April 28th, 2010
10:03 PM ET

Now down to the Top 5 on 'American Idol'

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SPOILER ALERT!!! Tonight's blog entry will reveal the contestant being sent home from "American Idol." Don't read any further if you don't want to know the results.

We now have one woman left in the competition.

Siobhan Magnus is no more, and that leaves us with only Crystal "MamaSox" Bowersox to represent for the ladies.

Did America pick right? And will Crystal be able to hold on to her winning streak and not crack under the pressure?


And don't forget to head over to iReport to upload videos of your questions for Siobhan.

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    October 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ms. D

    Okay I was a little shocked to see Siobhan go home over a few others. I must say Crystal is good but am beginning to think it is starting to go to her head. Good luck to the top 5 because it should be interesting........:)

    May 1, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bravehart

    Tallin, sorry-my mistake:)

    May 1, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. spartan53

    I did as someone suggested and closed my eyes and listened. To me, the purest voice is Aaron but I would prefer that he give more attention to education at this time. I also liked Casey and Mike's voices. It appears to me that those who do not win Idol do better in their careers. Majority of the winners are not major recording artists. But, Idol is just another "reality" show.

    May 1, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. Keisha


    April 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nessa99

    Thank GOD we dont have to listen to Siobhan's nasaly voice! Im thrilled shes the one who got the boot..

    Now we just need big mike out of there! Still cant believe they saved him, ugh! Watch next week he will pick the slowest ballad of Frank Sinatra he can find.. so annoying.

    Hoping for Lee and Crystal at the end!

    April 30, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. SoxyMama

    It's gonna be Crystal all the way. I'd buy her CD in a minute. Simon thought a girl should win this season and it's going to be Mamasox!!!

    April 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Stephen

    This was basically the stupidest thing they couldve done She was my reason to watch Funny Very cute Marketable! just a fun girl I Wish her every success and hope she puts out some albums ASAP American Idol two words BIG MISTAKE!

    April 30, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chris

    Clearly the American Idol viewers are silly little children incapable of voting for the best talent. And, now we all have to suffer the consequences of the voters.

    I can't imagine why the judges, i.e. Simon, was too harsh on Siobhan all the time, and why some commenters here had problems with her, but now you're all stuck with getting to watch Baby Aaron and Big Mike for a couple more weeks while the most interesting and one of the better singers on the show is not there.

    To me the show just got incredibly boring and probably unwatchable. I may check out the final once Baby Aaron is eliminated, but the thought of watching now and seeing that average singer sing the same slow ballads and get judged on a curve because he's small is not at all appealing.

    Is this what America actually wants to watch – that little runt sing like a small childish version of Michael Bolton? Pathetic to say the least.

    April 30, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Anna

    They need a better way to vote. All it takes it two people with two cellphones to vote alternately. All you do is vote, wait ten minutes, vote, wait ten minutes, vote, wait ten mintes......Right there you have 3 votes by one person. Then add your friend who votes while you're waiting that ten minutes. That doubles it.

    April 30, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ralph

    This show is dying. The remaining contestants aren't appealing at all.

    April 30, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. Scarlett

    I really liked Siobhan at the beginning, but I think she was the victim of the confusing, contradictory advice of the judges. Somewhere along the way, she kind of lost herself. I think the only ones who are doing well this year are the ones who doing their own thing and ignoring the opinion of the judges and even the "mentors". There used to be a lot more growth from contestants and I think this must be because this year they aren't being given any real help. There used to be more help even in the personal appearance part and it seems like no one is helping any of them with their hair, wardrobe, makeup. Almost makes me wonder if there isn't some clause that AI needs to be below a certain ratings level before Simon, et. al. can get out of it ...

    I will say that seeing some of the professional singers on the show (and hearing how bad some of them are live) makes me have more respect for these contestants. If those stars of the music business can be made to sound decent in the studio - there is no reason why any of these contestants couldn't make a decent record. With the way the music business is these days - all these kids really need is a good songwriter, a good stylist and a choreographer. Actual singing talent is a plus, but not required.

    April 30, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. tallin

    BRAVEHEART – "Talin...Lee is "too chubby? Not that I even agree with you, but who cares! Are you a size 2?"

    Braveheart I didn't say that – I was responding to someone who did – and refuting what they said.

    April 30, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. Pat

    Finished viewing Season 9, Siobhan gone before Mike, Aaron & possibly Casey? Idol Violation!! Similar to Violations in the past; Tamayra, Clay, Latoya London, Chris Daughtry, Carly Smithson – the tatooed Irish girl from CA a few seasons back, & Adam Lambert.

    April 30, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  15. Greg C

    Shivon was by far the worst contestant left. Her personality and dress were way too much for a show like this. The screaming is always so unnecessary. It was always pitchy and sounds awful!

    This was my top 5 so I'm looking forward to seeing Lee win it all this year. Mammasox might have issues this week with Sinatra as a theme... we shall see.

    April 30, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  16. robert

    The voting system should change and let america vote for the performer they believe should leave. That would be much more accurate and eliminate the problem when voters believe a contestant will be safe , so you vote for the contestant you want to save. the voters sometimes do not always vote for their favorite.

    April 30, 2010 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  17. yapyw

    "Country" did it. Siobhan is the banshee who is just not suited to country music. The opposite applies to Aaron who is probably best at singing country.

    On the overall, top 5 for Aaron is a little flattering to him. Can't see him progress to say, top 3 after this.

    Big Mike could go and Lee could miss the big time too if he continues to act too cold.

    April 30, 2010 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  18. Sharon Sprunger

    I cannot believe that Siobhan went home before Aaron or Mike??????? America got it wrong. I'm okay with it however, because Siohban is not the IDOL – Crystal is in a league all of her own – I will spend 2 hours on the phone voting to get her where she belongs!!

    April 30, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  19. manilafan

    I've stopped watching...Dancing With the Stars is much more fun....Fans in Manila have left Idol for good...just check this site to see what's been happening.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  20. Ty Mitty

    This was a shocker. BIg Mike, Casey, and Aaron all should of went home before her. She had a bigger voice than them. It's a shame its more of a popularity thing than an actual talent thing.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  21. Chris

    Who gives a shiite about these remaining contestants? Now that Siobhan's gone, you've just lost another viewer Idol. Tried to watch them all last week, they almost put me to sleep.

    Casey might be able to pull a country album or maybe even a rock album, if he gets a decent back-up band, really tries which he seems to do about once every 3 weeks (could be cause he's sick, who knows) and focuses on his singing, that sells.

    Other than that, bubkus. I'm sure Lee DeWyze is a very nice guy. Unfortunately he has no personality and growls. Big Mike, with the insanely lame antics and karate poses, isn't worth my time. Aaron Kelly can't even convince himself. And, sadly, the beloved Crystal Bowersox sounds the same on every song, has zero range, screwed up this week, cried last week to hide screwing up, ceased to be musically relevant 30 years ago and just won't sell more than Taylor Hicks. But best of luck to all.

    April 30, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  22. kanhasunny

    Siobhan could be stay longer than Anyone cuz she has a great voice then orther and why big mike still here

    April 29, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Bitsofpisces

    The American public votes on who they like, whether it is looks, personality, whatever. The vote is not about who is the best singer, otherwise Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert would have won their seasons. All idol does is give the top 10 a chance to make a go of it. Real talent will win out in the end and those with the spark (Carrie Underwood) will become famous. No one even remembers Taylor Hicks, and Chris Allen is a nice guy with okay talent, the same as David Cook.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Dmnd

    After reading some of these comments I realize some people will find a reason to diss Santa Clause. So much hate. The bottom line is she wasn't that great of singer. She was cute and interesting but not the best voice. When will the viewers of Idol realize that the winner will always be who ever Simon Cowell and the "machine" behind the show decide will make the most money. Your vote doesn't count, but keep voting if it makes you feel better about yourselves

    April 29, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  25. r

    This is the lamest Idol season ever. Coming right after we had the best voice ever last season of all Idol's seasons, Adam Lambert.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  26. bravehart

    Talin...Lee is "too chubby? Not that I even agree with you, but who cares! Are you a size 2?

    April 29, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  27. S

    I love it, America is talking about this garbage, rather than the real issues at hand. No wonder America is going bye bye.


    April 29, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  28. erin

    wow, reading some of you peoples comments has made me dumber. "just assume?" "Painted black?" its just as soon, just assume makes no sense at all. and the song is "paint it black". you people are the reason idol has become worse and worse over the years.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  29. moon627

    Oh No !! Not Frank Sinatra songs !!! Talk about old fashioned ... the judges are going to flame them all except maybe nerd boy Aaron.

    Yick – who wants to hear jazzy songs from before anyone was born. we are going to hear alot of "wrong song choice" or "you didnt make it contemporary enough" blah blah blah – DUH !

    i dont know how much more of Aaron i can take ! he is so lame – i cant believe he's still on the show... he should have gone long ago !

    April 29, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  30. PDXPLT

    The funniest part of the show was when foreigner Shakira correctly quoted Teddy Roosevelt (showing she is both smart and beautiful), and then was erroneously "corrected" by two Americans: Ryan, and that country & western guy. 'talk about looking like American Idiots.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  31. pinkberry

    To all the Siobhan haters she'll be back. You knocked her down once, but you won't knock her dow again. Just because she came in sixth doesn't mean her career is over. Look at Jeniffer Hudson she's a superstar and she came at sixth place. Siobhan has a huge career ahead. GO SIOBHAN YOUR MILLIONS OF FANS LOVE YOU.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Moscowjoe

    Well, we know how comments are! Both Siobhan and Tim were really marketable and class acts. But with the fickle public voting, AI is designed to do what it does. Both Tim and Siobhan will be on the summer tour and both will have careers. After all, Randy predicted it as he said goodbye to her and Ellen invited her on her show. They are all good in their own right and taste is a matter of choice. However, the judging this year sucks and AI has the bigger problem with no Paula and that started the slide as there was nothing to grab on to for comfort for the public. BBC America and FOX must be smoking bad weed to let it get this far.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  33. jamal griffith

    i thought that lilly was one of the best in the earlier rounds and then she went,then when i saw sioban paint it black i was like god another glambert and then i said iif she continues like this she will win ,unfortunately she had sum batches in previous performances but last night i think she deserved to be safe

    April 29, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  34. DB

    Can you spell C-h-r-i-s–D-a-u-g-h-t-r-y? Getting sent home is not the kiss of death. Siobhan is better than any of the guys left. To bad it's not going to be a Siobhan – Crystal final. That would have been great! Crystal would probably win, but great none the less.

    April 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Ken

    Why do people think Lee can sing? He sounds just like any other rock voice out there today. His voice is nothing new at all. He is always pitchy. Big Mike is awful also. Both of them need to go home. Aaron can sing but needs more experience. With Siobhan gone, the show will suck even more. Crystal should WIN by a long mile. She has shown she is versatile and has a GREAT voice. The show has become trite, boring, and so cliched.

    April 29, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  36. @Shelby

    God, hate, and pray, all in the same few sentences. If you're that worked up over a reality show, you have too much time on your hands.
    Get a life. American Idol is what it is. Whoever wins is o.k. with me because I don't really care. All the five remaining ones are talented.
    The last one to go home was o.k. but she wasn't great - too much screaming, not enough singing!

    April 29, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  37. SUSIE

    Someone on another blog posed an interesting idea. Since Ryan says the lines are open, "at least two hours," and the votes are monitored, if Mike, say, were last at 11 EST, and Casey last at 11:05, and Siobhan last at 11:10...do they THEN close the voting? We know it's rigged...I'm not a fan of hers, but I did not think she was the worst this week. After Adam. possibly the most talented person ever on Idol, placed second, I gave up on the show...it is not about "the best singer," it is about who the producers want.

    April 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  38. mainehunter

    Now that the lovely and ultra talented Siobhan is no more, watch the AI ratings tank. It would be a fitting ending to see Aaron nd Mike in the final 2 since they are sub par talent on a sub par show with a below par voting system. I will never look at this program again. Looking forward to painting my porch next Tuesday night.

