Did you see that coming on 'Idol?'
March 17th, 2011
09:11 PM ET

Did you see that coming on 'Idol?'

SPOILER ALERT – Tonight's "Idol" blog will reveal who is leaving the competition, so please don't read if you don't want to know.

I thought I had it all figured out.

I went in to this elimination thinking I knew who we would be sending home tonight. I even had the right brackets when it came to the bottom three.

But imagine my surprise when the contestant who was voted off was announced. I feel somewhat sad.

Sure Karen wasn't AMAZING last night, but she wasn't nearly as pitchy as some other folks (I'm looking at you Naima). What do you think? Did the right person get sent home tonight? Should the judges have used their save?

Sound off!

soundoff (252 Responses)
  1. JoeCarlos

    I think Thia has such a lovely, unique voice and she should win Idol 2011. If only the producers can select a winning song that will really show off her talent. My fear of her not winning is that she has Asian blood ... Her performance takes on a high when there is minimal music backup. Imagine her singing "O Holy Night" with just a string quartet

    March 25, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. james

    naima needs to go home she cannot sing worth a bleep hopefully she goes home tommorow

    March 23, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Uh

    Dude! You are an idiot! Stop bringing race issue up here... Stop hating!

    I agree Karen should go home because she is not AI material... Not because of anything else!

    March 21, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazmin

    I love Karen. I think she's beautiful, talented, and definitely sings better than some people over there. I love her style. Every performance, she had something cute on and I loved how she did her hair. When she was singing the song Hero, I almost started crying. It was amazing. Naima is not bad, but I think people vote for her because she has some crazy dance moves. That's the only thing I like about her. Overall, all of the contestants are talented.

    March 19, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. HollywoodSurF

    The judges are meshing. I still wonder how these guys would have done.

    March 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mytake

    I agree 100% with siren4song. I too, hear enough Spanish all day and have no choice about it on the work front. But in my home, on my time, I do NOT have to listen to it. The show is called 'American Idol', NOT 'Latino Idol'. The first time Karen switched to Spanish, it turned me off right then and there.

    I also think she's really not that talented. There was never any 'Big' moments with her – all just so-so in her singing. So either way, America got it right as did the judges in not wasting a save on her.

    To Paco: take a flying leap off your low-rider and go back to Mexico! You have no place in this country and I'd like to see you AND all your amigos outta here! What an ignoramus you are. You really think you can take over this country? Two words for you: BRING IT!!!

    March 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Idol fan

    Casey freaked me out and Jacob was off key, I see Pia, Thia, Durben, Scotty, in the top 4. I don't like Paul his voice is annoying. Casey just scared me when he did Nirvannia, I really don't like Niema she was just pitch, Stefano did better this week compared to last week, yes Durbin is like another version of Adam Lambert but he needs to bring orginality to the plate if he wants to stay.

    March 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BeerGuy

    The bottom three was absolutely correct, and I predicted it. Though I thought Naima was going home...and, in fact, I had Karen as the best of the three, in the end I believe it doesn't matter. All three belonged in the bottom three...all three deserved to go home...none of those three has any chance of winning, and unless they really pull their socks up and improve drastically, Naima and Haley will be in the bottom three again.

    March 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |

    Absolutely saw that coming, Her mother cost her the comp. Everytime the camera was pointed at her she was waving the mexican flag. That is the only reason she is gone. I told my wife two weeks ago she would be gone because of that.

    March 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frankie

      Agreed! I work in downtown LA. I hear Spanish all the freakin time. I love how diversity means lack of white people to some of these idiots. Come visit downtown, and you will see an almost all Latino (that means almost all Mexican) city. This chick can sing better than most people walking down the street, but come on, she isn't as talented as the ones left. Oh and I hate the "Latinas are back!" drivel she was always about. Yeah, honey we know you're back. There are over 20 million illegal ones here just like your Madre.

      March 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh puhlease

      Lol... Totally agree with you both!

      March 21, 2011 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  10. Siege

    I too was shocked when Naima was sent to the couch. Karen has a beautiful voice and I can still see her going far with it. However, many Americans are tired of pressing 1 for English and I think that's what got Karen sent home. Even though she sounded great in English and in Spanish, I didn't care much for the back and forth in a single song.

    March 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ImAbbie

    I think Karen was very talented, but she pushed the Latino thing too far. It's one thing to be an amazingly talented singer who happens to be latino and it's another to be a Latino who can sing. I don't care if your Chinese, Latino, gay, straight, white, black or martian (Paul), this is a singing show. Naima is probably the only one going out there pushing herself to show all of her talents. She can dance and sing and put on a show. She doesn't just stand there and sing a pretty ballad (Pia & Tia), she works it. Heck, even Steffano worked it harder than Pia! That's a shame too because Pia is probably the most talented of the group as far as singing. I love Scotty too. That kid doesn't need Idol. He's already a country star. And I love Casey. He's the most overall musical talent I think. Good group this year. A lot better than Lee what's his name from last year.

    March 18, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. cater2me_ca

    Karen deserved to go a long while ago and shouldn't have made to Hollywood, in my opinion. I think Naima is next. Pia and Lauren are my votes for the win - at the moment.

    March 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. KAREN

    Naima has a different flavor, haley should have gone. i love naima

    March 18, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joe

    Karen has talent but her style of singing and her song choices are just too boring for most people. Can you see a bunch of kids downloading those songs? I can't. The judges were right not to save her since she didn't have a shot at winning. You only save the top 3 or 4 people, not the bottom 4 just because they're nice and can sing.

