April 21st, 2009
08:11 PM ET

Top 7 Part Two: Lil Rounds is 'Every Woman'

Wow, we just jumped right into it didn't we?

Lil Rounds

Lil sang Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" and from where I sat it was a whole hot mess. Flat in some places and just wrong in others.Ā  Kara said it wasn't worth the wait and I have to agree.

What is Lil's issue? Why can't she pull it off? I was more entertained by Ryan asking her about her "inner goddess" than I was the song.

Simon thinks she is so out of here this week. Do you agree?

soundoff (218 Responses)
  1. marleis

    going home!

    April 22, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 007

    Lil rounds will survive tonight

    April 22, 2009 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tim

    I love the comment that black artists and contestants get beat up yearly on American Idol, maybe it isnt the color of the contestant but the talent. Get over it white, yellow, red, and black America.

    April 22, 2009 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mar Hopkins

    Bottom line people, Simon makes the comments he makes to make sure Lil does not go far. Red head girl needs to go. I can't stand her kool-aid hair color. Lil has a soulful voice but she is black. Bottom line.

    April 22, 2009 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kathy

    Why hasn't Lil sung a slow song this season. I think that she would have been great with a ballad. Whoever advised her on her song selection for the show should be the first to go if she wants to pursue a singing career!

    April 22, 2009 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeremy

    This comment board is getting worse and worse as it continues. People, finger-pointing doesn't make your case against racism; it only fuels the fire. Please don't regale us on your petty misconceptions about other people. They don't belong in this discussion about LIL AND HER PERFORMANCE.

    April 22, 2009 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. klkenned

    Lil is a classical vocalist – she can only sing songs the way they were written. Some "artists" are just singers (Whitney Houston, for example), and thats all Lil is, and AI isnt going to recognize her for that . . .
    As much as i love to whip out my race card, i don't think it applies here. . . I'll be very surprised if she makes it past tonight. . .

    April 22, 2009 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Petra

    Lil Rounds need to listen to the judges advice and stop talking. I am still waiting for her to blew me away with that power voice but I guess that will never happen.

    April 22, 2009 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Barbara

    Lil has a great voice. WIth the right people behind her, she will go far. ....oh and I'm a white girl....

    April 22, 2009 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Deb

    Hey Lil! I guess I'm not that savvy or something on music critiquing, but I really like you. I think I understand about them wanting some more of a "just you"ness" about your whole performance, but you sound wonderful, and you're beautiful too! I like the longer hair and darker colors on you..... I think it shows off your figure in the best way.... Good going! If you do get voted off this week, I know you will do well wherever you go. Glad to hear your performances each week.

    April 22, 2009 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mark

    It does not matter what any of you say about Lil, it is about the people that vote for her. She will survive.

    April 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Barbara

    Inner goddess, I don't think so, and stop thinking you know something and arguing with the judges about their OPINION of you. You had your fifteen minutes, a long time ago. It is way past your time to go. You blew me away in Hollywood but since then, I have been waiting for the 6 week long advice about singing Mary, Alicia, yet you have such a problem LISTENING!
    Your own fault last night WAS (I HOPE) your last night as an American Idol Wannabe!

    April 22, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. pongo1

    Yes....she's got a killer voice and with some training she deserves to be a big star...she just doesn't deserve to win Idol. She's just not "bringing it"...Adam Lambert on the other hand...he's a little strange, but he's a performer and an entertainer!
    Danny Gokey is consistent....Kris Allen is consistent. I'm not a big fan of Allison...but that's only because I don't like her style of singing...she's got major talent though, especially for a 16 year old?! And Matt....I like him, I think he's got a lot more than he's been able to bring to the stage...with training and coaching...he should do well too. Anoop too...picks bad songs or weirds them up too much, but the guy has a killer voice...just needs to find the right tunes.

    I want to see Lil succeed (like Jennifer Hudson) in that business because I do think she's talented, I just don't think it would be fair for her to stick around at this point...she's just not doing herself any justice. Hey, does anybody remember Chris Daultry???? His vote off was a shocker and look how successful HE is today!!! Getting voted off is not the worst thing that can happen to Lil....sticking around beyond her expiration date is.

    April 22, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Terry P.

    What some of you "idiots" need to understand that it's not IDOL who allows contestants to continue or not, it's the American people. And some of you think this is a "white" Idol, I don't see many white performers on BET!!!!! Get your racist attitude out of here!

    April 22, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nanci

    Oh my gosh...this is beginning to sound ridiculous. In this day & age, there is absolutely no reason for the "race card" to be tossed in to the ring. Lil is a beautiful woman. I don't care if she is black, white, hispanic, whatever. That is not what this is all about. She is just not pulling it off. I don't care for Allison either....this is a competition & the color of skin should not make any difference. Lil really does not take criticism very well. She is almost acting just like the girl...forgot her name already...the one who was flying around the stage like a bird the night they dumped her. She could not take criticism & her singing was absolutely, 100% terrible. Lil is so much better than she was, but still is not good enough to win an Idol contract.
    Sorry...but get over the race issue. It has nothing to do with that. People are all equal. Let it go....

    April 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Tathlina

    I agree Lil wasn't up to par last night. If I am not mistaken though, I do believe she was on vocal rest the day before due to strained chords. Could have neen she was holding back a little. I guess we will have to wait and see tonight.

    April 22, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Colleen Dunkley

    We'll say goodbye to Lil Rounds tonight ...the girl has taent but she can't seem to sing anything the way it needs to be sung. Last night was awful – it hurt to hear her. After all this, I have to say she's a great disappointment. The girl's got talent, jsut doesn't know how to use it !

    April 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  18. pongo1

    Kelo? That's what I'm talking about.... Racism is alive and well in these United States....only....the racists have changed sides! It is ALWAYS wrong to judge people based on the color of their skin or their race or their religion or their gender. At this time in history...people should know that by now. You do a disservice to yourself and all African Americans with a statement like "MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK"... so what??? And by the way...He's only HALF BLACK! Just like my kids are only HALF Sicilian...believe me....my skin is a few shades darker than my husband's (he's German and English) but I don't go around obliterating my kids' German/English ancestry because of it. People really need to wise up in this country and racism really needs to end once and for all...black people didn't like it when it was done to them, so they're hypocrites for doing it to others!

    April 22, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  19. pongo1

    We loved Lil when she first started out...however, as the competition progressed...she really lost herself. Her singing has NOT been good the past several weeks and they're at that point in the competition where they really SHOULD be voted off if they're not performing well.

    I don't know how reliable or unreliable "Dial Idol" is, but....Lil Rounds came out at the top according to their system. With that said... I feel compelled to make what may be considered a controversial statement: racism is wrong no matter what side you're on. It would be unconscionable if Lil were ever voted OFF because of her ethnicity, BUT, it would be equally despicable if she were receiving votes BECAUSE of her ethnicity...this is a singing competition and nothing more.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jason

    Kelo, get an education.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Daphne


    April 22, 2009 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Kelo The Boss

    your a hater too and yes its motivation like I said in the last blog so feel free to keep hatin she's not going nowhere tonite just Watch and see youll all be surprised lmao!!!!!lol and we still the bosses of all bosses ya digg!!! keep hatin it feels good!!! MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK AND HE HAS ALOT OF HATERS STILL TOO BUT ITS MOTIVATION YEAAAAAA!!!!!! KELO THE BOSS!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Louisville Dude

    LiL doesn't have it together yet. She cant win because she is inconsistant week after week.

    She has shown no ability to be a top 20 performer so no producer is going to touch her right now. Maybe after the tour and when she gets more experience, that could change for her.

    Wrong songs and bad pitch are the consistant reasons she is always in the bottom of votes week after week. It has nothing to do with race or sexuality. The other contestants are simply BETTER. Her performance on April 21 was terrible and her fate is sealed. Race baiting by some is alive and well on this blog.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Lynn

    Can't wait to see her go!!! Take that giant....ego and hit the road!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Kelo The Boss

    Well like I said before yes lil will be successful in the music industry without AI and Simon is the iggest hater I ever known but its motivation!! so keep Hatin!!I feel like she will be safe tonight WATCH!!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  26. Char

    Don't worry about it Lil, the same thing happen to Jennifer Hudson, and look where she is today, Oscar, grammy, etc...... Simon even said himself what a mistake he made with Jennifer. I think you are a great singer and someone in the recording business already has their eye on you, just like they did Jennifer. Most singing artist did not win American Idol and have hits after hits! We all know that Melinda Doolittle had a better voice than Jordan Sparks, but Jordan won on age, they want young girls, not mature women.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  27. Westkeokuk

    I really want to thank all the bloggers who have no clue how to make an independent decision. Lil is so much better than the other contestants it is hilarious. She can sing Bett Midler, Whitney Houston, and anybody else. I hear this copycat garbage. The Queen of copy was a little girl called Linda Rhonstadt who did cover after cover after her initial success. Anyone who wants to repeat what Simon Cowell is probably not a very good judge of music. This make the song yours is so easy for wanna be judges. American Idol wants what the kiddies want. They believe all of the money is in the young punks spending mommy and daddy's money. They wanted the blind guy out, they want Lil out. She has something beyond candybar looks, she has a true voice that will sell records.

