March 31st, 2009
09:36 PM ET

Top 9: Well, that's done

The show was only an hour and a half tonight, but I can't say I missed the extra half an hour.

Tonight wasn't great for me.

Perhaps it was the theme, which seemed so random and all over the place.

Or maybe it was some of the performances, which seemed the same.

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–Lisa Respers France, writer

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  1. Sumdogg

    It is fixed. They created 13th spot for Anoop desai ...riding on slumdog millionaire euphoria, he could be the crowd puller which is otherwise passive. He is not the best but I won;t be surprised if he stands there in final 3.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. texas

    Megan is AWFUL and needs to go. I'm loving Adam and Danny.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mel

    Thank you Kay. Alexis should still be there, a few others should be gone.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Marianne

    Get that girl Megan to lose the tatoos – they are HORRID. Beautiful young girl with ugliness all down ONE arm – what would possess her to do something that awful? SHe has to live with that the rest of her life. Awful.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kirk

    I did get the impression last night that the judges are all pulling for Danny.. Yes, he is good, but not ALL that good. Last night he did ok,
    but the judges must have been talking about his rehersal before the show because last night (what we saw) he wasnt that great as they wanted us to think he was. All of his songs are sounding the same.Same style, same tone, nothing new or exciting. And while im an Adam fan, there were others that were better than Danny. Adam, Kris, Matt and Alison to name names.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rennie in Montana

    Could we please get rid of Paula? She has little input that makes sense and she can't even remember what she does say. The "I didn't say that...never said that," regarding her comments last week telling Scott to perform without his piano because in her words it is becoming a "crutch." What an idiot. AI should provide a translation of her garbled critiques or better yet give her cue cards to hold up rather than letting her ramble on in her signature nonsensical manner.

    Then there is Megan..."relevant?" the word that was bandied about by the judges early on. My dog howls more in tune than "Relevant" Megan. She just makes my ears bleed. As a musician for the past 30 odd years...I have never heard someone called relevant who just plain sang off key and out of tune. When her intonation is right, her vocal placement is annoying, resulting in her sounding glottal or nasal. It just makes me cringe. Please America send her home.

    April 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. John Murphy, Raleigh, NC

    what show is this?

    April 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Vegas Baby

    This season has been the worse ever. Can't beat last year and the battle of the David's....

    April 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bill

    Been reading some of the comments on each performer last night, and I have to say, even though I like some of the other performers, that Adam has my vote simply because he is entertaining. His singing sometimes is not the best, but he owns the stage.
    Listen to the others sing, and maybe they do a decent job, but Adam entertains you and uses the whole stage to do it.
    He performs, and that is what you want your entertainment dollars to do, entertain you.
    Adam has my vote.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jane

    I think the best 4 are Adam, Kris, Danny and Allison, and the rest can go home. I really think it will come down to Adam and Allison as the final 2, due to popularity. I have to say that Adam has been creeping me out lately, but I can see that he has talent and a lot of people will vote for him.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. RJ

    I would hope the bottom 3 are:

    MEGAN (by all accounts she should've never been in this competition to begin with-there can be ONLY one Duffy or Adele)

    Anoop (he has potential but he's blown it)

    Adam (is musical theatre-no authenticity, just hype and glitter and nothing more. I don't believe a minute what he sings/sells because its all acting. Nothing more).

    BUT I bet it will have either Lil or Matt down there, possibly (but hopefully NOT) Scott.

    I hope it comes down to in end: Kris (amazing last night!), Lil, Danny, and Scott.

    But PLEASE let Megan go. Unless them stupid "vote for the worse" people are behind it. BUT, she was better than Adam

    Kris is the best. GO KRIS!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  12. Flyin11

    I can't wait for Rock week though...That's when I will really enjoy the show!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. Flyin11

    It was pretty good but I agree with a lot of people...It was pretty lame and boring as well. A lot of performances were all over the place and I didn't get some of the songs they chose to sing. I mean...You have todays songs and you choose to sing songs from the 70's and other songs that suite you? I really don't like Adam...The guy's singing hurts my ears. He has the voice that could break glass if he was near it. Too much screaching. I really like Danny and I think he has a great voice to go all the way. Wasn't into anybody else last night..Although, Lil Rounds did Celine justice but I could see her doing Mary J. Blige or Mariah Carey like Randy and Kara had said.

    Who I don't like: Adam, Scott, Megan, Kris, or Anoop. Allison is pretty good when she choose the right songs but her voice is too raspy and she does sound too much like Kelly Clarkson. Scott sings too many Billy Joel and soft songs. Megan's and Adam's voices kill me. Kris always sings those slow songs as well that put you to sleep and Anoop to me is just trying to be player with his tries at these Rap and R&B songs. Anoop to me seems to be the next Sanjaya...where people still keep voting for him but he really can't sing.

