March 30th, 2010
10:04 PM ET

Did you want to get funky with the 'Idol' Top 10?

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Highlights of the evening for me included Andrew Garcia's spicy mama taking on Simon and Usher's very pointed advice to the contestants. Now that's how you mentor, Miley Cyrus!

MamaSox was hot, as always, and we saw the return of Andrew Garcia as a viable contestant. Overall, I think the gang did better this week than last. Maybe there is hope for this season yet (please, please)?

Your thoughts?


soundoff (167 Responses)
  1. Lana

    Ryan, stop to harass Simon. It is disgusting to watch, remember he created the show and he real deserve some respect. After all he only one who always says the truth..

    Ryan looks stupid, what happen to him?

    April 1, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. Robert Posey

    It was Didi and Tim in the end and sadly Didi went despite the fact Tim has never been even adequate.

    April 1, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. Terry

    People watch it cuz it's sort of like a train wreck. It assaults the senses, but somehow we can't look away. I'm not invested in any of these Idols this year so I really don't care who wins. It'll be the best of a bad lot.

    April 1, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. PastorSmith

    I clicked on the article just out of the sheer surprise it was to me to see that this season is still on. I felt sure that after realizing the talent pool dried up completely about 2 seasons ago the show would be canned. It's still on, really?

    April 1, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lorin

    I have to say that I think Katie is extremely stuck up. Last night when she was put in to the bottom of 3 she rolled her eyes in disbeleif like 'how could they do this to me? I am the best!" I used to like her but the more I watch her the more I realize what a snob she is.

    Our American Idol needs to be someone that has great talent but also a great personality. Someone who doesn't think who they are. I think in all honesty Crystal is a fabulous canadiate. She seems very down to earth and lets face it she can sing like no other. In my opinion I think she is the best they have this season.

    They need to rid themselves of Katie. When the season first started she tried to play the down to earth, sweet role by using her Grandmother's illness as a way to win America's heart and I'll be truthful that worked for me for a short period of time. But as the show goes on you start to see Katie's true colors and honestly the girl needs to go!

    April 1, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. Becky

    It was so good to see Rueben las night. Glad that all is going well for him and he looks great. Didi was the right choice to go but 2 others were also in that same catagory. I wish that the performers the show has could be better (not contestants) . They are auful! Can any of them sing . They are just auful to watch so far it is always walk away time when they come on so hopefully it will improve. Bring back the classics. I too believe Simon does the best in judging. But I like them all. Randy is very up front too. I love the show!

    April 1, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. phillexp

    Ahhh.. That was a mistake last night. Tim or Andrew – who really sucks should've gone. Didi just didn't pick the right songs but I'd rather "see" and listen to her than those two guys. Plus like I said before Mike's boring and overrated and his act of lifting people up like he did with Seacrest is really getting old. Yeah you're a big fat guy who sings the same way all the time. We know we know. Tired tired tired.

    April 1, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. sara

    i hate kara or how ever u spell her name she is trying to be puala nd its so not working il be fine wit ellen just ellen. i hav hated kara since the last season, she needs to fix herself to be on this show, most of the ppll i speak to say the same thing but i rlly want PUALA back it was much better wit her. Also the judges do make lots of sense like simon he knows what to tell the contestints. i rlly hope that this season gets btter bc at this point im switching to the X factor. This season for talent rlly stinks they need to find better ppll. Well good luck to the rest of the contestines

    April 1, 2010 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ken

    I think that Siobhan will be the dark horse winner. She has that !@#$#%$% factor–something inside her can emerge during any performance to make you feel something you didn't expect and her voice has the greatest range. I see the top two being her and Crystal and then the rest. Tim & Aaron definitely the weakest. Didi left too early, I think because of her song choices the last two weeks. And Casey needs to go if he won't put down the guitar on songs where his guitar work is not relevant–it makes him look like he always playing the role of a rock start rather than actually being one. Crystal was brilliant, and should have stayed at the piano; her voice had such great timing and texture on "Midnight Train." This year Simon and all the rest are all wrong with trying to pigeon-hole performers–Crystal should not just be "the hip girl with the guitar" and Katie, who has a lovely voice, should sing what ever the heck she likes!

    April 1, 2010 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. Tim is good

    tim can actually sing, he just needs to come out of his nutshell, he actually was in tone as well as mike and one other guy everyone else that nite sucked, granted yeah tim messed the song up some, but still he was in tune

    April 1, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. Elle

    Ditty, too, pure sleeze, garbage. I ask again, how about Idol bringing in some REAL talent? These "artists" aren't good. It's not even music in my book.

    April 1, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. ross

    and ELLEN sucks even MORE

    April 1, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. ross

    TIM SUCKS sooooooooo bad. Please – GO HOME TIM!

    April 1, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  14. Elle

    Awful Usher. What do people see in this guy? There's no talent there, and the choreography was horrible. Idol needs to bring some real talent to the show – Miley, Usher, mentors and performers? Sorry, tacky and crappy.

    April 1, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. Boring

    Did anyone else feel like tonight was like watching an award show of performers better than the idols? Granted Usher can dance, but his singing lacked behind even Didi's....perhaps vote him off? Oh, and P-Diddy's performance...most effective use of fog since who knows when.
    This was the last episode I will watch...I'm bored of the performers and the need to focus on the judges for ratings.

    Yawn

    March 31, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  16. James

    This year's singers are kind of disappointing compared to previous years. I think a lot of it has to do with their song choices. I think Stan Walker, the 2009 Australian Idol winner, is so much better than the singers on this year's America Idol. Check him out on Youtube and see what you think.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Tim is good

    Didi is going home, Tim step up your game bro.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tim is goodf

    oh lord Shiobhan needs to go home

    March 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Tim is goodf

    Atleast Tim sang on key, Siobhan is going home.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  20. craig

    I think its so funny, people that hate the show, still know all the people and post on this blog. If you hate it, don't watch it.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  21. jansen

    you guys can tell that AI sucks but admit it, you still watch it!!! love AI.... yohooo...

    March 31, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Nicole

    Haha Lee and Crystal rock!!!! You could definitly see the change in Lee yesterday. He always had the vocals just not the confidence!

    March 31, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  23. ANG

    Tim HAS GOT TO GO HOME!!!!!! I loved simon's comment about Tim's smile and how Tim's just gonna keep on going cuz he's cute. I mean seriously thats why he got so far! His smile is hideous :&. In my opinion he shouldn't have come back. And Alex Lambert? I know he left a while ago but his voice is a million times better than Tim's.

    Go Lee!!!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  24. jeff

    Didi, please stop ruining some of my all time favorite songs! Wow, what a singular lack of talent.