    What is most disgusting is when American Idol changes the pitch of some contestants during replays, that is really sorry.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  28. Mark

    To all of you that have tried to beat down others responses you need to stop. Everyone on this site has an opinion. Whether you like it or not our voice is what we have. Lil is a great woman and can sing her heart out. By the way it you keep watching, all of them will be voted out and there will be one standing so all of the name calling and putting others down is fruitless. Lil is an amazing woman and will no doubt have a great future.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  29. Paul

    This season is really, really testing my nerves. I have never seen a season that is so obviously slanted from the get go.

    If Lil is losing confidence, it is because WEEK AFTER WEEK the d**n judges are consistently back-peddling on what they said the week before. It is crystal clear that they are trying to mess with her confidence by not letting the girl win at all. She has a great voice. She has listened to what they have said and she still can't win. I HATE to see her go, but in a way, I'll be happy that the poor girl won't have to endure the crap that the judges are flinging at her.

    Danny Gokey's performance sounded like an EWF recording! How original was that? But he got kudos! Matt Giraud, he's great, but he sounded awful last night and got kudos! Allison Iraheta is the female version of Adam and SCREAMS through every performance...she gets major kudos. Adam shrieks through every song he chooses and he's worshipped like a god.

    This season is truly ridiculous and I'm kind of disgusted by it. I don't think I'll be coming back next year...

    The ulterior motives of the producers and judges are both transparent...and predictable. Seriously.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  30. KD in Houston

    Jasmine was not great and her voice sounded quite nasely most of the time, and other times she was flat. You may have a propensity to like black female artist but neither of those women [Jasmine or Lil] are nearly as good as their predecessors... period.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  31. KD in Houston

    I am black. And I can [wo]man up and say I have not been impressed by Lil from the start. She can't hold a candle to Fantasia, J. Hudson or Tamara Gray who was on in a previous season. She is boring. She pick bad songs, and I can get the same sound going to a black church week after week.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  32. Yoli


    You are so ignorant, you obviously did not watch the season with Fantasia. She was called everything but a child of god. Every week she was a black this or that. Get your facts straight, it was people like me that supported her and that is why she won. By the way, you are an embarrasment to your race.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  33. Si

    People.. please wake up..... Lil is not performing.. she has to go... sorry.. It aint a race issue or sexuality issue.. So get some life.. yeah.. By the way. we have got a black president now...

    April 22, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  34. October10S

    Lil's problem is that she is a singer, and not an artist. She has no clue what makes a song tick. So she can't "make a song her own" without making it bad. She can only mimick what has already been done, and she simply does not do that well enough. Adam and Kris both have amazing artistry. They know who they are, and they understand music in the general sense. So they can change a song, and make it fresh and new. It's not that Lil isn't listening. It's that she simply does not have the skills. She needs a realy great producer, who will tell her exactly what to sing and how to sing it. Then, she'll be ok.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  35. KD in Houston

    So glad ... her time has been up. She never sounded any different from anything I could hear in any black baptist church across the country.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  36. Yoli


    What race are you talking about. Talk about being racist. I am white and proud of it. I happen to like Lil Rounds and I dont' care what you say. So next time you want to make a hyporitical comment, think first, because you are not as intelligent as you think you are.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  37. The best critic

    Here, the number of comments on a contestant does not correlate to positive results. I think there are a lot of people put off by Lil's unimpressive copycat performances. I liked her best last week. Her backtalk to the judges does not help her at all with the viewers who don't have a threshold for "attitude".

    April 22, 2009 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  38. Bob

    I actually think the judges did Lil a huge favor. If she can't take their criticism, how in the world does she expect to survive in the business? She will get eaten alive.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  39. shaklein

    I agree with the judges on this one...she just keep trying to copy someone else and doesn't seem to want to take their advice, she argues that they are wrong. Could be great but doesn't want to accept the help.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  40. Allen

    Goodbye Lil.... sorry you have to go.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  41. Davey34

    The thing about Lil is she proved she can sing when she auditioned and again the first couple of shows, but something has gotten into her head and she has gotten progressively worse each week. Voice quivering, not in tune (pitchy), weak, and when she tries to power-up she screeches. When she started her song, this week, it sounded llike she was signing something different than the band was playing. Horrible. Too bad Scott was eliminated before she was sent home.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  42. Diana

    i agree with Simon! Lil will be out this week, just something about her that I don't care for...............

    April 22, 2009 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  43. Phil Harter

    Good by Lil !!!! Your worst performance so far!!! TIME TO GO!!

    April 22, 2009 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  44. CDH

    If Lil is not out this week, then I am beginning to wonder why is she staying in & who or what is keeping her in. Two very good questions to think about IF she is still in after tonight...

    April 22, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  45. LadyG

    I think Lil is a wonderful singer. She sounds like Mary J. The judges have stated over and over "you are picking the wrong songs". Randy gave her a hint two weeks ago. On last night, Lil should've sung one of Donna S. or Gloria G. songs. I really hate the possibility that she might be going home tonight. I wish her fans could email her with some advice...I just don't know. All I can say is when you get criticized every week from the judges, something is wrong. Think about it, she hasn't received any good comments from the judges within the last four or five weeks. If Lil goes home, I will support Danny.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  46. TN

    As much as I don't want to criticize Lil...I see her "only" problem is that she is NOT listening to what the judges have asked of her for the past how many weeks? "Make the song YOURS"...how many times have we heard that from the judges????

    But for some odd reason...Lil turns a deaf ear to their requests and it's costing her week after week after week.

    My message to Lil...Girlfriend, I'm sure you're in this to make a better life for you and your family, however it seems that you're going right back to the church choir because either you're stubborn as all out doors, or you just can't hear????

    So having said that...the next time you decide to enter in a competition...read my lips...


    Best of luck...because it's plain as day that tonight will be your last on American Idol 2009.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  47. Melissa

    I like that song. On Whitney Houston. On Lil Rounds it gave me a headache and I had to mute the tv half way through it.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  48. Jeremy

    Yeah, Lil's on her way out now of this competition. Frankly, I wasn't so sure if it was an issue of figuring out what kind of artist she was (and frankly, I was tired of the judges singing that tune all during the top 13). She doesn't seem to stack up against the others in terms of consistency. Every week she's had some quirk about the performance that detracted from her singing, whether it be pitch or enunciation or whatever. (Though I will say that more often than not the backup singers are out of tune more than the contestants are, not just during this season but in the past couple that I've watched.) If this is her week to go–and I'm hoping that it is–may she have the best of luck in the industry.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  49. Mike Gordon

    Lil needs to say, "I appreciate and respect the input from the judges and I will try to adjust my performance next time". Unfortunately there will probably not be a next time. Lil seems to think everyone else is wrong and that she rocks. She has talent but until she learns to accept criticism, she'll never go anywhere.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  50. irish

    If Lil isn't out tonight it's proof that the fix is in. As much as I like Anoop I think it's time for him to go too.

    Love, love, love Kris!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  51. Suzan

    Poor Lil. I thought at the beginning of the season she'd be in the top two or three. Unfortunately, as the weeks have gone by, it just appears to me that she can't really sing as well as we all thought she could.

    I dont' think its about "song choice" (though sometimes she has picked the wrong songs), last night should have been a great song choice for her. Unfortuantely, it was terrible.

    I do like her, though. I hope she does well in life.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  52. toyolanda

    ...I meant to write, it's painful to watch her every week.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  53. toyolanda

    Yolanda, you are truly an embarrassment to your race. I am a black woman and I'm saddened and embarrassed by you comments. Not everything is racially motivated. I agree with the lady who said you are spewing ignorance. Please stop it girl! The truth of the matter is, Lil Rounds is not good enough to hold up to the other talents in the competition. Truthfully it's painful for me to watch her every where and in the beginning I was annoyed by the judges when they would say she can sing because I don't think she measures up to people like Fantasia, Loyota London, Jennifer Hudson and other R&B singers from previous seasons. I've always believed that she was over rated and does not belong in the top 10. It's time for Lil to go. Matter of fact, it's over due for her to go.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  54. Alesia in Missouri

    I hope Lil goes home tonight. I've had enough iof her attiude and hateful looks. I was one of her biggest fans and I hope she makes it but she needs to get her attitude together and the way her family acted out in the audienc, I see where she gets it from!

