April 8th, 2009
10:11 PM ET

Top 8: Did America get it right?

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

Things are getting even tighter as the number continues to be whittled down.

With only seven contestants now, contestants are really going to have to shine if they want to stay.

Do you agree with Scott MacIntyre's ouster? Who do you think will be next?

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- Lisa Respers France, CNN.com

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  1. chloe

    Let it go already. Scott is gone now, so let's move on ok? Am looking forward to the performances tonight. I do think Adam has it in the bag, but remember Chris Daughtry? Thought he did too. He is just awesome. Love his music.

    I am most impressed with Adam, Allison and Matt. Danny, you need to get a makeover. You remind me of Clay Aiken before he shaped up his appearance, but you do have a pleasant voice. Anoop has the attitude and needs to go and sorry Lil you will be next.

    April 14, 2009 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kk

    I really didn't want to see him go, I think Lil or Anoop should've went home, but the day was coming that Scott would go home. I didn't really expect him to make it to the finals.

    I like Scott, he is that likable factor going on. He has had to work much harder than the other contestants because of his disabilities. I have enjoyed his story, he is a great pianist, and depending on the song he can sing.

    I have to agree with a few of the other comments, that if it weren't for his disability, he wouldn't have made it as far as he did.

    With the exposure that he has gotten from AI, he will land a career in music. I wish you well Scott.

    April 14, 2009 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Charles

    ....Lil should be sent home! Her song choices have been horrible. Her voice is okay, but without picking the right song she sounds dull and average at best. Allison and Adam are my picks for the final 2 show down.

    April 14, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jersey

    Should be interesting tonight.. if lil dont get her act together, which shouldnt be that hard, she's done.. Her or Anoop are next.. he is not very good at all.. not sure why he's lasting.. Danny is annoying, sounds just like Michael Bolton, whom I hate and its the same sound everytime.. Adam is probably still the favorite.. Dont count Kris out, he's the underdog.. very musically talented (although last week wasnt so good but previous one's were) and I think he's got the teenage girl vote..

    April 14, 2009 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. shauna

    We all know Adam is going to win, just end it now.

    April 14, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Romance

    Scott is painful to listen to. Don't discriminate because he's blind. If he is a terrible singer, he should be gone like the rest of them. It's a joke to keep someone around that long just because they have a dissability.

    April 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobR

    Let me clarify my last posting.

    It should have read :

    Lil the performing Karaoke bot.......

    April 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JK

    It was hard to see Scott go last night. He is such a likable guy and you cannot discount the fact that he has had to work much harder than other contestants to get this far. He has come out of his comfort zone to showcase his incredible talent to the world and he should be commended for that.

    That being said, disability and challenges that come along with it aside, I have felt for weeks that he does not have what it takes to be the next AI. At the end of the day, I think he is going to have a phenomenal career and so many doors are open to him, he's just going to accomplish it without the American Idol title.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. taylor

    i think it was scotts time to go..... but what is with the standing ovation for adam????? he sucked on tuesday! he sings like a girl and he is creepy! i just dont get it! i hope danny wins i think he is the best!!!!!!!!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Pam

    P – I agree with you – Kara is articulate, intelligent, and sober.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobR

    It was sad to see Scot go lst night when he was not the worst performer.
    Again the show has shown that at this stage of the competition that it is a popularity contest and not a singing / performance contest.

    The person who did deserve to go IMHO was Lil the performing bot......

    April 9, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. P

    Wika – You're nuts! Kara is awesome. She's intelligent and offers great opinions. Do you even watch the show? Listen to Paula muddle her way through a critique. Why do you think Simon often says. "What I think Paula was trying to say...." He says this because Paula Abdul makes no sense! She should be replaced by Kara. Kara at least demonstartes some intelligence and she's articuate. Something Paula is not.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Pam

    ca – your comment about Adam not getting any criticism from judges except for them saying they didn't like the arrangement of his "Burn" performance is wrong. Simon said he thought it was "horrible." With that said, Adam is obviously their favorite and if they have to, they will save him. And no one has mentioned Megan here – I will never understand how she lasted as long as she did – my dog sings better than she does. But then, I cannot understand how Taylor Hicks ever got into the top ten, let alone won that season – he's probably singing in a Holiday Inn lounge now.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Susan - Canada

    I remember seeing Alexis, one of the first that was voted off on Live with Regis and Kelly and she said that this was the 3rd time or so that she had tried out for American Idol. She said she never made it to where she got to sing in front of the judges before. So, I guess, if she couldn't make it, with her voice, to sing, how in the hell, do all these other "quacks" get to sing for them on t.v. You can tell, that it's all for entertainment value....and that is really sad for a lot of young talent out there.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lisa

    America was absolutely right. I liked Scott but it was his time to go. The right people are left. Thankful that Simon can put emotion aside and be fair.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Tony DiPaolo

    It is getting down to choices of who out of the remaining few have a higher level of talent.

    Last nights choice may not have pleased some people but it was the correct call. Look at who is left and picture the pressure that will take it toll on those that just can't give that top performance.

    I do believe that this years overall group is weak compared to years past.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  17. amrcnpandababy

    I think America got it right. Scott MacIntyre was really boring for my taste. I didn't agree with Simon at all when he told Scott to stay behind the piano... in his comfort zone. American Idol is all about showing your artistic talent as a singer and one who only plays the piano is not "taking risks" or showing the diversity and the creativity they may have inside them. I applauded Scott for standing up and singing and playing the guitar this week (April 7 & 8, 2009)... but I feel he would have gone back to the piano next week. And he would have gotten voted off eventually... that's my opinion ! He's a great singer... and he's got a lot of talent... but he's just not the artist that America is looking for. Sorry !

    April 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. kelly

    american got it partially right. Lil Round and Scott deserved to be in the bottom three, but anoop? i think Kris' charisma and cuteness is caring him farther than it should, how quickly we forget a fun haired no talent from last year. Now Kris, is a MUCH better performer than others, but at this stage, he is becoming kindof average. not in the same league as adam, allison, matt and danny.the real contest seems to be with these four.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  19. D Bizzle

    For better or worse, Scott got as far as he did based on the sympathy vote. While I think Anoop is only slightly better, the same could be said for him. I definitely think America got it right this week as far as the bottom three goes. It should get more interesting once Anoop and Lil are voted off.

    Go Adam!

    April 9, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  20. lmz

    Who in the world cares if Adam is gay – he's an awesome singer and performer and has the stage presence all of the rest lack – American Idol should just vote off 6 next week and get to the crowning of Adam. Danny should be runner up....

    April 9, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Ken- The Karaoke Master

    Although Scott is very talented, he does not compare to the other contestants like Danny and Adam. Who I think are going to be the last two standing. However, Allison can suprise us all with her talents.
    I think the next to go is Lil Rounds. Then Anoop. They both have talent to sing but they are not stepping it up like they should they have hit their plateau.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Karen

    WHile I am an avid Adam fan, I did not think Scott should have been booted.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Chad

    Its ashame that people defend Adam's horrible performance but say Anoop deserved to be in the bottom three. America must be tone deaf.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  24. sherry

    Don't put all of your eggs in one basket with regards to Matt. I remember a couple of years ago when Daughtry was the shoe-in and there was a national sigh when he got voted off.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Jay

    In the end the top 5 of last night....should be the top 5. Its really moot to argue whether Anoop, Scott, and/or Lil should have gone this week/last week....whenever. As long as Kris, Adam, Allison, Danny, and Matt are the top 5, then there shouldn't be much to truly complain about. Everyone one of them are talented, but based on performances..........Scott has been just getting by and his weakness in his vocals really showed on Tuesday. Lil has way under performed, and doesnt deserve to be in the top5. Anoop has flurished and crapped. Simply put. Danny has a great voice, but for some reason i think he doesnt really have a niche or himself defined. Adam and allison are ready to record now. Matt is a sleeper when it comes to recording. (he just hasnt shine every week). Kris will have his niche but a star...not sure.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Evette

    Let's see. It was definitely Scott's time to go. In my opinion, he actually should have gone a few weeks ago. I think the fact that he is blind garnered him a lot of sympathy and voters were unable to pull the plug. Lil' certainly belonged in the bottom three last night. She has been a real disapointment. She has a natural singing ability but unfortunately has no sense of artistry and creativity. She is not able to change up the songs as requested and doesn't know how to select songs that showcase her voice. I was pulling for her but she definitely needs to go next week. If I hear the, "if America keeps me around...I'll bring it and show them that...." She's ran that same game three or four weeks now. I was horrified when the judges saved Anoop but he has proven himself. Is he the best singer no but the last couple of weeks he has made great song selections that work for his vocal ability. My chopping block in order Lil, Kris and then Anoop. My prediction for top three...Adam, Allison and Danny or Matt. The winner will depend on who has the largest fan base that is able to get their calls in.

    My votes are on Allison at the moment. Though I'm loving Adam. Both contestents are unique, talented and humble.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Dan R,Cordova

    Nice Scott the Blind Guy who can't find it out the door, before he's had a chance to prove himself, whats he guilty of, a poor song choice, And why was that? He asked the musical cordinator advice and thats what he was given. Its not like the poor guy could go to Fischer Music on Labrea and make his own choices, how much of their sheet musics in braile. Too bad he can't team up with Kelley Pickler , all she has to do is thrust her titties in Simons face and he gives her all the coaching to be a singer she needed. Face it that Bim should be making donut holes @ Duncans. What Simon & Co. has proven is that theres no place for the handicap in show business. My next letters going out to Ford, they pay for that mess to stay on the air, and I'll never watch Idol again after what the did to Scott.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Shawn Jones

    America finally got it right! Scot was amazing on the piano but vocally he was really not that great. It sad for me to say this but i really do feel the only reason he stayed so long was because he is blind and had the sympathy vote. I definately think the bottom three were correct this week. Lil is just not that good when you compare her to the 5 that got to stay on the couches. As for Anoop, i think that he has become very arrogant because he is in the spot light and i feel that he really isn't stepping up and growing in the competition and he is just becoming to cocky. In recent weeks i think we know who will/should win and that is Adam. His voice is amazing and he blows everyone away with every song he sings. His connection to the song inspires and his pitch through the song is for the most part spot on(execpt a few notes here and there). He has amazing stage presence and I feel is one of the best male vocalist if not one of the best vocalists period that American Idol has ever had!!

    April 9, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  29. brittskkii

    i was embarrassed for kelly pickler last night. she was awful.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  30. AStew137

    So here's how it works. Glad Scott's gone, the time for the inspirational stories has passed and now it's a singing competition, one that he as a singer had no buisness in.
    To be honest, I wouldn't have minded if Anoop went home last night. His pompus frat-boy "look at me" approach to singing disgusts me. It's not about connecting with the audience, putting yourself out there to convey emotin, it's entirely about some spoiled rich only child who thinks far too much of himself. Too good for the glitter indeed.
    Lil should go next, unless she gets her stuff together. She has yet to make a good song choice and her inability to sing with the correct vowel sounds annoys me.
    Then it's on. Kris, Danny and Matt in a fight for 3rd place (assuming ofcourse that Alison contnues to make good song choices and Adam doesn't do anything else sacrilegious, roll Johnny Cash over in his grave...). I fear for Matt because he has twice chosen the wrong song, and there's no recovering from that once Anoop and Lil are out of the way a scape goats. I'm still not a big Kris fan, though he has shown the ability to be an Artist, I personally think we already have a Jason Mraz and we don't so much need another one. Danny's vocal ability is undeniable, but by no means is he far ahead of Kris and Matt. His story however could easily get him to the coveted final 3.
    Finally, it's Adam and Alison. If it's truly a singing competiion, Adam has to win. He has the artistry to compete in the marketplace, the vocal talent that makes you forget about JT and remember chops like MJ and Freddie. Alison's age (much like Archuletta's last year) should net her 2nd place, and her first album could outsell Adam's as she could be more marketable in the 9-14 than Adam, who inspite of his undeniable performing abilities, can come off a bit creepy. But last I checked the highest selling album of all time was written and performed by a man who these days defines creepy (one Mr. Michael Jackson, the album of course 'Thriller'). So who knows... I know which albums I'm buying though, do you?

    April 9, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  31. linda

    I am glad that scott finally went home. I think people were being influenced by his diasability in their decisions. He is a very talented piano player, but his singing left alot to be desired. America finally listened with their ears and not their eyes.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Marge Banno

    Yes, the people got it right. Scott should have gone. The next one should be Lil if she doesn't improve. She seems to be getting worse and worse.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  33. P

    This is the first week my prediction of the bottom three was right. Any of those three could have gone and Lil and Anoop should be off in two weeks. Scott going was no shock. There really is only 3 outstanding performers, Adam, Allison, and Danny.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  34. jane

    Since this is the worst season yet of AI, with the exception of Jordan Sparks season, who really care who leaves the show? If any of these contestants would have tried out last year, they would never have made it through. I know people love Adam, but, considering the competition he has, that is not saying much.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Gloria

    This is my husband and I's first season to watch American Idol – so I am definitely not an expert – but both my husband and I COMPLETELY DISAGREED WITH LAST NIGHT'S DECISION – Anoop should have been gone 3 – 4 weeks ago – SCOTT was an absolute inspiration to all and shame on America for getting rid of him and not Anoop, WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?

    April 9, 2009 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  36. LS

    If no one votes for Adam, Danny and Alician and they all end up in the bottom 3, who will the judges save? It would be interesting to see what would happen.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  37. ZK

    I don't understand why this became national news but I definitely agree with America. Scott should have been voted off a long time ago because his vocals were never that good. If any other contestant would have stayed at a piano the whole time they would have gotten slammed by the judges.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  38. RJ

    I wish Scott didn't have to go, but compared to he is competing against, it didn't surprise me.

    I'm sure Anoop or Lil will be next, but I am hoping and praying it will be Adam. Get him of this show ASAP! He's horrible, dreadful and should be on Broadway (not an insult).

    April 9, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Jenny

    Matt is so ridiculously talented. I mean come on. That voice and the way he makes piano look effortless? Pure talent. I can not comprehend how someone can say that he needs to go. He has a voice that goes in places that the other male contestants can't, except Adam of course. Lil, Kris and Anoop need to go. It's all about Adam, Matt, Allison and Danny. Period.