    March 31, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Lisa

    Crystal is so stuck on herself!!! The judges give her a bigger EGO!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Lisa

    Whats up with the slow songs? I fall asleep every week we need more songs that will keep us awake!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  27. money

    Bottom 3 are:

    Andrew Garcia Gomez Castillo Enriquez
    Didi or should I say Adell?
    That dude with 10 siblings (I can't remember his name...See, he IS forgetable).

    Lee rocked it last night. He and Farmersox have the best voices.

    I'm already tired of the steroided Luther Vandross Mike. He should really wear a bra because those are not "pecks", they are breasts.

    March 31, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  28. money

    Didi is gone! She is by far the worst out of the bunch. It is going to be a showdown between green toofless farmersox and Beau Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard.

    March 31, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  29. craig

    top 3? Crystal, Lee and Casey. Bottom? Didi, Tim and Andrew. I thought Crystal had it locked, and then came Lee last night, he was amazing. I see them as the final two.

    March 31, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  30. chris

    Ryan's scripted schtick stuff sounds like it was written by a 7th grader. He gets more annoying every year.

    The voting needs to be revamped, to limit the number of calls from any one phone number (as they do on DWTS). This would weed out the freaks and tweenies who spend 2 hours repeatedly dialing.

    My bottom 3 are Didi, Siobahn and Katie. As much as I'd like to see Siobahn scream one last time, I think we'll see one more Didi breakdown as they show clips of her "Journey"

    March 31, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Ginmill

    I record it and fast forward to MamaSox. No since listening to anyone else she is incredible. And thank goodness Simon negated all those comments last night and told her to be herself not change.

    Usher, best mentor ever. I think he was the soul reason the rest of them improved this week. MamaSox needs no improvement, like he said she's got the goods.

    March 31, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Andy

    Siobhan had a tough night but she is still one of my favorites!
    Lee was the best last night
    Crystal sang well but I didn't like her new look
    Katie was very good
    Aaron was just okay dawg
    Casey rocked it
    Mike was good (still comes off as Rueben on roids)
    Tim was in tune but doesn't have the power or control of his voice to stand out...nice kid though
    Andrew was better but that isn't really saying much
    Didi was hideous but looked great!

    I hope Andrew or Didi goes home,but I think it will be either Tim or Katie.

    March 31, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Dave in Connecticut

    I agree Tim needs to go, Didi needs to go too.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Jana

    Please please I truly hope Tim Urban gets voted off. He had alot of gonads to try and sing an Anita Baker song but as usual he slaughtered it!

    March 31, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Trevor

    Heidi,

    Then don't watch. Or bother posting...

    March 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Trevor

    Loray White – are you deaf?? I like Siobahn – but last night she was TERRIBLE. The fact that you like someone shouldn't interfere with your ability to judge their performance. Siobahn, based on last night deserves to be in the bottom three...

    March 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  37. chucktwo

    the best part of last night? By far – the coaching by Usher; They should go after him to take Simon's place (dropping Kara along the way as well). Terrific comments and real, honest suggestions – quite refreshing compared to the "expert" judges.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Heidi

    When is Idol Going to End??? I am so sick of their pretntiousness.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Just A Thought

    Adam Lambert was great on AI; but has since flopped! Not one #1 single even! Even Taylor Hick's album went gold! Sorry, but he's not that popular. Guess he should have kept his private life, private.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Kim

    I was able to dial in for all that I wanted to vote for, including Big Mike (a few times). I hope Didi is gone now, I liked her for a few weeks but haven't cared the last 3. Andrew did better last night than he has in a while.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  41. chanceap326@hotmail.com

    Tim definitely has to go! I've been saying that for 6 weeks now. I would round out the bottom 3 with Andrew and Didi. Aaron is the only other one I am concerned about this week. Also, Siobhan rocks!!

    March 31, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  42. joe

    Tim's gotta go.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Likes Tim urban

    Siobhan whatever her name is was awful, she needs to go, Tim is good, but needs to take risk, MIke is good but seems to stuck up, Aaron started bad but did finish good. Crystal is awesome.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Justin

    im sorry laura..lorry whatever your name is..if you think shioban did well..just stop watching american idol. she was a very sore after the judges tore her apart. which is out of control..she is on national television and she acted like a 10 year old. she will not win american idol. lee and andrew were the 2 best last night..hands down..they were the most original and sounded the best. aaron kelly better watch himself though..he sang the same song that kris allen did last year except it was 100 percent awful.AD to the final..no doubt, and he will be able to sing straight up one more time. game on

    March 31, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Keisha

    I DONT KNOW WHAT THE JUDGES ARE DOING BUT GET RID OF ELLEN, KARA BECAUSE THEY CONFUSE THEM THE MOST.. THEY SHOULD KEEP USHER AROUND TO MENTOR CAUSE HE REALLY DID HELP THOSE WHOM NEEDED IT THE MOST AND THE OTHERS AS WELL.. MY FAVS ARE MIKE, SIOBHAN, CRYSTAL, LEE AND CASEY.. THE REST CAN JUST GO HOME.. SIOBHAN DID GREAT TO ME LAST NIGHT AND SHE WASN'T SCREAMING EITHER YEAH SHE MAY HAVE LOST THE NOTE ONE TIME BUT SHE IS WAY BETTER THAN THOSE OTHERS.. NOT EVERYONE CAN HIT THOSE NOTES THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT SCREAMING IS AND IF THEY EVER LISTEN TO CHAKA KAN THEN U WOULD SEE THAT SIOBHAN HIT EVERY NOTE–MIKE REALLY SHOWED US HIS RANGE LOVED IT–CRYSTAL WASN'T THAT GOOD AT THE BEGINNING IM LIKE SIMON SHE SHOULD STICK TO HER GUITAR AND NOT PIANO.. TIM SUCKS AND SO DOES AARON..

