April 8th, 2009
10:04 PM ET
Top 8: It's over
**SPOILER ALERT: This entry may reveal the contestant leaving the show. Do not continue reading if you do not want to know the results.**
Scott tried, but you just knew that he knew.
He sang his swan song, and it was as bad as the night before.
Two judges wanted to save him and two wanted him to go, but they decide not to use their save on them.
I thought Paula was going to burst into tears.
You came a long way, Scott. Kudos to you!
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i agree with MEB America very seldom gets it right. Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, & David Cook are the only 3 seasons where I think America got it right.
But Fantasia come on...she was awful.
I think two of the judges should go. EVERY week and with EVERY comment about EVERY performance, Paula stumbles over her words and makes little sense. It's almost unbearable to listen to her. Kara acts as though she's an expert on music. I had never even heard of her before AI. When it comes down to it, it's all staged. All four judges know who they want to win. The decisions that are made are based on money and ratings.
As for the contestants, the gay lifestyle is not my preference, but I can't deny that Adam is a great singer and performer. I look forward to seeing how creative and different he can be. I don't think the "sympathy card" should be used for Scott or Danny. Yes, Scott has had to overcome a lot, and I praise him for that. Danny lost his wife, and that's a horrible thing. However, I would hope that each of them would want to continue in the competition based on their abilities, not on their disabilities.
Allison is a GREAT singer. To be only 16/17 and have such a different (good) voice and stage presence is amazing. I would definitely listen to her music outside of AL.
I think Lil has a great voice; she just needs to showcase it with the pizzazz she had at the beginning of the competition.
Chris and Matt seem like nice guys, and I can't deny that are good singers, but overall, I find them boring. Of course, I'm not a teenaged or early 20s young woman, so Chris and Matt don't appeal to me as they seem to appeal to those people.
Finally, I don't think America has always gotten the winner of AI right. Personally, Fantasia's voice grated (and still grates) on my nerves. I would rather listen to a screeching cat than listen to her. Again, Jennifer Hudson has accomplished more than Fantasia, and she's much more likeable. Taylor Hicks was a very nice guy, but come on! Chris Daughtery was WAY better and should have won that season.
Not everyone is going to be pleased with the outcome of AI. In the grand scheme of things, though, it just doesn't matter. Even if your favorite loses, that doesn't mean his/her career is over. It's a starting point for all of them, and I think we should be happy for each and every one that America (and the world) is taking note of their talents! That's certainly much farther than they'd gotten before!
Totally agree with Blake – I don't get it how Scott got to the top 13 in the first place! He seems to be a very sweet guy and great with the piano, but listening to his singing is like a slow painful death.
I think America made the wrong move by getting rid of Scott.
Aside for Allison he was my favorite. He was really good and the fact that he can play the piano was amazing. I really wish America would have let him stay. I love you Scott. You're the best!. And just because Idol didnt work out dont give up on your dream.
As inspirational as Scott's story is, it was his time to go. The other 7 contestants sitting on the couch were all better singers. So, yes America got it exactly right this time around. The painful part was watching the drama play out with the judges decision to save or not to save. In my opinion, if you aren't one of the 4 most talented singers on the show, you aren't worth saving.
Love You Scott !! Such a nice guy, but it was definitely time to say goodbye. Good things are in store for you, nonetheless, Scott.
scott is a wonderful talent, and there may be a stage for him with his style of contemporary music, but unfortunatly, he is not a modern radio pop artist by far, but he is wholesome and very american pie. Not everyone can be first place, but hey! he was great enough out of thousands of people to be on the show. He deserves respect for being brave enough to even try out.....She show must go on.
Scott is deserved in the top 5 American Idol. Without Scott in this season 9, I don't need to watch American Idol anymore. If Simon and Randy were born blind like Scott. Do you think you could be in the judge's seat? Scott is brave, talented and much better than Simon and Randy.
I think that Scott done a really good job last night, and he should have been giving another chance. He is a very devoted person and works ahrd for the goals he sets. Good luck to you in your future Scott
I liked Scott, but it was time to go. I was happy they did not decided to keep him either, the performance on Tuesday was horrible.
yea, American got it right, it was time. I think that Lil will probably be next.
I completely disagree with Scott leaving. First of all, what's the point of a judge's save if it's not going to be used when only 30,00 votes separated Scott and Anoop?
Also, Scott sang much better during his final performance, but that doesn't seem to matter to anyone.
I am extremely upset that Scott is gone. I believe America and the judges will come to regret this decision.
Based on Scott's voice that night, yes! he needed to go. And if Lil won't pick a song where she can really use her high voice, she will be the next one to go home...
Scott seemed like a great guy, but he is seriously a horrible singer. I think if his story were unknown, and he sang behind a curtain, almost everyone would agree.
THANK YOU, SIMON!!
I was not sorry to see Scott go. This guy is just NOT a great singer, and does not have star quality. I often found that his mannerisms were totally awkward on the stage.
Lisa, here'sto your Coke Icee...I would have taken the bet too! Scott got his wish...
It's not just about attaining your dreams but it's also about the journey itself, of going boldly in the direction of your dreams. This is what Scott has been doing since day one when he auditioned for American Idol.
