A stunning result on 'Idol'
March 24th, 2011
09:06 PM ET

A stunning result 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'm trying to type through the tears.

The judges saved Casey, and his appreciation was so genuine that it moved me.  He deserves to still be in the competition.

And great news for fans: There will be a Top 11 tour this summer instead of a Top 10. What a crazy, insane and beautiful night.

What do we think caused Casey to get such a low number of votes this week? Are you happy with the result? Did the judges use the save too soon?

Let us know your thoughts.

soundoff (263 Responses)
  1. big AL

    As I see it Pia doesn't have the "IT" factor but most of them do!

    March 25, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kay

    Manufactured drama. I listened without watching....I couldn't understand why Ryan kept pausing.....after a few beats the crowd would start yelling or booing. Enough. There are so many good voices I don't know why it had to resemble the Romans deciding who would live and who would die. Enough. The drama cheapens the show.

    March 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CGoddess

    I loved Casey in the begining...his performance with that enormous base was triumphant. He entered "Nirvana", with a series of horrid screaches and unintelligable lyrics and he lost his shine. He needs to take this second chance and go back to performing in the way that got him on the show!

    March 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ronnie

    The whole Casey thing was staged!!! They had to do something to get the ratings up!! Haley or THia would have been probably voted off. But they staged the whole Casey thing so that most people like him and would be happy to see the judges save him!!! The public isnt stupid!!!

    March 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gary

    Personally I think they should invert the voting and instead of voting for who you want to stay you should vote for who you would like to see go. That way it eliminates the possible current scenario where one person may get 98% of the vote and the rest are split among everyone else with sometimes only a fraction of a percent difference among them. I think it would be interesting anyway.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gappman

    Casey doesn't get our vote. I think he looks like Will Farrel (very distracting) and my wife is grossed out by his hair and beard. Says he looks, "Dirty." And we all know that image is part of the package so strikes for image. As far as his singing goes, an occasional hit but mostly grunts and growls. A bit over the top. He does have confidence and commands a stage well but it's not enough to overcome the other issues I stated.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jalyn

    I honestly think it's his nasty beard

    March 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • fred

      This guy can't sing and his beard is sickening looking. America voted because he sucks and the Supreme Court overrued the will of the people of America. Get the hook for him.

      March 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. MTinIdaho

    So, yeah, I really liked the Hull Hogan bit at least. :/

    March 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. AwesomeAmy

    I, for one, love Casey. He is not only a talented vocalist, but a talented musician as well. Not only that, but when he is on stage I find him to be such an entertainer. He gets the crowd involved, doesn't just stand there with a mic. I would definitely purchase one of his CD's. Casey MOST CERTAINLY should not have been in the bottom. He is such a well-rounded artist and I would hate to see him go. STEP IT UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. wisdomVSknowledge

    Remember, two will be going home next week... and NO save available! Casey may yet have to pack his bags. Josh and Niama have already been reserved from the start and I'm glad they were. They make the show a little more interesting and give it some "color" (pardon the pun). Next on the GOOD-BYE list should be Paul... unique? Yes, but on the odd side.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • EO

      Who's Josh?

      Paul is awesome! I close my eyes and listen to his voice as if on the radio and he and James are the only one's that I wouldn't change the station on...

      March 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bookenz

    I'm happy Casey got a reprieve because I like him. However, ALL that earth shattering drama, you'd think someone just told him he'd been cured of cancer or something. It's just a tv show.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeremiah

    I agree Casey should have been saved. And I agree this was a stunt. They didn't have enough time left for him to sing the whole song. Hulk must have taken too much time! Casey, I hope you are listening. You are so talented, but you need to cut the theatrics and concentrate on your specialty. A little drama is good, but not goofy unless you want to work for Disney! The audience doesn't know exactly where you fit which is some of the problem. Oh, and if you will clean up the hairy look, you will be more popular. Please. But, guy, I really like you a lot!

    March 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Gal from Montana

    Wasted save. Too early in the show. If Casey doesn't step up his game plan, he'll be voted off again next week. I, for one, am not that impressed with his vocals and would not buy his album.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. wisdomVSknowledge

    Faked? Perhaps... Casey's reaction was indeed full of drama as was James' reaction to Hulk Hogan's appearance. In any case, I think the judges used their "save" too soon and certainly for the wrong person. Casey's style is too campy and his appearance is too sloppy for an American Idol and the total package doesn't attract the masses. I don't think he'll make the final four and he won't be saved the next time his head is on the block.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Chuck

    Is he going to be able to survive the summer tour with his ulcerative coilitis?

    March 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carl

      I totally agree with you, the next to go I hope will be Jacob, that guy is horrible, I don't have a clue as to what the judges, or anybody for that matter, see's any good in him, just a terrible singer.

      March 31, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  16. Carl

    I really Like Casy,Scott,Lauren,Thia and Pia. I hope Thia gets a chance I believe with the right coaching she is gonna break out. the only issue with Pia is she is a little boring.. someone needs to teach Scotty how to hold a microphone but of all the contestants he impressed me the most with Mowtown night its not that he was the best performance its what he did with it that got me.
    Jacob and Noxema have to go

    March 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ralph Loren

    I don't understand the attraction of Jacob. Of all remaining contestants, he is the one I can't stand. Yuk.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Red Buttons

    Casey is great

    March 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  19. jean

    I love the show. the talent this years is the BEST–Judges are Fantastic. We all love them.

    Go 11–have fun.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Gary S.

    American Idol...that's STILL on?

    March 25, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  21. angj

    I cannot understand why you don't vote for who you want off instead of the favorite, it seems like it would make more sense.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Cynlee

    This was the first time that I really felt that decisions were orchestrated behind the scenes. Casey in the bottom? No way. He might not be everyone's favourite, but come on. He is talented and a showman; they need someone like him on tour. The fact that Thia was sent back (and I do think she is sweet) made for 5 girls and 5 guys, before it was announced that 11 would tour this summer. American Idol gets the results it wants at the end of the day.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  23. CA23

    Casey is my favorite, but I haven't been voting for him because I figured there was no chance he would be near the bottom. I'm thinking a lot of people were thinking the same thing.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  24. DDSilks

    Not Casey, I meant James

    March 25, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  25. DDSilks

    Give me a break, folks! Casey migh have SOME talent, but not as a recording STAR. I'm sure he could do well in some small local bands, but to put him in the company of truly talented rock stars seems a bit ridiculous. Pia is wonderful, but nothing special. She has a great voice, is cery pretty, stylish, all that, but there are many out there like her. Naima should go back where she came from and do her dances there. Thia has a lot of growing up to do–again, good voice, but nothing special. Paul does NOT have a good voice, but he has style and is not commonplace. (Did Rod Stewart ever have a voice?? or Neil Diamond?) Mr Country Singer is out of place, although he will find some short lived fame on the country music scene. Stefano and Haley are out. And Casey (Mr-Adam-Lambert-Wanna-Be) will go the Taylor Hicks route - a record contract that goes nowhere.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  26. Andi

    Casey deserved to stay. Stefano and Thia both should have gone home. The judges made the right call.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  27. john

    It was appropriate that Hulk Hogan made an appearance last night. Idol is no less rigged than pro wrestling.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  28. mood

    Who the hell is voting for Paul? That dude is horrible!! He had an interesting enough schtick to get him through the audition process and to Hollywood. But it should have ended there. Thank God for DVR cuz I listen for 30 seconds to see if he's not channeling the ghost of 70s Rod Stewart again and skip ahead to the next song.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  29. John

    Ok honestly, why does everyone think Scotty is so good? He sounds like chris young and Josh turner! He can't hit ANY high note! Someone tell me why peoplethink he is so good. Look up tomorrow by chris young then listen to Scotty..... They sound the same

    March 25, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  30. Matt

    Take off the beard and you'll double your votes!

    March 25, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  31. Brian

    Casey is very good and didn't deserve to be lowest in votes, but save should've waited in case Pia or James needed it....they are clearly the two best...

