9:56 p.m - Ok, no fair bringing Big Mike's baby up on stage!
I feel a tear. He sings his heart out. Way to leave with class, Big Mike.
9:54 p.m. - Big Mike's wife looks destroyed.
So sad, but at least she got to hang on for an extra five weeks. Think of all the people he got to meet and pick up in the air.
He should be very proud.
9:52 p.m. - Sounds like two girls planned to yell "I love you Lee" just at the right moment.
The person in the top three is...
Crystal a.k.a. MamaSox!
9:42 p.m. - Yeah, you knew it was too early to find out that Big Mike didn't make the Top 3.
Instead we have a performance by Bon Jovi who perform "Superman Tonight."
I swear these cats never age, though I have to say that I find Jon Bon Jovi's hair slightly disturbing for some reason. I just look at it and think "Baby Trump."
I still dig Bon Jovi anyway. Their music makes me feel like I am back in a bar on the Jersey Shore. This new single doesn't rock as hard as their older stuff, but I'm glad they are still in the game and doing so well.
9:34 p.m. - Seacrest reminds us that the "results are in no particular order."
Well, clearly since Casey is the first to go sit in a safe seat. No way that dude got more votes than Lee.
We drag out some more time by letting folks ramble about their performances. Clearly no one is going to step up and say "Yeah, I stunk up the joint last night and I regret it."
The next person to be announced as safe is....
His people look overjoyed.
That means either Big Mike or MamaSox is headed home. I will be stunned if it's MamaSox!
9:23 p.m. - I probably straight look the fool bouncing on my sofa waiting for Seacrest to announce Daughtry.
Chris D., oh how I have missed you. You take me back to the days when the majority of the contestants were either awesome or borderline awesome.
But I digress.
Daughtry sings "September" and he's still my favorite rocker from the show. Wow, he's good.
9:14 p.m.- Everyone is so earnest in their desire to return home as one of the Top 3.
Alas, it is not to be for one of them.
"Big Mike" Lynche and Casey James both want to see their pups. So sweet!
The families being up on stage is going to be crazy emotional I sense.
First up, Mike and Casey. "Big Mike" picked their duet song so good for him.
Crystal "MamaSox" Bowersox and Le DeWyze talk about how much fun they had learning their duet song.
The first person announced as safe is....
Uh uh. I think I know what that means....
9:11 p.m. - Whoever leaves tonight is probably sure to miss filming the music video/commercial every week.
Everyone is on a stool waiting to find out who gets the hometown visit that comes along with being in the Top 3.
Great to see some of the past ones.
9:01 p.m. – Lots of people voted for our Top 3 apparently. Hope they made the right choice.
Fantasia is back!
She sings her new song "Bittersweet" and she looks like she has been hitting the gym on the regular. Wish I could see her eyes more, but her shaggy haircut is hanging in her face.
I always thought she should have had such a bigger career than she has because she's so talented. Her voice is just incredible and she is an amazing performer.
I interviewed her a few months ago and asked her if she regretted not having a better career and she laughed that little girl laugh and said "I ain't done yet baby!"
Love me some Tasia!
ALSO THE #1 REASON WHY CASEY IS IN THE TOP 3 FINALIST
AS I SAID BEFORE DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT BE SHOCKED IF IT'S CASEY AND LEE IN THE FINALS WITH LEE BEING YOUR NEXT AMERICAN IDOL...
Honestly, these blogs should be called the Mozart and Protogere blog. I am tired of seeing there opinions over and over as if no one has read their opinions the first 50 times. Get over yourselves!
Jatelle HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
@moon627 Taylor Hicks had more charisma in his pinky finger than the entire top 12 this year.
PS COUGARS RULE LOL
BEWARE OF THE COUGARS
ALL THESE COUGARS WANT TO SINK THERE TEETH & CLAWS INTO CASEY AND I WONT BE SHOCKED IF HE MAKES THE FINAL PAIR....
