April 1st, 2009
10:21 PM ET
Top 9: Are you as happy as I am?
It's over, and I feel pretty good about the results.
Watch what CNN Radio's Michelle Wright had to say about last night's show.
So what did you think? How were the performances? Did you think there were any surprises?
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- Lisa Respers France, CNN.com writer
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my voice sucks on karaoke that is why i am taking sining lessons now from professionals `*.
I agree! She couldn't sing her way out of a wet paper bag that night!
I feel like the only willing contestants are Chris, Adam ans Anoops sumwhat, they try and do really good. I feel that the other contestants are not here for the long run, Lil and Scott are gone for sure in hte coming weeks, but personally i REALLY DISLIKE Danny. I just dont get him and cant see his in music or being the next American Idol, just dislike him alot.
Megan overlooks the fact that it was because NO ONE voted for her that she's off and the fact that her songs weren't good enough and her hideous facial expressions and bizarre bahaviors were offensive. It's not Simon's fault. She needs to act a bit more sophisticated and professional up there – you can do that and still have fun Megan. Stop trying to be stupid.
I have not been able to stomach her singing or dancing (if you can call her awkward out of tempo body jerking dancing) since the first time I saw her on the show. When she sang Bob Marley this week, I almost had a seizure. Also, when she told Simon she didn`t care what he said about her awful singing, and then tried to give him and the rest of the judges a LAP DANCE during her final song. . .I was like, AWKWARD!!! I also think that when she spoke about anything, she sounded mentally unstable. . .CAWW, CAWW, CAWW?!?!? What in the world was that all about??????
To Terry from Texas: What about Carrie Underwood?! And why didn't Justin Guarini or Ace (the guy with the bedroom eyes – don't know his last name) or Chris Daughtry win in their respective seasons?! Get your facts right before you throw some misogynist comment on this space.
Some of these comments are so hateful and the personal attacks on the contestants, geez, it's disgusting. It's just a singing contest. Why do some people take this show so personally?!
Chris has a good voice and is a good singer (two different things).
Allison has raw talent, and could really become a star.
Adam is a freak and needs a haircut, though he is a polished singer.
One of these is your winner.
Danny, Matt, Lil, Anoop and Scott are obviously talented and could sing professionally, but I don't see them as stars. Plus, Danny and Matt wear goofy, crooked hats – this alone should be reason enough to eliminate them.
I think the judges should help on song selection during the week, not just criticize the selection after the fact – it would make for a far better show.
Also, let these people sing the entire song! These 2 minute versions really obscure the performance, are clumsy, and do not let them get into the flow of the song.
Now I'm done.
I don't think Allison came close to singing as well as the Wilson sisters when she did her performance of the "Heart" song. It was unintelligable and the Wilson sisters are more articulate than that. And, no it's not just an age thing (for either of the ladies). Allison could benefit from some voice lessons on articulating! I love her voice and 'sound' but can't stand the fact that she swallows the end of her words. People with speech impediments do that, not singers.
I agree that the judges are telling certain people one week they should do something different, only to have them criticize the same people the following week when they do what the judges told them to do. Lil Round is a classic example. She has a beautiful voice, if she doesn't stretch it, but she seems so eager to push herself and it effects her voice. I like Kris, but I'm not certain he is Idol winning material. Matt is good, but there is something about him I can't put my finger on. Anoop has a great voice if he would only choose the right song and add some personality on stage. Adam – no one can be compared to Elvis – Adam screams. I won't take it away from him that he does have a nice voice when he isn't screaming, but he seems to scream in every song he performs. Scott is talented, but definitely not Idol winning material. Danny – nice voice, but always the same – no surprises (like Paula so desperately needs). Okay, I'm finished with my critique – I tape the show so that I can speed through Paula and Simon's nonsense. I'm hoping Anoope or Kris win, although I was for David Archuletta last season.
I liked Megan. I will miss her next week. SOOO unique.
Scott needs to go home. I'm sick of him, and I'm sick of Kris.
And yes, I'm sick of Kara, too. Sick of the judges picking on MATT and blowing sunshine up DANNY's behind. Yes, Adam's good, but he is NOT the Second Coming.
I absolutely LOVED Megan.
Is it bad that I am so elated Megan left? Well, I am. I cannot help it. Yay!!!
My prediction? Lil should be next. I'm long on Danny, Adam, Matt, and Kris. The guys are simply stronger this season.
Thanks for the great blog on Idol!
ben fra, I truly hope you are kidding. If you are not, you have a truly disillusioned view of society and the world as a whole, and need some serious help.
Long overdue. Cannot help but wonder how much of her continuing to date was due to the spoiler website that promoted voting for the worst contestant–namely Megan. I am still puzzled by Matt who I think it very talented and has great commercial style. Alexis should still be there–too bad a Megan survived instead of her.
Where is this attitude that people are seeing with Anoop? I think he is respectful, and I have not seen him sneer or do anything beyond roll his eyes with some of Simon's downright nasty comments. Simon is, as someone else said, an egotistical, self-righteous, indulgent, nasty person. While Kara sometimes gets on my nerves, she brings some freshness to the group. When Paula isn't drunk or acting that way, the antics between her and Simon make me sick. I think they should have a vote on the judges and every week, someone goes home. Let's start with Paula – she would be gone in a heart beat, maybe even before Simon. Randy would be last to go because he is a sweet heart and tries to be gentle, even when it's not good. I hope Anoop goes to the end – he has a great voice.
american idol...another great reason to stop watching the idiot box. that english sadist jerk should go back to london. you gotta be an idiot to watch that trash. what happened to real artists....real entertainment.....god will punish you all for your blatant wasteful ignorance....still its not as bad as gore movies ( that should all be outlawed to avoid columbines) overpaid egoistical hollywood morons!!!! sincerely, discusted
Megan was simply the worst singer out of the lot and that too with an attitude. I'm glad she is gone. She should have left gracefully. You have to be greatful about the huge opportunity that you have got and also you can't be disrespectful towards the judges. They know better than YOU Megan. Next to go out will be either Anoop or Scott. I think it will be Scott unless he sings something like this week.
I AM VERY GLAD MEGAN IS GONE!!!!!! BUT I LOVE RANDY U GO DOG
I was surpprised to see Allison in the bottom three and exactly why isn't Matt in the bottom three? I was sad to see Megan go, I thought Anoop should have went before her. She was one of the most original performers there. I thought at the very least one of the copy cat twins (Matt or Anoop) should have gone first. Simon was a bit hard on Megan, but I guess she deserved his rebuttle after saying she didn't care what he had to say about her singing. Lesson learned, don't mess with the judges. I think you will be able to see Megan again with the American Idol tour, and she probably had a whole slew of doors open professionally for her, just for gettting as far as she did in the contest. Allison in the bottom three and Matt on the couch kind of made me angry, are people listening to these people or only going by face value?
Bye, Megan! I hope you find your real life purpose!
I think the input the judges give is 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 and 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.
I felt uncomfortable for her. She carried herself so awkwardly once they narrowed it down to 13. I suspect she received some voice coaching and didn't listen. Seems to be her way, based on her oblivious reaction each week to constructive criticism.
Matt Giraud needs to remove that mole from the middle of his forehead. People are sick of looking at it. That is why he keeps ending up in the bottom 3.
To Dave Mark who can't believe we care about this "crap", well we do. Yes we all know their are bigger problems in the world, and I am sure like most of the people here we spend hours worrying about those grim realities. That is what makes American Idol and other shows necessary, the ability to have us forget about 2 wars, sky high unemployment, etc for an hour or 2 so we dont lose our minds.
By the way, why are you here reading and posting if this is all "crap"?
Well, the bloggers on this story confirm my suspicions. They are 99% female and are most likely representative of the show's voters. And just THAT explains why the good-looking girl contestants are the first to go EVERY season! In order to get 36 million votes coming in to the show on Tuesday night, there has to be about one million tweenies (who ought to be doing homework or sleeping) calling on their cell phones, paid for by a permissive parent, an average of 36 times!
Now the rest of this season is going to be so BORING (with the exception of Adam, of course).
For those of you who don't like Megan's sleeve – explain why her sleeve is less acceptable than the flowery (or other printed) top you wear.
The judges are hypocrites! Simon constantly reminds the viewers and contestants, "Let us not forget this is a singing competition – we ARE looking for the best singer/performer in the country!" The hypocrisy of American Idol has gone on long enough. It is more clear than ever that the judges and contestants are the Producers' puppets. If Megan Cork Joy (or whatever the H*LL her name is) can make the Top 10 singer/performers on American Idol, which is described by the judges as a SINGING competition, then this show should no longer be viewed as a "search for America's best singer", and should more appropriately be categorized as a mere reality show, with its only purpose being to entertain.
