March 17th, 2010
10:07 PM ET

The first 'Idol' cut isn't the deepest

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*The following blog will contain spoilers about who's removed from "American Idol." You know the drill - if you don't want to know anything, stop reading now.

We are now down to the Top 11.

I liked Lacey, but I'm not devastated that she is gone.

What did you think? Did she deserve to go this soon or should she had been able to hang on longer?

Can't wait to hear what you think! Keep a close eye on who's been eliminated with our "American Idol" tracker.

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  1. bri

    Please Get rid of Cara, she is totally unecessary and i hate watching her dance in her seat. Please get her out!!!

    March 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kopana

    Cystal is the one who should win this thing, good voice, plays many instruments, good overall musician, not just a voice but also a raw talent

    March 21, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. bummer bumble

    okay, crystal is full of herself and she shouldnt be. i dont care if she is toothless and played outside of a subway or whatever.
    and as for big mike... big whoop. the dude had a baby....... well, millions of people have babies. zero sympathy for that guy. he's pretty boring actually.
    lee dewyze.... sexy. siobahn is amazing and has the most talent on the show. didi has a great voice.
    oh, and andrew garcia? pew...

    March 21, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sony

    Kara needs to reframe what her saying she is going around the circle.

    March 20, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sara cannon

    i think this A.I had the potential to be one of the best, but the judges are making choices that i cannot understand/ TIM URBAN???? REALLY?? does he sound different live than on t.v becuase hearing him makes me feel like i could have a chance on that show and i cant sing... his kinda cute face needs to go back to Duncanville texas

    March 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tina Forster

    I love Crystal's appearance, her voice her talent as a musician. I just hope when she wins it all that the Idol machine doesn't "handle" or remake her into their ideal of what they think will make her commercial. She is great as she is now, in the same category as joplin, carol king, judy collins, Melanie Safka, Tracy Chapman, etc. They are all talented and unique.

    March 20, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tina Forster

    I agree with wtf, get rid of Kara. Bring Paula back and keep Ellen. That would bring the synergy back to Idol. The story isnt who got the boot, the story is the judges and which of them should get the boot.

    March 20, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. Siavm

    Lacey going is fine by me. She did not have it for me. Hopefully america stops daydreaming about tim urban and just get rid on him. Not being able to sing apologize is just awfully.

    March 20, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. mozart4898

    @ nessa99...well I don't really agree with you at all. The best two IMO are Crystal and Siohban. I don't remember Didi honestly so she can't really have been that good the last couple weeks. Andrew is awful – I started watching this year a couple weeks back so apparently I must have missed the only decent performance he's had cause lately I just can't understand why he's stuck around., ok but again I don't really remember what he's sang so he must not have been that good. Casey – I thought he sounded about like any other rock singer I've heard in any local bar or something like that. Decent guitar player, decent rock singer, but heck, nothing special. Nice country rock sort of thing going on that I do kinda like but I don't think any of those 4 come close to Crystal and Siohban...heck, Mike might even be better than the 4 you named and I think he's way overrated. He's at least better than Didi and Andrew.

    March 19, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. nessa99

    Lacey had to go sometime.. she def is not our next american idol..

    I dont really agree with many of you... Crystal sucks.. and that weird Siohban girl, shouldnt her name be spelle Chevon? lol. i really cant stand the way they spelled her name.. anyways– she gets on my nerves too.. Her high notes sounds like terrified screams. ugh..
    and big mike? REALLY? i HAVE to mute him out hes soooo annoying, everyone in the next baptist church has he same sound.. please kick him offf!

    The only talent there is- Didi, ANDREW, Lee, and maybe Casey.. but if it were up to me.. i would have Andrew and Didi fight to the end, and then didi would win it!! Love them!

    March 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sherry Pope

    I am glad she is gone. I personally think she should have left before the top 12. However, I also think that Tim Urban should not be in the top 11. So with that being said, I think the bottom three was right and I'm hoping he (Tim) goes home next week.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Diggin'It

    Siobhan rules

    Gottttta agree with ya on this. Crystal very good too and highly marketable. Hell – let 'em both win. Tomorrow. Get it over with

    March 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Alice

    There are soo many people that should be voted off ,..including some of the judges!!

    March 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Just a Drummer

    Lacey and Didi have the same problem (although Didi has better control and superior intonation): AI has always skewed toward powerful voices.
    Whether it is to your taste or not, the perception of most people (and the judges), is that Celine Dion is a "better" singer than Sara McLachlan or any of the other more gentle voices. If you prefer a sweeter, less belting delivery, you're often going to be in the minority. Didi's admittedly downbeat performance of the Ingrid Michelson was spot on, but the fact is, had Michelson performed it herself, it would have been panned.

    That is not to say that Lacey should have lasted; as has been pointed out, she really has had numerous pitch problems. But the singers who come from the Leigh Nash/Lisa Loeb/Erin McCarly world should really just write their own songs and follow a different path than AI.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Gabs

    Stop complaining about Tim still being on the competition. Sure, he is not good at all, but, would you rather have another Sanjaya? At least Tim is cute and tries hard. Sanjaya was grotesque, really painful to watch.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Michael

    Oops, forgot, I like the blond guitar-playing guy from Texas. He's also very good, but he needs to look straight ahead and not keep looking down at his guitar so much!

    March 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Michael

    Tim Urban surprised me this week. Under My Thumb is generally not one of my favorite Stones songs, due to its sexist lyrics, but his Reggae take on it, in my opinion, was thoroughly original and I actually enjoyed it! If he can put together several weeks in a row of good performances like that, he might actually surprise us, like Kris Allen did last year. I think the least talented singer this year is Katy, can't hold a tune! My top 5 are Crystal, Siobahn, Lee and Big Mike, in that order. It seems to be less of a singing contest this year and more of a "personality contest." However, two of the most original artists are already gone, Lilly and Lacey. Lacey had a lot of trouble with pitch, but Lilly was one of the most original artists to ever sing on Idol. I will miss her a lot. I would have tuned in each week, just to see what she, Crystal, Lee, Siobhan and Big Mike would do next, they're all so interesting and entertaining! I can take or leave all of the others.

    March 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Lacy

    I liked Lacey and wish her the best, but it was so time for her to go! I am very surprised she made it to the top 12!

    March 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Vicki

    I can't believe Andrew wasn't in the bottom three or Katie. Competition should come down to Crystal, Casey and Big Mike. Can't believe Didi is still in, but she did improve greatly last week. I never thought a female would get the boot last night! The guys except for Casey and Big Mike are terrible.

    March 18, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  20. kari

    WTF was up w Kesha shes trying to be cool like gaga, but she is full of FAIL.

    March 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Kimberly

    I thought Lacey acted like someone who had read a manual on "How to Become the American Idol." She just seemed to be doing whatever one would "expect," not what came naturally. I got really weird vibes from her. I agree with the post that she sort of sounded like Megan Joy from last year. She may not have been my first choice to go, but she definitely deserved to go.