    April 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Mike

    I realize Sioban is a little to quirky for most, and would never have won, but she deserved to stay over Aaron. She has a remarkable voice,and I think we'll be hearing from her again.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  40. tulsa24

    Big Mike needs to go!!!!!!!!! Casey Lee and Crystal will be the top three.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Robert Austin

    The finalist will be Crystal and Lee and Lee will win, Although both have unique styles, Lee is the one with the most current radio voice and style and is ready to record. He sounds great! Another Janis Joplin-like singer with dreads is not commercial enough to be an Idol.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Diane

    I really thought Aaron Kelly should have left, I just can't see him as a contende for the Idol

    April 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Diane

    I really thought Aaron Kelly should have left, I just see him as a contende for the Idol

    April 29, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Mrs.Jonas-Bieber

    i think that crystal is ok
    but i think aaron is gunna win!!

    April 29, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  45. paltonis

    Alan, you've got to be kidding. Did you listen to her sing "Think" last night? She has very limited vocal ability – listen carefully to how she tries to do simple descending riffs and fails terribly – and should never have made it even to the final 12. The one thing she does have is excellent pitch, but so do I, and compared to Crystal, Mike, and others, I wouldn't be able to sing in the same building, much less on the same stage. Siobhan has been getting by on her good looks and charm. She's sweet, and it's sad and all that, but the voters got it quite right this week.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Shan

    "The biggest travesty AI will ever endure?" Wow.

    And what was the other one? Oh yeah:

    "I will never watch again!!" Wow.

    Folks, seriously, nobody cares if you (little you) watch or not and it's not going to be the 'biggest travesty AI will ever endure'. Get real.

    The only way it matters if 'little you' stops watching, is if a lot of 'little yous' stop watching. Like, a whole lot! Which might happen after this boring season.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  47. tallin

    "The girl with the nose rings was annoying. Gone!

    Crystal sings ok but she's ugly. Not marketable. Big Mike is common, too big. and not marketable. Lee is too chubby. Not marketable

    Casey and Aaron are pleasing to the eye. Very marketable."

    Mrs. Marie, It's a good thing you werent the record producer when Barbra Striesand, Tom Petty or Mick Jagger wanted to become musicians. Crystal is a veritable beauty compared to them. They are singers, not contestants in a beauty contest.

    Leslie, Carrie Underwood won American Idol. That's the only other time I've gotten 'sucked in' to watching it.

    It's interesting to see so many different opinions! Wow. No wonder there are so many different music genres!

    I think the last two standing should be Lee and Crystal. But she is in her own class – a natural with such easy vocal control that it makes it easy to listen to. But then, I love that bluesy rock sound that her voice is just made for. Casey is good-looking with a good voice and good guitar skills – he would make a perfect front man for a rock band. Big Mike seems like a nice guy, but I don't think his voice is on the same level as any of those three – but then I'm not a big R&B fan either.

    Aaron should've gone long before Lillie, who should probably have made the final 6, even though I think the three mentioned above (Crystal, Lee and Casey) are better.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Jazzi J

    Casey's voice is too shakey, and I wouldn't buy one of Aarons albums, so let him go. Lee's ok, but just ok.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  49. You oughta know

    Lee Dewyze is gonna win this time, he's getting stronger every week. Chrystal is very good but doesn't have the stage presence. The others will be gone 1-2 3, depending on their song choices next week & after.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Tammy

    My co-workers and I will never watch Idol again. Mike should have been gone weeks ago instead the judges wasted a save. Very disapointing!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  51. olabisi


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  52. deb

    I'm really disappointed in "America". Siobhan was, in my opinion, second only to Crystal, who has an absolutely amazing voice. Siobhan is a great, raw talent who just needs a little mentoring. She's very original and interesting. I think she's going to be a big star. She has it all! Crystal should win with Aaron coming in second. Aaron has consistently done very well. He has a great voice and can really carry a tune. The problem with Aaron is that he's just too young and not yet marketable. Give him 5 years. Big Mike is just not good at all. They wasted the save on him. He's just boring and a poor imitiation of Ruben Studdard. Ruben hasn't done well (again, not marketable) but he's got charisma, personality and a great voice. Mike should have been long gone. I don't get what the big deal is with Lee. He cannot carry a tune! He's ALWAYS "pitchy", to use one of Randy's overused words, doesn't have ANY stage presence and is just another wanna be rocker. Casey is just another everyday singer, not bad but not particularly good either. I look for Crystal and Siobhan to end up with careers out of this whole fiasco. They are clearly the best this season, in my humble opinion.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  53. EWL

    I hate that people compared Siobhan to Adam Lambert. Yes, they both belted out big notes, but Adam was the only one really able to hit them. Siobhan sounded so off key when she tried to do it. I admit she was exciting, but definately no Adam Lambert.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  54. BR Guest

    Why is Rubben Studdard still there?? I mean ... Big Mike!? I don't get it!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jeff

    Does anyone know that the phone number posted on line Tuesday night for Siobhan may have been mixed up with Aron's number. This would explain why there was a large difference in the votes between the two . This should be looked into because it would have had a effect on the voting outcome. I will accept the outcome if it is determined that the numbers were properly posted for Tuesday's voting.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  56. LINDA M

    Olabis, No I have not heard that crap before. Would you like to explain it to me in your language? It's for sure our language is not the same.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Coco Martin

    America got it right. Lee Dewyze will be 2010 American Idol.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Gary

    America got it wrong. Siobhan had the best voice on the show. I don't understand how you can be in the bottom five, five weeks in a row (Mike) and still be around while Siobhan was never in the bottom three, but all of a sudden she's not only in the bottom three she's dead last. I don't get it. On tuesday I thought she had the best night and actually went into the audience, while the rest were pretty stiff. Disappointed.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Mrs. Marie

    The girl with the nose rings was annoying. Gone!

    Crystal sings ok but she's ugly. Not marketable. Big Mike is common, too big. and not marketable. Lee is too chubby. Not marketable

    Casey and Aaron are pleasing to the eye. Very marketable.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Phillyexp

    I got a bit fed up with the show last night. How is it first of all that Fat-One-Key Mike continues on. He really and truly sucks. They made a big mistake when they didn't let him get booted before because they could've used the save on Siobhan. I think they're regretting that. She's got more talent in that nose-ring than Mike's got in that whole fat body. The kid too, what's up with that. He's been on far too long and Casey should stick to Bob Seger like songs man – although how do you do than with Shania Twain stuff. Next week Sinatra. Can't wait to see Big and Fat Mike screw up "My Way" and have the judges fawn. VOTE OFF FAT MIKE!!! It's Lee, Crystal (although she did suck as Simon said) and Casey.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  61. olabisi


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  62. Froggy Hopper

    I am kinda glad Siobhan isn't going to the top. It frees her up to be the potential that she will become. As far as the rest of them, well, it's been a weird year for Idol. Will I be back next year to watch? Man, I don't know dog.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Cindy

    If I have to hear "Big Mike" sing another slow song I'm going to puke. All he ever sings is slow songs. Everyone else is told to "take a risk". A slow song is fine every once in a while but he does one every week! I can't believe he was the one the judges saved! Oh please get him outta there!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  64. LINDA M

    Olabisi, looks like you can't talk or read. I did Not say you had a big mouth.I said you talk as good as BIG MIKE .This meaning you talk like he sings. Go fiqure!

    April 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Jazzi J

    Wow Carl Harvey! "Too bad all the blacks are probably phoning in many times each night to vote for him" So are all the "whites" voting for crystal and the young kid many times? And is that a shame too? that was just an ignorant comment. Don't make it a racial thing it makes you sound dumb.

    anyway out of all of the contestants, Crystal has been the most consistant. And Big Mike has been consistant too, although he's not gonna go as far as Adam Lambert did, because he's not as interesting. That is just the reality of the show people.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Adrian

    I agree that AI should be an audio show where you only get to hear the people singing and not get to see them. It is very apparent that most people really truly go with who looks good to them, and the voice means little as long as that person "looks appealing" in some way. But even if it were an audio show, guess what would happen? Sometime during all the voting, someone would leak out there on the web pictures of the contestants with headlines like "Want to See Who You're Voting For, What They Look Like? Here They Are." Somebody would just leak "unauthorized" pictures and then everyone would get to see who that is they're voting for and they would then become just as judgmental going off of looks, as they do when they watch the show.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  67. olabisi


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  68. oklagal

    Mollie:: i agree with you!! take big mike home and his EGO!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  69. kat

    Sad to c her go but between siobhan and Casey I'm glad he was safe because America our three finalist would be Crystal, Casey, and lee

    April 29, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Lindsay

    I hope Casey is the next to go!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  71. carl harvey

    They need to get rid of the big and very untalented Big Mike. He is stinking out the building and is so hard to look at. Same category as Ruben, who won earlier.

    Too bad all the blacks are probably phoning in many times each night to vote for him.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  72. N0va

    Get rid of the little boy Aaron Kelly, god he is so boring. Big Mike is boring too. Katie should not have left. This year overall, the talent has not been what it has been in the past. Crystal and Lee should be the last two standing

    April 29, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  73. olabisi


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  74. LINDA M

    Olabisi, Like I said BIG MOUTH MIKE is as good as you talk. What country are you from?

    April 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Anna

    I used to like American Idol. I thought the show had potential. But instead of who's the best singer, it's now who doesn't suck the worst, as they all suck pretty badly. Especially this season. Also who's the most popular.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  76. mollie

    Thank goodness she is gone. She was annoying. Now PLEASE send Big Mike home next week. He can take his Big Ego with him!

    April 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Tammy Downs

    I have a case of the 'downs' and me not make it to idol american. I'm fat but love another woman's husband. Big Mike turned me down for a white woman.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  78. T

    Why are some of you suprised that she went home ? She can not sing and all she did was scream. I dont like Crystal because she think
    that she got it. But dont have that it factor......Big Mike is ok but he needs to be a little humble. The others sucks sucks sucks. Home AMERICA GIVE THEM ALL A ONE WAY TICKET HOME.............

    April 29, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Babylou

    not really surprised but i am disappointed that Siobhan went home 🙁

    i always thought she was unique if not always on target – but she was waaay better than BORING Mike and SAPPY Aaron

    the judges didnt care for Crystal's song but i really liked it alot – maybe because i cant compare it to the original by Shania since i never heard it before

    i hope Lee and Casey are in the top 3 with Crystal but i want her to win


    April 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  80. olabisi

    @ linda M didn't get dat when u said i need to learn on how to talk.expantiate pls.

    that was just my opinion based on d show even though a lot of y'all shy away from it. it's nothing personal or against any race. it's just what have noticed with d show even though big mike might not be all dat he still deserves to be on d show just like everyone else. a lot of y'all are just talkin,most of y'all can't even hum a great tune out of ur mouth.so don't criticize them personally. still big mike he's gud.i rest my case.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Krista

    Something that bugs me is the fact that girls who vote for contestants on American Idol seem to mostly vote for whatever guys are cute. Guys who vote seem to vote more for guys, probably because they can relate to them and their style of singing the most. But girls seem to also vote for guys rather than girls. Do you think maybe it's because movies and other media are often portrayed from a male point of view, so it's more likely for women to relate to guys than guys relating to women? I'm not saying each gender can't appreciate the talent of the other, I just think it's weird how all the girls get kicked off when some of them have been better than the guys left. I mean, some of the "cute" guys are also very talented, but it seems like if there were a girl and a guy girls thought were cute who had equal amounts of talent, the guy would probably get the most votes.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Joe

    America got it right. But Casey? He was the best on Shania night. I can't believe he didn't get more votes.

    The top 6 are all really talented and could have good careers if they find the right songs. Big stars struggle to find good songs so it won't be easy.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  83. mike

    Siobhan was weird, so she now has more time to come up with strange costumes. Next, we need to get rid of Fat Mike or dweeb Aron.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Dakota

    Really people??? All of you 'die-hards' need to take a look at the facts and history. Truth is none of you know how to vote for talent. That is evident in past winners in the show and the lack of success they have gained in the real world. Fantasia, that Hicks guy, Kris from last year, Ruben, need i go on??? Facts don't lie – and the facts show that America is TERRIBLE at voting the best.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  85. patti wiederhoft

    Are people afraid of someone who puts on a show Siobhan was the best and the only one who wasn't afraid to move around she was star quality and had a beautiful voice how many times have we watched this show only to see the best ones lose I am done with this show I can't watch someting I know is fixed.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Ryan

    How does Crystals boyfriend like being told "BE A MAN" on national television – maybe the real Crystal is coming out.