    April 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  40. KD

    Ryan’s comment regarding the women who work for Flo Rida, calling them his Harem was sexist and racist stereotyping and should not be tolerated on national TV.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  41. J-cat

    Admit it-he was just a lounge singer in training. America got it right. The only reason he survived this far is because he is blind. All the judges were sympathetic. They would have ripped him if he wasn't blind.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  42. kc

    Top 3 should be Adam, Allison, and Danny. Kris should have been in the bottom three last night, but America got it right by finally giving Scott the boot. I think Lil is next.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  43. Lily

    Well, I do believe that America got it right with the bottom three and with Scott going home. I personally feel that we should just skip to the top 4 Adam, Kris, Danny, and Allison. I have to agree with some of the other peoples comments...Anoop is inconsistent and prrobably will go soon. I know that Lil was a judges favorite in the begining but since the top 12 all they have had to say is we know you can sing but that was just not good, bad song choice. If you can't pick even one good song in five weeks then this is not the place for you. And finally Matt I chose to pick the op 4 because honestly Matt has been to much of a roller coaster ride for me, inconsistent and and not pleasant for me to watch. I am not saying they should know how to work a stage or be super hot but he just doesn't have the personality that I feel and idol should posess. So there you have it my top 4 in no particular order Adam, Kris, Danny, and Allison!

    April 9, 2009 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  44. Joe B

    American Idol is a trashy reality show with no redeeming value. Why is it on CNN.com?

    April 9, 2009 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  45. SDJ

    Lil has not carried the tunes right on any of her songs.....all she really does is yell loudly.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  46. James

    Why is this even news?

    April 9, 2009 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  47. su

    All of the people who think that Adam cannot sing should look up his Wicked performances on the internet. He performs VERY well.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  48. SDJ

    Spot On!

    April 9, 2009 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  49. JT Taylor

    Although Scott is an impressive young man, from a vocal standpoint he should have been gone a long time ago. I think he's been surviving on sympathy votes for a few weeks now. America definitely got it right!

    April 9, 2009 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  50. Wika

    America got it mostly right ... but the 1 contestant they should REALLY be considering for elimination is ... Kara DioGuardi. This lady drives me nuts ... I have to mute her "critiques" or fast forward through them.

    At some point American Idol has to ask themselves what, if anything, she brings to the show. The answer ... nothing ... nothing at all. With the exception of perhaps annoying critiques that are like listening to a broken record. I would also be a bit concerned if people are fast fowarding or skipping the show altogether becuase of her!

    Lil'rounds needs to go next ...

    April 9, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  51. silkysoul.com

    America got it right. Althought Scott is a great performer, as evidenced by the "executive decision" that Simon had to make for the judges, the talent pool for this season is so strong that a slipup made on one week will put you on the chopping block. Face it: Scott sucked last Tuesday night!!! Anoop may be inconsistent, but he had a good performance on last Tuesday.

    As the popular hit in the mid-80s said, it's all about "What Have You Done For Me, Lately?" on American Idol, now.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  52. Trena Karbowski

    Scott is a very inspirational person, but does not have a strong enough voice. He seems like he would do well on broadway. There are too many amazing and stronger contestants left in the running. He seems very down to earth and a great guy, but just not good enough.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  53. Carla M Romere

    I believe America did get it right. He was just outperformed by the others this week. But, it's getting really hard now because everyone who is left can really sing – albeit some better than others. Adam, David and Alison are the three to beat...they are extremely talented singers.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  54. LS

    With the exception of Megan, this years contestants are better overall than in the past. Anoop is better than Sanjaya was, but I think he'll be the next to go. All the contestants are better than anyone blogging here. The top 10 will go on tour so it really doesn't matter who goes. Those going are still going to have future.

    My predictions for next few weeks will be Anoop, then Lil, followed by Matt and then Kris. Alician will finish 3rd. Although I'd like to see Danny win, I think he'll finish as the runner up with Adam taking the title.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  55. Terry in Iowa

    What I'm confused about, is how did Scott get out of Hollywood? Don't take me wrong, he deserved to go to Hollywood, but there were way to many with more talent that were cut before him. I'm sure he's a nice guy, but this is a talent show.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  56. sabrina

    kris should be in top3 ....oh please give me a break he is trash! he got it right just once...boring guy hope he will be voted off soon...what you people find in him.go home country boy!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  57. Fran

    Scott was HORRIBLE

    April 9, 2009 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  58. Starr

    pj, I am glad I am not the only one who thought Kelli Pickler sounded horrible. I kept cringing at some of her notes.

    My top three: Adam, Matt, and Allison.

    I do like Lil but she has yet to impress me and I think she will be gone next. Same with Anoop

    April 9, 2009 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  59. D. Hendricks

    Scott deserved to go last night. He IS an inspiration, but this is a singing competition. His accomplishments are great, and he should be proud. I think Anoop will be next, and then Lil (though I like Anoop more than Lil).

    April 9, 2009 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  60. KD in Houston

    The judges and America finally got it right.

    Those saying the judges should have used their save are pretty rediculous. This is a singing competition, and to push Scott through another week just because he has a disability goes against everything most people with disability want: a handout.

    He is not a great singer... last night's singing proved that... did you hear that attempt at high note.... I mean there are very talented people with disabilities: Ray Charles, Bethoven, Stevie Wonder, the list continues.

    Lil Rounds really needs to be next to go... she is not that spectacular; I don't know where the judges are getting that. She is a far cry from Fantasia and Jennifer Hudson. I can't even imagine that she leads all the songs in her church choir... she sound very much the same as others, but she has no definitive style of her own... making her a copy.

    I am personally hoping the top three end up being Adam, Matt, and Kris (in the reverse order). Kris has proven to be the best artist with Adam being the best performer.

    just my two cents!

    April 9, 2009 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  61. Starr

    What a horrible comment T. Ignorance still lives.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  62. Debora

    Enough already. Nice guys finish last and Scott had to go. He just can't play with the big boys and people need to understand that this is a "business"..... stop with the bleeding heart liberals stuff... Scott had to go. Say bye bye Scott!

    April 9, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  63. Mindy

    I completely agree with the judges decision. Based on the remaining contestants he was the right choice to let go. I think either decision here will cause problems with people because some will think he should stay because of his disability (sorry is this is pc) and others would be upset and think keeping him would be wrong for the same reason.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  64. Ed Collins

    I can't stand Adam, ever since he sang "Ring of Fire". He completely butchered it in my opinion. I realize he was trying to "make it new", but it sounded like a screeching cat. Some people like screeching cats perhaps, but not me. I think Danny is the guy I'd listen to music from. Most of the rest can sing, Lil for example but she can't pick a song to save her life.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  65. Kelly

    I'm laughing at comments about Adam being spooky and gay. Much the same was said about Michael Jackson and he managed to cut a few successful records.

    It was time for Scott. I was rooting for him to make tour, but anything beyond that is just gravy. Adam is light years ahead of the rest.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  66. Susan G

    Scott was the right one to go, while I am enjoying this season, last year was really good, esp at the end. The judges save has to be kept as of course they are thinking Matt or Lil and I can bet they will use a save for one of them.
    I agree about having the judges pick the songs and then see what their comments are!!

    April 9, 2009 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  67. Jerry

    Scott is very talented and like Kelly Pickler, doesn't need American Idol to succeed.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  68. Juanita

    I think America got it exactly right. Lil got some good advice from Randy. Stop doing covers and find out who you are as an artist. She's got the chops, she just needs to locate her artistry. If she doesn't have it right by next week, it should be her or Anoop, who really has the same issue. I think the final two should be Allison and Adam.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  69. Chris

    I thought Scott for the first half of his song sounded really good and could have saved himself. The second half wasn't as good. Starting with the syncopated transition phrase, which was still ok but a little off. He then went for the high gesture that came out very poorly. After that, his fate was sealed.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  70. Mike

    are you people crazy? Scott has stunk up the joint for weeks & while it's admirable that he put himself out there with his disability, at the end of the day this is about being the best singer/performer & the guy isn't that good. He shouldn't have even been in the top 10!!! get over the sentiment and look at the facts. Thank goodness he's gone!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  71. TVGuy

    Adam is gay? I've never heard of a gay person in the entertainment business before. Anoop and Little are next now that the awkward face man has left.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  72. Susan

    Scott had to go..nice guy and all..but wasnt AI material....
    next is lil..please people..what do you see in her??? the booty??? Cmon...
    Then Anoop...
    After that America can vote for whoever the heck they want..i like them all..except that Lambert Dude......no not becasue he is gay...I love gays.
    .....but just because there is something weird and creepy about him that makes me want to close my eyes and ears. And im not a big fan of the screeching......

    April 9, 2009 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  73. Christy

    Not sure why anybody would save Danny, he is mediocre at best.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  74. Randy

    The next will be: Lil, Matt, Allison (unless America has some problems in artistry), Chris. The top three: Danny, Anoop (variety of songs and great artistry) and Adam (I guess he has shown some variety- but the screaming gets me).

    Good luck in voting!

    April 9, 2009 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  75. Jennifer

    Shecky.....What does it matter at all if Adam's gay? Doesn't change the fact that he can sing!

    April 9, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  76. DS

    I don't get you people, do you have your sound off? Scott should have gone weeks ago. Anoop, is much better than Lil or Danny? Why is Danny still there. Not sure why America doesn't like Anoop but listen to these guys sing for once. Scott was horrible singer compared to the others.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  77. Emanon

    Scott is a good singer, but he just is not as good as the remaining contestants. Anoop will be the next to go – he too is a good singer, but he is too preppy and does not hold the star quality required to make it on Idol. The judges have it right on Lil – she is a fantastic singer, but she needs some originality and artistry. Danny is great too but is becoming a little boring. Kris Allen sings well, but I can't stand to watch his weird mouth movements. Matt Giraud is awesome, but my frontrunner is Adam. Okay, so he screams a little, but he is definitely original and would fit great in the alternative/punk arena. I think we can look for stardom in the final four – Adam, Danny, Matt, and Allison.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  78. Lou

    No, Anoop should have been gone weeks ago! I think America knows who the top 3 will be, Danny, Allison & Adam. Not necessarily in that order.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  79. MissPip21

    It had to be done, but I still felt sad to see him go. I think I even had tears in my eyes. But based on the performances, he did have to go.

    I personally like Anoop, but he is not consistant. I feel the same that the bottom three will be Adam, Danny, and Allison.

    For some reason, I can never remember Lil, Matt, or Kris. We'll see!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  80. zehida

    I believe it was Scott's time to go, but I would really love to see Adam leave soon I personaly do not like his style. I think its very broad way and that Idol isn't the show for him.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  81. Just How Much Do You Loathe Adam?

    Now it's time for Lil to BRING it on or she's next!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  82. Liz

    Scott definitely needed to go!! Sweet guy but wouldn't stand a chance in today's music industry so what's the point of dragging him along. He would make a good piano teacher or something like that. Anyway, I disagree with everyone saying Anoop should have gone home. He is a very good singer just needs to show more of his personality. I like Lil a lot at the start of the competition but now she seems to have a bad attitude and hasn't had a good performance in weeks. I know there are some front runners but Matt is my favorite. He is so talented. It's just taking him a little longer to start to shine!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  83. Gary

    Yeah, they got it right with Scott, but Anoop has to go as soon as possible. He's not even in the same league as the others at this point!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  84. Andi

    If Adam is gay, does that diminish his talent? Geez, give it a rest. The boy can sang his azz off. Enough said. And what people are or aren't is their business.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  85. t

    it was time for scott to leave. My predictions for the two standing: Adam and Allison.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  86. Ed Dixon

    It was a good decision. Matt, Lil, and Anoop wont be far behind.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  87. mike walton

    Scott needed to go for weeks! Finally the pain I felt watching the show has diminished. I have to give him props for his Billy Joel song he sang but other than that, AC/Christian radio....Here's Scott!!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  88. Ian

    I watch this show occasionally and I just have to say Adam Lambert really makes this show tough to stomach. He is a contestant that has had YEARS of vocal training and PERFORMS FOR A LIVING! That's not what the show should be about. I actually feel, as a musician, that this show develops crap pop and is one of the reasons such AWFUL music exists today. But when you have someone like Lambert who has every benefit over all of the contestants, it's PRETTY EFFING LAME. What happened the the single mother of two or the mechanic at a ma and pa garage, just trying to get a chance. Lambert LIVES IN LA AND HE PERFORMS FOR A LIVING......I think Idol is REALLY falling off of the wagon.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  89. Big Cat in SD

    I'm really enjoying the competition this year. There is definite talent on the stage, in my opinion more than any other year. Last year was good, this year is better. Adam, Danny, and Allison all have legitimate shots at being stars, and we'll see albums from each of them before the end of the year. Adam may do better in the long run NOT winning, so he can go out and do his own thing, not the Idol thing. Anoop has a great voice, but doesn't connect with everyone. Kris and Matt have shown talent at times, but leave me baffled at song choices and stage presence. Lil doesn't impress me, but my guess is she will find a great song next week and blow us all away. Fun stuff. And yes, Scott had to go. Simon handled the awkward "save" very well last night, knowing there were others that have a real shot at winning. Does anyone know how deep they can go into the season with the save? I thought they mentioned it could be used up until the week with 5 contestants remaining.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  90. Glenn Doty

    Scott was by no means the worst performer this week – that was clearly Lil. He was also not in any way a standout performer this week, so I can understand the judges not using their save.

    However, I believe that in this case the use of the judges save would have been justified, just because the big failing with Scott was that he actually listened to the judges. Had he continued the piano man performance, he would have stayed for a few more weeks. The judges kept pressuring him to change things up, and when he did he got canned... So I for one was hoping that the judges would have blown their save to rescue him from THEIR stupid influence which undermined him.

    That said, he was the one who made the final call... and he wouldn't have made it into the final 5 anyway, all 5 of the "safe" contestants being better overall than the 3 lowest scorers. I believe Scott was the 6th best performer of the top 13, with Lil being the 13th best and Anoop being the 9th best (If you only take this week into account, Lil was the worst, Scott was the second worst, and probably Eric was the third worst)... It would have been nice had Scott made it to the top 6, but in the end the judges save was meant to save one of the top 2, not the 6th best... It was meant for either Adam or Danny.


    April 9, 2009 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  91. Paul STL MO

    In my opinion Scott should have been ousted 3 episodes ago. I understand he has broken down barriers and can play a piano better than some, but lets face it people, he couldn't hold a tune in a bucket. Sarver sang better than Scott. (And Sarver wasn't that good)
    My next choice for elimination would have to be Adam. Another poster had it right... he can scream his arse off.. but I don't think he is final 3 material..

    April 9, 2009 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  92. JAK

    Am I the only one that heard Ryan comment that tonight would be one of the last 3 chances for the judges to use the "save"? Twould seem to me that once they are down to the last 5, the save option is gone.