    March 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Holly

    I vote For LEE LEE LEE!!!!!
    that lacy sounded like mickey mouse.. voice went right threw me...
    I love LEE !!!

    March 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Gary

    Tim should go based off his non talent. For those hating on Big Mike because you feel he's full of himself should think about what this show is about. All the Judges on A.I. advise the singers to sing with the confidence of winning the competition. With that being said don't fault Big Mike because he's confident. We should base this contest off the talents of the singers and not by looks, personality or popularity. For those who are voting it's about the best singer so America get it right!

    March 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Walter

    Go Tim!

    March 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  25. moon627

    I called it between Tim and Lacey – i forgot about Vote For the Worst

    Its a good thing the judges have a "save" clause because they're gonna need it when it comes down to Tim vs. Crystal or Lee or Siobhan due to Vote For The Worst keeping him in the competition

    Show Dog Mom – may God forgive you – you're gonna need it

    March 18, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  26. It Paynes Me, Sandy

    @M. DeJesus: This is now about who has a pretty face? Ummm... then I think Lacey should have won the whole think, dontcha think? She's gorgeous. That said, I do NOT think she was the worst one left on the show. Paige and Tim probably should have gone ahead of her, at least, but we're quibbling. Lacey looks great, and she has sweet spots in her vocal range that are really good. She also has an interesting style. The problem is that in virtually every performance I've seen, she's had some issues, usually with pitch. So, like what appears to be a majority of those on here, I wasn't too shocked to see her go maybe 1 or 2 weeks earlier than expected.

    March 18, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Dymondgrl

    I have to agree with a lot of people on here Kara and Randy both need to go. I HATE Randy- yo dawg check it out check it out- check yourself out! Kara confuses everyone on the show and Simon called it. I do like Simon because he is an honest jerk. He tells it like it is.

    I think Big Mike is wonderful and when I close my eyes and hear him sing I picture Luthor Vandross. Now those are big shoes to fill.

    Crystal is different and I do like her but she has a lot of baggage.

    Siobhan is unique and the only thing that makes her unique is the high notes and her look. Otherwise, I can't appreciate her.

    Casey is there as Kara's eye candy.

    Lee is great. I liked him from the beginning but we have a lot of similar voices out there and I can see him doing well because he sounds like Dave Matthews or Rob Thomas like they initially said.

    I do like Paige but she isn't confident enough.

    I think this years show is boring- they aren't rocking out enough. I hope it changes in the weeks to come.

    March 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Kelly

    Tim should have left before Lacy. He isn't good at all.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  29. jo-jo

    Ellen was weird and distant last night, and KARA is horrible. Get rid of those two women judges.

    This is a really awful group of AI singers this season. Don't like the show at all.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  30. terri

    UGH, those two girl singers they had on there were horrible! Niether of them could sing, I haven't ever heard of them before. What was that with the TV screens on those guys heads?

    So dumb!

    FOX and Idol producers sure wasted the viewer's time and the network's money , by having them on there.
    I love David Cook, but his performance wasn't good either. 😦

    March 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  31. joni

    Get rid of KARA ! She is terrible.

    Simon: please don't leave, the show will not be the same without you!

    I don't think this season is very good.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Queen Anne

    I think Lacey and Didi should be gone. Lily Scott should have never gone home, I don't know if voters were put off by her looks but AI could have worked wonders on her like they do with all of the less than pleasing to the eye contestants. She wasn't my favorite but I hate to see talent leave that early in the competition. I really like Siobhan, Crystal and I think Lee is goin to blow up at some point (he has great potential). Casey is cute and I do like his voice but I don't think he is going to make the top 3 but I wouldn't be disappointed if he did.

    Judges- Kara and Simon REALLY do need to STOP the bull**** during the performances. It is rude and probably distracting for the contestants. Ellen seems very fair as a judge and does throw in some comic relief very so often. And for some reason the flow of the judging worked so much better after they moved Ellen after Randy...It did not work for me when she went first...

    March 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Debbie

    I think it was definitely time for lacey to go. Tim is also pretty bad. I am also not a huge fan of DiDi's. I really like Casey. Also to wtf: just hit the mute button when Kara talks thats what I do.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  34. CINDY

    Where do people get the idea that Crystal is so over confident?
    to be in front of an audience like that, you have to KNOW your ability, but that doesn't mean she's arrogant. Big Big difference.
    She's not that comfortable performing in front of that big of an audience I think....but she definitely has potential in that area and that ease and comfort likely to fully emerge with experience.
    like she said the other night, stop thinking and just be in the moment. Easier said than done for any of you out there who have never performed.
    So take heart Crystal....I think you're going to win, even if you lose the competition....
    And Siobhan, she's very good & a winner as well.
    Next to go?
    have to confess not as enamored of DiDi as everyone else seems to be.....nice voice, but a very very imitative, dime a dozen style (like Lacey and Katie Stevens)...Paige could surprise, Andrew needs to shake it off and step it up..
    I didn't hate Kara last night....someone must have passed a memo about keeping comments brief.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  35. mary

    Kara may have written every song that is played on the radio – I am sure she must be talented in this area, however, I do not think her actions where Simon in concerned is appropriate (and I am really surprised her husband goes along with it) – if Kara reads any of the blogs on the AL I am surprised she stays on as a judge – in my opinion she is not a judge but someone who loves the camera – I agree all of the attention on Kara is taking away from the performers and there are some good young people who are really trying right now –

    March 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  36. LisaM

    How come so many people focus on how "arrogant" Crystal is. How about Big Mike? That guy comes off as way more arrogant than Crystal and I would characterize Crystal as confident...she knows who she is. She's not going to beg or make the stupid facial gestures like Tim Urban makes because even he is surprised he is still on the show. Crystal is calm and cool. She's not going to wail and scream if she's voted off. Hmmm, yup no doubt about is, she is an adult. Maybe some Idol viewers aren't ready for grown-ups.

    And show dog mom, you are waaaay out of line.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  37. shawn

    why was Kara refering to the stones in the past tense like "they were so great"and "thats what was great about the stones".the stones have not gone anywhere!!!! in fact they just finished the biggest tour in history,a movie with Scorsese and the single largest concert in Rio where they played to over 2 million people.they are more realavent now then ever.Why is Kara on ai anyway?she is like finger nails on a chalk board!

    March 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Gillian

    Lacey was boring and had to concentrate too much on the technicality of her singing. I like her though and think she would become a billionaire in the televangelist market.

