April 1st, 2009
10:13 PM ET
Top 9: Wishes do come true
It seems that even Megan Joy knew it.
For all her silly, wide-eyed fake fear, she had to have known she was on her way out.
I have to imagine that someone played her performance back for her, and even she saw the handwriting on the wall.
Did the voters get it right this time?
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If i were to say who the next 3 contestants out of American Idol, i'll say
2. Lil: she just isn;t wise enough (pick the right song, not the wrong they're to diffrent things)
3. Matt: Just cant see his go far in the competition like Kris and Adam should go
Meagan definitely had her own musical style. It was different but cool. As adorable as Meagan is...It was time for her to be the one leaving. There are others on the show this year that are just way to Awesome to leave.
Lovin the Idols
i think she is rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeaaaaalllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyy bad she should have gone home and the coutry guy should have stayed
All I can say is, its about time, and next week, bye bye Scott.
Now that Megan is gone....we are back to vanilla,plastic , top 40 land ....again. she may have blown the last two weeks...but she will be the only person i will remember this season who was actually fresh,different and unique. The remaining contestants are clones of a bygone era or worse yet...disney themepark singers.
Well, someone has to go and unfortunately it had to Megan.
America and the judges finally got it right this week. This girl should have been gone LAST week! She can't sing or dance. How'd she ever end up in the final 9 on American Idol??
Never belonged in the top 13. What a nutjob! Adios!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Scott HAS to be next!! PLEEEEEEASE!!!
Kinda hoping that Anoop goes but not sure if I can take anymore of Scott. Either one can go.
Finally America has come to their senses and dumped Megan. Now all she has to do is figure a way to get rid of that awful tattoo on her arm and she can probably enjoy a very lucrative modelling career.
Next on the block is????
Scott/Anoop or Lil
Absolutely got it right!!! Praise God! A dead person would have more heart – voice and talent then her. She knows she is pretty and that is what so played on, because she certainly didn't have a voice. I am so elated she is gone. Simon was 200% right this time.
Randy – then why are you on this board, posting?
Megan can kiss my black hindu arabic rear. I'm glad she's gone!!
Long Live Adam!
If my town put Megan in ground, Ants would not eat the flesh because it would make them puke.
I wasn't surprised she was voted off, but I have a theory about Megan Joy....I believe she intentionally sabotaged her performances in an effort to get voted off. I think she just misses her son so much, she felt like it was the only way she could go go home. There's no way someone with that much talent who sang soooooo well in the audition and earlier rounds could be THAT bad over the last two weeks. I think she blew it on purpose.
My predictions are: Scott, Anoop, Lil'Rounds, Chris, Danny, Allison and Adam (as the winner of course)
you can sing very good and i hope u win
I was sad to see Megan go she reminds me of Regina Spektor (Consequence of Sounds) or A Fine Frenzy... but she was unpolished as people have said before and she is defiantly not top 40 which is a good thing for her. The American Idol fit is just not there. I think that Scott should have gone before her and is getting the sympathy vote and that might come into play later when he gets through while someone like Allison gets voted off. The next one after Scott is Anoop who was horrible last night and needs someone to steer his music choices towards something that he could be good at. When he sings I just picture Harold & Kumar doing Usher. In the end it will come down to Lambert and Gokey hopefully and either is destined to have a great career. The others will fall away week by week and will be pretty easily forgotten.
Adam will be the one left in the end, he is the best and original. Adam has a certain persona, something like the young Elvis. He can sing anything.
Even though Megan had a couple of bad weeks, she was still a bright light in the competition. I always found myself wondering what song she would do (albeit the last few choices were not the greatest). However, I couldn't help but find myself comparing her to Jason Castro with her wide-eyed, devil-may-care attitude. I was sad to see her go. My choice would have been....now don't hate me.......Scott. He's a very likeable guy, but I just don't see him as equally talented vocally as the rest. I have a feeling he may be great at composition, or maybe even writing lyrics, but I just don't see him as fitting the "American Idol" bill – and trust me when I say – it has nothing to do with his disablity. I just don't think he's good enough. I think America got it WRONG this week.
Am I the only one who doesn't care what happens on American Idol?
It is just a mass marketing scheme.
Megan Joy was Simon's Wild Card Pick. He thought he had found the American version of Duffy-Adele-Winehouse that the U.S. recording industry (as a few articles during the past award season mentioned) is looking for. He kept telling her "you're current" as if he was determined to shove her down our throats (Hence my screen name) .
No need now to attack him for critiquing her poor performance. He didn't single her out and should have done it sooner. Her cockiness ("my fans") the last 2 weeks didn't help her case any and her "I love you Simon, but I really don't care," was the final nail in her coffin. She did it to herself.
If people think Megan is unique, that accounts for the dreadful "music": that I have to endure in certain restaurants, even shopping for new shoes. For heavens sake, how did she ever get this far in the competition? Is singing off-key unique? I know there were a couple of weeks when she was recovering from being sick, But then she got well and it sounded about as bad!! Perhaps it has to do with her beautiful face and I am the first to admit she is gorgeous. She would do much better as a model – and oh – that tattoo – why do people think they should ruin their skin with those damn things?? I, too, would have screamed if Megan had made it through another week.