    It's Lee #1, Casey #2, and Aaron #3. Crystal & Mike can go off into the sunset. Mike is boring, and Crystal is still the same.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Jonathan

    I'm so tired of Casey and Lee! They are boring performers. The stand there with the guitar every week and it's a little too late in the game to switch it up and give us something new. And "BIG" Mike, If you sing another damn love song i will shoot myself (not literally).

    And no, America did not get it right. I wanted a Siobhan-Crystal finale. Isn't anyone tired of the mediocracy of Aaron, Casey, and Mike? Crown Crystal The winner and end the season early!!

    Lee, he only has about a one octave range and it's annoying, he never goes really high or sings in falsetto, he needs more technical work, and he's the same as every other mainstream "rock/raspy/suckage" that they play on the radio.

    Although Crystal is a modern day hippie, and very different than any other contestant i've seen, i believe that she will win and i will buy her album as soon as it comes out. I LOVE CRYSTAL!!!


    April 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  88. janet m

    Isn't it great to see that So You Think You Can Dance is coming back on?

    April 29, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  89. skeptical viewer

    I liked Siobhan but she was inconsistent. I think she should have stayed true to who she was.
    I think the contest will come down to Lee and Crystal. Lee, if you read this I want to grab your shoulders and tell you to smile!!! Your beautiful blue eyes dance when you smile. You need to connect with the audience and with the camera. You have the looks and the voice, now we need to see it.
    Practice in a mirror, or whatever you need to do, make us believe in you!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  90. overlyconcerned

    I'd also say Siobhan appear closer to a cross between Audrey Hepburn and Claire Danes than what was offered by the earlier post.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Karen D

    I love Crystal...that girl can sing her butt off, but last week was not her best. I thought they all did pretty good singing the county tunes. Glad Siobhan is gone...the girl tried toooooooo hard to be different to the point of being freakish...and always with the teary sob story when the judges criticized her performance.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  92. IdolFan

    I always thought it was such an insult that Sioban was compared to Adam Lambert. Choosing weird clothes (or as we hear on television "daring to be different") hardly made her anything like Adam, he can actually sing his ass off. Every time Sioban screams I had to lower the volume and the non-screaming parts of the songs were less than impressive.
    I do have a pick for winning but the truth is nobody this year is a Kelly, Carrie, Adam or Jennifer – the talent is simply not there.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Squirrel

    Well, I'm deeply disappointed! Siobahn was my favorite, then Lee. Hopefully Lee will win. Crystal has a great voice, but I can't stand to look at that matted hair. She just is a complete turn off as far as looking at her. I really don't have any desire to watch anymore.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Jason

    I found Sioban's voice very annoying. Something about it being too "nasal-y..."

    Big Mike is very very boring, in my eyes! He sings "slow jams" every single night, and yes, he is good at it, but I usually tune him out about halfway through because I become uninterested.

    Casey has a good voice, but it doesn't look like he cares if he stays or go. Not that it should mater because he'll get picked up after the show is over anyways.

    Aaron is marketable, but not to me! :/

    Chrystal and Lee are the best on the show right now. They are marketable and have raw talent. I hope Lee wins if it is between the two of them.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Carby

    It pays to listen......for weeks now they have been warning Siobhan to stop screeching...it works well with some songs – but not ALL songs. Alas, she loved putting the screeching into EVERY song that it finally cost her....(Her voice was too nasal anyway). Although being different is okay, she struggled to be too different. (Siobhan you should have listened....but it was obvious....you were going to do things your way – and now it has cost you...)

    Mike next, then Casey, and Bowersox, Lee and Aaron will be top 3.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Silverada

    I was very disappointed to see Siobhan go as she has by far the richest voice of all of the contestants. And yes, such fabulous stage presence and imagination. Very captivating. Crystal is a decent performer, but somewhat robotic and boring.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  97. aku

    If anyone cares to read, here's my comment.
    Crystal and Aaron have been the most consistent since the early auditions. Replying to a comment by someone who thinks that the judges have all made their minds that Bowersox is the winner, she's right. I thnk she will be the winner. But in the end it is the people who vote who will decide the winner. I vote for Crystal because she is the most original and her singing is good and her style is her own. As for Aaron, he has the BEST singing voice out there, full stop! Don't forget that he is young and therefore a little unsure of himself and a bit shy and lacking in confidence, Give him a chance. I like Casey, he has the looks no doubt but he is not consistent and he has yet to really impress me me a really good song and a voice to go with it. Ditto with Lee. Big Mike is also good but he sings the same kind of songs EVERYTIME.
    I would love to see Aaron in the final against Crsytal. If either one of them goes I will still be happy knowing that they are my best two.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  98. gran_pabg

    People calling this show a teeny-bopper show should really get real. Who are the ones who actually purchase the most cd's and downloads. The teeny-boppers. So why shouldn't the be the most popular voters?

    April 29, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  99. overlyconcerned

    Big Mike is all Broadway/High School Musical, just like the judges said with the premier of Glee. He has talent, and that is where he has it. But who coming from Broadway is ever raised to the level of a star in the music industry? At least Adam Lambert could transition to glam rock. Aaron is nothing compared to David Archuleta, he knows it, and will be forgotten more quickly. Imagine Aaron and Mike as the final two and try not to compare to Ruben and Clay. If Siobhan needed to be voted off for her nasally/screeching voice, then Casey needed to be voted off for his tight vibrato. I think both could make it big with the right training, but Siobhan is easily more memorable and has stage daring. Anyone ever hear of Punk? Stage presence is so crucial to star quality that Lee could steal the show with enough passion on display....

    April 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  100. EKN

    Sioban was never going to make it to the final 4, nor will Aaron. Casey probably won't either. Big Mike should and could, but he's got to step his game up a notch (hey, at least he's not a Ruben Studdard!). Crystal keeps on rockin' and will most likely win. Lee is the biggest surprise to me....dark horse in this race and that makes it fun. Seriously, though, this competion in this format has run it's course...time for something new.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Jennifer

    America made the right choice!!! Siobahn was a one trick pony. Without her scream (which didn't work with every song – evident in Tuesday night's performance) she has nothing. Her singing is horrible.

    Next week, I need all parents to confiscate their 12 year olds cell phones. Aaron has GOT TO GO!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  102. hal

    Ha y folks
    If you read Keiths comment he sums it up properly.
    SIOBAHN is by far the best package there has been this year.
    I wish her the very best and look forward to hearing her music and maybe someday soon see her on stage with a standing ovation for her performances.
    God Bless her.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Jamaslee3000

    Yawn. Yawn. Yawn. This is such a boring year. A horrible waste of time. To quote Simon, "complete rubbish." With Paula gone, no drug interplay. Very boring.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  104. ck20

    She had style and a big set of lungs, but she really couldn't sing that well. Mostly every song ended with her catch-all shriek. Maybe it sounded better in person than over the TV, but I could never understand why the judges always praised her singing. I would have welcomed a so-called alternative singer, but she wasn't it.

    I've been waiting for Casey to get the boot. Golden hair, sappy song-singing, hum-drum, boring Casey.

    LOVE Crystal and Big Mike. I don't understand why people can't see what talent these two have. Aaron and Lee are a'ight, but I wouldn't buy their albums.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  105. sara

    it will be aaron and crystal

    Big mike needs to go...he thinks he will prevail. some of the looks on his face he makes seem to tell the audience, you just watch, i am going to win this..sarcastic looks, .duh!!! i truly hope not. He is a dull singer. he should have been the one to go instead of siobhan...watch out for her, she is going to be a star. Mike get ready to leave, you are next!!! can't wait to see the disgusting look on wifey's face when he is the one to go.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  106. FLORIDAgator

    Casey should not have been anywhere close to the bottom three. He knocked everyone out of the park last night!!!!!!! Including Crystal, SORRY!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Keith

    Siobahn will make a LOT more $$$$$ by NOT winning. I can guarantee there are agents drooling over signing her.

    She easily had the best voice, was the best looking and had the most charisma of any other contestant.

    It just shows how stupid and hopless the average AI voter is when they absurdly keep Aaron and Deweeeeeezzzz (whose performance on Tuesday was horrific) and lose the best overall talent package on the show. To bad they wasted the SAVE on Mike.

    Siobahn will be fine and be the most successful of the crew.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  108. CD33

    Mike worthy. HAHA. Havent heard that one yet! Casey all the WAY! =)

    April 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  109. HM

    Were all those whining about Siobhan "tone Deaf", she was horrible, very pitching. Did you not hear the play back. If you closed your eyes and just listened, couldn't here that on the radio!! I liked her personality and her daringness to be different, but she was the worst that night by far.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  110. AIGirl

    I LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE CASEY! He is great! Top three... Lee Casey and Crystal for sure. BIG Mike has got to go.... he does the same BORING singing every week. He about puts me to sleep. He should have went last night.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  111. CALinda

    BOO BIG MIKE, I would not buy any of his music.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  112. PK

    Agree with all you state mamagx3, EXCEPT that Casey is next to go!

    April 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  113. mamagx3

    It was absolutely time for Siobhan to go. Her performance was the worst of all six contestants. The song was totally wrong for her and I, for one, was so sick of hearing that screech! The ability to hit a high note does not make someone into a great singer. I could never imagine myself buying a CD by her. I do agree that Aaron will probably go next. I really like him and think he is a cutie, but I don't think he can hold up against the other four. I really think Disney would be crazy not to pick him up.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Dman

    Sioban has ton of vocal ability, but lacks even decent musical instincts. She also seems to lack the wisdom to listen when the judges are trying to help her. She was awful on Tuesday. Tacking a great high note and a big carried note onto the end of a mediocre performance (at best) won't get it done. She has a bright future if she learns some musicality, but she needed to go.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Brian

    So long Sandra Burnhart look alike.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Joshua Weikel

    I don't think America got it right, I thought Mike was the worst...but it doesn't surprise me, and I knew she was in danger, she was the second worst to me. I was a fan...but recognized the performance with what it was.

    Is anyone else annoyed with Randy booing Simon EVERY time he gets introduced? It's beyond old.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  117. jack

    "I'm disappointed and loosing repect for the program. Ellen is great"

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah what a jokester!

    April 29, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  118. dean sez

    based on raw talent, singing ability and potential, Siobhan should have been in the top 3, with Lee and Crystal. And I think the judges would agree.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  119. djcarr

    Casey and Lee cannot sing. Lee has a pleasant quality to his voice but neither of these two can do a controlled vibrato (quaver?). I favored Siobahn but Crystal and Mike are worthy.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Dave in Tampa

    When Siobhan first arrived, the judges loved her high note. Guess it got old fast.
    If it's an IDOL they're looking for with this show, only Casey can fill that bill. The rest are being kept alive by the geriatric vote. I say let the teenyboppers and tweeners vote all they want! They're the ones who buy the records and concert tickets.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  121. DJS

    I thought both Crystal (my favorite) and Lee were the worst. But I expected Mike or Aaron to go. I like Siobhan's voice, but I can see the annoyance factor.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  122. JT

    Siobhan, Lee and Crystal are the best singers. Siobhan is the most interesting and talented. American or should I say – the 13 year olds – got it wrong. Siobhan range was great – no one can hit the high note like her – she will be missed. I will tune out now – the others are not very interesting – I hope she gets a band and tours with Adam the other loser who should have won. Crystal is good – but I have seen her type sing in bars all the time. me and bobby mcgee etc. Siobhan was different . Too bad the save wasn't around – I thought it was good to use on MIke at the time but not after seeing this BS.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  123. TLK

    Casey should not have been in the bottom 3, let alone the bottom 2. He had his best performance on Tuesday...I will definitley be voting to keep him on. My top three are, Casey, Crystal and Lee!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Jan

    All of the contestants have a gifted talent, some more than others. I believe the only way the true "American Idol" would be selected is if you could only vote once. But, I am sure AI loves the numbers game because they always let us know the number of calls received, it's truly a political marketing thing. Anyway, my 2 favorites are CASEY and LEE. To me, they are the most marketable. We all have our own opinions - and that's OK. That is why we are individuals. So have fun and vote for your favorite. It's the American Way. Enough with the strife.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  125. CJ

    FYI Leslie....Carrie Underwood did win American Idol

    April 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  126. CJ

    poor Siodhan, the fans got it wrong this time! Crystal should have left based on her performance last tuesday. Casey is still the dark horse though....