    Siobhan rules.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Abbie

    and OMG – please quit trying to compare Siobhan to Adam Lambert. Adam was Adam. That was last year. Give the kid her own. And for you Casey fans out there – yes he is good – but for goodness sake somebody tell the guy to move on stage. He's like a front man for a band. Put the guitar down and move. If he can figure that out and make himself rememberable, he can stay in. Even Andrew moves more than him.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  40. kay

    I think for another next 7 weeks nothing to bother after that actual contest will start when Crystal, Siobhan and Mike take the stage. Instead of waiting and wasting everyone's time why we can't eliminate all except the above three and lets have some real contest

    March 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  41. FRAN

    Tim Urban has to go and he can take Kara with him! They are both awful and useless to the show. Big Mike's head is bigger than his talent, Did is irritating sure one song maybe ok but who would listen to an entire CD of that voice? Casey he has nice eyes but he is such a phoney on stage. I was sad to see Lacey go so soon but she never would have won anyway. My top 3 Siobhan, Crystal & Andrew.
    Was it me or did all the performances last night BITE??
    Even david Cook was painful to listen too! The two women were even worse I had to must both of them!
    The Judges just do not have good chemistry this year i was really hoping it would work but they missed it by miles! So far a very dissapointing year for A.I.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Abbie

    I liked Lacy, but she was going to go within the next few weeks anyway. It's going to come down to Lee, Crystal, and Shiobhan. I have to wonder how Tim has managed to stay this long? Who is saving him? You can't tell me that there are that many tweens out there voting for him. Does he remind anyone else of Chris? I think Paige, Katey, Casey, and Andrew are on the block for the next few weeks. Big Mike and little Aaron are being helped out too right now. Lee isn't that good, but he seems to have the 20 – 30 year old female vote. Didi is just like Lacy – and like Megan from last year. Cute, different viabrato voice, and out. Oh well.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Charlene

    It was only a matter of time before Lacy went.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  44. tedbear8

    America needs to quit voting and the hudges need to take over. It's nothing but a popularity contest. Not to say Lacy wouldn't have gotten axed in a few weeks, but some worse than her continue to stay. Has America gone tone deaf??????

    March 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Catarina

    I liked Tim Urban this week and was glad to see Lacey go. Crystal, Lee and Mike are my top 3.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jon Boy

    Lee is not that good, but all you teenie boppers who have a crush on him are going to get him to go far.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  47. shelly wy

    I would not be so mad if it was fair, week after week the 17 year old girl is on the show when she deserves to be cut first. She is not ready and consistently cannot pull a song off!!!!

    March 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  48. aifan

    I actually liked Lacey....her voice was different....tired of the same old thing on the radio. She could have brought more energy on stage but she had a great voice. I would buy her music. Tim should definitely go....I am not a huge fan of Crystal like most of you. Think over time everything sounds the same. I am pulling for Lee & Casey for the males....& DiDi for the females (because she too has a different yet great voice).

    March 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Sherri

    Siobhan and Lee will be the last two standing !

    March 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  50. shawn

    well i was really disappointed they were all really bad .no originality.i hate Kara SO MUCH SHE MAKES ME SICK.the Urban kid or the 16 year old should have gone home.But they all blew a chance to break out doing song from the greatest band ever!!!

    March 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Kim Smith

    Lacey could have hung on a little longer. She would have got more confident as time went by.

    Kristal is too smug. Would like to see her go.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Just a Drummer

    CeCe – Sorry, but you could go into any Guitar Center in America and find a half dozen 14-year-olds playing those same rehashed Eddie Van Halen licks better than Orianthi. And talk about "pitchy", that was a mess, despite the fact that she was singing with tracks.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  53. cloud nine

    Look whoever wins this AI will fade away like the others. Sad but true. They will end up in Broadway or some Walmart bin in the 5 for $1.00.
    BTW Diggin it person I meant it's an insult to Adam Lambert. Go under Youtube and compare...He is great and she's just a screamer.
    When you called him a HE/SHE it clearly shows you are seeing him thru his sexuality and not his talent. How sad 😦

    March 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Just a Drummer

    If anything, we should all be mad at Kara for helping John Shanks make a recording "artist" out of Ashley Simpson. What a waste of good pop songs.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Shannon

    Pretty much all of the bottom three are on their way home (with Andrew closely behind). Lacey wasn't the worst of the three (Tim Urban was) but I have a hard time seeing her as marketable. She's cute but she doesn't seem to have the stage presence needed to make a big star.

    I'm totally in the minority here but I am not a fan of either Crystal or Mike. Crystal doesn't seem to really care about the show. I understand that she's ill and I do believe that she has talent but I feel like she does get over-confident. Mike always seems way too over-confident.

    I have to agree with people that say this is the worst top 12 ever! What happened to great talent?

    March 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Emilienne

    I am not surprised that she left so early but Tim should have been the one to go. The guy is horrible. He has no voice, no talent so get rid of him! As for the judges, Simon is a great judge but he is getting on my nerves with Kara. They act like kids and their comportment is sometimes very inapropriate. Thank God for Randy and Ellen!


    March 18, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  57. siren4song

    Shoulda been Paige or Tim.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  58. CeCe

    Wow. That Kesha person was pathetic. Whoever made the decision to put her on the show should be fired.

    Now that I got that off my chest – and hopefully out of my memory...

    Crystal is fantastic and soulful. She should win.

    Also, performance-wise: Orianthi is the greatest! What a talented guitarist!!!!!

    March 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Diggin'It

    """"""""""' mamma mia we got some weird views here.
    Explains why talent often gets taken down by hormones and looks.
    And cloud nine - you are right on!
    Comparing her to the he-she is an absolute insult!
    To her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜‰

    March 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  60. A simple question

    I personally don't really care for Kara. However, I wonder how many people actually know how many songs she has written for others that are big? Reading her Bio is interesting. I think people would be surprised how many of her songs we hear on the radio everyday and how many times we listen to the words she wrote. Check out her Bio. She has talent, just don't think it is on Idol...

    March 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Jim

    Re: Crystal. Who knew there were so many Tracey Chapman/ Indigo Girls/ Melissa Etheridge fans?

    Crystal is very good at her one thing, and she's going to stick with it, by God.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  62. Mick

    It seems they still have some serious weeding to do. Very few worthwhile this season. They should be sending 2 at a time home for a couple more shows. The judges aren't much better. AI has definitely jumped the shark and they know it.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  63. sue

    Crystal is the best and should win it based on talent. She obviously din't feel well the first couple of weeks, but seems to be coming around. I like her down to earth – she doesn't act like she's better than everyone else. I like her a lot.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  64. coryt

    Tim's got the VFTW, so he'll be on a few more weeks. I liked Lacey, sad to see her go so soon. No way she was gonna challenge to win, but I dug her style.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  65. CJB

    I was sorry to see Lacey go. Hope she moves on and gets a break.

    She is a beautiful woman, perhaps she'll get a make-up or modeling gig. Good Luck Lacey!