However, it's unfortunate that real talent actually does exist on this show – because the judges and producers alike, undermine the "artistry" (which BTW, Kara, you wouldn't know artistry if it slapped you in the face) of singers like Adam and Allison when they praise the talentless (Megan Cork Joy, Hollywood week, etc.) and comment on trivial elements like clothes and hairstyles.
To the producers/puppeteers: You are the ones with "Identity Crises". Figure out what kind of show you are and stop contradicting yourselves by manipulating your contestant "Demographic" and writing pre-rehearsed scripts for the ignorant judges. Come on people, you don't really believe that Paula can use words like dilatory, quiescent, augmentation, etc., cohesively in an impromptu sentence? (Yes, these are words she has used before, on the fly)
Bottom line: American idol is not what it used to be – a show where talent precedes production, NOT vice versa! Good Riddens, Megan Cork Joy!
Simon-calls them right-she had to go– pretty girl-no voice. great show.
America got it right is 4 words
Adam will win! Notice he is not shown as much as the others in videos and commercials? He is being played down because they know he will winn and they have to keep our interest.
I do not care for Kara either....
CJ called it right: Adam, Kris, Lil, and Danny in the Final Four. The judges' save will be either Danny or Lil, but Adam will win. The others will be approached by music industry scouts – never fear, it won't be the last we hear of them. Rightfully so – all four have potential to be enormous moneymakers.
I like American Idol as a total escape to all the wretched stuff splashed all over the news these days. So sue me.
I liked Megan at the beginning, but as the weeks went on, she changed, and not for the better. She needed to listen to the judges, take their advise. It would have been better for her to not sing every song in the same style. It was good, but then it got boring, then Megan got full of herself. Sad. Megan would never have won, but she could have made it a bit further had she not been so full of herself and disrespectful. I am glad Simon gave her back what she lamely tried to give. She is now a bit of a joke with all that squawking and arm flapping. I really hope Allison doesn't decide that she wants to emulate Megan. Allison is 16 and impressionable. I hope she has good people around her to steer her away from that behaviour. It's embarrassing.
Adam is going to win. He is an amazing talent. Shocking he is not already a huge star.
I am sooooo glad that girl is gone. She worked my last nerve, with her comment, " I don't care." The nerve of her, when she sounded like crap!. She should have never been in this contest. It was clear, that Simon wanted her there in the first place, she was his wild card pick. I never thought she could sing. She's immature and arrogant. Good riddens to little Miss Megan, who could not sing her way out of a paper bag!!
Wish Adam had gone home, he can't sing and I don't know why the judges love him. However, to be totally honest Lil rounds should have gone, her performance was horrible. We had to mute our tv because it was so bad. So I'm very disappointed that they got rid of the fun and sassy Megan, yeah she picked a bad song. So did Lil, Scott, Anoop, and Adam. Megan's performance was better than Lil's.
Goodbye scary tat lady. Good riddance.
Speak for yourself John (from Canada) and I don't appreciate you voicing your opinion for all Canadians. Americans did get it right with Obama but really messed up by voting Megan off the show. She will be a future superstar eg.. Celine, Shania, Patsy, ...........I could go on and on. Wait and see !!
GOOD NEWS – Megan was voted off and the rest of the season should be Joy-fully empty of bird sounds and freaky dancing
BAD NEW – She's on the Idol tour.
OMG – I am thrilled with the results. Megan is pretty, but really can't sing or dance at all. Every single song she sang sounded exactly the same. I really think the contestants left all have wonderful potential, the rest of this season will be hard to decide. I must say that my favorites are Danny, Adam and Allison.
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAH! You know Meagan could have possibly had a good thing going for her career wise but I think she is done. She does not seem to be the type of person who can accept any advise or critisizm constructively. Her family members were wilin out on the judges and she tells Simon she does't care! Well neither do we! Good ridance, goodbye and good luck!
I don't watch idol but I listen to my local radio daily and they always dedicate a morning a week to Idol. . .and based soley on hearing and not seeing them I LOVE Kris, and I Mostly LOVE Adam and Mostly Like Allison and Danny. . . And well, I think the others don't have a bats chance in hell to win!
Now we can listen to some singing on Tuesday nights
I was so glad to see her go based on her performances... but after her ridiculous attitude last night, I'm even happier to see her go and I thought Simon's comment at her was totally justified.
I was always put off by the fact that after they gave her critical remarks she would say something about her "fans". Really?!?!? Is she that full of herself to actually think she had developed a fan base????
I couldn't agree more. Megan's time was long past due. And her crazy antics didn't help much last night either. Acting like a vulture and flapping her arms to the bottom three chair? Megan, you don't care. And Simon hit the nail on the head. We don't care either.
Am I as happy as you are?? Yes, Megan needed to be done. Allison needed to be saved. Aside from that, I have to comment how tired I am getting of watching the childish interaction between Simon and Paula. It seemed completely disrespectful a week ago with the coloring of Paula's face with crayons all the while one of the contestants was singing for their life. How can they judge fairly when they're not even paying attention? If they're that bored with the show maybe they need to move on to something else. And then the fake embarassment by Paula at the "art work" on her face when she sat there and totally allowed Simon to do it...... If it's supposed to make the show more interesting, it didn't for me.
Megan is talented and entertaining but she was too reckless and a bit too disrespectful of the home audience. At the risk of being politically incorrect and IMHO, she might be more likeable had she not had all that ink on her arm, which makes her arm look dirty. The ink just screams her lack innocence. Apparently she figures nature didn't make her arm good enough.
THANK GOD SHE IS GONE!!! And really "who cares".......... At least now I know that we won't have to see her stupid jiggly arm swaying dance any more, whooppeee......... Good riddance! By the way I live in Salt Lake City and never supported her from the beginning.
I will miss her, WAIT – READ ON, mostly because I just wanted to hear her 'hit one out of the park' . She was unique and fun, although I do agree with many other comments, that she wasn't right for this show.
For America to dump her, while the horrible Scott is still there, well, it's beyond me how that's possible. Mr. Nails-on -the-chalkboard needs to be next then. Stop giving him a free pass because he's handicapped people!
Simon should have taken Megan on privately, as he has a few other singers he thought had commercial potential. I believe she not only knew it was her night to go, I think she wanted out too. Telling Simon that you don't care what he thinks.... well, not the best move. I hope to see her with her own CD someday, with the right material I think she could be a hit maker.
Why is Scott still on the show my god their should have been 2 leave the show last night. Get over the feeling sorry and vote by talent he does not have it.
For the love of Agatha Christie, CNN: PLEASE stop using the tired, so so tired cliche "and then there were..." in the titles of your stories and blogs about Idol. It probably wasn't all that clever the first time someone used it seasons ago. Now it's like nails on chalkboards. Just stop it! Find something else to say, please.
I will miss her, WAIT – READ ON, mostly because I just wanted to hear her 'hit one out of the park' . She was unique and fun, although I do agree with many other comments, that she wasn't right for this show. Simon should have taken her on privately, as he has a few other singers he thought had commercial potential. I believe she not only knew it was her night to go, I think she wanted out too. Telling Simon that you don't care what he thinks.... well, not the best move. I hope to see her with her own CD someday, with the right material I think she could be a hit maker.
Can I tell you how happy I am that Megan is gone? How she ever got as far as she did is beyond me. The girl could not sing or dance. I really think she should not tour with the top ten. I think the judges should bring back Alexis to go on the road with the others.
DUDES! i'm 60 yrs old and i have to say lady gaga was off the HOOK...that's what you call originality...dave cook was cool, i'll remember the lady's performance longer than dave's. i'd never seen her before but i hope to catch her on tv again sometime....in gaga over gaga!!!! oh yeah and the others did ok lol....
Adam is the absolute Bomb! The sign of a true star is one that you would pay to go WATCH as well as SING. I love watching him perform. And I thinik his "screaming (as some people have put it)" is very fresh in today's music. He could be a lead singer in a Hair Band, he could be the "Steve Perry" in a Journey-ish band, he could be solo. My other favorite is ALLISON. What a voice! For someone to actually sing Heart as well as Ann Wilson is something to pay attention to. And her country? She actually nailed that too! The "details" of her voice are "Amazing!" (sheesh, I sound like the Bachelor.) Like Danny 3rd. I wish he would wear contacts and wear just a tad bit more flattering clothes – something a little cooler. Then I think he'd move out of that "husband/church singer" image into a more believable star.
