Front-runner voted off on 'Idol'
April 7th, 2011
09:06 PM ET

Front-runner voted off 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 can barely bring myself to type this.

I have never, in all my years as an "Idol" fan been more stunned this early in the competition.

My phone is ringing off the hook and I'm getting texts left and right from friends who are in disbelief.

I will never forget the look of sheer and utter shock on everyone's faces when it was announced that Pia is out. I mean, Pia!

Who didn't think she was destined to at least be in the Top 3 if not take the whole thing? I felt so sorry watching her sob into Jacob's chest. This just feels so wrong.

What do you think happened? Did the voters think she was safe and just not even bother?

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  1. Rpbyn

    I am not surprised or saddened that she was voted off. I got sick and tired of hearing her sing a ballad week after week. Hell her swan song was even a ballad. She got on my last nerve.

    April 12, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SimonSays

    Over the course of three weeks, the finalists have blossomed while Pia showed her true quality of being transparently boring, revealing zero depth or dynamic differentiating qualities. She provides zero individuality as an artist. She doesn't understand how to utilize her personality - if she has one! - and also incorporate her dynamic figure and voice to separate herself in a memorable manner. She is Miss Maybelline . . . straight out of a Nordstrom's catalog. And has the personality of Miss South Carolina. She's a singer, she's not an artist. She needs a week on the road with Kelly Pickler to understand how to package her voice with her personality. First, she needs to buy a personality off EBay.

    April 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tom

    i know it's been almost a week, but i just have to add this: Iggy pop? AI hit a new LOW. what drugs was he on. if he was an idol contestant at tryouts he would never have gotten a golden ticket. what were they thinking.

    April 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. J-ro

    I can't believe people are up in arms over this girl. She might be good on a box of Clairol hair dye but musically she was generic karaoke at best.

    April 11, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. geekgirl42

    Idol jumped the shark after Paula left. And does anyone really think the viewer votes count at all? ABC will do what it takes to generate buzz and make money from the show. If they think booting the front-runner off will accomplish that, then votes or no votes, that's what will happen.

    April 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cher

    The reason Pia got voted off is because America could tell she was full of herself. Every time she would blow kisses I thought I was going to be ill. American Idol is better without her.

    April 10, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. midori

    i am shocked that she was voted off this early. although i wasn't really expecting her to win AI. she has no stage presence and no connection with the audience and great voice isn't just what you need to become Idol. i was expecting Hailey to go, and her staying for another week is just a mystery as Pia being voted off this week. but i know Pia will have great career ahead of her, she really has the looks and the voice to become famous. πŸ™‚

    April 10, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  8. Hmmm...

    Bye bye, Pia. She was gonna go sooner or later. She may have not gone in the correct order, but, she WAS gonna go! C-ya Pia!!!

    April 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Linda

    I have never been wrong about the top 3. I had Pia in the top 3. My top was Pia, Scot, and James. It's not about the save, it's the voters making fun of the show since Simon has left. how can you keep Paul and Stefeno safe and let some other go before them. I said Paul should of gone a long time ago. This year is a joke. I put Pia up there with Carrie Underwood, she was the hole package just like her. I had Carrie picked to win from the first night she sang. I agree that the judges are holding back not to hurt anyone. I wish I could be a judge, because they do have to say it like it is. But when it comes down to it, viewers are making fun of the show this year and it's hurting some good talent. One more thing JUDGES BRING PIA BACKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 9, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. Compo

    If Pia was boring and unoriginal and one dimensional etc etc etc as people are saying, then how come she has never been in the bottom 3 before now? Why has America waited until now to get rid of her?
    They were wrong with Casey too. The teeny bopper votes play a big part in this (only girls have left in the last 5 shows), the voting system is screwed and should be only 1 vote per person and i doubt its any coincidence that the day she steps out of her zone she is voted off. Or as with Casey, people didnt vote because the automaticall assume these poeple are going to be safe.
    Her vocal talents are not in question here and as for her performance skills, well, not all superstars are performers. There are a few who just stand in front of a mike and just use their voice. If you want movement go to a friggin rock concert instead.
    Next you`ll be wanting Scotty to dance like a rapper while singiing The Thunder Rolls.
    Ive agreed with Americas votes pretty much every week but with Casey and Pai they screwed up.
    I just hope they dont screw up with it comes to 2012 and they stick a republican back in to destro..... I mean run the counttry.

    April 9, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
    • rustysrage

      Seriouslly! Your gonna bad mouth the Republicans after your boy Obama has nearly bankrupted the country, shut down the government, and ruined health care for years to come! and decided to let the gays serve openly in the military too! Guess there's not much left for him to screw up! The Democrats should be banned from White House property! You got your change! Too bad it was a change for the worse!!

      April 11, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Gilbert

    Casey had better win it all now! They used a save on a guy who murdered a classic Nirvana song. Pia sang her heart out and should be in it to the end. I am done watching.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dick Breff

    It is the little girls, tweens and above, in love with the cute boyz that are dictating that a male is going to be the winner. a female has no chance this season or the next, or the one after that. Can you see young males giving a care about anyone on AI – male or female? Think about it.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hart

    Its funny that the judges seemed so shocked by the vote! Come on! They told every single person how amazing they were and how "they nailed it". If everyone is nailing it, then according to the judges, it should be anyone's game. If the judges have opinions,...shouldn't they be saying those out loud during the judging time and not after the votes are over??!

    April 8, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Barb

    My sister and I both thought Pia was not "Idol" material. Yes, she could sing well...but she seemed to be a diva want-a-be. Her attempt at an uptempo song came too late. Also, she had a worst time connecting to the crowd then Stefano did.She would too often tilt her head up and close her eyes...and her hand jesters looked a though she were giving guidence to a landing plane. They did not waste their save on Casey.He has more talent in his little finger then Pia has in her whole body. The judges were correct in all of their comments to Pia. We know she can sing, now show us more, we are bored with you. Good bye & good luck!

    April 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      I think it's because all blacks are wanna be divas.

      April 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gilbert

      You think Casey has talent? must watch Idol with the volume on mute. He destroyed a Nirvana song that he had no business singing. His appearance reminds me of a guy I give my spare change to. Keep voting for your favorite, but he's not the most talented. The show lost its talent.

      April 8, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. moon627

    Good riddance to Pia ! BORING !!! I like Paul and Haley (and Naima shouldve stayed).

    I LOVED THE JUDGES SHOCK ! Thats what they get for their lame judging – especially JLo

    Remember the shock on Daughtry's face when he got voted off – HA HA HA – what a tool !

    It was like watching someone getting blind sided on Survivor – they're always so surprised

    April 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  16. scott

    Everybody knows it, but wont admit. Luaren is not the best, but she will win. The Southern tea-party is carrying her. They wont drop the ball like they did with Bristol P. They are testing the waters again.

    April 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Yep

    Good! I thought she was not so good anyway. Just another one trying to look and sound like everyone originality!

    April 8, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Debi

    @ Can't Believe "IS" Not Butter-you're stupidly ignorant (the ignorance isn't the probelm-just means you're uninformed, but the stupid part means you CHOOSE to stay that way), and people with your mentality makes it bad for the rest of us-smh! Quick to call EVERYTHING "recist", when it usually has NOTHING to do with the situation. Btw-it's "racist", Boo-dictionary much?

    April 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • cant belive is not butter

      So I guess you like your coffee black, huh?

      April 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamie

      Debi, this is a white's only conversation. Please leave the forum if you don't like it.

      April 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  19. JimName*

    Anyone who has followed this show understands that voters don't get it right consistently, but the judges completely suck this year, they simply won't criticize their favorites even though a couple of them should be gone already, they've ruined the show

    April 8, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Sara Crawford

    America votes and they let you vote as many times as you want for 2 hours. If you didn't vote you can't complain. America got it right last night. They even had the bottom 3 right. I am upset with the judges not because of what they said Wednesday but for how they acted when they knew she was going home. They made it seem like she was the best and she was going to win. I think they were rude to the other 8 singers. RUDE!!!!! Very disappointed in them.

    April 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Posey

      Sara is such a hot name. Can I pour ice cream all over you Sara and lick it off. πŸ™‚

      April 8, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sara Crawford

      Oh gosh, such a freaky deaky! I'll have to think about that one.... πŸ™‚

      April 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  21. robert

    I think Pia only lasted as long as she did because she is a beautiful woman. I think a lot of people got distracted and miss took it for talent. I think Hailey is better looking though. minus the chin-stick.

    April 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharay

      I completely agree. I celebrated when Pia went home last night. she made several comments through out the season so far that made her come across to me as very self-centered. I think she was too "cold". She could sing. But she is not what I expect to be a winner of American Idol because she is too one dimensional. I think her looks took her this far not her talent. And I too am disappointed with the way the judges acted. They made the other 8 contestants sound as if they were not worthy of being the winner. So sad!

      April 8, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Robert Posey

    ZOMG: If you think Steven Tyler is talentless you are one of the biggest morons in the world. You should never listen to any music again ever, you do not deserve it. The other judges are pretty talented as well, but Tyler is one the most amazing artists ever.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Posey

      I am sooo h o r n y for Tyler.

      April 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • ZOMG

      @Robert Posey. If you think screeching like a harpy is talent then maybe you should never listen to any music ever. Also, the fact that you even said Jlo is remotely talented shows you have no ear for musical talent.

      April 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rolling527

      I totally agree with you...Tyler and J.Lo are crazy talented....but Idol isnt the showcase for thier talent.Perhaps if they sang and gyrated while commenting it would be more entertaining.

      April 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Posey

      ZOMG I'd like to sink my lips into you.

      April 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ronnie

      ZOMG I'd like to sink my lips into you.

      April 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Rolling527

    I must admit that I was surprised that Pia was voted out. But at the same time the drama, however contrived it is, has added to the entertainment value of the show which is sorely lacking since the departure of Simon and Ellen who was hilarious. If the seeming frontrunners skated through each week the show would be unwatchable to me. The new judges are painfully vanilla and quite unnecessary at this point. They are no more than colorless commentators.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  24. ZOMG

    Who cares. This show sucks, and it's contestants, AND judges are completely talentless.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  25. detric

    U have to have votes period. So its so many people votes that can't afford the bill on their phone. So think about.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  26. SavvyOne

    We started watching IDOL this year but will never watch it again! What an injustice. Pia had the best voice and the most talent of anyone in the lineup! Save CASEY? You've got to be kidding! NO one even comes close to her level of talent and beauty. Her stage presence improves with ever performance. This is the greatest disappointment.... unimaginable!

    April 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  27. SeattleRainOnTheParade

    Pis was boring and had an arrogant presence. She may have been one of the – and maybe even the – best singers. BUT she was no performer. She couldn't sell a song with any heart attached to it. It takes more than an incredible set of pipes to be a star. Many lesser singers succeed in the industry because they know how to entertain. Too bad the Idol coaches didn't help Pia with that earlier in the contest.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scouser

      So who in your opinion is better overall than Pia was. It sure is not ALLL eight singers that are left. I would say the only one is James!

      April 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Tracy

    Pia is an awesome singer and should not have been voted off. I feel that in time she would have loosened up and rocked the stage. She will get signed by a record label and they will work on her image and moves to go with that amazing voice. I can't believe Paul is still there. he thinks he is a Rod Stewart clone and that "Ultra Brite" smile might get him some toothpaste commercials. But, as far as that voice, Johnny Cash must have been rolling and moaning in his grave when he heard that! I have been watching Idol since the beginning and feel the same way when Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert were voted off. But, just like them Pia has a future ahead of her, unlike some Idol winners who never even went any farther than winning Idol.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Robert Posey

    BTW you PIA haters are all going to ever lasting damnation for showing disrespect to the goddess.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Robert Posey

    Pia was more interesting standing there than any of the others, she is by far the best singer.
    Its a ever lasting shame on all of America that she was voted off before Paul and Stefano. Paul has never done well enough to be in the two 12, and Stefano should have gone home last week. Those hating Pia are just sad, she has more stage appeal than any of them other than James and good blond girl.