    April 22, 2009 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  55. Yoli

    It really amazes me that when someone comments on this site everyone takes offense. I had my opinion, and you have had yours. You don't like her and I do. What is the problem. You can say negative things that I think are not correct and if I say how I feel, I am unprofessional, racist etc. You all need to get a life, there will be life after AI.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  56. anthony

    The judges are bias. They know R&B is not blazing up the charts so they are going for a hard rock/pop sound like the Fray. Which means they are trying to sway the viewing audience to vote for that gay gofh guy and the sixteen year old redhead.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  57. Shanon

    "Little" Rounds needs to learn to keep her comments to herself. I think SHE put herself back in the bottom 3...Bye-Bye Little.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  58. e stearns

    I am sorry to say that Lil is just not the American Idol. She has a good voice but is lost as to what kind of artist she is. I hated last nights performance as I did with the last few weeks. When she trys to defend herself I find it obnoxious. The judges are people who have "made it" in the industry don't give them attitude like you know better than them. Obviously you don't as you were in the bottom two last week. She should go home quietly and hope that someone in the industry can take her under their wing and help her work it out.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  59. Help Us

    Why is race an issue? For the record I am a black woman...if you can sing you can sing, if you can sing and you are off that nite then you you were off that nite. Her being black has nothing to do with the judges comments from day one. Lil can sing, but she has some work to do..bottom line. Black or white...lawd have mercy!! There are some black people that do use race as an excuse but not all of us. So please don't put us in a box Yolanda or Ror...both of you are dead wrong...talent is talent......sure racism still exists but we as a people have the ability to overcome it more now than any other time in history. Don't set us back 50-60 years, lets just continue to progress and grow up people!! If you've got skills you stay on the show, if you can sang you get votes, if you suck you lose, RACE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT!!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  60. Joe

    QB: Please stop shouting (using all CAPS). Thanks!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  61. Yoli


    You are not respecting my opinion. Don't be a hypocrite!!!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  62. Yoli


    I have an opinion and will continue to voice it whether you like it or not. Do not respond to my comments. If it bothers you I am glad, it is my voice and I will continue to say what I feel.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  63. Judette

    Lil is just not a great vocalist or an artist. She has a good voice, but she doesn't know how to work a song according to her voice nor does she have the ability to put her own artistic touch to it when needed. Key word, Lil, when needed.
    I think she's gone this week, I'm thinking we will be saying to Lil and Anoop this week.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  64. Nikki

    Lil is a Great Singer. Although she has not showcased all of her talents I believe she is still better than some of the singers still on the show. She has made some wrong song choices, however when she listens to the judges and does something original or a Mary J song they still are not satisfied. I do believe their expections were high for Lil. I don't agree with her talking back to the judges because voters typically don't like that but at the same time when you know who you are and someone keeps trying to put you in this box it's very difficult to make that transition. The problem is that Lil IS A R&B SINGER, but the judges want her to be different. The judges need to stop trying to put her in this box. Don't get me wrong, she has not sung a song yet that gives you chills, but she is definitely capable of it. I think it is time for her to leave and I'm not saying that because I want her. This was just a step in the process of what's to come for the future. For those of you who feel like you can't wait for her to leave...Shame on You!! You need to ask yourself why are you taking things so personal...could it be you're trying to live your life through American Idol?

    As far as Allison, she has Great range but I'm not sure if she's personally ready to be a star. She still needs to mature and find herself in life. I think she would be an Awesome artist 2 years down the line. She can sing but she doesn't Connect with the audience. And why is she singing songs that are so mature, she needs to sing something more her age group just like the judges said about Jordin Sparks.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  65. Millie Bea

    Lil has a good- not superb voice, and no imagination. She also did not listen for content with the previous comments she received from the judges. She was told time and time again not to try to perform as the original artist, she kept saying "if you bring me back next week that's what I will do", but then th next week she did it again. She allowed herself to be talked into some really bad arrangements- and after week two, she has to be held responsible for taking charge of her own destiny. That also had to do with song choice. You know that some of her choices were not entirely hers- because they were songs she probably had never heard before. Alexis Grace had a much, much better voice and control of her voice than Lil- it's a shame that she wasn't given the extra weeks to show it. Lil has really damaged herself. She could have put herself in a Jennifer Hudson position. But after the tour- she's going back to be being a housewife.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
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  67. Chantrell

    Yolanda, as a professional black woman, I am embarrassed by your ignorance, your racism, and homophobia. We all hear what we want to hear. In this instance, the majority of people posting apparently didn't hear what you heard. Despite your claim of intelligence, your posts say otherwise. You are entitled to your opinion. However, woman up and be respectful of others opinions as well before casting judgement of racism or spewing your homophobia for others to read. This sounds like it may be your last season watching. Do yourself and CNN's readers a favor: stop watching the show now to avoid making a fool of yourself on blogs again in the future. We can do without the hateful back-and-forth.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  68. Ashley C.

    I think Lil is a good singer but I guess not good enough at this point in the competition. At this point they are looking for great hopefully Lil will go on to do something else after American Idol because i think it's the end of the road for her. šŸ™

    April 22, 2009 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  69. Jefe

    Lil has a good voice, but admittedly her performances do not show the originality to the degree of SOME OF THE OTHER CONTESTANTS. She does sound a bit copy cat, even if she tries to insert some of her personality in the her singing.

    She can sing, but it is her time to go now.

    I am surprised about all the comments about the "race card" here when it is so much more obvious to me that Asians / Asian-Americans are much more disadvantaged when it comes to the general American public identifying with them as an American Idol.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  70. Amy

    I agree that Lil sounds the same every week, but really so does Danny & Allison. I just think that Lil's voice is worse than theirs. I think Simon hit the nail on the head, glad she had fun because it should be the last week she's here.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  71. Wally

    Lil, was a bit off but it was disco, so I don't think she did all that bad as the judges made it out to be.
    She cannot seem to do anything right to please the judges it would seem.
    But keep your head up Lil – Remember Jennifer Hudson. Your time will come, you don't need win this show to be a success.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  72. Jo

    The judges critique of Lil Rounds has been way harsh and they have humiliated her week after week and have totally stripped her of her confidence. I didn't watch the rest of the show after her performance, because I thought the judges were way to hard on her and I don't think anything she sang would have made a difference. I'm hoping the rest of her fans were as put out as I was. I voted for her throughout the 2 hour window and her line was constantly busy....which I hope is a good sign. She definitely has a voice and I think she will go far outside of AI.

    I also don't like the label they put on her....diva.... and the constant comparison to all the past black females on AI. I don't see anyone else being labeled and constantly compared to past contestants. I think they set the bar way high for her and expectations were unrealistic.

    Also, if the theme is disco, why are they contestants allowed to take disco songs and sing them as a ballad or rock song. I think when they take the songs and change them where they don't reflect the theme, they show their limited versatility and inability to sing more than one style of song. They can say what they want about Lil, but she always trys to stay true to the theme.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  73. Susan Quinn

    Poor Lil!
    You are brilliant and you sure can sing! Too bad the judges have been panning you so badly.
    Don't listen to them! Keep running your race!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  74. Juanita

    I do blame the judges for confusing her early on, but Lil's time is up. Compared to the people who are left, Lil and Anoop need to pack tonight. Lil has pipes, but she needs to study. Who does she think she is? Annie Lennox studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Patti Labelle still studies with a voice coach. That's just naming a couple. The great ones put in the work, Lil. Singing is a blessing, but have respect for it and get educated.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  75. Deb

    Lil will stay in. When Simon says someone will go, they undoubtedly get the sympathy vote. Also check out that handy vote for the worst and dial idol site. But, hopefully they're wrong.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  76. Joe

    One final note for American Idol producers: PLEASE GET RID OF KARA, AND GO BACK TO THE 3 JUDGE SYSTEM. The woman is not at all knowledgeable and totally incapable of judging a dogfight. Her comments are always too general. She does not know music, period. She adds NOTHING to the show. Boot her off the show, please!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  77. Pam Case

    Lil Rounds has had a different hairstyle every week... She looks in the mirror and doesn't know who in the hell she is. Her performances started going down the tube when she got away from her original hair.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  78. Jay

    Good bye Lil. Good to see ya leave.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  79. Ro

    LIL–happy trails to you honey, you just don't get it sweetie. With your history of bad performances, the only way I see you ever getting far is only on the AI tour and that is it. Don't get me wrong, you can sing, however you just have not found your niche. The yellow brick road has come to an end and don't worry about clicking your heels 3 times because America has taken care of that for you. You're out tonight.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  80. Justin-Ohio

    I'm not sure why everyone is trying to claim that race has anything to do with it. Lil has an amazing voice, but she doesn't seem able to do anything but mimic various R&B artists, she puts a little variance in it but for the most part its very similar to the original song. The judges want her to take a song that isn't R&B and actually make it R&B. Anyone with a half-way decent voice singing in a church choir can sing an R&B song, it takes an artist to make a song that wasn't R&B and sing it that way. She hasn't been able to grasp that concept and should be going home this week for it. Amazing voice though.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  81. Dan