    March 25, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  32. Marylandls

    WHEW Kelly, I was wondering why "Maryland" would have offended you! lol

    March 25, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  33. Marylandls

    I think some of you forget that Casey has spent quite a bit of time in the hospital in the past few weeks. He has not had the benefit of being mentored as aggressively as the rest of the contestants. I also think, from speaking with my AI watching friends, that everyone assumed Casey was safe and didn't vote for him, ala Chris Daughtery. And we all know that the "Save" was created in memory of Chris’s untimely boot. I think Casey will probably tone it down next week, maybe break out the big bass, and wow us once again. For me…I thought Niama should have gone. She would be a winner on a dancing show, but the vocals aren’t there IMO.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  34. Kristy

    Even though the "save" was made early, it was necessary. I think viewers who truly appreciate talent know that
    Casey should not have been voted off. Unfortunately viewers vote can turn things upside down at any time . There
    are folks out there that will intentionally vote for the wrong person. We saw this with Crystal Bowersox and Adam the past two seasons. Maybe another "save" will be thrown in just like the latest change of finalists who get to tour.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  35. Rich

    It seems like the contestant that goes first each show seems to have a better chance of making the bottom three then the ones that go on at the end of the night. I think more people tune in as the show goes on. I was shocked Haley was not sent packing.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  36. Rudy

    I think you should be able to vote who you want off, instead of who you like.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  37. Darrell

    How in the hell did Casey almost sent home when that yellow jacket eating Paul is still running around the stage like he was on some major drugs???? just sayin

    March 25, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  38. Peggy

    I think the save was used too early. Casey's time was up.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • john

      The whole "save" thing is a sham. Can you imagine the fan backlash with this crowd if they had waited until there were 5 or 6 remaining? Nobody wants to see thier "votes" overturned...this save, again, a sham, will receive no backlash.

      March 25, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      I agree. Believe it or not I find Niama very entertaining, not the greatest voice, just different. By the way she looked great last night in that white dress. The rest of her clothes are just for fun.

      March 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Eric

    He made a big mistake doing Nirvana last week, but Casey is my favorite and they used the save correctly. I don't think Casey has the vocal abilities to win American Idol and he isn't a pop star, but he's the only contestant I would pay money to see perform live and I hope he hangs in for as long as possible. I don't know how Thea, Niema, or Paul are surviving. They are all talented, but compared to the rest of the contestants, their singing lacks power and entertainment.

    March 25, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |


    March 25, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  41. Johnman

    Casey should be voted off next week, just to keep the judges aware that the public rules the show, not them. JHo is the most transparent, trying to keep the latina last week. Casey's bleeped comment of Oh, my f"ing God. ought be enough to send him packing, the classless oaf.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  42. Birddog01

    11 talented, not all going to be stars. Stars: Casey (most talented, not most talented singer), Pia (definitely Celine-type clone), Scotty (country star in the making for sure but will only appeal to country music lovers. I predict a duo with Carrie U), Thia (the purest voice IMHO, next Hannah Montana), Paul (in some weird way people love him), James (with a band). Those who don't belong – Naomi (sp?, over-rated, not a good singer), Haley (has a mean growl, that's it). Jacob, I'm not sure. Judges sure gush about him but I don't get it. Sounds nasaly or something. Like he's singing from the roof of his mouth. Might hit the gospel charts and follow Ruben's footsteps but I wouldn't pay to hear him. Stefano is okay and might squeak out 1 or 2 hits before we lose sight of him.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  43. mark in nyc

    what's stunning? that american tweens keep the terrible singers and allow the talented ones to go?

    March 25, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |


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  45. Ted

    Great Save! How Casey even got in that situation is a mystery. Paul & Stefano need to go for the guys next.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
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  47. Deliverance

    BAD Mistake! I agree Wolfman Casey should not go yet but he will before long. Stefano should have gone, then Adopo, then Scotty, then Paul, then Thia, then Casey, then Haley, then Lauren, then Jason and then let Pia and Jacob battle it out in the battle of the best voices because they already have recording contracts waiting.
    I miss Simon telling it like it is.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  48. bill singer

    I thought the save of Casey, was the only thing they could do. He is the most unique talent on this years show and should win American Idol. I don't know who votes for that Thea Magia. She is terrible.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  49. nick

    Casey was saved because of his talent only. But American Idol is about the most popular singer, not the greatest talent. Casey needs to work a lot on becoming more attractive to a young American audience. He looks a bit like a youthful rabbi with that red bushy beard, Sorry to make such a superficial comment – but thats American Idol.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  50. Beth

    Casey should not get a makeover! He needs to get back to what got him to where he is now and hold on for dear life. Paul bugs me and will go, but I see he can play the guitar and he has a niche (think how rich Dave Mathews is) Thia nails her notes but needs more showmanship. Jason needs to rein it in. I love scotty but he should go soon. My guess for final two... Thia and Jason.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  51. George

    The judges got it right. What I can't understand is how Scotty survives. He'd be better off on Nashville Star.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  52. Jane

    Maybe they saved Casey because of the malfunctions of he voting system that a few other people mentioned (not being able to get their votes through), and, because the producers knew about those malfunctions, it was predetermined to save Casey.

    I'm bored with this season's contestants. It's difficult to care about any of them. I cared about Crystal. I cared about Adam. I was genuinely disappointed when neither of them won. This year, I don't care who wins. But, I want Thia to stick around, and not because I believe that she should win or can win, but because her voice is stellar and pitch perfect and she doesn't need to growl or hit the Celine Dion type high notes to sing a song perfectly. I don't want Thia to have an early exit. I'd like to see her improve each week. And, I like James, because he always looks as if he's having the time of his life and he is fun to listen to and watch. Yeah, I could live without the high notes in every song, but overall I do like him and he is quite talented. You can't criticize him for being "like Adam," because a lot of voters liked Adam, so it makes sense that the judges would choose someone with Adam's type of style. Plus, after 9 Seasons, you're not going to have all originals; there's bound to be some contestants who seem much like past contestants.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  53. Spender H

    The only thing surprising is that the judges wasted their save on him. If you check DialIdol.com which monitors busy signals to try to predict rankings Casey has been in the bottom 2 for several weeks. This is not that voters thought he was safe this week. America has not been voting for this guy. He will be gone within 3 weeks. Wasted save.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • WilmaWonka

      I don't think it was wasted. He will probably go in the next couple of weeks which is a bummer but he will help sell tickets for the tour. I think he appeals to an older demographic. They aren't necessarily voting but they might consider buying a ticket to take their kids if they can see Casey with his bass.

      I do think however, that the save was meant for a few select contestants as I said above. Casey was one of them.

      March 25, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  54. Nancy

    This is the first season that I am watching IDOL and it is mainly because of Jennifer & Steven. These 11 contestants all are extrmely talented and will have singing contracts. My the top 4 are Casey, Pia, James & Jacob and was I ever shocked that Casey got the least amount of votes. We all know people vote for their favs, whether they can sign or not but to not vote for the most talented individual on that show is a sham! I knew the judges would not let Casey go and I am pleased the judges didn't let me done. Go Casey & James...

    March 25, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      I completely agree, those 4 will make the most interesting top 4. I could see all of them winning the show on any other season, and I think they will all have recording contracts before this is over.

      March 25, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  55. Munk

    I liked Casey when he did jazz with his bass. It really showed his musicianship and talent. All the screamy stuff was just like a bunch of other stuff out there. Hope Casey will consider going back to his roots as a musician and show how he is different. He has tons of talent that he hasn't been showing.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  56. IceT

    Does anyone really think the judges would or could spontaneously decide to send 11 contestants on the tour without the producers OK first...riiiiiiiight. ;D

    March 25, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  57. Todd

    Casey got voted off because he isn't that good. Yes he has cool style, but he doesn't have tone or range, and frankly doesn't compare to the other contestants.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  58. Name*Joe

    Proves once again Americans have no appreciation for art an talent and will pour money and votes to talentless acts like bieber and Kesha.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  59. Michi

    As usual, Casey will not win but he will make it in the end. Why? Because he, like all the others that will lose, will not be stuck in some contract. Producers and labels will snap him up and he will be a bigger star than the winner. Why? Because the winner is stuck and he won't be. I think the best thing about American Idol is seeing who loses and becomes a bigger star than the winner.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  60. WilmaWonka

    The save was only ever going to be used on certain people: Casey, Jacob, Pia, Paul, Scotty – so, I'm not surprised.