I PERSONALLY THINK ITS LEE VS. CHRSTAL IN THE FINALS WITH LEE YOUR NEXT AMERICAN IDOL....ANY QUESTIONS? LOL
I like Mamasox and want to see her win. I'm not going to bad mouth any of them because they have way more talent than I do. I will say that Mike was a great singer just did the same thing over and over again. I like them all though. I hope to see Lee and mamasox in the top 2
ALL THESE COUGARS WANT TO SINK THERE TEETH & CLAWS INTO CASEY AND I WONT BE SHOCKED IF HE MAKES THE FINAL PAIR....
I PERSONALLY THINK ITS LEE VS. CHRSTAL IN THE FINALS WITH LEE YOUR NEXT AMERICAN IDOL....ANY QUESTIONS? LOL
OMG !!! TAYLOR HICKS WAS THE WORST AI EVER !!! AMERICA GOT IT SOOOOOOOOOOOO WRONG THAT TIME !!! WHAT A JOKE :P
why is everyone bashing Casey??? closely listen to his voice – it's awesome – and so very star-like handsome – movie star looks – his voice on the new Idol CD is the best – listen more carefully – never out of pitch – he is the perfect "Idol" if you think about it. Picture those eyes on the big screen – another Paul Newman – Brad Pitt
@Barbara P. May 12th, 2010 9:28 pm ET Yes you and America were a good judge of talent in 2006 when you voted for Taylor Hicks as the winner, but seeing Taylor Hicks was BLACKBALLED from the music industry for wanting to be his own artist and not signing with American Idol management, The best way American Idol can convince people Taylor Hicks was not talented is by keeping him off television, which they have. People keep saying Daughtry was robbed, when Taylor Hicks was really the one who was robbed: No advance single, no video, no radio promotion, no prime time TV spots to showcase his talent, no support from idol....all things which Daughtry has had and is still receiving.
Crystal Bowersox, take note. If you want to be your own artist, be prepared to pay a price.
now that i think about it.........i don't think crystal will win........simply for the fact that she wanted out of the show a couple of weeks ago.....she prob signed a contract that forces her to stay til she is voted off....i REALLY don't think she wants to win because she will be in a signed contract with AI and will be forced to be away from her family ..kid and ugly boyfriend....and that will be the only way she will get out of the slavery contract..........
and she is really lactching onto Lee tight....so i think she has a plan to let Lee win.....
The big problem with Crystal & Casey are that they don't have universal appeal. Both are awesome in their element, but putting Crystal in an evening gown or Casey in a tux, then asking them to croon, doesn't work. Lee has more flexibility and, if he can overcome his shyness, he's the winner. If it comes down to Lee & Crystal, the Crystal will probably suffer the same fate as Adam Lambert–the best talent, but not mainstream enough.
Who the hell cares .... begone American Idol, begone, the best days of thi show were over long ago.
There is no way Casey should be there. He is not good. At least not as good as Mike.
Jenn: hope you are right!
Crystal sucks and should be the next one to get the boot!
At least Casey is CUTE!!! And, he and Lee don't just sing a variation of the same song, week upon week!
Let's all get behind LEE!!!! Yay. He 's the best, and he doesn't look like a $5.00 street-walker!!!!
***yawn***To quote another Gomer – "surprise, surprise, surprise." The tension mounts until next Wednesday when – SHOCK – Casey goes home. What you ask? Crystal & Lee in the finals?? Who saw THAT coming?
And one more thing before I take my medication: What's with the "..me some tasia," and redundant "Mamasox" references? Are you personal friends with them or just annoying? Let me guess that one too.
@Michele HOW CONVIENTLY MIKE'S BABY WAS IN THE AUDIENCE TONIGHT As long as Mike's wife was there, the infant would be close by (sure she is nursing)
Who sings the song at the end of the show when the film clip of the person leaving is shown? Does any one know the name of the song and who sings it?
michele – you must really like big mike...
rigged? surely not, if you listened to his whole tirade last night... apparently he aspired to be in the top 3... of course he'd want his child 'seeing his daddy try to make something of himself, for her' (paraphrased)... i think he knew he couldn't do better, hence the odd statement... fail.
he should have never been saved... if just put in those terms, siobhan would have been far more deserving...
Our next American Idol? Lee DeWyze!