    Lil' needs to go this week, but to be completely honest........AI is going to have yet another season without finding a true superstar. So far in eight years the only true superstars are Carrrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson. There are some middle-of-the-road stars like Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Pickler and Clay Aiken, but these people will fade out soon. David Cook has a shot to be big, but it is too soon to tell. AI has run it's course and I truely believe the show is on the way out.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  82. Joe

    I'm a black male, and I don't think race has anything to do with this. I do think Lil has been treated unfairly on occasion. However, she has to take some of the blame. I don't like that she is too mouthy. When it's time for the judges to critique her, she interrupts them with her talking. I don' t want to hear her objections. She has to learn to take constructive criticism like any other contestant on the show does. She has great singing talent, but has consistently been hard-headed throughout the competition, by continually picking the wrong songs! I don't understand why she doesn't stick to her strengths. Those closest to her should have told her that. She may go on to be a star, but the bad attitude must go first. She acts like she has a RIGHT to be a star. Well, the fact is she's going to have to put in lots of hard work to get there, which also means taking constructive criticism from people who will help develop her career. She's going to be booted off the show simply because she chose the wrong songs repeatedly....how sad!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  83. Garry-Arkansas

    Bye...Maybe you and Matt can learn to hit a note right

    April 22, 2009 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  84. IceT

    Isn't Randy a black man & a judge & his critique of Lil is negative as well .... what's this race thing?
    I like Lil & have from the start but she just isn't as good as the top 3, she can go home anytime now. I do feel bad for her, she seems to have gotten the lions share of negative comments.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  85. Punkin

    Yolonda, these contestants are voted off by the viewers, not the judges. So put your race card back in your purse where it belongs. this is 2009, you might as well throw it away, because blacks get things even when they don't deserve it. Like college scholarships, promotions, jobs, welfare, free housing, etc. You are getting ridiculous. Your embarrassing your own race. Lil has a very nice voice, but her attitude is what is bringing her down. Did you see her face last night? She can't control her non-verbals. She seems to think she's a lot better that she really is. I really liked her in the beginning and thought she had a shot at the title, but she hasn't performed to her true ability. I think the show has gone to her head and she just wants to do her own thing, not take the advice of her peers. So get off your race binge. It has nothing to do with it. Nothing at all and your sounding stupid, like you don't have anything else to say.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  86. Jennifer

    By the way, I also want to add, stop with the race card...her inability to make the songs her own or make people want to hear more of her has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that she is black...it is because she just can't seem to find her niche. She has a beautiful voice but needs more help to make her singing "likeable".

    April 22, 2009 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  87. Boogie

    If Dialidol is right, L'il got the most votes; Kris the least šŸ™

    April 22, 2009 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  88. Jennifer

    Lil has an excellent voice but if she is going to make it in show business she is going to have to stop acting like her career goal is to sell Karaoke machines because that is about what she is sounding like each week. It was time for her to go home 3 weeks ago...hopefully this will be the night.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  89. YEC

    I agree with Simon. Lil is going home this week, and quite honestly, she should have gone home last week. She had such potential, and I just don't understand what went wrong. They kept telling her to find out "who you are as an artist." It's been clear to me from the get go that she is an R&B singer.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  90. Justine

    She has been sucking for a long, long time and should've been kicked off WEEKS ago. And I am so SICK of her talking back to the judges when they criticize her performances. Stop trying to justify the crappy job you just did and tell everyone you're an "artist." Just shut up, smile, and walk off the stage.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  91. almost former fan

    I was so hoping she would do "Young Hearts" that would have been a good song for her. As for the origionality I really don't know what to say. She won vote for the worst so maybe she might make it another week šŸ˜€

    April 22, 2009 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  92. Trish


    Bottom line...Lil can sing but hasn't shown America that she has any creativity with the songs she selects or the arrangements she uses. Perhaps she's getting bad advice, perhaps she doesn't know better...who knows? It's time for her to go because no matter how talented she is, she isn't performing as well as the other contestants and RACE IS NOT THE ISSUE.

    You HAVE touched a nerve...and the nerve is that people like you try to use the "race card" every time things don't go your way. It's really kinda sad and pathetic...I actually feel sorry for you. Instead of facing the truth, you wanna wear the chip on your shoulder and blame it for all the injustices in the world.

    And...if you are so intelligent and observant, go back and read all your entries on the blog...your use of the English language is atrocious.

    Like babybulldog_lover said...GET OVER YOURSELF.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  93. Mac

    The end of Lil. She has ability, but no artistic talent. She needs a good producer to work with her.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  94. anthony

    April 21st, 2009 9:42 pm ET

    Why did she chosen a song like ā€œIā€™m Every Woman?ā€ That song is soo played out by every AI contestant it is not even funny.
    happy- Lil sanged a Bette Midler song last week and was critized for not singing Whitney Houston's "I Will always Love You" and this song has definetly been played out by every AI contestant.
    This contradiction is just futher proff of the Judges biases.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  95. Big Riggie

    I will take Smokey's word for it. "Lil could sing the phone book" The show needs controversy for the ratings. I think it is more about ratings than votes. Who but me remembers when they actually gave the vote totals for each contestant. They all can sing, but each year the talent level has gone down. Just like boxing, the show must go on even if there is no Ali. Someone is writing scripts for the judges so they don't say the same thing every week. Nuff said.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  96. David

    Lil is a great singer but doesn't know how to take direction. She has been given advice but she still doesn't get it. She needs to go home tonight.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  97. molly shepherd

    This one has outlived her usefulness by about....4 weeks!
    And she's a mouthy one to boot!

    April 22, 2009 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  98. Brian

    To me there is only one problem with Lil: She rushes through her songs. She's got a great voice, she's beautiful, she definitely had it going on with the black outfit she wore last night. I keep wanting to see her relax a bit and just sing from her heart, but each week she seems to be more and more pressured and ends up singing slightly ahead of the beat and a little breathless, like she's just in too much of a hurry or not present in the moment. Hopefully with a little more maturity and maybe some help from a great vocal coach she can get over the hump. But I'm afraid Everywoman was her swan song for this show.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  99. Wonderwall

    I agree with Yolanda that the judges are exceptionally harsh on Lil Rounds, maybe because her skin color has influenced their opinion about the kind of artist she should be. For example, they praise the men for singing a "woman's song", saying how original it is for them to do that, but criticize Lil for choosing a "White" woman's song when she sang the Rose. On that show Simon said "but you chose a Bette Midler song". They say she should be an artist, do something different, well, how different and original was her version of that song? I thought it was incredible. If she should sing a song done by a Black woman, why shouldn't the guys only sing songs done by men? Its VERY discriminating, IMO. I do love watching this show, but have noticed over the years that the judges are much more critical of candidates of color (and those who are gay). And just because we have 3 Idols who are African American doesn't mean the judges weren't hard on them – the judges don't vote for the Idol, remember. JMHO and I always hit MUTE when Adam starts to sing ... I absolutely HATE his voice. Its like nails on a chalkboard.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  100. Mark

    OMG, why is race always an issue? Is it so hard to admit that Lil Rounds is a failure? Forgive me, but there is no race issue on Idol. In fact, most of the race issues today are nothing but ill perceptions caused by the inability to admit that you or those like you just did not make the cut. I fail, I don't blame the problem on my skin tone. I take responsibility for it, man up and try harder next time. More of you crying racism should do the same...not only regarding Idol but regarding your personal lives. If racism were as wide spread as it's being touted there would not be a single successful black person in all of the U.S. Give it up, quit crying, get on your feet and stand on your own. This constantly crying race is utterly pathetic.

    April 22, 2009 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  101. J.D.

    The problem here and like with Sanjaya in the past. This is nothing but a popularity contest. Lil isnt going anyware for at leats 2 weeks. Mark my words Lil will finish 3rd instead of being eliminated 3 weeks ago like she should have been

    April 22, 2009 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
  102. Charles

    I think she can do better but Simon from about two weeks now . to
    simon needs to let someone else julge because he does not have any think to said good about then. you can sing your hart out and he will have something bad to say so sing gril and win

    April 22, 2009 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
  103. Eleanor

    I feel sad for Lil - I had such high hopes for her and really like her personality (when she's not being thrashed by the judges).

    She has such potential, but I truly don't think she's shown what she's got. That's not to say that she hasn't been being "who [she is]," as the judges keep claiming, but I don't think she ever really caught her groove in the competition. It seems to me that she is a very deep-feeling and sensitive gal who takes all the criticism too much to heart - and this sensitivity has made it difficult for her to recover for the next week.

    My guess is that the main difference between her and some of the other folks is that she has been too busy with more important things (like raising her kids) to get a lot of practice time as an artist. This puts her at an immediate disadvantage - wouldn't it be nice if she could spend all her spare time playing guitar and playing around with vocal arrangements? I bet she has no spare time!