Yes, I'm afraid Scott should be next because although he can play the piano, he doesn't have the voice. Anoop sang a very lovely ballad a couple weeks ago – maybe he should keep doing that. The rest of the group "ain't too bad" in my humble opinion!!
I just wonder how much help (or lack of help) they get in choosing songs. It seems this year there is no direction for them, as so many are making really bad choices. I love Megan's voice, but like several judges mentioned, she's not choosing the obvious songs to the rest of us (Amy Winehouse, Duffy). I love Lil Rounds, but once again feel no one is guiding them at all. Adam's choice of "Play that Funky Music" couldn't have been more odd to me – the judges seemed to be pleased but I thought it was horrid, it made me uncomfortable to watch him. I think Danny could be it, but again, with more guidance on how to really show off his vocal style.
She only got in because she's blonde and has a interesting tattoo.
It is TOTALLY time she went. Telling Simon she didn't care? Plus her fake faces that she was scared. It was completely making a fool out of herself and rude to the audience. And what was up with all those "caw"-ing noises while she was flapping her arms?
"I don't care!" had nothing to do with being arrogant or uppity. It had everything to do with a Mom who would rather be home with her little boy than competing in a contest she knew she couldn't win. Her priorities are in order. I hope she makes tons of money and takes great care of her baby. I wouldn't buy her CD (not my style) – but out of all the AI peeps, I'd only buy an Allison CD.
Scott's "same stuff, different day" voice and piano need to go back to AZ. OMG it's like fingernails on a chalkboard!
What a relief...listening to that girl was excruciating and I could never figure out, from the very first time that the judges praised her as some precious new find, what was the attraction because nobody in their right mind would consciously buy something created by that off-putting. At this level you HAVE to have some skills but with her it was American Idol karaoke time, and bad karaoke at that.
And, yes, please take Scott next because he's the essence of mediocrity and, again, what praise he receives is perplexing other than to note that he has decent musicianship as regards the piano. However, there are tons of good piano players across the country and Scott is just another.
I really thought Anoop and Scott should have gone home before Megan. Megan hasn't been doing the best nor does she have the greatest voice on the show but she is more talented than Anoop and Scott and she is way better looking than both of those guys.
The only reason that I'm happy for Megan leaving is that she's not going to get stuck putting out an album that she won't be content with. I feel that there are some labels out there that can really help her get her career off the ground. She really isn't a bad singer, nothing some lessons couldn't take care of. I feel that she would be great on Blue Note which has moved from a straight up jazz label to becoming a bit more progressive with artists like Norah Jones and Amos Lee.
Scott is lucky he did so well this week because he really does not belong on the show. Sure he can sing but he doesn't stand up to a majority of the other people on the show. It's time for the sympathy votes to stop. Like the oil rig guy who should have been kicked off weeks ago but stayed because he was that blue collar, American as apple pie, and had kids the whole thing. It didn't matter that he couldn't hit notes or that he fumbled through his songs, people voted because of personality which is not the subject of the competitition.
But truly is doesn't matter who gets sent home because most of the people in the top ten are going to get record deals anyway plus they are all going on tour in the summer so it's all good. Part of me hates that I have allowed myself to get wrapped up in all of this madness.
Yes, I agree that Megan should have gone. Scott really needs to be next. I can't believe that Allison was in the bottom 3.
Aside from all that, I really think that this is Adam's show. We have 7 other contestants on the Adam Lambert show. He's just awesome. I personally don't know anyone that is watching for any other reason besides Adam.
Adam Lambert should be the next AI! You go boy!
I hated to see Megan go because she was different and she had her own style. She was just being herself. Anoop on the other hand should have gone because he is a snob and thinks he is the best, NOT. I hope Adam wins it!
Nothing to look at now that she is gone.
Actually, it's only a "matter of time" before they all go home, except one. Kinda the idea of the show.
KarkClent, did you know that this is a singing competition? Her awful voice and chicken dance movements were so awful, even whacked out Paula wanted her to sit down. Since you are so hot to see her naked, maybe she should have auditioned for Playboy. She would fit right in with Kendra. Dumb, blonde, no talent, annoying.
I liked her. I thought she had a unique tone/style but as the competition went on she found it harder to find songs to match that. To me it seemed like she deliberately sabotaged herself to go home. You can just tell she was missing her kid.
Even though I am sad to see the EYE CANDY (Megan) going home, I think we will see her on the cover of a few Magazine's. Also, don't forget that she will be re-joining IDOL on the tour this year. NOOP DOG is NEXTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT. Here are my predictions for the rest of the season..
TOP Three will be Adam, Danny, and Chris
While Adam is good, when it comes to originality, David Cook is far and away the best Idol ever. He took every song that he sung and made it his own.
Allison, Adam and Matt are the only ones with any talent. You idiots who think Adam is screaming don’t know anything about music. Shut your stupid traps and go buy a Beyonce album.
I HAVE TO AGREE WITH SELMA... ADAM IS ALWAYS SCREAMING AT THE END OF EVERY SONG...DRIVE ME NUTS...I D'ONT BELIVE THAT IS SINGING!! CANNOT BELIVE ALLISON WAS IN THE BOTTOM 3, BECAUSE THAT GIRL COULD REALY, REALY SING 🙂
Unique? The only thing unique about her among the contestants was that she really can not sing. Yes she's quirky, cute, and has a tattoo, butttt it's a Singing Contest. I'm so glad I didn't have to bear another week of the judges saying 'Ohhh Megan!' and 'That was so Megan!'. Props to them for finally bringing the truth.