    Who I like: Danny, Lil Rounds, and Matt. I like Danny's voice and the guy puts it all out there every week. Lil Rounds has some pipes and she can just blow you away. I'm still waiting for the one songs though that she makes everyone say..WOW. Matt is probably the lowest of the ones I like. He is just ok but I did like his performance last night. Nice to see him get away from the Justin Timberlake comaprison that was going around for atleast a week. He's not bad but he too usually sings the soft songs.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. CK

    Here are the two American Idol self destruction "Kiss of Death" declarations:
    "This is my favorite song"
    "I've always wanted to sing this song"
    It's always so sad to see contestants delude themselves in picking songs that may be favorites, but completely unsuitable for their personalities or vocal abilities.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. Christina Banas

    I think we all agree, the judges appeared bored for the most part and perked up slightly when Kris ended the show. I don't understand why someone is not coaching these singers on song choice since that is the main complaint from the judges which I agree with most of the time. Annop had better watch his attitude.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  16. Homie

    Man, I agree with Brian...........blondie has got to go. How the hell did she get so far is beyond me. Anyway, I'm getting bored with the show these days. The judges have the same old comments, although I must admit that Carla is a nice addition to the show. Could it be she is being groomed as a replacement for Paula. Frankly, I wouldn't miss her sappy comments.

    Now someone is suggesting that Adam is the next Michael Jackson or Prince. Get real!! He may win this lame show, however, he'll be a has been in now time. Oh wait a minute, he could enter a screaming contest and probably clean up.
    The guy I like is Chris. I think this kid is really talented.

    Bottom three tomorrow night: Blondie/Noopdog/Matt


    April 1, 2009 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  17. Sharon

    Already left message that Kara needs to leave. She is a pitiful judge and it works 10 times better with the THREE original Judges. Kara is clueless and hateful and know nothing mushc. She can't comment on her own; everything word comes out of Randy's mouth. Aapparently she can't think for herself.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  18. fake

    I will bet anyone that either the Indian guy or the black girl wins! The last 2 winners have been White guy and White girl, plus with the powerful block vote of the Black community (got Obama elected) it is sewn up.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  19. David McPartland

    People, if you are not watching the show and do not believe in the rules and promotion of the show, why are you commenting on this blog? That makes no sense. This show may not be for everyone, but to some, it is very entertaining. If you don't like the show, change the channel. The show is supposed to benefit those and jump start singing/recording careers for people who would not have gotten a shot any other way. Also, you need to note that when a contestant gets voted off in the later rounds, such as the top ten, they have options to go on tour with American Idol and raise their popularity and experience even more, they do not just go home as many people think. Norman (Nick) Gentile (flambouyant clown that could sing) is on all kinds of talk shows and local news shows here in New England, by no means is his popularity dead.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  20. Nanci

    Whether or not you like his look or his song choice, Adam is an unbelievable singer. He has an amazing range and is never off pitch.

    I can't stand listening to Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, or Mick Jagger, and I think they are all pretty creepy looking (the way Adam has been often described), but I won't deny they are talented.

    I love Prince, but I bet he would be kicked off American Idol if he had auditioned when he was younger. He would likely be considered creepy and weird.

    I hope Adam wins. I love his look and his voice.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  21. saganhill

    What a crappy, no-talant show. Even the judges are has-beens with limited talant.

    Until a REAL band is presented who play real intruments and sing and write their own music and lyrics, I will keep refusing to watch this drival.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  22. David McPartland

    Well, I think its evident who the bottom three for the week will be. Anoop, Meagan and Matt are in trouble. I would like to see Anoop and Matt go before Megan because I believe Megan has a great song in her but she just has not found it yet. Actually, to be honest, I think Anoop will be going tonight after talking back to the judges like he did, not a smart move for him. I can't see Anoop as an R&B singer either, ballads maybe. Allison's outfit was a little over the top, but she is still sensational. Scott did a good job and Kris surprised me. Kris may actually may it into the top 5 after all. Lil rounds (despite the "safe song") was awesome and man made my hair stand up on end. Adam and Danny, well, they were again ahead of the class.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  23. Tracey

    Adam Lambert is in a league of his own. His stage presence, vocal range, and sheer talent just cannot compare to the others. I just hope that he stays true to himself in this competion, because the boy has mad skills.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  24. Juanita

    I think the input the judges give are confusing and not very helpful. What is Paula saying? Does she even understand it?
    One week they complain someone sounds too much like a professional artist, the next week, not enough like that very same artist. The judges are constantly telling the contestants to change something one week, and then complain that those kids are "just trying to win the competition" when they take the judges' comments to heart. Poor Lil Rounds and Matt, they must be totally frustrated and confused. Also, Allison is just sixteen. Is she supposed to know who she is musically yet? Her style reflects how some kids are dressing at my local mall.
    The judges need to hear themselves talk and think about how their comments translate on the other end.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  25. Pam