    Adam is the winner regardless of the end result. Period!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  93. Natalie

    I am confused. There are actually people that think Scott sings better than Anoop? Wow! There are quite a few people with hearing disabilites.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  94. Kip

    Absolutely. Scott is a wonderful person and an inspiration for all of us, however, he is not the American Idol. If you look at pure talent the final 2 should be Allison and Adam. both have incredible voices which is what the competition is all about!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  95. B

    Yup...I should proof read...sorry, what I meant to say is..."Kris is forgettable"

    April 9, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  96. Steve

    Scott was the right choice last night, and I think Anoop will be next followed by Lil. Adam is going to win.

    HighinHilo - what's up with the "Indian Idol" comment? Just because Anoop is of Indian origin he is any less American than the other contestants with a different skin color? Geez!
    Also shame on those bashing Adam's lifestyle.

    Comment on the contestants' singing abilities or stage presence. Other aspects shouldn't matter!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  97. Calan

    I thought that Scott was/is really really talented. Anoop should have gone home– think about who has a greater chance of becomming a recording artist– Scott has the talent and the fan base to make albums. Anoop doesn't have a signature style or voice, or anything for that matter– I can't tell who he is. Scott was just really really likeable, and his piano playing coupled with nice vocals made for entertaining and heart warming performances.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  98. B

    Oh...I forgot Anoop...oops, love him hate him, he is probably next.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  99. Joseph

    The question shouldn't be "Did America get it right" The question is 'Why is Simon such an a-hole??

    April 9, 2009 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  100. B

    Scott, good choice? Yes. Song choice and performance, awful. Blind or not treat him like everyone else. I'm sure he doesn't want peoples pity...I'm sure he wants to be treated like everyone else. I do think that he is very real...in the sense that he is just so genuinely nice and likable. Good Luck!!

    Now for the rest? I am over Adam...his performance was too dark for me...and I am sick of the shrilling...vocals are ok...but stop the shriek...not nice. Lil may be in trouble, vocals are fantastic...artistry? Not there. Kris is unforgettable...I swear, every week I'm like "Oh yeah I forgot about him", he can sing but...I just don't know what it is about him. I love Matt...but he may not last. Danny and Allison...My absolute favs!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  101. Don

    It was definitely his time

    April 9, 2009 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  102. ca

    Adam's unbelievably good.

    I don't think he's sung an off-note YET.
    His feedback from the judges has CONSISTENTLY just been, "wow."
    They have nothing to say.
    There IS nothing to say.

    The only time they were negative was on the Ring Of Fire.
    And even then they didn't say his vocals were bad, they just said they didn't like the arrangement. So that version of the song wasn't their taste – who cares. He was being bold and daring and NOT doing karaoke. When you step out of the box and do something unusual, some people will like it and some won't. Ya never know. But you won't succeed if you don't try.

    Speaking of who cares... Gay/str8/bi – who cares?
    I'm not sleeping with him, so *I* don't care.
    Anyone who brings it up must be considering dating him.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  103. Andi

    Anoop will be next or Lil if she doesn't start picking the right songs for her. I peg Allison and Adam for the final. They're saving that "save" for one of them.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  104. Stlcowboy

    I think they did get it right & I think the judges were right to hold off on using the save. I think they are going to us the save on Matt, Kris or Allison. I think Lil needs to really bump up her game and start making smarter song choices. Anoop just needs to go away because he is not Idol Material at all. It is American Idol not India Idol.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  105. rj

    Anoop is the best, soulful and talented. but i dont think he is ever going to the top 5 becuase he is an indian, so america wont vote for him..at least some i mean,,he's a lot better than adam, all he does is scream and scare the heck out of ppl......

    April 9, 2009 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  106. Taryn

    I definitely agree. He's not much different than any other blind artist that has made it big in past decades. He sits at his piano, and sure he can sing, but he doesnt offer the performances that the other contestants can. What america needs is someone different...

    April 9, 2009 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  107. jacquelynn Lamb

    judges were unbelievably rude to scott on tues and his performance
    was as good as four other contestant the finalists will be adam danny and the red haired alison i hope to see more of scott

    April 9, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  108. CA

    Scott is a very nice guy, but of the people left, I do believe he was the weakest and it was his time to go. I think based on the whole contest so far, Anoop and Lil were also appropriate in the bottom three (although if it was based on this week alone, I would have seen Kris in the bottom instead of Anoop).

    April 9, 2009 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  109. Brad

    America got it right, sorry Scott. Love ya... but.... Anoop is next, then Lil.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  110. Steve H

    Scott is lucky to have made it that far. He was a horrible, pitchy singer. This isn't a competition about who has the saddest story or who you feel sorry for. Perhaps he should tell his story to "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" and they will build him a 5800 square foot mansion.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  111. Michelle

    I personally am glad he is gone. I don't think he was a good singer!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  112. DC

    I think the way Anoop treated Kris last night when kris was trying to say sorry for being in the bottom 3 was not cool, I think they should have canned him for that, He is already acting like a stuck up celebrity.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  113. Pete

    I agree with getting rid of Scott. For those of you who think Anoop should have gone you simply do not know much about singing or marketing for that matter. Is Anoop the next American Idol, probably not, but his technique, tone and control is far better than Scotts. And to Dave who thinks Anoop is not marketable, I had to laugh. Bollywood is crossing into American mainstream with the success of slumdog millionare. Anoop has the potential to be the first true crossover artist in this market. Marketing Scott is like marketing a young Ronny Milsap. He would have very limited success overall and never be a headliner. Scotts falsetto is embarassing. He should have stayed in his own range and not tried to copy Adam's transition into his head voice. It was screetchy and had no breath support. It sounded like two totally different singers during his performance. Scott is an amazing musician and will most likely be successful as a producer/songwriter or with his own material.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  114. Robin in SC

    It wouldn't have bothered me if Scott had stayed another couple of weeks...Lil and Anoop are no better than Scott so it could've been any three. I think America got the bottom three right at least. Lil and Anoop are next, in no particular order...doesn't matter.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  115. pj

    Kelly Pickler was awful. The song was not suited to her voice. It was excrutiating to listen to. As for Scott leaving, it was the right choice. I think Anoop and Lil are next.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  116. Justin

    The drama behind the "save" is just that, drama. I think Simon was right not to use it this time. They are waiting for that one fluke chance a contestant gets voted out, after still performing well. (Scott didn't perform great, although his encore performance for another shot was decent.)

    April 9, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  117. shurley

    I agree that Adam has this thing in the bag...I was glad to see Scott go...yes he is a sweetheart, but there are many much more talented people on the show...and Anoop was GOOD this week. Lil, Anoop, and Matt should watch out for next week....

    April 9, 2009 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  118. ps

    Scott's performances have been weak and pitchy. He has trouble hitting alot of notes and I think he went a long way on lhe sympathy vote. He can sing and is a very inspirational person but he needs to work on his skills if he really wants to be succesful in that business.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  119. Andree

    It was a very sentimental ending – the first I remember ever seeing on American Idol. Scott will go far after the Idol. He opened doors for many millions who have watched Idol through the years. He was my reason for watching this year.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  120. aerogirl

    I think it was without a doubt the right choice. Actually I think Scott should have been gone a long time ago!! Yes he is wonderful becasue of what he has accomplished with his disability but this ISN'T about that and it is unfair that others be eliminated when their voices are SO MUCH better! I think it was unfair that Alexis Grace was let go before Scott. I think Scott stayed as long as he did because of "sympathetic' vote..not because of talent. The judges have to think about who would actually sell records and although people will vote for him becasue they admire him (which I think we all do!)....will they buy his records? I don't think so!!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  121. Charlie

    I truly enjoyed Idol last night. Kellie is one of my favorite Idols, and Frankie Avalon has always been my favorite entertainer, and Venus my all time favorite song. Always wondered why Avalon and Bobby Rydell are not the ones Idol has on when they have 50's night. Now there the real 50s icons. Rydell High in Grease and Frankie's Beauty School Dropout. Well anyway, I guess I"ve given away my age.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  122. Linda

    I think Allison has a career in front of her. Love the girl,But what is with the red hair and who dresses the poor girl

    Adam is like a breathe of fresh air, he makes all songs sound brand new..Love him can't wait to see what he does next..He could cut a record tomorrow

    April 9, 2009 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  123. Mark

    Was and always will be terrible. It was a sympathy vote from the start. He couldn't even win a middle school talent show if he wasn't disabled.

    He seems like a great person, a great piano player... but marginally talented vocalist, AT BEST.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  124. Nancy Renaud

    Sadly, yes, I agree with Scott's ouster. Perhaps it will be a wake up call for L'il because she does have talent although I seriously don't believe she has enough talent to get past Allison or Adam and frankly I believe Adam will take it all. I am not young – 63 – but I think Adam is phenomenal and will be a major star. Allison is also going somewhere but I have doubts for the others. They may be lounge singers or warm up acts but the major talent is Adam and then Allison and then Danny in that order – of course, in my opinon. All three of them will have a career no matter what order they finish in.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  125. Bill

    Adam is the most talented one left and here is why. He has been able to show the most skilled "artistry" of making songs his own. Even though not every listener will like any given artists sound (every single artist has some of this so it's normal) Adam is definately a level above the others with his ability to alter a song to where it sounds like he's the first one singing it. Also being Gay is what has inabled his artistic side to excel more than the others.

    I agree that Scott was the worst singer left of the 8 and since this is a singing competition you have to base your eliminations on that fact.

    The Finals should be between Danny and Adam.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  126. Karen-MT

    Yes, Scott was/is an inspiration. But, did that qualify him to become the next American Idol? No. There are better singers in the remaining group. Scott is a wonderful man with a pure heart. Someone like that will continue to bring out the best in himself and to others. Scott isn't gone. He'll be on tour and on the internet and in the hearts of those who wanted him to stay. It's time to move on.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  127. Natalie

    Some people who post some of these comments must be absolutely tone deaf when they think Adam is screaming. I guess it is a matter of preference. The judges know what they are doing and they are usually RIGHT ON in their criticisms of the contestants. Adam's vocal ability far surpasses the others. His upper range is absolutely amazing! Not sure that I would buy his CD because I listen to mostly Christian music, but I love some good, clean rock music!

    Those of you who think Allison can't sing. O.o I am certain you are tone deaf! Like Randy said, she can sing her face off. She is incredible and shows such maturity at her age. Love her!!

    And of course, I love Danny. His soulful, emotional way of connecting with the audience is awesome. I don't believe for one moment he is milking his tragic story for votes. Danny's background comes from singing in the church. He is used to singing praise songs. It doesn't get any more soulful than that. I would love to see him go towards the Christian genre, but it's doubtful.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  128. Sherry

    YES!!!! He shoud have been gone awhile ago. He was getting sympathy votes. He doesn't come close to the talent of the singers that are left!!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  129. Wendy

    I agree with the people who say all three will be gone. There was not an American Idol winner in the bottom three. I think the judges are doing the right thing by holding on to their one wild card. It is the only way to control the popularity/cult voting that has happened in thepast (sanjany) I really liked Scott and he has a wonderful voice and I am sure he will get opportuities put in front of him. He is already on the tour. It's getting to the difficult decisions. Got to Love It!!
    And, yes Anoop is an annoying person! He needs to grow in to that huge ego...enough said.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  130. chargrin

    The only reason why most of you guys are fighting against Anoop is because of his ethnicity–which is a darn shame. The man has talent. He has better vocals than quite a few who are left on that show. You guys need to get over your prejudice. Anoop has talent, he is far more talented than Scott. Go Anoop! Lil is weak and should go before Anoop.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  131. Beverly B

    Adam 1st
    Allison 2nd

    April 9, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  132. wannabe

    "Just to clarify, being gay is not a lifestyle choice. Science (yes, now that Bush is gone, we will talk about science again), has shown there is a difference in the brain between straight and gay folks. "

    Utter crap. It IS a lifestyle choice. Science can make that crap up all they want to make people comfortable with this CHOICE people make. Science is not the end all be all, they argue and disagree on great deal so there is no "proven" medical, bio, or any other connection to being gay. Just because people call it like it is doesn' t make them some kind of hate monger or ignorant. One Clay Aiken is enough "inspiration" for the young minds taking this crap in every week.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  133. TVGuy

    He should have gone weeks ago. Hey, applaud him for what he is and what he's achieved against odds I can't understand but when it comes down to it... he just wasn't that good. His off-pitch performances and awkward presentation just compounded the fact that he didn't have what it took against a few performers who where obviously better by miles.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  134. MBJohnson

    It's going to eventually happen to all the contestants except for one and everyone knows who the two best contestants are. So whether it's this week or next, Scottt and all the others except Kris and Adam will say their goodbyes. I'm looking forward to the Kris/Adam showdown!!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  135. Greg from NH

    Sorry...but it was almost painful to watch Scott perform. I understand the whole cheer for the underdog thing...but this guy had no business to be on that stage. From the awkward faces to the staged guitar playing this was a trainwreck from the start. I would suggest doing a record with Kenny G and hold out for a role in a Hardy Boys television remake.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  136. Kenny

    I think, Lil Round is the next contestant who will go home.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  137. JERRY

    Scott is not that great, however, Lil is terrible. She shades all over the place. What is she doing there? She will probably go next unless she is saved by the web site vote.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  138. Carolyn

    America had it right. Scott was a good singer but had no chance of winning. I felt it was taking something away from the other contestants having to lead him arount on the stage when they did group sessions. Maybe now they can let go and concentrate on themselves without worring about where Scott is. I'm sure they didn't mind but I felt it was taking away from the other contestants.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  139. LL

    IMO Kris needs to be gone. He has an ok voice, but the only reason he's still here is because he's good looking.
    The top 3 – Adam, Allison, and Danny

    April 9, 2009 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  140. Byrdy

    I don't know why so many people are up for Scott. I'm sure he's a nice person, but his performances were boring. As for the rest of the competition, Anoop and Lil have great voices, but they don't know any music, which is why they have been struggling each week. Each year it's the same issue. A bunch of kids with no musical knowledge because of state of radio music today. If radio went back to the way it was in the 60's and 70's all of the constestants would be better. Anyhow, ADAm is going to win the whole thing unless Matt or Danny step it up.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  141. wannabe

    Scott was the worst singer there period and should have been tossed in the first round. This show is a talent show for singers, not "inspiration for the disabled" or any other agenda. It was completely unfair for more talented singers to leave before this bum and I would have been furious if I was kicked off because he got some sympathy or so called inspiration votes. The last remaining ones all have singing talent and should finally be entertaining.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  142. Just How Much Does Idol Stink This Season?

    Scott should have gone a while ago. He's just "OK", that's it. Being a nice guy just isn't what AI is all about....

