April 15th, 2009
10:13 PM ET

Top 7: Oh, what a night!

** SPOILER ALERT: Wednesday night’s blog reveals the final result of the show. Do not continue reading the following entries of the blog if you do not want to know the result. **

The results show turned out to be way more exciting than the performances.

Who'da thunk it?

The judges stepped up and used their save, which means Matt Giraud gets another week to try and convince viewers he has what it takes to be the next "American Idol."

Did they make the right choice?

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  1. autumn

    anyone who thinks adam is overrated and/or shouldn't win, is absolutely crazy. maybe you all need to learn about talent or music.wow.you guys are reeeallly crazy. adam is soo far out of everyone's league

    April 21, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. #1dannyfan

    matt should have gone danny should win but im afraid that stupid adam will win title by screaming

    April 21, 2009 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Isabelle

    I think they shouldn't save Matt. I don't think it's a good idea for judges to save anybody. I don't want to see it next year. If people vote you out, then you are OUT. no question to aske

    April 21, 2009 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Carol

    My call to the finish, is Matt, Kris and Adam, although I think Adam is over rated, he is not really any better than Matt and Kris. Allison should also be in the top five Danny is another Taylor Hicks, Lil and Anoop should be gone, Great decision on the judges part to save Matt, and yes he could win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ap

    The fact is, Matt will NOT win so why waste the save? I think they did it for the drama. I do not really like Matt (he is boring and a Justin Timberlake wannabe) but Lil should have been going home before him. She has not done well for at least four weeks and has a bad attitude. I guess it really doesn't matter because they both will be going home within the next couple weeks anyway.

    April 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeremy

    @Bill T.: That made me laugh. Thanks.

    @Parker: Man, that's an overly positive comment, which is great. It doesn't seem to fit in with the rest of the comments here, which is mostly bashing contestants and judges and Ryan and the show's format, etc. (Nothing wrong with that either, frankly.)

    Disco week will be interesting to say the least. As someone mentioned above, the frontrunners last season struggled with this genre. I can actually see Lil excelling next week given that she picks a song that suits her strong points. God knows what Adam's gonna do, but it'll be an adventure for sure. I can't really imagine any of the others performing disco. In my opinion, it's just not a good genre to pull from.

    April 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Al

    Adam is really good.

    Matt should not have been saved.

    America got it right for the bottom 2 (Matt and Lil), but I think Anoop is better than Chris and Gokey.

    April 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pat


    April 16, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pat

    Disco week will be fun. Waayy better than aweful country week!

    April 16, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Pat

    Everybody : The save was only good thru next week. Guess what bottom three next week, Lil, Anoop & Matt. He still gets saved.

    April 16, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. GuitrDad

    Adam will soon cut his deal with the show to exit gracefully so he can pursue his own career and not have to conform to the machine.

    Save: I think next week would have been the last time they could have used it anyway? Not sure.

    Lil has nine lives and has used all 9 now.

    My call at the finish:

    1) Danny
    2) Kris
    3) Adam
    4) Alyson
    5) Matt

    April 16, 2009 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kristin

    not worth the save, this was only a stay of execution for this guy.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MJ

    So glad they saved Matt! He has been one of my favorites even before he was in the wild card round, so I have been rooting for him the whole time.
    Too many people doing a pity party on Lil b/c of all her crying and just because she has 3 small children. She is not very good.. bye bye lil.
    I am sure many are wondering why they used the save now, but they only have 2 more weeks to do it. People say why save Matt if Simon says he will never win? I think everyone knows that Adam is going to win anyway, so my as well use the save now.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bret

    "Adam has far more ego than talent. Having a voice is great but knowing what to do with it is talent. So far, he’s only done that with one song (TOMT was amazing) and the rest he’s just showing off. "

    I agree 100%, that was the only song he performed that I liked... it is my favorite of the competition so far. Even though I loved that one performance, everything else has been painful with that horrible screech he has ended every other song with.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Flyin11

    Andrea....You said "Three said yes but the british judge said no so they sent him home" about your son. If 3 out 4 said yes, then he would have gone through no matter if Simon said no or not. It has to be unanimous.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  16. reality of it all

    To one who knows someone at the network, " the public voting" does not determine the real winner nor the bottom 3 each week. It is all for ratings only, so next time you are on your phone and or texting, just remember it is the producers final decision not ours. They do like to keep us in suspense so we will tune in.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  17. cplo

    Yes I think they got it right last night saving Matt!! Anyone else worth saving will probably never be in the bottom three anyway. It's way past time for Lil to go home, and Anoop should probably be after her. Matt probably won't win, but he still didn't deserve to go home.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  18. idol watcher

    Why did the judges use their save this week? Well, the way things were going, Lil would be in the bottom 2/3 for the next couple of weeks and I don't think Simon wanted to use it for her. So, if the voting (and singing) stays the same, both Lil and Matt will head home next week.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Dimples

    I don't believe they should have the save. America got it right. The judges have their time to vote during the elimination weeks. At this point the win depends on America's votes. The creator of these show (Simon Cowell) created America's Got Talent and all the "Got Talent" shows world wide so that the win depends on the judges. He should let the rules for American Idol remain as it was.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  20. T.A.

    Doesn't really matter. Matt won't win in the end so next week he and somone else (probably Lil) will go. Adam is going to win in the end.+

    April 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Caleb

    Let's get Susan Boyle.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Caleb

    Am I right or not? The save had to be used last night or next week. Next week it might have saved Lil. Matt and her will probably be gone next week anyhow. Unless Anoop messes up again. Adam I think is a slam dunk and will win it all.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Parker

    What a season it has been! Very enjoyable for all of us at home watching. I personally salute Simon for his honestly albeit sometimes abrupt. All of the contestents have talent (without question) but the jist of the show is to whom they place the honor as the 'American Idol' we all love with his/her passions following through.
    At times it makes seems ridiculous to guess who will win. My vote goes to #1 Danny #2 Adam #3 Kris. My best to everyone!

    April 16, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  24. ST

    Send Danny home too along with lil. His fake smiles, fake "nice" attitude, trying to get more sympathy out of his wife's death........ fake fake fake. Not to mention(since its supposedly a singing competition) – his voice sounds rough and feels like he is screaming just like Allison.

    Disco! Wow, that should put Danny, Anoop and Lil in the bottom 3. I like Anoop's singing but he just doesnt seem to have the package that promises record breaking albums but he is a good singer.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  25. pj

    I agree with Sneater. I could take Randy's place, "yo, dog, it didn't work for me ya know." or "yo, dog, that was tight" I like you Randy, but you sound like an idiot. Kara usually does a decent critique. Simon is the only one who truthfully speaks his mind. Last, and least, Paula. GET RID OF HER! She's ridiculous. Her incoherent babbling is excrutiating.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  26. Eneri Rose

    The save is to make some sense out of the loser singing the song they lost with, and to prevent a star (like Adam) from going home too soon (as might have happened after Adam's performance was not caught on DVRs).

    Matt is no star and should not have been saved. But, the judges had to use a save this season to make the whole idea plausible. And, they would not have saved Lil.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  27. Sneater

    Mo, you are so right. This season sucks. The fourth judge is crazy and that's why the show runs over. If Simon leaves, the show will fold up. He's the only judge who tells the truth; the others, well who cares about them. Randy has no vocabulary. And for the saves, I thought America votes? The talking and shouting among the judges is ridiculous to this year. The show is definitely going down hill.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  28. Desdemona

    I think the save was used strategically. There are only two weeks left for the save and of the bottom three, they all could potentially go next week depending on their performances. So what the save does, is give Anoop, Lil and Matt another chance to show that they can perform. That's it. The reason Matt should have been kept in, despite the fact he gave a pretty awful performance... is that he is by no means a karaoke singer. For example, Danny or Lil, great singers, have been turning in the original renditions of every song they sing, without adding anything or really showing any type of artistry. You know what you are going to get once you hear their song announced. As for Adam, Matt and even Chris... even when you hear the song announced, you are still curious about what they will do with it.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  29. Pat

    By The Way,

    Flaming. Hmm....
    "Squaking" That was Meghan

    Were you listening the 2 recent weeks Adam resisted his higher register and gave terrific performances?

    Danny is good but not the winner.

    To all: Be on the lookout for Kris.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  30. Bobbie

    Matt has had my vote each week. I have not heard a bad performance from him yet this season. The judges made a wise decision saving him last night. Matt did not deserve to be in the bottom three at all this season. Adam is getting stale with his singing but cannot do any wrong according to the judges. He is talented but at times his singing performance is not that great, same goes for Danny. It is a shame the voting system is not limited to one call only. I know some that are so obsessed with a contestant that they redial for 2 hours for one contestant.

    Anyway, Matt, Kris and Allison will have a successful career ahead of them after the "Adam and Danny show" is over with.

    Cannot wait to see the flops on Disco week next Tuesday. Should be interesting. This may be the only week Lil does perform well!

    April 16, 2009 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  31. Alice

    Adam is no David Cook, yet he tries so hard. He just can't measure up.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  32. Toni

    I don't understand how people can say Anoop should go – he has a crystal clear, beautiful voice. His song Tuesday night gave me goose bumps. He does need some enthusiasm to come through, but I think he has the best voice of everyone, including Adam who is going to win. If he doesn't win, either Kris, Allison, or Danny will, but if this is a singing contest, Anoop should win. This disco week is usually horrendous. I remember last year, watching David Cook (imagine it if you missed it,) singing disco. Archuletta had a problem with that week as well, but they still went on to win. I can't wait to see what Adam does with disco, and of course, Anoop.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  33. Did you vote

    How many voted for Matt? Well, you see, that's why he should have been voted off. It's not nice, but it's the reality of the show...

    April 16, 2009 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  34. Leslie

    America got the bottom 3 correct, however they were not in the right order. Lil should have been sent packing last night. Hopefully Lil & Anoop go next week. Matt is very talented but I don't think he has what it takes like some of the others. I am actually rooting for him to go as far as he can. Lil & Anoop's days are both numbered. Kris has his hit or miss performances. He was great this week but awful the previous week. Depending on what kind of week he has, he could be in the bottom 3 if he doesn't deliver. I think it will come down to Danny, Adam & Allison for the final 3.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  35. Andrea

    I am so over Idol. I think they made a terrible mistake. My son Devan tried out for Idol. He made it to the fourth round. Three said yes but the british judge said no so they sent him home. My son can sing HUGE GIGANTIC CIRCLES around every person on that stage and that is no joke. They already have an idea of who is going to win. I mean one of the contestants has been on broadway and is going back on broadway when the show is over! Go figure... They already know who is going to win they are just an unknown and the show is trying to get their name out there. I also think the show is racist. Look every season but 1 there has only been 1 black person in the top 10 and wow anup is in the top ten and keeps being saved. He is not that great. Most of those singers are forgettable yet they are still there. RIDICULOUS. The judges are lousy and they have no idea what they are talking about! AMERICAN IDOL IS A WASTE OF AIR TIME IN MY OPINION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  36. lisa

    matt wont be the next american idol but he has alot better chance then lil rounds or anoop. i was praying one of them would get voted off. and the judges didnt waste the save because adam and the others are good, they wont get voted off, but anoop and rounds could like they always are, i cant stand them they dont suck but there not that good. america got it wrong trying to vote matt off, cuz it should of been lil rounds. america will come to there sences soon before the show is over.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  37. pj

    America had it right. Matt, Lil and Anoop should be in the bottom three. They will be the next three to go. They all have talent, just not enough. Adam does have a unique voice and is amazingly talented but I don't believe he will be anywhere near as successful as some of the other idol winners and near winners. He's simply not mainstream enough with the cross-dressing, makeup and fingernail polish. He's a gifted singer but entirely too theatrical for my tastes. Should be interesting to watch.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  38. Caroline

    Lil should of been gone a long time ago! I don't like Matt and I believe that he will be gone next week as well....

    April 16, 2009 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  39. shirley hart


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  40. Lis

    I'm glad they saved Matt.... otherwise we would have known the "save" would be used next week. This is a chance for the shows producers to see if this "save" thing works. If Matt pulls off a great performance, we could see two others going home.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  41. Alice

    I wouldn't have saved Matt. He's not as good as some of the others. I thought Lil should have gone before Matt, but I wouldn't have saved either one of them. The only ones I would save would be Adam, Danny, Kris and Allison.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  42. Andi

    Stop saying American got it right or wrong. Everyone has their opionion as to who should stay and who should go and they have that right. Adam will take all. Allison second. That's all that matters. Fighting over the others is irrelevant.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  43. Vote for the Worst

    Is that whole campaign to "Vote for the worst" still a real threat? If so, is that what's saving Lil and Anoop?

    April 16, 2009 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  44. Bill Frost

    Although Matt Giraud is a good singer, I find it hard to think of him as the next American Idol, period....There are other singers in this competition that are way better. ( just my opinion )they should have used there save for someone who really needed it.