    March 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joshua

    I have to say that I really am rooting for Naima. Yeah, she didn't do very well, but the truth is that there are other contestants that were just as bad, and in my opinion, perhaps worse. Take Paul; he didn't sing on key, and he looks like a drunken monkey on stage (I can't stand him, and I think that he should go home)or Jacob... He was supposed to do a rock song, but he totally "diva'd" it up, and it didn't sound anything like a rock song. Thia had no passion, and Casey is getting really old with his semi screamy angry songs... Everyone is here for a reason, but I think that Karen got voted off, because, at least in my opinion, the constant switch from English to Spanish got really old really quickly. Don't get me wrong, porque yo hablo Espanol muy bueno, entonces no tiene nada para hacer con la idioma (I speak Spanish really well, so it doesn't have anything o do with the language issue), but she should have done songs in on language. Just English, or just Spanish... she could definitely be a great Spanish artist, but the constant switching was just too much for the American people, myself included.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  16. AuntieMame

    I don't think J-Lo favors Latinas so much as she sees a kindred spirit. She probably sees some of her early self in Karen. She probably remembers the days when she was trying to break into the business and feels for what Karen is going through. There's nothing wrong with that. I was surprised Karen got sent home. I thought it would have been Haley. I think if Naima doesn't step it quick, (and I mean really quick, like by next week) that she will, and should be gone.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • ShamanNora

      Karen did everything possible to imitate J-Lo – from her hair to her clothes to her singing. She wasn't being herself, and I think that's what ruined it for Karen more than anything else. Even J-Lo gave her a tip to let her heart come out more – that means be authentic.

      March 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  17. D in Grayson

    Wow ... what a ruthless bunch of commentators you all are. I guess no ethnicity is safe on this site.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  18. siren4song

    I will never wrap my arms around anyone playing the race card. And that's what Karen was doing. I hear enough Spanish over the loudspeakers at Home Depot. If she wants to live here she can assimilate into OUR culture. You can call me anything you want. I'm hispanic, but I'm a US Citizen FIRST. Segregate yourselves and you will be segregated. If she doesn't want to speak English here where it's the primary language she can go home. God knows we aren't allowed to live/work in her country unless we know and speak their language. No one else shoves their heritage in everyone's face like the people south of us. They hate us and we hate them. It is what it is. Go on American Idol and sing in Spanish, and we'll make sure you're out in a matter of weeks. Sorry Jennifer Lopez. You can go back home, too, if you like.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Gruggers

    I think Naima is the most original "character" on the show. She would add so much personality to the tour, I hope she makes it to the top 10. Picking the next two to leave is very difficult. I just don't know, but Karen was ok to leave. Perhaps Thia and Hailey next. Guys are pretty strong this year, but the Lusk kid's voice gets tiring after a while. I could never listen to an entire album of him.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Uh

      Are u kidding me? Naima cannot sing! Great performer though. Maybe she should persue in backup dancing!

      March 21, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  20. Luther

    The bottom three were bad but Paul should be there as well. I can't stand listening to him and watching him bop around the the robot from "Lost in Space" just makes it worse.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Another guys' year

    All of these Paul haters obviously didn't get to see the original song he performed to get into the top 24. Now THAT is an album I would buy! His performances the last 2 weeks haven't been very strong (I was disappointed), but I want him to stick around because I am super anxious to see what else he does! Casey is wicked talented...didn't care for his Nirvana performance, but give that dude an upright base and I'm a fan all day long! I wasn't a fan of Karen...she just kind of gave me the yawns. I was surprised that Naima didn't go home, but I think her days are limited unless she can pull it together and stay on key. I kind of like Hayley – her voice is unique, but I need to hear her do some bluesy stuff to decide if I really like her. Pia has a beautiful voice, but for some reason she just doesn't do much for me. I really like Scotty – I'd like to hear him do some Randy Travis, and I love Lauren, but she needs to make some better song choices!

    March 18, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Dave

    Karen deserved to go. Her songs are simply very annoying, especially the way she keeps breaking into spanish. That's probably why she got the boot.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Kelli

    She wasn't my top pick for going but I had Niama, Haley or her going figuring it would be Haley.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Millie Bea

    Oh, Karen needed to go- but not before Naima. That was really surprising. But she'll go next week. if you don't have pitch- yu don't have pitch- and she (Naima) has no pitch.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Pintos and Cheese

    They should kick off J Lo.

    March 18, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  26. dani

    @A big steamy pile

    stop being an ignorant p r i c k (:

    March 18, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  27. Beth

    Naima should have gone before Karen, but in the end, neither would have made it to the top 5.

    March 18, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  28. blah blah bwahahaha

    i think haley should have went home this week. i dont think haley is as good as some of the others and i dont think she knows where she is as an artist. naima, jacob, lauren, and thia can go after... i like casey, pia, scotty, and paul.

    March 18, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  29. j`

    who cares...she wouldn't have finished first anyway so she'll go now or in a week or two...there are only three or four we should even be watching....

    March 18, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  30. dixick

    Scotty needs to go next. All he does is imitate other country singers. He is quite taken with himself and poses for the camera constantly with that "aw sucks" look that he has practiced in front of his mirror for hours!

    March 18, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  31. Seacrest

    Ryan Seacrest gave Karen a Dirty Sanchez in her hotel room last night

    March 18, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  32. Lee

    Does anyone else find Jacob over-the-top and awful? Every week its a scream fest, and the judges love it! He is terrible!

    March 18, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Yes! I think he sings that way because his tongue is too big for his mouth. Why oh why do the judges like him o much?!

      March 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Celena

    I completely agree – Karen shouldn't have gone home. Naima has dropped since her time in Hollywood and am so ready for her to go home. I think what killed Karen's chances with America was the constant bi-lingual singing – I don't think America is ready for that. It was nice when she did it every so often (she did it very well) but it wasn't necessary every week. I know she was just being herself, but you have to break from your shell eventually to show your versatility.

    March 18, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  34. Karen was an amateur, Naima is worse

    The back-and-forth between languages is ridiculous and pointless. Why stop there? Why not sing a line in English, then Spanish, then Chinese, then French, then Italian...

    We get it, you're hispanic. No one cares. Just sing the damn song.

    Karen was horrible, and annoying. Naima is worse, but she will be next. Either way, there's no possible scenario in which either of them would make it much farther.

    And JLO was extremely annoying with how badly she wanted to use the save to keep Karen. REALLY? This EARLY on? How DARE you even think of using the save when she was kicked off so EARLY on. If you can't make it into the top 4 or 5... America doesn't want you!