    April 29, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Nick

    in regards to Tom's comment a little bit before these last few, if you say "WHo cares?" Then don't read the article and keep to yourself...some people do care!

    I feel like it wasn't the right dcision at this point in time...maybe a show or two from now she goes home if that happens, but I think Casey should have gone home.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Leslie

    I think we should be able to vote OFF contestants rather than voting to keep them on, turn the tables a bit!! Shake things up! People are so miffed by who stays, they would definately be more motivated to vote. Personally, I love Crystal & Lee. But any way it plays out, they've got their careers set. Just look at past contestants who didn't win, but are doing just fine (i.e. Carrie Underwood)...

    April 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Big Dog Dad

    Siobhan may have had the most raw talent of anyone in the group–but her singing was erratic. I wish she had stayed if only to watch her develop a bit. She has a bigger upside than Mike, Casey, or Aaron–by far, actually. Chrystal distinguishes herself from the pack through superior control of a rich and powerful voice allowing her to sing with controlled intensity. Siobhan and Chrystal will have singing careers; the others will fall into the margins and fade away, as almost all Idol contestants always do.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  130. anon

    Crystal is awesome, I can't wait for each performance to hear what she will do next! A very unique talent!!!!!!!!!!! Hope she wins but regardless she will be a star................

    April 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  131. mwc

    This Show Stinks;; They are all Bad.. No Winner This Year!

    April 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  132. sloan

    casey in the bottom 3??? OMG that is so scary, what is America thinking?
    He was brilliant and should be in the final 2 at least

    April 29, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Jim

    I liked the girl from the beginning. She is different and talented. And, unfortunately, she is also predictable with her signature high notes. I did not expect or want her to win it all, but in my opinion, none of the guys are in the same league as she is. And she is nowhere near the same league as Crystal. Just my opinion.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  134. pgo

    to the "kris allen... where is he? Nowhere " – you might want to start listening the radio since he has a top song right now – and did before Adam Lambert... might want to get your facts straight before you post...

    April 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Joe

    Well my day is coming to an end now. It was sad to see Siobhan voted off AI tonight but that is life......She handled it like a professional...I didnt see a tear and I did not hear her complain. Her last song on AI was great....Down loading her music from ITunes now...I have a strong feeling Simon is going to help her out. I hope that she knows that she hasnt live her dream yet that is yet to come!

    April 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Ross

    crystal and lee both SUCK – boring as he##

    April 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Clive

    Oh, and I forgot about Lee in my comment...He just can't sing a song without being off key...why again is he still in the running???guess he really IS forgetable!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  138. PK

    AMERICA GOT IT RIGHT - Casey is next!

    April 29, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  139. secretmojo

    Who can tell me with a straight face that Aaron should still be there and Siobhan should be gone?

    April 29, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Elizabeth

    Lee and Crystal will be the final two.... & i'm hoping LEE is the final one. he is the only one i could stand (& love to) listen to on the radio everyday. him and crystal are by far the best. thank God Siobhan is finally gone... next to go will be big mike or casey, followed by aaron, leaving crystal and lee 🙂

    April 29, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  141. PAPA

    Crystal go brush your teeth, Mike, I would rather watch the grass grow. Top 3 are Casey #3, Aaron #2 and Lee will be the winner. He is the only one that has any chance in todays music. Listen to the radio people, do you hear any of the top 5 besides Lee being on there. If you do, you need to go drown yourself.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Jim McDonald

    Manny....You are an idiot!!

    April 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Jim McDonald

    Re Magnus. If your purpose in being on "Idol" is to be yourself and winning not top priority, she did well. However if intent to win, you should listen to some sage advise from judges and mentors. She was too impressed with her high notes and had been more than cautioned on this by both, You could see the look on Shania's face, when Magnus sang her song and no surprise....wait for it..... the big screaming high note. Little lady has some talent, but stubborn.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  144. rlh

    To Tony....What a GREAT idea!! If Idol was an audio production, what we hear would be the only deciding factor... the way it should be. Even the auditions should be done this way. Very, very excellent point Tony & the best comment I've read. Thanks

    April 29, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  145. Richard

    April 29th, 2010 11:28 am ET

    Siobhan has the voice and stage presence and should be in the top 3 with Lee and crysta, all three can sing. The judges should not have used the "SAVE" so early in the show and on Mike (the joke). A year or two ago the show let Alexis Grace leave early and I thought than that this show is rigged letting someone like her leave so early and now with Siobhan leaving the show makes me think this show really is rigged, bring her back with Lacy Brown.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  146. Richard

    April 29th, 2010 11:28 am ET

    Siobhan has the voice and stage presence and should be in the top 3 with Lee and crysta, all three can sing. The judges should not have used the "SAVE" so early in the show and on Mike (the joke). A year or two ago the show let Alexis Grace leave early and I thought than that this show is rigged letting someone like her leave so early and now with Siobhan leaving the show makes me think this show really is rigged.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  147. Antman60

    It's the year of the Black. Nothing ca n get the mediocore talent q that is Big Mike out of there, even a hot talented white woman.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  148. Brian

    If it's of any help- a major fan page of Siobhan's posted the wrong numbers to call to vote for Siobhan (they posted Aaron's numbers- notice that he wasn't in the bottom 3 like past weeks). I personally think people should have watched the show and got the numbers from there since the internet is highly unreliable, but MANY people kept saying that they used the numbers from the page and kept calling them all night.
    Somebody also pointed out that it tells you who you called in, but that was quickly shot down with "They actually just say 'Thank you for voting for contestant #'" and most people said they just hang up and call in again as soon as they got through.

    I don't know how much of an affect a FaceBook page could have over this, but it certainly sounds like she could have at least been safe or many of the votes she should have gotten went to Aaron instead which would cause her to go home. It's your call, but I certainly think this shouldn't be overruled- Siobhan had a huge fanbase and it would be hard to say she went home this early due to people not wanting her.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
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  150. Rock God

    I've very happy that the Idol tour will be boycotting Arizona.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  151. Amber

    Sibohan may be talented . . .but all of the songs she sang, except for one, were totally wrong for her. I agree with the person who said that getting props from the judges for one of her high notes made her concentrate on that and she shouldn't have. I'm not sure who the winner should be-this whole crop of people this year wasn't as good as years past. Anyone with ears could hear problems with Sibohan's performance the other night . . .that's what got her sent home. Sometimes only one performance can do that.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  152. Pat

    I'm glad the Screecher Sioban finally went. The judges are just setting it up for Crystal to win although I don't see what everyone sees in her...every song sounds the same. Lee should be the winner by far with Aaron 2nd,.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  153. LINDA M

    I wish they would get rid of YA DAWG CHECK IT OUT also.Where do they find these so called judges?

    April 29, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  154. Dennis

    This board is all about opinions... which are great.
    If you look at true marketability, the top three should be Lee, Casey and Crystal.

    Do you think you'd really listen to any of the others when they make their CDs and radio debuts... probably not.

    Btw, Casey would make a better front man than a solo artist.

    Just a humble set of opinions from a performer...

    April 29, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  155. Rudi Merom


    I wish we could send each Idol a Diamond....but they can enter our contest....at shenoa.com


    Rudi Merom

    April 29, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  156. lanray

    Big Mike should have never gotten his "stay" by the judges - he needs to go and soon! Lee is the best of them all.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  157. Carlie

    Siobhan will be signed by a label, I have not a doubt in my mind. She is an amazingly talented young lady. She is better off having been voted off. She will not be restricted by the American Idol contract which would have limited her for a few years.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  158. Mel

    Ugh. It just sickens me to read these stupid a** comments from Siobhan haters. Do any of you have EARS?! She was the BEST singer next to Crystal, HANDS DOWN. She never compared herself to Adam Lambert, everyone ELSE is comparing her to Adam Lambert! It was a crime last night – an absolute crime. It should have been Big Mike or Casey going home – it sickens me to the point of wanting to gouge my eyes out to know that the best singers this year were ALL girls and NOW there is only ONE girl left! What does this say? This says that it's people like desiguy voting for one person a 100 times! Who has time for this? 13-year-olds who can't live without Aaron or Casey. Because of these ignorant jerks we have lost some of the ONLY greats on this season – Lily and Didi are two to name.

    ...So...once again. America got it WRONG. WRONG WRONG WRONG. You are all WRONG. Casey or Big Mike BETTER go home next week, or I'm gonna scream. This is just...sick. I hate the way this season is going. The only thing the show has left going for it this season is Crystal – once she goes – I'm done watching.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  159. summerhum

    Crystal, Siobhan and Andrew Garcia are/were the only truly talented, original, and interesting contestants on this year. Mark my words, the only ones we will see beyond the "tour" are those three. The fact that only one of them remains in the top 5 is a joke. All the rest of the remaining contestants are very milktoast and are clearly nowhere as talented. The fact that Aaron, Lee, Casey, and Big Mike are still around is just further proof that the voting on this show is dominated by teens and does not account for true talent.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  160. dan

    This is the worst season of Idol ever. I quit watching it half way through. The contestants suck, i think this show is going down the tube (no pun intended).

    April 29, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  161. Jana

    I've said it before and will say it again Crystal will take the whole enchilada!!! She's clearly the one with the most talent out of all!

    April 29, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  162. Mark

    I'm finished with Idol, Siobhan had the best voice and stage presence of any of the contestants. The only way this show can be fixed is to allow only 1 vote per phone and 1 text per cell. It is blatantly unfair to be able to vote hundreds of times and this has always been the biggest problem with Idol. This is just like last year with Chris beating Adam, I was not a huge Adam fan, but he was without a doubt the better singer and better performer. Siobhan will be the one selling the most records and putting on the best concerts. I can't wait for her to be finished with Idol so she can get out on her own. I will be waiting for that and will buy her music and would go to her concerts. I really don"t know what people are listening to Siobhan is the REAL DEAL.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  163. nelcino

    Casey James and Siobhan Magnus are the 2 most marketable contestants this season.He for his looks and she for her "it" factor.Her quirkiness. Talent really is only a part of a contestants popularity.What the public wants is some talent and appreciates talent, but really wants a new celebrity.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  164. Maria

    I wish Ryan would just shut up and they need to stop with all the guest singers. Not only would the show stop going into extra time but the results show could be a half hour if it wasn't for all that garbage in between.

    Enough already!

    April 29, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  165. Sienna

    Why isn't Lee ever in the bottom 3? He is so overrated. He can't even sing an entire song in tune. Here's the order they should get voted off next:
    Aaron (you could actually flip-flop Mike and Aaron, it doesn't matter)
    Crystal (winner)

    April 29, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  166. gudia baba

    I am sad to see that "Seacrest" is still there along with those two ladies. Bring Paula back and double up the offer to Simon, so that he can stay.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  167. Chris L

    I think it goes to show that you can't go all the way on this show if you only have one song that you sound fantastic on.

    April 29, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  168. desiguy

    I think "drama queen" crystal should definitely go soon. I hate her making pretend sad faces when anyone leaves. I voted Aaron a 100 times this week and I will pick Lee if Aaron leaves.