So it doesn't end here, Scott. Continue to nurture your passion for making music. You are a true inspiration and we'll miss you on the Idol stage.
I think America got it right, Scott is a sweet guy with a great sense of humor but he had no chance of winning. Neither does Anoop or Lil for that matter. It's going to come down to my man Adamn, Allison and Danny. The verdict is still out for Kris, Matt and Lil. I think next week is going to be Lil's last chance to get her swagger back though. She has been very lackluster the last couple of weeks and well deserved to be in the bottom three.
It was time for Scott to go. And I agree he's a nice guy. Adam should be in Vegas with his own revue. Like Elvis and Wayne Newton. He's that kind of performer. Idol isn't his kind of thing. I love Allison, great pipes and will only get better as she matures.
I'm glad he is gone, he was ok, but didn't see him going on to be the next american idol. He just wasn't that good.
Why do so many people feel the need to apologize for not liking Scott? I didn't like his style period. I didn't like the way he sang or his cheesy rendiditions.
Kelly Pickler should have been voted off for a 2nd time. She was the worst performance between the two nights.
Just How Much.... I completely agree with you. I just don't get it. Adam is completely out of place on American Idol, and his falsetto is beginning to get really boring.
Julie are you kidding me? You can not sit there and tell me with a straight face that he was a better singer than everyone else left. He was NOT!!!!!! he is a great piano player and thats it. he has no vocal ability what so ever!!!!!!! stop playing the sympathy card..... be realistic please.
I really think the guy went on for too long. And I'm sure there are more talented blind people out there. His disability had nothing to do with whether or not he could sing. He was corny and an average singer and performer at best.
Hey, listen...we all know that Scott was going to be thrown off...he just didn't have the pipes...I am hoping that Lil goes next because she really can't sing! At least Scott played the piano and sang. My hope is that Allyson and Danny are left standing at the end!
The judges made the right call. Scott enjoyed the ride and went further on the show than he ever dreamed he would. I think he has the potential for a career that could surpass that of the eventual winner of this year's Idol.
so like who's gona make it now???
all i have to say is YIPPEEEE!!!! Scott is not made for singing, he is better behind the scenes, like playing and composing.
It was his turn to go home, Anupe and Lil Rounds are next. Adam will win it all.
Anoop should have been t he one to go. he can be quite rude sometimes, i really don't like his attitude. He wont win.
Come on people, please see through Adam and his flaming stage acting!
Scott i think your great you are another Elton John keep going i think you will go far i'll keep watching for your singing and records love ya Karen from Scranton Pa.
I think Scott has an amazing voice and I'll miss seeing him on the show. When you close your eyes and just listen to the contestants voices, he clearly has one of the most pleasing voices. Scott, I hope you enjoy a wonderful and long career in music.
Scott should not have even made the top 10 contestants. Well before the top 10 were picked judge Simon Cow told him that he was not the best singer there. but yet people kept voting him back because of his disbility. This is a singing contest to see who is the best singer and entertainer. Not for who feels sorry for who the most. Another contestant lost his Wife. Although I have lost a Wife and a Mohter as well and know his feelings. Still this is a entertainment Contest. People need to remember that when voting and not let their feelings get in the way.
Yes, they could have saved Scott, but then what? As Simon rightly pointed out; they would have no more saves for someone who really might need it later. Scott was never going to be true Idol material.
That whole fake drama at the end was horrible to put Scott through, especially when he was never going to be "saved" What? The women judges didn't want to "hurt" the blind guys feelings? Guess what? That's just ridiculous. The real world is a cruel place, especially show biz. It's not a nice-guy personality contest.
And, hello? Scott will be fine!!! Look around you! There are terrible singers who still get a lot of play...hello? Kellie!!!!!!!!!
Yes. Why do SO MANY people like Adam so much? He's really all about a stage act and much less about being a great talent. But most people have totally bought his act–hook, line, and sinker!!
The thing is, I think Scott did pretty well, given the quality of the song itself. But he was never meant to go on that long....he was just OK, and that's alright. He's not pretending to be anything but someone who loves to play music and sing. He's just not "Idol" material, but that's OK!!!
I thought Scott did great and should not have gone last night. It should have been Lil.
Tess: Ref. Adam, have you looked at his pictures on the internet? And you still think he's cool?! And he can sing most of the time, but tends to shriek. And he would not be universally popular as the A.I. should be.
My thought was that Scott would go this week as his performance wasn't on the same level as the others. That in no way diminishes my respect for him as a person, to have the chutzpah to get up on that stage in the first place tells me that this is in no way the "end" of Scott! He will go far in his life and he also showed everyone watching that determination and hard work are needed to follow your dreams. And really at this point in AI are any of them "losing"? Each of them have their own little niche they can fill and their lives have changed forever.
It was time for him to go. American Idol is not about the "sympathy vote".