    March 18, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  35. Anon-i-mouse

    There are only 3 who have what it takes to win: Pia, James and Lauren. The order that the rest go is pretty much irrelevant. Several have nice voices (Thia, Jacob, Haley) but probably won't make it on the radio. Others are interesting (Paul, Casey, Naima) and may find a niche somewhere. Stefano could be a breakout, but I'm still undecided. Scotty is a doll, but he's pretty boring and a clone of a lot of other country singers like Josh Turner.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |

    hALEY SHOULD HAVE LEFT, EVEN kAREN, BUT hALEY SHOULD GOO FIRST. WHY ARE U ALL HATING ON nAIMA, BECAUSE SHA HAS ADIFFERENT FLAVOR. She has great vocals, better than Haley, her style is different, she is down to earth, rootsy, i love her.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Bye Bye Naima

      Actually Naima's voice is terrible. She is obnoxious. And she is arrogant. Enjoy hearing her last song (next week).

      March 18, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • sp from michigan

      my dog can sing better than "noxema" lol-yes i spelled that right......time to go bye bye noxema, no talent pos.

      March 19, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  37. iama nidol

    Two words. Just two simple words sum up this month for me. March Madness.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  38. KevO

    Casey Abrams should have been thrown off the stage after that God-awful rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit"...If Kurt Cobain was alive today,he'd stick a shotgun in his mouth all over again if he saw that.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  39. TroyMom

    Totally agree with the bottom three, but wished there was room for Paul in there. Can't wait until he goes! I was kind of hoping it would be Haley that went. I'm not a huge fan of Naima but at least she's more of an entertainer and more interesting that plain Haley and so-so Karen.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  40. Pamela

    I Think that Pia wil win it all. She is the best singer.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  41. RSL

    Maybe all you people that don't like living in america should go back where your ancestors are from, and if not, then shut up!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  42. onlydeb

    I actually thought Karen was good and was just appalled that she was sent home and Naima is still in the competetiion...Naima cant sing at all....Karen was/is so much better than her. Very sad to see her go 🙁

    March 18, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  43. JulieB

    Is this the show's first season? Did you all forget how it works????????????? Complaining about who goes home and when is ridiculous. Everyone will go home in due time. Are you voting like mad for your favorite? Good, they'll probably stay a tiny bit in these very early rounds. Votes count. How else do you explain Lee DeWyze?

    March 18, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  44. nazz

    I thought thia was going 2 b sent home bc of her boring performances lately. She just isnt ready. It seems like they r all playing it safe w their song choices 2. I disagree about paul naima n scotty bc we need a different style on the show. I hope casey or james wins tho. They rock!

    March 18, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  45. FRAN

    Naima clearly should have been the one sent home last night and Karen should have been next week now we will have to suffer through yet another Naima song disaster next week guess my mute button will get another work out next week!
    Not even sure how Naima made it this far there were much better choices to have been made by the judges and we all know why Karen is still there don't we?

    March 18, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  46. exactaman

    Naima is a hot looking gal. Her eyes are crazy. This is about votes (if it is on the up and up). I thought Allsion Iraheta or Adam should have won a couple years ago...and last year I thought Lee DeWeeze was a complete total joke. One thing bothering me this year is that randy is the only judge with any damn brains or who can tell it like it is. Steven looks like a tired and old Paula. And you thought Paula was stupid.

    March 18, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  47. Jenks

    What a joke... The performances by Naima & Paul the night before were really, really bad. For some of them not to make the bottom 3 last night shows that one can get by with popularity votes. Randy has the cahoonas to say who is "pitchy"....come on JaLo & Steven.... keep up with the program here and stop trying to be everyones friend. Naima & Paul have had two weeks of sub par and very pitchy performances. While I understand Karen would not have been able to keep up with Pia or Jacob in the long run..... she was certainly better than Naima or Paul...

    March 18, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  48. Lisa

    FIX YOUR HEADLINE ON THE ENTERTAINMENT SPLASH PAGE!!! "Who's went home on Idol?" Really?!

    March 18, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  49. Lisa

    Karen should never have been in the top 13 to begin with. And seriously, you those of you making nasty ethnic comments should really just stop with the ugliness.

    March 18, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  50. Guest

    Naima should have totally gone out, but personally I like Paul the most, he's not the greatest but I love how unique he is, you guys apparently don't like people to be different. He is a good singer in his own way.

    March 18, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  51. Hockeymom

    I will start with a positive note: Pia is very good and so is Stefano–why worry and complain about the people that go home. It is what it is. Has anyone come up with the cure for the common cold yet. That would be the next American Idol.

    March 18, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  52. american.idol

    Thank god karen went home. Its AMERICAN Idol. Do we care that you sing in english than two seconds later you switch to spanish? Obviously not. That was her downfall. Go back to your latina country and take your lack of talent with you. No one cares.

    March 18, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  53. Tyler

    I liked the decision. She was one of the three people I would have liked to see go home.
    What I still can't figure out is... WHO VOTES FOR PAUL?! He is terrible! I actually changed the channel to check the basketball game during his performance.

    March 18, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  54. RSL

    Pia is the next American Idol!

    March 18, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  55. doug

    The contestants should be judged by professionals. To leave this potentially career making decision up to the general public is ludicrous. Ninety nine percent of the public have no musical talent and wouldn't know if someone was singing off key or not. So in the end it turns into a popularity contest.

    March 18, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • uh....

      That's why it's called POPular music... about 1% of today's top 40 singers have any legitimate talent. In a country where McDonald's is the most popular food, and the Black Eyed Peas are chosen to perform during halftime, and Charlie Sheen can sell out Radio City Music Hall – twice .... did you really expect for people to vote for talent over popularity?

      March 18, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  56. GayMerican Idol

    All this show is about is finding the Best of the Worst.

    March 18, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  57. JC-VA

    Yes Karen should have been voted off a long time ago, I didn't like that thing about changing from Spanish to English, is cool one time but all the time..? She lacks creativity... and next week..? I hate to say it but Haley is next and then Naima.....

    March 18, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  58. J-Blow

    They should vote J-Blow off, the whiney piece of trash.

    March 18, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  59. Haus Cartwright

    I also have a 10 gallon top hat in my pants.

    March 18, 2011 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  60. Floyds Barber Shop

    You GayMerican idol fans are just plain stupid, bottom of the barrel losers. Get out of Mommys basement and do something with yourselves ya Dooshbags.

    March 18, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  61. Dianna

    IN MY OPINION, Naima and Paul really have no talent and since this is a talent show, they should go. Jacob would probably be a more entertaining singer if he didn't think he had to be so loud. It is now apparent how much Simon is missed on this show. I know he was abrasive but he also told the truth about each contestant's "talent". Unfortunately, most people vote not on talent but, like the Vote for the Worst website, want to just mess up the results and keep people on because they're the least talented.

