April 28th, 2011
08:01 PM ET
SPOILER ALERT – Tonight's "Idol" blog will reveal who is leaving the competition, so please don't read if you don't want to know.
8:58 p.m. – Seacrest says "This is what talent looks like" before we get sung out.
We knew it was only a matter of time, but I still don't think I was ready.Cassy is running around getting love from the audience and a few kisses (by pretty much grabbing women and planting one on their cheek). He also gets a little close to Jennifer Lopez and her, ahem, girls. Even heading home, the kid is having a good time.
The cutest moment is when he saves the line "You're mine" from "I Put a Spell On You" for Haley, who he is rumored to be dating. He sings it to her while staring in her eyes. All together now: Awwwwwww!
I still heart you, Casey!
8:56 p.m. – Fairly quickly we learn that Jacob is safe.
That leaves Casey and Scotty. And the person going home is...
8:48 p.m. – I love me some Bruno Mars.
He is such a talented singer/songwriter. He sings his "Lazy Song" and it's just so catchy. It's my official Saturday song.
8:42 p.m. – Wow.
Jimmy Iovine says Jacob is on a banana peel when it comes to his status.
And sure enough, Jacob, Lauren, Scotty and Casey are center stage.
Out of that group only Lauren is safe.
Our bottom three is Jacob, Casey and Scotty.
8:40 p.m. – James is up, and you just know that kid is safe.
His performance was a-maz-ing last night (finally caught it on YouTube since I missed it because of storm coverage here in Atlanta) and Jimmy thinks he could win if he picks the right songs.
Ryan doesn't keep us hanging and we learn that James is safe!
8:35 p.m. – Casey gets called on the carpet again for the growling.
Iovine says he needs to realize that the "family dog" doesn't vote, so cut it out. Casey says it's just his passion for music.
Uh-huh. It's still weird.
He heads back to the couch again with no decision. Stop playing with my emotions, Seacrest!
8:33 p.m. – I totally agree with Jimmy that Lauren focuses on the negative too much.
She says she needs to learn to be more grateful and not worry so much. Again Seacrest sends her back to sit down without telling us if she is safe or not.
What is going on?
8:30 p.m. – Jimmy Iovine says Scotty is "too subtle."
Scotty gets sent back to sit down without a result. That's whack.
8:28 p.m. – Oops.
Haley had a potty mouth slip after watching Iovine critique her performance from last night. He agreed with J-Lo that Haley has one of the best voices in the competition, but thinks she needs to figure out who she is as an artist.
Apparently, we are trying this new thing of watching last night's action and comments and I wonder if this will be every week.
And Haley is safe!
8:23 p.m. – Oh mercy.
Seacrest is asking fan questions.
We learn that Casey wants to jam with jazz great Oscar Peterson. I could see that. Jacob learned when he was a little boy that he had a great vocal range and Lauren is missing her friends and family back in Georgia. She sends love out to everyone who was affected by the recent tornado.
And booooo to Ryan for calling Scotty "Scotty the Body." That's Scott Savol's nickname from seasons ago. Our Scotty used to work in a grocery store by the way. And James was in a band.
8:15 p.m. – Crystal Bowersox still has her favorite microphone stand, I see.
She sings "Ridin' with the Radio," and I still can't believe she didn't win last season. She's awesome.
8:05 p.m. – The gang sings a medley of Carole King tunes and the ladies look so pretty.
They are really pushing this Scotty the hottie thing by having him sing "Go Away Little Girl" surrounded by a group of swaying girls. Wow.
8:02 p.m. – Seacrest has a very cheesy grin tonight and he says a lot of fans will be disappointed tonight.
Steven Tyler has a crazy, floppy hat. Dude looks like a lady.
I guess it's all good, though, because Ryan lets us know that Tyler is on the cover of two magazines this week: Rolling Stone and People.
And even "Idol" isn't immune to the Brit storm. They head over to the British consulate to celebrate the impending royal nuptials. Dang those fish and chips look good!
Hello Fred Willard who wants to push Casey into the pool. Wonder what he's doing there.
8:00 p.m. – I am so ready to find out who is going home tonight.
And away we go!
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