    March 31, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Likes Tim urban

    are you referring to garcia as little jonas bro, if you are i have to agree.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  47. wendy sepulvado

    I am telling you this if crystal doesn't win american idol she will still have a career. She is amazing. I cannot wait to buy her albums and i'm not the only one. And little jonas brother has got to go. He should not even still be there. Thats the only problem with the voting. Little girls with cell phones are voting for him. He is a cutie not a singer. Aaron has a great voice and will go far with it. Mike is great, but crystal is surely the one to beat. But I said that about Doughtry. He is one of my favorite artist.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Mizdona

    My favorites are Big Mike; Siobahn; Aaron; Crystal; and Katie. Andrew did much better....I am still on the fence about Casey.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Likes Tim urban

    Tim was not the worst, he sings good, but I do like to see him take more risk, and use more range on his voice, he needs to come out of his shell and stop choosing easy songs.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  50. dh

    Actually, I was surprised by most of last night's performances.
    They did seem to up their game. The best way I could deal with
    Tim Urbans performance was to close my eyes and pretend I was listening to my local soft rock station. At least he sang in key, which is more than I can say for Siobhan. I am so glad the judges finally gave her an honest critique as she was in desperate need of a reality check. I don't know what you are hearing but it sure isn't coming throough my speakers. She is pitchy, inconsistent and her screaming is, as Simon said, boring. I will also add old, tired and unoriginal. Adam Lambert she ain't! Based on that performance, she could be in real trouble tonight, even though I don't think she will be sent packing. Next week, she better listen to the judges, ditch the screaming and start working on her vocals. i don't think DiDi was as bad as the judges said. She was definetly better than last week shen she butchered "You're No Good". Everybody else wasn't bad at all. Outside of Tim, I don't know who will be in the bottom three, but based on last night, Siohban should be among them.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  51. cloud nine

    Terry ditto :)
    I wouldn't pay & I'm not family.. I would rather see Elmo on ICE

    March 31, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  52. MEEfO

    To all of you haters who call what Siobhan is doing screaming, you try sustaining a note that long, at that volume and pitch, then you'll know what screaming sounds like. You may not like her sound, but she's a good singer. I do however agree she needs to quit doing it every song, mix it up a little.

    On the other hand, Crystal is highly overrated. She sings the same song the same way every week. She deviated last night and it didn't mesh well. She's a judges' favorite so they'll give her a pass regardless, but her interpretation of that song did not work. It was awkward.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  53. bm

    They should send Siobhan home. She is a one trick pony and last night she sounded like a cat I had that used to howl when she was in heat and wanted to get out of the house. No one is going to buy a whole album of her music when all they can remember is one screeching note.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Anne

    Crystal is the best this season, hands down, and Lee is starting to catch fire. Casey is a good front-man for a band, Big Mike is okay, I'm actually starting to like Katie, Aaron has a great voice, but is too young (please teach him what to do with his lower body while he sings), the rest can go. As for the judges, only Simon and Kara know what there talking about; Randy makes me cringe, and Ellen is fun but not to be taken seriously.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Lisa

    Bottom three tonight for me: Didi, Shioban, & Tim...I think Didi could be in trouble and heading home.nice girl but that song last night was bad bad bad I actually felt sorry for her, and it didn't help that Ryan kept pressing her for info! Lee rocked it last night just needs to work on that confidence, Crystal and Big Mike right up there. Judging? well Simon stays as for the rest go home.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  56. MARC

    That's it. The show is cooked. Number 1 Idol: MAMASOX; Number 2: SmiLEE.; number 3: Bic Mike. That's it. That's all Folks!!

    March 31, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Bob

    I love the Idol show........this years singers sing too much of the soft stuff this time..........I want to hear em "rock out".........put some real energy in to their singing.........

    March 31, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Connie

    Mark my words, since the first show I have thought Lee DeWyze would be the next American Idol. People will tire of Crystal, as they did with Melinda Doolittle. Lee will win it all. Big Mike will try to alter his personality but he won't be able to. Sioban will do something or say something weird to turn people off. Lee will win.

    March 31, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Terry

    Seriously though, would you actually pay money to see them on their summer tour? Unless you're family, I say NO WAY!

    March 31, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Dorothy

    Ryan crossed the line last night. Does he want ratings that bad that he prods contestants until he makes them cry? Good going Dee Dee, you handled yourself with class, something Ryan needs to learn.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Renee

    For some reason the talent is just not comparable to other years. Carrie Underwood will never be topped. I miss Paula, she made the show. But Crystal is the the best. this year. She is a one of a kind person, down to earth and she knows who she is. She doesn't have to be piled full of makeup or dressed weird. She is talented and I hope she wins.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Maggie

    I think Usher was the best mentor I have ever in the history of this show seen. After Simon leaves I won't watch anymore because the other judges get on my last nerve, (excluding Ellen, I think she's doing great)!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Becca

    The show should just fast forward to the finals with Crystal and Lee, and count their losses. This season has mostly been one big snooze fest. The writing is already on the wall, AI will be doomed without Simon.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  64. whatthehellever

    Tim won't go until later because the vote for the worst idiots and the 12 year old girls will vote for him. Didi must go. Lee actually smiled and didn't look scared to death last night and he actually did a really good job. Crystal, Big Mike, Casey, Aaron, Lee will be the top five, I'm betting – with Crystal winning. Just my opinion.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Suzanne

    Casey and Crystal are by far the best, most accomplished, musicians on the show; they are terrific vocally and play beautifully. They are always in tune, pitch perfect, which is more than can be said for the rest of the contestants. Siobhan might have a great voice, but she insists on screaming and wearing such bizarre outfits (not quirky or funky, just strange), that it's hard to take her seriously! Lee was really good last night as well!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Donna

    I hope Crystal wins. She deserves it however the best does not always win. I wish we could send a few of them home. There's about 5 of them that really stink. I'm surprised some of them made it at all.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  67. CONANDO

    i agree with simon also, about the critics sucking the soul out of crystal
    i cringed when i saw her in stileto heels...three weeks ago she would have planted them up someones behind!!
    still has the conviction and soul in her voice though, kinda with the likes of loretta lynn and dollie pardon, who had it rough while growing up, the believablitly in EVERY SONG

    March 31, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Kara

    This show has already been won. Crystal Bowersocks, from my home state of Ohio rocks! Definately a Janis Joplin doppleganger. But come on folks, lets face it. It's over! She's the winner and she terrific!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  69. sugarcane

    Well, much improvement from last week. Lee,Casey and Crystal were excellent, still don't get it with big Mike,doesnt he know how to choose a song with beat and actually "perform" instead of just sing. Tim has to go,he is a fun kid and maybe could sing in malls or something so the teeny boppers could chase him for a piece of his shirt,but he is not an American Idol.Didi should go too,Katie is not a fave of mine,the song she chose was really for an adult,not her age at all.We shall see tonight on those results,and....Kara and Simon are too lovey dovey,Karas husband already made an appearance with her flirting with Casey,hmmmm. she needs to keep her hands to herself

    March 31, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  70. memememeee

    Dear Siobhan,

    Please quit screaming at me.