    Pia will be a top star very soon, but that doesn't excuse America for this horrible insult to the arts.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Linda

    The problem with letting America decide who gets kicked off is that the general public is not going to vote primarily on talent. It just takes one bad comment from the judges or an ugly outfit or the way someone moves (or doesn't move) on stage to end up in the bottom three. Not just that but if they have someone on there that teen girls will swoon over, that person no matter what they sing or how they sing will get a lot of votes. I think Idol should change the judging to do something like "So you think you can Dance" does. Let America decide who the bottom two or three are & then the judges decide which one they think should leave. I mean, there's not some stupid trophy involved here...there's a genuine recording contract so the judging should be taken a lot more seriously.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter Whittam

      I agree Linda, but I think is too late for Idol. I hope those of us who liked Pia and other talented singers stop watching the show. Doing this will send a message to Fox.

      April 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Posey

      Too bad we can require people to be 18 to vote!!

      April 8, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jammamama

      I think the problem is your sorry ass b i a t c h! You need to get off your fat a s s and off welfare and go find a job. ggirrrlllll

      April 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Hello X-Factor by Idol (Scouser)

    Pia was robbed, without Simon something is missing. For some reason it has been hard for a girl to do well on this show for the last three season. All this has done for me is say bring on X-Factor and now I might give "The Voice" a chance. I think the voting should be changed, no more of this unlimited voting. Anyway I have to say bye-bye IDOL.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  33. ladyday

    Lets be real, the judges, other than steven, have no talent so they can't judge or influence anyone. I love them but they have no talent.

    It is the fault of people for not voting so I didn't feel bad. They all worked to get there and now its a popularity contest just like in part, a career in music is. besides, she can go sign a professional contract now.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  34. cant belive is not butter

    I have jungle fever for pia.....its ok pia it don't matter if your black or white with me...I still love you...but it sure was a factor in the voteing...I'm calling bull all the way home

    April 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  35. David moore

    I feel ripped off. I thought I was going to watch a tale of a talented singer growing to become a Superstar. And then Pia was eliminated. I think voter fraud

    April 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Steve

    Last night American Idol proved that their show is bogus, fraudulent, and has no credibility. If the judges had any respect for the show itself, they would of got up and walked out after Pia's elimination. The show is a farce and a joke and I'll never waste my time watching it again.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Ashley

    If only the judges had waited and used their only save for someone who was truly worth it (Pia, Thia, James or Lauren) this upset would've never happened. What were they thinking?!?

    My daughters & I won't be watching the rest of this season. It's real unfortunate.

    We love you Pia, maybe this was meant to be – can't wait for your album! =)

    April 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Jackie

    Reading briefly through the comments makes me realize so few of these responders REALLY recognize talent based on their bashing of Casey. He may not look "cool" but he has more talent then anyone on the stage (including voice and instrument playing.) I don't know who is the front-runner but do believe saving Casey was a wise choice. Most people wouldn't recognize talent if it hit them in the face!

    April 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • midori

      i agree. saying that the judges save was wasted on casey was just unfair. casey deserves to be saved because he's really talented and one bad choice of a song doesn't make him a bad singer. it was just really unfortunate that they only had one save to use this season and i'm sure they wouldn't bat an eyelash or hesitate one breathe to use that with Pia as well. although i think the difference is just Casey has more stage presence that Pia. i don't think she deserves to be voted off this early but i don't think she would have the chance to win AI. i was really expecting Hailey or Paul to be voted off this week. Pia's elimination was really a shocker.

      April 10, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  39. Garryb

    I'm sorry ,...I also agree ,..IGGY POP ON IDOL,..Was Taylor Hicks too busy?

    April 8, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  40. skelitor

    I couldn't believe Pia got voted off eather. It was a bad feeling like I went to the garage to get my lawnmower and it was gone. A true crime was committed last nite. Pia stuck out when the groups sang together. I wonder if Pia will still be bound by idol since she didnt win? In the long run it will be a boost for her.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  41. pbw

    Idol is broken. Whether you were invested in Pia or not, its clear that the voting system is flawed and it has been hijacked by teenage girls. We deleted American Idol from our DVR this morning. We have better ways to spend two evenings a week than to watch teenage girls' crushes sing bad covers of old songs. After ten years, our family is done with Idol.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  42. ES

    Get over it! They were all good singers! Quit hating on Jacob, he can really sing and is a true performer.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Garryb

    It all comes down to the song choice,..I hated her song,..I didn't even reasonate with me,..I hated it,..yet the judges wanted a change,..they got a change alright & a surprize elimination,..perhaps its better to simply let them pick the proper song & not try to change their genre,..I also thought the Casey save was valid,..there's a guy that can change things up,..Pia,..not so much,..She's a one dimensional singer! Point taken!
    See yeah on tour,..Casey's now the favorite,..unless paul swaggers under the radar like a drunken sailor,..lmao

    April 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  44. VeeZee

    People care about this garbage?
    Big deal.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  45. cant belive is not butter

    That is so raceist...she is out cause she is black,if she would of been a fine ass white chick they would of left her pretty lil tight ass in ther...I'm calling bull allthe way

    April 8, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • lacpeb

      Pia's black?!! That's news to me. I was under the impression that she was of Italian or Sicilian descent. Are you for real?! Who freakin CARES about her race? Not a soul (besides you) i'm sure. If race were an issue, how the heck did Fantasia make it through.

      April 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • UpstateNY

      Black as an Italian eggplant. Funny post there.

      April 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ralph

      Toscano was born in 1988 and grew up in Howard Beach, New York.[3] She is of Italian descent

      April 8, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Laverne

    I really don't know what all the upset is about. Pia has a beautiful voice, but she didn't have the stage presence. I'm not surprised she went home, but I really did think it would have been Stefano before her. The only thing that *did* surprise me last night is that Paul wasn't in the bottom 3.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  47. x-AI fan

    Like many others...I was shocked when Ryan announced Pia as the bottom contestant...wrong, wrong, wrong! In my opinion, Hailey should have been sent home long ago.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Stacy

    Pia was definitely the best singer but I never saw her winning this whole thing. She is boring. No stage presence, very stiff, no personality. She was a great singer but a very poor entertainer. You really need to be both in order to last. I'm not surprised by this elimination at all.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  49. UpStateNY

    All her songs sounded the same. Vocally she was not diverse. She even made a rockin Tina Turner song sound like a ballad. Something about her singing reminded me of Jessica Simpson – not original or exciting.
    She can always have a career on the Jersey Shore.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Denise

    Great voice, but no personality. She dug her own grave with continually picking ballads as her song choice. She got dull and predictable, not a winning combination.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Debi

    Sad to see Pia go, but the show IS called American Idol, and not American IDLE!

    April 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |


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  53. Mick Van Wes

    I began missing Simon early on. Simon always judged and provided his opinion whether we liked it or not. These 3 rarely say anything but praise. I felt Bret Michaels would have been a great judge. He seemed like a hard working, tough player in the Celebrity apprentice. Definitely good, constructive judging would help with results and singers evolving.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  54. memyselfandi

    Both Tia and Pia have great voice but were awfully boring to watch. At this level of the game one needs to be entertaining to watch. I'm sending Stephano home next week as he has the least style. I think the top 3 should be Casey, Lauren, and James.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  55. newave2002

    I can't believe Pia got voted off, but she really didn't do much to warrant being an idol. She has no movement on stage and that is part of the package. I personally do not care fo Stefano, Paul , or Jacob. Jacob's voaice has a whinny sound and to church like, Paul's voice is not strong enough, and Stefano is just to damn boring. Of those three at the bottom, I thought Stefano or Jacob should have been voted off.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Angie Garza

    I am dissapointed and still in shock! Pia was my I don't think I can watch Idol anymore. I know the judges regret using their save on Casey!!

    April 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Jefafa

    Pia was perhaps a wrong choice this week. I don't think she's top 3 material. She is a beautiful girl with a strong voice, however the market this contest is aiming for wouldn't pay to see a pretty girl stand in the middle of a stage and sing. She needed to learn to work the stage, and play the crowd. Paul or Stephano should have gone home this week.

    The biggest problem is, this year you have a very good group of highly talented singers. It makes it tough to choose.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Themuddman

    IGGY Pop..... REALLY?

    April 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Marklar

    To Pia's detriment she was a one act pony. Did she really think that she could take on Tina? "I'll do an up tempo song" yeah right, another Diva up tempo song. It was her ego that caused America to not care anymore about her. I was not so shocked, although I think Stephano, the Italian boy band singer should have gone home, his time is done anyway.

    Good show tonight. I don't have to hear another 90's ballad from another Mariah Scary, or Whitney Blewston, or Celine Be-gone wannabe. Divas earn their status through hard work I.E. Striesand, Cher, Tina, Donna, should I go on?

    nough' said.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • JMBnLA

      I almost reported this statement as abuse. Leave that poor girl alone...I'm sure she's doing just fine in Hawaii singing at the local Hilton for tourists.

      April 8, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  61. tuchu

    American Idol: Iggy Pop Goes Bang

    April 8, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Michael

    Fact: All the previous winners (Seasons 1-9) were from the South. Fact: The region with a significantly higher proportion of voters is the South.........and they tend to vote for one of their own.
    For a brief time during Season One, we were told which contestants received the highest votes and by how much. That ended quickly and has never been done since because a few contestants (from the South) always have a huge amount of votes and we would know that they could never be "stopped". That would discourage voters and make for a less exciting show.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  63. pdrapala

    I recently read in a magazine article that you can be too pretty, and your looks back fire on you.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Cynthia

    What happened is that American Idol needs to take a lesson from Dancing with the Stars and regulate the voting process!!! 10 votes per phone line!!! PERIOD!!! They are so excited over the hype of "30 million votes" when it's really all the stupid little teenagers sitting there hitting REDIAL til their fingers fall off!! Get with the program Idol!! Stop leaving the TRUE talent's fate in the hands of love struck teenie boppers!!! What started out as the BEST season ever, has ended in the most DISAPPOINTING season ever!! Will not watch Idol again until they get their shyt together!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  65. sheila m

    That Paul guy should have gone home weeks ago. I understand why Pia was sent home. She has a beautiful voice but absolutely no stage presence.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Pia Fan Not

    Let's face it. Pia is boring. That's right – boring. A one trick fool in a three dimensional universe. The world already has another over wrought screamer in Cline Dion – we don't need two.
    Good Bye Pia... Long live the voting public!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bobthefanofreal singers

      You are an idiot! She truly was the best of the field. I am so sick of tweeny girls mega voting for young skinny white guys, who really are not talented at all (Paul).

      April 8, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  67. rick stewart

    thats what you get letting the losers vote,first adam then chrystal now this joke Pia was the best ever.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  68. No Town

    People quit acting so surprised! Pia wasn't that great, I was glad to see her go last night.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  69. LongTermViewer

    Yes, she has a magnificient voice but as an entertainer she is as exciting as a mud fence. She will make a great backup singer or a studio voice but I woulkd not walk across the street to see her perform.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Patrick

    Sorry but Pia deserved to go home.. maybe not this early (Stephano's time has been up for AWHILE) but she is just not Idol material. She's probably the best singer, but there is no way she would be a successful recording artist. She hits the notes perfectly and hits amazing notes, agreed – but there is no PASSION behind those notes. She doesn't sing the words, she just sings the song. She's not the only contestant who just goes thruogh the motions with the song so I agree she shouldn't have gone home this early, but does anyone actually believe she was going to WIN?!? Who would listen to this person on the radio?? Who would have Pia's cd in their car.... a year after it's released. Who would buy her second cd? She was just not a performer, in her motions and in her interpretations of the songs vocally, sorry.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  71. RJF5

    So as I watch in disbelief last night I instantly think of my drive to work. On the radio the announcer is talking about when he went to vote for Pia the night before through Facebook, Haley's name came up? Said it was like that for awhile before he could click on Pia and get Pia. Never thought nothing about it until watching last night. Wonder how many extra votes went Haley's way??????