America got it right and hae gotten it right so far this season. Scott was good and yes, he has a lot of talent, but this isn't America's Got Talent...It's not a talent competition, it's a singing one. Simon was right when he said that he was lookking up there at all the competition that surrounds him and he just doesn't see him going any farther. It was his time to go and he still has the tour to come back on. The piano was a nice touch at first and then the guitar was ok but I see them both as props now. You need to sing and start showing some ability without a instrument. We have all seen it now and been there, done that. Only 2 will go to the finals and only 1 will win of course so, more good byes to come and others joing the tour. I don't see the judges using the save on anyone other than Adam, Danny, or Lil (or Matt in Lil's spot as she seems to be choosing the wrong songs). Everybody else, I see going home without a save.
i just can't believe they actually considered using the save. he's an ok singer, nothing we haven't heard before. it just makes me nervous when i think back to when chris daughtry was eliminated. hold on to that save judges, you may need it just in case america decides, again, "i can't get thru, oh well i'm sure he's safe!"
I think they were right. i t was time for him to live.
Yes, he needed to go. Plus, he's a very scary looking dude.......Creepy even!
IMO America got it wrong. Ok, so he wasn't the best singer there, but there were a few that were considerably worse than him, whom I think should've gone first. I don't even see what others see in Matt, sure he can bring a groove on, but his singing jus sounds horrible to me.
Well its clear to me that there are only 2 voices that will sell records in high volumes,,,Adam and Allison. Scott, Lil they are not even close to anything but kareoke. As for Danny he is o.k. but not star material highly over rated.
It was time for Scott to go. There are many more talented contestants on the show. We can't forget that this is a singing competition, not a popularity contest, or a sympathy contest because someone has special needs.
In our overly politically correct society, we shouldn't discredit someone automatically just because they have a physical challenge. And on the same note, we shouldn't hold them up on an undeserving pedistal just because of their physical challenge, when they can't keep up vocally in a singing competition.
If you can't keep up with the vocal competition, then it's time to go.
And yes, Simon Cowell can be a jerk sometimes, but at least he's not giving these contestants false hope and bad advisement.
Lil rounds will be next, then the show will really get interesting.
Lil Rounds should of been the one to go.
Yes they got it right last night! The bottom 3 were correct and Scott going home was correct. I think in the end it will be down to Danny, Allison, Matt, and Kris. Adam just doesn't cover a big enought area to please enough people. I myself can't stand his screeching!!!
Scott shouldnt have been here for several weeks. He has a pleasant voice, but honestly I think he didnt deserve to be even in the top 12.
I like him as a person and way to get out there and chase your dream, but I think he got extra props (and votes) because he is blind – I am sure I'll get flamed for that comment but it's true. If you closed your eyes and listened to him sing versus the other contestants, he isn't as good.
But I do have to say – Good job Scott!~
I honestly don't understand how anyone can make cruel comments about this remarkable young artist!!! He and is family are inspirational and simply amazing. Scott is only going to get better and his career in music will blossom. Our youth need positive role models like Scott!
"db" is right. My wife who's blind has been saying for weeks that he must be getting the sympathy vote. She's usually a pretty good judge of who will get booted. I don't actually watch the show myself, but she feels he's a bit arrogant and highlights his disability a tad too much.
Fantasy – Scott wins because the show is a show about "inspiration"
Reality – The show is about TALENT and he doesn't have it. Anyone who wanted him to stay because he was an "INSPIRATION" needs to remember what the show is about.
Best of luck in your endevors – you're better than me – but then again I'm not on a TALENT show trying to win....
I read almost all of the comments above. Some I agree with and of course some missed the point. I agree that Alexis Grace is much better than the ones that have been voted off especially Megan Joy. I can't stand her voice and her quirkiness. It was painfull watching her week after week when I could have been watching the talents and hear the voice of Alexis Grace. I am glad someone noticed that Anoop has a nasty attitide.His voice is sometimes sweet but mostly weak. He deserves to be in the bottom three a lot and he should be out next week. We do have a great talent pool this season. If Lil can come back stronger next week, she could be unstoppable. I LOVE Adam and Allison and Danny. Chris and Matt have my vote tied. And most of all I agree with Simon that it is time for Scott to go.Why does it have to be Simon who must deliver the decision? Becuase the others are too timid to say it. Actually listening to Scott singing the song the second time was painful. I actually closed my eyes to truly try and find beauty in his voice but at the end of his performance, I was begging for Simon to say what he had said. It was worse than the first time.He is a nice kid and all but the truth is, he doesn't have a strong voice and he doesn't have a chnace against the others. Good luck Scott . For Randy, Kara, Paula and Simon , use your save wisely. Don't be pressured to save someone who you think is so so. There.
I believe America got it wrong. I think Scott was very talented and probably would not have won, but I think there were a few that should have gone before him including Lil. He was trying to do what the judges asked to go outside the box and show your talents. I think judges will definately use their vote, they only have a few weeks left to do it.
Nice guy or not his departure was overdue. This is a singing competition not a musician competition and he doesn't have the chops. He always reminded me of a poor man's Barry Manilow.
Did you ever notice the people in the bottom three, well maybe even the last two always have songs that if they would get elimated are songs that seem like goodbye songs? I'm starting to really think that the show is somewhat staged and planned beforehand. i'm bummed scott got elimated, he was the only one who seemed totally real to me. he was my favorite.