OMG! Megan made an absolute FOOL of herself last night! Is she for real? I liked her in the beginning and the sound of her voice, but her song choice was horrible. And when she said Tuesday night that she doesn't care what the judges say because she liked the song and her fans liked the song...was she for real? These contestants need to not get so full of themselves...
I used to love watching Megan and the 1st couple of weeks she was in her zone and came across really unique, but the rest were disasters. She really burned her bridge last night by telling Simon that she didn't care about his comments! People don't have to win AI in order to launch a career in singing and given her unique voice with the right songs she could have a slice of the market. But, displaying lack of respect on public TV towards an influential guy in the entertainment industry is just down right short sighted and foolish, not to speak of the embarrasement of having Simon say the judges won't even bother wasting time on her to reevaluate a save.
Adam should win, the boy has magnetic sex appeal and showmanship to keep me fixiated on him week after week.
All the best, Adam!!!
Thrilled that Megan is gone, can't believe she stayed when Alexis Grace got kicked...that Megan, a strange chick with her antics last night
Why are there some who are bashing Simon for his comment to Megan? She is completely full of herself, acted wierd and completely arrogant last night and actually told Simon " I don't care". Simon was so right in telling her "well we don't care either". Think about it... this girl was given a once in a lifetime opportunity that may have opened other doors for her. Instead of showing gratitude for her time there, she basically slaps them down. I LOVED when Simon gave her back as good as she gave. She deserved his comment. Why should he care if she doesn't? She was toast whether they let her try and "save" or not. The judges wouldn't have saved her. Her time was up!
Oh Paul...........if you can't see why we all love Adam Lambert then you really need a wake up call. He is by FAR the best one this season. I personally LOVED Ring of Fire. It was hot and sexy and current. My favs for top 3 are Adam, Danny and Allison although I have a soft spot for Scott.
Sure, America got it right. But I still think Adam sounds like nails to a chalkboard.
You know, I can't believe anybody cares about this crap. We've got bigger problems in society than watching teeny-bopper "wanta bees."
Get real America. Your IQ is decreasing hour by hour.
OMG so happy. I actually stood up and cheered when it happened.
I am removing the show from my DVR. Megan should have been in the final three for sure. Over it.
Lil Rounds has to stay or they will lose the black vote. She will make the top 3.
This is the worst year for American Idol. None of them are unique. In other words this year American Idol is in the toilet and all we need do now is flush and it is gone for good. hooray!
With his voice, I wanna see Adam sing Guns & Rose's "Sweet Child of Mine" and Aerosmith's "Dream On." But with his usual, original interpretation. Either of those would be classic and really show off his vocal talent since not many folks are as talented as Steven Tyler.
Adam's only problem at this point is that he's such a chameleon, people will start to feel like they don't know who he is. His talent proves that he can sing just about anything, and in any style. And he can dress & act however he needs to. All that is great and shows diversity. But the audience needs to know who HE is. What HIS signature and style are. What kind of music HE will make. It's almost like watching a guy doing voice impersonations – even if he's amazing to watch, you don't get a sense of who the person behind the voices is. I think Adam needs to showing us what his contemporary, relevant album would sound like. He's hella talented but I don't know what his niche is yet.
What was Megan's deal? The weird waving, the bird-flapping, the silly smiles? Weird! I used to like her but she totally didn't know what she was doing or else she would have been more strategic about all of her choices. I, too, like Anoop but he'd better figure out his image. He wears preppy clothes, has a sweet smile, but FLOPS when he tries to be edgy and cool. Come on... USHER? Totally too cool of a guy to try to copy. And he failed when he did Bobby Brown too, remember. He excelled with ballads – hmmm, maybe he needs to see a pattern?
The limited time they allow the pefomers to actually sing tremndously compromises many of these songs. You just really cannot do justice to a 4 minute ballad in a 2 minute time frame. The songs really sound chopped up and goofy. I say cut the banter and give them more time to actually sing.
When are these performers going to learn that as much as you may not like Simon, most of the time he's pretty dead on with his analysis & secondly even if you disagree with him, you don't get attitude & comment that you don't care what he thinks. This girl had attitude that only helped her look more foolish & immature then she perhaps is. She thought she was all that, but learned quickly that you don't anger the people with the power. Glad she's gone. Hope allyson learned something.
Adam Lambert and Allison will be the top two. Or should be anyway.
I don't know how she made it as far as she did.
Yes Megan is gone, SHe was a little different, but at least she tried, thats more then i can say for any of you bloggers out there, There are a few on that show that sing as bad as you all think she did, but survive because of popular looks, Anoop or what ever the hell his name is, with those catapilar eyebrows should have never made it, I think Mehan when out in style, she is happy to be going home to her child. So everyone should stop hating.....
Next, I want Scott,Anoop, and Lil to leave.
It was definitely time for Megan to go. I think she's unique but being on AI requires range and she doesn't have that. It's also time for Anoop to go. He's too karaoke and honestly doesn't have any range either. Oh, and Lil needs to go, too. Am I really the only one who things she's off-key half the time? No one else hears it?
Kara needs to get a new line-the audience member who told her she sounded like a broken record was right. She only follows the lead of the the other judges and when she has to go first its ALWAYS "the wrong song choice". get a new line Kara or a new job YOU ARE BORING AND REPETITVE.
I am actually quite sad to see Megan go. True, she had a bit of a crooked attitude, but I truly like her sound and "awkward" stage presence. I do believe that she picked some truly terrible songs (with the exception of "Walkin After Midnight") I think had she chosen something like "Mercy" or "Warwick Avenue" by Duffy, that she would have pushed herself to a serious contender. I wish her the best of luck (and maybe just a little bit of growing up).
I agree with those who are kind of annoyed with Kara. Is she trying too hard?
Finally, and this is my BIGGEST GRIPE OF THIS SEASON...
WHY in the world is America obsessed with Adam Lambert? He seems like a nice enough guy and would probably be a blast to hang out with, but saying he has "artistry?" Really? Seriously? He throws all traces of each song's arrangement out the window and turns it into some kind of seedy underground club type of performance and he just shrieks and screams his way through every single song. It is horrifying!
What he did to "Ring of Fire" is absolutely unforgiveable. I don't care if another artist recorded a version like that...it obviously didn't catch on for good reason.
There are far more talented all around performers on that stage other than Adam (who would make a great stage actor). I think those who are the most geniune and enjoyable to watch are Lil and Kris.
But Adam? Wisen up America...it's time to say goodbye to Lambert!
I am so glad that Megan Joy is gone! How in the world did she make it that far in the competition. Oh my, what was up with the flapping of the arms, she looked so ridiculous.
bring Alexis back.
Ask Paula to say one full sentence, not to talk like G.W.B.
I'm glad that Megan's gone as well, about time! I'm also tired of Scott getting the pity vote keeping him around as well, he's just not that good. Why do they feel the need to talk about his "impairment" at every opportunity? I realize he's blind every time he bounces up and down like an idiot. I would be just as annoyed with Danny if they kept talking about his dead wife, thankfully they stopped. Just base it on the performances!! As for Adam, I think he is talented, and obviously gracious. Probably a pretty decent person overall, but please, for the love of God, stop with that annoying screeching that he does? America knows he can hit those high notes, that doesn't mean he NEEDS to every 15 seconds. On to the judges. Is Paula on drugs? She was seriously slurring her words on Tuesday. What was that all about? Kara, I think she may just be a raving maniac that's horny for half the male contestants. I can't see her sticking around too long. 'all I got, just my little rant.
OMG- could she have been more spastic. The girl has NO rhythm. Watching her TRY to move in time with the music, even clapping in time was pitiful. Girl take some dance lessons or dont even move to music again
I don't Adam Lambert is all that Great as the judges make him out to be, I believe we have seen all that he has to offer in this competition
These are the ones who will not be in the final three, Lil Rounds, Matt Gibaud, and Scott..
the rest are up for grap as the show goes forward..
Everyon is betting on Adam lambert as the front runner from the beginning.. he has little shady past..with pictures and other males.. so don't know if that will be held against him..if he didn't lie about it signing the contract..so I don't think he's totally in the clear to win this thing.
The big elephant in the ROOM > some are paying attention too, and more people should pay all the attention too is Kris Allen, remember, the judges brought him back from the first elemination..and he has shown progression and diversity as an artists more-so than any other artists at this point, he will be in the TOP three..my money is on Kris Allen as this YEAR'S SEASON American Idol Winner.