    Having said that, I think the save was appropriate. This is an incredibly talented kid. I sometimes wonder if he tries too hard. I thought his best work was with his bass and jazzy vibe.

    My order of people who should go next: Sorry but, Thia. She's just not ready. Then, Niama aka Noxema. I just don't get Motown & African dancing. Her best work was the raggae infused Umbrella. She should stick with that.
    After that, the guido guy. Sorry, but if I can't remember your name, you're not my american idol. Plus, he loses the melody in so many songs – enough with the rifts. Then, Haley. She's lost her edge. After that, Paul. I love Paul. Love, love, love. I just don't think most people get him unless you're over 35 and we're not the demographic that's voting.

    Next to go should be, Casey – for the same reason as above – demographically challenged. Then, the gawdy country girl – UNLESS, there's country week and she does a dixie chick song. Then I think she'll hang around longer.

    After that, it's anybody's game. Pia needs to lighten up and stop with the pageant arms. Ladies, you know what I'm talking about. James needs to stop trying so hard. The voice is there and if you're cool, people just know it. You don't have to have the scarf and the spiked hairdo to prove it. Scotty, well, there's a huge country base in this country and he's a nice kid. He's going to have trouble in some of the weeks to come because he's not diverse but he's good and green – a producer's dream. Jacob – well, Jacob is Luther reborn. He needs to keep the fruitcake to a minimum because we know voters don't dig that.

    Right now, my choice is Jacob to win it but it's truly anybody's Idol.

    March 25, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  61. humility helps

    he is too self assured and has no humility...maybe he should take a step back and be more gracious instead of thinking he has already won...well not today!

    March 25, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  62. Dee

    I also think the judges did the right thing in saving Casey! He has awesome vocals, but should tone it down just a bit. He is pushing really hard and doesn't need to. It makes some people a bit uncomfortable at times. It's all about CONTROL and knowing how much to give.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  63. Pam

    For the love of God, please get rid of Thia!! What is she doing there she is way out of her league and bores me to tears.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  64. Idol fan

    I disagree with most of the voters and obviously the judges on this one. I think Casey was good in the tryouts but has failed miserably in the top group. However, that said, there are those that should go before him – Naima, Haley, Paul, Scotty, Thia. To be in the top 5 I think you need to be consistant week to week. Casey's screeching performance 2 weeks ago and his terrible performance this week is what put him in the bottom 3. I can't get it out of my head that a comment was made locally that he looks like Yukon Cornelius from the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer cartoon!

    March 25, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  65. OhYeah

    This is the best year of AI, talent wise. The same issue plagues the show though, pre-teen to teenage girls voting for something simply because they think they're cute, hot, or whatever (remember Justin Guarini). AI isn't looking for someone like Britney Spears. They're looking for REAL talent. Casey shouldn't have been in the bottom 3, period. Haley, Naima (as much as I hate to say it), and Stefano should've been. A case could've been made for Scotty too. Motown week is usually my least favorite because always ends up butchering a Temptations song, but this had to be one of the best weeks ever for the show. There weren't any horrible performances, just a few OK performances. Don't get me wrong, Stefano can blow, but the way he pronounces words is flat out irritating. Last night is the reason I stopped watching the show to begin with after season 2. To watch someone who is actually good get voted off because the little girls don't like them enough is ridiculous. I really think the voting needs to change. Fact is though, the winner probably won't make near as much money as 2 or 3 of the other contestants.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  66. Geoff R

    Casey was the first guy up so likely not as many people had tuned into the show by then and/or people didn't vote thinking he was a shoe-in.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  67. MIss Louise

    It happened because of lazy people like me. I didn't vote the night before because I was just too tired. I thought my favorite would be all right. WRONG! I will be voting from here on out.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  68. scott

    Why is everyone so surprised Casey was in the bottom 3? I thought it was totally obvious it would happen because 1) he was the first performer of the night, 2) he had a decent but forgettable performance, and 3) his beard and intense eyes are scaring girl voters away.

    Casey *can* be a very good singer, but he's been sliding the past couple weeks with poor song choices and too much growling. I picked him and Thia to be in the bottom 3, and I also wasn't surprised Stephano was there, due to a forgettable performance.

    Any time a contestant gets lost in the shuffle, they're at risk for going home, even if they're a good singer like he and Casey are.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  69. J.R.

    Casey is the only real musician the program has ever had. Some of the others are talented, though limited, singers. He is truly a musician. Either this was a scam by the show's producers or america is truly tone deaf and dumb!

    March 25, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  70. Tim`

    Plain and simple, The voters on AL are stupid. The fact that Casey was on the bottom is a clear indication the vote is simply a popularity vote and talent is not taken into consideration. The fact that Naima is still there tells me all I need to know.....

    March 25, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  71. HolDel

    There are several strange things happening with the show. Casey getting the fewest votes! No way! There being five girls and five guys in the top 10 (6 guys in 11 if you count Casey). No Way! The males are far superior to the females this season. Last night did appear staged.

    For those who keep attacking that "country boy" Scotty, I hope you understand that the most popular music in the US in Country Music. Scotty has a great country voice. AI is not all about Pop. Think Carrie Underwood. She will turn out to be the most successful AI person ever because she is Country. Scotty is a great singer in his genre, and much, much better singer than several of the others. To me, only he and Durban stand the chance of a truelly successful, long term career.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • OhYeah

      Carrie Underwood is crossover country. She's on more than just country stations. Scotty would be on country only. While Carrie is amazing, she is also one of the most beautiful contestants to ever be on the show. Unfortunately, looks do play a part. Why isn't Adele more mainstream? Because she isn't that attractive. Scotty will probably sell about as much as Josh Gracin. Remember him? Of course not. The person that does well on the show spans music genres. Look at the most successful contestants and if their music was only played on one type of station, it wasn't. Daughtry plays on several types of stations, same with Carrie and Kelly Clarkson. Scotty is a one trick pony, not to mention, extremely irritating to watch. You can read through all of the comments and see a pattern, people have favorites. It's the way it's supposed to be. It's the younger generations that don't seem to get it though. I'm 33, and have kept an eye on the show the whole time. For me, it's about the talent. I vote for whoever does the best that week, in my eyes. While the younger generations vote for who they like to look at. The younger generation has no clue what talent is. Think I'm wrong in saying that??? Why is that stupid Rebecca Black song, Friday, so popular?

      March 25, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  72. AMTXJ

    I do not believe for one second he was even in the bottom 3. Totally done on purpose for the show. I don't necessarily think he is going to win this thing but I do not believe he was the one going home last night. You have to know that shows like this do things for ratings and that means putting people in the bottom three that will "shock" America.........I don't buy it for one second.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  73. dilberto

    Please. Casey is the worst talent on that stage and should have been gone two shows ago. The man can niot hold a note and wouldn't know a melody if it smacked him in the face. He gives us the worst kind of karaoke. Besides, Idol is all fixed and the big headed deep voiced kid is going to win.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  74. lola

    I'm glad they saved Casey. While some of the others are not necessarily my cup of tea, I must admit that I have been shocked every episode that Hailey stays.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  75. Snow White

    This just make us up here in the Great White North wonder how the voting system works down there. How in the world could voters NOT keep Casey in. This was a bad case of misconception on your part, the guy has talent and is exceptional in gaining the viewers attention. Even though it may have been a "drama" kick in at the end of the show, the voters have to wake up and actually listen to the performers and catch their visual expressions on how they relay the total meaning of the songs they choose. Let's hope for a better outcome next week.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  76. Wendy

    I love Casey–have from the point of his audition. But what I see, and I think this may be a result of the sort of feedback he is getting from the judges and how he's interpreting their comments, is angry presence when he sings. I don't think he's angry, but his face, his posturing and at times his voice sounds angry. He is super super talented. Has an amazing future ahead of him. But I think he would do well to take a serious look at how he presents on stage and how that may be perceived by the viewers. Good Luck Casey! Good Luck to all of the contestants!