One thing I will say, it's seems that the judges are harder on the girls than they are on the guys. Allison sang a very good version of no doubt's don't speak, and all the judges commented on was how they didn't like her outfit. Again, it's a dam singing contest already...
When I first saw Megan during the audition tour she was my favourite. Sadly, week after week she worsened and following Tuesday's show it was clear that Megan needed to go.
Not only had she lost her way on song choice, but she has become so annoying and just gave the impression that she didn't care to want to be there anymore. i truly felt like smacking her in the head last night as she came across so cocky. Luckily Simon, true to form telling it like it is, put her in her place. Sadly the public will have to endure her dismal singing when she goes on tour. She wasted a perfectly good opportunity by not trying hard enough and in doing so took the spotlight away from someone who was more deserving to be in the top 12.
Megan I think tossed the competition due to a strong loss of being with her kid. She seemed elated to be going. Can't fault her for that. I think that it will be Danny Gokey versus Adam Lambert in the finals and Danny will win. He is the most versatile singer.
Big Ol' Rounds....I mean Lil Rounds next please.
Buh bye, Megan.
You reminded me of an early Jenny McCarthy (Singled Out), but with a gangrenous right arm.
She missed her baby. She was ready to go. I think she knew what she was doing when she acted weird and made the last comment about not caring. She had enough. So did we.
Did voters get it right...? Well, maybe.
I have been a huge Megan fan from the get-go. She was the only contestant from the auditions that really stood out to me. And I think she had some great, great rounds early on. But her past few performances were not as solid. I can see how some people would not care for her sound. I, myself was a little less than impressed this week and last. However, she's certainly memorable and I really dig the unique voice and quirky dance moves. Plus, she's drop dead gorgeous. I'd most likely buy her CD.
If nothing else, I am a bit relieved now that she's gone. It means I no longer have to read the catty comments about her from all the self-important snarksters. The wannabe tweens, the aging housewives, the homely thirty-somethings, and the gay community. Seriously, some of the comments were downright malicious. Face it, she's attractive and has a marketable talent. It might not have been up to your lofty standards, but I am sure we'll hear from her again. Good luck to her.
I never was a big fan of Kris Allen, but his stellar performance this week sold me. I hope he takes it all. I will probably still follow the show vicariously now through the gf, since Megan was my eye candy and main reason for watching.
Adam is the winner. He is far and away the best performer, best vocalist, and most original singer ever on Idol. I think some of the people who don't like him are afraid of his talent...and think he may be (gasp!) gay! I don't happen to be threatened by a gay man or woman, and Adam is just unique. I'm not sold on Danny, and I think Allison is too young. Lil has tremendous potential, just not enough confidence yet.
When Adam finished "Tracks of My Tears" by singing "I need...." instead of "I need you," that is just artistry, and no one comes close.
I think megan still has a career ahead of her, I loved her smile and fun personality. she may not have had a voice, but i enjoyed watching her. this world needs more silliness, I just looked forward to see that smile.
Thank God she's gone! I can't believe she lasted this long, and I feel sorry for the rest of the cast that they have to travel with her this summer. She appeared to be on drugs or something!
Her arrogance was the nail in the coffin as they say. She was so full of herself. Simon was great – you don't care and neither do we. She has to learn not to burn her bridges. She's not a good singer and should have been gone weeks ago.
Finally.....she had NO TALENT. And that tattoo was just was disgusting to look at. SEE YOU LATER MJ!!!!
SHE IS GORGEOUS, give her a break... that was entertainment. She was trying to be different and she was great to look at..anyone has her phone # ...(:
WOW! AM I EVER HAPPY!!!!! That jerky, hillbilly, retarded, window-licking, stupid-moving, spaztik, piece of monkey crap is GONE!!!
I've NEVER witnessed such disregard for a great institution as I did last night when Megan said, "I Don't Care."
She was pampered beyond anyone's dreams in that mansion and still managed to piss off the judges at the end. Don't take things for granted Megan. You're not that great of a singer ... or person, for that matter. You don't deserve top 10 honors.
What? Are we supposed to act hearing impaired just to support a bad singer who's visually impaired.
Scott should have gone weeks ago. If he doesn't go this week, I'm going to perform electronicide on my television.
Okay, maybe I'll just change channels, but SOMETHING has to change. I can't bear listening to him one more time.
The voter's got it VERY right!!!!! She seemed to want to go home to her little boy anyway. She came across with having a bad attitude. GO Adam GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone who knows anything about real music, Danny Gokey and Lil Rounds can really sing- they sing real notes!!!
Bad attitude, bad dancing, bad singing...Good riddance!
No they did not get it right – I have stopped watching. I wish much success to the very talented Meghan Joy. Maybe this author is a little jealous or simply too superficial to recognize this unusual talent – not appreciative beyond it has a good beat and you can dance to it. The masses are a simple folk, I would not expect them to understand anything too complex. Move along lemmings, nothing to see here.