Adam and Chris are by far the most talented.. Lil has a spectacular voice.. The blind guy is just awful and its only sympathy why he is there, very lounge singer.. bad one at that.. Anoop was horrible.. Megan had a decent voice but agree with one of the comments, needs some serious training. danny sounds like michael bolton, unoriginal and I hate bolton..
Let's remember. Many singers who were booted off American Idol are doing well in the music and movie industries. With that much exposure, someone is always out there scouting for new talent. Megan has a unique voice and I will not be surprised if a music producer has not spotted her talent. With the right coaching, she could be a great entertainer. Best Wishes to you Megan. Good Luck to the other 8 contestants.
Best of luck to Megan, but she should have had the boot last week and the other guy should still be there.
And for the record, Megan could not sing. She made it that far because her voice was unique. Unique does not always mean good. Lil will be marketable long after AI. She could have lost last night and would be selling platinum albums within a year. Lil can sing. The same cannot be said for Megan. It sounds like she is yodeling when she sings. Adele and Amy have the gift of song. Megan... I can go on for a long time about how untalented she is.
Lousy singer–rediculous looking-glad she's gone.
Simon had her number right.
It just seem after the "FLU BUG" HIT and RAN thru the cast of A.I. Singers, Megan never seen to re-gather her focus, she still appears to be dealing with the sickness on her last appearance, not recovering completely..she kinda lost her way.
There are plenty female artists TODAY who Megan can be compared too upon stubstance and style. This is why I say Megan loss her focus as the type of artists she is, she can recovery before the tour begins and be that Amy Winehouse protege on the leg of the A.I. Summer Tour.
Best of luck to you Megan. I enjoyed what you gave us as an artist.
I have never been more happy to see someone leave as I was to see Megan leave, except maybe Sanjaya. Her actions last night were off-the-wall and it made her look like she was on something. Then, her remark that she just really didn't care sealed her fate. I was glad to hear Simon say they didn't care either and I hope it brought her down a notch. But what she may not realize is that, with that remark, she may have sealed her fate in other ways as well - record producers that may have been thinking about working with her may have thought, well, if she doesn't care, neither do we.
Good luck to Allison. Bad outfit or not, she didn't deserve to be in the bottom 3.
I am as relieved that Megan is gone as I was when Sanjaya finally left the show. She shouldn't have been there in the first place.
I do think that Adam will be the winner. He has the best range and is making wise song choices and performing them fabulously. I love his diversity, his voice, and his rocker image.
I agree that Scott will be on the show a little longer because the country likes him and not because he's a great singer. My only complaint about Allison is the she slurs her words so badly you can't understand what she says. Surely she doesn't think that's how she's supposed to sing? And I have one more pet peeve for most of the singers on A I , including the guest performers, and that is they usually say 'chew' for 'you' and that annoys me to no end! It is not hard to pronounce words correctly. They are being lazy in their speech and it makes them appear to be careless. Isn't there someone on the show who should point out to them how to pronounce the words in their songs?
It was frustrating seeing Megan escape every week while much more talented signers were getting eliminated. The next two to go probably should be Anoop and Scott. Anoop can be really good once he learns he is never going sell R&B and needs to stick to ballads or pop.
Scott needs to go next. Maybe I have a hearing problem, but the man just cannot sing; but he is one heck of a piano player. There's no way in the world that he can be compared to Ronnie Milsap, Stevie Wonder, or Ray Charles. The only thing that Scott has in common with these distinguished gentlemen is his vision impairment.
Can I just say how proud I was of Simon Cowell last night? – he said exactly what I was thinking. These kids get the opportunity of a lifetime, and after a while, they start to get a little comfortable? cocky even? – Megan is a gorgeous girl that has a lot going for her – but it was time for her to go. I actually feel that she should have left 5 weeks ago; she is just not talented period. America got it right this time.. and oh yeah.. – "neither do we care" that she is gone! GOD I LOVE THAT SIMON COWELL!! 🙂
what's up with the Lil Round supporters? She is completely forgetable...
all of you saying Megan can't sing don't know what you're talking about... you may not like her style, but she wouldn't have made it that far if she couldn't sing and I personally enjoy someone with their own style instead of some cookie-cutter snap-together performer...
I am GLAD that last night's loser was tossed out of contention. She had a horrible voice. She looked retared every time a camera pointed at her and she would begin to wave like if she was saying, look at me, im on TV. She reminded me of Rocky, when they ask him "Hey Rock, why do you box" and he replies " because i can't sing and dance" . Well, that was Megan Joy, she couldn't "SING or DANCE" Go back to your kids, i'm sure they'll be proud of you.
I'm glad meghan was voted off.....Go GO Lil Round
First of all, when did Megan change her name to Megan Joy? It was Megan Corkery until just recently. (Sort of like when Hillary Clinton all of a sudden became Hillary Rodham Clinton.) And YES, America got it right. I think the top 3 will be Adam, Danny, and Matt. Hopefully Allison will get someone to let her know how to dress. That was dreadful!
They FINALLY got it right! Now for anyone who doesn't think that American Idol is somewhat FIXED...watch the playback of when they announced Allison as being safe and listen closely to what Meagan said to her when she hugged her..."Don't forget to call me, don't forget to call"...which is indicative that she very well knew she was being eliminated last night prior to them going on air.
I'm with most of you as her style of singing didn't fit the bill to be an American Idol and I'm not sure how she even made it as far as she did? Vocally she's not even in the same league as any of the rest of them. ...But again please understand that this is about ratings and entertainment, so though it appears that the fans votes are what determines the outcome...NOT SO MUCH AT ALL...
Scott will be kept in the competition for a few more weeks for ratings...TRUST ME...not because he's a GREAT singer but because he's a likable guy and people love his story and his ability to succeed considering his visual impairment.
You're final 3 will be Lil Rounds, Adam Lambert, & Kris Allen...Danny Gokey will make it to the final 4 and him being eliminated will be when the judges utilize their SAVE...unless they choose to do so when Allison is in the hot seat, in that case Allison and Danny could flip flop for that 4th position.
Matt is going away from what they like about him and trying to appear to be too diverse and his song selection is not quite working for him, so I doubt they'll use it for him but you never know they always like throwing a few curve balls at us now don't they?
This all is simply a sound opinion from a Music Industry insider...you don't have to agree or disagree just my thoughts on knowing the industry and how this all works.
WHAT THE HELL? WHY IS SCOTT STILL THERE.....HE NEEDS TO GO HIS ACTIONS ARE DUMB,,,,, AND NOT THE GREATEST SINGER IN GROUP...AND TAKE AWAY HIS PIANO......
ADAM NEEDS NOT TO BE SO CONFIDENT THAT HE'S GONNA WIN,,,,I'M SURE HE WILL BE BROUGHT DOWN A NOTCH OR TWO BEFORE ALL OVER.....
AND I WILL MISS MEAGANS DUMB MOVES
I knew she was in serious trouble when, while she was singing last week, I started missing Tatiana Del Toro.
Results of the show – fine with me, and the right choice at this point. What WAS terrrible though, was the really bad, lip-synched song they sing at the beginning, what's up with that? It's terrible!
It is about time! I have not understood why anyone liked this girl from the very beginning. She sings like a throaty goat, please! The torture has finally ended!!!!
Well I'm glad that's over. Sheesh, one more week of that and my dog was gonna divorce me. I'm soooo glad Kris is coming out of his shell. He is a very talented guy. Gokey better watch out!!
girls just hate to see a beautiful girl compete. Megan for me was the most entertaing person on the show. The rest I will leave to you to watch because I won't
Glad to see her go. She’s fake / superficial with mediocre talent. Also she’s arrogant. Suddenly she remembers her kid. Wow! What a fake!. Thank god voters saw the BS. Simon got it right when he said “neither do we care”.
Thank goodness!!!! If she were to be still on, I would have to stop watching the show. She always says HER FANS.....give me a break. Last night she acted like she was in loony land.
I'll be honest, I'm glad to see Megan go. Was I the only one who was shocked by her flip comment to the judges? If she hadn't been kicked to the curb last night she would have paid for it next week.....
It was a blessing to se Megan go. She is not good, let alone good enough to be on that stage. Next to go needs to be piano man. Also not good enough for a "singing competition". The rest need to bring it and battle it out week to week. Mouthing off to Simon will get you nowhere. Afterall, he knows a thing or two about the biz. Overall, great year for talent.
Glad that she's gone. She cant sing. She is extremely fake / superficial with mediocre talent. Not to forget that she's arrogant. IMO Simon answred her perfect "neither do we care". Now the real talent shows. Hope Noop Dog comes out swinging. He needs to bring down his ego.