    April 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Bud

    The new judges now know why Simon was so frank about the medioacre performances. He pointed out to the public the inside music awareness of the performances that helped to have a more valid vote. Maybe JLo and Tyler will wise up. At this point without a second save I'm tuning out. She was at least in the top 4 for talent.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  73. lacy b.

    She shouldn't cry for too long, she will definitely get a record deal. I'm not totally surprised on this actually. When people vote it's because they remember that person, not only for singing, but for personality and honestly she didn't show enough personality to be the winner. Its sad that the show isn't just about singing, but that's reality.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  74. smartmove

    Voting Pia off Idol was the BEST thing that ever happened to this show. I bet that Pia knew all along that she was leaving and cut a sweet deal with the producers or her manager so she can get her career started. Look how much publicity the show is now getting negative or positive.
    Good for you PIA, you are not as stiff as everybody thought.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Steve

    It was the correct decidion. I thought she was the worst this week.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  76. muncyd

    The show is 95% a popularity contest. Who will the teenage girls vote for, and who is the best looking etc. etc. etc. People are complaining about guys not getting voted off enough, and that would be the large majority of teenage girls voting non-stop. People complain people only vote for their favorite and not the "best". It took everyone this many seasons to figure that out? I am not even trying to bash the show at all. But if people are going to watch it. Than they also shouldn't get upset at virtually the same storyline/outcome every season.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  77. doug

    I agree the judges are not offering very good critiques and it may be costing some of the contestants. With that said, although I firmly believe others should go before Pia (Stefano and especially Paul), she is pretty limited in what she can sing right now. And, if you really listen to her when she tries to power out on the high notes it is flat and strained sounding. She has a beautifully sounding voice when she is not overpowering the notes. She shouldn't, and probably wouldn't, have won anyway but she didn't deserver to go before Paul. How can anypone not hear how weak and talentless his voice is. They need to have a a guest judge night like they used to and bring back Simon for one good week of ass-kicking criticism...

    April 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Jacob Hater

    Why can't the judges be honest about Jacob's performances and just truthfully say that he has a mediocre voice and shouldn't have gotten in the top 12. He has been the worst performer every week.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Down with Jacob

      OMG! Jacob should have never been allowed to audition. Unbelievable that a no-talent looser like Jacob could even be considered as a contender.

      His voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Argh!

      April 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  79. To GetRidofJames

    Hey, GetRidofJames, he has a disability that causes his face to move involuntarily. Critic something you understand.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • GetRidofJames

      Oh, I thought it was because she spent the night with your mom. πŸ™‚

      April 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremiah

      It is because of James' disabilities that we should favor him. He is amazing to not let his disabilities disable him.
      He is a wonderful examkple of perseverance. You are prejudiced.

      April 8, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Angelo

    That what she gets when she shows ZERO personality. Great singer, but when you sit up there with a "holier than thou" presence about yourself and dont play to the fans whatsoever this is what happens. Haley and Lauren are far more entertaining to watch than Pia. Pias just boring to put it blunt. I am shocked however that choir boy is still there.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  81. GetRidofJames


    What a looser. I cringe when he opens that massive pie-hole revealing his window-shade tongue and 10,000 teeth.

    Top it off with a voice that could peel 10 layers of varnish off a piece of wood and sounds like a dying animal caught in a trap, and you have the true making of a former American Idol contestant.

    We use our votes to vote equally for all the other contestants in tbe hope that James will go to TNT bottom where he belongs.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  82. mecatfish

    They should vote different on the final 10. We should be voting someone off. Like we should vote for the worst, not the best. That should fix it.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Mia

    Pia did have a great voice but she lacked personality. To do a Tina Turner song and not move at all but to walk around was a bit strange. She wil do fine in the long run. Besides a few instances the majority of american idol losers do better than the winners anyways. Just think Jennifer Hudson.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candace

      I agree I voted for her the 1st 2 weeks because of her vocals and than when she kept promising she was going to step it up and never did. This week when she was doing a Tina Turner song I got all excited and thought she is going to ROCK the house down and she just stood there. That hurt deliver what you say you are going to do! But on a good note..she had 1 of the best vocals on this season.
      PAUL HAS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Lauren Baby you rock and so does Scotty and James!!

      April 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  84. NoLongerIdolFan

    My wife and I were stunned to see Pia is out of the contest. We have realized that Idol is not a singing TALENT contest anymore under current "judges", it has become a singer popularity-only contest. Real talents could get hurt by the show and by the "judges". However, the real loser of this fiasco is not the great singers like Pia, it is the show itself.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Carmen

    Pia was an amazing singer...just boring.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kayla

      I totally agree! She could sing, but she is not an entertainer!! She waited too long to break out of her shell. Everyone else is out there putting on a show and she is still doing ballads. B_O_R_I_N_G!

      April 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carmen

      I am soooo h o r n y !!!

      April 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Jeff Suwanee

    The public votes for their idols and their senators...So, look whats happened. Pia, unquestionably THE best all around performer is gone and our government is about to shut down. Way to go John Q. Public ! As long as Idol uses the "public voting" format through the finals, you can predict that the best overall talent will not win. It's been proven over the years of Idol's existence. Only a couple of the winners have gone on to really make a mark in the music world. But, what a superstar...she will not need idol to move forward with her career in music....So, John Q. Public, you'll get another shot at her when it comes time to support her first album...try not to make the same mistake again!

    April 8, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Cheryl

    Until American Idol starts using a fair voting system, talented female singers are going to go before less talented males. Young boys will not sit at phone or cellphone and dial a million times while young girls will. Other shows have a voting limit of 10 votes per method stopping he persistant voter from getting through to many times. This isnt american idol it is teen male idol. This has happened almost every year and something needs to be done. I have asked numerous people about my thoughts and they all agree.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Kayla

    I couldn't be happier that she is gone!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Jazz

    Pia was not that great thats why she is gone. She is Gorgeous no doubt and probably will have a record career but its anyones game. I will continue to watch this years show is better than the last 5 seasons

    April 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  90. robert

    All of you that say you are done with idol are full of crap. You all know you will watch it again next week and be right back in here complaining about the next person to get voted off. You will watch it because you are passionate about it otherwise you would not be wasting your time posting about it.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Danielle

    I was sure Pia would be in the top 3 which is why i didn't vote, i'm sure most people felt the same. The judges had nothing to do with her elimination. She will get a record deal either way.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Montana Gal

    I totally agree with greymare. I think most of the voting is done by females (young) and the males are getting more votes. I just wished they'd do it like "Dancing With the Stars." The Judges should rate their performances 1-10 which is 50% of their total score and the other 50% should come from the voters. After all, the Judges are in the music industry and they should know who or who won't make it. Pia was good and deserved to stay. I predicted her in the top 3. However, her ballads, etc. really don't appeal to the young female voters. And I really do get upset when the comments refer to Jacob as a "Church boy." His pipes blow me away. The Judges wasted their save way too early.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Jp

    People were just tired of hearing ballads, or "upbeat" songs that are still sang like a ballad.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  94. robert

    You never saw maria carry jumping around to be noticed?? I used to have a half naked picture of her up on my wall when i was a teenager.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Mark

    For the 1st time, I think American Idol is rigged.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  96. fooeywookie

    America has spoken. You want us to vote for our favorite and we did. Granted, Pia is beautiful and has an amazing voice........Is it possible that we.....the viewing public enjoy watching someone with a little more personality? She will do great in the long run. After a little coaching, and practice on tour she will be awsome !!!!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  97. hdgyeis

    Pia will be great in an upcoming disney movie, top 40?? not so much

    April 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Frank

    The problem with AI is that 100% of the vote determines who goes. As can be seen, especially with the now younger contestants, the voting public is primarily made up of pre-teen girls, thus making this show a "Pre-Teen Pop Idol" which is frustrating. The only way to prevent the mess they are in is to have the public determine the bottom 2 and the judges will then decide on who will go. This also means that Jennifer, Steven and Randy will actually have to "judge" and not just render non-meaningful comments on Wednesdays. It will also justify their presence on Thursdays, which currently they are nothing more than audience members. If they don't change this, then the show is doomed....and I am done watching for now.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  99. freddy j

    The judges should take over the voting process all together. they are artist with expierence. This is a Talent contest. It should be based on that. NOT popularity. The majority of voters are kids anyway, and have no expierence in the Talent market. Most are Tone deaf as well. with websights set up to vote for the worst, how could this process be fair anyway. Let it be based on Talent and let the judges Vote only. Pia is on her way to becoming a major success, she will not be tied to the network contract. She can name her price. They are already knocking down her door.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • doug

      no way the judges should do all the voting...that is too limited. besides you hear them every week don't you? all of the contestants are in it wo win, they are all amazing and JLo would be buying tickets to all of their shows and Steven Tyler, well, he just says nothing worth hearing anyway. if you leave solely in their hands no one would ever leave and they would just win as a group called AeroDawgLo or something stupid like that...

      April 8, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Ron

    The show is setup wrong and has always been setup wrong. instead of voting for who you like, vote for the person to get kicked off. Everybody has their favorite but everybody knows who's bad and shouldn't be on there. They need to change the way people vote. Vote to see who gets kicked off. I guarantee you if that was the case, Pia would still be there.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  101. kathy

    I didn't think she was good enought to win it...she'll have a great career in vegas.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  102. DrewT

    For the people who say they will never watch again, if you were so done with Idol why are you posting on an internet message board how upset you are?

    People, please. You do not change the format of this show. This show was created so that AMERICA can vote on who they want as an artist. Judges have enough say up to the final 24. This is how it is supposed to be. The judges give feedback, that is all...they judge your performance and give their OPINION on it. That is all they are there for. They are to help guide you. America has the final say by voting on who they want to SPEND THEIR MONEY ON! If you want to change something, 1 vote per device. That is it. Idol wants ALL the votes they can get so that the NUMBERS are high. 50 million votes, sounds better then than 1 Million voters!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Alster

    I think it's pretty obvious that Pia was voted off because of Jennifer and Randy's negative comments about her stage movement when she was clearly the best singer night after night. Guess what Jennifer, the moving around stage thing is only necessary for people who need to make up for a lack of singing talent, like YOU! It's incredibly sad that the audience and my iPod will be deprived of so many more great performances by Pia. I'm certain she will be one of the most successful singers from this show in the long run and will have a Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey like stage presence. Oh and I didn't see them jumping around to be noticed either!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Gdol

    Even though my favorite is gone and I will have Pia withdrawls, now that I have calmed down, she is better off in the long run for her career, otherwise if she won she would be tied up with contracts with Idol which I understand are not as lucritive as people think. With the right coaching and management I belive Pia will be bigger than any other Idol to date. Love you Pia and look forward when you come out a major star.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Robert

    I am shocked as well! BUT this is something we are just going to have to get used to this season of "American Idol" because the people left are ALL so fantastically talented! This season is the best ever!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Chris

    Well, like a lot of other folks, I'm not going to blame this on the judges saving Casey. Some of the blame belongs to Pia's fans. Pia was so good that her fans became complacent and voted for other contestants who they thought might be in trouble. I also agree with Steve Tyler about the young girls voting for the cute guys and probably being a little jealous of Pia. I think the main reason for Pia's elimination is that Pia's fans thought she would be safe and voted for other contestants.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  107. robert

    dxmpr??? Vote for James because he has a nice story?? Have you been watching the same show? James is quite possibly the best most versatile entertaining singer on the show. He has killed nearly every song he has sung. I think hes the best performer on the show this year.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  108. mike

    this is it,,,,, to me the show is over this ywearv , she was the best this year.. the judges blew it when wasted the save on casy..... i am done with the show this year.. they need to change the format

    April 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Maria

    (1) No more judges' save...all rise or fall on their own based on the voting.
    (2) Judges need more honesty. They are too nicey nicey now. Tell it like it is...weak vocals, poor song choice, poor stage presence.
    (3) My vote changes from week to week based on the performance and song choice that week. I like what I like and vote accordingly. If I would buy their music or tickets to their concert, I vote for them. The judges' comments do not really influence me and I'm betting most viewers think for themself and vote accordingly. Don't blame the judges.
    (4) Talent is talent. Contestants who are voted off too early/when they shouldn't have been WILL BE FINE. When one door closes, another more lucrative door in the genre more suited to them opens. PIA will be fine.