Megan should have never made it into the top 12 period. I'm tired of people saying she has a distinctive voice when she is constantly off key and has had terrible performances. Her onstage presence is horrible, every time she moves it looks painfully awkward. At first I just wanted her to get away from the mic stand, but now I see why she needs to stay there.
Adam is in a class by himself, and it appears this is his to lose. Danny and Allison are 2nd and 3rd in my opinion. I cant for the life understand how Allison was in the bottom three!
Last night was by far Kris's best performance! But overall I'd still place him behind Adam, Danny and Allison.
Anoop has a great voice. It just seems that he cant choose a song that suits him, as a result he's struggling to identify himself to the viewers.
Matt, Lil and Scott are fighting to stay alive imo. Matt didn't do him any favors last night, with a very weak performance. Lil needs to stay away from Celine Deon songs, she just doesn't have a strong enough voice for the big songs she likes. Scott is impressive at the piano, but his vocals just aren't good enough to make it much further.
Thanks God for Kara! She's been a breath of fresh air on the show. She gives straight forward criticism when it's needed and praise when it's deserved. I hope she will eventually replace Paula who struggles with every phrase now. When I listen to her I really wonder if she has a hearing problem, or if she's been ill. Thankfully, there is TiVo, and fast forward is a Godsend!
The voters got it right. Now we don't have to listen to fingernails on a chalkboard anymore. Megan should get a tuning machine that would help her stay in the right key. What's with the squiggly movements too? it was great seeing David Cook, a rising star that should outshine Daughtry, David Archeletta and eventually Carrie Underwood. Adam should be the winner. I'm sure glad the Rockin' Robin has flown the coop.
Allison, Adam and Matt are the only ones with any talent. You idiots who think Adam is screaming don't know anything about music. Shut your stupid traps and go buy a Beyonce album.
Danny and Scott are beyond pathetic!
I personally was not a fan of Megan. I did not care for her voice. I think she is a beautiful girl . I also did not care for her attitude. Especially while telling Simon she did not care what he thinks. Scott is by far not my favorite but I do think he can out sing her anyday.
I am sooooooooooooo glad that Megan went home. I don't know how she made it this far because she CANNOT sing. Her voice SUCKS!! Also she is way too arrogant and because of her arrogance she ruined any chance of the judges even considering redeeming her at the end, ehich I am glad of because she needed to go home because she didn't belong there with the rest because unlike her, most of the others can really sing.
I really liked Megan. However, she is not the "American Idol" type, but that's what I liked. How many more cookie cutter singers do we need?!? I hope a record company picks her up, her voice is so unique I can't wait to hear more.
Lil, Adam, Scott – need to go!
Thank goodness she can fly home now!
America got it right! I admit started out liking Megan...but that was when I thought she would improve. Instead her quirky went to just plain weird and I liked her LESS every week. She didn't take any advice...Paula tried to give her the hint...get a stool (you can't dance) but she didn't even take that! And mean as Simon can be...he was right, we didn't care by last night. I didn't expect Allison to be in the bottom three but Simon was right about the outfit. Way too Cyndi Lauper–who she's too young to remember–but she CAN sing so I hope she has a good week coming up. Much as I like Anoop, he is going to have to really bring it for me to give him a vote this week. He is kind boring so far. Danny and Chris...I love how they just get better every week...Adam, a broadway guy and I'll never forget Ring of Fire but the rest of the competition will have to be more than show before I'd give him the top spot!
I LOVED Megan and am sorry she didn't make it through. She is unique and has a style that is unlike the others. I would buy her CD and think we will definitely see more of her.
Adam is a ringer, and should have been kicked off the show. He's annoying as well; he literally screamed every song except one.
I thought the show was supposed to be about everyday, average people making it big, but there are several professionals who always get on and spoil it for the others. It's no contest when someone has the stage experience and presence, and is quite familiar with all that entails.
She should've been sent home a long time ago.
Her voice is simply excruciating.
It's like a deranged warble or dying bleating goat.
(annoying in a Shakira kind of way).
Apparently, she's used to sliding by on looks,
and has the ego/attitude that goes along with that.
I'm glad Simon told her the way it is.
The only thing she didn't do basically was quit. She was ready to go. She was visibly home-sick and wanted to return to her son and husband. There is no place in the music industry for people who actually expect to spend time with their families.... i.e. why divorce is so common among music and movie stars.
The "Spoiler Alert" text at the top of the article is not too helpful when you put a picture of the booted Idol right next to it...doi!
I got the feeling that Megan has been high the past few weeks. Not only has her signing been bad, but her behavior has been bizarre.
Oh well, the eye candy is gone. True she wasn't very good, but you could turn the sound down and enjoy her. Let's be real. Are any of these people going to really make it big and have an established career in music......I really doubt it!!! I think A.I. has just about run it's course. They have found one real star who will last....Carrie Underwood and Daughtry definately has a chance. Most of the people on the show including the winners have just faded out as will this seasons group.
Wow, finally. She is horrible. A voice that would make most dogs howl. And now she waits to go on tour. Will they be giving away those tickets? My god I've heard junior choir members that make her sound like Tiny Tim. She acts like a retard and dances like she has polio. That little dance across the stage to the chair of death was embarrassing to watch, obviously she needs to put down the crack pipe. I think she has a big future pole dancing at some strip club. Somewhere that she need not open her mouth.