    I think the Michael Jackson night was my favorite (except for "Rockin' Robin"). I think Adam & Kris are the only 2 that "get it"!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  26. judy

    Megas has to go tonight! Her arm movements remind me of a robot.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  27. Alex

    First time EVER watching the show... don't know why... it was really entertaining. That said... from a completely fresh and first time perspective I would say Kris and Danny are tops – Adam is a GREAT singer but he seems pretty fake... Lil Rounds seems really impressive but really confused by what her style should be. I have no idea (well besides looks) why Megan is still around. I'd rather have a calendar with her in it than an album... that's for sure.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  28. Darlene Marcks

    I had written to Fox regarding Simon and Paula and their antics. They behaved better last night and Paula spoke without pausing all over the place. Adam is great, but seems a little too professional for me. Danny is the one I'm hoping takes it to the end. Megan has got to go. This girl can't carry a tune. Sure she's pretty but a beauty contest this isn't. Also judges need to get another theme besides "dude, this just wasn't the right song for you". Come on, think of something different.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  29. mickeyd

    Well! I know my absolute favorite is Lil Rounds. What a voice!! WOW she can bring it in all reguards. I like most of the others however I vote for her all the way, she is an amazing entertainer and should be recognized as such

    April 1, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  30. Tammy

    I think the bottom 3 from last night will be Meghan, Anoop & Lil.
    Meghan sounds the same every week – BOARING!
    Anoop was rather on the BOARING side last night as well.
    Lil just does absolutly nothing for me, she is just another Fantasia, (been there done that).
    I have 4 favorites: Adam, Danny, Allison & Kris.
    Adam has the most originality, and wow, what a range he has!!
    Danny has a very good stage presence with the ability to really touch people, gotta love that!
    Allison is young but out of the girls this year I feel she has the most to offer.
    Kris I wasn't to wild about at first because he looks like someone that came off the Mickey Mouse club but he has been impressing me with his creativity & rather nice voice.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  31. Carrie Kent

    I have watched all but three seasons of American Idol. I watched the first two seasons religiously. I've tuned back in this year but I am completely turned off by the judges. I actually think Kara is the best one with the most insightful comments this year. Simon is bored to death and makes no attempt to hide it. And an earlier comment is correct - he and Paula behave like 3-year-olds and pay more attention to each other than the contestents singing on the stage. Completely unprofessional. They should give their salaries back.

    April 1, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  32. Chris

    Danny has already won, as soon as Paula started praising him, I knew he had won the entire competition. I heard on the radio former Idol winner Fantasia Barrino said she thought he was going to win, so that’s a plus.


    April 1, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  33. cONNIE



    BOTH WILL BE WELL DESEVED IN THE MUSIC WORLD!!!!! AND BOY THEY DESERVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  34. Colleen

    Adam seems to be getting a lot of props on this blog.... am I the only one who finds his falsetto screeching to be absolutely annoying? I'm surprised he hasn't done a Guns-N-Roses song yet; he's got Axl's voice...... Then again, I never liked Axl Rose's voice; I would get a sore throat by proxy just listening to him. As far as judges, whenever Paula opens her mouth to speak, I get up for a potty break or a snack... what is she on, anyway?

    April 1, 2009 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  35. jcalcutta

    Stop all this craziness with" that wasn't the right song", AND LET THE JUDGES PICK THE SONGS, since they are the experts, and we can finally have a real show. I DO BELIEVE THE JUDGES ARE CORRECT when most of the time it is the wrong song. GIVE US SOMETHING WORTH WATCHING. Although ADAM IS A HIT, ALWAYS RIGHT ON THE MONEY.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  36. Dan

    Bottom 3
    1. Anoop
    2. Megan
    3. Matt

    Megan goes back to the couch because she is safe. (Hot chick has a following) Matt goes home.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  37. Dawn

    I agree, bring Alexis back! Take Megan instead.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  38. Philly

    This was the worst episode of the season, possibly in many seasons. This is the weakest bunch of contestants ever. I wouldnt spend .02 to see any of them. I cannot stand Adam's screaming, but at least he is original every week.

    This show has definately jumped the shark this year. Too bad!

    April 1, 2009 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  39. Dawn

    My top 4

    Lil Rounds



    April 1, 2009 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  40. Dan

    I thought the theme lat night was current top 40 songs, but that got thrown out the window. I guess when Kris sang "How Sweet It Is" on country night, you can sing whatever you want.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  41. Suzy

    WOW! I can honestly say that this year the contestants on the show do not leave an impression on me. I can usually narrow it down to the final two but no one stands out for me! Last night Chris and Scott I felt should definitely move on-.......