Megan's "niche voice" didn't work. Consider the niche already filled by better performers
Adam is the only one who puts on a show– forgive me, but I like being entertained.
Allison is alright, but she needs to pull it together– throwback rocker chicks don't fit in with the current market. If she's going the rocker route, she needs to put an Indy twist on it. Matt, put on some dark glasses, please? And then go back to whatever lounge you came from. Lil, very bland. The rest are forgettable after this season. Sorry, but boring doesn't sell no matter how well you sing.
I agree with Melissa, Alexis deserved to go further into the competition... and, the way Megan went out without a bit of style or grace, I wouldn't be surprised to see Idol replace Megan with Alexis for the tour. I hope that happens... it would be a better assembly of talent.
Megan was annoying, but Scott is terrible! How could he not be in the bottom 3? Allison is an amazing singer. Who votes for Scott, anyway?
I think they got it right. I am waiting for Danny to go home. I think he is so overrated, he shouts most of his notes. He may e a "likeable" guy, but half the time that even seems like an act.
For some reason, the judges will continually drool and ush over him, when theres no chance in hell of him ever selling records.
Sorry folks, yes, Megan chose the wrong song, but I LOVED her sound as it was not that regurgitated pop crap that makes them alol sound like they have been squeezed around the throat by a python.
Obviously the public likes their music to be fed to them in the same BORING noise that has been part of the IDOL scene for years, Heard it, survived it, hated it.
They should have kept Megan to see what she could do with other songs. She was different. Too bad it is the prepubescent morons charging up their parentl unit's phone bill with the speed dial that is doing the voting.
Thank God she's gone! She should have NEVER made it to the top 10....she was pathetic
Not really – I liked the sound of her voice, she just needed to stick to jazz sounding songs – that's EXACTLY what her voice is suited for. Probably her firsts thoughts will be "those old fuddy duddy's wanted me to sing some crap I'm not familiar with"...but as she gets older she'll probably think "why didn't I take their advise"...sorry Megan, as John Mayer said in one of his songs "but that's the danger in going my own way"
Finally, finally, FINALLY!!!!!!!! I believe that if we had to hear Megan sing one more time I would have been walking around my house flapping my arms and cawing like a crow. I wasn't happy with Allison being in the bottom 3 but know that she won't be there next week. Anoop is going to go next if he doesn't start picking songs to suit his voice. Over all, I am ver happy with the results of the show. It is a shame Megan will be on tour. She doesn't belong there. Alexis does.
I don't like Kara either. She's such a phony. If Paula is gone next season and Kara is there we probably won't bother watching the show. The antics of Simon and Paula are funny to watch because she is so juvenile.
I think Scott should have been in the bottom three. Certainly not Allison
Phew. Glad she's gone.
She was pretty but there wasn't much else there...
I am glad that Megan is finally gone. She is by far the most disrespectful contestant I've seen yet.. I expect to see Anoop get the axe next as his attitude is not exactly great either.
Adam, Kris and Allison should close out in the top 3.
She was unique. I liked her. She sang very well. Sad to see her go; individuality MAKES the singer and she had that more than any of the other "run of the mill" singers left.
Maybe this has been said before and I just haven’t seen it, but is this the first year that the group numbers have been lip synced? Seems a little disingenuous and not in the spirit of a singing competition to allow this sort of entertainment crutch. Wonder if this is something that will carry into the tour….
Im glad Meagan's finally gone. She is by far the most disrespectful contestant I've seen yet. I expect to see Anoop get the axe next as He also carries an attitude un-becoming of an IDOL.
I see Adam, Chris and Allison in the final 3.
She was the WORST! Thank goodness she is gone. She didn't sing one note on key, and I am glad to see her gone. That silly-@$$ dancing she did when she sang was so ridiculous.
Megan should have gone BEFORE ALEXIS GRACE!!!!
Bring ALEXIS GRACE BACK!!! PUT HER ON TOUR!!!
Vote for Alexis Grace on Idol's website!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's outstanding!
I thought Megan showed herself to be somewhat talented, but also quite an irritating smartaleck. Good to see her go. Too bad she can't take Anoop with her....yet. Scott is quite talented, but not idol material. I think he'll go far in entertainment – just not as the next top recording artist. The same goes for Lil. Adam has his fans, I'm sure – I'm just not one of them. Screaming and jumping around does not talent make. Very handsome – he needs to go into acting. Alexis is very very good – but so far one dimensional. Matt is good, but very often "pitchey". That leaves Kris and Danny... Between those two, I'd be hard-pressed to make a choice. Maybe in the next weeks they will separate from each other. Right now I lean toward Danny. Great talent and wonderful personality. ROCK ON DAVID COLE!!! There's an idol who does not disappoint!!!! Over 60 years here – so see, teeny boppers aren't the only ones who watch.
Would be nice to see allison sing a song like "little piece of my heart" by janis joplin. she has the vocals do it.
I really liked Megan in the beginning of the season. I don't know what happened to her? She got worse every week. I think it was the correct decision to let her go. HOWEVER, with some training, she does have a sultry voice and I think she would be successful with slow piano music, kind of like Nora Jones.
Good Luck, Megan.
Even here in Canada we are all glad to see her go.. It almost seemed like she forced that sound out of herself. When you hear her singing other things she can rock, but she kept getting harder to listen too. America got it right with her and with Obama. Things are looking up.
Finally, the TV audience got it right and ousted Megan. The only thing she had going for her was her pretty face. What arrogance!
Also, I definitely didn't go "ga ga" over Lady Ga Ga's performance. I hated the song even more than her look. What's up with her?
Meagan's performance was reminiscent of those ridiculed in the early auditions. She should have never gotten this far, though it was interesting to see how far a contestant can get on looks alone.
Also, the bubbly, innocent school girl smile and attitude annoyed me; she gave up all rights to that disposition the day she got that gangrenous tattoo and/or got pregnant.
okay so scott is blind, but that doesn't stop him from boring performances. let's say goodbye politely next week and then focus on today's singers.
i am very happy with the results.....if Megan had been allowed to stay and or given a reprise, it would have been my last time watching Idol.
I love David Cook/ but Lady Ga Ga? was that Amy Winehouse?
i am very happy with the results.....if Megan had been allowed to stay and or given a reprise, it would have been my last time watching Idol.
it love David Cook/ but Lady Ga Ga? was that Amy Winehouse?
Very happy to see Megan go. She really can't sing. Adam is really good and Danny too. I don't care for Scott but I think the judges are saving their save for someone like Lil, Adam or Danny.
megan was horrible. AI made the right choice and Simon's abruptness was appropriate. thank goodness she's gone.
One thing though–why do the judges dance and bop (everyone but Simon) to the person getting kicked off like they're good? Megan (and Michael) suck–that's why they're gone!
Scott needs to GO! I can't listen to him even once more. I don't even know why the judges like him so much. Allison should havenever been in the bottom 3. Go Danny, Adam, Matt, Chris, and Allison! They are all awesome.
I love the cjoice of the young lady sent home as she was like a high school assembly performer lacking poise. Thing is some this year were put there by the judges and I see two possible winners in the entire bunch.
I do wonder if Adam who is terrific yet full of himself is a Pro already? I sometimes feel it is rigged.
Does anyone else not think that Scott should have been sent home like 3 weeks ago? He is just awful and keeps getting the pity votes.
I tried hard to like Megan – I knew she had a fan base and I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt, but every week she just sounded so bad (I'm one of the few people who actually liked her "Rockin' Robin" though, I think!). Her attitude last night really irritated me. I remember at the auditions she came across as such a sweet young mom, but by last night she was cocky and a little arrogant. Talk about her 15 minutes of fame and attention going to her head. It was past time for her to go. One of the previous comments above got it right, I think.... it's hard to believe Allison, as talented as she is, is in the bottom three. I realize it's time for me and other "over 30's" like myself to start voting, and next week I will.
I think Kara has been a great addition to the show. Her comments are much more constructive than Paula's (I've always liked Paula but her range of comments is pretty limited and her silliness with Simon is embarrassing for a woman her age). As for Danny, in the first weeks of the show they talked often about his wife passing away and he got teary-eyed quite a bit, to the point that he was accused of using it to gain a sympathy vote, so they backed away from that. I read that he actually had to fly home this past weekend for his grandfather's funeral and there was speculation that it would bring up the whole sympathy factor for him again, and they didn't even mention it on AI last night, which surprised me.