She was not "unique", she just plain sucked.
It's about freaking time. She is so full of herself. She's a wanna be.
She is not the best but she is WAAAAY better than the blind guy. I have to turn the TV down when he is screeching
Pretty girl but not so pretty voice! Good attitude. Maybe with some voice lessons someone will pick her up as a sultry lounge singer.
I absolutely think the voters got it right with Megan! She was abysmal on Tuesday and has kept that tradition going for the last few weeks. It was a misstep on her part to tell Simon that she "doesn't care" what he thinks. Simon was right in saying that the judges don't care about her either. It's rather sad, though, because I do believe she was unique and could have made the top 5 at least if she had paid more attention to song choice. I would have liked to hear the original Marley song that she did, I'm sure he was turning over in his grave when she performed his song!
I wonder if you have thought of having us vote for who we want to go off instead of our faverit person. It would be so much easyer and I think in the long run we would end up with the cream of the crop.
LOVE THE SHOW AND SIMON I THINK YOU ARE WONDERFUL, SEXY, AND EVERY THING ELSE I CAN THINK OF.
God Bless You All
Such a nice looking girl, what a hideous tattoo!
MEGAN IS GONE ..............FINALLY! It was truly painful everytime she sang. Love Danny and Adam! Scott or Anoop should be next.
I still say the girl would be a great jazz singer
Thank you Dear Lord! If Megan had not gone this week, America would have gotten it truly wrong.
Yes, Megan should have been gone two weeks ago.
It was annoying watching her.
It was almost immature how she presented herself with her dumb wide eyed smile and goofy wave, and her little bird wing flap to the bottom three, its glad to see her go.
Anoop (SASSY PANTS) must go home next week. Megan – my god, girl – you really showed America the immature side of you. Wasn't cute, funny or whatever you thought it was – you acted ridiculous! (even though I liked your voice)
Megan was just flat out sexy and rather hot to look at, though her performances were not that great, someone had to go and I think Simon already had his mind made up well before she made the comment of "I dont care". Anoop or Scott i think will be next.
I am soooooo upset that megan left....i absolutly loved her voice it was so unique. And i dont like many women singers. i think scott a anoop gotta goooo!
Megan Joy was disrespectful to Simon....I guess its her age and upbringing. Simon is a music industry specialist; did she really think that her flippant remark would not impact on the judges decision to bail her out if needed..she probably could not make that deductive conclusion.
Of course, the voters got it right... It was fantastic the way Simon told her... that since she did not care, why should the judges care to save her. What was she doing as one of the finalists, anyway... This spoiled girl CANNOT sing... I couldn't stand her...
You know, Sheldon, her saying she "didn't care" was quite ridiculous, cause she's...IN A COMPETITION WHERE PEOPLE JUDGE HER. She's a natural all right, a natural Amy Winehouse impersonator who hoped to skate by on her "good looks". Frankly, I was getting sick of her cockiness after the judges comments: "My fans, blah blah blah, My fans" Well Meghan, your fans aren't as many as you thought. Good thing she went home, her head was getting too big for the stage. The next 4 that should go: Anoop, Scott, Danny and, unfortunately, Lil – she is picking the most awful songs....Celine Dion, seriously?
My top 3: Adam, Allison and Kris.
wow, I'm surprised to see so many anti Megan posts.... obviously it's a matter of opinion but she had her own style and stood out. I can think of two people I think should have gone before her…
... but I do have to disagree with you... challenging a judge with save powers was completely stupid. Whether or not you agree with him, he has power. It's like telling your boss to F-off and not expecting to get fired. Cowell doesn't have a very good delivery but he tends to give more true criticism than the rest do... she took it too personal. And I personally think he tests them with the things he says because he knows that as an artist’s you better have thick skin.
She was horrible. She could have made the song her own and changed it up a bit. It was just bad karaoke!
Sheldon, I disagree...Simon's opinion SHOULD matter, as well as the other judges, because THEY ARE THE PRO'S AND KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. It's very rude to disrespect someone who is trying to help you, no matter how he goes about it. Simon has helped many people become famous, so I'd sure as hell take his opinions and do something positive with them. I think his remark back as a slap in her face, and a good one. She was rude, weird and too cocky for how not-talented she is. It's no wonder a girl that beautiful, with a baby, is SINGLE. what man wants to put up with that voice and attitude, no matter how beautiful she is?
ABOUT TIME!!!!!!! Simon even did us a favor by not saving her, thank you Simon my good man!!!!!!!
Anoop is Ray Ramono, the drag queen that hits the high note Boy George with a falsetto, blind boy is like Kevin McDonald from kids in the hall meets Art 'bad hair' Garfunkle. Lil rounds demo/studio/backup singer perfect voice nil stage presence, Danny is a Robert Downy jr character. the 16 year old rocker is slowly singing every song the same way, good voice but she needs to get her feet wet by life, get her heart broke a few times. the slack jawed kid is hit or miss and seems more comfortable singing with an open suitcase outside the subway and the piano bar kid is just that a piano bar guy.
Megan was the only interesting look, voice, talent, appeal, take, presence, style, dance, you name it she was a modern day 40's back bar crooner in a land of Whitney and Micheal Bolton clones. I will buy your CD Megan, you're energy is infectious with every song you sing.