    That's all speculation, but, whatever the reason for her continual faltering, I will both be glad and sad when she's gone. I think she'll likely flourish _after_ Idol if she can ride the momentum without succumbing to the pressures of the industry.

    I wanted to give her a hug tonight!

    April 22, 2009 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  104. Jason

    Black man here. Thought the black singer was terrible tonight. The black judge did too.
    Black America will probably vote for Lil and keep her on the show. Funny thing is that they will be voting BECAUSE she is black, not because she was good. We know what good music sounds like, and Lil hasn't made any for a while.

    April 22, 2009 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  105. NikkiJ

    Adam gave me goose bumps tonight, and I can honestly say that has never happened to me before. What a wonderful and talented person. He is beyond the show. He is already there. There is just that certain star quality that he has no one else does. Kris is cute and I love what he did with the song, but overall I find him a bit boring. Good-bye Lil and Anoop. The pink has got to go.

    April 22, 2009 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  106. sincerelysandi

    I love Lil, but again she disappointed me again tonight. She has such talent but she is not showing it. I thought she would be the one to blow everyone's minds, but it hasn't happened. I really hate the way they treat her. Simon sets the tone for who is going to win, there's no doubt in my mind about that and he has been dogging Lil for several weeks now. He pushed Carrie Underwood straight to the top with his comments. She has been very successful. Jennifer Hudson is my favorite AI contestant ever and I actually cried when she got sent home. But she fooled them all and went further than any other AI has (even Carrie). I love Danny Gokey, and Kris is absolutely adorable and both are talented. Everyone in the 7 that are left is very talented. I don't care for Adam's weird interpretations, but he can sing and has good showmanship. I guess at this point If Lil goes home, I would pull for Danny or Kris. And I love Anoop's voice, he needs more stage presentation that's all, but the voice is beautiful. Somehow this year just hasn't gotten me excited about anyone in particular like other years have. And I can't stand Kara!! She's a snotty little B.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  107. Trish

    One other thing I forgot to mention about Lil, she is not humble, cannot take direction or constructive criticism. She has a lot of pride which will do her no good. She needs to take the advice and work on it. Then, she will get better. But she got a lot of mouth. That's all I can say about her.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  108. Trish

    Yes, she should have been OUT a long time ago. She's just average. Don't even know how she made it to the top.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  109. yolonda

    By the way,all o f you on this page saying negative things about lil need to go the page of your favorite and say disgusting things. I have been a long time fan of Idol, but as many have said and see they are pushing the public to vote for their favorite. Adam is not an Idol. He is a screamer, I don't care if he changes the God Bless America around, he is not a pop singer. Just like the guy with the "soul squad"he will fade away.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  110. yolonda


    Go to you tube, he is all over it.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  111. Latreece

    I'm a black female who used to sing quite a bit back in the day. Lil did well in the beginning but over time she just couldn't hack it. I do agree with others on her song choices. She no doubt has a wonderful voice but her vocal coach sucks.

    I will be glad when she's off American Idol so she can start focusing on her career. I wouldn't be surprised if she gets picked up by Mariah Carey's producers or Mary J Blige's. She has what it takes but I'm not sure at this time she is strong enough emotionally to handle the industry. She will have a lot of disappoints and stress out there and if the AI judges kill her confidence then she is not ready for the real world of music. It will be much worse.

    I don't think what the judges are saying have to do with racial bias but it SEEMS that way. I love Simon and I usually agree with his comments. They need to be more detailed with Lil because it's obvious that she does not intuitively get what they are saying to her which is a problem.

    I hope she does well in the future.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  112. Amy

    I am so sick of seeing Lil week after week just doing the same old boring karaoke version of her song choice and then talking back to the judges saying how she disagrees with them. I wish that we could vote for the singer we want to go home instead of the one we want to stay. Week after week there is one that I really want to see go. Last week it was Lil, this week it's Lil again and since I didn't really hate anyone else's song I would have to say it might be time for Bye Bye Anoop but the guy can SING which I'm convinced Lil can't do.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  113. amy

    whoa...and I just caught up on all this race crap. Guys, if you stop answering to Yolanda and whoever else playing this card, they will eventually shut up. Those of us who know better, know otherwise. Arguing only makes it more annoying. They won't back down because they don't want to and they like the fuss.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  114. amy

    I think (as I do with most artists) that Lil will do better outside of AI. I think she'll do better when she has her own original songs to work with. Right now she's just not in her game.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  115. I. Gotta Haddock

    People need to stop comparing L'il favorably to Jennifer Hudson. Jennifer Hudson may have been in peril at the same place in the competition as L'il, and she may be black, but she is 3 or 4 times the singer L'il is. She was almost never flat, and L'il dances with that every time out. One of things is NOT like the other one!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  116. t(RUTH)

    Lil is BEAUTIFUL. She knows what to look best on her and I enjoy watching what she wears every week. I honestly thought that she could make it all the way to the top 3 but somewhere around week 4 ( I think) she lost her lustre and I kept hoping and waiting for her to get right back on track. I know she is frustrated by all the comments but harsh as they are, they are true. There is no way for her to come back at this stage of the competition. She does look sad and my heart feels for her. If it is any comfort, Lil, you are gorgeous and don't let anyone take that away from you. You may not win American Idol but you can bet that a lot of people out there are watching you. Maybe something ( I hope ) better will come out from this competition for you. Good luck and all the best.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  117. Alex

    Every time a black contestant is criticized it's white people's fault... and now it's gay's fault as well. Black community is just used to being the only minority and with the last election results it's becoming a distant memory, who can you blame now? What argument can they use now? ohh yea jewish and gay card is always on the table.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Gary

    Lil is very talented, but some of the song picks just don't seem to do her justice the past few weeks...but then again Simon was just too rude tonight to her eventhough she did want to express her reasoning behind picking this song.

    Oh yes some will think of the race card, but hey this is 2009 and a lot of americans, young and old are really tired of that excuse...

    Good luck Lil .......I hope you the best... šŸ™‚

    April 21, 2009 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  119. AGB

    I think that the judges have given Lil Rounds mixed messages. But, she is not consistent and she should have gone weeks ago.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  120. johnjay

    i thought they goes on the most votes, if thats the case lil rounds might still in this.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Ben Lee

    'Lil...you finally heard...good for you! You're like the tortise in a race with the hare and although we expect the tortise to win because the hare gets too cocky and sleeps but not this time...the hares are all wide awake and hard at work...I swear my name is not Paula Abdul!

    BTW, Paula, my dad's Fortune Cookie making factory needs a fortune writer, he got an office all ready for you!

    April 21, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  122. db

    Bottom line with LIL is she doesn't have the expertise to change songs around. She is just out of her league... If she signed witht he right people she could become a star, but it would have to be someone who could really guide her to the songs that reflect her style and voice, she is not bad, she is just out of her League.

    And no there is no Race card crap involved. She seems like a wonderful person, and I thinkt he judges originally really liked her, but saw she never really changed anything....

    Get over Race people... It's not very appealing and to be honest its a disgrace to her you trying to sell that card. she is a proud mother, and wife, and i am sure she takes more pride in her accomplihments than to worry about the color of her skin.

    I agree she will go... But I think she deserves the best of Luck in the future, she seems like a very nice and decent person...

    April 21, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Tiffany

    Lil has proven over the past few weeks that she certainly does not have what it takes to be an idol and repeatedly justifies her performance afterward. Tired of hearing how she's expressing herself as an artist...she needs to pack her bags!

    April 21, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Mary

    Lil is a very beautiful woman and seems like a very lovely woman in her profesional and personal life. Her voice is amazing, but I, too, have been disappointed in her song selection and performances. Disappointed, really...I thought I'd find myself rooting for her all the way, but the luster has worn off....others have surpassed her at this point. I wish her nothing but the best and every success in her singing career and with her wonderful family. I hope she finds success in all walks of life!

    April 21, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  125. T

    I was a huge Lil fan when the tryouts were going on and thought she would go farther than the top 7. Sadly she doesn't understand that she needs to change up a song to make it her own. She has a beautiful voice, and sing R & B or Gospel to a regular song is what we are all looking for. I really don't think she will be around after tonight, there is just too much talent from the other contestants.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Nay

    Lil can sing, point blank. Nothing to argue about there. Jennifer Hudson was highly disregarded by the judges the same way, but look at her now. Lil will be alright with or without idol. What I do think is that she needs to relax and let it go. The judges drooled over her at first, now they hate her, and her bad attitude is showing through. I think she is handling the remarks badly and its affecting her performance, but it's showbiz. Even though I must say she hasn't been superb since her Mary J hit aired. Yet, she still sounds better than Chris, Matt, and even Allison. I think she's gone this week. I wish her well. The judges comments sway many and the comments they give Lil are absurd, Matt sounds horrible yet, they saved him. Give me a break is American Idol starting to turn out to be more about ratings and controversy or what?