    Middletown, Ny

    April 16, 2009 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  45. Amy

    They had to use the save. They only had this week or next left to use it and they couldn't risk having to save Lil or Anoop next week. This year is so blah...the only one who stands out is Adam and all of his versions have been stolen from better artists and then they fall all over him like he's some sort of musical genius. All he is is a musical plagiarist.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  46. Andi

    Matt and Lil will both be sent home if they don't pick the right friggin songs! Both are really talented, but they need to stick to singing what they are great at. R&B.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  47. The next Idol

    The save was stupid and a waste, but maybe it was better for them to get the whole "save" drama out fo the way and finally over with.

    Matt is only so-so. He never leaves a lasting impression. He will not win Idol.

    Who do you think of, over all the Idol years, when you think of an American Idol?

    Think of past Idol winners who are really in the mainstream now. Carrie Underwood. So, people; think about it!!! Adam does not and never will have that kind of appeal. He's stealing a lot of attention (that should go to others who deserve it more) with his years of well groomed experience on off-broadway, his perfected voice training, his slick show-boating, and high-note screaming; and for some reason, a lot of people really like him. Why, is beyond me....

    April 16, 2009 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  48. Dee from Ohio

    Absolutely. When I checked the performances on Youtube Matt was one of only two that I let finish. Dare I say that he's a dark horse contender? Yes, I will say it. Simon, I have a feeling Matt might surprise you yet. The dream boy there hit some bad notes in his performance and that might come back on him and who else might sneak by when that happens? Matt.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  49. Sonja

    I think they made a mistake saving Matt. Yes, he sings well, but what if Adam or Allison get voted off? Or even Gokey? Yeah, they should have held onto that save a little longer... hopefully, they won't be sorry they used it this time!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  50. JC

    I agreed with Simon – he has absolutely no chance of winning because he isn't in the same league as a couple of the others. It was a wasted save. Paula and Kara have been huge fans of him from the start, while Simon and Randy have been lukewarm or off and on with him. I don't think he is any worse than Anoop or Lil, but I would like to think that they would have only used a save on someone who actually could have won the competition. They never had to use the save. But, in the grand scheme it will probably be a "who cares" because he will likely just be voted off again next week.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  51. lisa

    they made a good choice since there is only 2 weeks left to use the save and im sure as hell they dont wanna waste it on anoop or lil rounds, since they are the next two that will leave. adams gonna win the whole thing anyways, the others cant compare to him.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  52. Heidi

    I'm confused- if Matt has no chance of winning the competition, as Simon said, why would they waste their one save on him?

    April 16, 2009 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  53. Karyn Knight

    THE SAVE? There was so much hype about the SAVE on all the entertainment shows that it was a given it was going to be used. Not to mention the show was so boring Tuesday (except Adam!) the judges owed the audience something.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  54. By the way...

    Danny is not that great either, but I'd rather listen to Danny than Adam the flaming squaking screamer, ugh!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  55. Joe

    Unless I'm missing something, the goal of American Idol is to see which singer can cram 14 alternating ascending and descending notes into a 1 second span of time. This person is then dubbed 'The Winner'. ugh. Would someone out there PLEASE get a clue. I know, I know 90% of the country loves this show. My mistake, that must mean its terrific.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  56. Molly

    As someone who knew Matt in his pre-idol days, I was thrilled to see them save him. He is a brilliant performer and musician and won't take this second chance for granted. He's got my vote!!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  57. Was is really a SAVE?

    It was a stunt to draw viewers. Big Deal. I'm sure Matt is thrilled, but he's not going to win Idol, he's very mediocre. Now two go home next week and, unless Matt really turns it around, he will be one of them I'm sure. Same difference. Really stupid....

    April 16, 2009 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  58. On Idol

    Lil needs to go back to her short edgy hair cut and attitude! She's a great singer but ever since she went conventional with her look her performances have been boring and conventional too...it's like her attitude followed her style from cool & modern to conservative & dated.

    Having J Hudson back should have reminded the judges of what crazy things can happen – how great talent can be voted off because of uncontrollable circumstances (not necessarily votes). I like Matt (and I'd probably buy an album by him) but he's not going to win this competition so why use the save when we might need it for some crazy, unforeseen reason in the next 2 weeks?

    April 16, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  59. The dude

    Look at the end of the line nor. Matt. Lil or Anup are going to make it so i wouldn't use the save I would had waited in case Gockey or Lambert got magicly voted of on week 5. ...that is the last week this is a Two man raise with the red head girl as a dark horse...

    So to all you Matt. Lil and Anup lover they are no winning no matter how many times they get save.... BTW this is teh second time They save Matt hummmm, They feel bad for the Michigan boy unemployment sucks there.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  60. Gena

    The judges got it WRONG! What are they going to do if one of the better singers goes home next week? They'll wish they had waited to use the save.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  61. Kiki Rollinson

    I think they went deaf! Matt is no American Idol! He is not even a performer1

    April 16, 2009 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  62. WHY

    Why does everyone admire Adam so much? I don't get it. He is WAY too over the top with his show girl persona, it's totally annoying and grating on the senses.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  63. Get Over It

    listening to screetchy-girly-Adam when he whine-screetches his "high" notes is like listening to fingernails on a chalk board!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  64. marisa pullis

    I don't think they made the right choice. The guy does not have a chance of being the next American Idol. If it were Adam... then it would have been worth it. HE CAN be the next American Idol. For some reason Simon was pressured by the audiance. I'm very dissapointed with you Simon!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  65. mama dukes

    Chris and Lil should be next to go, Love Matt and Danny, but Adam will be the winner.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  66. MQ

    I don't think Matt is going to win the competition, but I am glad they saved him. He is 100% talent. He is on the top three along with Lambert and Iraheta. He deserved it.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  67. Pat

    I think Paula needs to go. She is so enamored of Adam that she can't be fair to the others. Matt should have gone even though I do like his voice. Lil is next.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  68. Flyin11

    I think the judges used the save to early. You can tell Matt had Paula and Kara already in his pocket *rollseyes* and I'm guessing Randy put in the overruling verdict cause Simon was not ready to give him another chance but he was overruled. It comes with a twist and a great one...You didn't think they were going to actually do this without one did you? So, 2 people go home next week which I think is great. It catches up from this past week and acts as if someone did get voted off last night. Matt got lucky...He is not a better singer than Lil...He's just another slow singing Justin Timberlake look alike that all the girls go gaga over. I don't like what Simon said on the show Tuesday night about Allison being the only chance for the girls...Yes, there are only 2 of them...Lil and Allison but Allison is growing old on me. I love rock music and like the rocker chic attitude but her voice is too grainy and scratchy and it's getting old. She sounds like she always has a sore throat or something. We'll see what happens next week...Looks like another lame, boring week with disco. We'll see how everybody does....

    April 16, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  69. Malori

    are they freaking crazyyyy? I think that matt is a great performer. he has excellent stage presence, and a unique voice but i do believe that the judges used their save too early in the compititon. The judges will be kicking themselves when one of the potential top three [adam, allison, and danny] get voted off when america gets it wrong, which happens at least once a season. this is the first year we have had the save, and me blew it. Allison has been in the botton three twice and i strongly believe she and adam have much more raw, natural talent then all of the others. oh well i guess it will be lessoned learned.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  70. jh

    I like Matt, but that's the only save they had. Later on, they cannot save Lambert or Gokey or Iraheta now. I'm surprised they did it.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  71. Just How Much Does Adam Make You Want to Barf?

    The whole save thing was LAME! What a fake drama! Miley hit a few notes but overall, she was fairly bad...

    And, great, Disco night next week. Gag me Adam will be in his element....GREAT....I'll have my barf bag ready. Adam was so irritating to watch and listen to this week, it was gag-me awful.....

    April 16, 2009 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  72. Tony Carmody

    I think Matt is a great singer/performer with the potential to be a star. However, Simon was 100% right when he said Matt doesn't stand a chance of winning the competition. Because I enjoy Matt, I'm glad they kept him around for another week, and I hope he stays even longer than that. But, he really doesn't have a chance to win, so I wish they had waited to see how next week goes.

    Top two: Adam and Allison.

    Good riddance, Lil Rounds! =)

    April 16, 2009 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  73. Mindi

    Oh my... hard to believe some of these comments. If I may just have a word or two....?

    Adam has far more ego than talent. Having a voice is great but knowing what to do with it is talent. So far, he's only done that with one song (TOMT was amazing) and the rest he's just showing off. Talent or not, his ego is making him look like a butthead.

    Matt should have been saved because Lil should have gone home – see how that works?

    Marketability.... sorry, Anoop doesn't have any.

    Alison will be successful with or without the show, as will Chris.

    Thanks for listening!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  74. Whitney

    I agree that Lil should have went home. But, Matt will be going next week if he doesn't step it up!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  75. David in Frisco, Texas

    That was a very stupid move. Matt was terrible and should have gone home. Next week is disco and I can't imagine Allison, Danny or Kris doing that well on disco, so two of them could be in the bottom and go home, when they are overall three of the best along with Adam. Paula seemed a little bit "druggy" last night, so it seem that she and Kara talked Simon into doing something that he knew was not right.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  76. Mindi

    Oh my... hard to believe some of these comments. If I may just have a word or two....?

    Adam has far more ego than talent. Having a voice is great but knowing what to do with it is talent. So far, he's only done that with one song (TOMT) and the rest he's just showing off. Talent or not, his ego is making him look like a butthead.

    Matt should have been saved because Lil should have gone home – see how that works?

    Marketability.... sorry, Anoop doesn't have any.

    Alison will be successful with or without the show, as will Chris.

    Thanks for listening!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  77. Jango

    I thought they went too early with the save. I like Matt, but I don't feel he is a legitimate threat to win. They should have held it back for one of the Big Three (Adam, Danny, Allison).

    April 16, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  78. Janie

    To all of you who think Lil should have went home this week:

    This is the very 1st week that I have voted and YES I voted to keep Lil in it. I have liked Lil since the auditions. Is she American Idol material? Probably not right now but I think EVERYONE deserves a 2nd chance. (As we saw, Matt got a 2nd chance.) If she can step it up next week that would be great and if she doesn't, then it will prove that she is not ready.

    I usually vote every week but this season is has just too good of talent. I think deep down I am rooting for Adam but he will have his hands full with Allsion.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  79. Sheila

    I'm glad that the judges saved Matt. He is a good singer. Adam is phenomenal! Lil needs to bring it & stop being nervous; maybe if she dressed more comfortably without heels, etc she could relax & really concentrate on using the voice range that she has. Otherwise, she will be sent home. I think that Matt, Danny, & Anoop will be the final 3 contestants.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  80. Whitney

    I think Matt Gerard is a really good singer, but I think they should have kept the saved for a later time. He has been in the bottom several times. There are 3 singers better than him. They should have saved it for someone who could possibly win. He's gonna have to really step it up. I have a feeling he will be voted off next week if he doesn't!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  81. AMerican Idol Admirer

    yes i am glad they saved him. no one else on the show would be worth saving because we know Adam Lambert is coming in first so he will never need a save unless he does extremely horrible and i don't think the crowds will turn on him that one time. everyone else won't need it and i thought he deserved to stay the judges made the right choice

    April 16, 2009 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  82. Ed

    I think America has mostly made the right choices on who to send home. I think Matt is at a bit of a disadvantage not being from a major city and that has hurt his vote count. I like Matt and would put him in the top 5, but not the top 3. I have no problem with him being saved because I think America will get it right in the end. If not the producers will just re-write the rules...

    April 16, 2009 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  83. Linda Lightle

    I think Matt is wonderful, but I think that the judges save should not have been used yet. I would rather have seen it used for one of the others if necessary. To me Allison, Danny, Adam, and Kris are much better singers and should have been the ones that the judges save would be used for. Lil is a tremendous singer but she has had difficulty with choosing the correct songs.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  84. Laura

    I think the judges used the save too soon. I like Matt but he will go home next week. Adam will be in the top two.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  85. kt

    Matt has a good voice and I'm glad they saved him, but let's be real....he's not going to be the next American Idol. More than likely he will go home next week unless he can luck out and do better than Lil and Anoop. Adam and Danny are gonna be the top 2 and everyone knows that.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  86. Bill T.

    It doesn't really matter, b/c Matt and Lil will both go home next week.

    I really like Anoop's voice, but I can't look at him. The sleepy eyes, the Bert-from-Sesame-Street eyebrows, the gawky stage presence, the whack wardrobe...yikes. But on the basis of voice alone, I think he's far better than Matt or Lil.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  87. David

    I think the judges wasted their save as Matt does not stand any chance of winning. In my opinion what will happen next week is that Matt and Lil will both go home. It seems that only Adam and Alison stand a chance of winning and probably Adam will win it all.

