonight especially in the beginning of the song. He saved it by the wonderful way he can emote feelings when he sings. But Bumn notes were there but you know Love is deaf as well as blind :-) its all good its not going to ruin his career. Adam survived AMA and this was not that by any means. LOL

  179. So who did everyone pick for the overall winner? I picked Lee, risky but heh. It will probably be Bowersox or Andrew. Who knows? LOL. Anyway the result show wasn’t really brutal. Ryan was really nice to the contestants tonight. I wonder why? hmmmm…OH wait, it is only the first week. Tyler did look pissed!!!!!!!!!

  180. I’m not surprised but not happy mamasox and Casey stayed ;(

    and didi better kick a$$ next week or I’ll have to power-vote again(although not even close to what I did for the finale)

  181. How do they know what to bleep if it’s a live show? Did they just anticipate that he would say something bleep-able and then bleep the next couple of seconds?

    You can thank Janet Jackson and Justin Timerlake for that. It is now a requirement that all “live shows” have to have a 5 second delay.

  182. In Ashley’s case it is well deserved. She was simply terrible. Joe wasn’t the worst of the guys but he was unpimped and performed in the middle of the show. I’d say his Hispanic heritage is more coincidental than anything else.

    Well according to this, hispanic contestants don’t have that much support on idol:
    http://www.whatnottosing.com/library/editorials.asp?id=35

    Also there seems to be a black vote which would explain that none of Todrick, Jermaine and Paige were voted off despite being at risk after last night.

  183. The difference is going to be Todrick appears to plan to actively portray himself as a straight male when he is not. Adam simply didn’t make it an issue. Too bad Todrick doesn’t appear smart enough to follow Adam’s example.

    Wait? How is it Todrick’s plan to present himself as a “straight male”. Has someone talked to him to find out his plan? Outside of those who are married, any of them could be gay. My gaydar pings on several of the top 12 boys. Really, how does one present themselves as gay or straight? I’m confused by this whole statement.

  184. The difference is going to be Todrick appears to plan to actively portray himself as a straight male when he is not. Adam simply didn’t make it an issue. Too bad Todrick doesn’t appear smart enough to follow Adam’s example.

    I never thought he was entirely straight anyway. Am I the only one? Oh well.

    If he is straight up gay and not bisexual, then he kinda did himself in on that one. He had to know it would come to light eventually.

    Isn’t Todrick the one hitting on the girls by the pool?

    So who did everyone pick for the overall winner? I picked Lee, risky but heh. It will probably be Bowersox or Andrew.

    I didn’t pick anyone yet, but if I have to pick now (mj… when is our deadline on that?) it would be either Casey or Crystal. Though I don’t think Crystal can really win,

  185. I definetly heard the same version as you,mtlfan
    I loved kris lastyear top 36 ,but I thought Adam sang well on the AMA’s

    And I know I’ve said this,but Tim is soooooo cute!!!

  186. I don’t think so, I thought that the producers chose certain contestants to either make the elimination seem more intense and for viewers to really question themselves as to who’s going home (in the cases of Tim and Alex) and also to get viewers to believe that certain contestants are in danger so people will vote for them next week(in the cases of Katie and Didi). That might be totally wrong, just my opinion.

    It’s really hard to say, now that I think about it. Ryan was definitely treating the last two standing as if they were the bottom two. That was certainly his implication when he asked the judges which of the two should be eliminated, or if America had chosen the right two. But he never actually SAID they were the bottom two. So I guess I shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that Tim, Alex, Didi, and Katie are in the greatest danger next week.

  187. Crystal rocks. But, I’ll be miss having a guy rock.

    Nah, not my kind of rock. Just once I’d like a girl like Orianthi to go out and shred an electric guitar. Like Cook and Daughtry did. Allison tried once last year, but she’s not much of a player.

    Mamasox is a little to throwback for my tastes. There’s only so much acoustic I can take.

  188. You can thank Janet Jackson and Justin Timerlake for that. It is now a requirement that all “live shows” have to have a 5 second delay.

    Ah, very clever, thanks!

  189. I also hope that Kris gets to talk to the contestants, especially Crystal Bowersox. She reminds me of Kris, except that last year, he exhibited more confidence and knowledge about himself as an artist, than she does. I hope he tells them about taking smart risks, and about taking what the judges say with a grain of salt.

    While Tyler was right about the judges critiques, he should have been smart enough to realize that he was putting style over substance, and that he came off looking fake. Jermaine and Toddrick have the same problem. Nobody who was eliminated tonight had a good shot at winning, even though there were worse performers, everyone was bad and nobody stood out, and when this happens the ones who received the most screen time will always be safe.

  190. I loved Alison’s hair tonight but don’t think the dress did her any favours .. I know the bustle idea on the back made it more quirky but it just didn’t look right .. I enjoyed her performance though.

    Must admit I wasn’t keen on the arrangement of Let It Be .. especially the first couple of lines .. made is sound a bit flat and out of tune .. but I appreciate the sentiment behind it and hope that it gets a lot of downloads

  191. tyler is absolutly right and said that already last night. WHen Kara told him he is on the top 24 she asked him to bring more of the 70’s moves. last night they criticized him mainly about that. it was just mean and not fair.

    In my (admittedly harsh) opinion anyone who walks into this show and takes the judges comments at face value is a fool who deserves to leave ASAP. This is the biggest show on TV and has been going on for nine years. There is no excuse for not doing your homework and learning what has worked and what has failed before. Each judge has their own agenda and make comments that they think are appropriate on live TV, but they are not mentors or coaches. Never have been. A contestant that expects help from them has not been paying attention.

  192. The difference between orianthi and crystal is that orianthi’s amazing and crystal’s well…not

    at all…

    anyway good night …

  193. Well dang! I guess I should have picked up the phone and voted after all last night. (Who knows how much that would have helped…) Tyler was already showing improvements (sing out) on his moves and showed that he had listened to the judges last night. What he said was absolutely right!

    Loved Kris’s “Let it Be”! Very chills provoking moment! Great job Kris!!

    I don’t know if I can stand to see Todrick and Jermaine on my TV anymore. (Of course I’ll watch, but oh well…). Sigh!

  194. Not really surprised by any of the eliminations tonight. Joe had no personality and even though his voice was fine his performance was very forgettable. Tyler was a poser and eventhough I would have liked him to stay a while longer he could not win so its no big deal….but at least he was interesting. I really think Toddrick and Jermaine should be gone they are both terrible and their attitudes suck.
    As for the girls, Jannelle and Ashley both are pretty girls that I liked in Hollywood but they both totally picked the wrong song, I knew immediately after they sang that they would prolly be gone and they were. I think they were the right decision to go actually.
    As for Kris I thought he sounded good and I really liked his performance. But Allison totally blew me away. Her CD is really good and I know it hasnt sold well but I really think that if people listened to it and she got some radio play she could be a star. Scars is a great song and I think she sounds kinda like Pink…

  195. Crystal’s da bomb.

    WOOT!! Cheesy group dance, I’d forgotten about those in my apathy of last year!! You never know how much you’ve missed until you’ve seen the pointy-pose – and a reluctant performer or two. Dance monkeys! Dance!

  196. I also would have liked to have Allison’s band there. But she sounded great and I liked that she teased Ryan about her interviews.

    Kris was AWESOME. His ‘Let It’ Be’ was beautiful. When they talk about connecting with a song and being believable, Kris has that in spades.

    I really didn’t think Ashley and Joe should have gone this week, but I’m not surprised.

  197. I absolutely Hated Allison’s song tonight. I loved her last year and tonight I thought she sounded nasally and just kind of weird… bummer… I’ll save my download money.

  198. I picked Casey overall, but wish I hadn’t. I think I got an error that I had to pick someone, but it doesn’t sound like I had to. Oh well.

    I may change to Siobhan

  199. Okay, I’m a bit sad to see Tyler go. He wasn’t the worst and is kinda my type, but I wasn’t invested and didn’t vote. I don’t blame him for calling out the judges, though. After all, we do all the time. Perhaps he will dish… that’s always fun.

    Also sad about Joe, but I got 5 pts for him, so…

    I need to research Todrick’s douchiness I guess. I kinda liked him too.

  200. I think my only dismay is that I have to listen to Jermaine and Todrick again. gag.

    I would like to place my dark horse vote on Siobhan, if I may.

  201. Imo the worst boot song ever. I can’t imagine them using that on the big stage all season

  202. Reminder:

    Stay on topic please. I’ll be deleting all off-topic posts. Thank you.

  203. How soon will Kris’s version of Let it be be available on Itues will it be tonight or tomorrow or next Tuesday? Anyone know. Will they have a live and studio version? I hope. Again not a huge fan of his live performance tonight but I love Kris bum notes and all because no one is better at delivering a song with such feeling. IMHO (though Archie gives him a run for his money)

  204. I changed the channel during the group performance. Was it a lip synced performance or a live performance?

  205. Who got beeped?????
    Allison looked and sounded good. I loved her hair! I wonder how she sat in that dress? LOL I hope this appearance helps her new single!

    Kris was off. He hit some bad notes in there.
    It was also a weird arrangement. They should have had Michael Orland on the piano. (It sounded too basic.) Was Kris’ guitar supposed to be heard? Maybe that would have helped???

  206. The difference is going to be Todrick appears to plan to actively portray himself as a straight male when he is not. Adam simply didn’t make it an issue. Too bad Todrick doesn’t appear smart enough to follow Adam’s example.

    Is there any definitive proof that he’s gay? Like, has he said it himself? As far as I’m concerned, he’s just a straight guy who kinda acts like a stereotypical female. I mean, he did kinda (fake) ask a girl out on TV, or something similar.

  207. Allison sounded great, but I’m not sure about the song. I like her so much, so I hope it does well for her. Just not crazy about the song.

    I loved Allison tonight, and love the song. I hope that she has a big hit with it. She deserves a hit with her great voice.

    I watched this season for the first time this week. Don’t know what Hollywood week was like. But, I was surprised by the results, except for Ashley. Noone looked more surprised than Tim though. LOL. I thought that Tim and Alex would be out, and Ashley and Haley, but I can see that people might think that Haley was fun.

    I’m not making guesses on anyone’s sexual preferences, and I don’t know why people are making it a discussion. Are you also talking about sexual preferences for the women? I’m listening to the singing. That’s what the show is about.

  208. dhunken:
    02/25/2010 at 9:25 pm
    Kris did hit bum notes tonight especially in the beginning of the song. He saved it by the wonderful way he can emote feelings when he sings. But Bumn notes were there but you know Love is deaf as well as blind its all good its not going to ruin his career.

    I did not hear any bum notes, but I’m always scared watching him perform, I don’t know why. And somehow I’m more scared now than when he was on Idol. Love is deaf and I say that Kris was emotional singing the song. How’s that ? :)

  209. So who did everyone pick for the overall winner? I picked Lee, risky but heh.

    Now that Tyler is gone (I didn’t think he would win, but I wanted him to… honestly, lol), I ended up doing the same. It is risky, but I like Lee and he could perhaps be a dark horse if the judges don’t start working their voodoo TV magic and attempt to sabotage the guys just so a female can win like their pre-disposed plans all have mapped out.

  210. Allison was great.

    Kris was boring as usual but better than most of the guys this Season, and that’s not saying much.

    You can tell Simon just can’t be bothered to give a fuck this year.
    Dead show is dead.

  211. sr4mjc:
    I’m still sad there are no rockers this year.
    No, Tyler didn’t count.

    Yeah, I know what you mean. I would have liked a female rocker, but I didn’t like Mary Powers.

  212. i think kris’ “bum” notes come in the form of that whine/strain effect he deliberately does to his voice. for some, it’s chilling. for others, it’s like nails on a chalkboard.

    i’ve straddled the two sides myself. sometimes it really, really works well i.e. in falling slowly, but in songs like LLWD it’s just so annoying.

    i wish he would’ve used his lower register more (that’s his sweet spot, imo) and deliberately whined less. but i still thought it was a moving performance. imo, next to kelly, he’s the best they’ve had on the show when it comes to conveying genuine emotion.

  213. Oh, I thought Allison looked and sounded fabulous. What is wrong with the record-buying public?

  214. Tyler was a surprise, I thought he’d have to mess up two weeks to go home. He had the biggest fanbase at the scary boards. Not surprised with Joe or the girls.

    Biggest surprise of the evening was Siobhan, she all then sudden got some style sense. She looked absolutely gorgeous, I didn’t recognize her at first. Think the show intervened due to very good vote response?

    Loved both Allison and Kris. Scars is a great performance song, IDK about radio. maybe HAC, but if its going to get any Top 40 traction, Jive is going to have to lean on some program directors.

  215. Yadda yadda yadda, so 4 of the many people who sucked, are gone now.

    Meanwhile, does anyone have any YouTubes of Kris and Allison yet?

  216. I picked Casey overall, but wish I hadn’t. I think I got an error that I had to pick someone, but it doesn’t sound like I had to. Oh well.

    There seems to be a lot of confusion about this, including mine. Perhaps MJ can clarify the overall-pick thingy at some point?

  217. The boot song was horrible! WTF was that?

    Who was beeped??? Anyone?

  218. I don’t know why. And somehow I’m more scared now than when he was on Idol. Love is deaf and I say that Kris was emotional singing the song. How’s that ? :)

    LOL…..but if you think he sounded perfect then for you he was I was just giving my opinion. Hey I love Kris have his album and his pre idol album (which was hell to get but ebay is a friend sometimes) I just think he started off flat and a few bum notes. Actually though it may be the venue and sound system as All of the contestants this year were all having issues and being told the were off key not in tune or sharp. I just felt that it happened to too many of the contestants and ones that were good singers. They even said it to Andrew Garcia and I thought he sounded fantastic.

  219. Niall:
    02/25/2010 at 9:00 pm

    Ahem, I’d like to remind folks that while I didn’t put my pool points on Tyler I did suggest in an earlier thread today that he might be at risk, based on info at DialIdol’s GeoPredictions section.

    I read this earlier and didn’t want to believe it. Perhaps though that small preparation was the only thing that didn’t make me go postal. (Ha, ha, joking!!!!) :D (Of course my husband thought I did, but I didn’t. lol).