    April 1, 2009 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  42. Lisa

    Sheesh Andy Foreman, sounds like you need some fiber or something.

    By far this night belonged to Kris Allen. He was great. For all of you that say this years contestants have no talent, my guess is you've never taken a music class in your life. Everyone should just chill out and remember this is an entertainment show. If you're not entertained, then don't watch.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  43. Rob

    This season is almost unwatchable. From the lackluster performances from each of the vocalists, to the mindless commentary fom the judges.

    I was a fan of last season, but I can't watch this season. The addition of a 4th judge may have seemed like a good idea...but it just adds to the already time consuming, mindless babble (especially from Paula). And it seems that the deluge of commercial time is getting worse. I find myself watching the singer and then changing the channel while the commentary and commercials commence.

    Producers...instead of trying to make each season bigger and more "in your face", how about trying trim some of the shows unnecessary fat.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  44. Carolyn

    I actually love watching American Idol and hope it is around for years to come. I love watching the contestants grow each week, even though some go in the wrong direction. Adam, Danny, Kris,Allison, Scott and Matt did well last night. Wish Lil could find the right song, would love to hear her belt one out and not try to copy. Thought Anoop was OK. Megan got to go.........should have been gone.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  45. Marc in Quebec

    Adam was great and Danny. I even got chills when Scott sang. Lil is just the same old stuff and shows zero star quality. The rest should just go home now.....

    April 1, 2009 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  46. Autig

    Its Adam and everyone else-no one is close

    April 1, 2009 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  47. tina

    I felt that Adam was the best tonight. He is definitely original and nothing like AI have ever seen.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  48. Paula

    Please, please, please Bring back Alexis Grace. At least the girl could sing. she certainly was better than some of the remaining contestants.

    American Idol should at least allow her to go on tour. After all, if they can have 13 contestans instead of 12, they can certainly have 11 on tour instead of 10. One more seat on the A.I. bus...come on!

    Check the blogs and votes on A.I. Most mised is Alexis Grace

    April 1, 2009 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  49. Andy Foreman

    American Idol has got to be the stupidest show ever invented, with the dullest guest, idiotic "judges", and is a fantastic example of how television executives KNOW stone cold that their viewing audience consists of mindless dolts with the IQ of an earthworm who will gobble it up as though its some earth-shattering "entertainment".

    My advice to American Idol viewers is this: turn off the damn TV and go read a REAL book or watch some quality movie or something before you become so completely dumbed down that you start worshipping Simon Cowell as your Lord and Master of the idiots.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  50. Nesha

    boring, boring, boring.

    April 1, 2009 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  51. mary schwartz

    I thought the night was very boring! However I must say Scott was awesome! He looked better, but still needs a more modern haircut to become "Star Quality." Adam was good but not as god as usual. Allison was awful and should be voted off this week. I like some of the raspiness in her voice, but that was a poor song choice and her outfit was terrible.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  52. Aaron Macomber

    Idol sucks this year, we stopped watching shortly after the "top 36" or whatever dumb format they had this year. Too much manufactured drama and not enough singing. I used to love the show, but this season is just stupid. Especially with the four judges.. dumb

    April 1, 2009 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  53. lori

    I agree. The blonde needs to go. Adam is awesome.And Simon may be harsh at times but he is usually right on the money as well as Randy.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  54. Jane

    HOPE ADAM WINS. Many people like him, but many people also don't. I don't get the second part. ADAM WILL WIN. 🙂

    April 1, 2009 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  55. Marti

    Top four.........Adam, Allison, Kris and Danny. Megan should have been gone weeks ago. Matt isn't all the good. He hits alot of off notes. The judges keep saying the same thing singer after singer...Randy with his "I don't know Dawg" while sucking air through his teeth...Kara with her "artistry" comments over and over....Paula with her halting words....and Simon with his "train wreck" comments.
    Maybe it's time for new judges with some fresh constructive criticism.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  56. Gary Hampton

    What a sad show!

    April 1, 2009 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  57. Brian from Maryland

    Elle, cut us a break. I agree with Stephanie that it is fixed. How come Simon never calls Adam or Danny indulgent? They are always posing and primping for the camera. Hands down, Kris is the most talented.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  58. Kelly Goulette

    Did anyone else find it disturbing that Ryan asked the young daughter of a contestant if she wanted to "punch" Randy? Disturbing......

    April 1, 2009 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  59. Joyce

    I do think Adam will win but for the first time I think Scott's performance was really awesome.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  60. Reggie

    I have to echo some of the other comments left on this page.

    The blogger who's writing this simply isn't very good. Perhaps critique isn't her strong suit and her writing excels in other places. But in many of her recaps, she simply echoes what the judges said on TV (especially Allison's No Doubt performances) and offers nothing original in her commentary.

