April 8th, 2009
09:34 PM ET

Top 8: Flo Rida spins their heads right round

Who was Flo Rida's back-up singer?

Flo Rida

I need her to try out for the show.

Is Flo Rida's song appropriate for the many young'uns that watch "AI" faithfully every week? I'm listening to the lyrics and hmmmm ...

Someone needs to explain to me what he's doing on this show. I love hip-hop just as much as the next person, but his appearance seems an odd pairing for tonight's show, even with a No. 1 song.


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  1. lbw

    Music has three elements: melody, harmony and rhythm.
    Almost all rap or hip hop is missing two of the three.
    Doesn't even qualify as singing.

    April 14, 2009 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmeganmac

      Actually music is defined as humanly organized sound. Rap is music and is accepted by musicians, music historians, and music theorists alike. It is admired for its cultural relevance, complexity, and musical attributes.

      July 6, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Gail

    I will boycott all current and previous American Idol performers if they do not speak up about the insulting guest performances of the past two weeks. Insulting and degrading if you ask me!

    April 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. amrcnpandababy

    I could not understand a word that Flo Rida was singing. I understood the words "you spin my head right round"... but that was it. I like rap and hip hop as much as the next person, too... but lastnight's performance by Flo Rida was just bad singing... plain and simple !!

    April 9, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Margaret

    The performance was not at all appropriate for the show, no matter how "hot" or "delicious" the singer or others on stage are. AI....not your best hour!!!!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Idiocracy

    If you've seen the movie "Idiocracy" you'll be less than happy to know that the incredible stupidity of the future (portrayed in the movie) didn't take 500 years to come about. It's here. I'll be watching the "Fudruckers" resteraunt sign to see if there is a name upgrade any time soon.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. scott

    It was TRASH and very INAPPROPRIATE for a family show. If such an 'indulgence' takes place again on AI... I and my family will be former viewers.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. karen D

    flo rida – garbage !

    April 9, 2009 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. karen D

    yeah – Flo Rida – what a bunch of crap

    April 9, 2009 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. tina

    I agree with every person who stated the lyrics were inapprorpriate for a family show. I was glad I didn't have any young kids watching with me. I kept thinking, "are they REALLY saying what I think they're saying?!" Not only that, but the crass parts were the only words that were recognizable. BAD decision, AI! (By the way, I loved Frankie Avalon and Adam is fantastic!)

    April 9, 2009 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. Frequent Watcher of American Idol

    Okay, EVERYBODY! Everyone can stop bit–ing about Flo-Rida! First of all, that's what this world has come to...young kids wearing pants that hang off their rear-ends with their underwear showing, being "gang like"! Maybe YOU PARENTS should take better care of "parenting" these kids instead of ignoring them so they don't fall into this pit of misery we call "world". All the white kids try to be like the black kids and they think it's cool. All rappers do is talk about some "woe is me for being black and the horrible life they've been dealt" crap, and more than not, you can't understand a da- – thing they say anyway, but yet, the record sells. Unless you googled the words people...you have no idea what he's saying, but "when you go down, when you down, down..." If you are a kid under the age of 10, you shouldn't know what that means anyway! American Idol is an up-to-date show, and I was excited to hear that he was going to be on because I like that song, and I'm 44 years old. So what...give AI a break...what they should NOT have done was bring back Kelly Pickler, who was completely OFF key and her song s – – ked! Oh, and for you Grandparents who are complaining that your grandchildren were watching and you felt it was completely inappropriate...what the heck were the kids doing up at that hour anyway when they have school the next day??? Give it up people. Don't you have better things to do with your lives than complain, complain, complain.....?

    April 9, 2009 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. dean

    What is fox thinking having this thug on. What a bunch of crap music. Giving him more press is stupid. I didnt vote last time because they went over time and my DVR didnt record adams performance. I notice they didnt release the number of votes received. Idol is being run by idiots this year. Its horrible. Paula rambles on and this judges save is useless.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. chris

    American Idol continues to put these horrible performers on stage....its really getting bad...Rap sucks, let it fade away....like Disco..

    April 9, 2009 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  13. JDK

    American Idol can find a lot better entertainment then this crap if they try. Its not like they don't have the money for good quality acts. Who wants to listen to some rap about going downthere. How many times have you seen Idol do a rap night? I rest my case. I wouldn't wast 2 cents on that artist.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  14. Madisonite

    A song about oral sex is not a big deal to kids these days. Have you people been missing the "sexting" articles? Oral sex songs should be the least of parents concerns.

    Talk to your kids about sex and a song like this wont freak out the whole family!