    April 16, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  88. nora

    Absolutely, judges did the right thing. If he's not that great they will never have saved him, believe me. So for those who said he doesn't deserve to be saved, go get a life!!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  89. Steve from Canada

    The save just means Matt gets to make a fool of himself during next week's disco theme. With two going home next week hopefully we can finally say by to the terrible and mouthy Lil. And Matt.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  90. wendy

    I like Matt , but they shouldnt have used the save on him, not yet!! LiL should have been the one going home!! or ADAM or ALLISON, omg i cant stand either one of them, Allison sounds like she got a mouth full of something when she sings, maybe its the braces and how could you possibly ever want to hear Adam screaming for an entire album, uggggg, oh well just not my kind of music, and i dont see Allison being in the top 2 like so many suggested!! and well it dont matter anyways what we all think, they all will have money when this show is all said and done!! im a danny fan! even if he dont win it and the pelvis movin screechn adam does, bet he outsells adam!!!! oh well, looking forward to next week!!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  91. JT

    Smart move, Judges. Matt is one of the best this year. America, wake up, vote for talent, not just an image.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  92. About to stop watching AI

    While I think that Lil should have gone home last night, I'm confused as to why the judges would save someone who isn't going to win the competition. Seriously, who thinks Matt is going to win this year? So why waste the save on him? I'd rather see it not used at all than waste it on someone who has no chance of winning. He'll probably be going home next week, along with Lil most likely.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  93. Jean Chreene

    One judge too many. She detracts from show. Judges allowed to cancel out voting has ruined show. Hope no one votes anymore. No wonder Simon wants to bail. American Idol is on its way down. Sad! Three judges was enough and took up enough time. Having only 2 judges for each really spoils the effect. This is not a good year. Adam is the only thing they have going for them.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  94. Sunny

    The thing I can't figure out is how Kris manages to stay in the competition week after week, and is never in the bottom 3. He has zero personality on stage, his voice is not bad but certainly not great, 5 minutes after he goes off stage I couldn't tell you what song he sang! And Lil needs to go regardless of how cute her kids are..she will be ok now as I'm sure there is a place for her in the music industry but she will never be a star unless she gets a break on broadway. I too am glad that the "save" is over, I don't think it was fair to the competitor who had to stand in front of the judges and sing while they were huddled together in dicussion....how did they know how well/poorly they sang when they were chattering like magpies?

    April 16, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  95. marilyn

    I'm glad they saved Matt. I know he won't be the next American Idol, but it did not deserve to go home yet. He is talented and someone should snatch him up. The one who should go home is LIL!!!!! What a mess. She has not had a good week yet. That should tell you something.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  96. Sally

    I think he should have been safe from the beginning. I think it was Lils turn to get the boot.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  97. Kathy

    Don't you all realize this "save" gimmick had to be used this week – it's all marketing! Come up with a good idea and determine where it really needs to be used letting the people think that they had something to do with it. If they didn't use it this week, that left only next week and the chance of loosing someone they really wanted in the top 5. Now they can utterly predict who the two bottom will be and get who they want in the top 5. Don't think for one minute that this hasn't been talked about behind the scenes. There's others I would like to see go before Matt...Sorry Anoop and Lil...you are probably going home next week.

    IMO..they made the right choice by keeping Matt... he has a great voice – unfortunately, and as much as I like Lil, she's lost some umph and still hasn't found her niche. I wonder how she feels knowing that if it were her, she wouldn't be coming back next week? Anoop... I like, but don't think he has what it takes.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  98. K.C.

    Is America tone deaf and talent blind? Anoop is atrocious. He is the epitome of why I am an intermittent American Idol viewer – it's a big karaoke contest. Anoop has no prayer of winning this contest. We keep hearing about Lil's "potential", but I am yet to hear a performance that has blown me away. Danny is awful. He reminds me of the show choir kids in high school. Can he carry a tune? Sure. But, do I want to hear an entire album of a show choir-quality voice? Absolutely not. Danny needs to go home. He is essentially Taylor Hicks all over again; we know how that worked out.

    The save was properly used on Matt. For anyone who knows the first thing about music, it is clear that as an overall talent, he is one of the most talented musicians on the show. If you like Robin Thicke and/or Justin Timberlake, then you like Matt. He has the same sound, talent and pop appeal. I just can't imagine him going home before Anoop, Lil or Danny.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  99. Listen to Opie and Anthony on XM SIRIUS

    i like matt g.

    but this show is fixed.

    he's been doing to the piano bar thing forever. he's a very well crafted singer. he's a very talented piano player. he's going to go far in the biz.

    my problem is this: america is supposed to vote. this first time save rule was invented strictly for matt g. he was saved when he was voted out of the top ten (they made it a top 13 – and not to make it TOO obvious, they saved anoop as well), and now he's been saved by his own rule. here's why it's so dumb and why i won't be watching:

    1.) simon said that his performance last night was worse than the performance that got him voted off - based on that, i like him, but he should be gone.
    2.) simon also said that he doesn't believe that matt has a shot to win the whole thing - based on that, why even save him??! i believe simon voiced his opinion but kowtowed to American Idol writers who wanted to keep the suspense and intrigue going. they've been effing with matt g ever since the top 13 episode.

    i like you matt. i hate this show. i hope you win. but i hope you don't take too much flack over it being fixed.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  100. alma

    If Lil had the lowest vote, the judges would have not used the save option. Lil and Anoop/or someone else will be gone next week and there is no more saving. They really would have the right song choices to make it to the finals.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  101. L.W.

    I just want to say that I think Anoop has a beautiful voice but he does not have the fans that some of the others do. He needs to bring it on next week because I personally think that he will be in the top 3. I think the winner is already apparent but a few years ago when Chris Daughtery went home we were all surprised. Personally I think Adam is overrated and he yells and screams instead of singing. I will say that the guys this season are the most talented of any year yet and I think they all deserve a contract.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  102. Chrissy

    they absolutely made the right decision!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  103. Roxanne

    Bad move. The only logical explanation is that the judges were forced to do this. And then the save would be news instead of the fact that the show can't seem to keep inside 60 minutes. I think that's the real travesty is that because of all the fluff the crux of the show has been sacrificed. Let the idol contestants sing and ALL the judges judge.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  104. Barry Lemoine

    Who ever said 36 million folks cant be wrong?

    What a total waste of time for the show, this overthrow idea is stupid. It takes away any drama in the show and as for the vote, the only people to make aything from this weeks exercise was the Phone companys.

    Please, go back to 3 judges and one vote pper week!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Barry Lemoine
    Ottawa, Canada

    April 16, 2009 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  105. Susie Maggio

    I think he is a very nice fellopw and a decent singer, but they should have kept the SAVE for when the home audience doesn't get one of Adams performances. I say that becasue eventually they won't get it, and if ever there was a clear winner from the start, it is this kid. Lokk for him in one of Terantinos movies soon.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  106. Jennifer

    Yeah – Keep Matt on. He has a great voice!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  107. mags

    No matter who lost last night, the judges were going to save them. If they waited until next week, America would have known that they would save the contestant that had the lowest number of votes. Therefore, to keep a little surprise in the game, the judges had to use the save last night.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  108. RJ

    They made a good choice, given the situation. BUT disco week will be a good week to sift through them and get rid of the weak ones. Hopefully that means Anoop, Lil, or Adam (2 of the 3) will go home.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  109. bret

    "What if Allison or Gokey or ADAM end up in the bottom two next week by some fluke (or not fluke–Allison’s been there before)? They’re toast." That’s why I love the save being used this week, hopefully Adam messes up enough that he is sent back to broadway. I just can’t stand that screeching shreak in his voice that he ends all songs with. He is a great live performer, but I can’t see him translating well on the radio… I’ll definitely be changing the channel if he doesn’t polish off that annoying sound.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  110. Jeremy

    I would almost have to agree with IceT; it all did seem somewhat fixed that Matt was going to be saved. At any rate, I'm happy he's staying, but he probably won't last much longer nor wil Lil. Let's hope that disco week will be better, but I'm not crossing any fingers. The season's beginning to lose its luster for me.

    Seeing as how this will probably be Simon's last season on American Idol (I don't expect him to want to keep traveling back and forth across the pond after his contract expires), I'm not exactly sure how the show will fare in later seasons. But we'll leave that for another day.

    @Stephanie, unfortunately, that's the way people will be when it comes to the anonymity of the internet. As long as people hide behind their computer screens, they can talk as much bull about anything as they want. That and most people are just mean-spirited and cynical in general.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  111. Robin

    No, I don't think that Matt should have been saved. With Disco week coming up...he is sure to be gone next week. He is very talented..but not Idol material at this point. Not with Adam, Danny or Allison in the competition! With that being said, If it were Lil in Matt's place..I could see them saving her..she will probably have her only good week during Disco week!!! (and she as well needs to go in my humble opinion) As far as I am concerned..it is an Adam – Danny with a possibility of Allison being in the top 3 competition! It can go to any of them.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  112. Elena

    The save was used last night for ratings! Think about it. More press and anticipation about 2 going home next week. I love Adam. He gives this show everything they never had before. He has it all. He is what they have been looking for all these years. Love him or not we are all talking about him. No need to look any longer. They can now end American Idol with Adam!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  113. Karen

    Matt is one of the best artists/contestants on the show. He may not be the most experienced, but in terms of natural talent he's got what it takes, plus some!! He deserves to make it farther in the competition and I think he'll make the most of his 2nd chance.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  114. Lane

    Adam - Please sing Super Freak for disco night next week. It would be a great song for your voice and would really get the audience going.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  115. carolyn cole

    I am ready for Lil Rounds to go. She is not good enough to still be in there in my opinion. I think Matt is much better than she is.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  116. Mary-Lynn Henchey

    I don't think they should have wasted their "save" this early in the show. There are definitely a couple that are much better than Matt. I would be worried now that one of the better ones could be sent to the bottom and would be much more worthy of being saved. Hope it wasn't a mistake.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  117. Becky

    Did anyone notice that it seemed to be the "Matt show" right from the very beginning of last night's result show? He was the star of the weird magazine commerical and he just seemed to be on the screen for an awful lot of the time during all the nonsense pre-results filler. I said to my husband, "I bet he's going home- that's why they're showing him so much." (Ever notice that Adam gets the very very least on-screen time of the bunch?) Then, what do you know? He's voted off! But then wait... he's back? What's the point of voting? He'll be in the bottom again next week so we'll lose him and Lil together next week. And why oh why do we have to have disco week?! Does anyone want to hear this? Not really. It will be horrendous. Why bother?

    April 16, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  118. Melanie

    Matt is an amazing singer and deserved to be saved. How far he will get from here on out remains to be seen but I don't think we've heard the best he can do. If he picks the right songs and keeps his nerves under control he could make it to the final 3.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  119. Rick

    I was glad they used the save. Now its gone. Next week, put boycot Adam and send him packing. I have bought every winning Idols CD but will end my collection if Adam wins. He doen't sing he SCREAMS. He is very talented but ruins every song he tries.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  120. Linda Elliott

    Matt is great, but it is a sure thing that he won't make it past Adam, Danny or Allison. I remember the shock when Daughtry was voted out. Surely if there was a "save" then Chris would have won Idol that year. I wish the judges would have saved the "save" for one that would have the chance of winning!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  121. JDK

    The one to go should have been Lil. Political reasons involving Randy Jackson is the only reason she is still in it to begin with. She has sang sour note after sour note each week. Simon is correct when he said Matt will not win the competion. I agree with that. I also agree that Lil won't either.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  122. rebwal

    You've got to be kidding me. Matt SUCKS!!! He should have been one of the first to go. UGH, I cannot believe I have to sit through another one of his agonizing songs again!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  123. Tom Janosick

    Wasted Save – Matt won't win the competition so the save was really unnecessary. The judges should have saved Alexis Grace in the beginning. She had more of a shot to be there at the end than those that are there now. (except Adam). Let's face it Adam has won the competition so saving anyone at this point is pointless.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  124. Wendy

    Not a good decision at all! Matt's a talented kid but time to move on. Waste of the save. I like Matt but he really couldn't be the next Amercian Idol with Adam in there!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  125. CA

    I would agree with the save in that I think Matt deserves to be in the top 5, and I think Anoop and Lil should go before him. I don't think he has a chance to actually win, but I do think he's one of the 5 best.

    However, god-forbid Adam has a surprise elimination next week and they can't save him.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  126. Laura

    I really don't understand how Matt or Lil got this far! They are not GREAT singers. Good but not Idol-star level. Of all the 1,000's of people who auditioned this year I was surprised that this was the best they could find.
    Matt should not have been saved. I believe Kris should win. Adam will go on and make beautiful music regardless of the show.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  127. Carol Ann Impink

    I think the judges wasted their save this week. Matt is definitely not going to be the next AI so why did they do that. They should have saved it in case Adam needed it which I don't think he will because he has everything it takes to make it to the top.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  128. Randy

    They need to get rid of this show it has no meaning to it.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  129. Paula Smith

    I miss Alexa!!! They should have used the save for her!!! She was so much more talented than several of the other contestants that got to stay longer including the blind guy and Meghan!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  130. John

    It's about time everyone woke up to reality. Adam is THE MOST professional singer to ever grace the stage of American Idol. He represents all that 'Idol' is about and deserves to win. As for Matt – it is obvious that he, Anoop and Lil are next out.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  131. Mary

    I almost feel sorry for Lil as I don't think she realizes how bad she sings and OH!, her attitude!! The only reason she's still in is because of the vast number of votes attributed to the Vote For The Worst campaign. How embarrassing for her. And she said she thought she was good this week. Ugh!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  132. Kate

    Thank you, judges, for doing the right thing!! Matt is awesome and deserves to be here. Now maybe we can finally work on getting Adam voted off. He can sing but this is not the proper venue for him.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  133. labelle31

    I agree with those who say they used their 'save' too soon. Matt's OK but I don't really think he will make it into the final 3 or 4. He doesn't seem to have much charisma, and while his singing is OK there is nothing about him that really stands out and screams 'Star!'. They should have just let him go. I don't see what he can do to bring it up a level. I was surprised Lil didn't go home. She just hasn't brought it to the show for the last few weeks. I like Anoop better than she or Matt. But Matt's talent doesn't begin to compare with Adam's or Allison, or even Kris. I think they will be the final 3. I know this is kind of petty, but that mole or whatever it is on Matt's forehead drives me nuts! Why in the world didn't he have it removed long ago? It's really distracting on a performer. However, now that they HAVE used their save, does anyone think it will make the show more suspenseful?