Danny Gokey is not yet bottom 3 material, but a front runner? I grade papers while I listen to the show, Danny rarely catches my attention. While Allison, Kris and Adam, their performances have not slipped by me yet. And Lil, what a voice! but her stage presence, comeon LIl, get with it. Matt also has his moments and Scott was pretty good this week. However -Scott, Anoop and Danny are all middle of the road. I've heard this type of stuff before, they're milk toast.
Adam is consistently better, and knows how to take criticism. He's a serious performer, and always hits the notes even if they're intentionally strange ones. Performing is just second nature to him. Danny is likeable, and talented, but only if he stays within his range. That's true for most of them. They all have certain things they do best. If they learn to recognize these things, they win.
Finally.............Meghan should never have made it to the top 10. She certainly was unique and quirky, but glad that she has left the building......................Alexis Grace had her beat hands down, but America got it wrong.
i think simon was very rude last night when they elimated megan from the show.the judges have been really hard on all the kids so far this season.judges lighten up some.your taking away from the show.i love american idol its one of my favorite show.also wanted to comment about having 4 judges on the show you ruined it by adding her its not the same let her go.fan forever
I wanted to stick hot pokers in my ears when Megan sang this week. No, really. That was pretty horrific. She ruined that song for me.
As for the people who can't stand Kara... do you think Paula is better? She is useless, makes absolutely no sense and is probably the reason why the show's run late the last couple weeks. She needs to go. I love Kara. She knows the business, is honest, yet firm, and makes total sense.
I'm having a hard time choosing this season. I keep voting for 5 people each week, but Danny is still my number 1 choice. 🙂
Danny needs to gooooooooooo..................
A little boring! HE is a whole lot of boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He thinks he already won!!!!!!!!!!
well, finally, she went home. I liked scott's rendition of the song he sang. Anoop and scott both need to go. I do like Danny. I like Adam but please take off the polish on your nails.
Why is everyone pretending that Scott can sing? He is dreadful and should have been gone several weeks ago. His performance on Tuesday was even worse than Simon and Paula's.
i cant SEE the blind guy going much further.
If Adam wins, why hasn't he gotten a recording contract already, especially since everyone thinks he is so great. Why does he need AI if he is so great. All he does is screech but then again I guess all you young tweens like this kind of music. This year's group all sucks. Hard to believe that of the hundreds of thousands who tried out, this is the best. What I hate about the judges is how hard they are on these contestants because after all they are the ones who put them on the show. Allison screams too, there is nothing soft about her. The hair color is harsh on her and she looks a lot older than her age, 16 isn't it. Lil was good at first but has gone downhill. People complain about Scott getting the votes because he is blind. Did you complain about Stevie Wonder singing since he is blind or Ronnie Milsap. Handicap people deserve a chance as much as anyone else and until you walk in their shoes, you shouldn't critize them.
They definitely got it right this week. She should have been gone at least a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately she made the tour.
Adam...You are amazing!!!....Please...if it's musical night on AI..
Sing one of Jesus songs from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
You have the perfect voice for that...!!! Rock on and WIN
(you got this one in the bag)
Hated to see her go (NOT). Megan should have gone instead of Alexis. Maybe they should go back and do a recount....you think. Allison should have never been in the bottom three. That little girl can sing.
I don't like Kara either. I hope they vote her out too. WTH is she doing on the show anyway.
this will probably offend people, but whatever – the only reason scott made it this far is because he's blind. He wouldn't have even made it into the top 36 otherwise. unlike danny gokey, who has a "sob story" but actually has an incredible voice, scott is so mediocre it's almost painful.
i think megan has a great voice, she just could never quite get it together. her stage presence was a bit awkward to say the least. loved her personality though. i think there is a place for her somewhere in show biz with a little professional training. next week anoops gotta go!
Kara is a breathe of fresh air for the show this year. She is warm, intelligent, encouraging, and really knows the technical side of music. Stop hating!
I'm sad Megan is gone, I really liked her voice and her style even though most of the people commenting do not. I think with some proper management, she could really be great. I hope she gets that opportunity, but at this time I believe she was missing her son and will be glad to be home and be with him again. Good Luck Megan!!!
Personally, I liked Megan better than Anoop. He has only sung one song that I thought was a good performance. He will probably go this next week. I don't care for Adam's looks at all, but I do think he has a good voice. Don't like most of his song choices, though, but kinda think he and Kris are the best ones.
So happy - she never should have made it to the final 36, even if she has had one or two good songs here and there. They should have kept her off not only for her inability to sing most any genre of songs, but for her bizarre dance moves. She looks like a broken marionette.
Really, the most important thing is that she doesn't have the chops to pull this off. Put up the skills or get out. Good riddance.
Im sooo glad Megan is finally going home. America finally got it right this week! Let the REAL competition begin!!!!! Go Matt!! Go Kris!! Go Allison! Go Gokey!! Go Lil!! Go Adam!! Go Anoooooooooopdawggggg!
Get it overwith and hand Adam Lambert the recording contract already. The others are fine, particularly Lil and Danny; however, Lambert "charisma"s them all over the stage. Love him or hate him, he's going to win.
Lady Gaga's performance was a joke. She, along with the rest of her dancers, looked like spastic animals running around with their heads cut off. Cook did a pretty good job though.
Megan was the most original artist on that show. Im sorry to see her go.
I hope that I can sit back, drink a glass of wine and listen to her album one day.
Thank God Megan is finally gone. It seemed to me she just kept
getting worse and worse each week. Then tonight we heard her say
that she had been "pushed" into doing Idol by her friends and family.
Maybe she was trying to get booted?
My dream top 5, in no particular order, are Adam, Kris, Allison, Danny,
and Lil Rounds. Love Scott because I love the piano aspect, but I
think he's gotten this far because of the "pity" factor, unfortunately. He
is talented, but does seem to go off-key a lot. Matt's good, sometimes,
and Anoop has potential too. But as far as talent, stage presence,
confidence, and overall performance – I think Adam, Kris, Allison,
Danny, and Lil Rounds have what it takes... and any one of them
could take the top spot.
After hearing the so called singer, Lady GaGa, I believe Megan should have a good chance at a singing career. After all, she sounds 10 times better than Ms Gag Gag. WTH was that?
Thank goodness Megan is finally gone. She should have been gone 3 weeks ago after that ridiculous "Rockin Robin" performance. I have never liked her nor thought she could sing from the auditions on and her arrogance in thinking she can sing is annoying. I am so glad she is finally gone! Let's face it the whole show is over. The finalists are going to be Idol Winner: Adam 2nd Place: Danny and both will go on and do very well in the music market. Both are already too good to be wasting their time on Idol. Every week is a breeze for them and they blow everyone else away. There is the two of them and then there is all the rest. No contest – they will blow everyone else out and win hands down. They both are terrific and have the voice and stage presence to get music contracts going right now.
Shut up, Anoop is great.
Adam is all mascara and tween votes... ugh...
But hey, CNN, don't you think that tagging a post with ONE performer's name is a bit of a spoiler? Even before you reach the "SPOILER ALERT" warning, which also happens to be right above their photo...? Come on, not very good job hiding the result...
Adam is going to sing ITS RAINING MEN next week since the theme will be songs popular the year you were born.. 1983 The Weathergirls will ask him to join.
Caronlinafan: Yes! Midnight a/t Oasis would have been perfect for her. I could never understand why she wasn't do more things to suit her voice and style.
Now, bring it home, Matt!
Please don't bring Kara back next season. Her presence there seems silly and pointless. She may be a good songwriter, but she is not a good critic or tv personality.. and her shrill voice makes me cringe!
At this point they are all going on tour, most know they are not going to win it all, Megan got what she wanted and every extra week was gravy.
I am thrilled beyond words! It will take at least a week for my ears to recover! I just think it's a shame that she took the place of a much more deserving singer. She will never be a singer! Also, it's not smart to diss Simon. He always gets the last word and he did tonight. Good for him for letting her know that the judges wouldn't even bother trying to save her.
I think the problem with Allison is that she's a kid trying to act older than she is. She also needs a serious makeover. The other thing is to try to enunciate better. We do have to understand the words of the song. The girl has great, raw, unrefined talent. She just has some rough edges. I think she deserves to stay.
Anoop may be in real trouble and Matt shouldn't get too comfortable, either. I have to say that I think Scott's days are numbered. Danny needs to get keep stepping it up. Adam is the real thing. He has an incredible vocal range and a falsetto that blows me away. He is the consummate performer, original, not afraid to take risks, always exciting and a really attractive young man when he combs that hair back and we can see his face without all that makeup.
Kris has served notice that he is for real. I thought this was his best performance. He definitely could go far.