  220. Meanwhile, does anyone have any YouTubes of Kris and Allison yet?

    LOL. Sometimes it pays to read my posts…

  221. am i the only one worried that tim will be the next sanjaya. never leaving despite being the worst? I think Jermaine and Todrick will be easier to get rid of (jermaine’s not very likeable, Todrick has his scandal, Alex too has nerves. but Tim is the cutie who only survived on looks and knowing the idol voting population he might just well last into the top 12……

  222. Biggest surprise of the evening was Siobhan, she all then sudden got some style sense. She looked absolutely gorgeous, I didn’t recognize her at first. Think the show intervened due to very good vote response?

    OMG right??? I though so too. tho I always thought she was pretty. Just a strange type of pretty, but today she showed she could easily be fairly commercially pretty as well.
    damn :P

  223. Crystal and Lily, Casey and Lee. Safe. Don’t give a rat’s behind about the rest so I’m happy.

    Allison was wonderful tonight. Kris…I just have no words to describe how touching that performance of “Let It Be” was to me. No “bum notes” that I heard at all. I loved the arrangement. It was fresh, original and delivered perfectly.

  224. ai_fan:
    02/25/2010 at 9:19 pm

    Kris’s performance was so amazing that even my husband who is defintely not a Kris fan and is a Beatle’s purist loved it. He even said, “that’s the way to rework that song, it was perfect”. Me = SMILING!!

    I especially love that this compliment came from a Beatle’s purist. Kris puts so much emotion into his songs and I thought this was a perfect choice.

  225. MJ

    Maybe it was just the sound dropping out on my TV.

    Well if it was your TV then it was mine as well!! Something was bleeped!!

  226. Biggest surprise of the evening was Siobhan, she all then sudden got some style sense. She looked absolutely gorgeous, I didn’t recognize her at first. Think the show intervened due to very good vote response?

    I always felt she was GORGEOUS!!!! I think she is such a super dark horse!! Hope she can just build up a bit more personality…LOVE HER!!

  227. Just saw Kris’ performance (thanks for the vids). It looked like he was going to cry at the end with Ryan. I adore emo Kris.

  228. Ok have to say after rewatching Kris for the 3rd 4th and 5th time. He was a lot better then I first heard. I for some reason I did not hear any bum notes upon the 3rd 4th and 5th listening. So Awesome job Kris…Glad it was my ears and not you! (unless of course MJ has an auto tuning device. J/K Don’t want to admit it really is my ears going. Ugh. :mrgreen: )

  229. Scars is a great song and Allison is terrific. Kris Allen’s vocals were perfection, the arrangement was beautiful. Piano and guitar was a wonderful way to go and Kris sang with such heartfelt emotion, I was moved. I texted on all my phones to the maxiumum and will be downloading the song when available. The whole presentation was moving and beautiful. Doesn’t surprise me that some didn’t care for it.

  230. I was watching on the live feed and the sound was cut out in a “bleeped” way on that too .. just after Tyler was announced as leaving .. so I thought that someone must have swore

  231. I was so looking forward to a live group song-it would have been a classic. Allison looked (are bustles back in style?) and sounded great, I hope Scars does well for her.

  232. Yadda yadda yadda, so 4 of the many people who sucked, are gone now.

    LOL. I think I’m watching this year because of Ellen. I love her. I know it’s very early in the season, but for me, I guess I’m just not very interested because there’s no one that stands out as someone who is new and different. No star power as yet from anyone. Maybe that will change as the season progresses, but by now I usually have already picked my favorite. (I was always able to pick one of the top two by now on every past season. But don’t have a clue this year.)

  233. Ryan Seacrest retweeted Jim C’s tweet about Allison LMAO

    Just ran into allison and had a laugh RT @jambajim: Every time @RyanSeacrest mispronounces @AllisonIraheta’s name, a unicorn dies

  234. Kris and Allison were both wonderful. I’m voting for them this season. :)

  235. The power of VFTW is at his best when there are a lot of contestants. I think that’s why Tim was not in the bottom 2

    i listened again twice to Kris. I heard no flat, bum notes, strained voice. There is a section of the song that is so utterly beautiful for me, a bit past mid way. I loved his stripped down rendition.

  236. should i be offended that two out of three hispanics were elimanated?

    ashley i was expecting but not joe. i thought alex would be out. i thought the pity vote would save tim. the other guy i thought would be todrick but maybe that’s because i don’t like him.

    i’m really sad about Joe.

    Allison sounded great and of course, i loved kris allen’s performance.

  237. Kris and Allison were both wonderful. I’m voting for them this season. :)

    Me too! Thanks for that! :)

  238. I thought the bleep was actually alex swearing, he definitely seemed in shock and I think he was beginning to say something.

  239. Awww…that video playing behind Kris! So adorable, what a connection he made with those children! I bet he and Katy (or Adam – Kradam shippers ICU) adopt 1 million of them. Kris has the type of voice that just cuts deep and soars, he sounded incredible. I bet he was picturing his trip the whole time he was singing, he has this magical way of transporting you to where he is and this brings such an emotional quality to his performance. Okay, now I’m probably just babbling. Haha!
    ETA: I heard LLWD every time I got in the car today, it is so amazing to hear it on the radio all the time, makes me so happy for him!

  240. I actually liked tonight’s show, and I normally HATE results shows.
    Hey producers: Why not just have your former Idols on to sing every week? We like them. We voted for them.

    Allison sounded great, looked great. That’s the best I’ve ever heard Kris. Very nice.

    So, I’m guessing VFTW is patting itself on the back! LOL! Poor Tim Urban looked mortified to be staying!! Janelle was a class act. Ashley had no choice BUT to be a class act after Janelle. But, I sensed some bittercakes. Poor Joe. He didn’t stand a chance. But Tyler? Really? That took me by surprise.

    And he MUST have said something totally inappropriate. When they cut out the sound, they cut away to Casey James face, and he was just like, “Huuuuh???” Even Simon’s mouth was hanging open.

  241. Mj – i just love how you upload the videos so fast! I don’t get to see the show yet so i’m very grateful! A million thanks!!!!!! ;)

  242. Just saw Kris’ performance (thanks for the vids). It looked like he was going to cry at the end with Ryan. I adore emo Kris.

    that’s so true. I never saw Kris feeling that way before. He said it was not about him tonight and he totally conveyed it

  243. OK, these results suck. Janell wasn’t great, but I can identify at least five singers who arguably deserved to go more than she did. Joe, too (actually, he was good, though not much more!).

    Tyler’s a surprise boot, but honestly I could more than do without him. Still, there were arguably worse singers, so if I put aside my dislike of the faux-retro rocker thing I have to say it shouldn’t have been him, either.

    Ashley was the correct boot, thank god. If I had been in the pool (so glad I didn’t join this week, y’all!), I would have gotten her right. The exit performance was bad.

    The guest performances were great. Noooo… don’t let them go! I want these people back on Idol every week, dammit! Those two are now officially my favorite contestants of all time. OK, I still have to put Kelly and Cook up there, but that aside… wow. Let It Be was phenomenal. And Scars was great; I hope it does well, even if it’s not what you’d think of for current radio.

    As to vocal imperfections… I’m not hearing any significant ones. Maybe if I really, really tried to nitpick, I could find a few. But that’s not how one should listen to a performance, anyway. The vocals were great.

  244. LOL. When Kris went for the falsetto the first time, he missed >_>. Then he nailed it the second time. That was just a beautiful version. I didn’t hear any bum notes. Kris sure looked like a winner tonight, IMO.

    Allison did amazing tonight, as well. I admit, I used to hate Scars because it sounded like “duuurrdd i thay thomethin THTUUUUUUUUUUPID” at the beginning of the song, so I always skipped it on my iPhone. Tonight, well, I still think the intro to the song is a bit wonky. However, it’ll make a perfect 2nd single. I think there were better choices, but it’s still great. Also, Ryan talking to her was entertaining :P.

    But see, top 24 S9? That is how you sing, that is how you connect. Take it from Kris and Allison. I thought both were absolutely amazin. Now let’s wait for more appearances. I expect Kris and Adam to make an appearance later. Kris will probably be performing one of HIS songs later this season, I bet.

  245. Uughh. I was fine with the girls elimination, but the guys??!! What was that? It was pretty much pity and cute votes. Tim and Alex did nothing to justify lasting another week, IMHO. I feel for Joe and gave him a bunch of votes last night after all the talk of cannon fodder. I didn’t think for a minute that he should win the whole thing, but based on his performance, he more than delivered on his vocals for the week. I was especially disturbed by all the talk here about not understanding him because he has a bit of an accent. Just yuck. And if you like to watch and listen to panicked deer frozen in the headlights, Alex is your man. I know eventually the pity and voting for the worst plays itself out, but this is the part that really annoys me. There is no way that Tyler and Joe were the worst singers last night, not even close.

    As far as Alison and Kris’s singing goes, they were just ok for me. Alison still has major problems with diction that really irritates me. I had to extrapolate what many of the words were since the sounds she was making only gave passing reference to many of them.

  246. And he MUST have said something totally inappropriate. When they cut out the sound, they cut away to Casey James face, and he was just like, “Huuuuh???” Even Simon’s mouth was hanging open.

    perhaps Kara flashed her boobies at Casey .. lol

    I hope the Kara/Casey thing is stopped soon otherwise it’s going to get irritating .. a bit like Paula and Ace Young

  247. Meanwhile, does anyone have any YouTubes of Kris and Allison yet?

    LOL. Sometimes it pays to read my posts…

    Swears it wasn’t there when I posted that. Swears. But thank you. :)

    So it wasn’t that Kris wasn’t hitting the notes. He had like two towards the end that weren’t as strong as they could have been, but he was hitting notes.

    It’s that Kris decided to re-arrange some of the notes…and entire frickin’ melody of the song along with way, of the song. To the point that it was all, but unrecognizable. (which, hello Todrick!)And I was NOT a fan of Kris’s version. I kind of fond of that then there tune The Beatles wrote called Let It Be. Wacky, I know.

    So Kris, please, put The Beatles down. Walk away from them and we’ll be fine. Oh and yes, I mean stop singing Come Together as part of it. Clearly this isn’t a fluke, it’s a pattern by now.

  248. Anyone else notice how fast Tim sat down when Ryan told him to sit? He didn’t give Joe a hug or anything. He just sat right down like a dog obeying his master (and my dog certainly doesn’t do that!!) It amused me.

  249. dhunken:
    02/25/2010 at 9:58 pm
    Ok have to say after rewatching Kris for the 3rd 4th and 5th time. He was a lot better then I first heard. I for some reason I did not hear any bum notes upon the 3rd 4th and 5th listening. So Awesome job Kris…Glad it was my ears and not you! (unless of course MJ has an auto tuning device. J/K Don’t want to admit it really is my ears going. Ugh. )

    YES !!. I too listen again for the third time thru the link from MJ and it sounded better and better. Of course I’m from West Coast and was watching it the first time from Livestream with my heart pounding. And he looks really, really good too. Can’t wait to watch it on my TV in 1.5 hours.

  250. Kris and Allison were both wonderful. I’m voting for them this season. :)

    I usually try not to compare to past seasons and move on, but no one has grabbed me out of the gate yet. Let’s hope some of these kids grow.

  251. LOVE ME SOME KRIS ALLEN !!!! I thought Kris sounded great…I made my donation and plan on purchasing the song as soon as it becomes available.
    On a side note—-the album is #15 on iTunes right now!!

  252. karenw:

    perhaps Kara flashed her boobies at Casey .. lol

    ROFLMAOPMP! Ah no wonder Simon’s jaw dropped! ROFL!

  253. Organic:

    Anyone else notice how fast Tim sat down when Ryan told him to sit? He didn’t give Joe a hug or anything. He just sat right down like a dog obeying his master (and my dog certainly doesn’t do that!!) It amused me.

    ROFL yeah I noticed! He was in total shock! :)

  254. Just saw Kris’ performance (thanks for the vids). It looked like he was going to cry at the end with Ryan. I adore emo Kris.

    I was emo, i cried during his performance. The clip in the background made it worse too…but what a wonderful, heartfelt performance as usual Kris…

  255. It’s that Kris decided to re-arrange some of the notes…and entire frickin’ melody of the song along with way, of the song. To the point that it was all, but unrecognizable. (which, hello Todrick!)And I was NOT a fan of Kris’s version. I kind of fond of that then there tune The Beatles wrote call Let It Be. Wacky, I know

    yeah I thought that the melody was totally messed up, especially at the start .. it made it sound like Kris was singing out of tune but he wasn’t, it was just the arrangement

    I’m hoping that there are some major improvements in song choices, singing and performances by the time they get to the big stage or this is going to be one heck of a boring year

  256. I’m surprised that Jim Snore-a-son was out so quickly. The boy posuer was pretty cute.
    This season needs to pick up and quick. I’m getting bored.

  257. I think this has been the weakest season for the guys ever. It must be pretty bad when someone like Andrew Garcia is considered the one of the front runners. I don’t get his pimping. He has a pleasant voice, but that is it. He doesn’t have a lot of charisma or personality. And I am sorry, but how many times are they going to play the clip about his young son?

  258. MJ how did you do in the Pool? I got 5 points I am 137 out of 1008 so not as bad as I thought but next week I am going with my gut and first pics. I would have had a 20 if I did. Ho Hum….Live an learn.

  259. Really, Truthiness? The song wasn’t unrecognizable at all. The piano playing was different, but other than that he stuck really close to the melody, I was able to understand it >_>. And the comparison to Todrick was pretty harsh.

    Holy crap, that group performance was….. odd. As lip synced as it was, watching the guys was SOOOO uncomfortable. First of all, Casey’s awkward camera smile (also realizing Tyler wouldn’t be there next week, WTF AMERICA), the little kids (Joe, Alex, Aaron) were so awkward……. Siobhan did look great tonight. I hope hope HOPE she makes the tour!

    Crystal/Aaron are my faves. Siobhan and Lilly aren’t too far behind, and Andrew and Casey are really good. I really hope they all make top 10.

  260. Irregardless of whether Kris hit bum notes or not, I think it’s more important that every one is reminded of the situation in Haiti. If they compelled to help, then good.