    April 21, 2009 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Fitzwilly56

    Bye bye Lil. Two people have done your rendition of that song–Chaka Khan and Whitney Houston...You don't hold a candle to either, so doing their rendition of that song only garners you a negative comparison. You delivered on the negative, not enough power in some places, too much in others, often you were flat. When I saw how she was dressed, I thought she was doing a Donna Summer imitation and then she sang Chaka Khan–symbolic of what's wrong with Lil, something always seems to be mismatched.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  128. KayMA

    I'm just wondering which psychic school Yolanda went to to be able to say with certainty that Adam is gay. I happen to hate the man also but I'd really love to know how you are certain.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Fern

    Yolanda, you so readily criticized the judges for being racist against the black artists, and yet, you just as readily were very prejudiced by referring to Adam as "the gay guy". You definitely have the right to your opinions and not like Adam. However, how can you do the same thing to him as you so adamantly accused the judges of doing to Lil? How can anyone respect your opinion and credibility if you're not following what you preach??

    April 21, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  130. 1LUV

    I have to say something , all this blogging is a bit too much for me but this has to be said... First off Lil can sing, second, when we say she will be the next Jennifer Hudson that means she too will be voted off but the career ahead of her will blow your mind, There are producers out there right now looking and planning her career in music, R&B can go so many directions and she has what it takes with a little TLC from the music industry she will and can find her way. So her being compared to JH does not mean she sounds like JH but her talent is overlooked. As far as the race card goes I somewhat agree on the level that b/c she is black she is expected to have that "church choir" voice and blow our minds with but not all black artist sound that way, so she does have higher expectation from her than the others as did the 16yr old who got voted off but that doesn't mean they can't sing. Secondly AI is so overated remember its AMerica who votes and just b/c a person wins doesn't mean there career in music is set for life! Plenty of AI winners are one hit wonders who have fallen from the fame of AI once they won. This is all just TV, a way to make money and a way for these people to basically put in there resume for the music industry. With that being said, I am ready for Lil to go because she doesn't deserve the humilation she has received and as they say when one door closes another will open. Adam has one this hands down b/c he is orginal and he shows that every week, now will he just blow up if he wins, well that is yet to be seen the only problem is he will only attract one crowd of people. I for one love his performances but won't listen after AI.
    1Luv is out and can't wait for the show tomorrow!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Jack in TampaBay

    I sure liked her in the beginning but it is WAY PAST TIME for her to go home! Imagine she will do well on her own because she has such a powerful voice but American Idol is not longer for her.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  132. cynthia

    i'm black and lil needs to go because she isn't picking the right songs and tonight you could tell her voice was out b/c you couldn't even hear her and she kept pulling the mic away – last time i liked her was with celine dion's i surrender – she did micheal jackson's the way you make me feel song good and mary j blidge be without good – but for the last 3 weeks she has had her chance and needs to leave – kris tonight wasn't all what the judges said he was – but i like the guy – he is from my home!!!! however, my favorite is Adam, Allison, and Danny....the others are as Randy would put it JUST OKAY – but i won't take lil talent away from her even if she keeps picking the wrong songs....also lil just doesn't get it – she needs to learn more and we will see her again

    April 21, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  133. entrprs6666

    Yep, she's outa here!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Mary Lou

    I think the judges are way off with Lil. I thought she blew the roof off the ________ __________ tonight. For some reason they turned against Lil. Although here she is in the top 7 she she's done something right. They loved her to death at first and then – what happened. She is on pitch 99% of the time. She has not picked great songs always, true. But give a sister a break.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  135. dana

    Oh! And I forgot...Here in Alabama, we still love us some Ruben!!!!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  136. dana

    With a good handler, Lil could be awesome. But right now, she has picked songs that weren't good for her voice. She does have some tremendous pipes, as the judges noted in her audition when they said she could win it all. Look at her background in singing. Has she ever sung professionally or primarily in church? I don't remember–has she studied music? Danny (whose voice is good, but I admit he is a bit boring), Kris, and Adam do seem like (maybe they've gone through this) have had lots of musical and vocal training?? Lil has an incredible God-given talent. Give her a good mentor and she could rock the house. But right now, she hasn't sounded as good as Melinda Doolitle, Jennifer Hudson, and Fantasia (and I am not a Fantasia fan). And, sorry to say, not as good as some of the ones on this season. And I was pulling for her from the beginning. But I have been disappointed.

    And, just a note to Yolonda, et al.....Allison is Hispanic. Most don't consider themselves to be white....

    April 21, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Sherry

    It's the same thing week after week. get up there sing the song blah blah blah. the only thing missing was the monitor with the words running for her to follow. it's totally boring. good bye good riddance!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Katie

    One more thing....who pick their freaking songs>>>>>>

    April 21, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Katie

    I agree with the guy that Lil should have ripped the Gloria Gaynor song, I will survive. Her voice is more appropriate for that kind of singing. poor ole Lil.... I was rooting for ya, but I don't know...maybe American will save you.... Matt and Anoop needs to go....But Lil..unless you wake up...the inevitable is going to happen...you're next....calm down and sing!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Happy101

    Another example is Chris Sligh–he was doomed to failure too in Simon's machine, but guess what? He's a songwriter now and he written the #1record in country music. So Simon's machine can fail too.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Reader

    Yolonda, you think Adam can't sing and that Lil isn't get a fair break because of her race? Adam CAN sing, and the fact is that Lil doesn't have the musical creativity to know what to do with herself and her songs. I feel sympathy for her that she doesn't have this intuitive skill, but she is NOT bringin' it!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  142. babybulldog__lover

    Have you read any of these comments tonight??? Apparently not, face it Lil should of been gone WEEKS ago,she's not that great!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Rainy Days

    What!!......I can't Believe what I am reading. Man Up? Why are you telling someone to man up and why is Lil getting put down. Oh so what there have been black idol winners, but there is diff a point that this is and always have called White Idol for various reasons!!!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Erin

    Frankly, I'm surprised Lil hasn't been voted off yet. She can certainly sing better than most people, but she doesn't have that "wow" factor. In my opinion, and it seems, a lot of other people's, there are other contestants that are better than she is. That's all. I just don't see anything new she brings.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Allie B

    I have compassion for Lil because things have gone off the rails for her during this competition and it's become painful to watch the performance knowing what will happen during the judges' review. For the record, I thought Lil has a strong voice and potential and so I voted for Lil regularly up until week 8. Then I gave up because I thought Lil – despite challenging the judges comments about her performance week in and week out – had given up on herself. If you want me to "believe" then you have to believe and deliver.

    To be fair, the judges' comments to Lil were sometimes vague,often contradictory, sometimes to harsh, sometimes to kind (in the early weeks). All this can do a number on your head especially if you don't have a TRUE sense of who you are as a "performer." The "love/hate" ambiguity can throw you off kilter and erode your confidence. Lil had been hyped by Idol producers and the judges as an early favorite, so it must have been devastating when it became apparent that she lost their support.

    I think Lil will go home tomorrow and hopefully in time, she will put the Idol experience in perspective, get her head together and gear up for the tour. I really hope the tour will be a positive experience for Lil and that she finds her voice again. It's there and I'm confident that she'll do well for herself in the long run.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  146. babybulldog__lover

    Get over yourself already, you give( people) a bad name. Do us all a favor and get a life yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  147. george

    lil was handpicked by the judges to be a commerial artist that is also black. this is part of their own internal quota system. they want someone who is attractive first, who they can make money on second and who can sing third. this is clearly evident with their selections this year. the other 16 yr old black girl they picked could not sing worth a darn, but she was pretty. the other girl who sang rockin robin was also pretty but could not sing at all. when reuben and fantasia won, it was less controlled by the judges, more people power. but they did not sell as well as the white artists that did not win like clay and chris daughtry (sp). The whole selection is controlled by simon because his company gets the recording contract. if you think about it is clear. do you really think that only 2 black people showed up in the thousands that auditioned could sing? even danny's best friend (black guy) was thrown under the bus and he could sing as well or better then danny.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  148. yolonda


    I see I have touched a nerve. I am very intelligent and observant. Idol wants to crown a white person this year and he happens to be gay, and can't sing. You must not be very intelligent is you let this blog upset you so much. Gosh get a life.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  149. yolonda


    Start with the I am black stuff. You are obviously not listening if you think ALLISON can sing.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Happy101

    Why did she chosen a song like "I'm Every Woman?" That song is soo played out by every AI contestant it is not even funny. Vonzell Sullivan sang it so has every other contestant. I'm beginning to think now that Lil is not picking the right songs and whomever is advising her is not giving her good advice. But whether she does not reach the top 5 or whatever, she is still going to be on the tour and hopefully she will do a good job. She's probably going to sign with someone other than 19 entertainment and hopefully she'll be with the right producer–maybe someone like Ron Fair, who improved Keyshia Cole's voice or someone else. But I hope and pray she'll not going to get voted off.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Bob

    Kudos to Kevin. FINALLY, a voice of reason. Rock on dude!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Nathan Sokalski

    Not to sound mean or offensive, but I think Lil should have been out of the running a long time ago. And, like Simon said, I think she will be leaving this week. Her only hope now is that she has an awful lot of fans that vote for her because they still have confidence in her based on the previous weeks, but the chances of that happening now are not real likely, especially since she went first, which makes it easier to forget about her by the end of the show when you do the voting.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Kevin


    I am a black male and throwing race in the mix is wrong. It is not a race issue. The fact is Lil, who clearly has the chops, but has not sung to her potential over the past few weeks. How is a race issue given Idol has had two champions who was black and three if you want to through in Jordin Sparks.