I won't be watching next week
OK, the best thing happened tonight. I enjoyed Megan's voice ... at the beginning. But, though I think she does have talent, I could never sit through more than one song. Last night's song was terrible and I actually got up and left the room to do something else. Just not my cup of tea.
As for the comments thrown around by her and Simon tonight, I think it was disrespectful on her part to say anything like she did to Simon.... Simon=judge; Megan=contestant. The criticism is usualy constructive and she has not really listened to anything they have said. I applauded Simon's remarks back to her... why should they save her when she didn't care what they thought?
listen...the bottom line w/ megan is that she wasn't up for the challenge of being a confident performer. i think simon was right on when he said she was done. her erratic behavior was so awful...and i'm sure that in the eyes of the many producers and industry execs watching...she is not someone to bet on. professionalism is important...and when all eyes are on you...you can't disrespect the very thing / process putting money in your pocket and providing you (and yes...your child) incredible opportunities. also having david cook perform and continue to be the grateful, humble and professional man that he is...made megan's tomfoolery even more awful. best of luck to her...and i think when she watches the show she'll regret her actions.
Although I agree that Megan's performances are not the best, let's give her a break. Her quirky bird cawing, weird faces, and attitude during the results show were probably her ways of covering up sadness and nervousness. How would any of us feel if we knew that we are about to be rejected big time on national TV? I felt kind of sad actually, when she was crying and the others were consoling her.
I think she does have talent - she may just need a bit more formal vocal training. Good luck Megan, and keep doing what you love.
Saying she "didn't care" summed it up for me too. Don't let the door hit ya. I'm so glad to finally be able to focus on some talent!
i couldn't stand her on the show. but i will buy her albums... and she will have many.
I agree with Sheldon that was fun to hear her tell Simon that but it also was foolish if she wanted to stay. And it was very cruel and imature of Simon to strike back. This year it seems Simon...and Paula act like they are junior high kids...and it is really getting annoying. Also, who's idea is it to take the person who sang the worst according to America and then make them sing it AGAIN to America. It is torture and thank God for TeVo because I just fast forward that part and anything Paula says.
Voters SO got it right! Buh-bye!
Honestly, this was great. I have never liked her. It makes me sick that you guys are all so against Scott. Seriously, at least has one talent behind the piano. This noop dogg guy cannot even do one thing right. Thank goodness that 16 year old rock princess got in the bottom three. Maybe she will learn to not do such a horrible song. Even Gwen couldn't sing it that well, what is she going to do with it. Couldn't be any happier that Danny is still there. First of all he is from Wisconsin, but he absolutely amazing! Some people out there say he screams, no he doesn't something about that raspy voice is so adorable.
Megan was just awful and very full of herself with an arrogant cocky attitude that she used tonight in her response to SImon. whether you love him or hate him, Simon is usually right on and he is never afraid to tell the truth. She got what she deserved from the judges. and America voted her off because of her lack of talent.
it always seems like when people's egos grow, they leave. I think she was her biggest fan and to tell Simon tonight that she "didn't care" about what he said was musical suicide. Does she not understand his relationship with the music industry????
I predicted her departure. and welcome it.
Megan: a pretty and quirky girl, but not an American Idol winner...too much real, raw talent this season! however, like many idol rejects, her career is probably just beginning...
I agree with Sheldon. The remarks from Cowell was very petty for an Englishman. He did not maintain the "stiff upper lip" as they say over in England. He acted more like a bruised little girl, I mean boy because girls are more mature. Good God man, you should understand the dissapointment the girl is going through at the moment and know she is hurting and cut her some slack. Doesn't that work in England? If you want to be that proper, you should go back to your country and hold an idol search there. Here, we joke around and have fun even in the midst of adversity. Comprehend?
Lighten up Mr. Cowell, you are just a human being just like the rest of us.
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!
Thank goodness! What was all that flapping around and making chicken noises about when she was sent to the bottom three? She was acting "koo koo" in a very strange way...poor Megan. I felt for her in the end, but I'm still glad she's gone. (sorry ...so sad but true)
Whew, she is gone, now she can finally find her own niche, the next two gone will not be a surprise, first scott, then anoop...then Matt, then im not sure. Chris, Adam, Allison. Goeky, and Lil roundshave all got a shot here. They better bring it.
I'd like to know what's up with the lip-syncing when the Top 9, 8 or whatever sing at the beginning of the show?
I think the judges added a 13th person just because of Megan. The judges liked her, at first; but she did not live up to the unique Amy Winehoue sound they expected. Because of her good looks, they thought she might be the total package.
Adam is the total package, and he deserves to win.
Lil Round has a good voice, and she will go on with or without a win.
Noop is good, but apparently he's not the right package either.
I think Megan Joy has the one of the most unique voices ever on Idol. If she really wants to sing, she will do the professional thing to do and take voice lessons. She has the voice, and you'd be a fool to deny it.
She did deserve to get the boot, though. Unwise song choices was her downfall. I like Megan, but there are better singers than her on the show. I would not count her out ... you never know when she could pop back up again. I'd say she is an acquired taste just like Adam, but I think many people would be surprised just how many people would buy her records ... more than you might think.
For an end-note: I hope Anoop says goodbye next week. Shoot me in my face if he makes it one more week.