  261. i really do not like andrew. I liked one of his songs on youtube but his personality seems akin to Gokey. douchey. from what ive seen and his apperance does not help either. but he deserves to get into the top 12 i guess. but he better not win. hoping for a shock boot with andrew leaving and not being the last guy.

  262. And I am sorry, but how many times are they going to play the clip about his young son?

    They play clips of Crystal’s son every time too, and Katie’s grandma, ugh, which i can’t stand.

  263. Well, I can’t bring myself to care about the people who were eliminated tonight. I can barely tell them all apart at this point, and I think the suckage of the sing-outs kind of showed that none of these people were going deep anyway.

    I’m not sure how I feel about Scars. I think Allison sounds great singing it, but I think the song is kind of lame. I can’t really describe it. I guess I just hoped that when she got her opportunity to come back and perform, she’d do a song with a big impact.

    I thought Kris sounded lovely.

  264. The only thing America did get right tonight was keeping Alex Lambert over Tyler Grady. Oh boo hoo, Tyler. The judges waited until last night to finally tell you that you are and have always been a lame copy-cat? Cry me a river. Way to poop on yourself when you’ve already had a leaky diaper.

    Elizabeth
    http://www.myrealitybit.com/

  265. I remember at times last year there were a lot of peeps couldn’t wait for the new season to start…now, here we are, so far S9 is a bore. Everything just seems wrong this season.

  266. Ashley got some attitude on her didn’t she? Ryan: What are you going to do? Bitch-face: “Well, I’m gonna sing a song right now.” Ryan: Seriously, what would you like to say? Bitch-face: “I wanna say thank you,” (swiveling her neck around like her head was about to disembark and shoot off into outerspace). Um, something makes me not wanna believe that thank you.

    Elizabeth
    http://www.myrealitybit.com/

  267. LOL. When Kris went for the falsetto the first time, he missed >_>. Then he nailed it the second time. That was just a beautiful version. I didn’t hear any bum notes. Kris sure looked like a winner tonight, IMO.

    I just listened to it again and I didn’t hear bum notes either, just that first trip into falsetto that didn’t go anywhere :). But I thought it was beautiful, still pretty faithful to the original (didn’t find it unrecognizable, at all), and yes, he made me tear up a bit. He looked really emotional and I thought it was a lovely performance.

    I love “Scars”, so I was bound to love it live if Allison sang it well, and she did. She’s just cool.

    Well, if I recall S7 we started getting some break outs the second week… c’mon S9 peeps, back me up that it’s too soon to declare this a dead season. Ha!

  268. So far, I’m pretty content with the results, although I wish it was Lacey going home instead of Janelle. She was AWEFUL. None of the guys are interesting to me, but all the girls at my school and I voted for Tim…… I wonder why? ;)

  269. Well, I can’t bring myself to care about the people who were eliminated tonight. I

    I’m right there with you. They just weren’t that great.

  270. On a side note—-the album is #15 on iTunes right now!!

    I saw that it’s #14 now. Allison is also getting a boost in album sales due to her performance on AI now. Her album is now #66 on the overall albums chart on Itunes. And Danny and Adam have nice rankings on the overall album chart as well, Danny (#36) and Adam (#40)

    It’s nice to see Idol give the Idols boost in sales.

  271. I love Allison’s Scars and I sure miss Allison on the show. Scars is one of my favorite songs off of her CD.

    I was really impressed with Kris and his efforts to help out Haiti. I gave some money for the cause. He sang that really sweet.

  272. Really, Truthiness? The song wasn’t unrecognizable at all. The piano playing was different, but other than that he stuck really close to the melody, I was able to understand it >_>. And the comparison to Todrick was pretty harsh.

    From the very beginning of Kris’s version, part of the very backbone of the song, was left out. Not to mention all the other stuff later.

    I just…no. It’s like Cate Blanchett’s Elizabeth I. I really like the person involved with it, I think they have talent and could do a great version, but what they created made me want to stab them because it screwed too much with something I loved.

  273. So Kris, please, put The Beatles down. Walk away from them and we’ll be fine. Oh and yes, I mean stop singing Come Together as part of it. Clearly this isn’t a fluke, it’s a pattern by now.

    You clearly have not seen Kris perform Come Together live. ‘Cause I thought that’s one of his worse songs on the show, but when he sang it live it was awesome.

    And Let It Be is great. It’s not unrecognizable the way you’re making it out to be.

  274. I’m not sure how I feel about Scars. I think Allison sounds great singing it, but I think the song is kind of lame. I can’t really describe it. I guess I just hoped that when she got her opportunity to come back and perform, she’d do a song with a big impact.

    Well the problem I had was that she had to do it with some more generic and unseen background band. It wasn’t her in front of her band or just her and a guitar, which she would have been great at, like she as with other acoustic versions of the song. So it was kind of a muzak version of the song.

  275. I gotta say I love Scars, too.

    Great that Kris is getting a boost. I’ll be buying the song. Lovely and a good cause.

    When do we have to do our overall pick before we start losing points? I’m thinking Lee. I know TPTB want a girl, but I’m not sure if any of the girls can get out the vote.

  276. Way to poop on yourself when you’ve already had a leaky diaper.

    HAHA.

    I was sad to see Ashley and Janell go tonight, but I couldn’t care less if most of the guys were voted out. Kris put them all to shame tonight.

  277. Guess what? Allison Iraheta is trending on my yahoo home page! It’s #2!

  278. Kris has the type of voice that just cuts deep and soars, he sounded incredible. I bet he was picturing his trip the whole time he was singing, he has this magical way of transporting you to where he is and this brings such an emotional quality to his performance.

    100% agree! I also loved the rearrangement. The moment in the middle when he took a break after “there is still a light that shines on me”, then he sang “Let it shine until tomorrow, Let it Baaeee”. That was really clever, and I’ve never heard anyone sing it like that. Beautiful tone and run as well.

    I say sing as many songs as you’d like, Kris. I’d love to hear him sing “Something” by George Harrison.

  279. You clearly have not seen Kris perform Come Together live. ‘Cause I thought that’s one of his worse songs on the show, but when he sang it live it was awesome.

    I have, actually, seen many of his performances of it. The show, his studio, and live many times. Yeah, not good at any speed.

  280. his album is now at #13! yes! well his performance moved me to tears tonight, i thought it was amazing.

  281. Hey Allison is the 2nd trending topic of Yahoo right now. Woohoo that is great she created an interest. I love when I am right. I knew the Scars song would get her noticed or at least people inquiring about her. Now people buy the album buy the album

  282. LOVE ME SOME KRIS ALLEN !!!! I thought Kris sounded great…I made my donation and plan on purchasing the song as soon as it becomes available.

    Ditto. Super easy way to donate. Hope many, many people text in tonight.

  283. Might it have been a tad bit awkward for the 12 males in the group to be singing, “will you be my American boy.” Just a thought.

    Yeah maybe not for Todrick though…..

  284. When do we have to do our overall pick before we start losing points? I’m thinking Lee. I know TPTB want a girl, but I’m not sure if any of the girls can get out the vote.

    I second this question! I would like to know as well.

    Also as for the pool standings, I forgot to update after the boys episode so I only had my points on the girls, lol. Still got 10 though! I’m happy with that.

  285. miss_marisa:
    02/25/2010 at 10:39 pm

    Might it have been a tad bit awkward for the 12 males in the group to be singing, “will you be my American boy.” Just a thought.

    Yeah maybe not for Todrick though…..

    if u look at stereotypes…

    todricks not the only one who might be gay…

    this group in general has a few that seem to play the other team or swing both ways

    but we dont know for sure. do we? not that i mind if they are

  286. And you know he’s gay, how? I must have missed the press conference.

    Perhaps we should allow people to label themselves – when, if and how they want to.

    Amen.

  287. LaurelG: totally agree.
    This speculation about the sexual preferences of Todrick and others is making me extremely uncomfortable.

  288. i love gay guys tho….

    aaron and ryan were totally flirting last night too.
    notice how aaron kept looking back at ryan when ryan was saying the number?

  289. Truthiness:
    02/25/2010 at 10:31 pm

    From the very beginning of Kris’s version, part of the very backbone of the song, was left out. Not to mention all the other stuff later.

    ITA. That’s why I said it might have helped to have a high caliber, professional musician like Michael Orland play the piano. It might have helped.

  290. I was impressed by both Allison and Kris. Amazing how much they grow and improve in a year. Touring, performing, gaining confidence and experience. Allison looked great and I love Scars. I hope she gets a boost. And Kris was much better than I remember him. Very impressive.

  291. I have, actually, seen many of his performances of it. The show, his studio, and live many times. Yeah, not good at any speed.

    I’m really sad for you. Hahaha. I guess, it’s really just a matter of taste.

  292. I was impressed by both Allison and Kris. Amazing how much they grow and improve in a year. Touring, performing, gaining confidence and experience. Allison looked great and I love Scars. I hope she gets a boost. And Kris was much better than I remember him. Very impressive.

    It’s amazing how much they grow as performers in a short year. It must be so weird for them to see the top 24. And I’m sure the top 24 look up to them. It’s the “Circle of Idol”. lol

  293. Todrick’s sexuality only came up because there are supposed to be some pictures of him kissing a guy around. It’s not like it just came out of the blue.

    Personally, I think acting like you can’t talk about it is just as bad as acting like its all you can talk about.

  294. First of all, although I’m not a huge Kris or Alison fan, I thought they both did amazing. So congratulations to them!

    But the reason why I’m really here…I want to know what happened when the sound went dead. At first I thought someone was bleeped, but it lasted too long for that. Then I thought it was just my TV. But since everyone heard it…hmmm.

  295. Ok on Listen number 10 of Kris’s performance (just love it now) It was definitely my ears and not him. Weird how at first I heard it totally different. Wonder why? This is not the first time I heard a performance by someone and the first impression is not a good as it is upon latter hearings. Seriously does anybody have a guess why that would be?

  296. So Kris, please, put The Beatles down. Walk away from them and we’ll be fine. Oh and yes, I mean stop singing Come Together as part of it. Clearly this isn’t a fluke, it’s a pattern by now.

    And I saw him live singing “Yesterday” and it was so incredible. So, keep singing Kris.

  297. I’m really sad for you. Hahaha

    Why are you sad for me because Kris sucks at singing Beatles songs? I don’t lose money or even sleep over it. He sucks at it, now I know to avoid him doing any further ones in the future. No problem.

  298. Personally, I think acting like you can’t talk about it is just as bad as acting like its all you can talk about.

    I haven’t been able to pay much attention this year so I don’t know about Todrick, but my comments are more to the idea that rumors of “gay” male idols (true or not) have been around since season 4 (maybe earlier). I just think it’s a non issue. Not trying to censor anyone.

  299. The bleep mystery is intriguing. Hopefully someone can figure it out to inform the curious (I’m one of them). It’s probably nothing that profound. lol

  300. That Munoz guy got screwed…joining that ranks of Idol fodder through time.

  301. I rewatched the male performances and Joe actually sounded better than some of the other guys.

  302. Nice boost for Kris album!!! it’s at #13 now on Itunes

    13 in pop or overall?

    Either way, great boost for Kris and I’m happy for him.

    I’m assuming LLWD got a nice boost as well, what is it at?

    Guess what? Allison Iraheta is trending on my yahoo home page! It’s #2!

    While cool, did Allison also get some boost on iTunes?

  303. I thought Janelle and Joe did really well tonight and shouldn’t have been sent home. Sad for them. I was okay missing Tyler’s sing out. I liked Allison and may check out her album. She’s still a goofy kid in so many ways. Kris was just okay but a good cause.

  304. That Munoz guy got screwed…joining that ranks of Idol fodder through time.

    Agreed. But, he probably wouldn’t have made the top 10, so I guess it’s all good.

  305. I haven’t been able to pay much attention this year so I don’t know about Todrick, but my comments are more to the idea that rumors of “gay” male idols (true or not) have been around since season 4 (maybe earlier). I just think it’s a non issue. Not trying to censor anyone.

    Oh it was a general comment, not directed at you personally. I’m not against anyone’s comments really, just kinda putting it out there.

  306. Truthiness

    IMO, Kris’s live version of Come Together is great (crowds love it) and his version of Let It Be tonight was gorgeous. I recognized the song without any trouble at all — yes, he changed it up, but not so much that you couldn’t recognize it. And that’s what Kris is known for — flipping songs.

    Anyway, here’s his explanation as to why he chose “Let It Be”

    Before taking the stage, Allen talked to MTV News about how he hit upon covering the Beatles classic for the project. “It was actually because we were looking through [my] album and we were like, ‘What song could we sing?’ We can’t sing ‘Live Like We’re Dying,’ ” he explained of the single from his debut album. “And I didn’t feel like I connected with anything else that would inspire people to give something. … So I was like, ‘What can I do that would be moving to somebody?’ And my friend Cale [who played piano with Allen during the performance] actually was like, ‘What if you did “Let It Be?” ‘ I feel like it would be a really moving kind of thing.”

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1632710/20100225/story.jhtml

  307. While cool, did Allison also get some boost on iTunes?

    She sure has she is #51 on Itunes overall album chart and Scars is #74 on itunes pop charts that is the first I am seeing it on the singles chart. I don’t see it on the overall chart yet but I am sure it will climb.

  308. Watching the group number. Crystal and especially Casey were so stiff. They better get used to the dance thing because they’ll be here awhile. I hope that there is a real dancey number. That should be fun to watch.

  309. I absolutely love Kris and his music, but he totally surpassed my expectations tonight. I thought the arrangement was wonderful, and I’d have recognized it in a heartbeat even had I not known what he would be singing. Kris makes me so grateful, in that he makes me feel music again. To me, music without heart or any type of genuine emotion is just a workout of the vocal chords. This beautiful song, done by this very special, beautiful young man, came so definitely from his heart, and IMO, that is what makes it truly art.

    I am so proud of Kris. :)
    Oh, and #13 on i-tunes now!

  310. Why are you sad for me because Kris sucks at singing Beatles songs? I don’t lose money or even sleep over it. He sucks at it, now I know to avoid him doing any further ones in the future. No problem.

    Did I ever imply to the contrary?