    In any case this show has become too much of a drag specially with those heavy gay drama of seacrest and cowell. Awesome decision by Cowell to leave. buh bye!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  169. Nomad

    Finally she is gone! Could not stand her nasal whine and screams. Next week who knows.......they are all good but the real voters always come out for the final two so who votes for whom over the next few weeks will be overruled on the last show. Aaron will make it to the top three.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  170. Just A Thought

    Siobahn – definitly has a better voice than at least 2 still on the show! She did push the high note too long on her Shania song and ever since she did the high note that got all the judges attention she has focused on doing it alot more, which ultimately hurt her. It's a shame the save was already used – and IMO wasted.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  171. idol

    she belongs on broadway, not in the mainstream music industry

    April 29, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  172. MARC

    LEE wil be the winner.
    Crystal might have to leave before the end.
    Next ones to leave, the viewers!-MARC

    April 29, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  173. Ryan P

    Siobhan needed to go, but now its time for Arron to leave. He is way over do to be voted off. He just doesnt have what it takes compared to the other finalists remaining.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  174. Pat

    For all of you that say Siobhan screeches & screams every time, 2 weeks ago, she didn't & tackled a Whitney & Mariah song & did well without her "screech". Get your facts together. She will do fine if she stays with it. She has the capability to out do Kris Allen & David Cook from the past 2 seasons!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  175. millie

    Everybody keeps saying that Big Mike is only on there because of his color. Where is the outrage in this? It's like everyone just accepts it. It is what it is.If he isn't good enough to be on there- then he shouldn't be on there. People should be up in arms over this reverse racism display.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  176. Bill Skadder

    Marie, thks for having the nads to say the truth, Big (obese) Mike is here because of his skin color. And the BIG question that nobody wants to delve into n answer is: who verifies the results. Don't for one minute think this show is not contrived, controlled. Secrest does that. It makes me laugh to think the viewing pulbic goes for that voting crap.
    There has to be some kind of verification of the votes.
    The other thing that always bothers me is how the constestants slowly evolve from humble to arrogant. Where would any of them be if not for the opportunity Idol has given them, and then to get snooty about themselves. All that pampering turns them into thinking their above us. I sincerely hope Crystal can get back to being real, humble ,and greatful for the opportunity she is given. she's a great talent. Mike needs to be humbled by going home.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  177. irma hernandez

    Crystal will be the next American Idol. This year has not been that great.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  178. irma hernandez

    Crystal will be the winner. Best one there.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  179. Just A Thought

    @Kim H – Thats probably the best idea Ive heard for the voting! That is definitly a difference maker; I bet the results would be way different. But, that will probably never happen – Idol will probably not make it thru another season anyway.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  180. Chris

    Siobhan is talented, but needs some guidance & coaching. She will definately have a career if she wants it. For all of you who keep complaining that the wrong person was eliminated – remember it's all in the votes. Everybody thinks their favorite is safe...not true. Especially now you have to vote if you want your favorite to remain in the running.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  181. nene

    Shelby in regards to your comment "The next one that NEEDS TO GO big time is that big, ugly, moronic, neanderthal Lynch. God, I hate him with a passion!!!! I hope and pray he struggles next week with Sinatra songs." Those are strong words. Has he stolen from you or harmed your family in anyway? Wow! You hate him with a passion. Unbelievable

    April 29, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  182. johnny

    so happy that terrible "singer" is gone...she is so whiny it's unbearable. giving birth, simon? more like being tortured!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  183. Amber

    How can anyone say Siobhan was the best? She totally destroyed on of Shania Twain's best songs with that screeching she was doing. I agree with Simon-it sounded like she was giving birth. When she's not screeching, she sounds better . . .but I definitely wouldn't say she was the best. Great Job America!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  184. Melissa

    Another boring night on the most boring season ever. I don't think I'm going to watch anymore.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  185. Derrick

    She should've been gone a long time ago. Before Hollywood week started. I saw better singers during the auditions. The top three should be Crystal, Mike and Lee.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  186. Just a Drummer

    @Nancy – You make some interesting observations, and good points. The Star Spangled Banner would guarantee that all contestants had at least an octave and a 5th range, but range doesn't ensure commercial viability, individuality, or groove. It might be a good idea to have them sing the national anthem AND a song of their choice, though.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  187. handytoyota

    I think it is fair to say that Siobhan has the widest range she just does not know how to use her voice effectively. i think if a record company coaches her and teaches her effectiveness they will be rewarded with a hit album.
    tom y

    April 29, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  188. Pedals

    I looked forward to Siobahan singing every week...she has a different style, stage presence, personable, and has a lovely voice.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  189. LINDA M

    Hey BIG BUZ I agree with you all the way!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  190. Mary

    American Idol is more of a personality contest than a singing contest. If it were about vocal ability Siobhan would be the winner of this contest.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  191. LilyMae

    It was time for Siobhan to leave. She did the same thing every week and never grew, just got worse. She is a very strange girl, and doesn't seem to hear people when they give her advice. She's talented, but that's not enough to win.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  192. steve

    Big Mike has gotta go! certainly his performances are starting
    to sound too predictable and I really think he lacks conviction and
    is finding hard to connect with the audience. Mike is gone next week.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  193. Alec

    Big Mike needs to leave. Crystal, Lee, and Siobhan were the only two left (I'm still not over Lilly Scott from the top 24... I think [and really really really hope] that we will hear from her in the future) who I felt had the power to keep up a career in the music industry after Idol. Using the save on Big Mike was a Big Mike-stake. Could you imagine hearing a song from him on the radio? No. It'd be boring and suckish. Same thing goes for that Aaron child. What is this? The Chinese opympics team? He is way too young to be on that stage... especially if people as tallented as Siobahn and Lilly can't be up on it with him. Ugh.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  194. jenfee

    You must be kidding America. SIOBHAN is the best singer ever on Idol. I hope she gets a huge contract from Hollywood or Broadway. My husband and I are definitely not going to watch this show the rest of the season. The scoring system if flawed since you can call in by phone or text hundreds of times. The judges should be the final decision makers of who to keep or not.

    Cutie pie, GAG ME, Casey should of been long ago. The 17 yr old should be off the show...........please America think about the real singers on this program.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  195. LINDA M

    Olabisi you really should learn how to talk for one thing and another I don't think race has anything to do with it. BIG MIKE can not sing. He needs to go home.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  196. RLC in Dallas

    I think the right decision was made last night. Next week thought will be a real test of their abilities – they are going to have to sing the songs of perhaps one of music's greatest legends – Frank Sinatra – and I would be very surprised if any of them are that familiar with his music. Harry Connick, Jr. is a perfect mentor for them though and I hope they each choose the right song. Aaron would have no business singing "It was a very good year"! I'm looking forward to next Tuesday. I still think though it is going to be a final between Lee and Crystal.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  197. Kim H

    All you people who are "supporting" these artists here on message boards. Are you really going to buy their albums. Are you going to see the AI Tour. Will you go see them live in another concert. The overwhelming answer is no. If you look at the Idol franchise in general, most don't have the following once they are off the show. I've always thought the voting should be based on full downloads of the songs that they sing. That is a true testament to the long-term careers that these people will have. You are doing these kids a big disfavor by saying how great they are and then not supporting them after they leave the show.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  198. thomas

    MAMAsox is going to win!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  199. Mark

    An Obama?? Wrong site buddy, you need to go a little further to the right!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  200. hey hey there

    i liked Siobhan. I don't really have a favorite though, because i think this year's contestants lack originality... I didn't necessarily thing Siobhan should have gone home though. I think she was good enough to stay in. But, what happens happens. I think they should all just go home. 😉

    April 29, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  201. big buz

    bull sheeeeeeeee. big mike has to go . but he wont because of color. no talent at all hes always trying to look cool . he is a big guy but most of it is fatttttttttt. sorry to see siobahn go . she has stage presents. american got it wrong last year by a long shot .i dont condone what adam lambert did. but he has talent. what he did on stage hurt his wallet.too bad. mike will win this because everybody thinks hess a teddy bear.hes always hitting his chest like some kind of nut and extening his arms out to the people like hes a somebody. sorry american iiiiiiii but you lost me

    April 29, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  202. Jeffrey

    I'm writing down names of those who say "I'm finished with IDOL". If you're finished, we shouldn't see you here next week. If you are here, you're doing an Obama.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  203. Eileen

    Still watching Idol out of habit, finding it hard to believe that these were the BEST out of hundreds of thousands of people. The only true singer is Crystal, whose singing is never forced or phony, no big "Whitney Houston" endings to win over the audience. No edge of your seat finale this year, only indifference on who wins.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  204. MC

    I agree with Mark. At this point it's just a matter of order for Big Mike, Casey and Aaron. All three will be gone before the finale and it honestly doesn't matter in what order. Take all three now and end this sad season. Between Lee and Crystal, I don't care who wins. Both are talented and both will get a recording contract out of this.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  205. Mark

    It doesn't matter, the final two will be Crystal & Lee with Crystal our next American Idol. She has the talent!!

    April 29, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  206. b unit

    I'm glad she's gone. Lee and Crystal for the Top 2! And hopefully Lee goes all the way. Love him!

    April 29, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  207. happy go lucky

    I am so glad she is outta there. She can sing but is not an artist. And that screech – OMG! The ability to hit high notes does not make you the best. When she destroyed Whitney and Mariah's When You Believe, that was the final straw for me.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  208. Phyl

    Soooo gald Siohban is gone!!!!! Her constant screeching & screaming, no matter what the song was more annoying then Adam Lambert's full of him selfness. Next to go Casey or Aaron, then Mike, then down to Lee & Crystal. Lee should win it all, because he is the more bankable versatile singer, but it may go to Crystal who will fade away, if she wins, like Reuben & Taylor Hicks.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  209. my dixie wrecked

    it really doesn't matter who gets voted off. they may as well go ahead and vote everyone off next week because bowersox is way better than any of the rest. she should win and deserves to win. i like casey and i like lee, but mamasox had it sewn up weeks ago.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  210. Lynnda

    Crystal is the only true entertainer of the females, she is pleasing to listen to. She will reign in that respect. Plus she plays guitar and sings. That is worth extra credit. The main thing, she truly enjoys it! Go Crystal-you rock! The men are nothing to get excited about but Aaron is certainly worth a nod for being as young and fresh as he is!

    April 29, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  211. Isay

    I just wished Crystal would go home, because she is OVER rated, and didn't deserve all these praise the aplause. Everytime she came out, SAME OLD, SAME OLD.... I am just tired of her. Hope she is the next one to go.
    I am happy to see Sihban, (don't know her name) going home. She gave me headach with those big crazy teeth, and screaming, Gosh... She even couldn't speak clearly because she has WAY TOO MANY TEETH.... Justice served...

    April 29, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  212. dpgreeneyes

    Thank you everyone for getting it right....please continue by eliminating Aaron. Get out and vote

    April 29, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  213. Arek

    Oh well, this will be my last year of watching Idol. No Simon, No Paula, No talent. Last years Adam Lambert was the best contestant of all Idol seasons. Time to move on to another show...Good Bye

    April 29, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  214. gf

    Siobahn was the BEST of The BEST, is sad to see how American Idol has come to as for a quality show means, I don't think i will be interested to watch the show ever again. American is not doing their homework, Crystal is boring, Mike should be gone LOOONG time ago, I don't know why they save him in the first place. The last two finalist should be SIOBAHN and AARON, following with Lee.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  215. Susan

    MIke should do well with Sinatra songs. Aaron and Casey will be in trouble. Sad to see Siobhan go but she hasn't had a good performance since Paint it Black. She went home because of poor song choices.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  216. tallin

    Personally, I thought Aaron should go before Siobhan, but in the end, neither should be the winner. Overall, I think Crystal has been the most consistently good – even this week, not her best performance, was far from bad. I would like to see her win, as I think it's deserved. I hope the last two standing are Crystal and Lee.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  217. Heygino

    Here it is in a nutshell (in my opinion)
    Aaron, Casey, Big Mike are all good. But, truth is, they are really a dime a dozen. Lee has talent and is probably the most improved in regards to stage appeal.. But Crystal is most unique, she should win in a landslide.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  218. olabisi

    well America got it rite,it's high time for siobhan to go home cos really her screaming and screeching made me stop watchin d tv.it was just too much though she had a great voice.big mike is quite gud if only america can stop considering the race factor and his size.america is too vain for my likening.just like jennfier hudson was voted off no one spoke abt her then when she now made it huge on d screen they are celebrating her now,y'all should stop being hypocrites and stop judgin pple based on their race or size and do the right. crystal was gud but they are all talented.so it's hard to decide.but i know a ot of y'all are to vain and would definitely want 2 vote big mike off.as for me he has my vote.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  219. Nancy

    The show is very flawed from the start. There's no way that all of the Top 12 are the best singers out of the 5 kajillion people that try out. Singing a song acapella for 20 seconds is not the best way to pick a vocalist. And then Hollywood week, why are they even having people do group songs when they're looking for an individual singer? Anyway, I don't get why everyone likes Lee, or doesn't think he's that bad. He's been flat every single week except for Beatles week. I think he might win because no one feels that strongly about him in a negative way – other contestants are more love em or hate em. Crystal has a really good voice – it comes out of her so effortlessly. She's obviously not going to be recording Mariah or Whitney songs, which is good as there's way too much of that shlock in the world already. Aaron every once in a while sings a few good lines and more power to him if he makes it as a singer but the best singer left? Yea, right. He does seem very sweet though. Big Mike has a good voice – he does a bit too much with it most of the time instead of just singing a song. I don't think he'll win, but he deserves to be in the Top 5. Siobhan has a great voice – probably the best voice of the bunch – but most of her performances didn't go over well with me. She often over dramatized her voice with overenunciating the words, she often picked the wrong songs for her. (I'm so tired of people saying they sang the song because they love it and it means something to them. Just because you like a song doesn't mean that you sing it well.) I'm sad that she left, but I hope she gets to make a record as there's a possibility I might buy it. And Casey....I love the blues. I loved Jealous Man on Beatles night and the Keith Urban song awhile back. I don't think he's going to win and it's probably best if he doesn't. My husband hates his tight vibrato. I'm not a huge fan of it either, but I like his voice otherwise and I'm getting used to it. If he makes an album with blues on it I will buy it. To summarize, out of the remaining people I think Crystal should win, but Lee might win instead because he's so vanilla. Oh, and next year, they should just have all of the people trying out sing the National Anthem, that's a song that will show if a person can sing or not.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  220. Judy

    I quit watching Idol – last night was a travesty! That girl has so much talent – Big Mike (sorry) but you or the little kid needed to go!

