April 15th, 2009
09:44 PM ET

Top 7: The bottom three

I really need Paula and Simon to focus on the show and stop whatever nonsense they are whispering to each other.

Kris and Lil are up next. Simon gives Kris some belated love, telling him he was brilliant.

Lil gets to speak, yet again, on her song choices.

Kris gets asked to take a seat - on the couch - and Lil gets sent to the bottom three.

Then it's down to Matt and Danny. Either way it goes with these two, some folks are going to be upset. Danny's glasses are back, and Randy tells him he "worked it out" last night.

Danny is safe, and Matt is back to the bottom three.

So our bottom three are Anoop, Lil and Matt. I think every single one of them deserve to be there.

It only lasts a second as Anoop is sent back as safe!

Either Matt or Lil is going to have to sing for a spot. Good luck!

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  1. Nonono

    anoopfan said: "The problem is none of them with the exception of Jennifer can sell albums"

    Clay Aiken sold 6 MILLION

    Ruben sold 2.5 MILLION

    Bo sold 734k

    Taylor Hicks sold 725K

    Jennifer Hudson sold 698k

    Justin Guarini sold 143k

    Get your facts straight.

    April 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pm

    AnoopFan: I don't think range or glory notes have anything to do with it. A lot of the singers you hear on the radio have limited range. It has to do with the whole package or "it" factor, which Adam has for sure. While I like Anoop, I wouldn't pay to see him in concert.

    Oh and BTW, Clay broke a 10-year record with his debut CD. His singles have also broken records. So I don't think you can put him in your list of those who "can't sell albums."

    April 16, 2009 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. 007

    I am glad to see some lil supporters on here finally. If song choice is the only thing the judges can ride her on, then watch out cause other than poor song choice she will be around till the end.

    Remember disco is dance music so it will not hurt adam,Lil or Matt ,Allison may slip a little but not much.

    April 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Toni

    AnoopFan, it makes me sad to think that Anoop will go home. I love his voice. I rewound and rewound his song this past week – I thought he was the best singer of all of them. I hope we are wrong and Lil and Matt go home. I would like to see Anoop in the bottom 3. Actually, I would like to see him against Adam, but that will not happen, guaranteed!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. AnoopFan

    Its really not about talent anymore. These singers have to be marketable as well. Justin Guarini mega talented, Taylor Hicks was oozing with talent, Clay Aiken, Bo Bice, Jennifer Hudson, Melinda Dolittle, Ruben Studdard, and the like. The problem is none of them with the exception of Jennifer can sell albums. So while I'm a huge fan of Idol, they don't want to be stuck w/ the same problem they had in years past. So part of it is marketing imagery, balancing talent that will get you to Idol. They want someone who is a complete package. Although I don't agree w/ the life style choices, I think Adam Lambert clearly has it. Allison's voice has a limited range and is not as diverse as Lil. The same goes for Danny. His range is limited and Kris and Matt's voice at times can be very light. Anoop has consistently worked on his voice and that power note he hit the other night was unbelievable! So the strongest of the group are LIl and Anoop. Unfortunately those are probably the two that will be going home next week. As we have seen popularity wins not talent.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. AnoopFan

    Ok, so this is the third time Anoop is in the bottom three. America has gotten it wrong. For two weeks now, he sung circles around Kris and Matt. I'm a huge fan but I'm concerned about him now that next week two contestants will be going home. Anoop has a rawness about his voice that makes you think this musta been like what Bryan Adams sounded like w/ soul. Lil is still undecisive about her song choices and well I'm ready for her, Kris, and Matt to go. Leave Anoop, Allison, Danny and Adam to battle it out.

    April 16, 2009 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. Wendy

    I'm really getting sick of Ryan messing with these kids and they aren't even so sure if they are in the bottom three or they should just sit down. Just tell them, please! It really isn't nice or funny!

    April 16, 2009 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mary Lou

    I quite often agree with Simon the Terrible and also feel that Matt cannot win the competition. Look, it's all for TV ratings anyway. The contestants who are talented, like Matt, will get a contract. I think he is amazing but some weeks he's chosen some lame stuff and not sung it well. Who advises these kids anyway? Although I guess the performers can ignore advice. Whatever, I look fwd to the show every week.
    Lil is megatalented. I think they set an extremely high bar for her because she was so outstanding early on. But surely someone could work with her to spotlight "artistry." she's beautiful, great attitude, great pipes. Go Lil. And BTW, I thought Allison's performance was terrible on Tuesday, and I'm a big fan. But she seems to be the "anointed one". Maybe it sounds different live in the theater??? Anyone agree with me on Allison?

