April 1st, 2009
10:08 PM ET

Top 9: Let's not even pretend

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

Wow. That was quick.

Ryan sent Anoop back as safe, and Simon let it be known that Megan didn't even have to bother to sing for her survival. She was finito.

It had to happen, but the way it went down was abrupt. Megan sang, badly again, offered a few remarks and a "Baby, I'm coming home," and it's done.

She cried. And so did I, but mine were tears of relief.

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  1. VirginiaMom

    Well Jr. – Actually we didn't FORGET Ring of Fire. That performance was genius and we watch it over and over again. As far as I am concerned it was one of the best and most sensual performances EVER on American Idol. If you've got it you've got it – and Adam has definately got it.

    April 3, 2009 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jr.

    I don't understand all the love for Adam. I just don't get him. I don't like his voice. Too much screaming. Very self indulgent. Did we all forget about "The Ring of Fire"?

    April 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lisa

    P Barron: Do you really think that Simon has the time to be vendictive? The truth of the matter is, if the girl said she didn't care about Simon's critique, why was she still there, there are plenty of other, better, singers that want to put the effort into what this show is all about.

    April 2, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Suzie

    I am so glad she is gone I can't tell you!!! Her attitude whether real or
    put on doesn't matter she bugged the daylights out of me.....besides
    she can't sing in tune.....THANK YOU AMERICA

    April 2, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. P Barron

    Shame on Simon. If Megan said that she didn't care, then the vendictive Simon said he didn't either. The door slammed.

    April 2, 2009 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. CW

    Megan needed to go a few weeks ago. Anoop should go next.

    April 2, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nickywick

    i'm glad megan went home. her voice was terrible and she should NOT have made it this far. (she obviously made it on looks)

    i like scott, but it's time for him to go too. i want adam and danny in the finals.

    April 2, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. alexandra

    She should never have been there in the first place.

    April 2, 2009 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tomas

    Maybe all you people should think back and blame the judges who kept calling her "unique and relevant" they were setting her up for failure. I think she has a really nice tone to her voice and with the proper songs and coaching she'd be great. But it's wrong to blame her for buying into the hype that the judges put in her head.

    April 2, 2009 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  10. Michelle from Iowa

    Anoop has had his moments but does not have what it takes to be #1.

    April 2, 2009 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. vs

    THank goodness! I was tired of listening to Cat Woman trying to sing. She sounded like a bad impersonation of Eartha Kitt (who I love) doing Cat Woman trying to impersonate Corin Baily Ray! Sometimes "different" starts to grate on your nerves real quick.

    April 2, 2009 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. Carolyn

    I love watching "So You Think You Can Dance".....please no Megan...NOOOOOOOO.

    April 2, 2009 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  13. Chris

    Was Megan that pretty? Seems a lot of you women on here are jealous of a beauty that I can't see in Megan.

    Funny how so many people like Smoky Robinson, Simon and others thought Megan was current and original. She just didn't fit American Idol's formula for churning out "popular" singers.

    Does anybody listen to Adele, Furtado, Winehouse, etc.? There is certainly a current market for Megan.

    However, having said that, Megan could not get control of her body! Last night's chicken dance and flight of the crow to the bottom three was really uncomfortable. That's why Paula said she should get a stool Tuesday night.

    It's coming down to Kris and Adam, unless Allison can come up with some way to be relevant again.

    April 2, 2009 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  14. Carol

    I've been giving Megan O-4 since the season began. I would have been upset if she didn't go home. Weird attitude also and her moves were amateurish and gawky. Should have gone the first week.

    April 2, 2009 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sylvan

    So, what I don't get is this,....the so called "Judges" whom I prefer to call the "Critic-Four" ,.....as they are nothing but, sorry and do a poor job of communicating critique of any constructive dynamic,......ought to address and meet with the contestants DURING the rehearsal and song choice week, and, suggest to them good songs to sing instead of after the fact.

    I mean, if these star hopefuls were already signed by a record label, their managers would tell them what songs would work and which wouldn't.

    Instead, these "Critics" (Judges) treat them as if they should be entry level stars already, and, don't give them any lee-way as they expect them to be ready for the recording studio (which by the way; can juice anyone's voice and edit to cover any imperfections.

    Shame on Simon Cowell for his obvious mean and hateful ways. Did this guy get any nurturing as a child?

    April 2, 2009 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  16. ash

    I am sooo happy Megan is GONE! And what was that whole "I love you Simon, but I dont care" crap about? The judges are there to HELP the contestants, so they should be careful how they talk to them. One of the posts was right-she IS too cocky for how NOT talented she is. Wow, she is beautiful, but that's apparently all she's got going for her. Did u see Lady Gaga? Not a pretty girl, but damn she is talented. Megan should have left in the second week, NOT Alexis Grace. After Megan's weirdness and attitude tonight, they should call her, tell her she's NOT going on the tour, and call Alexis and ask her to join instead. I wont buy tickets this year to the tour if Megan is going to sing, cuz I don't want to put myself through that noise that comes out of her mouth. She is by far the worst vocalist the show has EVER had.