    April 29, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  221. panster

    aaron is the only with some true vocals... will be a star.. should win.

    crystall... overrated.. hyped.. will fail

    lee... interesting voice... but not enough variety to make more than 1 good song.

    mike... not good.. boring. etc.

    casey.. see comments on mike above

    April 29, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  222. Hmmmm

    Bowersox is great, and definitely the most talented, but I could never see myself buying anything from her (Kind of like the gray haired guy that won a few years back, can't even remember his name). Point?

    I actually liked Siobhan, but did think that she had some pitch problems, trouble picking songs, and while I liked the big notes, it was always shoe horned into just about every song, and sometimes held a little too long. First time she did it though was great. What did she cover Aretha? awesome.

    Actually Lee is the only one that I could see making it anywhere (in the real world) or producing an album that people would buy.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  223. chris

    I am sorry she had to go. She is very talented and beautiful, not to mention has nice legs! I am confident she will be successful. Good luck Sweetie!

    April 29, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  224. glen

    Oh my gosh! my faith in this program is quickly waning!
    I think Siohban has the ability to be another "Celine."
    Keep going Siohban and let's see another Jennifer
    Hudson situation in which she must have embarrassed
    the judges and America. Sometimes I wonder....how
    can one "off night" knock off one of the best voices I've
    heard on Idol?

    April 29, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  225. Just A Thought

    Idol about teeny boppers? Seriously folks, I have 2 so called teeny boppers and neither could care less about this show! Mine are more interested in thier text msging and games than AI! Considering the time this show comes on, most teeny boppers should be in bed anyway! Also, with 33M votes, Im sure that most of those are adults.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  226. flashr

    What happened to Simons comment at the beginning before Idol started where he said the women were going to be the strongest in years. Aaron should have gone first. He doesn't have the pipes to compete with big Mike, Lee or Crystal. Siobhon at least showed she could sing but she just chose the wrong songs and got awful critiques from the judges. No wonder she was so confused with her song selections. Crystal should win it all. It will be her and Lee at the end, but we've heard enough of Lee's style the last few years. There hasn't been a true Janice Joplin type artist in awhile and we're due. Although the talent level is way down.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  227. AdamofMadison

    Too bad. Siobhan was, without a doubt, the most interesting person among the finalists. I looked forward to seeing her perform every week. She has star quality. The others do not.

    Crystal, though talented, just rubs me the wrong way. I hate looking at her...hate her hair, hate her teeth, hate the ever-present guitar (same with Lee and Casey), hate the fact that she looks dirty and smelly. (I know that sounds rude, but can't help it.) She has atttempted, over the past few weeks, to appear more "humble", but it isn't working for me. I literally do not like her.

    I prefer female singers, but of the people left on the show, I'd probably go with Lee. (But I'd never actually buy any of his music, or any of the others, for that matter.)

    April 29, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  228. Jersey Dude

    This show has become a parody of itself....that said, it was time for Siobhan (aka The Human Dog Whistle) to say adios!

    April 29, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  229. C May

    When I listen to her and watch her, I think she is more suited for stage/theater than recording star/american idol.

    She also sounds like she's been "altered" by a voice coach. Kinda like when Jewel first hit it big. Her song, "Who Will Save Your Soul" was forced and she admitted that she tried to sing like she was taught and not how she actually sings. She admits that she sounds terrible on that song. This is what Soibhan reminds me of. Very forced and terrible in her lower register.

    I agree with the judges. She is schizophrenic when singing in her lower vs upper registers....two different people.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  230. Wendy

    They got it right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  231. Doc

    I love Siohhan, but the voters got it totally right last night. Her performance was the worst of the night. She was also the least talented of the six. Again, she wasn't terrible and she does have some talent. Hopefully she will continue to develop to the point where she has a chance at a singing career. But she was at the bottom of the remaining contestants. I'll be saying the same thing about Casey nest week.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  232. Just A Thought

    To those who think Crystal needs to go home to raise her child – then make room on that plane for Big mike so he can go be a Dad to his new born baby!!

    Seriously – Big Mike sings absolutely every song exactly the same – doesnt matter what genre it is, its all the same old slow sad song. No versatility. Sorry, just seems boring to me and he should have been gone.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  233. IdolUsedToBeGood

    Seriously? Remember the days when TALENT was on this show?
    OMG...I don't even recognize this show anymore. Yes, yes, we get it...Mamasox will win and sell 500 cds....she is NOT marketable....OMG...crawl back under the rock girl.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  234. Erik

    Good job America!

    I could not watch Siobhan "Shivahn" sing. Only worse was her extremely slow rambling when answering questions. Her scream was not talent, anyone can do it, just try. Her voice was flat and mediocre. The final should be Casey and Crystal. Casey is by far more marketable than Crystal. But, Crystal is the better singer. I'm sure Country music will embrace Casey, but there are not enough tree huggers to buy a Crystal CD. Just my opinion.

    I'm glad I won't have to watch Siobhan again. Hoooooooray!!

    April 29, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  235. Pat

    To tiredocrap:

    I'm glad at least one other person sees the light 😉 Wish people would stop complainin about her screaming and complain more about her completely off-putting mid-range. And I don't know why we all are gettin riled up here, we SHOULD all know that Crystal and lee will be in the final 2. At the very least they will both have very successful careers in the music industry. I, for one, hope that Crystal wins because I think the Idol studios will do something more unique with her style and her kind of voice where-as Lee's idol cd may end up just sounding like antoher David Cook cd. I wish Lee could have found his own band and been discovered that way. With Idol he will be good but if he found a talented Dave Matthews-esque band incorporating rock, blues, jazz, and folk he could really great.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  236. Becca

    Siobhan a beauty?? She looks cross between Claire Danes and Joan Crawford – ughhh!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  237. Tony

    I would like for American Idol have a contest on Radio only! That way people will vote with their ears instead of their eyes! If this were to happen you would get some real singers in there. Perhaps all your winners would look like Susan Boyle . It would not matter what they where and how cute they are. If this were the case Siobhan would have never made it this far.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  238. Don Poulin

    The show if flawed, and has always been flawed. It's about who the teenyboopers like the most ie. cutest, and not about singing at all.
    Talent takes a backseat to who looks good.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  239. Ev

    Lee is by far the best. Everyone is making a big deal of Crystal but she is okay. I do not see her going too far if she did win. Aaron is good but he will go soon. MIKE SHOULD HAVE LEFT A WHILE AGO. Siobhan should have stayed around for a while longer. Casey did well last week but he should go eventually.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  240. mary

    Think it will be a Lee/Christal final. Whether she wins or not, I will be in line to buy Christal's first record. I like Lee but I don't know if he can pull if off in the final with no mentor. He only seems to get fired up and really dig down when a mentor gives him the advice. I may not buy his records but will listen to him on the radio. He just seems to lose it on stage. In a recording studio he might be great but he still seems scared on tv.

    Christal just always seems at home. This week was her first time that she wasn't great but still good. She just has it and already has a niche in the music world.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  241. CINDY O

    Aaron is the best of the bunch. Vote for him next week and vote out Big Mike. Aaron is the real deal and will make America proud.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  242. barb

    I've waited weeks for this moment. The talent isn't that great this year on idol but this girl always had excuses for doing it her way. Some of us just don't believe that screaming is talent. It was annoying and I'm glad it's over for Siobhan

    April 29, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  243. tiredocrap

    Well, it would have been better to get rid of Mike, but Siobahn was definitely one of the weakest left...

    As I've said before, except for Paint it Black (which was very nicely done), she hasn't done well at all. Her screaming is the only unique quality – but who wants an entire CD of screaming?

    April 29, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  244. millie

    Anyone who calls himself "HOTROD"- is most likely not hot and probably has a little rod.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  245. Cindy

    Siobhan cannot sing, she cannot talk, SHE SO NEEDED TO GO...To be a singing personality you have to have personality and she was just plain weird. Sorry to be so harsh but she couldn't sing either, she couldn't carry a note if she tried AND TALK ABOUT SCREECHING!

    April 29, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  246. Sarah

    My prediction....from the beginning I said
    Lee for first and Crystal Second.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  247. Bob

    This show jumped the shark years ago. I give it another year max.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  248. Pat

    Do you people who complain about "America getting it wrong!" actually vote? If not then you have no grounds for complaining. I, as usual, think America made the right choice. Im sorry but the only thing Siobhan had for her WAS her high range. It complimented her originality and is a show-stopper for her live performances (when do most people in audiences cheer?). Her mid-range, on the other hand, was WAY too throaty and not commercial by ANY means. She belongs in opera or broadway, NOT on the radio. She MIGHT do well in a goth rock band because that style of singing caters to that audience; however I'm not so sure the Idol producers are willing to go that far off the yellow-brick road ;).

    April 29, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  249. Jim

    Siobahn was a one-trick pony. We get it, you can scream. How about actually making the singing parts interesting?

    Crytsal is the biggest talent on that show. She's the real deal.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  250. Thaimzie

    I liked Siobhan, but she really messed up "Any man of mine' – Did you see Shania's face – America and I will not forget that, based on one night she needed to go, but over all she should have stayed until the top 3.

    However, I could hear Casey and Big Mike on the radio with their choices this week.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  251. Jason

    Julie April 28th, 2010 10:42 pm ET

    I would just assume turn Idol off until the top three. It's been fun watching to see what Sioban would sing next. Perhaps she did over do it sometimes but her voice is incredible. My picks for the final: Crystal and Lee.

    Just to let you know, it is "just as soon", not "just assume." What does just assume mean?

    April 29, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  252. Rob - Australia

    Mike – Lucky to survive. He's too vanilla and his size doesn't match his voice.
    Aaron – Not bad, but lucky too.
    Crystal – not the best, but the singing was perfect.
    Lee – I am sure he'll go soon.
    Casey – he's listenable, not sure why they're a downer on him, compared to Mikes vanilla style.
    Siobhan – has not really shined, and the last performance, apart from the loud stuff was awful.

    America, you made the right choice


    April 29, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  253. therealratings

    After reading the blogs above, I can only assume they are a lot of tone-deaf people out there. Siobhan and Crystal have by far the best voices and Lee is great too. Mike should never have been saved and its time for him to go home followed by Aaron and Casey. I know Siobhan will have a great career and for those wanting Mike to win, lets compare record sales of Crystal, Siobhan, Lee, and Mike in a year or two and you will see Mike dead last.

    April 29, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  254. JC

    Ho-Hum. The last interesting contestant is now gone.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  255. dogs rule

    Neal: The same dummy voters who now wish they had ADAM LAMBERT back! LOL

    April 29, 2010 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  256. dogs rule

    I agree with Linda M. Crystal Nastysox, too. I hope when someone else wins it will wipe that smug grin off her face!