There can be only one!! Six more have to go no matter how talented they may be. The only really marketable, versatile talent up there is Adam and his CD's will be the only ones I buy from the group thats left. Even if Adam doesn't win this thing, he will be a bigger success than anyone else there. To me, it is now a contest to see who comes in second.
I liked him and I thought he was cute.
I think that Scott was the next one to go. He wasn't that good. I just got tired of him always playing the piano. Anoop was alot better than he was. He never seemed to listen to what the judges were saying, either
He added a lot to AI, but he is not a singer or performer. I am positive he will be a very successful song writer, I think that i swhere it is at for this Idol.
You people really don't get it.....Simon gets the final say because it is and always was basically HIS show....the others were brought on later. And don't say Americans always gets it right.....I am thinking, Hicks, Fantasia and Rubben were MAJOR errors! And where are they today.....I hear they were giving away tickets to Taylor Hicks' recent concert.
Scott hits a few bad notes, and I'm not a fan of boring ballads, but the kid has a great deal of courage and I hope great things happen for him. He isn't a bad singer, he just needs some training. I can't imagine trying to navigate the stage, a new home and group numbers when you are blind. How can anyone think this would be easy?
I have read most of the comments and was terribly shock by how rude people can be. He has accomplished more in such a short time them most of us will do in a life time. Everyone has opinions but those opinions can be voiced in a manner that does not come across rude. He did a great great job and America should be proud of him and what he has accomplished. Good Luck Scott I will buy your first CD.
Now I know that Scott would not win the competition but there are other people that are worse than him and the fact that he is blind and playing instruments and doing all he does is amazing in itself and he deserved to be saved and I am angry at the Judges for not saving him. Who are they going to save. Freaky Adam? He should already be famous. This isn't a fair competition.
for those who question why Adam is liked:he's the only one singing other people's material,turning them upside down and making them his own and the result is short of amazing,some (the mayority)of his interpretations have been better than the original ones,he's absolutely the one to win if we reward talent.
HE SUCKS!!! Everyone in my church sings better than him, and they got rid of people in the opening rounds that were better than him. I don't know if they were giving him such a chance because of his handicap or what, but paint was coming off my walls every time he sang. What really sucks is he will be on tour with them, and my kids haven't missed a tour yet (they will miss this one)!
Scott, everyone is very proud of your accomplishment. You have shown all of us that we all should reach for our dreams ! Your talent is without question. Go record a record Scott. Don't listen to the judge who told you to leave the piano. Go back to the piano where you shine the brightest. America loves you !!! I wish you success in your future.
Sooner or later it was Scott's time to go.But the worst performance was Kris,saved only by young female voters who think he's cute,but his ALL SHE WANNA DO IS puke after his performance.
I was sorry to see Scott go. He wasn't the worst left in the group. I can't understand why Lil is still there?
I see Scott as an inspiration and a singer. I think he will continue to improve when he goes on the Idol tour. I don't think we have heard the last of Scott!
It was time for Scott to go, he doesn't have the vocals to compete with the others. I hope Lil can wow the crowd next time, she's been boring lately. I love Danny, his voice gives me chills. Kris is really starting to grow on me – very talented young man.
The judges got it all wrong! Scott deserved to be saved this week! They made a HUGE mistake in letting him go!
Scott was definitely talented – maybe not the most talented vocally but he was amazing on the piano, arrainging, etc and he had a fair voice. However, I don't believe that he deserved to go before Lil. She shouts every song, has trouble with pitch and hasn't been original in any of the weeks she's been on stage. He should have stayed at least a week longer over her. But should he win the competition? No. He has a future in music but not as an Idol winner.
I really liked Scott, he seemed so sweet and such a great singer. American got it wrong, Scott is way better then Anoop or Lil. That being said, I agree with the judges decision, there are some really great talents left in the competition and they need to keep the save for them.
The judges were right to let him go, he's good but he is not the best one. But he is an amazing person.
Why are some people on this blog so mean? If you don't have anything nice to say, just shut up!! Don't take your frustrations to Scott. Maybe you are just bitter or jealous that inspite of his disability, he has accomplished more than you have. Bunch of mean loosers!
BOO HOO! Such a neat guy. A class act! I still see an amazing talent here. Good luck Scott and I really hope you have lot's of opportunities knocking at your door! You deserve it!
We love you SCOTT!!! you'll get a record contract and make the songs you were born to sing. Sorry to see you go!
Thank the LORD he's finally gone. The man may be blind, but he can't carry a tune in a bucket. Sorry, I'm glad he's finally gone. He should have been the first to go. Alexis should have been saved.
Scott, good for you for making it this far. It was just your time. You are talented and have accomplished much in your life. I think this venue is just not where you will make it in music...there uis a different music avenue for you.
This was so Paula's fault. She had a right to be almost in tears. If she would not have been so hard on him and told him to come out without a piano then he would still be in the competition. I have always thought Paula was dingy, but would she have told Stevie Wonder to come out without his piano. He is Blind for all intents and purposes. Does she expect him to run all over stage holding people's hands? Oh Paula if you only had a clue. Go Back to drinking while the competition is going on, quit trying to use all your brain power trying to think up big words to say when you have no clue what you are talking about! This is YOUR fault and YOU should be the one going home!