    Thank you.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Dan

    Lee really came through last night. Crystal consistently brings it on. I'd have to say the two of them are ahead right now. Big Mike is up there too. I like Siobhan alot and am still hoping that she can make the top 3. Aaron is a favorite too. I'd have to say so long to Tim. After him, a toss up between Didi, Katie and Andrew.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  72. clarkE

    Mamasox does not need to win...Simon will sign her or she will be successful like Adam Lambert. She is sooo talented!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  73. FRAN

    To all the ones crying out there about the whole Didi thing...if she didn't want them to make such a fuss then she shouldn't start crying and going on about how it was so "special" to her. BOO F-IN HOO!
    Enough of the sad stories and the crying already!
    It's a singing competion not a charity event!
    GO CRYSTAL!!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Frenchie

    Frenchie from Canada
    Crystal is the best of all and Simon is correct, stay the same, she's beautiful just the way she is. She will win. I think the audience wanted to see what she would look like. Crystal you are a natural and you come from a real place, having said that I mean you are so real and you don't even know it. Please stay the way you are and listen to the own soul within you. I haven't heard a real voice like yours in a long time and you are it. I love your nick name mama socks it's cute. Good luck and I like idol. Simon you are great and you do tell and speak the truth. Kara is a put on, I don't hate her I don't know her she's phony. Ellen is great and Randy is the real deal. It's great intertainment and I liked it last night. You know who's staying and you know who's going.

    Casey and Lee are great also. Siobhan I'm not sure what to make of her, she doesn't need to scream, I think she likes to defi Simon. Aaron is good, Garcia is a good singer too and yes I know you don't want to hear it but Tim is pretty good and it's good he laughs what's he's suppose to do cry. Maybe he laughs because he's nervous too. Who knows. Crystal I hope you get to read these comments because people from all over the nation love you, be yourself and stay the sam don't change for anyone. PEACE GIRL.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  75. cynthia

    One more thing...Will someone at AI please tell Casey to stop smiling through entire songs..... Especially singing bluesy R&B numbers. Geez where did they get this group from...

    Can they do this season over?

    March 31, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Flyin11

    Wrong Lisa...Bowersox was boring last night. She was just playing a piano and talk singing. She took the safe route when she could have done a great performance.

    Lee DeWyze had the best performance of the night to me. I agree with Simon on him...When he rewatches the show on TV then he will realize that his life changed forever. I loved his perfromance and he's sounding more like Danny Goke and that is a good thing as I really enjoyed Danny's voice last year.

    I think Kara's advice on Katie was right on. That is the type of music she should be making as she sounded great last night. I have no clue what the heck Simon is thinking about saying she should go for Country. Her voice does not sound a bit like Country at all and I have had enough of Carrie Underwood so we don't need another Country star...

    The others were either sub par or just the normal. Nothing great...

    March 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  77. AMIDOLFAN

    I'm voting for Aaron Kelly all the way! He definitely has it in him to blow the rest of them away, and he is a silent threat right now. You all will see!! GO AARON!!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  78. AMIDOLFAN

    My vote is for Aaron Kelly! It's time for him to step it up now, and show the rest of them who's boss. He definitely has it in him, and now is the time to pull out all the stops!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Isay

    Please, please let Siobhan disapear from my eye sight. She wants to be a female Adam Lambert. NO No, you are NOT, OK? You are a weirdo, OK? Hope she is going home tonight!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  80. cynthia

    Out of the thousands of kids that auditioned for AI – I cannot believe, no matter how hard I try, that this is the group that was selected.
    Crystal is the exception. She is in a league of her own and will undoubtably win (even if she doesn't "win").
    The rest are below mediocre. I know the judges are so embarassed by this group.
    Yes a couple of them have nice voices ie. Big Mike ....but is he really an American Idol? Nice guy but please...

    And is anyone else tired of these pop stars coming on to promote albums ie. Usher? They are so useless and could care less. They don't give any sound advice.

    Do they think we the audience are complete idiots or what.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Just a Drummer

    @mozart888 and disgruntled viewer – I haven't even watched last night's show yet (had an Easter rehearsal that was MUCH more painfully pitchy than Idol this season), but I already agree with you both! ;-)

    @squidman – You're right, but forgetting that AI is an incredibly cheap way to pre-promote said singer and song. They expose the heck out of these kids first, and then acquire the best songs they can buy. It's brilliant, actually. Exploitive, but brilliant.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Kenny

    As usual, Crystal brought it again last night. She is in a league of her own. Lee and Casey weren't very far behind. Big Mike performed another good ballad, that's his strong point. The rest were no better than good, with the exception of Tim, Didi, and Siobhan. Siobhan flat out sucked, but her past performances should save her. The teenies will save Tim again, so I expect Didi to go.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  83. kd

    just saw daughtry in concert this past weekend, wow!! none of the guys this season can even compare to his amazing voice!! daughtry should be a mentor with adam lambert (heard he will mentor in the next few weeks!) also...love simon disagreeing with kara, who thinks she knows it all!!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  84. KR

    I voted for Big Mike last night with no problem at all......

    March 31, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  85. kghj

    Here's a challenge for the panel of judges and the people who write columns about AI....see how many real words you can think of -and use in a sentence!-to replace "pitchy".

    March 31, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  86. deb

    Crystal is always wonderful, Lee was very good last night...finally showed some self-confidence thanks to Usher's praise! It really makes a difference. My second favorite of the group (after Crystal) is Siobhan but last night she didn't do well. Everyone is right – she needs to quit screaming. If she changes a few things I see her, Crystal and Lee in the top three with Crystal winning and Lee in third place. None of the others compare at all. Didi is awful, Tim has a good voice but doesn't really do anything for me, Big Mike sounds the same every week, kind of boring, Andrew is not good although last night he sounded okay, Aaron has a very good voice but somehow he doesn't seem "marketable", Katie has a very good voice but doesn't know how to perform. She's probably just too young and naive at this point in her life. She should have auditioned about 5 years down the road. Casey is pretty good but nothing special.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Harley Man

    Bowersox ROCKS!!! She is the winner!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Shannon

    Hi,
    Huge improvement from last week!! Some of them are getting it about which song to go with....Simon is just as cute as ever!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  89. estella

    Lee, Crystal, and Casey did the best out of the bunch!! i love all three of them! I like Didi as well she just hasnt had the best arrangement for her songs shes picking out. Bottom three tonight will be Tim, Katie, and Didi.. with most likely Katie going home when it should be Tim...

    March 31, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  90. mrs. tucker max

    anyone who likes tim must also like it when 3 year olds fart. it sounds the same to me.
    LEE IS GORGEOUS.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Nick

    Adessa,
    There is no such thing as a Notary Republic. There is something called a Notary Public. Perhaps your phone dialing is as accurate as your grammar? I had no trouble voting for Mike. Call went right through.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  92. bil z'bub

    Personally I think they need to fire Ryan Seacrest. I think he's taking the whole thing for granted and destroying the integrity of the show. Meh. As far as the voting system, America has already proven it has no taste.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Donna Pell

    Crystal, Lee and Casey will be the top 3. Unless a Dautry-like surprise happens to Crystal she will win..