    The real issue is the judges clearly are partial to Adam who I don't believe has the same vocal ability as Danny or Allison. So chill on the race issue!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Dan from Iowa

    Wow, some of the comments are getting a little nasty on here. Back to American Idol: I think Lil's time has come and she will be voted off this week. That said, I think she's a beautiful lady with a terrific voice. She made it to the Top 7 of American Idol. What a huge accomplishment! Although I think she will be one of the two to go, I don't think we have seen the last of Lil Rounds.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Trish


    STOP WATCHING IT THEN...And for the record, you have no idea who who I am gaga about. What makes you think anyone on the show is gay, and even if someone is, WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT? Also, who said the public "wanted a gay guy?" Actually, the public just wants someone who can sing! You're right...it is all about the money. WHAT DO YOU THINK TELEVISION IS ABOUT?

    You are really naive and should think about what you're going to say before you type it...you don't come across as very intelligent with some of the ignorant things you are saying.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  156. TjayeInLA

    Question: If we all notice that the judges are inconsistent with the Black girl, how is that playing the race card? Please lets not act like the possibility is not there. It's too obvious that they are falling over themselves telling the white kids how "soulful" they sound and then criticizing her when she is innately soulful. If they want to market Blue Eyed Soul artists that's fine – they sell. But why dog her in the mean time?

    I bet she rocks the tour. Did you all forget she still gets to get paid and go on the tour? And I am sure many are out there waiting to hand her a deal. The girl has pipes and any fool can see that she hasn't fallen from grace – she was pushed.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Samantha

    Gosh, everyone is entitled to have their opinion. They're not being racist by picking on her... it 's just that she isn't original like the others. Yes, she can sing, but that's not all that matters. Like Randy said, it's the most vocally talented top 7 ever. So, she's good but not good enough. Hopefully, she'll go home.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Sharon

    Sorry Bob wrong Sharon, I have never written on any blog. I believe out of all the mothers in the world they named other girls Sharon. First of all I am entitled to my opinion and my opinion is they, the judges and you are wrong about Lil and she will make it. The winners don't necessarily make it big, sometimes it goes to the underdog BOB! Have A Great Evening!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  159. yolonda


    You are obviously gaga over the gay guy. He can't sing. I don't care how "original" they say he is, he is a screamer. Lil was pushed under the bus by the judges when they saw that the public wanted the gay guy. It is all about money.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  160. TjayeInLA

    We've already seen that no matter Lil does the judges will find fault. They want her to do Mary J and sound R&B...then she does and they tell her she is a sound alike. They tell her to take a song and make it her own...then she does and they tell her that she needs to sound R&B and not do other artists.

    They have killed her confidence and then want to hold it against her and tell her she doesn't get it. That is because they change the message and she can't possibly get all of them or be clarevoyant and know what they will change to this week.

    Lil is a better performer, but I am noticing that the white or latina artists need to be good and are raved about, but the Black artists need to be spectacular just to get credit.

    Allison has won another competition like this before and still has no career. She is not marketable, but Lil is. The judges did her wrong this season. She sounds great and they bug her about the song. The others (Adam excluded) sound okay and they are ready to melt down their gold and make them all Grammys. Sorry, but this year the judges showed extreme bias and it's too bad. They are sure to lose more viewers because more and more people are noticing it.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  161. hotel costaplente

    Bob, I'm black and I agree with you. She just is not a professional quality singer. Tamrya, Jennifer Hudson and my girl Melinda Doolittle would wipe the stage with Lil. She is not very good. I like R&B music so Danny sounds more black than Lil does. sorry Lil

    April 21, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Bob

    One more thing....Lil was really being pimped as the favorite when this season started. I thought the judges were going to fall over themselves praising her. She has nobody to blame but herself for her fall from grace.

    With that being said, she did have an interesting backstory and I hope she lands on her feet in whatever she chooses to do with her life.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Trish


    So, your comment about the judges wanting only a white winner didn't float, so now you have to pull in the "gay" comment? It sounds like the only person with a chip on their shoulder is YOU....

    If you actually listened to the competition tonight, you would've heard EXACTLY what the judges all heard. Lil just didn't perform well tonight and it had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with her skin color and EVERYTHING to do with her pitch problems and choice of song. I totally agree that she can sing...her voice is great. She just didn't show it tonight.

    You are ignorant if you think there is some sort of bias with regards to Lil or any other person on the show...if you don't like it, STOP WATCHING IT....

    April 21, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  164. DuhDuhMan

    You can say what you want about Lil Rounds voice, but she has GOT to be the best shaped woman that I've EVER seen on American Idol! C'mon REAL men! Let's vote her ON & see what she wears next!! LOL

    April 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Lace

    I have to say, it has been really hard watching Lil slip from grace. I like her, and I think she is one of the most real contestants in the competition. That said, I do think it's time for her to go, but I'll be as sad as when I saw Scott go. I think those two are destined for greater things than American Idol. I hope ANYONE but Adam wins.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Bob

    Yolonda, can you pull your head from your rear long enough to face facts. Why do you think the judges had a save this year? It was because of contestants like Tamyra Gray and Jennifer Hudson who they felt were unfairly voted off too soon. Yes, had the judges had their way, Tamyra would've won season 1. As a matter of fact they tried everything to make her a star. It just didn't happen. Both of these ladies had more talent in their pinkies than Lil has.

    For you the claim otherwise is just race-baiting on your part. Give it up; your act is getting old.

    If you're so fed up, the WTH DO YOU CONTINUE TO WATCH IT???

    April 21, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  167. RJ

    Anything disco is going to sound karaoke unless you change it like Kris did. So while I like her voice and her singing, I can see where the karaoke charge comes from. But, she was good, but not like everybody else. I really do agree it was "too little too late". I wish she didn't have to go, but I believe it might be her time to leave.

    Sorry. You had your chance. Picked some wrong songs to sing.


    April 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  168. yolonda


    How do all white women sound when they sing?

    April 21, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  169. yolonda


    You obviously do not have a life. I have watched Idol every year since it started. You are obviously blind if you can't see how the judges have beaten down the black artist on this show. This show has become so preditable they should be a shame. Paula Abdul can't judge the ABC's but she is telling Lil Rounds that she can't sing. Paula cant sing. They should be truthful to the American audience. This about the all mighty dollar. Simon has his pockets to pad and he wants Adam to put more money in them. The down side is that Adam as an Idol star will fade soon after winning.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Tracey

    The judges say it every week. She can sing. That is no doubt. But she needs to show what sets her apart and I'm afraid that there is not much more to her and that is why she hasn't shown it yet. I was rooting for her but I am so over her now. Go Adam!!! Go Allison!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  171. TomH

    I liked it. I never understand why the judges don't like her. She's great!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Ror

    Bob.....RIGHT ON BROTHER!!! LMAO!!!