Nice Guy. Minimal Talent. NO Star Potential. AND Considering the rest of the line-up... WAY OUT OF HIS LEAGUE! Should consider himself very lucky for making it this far.
Anoop has some nasty attitute. I want to see him out of there next.
Scot is nice guy, but no match for the others.
It was hard to see him go, but I think it was time. They can only save a peson once, and I agree with Simon, there is alot more talent left. Sorry Scott, you are an inspiration to alot of people.
Looking at who else remains, who else could have been eliminated...he was the least talented person remaining.
They got it right. It was time for Scott to go. Nice enough guy, but nowhere near the vocal talent that still remains.
Scott should have went home a couple weeks ago. He isn't a horrible singer but he isn't great either. You can only ride the sympathy vote for so long and his trip was over.
yeah they got it right. but gokey needs to go next or he's gonna surf to the finals on his wife's corpse.
He seems to be an excellent musician, but not a great singer. I think he stayed too long and that there were better "SINGERS" that lost their shot at touring, like Alexis.
Does it really matter the order of the boot at this point. It's quite obvious that the last 2 standing will be Adam and Allison...come on. Those 2 are the only ones with real talent and potential. The others just aren't star quality!
Honestly, this guy really sucked, it was way past time for him to go.
anyone else thinks this guy looks and acts like a gospel singer? if his heart is in that type of music, I think he would do wonderfully!
Scott was a likeable fellow and good singer. I am no musical expert but I think he went out-of-tune towards to end of his American idol-saving song. That could have been what prompted the 2 negative votes from the judges and since no one had the guts to break the tie, Simon did.
Scott was terrible - i can't believe he lasted this long
I think Scott suffers from Clay Aiken syndrome– 1) too sweet, 2) good for ballads only , 3) favorite of old ladies and gospel types.
And then there is the sympathy factor, which I believe exists and kept him in the competition longer. It would be wrong to suggest that he belonged in a musical special olympics (certainly Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder prove otherwise), but I believe if you subtracted the sympathy aspects, you would find just an average singer with a limited repertoire.
He needed to go. Lil is next.
And for those who say Adam screams-listen to some Led Zeppelin or Aerosmith and tell me he doesn't have the range of Steven Tyler?
I agree that Scott isn't the right one to be the next American Idol, but he certainly will have some well-deserved opportunties open to him that weren't before.
I'd like to see his little sister try out for Idol next year. I saw the family singing on UTube and she is magnificant – as a singer, much better than Scott.
Scott is ok but not that exceptional. He sounds like so many other people that can carry a tune. I find him very brave to have tried out for Idol and manage to get as far as he did. He may deserve to be in the Top 10 moreso than Megan, She was a Big Mistake!
This was my first episode tonight. I thought to myself that Scott did the best he could do. When I saw him playing the piano and guitar I knew he could do a "Chris Daughtry" and 'not win' but instead get to go on and do his own thing and not get stuck into a hopeless and retarded contract.
His talent is worth paying for, and for him to get his just desserts. I think Idol has turned into making "polished types" and doesn't keep the real talent that can actually make their own music and play their own instruments. But what do I know? I only BUY music I LIKE.
Time to go. I don't think he saw it coming....
How is he an inspiration. Blind people cannot sing? I'd be inspired if a deaf or mute person made the top 8. Scott isn't a very good singer anyway, and lasted longer than justified.
This guy is like a less talented Barry Manilow. His style is outdated. I think they should start sticking to people who are talented. They need to stop adding all these sob stories, trying to make quotas of a type of singer, and being dishonest by praising favorite people even when they suck.
Well, let's face it. Scott sucked big time. Every week I cringed when they encouraged him to continue on. Closed my eyes and tried to imagine listening to him on the radio. I wouldnt have been able to turn the station fast enough. I doubt he would have ever made it and I can almost guarentee that we'll see the last of Scott. He may have been an inspiration to some, but talent-wise he just doesnt have what it takes by a long shot.
Kris Allen, Lil Rounds and Scott were the worst last night. Anoop as been slugging by week after week in the Bottom 3, He could be next to go. Adam is in a league of his own and should win this hands down.
Danny, Matt and Allison are all just mediocre and with some more voice lessons will be heard of again briefly.
Idol is getting worse after each season and I have to wonder when does this all end.
I think I should come up with American Idol Senior and use the older talent in America for those who never knew how to get a start. There are a lot of good older singers out there. Anyone want to start this show with me? lol
Scott is incredibly talented and deserves much respect. However, he just simply was not good enough. It has nothing to do with his handicap; there are just better singers/performers on the show this season. Much love for Scott!
I think Scott should deserve to stay and save for the next round. Unfortunately, it's over and he doesn't get another chance to move on next round. I wish that I could see him next week again but there is nothing I can do but only wish Scott the best of lucks on his future endeavors.
You did it again. You embolden your spoiler alert with darker type and multiple exclamation points only to immediately follow that with the secret of your spoiler - a photo of Scott, the (horrible) singer who got ousted. Do you people even look at your pages before you post them?
