April 8th, 2009
09:50 PM ET

Top 8: Kellie Pickler has one of the best days

If I were a contestant, I would feel pretty heartened after watching Kellie Pickler perform her song "Best Days of Your Life."

Kellie Pickler

I would think to myself: "Self, if she has a career, then surely there is hope for little ol' me."

She seems to be having a great time performing, so good for her.

Love her look.

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  1. Simon

    LOL at all these haters and it's mostly just one troll changing names. Kellie is a great singer. She was a little off on this one performance because the Idol house band did a terrible job playing Best Days of Your Life so the music was barely recognizable and she seemed nervous.

    April 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Janet Halterman

    I don't care for Kellie's singing, but liked the song! I loved Kellie's dress....does anyone know where I could find one just like it?

    May 6, 2009 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. aurora

    I don't think Kelly had plastic surgery; only had her teeth straightened. She would have sounded better if she stayed in one place instead of walking all around. She seemed out of breath...

    April 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kelly

    i love kellie pickler, but come on. if you want to hear a pitchy performance, her performance last night had alot of flat notes and akward moments. i love here and know she might have had a bad night, but it is a bit embarrassing.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. HELEN

    is America deaf? how awful was Kelly Pickler? Every performance of hers that i have heard, about 10 different times is horrible. Shes off key and has no high range!it looks like a guy showdown again between adam and danny.both are amazing! adam has an unbelievable range.wow. reminds of steve perry who had an amazing range!

    April 9, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Simon's Taste is in His Mouth

    Wow... Kellie's cool and all but that song.... OMG and her performance, and then her voice... the only thing I know that sucks worse than poor Kellie is my Dyson...

    April 9, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Donna

    i thought she cut the song short because she was out of breath...

    April 9, 2009 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Starr

    Her performance made me cringe. I just remember changing my daughters diaper and hearing and going "Eww omg". It was bad

    April 9, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. tina

    I agree; Kellie was really bad last night. Very cute but terrible singing! No meow, just fact!

    April 9, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ro

    she was horrible last night. All the screaming notes and hollering. No wonder she did not win AI.

    April 9, 2009 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. chris

    I think she was horrible....she would not have made it to the final 12 this year. Of course its country music, so expectations are low anyway.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. pickler is hot hot hot!!!

    anyone who thinks she is famous for her voice, get over it, sex sells! I couldve gone with that dress being a bit shorter, and she could get a boob job as well. No real complaints here though, WE WANT MORE PICKLER. Heard a rumor she is contemplating playboy, that will be a keeper!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. James

    She sang like a tired old horse. She is lucky she looks good orshe would be ignored in life.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  14. galey

    I loved her dress! Her singing was terrible. It seems like the country music industry will take anyone these days. They may sound good on the cd's they produce but they sure can't sing live, like Taylor Swift.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  15. aerogirl

    I thought her voice was AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't believe she has made it as far as she has!! All of the idol contestants this year have had better performances even on their worst days! What a dissapointment!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  16. Aimee

    OK....um the performance was terrible.....but HELLO!!! How much word has she had done?? She looks nothing like the Kelly Pickler from when she was on American Idol. It must cost a lot to look that trashy!!

    April 9, 2009 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  17. B

    Geez, you guys are super critical. Worse here than for Flo Rider. I do agree that the group performance was horrible! I love Kellie, my fav is her "Red High Heels"...anyway, I do think that she is one of those singers that is a studio singer rather than a live singer...some people aren't great live...that song? Not quite sure I got it. Maybe at the end it started to make sense. She should have stood in one place so that we could understand what she was singing...it was like she was singing the longest story ever...way too wordy.

    April 9, 2009 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  18. robert buchholz

    What a wonderful singer. I would see her live fer sure. I liked the sweetness of the song and the control of her voice. Effortless! She is a beautiful gal as well.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  19. What?

    I can't believe this girl has first album let alone a second! Yikes! She was awful.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  20. Timmy

    Kellie Pickler – what can you say. Holy crap – she's terrible! She's completely terrible. What a goof ball.

    April 9, 2009 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  21. Just How Much Does Idol Stink This Season?

    Hers was the WORST performance I have ever witnessed from guests. Flo Rida was AWESOME compared to her! She STUNK!!!!!!!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  22. Ih8Adam

    Glad tou like her looks, because that's ALL she has going for her.

    That performance was TERRIBLE.

    People are so gullible! You think just because someone is trotting around the stage "looking good" that they can actually SING?!????


    What is this world coming to????????????????????

    April 9, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  23. Briah

    Michele: I think that you should pay attention to the show because Danny never tries to use the sad card that his wife died. Thats American Idol's doing.
    And I hate to burst everyone's bubble about how great Kellie Pickler looks, but she looks way too old for her age. She's 22. So not only is she not all that she's cracked up to be in terms of beauty, her career is only skidding by because of Taylor Swift and her being great friends. Because she can't sing whats so ever!!!!!