    March 18, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  66. Mscny

    My faves: Crystal, Casey and Siobhan, I would be shocked to see any of them go too early. Down to 2, my guess would be Crystal & Casey, keeping with the boy/girl theme.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  67. estella

    Casey Lee Didi and Siobhan will be the top four if tim doesnt somehow get the votes.... how the heck does that keep happening?! UGH!

    March 18, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  68. Casey

    No one is hating on Kara....but she is annoying sometimes. Honestly, the way she is all on Simon all the time gets on my nerves. They talk during peoples performances..I just think its rude. Sometimes her feedback is crazy!...I like Ellen as a judge because she is playing the role of a viewer and what viewers like. She doesn't really know about pitch but hey...most of America dont either and they have the final say. Also..Tim Urban should have went home...he really isnt that good..He makes faces when they give him constructive criticism..Im sorry but you should know if ur talented or not....Everyone else has talent..they just need to do some things to progress..I love Big Mike!!

    March 18, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  69. Kory J

    Yes, get rid of Kara!!!!!!!!!!! she is annoying, and she thinks just because she has written some really great hits that she is like some all knowing Goddess! Well, she is an idot! She is way worse than Simon with her stupid little comments!

    March 18, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  70. Just a Drummer

    heskerdu – +1 on Kara. She's a little preachy at times, but she's got more bone fides than the rest of the panel (since Simon is now just phoning it in.) People on these blogs are just so mean spirited.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  71. Californian

    We can't believe Tim is still there! The tweeners' votes for the good looking young guys is the reason our family doesn't vote anymore. We're less invested this way and can watch the recording at our leisure and enjoy the show more. Why can't the judges overrule and pick who should leave versus just having one save all season.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  72. Just a Drummer

    Sloan is right, Tim's last two weeks were better than several other people. He's just still paying the price for butchering "Apologize".
    He isn't top 5, but doesn't deserve all the vituperation he's getting.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  73. KevinR

    Andrew will be the winner.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  74. cloud nine

    Everyone sucks on AI. To say Siobhan Magnus is like Adam Lambert?!
    Please! That's like saying Elmo plays the piano as good as Beethoven. Simon can care less. Look at his face he doesn't even look like he is paying attention. Who cares what the other judges say. This is why they have Simon goe last. I can't wait till this season is over. AI is a blessing to the sitcom world because now people are most likely changing the channel to good shows like Modern Family, The Office,etc etc....

    March 18, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  75. Mizdona

    Lacy has a wonderful voice.....she simply tried too hard in her performance.....and needed to relax. I missed the elimination show last night but think it was a good call by America.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  76. heskerdu

    Ok...I ask this as I'm standing behind bullet proof glass but why are so many hatin' on Kara? I think she's pretty cool. She seems to be a really good songwriter and I think she's a perfect person to be a judge for this type of competition. Also, It would be boring if the judges didn't act silly and make it fun. I was a little worried about Ellen but she makes me chuckle out loud more often than not so I say she's a keeper. Paula was good but it was time to move on. I'll miss Simon but again, time to move on. I'll probably tune in to his next show since people that are my age won't be too old to compete. JMHO tho.....
    On another note(and totally off the subject)...for those NCAA fans....GO KENTUCKY WILDCATS! Sorry, couldn't resist!

    March 18, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  77. Guy B.

    I dont much care for any of the contestants except for maybe 4 who can sing!!!

    America did get it right for the cut, but Tim should of been first!!!

    If I was the producer of AI I would be concerned for this summers tour cause really you only have 4 that can sing, I think they will be looking to fill the stage with some of the past years singers to fill the concert halls this summer.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  78. Str8 Outta TX

    Ke$ha... nothing compared 2 my b-m lady gaga
    damia LOL that was my laugh for the day, i'll check that sh** out a.s.a.p. Oh Leh Do It

    he got a big **** and know how to use it
    Yeah!!! Bone!!!


    March 18, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  79. Missy

    Sam – I agree with you Siobhan is the next American Idol. She's been my favorite all along. When one of the contestants sings, I close my eyes for a little while and listen to their song. That way I can concentrate on just their voice and Siobhan is the best by far! My second is Michael, he not only has a great voice, but has charisma. Third would be Crystal. She has a great voice, but no personality. She doesn't connect well with the audience. Hopefully, she will change that. I agree Tim needs to go. He's even surprised when he's chosen to stay week after week. Paige is a beautiful girl and has a good voice, but not the caliber to win. I also think that Lee is a "dark horse" he's cute and has a great voice, but is extremely nervous. Hopefully he can overcome the nervousness and give the other three a run for their money!!

    March 18, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  80. Tye

    First of all Tim Urban is garbage junk trash! Who's idea was it to bring him back? The judges certainly wasn't in favor of it.
    Second of all Kara sucks as a judge!! She needs to be voted off with Tim Urban!!!!!!
    Third of all Lacey was weak any way.

    Just my opinion though....

    March 18, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  81. Patrick Kavanagh

    Please bring back Paula, and get rid of Kara!!!!!!!

    March 18, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  82. Real Music

    So happy that nasty spitty can't keep her tongue in her mouth Lacey went home. Now nasty spitty can't keep her tongue in her mouth Didi can go home this next week. Both of them are so irritating. Can't stand to watch or listen to them.

    Tim Urban is VFTW's pick so he will be around for a little while longer.

    Crystal is the best singer on idol. Only vote for Crystal!

    March 18, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  83. Beagle

    I'm voting for Tim Urban repeatedly. He's BY FAR the only one deserving to win. Looks are ALL that matters. Name all the best-selling singers–they have looks.

    And don't reply with the "I had a dream" lady-she's a fluke, an oddity, which is her appeal.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  84. Natalie

    I vote to eliminate "show dog mom".

    Anyway, I checked out Crystal's myspace page. Check it out. It shows a bit of what kind of person she really is. She's been through a lot with her diabetes and seems like a really good person. This has nothing to do with why I will be voting for her. Voting on pure talent!

    You know a lot of the contestants see all these posts of people ripping them to pieces. Just sayin'.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  85. Mary

    This is the worst season ever and will be my last watching. Glad Lacey is gone and Tim and Paige need to go next (actually they should have never made it through). Big Mike is full of himself and heeds to get over himself. Go Siobhan – how refreshing!!

    March 18, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  86. Me

    I totally agree that this is the worst top 12 ever, I am a huge fan of the show and years past have been glued to the TV and not missing any shows, this year, not the same, don't really care!!!

    March 18, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  87. Mgirl

    Siobhan – can't stand – ugh.
    Lee – top 2
    Crystal – top 2

    All else, yawn.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  88. What the H E Double-Hockey-Sticks

    Lacey is gone but Tim is still around? Obviously people are just voting for the worst people to screw with the process. What a shame.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  89. Kathy

    I am pleading to the American public that votes.....please , please vote off Tim Urban...should never have been on the show...and my husband is refusing to watch until he is gone!!