    March 25, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  77. Theresa Carter

    Thee is no way Casey recieved the least votes. The people who do the counting are manipulating the numbers to bring more drama to the show and increase the ratings. The viewing public is not that gullible.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  78. Robert D Ambrosio

    The American public is too unsophisticated and biased to measure music and singing in terms of its quality or artistic value. Demographics, personality traits and overall looks are far more important to the voting public than the ability to sing! Casey was at the bottom of the list because he has too much hair on his face, he is not the best looking guy in the crowd-and he is Jewish I believe, which doesn't help him get votes in in a Christian society.

    Supporting my theory, consider this: Stefano, who probably has the best singing voice of the entire lot, was in the bottom three, not because he doesn't have phenomenal vocal ability, but because his name is "Stefano." If he were "Steve", he would have unquestionably been voted into the top three where he belongs!

    March 25, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Snow White

      Stefano or Steve – whatever you want to call him has to pump up. It was a horrible version of "Hello" and an insult to Lionel Richie.

      March 25, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • EO

      WOW. I think you're projecting. I'm not biased or unsophisticated. I wouldn't vote for Stefano if he were called Steve. I'd vote for him if I liked his singing.

      March 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Claudia

    Glad Casey was saved. My impression is that because so many felt that he's destined to go all the way, many felt he didn't need their vote, so they voted for their favorite underdogs to win, and as a result of everyone assuming that everyone else would vote for Casey, he got the least amount of votes.

    March 25, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  80. IH

    Just because they couldn't let us forget the fact that these results were stunning does not mean, in fact, that they were stunning. Casey's a really talented guy but what's with this dark, angry persona he's been cultivating? The results are in: America liked you before you decided to become the second coming of the Unabomber.

    March 25, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  81. Jim

    My wife and I love the show and this year it has the best talent ever. I really like the judges and who could be a better host. The show is full of surprises and just plain fun to watch. Not often a TV show gets everything right but this is certainly one that has!

    March 25, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  82. Gabor47

    Casey? Why him? Because today's music has declined and so did the taste of the people who are listening.
    Casey is one of the best, in fact I was guessing him as a potential winner of the whole thing. Obviously he won't be, because the judges saved him this week, but he will eventually fall out. Who will win? Another "Kris Allen"? That would really mean the end of American Idol.

    Randy and his "pitchy" remarks. Does he really think that 99.9% of the people who are listening out there really can hear occasional pitchiness?

    Another issue. Forget the "sing this or sing that" setup. Allow the contestants to sing whatever they want. A successful artist will never sing in real life anything outside of his or her style, so what is the point of pushing for some "universal talent". Did Pavarotti ever had to sing a Led Zeppelin song? Did Mick Jagger was ever forced to sing opera?

    March 25, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  83. suesark

    Call me crazy, but I think the whole thing was fake! There is NO WAY Casey was in the bottom 3, much less the one with the fewest votes. I thought his reaction to "being saved" was WAY overacted. I am a little miffed by this publicity stunt! But, having said that, last night's show was awesome!!!!

    March 25, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  84. Head Diva In Charge

    I think Casey should be at the top! Just as a few on the blog said, he reminds me of Taylor Hicks and I LOVED Taylor. It wasn't about being famous for him, and I don't know if that is what it is about with Casey. But what I do know is that he deserves to be there. He is one of a kind and I can't wait to see more of him!

    March 25, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  85. mary

    Casey needs a serious makeover. I don't think it is wrong to want to not be grossed out watching someone sing. He has picked angry kind of stalkerish songs each time and he creeps me out. I thought at first his intense facial expressions were an act, but now I am afraid that is how he is. He is a great singer, but for me that isn't enough. An American Idol has to be someone that I would want to see in concert, not just hear on the radio. Make him over!!!!

    March 25, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • EO

      LMAO – That's it! STALKER! That's what he looks like when he sings. People were saying, "angry." I couldn't get behind that description. It was something creepier. He needs to keep the theatrics for another stage. I'm turned off when he is on t.v.

      March 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Ben

    I would not have saved him.

    March 25, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  87. EmmieMea


    March 25, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  88. Kay

    Completely orchestrated. This was a scripted as any TV drama.,

    I can almost hear the discussion in the producer's room.

    "OK, we need to up the excitement – how about we put one of the most popular contestants in the bottom and then have the judges save him? That'll make people think nobody is safe and make them watch every week. Then we'll announce that all top eleven are going on tour. That way we'll sell more tickets and avoid the disaster we had last year."

    The entire show is rigged, the votes don't count except to make AT&T money and to give the producers an idea of who's popular. The producers have the final say on who stays or goes, not the fans. It's a fun show but don't believe for a minute that it's not planned from start from finish. I'm sure Casey was nowhere near the bottom of the vote-getters. It was all a fake-out. I just hope he doesn't become seriously ill from the stress they put him through. He's already been in the hospital twice!

    March 25, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • IceT

      Agreed Kay, does anyone really think the judges would or could spontaneously decide to send 11 contestants on the tour without the producers OK first...riiiiiiiight. They've claimed this is the most talented group ever..even before the show got started, this (11 on tour) just follows the planned hype.

      March 25, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Mikey

      Ryan kept telling people they were "safe & going on tour". With the "sing for your life" chance Ryan could not say that until the show was over ... "ya think" this was planned .. of course!

      March 25, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  89. artyc

    send scotty home he is not in this league of singers.

    March 25, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  90. Joe

    Casey is not going to win. Saves should only be used if someone could win.

    March 25, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  91. kimm

    I had to say it but casey yes is very talented but remember the main people that vote are younger they will spend two hrs hitting recall, now we might vote a time or two but i am sorry he will never make it to the end because the votes won't be there across the board.. he will do great to a bluesy older group but growl and all scruffed up, won't make it to top 3.

    March 25, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  92. Don

    It was fixed all in the name of "good" TV I dont buy it for one second. I told my wife 3 weeks ago that this exact scenario was going to play out. There is no way that Casey was voted out by America EVERYONE knows he is one if not "the" most entertaining personalities on this season of American Idol. It is my beliefe that this whole "thing" was staged to get the exact reaction that it received. Thats drama, Thats Reality TV, It sells. If he was going to get voted off it would have been the week prior with his horrible rendition of Nirvana. This Mo-town week I thought he did very well and there where more deserving folks to be voted out.

    March 25, 2011 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  93. ac

    Naima is garbage I cannot believe how wrong America got this and that country boy, man c'mon all the girls suck but Naima sucks the worst and her dancing what the f#*k

    March 25, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  94. Valerie

    Um, can we talk about how James pooped his pants when Hulk Hogan came out? That reaction nearly eclipsed Casey's at the end when he was saved.

    March 25, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  95. Bon

    So glad for Casey, he is talented and certainly deserves to be on the Idol tour. Each contestant is so unique and brings such diversity to the group, and as someone pointed out, their group song was one of the best ever. Everyone has a favorite, but I'm just glad that this entire group has the opportunity to work together. Surely hope the Tour comes near my hometown!

    March 25, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  96. Grey

    I thought it was a "total" waste of a save. With so much vocal talent well above Casey's level the only thing shocking to me was that he was saved at all and the way the judges did it. I was like your kidding me. Well I've been in the music business and have watched this show since its inception and I got to say they aren't right about this one. This guy reminds me of Taylor Hicks.. all show no substance. He won't make it to the final five let along 2. Good for him he caught a break, but this guy is NO idol.

    March 25, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
    • amanda

      Casey is not a great talent. he looks like a poster child for the cabbage patch kids with a beard.

      March 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Kathy

    I agree with the person that said that they thought the young people don't get Casey. He does play to an older crowd and unfortunately I don't think that the older audience votes as much as the younger audience. So stay awake a little longer folks and get your votes in. Casey is awesome – lets keep him on the show!!!!

    March 25, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  98. Carla

    I think the fact that Casey sang first on Tuesday night had a bearing on the results. The contestants that sing towards the end of the show are still fresh in the voters minds and will most likely get the most votes... and especially those of people who change their vote each week, according to performances. Singing first is a real disadvantage.