WAIT ONE MIN...........THERE'S ANOTHER CLUE THAT THIS SHOW IS RIGGED.........HOW CONVIENTLY MIKE'S BABY WAS IN THE AUDIENCE TONIGHT
It was pretty well assured Casey was going to survive, he's cute and single. But, the man with the pipes was Big Mike. Sorry to see him go, but he did not pick a good song for himself last night. He looked like he knew he was going to be in trouble. I'll miss his soul, R&B vibe. As we all know, the best are not always voted for on AI.
LEE all the way!! Soulful, humble, and extremely happy for the blessings that have come his way. I am thrilled for him and his success and I know that if he stays true to himself and the artist that he is he CAN win this whole thing! Keep strong Lee.....bring it home!
Big Mike seems to be a great guy and friend – i think he will be invited to continue on.. he has a beautiful voice and a great personality! It seems also that everyone in that jury likes his charismatic ways- I felt bad he had to leave... Now.. I think Lee will be the winner this time. His voice is amazing and his very humble ways has conquer all the girls' heart...! Krystal is an authentic artist – will be hard at the end... Casey is a cute guy and he is a good guitarist- I was thinking he would go back home tonight... Oh well...
@Nate Right on about the talent level. I remember David Arculetta, and Adam Lambert especially with Mad World!
i would have been very upset if big mike wasn't sent home...
finally happy to see an undue save rebuked by america...
lee should win this thing now....
Big Mike should not have gone home. He was the best singer left. All of them are great artists, but isn't this a singing show?? Big Mike was this year's Daughtry
Michele...Mike SHOULD have been gone weeks ago except for that stupid judges save rule they added. While admit he is a decent singer he had no business sniffing the finals. This years talent level is medicore at best, I don't think any of the top 3 would have made the top 5 last year
to put it mildly.......she should have been disqualified when she was hospitalized..........not have the show run around her issues.......
Lee's the only one who said he wants to go home to thank his supporters... I like that about him.
no she is getting more attention than any of them period full stop
Michelle are you serious that this is rigged? Mama-sox getting more attention than Mike...whatever you are smoking get me some of that. All we saw during Hollywood week was Mike and Mike and Mike and Mike, so your argument holds no merit
Would have been nice to see my fox station went blank right after lee got in top 3 its BS! !and my cable people don't care
@michele...WHAT? As a person with several diabetics in the family, that's just rude!
It's sad every week when they send 1 person home...they came so far, it must hurt. Mike has a great voice. Every week, Ellen tells the loser "I'll see you tomorrow on my show". That helps lessen the blow, and it is very nice of Ellen.
The only rigging was the caving in by producers who let BIG on the show in the first place. Were there threats by the ACLU?
@ millie you r cool!
btw America got it right today!!!!!!!! any questions? lol
Tonight was my last night watching AI
@9:56 p.m – Ok, no fair bringing Big Mike's baby up on stage!
why not they bring crytals insulin pump into it
Mike was blessed to be there still...Saved??????? are you kidding me lol
w t h they have SAVES is a mystery to me lol
LEE IS YOUR NEXT AMERICAN IDOL....any questions? lol
Big Mike with his baby brings a tear to my eyes....... best of luck to you Big Mike. See everyone next week! Should be a wild one!
I don't think this is the last of Mike either. As a Crystal fan I should want the weakest person to be up against her in the final 2, but honestly, I wanted to see Mike with her at the end. It's about singing, or it should be, and that guy's a really really good singer.
I love how "this show is rigged" only when a favorite contestant gets eliminated; otherwise, it's fine.
That baby should have protective earwear. Insane.
I'm sure Mike will get to record at least one album, probably more-
Bye Big Sam! Please let the door hit you in the ass. That is if you can get through it.
OK, I agree with the decision... but I'm sad cause he really does have a great stage presence.
We should have know that it was Mike. Mike was the only contestant that got a T-shirt with contestant from Jamie.
I do not think we heard the last of Big Mike
this show is so RIGGED........... i'm not watching it any more.........yup they p***ed me off for the last time with their favouring and giving sox more attention..........
Mike will probably be the first of the top ten to get a recording contract.
I did like Mike, but he just never grew on me like Lee and Crystal did.