    March 18, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  90. wizardbee

    So is there anyway Kara will leave with Simon at the end of the season?...She is tired with her repetitive comments...I have to mute the tv everytime she comes on...Oh and I think they got it wrong last night...the ones that should be gone are Tim, Paige, Aaron, and Katie..unfortunately this seems to be a popularity contest vice a singing contest..

    March 18, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  91. Jo

    Definitely should have been Tim to go.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  92. dababe

    Wow, Mozart's comments should have been in volumes. I couldn't even read a rant that long. No one is mentioning Shioban. Why is that? She's very unique and creative. I want someone that can bring something new to the music we listen to today. Not a remake of things already being done. Some of them just seem like clones. But I won't miss the 3 that went last night. America almost never gets it right.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  93. hippiechick

    "I thought Lacey's final last song was great. To bad all the judges were not listening to her sing, they were just talking amongst themselves. Rude."

    Mike, have you ever been in the audience during Idol, live? I have and trust me...the singing is worse than what you hear on TV. They had to discuss whether or not to keep her and how else do they do that unless they talk about it?

    March 18, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  94. hippiechick

    I somehow don't see Crystal making it to the end. She's got too much personal baggage that she's bringing to the stage each week and that's not helping her performance. I know she's ill (diabetes) and I know she's got family issues, so we'll see. I like her, I enjoy her singing, but if her head's not in it, she won't do well. I see Lee making it to the final four, with Sibhoan and Mike, or maybe Casey. Casey may break loose and surprise us. It's all about marketability in this game.

    Lacey deserved to go. Her voice is reminiscent of fingernails on a chalkboard at times. She has no vocal range, she keeps within one safe area of chords and lyrics and never goes beyond that.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  95. cin

    BON BON ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SHE IS GREAT!!!!!!
    SHE'S GONNA WIN IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 18, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  96. Bridget C

    Top 12 recap:

    Lacey- great voice but very singular on style. Should have been in for at least another week.
    Tim- Has the look for the younger generation a semi decent voice but will not be around long.
    Paige- Good voice but very standard now adays, people are looking for a stand out person and it is not her.
    Didi- Has the stand out voice but doesn't use it. She is also verging on same style singing.
    Aaron- Cutie that can sing but i don't think he has the moxy to go all the way. Too young and undecided.
    Andrew- Hurt himself with straight up. I don't think he will crawl out of the shadow of that song. He peaked!
    Casey- Has a countty rock feel to me. He does alright and is considered a hottie that will push him further than he should probably go.
    Crystal- All around good artist and is in contention to win it.
    Katie- She has a pure voice but i do see her more in broadway/musical situation.
    Lee- Has that deep smoky voice and is consistent however iagree with the judges he has to bring it. Will be in contention of winning.
    Mike- Good voice pretty solid. Verging on stereo typical, however he is an entertainer, he can get a crowd involved and that will make him top 3.
    Siobhan- Wonderful voice, has a unique factor about her in my opinion will be top 4.
    So there you have your top 4

    March 18, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  97. Islandstyle

    In response to the many comments over the weeks about how much the talent sucks this year – I disagree. Totally different than last year, but good in their own way. Yes the judges are annoying, confusing, contradictory sometimes, but that's part of the show. Like it, or leave it. If you don't like it – don't watch it! That's your freedom of choice! My fav – Siobhan. She is so down to earth, great singer and hot looking in her own "strange little thing" kinda way. Now, what the heck is bothering Crystal? She seems sooo distant.....if she wasn't such a good singer she would have gone much earlier because it seems she has demons in her closet. Or just sad about something?

    March 18, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  98. Linda B., Ga.

    I think they made the right choice this week, but, then again Paige would've been the right choice also. Tim has his good moments and I think he has alot more potential then those other 2 in the bottom 3.

    Unfortunately, the who stays and who goes is all about "AMERICA's VOTE", the voting should be a combo of AV's and the Judges. Paige and Lacey both should've been gone last week.....oh well.....

    Have a GREAT DAY ALL πŸ™‚

    March 18, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  99. Megan

    Did they announce what next week's theme was going to be?

    March 18, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  100. Michi

    I'm so disapointed with this season;with that said, I'm so disappointed that Lacy ent home. I was so sure It was going to be Tm Urban. The last two ppl to go shoud've been given another few wks, at least there performances ws bearable , compare to others, especially on the guys side. I must say the grls aren't so bad. my fav so far are Crystal and Lee. I think they both have the potential. I'm starting to feel like, Is It really the American ppl thats voting and not the judges and teh producers????.....jus my thought!!!!

    March 18, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  101. Mike

    I thought Lacey's final last song was great. To bad all the judges were not listening to her sing, they were just talking amongst themselves. Rude.

    The next to go should be Mike. To full of himself, and his songs are only so so. Then Urban. Then that brunett that dresses funky?

    Wow, I never realized how short Simon is. Ha. No wonder he is always angry.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  102. Kat Flanagan

    Show Dog Mom,
    You should be ashamed talking that way about Crystal. You know absolutely NOTHING about her life and struggles. Shame on you. Calling her slutty is downright mean. She is suffering from diabetes. You are UGH.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  103. ilikerealitytv

    Lacey should have went home A LONG time ago and Lily should have stayed...FOR REAL....lacey doesn't have the "IT" factor she should just stick to leading worship songs in church or whatever she did before idol. Good try but NOT GOOD ENOUGH. America got it right last night.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  104. sloan

    Sorry guys but I am way over Tim Urban's alleged demographics and I think he got a raw deal by the judges last week. If Jason Mraz had come on idol and sung that version of under my thumb, the judges and you all would be ringing praises. It was good, but he is tainted by his earlier failures. Give him a chance. Andrew Garcia needs to go, he has continually disappointed.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  105. Lulu

    Tim Urban is only going through to next week because of American Idol is becoming more of a joke every year because of Web sites like VFTW that promote voting for the person with the least talent. In some ways, I wish the judges had more power – kind of like they do with Dancing with the Stars. The judges should be able to score each contestant, then the final score should be combined with votes. If AI producers don't step in to change the "democracy" behind the votes, VERY undeserving people will receive record deals and the recording industry as we know it will continue its downward spiral.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  106. show dog mom

    Let's just get rid of all of them and make this a contest between David Cook and Adam Lambert!!!!!!!!
    Both are smokin' HOT!