    March 25, 2011 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  99. kelly

    I am already bored with Casey and Naima. My vote reflects whether or not I would purchase any recordings from each singer, I am akready sick of both of these voices.

    March 25, 2011 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  100. Victor Stuart

    There is a very simple reason why Casey received the fewest votes Wednesday, March 23rd. Producers had Casey perform FIRST that evening. So... many viewers who tuned into the broadcast late, never saw his performance. Had Casey performed in the ladder part of Wednesday's show he most certainly would not have received such few votes. Count on Casey to perform in the second half of next week's show, guaranteeing he moves on to the next round.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  101. kelly garrett

    Let's be real – yes he can sing, but so can millions of other people – the winner is supposed to have the whole package, particularly in the US where 'how you look' is really important, so let's face it, he doesn't – he looks like a farmer

    March 25, 2011 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  102. Trademark Litigation

    Here is a similar story

    No one was sent home from "American Idol" after the judges chose to save Casey Abrams from elimination on Thursday night, March 24, but none of the finalists will be returning to the Beverly Hills mansion. According to TMZ, the remaining contestants have left the house set up for them, because they believed it is haunted.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  103. Aloha Linda

    The judges were amazing. The drama of interrupting his song because they already knew what we all knew... and that is that Casey deserved the "save". Don't know why he missed the mark. That was an amazing show.

    March 25, 2011 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  104. Shelby

    I think the judges got it right! I think the performances were very good Wednesday night and Casey went first so some forgot about him over the others. It was a good decision on the judges part and from this point on it is what it is... no more saves!

    March 25, 2011 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  105. chuck

    Freaking losers... lol

    March 25, 2011 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  106. Victor

    And whoa...Cue the "moost" unusual "American Idol" report by Jeanne Moos...

    March 25, 2011 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  107. Drew

    Although Casey has a great voice, he has NOT been singing well. His auditions were amazing, but when he started singing during the contest, suddenly he started screaming and hollering out the lyrics. Funny how people miss THAT important part (around here anyways) while most of America noticed, got annoyed and non-voted for him en masse.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  108. Lana

    Simon, would not have "SAVED CASEY", this was your lucky season Casey.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  109. Diana Williams

    WE Can't assume anyone's safe. Our votes are important. If any of us thought it was that close, we would have voted. I will start now. That was tooooo close. Shwooh.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  110. manateeman

    Actually – and this is from someone who has been less than a fan the past several years – this was a masterstroke. I too assumed there was ZERO chance of the 11th member to be saved – since the Top 10 tour. WIll he win? No. But it was marketing genious – and a show with Steve Wonder singing 'Happy Birthday' to Steven Tyler, Sugarland, and Jennifer Lopez made the 'dim the lights' portions mercitifully friend, and the outsome an audience-builder. I think I can easily pick te Top 18, maybe even the Top 4 at this point,so I won't necessarily be watching Tuesdays – but this was one of most entertaining Idol's in a long time. (I'll spare my observation of the judges since that's less positive).

    March 25, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  111. jmb

    Agree 100% with LaDOntrell .. "fishy" is an understatement. The whole darn thing is totally orchestrated .. first show to last show. And we're all getting suckered in! Not me anymore .. I'm done with the hype.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  112. bobgoobin

    is casey the guy that absolutely crucified 'smells like teen spirit'? i'm not against american idol, it's fine, i'm just against whatever on earth that particular debacle was. that was really just miserable. well at least it introduced a new generation of people to the great song .... via a man who made me, for one brief moment, want to murder rock and roll. i apologize for my weakness.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  113. Ellen

    They made the right choice. I can't understand what America was thinking. Stefano sang with his eyes CLOSED! And he didn't connect with the audience. He should have been sent packing-he lucked out. But I do think Jennifer gave Casey great advice. I hope he takes it or he'll be gone next week!

    March 25, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • newddirector

      Uh-huh - what about little Thia? Did everybody miss the fact that SHE FORGOT THE WORDS TO THE SONG while singing? NAIMA sounded HORRIBLE and Stefano had his eyes closed. Surely that was the bottom 3 no matter who was watching.

      March 25, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  114. LaDOntrell

    I don't trust the voting "result" at all this year.

    Tonight smelled VERY FISHY to me.
    And for, supposedly, Naima, Haley, Stefano, Thia (whom I love) to all get more votes than Casey?
    I smell bullsh** manure.

    Rigged by Fox to drum up ratings and more excitement going forward.

    Thia is so cute!

    March 25, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  115. A

    Tonight was a whole bunch of surprises, to say the least. I never would have guessed that it would be Casey to go, then be saved.

    However, I'm on the fence about the save. I mean, I like Casey as an original singer, and an all-around good performer. But remember, this is still early in the season. There may be a few "dark horses" who could come out of the woodwork and blow everyone away. Furthermore, even though I like Casey, there are a few who, in my opinion, are a little better, and could use the save later on (Jacob, James, Pia). I just hope that for their sake, there isn't resentment among the 11 for the judges using the save too early.

    In my opinion, it should have been Haley to go home tonight. She's never seemed original to me, and she's completely overrated.

    All in all, I'm happy for Casey. This just means he has to work even harder for next week.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  116. Mandee

    I think it hurt Casey's votership that he performed first. Some of my friends who don't have DVRs actually missed his performance.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  117. kls817

    I suspect that people vote a lot for a person who they believe is in danger of being eliminated. Perhaps a lot of people thought that Casey was safe so they voted for their favorite underdog. This may be a wake up call not to do that.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • BaconCheese

      You make a very good point. It gives even more meaning when Ryan says "Vote for your favorites." I think Ryan will give a disclaimer next week about how the voters shouldn't be so confident in a favorite not to vote for them.

      March 25, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  118. Chewy

    How is it that Casey is in the bottom three, but Namia isn't? She is not nearly the caliber of the others and she's painful to the ears. If I go to the Tour this year, when she's on stage screeching I'll run out grab a beer and hit the head. At least I won't feel like I missed anything. Paul's ultra-weak voice is another one that should be outta there soon. Nice guy, but not nearly a real contender.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Ace

    lputos maman verg

    March 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  120. QuietStormX

    I felt this was going to happen with the way American Idol counts the votes and the best talent this show has had ever. With letting people dial, text or select online now, there is no limit on how many times you can vote for a true count per caller, texter or online vote to be sure. This prevents popularity votes like we've seen in the past. Causing some to go home early. It was a shock to see the bottom three this week. Of the three, I could see Casey going, but I thought someone else like Haley would go for her selection of songs and the way she sung them. What a dramatic end to the show, but next week two must leave.... I hope my favorites do very well. I have six I like and three who stand out over the rest. (Jacob,Naima,Thia,Pia) The rest have unique voices (Paul, Scotty) they are soft rock and country to me. I see several of the lones left having a recording carear and known for the best group on this years AI.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Joanne

    I don't like Casey at all. He seems like a comedian singer to me and I thought that his demonstration after the save was over the top. More like a mental case and rather creepy. But I knew that the judges would save him. He sings all right, but I think that James Durbin and Scotty McCreery and Pia are far more talented.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  122. FG

    Because he went first and was forgotten, going first is not always the best thing, if they did a study, which I am sure Fox has done, I bet many first performances performers have gone away.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  123. NeuroChris

    How Casey and Stefano made the bottom three is beyond my comprehension. Haley yea...enough is enough, prancing around the stage, if I flip some hips around and do cheezy facials with pseudo-growls. Buhbye already. Thea, beauuutiful pure voice, but not ready. What I don't get AT ALL is how the sam **** Paul is still around?!?!? I'm so sick of hearing his illegible whisper-sing I could vomit. I. Don't. Get. It.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Mina

    James has a mild case of Turets for the folk or (person) who didn't know. I thought for sure Haley or Scotty would go. All in all, this is a good group of talent. Surely we don't base "talent" off of looks. Younger folks do that.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Annie

    What a show, what a night! This sets a new standard for reality tv. It was so exciting it took me a while to calm down after the show. The entertainment was great! That whole thing with Hulk Hogan: we were howling, it was so funny. And Casey, I think I felt about as sick as he did. Thank you to the judges for the Save! Jennifer Hudson is so impressive, she's really a pro and we love her. And I was thrilled to see George Huff in her backup team, I'm glad he's not flippin' eggs for a living. I thought he was adorable when he was a contestant so I'm glad he's doing well. This was a fantastic night for AI.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Sodatennis

    They said during tryouts that James Durbin had asburgar's (sp?) syndrome

    March 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Betsy

      Actually, he has Tourette's.