    I REALLY hope Lil brings it to the table next week or she's going soon...she has been very lucky for like three weeks in a row!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  143. Miguel

    Although Scott deserved to go home, he gets serious props for having the guts to audition for American Idol and making it to the top ten. He is an example of courage in the face of adversity and he has nothing to feel bad about. I'm sure he's inspired millions of people with disabilities to persevere and succeed in life. He will have a singing career; he should take some singing lessons to fine tune his voice. See, nice guys don't always finish last.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  144. Yoli

    "T" Who ever you are, there are many whites that are watching and voting for Adam so what is your problem. Lil has had some problems, but she can out sing Adam by a long mile. She as to make different song choices and she will be a force to reckon with.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  145. gea

    i love adam lambert

    April 9, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  146. Judy

    America did get it right. Scott seems like a nice guy, but I found his
    singing generally boring. He didn't seem to be growing in his abilities. A local scene might be best for Scott.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  147. David McPartland

    I can not believe they let Scott go. The guy had one bad performance and he gets voted off? How many times has Anoop been in the bottom three? Way more times than Scott, but he stays? I am sure its most likely because of his heritage verses his talent. Scott has more talent in his pinky than Anoop has anywhere. Lil is too good to be in the bottom three. Bad choices. Anoop and Matt should go home next, followed by Kris.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  148. dave

    and if anybody other than Adam wins the competition, that's when you'll know the fix is in. Danny screams half his songs. Allison has a great voice, but not the personality. The other ones don't have the talent to hang with them. and Lil is around because they don't want to lose another female competitor.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  149. rowdy

    glad Scott is gone, but now it's time for Anoop and Lil to go. Anoop has few performances that are good but that's all. Lil, please, the girl has had nothing but bad performances yet she's still there. And to think they got rid of Megan, what a joke. I'm going for Matt and Allison.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  150. JT

    Yep, Scott was due to be gone about two weeks ago if you ask me. Nice guy, but ultimately, a bit dull. We're getting down to the hard choices now, but I think Anoop may be next and maybe Allison after that. Matt Giraud is the best singer out there, even though I do enjoy Adam's antics. I still think Lil can come back.

    And I miss Megan Joy!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  151. dave

    look, scott couldn't carry a tune. he was the inspirational contestant and the amount of weeks that they gave him a free pass for doing nothing of real value meant that it was his turn. in fact, america got the bottom 3 ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, and should be happy about it.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  152. Liz

    As sad as it was to see scott leave i think it was time!! There are other contestants that sing better than he does like Lil. But I will say that if she does not step up her game she will be next!! She is a great singer but she has not been picking the right songs the last couple weeks!! I also have to say Im a gokey fan!!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  153. Les

    ADAM SUCKS!!!!!! I can't stand to hear him sing, it is horrible and weird and he is so full of himself it is sickening!!!! If he wins American Idol it will be like Taylor Hicks, Fantasia, Rueben, Adam will not sell any albums, his screeching screaming voice is annoying!!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  154. Sean

    I am glad to see that Scott finally got the boot. I will admit that he is a very gifted pianist, but American Idol is a singing competition and Scott's singing was lacking at best. I think he would make a great sideman in a band on piano, but I do not think we will see Scott as a professional singer anytime soon. Anoop did sing better than previous weeks, and therefore I beleive that America got it right by not voting him off. Lil's performence was dreadful. If it was up to me I would have given another week to Scott and given Lil the boot. With that being said, I feel that America's political correctness is really starting to get out of control. Would Scott had made it this far if he wasn't blind? I think not.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  155. Laurie

    I think Scott is to be commended for his efforts, and too bad Paula got him from behind the piano. Also, the show and other contestants should be commended for helping Scott along when needed. In this world where so many people seem to not care it is nice to see means being made to help out another person.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  156. Gabriel

    I don't get why anyone would ever say being blind is a hindrance to a musical career - anyone heard of Stevie Wonder? Ray Charles? Andras Boccelli? Blind Boys of Alabama? Jeff Healy? Blindness doesn't seem to stop people from being able to sing or have a career doing so, so to have "sympathy" for Scott and give him any advantage due to his blindness is just pandering condescension. He was a decent singer at best, and he doesn't belong in the competition.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  157. matt

    Shechy your comments seems rude, so if Adam is gay he should not win? That is quite an inlightened attitude. Adam has show talent and poise on stage and whom he sleeps with matters to you how?

    April 9, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  158. Alesia in Missouri

    They made the right choice. I hated to see Scott go. and to 'T" who says "Are there that many blacks watching AI and voting for Lil. She is the worst by far." WHAT DOES IT MATTER IF BLACKS, WHITES, ASIANS, INDIANS OR WHAT ETHIC GROUP IS VOTING FOR LIL? IT'S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU CHOOSE TO VOTE FOR. PEANUTS FOR BRAINS!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  159. Lin

    I agree that it was Scott's turn to go. He just isn't good enough but he is truly an inspiration to those living with disabilities of all sorts. I think Adam is way overrated. He is not an idol and he will not do well in mainstream music! Everytime he gets up on that stage, I feel like I am watching a musical. Get up there and be yourself. They keep telling the other contestants that they need to find themselves, well the same goes for Adam. I love all sorts of music and I go to well over 30 concerts a year, and nobody, I mean NOBODY acts the Adam does. It's time to say goodbye to him!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  160. Dan F

    Amazing how the most important thing in America is American Idol... On the other hand, I'll add my 2-cents, someone had to go, either Scott or Anoop. Neither has a chance of winning and one was just being voted through based on sympathy. The decision was the correct one.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  161. Carmen

    I like Scott...he can sing...his piano skills are awesome...he is likeable...he is courageous...and I'm glad he will be touring with the group after the season. Having said that I will agree with his being voted off...it was his time. As for the save, not time yet for the judges to use it. Sorry Scott.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  162. Michelle

    Who's gonna buy Adam's records, certainly not teen girls who gets plenty of monies from their parents.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  163. Sarah

    They got it right and Anoop better be next. It will all come down to the 3 best Adam, Danny and Allison. The judges should not use the save for anyone but these 3!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  164. Paula Graves

    I am so glad that Scott "Angel Eyes" MacIntyre is gone. I did not think that he was a good singer and I'm glad that he was the one voted off.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  165. mel

    ANOOP is clearly the best on the show!!! I think people aren't voting for him because unfortunately, a lot of American Idol voters are ultra conservative red-staters who could never vote for someone of INDIAN descent for AMERICAN Idol. I guess Slumdog Millionaire was all the American success Indians can have this year; sorry Anoop!

    p.s.- Danny needs to quit playing the dead-wife card.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  166. Kelly

    Who cares if Adam is gay? He's really talented and kind of hot. I hate close minded people who think being gay is such a big deal.

    Also, Danny is horrible. He's smug, ugly and corny. Stop voting for him!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  167. Marshall

    Anoop should have been the one to go... he's not really that talented, doesn't really look like he's from North Carolina, and as far as I can tell can't play the piano, either.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  168. Nancy K

    I truly think that Scott shouldn't have left last night. He is more talented than the other two that were in the bottom three. I understand why they didn't, but I wish the judges would have saved him so we could hear him another week. I don't think that he would have made the top 3 but I think it would have been better for his career if he would have lasted a few more weeks. I think Lil will be the next to go. She is the most inconsistent as far as being an Artist. She can sing but she has to be able to know who she is as an artist. After the judges have given her a bad review EVERY WEEK she says she is going to "bring it" the next week and she never does. She has not found her identity. She mimics the artist that she is singing. She has no originality.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  169. Susan

    "There is nothing wrong with being Gay….there IS someting wrong with being ignorant."

    Agreed. So why can't America deal with Scott having blindness? Why are such awful things being said like he is getting through using sympathy? What if I said Lil is using the race card? Would that raise some objections? If we are so evolved then why would anyone say something so ignorant???

    April 9, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  170. Susan

    Please vote Lil, or whatever her name is, off the show next week! I cannot take it anymore!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  171. Eleanor Daniels

    I feel that all eight contestants out shined Flo Rida. He needs to go back where he came from. That was not entertaining, to say the least.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  172. L. Cummings

    Yes, I agree. Scott was a terrific guy who has overcome one of life's worst obstacles, and possesses a great talent, but it was time for him to go. The seven left are more talented, and in my estimation Adam Lambert is the one to beat.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  173. Patti Wiederhoft

    Anoop is not nearly as good as Scott, he sang the song last night beautifully, he was one of the better ones I think, but Adam is going to take the win.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  174. Jennifer

    The best singers are still in. Adam Lambert & Allison are by far the best singers...if they don't win, they will still have a future.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  175. Denver

    It may be a week or 2 earlier than it should have been (based on his competition) but it was only a matter of time for him. Hey, he gets to tour and I'm sure his career will benefit overall, but he's no Adam.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  176. sue`

    Fast forward 7 shows. Adam will win it all. He's a natural entertainer and has chirsma.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  177. Faye

    It was the right decision but I teared up a little when Scott left. It was pretty heartbreaking watching him leave. But yeah, it doesn't matter for how long more everyone stays because this competition is between Adam, Danny and Allison. Here's what I think – I think it will be Danny and Allison in the top 2 – Adam will go the way of Chris Daughtry and Mindy-Doo! Adam may be really talented but it's not like the voting public cares about that! Look at Anoop. Anoop can definitely sing but he's just not popular enough to win. And 'Idol' is just a popularity contest after all.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  178. Daniela

    Yes we got it right
    Scott is a great person but doest have as much talent as the other contestans ex. Allison, Adam so even though he sing good he will have never been the next idol.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  179. Drea

    I loved watching Scott each week and am very proud of all his performances! I pray that this is just the start of a great career for him!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  180. Geri


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  181. Laurie

    Scott should NOT have went home last night. Lil should have been the one sent home. She hasn't been good the past few weeks and Scott has been WAY better than her. Anoop should have never been in the bottom 3. He was Awesome!.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  182. Wendy

    The top three should be Allison, Danny and Adam. It's unfortunate that Danny has to share this season with Adam because he may have won. Adam is amazing and the others just can't match him.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  183. JB

    Scott's a nice guy ~ and talented, but not Idol material. He gives hope to those with disabilities and this experience is a lifetime memory. GO Adam!

    April 9, 2009 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  184. Jakke

    Really Folks,

    Is there anyone in this year's crop of prospects that really turns you on, pulls your chain? I thought not. Can't Carrie come back?

    April 9, 2009 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  185. Katherine

    Only one person can win so any one that gets ousted may not deserve to leave. Scott is great and I think a recording label will pick him up.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  186. pat

    Scott is a super person, and man how great is it that he possess' such talent. However with the judge's save for only 2 more weeks, I think they had to make this cut, however deep some felt it.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  187. Cory

    Based on last nights performances, I have to say yes. I hated to see Scott leave, but that was the correct choice.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  188. hemnebob

    the choice was correct.
    lil or anoop should go next.
    adam is totally the best on that stage and as far as the judges go?

    someone needs to put paula away.
    everytime she opens that piehole she sticks all the judges feet into her mouth...she makes me vomit.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  189. T

    Are there that many blacks watching AI and voting for Lil. She is the worst by far.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  190. Caffy

    In my opinion the one who has needed to go for some time now is Adam. He can't sing but he screams really well. He doesn't have the ability to make his voice do anything but be flat and yell. No way would I ever hope he wins. At least Scot tried to make the songs he sings have a melody and be understandable. This show usually gives me the willys because I think that the one who usually wins is the one who can cause the most controversy and discussion.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  191. leeloo

    top 3: danny, adam, and allison...

    April 9, 2009 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  192. Stacy

    No way....I'm through with Idol now. Scott sings much better than Lil, Allison, and Anoop. America and the judges got it way wrong...Anoop?? Give me a break!!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  193. Cindy

    OMG it was time he went. Scott was just aweful, and they let him hang around way to long. CYA Scott, don't let the door hit you on the way out!

    April 9, 2009 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  194. Jeff B

    I can't imagine anything less important to the world of music than who is picked on American Idol.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  195. rob

    no! Lil should be gone. She has a great voice but is a copy cat when it comes to performing and and actually the last two weeks, her voice has not been the same either. I agree with the judges, what happen to her?

    April 9, 2009 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  196. Babs

    Who reaally cares about American Idol any more, It's time to pull the plug, ratings are going down, Simon wouldn't care he's such an arrogant SOB

    April 9, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  197. JND

    I expected more from Simon and Randy while judging Scott throughout this competition. Randy's favorite term "pitchy" was NEVER used once for Scott, and Scott's singing was as pitchy as they come. They all tip-toed around this guy in their critiques of him, and didn't do him any favors by keeping him here so long. An inspiration? Please...there are plenty of amazingly talented blind singers out there-and they are the true inspiration. They actually have talent! America...by keeping Scott around for so long, you have made him look like a fool, b/c his singing was so bad.

    As for Anoop–I am crazy about this kid! His vocals are beautiful, and his love for his school (UNC) is so cool...GO HEELS!

    April 9, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  198. Tricia

    He shouldn't have even made it that far. He seems like a very nice guy, but talent wise....ugh! Scott was just WAY out of his league.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  199. Sue

    I commend all of them for their courage, hard work and dedication to pursue their passion. Singing in front of millions of people and being judged takes real commitment.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  200. Dawn

    I admire Scott for his drive and determination but he never had an awesome performance or even a great one. He's got talent but needs more vocal training. America got it right. Anyway he still made the tour and will get plenty of exposure. If he truly was meant to make a record he will. Many of the past top ten have gone on to do good things so we'll see. Adam was awesome as always, Kris disappointed me after last week, Allison was back on her game. Matt and Danny were Matt and Danny. Anoop was his better side this week and Lil keeps going down for someone with such vocal ability she constantly disappoints! Top 5 Adam,Allison,Danny,Kris and Matt.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  201. Toni

    I think Anoop has a beautiful voice. He is not a warm and fuzzy guy, but his voice is smooth and beautiful. I think Lil should go before Anoop goes. I also believe Adam has it locked. It will most likely be between Adam and either Danny or Kris.

    Scott also has a nice voice, and he is very talented. It was hard to see Simon tell him that he was no longer in the competition.

    Allyson is definitely a contender, but I think she is way too young, if that matters. I truly believe the judges have their mind set on Adam.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  202. Pete

    America obviously got it right. America is not YOU, it is ALL of YOU.