They got it right with the Bottom 2.....and either of them deserved to go home.Anoop was not much better than her,in my opinion.
As far as Adam goes...I hope it is not him. I would rather see Danny Gokey win it but as stated in several post....this is all pre-determined.
My Top 3.....Adam,Danny Gokey,and Lil Rounds(surprised that somebody figures that she goes next)
I am so happy she is gone. She annoyed the crap out of me. If I had to see her do her stupid dance again, I was going to throw up! She looked like Elaine on Seinfield! and her attitude stinks...
Scott is the next to go.
Now get Scott and Lil to go packing and the show will be more of a competition.
I think Megan has a niche for her voice, but her movements that I guess was suppose to be dancing annoyed me to know end. I don't think she was good enough to continue in the competition, and I personally don't like her voice, but I can see that she could develop a following. I didn't like her "I don't care" about Simon's comments. It made me think she was an ungrateful loon. I also think she is full of herself and that made me dislike her even more. I would like to see Noop Dogg dumped next. Then Scott. I don't like Scott's genre although I do like Elton John who I think Scott is trying to emulate, but there is something I don't like about him. And it has nothing to do with he "challenge". I can't put my finger on it, but he does not move me.
I disagree with the people who said she must have known she was leaving. I do not think she knew. In fact, when Ryan told her to take a seat (on the barstool) she instinctively headed to the safe zone. The comment she made to Simon (I don't care) just shows how cocky she had gotten. Period. She really believed, as she reminded us each week, that her "fans" would keep her alive. And while she does have a fan base (unlike Anoop, who will be ousted next), she has a huge base of viewers, myself included, who want to tear their ears out when she's at the mic. The puppetry moves...the queer twang...the nasal flatness of those notes...oh my God, I swore I could not watch another week of my favorite show if she were still on!
If I go to the American Idol tour, I think I'll go shop the sourvineer stand when Megan is on the stage.
Scott has no talent. It's obvious he is getting sympathy votes.
Anoop should have been the one to go. He will surely be the next to leave. Megan has a lot of raw talent. She only needs a little development and someone with a good business head. In other words, with a good agent and a good singing coach, Megan can be successful.
Megan my Dear,
Attitude and dignity are everything. How presumptuous of you to think that you do not need to heed the advice of professional at the top of your desired profession. "I'm sorry Mr. Woods but I think I can play all 18 holes with my three Iron” Get a clue. You are in a recoding competition. "Have fun" on your own time. Pick songs, styles, and clothing that will show potential record executives what they are getting. Like Randy said, "I don't care if you "love" a song that does not mean you should sing it during the competition. That's why "artists" need agents. To thyself be true...as long as you can keep paying the bills. You can always do coffee shops unplugged on your own time.
Sheldon I agree. The judges..Simon in particular, all have been nasty to Meagan. Meagan's comment about not caring is true. Why in the world would you care when someone berated you? You let yourslef buy into that cr*p.
Lets face it.. Norah Jones would not make Hollywood Week with these judges. They do not want something special.. They want studio clones.
I'm getting tired of the judges complaining about contestants not using their falsettos enough. Since when does good sound revolve around falsettos? Good grief!
The market AI is after is teenage girls... not people that like good music.
Simon was aweful to Megan. He should be voted off the show.
I liked Scott at the beginning of the show, but last night he looked like David Hasselhoff in the leather jacket and "shaped" hair. He's gotta go next.
Megan doesn't fit in the slick, commercial, product placement dog and pony show that is American Idol. That much is true.
The highly questionable criticisms from Simon and his gang did not coerce Megan to conform to their monotonous Idol pop clone machine. Bravo Megan Joy.
I for one have lost interest....
American Idol? Ho hum, snoozzzze
Megan was the obvious choice to go tonight. Anoop should be next.
American Idol is best characterized as a "performing" competition. While Scott can sing, there isn't anything extraordinary about his performances. Adam, on the other hand, is probably the best performer I've ever seen on American Idol. And I totally disagree with the person who thinks that Adam can't sing. His singing is unique, dynamic, and dead on from a pitch perspective. IMHO, Adam is the best performer on Idol. That doesn't necessarily mean he'll win. I'm also a fan of Alison, Gokey, Kris Allen, and Matt Giraud.
Whether or not she deserved to be sent home, Megan demonstrated more guts than any contestant I've seen by challenging Cowell directly with her remark about not really caring about his opinion.
It was amazing to see his reaction. In true Cowell fashion he struck back at her with one of the most petty, malicious and rude remarks ever made by a TV judge, something to the effect that if she didn't care about him then 'they' didn't care about her and she should just get lost.
Well, congratulations Megan on taking on the ultimate tyrant and bringing out his worst!
Also, you should consider going into acting. You are a natural!
Thankfully, the riff -raff is dwindling. Megan sounded like someone was choking her every time she sang a note. Scott needs to go next. Admittedly, the Billy Joel he sang last night was pretty good, but he still cannot keep up with most of the rest of them.
It is waaaaay past time for Megan to depart AI. Beautiful girl whose looks are not matched by her poor voice.
Simon's response was right on. He said since Megan did not care neither did the judges, and they would not even consider giving her another chance.
Well done judges.
Megan will never have a career other than loving herself and her son. It is time to go back to being a mother and leave the singing to the pros.