      March 24, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • vdunnam

      You're right! He does have that! James said that he has Asperger's and Tourette's!

      March 25, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
    • KellyJ

      He was diagnosed with both Asbergers and Tourettes. Poor guy has several obstacles in life but I am happy to see won't let those problems determine his life success and he will continue to go for his dream!! I would love for him to take the whole thing!!!

      March 25, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  127. Ace

    F(@-? this show allready same sh#*every year full of sorryass drama

    March 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Me

    I know some1 who does the same thing w/ his facial expressions. He has tourettes syndrom. It's a pretty tough thing to have.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Sodatennis

    I am glad they saved him but they seem to do this every season and then two go home the next week. I think they had been planning that when they decided to have 11 on the tour. I think Casey, Pia, and James Durbin are the best right now. Just think Pia needs to loosen up a little more and maybe she would be more likable. I think Haley is trying too hard to be likable.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  130. @lois lane

    I think James has some facial ticks, also. I think that's his name, the 1 that reminds me of adam L. Have you noticed that?

    March 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Betsy

      Actually, James has Tourette's Syndrome and singing helps control the tics and outbursts by forcing his mind to stop and think.

      March 24, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ROCKnRLR

      He suffers from Tourette Syndrome.

      March 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Edyn

      Obviously you haven't been watching AI this season for long. He has turrets. He's working with it and actually made it to American Idol despite it. To call him out on his handicap is about as low as someone can get. Do you kick crutches out from people with a broken leg too?

      March 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mo

      Lois, those ticks you see James do are a disease called Tourette's Syndrome

      March 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  131. ERIC^

    So if people don't vote for someone cuz they think they will be safe, why don't they change it so that we vote for the one we want to get booted. That way there would be no question.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Maureen

    I think it did not help him to go first. After two hours, Casey was not fresh in anyone's head.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  133. #1 Idol Fan

    For all of you voting for Naima-you know what? Whats wrong with you? Please adjust the audio on you tvs. Because obviously youve got them set wrong if you think she can sing. Also she looks like an alien monster when she sings up close to the camera. Remember Predator? Her clothes look like a crayon box threw up. Those knappy dreads also have to go. Just too ghettoish. Last but not least, her dancing looks more like a seizure or demonic possession than anything else. God I hope she goes home soon.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don Imus

      I agree with the knappy statement

      March 24, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • KellyJ

      You're comment is spot on, 100% accurate!!! The girl cannot sing. She should be more worried about seeing a damn dentist to shave down those horse theeth. And when Niama goes up for results, she's always got a scowl on her face and then makes the other contestants uncomfortable when she says "well, let's see who it's gonna be and then points to the other singer standing in her group to be labeled safe.....and then makes snide comments under her breathe that she'll be in the bottom 3. I CANNOT stand her – she thinks she's the star - she is mediocre singer at best and she doesn't have anything it takes to be an American Idol. She has got to go!!!

      March 25, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
    • RavensPIT

      Naima did not deserve to go home yesterday. She was the worst singer prior to Motown week, but she did well this past week. Paul seems like a cool guy, but honestly whispering is not singing. I thought he would go for sure.

      March 25, 2011 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Azz

      OMG OMG OMG!!! Some one else sees the predator too!!! LMFAO! I thought i was the only one!!!!

      March 25, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  134. heidi-ho

    Haley looks like a cross eyed cartoon character. And the camera close ups make it 100 times worse. Yes I also noticed the growling bit. My dog howling at the moon sounds better than her.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • myearshurt

      I totally agree. I never liked her. She comes off snotty. I would love to jump threw the tv and smack her.

      March 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Anonymous Girl


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  136. Jordan

    They used it way too early you only should use it if you think the person has a legit shot at winning, he doesn't, period. He is in the bottom few IMO with the crack head girl and the fat white southern girl

    March 24, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Lois Lane

    Has anyone else noticed that when Jacob sings, he looks as if hes straining real hard to use the restroom? Next time watch his facial expressions. I really wish hed get it out already!

    March 24, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ShamanNora

      I know what you mean. He's fine for gospel and that's all. I just don't like all the yelling and squealing in it – Jennifer Hudson sings the same way. My ears can't take it.

      March 25, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      I keep reading everyone talk about Jacob screaming, but is that what some of the other singers are doing? Or is that Jacob, does not fit your type of person you want for an american idol?

      March 25, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Edyn

      I know. His theatrics belong in a play, not AI. I'm over him

      March 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Edyn

      No. Jacob does scream and belongs in a really good church choir. We call other's out when they yell too. I don't appreciate it when Casey does it and I don't like it when Haley "growls." YUCK! I don't like when Christina Aguilara (sp?) yells either.

      March 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Rose

    Excellent decision! I am thrilled that they saved Casey.
    This is no doubt the absolute best American Idol I have ever seen. The most talented group ever as chosen by the great judges. How anyone can make a choice is beyond me. I personally think they should now not choose one winner, but rather one in each category just like the music awards. It is impossible to choose one only out of this formidable tand alented group of stars.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • NeuroChris

      I completely agree!! This entire group has an individual story that is moving and inspiring. They are all great kids. Keep them all. (Especially Pia)...and Stefano is the most unrecognized talent in the group–his wildcard song literally moved me to tears.

      March 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • ShamanNora

      I wonder if any of this was truly a surprise to the judges. They seemed ready for saving Casey. I think there was some dispute amongst them – to save Stefano and Thia when Thia should have left. They wanted them on the tour and they know they couldn't use a save on either one of them. So they set up and saved Casey, knowing he has a huge fan base, he was number one last week, people would be happy he'd be saved. And all will look well and good. What do you think about this? It looked just too planned to me and sorry they put Casey through all that stress.

      March 25, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  139. Sandi

    What was America thinking??? Judges were right-on to save Casey. There are at least 8 singers that should go home before him. I think voters thought he was safe, so they didn't bother to vote. Lesson 101,,,,if you like a singer, you better vote, or they are going home.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  140. tess

    still waiting for haley to go – the least talented, most conceited contestant by far. at least there won't be any save left!!!

    March 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ricky

      some of us feel the same way about Neima and that Garth/Clint/George wanna be kid whose name is Scotty.

      March 24, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • yeahnot

      Come on, she seems so nice and look how moved she was for Casey when he got saved. She sure looked nervous today for someone conceited and totally self-assured and full of themselves.

      Jealous much that she is so cute or what?

      March 24, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debi

      I'm glad that someone else feels the same about her, she needs to goooooooooooooo!

      March 24, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Edyn

      Naema cries over everything. Honestly. I can't get behind her heart felt congratulations for Casey's save. Come on.

      March 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Tammy

    Okay I'm calling them/Him out! Scotty was NOT singing. Notice the camera's did not pan to him at all when they were doing the group songs. He did not do a solo or even a duo with anyone, while all the others did. Why is that?! If I were the others I'd be hollering foul! There was one particular time when Stevie Wonder was singing and the group was was too, and he was the ONLY one without the mic up to his mouth, but was dancing instead while the others had their mics and were dancing as well. NO WAY, he's NOT singing, the producers, the judges, and the contestants KNOW that he's not sharing the load.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • GG

      I agree with you. Scotty's MIA performance was very obvious. The same thing happened a couple of weeks ago in a group song. He did not sing solo and the camera did not focus on him. I like him, but he is so not able to sing outside of his comfort zone. Then again, he is only 17 and probably hasn't had much exposure to any other type of music.