    March 18, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  107. MC

    Totally expected Lacey to go first. No surprise, but I kind of wish Andrew Garcia was in the bottom three to remind him he's seriously lacking any star power (or impressive vocals). Paige will go next week.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  108. jackie

    The bottom 3 were ok with me. I think the top 2 this year are Crystal and Casey, and I hope they go far. Crystal is amazing, so I hope that she doesn't lose out from all the girls voting for one of the cute guys, instead of voting on talent.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  109. kopana

    again...Cystal is still by far the best talent of this season even though I would have liked for her to sing Ruby Tuesday as she just did not seem that into her rolling stones song as much

    March 18, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  110. iris azoulay

    If it didn't happen this week, it would have been the next. THE AMERICAN IDOL SPOT is not deemed for her.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  111. julie

    Tim Urban isn't going anywhere, for all you haters. His voice and Katie's are the only ones on the show right now that would sell records to the people who actually vote. My mom is a huge fan of Idol but she doesn't go out and buy the records or download their songs to her iPod. The current "thing" right now is the sexy guitar player, aka: Jason Mraz, Christofer Drew of NeverShoutNever, etc. That's what's popular to the people who actually pay for the songs and to go to the concerts. So even though he is not the most talented on the show, he is what is currently in style music-wise. He's not leaving anytime soon.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  112. Diggin'It

    WTF have the voters been watching and listening too???
    Tim...trash. Paige...plzzzz.
    Lacey had a kinda cool vib to her music. Funky type of voice...she should still be around. Win – no. Around – yep.

    I dunno were we find the support for the guys by voters. Tweeny's having hormonal urges or something? What a friggen waste of votes. They are the crappiest ever to be on AI ... every one of them. I like several as people but singers???
    Maybe the tweeny voters need to share some of that stuff they been smoking with us

    March 18, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  113. moonburn

    Lacy – no surprise there. Actually, any of the three would have been fine.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  114. Just A Thought

    They got it right tonight. And the bottom 3 will contain the same two plus Katie or Andrew next week.

    Mamasox, is still the bomb! BTW – she's not whining, Ryan asked her thoughts on it; of course she's gonna answer the question! And for the one who said "and every week it's the same song– just variations thereof!!! " That's what all singers do, duh, Alanis M, Avril L, all sound the same just change it up based on the song – same thing Mamasox does!

    Siobahn – Is building her dynomite collection and is about to explode on stage! She is awesome and arguably better than Mamasox! Great star power, and has a unique look that's all her!

    March 18, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  115. Andrew

    I think America has exhausted it's talent. There is a big difference between people who can sing and people who can SING – like Melinda, Vonzell or Elliot. There is no one good enough this year that I get excited for and want to watch – except maybe Crystal. Let's wait about 15 years and start this show again when we haven't heard everyone in the country sing – eventually everyone under 28 will audition and there won't be anyone left.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  116. Karen

    Totally agree with Lisa on everything including the Lady Gaga wanna be. I had just posted that same remark on FB after the show. I had also picked Lacey to go last night. Seems pretty easy from now on to pick who is going unless someone just blows it out from nowhere. I already have my top 6 pick. Crystal, Didi, Lee, Siobhan, Aaron, and Katie.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  117. isabel

    Katie needs to go! She should have left so many times already but some how she is always safe. She sucks

    March 18, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  118. Scottie

    Dear God! Has the world gone mad??? Why is Tim Urban still on this show??? He looked as surprised as I was when Ryan told him that he was safe! That should tell you something! He stinks!

    Lacey was going to go at some point before the final five.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  119. damia

    copy and paste that in your url to see American Idol future results...and YES, I do love sleeping around. Sandra Bullock should be more like me...Oh Leh Do IT!

    March 18, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  120. laurie

    I think the voters chose the right person to eliminate. Next is Tim! Hopefully, next year Kara will be gone! She is so freakin' snobby!
    Lee will win it all!

    March 18, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  121. Bob

    It's not about talent, it's just another popularity contest now.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  122. Just GA

    They should all go home. They all suck.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  123. Harold

    Um honously I think she should've left a long time ago lol.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  124. Sybaris

    The fact that TIm is still there illustrates why AI is not a forum for judging talent and has no integrity. Sanjaya Malakars run is another example. It's a popularity contest, nothing more.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  125. Shelly

    Really – why is Tim Urban still here?

    March 18, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  126. why

    I don't think Siobhan will last long either....she sounds very nasel when she sings....those high notes PLEASE!!!! sounds like screeching to me!!!! Yeah, not surpised Lacey got booted....Tim you are on borrowed time

    March 18, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  127. Pragmatist

    TIM URBAN IS STILL ON THE SHOW BECAUSE HE'S BEEN THE "VOTE FOR THE WORST" PICK SINCE THE COMPETITION BEGAN. People who don't like Idol think its fun to vote for the worst person on the show (Yes, Sanjaya was also the VFTW pick for several weeks).

    March 18, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  128. Kenny

    Lacey's ouster didn't surprise me (though I was expecting Tim). Anyone of the three would have been fine. I was surprised that Andrew Garcia wasn't in the bottom 3.

    Still looks like Crystal is heavily in the lead. At this point, I just can't see any of the other 10 remaining contestants approach her musically. Forget the personal stuff, the sweet stories, the flashbacks, etc. When it comes down to the music, Crystal is head and shoulders above the rest.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  129. kevin

    Oh and Ryan....Ryan has got to go. Talk about over inflated Ego tripping....I guess since Simon is leaving, Ryan thinks he is the man now....not even close puke...

    March 18, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  130. JLR1

    A comment on this blog whehter poitive or negative should be constructive in nature. That being said, what"s with all the non-constructive negative comments regarding Kara and performers on Idol. In recent blogs I've read some pretty nasty comments. What I don't understand is that if American Idol the show is such a pain to watch why do you keep watching. Why do you keep commenting on this blog. Seems to me some people just enjoy being misreable. Off that soapbox onto another. Great Top 11. For those that dissed on Tim Urban listen up, He only followed the Judges direction. He took a song and made it his own, bravo. Thats why he is in the Top 11. Vocals not so great but obvious bravado. Could be that's why Katie is still in. No matter Crystal and Lee (in that order) arw zstill the ones to beat.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  131. kevin

    Personally with the exception of Sioban, Casey, Lee and Crystal, I think all the rest could go home us some time. Overall the worst top 12 ever...

    March 18, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  132. why

    I agreee with WTF get rid of Kara!!!!! No I am not surprised that she got voted off. She should have been voted off a long time ago and it should have been Tim going home last night!!!!