It was time for him to go. . They have been easy on him due to his being visually handicapped. He has been such an inspiration to other, but that has run it's course. It's time to let the top talent continue. Good luck, Scott.
This guy was terrible!
He sucked and never should have made it this far. Super lucky.
I feel sad that Scott was voted off. I personally feel that he is better than some of the other remaining contestants. However, I could not see him winning, hopefully that'll be saved for the ultra sexy and extremely talented Adam.
I would love to listen hear more from Scott in the future.
You have to give American Idol credit for finally bringing someone with an impairment into the top of the competition, and such a genuinely nice and down-to-earth person at that. Disability aside, it's talent that the judges are looking for, and they just didn't feel that he was talented enough to go further in the competition. That doesn't matter. Scott's strengths, abilities, and talents will carry him further in other directions in life. The best of luck to him!!
I know he is an inspiration and I applaud his talents, but c'mon he is in a totally different league than the others! I am so glad they didn't use their save here....the others are so much more talented. Simon made exactly the right call and so did America this week ! Good job!
Go Adam and Danny!!
It's quite unfornatunate that Scott was sent home, He is far more talented than most on the show. There is an obvious pattern that anyone who challenges Simon gets sent home the following week because this EGOMANIAC ass-umes that he is always right. It is also obvious that the other judges opinions simply dose'nt count eventhough they are professional musicians and he is'nt. The show eventhough entertaining is all political. Lots of corny conspiracies and a lot less LOGIC. Simon obviously has a crush on Adam he may as well open his closet. Lil Rounds is one of the most talented on the show yet she is continually disrespected week after week. Simon, Paula and Randy should remember JENNIFER HUDSON. She was the obvious Idol whom they missed. It's about to happen once more. HOW VERY SAD!!!
Unlike a lot of people, I liked Scott–and I wouldn't have voted him off this week. But I guess I have to agree that maybe his time was just up.
Around my house, we had to agree that saving Scott probably wouldn't have been a good choice. Because with only one save allowed for the season and with them getting down to the wire, there may very well be another contestant that will more warrant that one save in these last few weeks.
I just love Scott! I can't wait for the tour! I will be there for sure!
isn't part of the deal with the save being used is all four judges voting as a unanimous block? since only two were on board why was it left to simon to make a decision? so glad allison trumped lil..... ALLISON IRAHETA MY AMERICAN IDOL!!!!!!!
He was truly inspiring. Although he didn't have the best voice, he touched people in ways that no other contestant could. I'm going to miss watching him because he truly brought a great atmosphere to the show that I bet will be missed by many, AI will have to find some other way of bringing that feeling back.
Thank you America, I couldn't take anymore.
It took alot of guts to do what scott did i hope to see more of him in the weeks that come i will buy his cds scott dont let poeple get you down son you ARE a great singer we where sorry to see you go love ya hun from kingsoprt tenn
I am very sad to see Scott go. I feel he was coming into his voice and finally understanding what he needed to do to be on the show. Am I sad to see him go? No, not at all! I really feel he will get an understanding of where he needs to be vocally to continue in this business. Hopefully he will get the vocal training he needs and continue to fulfill his dream to be a singer/songwriter. I wish him the best and hope he takes this as a learning lesson and strives for potential greatness. Best of Luck.
I thought the "sympathy vote" crap would never end with Scott. He's a nice guy, but blind Greg Brady had to go.
Scott picked a bad song. There was something awkward with him playing guitar for a song not noted for guitar play. Perhaps Lil Rounds should have gone home with her pedestrian version of a Tina Turner song. The bottom line is, there are 8 singers left and Scott was not as good as the other 7.
Absolutely, the right decision! By America and the Judges! The "SAVE" was not deserved by him. Too many others are so much talented than he is and it would have been a shame to use it on him this week and see 2 GREAT others leave next week.
Regarding Adam being good for Broadway, as it turns out we saw him performing in Wicked in Los Angeles only a few months ago . We were surprised when we noticed his name in the playbill after Idol had been running a few weeks already. I think he's the one to beat and seems to really raise the bar every week.
Is there a time by which the judges must use their saving vote?
I respect Scott and I think he was a nice guy. He definitely belongs in a group with some of the worst singers every to appear in the top 12. And yes he's talented, but he is not a great singer. I guess one of the problems I have had is that what he does is amazing and inspirational.....BUT, he's not the first blind person ever in the world to play an instrument and sing. What was the big debate about between the judges. He couldn't win and he wasn't the best singer or performer. Let's move on with the competition!
I only watched the show to see Scott each week. I will miss his smiling face! Scott....your talent is real and with the support of your family, things are going to happen for you! You are lucky to have such a loving, supportive family!
This guy NEVER deserved to be in the top 12 to begin with. He's just not very good. As a piano player, he's terrific. As a singer, yeccccch. The fact that he leaves his mouth hanging open like some kind of Nicolas Cage wannabe doesn't make it any better. He was here for one reason: the producers thought having a blind guy was good for ratings. His votes were based on people feeling sorry for him because he's blind. Hey America...there are lots of talented blind singers. We didn't need to pick THIS one. Glad you finally figured that out.