    And there is alot of honest opinions here....I think I got it all over my shoes.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  203. Riley

    There are a lot of good singers there, Scott was one. However, we are at the point where good singers are going to fall. I don't believe anyone will beat Adam. As far as I am concerned This Season's Idol is over.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  204. Mark

    Hopefully Anoop will leave next.
    Then Lil Rounds.
    Cut out Matt.
    Next Danny Gokey.
    Cut out Kris.
    Leave Allison & Adam.
    Let Allison take the title!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  205. Pat

    "Not that there's anything wrong with that." – Seinfeld

    To each his own. But just think if everyone was gay, we would go the same way as the dinosaurs. ; )

    April 9, 2009 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  206. Amy

    Scott seems like a nice guy, but his vocals are just okay. And his sappy, predictable song choices were too bland and saccharine for him to have a hope of becoming a breakout star. Just no sex appeal at all. I'm sorry to see Anoop struggling–I think he has a great voice and seems like a fun guy who's willing to take chances, even if they sometimes backfire. He has to stop scowling when things don't go his way, that's not helping any. I hated Adam's screeching and over-the-top theatrics originally, but after hearing him sing Mad World, my opinion has completely changed. Danny is sweet and lovable, with a great voice, but a little too squeaky clean. Lil and Allison have great big voices, but neither of them seems to have that star power in their personalities. Who's left? Oh, yeah. Matt and Kris, who to me are totally interchangeable–Kris is the cute one, right? I'm betting on this contest going to Adam.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  207. Garry-Arkansas

    Totally agree, just not with the order. Anoop and Lil need to go next!!
    Adam was great! I actualy liked Danny and Chris. Danny has been my favorite sinec the show started this year.
    BUT, the rendition of the song Adam did was the best I have seen on the show in years!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  208. Pat

    To the people complaining about Adam just screaming.. that's getting a LITTLE cliche. First off he's NOT just screaming, Tracks of My Tears and Mad World tyvm? Secondly, this isn't a POP competition it's a singing competition, and a lot of great singers were also screamers, Robert Plant for one? Sorry he's not in a genre you're used to, might as well go pop your Miley Cyrus cd back in.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  209. Caitlin

    Honestly, i think the only reason Scott even stayed that long was because he was blind. You could tell the judges really wanted to use the save on him too, but they knew he just wasn't good enough, as bad as they wanted to keep him because of his disability and how much it inspires people and makes the show look good. If you ask me, this was a long time coming, and it really doesn't matter because either Adam or Allison is going to win this season.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  210. Michele

    Anoop will go next-I don't think the show would go with 5 guys and one girl, frankly. Then Lil will go, and Adam will win. Who cares if he's gay? I mean really? He is so far above the rest of the contestants in showmanship, talent, vocal prowess, and a true sense of himself that he shines every week. I am 566 and I love him every week. The other guys all blend together, and Allison is not quite ready for the big time. Adam is ready.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  211. Keith

    Scott can't sing. He only got through because of a sympathy vote. Had any other contestant sang the way he did, they would've been voted out a LONG time ago. I'm glad to see him go.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  212. Adam is Next!

    The next American Idol, that it.

    It was time for Scott to go. I think Lil or Anoop will be next. Anoop is inconsistent, but Lil is consistently bad.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  213. Barry

    I agree that Scott was an inspiration but that was NO reason to keep him on the show, he hollered through most of the song and he was the worst of the night. I like Scott but he deserved to go home. But in the end Adam will be your winner, but then again its American Idol so who knows.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  214. mlb

    You don't have to vote anymore, the judges have picked Adam to win. You will just be wasting your time and energy...

    Scott is one amazing young man, college at 14 and graduating at 19, accomplished classical pianist, plays guitar and drums as well.. He will go far in his life and with his music.. Looking forward to seeing him on tour.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  215. mike

    Lil should have gone tonight not Scott.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  216. texas

    America got it right this week. Lil should be next. Adam will win it all with Danny in second place.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  217. Len

    YES! It was time for Scott to go. Although talented, he did not measure up to the top runners of the competition. Anoop will eventually go as well but it was time for Scott.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  218. Jordan

    I am extremely happy Scott has left the show. He has made it this far through the show because people are giving him pity votes because of his blindness, and while I do agree it is astounding and inspiring that he is able to do what he does, you have to remember that American Idol is a talent competition, and frankly, he doesn't measure up to the other contestants.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  219. Hmmm...

    'Adam is Gay...' ????? What is that all about???? I'm not...so...????

    There are very few TRUE 'artists' who have come across the idol stage. MNany think they can learn to act like an artists but a true artist is not acting, they are simply allowing what is within them to emerge.
    Adam is the real thing- that means some of his stuff will miss, some will seem weird, some just boggles the mind but when he gets it right nobody ever cares about the experimentation it took because it lifts us all to another place.

    There is a lot of talent but this year they are just window dressing for Adam. This guy will fly....gay or not.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  220. Adam

    In order to use a save, the judges must decide if extending the contestant another week will give them the opportunity to turn their performance around and potentially win Idol. With Scott, the answer is/was no.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  221. linda

    I definitely think they got it right. He was in way over his head in terms of talent, and no one would be having this discussion were he not visually impaired. It does him a disservice to patronize.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  222. Dorothy in NC

    One change that should be made is this – because I, for one, am sick of hearing "you picked the wrong song".....

    The first week, they should pick songs for each contestant and explain to them clearly why they picked the particular song.
    I think the contestants understand they need to take a song and not just sing it but change it to make it their own but I don't think think they understand just what songs accent their talent the best.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  223. AIFan

    Scott...Scott...Scott... I definetely think he has his good weeks and bad weeks, and I do agree that most of his votes were based on sympathy and not talent. It was sad to see him go, he was always smiling and in a good mood. It's amazing he made it this far for having a challenge. He definetely showed that no matter what anyone might tell you, it's possible to do what you love without having the greatest gift, to see. As for the rest, the next one to go should be Anoop... he wants to be a pop artist and that doesn't do it for him. I def think it's about Adam (who cares he's gay, it's about the talent.) Look at Elton John, one of the most amazing singers of all time! As for the rest of them you know they'll all have contracts. Good Luck to all!

    April 9, 2009 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  224. Ralf Friedrichs, ABOC / Virginia

    Well, Scott gets the boot although he has been more consistant than
    Lil Rounds. She always sings as if she is performing at weddings/parties. Scott has a wonderful voice. 2 judges for keeping him and 2 against. So who decides, Simon! Simon has not a sensitive bone in him. Scott should of been saved...Shame on the judges!!!!!!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  225. Dorothy in NC

    First I think the bottom 3 were right on. Scott, Anoop and Lil are good but not "American Idol worthy". Scott has talent and I think his exposure on the show will open a door for him. He was a real inspiration for people with disabilities. Anoop is just ok. Lil is a good singer but nothing special. She isn't taking the judges advice – she is just singing other people's songs without trying to make them "her own".
    I think Adam should win. He is way ahead of everyone.

    Second, people just amaze me with their comments about Scott and Adam. Scott's blindness has nothing to do with anything. He is a good singer.

    As for Adam, let's just make a big deal out of him being gay (if he is) because we are all so close minded, we can't deal with anyone being different. America, grow up.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  226. Greg

    They got it right with Scott. Annop will be next follwed by Matt, Chris, or Lil Rounds, depending on if Lil can distinguish herself from the pack. Matt and Chris are better overall musicians than I've seen on AI.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  227. idolwild

    America definitely got it right this week – so long Scott! I know he's inspiring and likable and blah blah blah... but the fact of the matter is that he was the weakest singer in the top 8.

    I like Anoop and Lil – I think the former has been improving while the latter has been weakening in the recent weeks. With that said, I see them both on the chopping block next week.

    I never saw what the big deal w/ Chris is, prob b/c I'm not a 13 yr old girl.

    Allison is AWESOME!! Please don't go anytime soon. You get my vote every week.

    It's hard for me to tell Matt and Danny apart... sorry guys.

    As for Adam, the guy is undoubtably an impressive singer and great performer, but I think he's being overhyped (and ps shecky – don't be hating just b/c he can steal your girlfriend from you in a heartbeat!)

    April 9, 2009 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  228. tiffany

    Yeah, gay has nothing to do with if a person is talented. The pics on the internet of him kissing other men are probably just someone who is pissed that he is going to win...and they are trying to make him look bad by finding anything possible to throw out there. My top 2 are Adam and Allison.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  229. Shawna

    I think it was time for Scott, his vocals just aren't strong enough...as for the winner, hmmm. Obviously Adam, Danny & Allyson can sing but Matt & Kris can sing and play instruments, takes way more talent and they are both really good. Should be interesting, I think they are have a future....

    April 9, 2009 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  230. Jay

    I'm with you Zoe...who cares if he's gay...not sure where Shecky is from but I"m guessing he's not the brightest bulb on the tree. Yes, Adam has a voice...but talk about self-indulgent...and he shrieks...it will be interesting none the less to see who America votes for. I really like Kris...he's got a great voice...but...he's not performing to the max. Hopefully he kicks it in. And SOON! Lil, honey, I like you but baby you gotta work on your intonation, and unfortunately you don't sing uptempo well...I'm thinking you go in the next two weeks.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  231. Michele

    It was time for Scott to go. He just wasn't cutting it compared to the other talent on the show. He would be good in perhaps the Christian Rock Genre. When he sang, it seemed like there was no soul in the music. He seemed like a nice kid.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  232. veronica

    Yeah, America got it right. Scott did not stand a chance against the more talented contestants. I really did like him and would even buy his album. But, there are just a few of the competitors that are much better than him. Scott will be okay.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  233. Sean T

    American made the correct choie and it was time for Scott to be sent home. It was painful to watch him sing, with this wide open mouth and flailing arms. The selections he chose were adult contemporary, not pop or rock which he needed to win Idol. .

    As for the comments about Adam, why does anyone care if he is gay? He can sing and he has a great deal of showmanship. At the end of the day, that's what sells records and fills concert arenas.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  234. su

    Here is my opinion.

    Scott is an amazing pianist and arranger. He has a masters degree in music. He is a great singer. But, if he has not been able to find popular music that he can connect with by now, he should stay with genres that he is comfortable performing in. And he is incredibly brilliant at those.

    Adam has an incredible stage presence and has a voice that reminds me of a young Billy Porter.

    Anoop is awesome.

    I don't get why people like Allison. Sounding like a 48 year old chain smoker is not a good thing. Screaming notes that are barely in tune does not constitute talent. There are talented belters and rockers out there. She is not one of them.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  235. Vince

    Yes America got it right.
    He wasn't that great of a singer...

    April 9, 2009 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  236. ss

    The judges should only use their save on someone who has the ability to win Idol. When you look at the talent left in the competition Scott doesn't belong there. At the very least I would expect Anoop, Lil Rounds and the red hair girl to fall out next. In my opinion this whole competition comes down to Danny and Adam.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  237. Tommy

    I think America got it right. My only complaint is, who the crap was that guest singer last night, Low Ryda or whatever. Seriously, can't they get guest singers that have more to do with what the show is about. That crap was silly. And with half naked chicks showing their butts. Was kind of embarrassing sitting there with the wife. We shut it off during Ryda Playa, whatever his name. Silly stuff.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  238. Barbara

    Anoop should be in the top 3. Matt is way overrated. What is up with that. Anoop can really sing and he is very clean cut. I like that. I love Danny's vocals too and think he deserves to win over Adam. Allison is awesome for a 16 year old. The only thing saving Kris is his looks (cutie). I'm sick of Lil and Matt and they can go anytime. I hope Anoop stays a little while longer. Yall know the voters do not always get it right. Bring it on Anoop!! Regarding Scott – he was wonderful and an inspiration but it was his time to depart. He should be so proud of having made it this far.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  239. chris

    I think that america got it right. Scott can not sing. I think he would be a great song writer. But using the excuse of being blind has gone far enough. I think the top three are going to be Adam, Danny, and Allison..From there its up in the air because I think that each one of them are completely different. It shouldnt matter because by then, any one of the three of them are going to have major record deals...Good luck to all

    April 9, 2009 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  240. JC

    Scott is a great story and a huge inspiration, but when Simon said there were very talented people sitting in the stools, he was spot on. Scott simply had no chance of winning because there are people who are significantly better than him. He seems like a great person, but using the save on him would have been a waste.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  241. Peter Panjam

    The previous discussions substantiate my opinion: American Idol was designed to entertain American Idiots. Apparently, the show is quite successful!

    April 9, 2009 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  242. Tom

    America definitely got it right. Scott is definitely talented but didn't have a chance of winning.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  243. B

    Who gives a rip about Adam's sexual orientation? That shouldn't be a factor in a singing competition and anyone who brings it up is an ignorant homophobe who thinks "So There!" is a complex rhetorical device when arguing. If you don't like that title, quit being judgemental and hating.

    Scott is a weaker singer than Lil or Anoop. They will go next.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  244. Fitzwilly56

    “Adam is…GAY, in my humble opinion.”

    And your point would be Shecky? Perhaps that you are a homophobe?

    In my book Adam has had it sown up for a couple of weeks now. I think his only competition is Danny and Kris, with perhaps Allison in the next spot.

    I think Scott should have gone a couple of weeks ago–he produced the same sound every week. I do think the sympathy vote kept him in longer. I also agree that Lil is not that great...I think she yells it in some weeks, I agreed with Simon for this week's performance–2nd or 3rd rate Tina Turner karaoke.

    Next off will be either Lil of Anoop. What keeps Anoop in his is looks, personality I think.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  245. Code Yellow

    My opinion is, Lil should have gone home, and yes your right, all 3 will be out sooner or later. Thing is, I believe the results, but how did Lil not go home? She isnt bad, but not great. I sometimes wonder if the show keeps Lil around because of race, and no im not trying to get a race thing going here, I'm just simply saying that if you take her out, then theres no african american left, and a lot of blacks wouldnt like that, you never know. I'm half black, so I mean this isnt a race issue with me, but you see what im saying. I could see the show keeping her around.

    April 9, 2009 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  246. Charlie77

    Scott's time was up. He had reached his maximum potential. A good pianist, unfortunately he did not have the vocals.

    April 9, 2009 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  247. Lisa

    I think it's going to come down to Danny and Adam as the final two. Unless Danny really blows Adam out of the water, he will be the runner up. As for Scott, it was time for him to move on.

    Personally, if Lil doesn't seriously step up her game this week it's time for her to go. She's got a great voice, but she is not picking great songs or doing versions of them that make them her own. And I'm getting a little tired of the "if you give me one more shot I'll show you" every week.

    April 9, 2009 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  248. Izzy

    Scott deserves so much better than American Idol. He'll have a very successful independent musical career.

    April 9, 2009 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  249. Naomi

    I love Scott , pls blessing him . and good luck for him !