    April 2, 2009 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
  17. James

    Sorry, folks, but if Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert are pitted against one another in the finale–I'm pretty sure Gokey won't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning. Listen, Danny certainly has a positive attitude toward this competition–and life in general–and he does his best to infuse his performances with a little soul and style, but he isn't anywhere NEAR Adam Lambert's level of talent. He's a one-note performer, bland and generic, and his vocal prowess was really put to the test this week when he struggled, hard, to hit the power notes. He isn't a "big" singer, and his pitch is all over the map. No, I think the whole "good guy" image will wear off at some point, and Danny Gokey will be remembered as an Idol also-ran.

    April 2, 2009 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  18. steve

    I liked her up until tonight. From the moment the show started, she started acting like a snob. It's obvious she knew she was up, so she wanted to have as much fun as possible. Hence the "As much as I love you, I really don't care" comment to Simon. I was like.. oh .. way to kiss goodbye any chance of staying in.

    I'm actually glad shes' gone. I want Adam to win! πŸ˜€ and Allison Second and Scott 3rd. πŸ™‚

    April 2, 2009 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  19. mike

    Good. It's too bad others far better were kicked off while she stayed.

    April 2, 2009 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  20. Guy B

    America go it right this time, Megan had some very bad advice for song choice, if she stuck to the range and tunes for her voice, she would still be there.
    Songs of the 80's should be interesting, so it seems song choice is all, and most of the singers are not getting good advice on song choice, the usual suspects will remain, who ever has that one bad song is so gone now.

    April 2, 2009 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  21. lfy

    See ya, Megan! Should have been gone a couple of weeks ago!

    April 1, 2009 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  22. John

    Megan doesn't even have her son. She is giving her soon to be ex full custody. She wants to be free to do her duck dance, and prehistoric bird flight.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  23. chip

    Meagan. Finally someone with an interesting voice. Gone. Oh well.. maybe some other year.

    Big Studios= Poor music.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Commander

    I'm going to miss Megan....the rest of these people, except for a couple, are so boring I can't wait for this season to be over. She really didn't care...she totally embraced her VFTW status and had some laughs while it lasted. Her "farewell" performance was a hoot. That, and Lady Gaga made my evening. Also, david Cook's performance really made me realize there is nobody in this year's group that is close to him in talent.

    April 1, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Molly

    Ricky that's funny. She moved around the stage like a chicken, it was painful to watch. She couldn't even pretend to sing, what the heck was that warbling audio coming from her mouth?

    She should have never made it into the Top 13. She was far too arrogant for someone with no talent. It's obvious that she gets away with a lot because she is pretty, but there comes a time when you must prove yourself and she just doesn't have the talent. She is far too goofy, her act was ridiculous. She is perfectly suited to being a children's entertainer which I think she would be great at.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Emily H

    Ha ha ha...goodbye Megan...you suck...I hate the sound of your voice...you sounded like kermit the frog on the last few lines of the song...What a poser...

    April 1, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  27. pj

    What a nut ! Hurray....after "rockin robin" she should have been gone then. tweet tweet!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Matt

    I want Anoop to go to the Final Four. He always mixes it up!
    Adam is also really good.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Dave

    I think she missed her son.
    Little weird dance for sure.
    Good Bye Megan!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Matt

    I think that Lil sohuld go home next, then Scott. Lil is never fabulous, she is always good. Scott does the same thing every single time. Piano, vocals, slow songs. Kris is going to win it all!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Susan

    Megan acted weird tonight. Was she on something? Glad she's gone.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Rhonda

    Hopefully Scott's days are numbered. I agree he needs to go home...his performances are the same week after week.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Bill

    You guys are so ignorant. The last two weeks she’s been calling out to Vote for the Worst. No one on this show is the least bit relevant except for Adam, at least Megan was quirky and embraced the banality that is American Idol.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Faye

    My tears, tears of Joy–Megan Joy is gone!!!!!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Ricky

    Next Week's Theme – "Songs From the Year You Were Born" It's the perfect time for Scott's 80's voice to shine. Did Air Supply have a hit in '85?

    April 1, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Dave

    Scott should have gone home.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  37. cynthia

    Megan sucked super bad... I mean she has a distictive voice but she couls use a vocal coach like yesterday! Danny is going to win it. Just end the show now.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Rhonda

    Glad she is gone. Should have happened a few weeks ago, she should not have been in the top 10.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  39. sam

    She is a beautiful girl but one of the worst singers among any Idol top nine. How did she make it this far? Oh, she is beautiful–remember, Simon, this is a singing competition.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Mike

    haha tears of relief! guess she's so modern that she's already history. hows that for a microcosm of whats wrong with the music business.

    April 1, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jamie

    About time! Im so glad she went home!

    April 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Ricky

    Next stop for Megan - "So You Think You Can Dance"

    April 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |

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