I was so happy to see her offed! It really seems like the judge's comments have had sooo much impact this year. I wish they would really stop praising Adam as much, because I really think he ruins some songs and is way too theatrical. "Wrong song choice" is beginning to look like a cop-out.
I was in Megan's corner until her behavior during the results show. She acted so painfully and embarrassingly childish, like Allison, (but at least her excuse is that she's 16). I must say, however, that I was rather amused that Megan's "I don't care" comment to Simon really got his goat. I actually like Megan's voice and style, but I just don't want to see her outside of performing.
Megan's voice is so unique and unlike any others and when she chose the right song she was awesome!! I loved her "walkin" song so much I bought it on itunes. She's very Amy Winehouse-ish. I totally agree with the person who said she just needs coaching and the right songs and "midnight on the oasis" would have been perfect. But after all her goofy faces, bird flapping and kind of cockiness...she really turned alot of people off. She should tryout for America's next top Model...she could win that!
Allison is not as good as you people think.
I think voters got it right Megan. Her voice isn't as strong and she acts immature and defensive bordering on disrespectful... the cawing, the pretend wide eye fear, etc. I'm glad to see her go.
I too was not a very big fan of Megan, but she did show a poor attitude with her comment. Many people would be extremely grateful for the HUGE opportunity she has been given, yeah show your personality/style but have respect! Her song choices have ALL been horrible and the act out of the bird was plain stupid. (A bit weird too.) Simon was dead on with his comment, how can you attempt to save someone who doesn't accept criticism/care? That type of attitude could be perceived by other labels as a signal to not waste their time.
Adam, Danny, Matt, Kris are my favorites, Scott is likeable but not the best, none of the women have really impressed me much with their spin on any song. Lil Rounds is a little over-rate, the red head blows her away. Lil is one of Simons fav and I think the wild card is being saved for her. I think Adam is a winner either way and I get excited to see what his next crazee week will be. (The over the top stuff he could tone down,a bit) But I was really impressed with Kris this week. Kudos to Simon! =)
I'm glad Megan left. But was her not caring serious? I think the judges played into that a little too much, with Simon being rude to her at the end.
Prayers do get answered!
I love your idea of a "Spoiler Alert".
You start the warning with a couple of asterisks, then put it all in bold typeface... the right below the warning you have a big bold picture of Megan, the eliminated Idol.
Yesterday, your reporter gives a nothing critique of about three sentences, and the last one has a typo.
Who is in charge over there? A head needs to roll, and it's not Anoop's.
I can't believe how negative the judges have been this year with several of the contestants, but Simon's treatment of Megan tonight was inexcusable! No contestant before has ever been summarily dismissed as she was. What's going on, Simon? Did Megan hurt your ego? Did you have to slap her around publicly?
Simon Cowell owes Megan a public apology!
Megan is pretty. Period. Her song choice this week was ill-fated. It was clearly her time to go.
This is one of the best IDOL seasons. Cara has added a special dimension to the judge panel: she is clearly the stand out judge, far and away above the others. She is bright, articulate, sensitive, authentic, pretty, and has excellent critical insights. Paula, though well meaning, is an over-medicated has been, at times embarrassingly incomprehensible. Simon is honest, to be sure, but also arrogant, mean-spirited, egotistical, and has almost no sense of warmth, style, or fashion. Randy is a nice guy, good insights, but should open a vocabulary book and add a few choice words.
To my mind, it is a three-man show to the end: Adam, Kris, and Danny.
Megan was the only contestant with a distinctive, interesting voice. The others, barring Kris, are just boring karaoke singers. One shudders to think what the likes of Simon Cowell and his crew of "judges" would have said to singers like Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, or even contemporary pop stars like Amy Winehouse or Fergie. I'm glad that Megan gave Simon the finger. Maybe she stands a chance of becoming a bonafide star some day, instead of a bubble gum pop nobody like most Idol final contestants.
Except for the tatoo distraction, she probably would have gotten a contract for a penthouse or playboy spread. fortunately, they probably don't make the magazine for the hearing impaired.
I smell something fishy in that Megan seemed relieved to go home. This from the person that was the recipient of the Vote for the Worst web site. She wasn't even in the bottom 3 the last two weeks. Bottom line, I think Megan wanted out to be at home with her son. When Lady GaGa started, I thought she was similar to Megan, but as the performance went on, the differences began to stand out. Megan could fit in a specific genre, but she has to keep wearing those shoes. I actually couldn't believe that she was the one to leave, I thought Anoop would get the axe. But I am glad. Adam is hands down the best singer in the show. His vocal skills are amazing. He would have been great on Rock Star INXS. If he doesn't win, I think it will go to Danny or Allison. I like Danny a lot, he just seems to be a cool hang. It seems that someone has been telling Allison to keep her words to a minimum which is good. She is 16 but what a talent. Allison, don't show the public that your just a teenager. Zip the Lip. Kris is showing improvement every week. At first I thought he was the teeny boppers favorite. But he has surprised me, especially last week with a song that has been done a million times. Matt is a solid performer. I thought he did the rocker song fine. He showed a different side. I think if Scott didn't have a handicap, he would have been booted from the competition already. Not to be mean, but if this is a vocal competition and you listened to the show instead of watched the show, I think he is average at best. Don't mean to step on anyone's toes, but his vocals are just OK. Lil and Anoop are in the same boat. They don't know who they are as a artist. Do what you do best. That is what the greats do. I like Kara, she knows the business and gives straight answers. Randi does too. I feel bad for Paula with what happened with her last year. That has to take a toll. I think the antics onstage with Simon is a comic relief for the tragedy that happened. Just a guess. I guess you have to have a devil's advocate and Simon fits the bill well. If you had to deal with him directly it could take some forethought. My 2 cents.
THRILLED Megan is gone!! Now it really starts getting tough. Matt is my personal favorite, followed by Kris, but let's face it – Adam is most likely gonna win it all!
KEVIN – I'm with you 100% on Kara! She is a phony-baloney put-on!
Can't stand her! Let's vote KARA off NEXT!!
I am extraordinarily happy because I have never liked Megan Joy and have always felt offended when they have compared her to such great singers as Amy Winehouse. If she wasn't blonde and cute she wouldn't even be in the finals right now. America got it right. For once.
There is some thing sinister about Danny, Who would audition 1 month after his wifes death. None of his songs are tribute to his wife, if infact he loved her so much how come he never dedicates a song for her.
He may be in denial or suffering inside .. if that is infact the case then he is a better actor than singer.
Check out the photos of Adam in his drag queen outfits (really, he makes a great woman) and tongue kissing another guy. Then tell me this is an "American Idol." And no, I'm not a gay basher. His singing actually hurts my ears.
No surprise. It was Megan's time to exit. I agree with other opinionators that Anoop and Scott should be the next ones to depart.
However, I'm miffed at why the public is putting Allison and Matt in the bottom 3...especially Allison...her vocals rock. Matt needs to stick to the blues. If Allison and Matt continue to perform well...then come on people vote for them. Allison has clearly outperformed Lil. I thought Lil had a chance for the final 3, but she isn't listening to the judges whom have reprimanded her over her poor choice of songs over the last 2 or 3 weeks. She needs to take heed.
Adam, Danny and Kris continue to outperform all others. Allison should be close too.
I just hated her! I am so happy!
What a relief that she's finally gone!
I beleieve that Meaghan should be the one to go. However, I think she will have a singing career because she has a different sound that will appeal to some.
I am shocked that Scott is still alive and kicking. They (america) needs to boot him off. He can't sing, in front of the piano, or not. As far as Megan goes, I knew it was coming. Her voice is a mixture of Cabaray, (sp) and Jazz. The only song she sang that sounded half way decent was the one by Patsy Cline.
Congrats on sticking it to the Brit !
Can't sing ??? Come on, when you are in the top 10 out of 100,000 tryouts you must have some chops.
All the best to you !!
I think they all sound like karioke stars...what happened to the Carrie Underwoods and Rubens? Those are singers with voices.
I'm not happy..Anoop sucks and Scott is not much better, they should have gone next. Meghan is a little herky jerky with her dance moves, but if she is taught proper singing techniques she can be really good. She has a good, unique voice, just doesn't know how to use it well enough yet. Anoop is just this years Sanjaya..but worse.
Lady Caw Caw is gone. Thank goodness!
I like Megan a lot.
Her voice is soo different and unique. I am tired of perfect voices.
She is refreshing and I am sad that she is out.
I hope she will get a record deal.
I"m incredibly tired of Danny "Dead wife" Gokey and his sub-par vocals with ridiculous amounts of hype. And I'm also tired of Mr. "I'm number 13 out of 12" Anoop.