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

    That girl is so hott, voice not so hott..Legs hott, face hott ,butt hott, arms hott, body hott..everything hott, hott , hott.....the girl didnt get palstic surgery, she dont need it...im glad she has changed the dolly parton hair doo, that wasnt so hott

    April 9, 2009 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  25. Kevin

    How anyone could defend that performance was beyond me. You could see it in Cowell's eyes as well. He was trying to hold that grin on his face when she neared him and the camera got him. It was as painful for him as it was for all of us. Her schtick has worn thin. And for Kellie herself, the dumb blonde part isn't an act. Just go to youtube and watch the 5th Grader clips. Painful. And then type in Kellie Pickler fart and you'll go to a clip from one of her concerts where for the first 5 min. all she talks about is farting. Classy girl.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  26. pickler is hot hot hot!!!

    she has kept it real...REAL HOTT, much rather look at her then be forced to listen to some over rated star that cant keep the weight off(coughkellyclarksoncough). Looking forward to checking out your new music video pickler!

    April 9, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  27. Wendy

    This WAS Not a good performance at all! Those shoes!! Yippes!! She could hardly walk, let alone stand up straight. She has not kept it real!

    April 9, 2009 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  28. hmo

    she clearly had a nose job, a BAD nose job. she used to be cute/pretty. now her nose is so narrow that it makes her face look weird.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  29. Pat

    Mary Lou,

    You didn't ask me, but mine are Clay Aiken, Kelly Clarkson & Chris Daughtry. Carrie was great to, but country's not my bag.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  30. pickler is hot hot hot!!!

    Ok, so not the best voice, but anyone saying she didnt look good is just jealous, one of the hottest contestants ever on AI!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  31. Pat

    If she were a contestant this year, she would've went before Scott. Her boob job couldn't even save her. Not good. She should've lip synched to a "studio performance." Nuff said.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  32. Tony

    The ONLY thing worse than how she sounded was how bad she looked! WHAT HAPPENED to the cute adorable Pickler contestant?!?! Plastic Surgery? Bad Make-Up? Hideous Wardrobe? Painful to watch, Painful to listen to.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  33. Sybaris

    The music industry laid bare.

    Once again, it's not about talent.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  34. MC

    Kellie really was bad. Totally off-key. I wish the judges could have voted her off the stage.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  35. carolina gal

    Kellie needs to lay off the plastic surgery. Instead of sticking with her cute "girl next door" look that actually made her unique, she now looks like every other blonde country singer. Clearly Simon couldn't wait until her performance was over!

    April 9, 2009 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  36. Shaman

    I did not like her performance tonight at all.

    April 9, 2009 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  37. tirab

    All I can say is that she is horrible. That last note that she tried to hit made me want to change the channel!!!!!

    April 9, 2009 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  38. Michele

    Never liked Pickler from the get go on Season 5. She was another Gokey trying to sell her sad story, and play the part of innocent Southern Belle. Barf. Dumb as a box of rocks. She sounded awful, and I agree: If she can be even half way successful, there's plenty of hope for the final seven. Her hair looked so over processed that any minute I expected it to fall off her head. Hope to never watch another performance by her ever again!

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

    Pickler should have been in tonight's bottom three.

    April 9, 2009 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  40. A

    The guys and I have to admit it. She was looking pretty hot tonight!

    April 9, 2009 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
  41. Elle Nora

    Sorry, didn't like her performance at all.

    April 9, 2009 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  42. NGB

    She sang "COMPLETELY" out of tune and pitch, HORRIBLE PERFORMANCE

    April 9, 2009 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
  43. Will

    This girl has a record deal? And, she sold out the local arena? Half of the song she sang was off key....AND, 6 out of the final 8 idols have much better voices than her!

    What does that say for our entertainment industry when a talentless bimbo like THIS gets fame and fortune...while a whole group of nobodies are already much better than her???

    By the way....Lil was far worse than Scott. Try going around for just FIVE minutes with your eyes closed. Scott got to American Idol number 8 while being blind. NOW, between Lil and Scott....who's the REAL talent?

    Exactly. The wrong one was voted off this evening.

    April 9, 2009 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  44. Travis

    Yeah she sounded very karaoke.

    But oh my GOD!!!!!!!!!!! She needs to come serenade me instead of Simon. What a FOX!!! HOTT!

    April 9, 2009 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  45. Cliff

    Kellie Pickler, please give me a break!!! She can't sing and I am sick of her quirkiness....This is the worst idol ever.....no real talent.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  46. AG

    I thought atleast one person would say good abt her..but none!!

    Anywayyz, she sucked like a vaccuum cleaner.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  47. Bob in Ama

    I think she looked the best she ever has. Good for her! So she can't sing so well... she's still a very sweet person. She deserves what she's gotten!!

    April 9, 2009 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  48. joe

    horrendous. an embarrassment to the show.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  49. Texas

    Kellie, don't continue with the plastic surgery! You're totally cute without it! And please get some vocal lessons, dear. :\ You're adorable, but the song was all over the place like a car with a flat on a country dirt road. And the lyrics were creepy. Was she wishing some man failure with his marriage and family? Weird.