    April 16, 2009 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  134. Andy Frederick

    The judges should have picked their favorite (Adam) and made the decision to only use the save on him. What is the point of saving someone who the judges don't think can or should win? They created the save because they hated that people like Fantasia were being voted off prematurely. Matt is no Fantasia. Simon said himself that Matt can't win. So the save is being used on someone simply because the judges think he's being sent home a little too soon? If Adam gets voted off in upcoming weeks, the judges will be kicking themselves for wasting the save.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  135. GoodNews-BadNews

    Good News: the whole "sing for your life" business is over

    Bad News: with the additional singer, they will still have the same time constraints that led to the 2-judge-only reviews

    April 16, 2009 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  136. Bill

    The season is already over, and Adam has won. We're just trying to figure out the order in which to tell the rest of the contestants.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  137. IceT

    The save this week was predetermined. You could feel it, from Ryans overemphasizing of Matts last chance, to the judges not even listening to it. This was a planned ratings decision.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  138. SnowWhite

    What a night indeed! It was a total waste of air time. Simon should really consider if his time on the US show is worth it. Given that two of the absent-minded female judges cannot put together a solid front, or even capable of completing a sentence, the show has fallen at it's worst. We all know that Adam will come out as the winner, and rightfully deserves to. He is the only one who has shown commitment, desire and complete dedication.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  139. Stephanie

    I realize as American's we have the constitutional right to differ on opinions, but holy mackeral some of you people are MEAN, just downright mean. Because you don't like someone is no reason for the utter disrespect. I only hope if or when you have children, you don't show them it's alright to disrespect someone because you don't like something.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  140. Alexx :)

    They totally shouldn't have saved him!
    He'll just go home next week.
    With Lil or Anoop probably.
    I think that they should have waited to use the save in case someone who actually has a chance of winning might need it.
    Like Adam, Danny, or Allison.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  141. Julie

    Matt should of gone, he is a Timberlake want-a-be, but comes quite short of even being close!!!!! The way he looks on camera is a TOTAL turn off. I can't stand to watch him let alone hear him. There are alot more talented singers on the show, let's get rid of the lousey ones!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  142. texas

    America thought Matt should go and he should not have been saved. It made for good TV though! Adam all the way – it's not even a competition anymore in my opinion.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  143. Pat

    Attn: Adam Haters, There were 2 weeks recently that Adam didn't screech/scream. Hello. Get over the broadway thing.. he was an understudy recently for Wicked. Do you really resent his implied sexuality?

    Lil & Anoop gone next week, That's why Matt was saved. They would have saved him next week if Lil went home this week & it was between Matt & Anoop next week.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  144. IceT

    What's the point of saving someone who even the judges don't believe can win this competition?! The save was intended to save a real shocker & this was not it.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  145. derek

    the judges obviously used the save just for show. They all know Matt is a goner. If they were going to shamefully pull this, they should have done it last week and given Scott another week. He deserves to last longer than Matt, Lil, Anoop, and Chris.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  146. mike

    I believe that they should not have saved him and maybe waited until the last week to use their save. Now what happens if one of the three best singers lands in the bottom three and is facing elimination? Then it would have been for nothing that save. We all know that Matt will not win nor is his voice as good as the top three.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  147. Danielle

    No mat sucks

    April 16, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  148. jenny

    Adam is already the winner! He is far more talented (overall talent-singing, performing, stage presence etc.) than the others. I find every other performance boring in comparision to his. AND who cares if he is gay or not? Lord knows that there are and have been a lot of very good and famous gay singers!!! If he is or is not does not matter. Go Adam!!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  149. Steve

    While the save sounds great, they are just postponing the inevitable. Say goodbye to Matt and Lil next week.

    April 16, 2009 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  150. Ohio

    Of course they should have saved Matt! Anoop and Lil Rounds AND Kris, for that matter – NEED TO GO! GO MATT!

    April 16, 2009 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  151. Josie

    Although I absolutely love Matt, I think it was time for him to leave. I believe the SAVE was wasted. There are so many other contestants that might need the SAVE. Now they all have to step up to the plate because next week 2 contestants will be leaving. Sing your heart out guys, you are all american idols in my book. For me its a tie between Adam and Allison, then Danny.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  152. Sharyn

    I totally thought that was a huge mistake on the judges part. I think they'll regret it later. Just watch!

    April 16, 2009 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  153. diane

    I think the judges made the right choice and lil should have went home and for adam I hope that america wises up and let him go
    because he is so wierd and all he does is that same screaming in
    every song.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  154. Jamie

    I like Matt, he' s very talented, but honestly I don't think he can win.... I mean with Adam, Allison, and even Danny in the competition... he won't go much further. I do think Lil should of went home last night, and I don't think they would of saved her. Lil and Anoop or Matt will be going home next week unless one of them pulls off an unbelievible performance!

    April 16, 2009 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  155. Frank PA

    Matt has his moments but he isn't good enough to win several of the others are way better then he is sorry

    April 16, 2009 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  156. p.b.lime

    I agree with some that the save was used prematurely.. I like Matt, but to say, "you are not going to win" and then use the only save on that person just makes no sense... I think they should have waited a couple of weeks just in case one of the 'big three' Adam, Danny or Allison were kicked off the show... THAT's when you use your 'trump card'... Oh well, let's hope everything goes the way it should!! Oh, a lot of 'good' talent this season..... Keep it up!!

    April 16, 2009 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  157. Dillon

    I do not think they made the right choice... the save should've been saved for later when better, more talented people get into the bottom 2. Plus, now that they have to kick out 2 people next week, i think it will just be matt and lil or anoop who will be in the bottom again.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  158. Mistake

    Big mistake. They should have kept the save for someone who could actually win like Adam, Allison, or Gokey. I think that Lil should have gone instead of Matt, or maybe even Anoop. What happens next week if Adam, Allison, or Gokey is voted off and the judges can't save any of them.

    Big mistake. Only to be used to save someone who could actually win. Simon may be blunt, but he is usually right. Matt has no chance to win this thing.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  159. R

    ADAM will win. The save was ridiculous.

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  160. Skip

    Using the judges option last night was a mistake, IMHO; Simon is correct in his assessment that Matt has no chance to be in the final. I believe it will come down to Allison, Adam & Danny in the final three, and as another commentator observed, the judges "save" should be reserved for the final three week.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  161. idolcritic

    For all those who insist that all Adam does is 'scream', you obviously didn't listen to his rendition of 'Mad World', perhaps the best Idol performance ever. Give credit where credit is due, even if you don't like the guy. Maybe, if you bother to listen to some of his interviews, you'll come to realize that he is humble, extremely intelligent, and not at all like the crazy person you make him out to be. He is a performer and an incredible artist who gives 110% each and every time he steps on the stage. And to those who hate him just because they think he is gay, you are totally ridiculous, not to mention ignorant. Take a good look at yourselves, I am sure you could find some serious flaws...........!
    I hope America gets it right and votes on the merit of TALENT.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  162. Dawn

    Hey Don{comment #108} u got it right mostly! I say what's wrong with being another FREDDY MERCURY??? Dude was incredibly talented and famous!! like your pick for the final two, would be interesting but Allison has no range and limited style even though I like her. IT WILL BE ADAM!

    April 16, 2009 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  163. KatyMay

    Even if Adam got bounced next week, his career will take off. Ironically, about a month after he signed on with American Idol he was offered a starring role in a new Broadway musical called Spiderman. He had to turn it down. After spending a year and a half toiling in Wicked, this generally would have been the ultimate reward.
    Even though, yes, he is gay, there is something about Adam that is just so darn attractive to us women. Yes, he is easy to look at, but it is more then that-he has an inner sweetness, and shyness, and a funny honest personality-Charisma! He just has the IT factor in every way.
    I also love that he sings WHAT he wants, the WAY he wants. Perhaps that is why he is so good-he is no longer trying to impress anyone, just entertain. He never fails to put on a show, and i wonder how many people tune in just to see what Adam does. i know i didn't even like AI until this year. Adam saved this show from jumping the shark. (Although why he did that horrible Cher number in hollywood....)

    April 16, 2009 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  164. JoAnn

    Matt Giraud has a lot of talent and will go on to a music career, but he has made some bad choices. I think the save will delay the inevitable, he will be voted out.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  165. don

    A very nice, but futile gester by the judges. They will wish they hadn't if next week we see someone like Kris or Danny or even Allison get voted off.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  166. Stlcowboy

    I was happy to see that they used the Save on Matt. What is America thinking when they vote more for Anoop. Come on people Anoop does not have what it takes to be an American Idol. I still think it will be Adam to be the BIG WINNER but I really think the 2 that should go home next week should be Lil & Anoop. Get it right next week America.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  167. robert

    Why don't they just fast forward to Adam winning the Idol. He's the best pure and simple, nobody can touch him. I couldn't stand him when he got through to the top 21 but boy oh boy he's certainly shown his talents. I would go and see him perform in a heartbeat. Top 3 are as folows 3 Danny 2 chris 1 Adam. I'd bet money on it and win.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  168. Larry Idol

    Great show; great performances. But, I do not ink think the judges save should have been used last night. Matt has been off for the past few weeks, and although he has his moments, he cannot touch what is boiling down to a battle of the top big three

    April 16, 2009 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  169. Diane

    No wouldn't have used save, he isn't going to win competition. Would have saved for Allison, Adam or Daniel.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  170. Mike

    America got it right..he does not stand much of a chance to win this thing...just not enough talent there..and I think the judges wasted the save with him..everyone is going to wish they still have the save a little further down the road.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  171. Angela

    " absolutely LOVE Adam Lambert!!!!<3 Adam, will you marry me?"

    Maria... I hate to break it to ya.. but you are not quite his "type".

    April 16, 2009 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  172. Amanda Fisher

    I think that if Lil or Anoop had been selected to go home neither would have been saved. I think that Matt has real potential and while he may have selected the wrong song he has style. I download the top performers songs from iTunes every week and I must admit that replaying the songs on in my car radio through my iPod makes a clear statement – I don't listen to Allison or Danny. I love the sounds of Chris, Adam and Matt. There voices sound good on the radio and the others sound like they are trying too hard. I think that regardless Matt will find a music producer and label, he has staying power.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  173. Richard

    Yes,I'am glad they used there save.Now when Anoop is voted off they can't save him.They have been tilting the win towards him since they added him to the final 12.They saved him once now they can't save him again."GET IT RIGHT AMERICA ANOOP GOES NEXT"

    April 16, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  174. Sarah

    Matt should have been gone long ago and they wasted the save. Next week he will be gone anyway! I wish they would have saved it until the end just incase for some stupid reason Danny, Adam or Allison was booted off! It will be interesting!

    April 16, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  175. Z

    Yes, the judges made the right decision. Now, maybe Adam has a chance to be voted off. He's good but I'm bored with him. He's a cabaret act not a rock/pop star. Allison and Danny has my votes.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  176. Tina

    And Lil should not win this year. She has never been consistent singing one song through. She is not smooth in her performances. She changes up during the song too much.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  177. Liss

    I'm nervous about next week....disco...that's almost as worse as country. The only two I see pulling it off are Lil and Adam....with the disco clothes and dance moves who else can pull it off?

    April 16, 2009 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  178. David

    They should have sent him home. He can't sing, he continually mangles songs (Coldplay, anyone?), and without the seventh contestant, maybe they could end their show on time. I think Simon was browbeat into saving Matt, because Matt's sing for your life was terrible. They should have done themselves a favor and saved Alexis weeks ago instead of this forgettable guy.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  179. Tina

    What a waste. Allison or Adam will need this and now the save is gone.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  180. Alabama

    Does anybody REALLY CARE?