    April 9, 2009 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  15. RL

    American Idol's rating must be dropping – It's family time and we get very adult lyrics????????

    April 9, 2009 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  16. Pat

    A song about oral sex on American Idol. The producers have lost thier minds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  17. DF

    ....that is, except for Kelly Pickler. What happened to her voice?

    April 9, 2009 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  18. Kristin

    Ok, so Frankie Avalon is better? Get over it people! It is the #1 song in the country, so obviously it is well liked, If you don't want your kids listening to it, turn it off. People want to gripe and complain about it, but personally I think Frankie's perfermance was MUCH worse. Who the heck wants to see/hear 1950's music on a current pop singing show??!! I watch AI religiously, and some of you other fans are whacked! Grow up, it is a song and there were not any bad words sung. Also, Adam is HORRIBLE! Go Danny, Anoop and Lil!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  19. Ellasmama

    Did I miss the part where Flo Rida acknowledged that he was sampling Dead or Alive's "You Spin my Right Round"? Or do they not have to acknowledge that anymore?

    April 9, 2009 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  20. Shy

    Poor performance! First-it was a remix of an old song. Second-he was out of breath and sang off key. I had to leave the room....AI what were you thinking??? There are much better singers/performers than this guy. What a waste of prime time.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  21. DF

    What is ironic about some of these so-called top rap and hip hop artists performing on Idol is that they are all production and no singing talent. They would never make it past the audition stage on the show. The best guest performances on Idol are usually those by the former Idol singers, simply because they have to have an actual singing voice to make it through the initial stages of the competition. You could have walked out on the street and found 100 people who could talk their way through a song the way he did last night. Didn't even write his own song. Where's the talent? What makes this guy successful and others who do the same thing not successful? Is it the look? (the tatoos and the gold around his neck?) Is it choosing the right 80's song to rip-off? I frankly do not understand. As Dire Straits would say, "Money for nothing...."

    April 9, 2009 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  22. Leigh

    What total crap. Idol and Fox have sunk to an all-time slimy low. They owe all of us an apology. Irony: a singing contest which features someone who can't sing, repeating inappropriate lyrics on a family show. JEEZ!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  23. MG

    Performance was so bad, not even the judges stayed around to watch it.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  24. B

    Charlie...I am in complete agreement with your comment...and Andy yours also. Personally I liked it, (except for the strippers in the back, they could've stayed at home) it was however completely inappropriate for this show. Here's the thing, whether we like it or not its television people, deal with it or turn it off. Television needs ratings, this is what is popular to the current young generation, good or bad. And the last I checked what children (ie kids under say 10) watch this show? Like they have any idea what musical talent is...None that should be up past 9pm anyway. I surely know not mine! If your upset, perhaps you should notify AI...perhaps its gets canceled...then what will we have to complain about?

    April 9, 2009 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  25. Sasha

    Lyrics aside, whether your kids watch the show or not, they are definitely hearing that song blasted all over the radio these days. If you look at the audience, it is 90% teenage girls who listen to top 40 radio stations, like the ones that song is played on, whether or not mommy and daddy approve. Hate to break it to you people! The real problem should be keeping lyrics like that off of the radio, then they whould never gain popularity, and thus, never make it to AI's stage.

    The show is bringing in popular music artists, like it or not. I think they are doing exactly what they should do.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  26. DanB

    So OK, the lyrics were suggestive to the point where I wouldn't want to explain them to my 8-year-old. However, the same is true about Cialis commercials, as well as the innumerable previews for crime scene dramas. FLO RIDA didn't do anything exceptional; it's just what TV is today, folks..."family friendly" or not.

    My personal opinion is that if, as a parent, you want to ensure that your kids are seeing age-appropriate material, then DON'T rely on Fox (or the American Idol producers) to pre-censor things for you. Get a DVR, and watch the show with the kids, with the remote in hand. It's what I do.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  27. Just How Much Does Idol Stink This Season?

    WHATVER. It's Hip Hop, people!!!

    At least he seems like a good guy. and since I said that based only on gut instinct, now I'm sure I'll read in the news that he's been arrested for drugs or illegal gun possession or something!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  28. Linda

    I don't understand what he was doing on the show last night either; it is very clear to me that AI is trying to get as many viewers as possible. The lyrics were totally inapproriate for a show that is watched by everyone including children.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  29. Jo

    He wasn't any more offensive that Lady GaGa. Now that was trash!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  30. K

    This kind of stuff does not need to be on a family show I was so glad my daughter walked out of the room because the performance was pure trash. America get it togather and lets get some positive influences on. Lets get some one we can actually look up too. Oh wait that just wouldnt be cool.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  31. Samantha

    I'm a 43 year old mother who don't have a problem with Flo.....
    He is not a singer so the idiot who says this is not singing your right it was not suppose to be. The comment about One hit wonder from Michelle this man has made several hits so if you don't know you better ask somebody.