    Have a great Friday and rest of your weekend!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • iggy

      Maria, run! the migra is coming, the migra is coming....hahahaha

      April 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • ozma

      Maira, the reply to your reply to my post was NOT from me. Don't people have better things to do???

      April 8, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maria

      That's Ok Ozma. Although I kind of liked the remark...... it made my day after a long week.

      April 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  110. ozma

    The save for Casey was a MUST! He is a true musician, not just a great singer, and the judges were right to support that. Pia has a great voice, no question, but she never sang a note that wasn't completely predictable, and I'm impressed that the voters recognized that despite the hype (baby bibs????) and packaging. Paul is offbeat, but that's what makes him so entertaining. He clearly loves what he's doing, and he has the performance chops to convey that to the audience. Come on Pia lovers, demand more; leave the comfort zone and see what you'll find!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • maria

      Like your post! Agree!

      April 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • ozma

      Thanks Maria, now can I take your skirt off and spread your legs for some fun. πŸ™‚

      April 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Agree completely. Paul makes you want to get up there with him and dance. Love his herky, jerky dancing on stage. He's got stage presence with a voice that reminds me of Rod Stewart when I hear him.

      April 8, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Jules

    There can only be one winner on American Idol. The bottom line is Pia is a good singer but I don't think she would have won so what difference does it make when she left. After all, the person who ends up in second place is just the first loser! I agree with an earlier comment that it is not America's fault or the judges - people are voting for their favorite and it was not Pia.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  112. robert

    lets put it this way. This show is based on popular vote and honestly how many of you have been in a friends car, or your own car, or anywhere, where they were rocking out to Celene Dion? Her music caters to a very specialized crowd and not to the masses. Same with Pia. She is a good singer but how many people out there actually listen to that type of music in comparison to rock, r&b, rap or whatever?

    April 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Terry

    The "Save" is just a smack in the face of the American people that vote. Casey has now lasted longer than 3 other contestants that were / are far better singers / performers than he is. The judges don't need to be shocked or blame the voters. Voters probably got tired of hearing Pia "promising" to be different.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  114. dxmpr

    in addition to what many have said about the save being missued on Casey. let me add, it is simple math that if you have until there are 5 people left to use the save, then you use the save on someone worthy to be in the top 5 OR BETTER! granted some people may think casey to belong in the top 5 maybe ? i doubt if the judges thought this thru, as it seemed to be purely an emotional decision. Add to this the disturbing trend where people are voting due to simpathy over "the contestant who needs to win the most" rather on than on the one with the most talent. We saw this with Adam and Lee, and now it appears people let go of Pia cause they thought she has it made already no matter what, which is probably true, and they rather vote for James cauee he has a nice story, a slight disability etc. Not what i believe should be the criteria, but it is whats going on. Add to that the number of teeny bopper girls who rather vote for a guy they like than a girl, specially if they are haters cause Pia looked so perfect, ive seen one too many comments sayin as much, whic is a shame , cause she wasnt the least bit pretentious, in fact, acted rather humbly throughout the show.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Timi

    After the passes 2 years I truely believe idol is rigged. Crystal Bowersox os ladt years idol, but idol found a way to change results. I will never watch it again and I hope others will do the same

    April 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      I gave up on it for good after last season & Crystal lost. The "best" person usually never wins – is that just the public vote? Maybe but even if so I think it's distorted by one group or another voting for their favorite – Christians, teens, etc.

      April 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Susan

    Thank you, Dtd. It's so true. We would fast forward through Pia's performances on the dvr. At least with Naima you wanted to see what she would do next. I'm happy Pia's gone. Make way for the people who have the total package and the industry know how to make it in the long term. Who needs another Celine Dion wannabe?

    April 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Kristin

    Pia was boring, and she didn't listen to the judges who told her she needed to be more dynamic as a performer. Plus she has been way way way over-singing the past couple of weeks. So really she hasn't been singing as well recently either.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Gary

    The public that votes are the same people that buy records. They are not wrong. Pia has a great voice but is boring and comes off a bit prissy.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Idol no more

    Please change the way you guide these votes and yes, I agree – the Judges should be in on this vote.
    It is not fair.
    Pia was tremendous and has a spectacular voice and Paul cannot sing a tune in a bucket. Casey is a great musician but not a good singer – he should not have been saved.
    I won't watch IDOL unless they change the voting rules.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • iggy

      good- leaves room for the rest of America to have more influence. If you take it that seriously, you really need to get a life. It's entertainment- it's meant to be enjoyed.

      April 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Idol no more

      Iggy, Iggy, Iggy. The fun starts at night when your momma comes over. πŸ™‚

      April 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Idol no more

      The fun starts at night when your momma comes over. πŸ™‚

      April 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • iggy

      ooooooooooo, you just cut me to the core. Are you in 6th grade? Yo mamma! lol!

      April 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Scott

    Pia is an awesome singer, but she has no stage presence. she's stiff. singing an uptempo song simply highlighted her weakness. and she looked ridiculous in gwen stefani's clothes.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  121. robert

    I agree with gabs assessment. Also for Canadian i believe the way the contracts work she will be tied to the show for a very long time. They pretty much own the rights to her for a while. they are very smart when they dig up talent. There is a lot more to the business of this show than what we see.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  122. BW from CT

    She was boring! Cute, but Boring!!! Couldn't move around stage. Until, they let people vote OFF who they want to leave this will happen. The good ones get the votes split and the bad ones get in. Time to change the voting to who do you want to vote off, instead of keeping. Please people stop voting for Jacub, he is more of a prima donna then Pia was, also time for Stephano to leave. Then it should be Paul, then the battle begins.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  123. WiscGOP

    We plan to upset races all over America. How are we doing?

    April 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Dtd

    Pia was boring. Great singer, but boring, anyone remember what Simon used to say about total package, she could sing and was beautiful, but that's it. BORING. I would and have already bought singles of Casey and Paul's songs. They might not be to everyone's tastes, but they at least appear to have an artistic touch. If someone gay me Pia's album you have to pay me to listen to it, and stay awake....

    April 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Rob C

    I hate AI, but watch it with my GF for comedic relief. These are all no talent pop stars with little musical ability. Hell, most high school bands understand music better. I found Pia to be really bad, no emotion in her voice at all, only a singer. This decision made me actually feel like AI got it right!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Drew

    Steph next, then Paul, Jacob, Scotty, Lauren, Hailey. James and Casey can duke it out. At the very least they all go on tour and make $150,000 each for the summer. This gives them stage presence and experience, and time to work with more coaches.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Weezie

    There are so m any "wrong" things about Idol I wouldn't even iknow where to begin. But I will voice my displeasure over the fact that you can vote MORE than once. And that's per computer, phone . . . So how many times can I actually vote? Let the public cast their VOTE and let it be 50% of the decision – make the panel vote and then may the best person survive!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  128. DrewT

    With my last post completed......Steph next, then Paul, Jacob, Scotty, Lauren, Hailey. James and Casey can duke it out. At the very least they all go on tour and make $150,000 each for the summer. This gives them stage presence and experience, and time to work with more coaches.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  129. just wow

    This chick had an amazing rack that I liked to watch. i will no longer be watching

    April 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Upset Canadian

    I have been a faithful Idol viewer every year it's been on. I am now officially not going to watch again! I cannot believe the outcome of last nights vote. What was America thinking? I don't think they were! Fed up and frustrated now. Pia should have went right to the end! Maybe this was a good thing for her...she will go places now without being tied to the show. You go girlfriend! I'll buy your record. Take it as a blessing in disguise!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  131. robert

    The save on Casey was not wrong. He is an extremely talented and versatile performer. Pia was a good singer as well but very one sided. Seeing somebody perform a cool trick once is cool but after watching it 3 or 4 times it gets a little old. She will be OK, She just gets to start her career that much sooner than the rest of them. Winning American idol is not necessary to become a star. There are more famous losers of the show than there are winners. Personally i blame that ridiculous outfit she wore. How distracting was that? If she were out in the African jungle she would have been some hunters prize mounted on their wall. If that's fashion I don't want to be fashionable.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Gabs

    Pia has a great voice and amazing looks.. but her lack of personality and just being simply boring is what got her voted off. I really wanted her to stay, she has one of the most beautiful voices ever heard on idol,... but she didn't have that 'spark' that the other contestants have, that thing that makes you want to see what they are going to do on the next performance. With Pia you always knew what to expect, she did lit it up with her last performance, but I guess it wasn't enough.
    And don't blame the judges, they don't vote. They can say whatever they want about the performances but at the end of the day it is YOU who has a vote and it should be based on what YOU think about them, not the judges.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Scott Somewhere

    Hehe yay my eye-candy haley lives on! Pia had a great voice for the slow stuff, but she was not an r&b singer and thats the only slow stuff that is popular radio-wise. How often do you hear Celine D on top 40 mega stations. Pia will be great in Vegas though. Get rid of Jacob and Stephanieo and it will get interesting. Whatever happens, this is a fun season, love seeing things get shaken up like this!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  134. TNebraska

    It was rude of Ryan to act like America made a major mistake in voting off Pia. She is not nearly the performer of many of the other contestants, and America voted the way they wanted. Pia is an amazing singer, but if she doesn't stand out, no one will vote for her religously. Deal with it.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  135. duane

    Sorry but Pia had the least amount of talent out of all of them. Isn't it obvious if you thought she should have remained why didn't you vote for her? It all comes down to the number of votes and America made their voices heard. If she is off the show, look in the mirror and ask yourself why you didn't try and save her? Don't blame the rest of the country for this....

    April 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Kortney

    Pia was BORING!!! Yeah she could sing but she had absolutely nothing interesting about her to make people want to least with the other contestants you never know what you're going to get from week to week which makes it more interesting.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Artina

    This is why I've stopped watching years ago. The judging format on this show definitely must change! I happened to watch the last 10mins of the show as my parents do still watch it and we were all appalled! SMH...What's the point of having judges on the show if all they do is critique and not actually judge when it counts the most? Why give all the power to America when they've proven time & time again they'll keep getting it wrong not to mention how flawed the voting system is as people can vote for the worst just to screw up the end results. The judges should at least have 50% of the say in the votes even more for that matter because of this travesty. I digress...I suppose the only way to send a clear sign to Idol is to stop watching and watch their ratings go down. Pure & simple!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Jonathon

    Since the judges never say anything meaningful, the voters are left on their own to decide and this is what you get. Bad judging - everyone is 'great', every song is 'beautiful', with no useful critique - leads to bad results. No-one should be surprised. It's just sad... too sad.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Over50

    Harley is a smart girl, because she knows she will be om the final two. Producers have more control than you realize.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • kellyc

      I can't wait for Haley to see how it feels next week when she gets voted off. I liked her until she basically laughed at Pia's heartache. So I hope she gets that smirk smacked right off her fluffy headed face

      April 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  140. DrewT

    The "save" was not used too early. Casey is an amazing talent and will go very far no matter what happens on Idol. Pia has a wonderful voice, but right now that is it. She needs much work to move to the next level. Stage presence is about captivating your audience and taking control and she has never been able to do that. Even Jimmy acknowledged that.

    Back to Casey. This man is a total package. He can command an audience and has a wonderful stage presence. He is confident in who he is and what he does. He is not afraid to take risks and that elevates his music. Iggy Pop looked like hell and stunk the place up, but the man has made a long career and some of these contestants can do the same.

    America, you do not change the format of Idol. This is not the Judges show, this is the show for Americans to decide who THEY want the next Idol to be. They are just guides and that is all they should be. Do I miss Simon? Absolutely. I loved his brutal honesty and most of the time he was spot on. No one has the gonads to tell these kids good from bad. Even Paula could do that at times.