    I consider his Beatles rendition one of the simple pleasures in life. You don’t. I already said it’s a matter of taste. I’m just sad you cant enjoy something that I do. But I will not lose money or sleep over it…

  311. Adam didn’t come out while he was on the show.

    Uh, he didn’t have too…It was written all over his made up pancaked face.

  312. 13 in pop or overall?

    13 overall. He’s been climbing steadily all week.

    Yay! Yes yes I know, iTunes isn’t a lot of overall sales, but still, increase and good! I hope it’s indicative of overall sales for him in the coming week.

    While cool, did Allison also get some boost on iTunes?

    She sure has she is #51 on Itunes overall album chart and Scars is #74 on itunes pop charts that is the first I am seeing it on the singles chart. I don’t see it on the overall chart yet but I am sure it will climb.

    Also excellent news.

    Thanks for sharing that with me. And stoked for Allison and Kris.

    And for Kris, despite my disliking intensely his version of LIB, I hope it raises tons of money for Haiti and I still admire Kris for wanting to help out with this. Good job.

  313. … So I was like, ‘What can I do that would be moving to somebody?’ And my friend Cale [who played piano with Allen during the performance] actually was like, ‘What if you did “Let It Be?” ‘ I feel like it would be a really moving kind of thing.”

    Thanks girlygirl. I couldn’t make out who played the piano from my computer screen and I guessed that it was Cale. Good for him to accompany Kris singing on national TV.

  314. I still want to know what was bleeped…someone must have been there that reads this blog….

  315. The only thing I want to know about Todrick is he going to pay back all those families he bamboozled?

  316. Tyler is out? And Joe? WTF?

    Tyler was already getting a some sort of fanbase when he first appeared. I guess they totally switched last night.

  317. im pretty sure the bleep was alex lambert reacting in shock.

    something like Are you F*****g S******g me?

  318. Adam is a douche in my opinion for saying that about about a “fragile” woman.

  319. And that’s what Kris is known for — flipping songs.

    Yeaaah. So about that, can I recommend songs I don’t like? Because hated original SWHFTM, so his version of that was not just great, but a vast improvement. Kayne? Unless it’s with Daft Punk, I don’t care, so go to!

    So might I suggest that Kris do Bieber and Taylor Swift songs next. I know that Kris will sing better than either one, and he might be able to change up their songs so that they don’t suck. In this, I have faith in Kris.

  320. I was reading the thread on Todrick and I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt for being on the artistic side and not the business end. I don’t know the truth, but he’s young.

    I do know my parents paid for my dance lessons (heh) and recitals, and my choir trips, etc. I don’t think that’s unusual.

  321. im pretty sure the bleep was alex lambert reacting in shock.

    something like Are you F*****g S******g me?

    Yeah, you’re probably right…not really that extraordinary.

  322. Agreed. But, he probably wouldn’t have made the top 10, so I guess it’s all good.

    Actually not so good for Joe. The longer a person is on the show, the more opportunities they can make happen. So, it actually royally sucks for Joe. Sure, he might not have made the Top 10, but who really knows? Besides Casey and maybe Andrew, its hard to tell who’s heading for the Top 10. So many mediocre to bad singers, so many spots to fill.

  323. Actually not so good for Joe. The longer a person is on the show, the more opportunities they can make happen. So, it actually royally sucks for Joe. Sure, he might not have made the Top 10, but who really knows? Besides Casey and maybe Andrew, its hard to tell who’s heading for the Top 10. So many mediocre to bad singers, so many spots to fill.

    Sligh was arguing against this concept on twitter tonight. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt because he knows more about the finances of Idol.

  324. Meanwhile, well I think it’s good, I guess, that Lee, Crystal and Didi survived. My friends who are actually watching the show, like them.

    So good for them.

  325. So did Ashley Rodriguez, holy crap I was ready for her to kill someone after she got eliminated. Wow, what a diva.

  326. So did Ashley Rodriguez, holy crap I was ready for her to kill someone

    Haha, she needs to practice her poker face. That was a death glare!

  327. Reminder:

    I’m going to start banning people soon. And it will be a clean sweep. I don’t care who started the argument. Please get back on topic.

  328. So moving on, any suggestions for song choices next week now that we know who is moving on? Here is what I am thinking based on the list of cleared songs at idolforums ( http://idolforums.com/index.php?showtopic=640504 )

    Haeley-Me and Charlie Talking-Miranda Lambert
    Alex lambert-Come on get Higher-Matt Nathanson
    Katie-A Thousand Miles –vanessa carleton
    Lacey-walkaway joe-trisha yearwood
    Jermaine-nobody knows it but me Tony Rich project
    Didi-heavenly day patty griffin
    Siobahn-peace train-the Natalie Merchant version
    Casey-the first cut Is the deepest cat stevens
    Todrick-twisting the night away –sam cooke
    Tim urban-maggie may -rod stewart
    Crystal-we belong-pat benatar
    Andrew-miss independent-neyo
    Lee-better days goo goo dolls
    Michelle- No more drama-mary j blige
    Lily-When will I be loved-linda Ronstadt
    Aaron-I can love you like that-john Michael montgomery
    Michael-Let her cry-hootie and the blowfish
    Paige-don’t let go- en vogue
    Katelyn Angel from Montgomery.-john prine but the bonnie raitt version
    I have no idea for John…his voice is very strange to me

  329. I *did* remember tonight why I don’t like results shows, though. I find them painful, don’t like seeing people get eliminated. But if they want to keep inviting back Idols to perform that I like… well, I’ll sit through all the other stuff for that. Oh, ha, but I am so glad I peeked on here at 8 because I was convinced it was at 9 tonight and I would’ve been very cross if I missed it :)

  330. Ashley was a good singer, but she totally ruined her chances by choosing the wrong song for her first.

    I thought she would go further.

    Oh well, you live or die by your song choice.

  331. Not my business. Anyway–

    I think Crystal is great! I just hope she realizes the opportunity and appreciates it, cheese and all. She did sign up for it.

  332. Tyler had more personality than many of the other contestants. I think he would’ve made the show more interesting.

  333. Will they have a theme next week or do they get to pick any song until top 12? I don’t remember since last year they did the top 36 thing.

  334. When do the songs the contestants sang for this week go on sale on Itunes or is that not happening either until top 12?

  335. Allison really looked good tonight. She still needs to practice her speaking and interviewing skills.

  336. Ha, I finally watched the group lip synch song video – Casey’s face… hilarious. Dance, Idols, dance!

  337. When do the songs the contestants sang for this week go on sale on Itunes or is that not happening either until top 12?

    I swear I just saw them for sale on iTunes. Did I? I am pretty tired, after all, so it wouldn’t shock me if it was a figment of my imagination.

  338. I think Joe was the victim of no camera time. He was actually not bad…not as bad as Tim Urban…lol

  339. I’m wondering about the 24 million votes. I thought that seemed like a lot. Does anyone know if that is per the norm??? I should have voted. My daughter voted for Aaron.

  340. gangreen29:
    02/25/2010 at 11:35 pm

    So moving on, any suggestions for song choices next week now that we know who is moving on? Here is what I am thinking based on the list of cleared songs at idolforums

    Good song choices hopefully some of them lurk on this blog and take your suggestions. I would love to hear “WE Belong” by Pat Benatar One of my favorite songs.

  341. Allison really looked good tonight. She still needs to practice her speaking and interviewing skills.

    Actually, I thought her interview this time was pretty charming; she didn’t seem to be buying into the insipid script Ryan puts out and kind of lead that talk, which I liked a lot. But I guess mileage varies.

  342. Well, I’m kind of mad that Haeley and Tim are still around, but the only one I might miss a little is Tyler. Oh well. LOVED Kris and Allison! (Best parts of the show)

  343. Hee, hee, I hope (against all that is real and possible), that both Tim and Alex find their voices and vibe next week. ;)

    Sorry, I have no clue, well some, what’s being discussed right now, but I wanted to just put that out there.

    Well, it could happen in a perfect world!

    ETA: Daneille, I will miss Tyler. He showed more charisma in his few moments tonight than he did in his entire song last night. He took the judges comments to heart, too bad it was too little too late. :(

  344. Sorry, MJ. Got sucked into the discussion.

    Glad to see that Allison is getting a boost. Woot!

  345. I swear I just saw them for sale on iTunes. Did I? I am pretty tired, after all, so it wouldn’t shock me.

    They’re up. (I might buy Janell’s and Joe’s out of protest) No sight of Kris, though. Boo!

  346. Do these guys get help with song choices? They really should. At least early on when everything is so new to them.

  347. Alex has a nasally voice, but I kinda like it. It is a form of singing. He may be a poor man’s James Morrison, but that’s better than most we’ve seen. I wonder if the stylists will fix the mullet.

  348. tierbee:
    02/25/2010 at 11:41 pm

    When do the songs the contestants sang for this week go on sale on Itunes or is that not happening either until top 12?

    I swear I just saw them for sale on iTunes. Did I? I am pretty tired, after all, so it wouldn’t shock me if it was a figment of my imagination.

    No its not its my eyes again. geez Thanks I found them now. See if any of their studio snippets sound better.

  349. Hee, hee, I hope (against all that is real and possible), that both Tim and Alex find their voices and vibe next week. ;)

    Hey, you’re not alone! Especially Alex who I’m oddly fond of (it must be genetic b/c my mom and sister like him, too) – I don’t know if it is humanly possible to shake *that* much nerviness but I hope he does. There is a nice voice in there.

    Tim = puppy. He just looks like a puppy. Don’t know if he can sing so good but at least hopefully he’ll respect his range now?

  350. Kris tweeted…

    KrisAllen

    Thanks for all the love about the performance tonight. Please everyone go to iTunes and purchase the song for Haiti.
    21 minutes ago via Echofon

  351. No sight of Kris, though. Boo!

    I hope they do a better job getting that up than they did Cookie’s Permanent :( .

  352. Kris:

    Thanks for all the love about the performance tonight. Please everyone go to iTunes and purchase the song for Haiti.
    19 minutes ago from Echofon

    Does anyone see the song on Itunes?
    I don’t see it on Canadian Itunes… hope it will show up here!
    I already made a donation on the AI site but would like to buy the song. For anyone who asked before, it was recorded previously

  353. Actually, I thought her interview this time was pretty charming; she didn’t seem to be buying into the insipid script Ryan puts out and kind of lead that talk, which I liked a lot. But I guess mileage varies.

    Actually, I wanted to see more encouragement from Allison for these girls, but she’s young.

  354. Haha, she needs to practice her poker face. That was a death glare!

    Haha, yeah.

    Ashley gets eliminated: “*pout*”
    Ryan: What are you gonna do, Ashley?
    Ashley: “*sarcasm* Well, I’m gonna sing a song (in her mind: “Duh, stupid, I’m gonna sing the crap out of my song and show America that they were all wrong. RRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWR”)
    Ashley: “I want to thank my mom. (in her mind: “No, really, I’d like to thank you America. Consider yourself dead, bitches. *blows kiss*”)

    Ashley’s gonna be a final boss in the next Super Mario game for the Wii, she sings Happy.

    And Joe was totally f***ing ROBBED. Stupid Tim. I hope you……. uhh….. well, I hope somebody shrinks your underwear when you’re wearing it. Stupid Tim. I don’t even wanna see you next week. I will vote everyone instead of you, I will use 8 phones and powervote every single person there, including my nemesis Todrick but not including Jermaine, you….. MONSTER. Wait, America voted >_>.

    All (horrible) jokes aside, if anything, Tim better pick it up next week. He knows he blew it this week and got lucky. For that matter, so does Lacey (although I’m less hateful toward her, she just had a really bad day and blew it, lucky for her she’s still here). And in reality, I don’t want to see Tim fail, it’ll just worsen the pain of Joe not being there.

  355. Tim should start wearing tighter pants and a tighter t-shirt so he can start pulling in more votes next week.

  356. Actually, I wanted to see more encouragement from Allison for these girls, but she’s young.

    Why, though? It wouldn’t really mean anything, honestly, because that’s what everyone does, in that overly forced manner. The “best of luck to you, ’cause it’s tough” rang to me as more honest.

  357. Kris tweeted…

    KrisAllen

    Thanks for all the love about the performance tonight. Please everyone go to iTunes and purchase the song for Haiti.

    I already donated with the link here on MJs. The video was truly sad.

  358. You know what’s missing this year? The drama and schtick. Last year we had Gentle Norman and Titiana. We also had the first legally blind contestant and it was always interesting to watch how they were going to do the choreography for Scott. We had Gokey the widower. I don’t know, it just doesn’t seem like these contestants are that defined.

    By the way, I’m glad Alex Lambert didn’t get voted off. I would like to see him develop before I make my mind up on him. Perhaps he will gain some confidence now that he has survived a round.

  359. You know what’s missing this year? The drama and schtick. Last year we had Gentle Norman and Titiana. We also had the first legally blind contestant and it was always interesting to watch how they were going to do the choreography for Scott. We had Gokey the widower. I don’t know, it just doesn’t seem like these contestants are that defined.

    And with these mere words, I remember why I don’t really miss Season 8 after all. God, what a mess. Please, I just hope Season 9 delivers some overall stronger performances than this first week. And it almost certainly will.

  360. I just want to see someone “nail it” next week. Any one of them. Please…

  361. So the songs up on itunes are the live performances right? I can hear the crowd in some of the snippets. It was the same way for top 36 performances, right?

  362. I really hope that Allison’s performance tonight will push her cd sales to the max. I hope this isn’t the only night that she performs, and that this season they have previous Idols come back and sing some of their songs off of their CDs.

  363. Tim should start wearing tighter pants and a tighter t-shirt so he can start pulling in more votes next week.

    This is a good idea. He should probably sing better too for good measure. Hahaha.

  364. This is a good idea. He should probably sing better too for good measure. Hahaha.

    LOL :) Well if you can’t, better go to plan B = Tighter clothes and cheesier eye-shagging glances at the camera.

  365. I have no idea for John…his voice is very strange to me

    John could do well in R&B. he has a nice low voice. or maybe even a soft-rock vibe. im interested

  366. West Coast here. Just saw Kris on the big TV and he sounded soooo good. Very heartfelt performance and I LOVE that “whine” in his voice. And looking at that beautiful face, sigh. I’ll miss seeing it every week.