    The same ones who are talking about the contents of his songs don't realize little Johnnie hears this and more in school each day. U can't shield you kid from the world that is why you sit down and talk to them and explain to them right and wrong. You get offended by Flo but you kids see Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus) dating a grown man I didnt see any public outrage about that. Justin Timberfake has the most suggestive songs out there but I guess because he's a white boy he gets a free pass. I can go on and on you people who want to act like your the most religious and pure creatures who walked the earth are the biggest hypocrites out here. Because ALL has SINNED and come short of the glory of God. If you think your running a game on God think again he knows what's in your closet. If your that pure you shouldn't be watching TV and if you kid are that young they should be in the bed by the time this show aired.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  32. Brenda

    Wow. There's so much backlash against Flo-Rida!!! he's actually a talented rapper and has proved to NOT be a one-time hitter as he's on his 2nd single now. I never really thought of American Idol as a family show, and if it's geared towards teens then I can certainly see why they're picking artists with No. 1 hits. You may deny it but your teen most likely knows all too well what it means to go "down, down, down."

    April 9, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  33. KatyMay

    Wow.Scary looking people!
    If they were looking for 'blasts from the past' how about Coolio (Gansta paradise-written by Stevie Wonder) or MC Hammer?

    April 9, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  34. Tammy Johnson

    I am a huge American Idol fan..watch it every week! I was so angry after the performance last night! Who cares if it is a number one hit? Those lyric's were extremely offensive and totally disgusting! Why are we constantly bombarded EVERYWHERE we turn with sexual stuff?
    I absolutely hated that song..couldn't even understand most of it and what I did understand I felt was inappropiate to say the least!!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  35. emily

    That was unbelievably inappropriate. After the song I had to look up the lyrics on the internet, because I was sure I must have misunderstood them. Nope – they were just as nasty as I thought they were. Very disappointing American Idol. What were you thinking? I am glad my children were in bed, but I was offended even as an adult. I think AI should apologize for being so raunchy. They need to remember that the show that has a large middle school audience.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  36. sue`

    Wrong choice for the show. Switched over to CNN during the performance.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  37. Carol

    Disgusting, and embarrassing to watch. I was alone, but still felt
    redfaced. I hate most rap. It is NOT music. I wish it was like most other rap songs that you can't understand the words. Cause these
    words were nasty on a tv show where children can watch.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  38. Carolyn

    I agree with everyone's comments about Flo Rida being a wrong choice for last nights show. Yes if our children or grandchildren have listened to the radio they have probably heard this song before but to sit down to watch what you think is a family show only to have to turn it is frustrating. To sit and watch and listen to this with young children or teens is just like condoning this type of behavior. Try to keep it clean AI. I understand you are showing current hits etc but you need to monitor the entertainment or come on later.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  39. mh

    who is this loser. his music (if that's what you want to call it) stinks!

    April 9, 2009 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  40. CL

    I agree that it wasn't appropriate. I, personally, know my kids listen to it on the radio, so I'm not worried. But there are a lot of families that really shelter their kids and watch AI because it is a family show. I'm sure they were MORTIFIED by this. At the very least Fox should have insisted that the females wear clothes. That was my biggest problem with it. Most people couldn't understand the lyrics anyway!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  41. Terry

    I couldn't believe this group was on Idol. However, I agree the woman singer was amazing. Totally inappropriate lyrics for a family show..... those words that I could understand that is.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  42. Charlie

    Agree that this act was not family entertainment, but if we're watching the boob-tube at home at that hour with the little ones, first of all, shame on us that we're keeping them up that late, but also we're cuddled up watching kiddie movies – not the FOX network, where anything can and does happen. Common sense, folks. Hey, at least FOX had the good sense to silence out his website plug – nice work, FOX! Good thinking!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  43. andee

    That song was TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE for a show such as AI. I don't care if he was remaking an 80's hit with it. The lyrics were vulgar. Isn't this show supposed to be family friendly? Please. That performance was anything but.

    And yes I know kids are out there listening to this stuff on a daily, if not hourly basis. Doesn't make it right.