    As far as someone making it to the next level. There are many successful Idols making music today. Not just winners but losers also. You may know the Winners: Kelly, Carrie, and Clay. Chris, Jennifer, Mandessa, Paul Stacey, Danny Gokey, Kellie Pickler, Bucky.....they all have had wonderful careers. If you work hard you will make it, if not ...then you will fail.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  141. In Hysterics

    I decided to read this just for the heck of it and I am laughing my butt off at the comments! You people all need to get a life!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Charles

    at the end of the day it is what it is... don’t get me wrong I was surprise too... maybe people though she was safe or that, as others have said, has a great voice and is beautiful but does not has stage presence... she definitely left way too soon but I think she is better off... once she finishes with the Idol concerts she is a free agent to explore all her possibilities. I find that in the past the contestant that did not win had done much better than the winners.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  143. just me

    who cares?

    April 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Dude

    PIA had no shot to win the contest, period. She was a good solid singer but that's about it. She was/is better then Stepheno, Gospel dude and Haley, but she has no emotion. I remember watching last night and thinking she is going to make a great backup singer for someone who has some personality.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  145. flo

    This is a shock – Pia was truly the best and showed a great future as a singer/entertainer. Idol better fix their voting system – something seriously went wrong and I believe there must have been a glitch in the system. Pia is everything a true "American Idol" should be. I hope a real smart record company or Clive Davis snaps her up quickly so that she can have the career she deserves. She's the real deal and the whole package.
    I don't think I can continue to watch American Idol until the producers, directors, whoever can right this terrible wrong – get your voting act together.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Robb

    They lost me as a viewer. Another year of picking a lackluster male no-talent and letting the best one go. Same old story from the last past seasons.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  147. pdarden

    Pia wasn't unique... lots of people sing ballads... she needed to prove that she was versatile and she didn't... she seemed very uncomfortable on rock night... she didn't do the song justice... she was very stilted...again, she sang the song as though it was a ballad... she has no personality when she sings... no emotion... it's technical...Scotty is a country singer and yet, he has been able to adapt to every genre, still be himself, but choose a song that reflects the requested genre and still reflect him.... Paul – although he doesn't have the best voice - he is unique and already a performer... he gave a performance where you overlooked the voice and watched the performance....

    April 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  148. kellyc

    Did anyone see the smirk on Haley's face when they announced Pia was leaving? She was very insensitive through the whole thing.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • JournalGirl

      Haley was actually laughing and smirking with no respect for what was going on at the time. I hope she gets voted off next week. She can't sing, she growls and looks trashy.

      April 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Marty

    I just hope she doesn't got where so many other have. And that is nowhere. Where is Ruben Studdard, where is Taylor Hicks...especially him. Where is Fantasia besides her goofy t.v. show. There are few that really go far. I think Pia has more of a chance of making it than the final 7 do. We already know Scotty is Nashville bound but what about the rest. Good luck WILL make a name for yourself ...

    April 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Sharon

    I really liked Pia, she has an amazing voice. But you have to connect with the audience and move on the stage sometimes. I hated to see her go. Paul and Jacob should be gone. But think about it folks, everyone will go soon and there will only be one left. We hate to see the people we love go. But these are very talented people who will do very well. I for one love Scotty and I like James. Scotty has the country fans on his side because he is true to his roots. He is a very down-home individual. James is very sincere in his singing and he can do rock very well. Also really like Lauren. She and Scotty should record their duet. I told you so.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  151. dnice

    I agree with those who are saying there has been no REAL criticism on this years Idol. Even though they talent this year is across the board, there is a clear distinction between those with great talent and amazing talent. So the only two who got "criticized" last night were Stefano and Pia. They were in the bottom three. Soooo any criticism is viewed as a flaw and that's who the people think should go. These judges need to be more discriminating, meaning pointing out all the flaws they see in everyone, and not just giving everyone a pass by saying "that was beautiful." Peanut the Destroyer was spot on when he said that "when everyone is special, no one is special." That is what has happend on Idol this year. So the only two who had any kind of negative comment ended up on the bottom. Not hard to figure out who to blame on this one. Judges are you listening????????

    April 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  152. court

    Let's all boycott AI! I think the judges should decide who stays or goes until the final show. The people in this country aren't very bright.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Neil

    Is this a talent show?

    April 8, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Over50

    No surprise. Lack of entertainment value. Singing isn't enough. America got it right. She didn't take the judges comments from previous weeks. Who next?

    April 8, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  155. inverness

    I can't blame the judges for Pia being eliminated. They knew, as did most of us, she was a real talent. It's the darn female teeny boppers with there unlimited cell phone use that are voting. There should be a limit on the voting but now they can vote multiple times by phone and computer. What the heck! The world was robbed last night but you haven't heard the last of Pia. The judges will help her with her dream!!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Kirby

    Bye-bye Pia! One trick pony but I'm sure we will see her in the future. Next to go...Jacob!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Tom

    It could just be that we didn't like her...her ballad were great, but became boring, and her one uptempo song was forgettable in a night of great performances.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Speak UP

    Pia was good but I don't think she really had a chance of winning overall. We've all heard countless singers like her, she didn't bring anything new or exciting to the stage. I've about had it up to here with JLO. Randy is the only one willing to tell the contestants the truth, and half the time he can't even get anything out because JLO tries to talk over him just so no one gets their feelings hurt. Obviously all the contestants are talented or they wouldn't have made it this far, but some are clearly better stage performers than others and if the judges can't or aren't willing to point that out that why are they even there?

    April 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  159. GP

    She's gone for the same reason that Casey ended up in the bottom 3 the last time. People took her being above everyone else for granted thinking "other" people would vote for her anyway, so her fans voted for other less deserving participants to stay. As it turns out, the "other" people did the same thing.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Ange

    I agree with some of the posts, the judges have to do a better job critiquing the talent. They also used their save to soon. I like Casey, he is very talented but I think Pia is better and the save should have been available to use on her. Paul needs to go, his vocie in comparison to the others sucks. Something is wrong with the voting structure, maybe a change is needed to give the judges more say in the voting process.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Christian

    American Idol is the ONLY REAL platform for young talented artists to be show cased. The judges should NOT be putting the young talent down. It MUST be the American public who DECIDES after all they will be buying the songs.
    American Idol is ALL kick starting a commercial singing and entertainment career.
    When judging, we need to ask yourself the question; would you go to a concert and pay money to hear; Lauren, Jacob, Scotty and PIA? Or would you go to a concert and pay money to hear; Stephano, Casey, Paul and James?
    The judges made a BIG MISTAKE in saying Casey, he will never be a BIG commercial success.
    YES, PIA has the pipes, the looks, the body but she lacks the warmth, charm and vulnerability of Lauren and Haley.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Barbara

    I am so DONE with this show. I will not will not be watching EVER AGAIN!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Bebe

    Pia was not unique. We already have a Mariah and a Celine. Why do people assume that America forgot to vote to keep their favorite in? Hello, maybe Pia is not the favorite of many. Ballad, after ballad, after ballad. Pia tried something different – guess what? It didn't work!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Mannysmom

    Everyone I know has vowed to stop watching the rest of the season including myself! And we even voted!! I do think that most fans really believed she was safe and that everyone would vote for her, the thought crossed my mind, but she was the best and I always vote for who I think does the best consistently! πŸ™ Good bye Idol, maybe next season!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Sherri

    I think mist of the voters are 12- yr old girls who likely have no clue if what real talent is. That's a travesty! The vote sb somehow split between the public & the 3 judges so that the voting is not just left up to the mostly clueless public. That early save that went to the hairy guy should've been used last nite instead. A travesty!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  166. walstonc59

    Pia is beautiful and has a wonderful voice. She will go far in the music industry....I was shocked that she went home last night, I thought there was a chance she'd be in the bottom 3, but not sent home just yet. She still needs for interact with the audience more and I think that was part of the reason she didn't get the votes. In the long run, this is probably good for her, this way the music producers can pick up her quicker than if she'd stayed on. I see a career for her more like Celin Deon. Good Luck PIA!!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Mandy

    This is why I don't like the "american Idol" concept. You pay the judges to judge but don't allow them to make the decisions. America has only gotten it right two times, Kellly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. It's not fair to the better contestants to get voted off because a boy is cuter than they are or because a girl is prettier. it should be based on talent.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • BrendaV

      I absolutely agree with you. Some people tend vote for the pretty girl or the handsome guy. The judges should be able to take part on every week's vote, not just on the auditions.

      April 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Shery

    PIa was a one trick pony and I was bored with her. I wouldn't buy her album so I didn't vote for her. Plain and simple.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  169. BrendaV

    Please STOP blaming the judges because they used the only save of the season on Casey! Casey is AWESOME and the great thing about the judges saving him is that he's gonna be able to be on tour with the rest of the top 11 contestants, he deserves it. I feel dissapointed thay Pia left, she was one of my favorites, but at least she'll be on tour also! =)
    The judges are not to blame, I listen to what they say but I have my own judgement and I vote on whoever I like regardless of the judges opinion.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Walter Graff

    Folks, folks, folks. Every year American Idol has some shocking vote-off of a contestant that everyone thought was better. EVERY YEAR!!! And every year the shocking vote-off is bigger than the last. If CBS had Charlie Sheen back on tomorrow ratings would be bigger than the Super Bowl. And every time American Idol does this each year, the next week sees a rise in ratings. Somewhere just as in reality programming viewers thought what they were seeing had to do with the story. It has to do with the ratings. American Idol can pick and choose who gets thrown off the show and every year they do this gimmick towards the end to make sure that the sagging ratings that occur as the show progress, rise. Did you really think this show was about finding Americas best talent? If it was the entire group would have never made it on the stage in the first place.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Lee

    Pia absolutely has a beautiful voice, but the poor thing can't move to save her life! No one's to blame. AI voters are looking for a performer-not just a beautiful voice. That's why Stefano will go next – he doesn't grab your attention and keep it.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherry

      I agree 100%. I predicted she'd be gone this week. Next week will be Stefano. They are all good in their niche. The outcome will be whose niche is trendier. Pia/Celine is not the future of music today. The more unique the style the more marketable. It's not complicated or a judgment on talent.

      April 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Kathy

    I agree that Paul and Stefano definitely should have gone first, but Pia didn't have what it takes to make it either. I think JLo said it best a few weeks back, when she told Pia that one day she would have to perform a two-hour concert, and she wouldn't be able to just stand there through the whole thing. She has an amazing voice, but she's not a performer. She'd make a great back-up singer, but won't make it as a solo artist until she develops a stage presence. It takes more than great vocal chops to be an entertainer. The judges told her this many times, and she just kept saying "next week." They gave her good advice and she didn't listen. She had great pipes, but I was bored by her. Apparently the rest of the country was too.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  173. laura

    Done with the show.....

    April 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  174. gman

    @Peanut – AMEN!!!!! At least with Simon, he was willing to tell contestants that they were mediocre, or boring, or forgettable, or not nearly as good as last week, or terrible. I like the personalities of this year's judges, but if they tell every singer that they are all great, the votes will be more evenly dispersed, and surprises happen. If they don't change their ways, they will continue to happen.
    I mean, come on, the judges were more critical of the American public than the singers! Huh?!?!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Lisa

    Like so many have said, the judges are way too positive! Enough being nice! JLo should be crying because she is horrible! Randy should be ashamed of himself , didn't he learn anything from Simon? Steven is just taking up a seat on theat panel. I won't watch anymore. I'm done!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Sunny

    Other than the heartbroken tween boys defending her honor, there are some great points all across the board. So much emotion over a total stranger that we didn't even "know" a few months ago! You'd think she was publicly handed a terminal illness diagnosis.