    March 18, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  62. America loves to eat feces

    I didnt see it coming as I dont watch this stupid 4th grade entertainment debacle.

    PS...The papers are now discussing her deportaton..."Me say Hell Yeah".

    March 18, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  63. NotThisTime

    Pubic had it dead on. But Karen should've been gone when she sang Hero the first time. Her voice is very weak. I'd say Naima is next unless she change her song choice and then Haley. Sorry but Paul has to go. I know he has a unique voice but its irritating. The judges did right by not using it last night. If I were betting individual, I'd say it was JLo who wanted to use the wild card. Karen kept saying its time for a Latin A-Idol. My top 3 are Pia, Jacob, Casey with Pia as the AI.

    March 18, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  64. j thomas

    Glad Karen got voted off!! America made it very clear to her, we don't want to hear songs with Spanish mixed in.
    Its American Idol, English only!

    March 18, 2011 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  65. Kurly

    It really doesn't matter to me when all the filler people get cut. I've selected Casey as my fav and will watch until he's gone.

    March 18, 2011 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  66. jamal

    next week a white girl or guy will be eliminated. idol is doing whatever it can to keep the candidates as diverse as possible. unfortunately naimi will last a couple more weeks because of this.

    March 18, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  67. Ally

    I think this is one of the worst years of IDOL ever. I'm sick and tired already of Jennifer Lopez who just LOVES everyone but doesn't have Paula's quirky personality. Randy is just boring, boring, boring. Steven – well, when does he ever offer any constructive criticism. The show is bore. End it after this season.

    March 18, 2011 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  68. Ally

    I cannot stand listening to or watching Paul. He is the most annoying one of all the contestants. Get him out of there!

    March 18, 2011 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  69. i

    Top 3: scotty, casey, and james. final one? either casey or james (hoping is casey though!)

    March 18, 2011 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  70. John

    Citizens of this fair nation, you should be appalled that this even is thought of as news. Not only should this offend you but it should infuriate you, that this "news" outlet thinks so poorly of your intellect, that it would brand this as news. America has no ildes, so we fabricate people to praise, and mock those of true substance. End rant.

    March 18, 2011 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  71. Carroll

    Someone had to go. But I thought Naima has suck a unique voice than the other white girls. Frankly, I think this is the best 13 or 12 finalist this show had had. I feel everyone is so unique and could if they want be a artist or singer. It's just the selection of the song gets them bad comments from the judges and voting public. It's so hard being the bottom three and having a good performance and voice. The women left all have very nice voices, so it was just bad luck that Karen was voted off this week. I thought Casey Abrams of the men should have been voted off......

    March 18, 2011 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  72. Texas Girl

    SHOCKED THAT NAIMA DIDNT GO! Cant stand her any more. Her dancing looks like shes having a seizure, those dreadlocks are horrid, and her outfits are a train wreck. Sure hope she goes next wk. Karen blew her shot by making everything spanish. Not enough people are into bilingual music for her to keep going with that. Plus she was boring. What was she supposedly representing? Did anyone else notice that she looks cross eyed? And so does Haley. Hope America picks right on the next show. BYE NAIMA. YOU GOTTA GO

    March 18, 2011 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  73. the tiki idol on the bradybunch was more exciting

    I missed it. I agree, Idol judges are not being judges. Jlo os too afraid to be honest, because she's nice and doesn't want to be labeled the "bad guy"...Steve is not on tour, so this is like a teenage summer camp counselor job for him, so really, Randy is the only seasoned judge on the show, and seems like he's the only one with enough balls to say what's what..whenever that happens....I think there are two good singers on the show. One boy, one girl. But hey, people voted Jennifer Hudson off the show....need i say more? She is a phenomenal singer!! With quite a success story! Paul needs to stop singing like he's got oatmeal mixed with gravel in his throat. It's old, and it might be his signature voice, but it is not good. Not.....Goood. Peace.

    March 18, 2011 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  74. Ajay

    My Prediction on the next couple of weeks of who gets evicted next: Naima > Haley > Lauren > Thia >Scotty After they go then it will be harder to decide.

    Their voices and personalities can't carry them through it's just a matter of time

    March 18, 2011 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  75. andrew

    basically anybody on the show can sing. the worst singer is scotty mccreery. NO question about it. They could have picked so many other people instead of him... just for the low country voice. which is only good for country, and nothing else. idol sucks...

    March 18, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
    • dtcpr

      I don't understand this reasoning. Scotty is a very talented singer. Just because you don't like country doesn't mean he can't sing and doesn't deserve to be on the show. There are a lot of singers that only sing one type of music. Would you expect John Mayer, Matt Kearny, John Lengend to suddenly switch to country music? No. Then why shoudl Scotty switch to a different type of music. I don't even like country and I think Scotty is going places.

      March 18, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  76. No Thank You

    Every time you use the "word" pitchy, an angel's wings are ripped off.

    March 18, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  77. funk

    All you dumb a$$es need to pick up a book and read!

    March 18, 2011 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  78. Shannon

    I thought Neiama should have gone home tonight. Or Thia. I liked Karen. She had a great personality and smile and I liked it when she mixed up her english and spanish. I am a country sort of girl so I like Lauren and Scotty (although Scotty probably won't win). I like Casey and Pia and James

    March 18, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Bitter


      I must remind you, this is AMERICAN IDOL... Which of these two words dont you understand? Thi is not a Spanish idol... Not a beauty pageant or smiling contest.... You weirdo!

      Karen deserved to go home... Sorry Chica, you have no potential for AI 🙁

      March 21, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  79. christy

    I must be missing something because I think Jacob Lusk needs to go home. While I agree he has crazy range, I don't believe he is American Idol material. What am I not getting??

    March 18, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
    • TonyB

      You're missing nothing. Jacob is literally distressing to watch and worse to listen to. I have yet to fathom why he gets so much praise for his overly emotive, fleshy and terribly effeminate performances. I would never buy an album from this guy, regardless of the backing he'd get from all those "famous" producers should he win.

      March 18, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  80. wendy

    I was sad too to see Karen go. It should have been Thia M. She is too young and boring song choices.