    I think would be better off with someone else next season.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  61. diane

    You know this year there is just not one contestant that really stands out. I do think Adam s the best and he does a great job but it seems like he's already had so much professional training and experience that he should not be allowed to compete in this competion. If I had to pick one it would be Adam but I think that AI producers should change the rules next year.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  62. joyce

    not a great show tonight...would find it hard to pick a winner....except for kris....he doesn't need any embellishments, just sits there and sings, go kris.....

    April 1, 2009 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  63. hurtnem

    That blonde tattoo queen has got to go. The girl has zero talent and can't carry a tune in a suitcase. Its pathetic.

    April 1, 2009 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  64. Agilog

    The show was pretty lame this week, the only performance I look for is Adam's.
    Maybe save time and youtube it next week.
    And I agree, "downloads" is not a music genre.

    April 1, 2009 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  65. kay

    How did these people get where they are??? Last night really was terrible, EXCEPT for ADAM and KRIS> they might as well send everyone home except those 2. I still cant believe MEGAN is still ther and ALEXIS is gone!!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  66. Margaret Dwyer

    Let's face it , Idol has run it's course. Adam is the best this time, but not much to choose from.

    April 1, 2009 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  67. Tony

    My wife and I record it while watching anything else, then we comeback to it 30-45 minutes later and blow thru the judges comments, commercials etc. and just listen to the vocals. We then make our own comments and the pogram is about a half hour long. Try it.

    April 1, 2009 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  68. Yo

    To many judges and to much chatter from them.. Shut up and let us listen to the singing.. It is a singing contest isn't it.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  69. Michelle

    Your kidding right. You think that screeching Adam does is talent?

    April 1, 2009 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  70. timmy

    Oh and btw when I say put them on stage I'm talking about at the same point in time that these current Idols are in. Not there professional careers. I think that Simon and Randy are going for looks not talent, this new judge does not fit tht bill, I'm am positive she won't be around next year. Paula rocks.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  71. Jerry

    Booooooring. They should cut 5 even 6 and put them out of their misery. I will tune out until the final 3. The new judge is a bore. Randy is still cool.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  72. timmy

    Reality check: If you put any of these guys on stage with Kelly Clarkson, Reuben, Fantasia, Jordin Sparks or Carrie it would be no contest. This group is being praised for their talents to keep the viewers coming back but it is no contest ..guys, open your ears. And what happens if Jennifer Hudson walks on stage....over. Idols 2010 please hurry.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  73. Melissa

    Adam? Please... He's an emo, rocker-wannabe. Allison has talent, so does Lil.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  74. Amanda Frost

    My comment will be late, but then again RUDE is timeless. Last week when Mr. Cowell and Miss Abdul played "crayon face" while young Allison sang her heart out was not only rude but embarrassingly arrogant to those who watched. When did any performer not deserve the fullest attention of a judge? I was of a belief this was the soul of the show, and each performer was to evaluated to the best of the judges ability, but not so this night. Abdul giggled like a six year old, pretending Simon held her down and crayoned on a mustache, and Simon could only be compared to the Cheshire cat. Silly, childish and beneath the show. Not to mention, disrespectful to the other two judges and most importantly a sixteen year old singing from the marrow of her being to people who are being paid to listen not play. YOU two owe this young girl and the viewing public an apology.

    April 1, 2009 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  75. Dave

    Megan has got to go. It is painful to watch her up there and even worse to hear her...Scott should go right after her. I hate to say it, but it seems as though he is getting a free pass on some of his performances because of his condition. He can't sing near as good as the others as brings no star quality to the stage...these two have got to go.

    April 1, 2009 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
  76. Dina Crowder

    I think that each week it becomes increasingly clear that this should end up a contest between Kris, Danny and Adam. The others are clearly talented young artists, but just don't really deserve to be in the same sentence as these three guys when it comes to pure talent and star power. Out of the three, Adam is in a league by himself and should win it if he can keep from weirding everybody out on some of these renditions he launches off into. Also, it seems clear that Megan, Scott and Anoop are at the bottom of the list and should go pretty soon. We'll see!

    April 1, 2009 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  77. GuitrDad

    While Adam certainly looks like the heavy favorite, remember two words: Chris Daughtry. Rockers do not win Idol - mainstream singers do. That being said, who is one of the most commercially successful alums from Idol? Chris Daughtry.

    Danny Gokey wins this year, hands down, after a sing-off with Adam.

    April 1, 2009 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  78. ashley

    Everyone is entitled to a bad day... Too bad someone still has to go home. Pleeease be Megan

    April 1, 2009 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
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    You took the words right out of my mouth. A 9th grader with pink eye would likely have written a more comprehensive review. It's discouraging to see that CNN thinks that this *barely* phoned-in "review" is worthy of a paycheck.

    employment FAIL

    April 1, 2009 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  80. CS

    She also writes all the other articles tonight about each performance. See the other posts near same time stamp. This was just the overview piece. I thought it matched the night quite well.