    April 16, 2009 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  181. Nettoots

    I think using the save last night was a good idea, considering that the save was only good for 2 more weeks (last night and next week I believe). I think they took a gamble that if they didn't use the save this week, the person that gets booted next week wouldn't be worth saving anyway (i.e. Anoop, since he's consistently been in the bottom 3 the past few weeks and is bound to go home sooner rather than later). But on the flip side, it's going to be heartbreaking (for the contestants especially) next week watching 2 people getting the boot.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  182. Rob

    Well, it really is irrelevant since we all know who's going to win this competition ADAM and Second in the running will be ALISON. So we can all dispence with the rest of the B.S. All righty then. As Simon would put it. You people are all Self Indulgent. Out.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  183. jman

    They made the right choice. They have only 2 weeks left to use it and the same 3 will go that were in the bottom last night. You definitely aren't going to use it on Lil or Anoop. Expect Anoop and Lil to go next week.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  184. C. Sheppard

    What a blunder, Does anyone really think he should have been saved
    after lettiing Scott go, no way is he better then Scott. Plus, you will see him in the bottom three again next week probably. Think about it, there are only 7 left and I really don't see him as one of the top four. I belive the judges would have been better served saving that "Save" for a more meaningful moment closer to the end of the compitition and the real talent.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  185. Sunny

    They were running out of time to use the save. This way they look nice and won't have to look like the bad guys when both Lil and Matt or Anoop get kicked off next week. They were confident that those who they feel deserve to be in the final will get there and so they wasted their save...which was originally intended as a safety measure.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  186. Ashley S

    The judges wasted their save. Five minutes after he performed Tuesday night, I could not remember what he sang. And that is the sum of his Idol run......as Simon would say "forgettable"...I am constantly forgetting he is even on the show. However, maybe the judges assume that the really great singers are safe no matter what. Who knows.....Wish they had saved their save!

    April 16, 2009 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |

    big mistake on saving him, there are other singers better than him.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  188. Distressed American



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  189. Brian

    Lil is a better singer than half the people left. I agree with her to not be pigeon holed into only singing R&B.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  190. Jimbo

    WRONG CHOICE!!!! The save should ONLY be used for someone who can actually win the competition. That means Adam, Danny or Allison. Now if by some fluke, one of those three go home next week, there is nothing that can be done.

    Even Simon said that Matt had no chance. I thought it had to be unanimous for all 4 judges to save someone?

    April 16, 2009 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  191. Lara

    I agree, the save was all about trying to make Idol new and exciting....not serious. Matt was a lame choice for the save, alright voice...but doesn't ever know what songs to choose that fit it. Lil should have been voted off however, although her voice is at times not half bad...she has no potential...and comes off sounding pretty terrible most of the time. Anoop did surprisingly well this week, but still isn't idol material... (god someone pluck his eyebrows!). Kris....eh...... he's a cheeseball. Allison is talented, and has an amazing voice for her age... but she may be a little too young. Adam, he has it all....the talent...the drama, and the ability to change up songs in a new and interesting way, not to mention he's pretty hot...and his appeal looks way is untarnished by being gay... in fact a lot of women love gay men. 😀 Hope Adam wins, he has the total package, everyone else is so boring in comparison it's incredible.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  192. LilFan

    I think that it doesn't really matter, given Simon's (correct) statement that Matt has no prayer to win the competition. It's their gimmick, they used it to try to create an ounce more of buzz, and it's worked.

    I was just glad to see Matt, rather than Lil, on the chopping block. Each and every week, Lil gets judged more harshly than any other contestant.

    This week, she was reasonably confused by the judges' reaction to her song, and I was glad to see Seacrest give her a chance to talk about it. She followed the advice the judges have been giving her all season, and she got beaten down for it, just like she's been badmouthed by the judges week after week while turning in strong performances, while they coddled lesser talents, Scott being the worst example.

    While I don't think anybody's going to catch Adam Lambert this season - he's probably the most talented Idol they've ever had - at least Lil's voice gives her a shot at it, should she suddenly sprout enough charisma to put her into Adam's league. Adam could also throw the whole game by turning in another "Ring of Fire" type performance in the finals.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  193. Joe

    Nobody cares about Matt's piano skills. He and Allison need to go! They are ok, but certainly not the most talented people on the show. Lil and Anoop will be the final two on the show, justifiably so!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  194. Doug

    ADAM IS HORRIBLE! What don't you guys get? He is a broadway show in a freak costume! He had by far the worst performance last night. He disgraced a classic with his patented high pitch scream that he puts on EVERY SONG!!!!!!! AMERICA, please get over Adam Lambert.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  195. Brooke

    I don't think it will really matter anyways....Matt isn't going to win, along with Lil & Anoop. The final will be between Adam and Danny, and they're not going to be in the bottom 3 anytime soon.

    They might as well just get rid of those 3 next week and have some extra air time.

    April 16, 2009 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  196. Rizzo

    They made the right choice. See what yall dont kow Matt is from Ypsilanti, Mi. I went to high school with him at Lincoln. He is a great guy and always had talent. He should be in the top 3 or 4 but i dont see him going to the top 2. Its going to be Danny and Adam in the top 2. Winner i couldnt tell you. Hey Matt may not make it through idol but yall know hes going to be big like JT yall know it!!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  197. dee


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  198. Lex

    Honestly, I think the Judges made the right call in saving Matt, in the end. This way, next week, there's no WAY Lil Rounds squeaks by, without a miracle, and really. It should have been her to go this week. I dunno HOW she's lasted this long, but she really does have to go.

    Beyond that, of who's left, we've got Adam, Allison, and Kris. Those are the top three. Anoop / Matt MAY be able to squeak by and beat Kris, who knows. but I honestly don't think Adam or Allison gets voted off.

    And even if they do, hi - does anyone remember Chris Daughtry? As pissed as I'd be, there IS success for the idol non-winners if they're worth a damn, musically speaking.

    April 16, 2009 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  199. Flying

    Do you guys who post here realize there is only 1 week left to use the "save"? What do you mean by wasted?

    April 16, 2009 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  200. Jay

    They may have wasted a save, but the other hopefuls who are likely to be in the bottom three over the next two weeks, (the last weeks judges can use a save) are not worth the save either

    April 16, 2009 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  201. Don

    I think they made the wrong decision, but not because I don't think Matt is great or that Lil Rounds thinks she's a great diva rather than a great disappointer. I just think back to the season shocker when Melinda Doolittle or Chris Daughtry got voted off at #5 or something like that, and that "save" would have been worth it. I think Matt, Allison and Chris are all underrated–and Danny and Adam way over-rated. Danny Gokey has a great voice but he is not going to be the Idol–sorry ya'll, but he's cheesy, like Taylor Hicks. He might make it to the top two or three, though. If they put him on the gospel train with Scott he will sell records.

    Anoop is so nerded out that he will never sell a record. Adam is all pomp and makeup, he screams every song (like Ozzy Osbourne) but I love his range, like Freddy Mercury, so I think he will make it to the top two or three and possibly win. Sorry ladies, but if you have the hots for Adam Lambert, he is gayer than Freddy Mercury. He should choose a Queen song for disco week–I'm thinking "Flash Gordon!"

    Allison Iraheta is the dark horse. She is consistent and doesn't have the cheesy or phony factor that lames out so many Idols. I would like to see Allison versus Adam at the end.

    April 16, 2009 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  202. Steve

    I remember listening to Matt's version of Georgia – perhaps the best vocal of the season – although it was short – and i think the judges rememberd that performance when the decided to keep him.

    Matt has the talen tthat Danny or Adam have – a different style than adam, that's for sure, but I think he deserves to stick around. I'd like to give him another chance to sing like he did during auditions.

    April 16, 2009 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  203. Vicki

    I feel cheated, what a waste of a week. I look forward to see who gets the "boot" each week. Like a count down. I feel this week didn't happen,

    April 16, 2009 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  204. molly shepherd

    Sue: where do you get your info? Adam has never said he's gay. Just because he's classy doesn't mean he's gay. And so what if he is? He's the best, truest artist to ever hit that Idol stage!!! IMHO, everyone else is now just "clutter", keeping the Adam
    Show going until he wins!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  205. marcomarco

    Wasted. Adam is this season's Daughtry, and they'll regret saving Matt if Adam gets bounced early.

    April 16, 2009 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  206. booboo

    Yes, Matt needed to be saved. Anoop and Lil should go before Matt. Top 3 are Adam, Kris and Allison!!! No way should Anoop be in that group – his performance Tuesday was his best and that's not something you can count on with him.

    Adam is gorgeous – jealousy causes the rumors.....mostly by men making them who are jealous

    April 16, 2009 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  207. Jerry Lamb

    NO, they should have save there (save). To much better talent in three of the contestants. Allison. Adam and Danny should be the
    Last three standing. LIL should have gone home many weeks ago.
    can't believe she is still there. Lot more talent has already left.
    Please don't vote for LIL.

    April 16, 2009 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  208. Gina

    Matt has 9 lives like a cat or staying power like the Energizer bunny. I had this funny feeling that he would be the one that the judges would use their only save on, as he is a very talented and likeable guy. I have been one of his supporters since the beginning (especially since we came from the same small town in Michigan and we graduated from the same high school). I know he will do well in his career because he has the support of so many people. Did you hear how the audience was chanting SAVE when the judges were making their decision last night? I also noticed that he was chosen to drive the car during the Ford video. Must be that Michigan connection!

    April 16, 2009 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  209. Janet Planet

    I think it was all just big drama because what if, God forbid!, they didn't use the much hyped Judges Save?? And by the way, WHEN is someone going to tell the Empress that she doesn't have any clothes. Talk about "pitchy"! Miley Cyrus can not sing. She just does not sing well at all, despite all her head rockin', and glam dress, and father, and the media! Allison, not even my favorite idol, would make mincemeat of that girl in a sing off!

    April 16, 2009 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  210. missy

    They only had two weeks left to use it. This week and next. So why not use it and save someone decent instead of Lil next week. Now the bottom two will go home like they should.

    April 16, 2009 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  211. CW

    The judges wasted a save. Matt is not that good. Lil should also go. I am not a fan of Adam but he will probably win.

    April 16, 2009 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  212. Lee

    Wow. The judges got it wrong. Matt is a nice guy, but not a star. They should NOT have used their one save last night. Hopefully, Danny or Adam will not be in the bottom three for the remainder of the show. If either of them are booted, that will be a travesty.

    April 16, 2009 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  213. Am!no

    IMHO they wasted the save. There are FAR better singers that merit the save. Matt is terrible every week. A cutie, but terrible.


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  214. Kathy

    The judges wasted their save. Matt is not AI material.

    April 16, 2009 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  215. John

    Big mistake. I think it will be cool if Adam or Danny now end up in the bottom two next week by some fluke and they wasted their only save on Matt.

    April 16, 2009 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  216. pam

    I think Matt is a delightful young man with a somewhat nice talent for church and the neighborhood but I don't think he is Idol material. Certainly he has made this year a good comptition . I always enjoy his performance but only for the pleasure of seeing how he interprets it his way. In the real scheme of things I clearly don't think he has the chops to go all the way, but was interested in how the save was going to work. I have felt this year that the save was torture for all concerned (sort of a pleading for your life) scary in my opinion. True there have been some that were clearly voted off that could have stayed but I am a firm believer in the best will come of it. I loved Jennifer Hudson but look what she did with her vote off. Good thoughts to all.

    April 16, 2009 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  217. wanda

    when simon told matt giraud that he was staying , that was the best moment of the season for me. he was so happy, he cried. one would have thought he had won the american idol and all the other contestants gathered around him and paula ran up the stage to hug him . watching you all season you have showed more inprovement than any other contestant . matt giraud you have my vote

    April 16, 2009 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  218. Stacie

    Shannon, Adam is nowhere near as popular or as talented as Elvis was. Are you kidding me?

    I don't know that Matt can win this competition but it was a good save. There is no reason he should have gone home and Lil stayed. She butchered "The Rose" as she has butchered every song this whole competition. She should have gone home weeks ago!

    My vote for the top three are Danny, Allison, and Adam. I'm not a fan of Adam at all but for some reason others like him. I think he's a serial killer in the making!

    April 16, 2009 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  219. Barbara

    They got it wrong. It may come back to bite them. He should have gone home. Hopefully Lil will go next week. Anoop deserves to be in the top 5. I don't get it???

    April 16, 2009 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  220. Betty

    big mistake ! The bottom 3 need to go.

    April 16, 2009 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  221. srb

    i think its all rigged anyway. the judges wanted lil to go home and when she didnt they used the save on matt b/c two will go home and they know lil will be in the bottom again and take matt or anoop home with her

    April 16, 2009 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  222. Judges Saved a Loser

    At this point in the competition, the judges shouldn't be able to make a save. Matt deserved to go. Now, he's the loser who the judges stopped from leaving and he'll lose the respect of everyone. Bad move.

    April 16, 2009 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  223. B

    FYI- there are billboards in Memphis telling people to vote for Lil, coverage on the news telling people to vote for Lil....etc. Maybe that is why she is staying. Hopefully next week she and Anoop will be gone.

    April 16, 2009 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  224. facslady

    They should never have used their savee on Matt. I think they just wanted to get rid of it once and for all. That save thing is a lot of pressure. Bow there are no excuses when someone is voted off..

    April 16, 2009 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  225. Dan


    "Who's voting for her?"...

    "I'll take Recent Presidential Elections for $500 Alex..."

    That's who.

    April 16, 2009 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  226. Randy

    ^ I echo Linda's remark as well.

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  227. Randy

    Those in the bottom 3 this past week DESERVED to be in the bottom 3. The judges only used their save to get America off their back! And, I don't blame them. It's just a matter of time before Anoop, Lil', and Matt are off the show. Then, we can watch the most talented compete against each other for the title of the next American Idol. I still think it's Adam's to lose...