      March 25, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • riley

      Not everyone performs solo in the opening act. If you DVR'd it, go back and look. Each week it is someone/two different. That music may not have been Scotty's forte..like Jacob trying to sing country lol.. I love them both anyway

      March 25, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  142. Lillian Hamilton

    It was the right choice , Casey is amazing . Fantastic evening.. Thanks to the judges.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  143. BILL

    The save was used too soon. In all probability Casey will be eliminated long before the end of the season. While there is great diversity of style among the contests, there are only a few with the talent necessary to sustain a lasting recording career. AI does not guarantee success, as the winners of the past few season have shown. In fact most of the contestants who were given record deals immediately after their season ended, have been dropped by their label within a few years.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tammy

      better Casey than Scotty I say, and they're crazy enough to have used it on him too.

      March 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Dee

    Yay judges! Thanks for having a heart! Eleven super talented singers on the tour is perfect!

    March 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Lauren

    The save was used to early. Later on this season America will probably wish the judges still had it.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  146. ricky white

    I want to see Nyomi go

    March 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debi


      March 24, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shari

      Is Naima the new Sanjaya? Is someone from radio asking fans to vote heavily for Naima to skew the results as they did a handful of years ago with Sanjaya? Hmmmm...

      March 25, 2011 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
    • jonk1964

      Yeah, I kinda think Noxema should go too.

      March 25, 2011 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
    • mobrule

      that's the nasty looking regae chick, right? she should've been booted last week! she looks like she fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

      March 25, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  147. TD

    I think Casey is an awesome singer, but I really dislike his "angry" type of showmanship. I think he freaks people out because of those types of verbal and facial growlings. I wouldn't have been disappointed if he had gone home. There....I said it.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tammy

      Very interesting take TD. I've always thought of him as that muppets dude I think his name is "wildman", but yeah I can see that they're both "angry" in their showmanship. I was all for Casey myself, but I too am tired of that type of "showmanship" that he keeps putting on, it's getting too predictable.

      March 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Tammy

    PHUQQ! I knew I should have waited and watched what I DVR'd. Not only have I NOT watched last nights performances, but I have also not watched tonights show. Was it really that hard and were the contestants really that good or really that bad from last night? @ teresa, Ohio..... did you notice my typo?

    March 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • kbrown

      Jennifer Hudson gave Jacob Lusk a primer on how to sing gospel soul. When compared to her, it seems Jacob should be voted off soon.

      March 24, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cat

      Fantastic show tonight! the talent is great this year with the exception of Jacob Lusk – why is he still there??!!!

      March 24, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • RavensPIT

      You're nuts Cat. Lusk is arguably the best singer there AND he had the best performance this week. He has unbelievable range and excellent tone. The only person on the show who is close to him talent wise is Pia. There is an abundance of talent this year and to me the big three are Lusk, Pia, and Durbin. Lauren, Stefano are a notch below and then Scotty and Thia. Naima, Paul, and Haley are the weakest remaining. I really don't know where to put Casey. I enjoy his personality & i'm glad he'll get to go on tour, but he just doesn't stand up to the talent of the best of the idols this year.

      March 25, 2011 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      @RavensPIT – No way Jacob is even in the top three. He seems like a fun guy to hang out with, but he has some serious pitch problems. I compare him to a very dexterous guitar player that can shred some riffs all up and down the neck – the only problem is the whole guitar is out of tune. He has some awesome ability and range, but it doesn't sound all that great. It becomes especially evident when he stops and tries to sustain a note instead of ripping through a hundred notes in quick succession.

      March 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  149. 1964

    He's not that good. He keeps trashing the songs he's singing.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Fran Topolski

    Casey in my opinion is in the top three contestants. His problem is he sings tough non mainstream songs. And his looks which I think are cool but most people probably do not . His vocals are beyond reproach which the judges recognize. Hopefully the US audience will wake up...this guy is good.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      I agree with every thing you said except that his vocals are beyond reproach. 😉

      Maybe I've missed the episodes where his singing was that good. I appreciate his look, his energy, his musicianship, but I've never been crazy about his voice. Hopefully he'll take Jennifer's advice and leave his 'theatrics' out of his next performance and just blow everyone away with his voice.

      Funny – Pia almost needs to do the opposite... She's my favorite to win, by the way.

      March 24, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melody

      Looks have nothing to do with a persons talent, and Casey has plenty of talent!

      March 25, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  151. JJ

    What a waste of the save, this guy won't last long he just isn't good.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ricky

      yeah, that's what we've all been saying about Neima and yet she's still here isn't she?

      March 24, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      Ricky – I agree w/you on Naima – but they didn't use a SAVE on her....

      March 25, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Sherri

      When the judges chose Naima over Kendra I gave up hope. Kendra is very very talented, a beautiful voice. Yet Naima was chosen. This is a popularity contest, that's all. This was proven when Adam Lambert came in 2nd. Why don't they devise a scoring system so that the judges scores count for half the results? Most of the
      public knows little about quality music.
      It shouldn't be left entirely up to the public. I'm just sayin.....!

      March 25, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  152. IC

    Love tonights show. Appreciated Marc Anthony's help with the contestants, I think it helped them. American Idol is back!!!

    March 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  153. pat

    Wow! This was the right way to use the judges save! My guess is that people did not vote because they thought he would be safe. there is no way he should have been in this position, especially with Niema still in there.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bloodyscot

      I agree, I believe many thought him safe and focus on saving the ones they liked in the bottom 3 the last 2 weeks.
      Haley(love the voice), Naima(stage presence) and Thia(getting better) should be in bottom 3 with Stefano, Paul, Casey and Jason just above them. The other four are fighting for the top 3 spots with Lauren or James at the top due to Pia and Scotty staying on ballads and country only but they could change soon I hope.

      March 25, 2011 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  154. go home

    They used the save to early. Casey has been overrated.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas

      No way! Casey is a major contender this year. Unfortunately, a lot of the viewers base their votes on looks rather than talent. Casey isn't a GQ model, but he's definitely one of the best singers this show has ever had. The fact that the judges didn't even need to hear him sing again is testimony to that.

      March 25, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
    • teeny

      He is awful. His nirvana song last week was the worst perfomance ever.

      March 25, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott Cochrane

      Modern Music is rooted in The Blues and even if you say you don't like The Blues, the music you listen to owes its exitence to that Genre. Casey is a Blues "Artist". The most talented "Muscisian" on the show. He might not be the proto-type bubble gum "pop singner" that the younger generation loves, He might not have the looks that todays Pop stars have, but musically he is more talented than all of them.

      March 25, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      I am not "young", but I do not like Casey.. I agree he is overrated... There are other singers w/much better voices.. and I don't even like watching him perform.. he just looks angry all the time.

      March 25, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Kelli

      I'm glad & figured they would save him. I don't think he is overrated, I just think it went to his head a bit & he carried it too far. As goofy as he looked last night you could see genuine relief on his face & hopefully this will humble him enough to have him show why the judges (and me) think he is so great. I agree with whomever said he could use a beard trim/clean up.

      March 25, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Edyn

      Agree. AMERICA VOTED! Isn't that what this show is supposed to be about. He's a talented musician, but not a great singer.

      March 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  155. teresa, ohio

    I think it was a good time to save someone. At this point, all the contestants are still viable and the judges DONT have to make that big decision every week for the next 10 weeks. Casey is a talented musician but his SOUND might not resonate with the younger crowd who does the most voting. I dont think they "get" how talented he is.

    Theyre all good singers, but some could easily have been voted off before Casey: Thia (not idol winner mat'l YET) Pia, who is pretty, talented and yet, NOT A PERFORMER but would make a good recording artist only, Stefano, carries an ok tune, but doesnt get my vote at all, and truly, Niama ISNT as good as people make her out to be. Let's not forget the pretty blonde who GROWLS thru the notes she cannot hit, I wonder if I'm the only one catching that?

    As for the author of the article: can you find the typo in this sentence you wrote: "Let us now your thoughts."

    March 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fran Topolski

      I basically agree with your assessment!! Let's get it right.

      March 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • SandyFish

      Pia nailed the last sone she did. She will get more comfortable 'performing'. Scotty, Jacob and James are my other favs.

      March 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • SandyFish


      March 24, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherri

      Pretty much my sentiments, also.