    April 1, 2009 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  81. Jim D

    You've got this all wrong and must have watched the wrong channel. Tonight's show proved that this group of final 9 is stronger than any previous season. Based on previous winners, there are at least 5 legitimate American Idol champions in this season's crop. It's really amazing and even though this is Adam Lambert's contest to lose, there are at least four others who are worthy. Great contestants but for the first time the judges are letting us down. Paula has to go and Simon has to become a grown-up human or I say let them go and add a third (not a fourth!) to Randy and Cara for next season. Forget all that. I can't wait to see what Adam sings next week!

    April 1, 2009 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  82. Charles Jarrell

    These should be the final four. Everyone else (especially Megan) needs to go home!

    1. Kris Allen – my girlfriend and I have agreed, he's our favorite, now.
    2. Danny Gokey – he just knows how to sing.
    3. Lil Rounds – just depends on what song she sings.
    4. Adam Lambert – I'd rather he go home, but he's very polished (and a professional singer, of course).

    The go-homes (in my book):
    5. Matt Giraud
    6. Allison Irahata
    7. Scott McIntyre
    8. Anoop "Hip Hop" Desai
    9. Megan Joy – just go home PLEASE!!! You sung one song better than the original, but everything else is just bad!

    April 1, 2009 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  83. Jim

    Adam or Matt? How many episodes of this kind of stuff can we take? Bring back Carrie Underwood any day!

    April 1, 2009 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  84. Deborah

    I try really hard to listen to each of them with an open mind. I have my favorites but I also try to be honest about each of them, their abilities etc...even if I don't particularly like a few of them I can usually admit why others might...but PLEASE someone explain Megan to me. Her voice is so unappealing...weird. I just don't get her and why she is still there. VERY pretty...visually a treat but SHEESH please tell me why anyone likes her voice?

    April 1, 2009 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  85. Kris

    Would someone please mention the fact that Megan Joy can't seem to actually sing in tune?. All the talk about wrong song choice is a bit silly when I don't think she could sing if she did pick the "right" song. If you can't consistantly hit the notes a quirky voice isn't going to save you. Sorry Megan, you just aren't good enough.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  86. Jeff from Texas

    Thought tonights show was boring. My favorite Megan for her uniqueness is slipping, I will probably fizzle out this year if something doesn't improve. Kris took the night, liked his version of Ain't no Sunshine better than Whithers' original.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  87. Lisa

    What a dope! The show was GREAT. This is the most talented crew ever. Jealous?

    April 1, 2009 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  88. Frank Tomski

    Yea, the season is starting to get boring. Meg has got to go and hopefully she won't get the popular vote that only votes for looks and not talent. By the way no way is the show fixed.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  89. Laffercurve

    Kris wins this hands down. Not just an uber-talent, but a great personality to boot. We need more people like him heading up our entertainment industry.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  90. Kris

    I agree. That show sucked. This group has nothing on seasons past. And whoever wins this thing hasn't the sustainable talent of Kelly, Carrie and David. Maybe Allison. Anyone ever notice how Adam's wailing sounds like nails to a chalkboard?

    April 1, 2009 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  91. Don

    It's impossible to vote by phone. They really need to work on this. I think the last two contestants, Adam and Kris, are light years ahead of everyone else. I just hope Adam can keep it going despite the box producers put him in with all these lame song genres.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  92. Debbie

    I wasn't very impressed by most of the 9 remaining contestants. I was very surprised because there were so many songs to choose from and I thought the contestants would do better than most of them did. I totally agree with you about the show only being an hour and a hald. I don't think I could have put up with it being any longer. I thought there were only 4 contestants that did well, just my opinion. Hope next week is better and I look forward to see who is going home

    April 1, 2009 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  93. Emma Erickson

    i way agree this is a horrible blog. sorry but its true, however; the fact that we're reading it AND commenting on it says something too. but ya the comments are dull and some what wrong. the opinion is a little too much imparted and you end on a question! what?!?

    April 1, 2009 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  94. Buster C

    Great blog, except it was much better when Oscar Dahl was doing it at buddy tv 2 years ago. He still continues today, and the coverage is much wittier and more in depth.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  95. ashton miller

    Based on the comments, last nights show, the judges lack luster enthusiasm I say this show has run its course. Time to find something else.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  96. Sabrina

    I thought it was ITunes top 100 Download... and most of those songs are not on the top 100 download. I really liked Danny's performance (but didn't think it was as great as the judges chocked it up to be)... I think Kris Allen was surprisingly good... I find Adam to be cocky and indulgent, even if he is good, I find him extremely irritating. I love his performance last week though.
    Megan Joy just can't sing as well as the others, she's not of the same calibre, no where near close... she should be going home. Nobody should sing Celine Dion – and Lil Rounds broke a golden rule... her performances was really bad. Alison is having an identity crisis and her performance was borderline desperate.
    So, that's all I have to say! Oh and Scott wasn't that great either – he was good and safe, but not artistic or anything.