    March 18, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Ignorant wendy

      Compare between the two. Thia is still way better than Karen. Talking about boring... Singing in Spanish bored the heck out of me the second time and it then became very annoying!

      March 21, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  81. bigdirt

    naima is terrible....i cant stand paul....jacob is not good either. now casey, pia and stefano – theyre great!

    March 18, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  82. Megan

    All you people hattin on Scotty, SHUT UP already you all know he's good. Just because he's a country singer doesn't mean you need to hate on him get over it already. Karen needed to go home and jacob needs to go next. Scotty, James, and Pia are the best : )

    March 18, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  83. Megan

    All you people hattin on Scotty, SHUT UP already you all know he's good. Just because he's a country singer doesn't mean you need to hate on him get over it already. Karen needed to go home and joshua needs to go next. Scotty, James, and Pia are the best : )

    March 18, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • frumpz

      Scotty does one note well. I give him that but everything sounds the same. He is the most boring contestant in years. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      March 18, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
    • oeoeoh

      who's joshua? i agree scotty is better than most and will probably be safe for several weeks. He can def belt out that country! Love James & Casey gets a unique thumbs up! I think the men are much stronger than the ladies this year. Naima – loved the story, but she is the likely next to go.

      March 18, 2011 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  84. art vandolaye

    Forget the contestants. Send home all 3 judges. They are the ones responsible for this lame lot of 13. Tyler looks more schriveled than an 90yr old penis and drunker than paula ever was. Jlo is boring and just compliments every song. She is no judge of talent.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  85. art vandolaye

    Who is voting for the hillbilly with the big ears, and the gospel singing dude? I have to turn off the volume when either of those guys sing. Put a cowboy hat on the redneck and send him back to the brokeback ranch.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
    • floydgg

      If you always to the volume off when they sing, how do you know that you don't like their singing?

      March 18, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Doodlehead

      Why bother watching an admittedly poor show if it is so bad you have to turn off the volume?
      You got nothing better to do????

      March 18, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Right

      Agree with Doodlehead. If it is bad(and it seriously is) don't watch it

      March 18, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  86. Done

    Hate to say it but have to agree with you. Most of us (guilty as charged) are holding on to something that was good in the past. But it really bl0ws for the past couple of years and the judges get worse by the minute. This will be it for me.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  87. Ted

    Naima has been picked by the web site "Vote for the Worst" as their pick and they're asking their followers to vote over and over for her. They are also responsible for Sanjaya and the oriental guy staying on so long. They're sort of like the people who keep introducing viruses and malware so that it is becoming difficult to enjoy the net. By the way, another program, Dial Idol, has picked the winner like seven or eight times shows Jacob, Scotty and Lauren as the top three each week. We'll see.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Seriously?

      Get out and get a life.

      March 18, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
    • frumpz

      Wrong. Vote for the Worst has selected Paul McDonald not Naima. They are pushing voting for Paul big time. Dial Idol has predicted a few winners and was really effective at predicting season 9. With the advent of online voting, their predictions this season have not even been close. Just look at their stats the last couple of weeks. Did you bother to look at the web sites that you are quoting?

      March 18, 2011 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  88. bummer

    the spanish english thing was beautiful! You folks really need to get that snow melted and get out more!

    March 18, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • slammer

      Yes, it was beautiful... maybe try Latino Idol... it would be perfecto! Dios mio!!!!!

      March 18, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  89. idol...who?

    Who really cares anymore?
    This show is so over.
    It has become so talentless and unimportant that this show has not had any real future for a couple of years now.
    Look at the ratings. Granted, it still has more viewers than it really deserves. But even the mindless Fox viewership has dwindled over the years. No need to bring it back for another useless season. Hasn't produced anything halfway decent in years.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  90. Galoux

    Of the three, definitely Naima should've gone. In fact, out of all of them, Naima was second in my mind only to the egregious Paul, who will torment us for who knows long because of the Brainless Teenybopper Factor. (Anyone know if that Vote for the Worst thing is still going? That could partially account for it too, though it hardly explains the judges.)

    March 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  91. sally

    Karen is much better than Naima. Scotty has a great voice. Jacob is fabulous. The men out-rank the women this year,
    but there are a couple of good women. Why so many people have to make so many nasty comments about these
    people is beyond me. It is true that probably no one who writes these comments could hold a candle to these kids as
    far as singing is concerned, so show some class.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  92. J

    Apparently I'm not hearing the same as the judges and the American public. Karen is definitely better than some. However Naima should't have even made it this far! I wrote off American Idol a few years ago due to the choices. So far looks like I won't be watching in the future.......

    March 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  93. TampaBayOldie

    exactly the way I picked it! Haley'll go next week hopefully:-)

    March 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  94. justin

    baby baby turn your lights down low its time for big eared scotty to go

    March 17, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • anh

      James...now there's some big ears! I do think he has a great voice though.

      March 17, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  95. anh

    Aww...come on guys.. Paul and Scotty are my favorite! I will probably quit watching when they are gone 🙁

    March 17, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beth

      Except Paul always looks drunk on stage. Stumbling and almost tripping.

      March 18, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |

    I am very satisfied with Karen leaving tonight. She should have never been in the top anyway. Kendra should have been the wildcard not Niema. The Spanish to English crap drove me crazy! Niema is next..then Paul..mark my words. Lusk will not be far behind. Although he does have a great voice..he ruins it by screaming and throwing in to much gospal in every song!

    March 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Pat

    One thing that I like about Idol this year is that nasty mean things are not being said to the contestants. Some of you on this blog are simply using it to spew your dislike for a certain ethnicity, manner of dress and even size. Why are you watching Idol?? Does it give you what you think is your opportunity to pull yourself up by pulling someone else down? Do you perhaps think that you get stand up there and belt it out in front of the judges, tv audience and show audience. If you can't say anything nice just shut up or watch another show.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Granita Sonliwa

    Naima & Karen are both not worthy of being a finalist. This crop is not so good. I like Lauren, Jacob, Casey, James & Stefano but no one really stands out. And I am so not country music, sorry Scotty. You will have a career you deserve it but not as my American Idol

    March 17, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
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    March 17, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  100. IDOLIZE

    All three needed to go, get real, non of them could sell a bag to Charlie Sheen. The whole 'representing' thing was worn out. Latina go home :-0

    March 17, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • user

      yeah like you have ever represented anything in you little pathetic life at leas she was reresenting her culture the roots of were she came from how about you??? big fat NOTHING

      March 18, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Kerry


      I think you need anger management classes.