    April 16, 2009 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  228. mrcdpa



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  229. McFly

    This was a wasted "save". Matt does not have a chance of winning this contest. The save should have been used for someone like Adam in case he would have been voted off early. Now, if an injustice occurs, we all just have to live with it. How unfortunate!

    April 16, 2009 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  230. Lasedog

    Let's face the facts, not one of the remaining contestants will have a successful music career. Whoever is crowned idol this year will be the next Taylor Hicks. The talent is just not as strong.

    April 16, 2009 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  231. Gabor

    I copy-pasted td's entry, because that is exactly what my opinion is:

    "HUGE mistake! Matt isn’t that great, he’ll be gone in a week or two, and now there’s a possibility he could take somebody down with him. What if Allison or Gokey or Adam end up in the bottom two next week by some fluke (or not fluke–Allison’s been there before)? They’re toast. The judges did not use the “save” for how it really was intended–to correct a terrible wrong in the voting."

    Additionally: Adam should find another Jimmy Page level guitar talent and create Led Zeppelin II (with another name of course). And of course Allison and Adam should be the final.

    April 16, 2009 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  232. Penny AZ

    Saving Matt was the RIGHT and BEST thing to do. He has only had a couple rough weeks with the wrong song choice, but they have not criticized his voice at all. He has been one of all their faves since the very beginning!!!! Maybe he won't win since Adam really is unusual and talented and unpredictable. But as far as amazing singers go, I agree when the judges say he is much like Justin Timberlake. He reminds me alot of his style and I love it. Matt really did deserve to stay and I am SO GLAD They made the RIGHT decision!!!!! I would love to see the final 3 be Adam, Kris and Matt. Although I think realistically it is going to be Adam Danny and Kris. LOVE ANOOP though and like Danny too. LIL NEEDS TO GO ASAP! She is not getting the hint, she has not had one good week yet, and all she has proved is that she can copycat karaoke a hit song by someone else. She is pitchy and off most of the time, and has no charisma either. Seems like a sweet yet sassy gal, but that is not what makes someone an IDOL. Matt has shown originality and the judges have said that as well....Just tried to do too much this week. LOVE MATT!!! SO HAPPY HE IS STILL THERE AND HE DOES DESERVE IT!
    WHY DISCO NEXT WEEK?!?! How awful a theme is that?! Who came up with that lame idea!!?? Yuck!!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  233. SNOC

    The judges made a wrong decision!! BIG TIME!! Matt should have been kicked to the curve since his weeks in American Idol has been like a roller coaster up and down , up and down. The save card should have been used for three to five Idols left in the show. What are they thinking!!!!!!.... Next week is Disco week MATT , KRIS and LIL will have to step it up to avoid from being sent home. ANOOP will rock the show we know that!!!!! but will this said the WINNER of AMERICAN IDOL will be ADAM and not cocky DANNY!!!!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  234. Dorothy

    I think they did a good job using the save on Matt. Can someone tell me why they keep saying " take a song and make it your own" and everytime Lil does that, Simon tells her she shouldn't have. I am not that crazy about Lil but in all fairness I don't think she can do anything right in Simon's eyes. If she just sang The Rose like Bette Midler sang it, he would tell her she didn't do anything to make it her own.
    Also, I think "wrong song choice" is getting old. Why don't they spend some time with these rookies and give them a lesson in picking the right song.

    April 16, 2009 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  235. janet

    Should not have saved him – The other contestants are far better

    April 16, 2009 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  236. john

    the judges weren't bound to using the save this season at all so by misusing it for matt next week's double elimination could see shrill lil squeaking by and some worthier person having a rocky night getting dumped – which is what the save was created to avoid in the first place – if matt had gone tonight wouldn't it have been more dramatic if it hadn't been used until next week to pull the rug out from under lil or if used for a kris or allison disco week it couldv'e then led into a double elimination springboarding into the top four...obviously matt's not destined to be around much longer so they didn't really think this through well at all!

    April 16, 2009 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  237. lorraine Stanson

    I'm surprised they saved Matt. He's just not as good as the others. Lil should go too. Simon was right on about her.

    April 16, 2009 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  238. Robert Cochrane

    anoop has been much better the last couple of weeks. But I can't imagine a disco song where he won't embarrass himself again next week (especially if he tries to dance or be his weird form of "sexy"). Lil has a shot next week, but if her attitude doesn't improve it may finally be bye-bye for her, too.

    Adam will once again dominate next week. Can't wait to see what he chooses.

    April 16, 2009 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  239. Kinnaird

    Why waste a save on someone who will NOT make the top 3? Matt is not that good... Lounge singer, [which is what he is, professional] is what he is ...

    April 16, 2009 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  240. peakarack

    It's really a bad save. I truly hope Amererican people will send Lil and Chris home next week.

    Here are my final 3. Adam,Anoop and Danny.

    April 16, 2009 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  241. Idol Watcher

    What is going on Idol? First the changes, then the over run of time, then two judges only. Look !! We signed on to hear Cowell, like him or not, and just because the two women YES THE TWO WOMEN ONLY! (and I am a woman, so no sexist comments) can't contain themselves to a few words, we have to suffer the loss of the critique of the only two judges who matter; Simon and Randy (Randy is superb. Let's get back on track ... shall we ? This years Idol has the best singers (artists be damned , they sing, and that is enough) and the judging, the silliness from the judges, the ego of the judges, and the constant changes of the judges is just too much . One bright spot in all of this mess... Someone had the brains to END the grand entrance of the judges as they looked like the brides and grooms of a circus wedding just being announced. Ryan's Loretta Young's grand entraces are enough for anyone to handle. Come on guys, a good show is going in the toilet.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  242. Khauncey







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  243. SP_RK

    Lil or Anoop dog should go, Matt although I think the save may be a bit premature, didn't deserve to be in the bottom 3. We all know Adam, Danny and Allison should/will be the top 3 but Matt has a good voice, bit too pop-starry boy bandish but a nice tone, good vocals and nice range nonetheless... Matt's only downfall is he is not unique, his vocal sound is not original and doesn't stand out. Allison has the rockish tone, she could front Heart and not be out of place, Adam definitely has the rocker voice, and his highs are so dynamic and metal-ish he is going places no matter what happens to him in the long run. He's going to be big after Idol. Danny also has the voice to take him places as well, plus he is very personable. Kris although the women dig him, also doesn't stand out... Anoop is not very likeable, kind of arrogant and IMHO even though does have a not bad voice, is lackluster at best overall. Lil does have the big gospel voice but week after week picks craptastic sings that does nothing for her overall big voice appeal... All in all, I do like Matt, but he can't win, and the save may be unwarranted if say Allison or Danny somehow get voted off before the top 3 as they both deserve a shot at being American Idol.... I'd wager Adam wins it all though so maybe saving Matt isn't such a bad thing afterall, even if he can't win... I hope next week Anoop and Lil both go home, but depending on how they fair in the disco round maybe they can pull out the comeback. I'd bet Lil does a better job than Anoop next week..

    April 16, 2009 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  244. jon

    Of course it was a good save. Matt can't win but he can make the final four and the judges only had one more week left to use the save.

    Matt is much better then everyone left except allison, danny and adam.

    None of them will be in the bottom three next week either so therefore it was a good save

    April 16, 2009 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  245. Lee

    You better believe they made the right decision! Lil absolutely DESTROYED Bette's song...and had the NERVE to actually argue with Simon. I really thought she was outta there! Quite honestly I am shocked she wasn't sent home weeks ago. Lil, you are cute and all but you got to go home!

    April 16, 2009 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  246. Holly

    I believe Simon would not have used the save if he thought that the "save" was going to prove valuable this season. They only had two more opportunities left to use it and Simon would not want to wait until the last possible moment to use it and then choose not to. It would have made the creation of the new "thing" this season moot and thus would have made Simon look like a fool and Simon will have NONE of THAT. It didn't matter who got voted off tonight. Simon planned to use it all along. That's why we're so broke and he's so paid. It was the perfect opportunity to get us all talking about whether or not it was a good idea. Matt or Lil...it didn't matter. Simon can smell money. It's his one true gift.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  247. tmike

    What a waste of a save. It should have been reserved for a situation where the voting would eject a contestant who was clearly win-capable. At this point the competition is about ranking – and Matt would have been correctly ranked in this group had he left this week. And Lil next week. And then Anoop. And then Gokey, leaving the two most talented contestants.
    (Not that I think that Lil is more talented than Matt, I'm merely flipping a coin between the two least talented).
    If Allison or Adam were to be voted off "accidentally", for lack of a better word, i think the audience should walk out of the auditorium in protest of this ridiculous save.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  248. imixxy


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  249. kwentongmarcus

    Good call!!! Sooo love Matt.....

    April 16, 2009 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  250. Elle

    They used the "save" for Matt. Who cares? They could have used it for anyone in the final batch. The real winner is AdamLambert,AdamLambert,AdamLambertAdamLambert, AdamLambert,AdamLambert,AdamLambert,AdamLambert, AdamLambertAdamLambert,AdamLambert,AdamLambertAdamLambert, AdamLambert,AdamLambert,AdamLambert,AdamLambert, AdamLambertAdamLambert,AdamLambert,AdamLambertAdamLambert, AdamLambert,AdamLambert,AdamLambert,AdamLambert, AdamLambertAdamLambert,AdamLambert,AdamLambertAdamLambert, AdamLambert,AdamLambert,AdamLambert,AdamLambert, AdamLambert. That's It. End of Show! "Seacrest...OUT" !

    April 16, 2009 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  251. Teri

    Wow! What a shock.... Adam is the superstar here and Allison would do well doing Janis Joplin, she has amazing ability with her raspy voice.

    Lil should have been 86'd tonight, they have given her enough opportunities. Why prolong the agony?? Anoop is a good singer but no what it takes to be the next idol. It will be Gokey, Adam and Allison.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  252. John

    A lot of people say it was wasted, should have saved it for later, etc... Does everyone realize that last week was the last time the save could have been used? I'm glad it was used on Matt, to be honest... Now there is no chance of saving Lil next week when she is in the bottom 2. Matt isn't the worst contestant left. He certainly is hit or miss depending on the song choice, but that is better for me than Lil, who always seems to miss. Anoop has talent, but not the fan base, so I believe this could be the end for Lil and Anoop next week, and the save could actually land Matt in the top 4 when its all said and done.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  253. Naomi

    I am so glad that the judges used the save on Matt Giraud tonight! He is by far my favorite this year and I would have been sad to see him go. He's an incredibly talented guy and I for one just can't get enough.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  254. Katrina

    YESSSSSSS :))))
    I'm gald he was saved
    he is amazinng!!!!!!
    lil should get her ass off

    April 16, 2009 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  255. Bjean

    The final contestants are all good and I feel that the Judges were correct in their decision to use their vote at this time.

    April 16, 2009 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  256. Freak

    They shouldn't have save Matt. He was really bad last night.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  257. tran

    Yes, I think Matt not that good but till better than Lil
    give him another chance

    April 16, 2009 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  258. john

    Better to save Matt tonight than to be forced to use the save next week on Lil.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  259. PoliKarpas

    I agree with Max – with only ONE WEEK LEFT TO USE THE SAVE, by the time someone worth the save got eliminated, the save would be gone. Matt does deserve a second chance.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  260. Kareen

    Big Mistake
    They should have saved the big save for someone with more talent
    Not that it matters, Adam will be the next Idol

    April 16, 2009 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  261. chedar

    Great job Judges! You return one of the best artist in American Idol. Matt deserved another chance.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  262. Jules

    Judges make a Save!

    Of course they did.. I think whether it was Matt or Lil, the Judges would have probably used the save for a few reasons:

    (1) They can only use the save up until the top 5 which means they either use it this week or they use it next week (and chances are if they didn't use it this week – they would never use it)

    (2) Because it really doesn't matter at this point (Adam, Kris, Danny and Allison are likely safe next week anyway);

    (3) Whether one or two people were to leave next week... the likely result will be that the same 3 will be in the bottom and it will end up being no harm/no foul;

    (4) It will motivate the contestants to actually bring their "A" game next week;

    (5) Next week is disco week... and simply put – more contestants to torture!!!

    Well, that's my opinion and I'm stickin to it.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  263. MD

    Personally, I think they wasted their "save".

    I was REALLY surprised they used it this week.
    Now, true, I'm not a 'Matt fan'..but overall I think they should have waited until closer to the end to "save" anybody..like when the viewers vote off Allison, or Danny, or even Adam..any of which would, IMO, be worth the save. Because in the end, all but one is going to be sent packing.

    The fact that they seem to know that there's not any chance for Matt to win overall, why save him now? Especially since he'll probably just wind up voted off next week anyway.
    I think they should have waited and saved somebody that they feel does have a chance to win.
    I just think that there were other contestants that should have had another shot before the end of the season.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  264. John

    Neither were that good TBH.

    People should get on youtube and watch Susan Boyle's performance from Britain's Got Talent.

    Totally blows these guys out of the water.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  265. K

    Go Matt! I don't think Simon would have saved Lil, she can't take criticism and is just another generic R & B singer and not a very good one at that!

    April 16, 2009 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  266. vaterpop

    hope this does not screw over Adam!!