    The reality is, this girl, plucked from obscurity, is gorgeous, gifted with a beautiful voice, was pampered, praised, followed, loved, given gifts and expensive clothes, made Ford commercials, met dozens of top-named celebrities, slept in a mansion, traveled to places most of us will never go, received standing ovations on a tv show watched by millions. She has lived more blessings and fortune in a few months than 99% of humans will see in their entire lives. So...why do we have overly dramatic people on here pouting and whining that they will never watch this show again because the of the travesty of teen girls and "rigged" voting? I'm not feeling a whole lot of sympathy for a girl that has it all and will continue to be given the world just because she wasn't crowned the winner of a reality tv show. There are much more worthy people in this country to save your tears for.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  177. wbny

    After last night's show, one thing is clear: AMERICAN IDOL HAS OFFICIALLY "JUMPED THE SHARK."

    April 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Buxom

    I dont know how they could vote Pia off last night when her boobs looked so incredible!

    April 8, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  179. Ines

    Good ridance! PΓ­a on stage is as exciting as a greek sculpture, beautiful girl, beatiful voice but what a boring personality, no sparkle. Streisand and Dion are great divas because of their singing and interesting personalities, they are full of emotions, the audience likes to relate to the artist, otherwise we all would stay home and never attend a concert!!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  180. baebamall

    Real smart,'d rather look at Alfred E. Newman than Pia. Sad...

    April 8, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  181. brittnie

    i didnt vote for pia this week because i didnt like her song or proformance. normally she has my vote. but instead i voted for him . i vote based on there preformance that night not over all . she just didnt bring it with tina and he did with a man loves woman.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  182. GetRidofJames

    Pia was ok, but needed work to polish her stage presentation. It's really too bad, but not everyone can win AI, so as the field diminishes, good talent will be voted off. It's the nature of the show.


    What a looser! The worst face, the worst stage presence, and a voice that could peel 10 layers of varnish off wood.

    When we watch the show, we all cringe when he opens that massive pie-hole, revealing that winow-shade tongue and all 10,000 teeth only to deliver a warble that sounds like a dying animal caught in a trap.

    We all use our votes voting equally for everyone else in the hopes or might raise them above James and put him in the bottom.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  183. Janey

    I am still in shock! Pia was my favorite. Had no idea her being voted off was even possible this early in the season. Yes, I agree the save was used too early. Yes, hopefully Idol will change the way contestants are voted off. There has to be a final judge ruling since what happened last night proves the public vote is bogus. Hopefully Pia has already received phone calls from music producers and she will become the star she longs to be on her own terms. I wish her the best. As far as Idol is concerned, I am finished watching this season.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  184. Mr. Paine

    I agreed with everything the jury did or said in the past except one thing: saving Chris Casey. He is the only one in this amazing group of singer of a dubious talent. He is good at pretending to be an artist. For example, last night he did a decent CCR impersonation, but as a singer and as an artist he was way below average. The jury painted the show in a corner when they desperately wanted Chris on tour. That was a mistake which came to haunt them. Since they raised the number anyway from 10 to 11, they should have let him go instead and invite him to tour anyway. They put their force of persuasion behind him, they praised him all the way to have and this is how they lost Tia and almost lost Lusk. That being said, Tia will have a great career, while Casey will eventually fizzle out. Everyone in this group, except Casey, in my opinion, will have a career in the music industry. Having the public vote is also prone to cause such mishaps. It may help with the ratings, but a panel of experts would be more appropriate, especially when you have a pool of such great quality artists as you have here. It will be a shame for such a great Idol season to end on a sour note, but not exactly impossible. Everything we experience though is a lesson we learn.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  185. Brian

    She deserved to go.

    Look, everyone is good to great right now. That means the most entertaining and likable people go through. That said, Pia was one of the most boring and unlikeable. Hence why she is gone.

    Jacob, Paul, and Stefano are not far behind for the same reasons.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Paine

      You must be 150 year old, blind, deaf, and completely illiterate if for you Pia came across as boring. Remember Tyler telling Pia "a million men in a million bars are having a million drinks about you." Well, you're certainly not one of them.

      April 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Piabsolutelyboring

    zzzzzzzzz....Pia was not an IDOL package. She could not own the stage if her success depended on it and it did.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  187. Gal

    I don't care that Pia was voted off. Actually, I don't care about AI AT ALL. Is there a phone line I can call to vote AI off?

    April 8, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  188. Dave

    Most of the voters are teeny-bopper girls who have no clue about vocal talent or star quality. They only care that some goofy bearded guy who has no vocal talent, or a guy with a great smile, who also has no vocal talent, stays around. These goofy young girls voted Kris over Adam and put David Cook and Archeletta in the top two. Of those, the only one who really has a career is Adam Lambert, and he wasn't the winner. If the goal of the show is to pick someone with vocal talent who has the potential to become a star, then the voting has to be changed.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  189. Skidder

    The mere fact she's gone and others are still around only proves it's not a singing contest. Stefano, Paul, Scotty, and to be honest, the vast majority of them are not good singers when judged on quality of voice. There has to be appeal to go with it. Not only a voice people want to hear because it's different (not necessarily good), but personality, presence, and someone the audience can connect with. Pia was one of the very best vocally, but her songs didn't connect with people at a level where they felt she was singing what they were feeling, or about them.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  190. Get over it

    Pia will be just fine. Its better that she didn't win. No contractual agreements with AI, and she is free to sign with whoever she wants. I'm sure there are record companies beating her door down as we speak. She has had the best marketing and exposure for her talent through AI. She will be fine, and I'm sure we will see her again.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  191. Dave

    Most of the voters are teeny-bopper girls who have no clue about vocal talent or star quality. They only care that some goofy bearded guy who has no vocal talent, or a guy with a great smile, who also has no vocal talent, stays around. These goofy young girls voted Kris over Adam and put David Cook and Archeletta in the top four. Of those, the only one who really has a career is Adam Lambert, and he wasn't the winner. If the goal of the show is to pick someone with vocal talent who has the potential to become a star, then the voting has to be changed.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  192. ramona

    this is not americas got talent,,,,its american IDOL....

    April 8, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  193. Mike

    "Peanut the Destroyer" is right. While the voting is surely screwed up (are people writing programs to vote on-line thousands of times?), the issue is also with the judges. They aren't judging – they are praising. Every single performance is deemed "special" and "wonderful." I agree – they don't need to be ascerbic like Simon, but they do need to be constructive and separate the "idols" from the merely good.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  194. Idol Fan?

    It's this new format of "judging." Those three are terrified to say anything negative about the contestants. They don't even offer criticism or direction. Just how the song made them feel and how great they are. Maybe it sounds differnt live, but some of them sounded really bad on TV. Randy comes close offering real judgement. J-Lo and Steve are useless. People don't know who to vote for cause they're brainwashed into thinking everybody is good.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  195. apple

    Nothing is wrong with Idol. Remember this is more than a show about who can sing. Pia was a great singer but kinda borring. Others had the audience in the studio and at home dancing and singing along. That's what moves people to vote and to buy singles

    April 8, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  196. RR3

    Done watching Idol.....LOL..the "X factor " is going to knock Idol's socks off in the ratings...

    April 8, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  197. Michael

    Not surprised. She could sing but consistenlty hits these nasally-sounding peircing notes that turned me off. Good looks are not enough to win this and that is how it should be. The singing has to be top notch and have universal appeal. I think James has the best shot and has a great back-story.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  198. Brandon

    Pia was just ... meh. Casey is by far the most talented one on the show this year. If he doesn't win, a plague on all your houses.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  199. Diane

    Pia is beautiful and can she sing! but boring ballads week after week. She's not the whole pkg. Stefano will be next. Then Paul, Jacob, Haley, Casey leaving Lauren, Scottie and James as the last three.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  200. ex idol fan

    Iggy was uggggly...nothing but a fake bake tan and hanging wrinled skin. In the future Iggy...please cove that up

    April 8, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  201. heather

    The voting system is flawed! Everyone should have only 1 vote and we should be voting for the next person we think should leave, not for our favorite! Paul, Jacob, or Stefano should have gone home! Pia was the best singer out of all of them and should have made it to the top 2!! I also think the judges need to stop being so nice and start doing their jobs. BRING BACK SIMON!

    April 8, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  202. Peggy

    Pia will pick up a contract and will make it on her own. I was soooo bored with the 'ballads'. I loved her voice though. The judges got it right – she needed more of a stage presence. I'm also disappointed. Stefano or Paul should have gone. Oh well – that's the way it goes. I'll keep watching. There is some amazing talent remaining.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  203. Phoenix3

    Pia was one of the best singers this year and she certainly did not deserve to be eliminated. Paul is in my opinion one of the worst singers they have ever had on the show and Stefano is getting by on his looks, one of these two should have been eliminated. I also found it very interesting to see Haley's little smirk when it was announced, she to is a one note wonder and will be going soon. One the bright side, this could be one of the best things to happen to Pia, Jennifer Hudson and Daughtry both got eliminated early and look at how well they have done. There is a record contract in Pia's future without all the contractual obligations to AI.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  204. ex idol fan

    Why is Paul still on? Am I the only one with good hearing? He can't sing, and the way he moves onstage looks like he is drunk and staggering. They need to revamp the voting process.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  205. the dude

    I told my wife it would be Pia. She isn't interesting. She is not pop star material. She is a gorgeous singer, but you will never find her on the top 100.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Bored to Tears

      HELLO!!! Every time Pia sang (except for "I'll stand by you") I dozed off. Her rock n roll song choice?? C'mon, really? Of all the rock n roll hits, after weeks of promising us something up tempo and rockin, she choose Mountain High, River Deep? And her Mo-town choice wasn't any better. She just liked to pick songs that weren't mainstream but that had soaring lyrics so we could see how talented and "cool" she was. Talented...yes. Do I want to see her in concert... no. At least Paul did an interesting and entertaining version of Fulsome Prison Blues, even if he's not the best singer he's at least entertaining (not that he's my pick for American Idol, but I enjoy watching him more than Pia).

      April 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kit

      Agree! She had a great voice, but was not a performer. She had no stage presence, no moves. She just wanted to stand there in a gorgeous gown, look pretty, and sing ballads. The judges tried to tell her this and she didn't listen. I was bored watching her and won't miss her at all.

      April 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bored to Tears

      LOL – I also meant to say that I'm in total agreement with you πŸ™‚ I just got worked up over everyone else saying how great she was and what a shame and how unfair it is that she was voted off.

      April 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Frank

    American Idol got lucky this year with an amazing group of talented performers. I was shocked to see Pia Toscano voted off so early. I agree with some of the other post that the judges should not be so shocked when they make negative reviews of someone like Pia but praise the boring, lack luster performance of Paul. Paul, in my book, should have never made it to the top 12. Jacob needs to stop wearing those horrible outfits. Last Wednesday he looked like The Pillsbury Dough Boy in that all white outfit and then last night he looked like a circus performer. I think James or Scotty will end up in the top 2.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  207. bulldog

    Was Pia a talented singer? Yes
    Did she have the soul of Casey Abrams? No
    Was she as good a performer as James Durbin? No
    Was she as entertaining as Scotty McCreery? No
    Did she have the charisma of Lauren Alaina? No
    Was she better than the rest of them (Haley Reinhart, Stefano Langone, …)? Probably
    Was such an unfair result? I don’t think so

    April 8, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  208. gremlin

    oh, come on...why the shock. Albeit beautiful, she had the personality of a piece of dry beach wood. The girl has no clue how to rock out and she won't be able to because her fashion is more important – high heels just ain't gonna do it for rock'n. I certainly am not going to miss the "I promise" line either.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |


    April 8, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Absolutely right, Michael. And the person who wrote about Idol being mainly a teen vote was so right on. Remember these are the same kids who love Kanye West and the other sociopaths who call themselves celebrities. Grooming is a big part of preparing a new talent for the stage and that includes audience interaction, movement on stage, etc. Most of these contestants are very nervous before they go onstage so how can you see someone's true personality? If you call drama queen, Casey Abrams, a personality, then you are really offtrack.