    March 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Michael

    Ryan Seacrest wouldn't let go of that one singer's hand for so long. Did anyone else find that way too creepy?

    March 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  95. terri

    too bad about the voting for Big Mike, that's not fair if the number was incorrect! I think the viewers should be able to re-vote !!!

    This season is really dumb, I hate how the judges argue and bicker and Kara hangs all over Simon, and all Ellen knows about the singers is that "they look good, or they have nice earrings" !!!
    So ridiculous!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  96. paula deens

    hey Ya'll....that is some pickle feet, corn bread loving awesome show they got going on on Fox...I'd love to go on there and give my two sense...I'd pee in my britches!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Kim

    It should be another Talent Quest for MamaSox!

    Lee is my fav. Hope he gets to the finals at least. Aaron is cute but a little boring with the sad songs week after week.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  98. sb

    Wasn't Didi's best friend killed while they were in high school and she was doing this for her? I thought that was her story during auditions – she was very emotional from the start. I guess I can see why Ryan would question her about it again, since that was her story when she was trying to make it to Hollywood.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  99. MonYum

    I hate the voting system. It sucks. They vote off the wrong people.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Jason

    Crystal was great, Lee was very good, and everyone else was either so-so, or just plain terrible (Tim, Didi, Aaron). I will say this: while I have really liked Siobahn these last few weeks, last night was just horrible. Mike is over-hyped, as I really can't hear a difference between him, and Ruben Studdard. The Blond guy is just cheesy, and boring. Tattoo neck isn't as creative as I thought he was. Katie is just blah... very, very blah.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Kaz

    I totally agree with the comments on Ryan. He is way to over the top, even his chat with Usher seemed a little weird. He needs to keep some comments to himself.

    The only two performances really worth mentioning are Crystal and Lee. I have like these two since auditions. And they just keep getting better.

    Siobhan, is okay, been one of my favs but she is losing me with her screaming in EVERY song. Last night was a total waste of time. She needs to change or go!

    Whoever thinks Tim Urban is hot must know something I don't. Can't stand the guy. Can he be serious? To laugh and joke over what the judges are saying is rude! And childish! Just go home please.

    Casey for the last couple of weeks has improved tremendously. Still not my favorite but he should consider keeping the guitar! Much better performances.

    I have always liked Mike, just something about his personality, but should he win AI, nope!

    Aaron is okay. Didi is a disgrace! I cringed all the way through her song and wished she would go away! Katie is just another wannabe. Totally wrong song for her! Why do they do this to themselves. It is all about song choice and this is why some are surging ahead of the others. Casey, Mike, Lee and Crystal know what they can do and what they can't.

    Totally agree with Simon regarding his comments about the process not changing Crystal. I fell in love with who she was as well as her voice. If she changes because of the pressure we will lose soemthing really quite special. A normal person! Who needs another Hollywood starlet?

    America needs REAL people instead of plastic Barbie Dolls!

    March 31, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  102. timsgirl

    Overall, I thought that the contestants did well. I was disappointed a little with Shibon's performance, but totally LOVED both Lee's and Crystal's.
    There are four contestants right now that I can honestly envision what a record from them would sound like and those are Crystal, Lee, Big Mike, and Casey. And I would buy them all.
    I think that the bottom three this week will be DeDe, Tim, and Katie. And of the three, I believe that it is Tim's time to go. He has consistently been below par with the other contestants.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  103. sleeplessnnc

    Lets just clear the underbrush. Send Aaron, Didi, Tim and Katie home tonight and let the other, actually good singers, fight it out.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  104. Jeff Dwyer

    The best performers were Crystal, Micahel, and Lee. Someone needs to tell Lee that he should pick David Cook songs. Last night, he demonstrated he is the same kind of singer, perhaps destined for the same kind of success. Siohban was a disappointment; she relies too much on her high-note screaming and it is getting tiresome. Katie was better but needs to adjust her performance so that it fits her youthful appearance. Tim 'hair-hat" Urban was much improved and may actually have a shot at a career. David garcia was very good and had rejuvenated his quest for stardom. Clearly, Didi was the worse performer of the evening. She is too emotional to handle stardom and seem barely able to get through her appearance on stage without breaking down

    March 31, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  105. Rhonda

    Siobhan was my early favorite, but I was really disappointed in her last night. Crystal really impressed me last night – she seemed less stuck up in addition to singing really, really well. Mike, Lee, and Andrew were also good. Didi and Tim should be in the bottom three, although I'm undecided about the third. Didi should go home. While Tim isn't on par with most of the rest of the contestants, I agree with him still being there because for the last few weeks, someone has been worse than Tim, and that person has been voted off. This week, Tim was easier to listen to than Didi.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  106. cloud nine

    Another train wreck in my opinion. The only survivor is Andrew & that Janice Joplin wanna be. I forget what her name is. Sorry but Idol this year sucks. Simon is the only true Judge. That is why they have him for last because they know that after he speaks everyone fast forward their Tivos. Look anyone who wins this Idol will be forgotten. None of them will ever sell out a show unless they are opening for someone huge. Adam Lambert is selling out world wide. I know people who have seen him perform and he gives out a great show...None of these Idol wanna be's will ever be at his level. This time next year we will all be saying . Who won Idol Season 9? I forgot.Oh yeah & who cares...

    March 31, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  107. Lucy

    Ryan needs to get a life. He needs to stick to being a MC and leave the judging to the judges. Simons comments, although harsh sometimes, are usually spot on. Ryan is not adding any type of value to the show by egging on either the contestants to take on the judges or the judges to defend their comments. And the bit with pulling some parent out of the audience to take on Simon is loathsome and a waste of time. Is Ryan jockeying for Simon's job next season? Hopefully not – that would be a disaster. But, then again, Ryan is somewhat of a disaster.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  108. Stephen

    All I can say about last night's AI is that the majority of the performances actually sucked the soul out of R&B. Thankfully that is the last time many of them will be asked to perform an R&B tune. Hats off to Mike Lynche earlier in the show and Crystal for at least saving the night towards the end of the show because the performances that occurred between their performances were totally flat/awful/boring.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  109. Queen Anne

    Lee was awesome last night, Hopefully he is starting to loosen up and really let himself go...Crystal was good but it did seem like she was trying to be something else....Big Mike, that was a snoozer for me...Siobhan, felt sorry for her but I think she will come back stronger..Casey – always like him, he is good but I mostly like his looks..Andrew-Finally a better performance, he has been very corny, don't know if he can come back though...Aaron is so young and cute and I really like his voice, don't think he will win it though....