    I also think Siobhan also sounds very nasal not too impressed with her or her high notes...sounds like she is screeeeehing!! UGH

    March 18, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  133. David

    About 4 to 5 more can go as well. This is one of the worst groups of singers they have ever had. I know they said it was one of the best, but when they started to pick the final conrtestants I was shocked. And I have been proven right by the lack of talent that the majority of them have. There are only 2 guys and 2 girls that can really sing. The others are there just for the ride.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  134. Allison

    Tim is the Sanjaya this year, but I do think Lacey was worse! She was cute and spunky, but not good enough to be on this show. I am hating how Big Mike is thinking he's got this in the bag...I want him to go because of it. Lee needs to lose the nerves, and he'd be great. I don't know if Crystal can win since she comes across like this show annoys her, she is great though. Aaron needs to go, in my opinion. He's cute, like a 4th grader, but not good enough to be in the top 12.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
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  136. Dr. Katz

    This is for Show Dog Mom. Your description of Chrystal indicates to me that you have some serious mental issues. Seek professional help before you hurt someone. The real world is a better place than than your bizarre altered reality.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  137. M. DeJesus

    Lambert...Lily...Does America really know what the show is about?
    Now Lacey!? Granted, she wasn't the best, but she was way better than Tim Urban or Paige!!!
    It's almost to the point that it is no longer a singing contest, it is now a pretty face or beauty contest!
    Luckily the 3 best males and 3 females are still in it!
    If one of those 3 are gone before the Final 6, I will NO longer watch the show!!!

    March 18, 2010 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  138. Chris

    The previous week was the rough one for me. Although not a big Eppley fan, Paige and Katie's songs were atrocious. When Paige sang "Smile," not a note was in tune. So bad, in fact, that I was embarrassed for her and had my hands over my face so as not so see her. Both of those girls should have left that week. Paige redeemed herself this week, singing one of the few Stones song that had some serious bite, yet, there she was in the bottom three. If I would have picked on talent alone, and not the fickle American public voting strangely, Garcia should have gone this week. His song was really bad. Again, in previous weeks, he was my fav, but this week he really blew it. SO, in a rather long-winded way, America is voting by who they "like," and not on talent, so here we are, stuck with what we have.

    March 18, 2010 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  139. Rock Queen

    What I noticed was Lacey did not stay on key most of the time. She has the right look, but needs to work on her pitch problems. It was a good choice for her to go home.

    March 18, 2010 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  140. Dimenser

    The whole thing between Simon & Ryan is just so tired and old. Almost as old as Randy booing every time Simon's name is mentioned.

    March 18, 2010 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  141. brian

    On the one hand, Lily Scott probably deserved to be in the top 12 over Lacey, so I'm not terribly surprised or disappointed that Lacey is the first girl to be eliminated. On the other hand, I think Tim Urban is clearly a weaker performer and should have been eliminated instead. He's pretty much still there because girls like him.

    March 18, 2010 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  142. David Traceski

    I believe the person that should have gone is Tim Urban. He wasn't the most talented this week.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
  143. Karen

    This has been a painful beginning to AI – more painful than usual. Lacey's voice was odd...not a loss that she's gone. Crystal will go far, as will Big Mike. I think Siobhan is going to be the big surprise. Paige is terrible and got the sympathy vote this week for the laryngitis. The whole show tonight was ridiculously overdone. Thank goodness for my dvr – I fast forwarded through most of the BS and bad performances to the results. AI should cut the results show down to 30 minutes and quit wasting the fans time.

    March 18, 2010 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  144. Sam

    Siobhan IS the next American Idol! That little girl can sing and you can tell she wants it so badly..Unlike Crystal who obviously gives the impression she is better than all the rest and can't wait to get off the stage because "It's just not her thing". Oh, and please get rid of Kara! Give her a job as a food critic for Taco Bell measuring gas emissions after a meal!

    March 18, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  145. mozart4898

    @ show dog mom – Where do you get off calling Crystal slutty? What gives you that idea at all? Wow I can't believe how quick some people are to judge people or make comments like that – I've seen nothing to lead me to make that sort of assumption. If it's because she's a single mother – did you ever stop to think of any of the number of reasons that could have happened, many of which are not her fault? (i.e. maybe she left someone who she was far better off without, maybe they had to move away because of their work and she had to take care of things with her family...heck, nowadays, you don't even know if maybe she had a boyfriend/husband even who was serving in the military and got killed in action – you simply don't know).

    If it's her appearance – it just shows how shallow people are in this country that they simply put someone down because of how they look. Being from the same area as Crystal, I can tell you that I totally understand her attitude and everything because it completely fits with how many people who grew up in rather humble rural areas are. We're not bubbly outgoing and cookie cutter conformist – but when it comes down to it we're also some of the hardest working and most trustworthy people there are. It's not an attitude of being better than others – if anything it's an attitude of not taking anything for granted and NOT thinking we're better than anyone else. When you have to work for everything you have, and you struggle for it every day, you're not bubbly and outgoing and all, but you ARE proud of what you do and therefore confident. If some people think that's arrogance, then they just don't get it. And neither I, nor those who come from similar backgrounds, nor probably Crystal, would change just because people don't like that. Would it be nice to see her seem more cheerful and happy – yes, but at the same time, I totally understand where she's coming from. She's in this to win it, and that's exactly the attitude that someone in a competition like this should have. People have knocked her for saying she wants this to make money to support her family – why else would people be in this competition??? I mean, they love performing too, but would YOU work your job for no pay at all and just hope for the best – supporting yourself and your family on hopes and dreams? I work as a chef – I love to cook whether it's at work or at home, but when I do it at work, I'm definitely expecting to make money at it, and not just doing it for the love of it. I also am a musician myself and while sometimes I have performed in groups for free, there are other times when I won't do it for nothing because I do in fact deserve to be paid for it. For the people in this show, it's a great opportunity to be discovered and make a career for themselves...and isn't a career something by which you support yourself and your family??? What's so wrong then about being in this for the fact that it can make you money? She never said she hates performing and only does it because it makes her money – on the contrary...why would a single mother who's a type 1 diabetic who comes from an essentially depressed rural area pull up stakes for several months to compete in a singing competition if she hates to sing but figures she'll make money in the end? You do realize they're not making any money at all at this point right? The finalists all stand to land recording contracts nowadays and therefore this isn't all for naught but still, few people can afford to give up a couple months just to go sing and never expect to see any money come their way from it.

    Personally, I applaud Crystal for all she's done to support herself and her child (the ones who really get on my nerves are the ones who just sit on their butts and collect welfare as long as they can...but that's another story). I also applaud all the others still performing at this point even if I don't really care for them. Only a very small percentage of people will ever realize just how difficult it is to do something like these people are doing now – regardless of whether or not they're the most talented people the country has to offer.

    And as far as those who keep talking about how there are thousands of more talented singers all across the country, I have two things to say. One, you may be right. And two...I imagine that even if you live in a podunk area like Crystal and many other Americans (including me), you can probably still change the channel. No one's forcing you to watch. Or comment for that matter...

    March 18, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  146. ryan

    kara dioguardi is horrible at everything. also, lacey sucks and no one cares about her going time it will be tim urban, so don't worry. then we'll be down to actually talented people.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  147. Erik

    Show dog have some SERIOUS personal issues you should work out with yourself or a doctor before you watch television.....or go out in public for that matter!