Oh god we get to get the baby recap. I'm not surprised and I really hope we see more of him, he really is a talented singer but I don't know how he will find a genre or niche to really play his work.
told you Mike is going home lolllllllllllllllllllllll any questions? lol
Crystal is safe. WOW.... I almost lost it! Big Mike is good......keep it going dude, keep it going.
Well here we are– which one will it be- it's Mike to go, Crystal to stay!!!! YIPPEEEEE!!!!!!!
Bon Jovi is going home.
I feel bad for who ever is getting eliminated tonight!
@ protogere – Ha! on the Jordan Sparks reference. That's always the contradiction in this show – a bunch of kids on the way up (maybe) and some golden oldies on the way down. Gotta be both inspiring and a little frightening for the newbies.
Sorry LoL I loved Bon Jovi when I was younger and even my hubby turned his chair around to watch when he heard them announced, but I don't know, when they tried to re-invent themselves as country singers – I just can't tolerate listening to their newer stuff.
And the ONE going home tonight is!!!!!!????????
Maybe since most believe that Crystal is the top vote getter, they are giving Mike a chance to get used to the idea he is leaving. If Crystal is gone, I won't watch the rest of the shows. I really don't care between the three guys.
Yeah @ willyboy, the vote predictors/polls that I saw all had Crystal out in front by a good bit. Unless the same thing happened that happened to Daughtry – people who liked Crystal felt she was safe so they voted to keep their 2nd favorite in, and so she didn't get the votes. But DialIdol sure doesn't show that.
Bon Jovi ...great, but Mike is going home, which makes me sad. Butthats life...you've got to live it!
I am with you @willyboy. I am totally out if Crystal goes.
Wow, Jon Bon got better with age...
LOL @ protogere! Nice....Social Security!
Where's Jordan when you need her to tell Jon how much her mom liked them when she was a teenager?
i'll laugh if its crystal...........lol.i'm hoping it is
If Crstal goes tonight, that's it for me- I will NOT watch another eposode of AI ever–
It's newish Mozart, within the last few months.
yeah casey should have been the one going home but the way its coming down to is that mike will be leaving and crystal is safe. But i would love to have it be all the guys.
ppsttt Mike is going home....any questions? lolllllllllllll
I'm a bit surprised that Bon Jovi chose this song- I'd thought he'd do one of his more famous songs–
Dumb question – is this a new song for Bon Jovi or is this a lesser-known older song? I should know but I don't.
DARN PITTS LOST BACK TO IDOL
We all know that more than likely Big Mike is going home. I think it's a shame to keep putting this man in the bottom three. I can recall, about 2 weeks ago, Big Mike was in the bottom two and when Ryan went to announce who was going home, he said the person who staying didn't have the lowest scores which was Big Mike, and every week after that Big Mike was in the bottom three. It seems to me that American Idol has favorites and like picking on a certain brand of people.
You'd think between royalties and social security Bon Jovi could stop torturing us all and let us remember when they could rock.
I am going out on a limb here and say that if we lose Crystal tonight.....I may not be able to bring myself to complete the season. I do not think it is going to happen, but it is a long shot.....kinda like the Habs beating my Pens tonight! ARGH!
Oh No! Lee is safe too! It looks like Mike is headed home. He and Crystal should be the final two based on vocal talent
We will know in about 15 minutes.!!!!!!!!!!
I was trying to think of when we had 3 males in the top three but I guess it was just last year that that happened. I don't know that Crystal will be gone – I do know she has a lot of people who dislike her too, but that just means they have to vote for someone else.
I'm pretty sure crystal is safe– and mike is out– otherwise all the "predictors" are way out wacky .
no agonize – its mike. Sorry that its not casey – the weakest voice.
It's down to Mike and Crystal....I'm cracking under the pressure!
I thought when they said going back home, they meant going back home. Dang.
Well given what we have left, that for me says Mike is gone. I think Crystal has a strong enough following to save her. I'm about an hour outside of Mike's home town and we never hear anything about him so I don't know that he has that hometown support.
It's Mike...he has the smallest following.
which one is safe?? Lee is safe! now we get to agonize over mike & crystal
The second slot is..........Lee is safe.........OMG, OMG. OMG.