I've actually quit watching this season because of how ridiculous it is. This show is starting to seem like its being run by a bunch of 5 year olds who change the rules the way they want them when they're not winning. "Oh well, we're going to take 13 now because we can't loose Anoop! Oh and we can "save" someone if we dont like what you choose!"
Seriously... If anyone other than Adam Lambert wins this the show is just completely full of crap...
Good riddance to Megan!
Her attitude tonight was so over-the-top ridiculous and inappropriate. Her cawwing was immature, her "I don't care" attitude made me want to slap her, and her swan song (complete with horrific dancing) made me ill.
GOODBYE Megan! I hope to never see your face (and sleeve tattoo) again!!
Megan should have gone about 3 shows ago. I give it to her fans, she's not hard to look at, but excruciating to have to watch and listen to.
Thankfully that website of people quit voting for her! If Scott and Lil keep up the way they have been they can go too... I wish for Anoop to step up his game but I think he is getting poor advice (as is Lil). My prediction for top-4 is:
Good luck guys! Can't wait to watch the end of this ride. 8^D
I don't think there's a whole lot of people that DIDN'T figure on Megan leaving. It kind of stinks because all the hot chicks are now gone!
But at least Simon and Paula haven't been JUST-GET-A-ROOM-ALREADY the last couple weeks.
What was she on tonight? She pretended that she wanted to go home to her son, she actually is giving full custody to her soon to be ex.
I really do not like Kara!! She is so annoying and is constantly mimicking what Randy says. Kris and Matt have been my two favorite...but Adam keeps growing on me.
They should all go. I have watched AI since the beginning, and I am BORED STIFF with this season's contestants.
IMO, this has turned into another Jordin Sparks/Blake Lewis season. They're not consistent, they don't stay on pitch from one song to the next, they're talented but not hugely talented, and the winner will wind up as yet another mildly successful Idol.
There's not a Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood (or even David Cook) in the bunch.
I would have rather seen that silly screaming faker Adam go although I'm not crushed to see Megan go and Adam will go later.
Kara gets on my nerves too. Talks too much and thinks she has some special insight, more than the other judges – but she dosn't . Megan was just painful to watch with her akward goofy moves. The moves were worse than ever tonight. – Adam is a performer, a real actor. He can act like any type of artist he needs to, plays to the camera and finds the right spot and the right angle every time. He is already a stage pro. It's different from other contestants who are just trying to find their voice and be a consistent performer. They aren't trying to act like a start they're figuring out how to become their best. Adam's experience has already taught him how to be his best and like a good actor he knows exactly how far he has to take his alternative look while at the same time he takes great care to make his moves and presentation very market friendly. So he's in a differnet class cause of his stage training and his ability to make himself over and play a role when needed. That's why he's going to win this season - but that doesn't mean he's really the best singer – it's just that he aleady knows how to sell himself and the others don't know that stuff yet.
NOT! she was really bad...
How long can Scott, sings worse than he sees, stay on? Anoop shouldn't have even made the top 10 either.
As much as I'm rooting for Scott, he's just too plain
My predictions were correct, out the door goes Megan. He attitude was very unprofessional tonight. Allison, well she has the voice but not the appearance. I believe she fell into the bottom 3 more than once. Votes speak for themselves week after week. The next in line to exit is anoop, good singer but does not have the charisma to stay on. All the others, well, so and so. Adam, well let me see, I'M SMILING!
I would of liked to see Anoop go, hes original and not a very good singer. Adam is probably one of the most talented singers to have ever been on American Idol. I can't remember someone who was as original as he is. His voice is outstanding. I would love to see him sing Queen or something. Jeff, I'm sorry but you're a complete idiot if you think Danny is better then Adam btw.
Adam is GREAT! Anoop, Scott and Lil have to go. I wish they would eject more than one with each show.
All I can say is you people have a sick, sick taste in music if Lady Gaga is #1 on the billboard charts. She was worse than any of the performers on American Idol last night.
Adam is a natural performer and star – and a smart one at that. He commands attention, he has charisma, and he's dynamite and he's also gracious and grateful. I like Danny very much, but only when he gets his Michael McDonald/Michael Bolton raspy belt going on. Otherwise he can be a little boring. Kris is pretty darn good, as are Alison and Lil. I hoped Alexis would have gone further, too. Anoop and Scott are in the low spot now.
Adam should go, he is all show and nothing else. Cannot stand him. Go Danny!
I do not like Kara either
@TB- Allison was in the btm 3 because the majority of the people voting are brace-faced teenage girls who know nothing about the many dimensions of the art singing. Trust me, if it was only 30-somethings voting, all the Sanjayas would never have made it past the the first round.
And yes, ANOOP IS JUST A FACE, NOT A VOICE.
hey, anyone know what's the story about Danny's wife passing away. was he really married. seems like he wasn't in deep grief, was she sick or something??
I think Megan has tortured every song she's performed-I thought her
good looks allowed her to be in the top 10-she is a sub par performer-
I was surprised when she didn't make the bottom 2 weekly.
As happy as I am to see Megan go, I'd be even happier if Kara got the axe, but that's unlikely. She so irritating, and she just never quits jabbering. Enough!
I'm disappointed that Megan had to leave. Out of the bottom three, it should have been Anoop. His performance was horrible. I feel Megan has a place, but really with her own songs – she's not great with other people's songs. If she put out her own album, I'd buy it.
Starla, I doubt seriously that you are in the minority. I had to cover my ears everytime she sang(tonight was particularly mortifying). I feel sorry for the rest of the group since she will be touring with them by making the final 10. She should have never got this far. I found it bizarre that Simon acted so rudely toward her tonight when he and the rest of the judging crew are the sole reason she got this far. Alison being in the bottom 3 was ridiculous. She was one of the better performers last night, and has been consistently good each week. Can't really believe she in only 16.
The red haired girl should never be in the bottom 3. Who is doing the voting? Tweens?
Megan's style can only work if she balances it with melodic singing. BUT SHE IS ONE DIMENSIONAL. I disagree with anyone, even the judges about song choice, because she would have used the same I'm-sitting-on-top-of-a-piano-in-a-smoky-bar jazz routine she always does. Thank goodness she's gone. One week overdue.
@CarolinaFan, I live in Raleigh by the way, I was rooting for the guy from Elizabeth City, HE HAD A MUCH BETTER VOICE.
I like Megan at the beginning but men it was her time!.....awful couple weeks! WTH is Allison doing in btm 3??? I think Anoop might be next....Matt and Lil needs to step up! Love your blog BTW!
I wish Anoop would go! He is annoying. The only decent performers are Adam and the red haired girl. They can get rid of the rest..
Yep, America got it right! Anoop should go next week. Long live Danny.
Does anyone else don't like Kara. I want to kill myself everytime she's talking....she just don't know when to shut up and unoriginal.
Spoiler alert ! (just kidding) I don't actually know the next 3 to get kicked out but I feel like I do: Anoop, Scott, and either Lil or Kris.
Megan needed to go , but she should do well in the movies or on TV...she has a great stage presence and the good looks.
How did Allison get in the bottom three?
I love Anoop, too...I don't believe the judges like him personally.
It was def time for megan to go. She never performed a song that I enjoyed. I hope adam is next. All he does is scream and not in a good way. Originally does not equal greatness and that is exactly what the judges would have you believe. Adam must go!
Smiling, happy People!!!!!
Thank you! Finally, Megan is gone. Alexis was waayy better than her. It's a shame she took the spot of more competent singers for weeks.
Megan wasn't right for this show. She has an interesting voice and she's pretty, but she could use some real professional training and coaching. Her style is a throwback to the first half of the 20th century, and it's a fun style, but she needs help to develop it and her performance. She was the one that needed to go tonight. Anopp second, maybe even tied with Scott. Matt is in trouble unless he can get back to being the real Matt.
The right people were in the bottom 2.
I, for one, was hopeing it was her. Something about her just made me cringe. And I know everyone else loves that weird thing with her voice, but it was like fingernails/chalk board to me.
AMEN!!!!!! I couldn't be happier she is pretty but that isn't going to get her far in this business. Being a mom looks like she is awesome at and I believe by her reaction that she looked happy to be able to go home.
I am probably even happier than you. I've been waiting for Megan to go for the last four weeks!
Megan should have *sang something like Midnight at the Oasis...
Happier!!! I wont need the noise cancelling head phones I ordered for next week!
As judge Kara might say, I have just 3 words: America got it right!
Megan should have sand something like Midnight at the Oasis, but, it was her time to go...she'll probably get a modeling contract or something. I LOVE ANOOP....