    March 18, 2010 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  148. vegan

    I just saw Ke$ha's performance tonight (Let me tell you something, young lady. Spelling your name with a dollar sign will NOT give you more street cred in the music industry.). I saw irony in her being on the stage, in that people who sing BETTER than she does are competing for a record deal, yet she has one already. Kesha (you're not worthy of a dollar sign in your name, believe me) is, in my opinion, the WORST commercial singer in the last decade, and the two songs she has on the radio right now ('Tick Tock' and 'Blah Blah Blah') are NOT worthy of Top 40 airplay. This is saying a lot because in my very short time on Earth, I have NEVER been this critical of an entertainer. Her debut album should have been called "Now That's What I NOT Call Music, Volume One".

    March 18, 2010 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  149. mojojo

    Tim's the little floppy-haired one, right? He reminds me (his eyes and surprised face, at least) of a kinda Zac Efron looking face. That's why girls like him. he did better two weeks ago, but I cannot imagine him hanging on much longer. Sigh, can't stop the tween vote, I suppose.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  150. sfb

    Paige is horrible and should have went home. Crystal is the only talented person on the show Show Dog Mom. Lacey could have lasted another week or two.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  151. fanofcasey

    I think Tim or Andrew or that 16 year old boy should have gone before Lacey but that's that I guess. I went to Itunes tonight after the show and downloaded Casey and Lee's AI Studio Recording of the entire Rolling Stones songs they sang Tuesday night and they both sounded AWESOME! It's a really hard choice but I still lean towards Casey. Lee is sliding in close behind though. If you have Itunes go check these out! They are amazing!! You can really hear their talent since the studio recordings offer more clarity. I hope they both get record deals!!

    March 18, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  152. Leo

    Wow! So much negativity, especially you show dog mom....sounds like you really are a dogs mom!

    March 18, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  153. Sandy

    Why on earth don't they limit the number of times you can vote? Vote for the Worst is so scewing these results. Of course Tim was safe, he's their choice. I would bet everything I own that if they went by unique voters the top 12 would have had a very different look!

    March 18, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  154. heskerdu

    Ok...I realize that I'm like 40ish and I've heard the Tik Tok song on the radio and like it ok, I guess it's what you would call viral, but wtf was that Kesha girl? Is she trying to be Lady GaGa with the face paint? I think it looks really cool on LGG but the little girl tonight looked like she just came home from the Kentucky State Fair.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  155. lag

    To show dog mom~ How can you call someone like her a slut... you know her personally or is this maybe out of jealousy because she can sing her ass of and you can't but wish you could. lol Sorry but both of those girls have a much better voice than Tim and didn't deserve to go home this early. to me this year isn't about finding the best singer more like finding the cute person who can sell records from that... but that is my take. I hate Kara!!!!!!!!! She is confusing these contestants left and right and needs to go... ASAP!!!!!!!!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Wayne M.M.J

    First I am happy the other two people got a little more time. I think Paige has got something but she needs a little luck and hard work to bring it to fore front. I like her and I am happy she is still there. Lacey is a sweet heart. a great girl.. I liked her. She sang of pitch every now and then and I think that effected her chances of staying longer but it she does a song
    in her own unique style like a Country ballad that is in sonic range of her natural key than she may just may be able to continue in music and make a mark. I think Country music or pop Country will suite her well.
    I think the three in the bottom three today were picked right. But the guy in the middle has something marketable to him that is desirable. I think he can possibly make a come back. I hope Paige can better believe in her self and connect with that persona that she sort of lacked before. Do something unique and make a strong come back.
    I liked the show tonight. Never seen that girl who can that cool tune and played the guitar so well. Man that was cool. Great show.. Interaction between the host/Simon... I don't know.... Ellen seemed cool tonight. Kara was cool. David Cook is always cool. Anyways I admired Lacey's positive Attitude. I enjoyed watching her audition video's and the sum up near/at the end of the show. Sort of sad but a great spirit. She will do well.!

    March 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Joe Schmo

    hahaha Juliannes comment made me laugh. I agree though, Lee is very good. I would love to see the top 2 be Lee and Crystal at which point I would be happy with whoever won. I would also like to see Alex Lambert come back, but I think that one is highly improbable.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  158. j.r.

    won't miss Lacey much...but she should hold her head up 'cause at least she's capable of singing in key (unlike others who should be going home)

    March 17, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Hugh01

    Tim is hanging on by his locks, he's got the lil girl votes. Sorry, but he has got to go bye-bye.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Mike N

    any of the bottom 3 would have been fine to go

    March 17, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  161. show dog mom

    sadly, "squeaky" Lacey was not very good. Didi will be next ;-(
    But PLEASE: HOW much longer will we have to look at/listen to that slutty Crystal w/ the attitude? This one's been around the block more than a few times, and every week it's the same song– just variations thereof!!! Please America – send her back hoooooome!! And the whining: one week she's sick. This week "I have a lot on my mind". Please, give us a break! UGH

    March 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  162. wtf

    GET RID OF KARA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  163. dave

    why is that tim still on the show are people feeling sorry for him he should give up his spot

    March 17, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  164. lisa

    as a musician for, like a million years...this year is the worst AI...the only one that can sing is Crystal...maybe Big Mike...when I hear the comments from the judges, I feel like I have gone deaf!!! These people are terrible and they truly can"t sing!!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  165. cupcake350

    I can't believe she even made it to the Top 12. I wish they let Lily Scott through, she has more potential, just chose a bad song last week.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  166. NickW

    I enjoy listening to Lacey. I'm not surprised that she's leaving. She wasn't an energetic performer. But she has a beautiful voice, and I would buy her music.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  167. T from Indy

    I thought Lacey would finish around 9th. Tim Urban is horrible and should have gone first. He is only getting votes because teenage girls like him and can't see that he has zero talent. I agree I am not devastated that Lacey is gone because she would not have won but I am not thrilled to have to keep seeing Tim Urban suck up the stage.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Frank (leelee's friend)

    No way...even though Lacey had no chance of winning this competition, she has a voice that can be marketed. I said it last week and I;ll say it again (and will repeat it until he is gone)...there is NO WAY that Tim Urban should be on this show...he is horrible. People might think he's cute...that's great, go get a job doing commercials...because YOU CANNOT SING!!!!!!!

    March 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Julianne

    Here's how the eliminations should go:

    1. Anyone but Lee
    2. Anyone but Lee
    3. Anyone but Lee

    All the way up to the last two standing, and then it should be

    10. The contestant standing next to Lee

    March 17, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Lillian Hamilton

    I would vote for Lee and Crystal.
    So total my favorites.
    Lillian Hamilton

    March 17, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  171. idolwatcher

    I am so glad she is gone! I could not stand her voice. It was weird...almost like Megan Joy's from last year in a surreal sort of way. Tim SHOULD be gone though too. He is awful and just cannot sing on key.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |

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