    It's a shame AI has felt the need to include popular performers. To me the show has lost its magic. I miss the days when the showcase was on the contestants.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  44. Jerry

    Flo Rida was a lousy choice for this program. It is way out of place for this kind of show. It shows very poor taste by who ever sets up the singers for this program. I hope the judges have better judgment than who ever picked Flo Rida to be on Idol.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  45. Aunt P

    Um, yeah, even though I couldn't understand many of the words, it was obvious what the song was about. If you weren't blushing, you should have been. Come on, AI, be responsible and do the right thing. Lots of us watch this show as families...

    April 9, 2009 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  46. ACJJ

    I agree. Although I like the song, as a parent, it IS very suggestive and I thought it was a "poor song choice" on Flo Rida's part as well as the AI staff. C'mon, too many teenie-boppers watch this show.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  47. Deborah

    The second he came on the stage, I changed the channel. I refuse to listen to such garbage. When I turned it back on, as usual he was self-indulgent, why even give this guy a chance to speak. Rap is what ruined the music industry, yuck.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  48. Sara

    Just awful, so glad I have a DVR and can FF over that crap.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  49. J

    I agree with the comments on Flo Rider; what a great sound, but is it appropriate for the many teens who tune in? I think I blushed a little.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  50. Dave

    With a number 1 song, perhaps he can now buy pants that fit.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  51. Michele

    I couldn't understand much of the song (I use that word loosely) but what I did understand left me feeling perhaps this was not entertainment for a family show. I did think his girl singer had a pretty good voice, though.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  52. Ray

    Two words: Mute button. Absolutely cannot listen to that c(r)ap.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  53. Andy

    Although, sorta inappropriate either way it's meant, the "...when you go down" part is referring to a stripper going down the pole. Although, I can see how it seems to be something worse than that, especially when she repeats it. She's only repeating what he says, to pay homage to the song this one was sampled from. But yes, this song is everywhere, completely uneditted, due to the context of what he means. If your child turns on any popular "Top 40" radio station, he/has already heard the lyrics to this song in their entirety.

    April 9, 2009 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  54. Paul

    I couldn't understand hardly any of the lyrics.

    April 9, 2009 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  55. Anne

    I second Susan Koegel, CW & Snowball's comments!
    Absolutely inappropriate.
    This isn't MTV!

    April 9, 2009 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |
  56. Will

    My God. Yet another example of what today's youth considers "talent." If this guy can get a record deal, then my German Shepard also has a bright future in front of the mic.

    Seacrest: "Here's Fido with his new hit, 'Smell my Rear!' "

    Fido: "OOOOWWWW!!!!! Ruff, ruff, OOOWWW!!! Thank you, Cleveland!!! Goodnight!"

    (Flo-Rida has no ta-lent.)

    April 9, 2009 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  57. Jason

    It sucked, so did Kanye Waste. Ditch the rappers, it's a singing competition.

    April 9, 2009 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  58. sky

    I would agree that the mainstream media needs to limit the amount of skin that comes across the airwaves. We are bombarded with it way too much and I can't imagine that anything good will ever come of it. I remember as a kid that TV shows showed married couples sleeping in separate clothes and fully dressed. Now we are at the opposite end of the spectrum.

    Disappointing for such a good show!

    April 9, 2009 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  59. Texas

    Flo Rida's song sucked. He seemed nice enough afterward, but the lyrics were crass, and the female backup kept shrieking the same crummy line over and over. This song was number 1? Who cares? It's obviously not good and won't withstand the test of time. Bring out some real talent!

    April 9, 2009 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  60. Shocked2

    What were they thinking. Totally inappropriate lyrics for a show that is target marketed to "tweens". Plus the guy doesn't even sing so why is he on a competitive singing show? AI better gets its act together with these performances or dump the whole idea.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  61. Cathy

    Very disappointed in Flo Rida on AI.The song is disgusting.I turned it off so my young daughter wouldn't hear the lyrics and ask what they meant.NO MORE RAP! If it was any good,it would be a category for the Idols to sing.Very disappointed indeed.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  62. hip hop mom

    Amen, I'm a hip hop lover but this group was completely inappropriate.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  63. G.R. Downtown

    That's the #1 song in America? It was trashy.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  64. OhMyGoodness

    Good grief, he was horrible, but his back-up girl singer sounded EXTREMELY horrible! OMG! What is Idol doing?

    April 9, 2009 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  65. oh no

    I'm glad I TiVo'd the show ... that way I could skip past this piece of c**p performance. It was awful and a waste of Idol time.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  66. Mary

    American Idol is going to lose fans because of this poor choice. This is a family show. They should apologize to viewers for subjecting us to that. Whoever thought to bring this group on should be fired.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  67. robt

    That was so bad it was funny. Were the pretty coloured streamers meant to cover up the cracks and cleavage?