    April 1, 2009 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  97. Steve

    Well Lisa whoever the hell you are, you've successfully agreed with the clueless American Idol judges on EVERY SINGLE PERFORMANCE – how can you even classify this as a blog when you have sided with pretty much every single thing the judges spat out on every single peformance????? Get some perspective, some individuality, some intelligence, and then start blogging again.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  98. phyllis

    sorry, but I love the show, no its not fake lots of great ones have
    come from this show. so far the red head girl is good, adam. and
    matt, also danny is good, I do feel this is the worse year I've seen
    not one yet can beat pass years. they turned down better ones
    i think. but they are ok. blondie needs to go, she's pretty but can't

    April 1, 2009 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  99. Jeff

    Best to worst tonight:
    Scott (unexpected)

    Overall a weak night. If Anoop, Lil, or Megan goes home I will not complain but if it is anyone else... Scott saved himself for this week but he could be gone next. And if Anoop stays around, please stop trying to be cool, you're not and it's okay. If I see him brush off his shoulder one more time, I'm gonna throw my remote at the TV. Megan, quit trying so hard and oversinging the songs. Lil, you are not as good as you think you are... pick songs with attitude or you are outta there. Scott, your best chance of hanging around is to keep doing what you did tonight. Enough said.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  100. Nan

    Adam is terribly. Too theatrical. Every number is like something from a Broadway show and over the top. And he's creepy looking. Yikes, I can't stand him. He's been in the business since he was a kid and he seems waaay too old for his years–hate to think what he's had to do to get this far.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  101. Pwizzle

    Agreed, tonight's Idol wasn't amazing, but im glad Scott showed his true colors, the thing that I was most frustrated about tonight wasn't that fact that Lil sang a Celine Dion song, but that my DVR cut me off at 1:26, I didn't get the recap!! Thanks Comcast...

    April 1, 2009 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  102. brian o

    you call this a blog? that wasn't even a blurb. you should be so proud that this nonsense shows up on the home page. shameful...

    April 1, 2009 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  103. pegmo

    Adam will win. But, you never know, Matt can take the title away. Hope for a close finish. Will be entertaining.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  104. Chuck

    A – Kris
    B – Adam
    C – Allison, Danny, Matt, Lil
    D – Anoop, Scott
    F – Megan

    I used to like Megan prior to the top 10, but that really sucked and she needs to go. Overall I was dispappointed with the whole show. It was much better last week.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  105. Ali

    Don't leave Danny & Allison behind......both of them are right up there with Adam & Matt. I believe they will be the top 4 with Adam the winner! I agree....the judges are getting boring and to add another one for us to listen to = bad idea!

    April 1, 2009 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  106. Travis

    It doesn't seem like anyone was really at the top of their game tonight, everybody seemed kind of "meh" and going through the motions.

    I hate to say it because she's the last hot chick left, but I think Megan is going home.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  107. Eileen

    I don't believe that Idol is entirely fixed, but the judges often seem to have a hidden agenda that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with talent. So it's great when somebody like Kris, who I don't think was really favored by the judges, comes out of left field and changes everything. Kris was a surprise this week and Adam is the gift that keeps on giving. Every season, something unexpected happens. I still love it.

    April 1, 2009 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  108. Jason Schaefer

    The episode was great, I liked that the contestants didn't have to limit themselves to a preselected theme and could choose something that they wanted and thought American would know and like. Country music week was much more of a disaster in my opinion.

    I think that Anoop, Megan and Matt all flop, they will probably be in the bottom three.

    Lil, Scott, Kris, Adam, Allison, and Danny are all safe, they really shined.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Ace

    So far Adam, Matt, and Allison are the only ones that I could see becoming big rock/pop stars!

    March 31, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Linda Baker

    Adam is the best. He's a genuine star. Megan needs to go NOW...ugh, it's embarassing to watch her. Matt G is really good too. Anoop is full of himself. Scott is still boring. Lil did better than the judges gave her credit for. Allison has some amazing pipes and should stay for a long time. Danny, good singer, but not good enough. Kris did a good job too.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Kelly

    Tonites show definetly could have been better for some for the contestants. I definetly think Megan and Anoop will be in the bottom tommorrow with Meagan going home. I still feel in the end the final 3 it will come down to Adam, Matt & Danny.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  112. lynn

    Still too much screaming from Adam for my taste. Kris was amazing. Danny was good and even though it was an off night, I still like Matt a lot.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  113. A Big fan

    Bottom 2 tonight are Matt and Megan

    Do not care which one goes home.. They both deserve to go

    As for Adam being the best to come out of American Idol. Well that is a little much.. I am not sure I would put him in the same category as Elton John and Elvis..