      April 8, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  210. Unbelievable

    You people need to get a freaking life.
    How shallow.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  211. gspdark1

    What was the biggest knock by the judges against Pia? She only sang ballads. I'll take it one step further: she managed to turn all her songs into ballads!!! That's the limit to her range, people, and America exposed it. For once, America voted on talent, not looks , or some other silly some such (remember Sanjay?) Oh, what was Pia's farewell song? Surprise!!! Another freakin' ballad!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  212. Lady Di

    I think she might of waited too long to get away from the sleepy ballard's & just didn't inspire any excitement with the voters. She didn't have any stage presence, even tho her voice was beautiful. I think the voters know what they are doing somewhat. I do feel that 2 of those boys should of gone way before her, but if they boys have their girl fans & they are voting like crazy, then this is what happens... so on to next week.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  213. D-Man

    Shocked? Maybe a little. Stephano should have gone last night. But Pia was in my bottom three. She is a great, great singer. She is a very beautiful young woman. She is a terrible entertainer. She is lost on the stage and has no electricity in her performances. The judges constantly talk about looking for the 'whole package'. Pia is not it. At least not yet. She has no stage presence as all and the judges told her that constantly. She was never a 'front runner', just the best pure singer on the show this year.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  214. Jwow

    It's not that everyone thought she was afe – she was freaking annoying!!!!!!!!!!! Glad she's gone. What a cry baby.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  215. Troothiness

    Ironic that someone mentioned Clay Aiken, above .... because when the producers saw America's overwhelming response to his version of "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" on their Wildcard night (it was later revealed that he got more votes than all of the other contestants combined, more than 8 million) – – it cemented their use of voter-engagement as the way to the top of the ratings race and it made American Idol the unbeatable #1 rated show in America ever since, and also launched the international franchise.
    But getting back to singing, if you listen to Clay's version of DLTSGSOM (either wildcard or Sandecki appearance), it is full of nuance, gradation and technique. Pia's version, in comparison, is more like soul-less bombast and gratuitous riffs. No comparison in quality to Clay's.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  216. fran glass

    i watch american idol every week and i am very entertained by how UPSET people are getting when discussing it online. It's a television show folks. The whole point is it's not that serious. πŸ™‚

    April 8, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  217. Matt

    I new from the song she picked she would be going home. Week after week she did ballads, than finally stated she was going to do a more up beat song. A song that really didn't seem to work. She waited to long to do something exciting. I didn't like the song at all. Casey is a musician a performer. Pia was not. The judges made the right move in saving Casey. She has the pipes, but not the all around stage presence. Shes hot yes, but that's about it.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  218. Ann

    SHOCKER OR NOT – This will be happening every week. They are all good and one of them is going home each and every week.

    American may not always get it right but no one is ever safe.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  219. LoveIdol

    Thank goodnes Simon is gone. The show is actually fun now. Long live Steven!

    April 8, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  220. Fernando

    I really believe is Pia's followers who are to be blamed. That includes myself. I did not have a chance to vote this week due to the fact that I was working without a chance to go to a PC or a cell phone to do so. I spoke to 3 other of my friends and they did not vote. Well, if we do not vote for the ones that we feel deserve to stay, then how do we expect to beat the ones are been voted because they are too cute or pretty looking, and not by their talent. Ameica, don't forget that the majority of voters are teen agers who mostly vote based on what they see and not what talent.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  221. Kim

    If you haven't figured out that the final will be between James and Scotty and that the rest will be going home eventually anyways, then we have not been watching the same show. Pia was good, but boring just standing there singing ballads with a slight amount of up-tempo this week. She would not have won, Scotty & James are too good and clearly favorites not being in the bottom 3 yet.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  222. Charlie

    The people on here saying they'll never watch Idol again need to get a life. The show didn't vote her off. We did.
    And it's not a shock either. Daughtry and Latoya London were on this same level.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  223. heather

    I find it hilarious that there are people on here who take Idol so seriously that they are going to stop watching because of the decision. Are you serious people? The top 9 are all great singers! Pia was already in the national spotlight for how long now? She's probably already talking record contract with someone. If you take the show that seriously, please don't watch anymore. Besides, that will just help the rest of the country have more influence. This drama is so absurd – and I'm mainly pointing the finger at the person who posted the article!!!!!!!!! "I can barely bring myself to type this" Ha ha! BARF! How ridiculous-

    April 8, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  224. Jeremiah

    I agree that there should be an overhaul of the judges and the voting system. Most of the public votes on who is the best entertainer which may have little to do with talent. Maybe that is what AI wants. But if AI really wants the most talented to win, then the system has to change. A panel of expert judges from different genres should be appointed. If the public is not voting, the judges are free to really say what they think. However, the audience participation is one of the factors that makes the show popular. So if they continue with the public voting then get rid of the judges who are not really judging. Afterall, an ideol is just that, someone who is idolized and may not be deserving. Pia has a lot of potential but a lot to learn about entertaining, but then so do all of the others. So why beat up on anyone? I just have to say that Haley is my favorite and I like her growling, but not so much of it.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  225. Jennifer

    Beautiful, yes. Beautiful voice, yes. But there was nothing exciting about Pia beyond her figure - couldn't tell you a single song that she sang. BORING. Have seen a million Pia's out there. Was glad to see her go. Jacob is also a great singer, but BORING. Paul is way more interesting, although his voice isn't nearly as beautiful. Scotty is interesting.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  226. LISA


    April 8, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Charlie

      On the contrary I think it is ten times better. This panel of judges puts the focus more on the contestants and less on their comments which is the way it should be since the public votes.

      April 8, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  227. Critics

    Some of the greatest songs and artists of all time do not have pure voices. The best judge of the talent is by who buys the music. If people want to pay for songs and concerts from Justin Bieber – then there are alot of people that value his singing and performance – it does not impress me at all. Bob Dylan has recorded some amazing songs – he is not a great singer. Joplin was unique but in my opinion not a great singer but I loved her music. This is all personal preference. I will guarantee you that Simon has taken many acts into recording that BOMBED. And turned down singers that became huge successes.

    Some of the posters on here really need to get a life. It is a freaking TV show.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Tia

      Couldn't agree with this comment more. Bob Dylan is a great example... not a good voice but made amazing music.. it is about what you put into the music.. watch Casey and you can see that he pus his heart and soul into his music.. very much the opposite of what Pia did.

      April 8, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  228. Andrew

    Isn't it pretty obvious American idol is not about singing?
    The judges don't make a separation about excellent performances, and simply mediocre ones.

    They picked paul, stefano, scotty over a lot of more talented people simply because of their styles. Look at the past 2 winners...Kris allen and Lee Dwezy have mediocre voices at best. Pia Toscano has a freaking 3 octave voice much like Celine dion, whitney houston, and other big voices in the business. Now, they will vote off the last four good singers: haley, jacob and lauren, james...

    I was actually enjoying this season... Paul or stefano or scotty need to go... They're the worst three remaining. THe judges need to make it clear, they are not good enough when compared...

    April 8, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  229. Pearl

    The judges need to critique these contestants better. They are not doing them any favors by giving all positive feedback when they need to know hey you screwed up. Randy is always on the verge of telling it like it is, but always seems to stop short. Is it his judge cohorts that have him holding his tongue? He never seem to hold back when Simon was on the show. Not everyone could have done that great of a job every week. I really hold the judges at fault for what is happening on this show. The public has managed to get rid of all the girls except 2. Haley & Lauren watch out your next.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  230. CD

    As someone in the music business, Pia being voted off isn't that big of a surprise. It may have come sooner than I expected, however. Becoming the next American Idol is more than just having great vocal talent. It's stage presence, personality, public perception, etc. She lacked greatly in many of the other key areas other than vocals. As the weeks progressed, her performances began to resemble a beauty pageant performance and not a pop star performance. Don't get me wrong, she will probably have a sucessful career in music with additional training. She's just not right for this show.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  231. Panda4ger

    It doesn't matter! Most of the idol winners did not move on to become huge stars (Taylor Hicks, Fantasia, etc.). It's the ones that didn't win that are bigger stars – think Jennifer Hudson, Daughtry – she'll have a great career ahead of her!

    April 8, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  232. Flex

    Unbelievable is an understatement..........Pia in comparison to all remaining other contestant is far mature and professionally skilled and polished, never mind her superb looks to top it all. It just shows the inadequate public taste and state of mind about music nowadays. So what do you expect to happen to millions of youth when they devote themselves to RAP music for many years (garbage in = garbage out)....thus is partially the reason for this astonishing and unfair vote.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  233. A-I Fan

    Oh yeah, and all of these people that are "boycotting" A-I . . . . did y'all vote for Pia on Wednesday night??? Give me a break! Yeah, she is awesome, but it is a democracy and she had the lowest votes. I am not boycotting paying taxes because I don't agree with our current President! So dumb.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  234. Pia Lover

    I voted for her 7 times so I don't know what is wrong with the rest of you. This season is over for me- nopbody worth watching left. AI is deletedfrom my DVR queue. Enjoy your big fat sausage-fest, America.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  235. Sarah

    Pia was boring. Beautiful and had some pipes, but boring. I would not pay $100 to see her in concert. period. the decision was valid. Besides - it's american idol. America spoke. deal with it.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • JPerez

      Wow. Sounds like someone is intimidated by real beauty and real talent. I sense a bit of jealousy?

      April 8, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  236. David B

    I suggest "h", which probably stands for heifer, learn how to read. There was nothing in my comment that suggested I was upset about what happened last night. I've lived in America long enough to know that fairness is not always based on ability. And, I already know she will have a great career. That's why I mentioned Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry. So "h", you get a life. But take some hooked on phonics course first.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • h

      What? Are you serious? Wow! if you had something to say, first of all, why didn't you reply to the original post instead of posting a whole other comment on it WITH A DIFFERENT NAME. Weren't really trying too much to capture my attention, were you? I could've cared less whether or not you were upset about the results- my comment was not made to you at all. And as for your hooked on phonics, Me thinks so? And you're telling ME to take it? I have a life- I don't get caught up in the drama like everyone else on here crying boo hoo that someone got voted off. DUH! That's what happens! Have a great weekend DAVEYBOY

      April 8, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  237. JPerez

    For those who say that Pia was "one dimensional", what does that make Scott McCreery? The kid finds a way to "country-fy" every song he sings. How's that for a safety net? Not to mention that he sounds more as if he's impersonating a country music singer than an actual singer. All the grief that JLo gave Pia for getting outside the box and here we have a (nice kid) but an obvious inside-the-box, talent limited "singer".

    April 8, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  238. Rock God

    And that dorky country kid who looks like Howdy Doody remains. Without Pia there is no real reason to watch the next 8 weeks.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  239. babaracus

    This is the problem with voting and rule by democracy, and closely mirrors our present political climate. If you let a million idiots choose the victor, then you get what you deserve. While I embrace rule by the masses, sometimes the masses need to be better educated or better judges of talent.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  240. IdolFan

    Why do you assume it was complacency? Maybe Idol fans just were not that interested in her. I like her but I would never have voted for her.

    This is purely preference. And for me, singer and song is affected by my mood as well. At times I want Tracy Chapman, other times I want AC/DC. Both are brilliant but very different.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  241. gman

    America has voted! Let's have a recount! Maybe Pia was voted off because the outfit she was wearing made her look like she was doing a commercial for Borden's milk products. She actually looked like Elsie the Cow!

    So get over it, all of you who are finished with idol! You know that you are not going to quit watching it so whay even bother exercising your pretty little fingers telling us that you are through with it!