I don’t know if this “save” is really that great an idea…..why is it the Simon gets the final say so…why not Randy or Kara?
Simon doesn't have the final say, but since the decision to keep anyone must be unanimous, any one of the four can say "no" and it will be no. So, if Simon says "no", it is just as much of a "no" as if Randy, Kara or Paula would say it.
I think they will save the "save" for Adam, just in case if America blunders.
Scott is an inspiration and a wonderful role model. I can't wait to see more of him. Good luck Scott, I wish you the best. You are a breath of fresh air!!
Scott deserved another chance. This "save" mess is getting ridiculous. If the judges are going to do a save then they should be unanimous. The judges sit there like bumps on a log while Simon always tells the contestant to go home. Why have a save then?
I loved Scott... but it was his time to go. :o(
Sorry. Nice guy. Horrible performance. No charisma. Frankly, I don't see how he made through to finals.
People get over the fact he was disabled. Would he want to be saved or kept on because he is BLIND...yes I said it BLIND....quit avoiding the word like its a taboo subject. he went way further than he should have. Anyone show says the judges should have used the save(which is a dumb idea to begin with ) for him is Crazy.
Scott did have class let him go out with class and quit the malarkie about him being BLIND. He is an inspiration to people who have disabilities, but he was outclassed by the competition.
American did vote people, they decided or at least we assume they did, until they give actual vote numbers on the show no one will ever really know will they.
Scott while a fine musician, and a great guy sings most thing very genericly. thou he tore it up on the Billy jole song. He is a fine piano player and he will do just fine. I know he will make a CD. But there are better choices for the 2009 american idol. My top 3 are. in Order.
It's going to get tougher becuse all that remain are great singers and they can all play eather Guitar Or piano . REAL Musicians. This is how it Should be every year. Yes!
Scott wasn't good enough. I think he got the sympathy vote because Alexis was better than him. Look for Allison, Danny, and Adam to make top three with Adam taking the prize
Eh, it was a matter of time before he was voted off. He's better off doing something like gospel music instead of trying to be a pop icon. I cant believe they actually considered using a save on him. I think they were just trying to be nice to the guy.
ok. He has a passable voice, but even his performance tonight was really pitchy. I just have a hard time looking at him - he's very odd, and always looks crazy/angry. I know he can't help this, it's the face he was born with, and it's unkind for me to say, but the reality is that beauty helps further your career, too. But the bottom line is that his performance just wasn't good enough. I think there's no doubt Adam Lambert will emerge the winner of this year's Idol, and I can't wait to buy his CDs. I've watched Idol pretty much each season since its inception and have never been interested in following any winner after the show ended. This guy is different. Way cool. And this is from a 50 yr old broad.
Ramrod, I think we did get two wrong. Fantasia and Taylor Hicks. I liked them both, but I don't think they are American Idol caliber of having a great career afterwards. JMHO.
I don't me to sound to harsh, but really anybody who thinks he sounds good, must not know good music when they hear it. Or they must feel pitty for him. Which is the worse thing you can do to a disabled person. I am not saying he wasn't deserving for his top 12 spot on american Idol, but he is NOT deserving of going any further.
I don't know why the hell avery body like's Adam, I think that you are right Nick if he win's know one will understand his music
Well I don't think America got it right. Lil Round and Anoop were one of the two I figured were going. I didn't think Scott would probably win the competition at the end, but he is much better than the two mentioned above. I was shocked to be honest. I do regrettablly agree with the judges decision not to keep him. Not because I don't think he's great, but if Adam winds up in the bottom the next few weeks, I think they all know that want to save him, so they need to hold out for those with a little more talent just in case....
I had tears in my eyes. Scott was classy and will be missed!!!
It's about time!! Disability or not, nice guy or not, Alexis was 10x better on her worst day – not saving her was an injustice!!
Yes...I am ok with this decision.. I did enjoy the time he was on the show but it was his time.. I think he is definately a talent...
I'm glad to see Scott go... he certainly wasn't of the same caliber as some of the others are. And what's the big deal about the spoiler??? If you didn't want to know, then you shouldn't have clicked on the article!!
Great guy !!! I like scott 'coz of his personality. Everyone knows it there are better singers in this competetion.
Adam is outstanding, I guess he is going to be the next american idol but still you cant ignore matt.
I am happy Scott is gone. I was so tired of the judges raving about him when he missed so many notes. I feel for him for his disability, but that is no reason he should stay. America did get it right this season, remember Taylor Hicks, that was a huge mistake. This season has a lot of great talent, I look forward to the rest of the competition. I do agree that Lil and Anoop are the next to go. Adam is one of the best I have heard.
To answer the question: Yes, America got it right.
He's a good kid but he needs some serious voice training. He can play the piano better than he can sing. He's young and enthusiastic – with the right training he could go places. And then he would really stand out; especially for a cause close to his heart. Lots of luck to him. But America got it right.
Scott is definitely one of our favourites. Yes, he isn't the next AI (as seen from the results), but he's a wonderfully inspired artist. I think he sang better tonight than last night. I also had tears in my eyes when the news was delivered to Scott by Simon. I'm going to miss him not performing next week. I wish him all the best.