    April 16, 2009 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  267. Chris

    They made a mistake tonight. I think that they should have saved the save for Kris Allen, just in case they try to vote him off. I think that he is the best of the bunch, but that's not to take away from any of the other contestants- last week when Lil performed that song (I forget what it is), she sounded just like the artist- that's never a bad thing in my opinion. They've all got extraordinary talent, but I went to the church Kris went to, and I gotta pull for my Arkansas connection.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  268. A

    I have a theory. If they used the save too early and two people are going home next week, the producers might have something up their collective sleeve.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  269. Betty D.

    No. The girl should of been kicked off, she is rude, cocky and is not a professional with her big mouth yacking. She knows nothing about the business and should learn and be quite. Soon she'll be snapping her fingers in Simon's face if allowed. OUT! GONE! Waste of our time watching her. If Adam doesn't nail this competition, I'm done with Idol, they found a super star in the making there. this is by far the best talent year ever.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  270. AJ

    The judges made a big mistake! Matt has had some really good moments, but nothing great since his rendition of "Georgia" during Hollywood Week. For every good performance he has, he has also had one that is average at best. I like Matt, but if he can't win, why save him, except to increase the drama next week.
    It will be really funny if Adam gets voted off next week and the judges can't save him! (BTW, I'm betting he sings either "I will survive" or "Stayin' Alive" for disco week!)
    I think Anoop is really good, and deserves to be in the top 3 or 4, but I also think that he just doesn't have the fan base behind him to make it much further, regardless of his singing ability. Danny isn't as great as everyone makes him out to be. I think he is getting by on the "Its so sad his wife died" angle. Truly a tragedy, and I feel for him, but his singing ability, while good, isn't good enough. His performance Tuesday should have earned him a spot in the bottom 3, and its not the first time IMHO.
    I don't like Adam, but I have to admit, he definitely has a stage presence, and is original enough and talented enough to deserve to win. I don't care that he's gay, I just don't like his style of singing.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  271. Jefe

    7 contestants again next week!

    I really hope that they do not rush the performances and judge's remarks to fit within a single hour with commercial breaks, esp. for disco night, which is as much about performance as it is vocal. The *rush* of the performance night is what helped to make it so unenjoyable to watch.

    Curious what songs will come up - Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, Chic, Donna Summer, Kool and the Gang, Village People, Taste of Honey.

    Adam already did "Play that Funky Music" - we already know what he will do with Disco songs. He will blow down the house again next week. I think Lil' could also do Sister Sledge's "We are Family".

    April 16, 2009 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  272. Jen

    Matt shouldn't have stayed this week!

    Haven't we learned from other seasons that great singers get booted off later? Think about it – Chris Daughtry... Tamyra Gray... Matt was not worth the save!

    They'll wish they had the save in their pockets later on in the season.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  273. Kat

    The judges got it right tonight! Matt is wonderful and deserves to be in the top 2 with Kris.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  274. Emoney

    I like Matt honestly, but the shouldn't have used it. I will be PISSED if Danny or dude with the black hair goes home (I can't think of his name, damn that's bad)

    April 16, 2009 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  275. SGR

    I think they made a wise choice. I like Matt. I know he won't the event, but I bet he has a great shot to get a record deal. I thinkthe two we are going to see eye to eye at the end is Danny and Adam. I can tell you this, everyone that's there now will have some kind of record deal or Broadway . They all have a talent and that's whats going to put them up and over and on TV for a long while to come. Lil, I can see her on Broadway.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  276. sara

    What a nice politcs they played tonight!!

    Come on finally only one singer will win so why should we save some one!! I guess they were hoping somebody else to be gone tonight and since he was not gonne it was not fare to Math to leave!!

    April 16, 2009 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  277. Margaret Perez

    They should of let Matt go. Why waste a save on someone who has no chance to win.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  278. Jerad

    Lil needed to go. How many times are people going to blame song choice before they realize that they just have her overrated as a singer?

    April 16, 2009 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  279. Simon

    Susan Boyle would kick all of their butts.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  280. Michelle

    Matt has a lot of talent, but he will not win. That's ok, I'm just glad he will be around for at least another week to gain some more exposure and because I just enjoy listening to him sing!

    April 16, 2009 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  281. Jennifer

    Yea! The Judges made the RIght choice Matt Is An Amazing singer GOOD LUCK AND WISHING YOU THE BEST OF LUCK ! you can make it till the final 2. sing from your heart and soul out !

    April 16, 2009 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  282. Dean T Dunham

    The save was NOT wasted! Sure, Matt won’t be the eventual winner, but neither will Lil or Anoop (or Allison, Danny, or Kris for that matter). Matt at least deserves to be in the top 5!
    C’mon, everyone, we need to vote for Matt over and over and over again next week to keep him in a little longer!

    April 16, 2009 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  283. Princesse

    I think Lil should have been sent packing this week. Matt sang badly this week but he does deserve to stay more than Lil. If it will be Disco theme next week, Adam will champion it as usual, I will be a little nervous for Kris and Danny. Surely, Anoop will be gone since he can only sing ballads. Same with Lil and Matt can have the chance to work it out. Allison will also make it.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  284. Patricia Biggs

    Let's define "winner" on Idol...!! There are a few good choices, but unfortunately, the judges have shown who they want to be the next "Idol". Matt is a good singer and deserves to be up there.....let's hear from him as long as we can.....second place is good, too ! Winning means you've done your best. Matt continues to show us that's he has a lot of talent yet to be seen.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  285. Julie Mac

    The save should only have been used if America got the votes wrong (i.e. assumed one of the best was safe and neglected to vote.) In this case, America clearly did not get the votes wrong – Matt was one of the worst of the night. It was totally unfair to save him.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  286. Jen

    Why waste the save? It's Allison, Danny (if he gets his act together), and Adam. Period. They're all goin' home.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  287. M. Levy

    I thought this was one of the better weeks. I thought each of the contestants did well. JMO, but I think there should be no save rule. It was much better when they did not have that.

    Adam may win and even if he does not he has a career ahead of him, but I think that either Danny or Allison may be the final two.
    We shall see.

    April 16, 2009 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  288. Lori

    I think it is great that they saved Matt.. however... I did not like watching the show without the input of all of the judges. I look foward to hearing them all... and was not happy that we couldn't listen to it all.
    I think Lil needs to go, she is just not up there..
    Adam, Allison,and Danny are my favorites. They have amazing voices.
    Anoop, Matt and Kris are wonderful as well.
    My prediction is that Adam will win... with Allison and Danny right behind.
    The six will have great careers... 🙂

    April 16, 2009 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  289. Josue

    He deserve that opportunity, his performance today was spectacular!

    April 16, 2009 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  290. norman

    Waste of the save, which was the worst idea in the show's history, it saps all the energy from the results. If Adam doesn't win this year I'll never watch again, he's incredible every week and I'd actually buy the album, which would be the first time ever for me buying an idol winner.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Rob

    I think that with Adam, Allison and Kris around they shouldn't have even bothered with a save. I guess they just wanted to use it because its new and everyone expected them to use it. I was a little upset that I bothered to watch tonight because no one was voted off and I had to endure Miley Cyrus.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Marie

    Since they can only use the save up until the top 5, they only had next week anyhow to use it up, so why not just use it now?

    It doesn't really make a difference, now they will just fire two next week, it will probably be Matt and Lil and we'll move on. Why even have a save? The vote is the way it is, if America didn't like him this week, what makes him think we will be suddenly blown away next week?

    Everyone knows actually winning this thing is the kiss of death anyway, better to bow out early and actually have your own career and not some music producer telling you what to sing.

    It will be down to Adam and Gokey, both highly overrated singers, with Gokey winning it.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Sheri

    I would love to see Adam and Susan Boyle from "Britain's Got Talent" perform together. Wonder if Simon could arrange it?

    April 15, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Francesca

    Matt is an excellent singer. Next week he has to give it his all. He has what it takes, he just has to believe it himself.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Tom

    I don't think the save was used the way it was intended to be used. Matt certainly belonged in the bottom two. The save doesn't have to be used, it's there to save someone who has a shot at winning or at least a shot at entertaining for a few more weeks.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Liz

    I think it was a smart move on the judges' part, given that they had to use the save either this week, next week, or not at all, which I think a lot of people may have forgotten. They lose the ability to save anyone once it's down to five. It would have been a little anticlimactic to just save whomever was the lowest vote-getter next week, and even more so not to use it at all.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  297. willowood

    I am a great, great fan of Matt , Chris, and Adam. Danny and Anoop are also very good. Lil ,although talented, has not been able to produce a single night of anything memorable for me. Matt has a personal connection with the audience and is really quite appealing. I was in favor of the save. Glad he will be there for at least another week. Lil is a great singer, but not as good as those surrounding her. She will go on to do well, as will most of them. It isn't really loosing when you make the top 10.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Ros

    Very disappointed! The guy has been in the bottom three how many times? .... obviously there isn't much of a fan base and using the "save" on someone who easily next week could be gone again is a joke! I now realize that my foolish belief that I was actually contributing to winning vote of "the next American Idol" by staying up late on work nights, to watch a show I used to love......hitting "redial " a hundred times just to cast my vote..... has tonight been made a mockery!

    April 15, 2009 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  299. DLB

    Seacrest said they had only this week or next to use the "save" so I think they did it at the right time. If Matt had been sent packing tonight, Lil will probably be voted off next week and I don't see them using the "save" for her, so yeah, I guess they did the only thing they could do.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Depper

    Come on people, don't act like sheep. This was as blatant a staged results show as has ever appeared on Idol.

    We all know that Lil Rounds should be gone, this was without a doubt the most jump the shark moment ever. It was predictable, no way would they mess with the top 5 so this was the last chance to use this ridiculous " save". Of course they were going to use it, why elese did they add it? And this was the last opportunity and they did exactly what anyone with half a brain would have predicted. It is all about ratings, it has nothing to do with actual coting totals.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Slainte

    I agree with above comment ... I would not cross the road to see Matt sing (funny). Adam on the other hand (yum).... where can I buy his first concert tickets??

    April 15, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  302. bucky

    End it now. Adam is the best.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Rachel

    Yes, the judges definitely made the right choice! I can't believe that Lil was not sent home! She is such a disappointment EVERY week despite her amazing voice, and I HATE it whenever anyone talks back to the judges. And as much as I like Anoop, I'm afraid that I'm getting bored with him. The first 2 weeks he did ballads I was impressed. I'm not so impressed anymore. I want someone who is versatile to win American Idol, not someone who will be pigeon-holed into one genre or type of song.

    Matt is versatile (or at least more so than Lil or Anoop), he takes risks, and he is an amazing piano player! I believe he is under-appreciated by the judges much like Kris Allen is. I think next week Lil and Anoop should go home!

    April 15, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Richard L

    Simon had it right. The others should not have celebrated so much. Next week it will be 2 gone and it's highly likely Matt will be one, possibly with Anoop.

    Lil continues to be her worst enemy. For the range that she has, she may be the second most talented person there, but she persists in terrible song selections that are not in her best range. With a disco theme, Donna Summers songs may help her.

    I don't think any of this matters at all. I think Adam has already won, regardless of where he finishes. Maybe the best Idol ever.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Patty

    OMG....they so got it wrong here....now I like Matt but if America wasnt feeling him they they just werent. I definetely think he is talented but come on with what is left he just cant keep up.....having said that Lil has to go as well. Again, I am not dismissing their talent but they just dont have that it factor.
    Alison-rocker, loud, that voice and stage presents
    Danny-soulfoul, feeling, connected and true, love his singing and the connection he brings with it
    Kris-total hotness, totally quirky with the chops, he is fresh and talented, willing to take chances,
    Noop-surprising as of late, good singer, but just not buying more than a cover artist.
    ADAM, yep ADAM-is he even in this competition because he is so beyond the others. He is origional, he is fun, he is engaging, keeps us all wanting more!
    In concurance....I would say Lil, Matt, Noop in that order should pack.
    If Alison, Adam, Danny, and Kris were left I would sign them all up bec it is gonna be hard!

    April 15, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Drew

    They used the save on an unworthy choice so they could kick two off next week, thereby saving time and allowing them to stick to the schedule without dumping any sponsors. Much like the show itself, this move was more about television than talent.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  307. mike nichols

    I agree with those who said Lil should have gone home. As far as using the save tonight- I think they should have waited but they were faced with a bad choice. IF they were going to use the save at all this season, they had to do it tonight or next week- after that it was off the table. And as much as AI hyped up this new aspect of the show I don't think the producers would have been happy for them to NOT use it. So it was either use it tonight to save Matt or be forced to use it next week on the lowest vote getter- likely Lil. And although Matt doesn't stand any shot at winning the season, he's a better singer than Lil. So I think they did what they had to to avoid having to save Lil next week.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Mike

    Lil Rounds has no chance, time she went


    April 15, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Rob

    Lil should have been sent packing. Lackluster performances and a voice that isnt as strong as she likes to believe along with a shot of bad attitude. No thanks.