    April 9, 2009 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  50. susie

    What did she do to her face!! I have to agree with Mary Lou she looks like she had work done.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  51. pks

    She was moe worried about her dress than vocals. lol

    April 9, 2009 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  52. pks

    Was she singing? I think we heard the worst vocals for whole of season 8- Kellly Pickler

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

    As for great contestants, Adam Lambert is the best bar none. I don't think that there is a single contestant ever who can touch him. If you see old clips of the show say from season 2 (which had the best top 3 ever) you can see that the show is different now.

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

    Well, Kellie is making a career, but that performance was not very good. Isn't she up for a sitcom? That would be a better thing for her.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  55. Aly

    I have to agree that Kellie was horrible!! She was off key and shrill in some parts..um..most of the parts. I think all of the contestants are much better quality than she is!! She needs to quit singing and get into modeling or something else.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  56. Trish

    Kellie Pickler was identical to nails on a chalkboard. I didn't even WANT to see Simon's face. We sat in front of the TV aghast. That wasn't even close to music! It was a cat in heat wearing high heels! Come ON, Idol – why do you keep on having her on? GET MELINDA DOOLITTLE back in the spotlight – someone who should have WON!

    April 9, 2009 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  57. Dave

    That wuz sucky wucky. Yuk.

    April 9, 2009 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  58. Shelby

    I make better music filing my finger nails. Lord almighty, my dog even started howling when she sang! Now that's pretty bad. Who the hell would even want to pay any money to see her sing? Plus, she said she co-wrote song(s) with Taylor Swift. You have got to be kidding me! I think someone should send her five bucks for singing lessons (which wouldn't help her anyway).

    April 8, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  59. robt

    Kellie's performance was rediculous. She's a beautiful girl, but the only thing I was thinking throughout the performance was "who the heck was sitting on this decision panel when this performance was thought to be an appropriate addition to the show?"...I think perhaps it was meant for Mad TV...its the only explanation...

    April 8, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Carol

    I love Kellie Pickler. I think she was great , I was upset when she was voted of on her season, I guess most of you are not country fans. Kellie will go a long way, She has a lot of talant. Kellie I love you.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Syerra

    Yes, what was THAT???? Seriously, you'd think the girl would have had a few more singing lessons between her stint on Idol and now... that was horrendous... I kept asking my husband, "Is that song OVER YET?" Her low notes were simply her exhaling air. She's only getting her "fifteen minutes" of fame because she was smart enough to hang out with Taylor Swift.

    My ears are still hurting.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Snowball

    We always liked Kellie, but tonight she looked like she needed some sleep, and her voice was below par as well. Hope she shapes up soon, or her booming career will come crashing down. I've heard her sing many times, but tonight was the worst ever. I just can't imagine what has happened to her.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Camille

    She was terrible and her face did look weird. I kept thinking she had that stupid girl, playboy centerfold look all the time like her face couldn't change positions much. She should maybe consider writing songs for other people to sing?

    April 8, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Mary

    So glad to know it wasn't just me thinking how awful Kellie sounded. WAY OFF key! Ouch!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Tess

    I'm glad the judges didn't grade her performance. Really scary live performance. I wonder what Simon thought at the off-key travesty. Oy vey.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Mary Lou

    Hey Dave in Altmar -- "Worst American Idol season ever"? I'd like to know who you consider to be great contestants from the past.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Pam

    I'm sorry but I didn't think Kellie's performance was good at all tonight. It was off key in many spots and I was glad when it was over. I'm sure if she was in the competition tonight, she would have gotten blasted by Simon and the other judges rather than the obligatory clapping they did when she was done.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Dave in Altmar

    The Worst American Idol Season Ever deserved to suffer through a few minutes with Pickler. Yikes! Awful!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Mary Lou

    Isn't it amazing how far looks can get you? Kellie is very beautiful, great figure, sweet disposition, but lord!!! The girl cannot sing. And is it me or does it look like she's had some plastic surgery on her face? Not that she needed any for heaven's sake. Please comment.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Paul

    Is she really a country star? That was painful.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  71. joan

    Such negativity....meow!!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  72. shirley

    now you know why she didnt make it. she was terrible tonite.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  73. SED

    Flo Rida...Kellie Pickler and the group song was enough to kill a cat....

    April 8, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Joan

    The song gradully got WORSE as she was singing, that WAS singing right? I have to admit, I do like her song, I Wonder...but Kellie...that was really bad. You screeched yourself through a bottomless pit of endless bad notes and bottom end nothingness. I have no idea what I just wrote nor said, kinda like what I just heard.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Becky

    She was horribly. I am sorry. Wow.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  76. nancy

    I thought she was horrible!!! It was painful listening to her.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Ann

    I never did care for this girl. Still don't.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  78. don'tsavehim

    She. was. HORRIBLE.

    Absolutely terrible.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Nick

    I actually had to mute part of her performance.... yes, It was THAT bad!
    Why are we being subjected to such torture tonight??
    1) Terrible group performance
    2) Fl Rida
    3) Pickler
    ... hopefully our strike of three is over!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Amanda

    Ah, I thought she sounded awful! My thoughts were, "no wonder she only got 6th place!"

    April 8, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |

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