    Tim ,Didi and Katie...anyone of them could go for me but I love that Tim was laughing at everything last night (I loved Ellen's creeping in the bedroom comment, that had me cracking up)..and BTW he was not the worst.

    But finally there were some more entertaining performances.

    And Didi really should not wear her heart on her sleeve that way, it is irritating and Ryan was pushy (that was the first time that he bugged me) Lay off, Ryan.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  110. Joel

    The top four: Bowesox, Big Mike, Casey, Siobhan. Lee and possibly Aaron in the wings if Siobhan is judged too wierd and unlikable and unable to stop screaming and gets the hook. The winner is either Bowersox or Big Mike. Really no need to watch until the last couple of weeks. Very boring sitting through two hours of deadly mediocrity. Huge thumbs up to Usher, perhaps the best mentor of all time.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  111. thinking

    If Siobhan is voted off (which is doubtful) will the judges save her?
    I really think she is talented, but this early in the show, they may need to save that just in case Chyrstal is picked off too early.

    The judges will use their save on Chrystal, Siobhan, Mike – however, once the save is used, that's it.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  112. Dee

    I think Andrew will still be in the bottom. I think it's too late for him.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  113. lecter1963

    Tim / Didi and Katie were the worst. Andrew I don't get, when he sings with a fuller voice, he's much better. Big Mike is so generic, but is getting through on personality. Casey needs better songs, he's a shoe-in for a gig later. Aaron, well he may survive a little longer. Lee was better, but strugggles. Siobhan was horrid, but should survive. She needs to learn to take the heat. CB was great as usual. Hard for the others to compete.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  114. Min

    I agree 100% with phillexp. The final 3, and the winner, is so obvious that it's hardly watching. Ryan was inappropriate with Didi, and she handled it as well as she could, even though Ryan had a vice grip on her hand. She tried to pull it away about 4 times – Ryan should apologize on the air. And what is with the judges constantly hanging all over each other... "making out" and groping each other... are they trying to boost ratings? They're supposed to be judging, not flirting. It's ridiculous.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  115. talley

    Glad to hear differing opinions. Mike is okay. I've not ever said, WOW that was great. Lee was excellent and Crystal had very good moments but she was off on some of it. Tim was decent. I think he's just an okay singer who if singing at church or what not you'd say, he's pretty good, but for AI he's not so good. Siobhan was awful. I like her btw. I want her to continue but she was the worst. The little boy, can't remember his name, is another Tim. He's okay. I sooooo see him doing better in a few years. Too young. Now Didi. Everyone is mad at Ryan, but SHE BROUGHT IT UP. She's the one who cried. I'm sorry Taps makes me teary but other than that a song can't make me melt like she did. Then she was about lose it again. I think if it's mentioned and mentioned then yay she needs to say what it is or give some information on it. That seemed very set up actually. Like she was going to say and he was following it up. Plus she was so dramatic and over the top in her performance, I'm hoping she and her secret issue goes home tonight.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  116. Lesley

    My husband and I have watched Idol for years. It somehow has lost its pazzaz. We will not watch next season if there is not an "overhaul"= Seacress needs to go! I love the fact that these talented people have an oppurtunity for exposure, but the way the show is now is awful- back to the producers to come up with a different format. On elimination night Seacress makes them stand and ignores them for a long time-how rude!

    March 31, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  117. Jo Jo

    Sioban is a good singer however with that said, I am so tired of her screaming. Is she that stupid that she thinks because it worked in the one song she should do it everytime. Buut the true star of AI this season is Crystal. She is so right on every week, consistent and a wonderful musician not to mention a powerful beautiful voice. Lee was exceptionally good this week. The bottom three:: Didi, Tim and Katie.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  118. Season 9

    Tim really needs to go. He is nowhere near as talented as the other contestants. I hope Siobhan can pick herself up because she was so sad. She had pitchy, but also really awesome moments in her song. And Ryan did not need to keep bringing up how Simon felt about the performance. Disgusting!

    March 31, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  119. Bobbie

    Didi did a hatchet job to my favorite oldie, "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted". She has got to go home now, bye-bye Didi!

    March 31, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  120. 2nd season

    I will finally remember Lee. He was great last night! Crystal is still my pick to win, though. IMO, Big MIke is getting nauseating.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  121. Vallary

    The only ones that need to stay are Lee, Big Mike, Crystal the rest can go home. The rest of them suck

    March 31, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  122. phillexp

    You people have to be kidding. Mike is boring and he sounds the same every time he sings. His hugging people and picking them up act is getting old. Andrew just outright stinks. Didi is just not singing the right songs. She needs to go more Indie like her 1st performance. Katie is – not good. No doubt who should go though and that's Tim. Siobhan. just had a bad night but its really coming down to her, Lee and Crystal. Lee has been terrific from the get go. I disagree that that was his best performance. His 1st and 2nd were better as he's a more alternative type of dude. Simon was right on about Crystal – stick to what you do best – like he said last week – Kara 's a joke now.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  123. bob

    Keep Simon and vote off the other 3 judges! Their tiresome comments are really getting old.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  124. Roger

    Last night's show was 100% better than the week prior. Lee was incredible, Crystal amazing as always, Big Mike great and I even enjoyed Aaron. Tonight's bottom three will probably be Didi, Tim and Siobhan.

    On another note, Ellen has turned out to be a much better judge than I ever thought she would be – Kudos Ellen. But the contestants really need to listen to Simon and take his advice to heart. He knows his stuff and even though he may come across as a pompus ass at times, his criticism is usually right on the money.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  125. Millie Bea

    Why us Didi stil there? Didi is a poor version of Katherine McPhee- because her voice is no where as good as KM's- but she sure seems to think a lot of herself- and she does not have the chops or the savvy to back it up. And wht is Ryan doing? Is he planning on becoming "her agent"? He is coming off as downright lurid and smarmy: he should knock it off. He has done it too many times this season. Tim is riding the Zac Ephron thing- little girls love anything and everything about him- even his not listening to what the judges are saying- he's "such a rebel"- and Simon recogized that. Siohban is getting bad, bad advice from someone- and she does need someone to help her with wardrobe. Lee, Crystal, Casey, Andrew, Aaron- there are your potential stars. The have music inside of them.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  126. Eve Lynne

    I felt bad for Didi, and I think she should have answered Ryan, she came off as bitter instead olf sad.
    I thought that Aaron was great, and so was Casey – I hated Mike's song. Crystal of course is awesome.......hope she stays that way.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  127. Idle Idol

    I wish there was a way to vote Elen off. Seriously...she speaks utter drivel.