      March 21, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  101. Terri

    I missed the show tonight, who were the bottom three? I agree that Karen was not all that good, But I think the 15 year old Thia is completely boring!

    March 17, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • ShamanNora

      Agreed. Thia hits flat notes every week. She's too inexperienced for this show. Naima should go, followed by Paul, Stefano, Jacob....They really would have had a more interesting show if they kept Robbie and Julie, two great talents. This is now becoming a weird season. (If Paul wins this – I'm done. Who needs a Rod Stewart wannabe?) Lee's song was dull as was his performance (how did he win AI?), and the opening group number was embarrassingly bad.

      March 17, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      I've never heard Thia hit a bum note. Even if she's booted, she'll get picked up by Disney. She's perfect for them.

      March 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • ShamanNora

      Then you need to have perfect pitch – Thia hits at least one or two flat notes every song she sings.

      March 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ShamanNora

      Yeah... i agree... all of them hit flat notes!!!! Not just one, but all of them! They are not huge artists yet. They are trying to becoming one... of course no one is perfect at this stage! Get your facts straight please... you sound so ignorant...

      March 18, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Eric

    This is an American television show. Speak AND SING in English! It's great to live in a pluralistic, multi-linguistic society, but public presentations should be in English. Apparently, she was singing to a population that did not (care to?) watch and vote for her. This is the equivalent of me being on France Idol and singing in English. When in Rome...

    She had it coming.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • j thomas

      Its disrespectful of her. I am so tired of having to be tolerant of people who don't speak English, now to have to listen to someone sing in Spanish,
      Glad she is gone!

      March 18, 2011 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
    • user

      @ J thomas, Disrespectfull??you are an idiot, last time I checked this is sill a country were freedom of speech is uses in ANY language so dont hate bc she knows one more language than you wil ever know only the pitty english language you probably dont even speak it right

      March 18, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • @user

      uh.... and did you write English correclty? So many grammatical errors there... just dont criticize people if you are the one who is having that problem... geez...

      Stop bringing the race issue up! American Idol is based on true talents for crying out loud!!!!!

      March 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Carol

    I think it's ironic that many of you write such mean spirited comments. The worst of them sing a million times better than the best of us, LOL.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carols Bowl Haircut

      @ Carol.

      Yep...another enabling, gullible STUPID American Woman. Go soak your head ya Dingo.

      March 18, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • @ Carol

      These are opinions. While they may be "mean-spirited" they are people's views. Isn't that how people vote? It's based on what people believe is good and what is bad. Live with it.

      March 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  104. SingInEnglish

    I think the right person went home tonight. I hate the english/spanish renditions of EVERY song Karen sung. It got old quick and is a big reason she is no longer on the show.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |

      I totally agree! Can't believe she made the top over Kendra.

      March 17, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • American Idol Not (spanisIh Idol)

      I agree it was ok one time but she wanted Attention because she was bilingual.
      We new she was Spanish she did not have to keep on repeating it .

      March 18, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
    • dani

      American Idol Not (spanisIh Idol) Karen's family is from the American continent so technically she's on the right show. Spanish Idol just in case you didn't know would be held in SPAIN.. like EUROPE. (: just thought you should know.

      March 18, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
    • user

      and let me guess all of you hating on the bilingual singer are prob racist rednecks huh go figure

      March 18, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • dani

      @User I'm Hispanic so no but her english spanish renditions got a tad annoying.

      March 18, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  105. melanie

    all of the bottom 3 need to go home. so does jacob lusk. he is awful. i'm not sure that the judges and i are listening to the same thing every week when they praise him.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • In PA

      I totally agree, Lusk is HORRIBLE!!!!! Who would buy an album that sounded like that??? Maybe his momma, that's about it!

      March 18, 2011 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Kerry

      FINALLY! I agree with Melanie, Jacob needs to GO! We dont need another Luther Vandross clone in this world. And why does everyone hate Paul so much, at least he is a bit different, has a unique voice. Pia, KC, James and Paul for Top 4. I grow tired of Jacob's whining!

      March 21, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  106. What's With Paul????

    Paul is wayyyyyyyyy too skinny! Anyone agree with me on that? Chime in! As the SNL guy sings, Wut up wid dat? Wut up wid dat?!

    March 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • ?

      All I ever can think of is that character from die hard, the one doing all the coke and calling everyone bubela.
      Not that I think this guy does that sort of thing, but the creepy overcheerful smile just bugs me.
      Oh, and by the way, ease up on Scotty, do you remember how young he is?

      March 18, 2011 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  107. sp from michigan

    Noxema needs to go next, she is the wort of the remaining contestants.........I also hated the switch from english to spanish from karen and so did america.....

    March 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Huge A-I Fan

    I say they do a switch in the next two weeks and bring back Sanjaya! Yeah-us! Bring back Sanjaya like The Bachelor gave Brad "Bad Temper" Womack a second chance. Sanjaya! Sanjaya!

    March 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Shari of Ohio

    There is a real beauty to hearing a song sung in Spanish. I am glad Karen sang some songs like that. She just may very well pursue that avenue and become well-known as she progresses and become more famous as a Latina singer than all of the others on AI. She could have a fan base, eventually, that reaches many Latino countries, so on several continents, with the huge Latino population in the world.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • sp from michigan

      you're joking right??? that english to spanish crap is what got her booted off–good ridence... Noxema is next

      March 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • user

      no it is not a joke you are the joke!!! she does have a beautiful voice and can go really far if she puts her heart into it so stop hating

      March 18, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • peacsktr

      So Agree with shari and User. Karen is really good and I loved how sweet she is, she will succeed I can see it.

      March 18, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Sing in one language

      The back-and-forth between languages is ridiculous and pointless. Why stop there? Why not sing a line in English, then Spanish, then Chinese, then French, then Italian...

      We get it, you're hispanic. No one cares. Just sing the damn song.

      Karen was horrible, and annoying. Naima is worse, but she will be next. Either way, there's no possible scenario in which either of them would make it much farther.