    April 9, 2009 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  250. iceman23

    Yes they did,,he time warpes hisself this far..He is stiff and seems to not have a clue..Yes they got it right

    April 9, 2009 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
  251. Penny

    A person's sexual orientation should have NOTHING to do with their ability to perform. Do you know how the number of entertainers that are gay or in the closet? Just like being BLIND has nothing with the ability to entertain. Get a life people!!! STOP judging people's personal issues. We are to judge their ability to entertain and sing. One of the big things that is wrong with our country is IGNORANCE. It is shameful.

    April 9, 2009 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  252. Jim Joye

    I cried a tear for Scotty and his family. He's a sweet quality guy with loads of musical talent that will serve him well in the future. The rest of the contestants all have great vocals, especially Allison, but none have the star quality of Adam Lambert. I've downloaded his last two performances and I look forward to buying his first album post Idol.

    April 9, 2009 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  253. david

    i swear: if scott had been wearing sunglasses right from the start, he would have been perceived as cool instead of creepy. then, he would have placed much higher in the competition. no?

    April 9, 2009 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  254. Thomas

    Scott should've been gone before top 13 was announced. It was the right choice by America! The guy has "one voice" and that's it! Lil Rounds gottta go! Really! There's nothing special about her! Shout shout shout! She hasn't impressed me since day 1. I wonder who are her fanbase? Big booty lovers? Danny Gokey is still in there? OMG! The guy sounds monstrous every time he's on the MIC! I can't believe the 4 judges give him so much credit! He doesn't even have a nice voice to be honest! Matt isn't getting enough credit. Anoop's alright! Sounds good 1 week, sounds horrible the next. He has the sweet voice, but no real solid talent. Here's my prediction on the last 3: Adam, Allison, and Kris. I know ADAM is GAY! But who cares! He has major talents! He should win!

    April 9, 2009 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  255. Lisa

    Scott is multi-talented .I feel he needs additional voice lessons and more practice performing on stage to gain confidance.
    I feel he has a overcome some amazing challenges in such a short time.
    With a bit of extra help I think he can be great and make it in the industry.
    I really like him and see some real potential for greatness!

    April 9, 2009 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  256. HighinHilo

    Anoop is next...India Idol starts next week and he needs to be there...Scott, well, he inspires us all, but the sympathy voters should have done that to us viewers..had some sympathy and voted him off a long time ago... his ability to overcome it admirably is very inspiring, but unfortunately his voice is his disability..., not his inability to see...

    April 9, 2009 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  257. fanzilla

    Adam Lambert is the next American Idol. The rest are fighting over what order to go through the Exit door.

    April 9, 2009 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  258. Jimmy -Gilbert, AZ

    I would say that Anoop deserved to be gone more than Scott but that it doesn't surprise me. This year is very clear the top 2 are Adam and Kris. I also have it in my mind that those are the only 2 that the judges would legitimately consider saving..

    April 9, 2009 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  259. chefy

    I really thought Lil would do her walk this night but, was satisfied because like so many others have said, when it all boils down to the final two, as we know them (Adam and Danny) it won't matter what order they get voted out. All the contestants gave brilliant efforts. I'm sure the producers and con artists will be awaiting at the losers door. Bravo Zulu to all the contestants this season...................... I really think they should get rid of that last chance save rule and making the losers sing after the heartache of losing. That only twists the knife in deeper after the've been cut.

    April 9, 2009 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  260. Redg

    The choice was right, but nexted k Lill, or Anoop are the nexted one's to go, Will see Adams and Danny for the finals

    April 9, 2009 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  261. John

    He has a lot of heart and talent, but it was inevitable that he would go. There are just more talented people left of those remaining, and they made the right decision not to save him. Good luck Scott.

    April 9, 2009 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  262. Richard L

    At this point it doesn't really matter. All of the singers have enough exposure to make it on their own if they have enough talent. Look at all the successful non-winners from the past.

    This year it doesn't really look like a contest. Adam has everything they could possibly want for a winner. Excellent voice, good looks, makes the songs his own, stage presence, and possibly more pure talent than any contestant they've ever had. He might be the next Elvis.

    April 9, 2009 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  263. A

    Bottom line...I think Anoop will leave next week.

    And Peter, you're absolutely right. Kellie Pickler was looking EXTREMELY HOT tonight!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  264. chloe

    Um, Shecky... the only thing that's spooky is your comment.

    Adam is brilliant. Who cares about the rest? Do you know how many talented, amazing people throughout history have been gay? It's 2009, I think it's time for all of us to leave this kind of prejudice behind.

    It's a new day! Embrace it or be left behind.

    April 9, 2009 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  265. Russ

    well yea america got it right....its called american idol....america gets to vote so what they vote for is right

    April 9, 2009 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  266. Ellen Silverstein

    Anoop is next.

    April 9, 2009 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  267. Beth

    It was past Scott's time to go. I love him, but he has been over his head for weeks in this competition. He's a talented singer/songwriter, but just not "Idol" material. Anoop is also over his head at this point and should be the next to go. Lil gets one, maybe two more weeks, to show us the personality she had in the early rounds, and then she's going home. She just isn't living up to expectations, similar to Jasmine. Then again, I'm all about Adam this season.

    April 9, 2009 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  268. donna

    Reality? America's votes dose'nt count only SIMON'S does. Quite sickening! Time to stop watching this show.

    April 9, 2009 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  269. wileeeb

    No, not right! The two females should be sent home. Even though lacking the skills, talent, and personality of the males – the females are being "kept" by American Idol. When only the males remain, the competition will really heat up. THis season, only the males are memorable.

    April 9, 2009 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  270. JS

    Who cares who got ousted this week? Adam has this one in the bag. His performance reminded me of Freddie Mercury- the guys is amazing!

    April 9, 2009 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
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  272. doug

    I am sure the choreographers are glad to see Scott gone. I think he created real challenges for the various group performances.

    I thought he did a great job and I find it ironic that he gets booted after following the advice of Paula to step out from behind the piano. A major mistake and a bad song choice. Honestly, during this whole phase of the competition, I thought he had a knack for picking the wrong songs.

    With that said, I think he is a gifted singer and maybe really a better pianist.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  273. YMA

    I'm surprised at the number of people who say Scott was getting sympathy votes. I really enjoyed Scott as a performer and would have liked to see him on a few more episodes to hear him sing. He needs to give more thought about what his song choice and I think he could be a good performer. He's definitely more memorable than other contestants.

    Now, the person who does his hair, bad bad bad... Honestly, who does that to someone sight impaired? His hair may have affected his votes and it's not fair to do that to someone who can't see himself!

    Lil should go next, that girl is dull, I keep hoping she's going to bring it and she never does. I fast forward every time she performs. Girl, if you see this: Bring some sassy, no more dull ballads!

    Love Kris, Adam, and Danny.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  274. Beverly Murphy

    Everyone got it right! My husband and I was so happy. Now we will not have to endure another week of listening to scott sing. He is not at the level as the top 5 and to keep him there would only be taking from the others who very well could make it. Scott would be better suited for a dinner club singer.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  275. Blair McLaughlin

    The ousting of Scott tonight is a big disappointment and oversight on someone's part. The two remaining women should have been gone this wekk and the previous.
    I hope the USA is not going like us in Canada where we have to have our "token" minorities, women, when clearly they don't deserve to be in the top 7.
    Merit not sex.
    Sorry to see Scott eliminated.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  276. Matt

    Adam totally butchered Gary Jule's version of 'Mad World'. That was CLEARLY the version Adam was trying to emulate.

    He straight up FORGOT the lyrics in the first 2 verses (play the original on youtube and compare), then tried to "boost" the tone at a totally random point in the song later on.

    All in all, it was similar enough to one of my favorite songs to make me become immediately interested, but when I heard it, I was massively disappointed.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  277. jeff

    I believe america did get it right and even if he would have been saved he just would be gone next week

    April 9, 2009 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  278. sky

    Scott was overdue to leave. His voice lacks some maturity and he doesn't quite hit the notes as well as he could with a few years of practice and learning. He has demonstrated the past few weeks he has a lot of talent, but it is not enough for him to move up in the competition.

    I feel like a lot of people have connected to him because of his disability and that has helped him stay in longer. That has been great for him because he is a great person, but its time to separate him from the more talented people.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  279. Brian

    Eric, I want to know why the gay community is held to a different standard?? Why is it ANY LESS acceptable to see a picture of two men kissing on the internet than it is to see Britney Spears nether region, or forget that, any straight couple kissing on the internet?? It's not.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  280. happy 101

    I can't believe there is a lot of hatred in America regarding Scott particpating in American Idol because he's blind. Sure, he was voted off because of a poor song choice, but my goodness, a lot of Americans, even here has a problem with a disablity has talent, yet they feel that they should hide and be cut off from society.

    And juding from some of the comments here about Scott, its a wonder if some of you have a indifference about those who are challenged.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  281. Hari

    I am really sad that Scott was voted off and not saved. Anoop should have gone and / or Lil, because she just has been super flat lately.

    At least Scott is unique and enthusiastic and positive!

    April 9, 2009 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  282. Leo Divinagracia

    Sympathy aside, its a surprise why it took this long for his ouster. Lil or Allison may leave next. Lil has power but pitchy, while Allison has power too, but can't reach those high notes.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  283. Linda

    On these blogs, most people think Adam is head and shoulders above ther rest, and a few people cannot stand him. Can one of the Adam haters explain in calm, rational way what it is about him that you feel makes him a bad singer? I'm not hearing the "screaming" that some pople talk about...his voice is high-pitched, but controlled.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  284. Brian

    Scott was inspirational, yes, but he could not sing at all. If it wasn't for his story, he never would have made it through hollywood round. So people that think he was kicked off BECAUSE of his disability make no sense...he was there this long BECAUSE of it. Not that it was a bad thing because he was inspirational, but it was time for him to go. Can't wait for Adam to win!

    April 9, 2009 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  285. Sherri

    It was absolutely the right choice. Scott is an inspiration and a good singer, but not a great singer. He enhanced the show but it was definitely time for him to go. Bye Scott.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  286. cory

    There is nothing wrong with being Gay....there IS someting wrong with being ignorant.

    Adam will be a huge star. Matt is close behind him.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  287. tee

    AND...Ive googled adam lambert a few times...never seen any obscene photos all over the internet? i like him anyway though-can take away his talent! 🙂

    April 9, 2009 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  288. Frank

    America got it wrong and so did the judges. Sorry to say but he did not deserve to have made it to the top 25 let alone the top 13. There were far better singers dropped from the show. He only lasted becaue of his disability. Remove the disability and he was average at best. He wanted to be treated no differently than any other contestant, however AI took advantage of the situation. Talk about your sympathy vote.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  289. tee

    I was crying to see Scott go-I think he is an inspiration-HOWEVER, I do think it was his time to go-someone will give him a deal...

    * really surprised at the negative Anoop and Lil comments-both are talented...BUT...I think Adam, red hair chick, and Danny are the strongest contestants at this point...

    April 9, 2009 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  290. B Sims

    Scott was the person that needed to go home.

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  291. Mike Sitter

    I think unless Adam Lambert's lips turn gangrenous and he accidentally coughs up parts of his esophagus, or he keels over of a massive embolism rehearsing for the next week, he's got this one in the bag. That kid is ridiculous good.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  292. Dave

    I meant to say "Adam appears to have the capability to be a showman like Freddie Mercury"


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  293. Mary

    Scott is a nice guy, but he's not a great singer.....I believe he made it this far due to a 'sympathy' vote due to his blindness and the novelty of not having anyone that was on blind or with a 'challenge' ,as they call it, on the show before. In other words, if Scott had 20/20 vision he would not have made it into the top 36.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  294. Pam Miller

    Adam, has this competition wrapped up IMHO. He totally blew everyone else away last night. I actually called in to vote last night, for the very first time I might add.

    I don't know if he's gay, straight, transgendered or bi. He's really talented and seems like a nice guy to boot.

    Lil may be listening to the judges, but isn't hearing them.

    Scott's okay, but not great. He needs coaching and more time. His disability doesn't matter anymore to this contest than whether Adam is/isn't gay.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  295. Dal

    Scott needs voice lessons. Plain and simple. I really thought he would be better with the pitch, but he is all over the place. Danny does nothing for me. Adam is by far the best. Probably the best ever to be on the show. That is hard for me to say, since I am a big Archie fan.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  296. jim

    kelly shows her really bad singing if u could compare to Adam

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  297. Dave

    I don't think everyone is on the same page here. AI is not a singing contest. It is a marketing contest. Who is the most marketable wins. Anoop is not marketable (he is a decade or two late with the boy bands). Matt is competing against Justin Timberlake (can't win that battle). Lil is trying to be all black singers of the past (they already made their mark, you have to make your own). Everyone one loves Danny; but what exactly is his style and who is his audience? Allison has a good chance to be in an alternative band (not winning may give her more credibility with this genre). Kris is the most natural contemporary artist ( I would compare him to Rob Thomas as far as emotion type singing- can he write the music is the question here). Now for Adam. Yes, I am sure he is gay. I first thought that would be an issue with his appeal (especially considering that he is gearing to be an alternative singer). But; I think he has shown vocally and artistically that he is an amazing artist. I mean there was a band called Queen that didn't have an issue. Danny appears to have the capability to be a showman like Freddie Mercury (and again like Kris, can he write the songs.)

    April 9, 2009 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  298. G.R. Downtown

    The bottom three were exactly as they should have been this week. It was time for Scott to go. Week after week Adam is giving STAR performances that the others cannot match. When he is on stage he commands it, owns it.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  299. E

    I don't understand why no one recognizes Matt's talent. The whole point of the competition is for an artist who can record a great album to get the opportunity. Adam may be a great performer, but that is all he is. Would anyone really buy his album? Matt, Kris, Allison and Danny are the only people out of this group who have a legitimate shot at a successful album.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  300. Eliz

    Let's all be honest. Scott is a talented individual. With that being said, he wasn't talented enough. Ignore the fact that he is legally blind and compare him as a singer to the rest. I have seen many singers sent home who were much better than Scott long before the final 13. I thought his departure was long overdue.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  301. Norm

    It was Scotts time but i think Allison is best of all. She is consistent but has to becareful of her song choice's. I believe Adam is over rated.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  302. JJ

    I don't think Anoop is getting the credit he should. He has a great voice. It was time for Scott to go home.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  303. AIBoresMe

    The save will be used to have a three-way battle in the finals.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  304. Paula

    One more thing...why didn't the judges 'save' Alexis Grace??? Big mistake in my opinion.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  305. writer11

    America got it right and so did Simon by not wasting the one vote to save him.. someone more talented may need that judges vote down the road. A gut wrenching decision for sure.