    Oh, Kris ad. Love that deep voice.

  367. You know what’s missing this year? The drama and schtick. Last year we had Gentle Norman and Titiana. We also had the first legally blind contestant and it was always interesting to watch how they were going to do the choreography for Scott. We had Gokey the widower. I don’t know, it just doesn’t seem like these contestants are that defined.

    By the way, I’m glad Alex Lambert didn’t get voted off. I would like to see him develop before I make my mind up on him. Perhaps he will gain some confidence now that he has survived a round.

    I agree with the first point, except I actually like the “no drama” thing.

    I’m glad The Mullet of Doom is still here, too. I think he has potential for a good performance and a better haircut.

  368. im really rooting for John tho. Theres too many negative asian male stereotypes and theres no real asian male celebrity to look up to. I just hope he finds a niche fast. and no one knows what to expect from him or how to market him because there have been no asian males to make it thus far. and personally i think its time for a change and i hope he really brings it next week :)

  369. I’m glad The Mullet of Doom is still here, too. I think he has potential for a good performance and a better haircut.

    lol yea i think he will be the makeover of the season if he makes it to top 12. gotta improve his vocals first tho. well actually i like his voice. its just he always looks so freaking scared. hope he fixes his nerve problem

  370. Ok just went to Itunes and listened to all of the recordings. First I don’t think they are studio recordings I think they are the live records but no audience background but they are snippets so maybe I didn’t get to hear them. Not one from what I hear compelled me to buy any of them. They are only about 1:40 sec each at $1.29 I think we should either get more song or less money. This is the first year I can remember where hearing all the contestants made me automatically say Karaoke! Not one of them sound like a recording artist. Interestingly. Alex Lambert when you don’t see him sounds good. The ones who went home, listening to the itunes recording, they should have especially Ashely and I liked her prior. Joe was the one who sounded the best of the ones who went home. Tyler was ok. Another weird impression I got was the two guys sent home sound better on the recordings then the two girls. Oh and and Tim was one of the better sounding voices on the itune recordings I know strange. Still no Kris yet. Maybe after midnight.

  371. West Coast here. Just saw Kris on the big TV and he sounded soooo good.

    Kris has had previous experience helping out in other countries, so he was a natural for things like this.

  372. I think he has potential for a good performance and a better haircut.

    The “better haircut” part made me laugh. I think he has potential too. That’s why I was happy he beat out Tyler. Although I really liked Tyler. I liked his rock vibe a lot.

  373. I agree with Tyler. The judges kept saying that they loved his 1970s Jim Morrison vibe, and then last night they blasted him for it. Talk about throwing him under the bus. :)

  374. Kris has had previous experience helping out in other countries, so he was a natural for things like this.

    He seemed like a natural in the clips with the kids. That was awesome. I wish I could help like that.

  375. I’m disappointed it is the live versions. I figured it would be until the top 12, but I was looking forward to hearing how they sounded in the studio. I will say just listening to performance clips without the visuals, I am much more impressed with Katelyn, Paige, and Alex.

  376. Oh, MJ, I think I know what the bleep was! After Tyler was eliminated, Alex was so shocked that he said “no f-ing way.” So it’s actually Alex being surprised, not Tyler being angry.

  377. And Joe was totally f***ing ROBBED. Stupid Tim. I hope you……. uhh….. well, I hope somebody shrinks your underwear when you’re wearing it. Stupid Tim. I don’t even wanna see you next week. I will vote everyone instead of you, I will use 8 phones and powervote every single person there, including my nemesis Todrick but not including Jermaine, you….. MONSTER. Wait, America voted >_>.

    I have to respectively disagree. Todrick has rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning. I’d rather see Tim than Todrick on my tv any day. Yeah, same for Jermaine. Both of these guys are going to have to prove something to me next week. But, hey I’m only one person (and I’m rooting for Tim for my daughter), so what kind of difference can I make.

    ETA: I guess I look at it this way, it was Todrick and Jermaine who robbed Joe, not Tim.

    EETA: I think this has been mentioned, but Janelle’s graciousness impressed the hell out of me tonight. I hope good things come her way.

  378. Although I really liked Tyler. I liked his rock vibe a lot.

    I probably should’ve added that although I am glad The Mullet of Doom is still there, I’m still incredibly disappointed about Tyler’s departure. I thought he was a lock for top 12. He was one of the most interesting of the bunch.

    Kris Allen is so amazing, so is Allison Iraheta. Wow, I really will miss Season 8.

    If I’m investing in anyone, it’ll be Aaron and Crystal. I’m always a huge fan of that “cute guy” (ugh, I hate saying this, no homo), and this year is no exception (although I think he has less of a chance than the other guys who fit his bill like Archie or even Kris, although the latter is kinda arguable). Crystal is the one to watch this year. Crystal POWERsox. Of course, I’ll also be following my other four, Siobhan, Lilly, Andrew, and Casey. Didi, Michelle, and John are also pretty good. That’s 9 people, I don’t really care who makes the 10th spot as long as a majority of these people are in the top 9.

    I’ll just go for some gender imbalance (6 girls and 4 guys in a top 10 isn’t TOO bad). Crystal, Siobhan, Lilly, Didi, Michelle, Katie, Andrew, Casey, Aaron, John. However, I think there’s a chance that Michael Lynche will replace either John, Michelle, or (dare I say it), Siobhan.

    I’m being pretty inconsistent because I do want a 5-5 male-female ratio, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. However, I’ve had my ideal top 10 locked since yesterday.

    Sorry Tim. I kinda felt bad about that slamming I just did (although it was mostly non-serious). I half agree that Todrick and Jermaine ruined it (mostly Jermaine) and not Tim, but it seemed easier to blame Tim since he got declared safe right before Joe’s elimination. But you know, after his reaction, I kinda feel for him. He kinda knew he was toast, and when he luckily stayed he was visibly shocked. I appreciate that sense of humility and awareness >_>. Hopefully he picks it up next week (but hopefully he’s not the one who might threaten my locked top 10).

  379. I think dhunken asked why the songs sometimes sound better the second or third time we hear them.

    It’s a brain thing. Our brains connect notes if we’ve heard them before. Songs sung in different arrangements or with different performers tend to confuss our brains, which expect to hear something else. This can give the impression that the song is off-key when it’s not.

    Sometimes it’s just off-key though…hehe

  380. I love Allison, but didn’t like Scars live, I like it on the CD. Hope it’s a hit for her though.

    Kris, hated the first half of Let It Be, second half was better. But both Allison and Kris seemed to mumble their way though the songs. Not sure what was going on with them, sound or what.

    The 2 guys that got to stay, Alex & Tim acted really surprised, it was comical.

  381. I’m disappointed it is the live versions. I figured it would be until the top 12, but I was looking forward to hearing how they sounded in the studio. I will say just listening to performance clips without the visuals, I am much more impressed with Katelyn, Paige, and Alex.

    I’ll check only Siobhan’s one and will buy if I feel for it. I tought she was the best this week

  382. Spark026:
    02/26/2010 at 12:09 am

    I think dhunken asked why the songs sometimes sound better the second or third time we hear them.

    It’s a brain thing. Our brains connect notes if we’ve heard them before. Songs sung in different arrangements or with different performers tend to confuss our brains, which expect to hear something else. This can give the impression that the song is off-key when it’s not.

    Sometimes it’s just off-key though…hehe

    Thank you for the explanation and it makes total sense. I appreciate it. :-)

  383. I think they are the live records but no audience background but they are snippets so maybe I didn’t get to hear them.

    They do have the audience backgrounds, I just bought Paige’s song.

  384. Do these guys get help with song choices? They really should. At least early on when everything is so new to them.

    They should just get help from the other contestants only, but I wouldn’t trust any of them since they can sabotage you. This is AI and not X-factor, so picking the right song should be the contestant’s responsibility. They should know what sounds good for their voice and what type of songs that they are good at. If they don’t know that, well… too bad, they are not AI material.

  385. They do have the audience backgrounds, I just bought Paige’s song.

    Thanks for the info. I am still having trouble buying a song for full price when it is only about 1:40 sec. Don’t understand why the wouldn’t do studio versions or at least sell them for 99 cents.

  386. I’m glad the two that I liked got through…Siobhan and Alex…I thought Siobhan was one of the best of her night and when not looking at Alex, he was wonderful!! I can’t believe how much he sounded like James Morrison!! He just needs to gain some confidence and hopefully, being voted through, will do just that…of course, my mind may change after next week!! I still do not see one person that I would run out and buy their album as soon as it drops (or order it the day it becomes available for pre-order)!! :)

  387. I noticed something else last year and S7 the contestants also seemed closer. There seemed to be more of a bonding with them. Even at this stage of the contest. I keep feeling something is missing. It is empty or like I said before colorless and I just can’t seem to figure out what exactly is lacking this year. (well beside talent. J/K J/K) :mrgreen: but seriously is anyone feeling the same.

    It feels like they are in it for themselves and screw everyone else. And though in all reality that is understandable I never got that with any other season. Maybe season 6. At this point every year I at least had 2 or 3 I really thought had a shot and some that were dark horses. Like someone else said not one compels me at this point to want to buy any of their future albums or even look them up on google to see if they have any previous recording. Last year my fingers were bleeding from all the searching I was doing. Ok that is just a joke.

  388. They should know what sounds good for their voice and what type of songs that they are good at. If they don’t know that, well… too bad, they are not AI material.

    So many times when contestants have been questioned about song choice the reason is “I just love the song”. I guess that doesn’t always work. So, my non expert opinion is, don’t pick your favorite. Pick your fave that works with your voice. :)

  389. west coaster here…yeah, it was alex lambert being bleeped out for saying “no fking way” or something similar, not tyler.

    dare i say it…i actually like alex! he has potential, not to mention a beautiful husky voice. i even find his nerves endearing. anyhoo, i dont mind seeing him stick around for another week or two to develop. plus, keeping it real, Tim Urban, Big Mike, Todrick and Jermaine are far worse offenders to my ears.

    lee, garcia, casey are top 12 bound…. two spots up for grab!!

    on the girl’s side, as long as mammasox and didi make it, im fine w/ the results. as much as i love lilly, im afraid she might be a one pony trick. hope she steps up her game next week. based on her voice, alone, katie stevens does deserve another week or so to impress viewers…..based on voice alone, haeley and lacey should be shot LOL

  390. People are going to think I am crazy, but I can’t stop listening to Paige. The itunes version of the song sounds like they cleaned up a lot of the sound problems from tuesday, and I think she reminds me a lot of Allison…but better.

  391. Oh wow, according to Wikipedia, I’m the same age as Lilly Scott and am barely younger than Tyler Grady. I’m older than Katelyn Epperly and Siobhan Magnus. Holy crap that makes me feel old, but it kinda makes me feel good because I think Siobhan might be my girl crush, she’s kinda cute >_>. Aaron Kelly, one of my other favorites, was born in freaking 1993. I feel so old. Although I can’t lose my crush on Allison or my mancrush on Kris. And I think if Aaron does become my mancrush like his type of musician I’ll feel like a pedophile >_>.

    I might go on the Michelle, Katie, and Alex trains because we’re all December people.

    Mancrushes are still in by the way >_>.

    Call me crazy, but it does feel like they fixed some of the issues with these “studio versions”, if that’s what they are. I mean, dare I say it….. I actually kinda kinda liked listening to Haeley. Woooooow. I think I just threw up a bit. Paige also sounds awesome.

  392. So many times when contestants have been questioned about song choice the reason is “I just love the song”. I guess that doesn’t always work. So, my non expert opinion is, don’t pick your favorite. Pick your fave that works with your voice. :)

    I agree. People like John and Siobhan were letting sentimentality get in the way of picking songs that work best in a competition.

  393. I might go on the Michelle, Katie, and Alex trains because we’re all December people.

    I love the purely logically and musical way you make you choices. LOL

  394. I agree. People like John and Siobhan were letting sentimentality get in the way of picking songs that work best in a competition.

    John, yes. But I think Siobhan was more tactical, in that she was trying to show off her softer side. And if the broad response is anywhere near accurate (I’m just looking at her WNTS score; it works for me), her impulse was logical and right.

    Call me crazy, but it does feel like they fixed some of the issues with these “studio versions”, if that’s what they are. I mean, dare I say it….. I actually kinda kinda liked listening to Haeley. Woooooow. I think I just threw up a bit. Paige also sounds awesome.

    You’re right, actually. I just bought Janelle’s out of protest, and am listening to it now. She sounds really good, in my opinion.

  395. jammasta:

    Whatever you are talking about…relax. You can like whomever. Wait until you are much older. Then you can freak out about your age. lol.

  396. People like John and Siobhan were letting sentimentality get in the way of picking songs that work best in a competition.

    I think (hope) they will do great next week!

  397. Wow, is it me or were those two of the best returning Idol performances EVER? They both killed it!

    Compassion and feeling was oozing out of every pore in Kris’s body as he was singing that song, and Alison just sounded fabulous! Well done!

  398. Why, though? It wouldn’t really mean anything, honestly, because that’s what everyone does, in that overly forced manner. The “best of luck to you, ’cause it’s tough” rang to me as more honest.

    How about, “It’s tough, but hang in there, you’ll get through to the other side.” To me it came across more as, “This is scary and you should be scared, because I’m still scared to be up on this stage, so it doesn’t get any better, but you’re way behind me in the time line.”

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Allison, but as I said she’s young and was caught up in her own stuff at the moment, as a young girl would be. That’s all. :D

  399. So many times when contestants have been questioned about song choice the reason is “I just love the song”. I guess that doesn’t always work. So, my non expert opinion is, don’t pick your favorite. Pick your fave that works with your voice.

    What kills me is if the song is a favorite of my grandma / parents.
    I think John Park yesterday sing a song about money (?) because of their parents. What ? You have one chance to sing on national TV after a gruelling auditions and that was the reason to pick a song ?. I don’t get it. I hope he pick a song next time that fits him but also memorable, because I kind of like that deep voice. It is different than the rest of the group.

  400. Wow, is it me or were those two of the best returning Idol performances EVER? They both killed it!

    Compassion and feeling was oozing out of every pore in Kris’s body as he was singing that song, and Alison just sounded fabulous! Well done!