Willy he is my bet, yes.
Exactly Davin, it didn't matter what he came out to sing, he gave it so much passion and he perfected it. I am so glad he continued his career despite not winning.
Yes...if we're including last week, Casey should have been gone. Totally agree there.
More results now--mike first– maybe he's safe– and Lee is out?
I agree mozart, if based on last night alone. But a week ago, when Casey showed he is nothing without a guitar, he should have been gone.
@ protogere.....I agree totally with your view on Chris Daughtry.....his inflection while singing is second to none. Total control of lyrics, pace and passion in his songs.
To all those wondering why Casey is safe...truthfully, after last night, Lee deserves to go home, but I doubt he will. Probably will be Mike, and he doesn't deserve to get eliminated at this point either.
@ Jim...... so do some boys! (Oooops did I say that out loud)?
@ willyboy – The DialIdol raw votes had Mike at the bottom, but their scores put Casey at the bottom. Seeing Casey safe makes it seem that Mike's the one in danger. IdolDemocracy has Mike in last too, but not much separates him from Casey and even Lee in that poll. Crystal is way out in front on it (over 55%). So I'm figuring Mike goes. Lee deserves to, but it'd be the shock of the season so far if he doesn't. If they declare Mike safe next...there's gonna be a heck of a lot of nervous people all over the country, I'm thinking.
I think the cougars are voting for Casey too:)
The girls like his looks.
Daughtry is and always was an amazing performer who gave it 100% every time he came out on stage.
OK, here's something I don't tell many folks. I was never a great fan of Daughtry – I appreciated his nice guy'ness and his rock dedication, but his habit of singing sideways to the mike always bugged me. Even worse (and even more of a secret), I really did like Taylor Hicks, though he didn't go anywhere post AI. I must not be the best judge of talent :)
WHAT? After last night's lame solo by Casey, why is this man in the final 3? There are far too many teeny babies voting for him. It is not based on talent!
Is it just me or does anyone else look a Chris and think of "The Boss"
I've always liked Daughtry- He's another good artist that got to use the AI springboard-
True story, since I wasn't watching AI when Daughtry was on, I didn't realize that he wasn't the winner. It wasn't until like late in 2007 I found out he didn't win his season. Still think he's great, and obviously he's doing well.
Man Chris D. YOU ROCK MY WORLD! (pun intended). Totally AMAZING!
DialIdol's vote totals had Mike at the bottom– Crystal & Lee were pretty much tied–
I think Casey has way overstayed his welcome. Not a huge fan of anyone this year, but I don't think he should be there over any of the other three...
psstt dont tell anyone but i said Mike was going home...BEFORE!!! lolllll
I really do like Casey – and not just for the fabulous hair. I'm glad he's safe, though he shouldn't win it. I'm not sure if Mike is going home or not – could be Lee. There seems to be so much undercurrent with everyone but Casey – just an open book. Crystal should win it all...but she seems so ambivalent about it all. Interesting.
Oh my – I am freaking out...what if Crystal goes home?
@ protogere....I was feeling the same when that piece was rolling. That little segment represented some serious talent!
My feeling is that Big Mike will be the one leaving today.
Casey's safe! Well, not a total shocker, as I figured Mike was going home, but I figured he was next most likely to go.
WOW families on stage.....that was kinda cool.
OHHHHHHHHH my here we go!
Casey is first to be safe! OMG!
You know seeing the past winners and top 3 just reminds me how much more talented they were than this year's batch.
i love fantasia.....
WATCHING THE HOCKEY GAME INSTEAD....LOL
Copied from the other page because no one left me breadcrumbs :(
She's grown a lot mozart. She was like what second or third season? – a long time ago LoL. But kind of like Davin mentioned, she did initially really seem to pattern herself after Mary J, almost a combination of Mary J and Ella – if you can hear that mentally.
She's really come into her own, created her own unique style and she has such a beautiful personality and voice, I have always liked her a lot.
Oh looky here, new blog post! Lol. Yeah, 37 million votes, the highest of the season so far. Could bring some interesting results...who knows.
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