    April 16, 2009 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. Catherine

    Heyy, um i wanted her to get elimated because she does sing good but she chooses then wrong songs so long Lil

    April 16, 2009 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joe

    Without question, Lil is more talented than all of these people. Just like they were wrong about Jennifer Hudson, they are wrong about Lil. She's easily the most talented singer on the show. Granted, she hasn't always chosen the right songs, but she and Anoop without question have the best voices on the show. Matt and Danny need to go NOW! They suck!

    April 16, 2009 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. Karen

    I agree with the Simon/Paula thing. It really shows disrespect to the contestants.

    I think they should have saved their "save" for someone who really might win and doesn't get voted through.

    April 16, 2009 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. Dawn

    Who cares if l'il rocks next week on disco night. Should we forget that she has sucked EVERY week until now!? That unfair to the others who have been bringing it EVERY week! Send her home she has already blown her chance as far as I'm concerned.Sorry. Leave poor miley alone for age she has gone really far and is a decent "american idol" for our young ones to look up to. What's wrong with you people???? I have two kids and I am grateful they like her, she's clean cut and inspiring an honest,down to earth kid!

    April 16, 2009 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. cf

    I feel the judges wasted the save on Matttttttttttttt.

    April 16, 2009 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. Kia

    Lil is a really good singer. You haters need to quit hating on Lil. If Lil doesn't win American Idol it won't matter, because she will still be successful, just like Jennifer Hudson. I haven't seen very many Idol winners do well anyway. Best Wishes Lil!!!!!!!

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

    The haters need to lay off of Lil because have you noticed how the judges never can say to her that she was pitchy as they randomly tell the others. The girl just can sing! She needs to receive more credit for her performances because of how she never messes up; the judges just don't like her song choice. Well duh! These won't be the songs she has to sing on an album.
    I ditto what she told Simon last night...it was time for that comment. The judges want to see what kind of album the contestants would make, and Lil is showing them...an R & B album. Like she said, she's an R & B and gospel singer, so every song, her own twist, as they request, will be R & B. What else can the judges or America expect? Give her the credit she deserves. She is just so sincere when she sings...I love her, and she will continue to get my 40+ votes each week.

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

    I agree. The judges play around too much. Paula and Simon need to get a room, already. Randy and Kari are more professional. Simon hinted that his contract is up. Good. Take Paula to London.

    April 15, 2009 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  17. jen

    I think Anoop should be top 3. Nothing too special about Lil and Matt, though they are all very talented.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  18. 007

    Disco will be Lil'sbest performance next week..she just have to take a Donna Summer song and make it her own.

    April 15, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mel

    TWO will go next week. They all better be on their game!

    April 15, 2009 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Scott

    YES! Save gets used. Now Lil can get voted out next week!

    April 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  21. 007

    The judges are waiting on LiL to have a break out performance. Its Coming next week. Anoop needs to go.. and Matt has been saved!!

    April 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mel

    Well, that was a bit of a surprise, eh? What will the judges do?

    April 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Scott

    Unbelievable that Lil is safe! She SUCKS SO BAD! She must have some incriminating photos of Simon or something.

    April 15, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. 007

    save matt

    April 15, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  25. James

    I think she alienated the judges last night, 007. I might have agreed with you a few weeks back, but now I'm not so sure.

    April 15, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  26. gail

    so long Lil is right. She's been in the bottom three for a couple of others weeks! They only wanted her to sing R&B and she wouldn't so she's gone.

    April 15, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  27. 007

    The save will definitley be used on Lil she"s got the talent.

    April 15, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Sumdogg

    It is Lil. She has not been bringing in the "artist" in her alive on the stage! 🙂

    April 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  29. 007

    The save will be used tonight...

    April 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  30. James

    That sucks. I was voting for Gokey in the bottom three. He's like a robot–a robot with really colorful glasses.

    April 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Megan

    So long Lil...

    April 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |

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