    Crystal will take the show. Mike and Lee will make up the final 3.
    Tonight its good bye for Didi, even after Ryan tried to keep her in by getting her to speak of some tragedy in the past and win a few sympathy votes.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  128. Roscoe

    I called and called and called to vote for Tim but always got a busy signal until just a few minutes before the deadline. Then I got some old lady who told me that Lady Di was in an accident. Any truth to that?

    March 31, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  129. Cambob

    If Kris Allen can win, then it's possible for Tim to win.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  130. Just A Thought

    Bottom Three is a hard pic – Tim Urban, Didi Benami, Andrew Garcia, Big Mike, Katie, and Aaron were all not hat great! And will all probably go home in the next few weeks.

    Top 4 – Casey, Lee, Siobahn, and Mamasox

    March 31, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  131. Angie

    I must be the only one that hears Siobhan lisp when she sings...I have never liked her and last night was so dreadful. I agree with other posts re: Tim...I like his voice, but it's something with his eyes and the camera that don't work well for him. I wanted to smack Ryan last night for doing that to Didi–she looked like she wanted to punch him when she was trying to compose herself at the end of his badgering...wish she would've! LEE has always been my fav and he was absolutely amazing last night! CRYSTAL is my second fav, but like Simon I like was she's done in the past more so than last night although she was still good. Casey did good too, but still needs to get off of the mic teet!

    March 31, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  132. Jiggles

    By the way...Siobhan was atrocious last night-off key through the whole song, and someone needs to tell her there is a difference between singing and screaming!

    Tim sounds like Barry Manilow and we certainly don't need another one of them...

    March 31, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  133. Sheila

    I`d like to see Tim Urban blink–I am still not convinced that he isn`t some wind-up doll...creepy.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  134. LanceG

    I love Tim. He's never going home, he's going to win the whole thing. Think about it, he gets sent home by the judges, then brought back for some reason that's never explained, then sucks week after week after week, laughs in the judges face every week, and is still around. It's clear he has some SERIOUS dirt on Simon Fuller, maybe photos of him cheating on his wife or evidence of tax evasion or running a gun smuggling organization. I wouldn't be surprised to see him voted off, hold up a manilla envelope, and Ryan go "I'm sorry, there's been a mistake, Tim is still on the show!!

    In all serious, I want Casey to go all the way. I think Him and Didi would make beautiful babies together.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  135. candace

    Siobhan is awesome. Tim and Andrew have to go

    March 31, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  136. Jiggles

    For those of you and the judges that say "you need more connection with the audience"...one (make that two) words...Taylor Hicks! LOSER!!

    Crystal, Lee, Casey & Mike sing effortlessly and are clear natural talents. I would be happy with any of those taking it all. The others you can have, as I don't see any longevity.

    As for the judges...they are supposed to be giving constructive criticism to help these contestants. Remember judges...these were not professionals when they auditioned, but young people that are talented and love to sing. Give them some concrete direction, don't ask them what they want, because they don't know...it's their first experience with all this!

    March 31, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  137. Just A Thought

    Casey was the BOMB last night, and Lee was right there with him! Those were the hands down best last night! Lots of energy from both great song choice and they were on it!

    Mamasox was good but nearly her best performance, definitly needs to go back to her style and not try to please the minority – show dog mom – she seemed uncomfortable and a little off her stride.

    Siobahn was really good, much better than last week. I dont know why the judges slammed her; she was WAY better than Aaron, Katie, Didi, and Big Mike!

    Big Mike – sorry don't get the hype with him. I havent seen any big songs yet everything is a slow song or a ballad. Nothing with any pop or get up and dance to it.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  138. dtny

    NOTHING like last year. This year is awfully boring but getting slightly better. Top 4 will be Lee, Crystal, Big Mike and Andrew. Aaron and Katie have good voices, the rest are just awful. Please God vote Tim Urban and Didi off.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  139. SheShe

    Squidman is absolutely right. It's not about the singer at all, it's all about the song. By and large, great songs should find the right singer, not the other way around. Perhaps this is the epiphany Simon needed to transform and reinvent the show (and achieve his ultimate big bucks objective), before he decided to jump ship.

    March 31, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  140. Sassy Sue

    Krystal and Lee!!! They will be around the music world for a long time. Both have voices to die for!!!!! Both lacked confidence at first. Krystal has gotten hers and last night...Lee got his confidence. You could see the change in him.

    March 31, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  141. dave

    Siobhan was the worst followed by Tim and Didi. Ryan is also has to go. To full of himself.

    March 31, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  142. MrsBojangles

    I'm with Simon, enough already with the screaming Siobhan. It's getting old. It doesn't fit into every song. She keeps doing it and it makes the song sound awkward. The song loses its' natural flow. Anyway, right song for her, wrong delivery. Loved Lee, Big Mike, Andrew and Crystal. Did not like Tim, Didi, and the last kid whose name I can't remember, is it Aaron? On the fence about Katie and Casey. My bottom three – Tim, Didi, and Aaron. My top three – Lee, Mike, and Crystal.

    March 31, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  143. angela

    I have not been a fan this year of show. But last nights performace was better....for some....
    Lee & Casey were the best last night. The worst, Didi. Come on, who could really listen to an album by that girl. She sounds so nasally and when she sings her voice comes out like shes straining her throat and neck. She just stinks. Michael was a little disappointing. I normally think he does alright. Siobhan isnt great either. The judges just dont seem to be getting things right this year either.
    Didi pack your bags.....please

    March 31, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  144. Lucy

    Tim is great! He has a wonderfully deep voice which is unlike the rest, his notes are spot on, and he's way easy on the eyes! OK, Tim and Crystal are my top two.

    March 31, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  145. Sue

    I like Lee, Crystal and Siobhan. This years show does lack talent though but it's not the fault of the contestant but the judges. Speaking of the judges, they are the ones ruining the show. There is no chemistry between them anymore. The dynamics of American Idol really did change when FOX let Paula go. To bad it "was" a good show, but not now. I don't even watch the show all the way through anymore.

    March 31, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  146. Shelly

    Please, can Tim finally go home tonight?

    March 31, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  147. Becky

    Bottom 3 tonite will be Tim, Didi, and Kaie. Crystal did awsome and so did Lee and Mike, I like Casey but he has to step it up with more connection with the audience. I am curious about what happened with Didi. It was uncomfortable for her whatever it was. I hope that the voting for Mike comes out good from the comments made about the phone not working when voting. He is like a big teddybear sorta like Rueben, which I loved.

    March 31, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  148. Jake

    Ryan so crossed the line last night with Didi. That was so uncomfortable, she didn't want to say what was going on. Really made me unhappy with him for sure.