    Saving Matt wasn't worth it. He, like Lil hasn't had very good performances overall, but since they can't use it once they get the top 5, I guess it makes sense. Both Matt and Lil are probably gone next week anyway.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  310. Skylar

    Dumb move. That was the correct bottom three and any (or all for that matter) could have gone home tonight. What if Adam or Allison are in the bottom 2 next week? They are the only ones who TRULY should be saved. Maybe Danny and maybe Kris. This save was supposed to be used if someone was going home sooner than they were supposed to. Matt will be gone next week. Therefore, they should have just let him go now. This save idea was a stupid thing to implement. I have a feeling I am going to be PISSED next Wednesday...

    April 15, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Skip

    Lil needs to stop trying to sing better than the original, and start singing different than the original. Here's a suggestion, sing a guy's tune, you'll sing it great, and it will be sufficiently original to garner praise for song choice.

    Matt deserves it for sure I think. Lil is the wildcard.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  312. tube

    I like your blog. Thank you.

    I wouldn't have saved either one of these tools tonight.

    I hope Adam loses soon so he won't have to work with the Idol producers on his album. I hope Allison turns into an "artist" and takes some time off after the tour before the Idol peeps make her release a dung heap of an album just to cash in.

    You go girl!


    April 15, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Rick

    Why is it a stupid save? There are only two chances left to use it, and Matt's talented. Kris and Lil should be out the door.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Jessica W

    no, they did NOT make the right choice! i am shocked and really disappointed in the judges. what will they do now when danny or allison get voted off? oh wait... nothing... because they wasted it on matt. i honestly don't know if i will watch the rest of the season now...

    April 15, 2009 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Jo

    Adam's voice reminds me of Freddie Mercury. I think he's awesome and hope he has a longer career with a happier ending. Lil needs to go next week for sure. I can't quite figure out why she's still a"round".

    April 15, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  316. MO

    OMG! This seson has the least amount of talent out of them all. Everyone knows who is going to win...Adam..but the problem is all he does is SCREAM!!! He will ultimately fall into the same category as Fantasia and Taylor. With rumors that Simon will be leaving one of the three shows that he is on currently and the other two are in Britian it does not take a genious which show he will be leaving. Plus this 4 judge thing is not working at all! The show has run its course and it is time for something new.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  317. maggie

    I'm so glad they saved matt! That kid is so talented.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  318. tim

    If it was only up to simon, matt would have went home tonight. im glad the other judges pressure him to save matt.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Maria

    GO ADAM LAMBERT!!!!!!!! He is the best thing that ever happened to this show. I luv him!

    April 15, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  320. LORINNE

    Yes, they made the right decision. Matt deserves this opportunity!

    April 15, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Kathy

    MjD, you say you don't see 13 y/o girls buying Adam's CD's? My 14 y/o daughter would and she knows he's gay. Says he HOT anyway (and why are all the HOT guys gay?, she asks). I am 50, married, and also think he's HOT and would buy his CD's, as would my hubby, who is NOT gay (but is HOT too!). We think it's his unique approach to the songs that is doing it for him, not to mention his voice. So, we shall see.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Trina

    Lil should've gone home. Matt was better.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Renuka

    I am glad they saved Matt – hopefully Kris and Lil will be eliminated next week. I was shocked that Matt got less votes than Lil – she has got to go!

    April 15, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Linda

    Since the "save" is the new feature this year, they had to use it or it would seem like a gimmick idea, not a real rule change. If they didn't use it this week, then everyone would know that they would use it next week, regardless of who was in last place. So this week was the last chance to use it as a "surprise" and thus create buzz. Obviously, Simon did not think Matt was worth saving, but he went along with the publicity stunt.

    A better "save" rule would allow a save up to and including the "final three" night, but would not require two to leave the next week. So if the judges thought the wrong two made the top two, the third would get one more week to try to make the top two.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Ansley

    When someone said, "Oh, the judges saved Matt tonight," I thought "Uhhh...who is Matt?"

    Long story short: he is forgettable. They wasted the save.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Shannon O'Neill

    Matt is dyamite when at the piano doing bluesy tunes. Chris is the guy that is totally without charisma...can't see him being any kind of music idol. Lil was great when she first sang...I don't know what's going on with her. She has the chops to be memorable. Alison has a great future in her genre but needs to finish high school.
    All that said, Adam is the find of the generation! No one can hold a candle to his voice, charisma and demeanor on the show or any other artist currently touted as a mainstream star!! He's as hot as Elvis was in the 50's!!! Go Adam! I'm sure the managers and record producers are pounding on his door.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  327. poj

    They should have let him gone home. They just wasted their save.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  328. Maria

    sue, i dont care if he is gay i still luv him

    April 15, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Anthony

    I think they were just fine using the save. They would have only had one more show to use it anyways and the same 3 will be in the bottom next week with Matt and Lil going home. Can you imagine them having this save and never using it?!

    April 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Al

    Anoop's voice is really amazing and he really sang a PERFECT song...I think he deserves to be in the final 3 and even final 2. As a matter of fact, this week Anoop's performance was in the top 2. Matt, Lil and Chris should go, in that order..

    April 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  331. LaLuna

    Lil Rounds was kept for another week????? I AM STUNNED! This woman is horrible, no talent, worst "singer" and vulgar. I can't believe she is stil around! Who are the idiots voting for this loser??

    April 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  332. MjD

    No. It was a stupid save. After last night it should have been him or Lil. What a waste. Now next week It will be Lil and Matt leaving. I'm pretty sure the top 3 will Be Danny, Adam and the little red head. I'm not sure how they can market Adam if he wins cuz he's not like a pop idol he's more a drag queen. Not that theres anything wrong with that but I dont see 13 y ear old girls buying his CD's. Thus I think Danny will take it all.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  333. ruth

    I don't think it was a wise choice to save matt tonight, but it is done. The person really who should have gone home was lil. zzzzzzzzzdon't get me wrong, she has a great voice, but isn't Idol material. I think the top three will be Danny, Adam and Anoop. Allison is ok, but i don't see her in the top three.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  334. Sam

    Simon was only being realistic. He says it like it is. Matt isn't going to win American Idol. I don't mind that they used the save. They would have been criticized if they hadn't.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  335. Jess

    So what if Matt "doesn't have a chance" at winning American Idol? Plenty of people who have not won have gone on and become more successful than the actual winners (remember Taylor Hicks...this was the same year Chris Daughtry was voted off). There is no denying Matt is a good singer (even if he has had a couple of rough patches) and I don't see how the judges aren't going to get their preordained "Adam and Danny" finale. What's wrong with the judges giving a good singer the opportunity to have a few more week in the competition? If it had gone based on performance alone with Lil being voted off, we wouldn't even all be having this argument. I'll take Matt for as long as I can!!!

    April 15, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  336. julie

    It was not a smart move to use the save for Matt. They should have saved it for one of the contestants that deserve to win.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Holly

    "To Really Love a Woman" is a beautiful song and Matt butchered it. They should have saved the save.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  338. Snowball

    The only reason Lil didn't go is that Vote for the Worst is keeping her in. That's the same group that kept Megan in and cost Alexis a chance go to on the tour. What a mean-spirited group! I wish there was a way to stop them.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Sara

    YES!!!! I'm sooooo happy they saved Matt, he deserves it, maybe last night wasn't his best but I know he can do sooooooo much better. I love his voice, I was freaking out tonight I was really hoping they would save him, and THEY DID!!!! I hope next week he proves Simon wrong, and kicks butt next week, he can't go home he's to good. Oh! and Simon way to ruin a good moment! GO MATT!!!

    April 15, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  340. John

    I love how every single week, people say "Anoop's going home this week!!!!!!!!!!11", and he hasn't yet. You imbeciles are saying he'll go home next Wednesday night, yet we haven't even heard the contestants sing yet. Truly brainless, you are.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  341. Marcus

    Bravo to the judges for using the save! Matt probably won't win but there are other who should go first. There was only one week to use the save anyway, so it makes for an interesting week coming up.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Jake

    Wasted save. Matt's a good guy but not the *star* of the show.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Sue

    Maria...Adam is not a ladies man. Maybe if you were Mario.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Max

    They made the right choice. I doubt he will win, but hes much more talented then Lil, Anoop, and Danny. I think Anoop and Lil will bomb out before him, and he will go on to have a great career.

    Besides, by the time someone worth the save got eliminated, the save would be gone. He has EARNED a second chance.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  345. virginia moloy

    I wouldn't walk across the street to hear Matt sing. . .judges are crazy!

    April 15, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  346. jen

    I hope Anoop makes top 3. He deserves it. We've all seen plenty of Matts and Lils before.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  347. GJ

    Totally absurd ratings stunt. Matt has zero chance of winning. He was the near unanimous choice in my office pool. You could practically hear the producers yelling in Simon's ear to save the guy and make some news. Ridiculous.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  348. Billy

    Simon got it right when he said that Matt has no chance of winning. It should be interesting to see how they all handle Disco next week...Adam and Lil are the only ones who will probably be able to pull it off...Allison should pack her bags cause she will in all probability be horrible next week...At her age trying to be a rocky star is crazy to begin with....She is not marketable as a rocker.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  349. shirley

    bad save. matt and lil will be gone next week.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Sherri

    I think a lot of us now realize that this race is between Danny, Kris and Adam...not necessarily in that order. To use their only save on Matt, who is pretty much mediocre is both a disappointment and a big surprise. He WILL get voted off within the next 3 or 4 weeks anyway, and they can't save him then! The girls are history, that's a given. Anoop and Matt are good, but not good enough. Like I said, this is a 3-man race.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  351. Michele

    So Matt and Lil will go next week...who cares? This is about Adam and a runner-up, probably Allison. The next to go will be Anoop, then Chris, then Danny.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  352. Maria

    I absolutely LOVE Adam Lambert!!!!<3 Adam, will you marry me?

    April 15, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  353. Wil

    He should not have been saved, the save should only be for those who have a legitimate chance of winning and as Simon said he does not, unfortunately Simon let himself be swayed by the -pressure of the moment and will regret the decision when somebody like Allison gets sent home in the next 2 weeks, her along with Adam and Danny (who I don't like) are the only ones who are legitimate contenders for the crown (though Adam would have to completely fall apart to lose it).

    April 15, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  354. DitaFan

    I don't know why they saved Matt. He's not Idol Material, and Simon said he can't win. What the hell was the point of saving him?

    April 15, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  355. jerry

    yes, the save of Matt was great!!!! He's humble and got real talent, a rare combination in the business today. I hope he goes all the way!

    April 15, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Maria

    I think that the judges used the save too early. I know that they only had another week to use it but they could have saved it for next week just in case ADAM has a bad week even though he never has bad weeks. (-;

    April 15, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  357. td

    HUGE mistake! Matt isn't that great, he'll be gone in a week or two, and now there's a possibility he could take somebody down with him. What if Allison or Gokey or Adam end up in the bottom two next week by some fluke (or not fluke–Allison's been there before)? They're toast. The judges did not use the "save" for how it really was intended–to correct a terrible wrong in the voting.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Chuck

    America kept Lil Rounds on for another week WHAT were they thinking???????? hmmmmmmmmmmmm Wait a minute the problem is that they were not. I am glad the Judges used the save. Next week we see anoop and Lil go.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  359. Dean T Dunham

    YES! The judges got it right!! Lil should have gone home tonight after weeks of lack-luster performances. Although Matt was weak last night, he is very talented and deserves the second chance.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  360. good choice

    They made the right decision...Lil and Anoop will go next week. Matt won't make it to the final 2, but he is far more talented than Lil and/or Anoop, so he was worth the save. There is only one more week left for the save, anyhow....

    April 15, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Tim

    Big mistake. HUGE.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  362. Lin

    I'm thrilled Matt is staying on another week!!! If anyone was going home tonight it should have been Lil. Matt may not be the American Idol this season, but he didn't deserve to go home just yet. I think Matt has been underrated and his amazing piano skills never even remarked on by the judges. He's a better pianist than Scott, for example.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  363. David

    Will Lil wise up next week and sing some Donna Summer?

    April 15, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  364. lisA

    No they made a wrong choice. Matt should have left packing. They shouldn't have wasted the save knowing that there are tons more much more greater than him who are always in danger of being in the bottom 3 becasue america doesn't always get it right. For e.g anoop will sell tons of records, he just needs now to work on stage presence not get voted off. it is all a learning process stilll andhe will only get better; also allison is amazing...and she too will grow and get better. Matt doesnt have the high quality voice...
    he should have gone tonight
    America vote him off next week,, and let the worst performance between allison, lil , kris go also with matt next..
    if things are done fairly its gonna be tough...so far lil looks to be the one joining matt next week
    Go anoop, adam, allsion and danny for the top 4..

    April 15, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Steven

    Overall, I was happy with how the results turned out, although I was not expecting Matt to be in the bottom three. I was particularly happy for Anoop, who managed to not be part of the bottom two!

    April 15, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  366. Are you kidding?

    I was shocked to learn that America kept Lil Rounds on for another week. Matt is a far better singer! Lil Rounds sings well, not taking that from her but week after week she disappoints, choosing songs that aren't for her. I am so glad that the judges kept Matt for another week. Maybe by then, America will have gotten there choice correct!

    April 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  367. AI Fan

    He'll go home next week...........either with Anoop or Lil

    April 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  368. adventurer

    I think they used the "save" too soon. Wonder what the rest of the season holds!!

    April 15, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |

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