    April 8, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Shan

    You know, I had no idea that's what Flo Rida was talking about!!
    People usually don't listen that hard to this kind of music, you know.

    Before everyone gets their undies in a bunch, there have been other racy but popular guests in the past. I thought Prince's performance was out there, and others too. Sorry Karen, but if hip hop wasn't popular with America then Flo Rida never would've been on the show.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  69. wjm

    Thank god for my remote and its trusty fast-forward button.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Stacy

    I was shocked. I don't have kids, but if I did I would not have let them watch that performance. I immediately said to my husband that I could NOT BELIEVE they allowed those lyrics on the show. Does anyone even screen the lyrics? What were the producers thinking? It was in very bad taste. I am young and hip and I was totally offended by the trashy lyrics. I am sick to death of songs that celebrate sex as a party favor.

    I definitely will write in a complaint to American Idol. Get a clue people! Not everyone in the audience cares to listen to trash.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Mary

    That performance was not good. Period.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Karen

    Please, Please, no more rap!!!! This is a singing show. That's why America loves it. We get to hear people sing, not strut around mouthing porno. Horrible, absolutely horrible. Please don't make us suffer through this junk next week. Would rather hear the contestants sing some duos. Hey..would love to hear Adam and Allison together..that's an idea for AI.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Snowball

    Very disappointed that Idol would have such a group performing. Not the right thing for families to watch at all, and IMHO it was in very bad taste.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Shocked

    As soon as the backup dancers came out in their super short shorts I said to my husband "How can they have this on a family show??? I'd never let my kids watch this!" AI's musical guests are waaaay off base this season. Lady Gaga last week was a freakshow! I'll be fast forwarding on my Tivo!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Greg

    Disgusting!! It was a disgrace. But then why would I expect anything else from AI after the performance a week or so ago. Poker face was just as bad.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Murphy

    I think FLO RI DA sang a very inappropriate song and I don't even consider that stuff singing.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  77. foundjoe

    The question about the backup singer is interesting. People with real talent generally make their own opportunities in the music business. Out of all of the AI contestants, the ones who succeed are people who just lacked the determination or self-confidence to go make their own breaks.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  78. CW

    I watched with my 10 year old granddaughter and I thought it was inappropriate. I was under the impression American idol was a family show.
    Guess I was wrong.!!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  79. mwt

    does american idol think it needs someone like flo rida to keep up with the ratings? the lyrics were not appropriate at all; neither were his pants hanging halfway down his butt.

    i hope american idol has a little bit more taste in choosing who to put on the show in the future.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  80. michelle D

    one hit wonders and has beens are idols non-competing entertainment...with the exception of a handful of live acts of course

    April 8, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  81. George

    I think that what AI is trying to showcase with Flo Rida is he took a hit from the 80's, and made it his own. I enjoyed it!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Susan Koegel

    I understand the need for American Idol to keep up w/ what's hip and current for entertainment, but this is still a family show that many kids still watch. Flo Rida was absolutely a terrible choice to put on that stage. The lyrics of that song are not appropriate for prime time. "You spin my head round, everytime you go down!" As a 43 year old woman who considers myself to pretty open minded and current, I was offended and disgusted. Is there nothing else these rappers and hip hop singers can sing about besides sex? There are so many other great artists to choose from, keep it G rates American Idol, or your ratings are going to continue to take a nose dive.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  83. KeeLee

    He also seems creepy – like he has inner anger issues. Why why why would they have him on today's show. Bring back 1 Republic!!!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  84. joan

    I liked the performance and if you don't think your kids are listening to this music on the radio you are very naive....

    April 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  85. KeeLee

    Please don't bring FLO RI DA back ever.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Adam

    His back up singer was drop dead gorgeous.

    I agree the lyrics were not appropriate for a family show.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  87. SED

    Hot??? Hot air maybe....Thats about it.....

    April 8, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  88. bs

    Very inappropriate for the young kids that watch idol. Had to turn off the TV to protect my kids.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Tina

    Amen! What language was he speaking? I think they will save Lil if she gets voted off. I now know I don't like the save thing. Because the fans were supposed to have the word!

    April 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  90. SED

    What was that???? What a joke AI has become.....

    April 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Michelle

    Now that was HOT HOT HOT! Yeeeowza!

    April 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  92. SED

    Horrible....This guy is horrible....Fox should prepare for the letters they are about to receive.....Ridiculous....

    April 8, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Joan

    I just wish ONCE they would actually bring out some Wednesday headlining entertainment that CAN sing!!! Ugh...

    April 8, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |

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