Danny Gokey is eliminated
LOLz. Ben Stiller is opening the show! Ryan Seacrest has injured himself in a tragic bikini wax accident. Oh. He’s pimping his upcoming FOX movie…
88 million vote came in last night! HOLY CRAP. Only 1 million votes separated the Top 2 tonight.
UPDATE: Kris Allen won the post-show coin toss. That means Adam Lambert will sing first next week.
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Jordin Sparks and Katy Perry perform tonight. Plus hometown visits.
- Ford Video – “Break My Stride” – VIDEO
- Alicia Keys – VIDEO
- Danny Gokey’s Homecoming – VIDEO
- Kris Allen’s Homecoming – VIDEO
- Jordin Sparks performs “Battlefield” with Ryan Tedder on piano – VIDEO
- Adam Lambert’s Homecoming – VIDEO
- Katy Perry performs “Waiting in Vegas” – VIDEO
- Danny Gokey is eliminated – VIDEO
Live blog after the JUMP…
Ford Music Video – “Break My Stride” – Mean dogs and animation!
Ryan introduces Alicia Keys to speak about the “Keep a Child Alive” initiative. Text “Alive” to 90999 to donate. A dude from Rwanda takes the stage to perform. It’s a mini Idol Gives Back! 5 minute style.
The Top 3 are backstage. It’s time for the hometown visits!
Ryan calls Danny Gokey to center stage. It’s about “tragedy and triumph” says Danny. Crying fans…screaming cheerleaders…big huggy reunion with BFF Jamar. Some nutty chick chases his car with a sign. Danny is overwhelmed by the fans. There’s a sign that says, “Scream On” lol. Danny says his homecoming is bittersweet.
Ryan recites Danny’s deets….and of course, no results yet.
Kris Allen is next. He says he’s a little nervous. Huge crowds turn out for Kris. He meets his HUGE family at his parents house. He hugs his Dad who begins to cry as he tells Kris he’s proud of him. Kris sings “Falling Slowly”. He and his wife ride together in the parade. It’s Kris Allen day in Conway. Dad and mom are super emotional. Aw. His Dad is crying in the audience.
Ryan recites Kris’s deets…Ryan begins with the vote spiel as if he’s going to spill, but…no results!
Back from break, Jordin Sparks takes the stage with Ryan Tedder on piano. He wrote her new single “Battlefield”. Jordin look good Love her dress. She’s sharpened her performance skills. Big soaring chorus and giant hook = HIT. That last look. Jordin’s all fierce and stuff!
Adam Lambert is next. Adam heads to the local morning news. We see Adam put eyeliner on the weather chick. Adam at the radio station. “This is nuts” says Adam. Adam goes to visit Met2, where he performed as a little kid. He answers kids’ questions. Now it’s on to his old high school. There’s the “streaker”. Next Adam goes to Mirimar station where he sings the National Anthem in front of a giant-ass flag.
Ryan recites Adam’s deets… still not time for results
Ryan is sitting with the Top 3 on stage as he introduces Katy Perry. Danny wants it to be over. Adam wants to see Katy Perry! She performs her single “Waiting in Vegas” Suddenly Katy Perry thinks she’s Lady Ga Ga! She’s got this Judy Jetson getup–complete with cape pimping Adam Lambert. (apparently they’re friends) Oops. she sounds like ass. What’s up with the bug eyes?
The guys stand center stage….Ryan says, “After the nationwide vote…I can now reveal the first person competing in next week’s finale is…Kris!” Simon is actually smiling. Paula mouth is wide open. Kris Allen family HUG. Like last week, Kris looks totally shocked.
Who competes against Kris? Danny or Adam? Some thought this was going to be the finale. Danny has never been in the bottom 3….the person competing with Kris in the finale is Adam Lambert. He puts his face in his hands. His family celebrates. Kara looks shocked and disappointed.
Ryan says, “We say good bye to Danny Gokey, one of the best, ladies and gentlemen…”
It’s time for Danny’s goodbye video. He watches and smiles. He sings out with “You are so beautiful.” His singout is intense. Pauler is crying. The three amigos hug.
Simon says, “None of us would have predicted this, guys…no disrespect because you were brilliant last night…and just now Danny, by the way, congratulations…Kris your second song in particular made you a contender…you’re in with a real show…Adam, we’ve always liked you. This could be, as we call, a big ding-dong coming up.”
A ding-dong? Ha!