    Totally. I’m usually disappointed when Idol contestants return, not pleasantly surprised. I’m genuinely pleasantly surprised. They were both great.

  401. I just listened to the 24 songs (snippets) on i-Tunes. I downloaded some. The best sounding girl IMO is Siobhan. The guys are not sounding too good right now. :(

  402. Janelle was and wasn’t robbed. She was probably one of the Top5 talented girls imo, but she picked the wrong song, and didn’t bring it week one.

    Alex Lambert was kinda in the same boat, as vocally he’s one of the better talents, but his performance was so bad no one noticed. Can’t balme them. But he wasn’t in the death spot, and probably gained a few pity votes cause he looks 14, and afraid for his life on stage at this point. Kris Allen gave an oddly similar week 1 performance last year. Unfortunately, don’t see Alex pullin the 13-17yr old girl vote for his looks like Kris, so his chances aren’t great unless he steps it up in a hurry.

    Ashley deserved to go. Haley was the best at not hitting a note, so VFTW to the rescue for her.

    Neither Joe or Tyler probably deserved to go just yet, but they weren’t top10 material either, so no big loss there.

  403. Wow, is it me or were those two of the best returning Idol performances EVER? They both killed it!

    I like these two a lot and they weren’t even my S8 idol first pic. But I enjoyed seeing them and they were the highlight of the show for me tonight.

  404. AINow.org is reporting Danny Gokey will be back on the Idol stage next Thursday to perform his new single, My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.

  405. I love the purely logically and musical way you make you choices. LOL

    I hope these were just taken in jest >_>. I’m not REALLY going to be on their trains just because we have the same birth month >_>. Or join Lilly and Tim because we have the same birth year. :P.

    Lee and Aaron share a birthday! That obviously means they’re gonna be in the Top 2. Davids, followed by Kradam, followed by the 2nds of April…..

    Listening to iTunes previews >_>.

    Wow, Siobhan has such an amazing voice on this iTunes version, I hope she goes far.

    I actually also really like Aaron’s voice. I really do, I think that his voice is actually one of the more refined of the guys >_>. My only issue with him (and it was kinda prevalent with other guys I’ve liked) is that he’s really rattled by nerves. I thought he was pretty robotic during his performance, I had to look away from the screen. but I think he has potential to fix those pipes. I’m kinda surprised he hasn’t hit front-runner status, he does have that teen appeal. I think. But my God he’s 3 years and 4 months younger than me. I feel so old, there’s people almost 4 years younger than me there (Katie is 17, and Haeley and Aaron are 16)

    In reality, right now I would really not mind seeing a Crystal/Siobhan/Aaron top 3. Not really in that order yet, not entirely sure. I think at least one of those people will be there. However, I wouldn’t mind a few changes in that top 3. It’s probably not the best top 3, but it’s one I like >_>.

  406. I noticed something else last year and S7 the contestants also seemed closer. There seemed to be more of a bonding with them. Even at this stage of the contest. I keep feeling something is missing. It is empty or like I said before colorless and I just can’t seem to figure out what exactly is lacking this year. (well beside talent. J/K J/K) but seriously is anyone feeling the same.

    I’ve been saying the same thing since Season 2 (or, more to the point, after Season 2).

    Give them a chance to bond. Give us a chance to bond with them.

    Won’t say anymore since I want to keep MJ happy and focus forward, not behind. :>

  407. “we gotta hear that crappy Happy song again.”

    heehee, I’m gonna refer to Leona’s song as this from now on. I wasn’t AT ALL shocked by Ashley’s boot. She over-emoted that song while at the same time she wasn’t hitting the notes as perfectly as she could. So that sorta equals overconfidence in my book. Her attitude during judges’ comments didn’t help either. [Jermaine had an attitude the whole night as well, but I think the audience forgives male diva-ness more than with the girls].

    pj:
    02/25/2010 at 9:54 pm
    Oh, did Allison make that face at Simon at the end? I hope so!

    Me too!!! That ‘in your face’ neck nudge toward the end was perhaps in Simon’s direction… maybe she heard some of Simon’s comments in regards to why it may be easier for a Girl to Win this season. He said its cuz they sing better. ruh rho??

  408. unfoundation:

    Incredible outpouring of #Haiti support after @KrisAllen’s performance. THANK YOU for all the RTs to donate, let’s keep going! #UNFidol
    38 minutes ago via HootSuite

    that sounds good!! I’m happy there are a lot of donations. Hope the single sells a lot

  409. I think the group performance was very good tonight. I especially liked the girls part

  410. It feels like they are in it for themselves and screw everyone else.

    See, I disagree. Esp. with the girls. I saw Lilly and Crystal’s faces even after they made it and their faces said, “This sucks, I don’t want to see my friends go home.” I don’t know about the guys, but they had some great guys holding them together the past couple of yrs., imo.

  411. I think I’ll start watching when they’re down to the Top 12 overall. Am I the only one who feels an hour (at minimum) is a lot to waste on mediocrity? I need a cocktail. Don’t mind me.

  412. Did sweet wittle Alex really use the F-word on American Idol? I think I love him and his mullet now?

    AI’s censor trigger man is really fast. They need to hire him next year at the AMAs.

  413. What am I doing wrong that I can’t find Kris’s “Let It Be” on Itunes?

  414. heehee, I’m gonna refer to Leona’s song as this from now on. I wasn’t AT ALL shocked by Ashley’s boot. She over-emoted that song while at the same time she wasn’t hitting the notes as perfectly as she could. So that sorta equals overconfidence in my book. Her attitude during judges’ comments didn’t help either. [Jermaine had an attitude the whole night as well, but I think the audience forgives male diva-ness more than with the girls].

    I was actually pretty shocked by it. Not as shocked as either Joe or Tyler, but I kinda thought “Wait, she’s really good, but after one performance she’s gone?” Although I do feel she was pretty full of attitude. Her exit performance was really angry, HULK SMASH angry. It was kinda uncomfortable and scary. Janell didn’t shock me, but it kinda disappointed me because she was one of my earliest favorites and I thought she was sexy (I’m not afraid to admit my shallowness when it comes to women and Aaron Kelly…. Not that the latter one is a sex symbol…. Dear God no).

    But I can’t be too shocked, I put both Janell and Ashley in 9th and 10th place for the girls. Haeley and Lacey were in 11th and 12th respectively, but I felt so bad for Lacey, so I’m really glad she is coming back next week. I think Haeley is unique, but she just has a really bad voice. It’s salvageable (is that a word?) though, she needs some major voice lessons but I do somewhat appreciate her.

  415. tripp_ncwy:
    02/26/2010 at 12:39 am
    AINow.org is reporting Danny Gokey will be back on the Idol stage next Thursday to perform his new single, My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.

    OK, what’s going on ? Why are 2 of the top 4 (I’m expecting Kris to appear again w/ a song from his CD) are appearing in semifinals of idol result ? I want the idols to appear in the results final like last year.

    Edit: Actually were the winner of idols only who appeared in the final results last year ?

  416. OK, what’s going on ? Why are 2 of the top 4 (I’m expecting Kris to appear again w/ a song from his CD)are appearing in semifinals of idol result ? I want the idols to appear in the results final like last year.

    Danny is appearing next week because his album comes out on Tuesday. I think Jive wanted Allison on the show ASAP to get her next single kick started. Maybe there wouldn’t have been the same rush if “Friday I’ll Be Over You” had taken off months ago.

    Blake, a runner-up, appeared during the semis in Season 7.

  417. I think it was Alex Lambert that got bleeped. When the camera was on him last, he reached out his hand to Tyler (or went in for a half bro-hug) and I thought I heard him mumble “dude kill it” but maybe he had to keep walking off the stage and he didn’t think the mic could pick him up. Alex or Tyler could have sworn. Definitely some audio dropped and the camera shots got all wonky like no one knew what just happened…

    Sunny D:
    02/25/2010 at 8:48 pm
    I’m almost embarassed to say, that if you took the falsetto away from Tim, I actually like the rest of the song

    Me too, but the bad moments outweighed the good. But I hate that song so Tim did not get any votes from me. From reading through about 70% of the posts tonight, it seems like Alex and Tim are looped into the same ‘no talent’ category and I don’t think that’s the case with Alex. I loved his choice of James Morrison. I’d never heard a live version of that song and I loved it. Yes, he was uncomfortable but I think his vocals recovered.

    Organic:
    02/25/2010 at 8:59 pm
    Tyler gone? At least he was a bit different. What a boring year this is going to be. I haven’t found anyone that moves me to vote for them this year. Can’t we just do Season 8 again?

    We didn’t see enough of Tyler throughout Hollywood for him to make some “moments” with his performances.
    I would have rather seen Big Mike or John Park go just based on Semis alone. Big Mike is overrated, the constant overhyped comments are getting on my nerves. And I’ve never seen a personal trainer with a gut before… :)

    s0x_prisoner:
    02/25/2010 at 9:16 pm
    “So based on tonight, Tim, Alex, Katie, and Didi are in the crosshairs to leave next week. Is that a safe way to make the picks now, or does that backfire? Hmmm…”
    I don’t think so, I thought that the producers chose certain contestants to either make the elimination seem more intense and for viewers to really question themselves as to who’s going home (in the cases of Tim and Alex) and also to get viewers to believe that certain contestants are in danger so people will vote for them next week(in the cases of Katie and Didi). That might be totally wrong, just my opinion.

    I agree, Ryan never said these “received the fewest number of votes this week.” The producers do pair up these kids for a reason and arrange the rows on the couch for affect. DiDi and Ashley for example. Both were left with comments from the judges wanting or expecting more. Ashley was an early audition favorite while DiDi had a bigger Hollywood show. ‘Who will America choose?” And perhaps they want to prod the judges to see who they will commit to and say on camera, this one is better, this one should leave… Adds to the story arc. If Simon wanted Didi gone, there’d be some way she could prove him wrong next week.

    “Nobody who was eliminated tonight had a good shot at winning, even though there were worse performers, everyone was bad and nobody stood out, and when this happens the ones who received the most screen time will always be safe.” << I agree. I begrudgingly felt Tim would be safe because he has gotten more press in the last week because of the DQ. And he got the young eye-candy vote. And perhaps pity/compassion, he just got here, a 2nd chance 'let's not kill his dream just yet.' But, on the other hand I saw more potential in Janell than in Paige. I'm happy Lacey stayed, I'm still revelling in her Hollywood perfs.

    And from MJ's recap: Pity votes could have helped Lacey Brown and Haeley Vaughn stay in the race. Unfortunately, the viewers who actually enjoyed Haeley’s take probably thought there was absolutely nothing wrong with her vocals. Yikes!!

  418. I had high hope for John. So far he hasn’t done anything impressive except the audition. I hope next week he’ll do better

  419. Actually, Simon did NOT look annoyed after Tyler’s comments. If you read his lips carefully, he said, “Good point.”

    And I agree with Tyler. The judges were too busy being cutesy and really didn’t give them much to work with until it was too late.

  420. #UNFidol

    So the UN charity wants everyone to trend this?

    Hey if it is for a good cause, heck yeah.

  421. I think AI should have an hour elimination show and have previous Idols sing some of their songs from their cds. They could probably have a couple of previous Idol contestants return or have some of the X-factor singers on like Jedward.

  422. I hope these were just taken in jest >_>. I’m not REALLY going to be on their trains just because we have the same birth month >_>. Or join Lilly and Tim because we have the same birth year. :P .

    I knew you were joking….but it was funny anyway because I have picked people based on similar criteria in the past!

  423. Ratna12: Only the winner reprises their appearance at the Finale so Kris will definitely be back in May.

    I thought Allison’s appearance was too early. I was hoping she would be part of Idol Gives Back. I’m sure Adam will be on that episode and I’m almost positive that Kris will return also seeing as how he’s on the IGB web page. It would have been a great Kradison reunion.

    I heard Scott was making an appearance. I thought they’d have him during their semifinal rounds but if it’s true, he’ll be on the big stage.

  424. Danny’s on next week to tie in with his album release. Allison was on tonight because Jive finally realized they needed to release a 2nd single STAT.

    Except for the previous year’s winners, former Idols don’t usually appear on the season finale.

    Still no sign of Kris’s song on iTunes? They should have had that ready to go as soon as the West Coast feed was off the air.

  425. Still no sign of Kris’s song on iTunes? They should have had that ready to go as soon as the West Coast feed was off the air.

    They messed up on that. They should have had the song up right after the show.

  426. You would think that they would get Kris’s performance up on ITunes pronto….strike while the wallets are out so to speak.
    I don’t see it yet.

    Meant to add. I don’t know how anyone can watch him singing Let It Be without being moved. Do you have hearts of steel?

  427. Actually, Simon did NOT look annoyed after Tyler’s comments. If you read his lips carefully, he said, “Good point.”

    I watched it again, and you’re right. First time through, I mistook Simon’s smile for a smirk.

    Usually Simon hates it when contestants call him out on stuff.

  428. I watched it again, and you’re right. First time through, I mistook Simon’s smile for a smirk.

    Usually Simon hates it when contestants call him out on stuff.

    Hmmm, could this be a selling point for X-factor where the judges are actually mentors?

  429. Jasper and Ratna12, I don’t think Idol necessarily relegates past contestants/finalists to one appearance per season. IIRC Kelly performed during the regular season, on Idol Gives Back and on the finale of Season 6. Clay Aiken performed at a finale and he was a runner-up. Elliot Yamin got to perform on the big stage in S7.
    I’ve seen Brooke, Blake, Kellie Pickler, Carrie Underwood, Carly, and Michael Johns perform early during the Semis to promote their albums. Carly and Michael just gave a reprise of a finale duet that the producers liked.

    Allison and Kris could make another appearance later on… Odds are more in favor of Kris tho.

  430. Yeah, I forgot that now they have 8 AI winners. That means 2 whole months of results show already. If the top 12 people starts in the middle of March, then that’s it.

    And Kris has to appear on Wednesday finale finale to give away his “crown”. Is the finale finale May 25th ? I’m planning to take the day off so I can watch the live feed from the East Coast so I don’t have to wait 3 hours.