      March 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gustavo

      I agree with Teresa,ohio. I don't think the young people get how much talent Casey has. He will go far with this national exposure. They "played" the save appropriately!

      March 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Victor

      I think this season of "Idol" is getting a bit wierd and intresting.

      March 25, 2011 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Just sayin

      I totally agree. The younger audience does not know how talented Casey is. This will be hard for america to do.

      March 25, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • tom

      Agree completely...but can someone explain to me why that whispering cheshire cat smiling Paul is still there? He has NO voice and don't think his rod stewart/Mick Jagger copycat moves on stage are unique at all. ALso Scott (country dude) has gotta go. Seriously...who the hell is voting for these clowns?

      March 25, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Edyn

      AMEN! This was the best reply I've seen. Yes, Haley does growl through the notes she can't hit. I try to close my eyes when these people sing and imagine hearing it on the radio. If I had to listen to that growl while driving, I would chang the station. Sorry, cute girl, but not a GREAT singer. Her low notes are nice. Jacob is soley church music. Casey should have gone home. I'm behind Jason and Paul.

      March 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rebecca

      I just cracked up when I read Tom's response about Paul's cheshire smiling whisper. I can't stand Paul and I am just shocked that the judges rave about him. But then I never though Rod Stewart could sing worth a damn either. I think this season is interesting in the fact that most of the contestants are good singers, but they are quite boring to watch. Could it be that we've just all seen it all before and it's getting old? When you think back to the first few seasons, there were so many crappy singers, but we still loved the show because it was still new. Although I have to admit that I like watching judges who over more constructive criticism than feeling the need to totally crush a young person in front of millions of people.

      March 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  156. loveAI

    I felt like this would happen, that all 11 would go on tour. I thought that they would just say everyone would go, not that someone got the lowest votes. But then when Ryan said for everyone to make sure they watch the whole show, it got me to thinking. I'm so glad. Like I said last night this whole group is great, truly. The group song they did tonight was the best group song that I've ever seen since they began doing group songs. Just can't say enough about this whole group. The judges are truly great judges. they say the right things and know exactly what to say to get the singers doing great things. This is truly the best Idol ever.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Jerome

    Unbelievable ! The judges did the right thing.

    How did this happen?

    March 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      1 good week, and 2 consitently bad weeks. That is how this happened. Smells Like Teen Spirit was, without a doubt, the worst performance on the Idol stage, ever. This week he was bad, too. You are part of why none of these people will have an ounce of success. You're overlooking two bad weeks, and thinking "well, he had that one song"- would you buy his album of 10 copies of the same song? No, you wouldn't. Yet, you'll vote to keep him around.

      March 25, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • brooke

      also, hicks, tweens and moms vote. the hicks will send scotty and lauren to the top 3. the tweens will keep voting for paul and james. the moms will keep voting for jacob, pia, thia and stefano, because they love boring-ass ballads over artistry. none of this is about talent (everyone on this show is talented enough). it's about appeal, which is why extremely talented, but "different" people like casey don't get the votes. also, he went first. that always has an impact.

      March 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Sassy Granny

    Wow. I've said it for weeks: This is the best collection of talent on AI I've ever seen. How the public is EVER going to sift it down to one, and only one idol is anybody's guess. I'm thinking that's why we had Stephano & Casey in the bottom three. From here on out, nobody belongs in the bottom! It's going to get more-and-more dramatic, and tough.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • mobrule

      I'll make it easy for you... Pia will win. she's the only one with real talent AND has the looks as well.

      March 25, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  159. yes


    March 24, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      I hate to say it, but I believe Casey's facial hair costs him a lot of votes. That is how shallow the public is – how a person looks. If he shaved off (at least trimmed way back) his beard and moustache, probably would make it to the final two or win.

      March 25, 2011 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Aaron

      I can't believe that ANYONE would buy into the "hollywood" drama last night! If you read any of the various posts yesterday, someone "claiming" to be associated with the show picked the bottom three AND even mentioned how they were going to interupt "the loser" to let him know he was safe. I personally saw something like this coming... it happens every year (some form of drama). Personally, I LOVE this season.... I definatly think this is the best talent they've ever had. But the bottom three that they had up there was nothing more than a publicity stunt to get them more simpathy votes next week. There is no way that Haley got so few votes one week and wasn't even in the bottom three this week. I am perfectly fine with the games that the producers want to play. But I would like for them to be a little more honest with the viewer (or the viewer and writer of this blog to be a little less naive).

      March 25, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Don99

      the voting system is backward. everybody votes for their favorite, so 3 or 4 performers get 98% of the votes. this means a few votes makes a big difference for the rest

      March 25, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • KT

      Bottom line...AI wanted him on tour and he should be there. Will he win this year? No. Be he will be fun and a key performer for the tour.

      March 25, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott Cochrane

      Modern Music is rooted in The Blues and even if you say you don't like The Blues, the music you listen to owes its exitence to that Genre. Casey is a Blues "Artist". The most talented "Muscisian" on the show. He might not be the proto-type bubble gum "pop singner" that the younger generation loves, He might not have the looks that todays Pop stars have, but musically he is more talented than all of them.

      March 25, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      I think the judges know from the beginning which 2-4 they would save if they got sent home early- I think the would have used the save for Pia, Jacob, James, or Casey. Although the talent pool is especially strong this year, there is a sharp line dividing those four from the rest. Enjoying this season very much! Steven is the new Paula, Jennifer is the second Randy, and who needs Simon?

      March 25, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Jill

      Judeges were praising him too much (especially the 'good looking' stuff) and it went to his head. The voting audience just doen't like that.

      March 25, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Rachel


      March 25, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Pam

      Was stunned that Casey was on the verge of leaving!! I think the judges made an EXCELLENT choice to keep him. There are so many wonderful talents this year & it is hard to chose, but Casey is one that should all the way to the top. He's got personality plus & is extremely versitle (?) with his talent. I don't mind his facial hair at all. He wouldn't be Casey without the look he has now! GO CASEY!

      March 25, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      I have watched several seasons of Idol and I have to say this year has to be the most talented. All 11 are very talented and could be the winner. Eventually someone is going to be voted off and whomever it is it won't be fair or right...just the way it is. I do believe women contestants have a disadvantage. I think more women watch and vote than men and they typically vote for the men...just a theory although I was surprised at casey being #11 las week...simply put...no right answer this year when talking about who should be voted off.

      March 25, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      I have no idea what is going on, other than Talent standards being lowered. I have been a very big fan of Idol since the very first season, but I have never been this bored with a group of finalists, ever. For the most part, they are ONLY picking songs that have been done on American Idol a million times before, and they are trying to do the previous contestants version of it. No one is original, no one stands out, not one unique voice amongst this group. I have not been impressed by a single performance, because I was impressed the first time I heard it – a few seasons back. I cannot decide which girl bores me more: Pia, or Thia. Nice voices – but nothing worth remembering. Just a lack-luster season, with so-so performances being treated as though they're worth a Grammy. There is no Star in this group, and they are all fighting for that "poorly sold, career killing" album at the end- because none of them have what it takes to carry an entire album. You will not hear from any of these contestants 5 years from now.

      March 25, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Leo

      @Greg. I think I agree with you. I think his look is kind of off putting to some, but I also think people know that he is one of the top 5 in talent and automatically think that he is safe. Also I think AI needs to do a new theme night called "First Time on Idol". It would be songs that have never been sung in the finals. Wouldn't that be awesome!!!!

      March 25, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Mars

      Just goes to show that the Idol machine is still working and it knows who they want to continue on in the competion. Should have gone home.

      March 25, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • DV

      @Aaron – I don't know if the show is fixed or not, but if it ever got out that it was, it would lose whatever credibility it has. However, the show is taped in the afternoon, in front of a live audience. Anyone in attendance could easily claim to be "associated" with the show and spill the beans.

      March 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      I understand the judges appreciating Casey's musicianship but his singing has devolved into a series of growls and grunts. The public gets it right....although there are others with less talent than Casey at least they've been trying to sing. They should have saved the Save for someone who should actually win.

      March 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |

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