    Scott is a good performer but not Idol calibre... he should have gone weeks ago but at least he has the tour to look forward to. It takes guts to do what he did and you could see his confidence grow over the weeks.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  306. Paula

    Finally, Scott is g-o-n-e. Now get Lil out of there along with Matt and we are set.
    Kellie Pickler sounded pickled to me. UGH!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  307. Marie Roa

    Unfortunately, I never thought Scott's voice was exceptional. I admire him for his courage and determination to overcome his challenge. And he is a good example of someone who is fearless. However, Idol is a singing contest. Contestants should be judged based on their voices. I wish Scott the best of everything.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  308. Adrianne

    Some of these comments are so prejudice and vile. Everyone would be up in arms if someone said "Anoop has only made it this far because he's Indian" or "Lil has only made it this far because she's black". It's unfortunate people don't realize just how biased they can be when it comes to the disabled. They're human, too.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  309. Ben

    Murphy said "God will continue to bless Scott." Blessings like, ohh... blindness?

    April 9, 2009 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  310. JayFerg

    Lil should've gone... talk about screeching out notes. Scott wouldn't have won, but he should've been there next week. Top contenders are Adam, Matt & Danny anyway

    April 9, 2009 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  311. matt

    I agree that according to the performances last night that it was scott's time.

    as for the following weeks... lil and anoop both need to step the game up. Allison and Adam are my personal picks. I do think I like Allison more for some reason. However, Adam will most likely win.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  312. Laura

    Hi All,

    I really think that Lil Rounds should have left Idol this time. Scott was versityle and very soulfull. Lil Rounds hasn't gotten it right since she started sihging songs that are not quite right for her. Makes me wonder, "What Song Is?".

    Sorry, Lil, but I'm really wondering why you are still on the show.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  313. JT

    The only reason Scott was there in the first place was sympathy for his disability. The judges didn't want to seem unsympathetic. He had less talent then some that were not selected to be on the show. He should have never been there and now he is gone. Lil is next, followed by Anoop. There is no way any of them beats Adam. He has the gay vote as well as the young girls .. which lets face it, is all that votes!

    April 9, 2009 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  314. dbed248

    that's not cool he was'nt the worst singer he had 1 bad week lil round is had 5 bad week's and she really does not know how to sing karoke yes but this isnt about karoke the wrong person went home and its not right or fair he was good lil round is becomin another megan joy the worst singer on idol i mean i cant even remember what she sang yesterday thats how bad it was sorry scott u didnt deserve to go home yet i hope lil round is next cause shes a terrible singer if she would win she wouldnt sell more then 1 thousand albums

    April 9, 2009 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  315. Crazy Viewers

    I am amazed that anyone would take someone's gender preference into account when it comes to talent. I do agree however that American Idol should be a competition for aspiring talent. Not people who have had record deals, or been in contracted bands.. it should be a door for those who have had no doors opened to them.. not people who have already had contacts, contracts or other industry promoting opportunities. I always thought that was the whole point of this show.. everyday people who had unrecognized talent getting a chance to compete against others with unrecognized talent .. getting their 'chance' to make it. American Idol has totally lost it's focus.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  316. Oren Unger

    Not to rain on your parade everyone, but no one in the past and current seasons captured me as a producer .. Simon is a joke, Paula is on heroin ?! .. and I know better singers that stay up in an attic on 17th St. in Columbus Ohio ..

    April 9, 2009 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  317. Stefanie

    Scott should have gone, I never was able to see him as a current artist.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Me

    YES! They got it right! I am very sad to see him go for a couple of reasons, but there is some super talent on the show this year and I think in the line up he has been eliminated right where he needed to be. He and Anoop are neck and neck. I am glad Simon spared him the hardship of having to go through this another week. Simon did the right thing. Lil ...better step up her game! Stop singing those old lady songs and stop wearing those horrible wigs!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Jenn

    I do think that America got it right–inspirational, definitely; entertaining, no. The top five SHOULD be: Danny, Adam, Kris, Allison, and Matt
    (in that order). Anoop and Lil will most likely be the next ones to go. I think all of the remaining people have crazy talent that I will never be able to possess. I do not like Adam but it's because I am not a hard rock person. I am from Arkansas and work with Kris' mom so he will obviously get my votes until I can't vote for him any longer. lol

    April 8, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  320. Lady Godiva

    Yes, Scott had to go, but it was still really sad. I wish him the best of luck with his career!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  321. jerica

    i only voted 2 people and they were scott and danny gokey i dont like allison or anoop i think lil is horrible she cant sing anything i hate adam he is weird he sounds like he is chokeing when he sings chris is okay but needs work matt is alright but now that my favorite is gone (scott) i will vote vote vote for danny he has got a awsome voice ....

    April 8, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Jeff Blindman Phillips

    Good thing is he never saw it coming.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Don

    Gay or not, Adam seems to have all the momentum at the moment and it's going to be hard to stop him now. If anyone can stop him it's Allison, who is the only reason I started watching American Idol for the very first time. If she is sent home, well, that's the day I will likely stop watching. This kid really knows how to rock!

    Adam and Allison are truly the best of the bunch, and both come across as being totally professional in every sense of the world.

    Danny, Matt and Chris, likewise, all show great promise, but clearly it's a race between the two big A's, – Adam and Allison who will become the next big A – America's Idol!

    As for Adam, he's great, but he kind of creeps me out , so all I will say is:

    Go Alison, go, go, go!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  324. jean

    Lil should have gone home tonight..if not before. She sings loud yet is not a good performer. I believe will come down to Danny and Adam in the end, which they probably are the 2 with the most talent and perform well. Scott did not deserve to go home over Lil.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  325. jerica

    no america did not get it right this time scott should have stayed and lil rounds should have went home she was the worst one on there ...i am so upset that the judges didnt use the save scott has talent and it is sad that he is gone ...

    April 8, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Jim

    I did not care for Adam at first but he was phenomenal last night.

    Allison is teriffic. She should lose the red hair.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  327. vern

    It doesn't matter who wins.....The only real Stars on the show are Allison,Danny,and Adam.........They're the ones who will get the record deals

    April 8, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  328. Helicopter Soup

    GO ALLISON! I hope she makes it to the top 3 at least!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  329. sue calgary

    America definitely got it right. We love you Scotty, but it was time. Next week we'll be saying bye to Anoop!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Bob

    Not surprising. Scott was alright, but certainly not in the top 3. I hope he gets some contracts as he's definitely good. Adam looks like he locked it last night.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  331. JenfromNewOrleans

    Scott deserved to go. Lil and Anoop are next. My favorties are Adam and Allison. Kelly looked great but damn, she sounded horrible! I mean, horrible, it was like she was tone deaf! I cringed the whole time she was singing.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Michele

    He has way more talent than that screecher Lil Rounds–someone will give him a contract–and he can travel with the Idol Tour!.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  333. Jim

    I did not care for Adam at first but he was phenominal last night.

    Allison is teriffic. She should lose the red hair.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  334. Christian

    Simply put...yes, america got it right

    April 8, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  335. robt

    While Scott has clearly demonstrated talent, it was the right decision to reserve the "save" for a contestant who has a clear shot of making it to the top. Anoop however should have been the one to go today, not Scott. Yes, he can sing, in a choir perhaps... but he is NOT a performer. His vocals were actually flat, and painful to listen to. It was abundantly obvious that the judges were avoiding negative feedback as a result of the previous "incident" with Anoop. This led to a return to reality when Scott hit the stage...the next unfortunate victim. America's viewers are impressionable, and it led to Scott's demise, and the judges knew it. You could see the guilt on their faces...they knew that Scott should have had one last performance next week.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  336. debb

    American Idol should be a singing competition, not a personality contest. Scott was good, but definitely not the next American Idol. If you look at the past winners (with a couple of exceptions), most of them have gone on to great heights and are selling records like crazy. I truly believe that Adam will win..............so what, who cares what his sexual preference is.......look at Elton John, he is phenomenal and has been for many many years. Let's start voting on the talent, not who is the cutest.........everyone will have a bad night, a bad song, but that doesn't mean that they should be voted out for one bad night,. Carrie Underwood had a bad night, Jordan had a bad night, Kelly Clarkson had a bad night............where are they now???

    April 8, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Layla

    I hope Anoop goes next... I don't see what the big hype is over him. He needs to GO!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  338. Carol

    I think the top three is Matt, Kris and Adam, it is a hard choice between them.I love them all. But my pick is Matt, he is our Mich. boy.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Jim

    Scott was a sympathy vote. A good lounge singer. Seems like a great guy but not in the same league as Allison and Adam.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  340. law student

    so sad to see him go....he is the only reason i watched the show, someone fresh and new for a show that is getting old

    April 8, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Carol

    yes, I think Scott was the right ine to go, Anoop should go next and than Lil.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  342. db

    You know what I am tired of hearing???? is all the people bashing about Scott getting a sympathy vote ( i don't think he would want it). However on the other hand...

    Look at Danny. Look at his choice of songs, look very carefully..... How many have been about his hero (dead wife) etc... Now that is blatantly trying to get a sympathy vote. I think he can sing, but if people are honest he is playing that card to the HILT....

    if you are going to point sympathy cards then point them at the people that are blatantly using them... Danny can sing, buit he makes me sick playing that card every week. Whats sad is no one has called him on it yet, maybe with the Poor BLIND Scott (I am being Sarcastic Scott hasn't said anything about his being Blind just the people who feel it is their responisiblilty to keep pointing it ou) gone people will.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Wil

    Ya'll can say what you want to. My top two are Lil and Adam. Both can sing. Lil is just too beautiful, but Adam will probably win it.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Dean T Dunham

    YES! America got it right! Scott is obviously a nice guy and a good singer, but it was his time to exit. The bottom 3 were absolutely correct tonight. Anoop should be next to hit the road back home.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  345. Michi

    I hated to see Scott go. I cried. My daughter cried...and she's a teenager, so it's not only 'old people' who like his style of music. I think he is beautiful, inside and out, and I will miss him on the show tremendously. I'm sure that he will go far in his career, though, and I'd buy any music he puts out there and go see him play/sing it live any chance I got.

    He's an incredible inspiration to people who have challenges to overcome - and who doesn't face some type of challenge in their lives? We need more people like him in this world, and he's definitely not forgettable like so many of the other contestants. I can't wait to see what he does next.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  346. Marilyn

    So sad to see Scott go. I enjoyed watching him so much each week.I
    I can't help but wonder if Paula would not have persuaded him to get
    away from the piano, if he would have played it last night instead of
    the guitar. Either way, I think he has talent and really admire him.
    He is such a sweet guy and I wish him all the best in life. They shouldv'e asked Paula instead of Simon. He's too mean. Paula would
    have saved him I think. And please, get rid of Adam. I'm sick of watching him even though he does have talent. He is overrated.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Tawnya

    i believe Adam has done Wicked but in L.A., not on Broadway. there is a difference, not to mention, many people who come to Idol are already performing and some have even recorded but not in a mainstream way. trust me when i say that being in a nightly show such as Wicked does not pay some sort of outrageous money nor does it make you a star. it is a job where you get paid to do something you love more than waiting tables. when/if Adam wins, it is still rags to riches because this has clearly been his dream his entire life. he was born to perform and he does it so very well. and what is with the gay thing? jeez is Adam the first gay man on Idol??? i think not. Clay Aiken, and Sanjaya both come to mind and there have been many more, including this season. who cares? do we need to know who a person is sleeping with to buy a cd? get a grip.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  348. Joan

    Wow....you mean we can't have a gay superstar singer? Where have YOU been for the last 50 years...the list is endless....and YES the girls still screamed for all of them. The entertainment world as a whole, has a myriad of fabulous gay and lesbian folks within, many whom have become multi-million album sellers and earners. Adam, gay or bi-sexual or just eccentric, will be no stranger to being a gay superstar. Like HELLO!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  349. tess

    A Star Is born. His name is Adam. Nothing more to say.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Mr. M

    I agree with Sed. Lil, Anoop and Scott were destined to leave well before the finale.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  351. AnnaB

    Tonight's results have confirmed America's and the judges ability to recognize ORIGINAL talent. The other bottom two are a dime a dozen. Scott should have been saved. Not only for his talent, but because he kept the show wholesome and fresh. He made people proud. I will be the first to buy his album.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  352. bunnalsom

    Oh my god...Adam is gay? Well, hell....there goes my chance marrying the next American Idol.

    First Elton John, now Adam.

    By the way, sarcasm. Who cares if he is gay? He is, by far, the BEST performer on the show.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  353. DavidinCA

    I'm still disappointed that Alexis was voted off. She was the best.

    How did Scott even get a ticket to Hollywood? Sure, he's a talented instrumentalist but his singing is wicked lousy. Isn't this a singing competition?

    April 8, 2009 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  354. Wah?

    I figured it was safe to read this article since it's just now 9 PM ... on the WEST COAST!! DOH!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  355. Tawnya

    I totally agree. He has never done it for me. Reminds me of Barry Manilow but not as good. It could have just as easily been Lil though. She really does seem awfully karaoke though i loved her at the start of the season. I still love Matt and Danny but for me, it's all about Allison and Adam. Adam, Adam, Adam.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Kendall

    I really think Lil should have gone. Week after week she picks the wrong song and uses a terrible arrangement. She also makes the SAME promise to do what the judges say and change it up etc, etc. I'm just tired of her excuses. Yes she can sing but she's not original.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  357. bunnalsom

    America finally got it right. I mean, he has an ok voice, but seriously....he did not deserve to be in the top 12 or 13 whatever it was this season.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Larry

    Get to the final so Adam win and start his career.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  359. April

    Scott was one of my favorite Amercian Idol's..... Sure he can't sing as good as Adam or Allison.....But I felt him every week... I felt the passion and the want in his voice ... To me he is my American Idol he should be honored ................