      And JLO was extremely annoying with how badly she wanted to use the save to keep Karen. REALLY? This EARLY on? How DARE you even think of using the save when she was kicked off so EARLY on. If you can't make it into the top 4 or 5... America doesn't want you!

      March 18, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • whatever

      Singing in Spanish on AI is ridiculous. I think she's ok, not good but ok. I'm surprised that she even made it this far. When she sang that song "Hero", to be honest I was kind of enjoying it because it's one of my favorite songs.... then, spanish lyrics kicked in.... totally threw me off board (Helloooo? I do not understand Spanish and this is American Idol!). I felt instantly that she was trying to get her votes from Latinos voters. Just like I felt she was trying to impressed JLo when they picked Top 24... And then she kept on signing English then Spanish, it became very very annoying and ridiculous. American Idol should be judged upon true talents... not sucking up behinds to get through...

      March 18, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  110. the boss

    They all suck exept lusk. give it a rest already.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Shari of Ohio

    I agree with many here, NAIMA NEEDS TO GO. I think her consistent pitchiness is annoying. I liked Karen, though. I think if she develops more she could still have a career. The judges simply arenaft going to use the once-a-season save card so early in the season. I actually thought Haley would be the one to leave today. I'd rather see Naima go next week though.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  112. kim

    Karen is too sweet to.go! I think out of all, scotty should go. He sings the same, no range, flat and old fashioned. At least Karen tried to raise it up a notch. She just needs more confidence bu8lding. Naomi has confidence, but her singing is awful. I'd buy sings from. Karen!

    March 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Sam

    They should have saved us some time and sent all three of them home tonight. None of them is going to win anyway!

    March 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  114. crystal

    Karen was good shes a solid latina singer she beautiful and gives her all the music industry needs another amzing latina singer since selena has been gone. naima sucks she cnt carry a tune and she just plain horrible. people can say karen wasnt great but she d@mn well was better then naima

    March 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Kiki

    I never liked her. She had a good voice but she always acted like she loved herself and I didn't like the way she "always" switched between english and spanish. While it is fine to be proud of your cultural heritage, not everyone wants to see it each and every week. I think she overplayed that card.

    March 17, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Christine

    Karen just happened to be the one that went first....but guarantee Naima won't be far behind. If anything, Naima needs to go just b/c of the outfits she wears every week. Who dresses her? A blind person??!

    March 17, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Be Quiet

      what a shallow b!tch you are.

      March 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • funny

      she said she makes them all herself. They do look silly, and she does suck at singing. But she does have a nice story, but this is not a story, it is a singing contest. Time to go.

      March 18, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Afrodude

      The only thing naima has is style! we love her soo much

      March 18, 2011 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
    • user

      how bout YOU BE QUIET heff!, her dresses are indeed weird but its ok its the end of the line for her no way she makes the top 10

      March 18, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  117. Tammy

    DAAAAYUUUM! I DVR'd but decided to just go ahead read this blog believing that Naima was for sure the one to have been the one to be sent home. Boy is America really screwing this one up, just like they did with Fantasia, and Taylor Hicks! Just like Ron White says, "you can't fix stupid".

    March 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vernon

      What are you talking about Fantasia? You can't even compare the other to Fantasia?!!! She won a Grammy and countless other awards. He albums have all gone platinum. She sang broadway and does gospel and R&B. She has amazing range and Simon has said she was is favorite contestant EVER! She has staying power. Diana D is nowhere to be found right now so America did get it right. Just because you hate Fantasia you can't have blinders on to the obvious.

      March 17, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  118. DKA Media

    I think either her or Naima could have gone home, either way it is tough seeing them going far. See more http://filmindustrytopics.blogspot.com/

    March 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  119. D

    I never cared for Karen, she was alright, but this week and last week she's sucked badly so it seems the right decision.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  120. StagemanG

    Naima will certainly go soon. Karen should never have been in the top 13. She was a wild card because of her "gimmick" trick of singing in Spanish. I found it tiresome. In my view, Naima and Paul should be next, with Haley probably on the march to an exit as well.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ricky

      Can you send Scott home soon too?

      March 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC

      Paul is the worst who votes for this guy. He looks like he is drunk up there on the stage.

      March 17, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scotty Sucks

      My favorite episode of the season will be the one where Scotty gets eliminated.

      March 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynn

      Karen wasn't a wild card, but she did have the roughest night. What was that outfit she had on? Did not help at all!

      March 17, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • dani

      I'm latina and annoyed that she sings her songs in both Spanish and English. At first it was alright but then week after week It just got a tad routine. She definitely wouldn't win Idol with her english/spanish songs.

      Naima is next.

      March 18, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Swizz

      Agreed – singing in English and Spanish *was* definitely tiresome for me. I can't understand Spanish, so I never understood the appeal when she did it at first, but thought it was ok, nothing to go home over. The more she did it, the less I cared for her, however. That move, I think, just alienated a lot of people who ended up not voting for her. I hope she didn't get guidance to keep on doing it. I know there are a lot of Spanish speakers in the US, but you also don't want to limit your audience and their votes in a popularity contest.

      Additionally, overall the contestants this year are very weak. Who is that producer that gives them all that near-useless advice and the awful mixing of their songs? I miss Simon – they need another judge like him. Someone who knows how to cull the herd and isn't afraid to tell the truth, even if it might hurt someone's feelings.

      March 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Babs

      Well, I vote for Paul. You need to get out more. Music is more than just standing there hitting all the right notes and being dull.

      March 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Bill & Ted

    Spoiler Alert! Show canceled! California Bikini Contest up next, dudes!

    March 17, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Misty

    Naima is awful. But everyone is right, Karen was certainly not going to win. Naim a should be next for sure though.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • wendy

      I think Naima's dancing is crazy funny. Forget her singing...now that IS something else. Hope it will be bye-byeeeeeeee Naima soon.

      March 18, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  123. ShellyinTexas

    Yes, the right person went home tonight. The other two will go home soon.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  124. YaYa

    Karen wasn't the best but she wasn't the worst. She was going to go home anyway but I agree, Naima should have gone home first!

    March 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Dennis

    I feel kind of Bad for Karen. Of the 3 choices in the bottom 3, she was likely the best, but the voters got it right for the bottom 3. Karen had a rough 2 weeks, and she did have weak song choices. The other 2 won't be far behind.