  431. I don’t think there are any set rules. I suspect it has more to do with Simon Fuller’s desires than anything else. While Simon Fuller was still managing Clay Aiken he performed twice in Season 3. Once alone & once with the final 4 girls singing back up. After he severed ties with Simon Fuller the only time he was on was the Season 5 finale & that back-fired on AI as I’m sure they thought they were going to make fun of Clay. Without even introducing Clay his very short time on stage was the water cooler moment of the finale. Even Prince didn’t get the press that Clay did.

    I’m glad to hear others can’t find Kris’s song on iTunes yet. I thought I was losing my mind.

  432. simon fuller manages alot of the idols still, it would surprise me to see them multiple times throughout the season, why not? just bc it has happened one way before, doesnt mean it can’t change this season

  433. I’m always a huge fan of that “cute guy” (ugh, I hate saying this, no homo)

    No need, there’s nothing to be ashamed of in that! I’m always a huge fan of the cute girl :) I think it’s sweet when guys support each other, and girls support each other.

  434. simon fuller manages alot of the idols still, it would surprise me to see them multiple times throughout the season, why not? just bc it has happened one way before, doesnt mean it can’t change this season

    I absolutely agree that it can change. I was just saying that I don’t think there is a set rule other than the winner shows up in the finale. And that Simon Fuller is god as far as ai(the tv show) is concerned.
    I am very curious if/when Adam comes on this season. Will he come back even though he isn’t all that interested in the show’s demographics. Also can he be trusted again to perform live during primetime. Or would he feel like it would be a step backwards since he’s heading off to be an International Rock Superstar at least that is what his press is calling him.

    It should be an interesting season.

  435. Surprised to who went home. I didn’t think that Janell and Tyler are in any trouble. I actually liked Tyler song choice and the performance wasn’t as bad as some others. Janell probably went for the same reason Joe did, totally forgettable performance.
    Allison and Kris on the show. Allison was surely there so early because of the launch of the new single and she really needs a push this time. Kris was just there to introduce IGB again and I’m sure he’ll be on again either then or some time later in the finale.
    Someone said that she wonders if Adam will be there sometime since this is not a demographic he plays to, but I don’t think any new artist would want the opportunity to present himself in front of millions of people on Idols stage.

  436. phdrmom

    am very curious if/when Adam comes on this season. Will he come back even though he isn’t all that interested in the show’s demographics. Also can he be trusted again to perform live during primetime. Or would he feel like it would be a step backwards since he’s heading off to be an International Rock Superstar at least that is what his press is calling him.

    I do belive Adam has said many times that he hopes he gets to come back and perform on Idol. He has never tried to distance himself from the show at all. He has repeatedly said that he is very thankfull for the oppertunities that being on Idol has given him. And I think that sometime in this last week in an interview he said he might be on Idol sometime in April.
    Here’s hoping

  437. Meant to add. I don’t know how anyone can watch him singing Let It Be without being moved. Do you have hearts of steel?

    Kris’ voice is very strained, to the point the notes sound off key to me at times. The singing from the side of his mouth bothers me as well. As a person, I think Kris is great. Seems very kind and I like his dry sense of humor. His voice, though…just doesn’t do it for me. Doesn’t mean I have a heart of steel….just means everybody doesn’t have the same taste, and that’s fine. :)

  438. Kris, off key? i didn’t hear it. I thought him and Allison were great. Some of the chicks watching her, gave her rather condescending looks though. After watching this episode, i figured out the difference between season 8 and 9 contestants:
    8 = quirky, awkward, humble, down to earth, friendly people
    9 = i swear i have seen them in a catalogue, feel entitled people
    this may change but for now, based on personality: Tim Urban, possible
    8 person hanging out in 9

    is there a link for the itunes track of Let it be? i just can not find it.

  439. tls62:
    02/26/2010 at 6:13 am
    Meant to add. I don’t know how anyone can watch him singing Let It Be without being moved. Do you have hearts of steel?

    Kris’ voice is very strained, to the point the notes sound off key to me at times. The singing from the side of his mouth bothers me as well. As a person, I think Kris is great. Seems very kind and I like his dry sense of humor. His voice, though…just doesn’t do it for me. Doesn’t mean I have a heart of steel….just means everybody doesn’t have the same taste, and that’s fine.

    That makes two of us. I didn’t see what most of you did, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t there, just not for me. With that said, I still a big supporter of him and his career even though I’m not a fan of his music. I think on whole the people coming off S8 are just really good, and decent people who deserve the best shot their circumstance can provide. So for me its alway.. ROCK ON KRIS!

    On a side note. I think being on the show this week will give him a good bump in album sales!

    .
    ETA: SajiNoKami loved your post. Whenever they have pretty, perky, stepford girls ‘casted’ my BS radar starts to go off.

  440. I don’t know about this seasons contestants. Didn’t watch the show but did tune in to see Allison and Kris and I thought they were great. I’m not a big Kris fan but Let It Be was just beautiful. He’s such a great humanitarian. Really nice to see Kris just outside the top 10 in album sales and to see Allison so high as well.

  441. Well, I’m glad that Tyler Grady is gone. He does not appeal to this viewer who society has labeled as part of the “cougar” demographic. He just seemed too “smarmy” for my tastes & a poser. No one on the guys’ side has grabbed me yet, though I did download a song from one of them, just because I liked the original.

    As for the charity single, I don’t expect it to be uploaded until later this afternoon at the earliest, if last year’s history of David Cook’s single, Permanent, is any indication of their speed. (I hope that I’m wrong.) They are probably “tweaking” the mix in the studio before making it available for download.

  442. I hope they put Let It Be up soon. Am seeing people on tweeter all ready wondering were it is. I thought but Allison and Kris were amazing last night. I really screwed up with picking who was going to go home last night,didn’t get one person right for the poll. I hope I do better this coming week. Can’t wait for Danny on there next week.

  443. The link for the Charity single is up at the American Idol site, it takes you to the American Idol downloads page at iTunes (Top 24 performances) but there’s no sign of Kris yet.

  444. Just watched the video of Kris’ performance and thought it was fantastic – even better than Heartless last year. He poured himself into the song and even seemed teary-eyed at the end. Can’t wait to download it. He accomplished what he wanted to – it was about Haiti, not him. This wasn’t the Kris who’s been rocking out with his band lately. I hope he’ll be able to show that side of him to the AI audience soon. Love them both! – Oh, and so proud of Cale. He tweeted that he’s glad he didn’t throw up on the piano. It must have been nerve-wracking for him on that tiny stage in front of the judges and on live television, but he nailed it, too. We need Kris and his whole band back on the big stage – SOON!

  445. Alex Lambert seeming so shocked about not being eliminated made him more appealing. Wonder if the young Mr. Lambert could possibly be very shrewd. Probably not, it seemed genuine. And it made the eliminations more interesting.

    The four eliminated may not have been the worst four singers but I don’t think any of them had a chance of winning.

  446. hmmm… i’m not liking the boot song…hope they changed it when it comes to top 12…and plssss choose a beautiful song like bad day of S5? and home by daughtry of S6 right?…imo let it be is the best performance kris allen ever had in idol stage…falling slowly is next for me..well speaking of past idol returning hope they have megan joy…i just listened to her “ryder on the storm?” and “incomplete” songs and they are really great…

    are producers trying to call votes for katie and didi after they put them into hot spot with the eliminated idols?well i really hope so (didi 4 that matter) but not too much pimping pls let katie hav it all since pimped idols never really won most of the time…i’m not hating katie it’s just that i like didi better…and simon is right she (katie or the pageanty thing is getting annoying)…

  447. I was really surprised about Tyler and Janelle. I thought they both had a good chance to make the top 12. That said, I can’t say I’ll really miss either one of them. At least a semi-shocking boot adds a little excitement.

    I thought Kris’s performance of Let it Be was beautiful. Allison sounded great, but that was my first time hearing Scars and it didn’t really grab me. Why were some of the girls in this year’s Top 24 giving Allison bitch face? Weird.

  448. I’m frustrated that “Let It Be” isn’t up on itunes yet, too. It sounds great through my cheap computer speakers from mj’s link above. I did notice, when I went to itunes, that LLWD is at 20 on top songs, and Kris’ album is at 12. One thing from last night, after Kris sang–Simon was clapping and scooted back in his chair as if he was going to stand, then he stopped and stayed seated. Would it have killed the judges to show Kris some love? Maybe they didn’t think it was appropriate, given the nature of the performance. Wish I could have been a fly on the wall to see if they spoke to Kris later, or to see Kris interact with this year’s contestants.

  449. Why the hell isn’t Let It Be up on iTunes???? I just KNEW they would screw this up somehow. People will forget about it and not download it. It should have been up on iTunes hours ago!

  450. I was just coming to post the same thing, girlygirl. They’re losing momentum for sales for sure.

  451. Yeah girlgirl people are really get frustrated on twitter wondering were Let It Be is.

  452. The girls really didn’t surprise me that much. I thought one of the other girls should have gone before Janelle…but she is forgettable. The guys, on the other hand…Tyler was the real surprise for me. I had him pegged to be in the top 12. Oh well…

    Can’t wait to see Danny next week. :D

  453. I just got a chance to watch Let It Be this morning. I think Kris was beautiful and very touching. I can’t wait until it shows up on ITunes. In the meantime I sent a text IDOL to 20222 to make a donation. I am so happy that Kris is able to be a part of this. After listening to the MTV article, I think it says a lot about Kris’s character that he was given the opportunity to pick something off his album and he picked a cover so it would be all about Haiti..

    BTW: I don’t like the boot song either. I think there were a lot of other options out there that they should have chosen..

    Lastly: I just can’t get into this season yet. Maybe in a couple of weeks someone will grab me, but I am not feeling it yet.

  454. The four eliminated may not have been the worst four singers but I don’t think any of them had a chance of winning.

    They didn’t have a chance of being in the Top 12, so they may as well go this week as one of the next two. Some breathing a sigh of relief at not getting eliminated last night should still keep their bags packed. We all know who most of them are.

    Four down and eight more to go until finals!

  455. Usually Simon hates it when contestants call him out on stuff.

    Simon is the one who talks about “mentoring” the Idols. He does that on his X Factor (probably too much) and last year he admonished Kara when she criticized Kris for not changing up her judge’s choice song “Apologize” because she could have “mentored” him the way on he did for Adam (I didn’t like that arrangement, just sayin’). So yeah, I think Simon would agree with Tyler’s comment.

    Honestly, I think Tyler seems like a nice guy and pretty smart and I’m sure it’s frustrating to be sent home for doing what he thought the judges wanted. Having said that, I’m not sure he can perform in anyway that’s not 70’s Tribute Act.

    I think Tim is the weakest singer in the Top 24 bar none. I also know that he has eye-candy appeal for girls. He’s going to be this season’s Sanjaya in terms of longevity (not vocally, at least Sanjaya was decent on Besame Mucho)- just watch.

    I think both Alex and Aaron have potential and raw talent that needs experience and polish. I really like the tone of Alex’ voice although his performance was really wonky on Wednesday due to nerves. I think he will ripen, heh.

    I get the impression that Ashley expected to be the winner this season and was she very angry she got booted. Maybe she was just steeling herself but that was one serious bitchface.

    I was not more surprised that Janell went home than Lacey. Both performances were weak, but there are three pretty blondes in this year’s group and she was the weakest of the bunch on performance night and has the most generic voic eof the three, imo. Lacey made a bad song choice but she’s got an interesting tone most of time.

    Didi looks fragile. She’s got a polished voice and I didn’t think she was going home but she really did – like it was all over already. I guess after the brutal comments most of them got from the judges they are all sweating right now. Katie looked devastated and terrified too and she was the leader on Dial Idol (such as it is).

    I’m still bummed about Joe going. Poor guy never really had a chance with the miniscule amount of attention he got on the show before that.

  456. Once again Kris has changed a song just enough to make it his own. Not that this was his main focus – that belonged to the people of Haiti. It was a very heartfelt , soulful performance of Let it Be. Oh & no pitchiness heard from these ears- that belonged to many in the Top 24!!

    I hope Let it Be is up on i-Tunes soon as its only the first 24 hours after it appears that the funds go specifically to Haiti!!

  457. I hope Let it Be is up on i-Tunes soon as its only the first 24 hours after it appears that the funds go specifically to Haiti!!

    judes, all the proceed for the single will go to Haiti whenever it is bought. It’s the money donated to IGB for a day that is going to Haiti

  458. Loved Allison’s performance! Nice to see Cale on the Idol stage with Kris. :)

    Hated the results, for the guys, at least. I know some people are saying better now than later but it still grates that Tim Urban is still there and Tyler and Joe are gone.

    Poor Joe. His wasn’t the best performance (and as much as I love Jason Mraz and hearing one of his songs on Idol, I thought You and I Both wasn’t the best song choice for Joe; it probably would have worked better for one or some of the guitar-strumming guys – or girls) but he was one of the fairly decent performers. I thought he did even better at his sing-out. With almost no camera time prior to the Top 24 live show, boy was screwed from the get-go. (Which is a shame…he is kind of cute – looks a little bit like Archie? – and might/could have developed a fan base.) Oh, well.

    And my purple shirt-wearing Tyler gone, too? Woe! Woe! Boo! :(

  459. itunes = big fail …….. can’t understand why the song is not there yet

  460. Didn’t the same thing happen to David Cook when he sang a song for charity on AI? It took some time for it to appear on itunes and the after show momentum was lost.
    Last night I enjoyed Allison’s performance. Sorry I couldn’t get into Kris. To me the song just went on and on and on (and yes, I know and like the original). But beauty is in the ear of the beholder, so I get that people loved it.

  461. udes, all the proceed for the single will go to Haiti whenever it is bought. It’s the money donated to IGB for a day that is going to Haiti

    I wanted to be sure my donation went specifically to Haiti so I donated thru unfoundation.org. When I went to the AI site, I got the impression my donation would go into a general IGB pot.

    I may be wrong, but just a word of caution if you want to be certain where your money goes.

  462. Allison was great last night. I hope she gets a nice boost in sales.
    Hopefully, Kris should give the boys some advice about the importance of song choice and how to select the right song for your vocal range, alot are really struggling with this. He won Idol because of this IMO. I thought Kris’s performance of Let It Be was touching.