    March 31, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  149. Adessa

    I am very upset about the telephone voting, on 30 March 2010, I tried
    20 times to vote for " Big Mike" and couldn't the number would connect to a Teresa, Burgess a Notary Republic. This isn't fair I thought all humans has equal rights and above all fairness. Why
    was Big Mike,03 not able to receive votes, Now he will be treated unfairly because some mishap with the phone system . I voted for him once and got through, then I tried a second time and that's when it all started, I wasn't able to vote because the number diverted me to a Notary Republic.
    If this is not addressed on 31/03/10 I will no-longer promote this television program because I would deem it as bias and prejudice..

    March 31, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  150. Squidman

    It doesn't matter who wins. Never did. It's the song that makes singers stars, not the other way around. A.I. has it backwards. Sign up all the singers you want, Simon. Without hit songs from talented songwriters, all these wannabes end up back home, sad and broke. If you really want to get rich Simon, have a songwriters talent contest. Once you get your hit song winner, give the tune it to any reasonable singer and the cash will roll in.

    March 31, 2010 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  151. disgruntled viewer

    I have to say that I am particularly displeased with the judging this season. Together, as a collaborative team of destruction, they have sent out mixed and often confusing messages to the contestants, compromising what could be very promising careers. For example, Kara and Ellen were particularly hard on Casey last night, after he gave one of his best performances since coming on the show. Katie was doing great singing mature songs with her mature voice, and they ripped into her for doing what she did best. Now she's second guessing every performance she does. (I could keep going for a while, but I will spare you the rest of the rant). Anyway, after all of this, it's very surprising that the contestants listen to them (all four of the judges) at all anymore.

    What happened with Andrew's mom should never have happened on camera. There is a barrier between the audience and the judges and that should not be broken. If Mrs. Garcia takes issue with Simon, it should be dealt with away from the spotlight, because the whole ordeal puts Andrew in an uncomfortable situation that was not of his making.

    March 31, 2010 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  152. Sency

    this has been a fun season to follow idol

    http://www.sency.com/american-idol.htm

    March 31, 2010 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  153. mozart4898

    This week was a lot harder than last week to try and pick an order, if we're only taking this week's performances into account. Everyone likes to make Tim a whipping boy but vocally I thought he was definitely NOT the weakest of the night – just compared to the guys I thought he actually sang better than Aaron and probably almost on par with Andrew. I know others won't see it that way because they can't get over what he's done in the past, or the cheese factor, or whatever, but he did NOT pick an easy song and folks, I gotta give credit where it's due – he was on probably 95% of the time. And when it comes down to it, he's got a decent sounding voice too.

    However if you believe results from a site like DialIdol at all, they have Andrew and Tim as #9-10 although showing a rather close race between most of the contestants.

    Among the girls, I'm still not very impressed by Katie. I think the judges are pushing for her to get farther cause they see dollar signs in creating another teen sensation, plus she's got a very powerful voice (especially for 17). But she's just not always on, her pitch wanders. With a studio and computers to fix that she could probably be another one of many of the Britney/Christina/Miley drivel that we've had for however long now but without those fixes she's just not that great. Didi has potential as well but she seems to try too hard sometimes.

    I'm a big Crystal fan. Tonight was another great performance by her but there were several other standouts in my mind – Lee was one, Mike was very good as well. Seeing as I'm quite biased towards Crystal I can't really be honest and put those 3 in order other than to say they were the best 3 of the night IMO. Casey didn't blow me away but he was definitely solid. Siobhan was off for her and probably for the first time looked like she wasn't one of the top contenders. But she'll be safe too cause I'm sure she's got quite a following. Aaron was also kinda mediocre as far as I was concerned, but he should be fine too.

    My bottom 3 this week? Personally, I'd pick Katie and Didi, and then a 3rd worst is hard to decide cause the next few were all ok. Maybe Aaron honestly. But what will America say? Andrew, Tim, and probably Katie, although there could be a shocker and we might see Siobhan there. I think Andrew goes home just cause I don't think he has many fans left and I doubt his performance was enough to sway people from their own picks at this point.

    March 31, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  154. Mike

    I think American Idol sucks and has been overdone, and you're trying to make a story when there's nothing there to even talk about.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  155. Jeff P

    The bottom three tomorrow will be Tim, Katie, and Didi with Katie going home–though it should be Tim. And Loray, it's time to replace your TV as the speaker on your current TV obviously is not working properly. :-)

    March 31, 2010 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  156. brian.cecil@rediffmail.com

    Hi America !!

    What's up with y'all? knocking out the girls! any of those girls sing better than any of those guys. pleeeese! get with it and throw out some guys. tim and garcia really must go.

    March 31, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  157. technoliguy91

    Correction in my first comment of this blog: It is "would", not "will."

    March 31, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  158. technoliguy91

    By the way, I predicted that "MamaSox" (the blogger mentions Ohio's Crystal Bowersox) will be this season's "American Idol."

    March 31, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  159. technoliguy91

    I can't believe the "Idol" viewers and the critics hurt Miley Cyrus last week because they slammed her for lack of mentoring experience. If they stop the critisism, Miley will be less nervous.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  160. Glen

    Ya know, I usually have my favorite picked by this point in the show, but Big Mike and Crystal Bowersox have me torn between the two of them.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  161. Stacie

    Crystal is on her own show at this point. Sure Lee was decent this week, and Michael has been pretty decent and consistent but it's really Crystal and the rest. No doubt about it, she's got it and Tim and his odd smile has got to go.

    http://idolbethejudge.blogspot.com

    March 30, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Ron

    In Simon's words......sorry! No way Casey in bottom three!

    March 30, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Ron

    Booscalia.....agree whole heartedly; weird!

    March 30, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Ron

    Lee and Crystal should have babies. Idol....2030 winner!

    March 30, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Booscalia

    Very weird of Ryan to press the girl. There is a story there. He normally doesn't irk me, but that was uncomfortable.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Adessa

    I am very disappointed with the voting system, I tried to vote for Big Mike, on 30 March 2010 and could not the number connected me to a Teresa Burgess, a Notary Republic. This voting system isn't fair, now Big Mike will not receive any of the votes that he should have. I can't understand this, isn't life suppose to be fair and equal to all people why was his number 03 directed to not receive votes. I will not promote this program if something is not done about this matter.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Loray White

    I'm still disappointed. But, because some distinction has to be made, those that did well in my opinion are Crystal, Katie, Andrew, Aaron and Siobhan. Those that will skate tonight are Mike and Lee. The bottom three will possibly be Didi, Tim and Casey.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |

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