    Well said.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Bob

    Sharon, you were on here last week spouting the same garbage. Do us all a favor and go back to "not normally writing in blogs". LOL

    The EXIT is that way ------------------>>>

    See ya, wouldn't want to be ya!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Happy in Arizona

    Darling girl, but I think will go home this week.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  175. H

    Wow, she dresses terribly, can't just go out in her own hair, she sounds like every other black woman when she sings, and she has loses it when anyone says anything negative about her performance.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  176. yolonda

    So J Dawn

    You think that Allison is refreshing, OMG give me a break. The screamer is refreshing, please. Lil was given a death sentence from the beginning of the show by the judges. They want that gay guy to win so they have done everything but get on stage and massage him. This show is predictable and like I said black artist are beat up and bashed by the judges each year.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Elsie

    Yes I think she is gone, why didn't she take the judges advice.
    It is really sad when someone thinks they sound good and they sound very bad. I was hoping that she would do better.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  178. 007

    I'm voting for lil and not b/c shes black but b/c she can sing.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Richa

    ...affect Idol and remove and replace the judges with some who Idol can pay less and who just might have a change in their comments and feel the contestants a little more. Their comments are becoming predictable each week!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Sharon

    I don't normally writein blogs but I felt obligated tonight. I frankly don't get what the judges were looking for week after week. I personally think that they just want her gone. Lil Round CAN sing. The judges and most of the people on this blog are not judgeing the quality of her voice, they want her to scream like Adam and sound dry like Kris. One thing I noticed is that they wanted her to be orginal, what was orignal about Danny ; they were like syrup all over him, there is nothing exordinary about his voice. He sings about as well as Lil and he was very much singing that song as close to Morris White of the EWF as he can get. Lil sung her song nothing like Chuka. I personally think they had a bit a of prejudice tonight and they were not going to like her no matter what she did. They want the white people so let them have their GREAT WHITE HOPE, I think they are rooting for Adam. Just heard Matt, he sound horrible. Randy had the nerve to say Matt can sing and give him praise, I am so through with American Idol, this show is bogus and non of the judges, Simon, Randy, Paul or what's her name, can sing themselves out of a paperbag. ugh!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Bob

    Yolonda, you are trying to toss gas on a fire that doesn't exist. Nobody is disparaging Lil because she's black, it's because she has failed to shine in this competition. When she auditioned the judges were excited about her Mary J vibe. She hasn't brought that since about week 2. She has been given ample time to wow the judges and the American public and she just hasn't delivered. She has gotten further away from what made her unique. Sorry, but those are the facts.

    Don't know how long you've been watching AI, but where were you during seasons 2, 3 and 6 when Reuben, Fantasia and Jordin won? How can you say that there is bias year after year? Your argument is futile because history proves you wrong. Sorry.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Richa

    Fellow bloggers, please comment on whichever comment of mine. Next comment, Allison keeps getting comments that include her age and how amazing her voice distinguishes her from her age. However, Jasmine was the same age and had an amazing voice, but they always commented about her song choice being too old for her. So tell me, how much older than her are the songs Allison sing? There are just not many songs out there beyond Miley Cyrus' songs, which one of her songs Jasmine sung. Gosh!! Give me a break judges!! I have concluded the economy needs to

    April 21, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  183. JDawn

    Yolonda, have you forgotten Fantasia? She had the voice and the ability to choose songs and arrangements that made us want to hear more from her. Lil has yet to have a week that made me say, " I can't wait to hear what she does next week." Instead, I can count on using her performance each week to go get a drink or a snack. The same thing every week – and it is always sub-par. As I said earlier, she isn't a bad singer, but not once have I ever had the desire to go back and listen to one of her performances again – let alone buy one. I have done that with every other contestant on this show this season. It has nothing to do with the color of her skin, Yolonda. & for the record, I don't want another Jennifer Hudson. I want a new artist – something fresh and something I'm excited to hear...that just isn't Lil.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Ror

    Sure Yolanda. Down with 'whitey'. It's the only thing you can fall back on because you can't admit she just isn't very good. Yup, it's a black thing. That's why there will never be a black preside....oh....wait.

    What you going to blame on race next? I'm sure you and your homies will think of something. You people always do.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Emily

    Okay girl you might know how to sing but not for the big leagues. It is time to call it quits.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Lin

    I thought she looked gorgeous but I really don't like her voice.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  187. hotel costaplente

    simon is so right about lil..i have not heard any performance from her that was good. danny is the only soul singer in the contest. matt is not original at all.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Richa

    Another thing, I don't like this two voted off thing. Even if Lil gets voted off, how is it fair for two to leave at one time? This new rule is pointless. The fascination should come from the person saved possibly being able to make it to another round and not be subject to leaving the following Wednesday. I really feel the same two lowest vote contestants will appear again for judgment and have to go home just because of this pointless rule. Essentially, this "save rule" is just another opportunity for the contestant to sing another song in front of America before going back into their non-celeb life.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  189. bearhater

    Bear is such a loser! get a life bear. I actually lil rounds either but i have life. no never have been to party!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  190. yolonda

    The race care does not have to thrown, it is like this on Idol every year. Allison can't sing, the boy wonder screams, and Danny has it all. You tell me. It seems that the white people play the race card with all the nasty comments about Lil rounds and other black artist that have been on Idol.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  191. kevin

    OK for those of you who do not get it like Lil doesn't get it...The name of the game is to be original not to just sing the song the same way the song is sang by the original artist!!!!!! She does this every week and is not original...OK She has a great voice but that's just not enough.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Bob

    And just like that, out comes the race card. Are there any black people on this blog who can man up and just admit that baby doll just doesn't have it?

    By the way, tell Reuben, Fantasia and Jordin Sparks that this is "white" idol. Geez, you're starting to get embarrassing with the race comments.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Richa

    Additionally, the judges are saying she continues to sing like the artist. However, technically, none of the Idol contestants can sing like the artist because they are not the artist. Therefore, I'm tired of the judges making this pointless comment!! Even the additional notes she hit are not the notes the artist hits. All of the extra performance behind the judges, including the notes, were surely different from Chaka. Please recognize her originality!!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  194. yolonda

    Why do you have black artist on this show. Every year, they can't sing the songs the judges want to hear, and they get the stupid rants from the judges as Lil has gotten every week. I have come to the conclusion that this is a white Idol show and this will be last time I watch it. They constantly tell Lil, she is not the artist they wanted, but the young girl with the red hair is a rocker wantabe who sounds the same every week. There is no difference in her voice over Lils. It is obvious that they want to continue to promote the white artist on this show. Lil Rounds is an R&B artist you cant change that and she will be successful without Idol.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  195. 007

    it's late be lil should have sung "I will survive" by Gloria Gaynor

    April 21, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Dave

    Yeah, she was pitchy... didnt hear many right notes, but she poured her heart into it.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  197. jim

    She's gone-finally!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Bob

    And somewhere backstage Lil is having a nervous breakdown after hearing Allison's version of "Hot Stuff". Now that's a way to own a song and show the judges who you are.

    Lil, are you taking notes?

    April 21, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Angela

    What was she wearing? Looked like it was painted on.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  200. AI Watcher

    Decent, but decidedly dull delivery,

    April 21, 2009 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  201. pat

    Simon needs to be voted off. Will somebody buy him a bra?

    April 21, 2009 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  202. JDawn

    Richa, I'm sorry but I'm not sure what you've been listening to. She isn't even close to the same league as Jennifer Hudson. I've questioned what the judges saw in her to bring her this far. She is ok – maybe even bordering "good"...but she needs to find something else out of which she can make a career.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  203. susanith

    I don't think she is great, but I also don't think she is that bad. Why are the judges fixated on criticizing her every week?

    April 21, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  204. 007

    I agree Richa I am beginning to think she is a jennifer hudson in this competion b/c she's got the talent. And she will blow up outside of AI.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  205. bear

    I was loving the back-up singers more than Lil. Sorry Lil, this party is over, girl!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  206. JDawn

    I couldn't agree more. It is time for Lil to go – it has been time for quite a while. I'm sorry but I've never heard anything special in her voice.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Paige

    I agree- she's outta here tonight.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  208. jim

    That was terrible. Simon will be right on this one.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Cy

    Straight up, Bob. STRAIGHT UP!
    : )

    April 21, 2009 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Cy

    Yes... sadly. But in some ways, I'm not sad: it means contestants I like better are that much safer!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Richa

    Why in the world the judges keep asking her what kind of artist she is going to be when she continues to sing the music she wants to sing as an artist? You are looking at the artist she will be, an R & B artist. How different can she be? She has the amazing voice that the judges recognize each week, and she uses that amazing voice every week to hit those big notes. So what's all the complaining about? I sincerely think the judges do not like her anymore and simply want her gone. This is so sad! See how she got the crowd going!! Awesome job Lil!! If she gets voted off, she will be another Jennifer Hudson, making more money than some of the American Idols and the finalists!! Watch and see!! But for now, I can't wait til the show is over so I can VOTE!!!

    April 21, 2009 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Bethany

    Please, please, please let Lil finally be gone this week. Seriously. I am so over her, and I have been for a long time.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  213. B

    This was just.....not good. It was like she just didn't have the power to pull it off but we know she should but she just didn't. She should have gone home last week and hopefully she will this week.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Chuck

    Bye Bye Lil What did the Judges see in Lil the first time.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Bob

    In the immortal words of Paula Abdul, "buh buh buh buh buh buh bye bye!"

    See you later Lil. You had opportunity after opportunity to bring it and you didn't. So, please take it with you as you are sent packing tomorrow night.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  216. MD MUSIC

    lil did horriable..i totally agree with judges....until someone else do worse than her she is going to home this week....

    April 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Gkygrl

    Lil' is toast ... could not really catch her vocal identity. Too bad.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Bob S

    Lil just doesn't get it. She needs to be original every week not a mynah bird repeating every song the way the original artist sang it.

    April 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |

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