I would like to support the Scott , beacuse I like him . hope he can stay and get what he wanted .
Good luck !
i will never watch idol again. Anytime they can let Lil' and Anoop stay on while not saving someone like Scott is beyond me. Their saving their save for Adam, hands down.
It's about time he's off the show. Lil and Anup shouldn't be too far behind...
i had tears in my eyes when scott was denied the "save". he was so vunerable. i felt pity for him but he cant really sing and i was always scared he would fall. maternal instincts......
You should be very proud of your accomplishments, Scott. Continue to follow your dreams!
It had to be.....he didn't have a chance in heck of winning the competition and the panel was correct to hold it's save for one of the major players....although with Adam commanding the stage week after week it could be said that no one but he has a fighting chance of winning. Hopefully the "judges save" will not be used to save the "judges save" for next season. Let America choose...we haven't gotten it wrong yet.
I don't know if this "save" is really that great an idea.....why is it the Simon gets the final say so...why not Randy or Kara? I would have been very upset if they had saved Lil when she did not get it right last night either...I think it should be left up to the voters as it had always been....Isn't that why it is called American Idol and not Simon's Idol etc????
I'm so proud of Scott, for waht he has accomplished.
Scott you have a very bright future ahead of you and don't listen to any votes or let anyone stop you from acheiving your dreams.
You are not limited to American Idol any more the whole world is your stage and you should go for it....
Finally! I was soooo bored with Scott. I am sure he is a really sweet guy, but he did not deserve to be on as long as he was just because of his disability. Now if we can only get rid of Anoop the show just might get more interesting. And what is with all of the judges this year...they don't appear to have opinions of their own. If one says something, they all say the exact same thing. It was more interesting when they each had their own opinion. Kara is just a waste and takes ups time that could be better used on the singers.
I don't think Scott "sucked" as someone as stupid as Blake would say. It's not about sensitivity or sympathy, but I would like to see anyone overcome the challenges of being blind. How about we close our eyes for a day and see how far we get. Maybe you would suck Blake!
Thank goodness. This was overdue.
Can anybody explain to me why everyone likes Adam so much?
All he does is that high pitch squeal. My favorite is Matt. That guy has some talent. Adam would be perfect for Broadway, he would probably sellout every night.
I just get the feeling that if Adam wins, he'll end up like Taylor Hicks. Nobody would really get his music and/or buy it.
Though not the best singer, watching Scott perform was inspirational. He took risks that no one could understand but a person who walks in his shoes. As the parent of a child with a disability, I was thrilled with how eloquently AI accommodated his needs. Moreover, it was heartwarming to see everyone pitch in to help Scott navigate the stage. Hopefully, Scott's AI journey will encourage others with physical challenges to put themselves out there and pursue their dreams.
America got it right. It was time to go. Nice guy, though.
the thing about scott was that, he had no room left to develop. These last few weeks, his performances almost felt undistinguishable. It's sad to see him go, but he had nothing left to gain from American Idol.
Stevie Wonder you are not.
You did a great job Scott. I'm going to miss you. Take good care of yourself and keep reaching for the stars.
I am sad to see Scott go but I knew it was only a matter of time. You are a great person and you have a lovely voice. I do think Lil should have went before him. Her karoake show is getting old fast. Over all we knew the weaker ones would fall and it has began.
I'm sad to see him go. He truely was an inspiration and a nice guy. I knew he would not win, but he put his heart into this more than anyone else. He has shown that you can overcome a disability and suceed, which was a great message every week.
class act, think he deserved the stay before lil rounds... we'll hear from him again in the future.
Scott is great and his voice is sweet. I wish him the very best.
Yes, American got it right. Scott while talented and inspirational does not have the talent to be the next American Idol. It was time for him to go.
it was time. there are better voices.
Making the contestants wait while the judges debate is cruel and pointless. The judges ought to decide ahead of time who they would save and who they wouldn't.
I agree with Heather. Not much of a spoiler. As for Scott he seems like a nice guy with a good future in music ahead of him but the judges made the right decision. They have to use the save on a person they think will actually win the competition otherwise it's a waste.
Can we still see shots of his brother...he was one of the reasons I was watching this year!!! 🙂
He may not have had a chance to win this competition (not against the talent and artistry of Adam who is in another sphere of talent all together)....but I assure you, you haven't heard the last of Scott....quite a musician who will find his niche!!
I'll miss Scott. He seemed like such a sweet and wholesome type of guy who just really loved music.
I wouldnt have been disappointed if they would have booted all 3 of the bottom fish feeders.....Lil and Anoop are going next in that order...
i think that the judges blew it big time tonight by not giving scott another chance . This young man has tons of talent. I will not be watching any more of this seasons shows.
It was the right decision by America
The save MUST be unaminous. Enjoy the tour Scott.
Wow. I sure wish you all would have put that picture and the rest of the entry under a cut. A spoiler alert doesn't do much when there's Scott's name about three millimeters below it, and his picture right next to it.
That said, I agreed with Simon: it was time for Scott to go.
A class act.
Honestly, this guy really sucked, it was time for him to go.