    April 29, 2010 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  257. LINDA M

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE America let's vote BIG,BAD Mike off. This guy has no talent at all. I can not beleive he is still here. He should have been gone weeks ago.Let's get it together. GO HOME BIG MOUTH MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!, and the winner is Casey.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  258. Neal

    ROCKnRLR, Obviously you do. Katie is going to be a big girl she is already chunky.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  259. ROCKnRLR


    No, I like women. You must like ugly chicks, not my fault. Didi was the prettiest of the bunch. Kate is going to develop into one hot woman.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  260. LINDA M

    America you got it WRONG again. BIG MOUTH Mike should have gone home.Please let's send him home next week.

    April 29, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  261. Neal

    ROCKnRLR you must like men

    April 29, 2010 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  262. Neal

    All that is left is the most boring idols of all time. Aaron should not even be there no star quality what so ever. Big Mike horrible singer . Casey should just be a guitar player. Lee and Crystal stand in one spot and play guitar real exciting. This is the same America that voted for Taylor Hicks, Kris Allen, Fantasia, Ruben Studdard. That says it all.

    April 29, 2010 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  263. Stephen

    The public didn't "get' Lilly ( who in my opinion is better than 3 of the remaining 5) and they didn't "get" Siobhan. So next week lets see if this thang can get anymore vanilla.

    April 29, 2010 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
  264. Victor

    Yes. My "Idol" judge-bashing is working perfectly.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  265. AEvangelista

    Y'all have fun watching the most boring finish in Idol history. I've got my time back, thank you.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  266. MM

    Audience got it so wrong. Siobhan and Crystal should have been the final two. Siobhan is better than all the boys.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  267. Tara

    I am soooooo glad Siobhan is gone! I have been waiting for this day, I just did not see anything special about her. She had an O.K. voice, but she just was not very exciting.. I hope Aaron goes home next... I'd like the top three to be Crystal (my absolute favorite!!!!), Lee, (my second fave) and Casey!!! I don't care which out of those three win, cause I believe they'll all go far.... But I am so in love with Crystal, but not in a gay way!!!! GO CRYSTAL!!!! Love you!!!

    April 29, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  268. ROCKnRLR

    How come no one has commented about Siobhan not needing the fake teeth for the vampire thing? Ugly chick in the bunch for a long time; she was not getting that many votes from male viewers. Even MamaSox is prettier is her own chunky way. Back to the singing, Siobhan only trump card was the screech and it got old the second time she used it. America got fed up with her.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  269. missingNYalot

    Someone had to go and I thought it would have to be her or Big Mike. They are the most eccentric...plus I got tired of that screaming and the total makeover each week. Now that is what I think was her undoing-too weirdy. Strangely, I was a fan but eventually had to relinquish. Good Luck/riddance to her. But hey, this is America... I know I will be hearing from her again....

    April 29, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  270. HeneralApoy

    Yup!! It's nothing more than a popularity contest . . . Not a contest for the truly talented. Time to do something worthwhile . . .

    April 29, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  271. Karin

    Unfortunately Sioban doesn't neatly fit in a preconceived box ... not unlike Adam Lambert. That became aparent a long time ago, ,judging by the feedback from the judges' panel. Keep an eye out for her... she will do better than most of the contestants that are left with maybe the exception of Crystal. I am sorry she has been voted off. I liked her for being different.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  272. gailo

    Oh please, HOW IS BIG MIKE still in the game. Siobhan was far better than he will ever be!! He needs to go. I'm beginning to hate watching the show with him still on there. This is the best American Idol has to give. Shame so many good ones are gone.

    April 29, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  273. Nate Carey

    Siobhan is a great singer, but too much screaming–I think it did her in with the public. I'm fascinated by the comments that reflect the opinion that the show is rigged. How so? It's based on popular vote–do you really think they alter the voting results? I don't think so. For sure it's a popularity contest–I'll grant you that. But I really do believe that the most popular singers are those in the final five. Right or wrong, the votes make it happen.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  274. Mary

    so...my husband's a music critic, and he picked Siobhan to win a few weeks ago....
    I told him, no way, I really think Crystal deserves to win. My seconds favs are Casey (even though he's had a bit of a deer in the headlights, or stiff look, in some performances), and big Mike (though he's been a bit weak the last few weeks.) I also really like Lee, but he does have a bit of a stage performance issue, though I love his voice.
    Crystal, IMO, has the most natural talent, sincerity, mature voice, and personality. I'd love to see her win!
    Siobhan handled her loss tonight well. In the past though, she was a bit of a bad sport, IMO. I'm sure all of these top 6 will find some success at this point! They should all be proud!

    April 29, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  275. TampaBayOldie

    next week is BIG MIKE'S turn to go home ...

    April 29, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  276. Doug

    No other contestant this year and in all the years past except maybe Lakisha made me smile inside like Siobhan. I wonder what it is? Could someone tell me? Maybe it is because I like someone who feels so different than the rest of the pack. I think it was Siohan's smile, funny personality, honesty, sense of style and being able to wow with a ballad and excite with a rousing number on stage. I won't be watching the show now as I will find other more important things to do with my time when it airs. The excitement has left.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  277. yoman

    ok, maybe that was a little harsh but that stupid nose ring drove me crazy. Sure made her beautiful face look repulsive and there are a LOT of us guys out there who think so, so girls listen up!!

    April 29, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  278. yoman

    I was wanting to tie a rope in her nose ring, pull her down on all fours and milk her like a cow but now I feel bad for her. She should have lasted another week or so.

    April 29, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  279. Isabel

    I am soooo glad to see Sibohan go home. I could'nt stand to see all the weird faces she make while singing, but even worse was the screaming and screeching that she had to add to most of her songs. I guess she was trying to one up Adam from last year. Unfortunately, she will never come close. I hope it's Lee and Crystal in the final two.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Annie

    Too bad Siobhan left, she was interesting and different every week. Tired of Crystal. She is boring and dull. The other four left remind me of previous Idol show. It's all about popularity in the end.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Bill

    Sad fact of life is, statistically, men think men are more qualified to do things and women think men are more qualified to do things, so when it comes time to vote about anything, any and all women get the short end of the stick.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  282. PHARO

    Well,since they put sibohan off the show..their chosen 2 will(unless something happens asin the case of melinda being dropped for jordin sparks)will be in the finale and simon knows miss piggy will win over mr.stoner 4 note range,that's why they want him as runner up.This year ai has been boring and wasn't all that as in the previous years.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  283. yo dawg check it out

    Look ahead.... news flash... this just in... in a battle for the lead Crystal puts up a performance that would make Janis Joplin proud but Casey opens his shirt AND drops his britches to clinch the coveted spot last held by Kris Allen... who?... Kris, you know the dude we saw headlining at the county fair last week... what county?...idk but it was riight before the apple pie bake off... remember the pie with.... blah blah blah... but back to more news from idol..... in a move that suprized judges before casey could even hoist his britches back up the guy from the tryouts jumps out and ends the show singing "pants on the ground"...america has been spared one more less than average guitar solo... crystal goes on to record.... siobhan has an incredible recording career... mike hits broadway... lee and the hs kid also go on to record.... casey becomes a model and the shows name is changed next season to american hottie....

    April 28, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Mo

    My problem with Siobhan's singing is she sings nasely and shrieks in most songs. Simon was right to call her on it and America knew it.

    I think Randy, Kara and Simon know a little more about music than most of us out here. Its what they do. Simon ownes a chunk of Sony so its in his best interest to find a MARKETABLE singer. Its all about the MARKETING and about the MONEY!!

    True, Siobhan has definatly got the "look", but the voice has to be as good. She's definatly got a good voice but not a "great" voice.

    Their looking for greatness.

    It is what it is.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Haverchuck

    America, you blew it.

    Siobhan, I will be looking out for your hand-blown glass creations and hopefully a CD at some point.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  286. jaxville


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  287. Bob

    I think Kara and Simon were right all along. Siobahn just lost her way and no longer the breath of fresh air she was (Think!, Superstion!, Painted Black!...etc.). It just got pitchy and the screaming became stale-diverting attention with the offbeat outfits just didn't work. She was 2nd only to Crystal; it took some faltering performances and some estrangement with the judges before the picture completely changed. the other boys (Especially Lee & Aaron – Mike & Kasey unsteady) just kept coming up to push her in the back row.
    Siobahn please look again at Think!, Superstion!, & Painted Black and see what went right there to reboot yourself. You are talented, intelligent, articulate and a creative person-use this experience to move ahead.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  288. mozart4898

    @ all of those who say Idol sucks, is pointless, or whatever – either don't watch if you are (and if you are, why, if you think it sucks?), and/or why did you bother commenting then if that's the case? You cared enough to comment.

    @ those saying that Siobhan had the best voice, or was the best performer – listen to her again. And be honest. Do you really not hear all of the notes she misses – especially last night, but other times too? And how last night she nearly split tempo from the band? It was painful to listen to – and then the scream. Yes, it was a scream. It fit in some songs (in "Think" tonight in her swan song it fits perfectly), but in others it's simply just thrown in for effect.

    Siobhan does have a decent voice, and probably could go on to be a successful artist. However, she was making poor choices, not performing consistently well (she had several good performances, and several very weak ones, last night included), and just generally not connecting with enough people to stick around. Based on last night, this was the right choice.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Hugh01

    Was it just me or did Casey appear to be not happy to stay another week?? Good Luck, Siobhan.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  290. mirrors

    this show is a joke now, she might not the best but should be top 3.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Hot Rod

    Crystal absolutely was the worse performance last night by far and she was still in the top three. What a joke, she needs to go home and raise her child.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  292. jaxville

    Paula was not annoying to me....
    I liked her...
    If you didn't that's fine but don't try to convince me....
    I think the judges reaction tonight was one of the strongest I have seen...
    I think they were sorry to see her go...
    I don't dislike Mike, but if he wins......

    April 28, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Chauncey

    Sioban is a talented young lady and will prove America wrong as was the case with Jennifer Hudson. This type of travesty will continue to happen as long as this system of voting is in place allowing little kids to vote multiple times for who they think is the "cutest." The whole idea of talent has become secondary...too bad!

    April 28, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  294. zeke

    wow people, calm down. its just tv. mindless entertainment. its nothing to take up the torches and pitchforks for

    April 28, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  295. chris jones

    the others are obviously under some kind of influence!! She was the most original of all!! to those who like mamasox and big mike i hope all you buy is a singal cuz that will be enough to hear everything they will ever do!!

    April 28, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Hot Rod

    Crystal and Lee are very overrated and will eventually be voted off...big Mike is the only true vocalist left in the running and should win...let's vote for him people come on ...

    April 28, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  297. joyce

    Reality...Others are not more talented than Sioban. The judges know it
    America...you got this wrong.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  298. avery

    im sorry jaxville but paula was just annoying, so dont even start

    April 28, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  299. jaxville

    I give Idol 1 more season and then off the air...It's really too bad, but without Paula, Simon leaving, and clueless viewers voting for blandness, it's gonna happen.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  300. ellie

    im gonna miss siobhan, her smile was so comforting in a creepy 'im gonna kill you in your sleep then forget about it like a ditz' kinda way

    April 28, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  301. dogs rule

    Thank you, chris jones! One more sane person on the planet! Yay

    April 28, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  302. mari

    hmm siobhan, trying to be original, and yet compares herself to adam... yeah sweeetie, that really got u the sympathy votes, huh?

    April 28, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  303. jaxville

    Siobhan never compared herself to Adam, people told her that. At least get your facts straight

    April 28, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  304. chris jones

    to dogs rule!!!! amen!!!!!!!!! thank you

    April 28, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  305. dogs rule

    Sure, vote off the girl with the big voice and leave obnoxious Mike, and the trashy "been-around-the-block-more than once" mommy with the big loud mouth! Nice going, fans. Honestly I have to wonder what people hear/are seeing!

