March 26th, 2009
09:14 PM ET

'American Idol': On to the next

**SPOILER ALERT: This blog entry reveals the name of the contestant leaving the show. Do not continue reading if you do not want to know the results.**

 

And then there were nine.

I had some rough moments there when they announced the bottom two. I was prepared for the first shocking upset of the season, but thankfully cooler heads prevailed, and ...

... Michael Sarver did not make the cut.

So what did you think? How were the performances? Were you as stunned as I was at the bottom two?

Post your comments below or head over to iReport to submit videos of your reaction.

–Lisa Respers France, CNN.com Writer


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March 26th, 2009
08:58 PM ET

Top 10: Michael ain't too proud to beg - again

**SPOILER ALERT: Thursday night’s blog will eventually reveal the contestant leaving the show. Do not visit the final entry of the blog if you do not want to know the results.**

Michael Sarver has the lowest votes and must sing for his chance.

Will the judges save him?


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March 26th, 2009
08:55 PM ET

Top 10: More Stevie, please

Stevie Wonder, I am ready to forgive you for your performance with the Jonas Brothers at the Grammys.

Before we even got to his singing, Simon weighed in that Matt and Michael were in the bottom two because America didn't like them.

Oh, please.

Thank goodness we quickly got to Mr. Wonder singing a medley of "My Cherie Amour," "Superstition," "All About The Love Again," and one of my personal favorites, "Overjoyed."

The "Idol" contestants were up and dancing, as were the judges.

Stevie worked the piano keys, the harmonica and the audience. He even sent a shout-out to President Barack Obama and "American Idol."

Why oh why couldn't we just have a full hour of Stevie Wonder?


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March 26th, 2009
08:44 PM ET

Top 10: The bottom two indicate the world has gone crazy

Allison Iraheta is safe, as is Anoop Desai. Good for them.

Danny Gokey is so cute with his little glasses and his vest. Can't you just see him as a little kid? He's safe.

Could Megan Joy grip Scott MacIntyre any harder? She must have held him steady because while Scott was in the bottom three, Ryan soon sent him back as safe.

That leaves Matt and Michael. They're the bottom two.

What in the world is going on? Are we being punked? Did anyone check to see if Ashton Kutcher was in the audience tonight?


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March 26th, 2009
08:35 PM ET

Top 10: Joss Stone and Smokey Robinson are the ones for me

Joss Stone, you saucy little vixen.

Robinson and Stone

I really need her to give some of these other female singers in the game tips on how to work the fem-swagger, because she was all over it.

She and Smokey Robinson have officially won my "Quiet Storm" award for their performance of "You're The One For Me."

Smokey's voice was not at its best, but Smokey on his worst day is still better than so many on their best.

Loves it!


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March 26th, 2009
08:29 PM ET

Top 10: Have the voters lost their minds?!

Matt Giraud and Michael Sarver are in the bottom three.

One of these names is a shock. I'll give you two guesses as to who and the first one doesn't count.

Matt brought the sexy last night with "Let's Get It On." I am stunned.

Adam Lambert is safe. In other news, water is wet.

Lil Rounds and Kris Allen will also be back next week.

Did I mention that I am stunned?


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