    And Sorry Matt did not do well today.. Even the crowd that was around him looked like they wanted to go home or at least go to sleep..

    Stop picking your American Idol based on looks and lets pick the person with the most talent to win

    March 31, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Sherry

    Wow! Almost everyone totally sucked tonight! Geez! I don't know if it was the type of music, or if everyone was just really terrible. Liked Adam and the guy who sang "Ain't No Sunshine" but that was it! And I love this show. But, this was a really bad week! And I agree, Blondie HAS to go! SHould have gone last week!

    March 31, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Richard L

    Adam is in a class by himself. Doesn't look like a contest.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  116. SamDC

    Yep, the shows done for the night and will be back next week. I'm not sure I can say the same about this boring, uninteresting blog.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Monty

    I have to say, this blog was sorta worthless. It basically amounted to:

    "American Idol was on tonight. Someone people sang. The judges commented on his singing. Then the next person sang. Then the show ended."

    This isn't a blog- I'm not even sure what to call it.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Jimbo's Jumbo

    Agree not the best of Idol nights, but what in the world was that show on afterwards with Osbournes!?!?!?

    March 31, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  119. carrion

    Wow, great blog. This certainly deserves to be on the front page of the "world-wide leader in news".

    March 31, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Sherrie

    Maybe tomorrow Ryan should say Adam is in the bottom 3 and then add "April Fools." That may add some excitement.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Wayne D. Clark

    Some nights are better than others, To night not the best however we are beginnin to see the stand outs and in my mind the choice is rather clear. However there is talent there that will get a contract whether they win the biggy.

    On anothere matter I getting tired of the Paula and Simon Show , Eather seperate them or tell them to grow up. They are not the main attraction.


    March 31, 2009 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Kathy Lett

    Lisa, must be the most difficult person to please. I think your expectations are up in outer space, dear. Most of the singers tonight sang great. I think they sang thier little hearts out.



    March 31, 2009 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  123. BuzzDaly

    What a mindless waste of time. America rocks. It truly is incredible that folks concern themselves with this drivel.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Becca

    It was all about picking songs tonight. Danny and Kris both did an excellent job.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Lauren

    I couldn't agree more - tonight just bored me, it was a good night to have TiVo!

    March 31, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  126. JC

    Same show different week. Adam by far the best, Megan by far the worst. Hopefully the votefortheworst site won't keep her around another week. She is a trainwreck that should have been voted off weeks ago. Fortunately noone with legitimate chances have been voted off ahead of her.

    March 31, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Si

    OH WHAT A NIGHT--for such a talented group--some real disapointments.....but some real relly good performances, too.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Shannon

    I can't really pick out a winner this year. All other years I have been able to pick out one solid winner from the beginning, but this year I'm at a loss. I like Lil Rounds cause she is from my home state, but I'm afraid that Adam will win. I don't think he is a good role model for kids, so I'm not going for him. This year is just so different, no one really pops for me like Jordan did and David. I stil love seeing Simon!!!

    March 31, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Allen

    There seemed to be some outstanding talent tonight, but the song choice by most was a complete mess. Adam appears to have the best stage presents.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Shorey

    If Matt gets voted out I think the judges will use their save for him anyway, which would be a good decision. Matt deserves to have the save this week if he is low on the votes. Blondie will never be given the save. And Adam will never need the save.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  131. george

    remember, they are not a "star" yet... but which one has what it takes to become a star?

    March 31, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Mary Dutzer

    ADAM all the way what a talent. Some of the others are good but I couldn't even tell you an hour later what they sang.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Kimberly

    First of all, if you don't care, why are you commenting?? It's not like there are a lot of original comments to make about American Idol anyway, even the judges have become somewhat boring to listen to each week. I think everyone is right though, Adam is going to win. He is clearly the only compelling constestant besides is kindof getting old with these other performers.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  134. RB

    Does this person get paid for writing this?

    March 31, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Stephanie

    Why does anyone care? It's all fixed anyway.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Elle

    Lets declare Adam the winner and turn it off until next season. Adam will be the biggest star to come out of the show. I expect him to have record sales to rival Michael Jackson, Elton John, and Elvis!

    March 31, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Brian J

    Okay, I agree, not the best of nights. Adam was still great ... and don't forget to vote for Matt – he is still one of the best .. and cmon, Blondie has got to go, she stinks.

    March 31, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  138. MegMo

    Wow. Why don't you just transcribe word for word what the judges said. Your comments mirror theirs. This "blog" really sucks. NO originality here whatsoever.

    March 31, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |

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