    April 8, 2009 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  360. JoJett

    In the beginning of AI, I thought Adam was over-dramatic and that his"look" was fake-like a Billy Joe copy cat and also that he was stuck on himself. I was sooooo wrong. Last night's performance of "Mad World" along with all the other totally different, but always great performances; He really is in a league of his own. I predict he will not only win AI, but will be a super-star! He appears to be a sincere guy and always nice to everyone. Whoever says he's gay, that's old news. Everyone knows he is and who cares? Except all those girls' who have a crush on him and wishes he wasn't. And all those anti-gays who just don't want to admit how talented Adam is. It was sad to see Scott go, even though it was his time. I don't understand why so many (including the judges) like Lil so much. I have never seen her have even one great performance. All the other one's left, I like..however, they all look silly next to Adam, even Danny, who is starting to sound the same every time.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  361. zoe

    whats wrong with being gay

    April 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  362. Ken

    Scott was certainly not one of the top 5 vocalists... while I don't think he did the worst on Tuesday night, his overall performances have not been at the same level as many of the other contestants. It's not to say he's bad, just to say he's neither as good (peaks), nor as versatile as some of the other opponents. I'm sure we'll be hearing more from Scott in the future... but he just needs to work on his range some before he's ready to go further in his career.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  363. LaLuna

    NO! I love Scott, I think he is very tallented, he plays the piano, guitar and sings good. This evening he sang better than last night! He was great and I am very sad to see him go. Lil should have gone, she is the worst, terrible voice, I don't know how she is still in the competition. Allison is just a bad version Kelly Clarkson! Adam will probably win in the end, he is the best, but there are others that should have been eliminated way before Scott did. Very dissapointing. Lil, she gotta GO now!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  364. SED

    Jas...You have me laughing histerically!!!!! I am booking the next cruise to the Bahamas so I can get a front row ticket to see Scott on stage again!!! NOT..... HAHA

    April 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Commonwealth VA

    FWIW I thought Scott did better tonight than he did last night. Is it me or did people seem to rally more around Scott this week than Megan last week?

    April 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  366. Sean

    CW, this is American Idol, not Inspirational Idol. If Scott wasn't blind, he wouldn't have made it this far. That is an insult to people with disabilities. They want to be treated equally, not special.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  367. zoe

    wild angels was really bad. justice is served.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  368. Randy Slovacek

    Is there something wrong with being Gay? I think I'm missing something. This show is about singers. I don't care what other people do in their bedrooms – just mine.

    "Adam is Spooky and GAY"???

    Who cares? First Amendment rights include freedom of expression. Get a clue, get a history book and figure out what this great country was based on. What would you rather – that everyone in the world was like everyone else in the world?

    Just my humble opinion....

    April 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  369. xerxes

    I agree that Anoop does not inspire when he is up there – but pay attention to his voice and vocals – they are outstanding! He is clearly among the top 3 SINGERS, but then no one is under any pretenses that this is a singing competition – it is a competition to be the person the teenie/tweenie boppers' would IDOLize the most 🙂

    April 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  370. melinda dontlittle

    the only way america will NOT get this right is if
    adam does not win. btw, gary jules gave adam big props for his performance last night! it's all over the web. google it.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  371. A fan

    I said "lifestyle" but I never said choice. I agree 100% with you Mary Lou, and very valid point Sam.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  372. Rai

    Finally Scott is gone!!!!
    He will be great doing Barry Manilow covers for like bingo playing old ladies!!!! But not as an American Idol!!!!
    Good luck and GOOD BYE Scott!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  373. Julie Pizz

    It's about time. I like this guy, but he was no 'idol'. He just didn't have it. Now time to remove Noop Dog and then we'll be on to something. Any of the others could be an 'Idol'.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  374. HL

    Scott and Adam have already won...they are the only ones who America will remember after the season is over.

    So, so sad to see him go.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  375. Eric

    I agree with Scott leaving.

    I don't agree with people thinking Adam should win. He's already done broadway. When I think of Idol, I think a rags to riches story. Where someone has never had the opportunity but tried Idol do get their voice out there. Adam already has his voice out there. I don't believe Anoop should win, but he has the perfect story. [Friends thought he sang well, so he tried out.]

    As for Adam being gay, I have no issue with that. The issue I have is that he has pictures all over the internet of him wildly making out with other guys. I don't know if that's appropriate or not, or a sign of a role model for children.

    I understand that celebrities have pictures of themselves kissing, but the gay community is held to a different standard.

    I believe Adam has great talent, but he's already been able to use his voice in broadway. I think Matt has come leap and bounds further than anyother contestant and would love to see him win.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  376. lynn

    All sentiment and admiration for Scott overcoming his challenge aside, tonights results were exactly right. The save needs to be reserved just incase some fluke happens that lands a true contender in elimination.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  377. lynn

    All sentiment and admiration for Scott overcoming his challenge, tonights results were exactly right. The save needs to be reserved just incase some fluke happens that lands a true contender in elimination.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  378. Sam

    What someone's sexual preference is or isn't should make absolutely no difference. Either a person has talent or they don't.

    I thought the group performance tonight was awful. The judges constantly criticize the contestants for poor song choices. Whoever choose the song tonight for them sure did a poor song choice.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  379. Mary Lou

    Just to clarify, being gay is not a lifestyle choice. Science (yes, now that Bush is gone, we will talk about science again), has shown there is a difference in the brain between straight and gay folks. I'm just saying.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  380. Mike

    They got it right....now get rid of Lil Rounds and then they have gotten rid of two people who should have never made it in the first place!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  381. About Time

    Long over due, if Scott didn't have his disability he would never have made it this far.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  382. A fan

    First, if you don't want to know who got voted off....than don't read....it's as simple as that.

    Second, it was the right choice for Scott to go. He had a squeaky and off-pitched voice. Now don't get me wrong, that guy can play one hell of a song on the piano, and no one can deny that.

    Third, the competition comes down between Kris, Allison, and Adam. Adam is good, but too much screaming even for my taste, but the guy has talent. I believe it will be between Kris and Allison, and I would be happy regardless of who won there, but I think Kris is more dynamic.

    And lastly...Shecky...WHO CARES IF ADAM IS GAY?!?!?!?! Only an ignorant, narrow-minded, neanderthal would not like someone because of their lifestyle, it's his life, why should you care!? Just cause he is gay means he shouldn't win. It's a shame they let people like you post!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  383. jas

    I look forward to seeing Scott sing on my next cruise.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  384. Dawn

    I agree with the bottom 3 this week. It is sad to see Scott go, but it would have happened within the next few weeks anyway. I think the real competition is between Adam, Danny & Allison. And in that order. Yes, Adam screams, but he also sings circles around the other people. He has shown us so many sides of him and what he is capable of. He will be the winner either way.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  385. Wanda

    If Scott had had some instruction, he could have gone on to the top...He has much talent and a great speaking voice,but when he sings,he needs to close his eyes and not staire out into tthe audiance....He also needs to form his mouth different...Don't sing with your mouth wide open, pull the corners into an elongated shape to get a better sound...when one sings with the mouth wide open, it sounds flat and loud...find cooler ways of standing when you sing, or better yet, stay behind the piano.....stick to what you do best....Good luck Scott....Get Stevie to show you some pointers.......

    April 8, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Mary

    Adam will win. That kid has amazing talent. I've enjoyed Scott's perfomance but others have more talent. Lil needs to bring more or she'll be gone soon. Can't help but like Anoop. Allison will go far. Danny has a following to keep voting him in. Kris has the "cute" factor but probably won't be in the final two. Matt is good but doesn't seem to be able to garner enough votes when the going is tough.

    The bottom line? Only one personal can win it all so there will be alot of broken hearts over the next several weeks.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Wally

    And so what if Adam IS gay? Grow up and get over it.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  388. WeLoveScott

    I am so tired of hearing people say that Scott has been getting the "sympathy vote". A sign of a good performer is someone who can connect with the audience. Scott does that effectively on many different levels. He is definitely NOT forgettable like most of the rest who have stayed. I predict that Scott will grow as an artist and look forward to hearing his soothing and inspirational voice in the future. Tonight we had a house full of crying fans of 3 generations. He crosses all boundaries, and we can't wait to buy his CDs. We will truly miss seeing him every week. He gets a standing ovation from us!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Shawn

    It's sad to see Scott go. He is a good singer and an even better inspiration. I do agree with the person that said that it will be between Adam, Danny or Allison that will win! They are all great. This year had some awesome tallent.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  390. Cynthia

    Yes, Yes, Yes!!! He is a lousy singer at best and, if he weren't blind, he would never had made it through the cattle call audtions.

    He seems like a nice enough guy but this is a singing competition, you should be using your ears to judge. The A's have it.....Adam and Alison, 10 years apart but both completely in control and at ease even if they're not your cup of tea.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  391. TheRightOneWent

    Scott should have gone weeks ago. He was about as exciting as white bread toast.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  392. Brenda, Atlanta GA

    Thank goodness it was finally Scott's time to go!

    He will be an awesome performer sitting behind a piano in a quiet lounge but an American Idol he is not. Scott is a definite inspiration to everyone with and without a disability but this is a singing contest and the judges made the right decision not using their save.

    I give him props for making it this far but it was his time to say goodbye.

    I will have to say that there was more than one time during the group performances that I was scared to death he was going to fall off the stage. And OMG that hairdo! Whoever has been doing his hair needs to be fired! What happened to his more natural looking curls?

    just my two cents

    April 8, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  393. The_ripper

    The bottom three were dead on. Scott can only sing piano ballads and not that well at that. He would be great at a piano bar. And that whole guitar thing. It was creepy watching him.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  394. breath

    I agree that Anoop didn't deserse the bottom three and am going to start voting. He is in my top 2 behind Aaaadaaaam!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Candy Wilson

    I am in tears over Scot leaving..He was one of my favorites.. Being an older woman I told my daughter that I guess the country is just Not ready for this type of singer as an American Idol... She feels that I am supporting his "condition" not his talent.. And I think if he had worn glasses more would have thought he was more talented.. You know, that some of it is the Imagery... Anyway, I wish him well and would hope he becomes a Christian Gospel singer.. I will Definitely buy his records.. Blessings, Candy Wilson

    April 8, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  396. James

    "Adam is...GAY, in my humble opinion."

    I hope you're not just figuring that one out, Shecky, 'cos, you know, the rest of America has been way ahead of you for weeks now.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  397. Allie B

    Scott is a sweet guy with a positive attitude and average musical talent. If it weren't for his disability, he would not have made it to the Top 13 in the first place. He has made the tour and AI has given him exposure that he might not have had. I wish him well. That said, he was definitely the weakest singer among the remaining eight and it was his time to go with dignity. What I found very distasteful was the judges' protracted ruse that they were seriously consider saving him. It was uncomfortable to watch and I felt for Scott. I hope they trash the "judges' save" next season. It's pointless.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  398. CLFS

    Scott's time was more than up- it was up a couple of shows ago. He received the sympathy votes or votes for best effort, but now the competition is heating up. Yes, Anoop, Lil, Kris, and Matt are predicatble next in line. The top two??? Danny and Adam – TOUGH CHOICE ON THESE TWO!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  399. Hoss

    Adam wins, the rest is all moot.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  400. Andrew

    Adam will either win this year or he's already got people calling. There's really no other individual with his vocal talent in the competition.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  401. James

    CW, with all due respect, this is not American-with-Disability Idol. Scott doesn't get a free pass because he's blind. Let the ADA produce that particular show. Yes, he is an inspiration, no question (although I don't think he regards his lack of sight as a "disability.") But he's also a crappy singer, and sentiments like yours are exactly what kept him on the shelf long after his expiration date (I loves me some metaphors). He needed to go.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  402. Aaron

    Scott's time on American Idol has been a tremendous story and an inspiration to millions with and without disabilities. With that said, those with disabilities ask that we treat them the same as others and when the votes were counted I believe that was done. He made a poor song choice last night and it hurt him in the end as it has countless contestants in the past. I wish him the absolute best in his pursuit of a singing career.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  403. susan

    Adam should go now!...He screams thru just about every song and he is way overrated. But it was def scott's time...he actually made it too far. Top 5 Matt, Anoop, Allison, Danny, and lil, but lil better pick a good song or she can go to.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  404. Obaid Zia

    I think they got it 100% right! Its gotten tougher in the competition, and I'm pretty sue that the difference between Lil and Noop were just as tight as Noop and Scott. You cannot play safe, nor change dramatically. It won't work, ONE slip-up can cost you.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  405. Dar

    I think for a change that America got it right this time.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  406. Shecky

    The sympathy factor for the blind guy has run out. He would have never won. Simon was smart not to use the pass for him.

    Anoop is AWFUL. Why is he still in the game?

    Adam is SPOOKY. And GAY, in my humble opinion.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  407. aurora

    Anoop did NOT deserve to be in the bottom three! Based on last night's performance, he should be in the TOP four. At least Anoop can really sing!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  408. Mark

    While I'm sad for Scott, it doesn't matter... Adam has this competition locked up!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Mari

    I love your blog. I live in Hawaii and we're 5 hours behind (pacific time). By the time things happen here, it's all over and done with.
    Thanks for posting the results.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  410. JML

    The "Judge's Save" has jumped the shark. The faux drama is just rude to the contestant. Scott has great voice - they just kept giving him weird feedback. Honestly, I think the judges were tiptoeing around him because he is blind. Better feedback and I'll bet he'd have been a contender. L'il is the one who cannot carry a tune in a bucket.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  411. cowhow

    I agree, the bottom three tonight have/had no chance at winning. The real contest is between Danny and Adam with Allison tagging along as a potential spoiler. She defies her age. Matt and Chris have talent, but not enough to hang with Adam, Danny, and Allison.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  412. Murphy

    Scott is a sweetheart and it broke my heart to see him go but I understand what Simon is saying about saving his vote to save someone who could possibly make it to the end. God will continue to bless Scott.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  413. JV

    Fox won't let a blind person become an American Idol. Lil should have been sent packing 2 weeks ago and Anoop last week. It's fixed to whomever Fox chooses.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  414. Russ Morrison

    This is the time the judges should have used their save.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  415. CW

    Next week Anoop should go then Lil and then the red hair girl. She is obnoxious.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  416. Dcutch

    It was Scott's time to go.... who's next? The contestant who doesn't do well... except for Kris. He has a built in fan base.... sort of a Sanjaya effect, if you will, but with talent.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  417. Amy

    Scott should definately GO. America got it right!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  418. jas

    Lil deserves to be next. She hasn't had one good week. Not one!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  419. CW

    Anoop should have gone tonight not Scott. Scott was a great inspiration to
    young people with a disability. You can do anything. Scot should have been saved. He sang great today. I am very disappointed in the judges.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  420. Tony

    No Anoop is horrible how is he squeaking by? I really never agreed with Anoop being there...

    April 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  421. Peter

    Kellie Pickler is the BOMB!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  422. David H.

    He wouldn't have won anyway, so the choice is right. Anoop better be next.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  423. karuna

    Those waving arms of those chicks in the front just gotta go before any of the singers!! Those arms are the real destructors.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  424. SED

    Scott, Lil, Anoop.....Who cares???? All 3 of them have no chance at winning so why not go now? The real competition is between the Top 5....Allison, Adam, Kris, Matt and Danny....

    April 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |

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