    It's going to get interesting once the weak go home.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Texas Redhead

    I think it should have been Naima but agree Karen would be next so either way Karen won't be around. I would be curious which judge(s) wanted to keep Karen since Randy said it wasn't unanimous. I'm glad the judges didn't use their save–there are better performers that may need to be kept on by the judges.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      I suspect that JLO was pretty upset to see Karen go. She seems to favor the Latin singers.

      March 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • user

      @denins, well HELLO!!!! J-LO is Latina Puerto Rican to be exact so ofcourse she was pulling for her just like all the whites will pull for the whites and the blacks for the blacks is fact! I personally was pulling for her too since I am latino but Im also pulling for James I think he has what it takes to win it all

      March 18, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • trouble

      @users..I hope that Latins are not pulling for Latins, whites for whites, etc..I'm pulling for talent, I'm Cuban and I thought Naima should had gone but Karen was a close second. My favorites are Jacob and Pia..great voices, Casey..the coolest

      March 18, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • geauxLSU

      @user – you are kidding, right? How absurd is that? I am white and my top two are Casey and Jacob. One is white and one is black. How much more racial can your comment be?

      March 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  127. MissKitty

    I missed the show tonight but figured Paul and Naima would be the most likely to go. Karen really did have an awful night last night, but, overall, she's better than the other two. I was really hoping next week would see us rid of the one who sounds like a cat hacking up furballs. Oh well.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Kenny

    Fergie's face should've been voted off.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC


      March 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC-VA

      I knew that was her... OMG, what the hell was that..? Can anyone explain me what was that all about..? I'm speachless about what people think is talent..... Do they really sell records..? I think my cat sings better than them...

      March 18, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Babs

      Took me a while to even decide if that WAS Fergie. Hated it.

      March 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  129. monleaniou

    i don't know why naimi is there .. america chucked her out and the JUDGES BROUGHT HER BACK! she sucks .. she's too much .. too rambunctious too everything .. i can't see anyone buying an album from her .. what's her style? who knows? jamaican? 20s era? boring era? yes. please, who ever is hogging the redial button in the ganja shop, please don't. stop .. my ears can't take it and i'm starting to have seizures from her dancing ..

    March 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zipperhead

      ALL wildcards AND saves should be sent home by America IMMEDIATELY right after the judges make their decisions to keep them. America votes them to go, so they should go!

      March 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • wendy

      Mama Mia...you are extremely funny.

      March 18, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
    • CattyA

      It sounds bullying when you say that "America" votes these people off.

      March 18, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Afrodude

      Naima's style is modern african. Very creative. Learn to appreciate diversity.

      March 18, 2011 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Claire

      @Afrodude More like Faux-African.

      March 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Rebecca Bugg

    I thought that Naima should have gone home this week, but Karen would have gone home soon, anyway, so there was no reason for the judges to use their save tonight.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  131. laura

    i thought Karen should have gone home weeks ago. Her voice is weak and u can tell by her boring song choices...sorry Karen.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • crazy canuck

      Gorgeous girl, fantastic voice. She hits every note. She was better than some of the other contestants, but not likely to win. Too bad they let her go. And what's with the anti-Mexican/Puerto Rican posts in this blog. America, you should be ashamed.

      March 18, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      Everytime Karen sang I wanted to push on her stomach like an good voice coach would do to get her voice out. It seemed that what she gave was all she had. She never belted out anything to catch your attention or engage the audience. Pretty voice but nothing to build a successful career.

      March 18, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Babs

      thank you. As I've said before, sweet kid. nice voice. nothing speacial.

      March 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  132. M. Simons

    She probably shouldn't have been the one voted off, but neither should the Judges have kept her. I, personally, think it should have been Haley.

    March 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  133. scott h

    wasn't this her 2nd week at the bottom? it's been obvious she's not up to the pressure right now, and was bringing nothing genuine or exciting to the game; hopefully, she'll learn how to use her voice

    March 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • user

      listen here and how many times was hailey and naima on the bottom?? more than her so stop hating naima should have been long gone and hailey too even if she is hot as hell so shut it

      March 18, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Babs

      @ user.
      Wow. Bitter much?

      March 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Five0

    Naima should have been the one to go home! She is awful every single night. She couldn't carry a tune in a freaking bucket! She need to GO!!!

    March 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alan

      Totally agree, thought her performance was the very worst!

      March 17, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Otis

      Agree, Naima is the worst of the pack. Blatant pimping by judges is keeping her alive. Why?! Karen was my #11 so she got dumped a week early. Don't get love for Paul either. Wouldn't be surprised if Karen got a contract performing cross-over music.

      March 18, 2011 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Agreed

      More surprising is that Haley was in the bottom three. Truth is, this is really more than just vocals when you consider who is actually voting and controlling who leaves and who stays, and Haley is hot...like it or not.

      March 18, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
    • vocecita

      100% agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is a shame...

      March 18, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • PilatusPC12

      America just hate bilingual people.... Naima should have been eliminated couple weeks ago along with Thia whos performance has been declining which was unexpected.

      March 18, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Lorrainne

      Nothing was as shocking as FERGIE'S FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      March 18, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Agreed Naima should have gone but she should have never made it to Hollywood. Karen is a very talented young lady. I had her in the top 4.
      My choices:
      #5 Asian gal (sorry dont remember name)
      #4 Casey
      #3 Scotty
      #2 Terrettes Guy (sorry dont remember name)
      #1 Pia


      March 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Babs

      sorry to disagree but I really like Niema. She has personality and is a good entertainer. LOVED her rendition of "summer time". I don't think she'll win the whole thing (Sure to be one of the men) But she's sooooo much better than Karen. NIce kid, nice voice but boring.... I found nothing remarkable in anything she did.

      March 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • birdseed

      can't wait to see the last of Paul and Scott. Paul is not interesting, he's bad and Scotty's smugness makes me want to throw something at the TV...or turn the lights down so low i can't see his smirk.

      March 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • t-u-l-i-s-a-n

      ..hmm i think all the girls should be vote out..

      March 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • HollywoodSurF

      I think the Judges are mesh! However I still wonder how bigger AI would have been with these two.


      March 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • smilingbagel

      Totally agree! Naima and Paul are the worst.

      March 19, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |

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