  463. I wasn’t invested in any of the booted contestants, so no loss really. I was mildly surprised about Ashley.

    Kris and Allison sounded pretty much the same to me. Season 8 redux. Kris was his usual skillful song rearranger self with interesting change-ups, nice tone and maybe a wee hint of strain. He infused his performance with real emotion and with the backdrop of the Haiti photos, it was a good – no, very good – segment. (And I, for one, don’t doubt his sincerity about his charity work.) Allison sounded great, looked great, but hasn’t lost that flappy hand thing that is distracting to me on a slow song especially. In the context of Idol, they both were their usual solid performer selves. And, on the interview side, both showed major improvement.

    I guess the problem for me is that neither performance grabbed me in a way that would make me want to rush out and buy their albums. And I know they both got big bumps on iTunes, but that’s to be expected since they are being rediscovered by a bunch of people who promptly forgot about them after last season ended. So I think these are nostalgic, in-the-bubble purchases, which are welcome but not an indication of their real world marketability or relevance.

    Bottom line: A fun trip down memory lane, but that’s about all.

  464. When I went to the AI site, I got the impression my donation would go into a general IGB pot.

    I believe Ryan said that for the first 24 hours it would go to Haiti and then after that to the general IGB pot. Did I mis-hear? I did have a 4 yr old chattering at me the whole time (wanting to tell me that Kanye’s “Heartless” is his “favwit song” and because Kris sings “Heartless” now Kris is his new “favwit Idol,” though David Cook can be #1 again if *he* sings “Heartless.” Hee.)

  465. Just listened to Kris’ Let it Be. Such a nice version and a really touching video behind him. I forgot how much I really like Kris. I should do more to support him.

    Very sad Joe is gone. I thought his performance would carry him even with the lack of screen time. It should have.

  466. Yes the same exact delay happened with ‘Permanent’ the day after the finale. What happened though was people started downloading the CD version right away and that’s what shot up on iTunes. It wasn’t until later in the day the following day did the charity version go up.

  467. Wow, poor Janell. She sounded so good Hollywood week. I think when so few are getting votes, there will be shockers every week.A few votes will make a big difference. I thought Tyler was terrible (in the recap). I can’t make myself watch the full show.

  468. Allison & Kris will be on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show today.

    @ryanseacrest
    Long day! even for me, tomorrow on radio I have @krisallen and @allisoniraheta plus eliminated idols janell wheeler and ash rodriguez. Night
    about 8 hours ago via UberTwitter

  469. Edited as it’s been answered. But I still think it’s a fail, because if the first 24 hours are for Haiti, I hope that it’s the first 24 it’s available, not just from when it was performed…which was yesterday.

    They should have had that song available right after the show. I mean, I think they had the Hope for Haiti stuff up on iTunes earlier than this, didn’t they?

  470. Wow, I didn’t notice you walking around inside my head. My sentiments exactly.

    Ditto

  471. I went until about 8:40 PM last night thinking the results show was at 9 PM :P Oops! But it’s just as well because I hate elimination shows except if somebody I like is performing.

    I’m most surprised by Janell’s elimination. I think she’s somebody who the judges saw as very commercial. She made a bunch of bad song choices along the way that didn’t showcase what she could do. I think what surprises me is even though she didn’t have the biggest voice I thought she had a big enough voice to give her some options as to what to sing and to be able to sing over Bandzilla. Heart was definitely too big for her though. Ashley was never somebody who impressed me and it was a big red flag IMO when she sounded like a third rate Jordin singing Battlefield in Hollywood. I thought she’d get by on attractiveness and some judge pimping but the judges couldn’t pimp that unHappy mess.

    With the guys even though I was really disappointed by Tyler’s performance I’d have liked for him to have a chance to grow. Tim, Alex, and Jermaine being there with Tyler and Joe out doesn’t seem right but realistically Joe never had a chance to make top 12. He’s nice but too bland.

    I watched Allison’s performance online and the girl’s as quirky as ever! Vocally she was really good. There’s lots of character in her voice and maybe for some it comes off as too much but for a song like Scars IMO it was perfect. She’s somebody where I really think Jive should have waited and really developed her story before they put out the album.

    Kris’s performance was lovely. The very beginning IMO was awkward and Kris was a little flat but he got back very quickly. His phrasing and the way he adapted the lyrics to the emotions of the moment were perfect and after the beginning I thought he controlled his vocal expertly. Watching that I thought he’s matured a lot since AI. Good job Kris and I’d like to think that’s the kind of performance that would motivate people to get involved.

    Question: Has Alright With Me seen any kind of i-Tunes bump because of the Ford commercials? I’d rather it be a single than BWCU which I don’t like. But I get the feeling Jive isn’t considering AWM and wouldn’t unless there were clear signs of it catching on with the Ford commercials.

  472. This latest group of idols seem so bad that it makes me feel like I didn’t appreciate some of those that came before them enough. Maybe all the old good ones will get a bump as nostalgia sets in. I’m sitting here going gee I really liked David Cook, what a sweet heart Kris Allen is, Elliott was a master, Melinda might need my support, etc. etc. etc. Maybe there isn’t an endless amount of talent in America.

  473. Question: Has Alright With Me seen any kind of i-Tunes bump because of the Ford commercials? I’d rather it be a single than BWCU which I don’t like. But I get the feeling Jive isn’t considering AWM and wouldn’t unless there were clear signs of it catching on with the Ford commercials.

    Yes. It has gotten a pretty big bump. It is now the second most popular song downloaded off of his album. This happened after the commercials started airing. Its one of my favorites.

  474. Question: Has Alright With Me seen any kind of i-Tunes bump because of the Ford commercials? I’d rather it be a single than BWCU which I don’t like. But I get the feeling Jive isn’t considering AWM and wouldn’t unless there were clear signs of it catching on with the Ford commercials.

    It would be great if there was a bump, but I don’t know if there is an obvious, in your face tie between Kris, music and the title. I know they do the car shot with the CD play. However, unless you are someone that watches AI with a keen interest I think it is lost on you. Plus I mentally check out during commercial time, so it is a good thing that they are repeating the commercial week after week. On a side note, I wonder if they will continue the commercials after the top 12 start. I’m assuming they will do the ford commercials too.

    ETA: I stand corrected by Heidi. :)

  475. Argh! I messed up my block quoting above and my answer to the question got quoted in the question. Dumb blonde card being used!!!

  476. Question: Has Alright With Me seen any kind of i-Tunes bump because of the Ford commercials? I’d rather it be a single than BWCU which I don’t like. But I get the feeling Jive isn’t considering AWM and wouldn’t unless there were clear signs of it catching on with the Ford commercials.

    Yes, it is selling. The little rate bars on iTunes show it is the most popular track after LLWD, due to the commercial effect imo.
    It hasn’t ever appeared in the top 200 overall to my knowledge, but in recent weeks it has had about 6 of the 8 popularity bars.

  477. On a side note, I wonder if they will continue the commercials after the top 12 start. I’m assuming they will do the ford commercials too.

    I presume that the commericals after the top 12 on are by the current contestants. So Kris’s spots will stop once the current crop starts getting their Ford pimpmercial on.

  478. I like the girl with the big blond curls and the guy with the blond curly hair (Kaitlyn and Casey???) the best so far. I don’t like Ellen on the show and I fast forward through most of the judge’s comments. The best thing so far this season was Kris singing Let It Be – he killed it. I’m not even a Kris fan, but I loved it. I know this is treading on sacred ground, but I actually liked it much better than the original version by the Beatles. Go figure, Kris has really grown as a performer. Kudos!

  479. I was worried how my favorite, Crystal, would handle one of those cheesy group songs, and she seemed to take it in stride. Go Crystal!

  480. Is it just me or is Kris’ Let It Be video nowhere to be found on iTunes?

  481. Yeah, I can’t find Let It Be either…are the video and mp3 going to be on iTunes at some point?

  482. Oh my god, that group number was the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’ve watched it three times and each time I have tears streaming down my face from laughing so hard. Highlights: Tim Urban’s (is that his name?) overzealous step dance and Katelyn Epperly’s sexy face. Too funny!

    Is it just me, or does this whole group just seem so uptight? I hope everybody chills out and has some fun. Ugh.

    I HATE the elimination song. I’ll have to mute every time from now on.

    I thought Kris did a great job with Let It Be. Very nice interpretation. And I love, love, love Allison Iraheta… When she wails at the end of that song – its a big WOW for me. Her whole album is fantastic. I’m happy to see she’s getting a good sales bump from the show. Go Alli!

  483. I presume that the commericals after the top 12 on are by the current contestants. So Kris’s spots will stop once the current crop starts getting their Ford pimpmercial on.

    Maybe, but the contestant ford commercials are only shown on results nights IIRC, whereas Kris seems to be part of a regular marketing campaign for Ford (ie. average guys talking about the cool features of their car). I assume Ford is going to continue to advertise on performance nights, and I think there are 1 or 2 Kris spots that haven’t yet aired, so if they haven’t burned through those by the time the finals start, Kris may still be used for performance night ads.

  484. Just watched the Let it Be performance back knowing that Ryan repeats some details about the donations… for those wondering where $$ is going:
    ALL proceeds everyday from the iTunes sale of Kris performance go to UNFound’tn, directly to Haiti
    For 24 HRS ALL $10 texts and credit card donations thru americanidol.com go to UNFoundt’n, directly to Haiti
    After today, texts to 20222 (“IDOL”) and cc donations thru AI site will be split among Idol Gives Back beneficiaries. Malaria No More, Africa, Save the Children, World Food Program, and UNF for Haiti.

    straight from Seacrest’s mouth!

  485. Reminder:

    One more reminder to keep this thread focused on last night’s show. This thread is not the headlines thread. It’s also not the sales thread. Please stay on topic.

  486. Is it just me, or does this whole group just seem so uptight? I hope everybody chills out and has some fun. Ugh.

    Well to be fair it is there first elimination night. Someone said that the girls were giving Ali ‘a face’. I think they were just scared. I doubt they heard a note she sung.

  487. koshka:
    02/26/2010 at 11:58 am

    Someone said that the girls were giving Ali ‘a face’. I think they were just scared. I doubt they heard a note she sung.

    I think you’re right. Plus Janell had just been eliminated – who I’m sure had a lot of friends there since she seemed to be really nice – so I think they were probably sad.

    I did see Crystal give Allison a “woo” when she came out, so she earned some bonus points from me!

  488. So, I’ll put out one more plea for information :) Anyone know anything about Kris’ Let It Be video? Is it supposed to be on iTunes yet? If not, is there a specific time it will be posted?

  489. Gina or what every the ladies name is tweeted that Kris’s Let It Be was still being mixed and well tweet when it becomes available. For download.

  490. Kris Allen, who was on the ground in Haiti (not to be confused with him flying around in circles above Haiti) ripped some “Let it Be.” Man did I get some chills. The song. The voice. The mini montage of Kris holding and playing with Haitian kids. Pa-lease. Idol season 8 is over. I’m left with Headband Vaughn. There’s only so much Elizabeth’s heart can take. Let it be. Let it be. Sigh.

    -Elizabeth
    http://www.myrealitybit.com/

  491. I just watched Joe’s sing-out (thanks MJ!)

    Wow, if he had performed like that on Wed. night, he might not have been voted out!

  492. The only thing America did get right tonight (besides sending home smug Rodriguez) was keeping Alex Lambert over Tyler Grady. Oh boo hoo, Tyler. The judges waited until last night to finally tell you that you are and have always been a lame copy-cat? Cry me a river. Way to poop on yourself when you’ve already had a leaky diaper.

    Elizabeth
    http://www.myrealitybit.com/
    (idol recaps)

  493. Ashley had some stanky attitude!
    Ryan: What are you going to do? *****-face: “Well, I’m gonna sing a song right now.” Ryan: Seriously, what would you like to say? *****-face: “I wanna say thank you,” (swiveling her neck around like her head was about to disembark and shoot off into outerspace). Um, something makes me not wanna believe that thank you.

    -Elizabeth
    http://www.myrealitybit.com/
    (Idol recaps)

  494. i just watched the episode, after like a million hours after. anyway, i remember three things, tim urban’s shocked face, allison’s amazing performance and kris’s let it be. i was all teary eyed end of the song. no wonder he’s my idol! i hope he continues the good work he is doing and gets to inspire many others with his humility.

  495. Junior:
    02/26/2010 at 12:46 pm

    I just watched Joe’s sing-out (thanks MJ!)

    Wow, if he had performed like that on Wed. night, he might not have been voted out!

    Oh sure, jumping around a bit with a weaker vocal…THAT could have saved him. I doubt it. The guy got screwed over plain and simple, such is the nature of American Idol. It happens every single year.

  496. Oh sure, jumping around a bit with a weaker vocal…THAT could have saved him. I doubt it. The guy got screwed over plain and simple, such is the nature of American Idol. It happens every single year.

    I don’t know what you mean by that, but I was totally bored by him and the song Wed., and I really loved it last night. He gave an actual well-rounded performance. There’s something to be said for “jumping around a bit” as you put it. He was engaging the audience instead of sitting like a lump on a stool. He actually exhibited a little bit of charisma, which I hadn’t seen from him up to this point.

    I actually thought he could have done himself a favor by playing up his hispanic heritage a bit by singing an hispanic pop song in the vein of Marc Anthony. He could really have stood out from the pack by doing that.

  497. Well, I just have to say that each time I watch the Haiti montage and listen to Kris singing, it’s just more and more amazing! It’s exactly what he wanted, to focus on Haiti, but the singing just made it so beautiful and touching. It was a perfect “Kris Allen/Cale Mills” version of “Let it Be”.

  498. HeidiL – thanks for your answer about AWM’s possible sales bump. I don’t see AWM in the top 300 songs at i-Tunes. I tried getting the top 1000 but couldn’t. I hope you’re right about a good sales bump.

    But FWIW I think the pop bars can be deceiving. I just checked Carrie’s and All American Girl has bigger popularity bars than Temporary Home. But All American Girl is nowhere to be found in the top 300 songs at i-Tunes and while Temporary Home is in the top 70.

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