    April 28, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  306. millie

    Even in the commercials, Mike has to be the victim. Proves how the producers- the whole show – sees him.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Shelby

    The next one that NEEDS TO GO big time is that big, ugly, moronic, neanderthal Lynch. God, I hate him with a passion!!!! I hope and pray he struggles next week with Sinatra songs.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  308. xavs

    i love how you all say you're done with idol and yet all of you will continue to watch it

    April 28, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  309. chris jones

    lexyliz must be on drugs

    April 28, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  310. cnb1012

    im sorry but Siobhan should of never went home...mike on the other hand yea he should of left and should never of been saved...he is boring...why use the save so early when u take the risk of loosing Siobhan or Lee...crystal she might "try" to act not good but she has to big of a head...and pretends to not act like she knows she is too good for the show....im through with idol, tonight and this whole season is just bull!!! they lost their best contestant tonight!!!!

    April 28, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  311. johanna

    There is no Idol after Adam... just turn it off... another whining guy with guitar and shy smile is going to win and perish... boredom....

    April 28, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  312. lexyliz

    stop writing complaints, what happened is what happened...

    April 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  313. booboo morrison

    Sioban was so full of herself! She lost me when she compared herself to Adam Lambert two shows back–honey, puh-leeze!!!!

    April 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Gloria

    I looked forward to seeing what Siobhan would do every week, and that made the show really fun to watch. Aaron and Mike both sing well, but they are not very exciting to me. I didnt think she would win, but I wanted to see her for a couple of more weeks at least........

    April 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  315. chris jones

    big mike and krystal cant change up a thing!!! great voices but cant make one song sound different from the next! bored after the first song! women with hormones and teeny boppers make the decisions and look where that gets us!! carrie underwood and kelly clarkson are it for success stories

    April 28, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Michael

    For all the people who are complaining so much, did you vote for her? Obviously, she didn't got the least votes, which means either her fans didn't vote for her or America likes someone else more.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  317. lexyliz


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  318. lexyliz

    Michael will win!! Sioban was wierd, but sang well. Too bad, but someone had to go. It will be Casey and Aaron next. Then Lee. It will come down to Crystal and Mike and the votes will lead to Mike as the new Amerin Idol!!!!! 🙂

    April 28, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  319. jaxville


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  320. Scotty

    Not one of the most exciting seasons. Nothing like last year. I don't look forward to who is going to do what next. Not many surprise performances. Big Mike should have been the one to go. Don't need another Ruben Studdard. Siobhan was among the most vocally talented. I think the finale will be between Crystal & Lee.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Razor

    America got it about as right as they did last year picking Chris over Adam. And if America got it right, what was Casey doing in the bottom three. I will miss Siobhan, I think she brought a very unique talent to the group. It should be a fun ride the rest of the season!

    April 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  322. millie

    Rumor has it that Mike was actually second from the bottom, but Ryan sent him back and let Casey stand there sweating it out with Siobhan. Why would Idol do such a thing? Appearances.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  323. jaxville


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  324. Anthony

    Siobhan is a great singer with a unique voice,but she needed to go.I do
    believe Crystal will go all the way and hope she does.We've already gone
    through two Rock Idols: David Cook and Kris Allen,who are great,but it's
    time for someone new and original.Go Crystal !

    April 28, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Melissa

    I feel for Siobhan, but Idol is not the right avenue for her.
    Bring on Lee and Crystal as the final two!

    April 28, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Sean Everton

    Well, I think Siobhan should have lasted longer than Casey and maybe Mike, but right now my top 3 are Crystal, Lee and (a surprise to me) Aaron. Mike could bump Aaron from my top 3.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  327. chris jones

    to idol fan......... keep your hormones in check and listen yo the voices

    April 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  328. Julie

    I would just assume turn Idol off until the top three. It's been fun watching to see what Sioban would sing next. Perhaps she did over do it sometimes but her voice is incredible. My picks for the final: Crystal and Lee.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  329. allie

    well first of all duhh of course its the teeny boppers that get the vote, its a tv show for crying out loud. its not like most people who have a musical backgroud are going to be texting in their votes for the next american idol, they have better things to do unlike the screaming teenage girls. its not like it matters who wins regardless. just because someone may win doesnt mean they make it. the ones who have the real talent get signed for longer-term record deals independent of idol and end up being more sucessful than the "winner". take last year for example. throw the name kris allen around on the street and most people ask "who is that?" but if you say adam lambert there is immediate recognition. so yes, the people who are more qualified to judge don't and yes, the best singer doesnt always win. but in the end it doesnt make much of a difference.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Medina

    Siobhan reminded me a lot of Adam Lambert. She just overdid it and was always screeching!

    April 28, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  331. AD

    Last night was FULL of surprises.
    I'm sorry, but never did I like Siobhan. Her voice, in MY opinion, is NOT contemporary. It's much too deep for my own taste and sounds as if she struggles when she's singing. Crystal and Lee should definitely be in the final round. Crystal deserves to win though. I LOOOOOVE Lee, but he needs to pick a song that makes me melt to my knees and he hasn't done so. He has a great voice, but he needs that song that screams PASSION. Crystal–with the exception of last night–ALWAYS hit the spot. I was losing faith in Casey, but last night he was one of the three best. Mike was another that I thought was going to leave early but last night he did very well. And Aaron, well I thought he was the next to go, but he was another one that was the best of the night. I didn't think that Siobhan did a good job. Her screaming is not singing. I'm sorry. Anyone can scream. Not many can make you feel what they are singing–like Crystal.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Idolfan

    America got it right last night. She was the worst singer! Casey was the best last night! He might surprise everyone too.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  333. kathy

    The loss of Siobhan is a travesty. She has raw talent that needed to be nurtured by the judges instead of what they did. I wish Siobhan well and I hope someone will step up in the industry and allow her to realize her dreams whatever they are. Keep her safe and protected as well.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  334. V Pepin

    Casey needs to go!!!

    April 28, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  335. kait

    What a Fuking load of crap!!!!!!! The two MOST commerical contestants in the bottom 2.....well, I have watched Idof for my very last time.....

    April 28, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  336. MG

    America got it wrong… anyways, we will listen to your songs baby, keep on singing.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Sarah Lee

    I have to laugh that Elaine states that this show is for teenyboppers and tone deaf people.......which one are you Elaine? Last night was one of the best performances as a whole for all of them. What it proves is that the public remembers the last good/bad performance and that is about it. It is the public who is fickle, not American Idol. They will chose who impresses them daily....and that will be the sum total.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  338. KayJay

    Thank God she is gone! I don't understand all the hoopla for Crystal. Overated in my book. I don't see her selling records down the road!

    April 28, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  339. chris jones

    to those of you who thought this was the right decision you are in need of hearing aids! she had more talent than mama sox or big bad mike who always sounds the same on every song they sing! she has more versatility and creativity than you people could ever comprehend!this will be the biggest travesty am idol will ever endure!

    April 28, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  340. kat

    I am very surprised, however, when you think about the majority of the people that vote it's the teenage girls who can sit and text their votes millions of time.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  341. George Endenbowl

    Mike and Casey are much less skilled than Siobhan. At this point, I wonder what influences exist that effects outcomes. Certainly tonights results demonstrate that voice and talent are not the main criteria. I'm disappointed and loosing repect for the program. Ellen is great

    April 28, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Randy

    It's the top 6, it is a point now where one bad night will get you home and Siobhan, who I thought was a top 4 performer really wrecked her song lastnight. Folks have to realize all it takes is one bad night now and America is sending you home. I do disagree with the fact people think she is the best or best vocalist, she screamed too many times and it was getting overrated to the point I was not going to continue watching her until I saw her finally mellow down. The screeching is overrated. Singers have other talents that they should use.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  343. MikeM

    By the way, Casey absolutely did NOT deserve to be in the bottom 3, much less the bottom 2. He knocked the ball out of the park last night, and should have been in the top 3.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Dan

    Siobhan needed to go. He last 3 weeks, especially last night were horrible. Aaron Kelly should be booted next. Finals should be Crystal and Mike.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  345. Betty Newhouse

    She seemed to be the next one to go , but it had to happen. The top 3 will be Aaron, Crystal, and Michael. most likely Michael to win.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  346. MikeM

    Thank GOD!!!! The earsplitting screecher is finally gone!

    April 28, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Gary

    Are you kidding – it was time for her to go – I was getting sick of her trying so hard to be different that it was coming off as annoying – her voice is ok not in the same ballpark as Crystals – her overdramatizing while singing was brutal at times – I wish her the best but America made the right decision

    April 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  348. smmfdyb

    As for Crystal, she has no chance. She is this year's Melinda Doolittle - most talented, but way too old and lacking in personality to get over 50% of all votes when this narrows down to 2.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  349. poohbop

    Too bad, she is far more interesting to watch than Aaron or Casey. But, then again, she hasn't been living up to her potential lately. There is also something very odd about her; like how she doesn't move her head during interviews. She always seems a bit spaced out... but she is very beautiful and has an incredible voice. I just don't know if the crazy/kooky thing worked for her all that well. All I know is Crystal or Lee better win.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Brandon

    this was the right thing 2 happen. Aaron was struggling the past 2 weeks and today he stepped up to the plate. props to Aaron.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  351. MG

    America was wrong.... this will be like not making Adam Lambert American idol because he is gay.

    Bur girl we will listen to your songs.. so move on baby

    April 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  352. Mark

    Sorry Elaine, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and I saw none of those things in Siobhan. "Think" is the only decent number she has ever done. America did make the right choice.

    I had no problem with Big Mike being in the top three. But Casey really surprised me. My favorite is Crystal, but Casey is the one I think should be in the final with her. IMHO Lee should have been in the bottom three instead of Casey.

    Sinatra should be a good test next week.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  353. sam

    They have to vote off any one that can sing. It's been already determined by the judges that Crystal is the only one worthy of winning.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  354. utah

    And we see once again, why this show is a joke.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  355. marie

    Oh. please..it's so obvious they are setting up Crystial to win...Sioban was one of the best natural talents...Big Mike needed to go, but he's the only African American left. It's all so contrived.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Soxfan

    What a shame. Crystal is my favorite, but I wanted a Crystal-Siobhan Final. She should have stayed past Aaron and Mike Lynch for sure. I hope she is VERY successful in her post-Idol singing/Broadway career.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  357. musicreviews247

    American FAILURES is this new show.
    It's full of teeny boppers like Elaine said.
    Just look at where Kris allen is, NO WHERE! Because he can't sing..
    Adams doing better than him OF COURSE!

    April 28, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Elaine Gordy

    Unreal!! I will never watch American Idol again. Idiots! Siobhan was the best vocalist ever. And she had stage presence, personality, and beauty. Hopefully she will go on to bigger and better things. This show is for teeny boppers and tone deaf people. Aaron! omg get real. I can not believe he is still on this show.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  359. tom

    who cares?

    April 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  360. Ken

    Way to go Idol-you ran over your time with too many quest and America had to find out who went homw by their local news. Keep up the good work and invest in a good stopwatch.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Alan

    Siobhan Magnus had more singing talent than any contestant that is left. It's amazing to see that votes could take off a talent that good in favor of some of the the mediocre voices that are left.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  362. Jeremy W.

    Correct decision America. Well done.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  363. LTINAZ

    For the past 2 weeks, Crystal and Aaron have been, by far, the best 2 performers. Bye Siobahn. Next week, it should be bye bye to Big Mike, Lee, or, my favorite Casey Blue eyes.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
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  365. mozart4898

    Actually, based on last night alone, I think America did pick right. Siobhan was the worst last night and if we're just going off that would have deserved to go home. Taking the past weeks into account I would have said Aaron deserved to go home the most but was one of the best 3 last night and that probably helped him stay in. I did NOT think that Mike deserved to go home – he, Siobhan, and Crystal have the best natural voices that were in the top 6. Siobhan wasn't picking good songs for her and just in general wasn't making the most of the gift she had – like with the scream in everything. (However in her swan song, "Think," it totally fits...just not in every song she does.)

    April 28, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  366. anon

    she will prevail, outlasting all the men.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  367. dh

    There is a God.

    And the decision was LONG OVERDUE!

    April 28, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  368. Erinn

    She at least deserved to stay longer then High School Student Aaron Kelly and "Big Mike".

    April 28, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  369. Hey Dude!

    I never disliked Siobhan as a contestant. As in my previous comments, she is just too pitchy when she's not screeching. Good luck, Siobhan.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |

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