Wake up people, this show is pretty much a set-up. Why do you think we never see the votes. Megan is in a class of her own w/ a voice like Tracy Chapman. She is her own. I look forward to her CD. Also whats up with the lip singing at the start of the show? Remember it's TV entertainment. Create a fan base sell records. Simon Wins.
Oh my I liked Megan and thought she had a very unique voice. I think she could have made some beautiful records. I am sure some record company will pick her up. I think instead of Megan getting the boot it should have been Scott, like one of the responders above I can't stand another week of listening to him, HE IS TERRIBLE!!! I guess there is always next week. I do think that Adam will win it all and rightfully so.
While Megan isn't everyone's cup of tea: remember the JUDGES put her through the first auditions and rounds... Why? Because Megan has a very unique voice and I think marketable one. Her voice is a combo of Nora Jones and Melanie ( anyone remember her from way back?)
They all have to go eventually and at this point it's sad when any of them do : (
She got too far in the competition. She should be very thankful she made the cut for the tour
She had to have known that she was going home. Even if she performed well at the start of the competition, she became painful to listen to. Today's comment toward Simon ("I love you, but I don't care") showed a very "throw caution into the wind" attitude, as if she knew today was her last day on the show. It didn't reflect positively on her. And although to some degree it was equally as tacky, I was thoroughly amused when Simon made his comment that Megan's swan song was going to be in vain.
Stopping anyone's dreams dead in their tracks sucks (she couldn't stop crying during the "Home Sweet Home" farewell song) but of all the contestants, it was her time.
I'm surprised that Megan lasted as long as she did. It seems that a lot of people interpret unique or different as good without really listening closely to what's being delivered. I'm very glad that Matt wasn't in the bottom 3 again. I think that he keeps getting criticized and it is undeserved.
Would anyone else buy the magazine that Megan would do a photo shoot for?
Finally! What took so long and also why again was this girl even on the show let alone the top 9? My cat sounds better howling than she does singing..good lord!
Thank God ! Now Scott, your turn!!!!
oh my god....honestly. If I have to hear Scott one more time, I'm going to pull my hair out. I just don't get it. Maybe America has sympathy for him, due to his "challenge", but regardless, he cannot sing. I would have MUCH rather see Meghan stay than Scott. PLEASSSSE GO HOME!!! I love you, but you cannot sing!
Beam Scotty up, me....or something like that;)
Megan is stunningly beautiful but wow she can't sing!! Next to go should be Scott (please let it be scott) then Anoop.
I love Scott and not because I feel badly. It is because he has talent and I have to show some loyalty to AZ!
yessssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!! i sure am as happy as you are .
Scott, Scott, Scott, Scott, Go, Go, Go, Go, Next, Next, Next, Next, Please, Please, Please, Please!
When i read your posts, I want to know who is the bottom 3 each week. It's confusing to to find that out from each one of your comments, so can you make it clearer. So and so, and so are in the bottom 3.....yada yada yada, Blah Blah is going home.
Thanks in advance
You're Truly Mike Hunt.
OH....MY.....GOD, finally!!!! she is aweful.
Great News!!! Megan out of Idol and now: bring on PLAYBOY!! She is lovely and I will buy it!
Its as if the Megan we met at the begining of the season disapeared and this was inposter...Cute girl but yes it was time for her to go , i can assure you will see more of her some day soon.
I thought she was fantastic. She was probably one of two people who had unique talent and would have avoided being a pop drone. The other being Allison (MAYBE). Adam is basically what pop wants in a "rebel". Her act tonight didn't allow room for me to pity her, though.
Strange is an understatement. I think I feel bad for her son. America got it right this week, and it's just a matter of time before Anuup and Lil Rounds get taken out.
They absolutely got it right. She was horrible, and that tatoo she had on her arm was hideous. Lady Ga Ga should've taken that zipper that was over her eye and put it on Megan's mouth.
Real beautiful girl with a real unique look but in th end was really out of her league....
It was time for Megan to go home. It's all part of the inexorable rise of Adam, who will beat Allison to get the title...
She's probably a nice gal, but the puppet moves and poor Amy Winehouse imitation was nauseating.
America definitely got it right. She is a "one-act pony" and the act was getting old. I'm surprised she lasted this long in the competition.
Spoiler Alert – you are looking a picture of the person voted off!
scott is great! adam needs to go! he can't sing! all he does is scream! and he doesn't even finish the word cuz his tongue is hanging out of his mouth! lame! he has no talent!
Aaaah. Sweet relief.
Indeed, there is a God!
Yes they (finally) got it right.
Hopefully, "Noop Dogg" will be next.
Meagan Joy, most unique voice ever on Idol. With a bit of time training (stars do that).. this young woman could have amazing hits. Oh well, we'll end up with a studio pop star winning it like we expected.
I cannot believe Megan lasted this long! Between the ridiculous Rockin' Robin act and last week's soooo out of tune fiasco, it's about time!!! My dog can sing better than she does....
Voters got it right with Megan - but missed the ball not having Scott in the bottom 3. Is he getting the sympathy vote for his *"challenge"?
*extremely bad hair
I think she knew and agree that is probably why she was acting so strange tonight.
Scott better be next! I can't take him for even one more week. Go Scott go!!!!!!