    Don't like it, don't watch and then we won't have to read your drivel about how you are the best judge of talent.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  242. drumrboy

    At this point in her career, Pia is a ballad singer. Good for wedding ceremonies and, with her looks, could make it as the next "Vanna". JLo said it this week, she needs to bring more action in her performance. "Study the greats and learn from them." Pia obviously has more to learn about entertaining. Don't just stand there, do something! Her Wednesday performance was boring. No charm, no warmth. Watching Scotty, James, and even Haley, I was entertained. Watching Pia was more eye-candy.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  243. Pastordi

    I felt badly about Pia, but wasn't surprised...what surpised me was the unprofessional reaction of Randy and JayLo. How do you think Stephano felt??? Poor guy...he knows he isn't going to win, but the way he was treated by the judges last night was inexusable.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  244. Tia

    The judges absolutely did not use their save too early!! Casey deserves too win the entire thing. Pia was unoriginal and boring. I couldn't make it through one performance without changing the channel. People need too start seeing music on a broader level. Maybe the Casey's or Paul's won't go mainstream after Idol but GOOD.. anyone who can't appreciate anything but mainstream music doesn't deserve too listen too them... it is no wonder why everyone is so shocked about Pia.. give is a break.. America is finally getting smart about these idols.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  245. Jamie

    Complacency: The American Idol dream killer.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  246. IdolFan

    This is a show. Good grief people. The show makes it a popularity contest and Pia lacked some of the excitement and connection others have. I think she is fantastic but this is not the end of the World or the end of her life. It is a fun show. There are several that I would have voted off before her but the show clearly is based on fan votes and people can vote multiple times. Daughtry got the boot early and I listen to him on the radio and my ipod all the time.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  247. Maeve

    Double whammy of not being a man, and being painfully unlikeable. It never mattered how well she sang.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  248. Max

    The good news is that Pia will be the first out of the gate with a monster recording contract. The bad news is that we will have to put up with this crap all over again next year unless the show producers do what they should have done years ago...CHANGE THE VOTING FORMAT. 60 or 70 votes from one person is nonsense. If the public can't get it right. give some power to the judges. Pia...good luck. The world knows that they blew it.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  249. Rob

    simple fact is: it is the fault of the young tween females. They dictate the voting, always voting for the young white males. (look at the last 3 year winners). Something definitely needs to change in the voting system.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  250. Mark

    Ill tell you what happened.
    She was the best true singer and most polished performer on the show. Unfortunately personality wise she also just happened to be the most boring. Boring equates into unlikability.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • drumrboy

      @Mark I have to disagree. The best true singer was Thia. Her accapela singing was amazing. However, I do have to agree with your personality statement...boring.

      April 8, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  251. Greg

    Notice how all the Pia-haters who are happy to see her go are all women? What a strange coincidence πŸ™‚

    April 8, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • h

      .........and what a strange coincidence that men are her supporters. Too bad they didn't see that she was very unoriginal.

      April 8, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Maybe she wasn't as original as some of the others but based on pure talent and potential she wasn't at the bottom of the list so that is the travesty.

      April 8, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • h

      .......she's one of 9 very good singers. She's probably signing a record contract right now. Her being on idol in the top 10 only helped her career. I don't think we've seen the last of her.

      April 8, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Lisa..Myrtle Beach caddiness here. It's not about men vs.'s about entertainment and Pia was NOT entertaining. Gorgeous...yes Pipes.....yes Entertaining....NO NO NO.

      Speaking of women .... I hope Haley takes it.... PIPES AND ENTERTAINING....her looks are a bonus.

      April 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Jay

    I love when media pundits get shocked when their pet favs get the boot. Pia – beautiful? Yes. Great singer? Yup. Boring as hell and bit too puffed up already? Guilty as charged. She just did not have a sensational stage presence and it cost her. America got it right. There are plenty of beautiful singers out there who don't make it big. Why should she be any different if she doesn't bring the whole package to the table?

    April 8, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  253. What the what?

    Shocker indeed. But my man Scotty should win it...that voice is unreal.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  254. shocked in NJ

    Paul needs to go the hell home...I mean...what kind of freak is he anyway...I can't stand him! What is the public voting on anyway...can't be his's like nails on a blackboard...just like Fantasia!!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  255. Megan

    I don't get why people are so shocked about this.. you do realize that they do have to vote someone off every week and Pia was most likely to go in the first 4 weeks? She's dull.. plain and simple. Judges saved Casey because he has talent, and a strange appeal that would bring in more $$$ then a Celine Dion clone. Pia is beautiful and talented but her talent would be better used on stage in the great NYC. The other two in the bottom three are a joke, and I expect them to go one, two in the next two weeks. Remember, America. This is a popularity contest, not just a talent show and no one wants to watch butchered dull versions of great American classics done by prom queens, or Miss America contestants.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  256. debbie

    NOW will they finally realize that they NEED to change the voting system and make it more like DWTS, where the judges input counts for half and the voters only get a LIMITED number of votes. Though Pia did not have stage presence, her singing talent was AMAZING and I really thought she'd be in the final 2, the other being James.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  257. Charlie

    Face it. Viewers have been trained and conditioned by years of Simon. While the current judges want to be nice to everyone, viewers are still able to distinguish between who's a good overall performer, and who is not. The elimination of Pia is not surprising. She is a great singer, but her ballads wouldn't have carried her to the finals, and when she abandoned the ballads and allowed miss Stefani to dress her up ridiculously, she was abandoned. She should have stuck to her guns. Big lesson leanrned here: don't always listen to what the judges and celebrity guests tell you, as it may end up being bad advice.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  258. Dan

    How is Stephano doing after this, He must be really feeling it? The 3 Judge should appologise to Stephano for there reaction, That's twice for Stephano to be put in this spot, Enought of the drama on stage, you want to make a seen the last two on the stage last night should had been Pia and Jacob, Now That's television Drama at its best, I should have been a Director, you would have talk this one out for ages, or better yet James and Pia, WOW the rating would go through the roof.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  259. Theresa

    I have to agree with what someone else said here: the JUDGES should be doing all of the judging, not the public! While Pia was not my personal favorite, she is very talented, & I think she will likely pick up a contract regardless.

    April 8, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Bah

      That would be a terrible thing when you consider that they have been overboard in their praise of Jacob and some of the others. I find myself constantly scratching my head wondering if they are listening to the same performances that I am. I'd be happy just to see them actually give constructive criticism instead of heaping empty praise on the contestants.

      Although, I wouldn't mind if America picked the bottom 3, but the judges decided which one leaves each week after the 3 have one last sing-off.

      April 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Nancy

    I think Hailey looked happy in one camera shot...I'm sorry Pia is gone, I thought she was a top- three

    April 8, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  261. Dee

    Glad Pia is gone. She is so over rated!!

    April 8, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  262. Sandy

    There goes the credibility that they were working so hard to rebuild. They were looking for the whole package. Pia was the only one there who was the whole package. The judges wasted that one-time save on that stupid Casey who wasn't worth saving. While he may be a good musician, this is not a musicians' contest. He sings and looks awful. Definitely not the whole package. Bad decision, judges. Bad decision, voters.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  263. Bostonrocks

    I was as shocked as a lot of people were. However, Pia has a beautiful god-given voice that should be recognized and rewarded; however, I agree with some people that she needed to step up and let loose. Her insecurity showed through and people voting responded to that feeling. Her vocals and stage presence on the results show last night when she really seemed to get into Joan Jett's "I love Rock and Roll"; now that is how she should have done it with Tina Turner's River Deep.

    I wouldn't mourn too long for Pia. I am sure some record producer out there will seize the opportunity to give her a record deal or a talent scout will lead her to an acting career.

    Let us await her first CD

    April 8, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  264. CA23

    Why is it shocking? Everyone did really well this week... except I thought it was Pia's worst performance ever, and not very good at all. Not a catchy song, and she sounded screechy. I would have put Stephano & Haley out before her... but I would have had her out by #7.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  265. Jess

    I disagree–I like Casey, I'm glad they saved him! I didn't like Pia. Yes she is pretty and she has a good voice, but I thought she was fake and didn't have much stage presense. Bye Bye Pia, I won't miss you.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  266. Teddy

    American Idol needs to take a page out of So You Think You Can Dance at let America vote but the judges decide who, out of the bottom three, will go home and continue that trend until the top five or four (which is partly why I love SYTYCD more than Idol). I'm disappointed and nearly disgusted that Pia was sent or no save, it's a sham that she was sent home this early. For me, she is clearly in another league compared to the other contestants.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  267. John




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  268. Natmach

    I hate when the judges sit there trying to show that they're surprised about the results. I thnk JLo had her head down because she knew she couldn't fake it. It's stupid and insulting. Yes Pia sang really well, but she was not entertaining and you need that. She sang the song but had no spirit, I'm sure she'll be fine. I hope that they finally choose a rocker to win this thing, because at least they show some soul and passion. GO JAMES!!

    April 8, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Dito: Go James!

      April 8, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      I Say James and Casey final two they have a lot of energy and top talents, and by the way this is American Idol, not Top Model, so enought with the looks.

      April 8, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  269. ILuvdUS

    I adjusted my DVR so it will no longer record American Idol. James, Jacob, Paul, and Stefano are pathetic. Kendra Chantelle was far far better than any of these guys. Watch this performance. and And now Pia!, who is one of the greatest talents AI has ever had was kicked off. I will never watch again. The current judges are not really judging. It sucks without Simon. He is the only real judge they ever had.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  270. Eltee

    Again and again and again: "The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard." H. L. Mencken. I'm in for a "Boot Scotty" grass roots movement. He's creepy and speaking of one dimensional...

    April 8, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  271. ben

    Watched Modern Family Wed. The contestants are all in their own ruts, even Casey, as much of a fan of his as I was earlier. If you've heard them sing one of their songs, you've heard them all.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  272. Slickaroo

    I have watched every show this year, but last night is the last time i will watch it. My family and i agree it is time to change channels, watch the judges and they say to all the contestants, they were great in there own ways and NEVER say you are the best in this group tonight, or you are definetly in the top 3. The judges are afraid totell you who the top 3 contentors actually are in there own opinoin, instead every week they just say you deserve to be here,or great job tonight. Anyone can say good job tonight, but it takes a leader to stand up and say you are the best and as a judge you should or just step down. Pia should at least been in the top 3. But to me now it doesnt matter, am so glad we have any channels now to choose from and i leave everyone with a click on my remote. Simon will tell you how you did truthfully and cant wait to see his new show, cause American Idol is failing. no balls from the judges just that was great, or good job. But never who is the top 3 in there opinoin.....very sad and over for me.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  273. Chris

    She sucked..glad she's gone. You people saying "That's it...I'm done with American Idol"! No one cares.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  274. nena

    I'm so happy pia went home, she was staring to be alittle obnoxious, it was becoming all about her looks, and diva style. im happy that stefano stayed, and the judges were really disrespectful to him by all the commentsthey made when they found out that pia was leaving poor guy he must have felt like the biggest loser there even though he made it to next week. this is American idol not judge idol.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  275. Jay

    YES!!!! to all those saying that the format needs to be changed. The voting needs to be changed – the judges need to be changed as they don't JUDGE – they just, "yo dude – yo – dude – yo – you were amaaazzzing" Oh God, where's Simon Cowell??? Right now, the mediocre drab is winning, as usual. In IA's history the best ones were voted off (Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert). I bet the two clones that can't sing (Paul and Haley) will end up on top. Why even watch?

    April 8, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  276. Cree

    Where do u get she was a front runner? Obviously she wasn't because she got voted off. I just want the stupid show to be over with. I'm tired of Jennifer crying and tired of Tylers face.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  277. dave

    Pia had a good voice, and she was hot, but that's about it. There was nothing special or memorable about her performances. Ironically, I think this was the first week I actually enjoyed her performance. Casey was a far better save option that Pia. She's too hot and her voice is too good for her not to get a record deal, so relax America, Pia will be just fine.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  278. Anarchist

    Oh and you can send us love mail and thank us for saving Paul McDonald and sending home Pia right here: With 50 votes each and one million of us "worsters" voting we rule. We decide who wins and who goes home, not the judges or the viewers. Get used to the chaos.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  279. It's Awful

    This season sucks! Not only are the three judges losers, but their wanting to make everyone feel like they are the best is ridiculous. Lauren can't sing, she only hollers out of her big mouth. Pia does look like she is as old as me, which is 45, she has a nice voice, but needs to find something else to do with her time than being on this show. Go wash dishes or do the laundry. Some of the others are okay, the only winner you have is the country boy who is 17 and he needs to quit acting like he is some famous somebody, and just be himself. Please judges, be more like your predecessor, be honest. Most of this bunch stinks. One night was enough for me. I used to watch it when Simon was on it, he may have been not very tactful, but at least he said what he really thought about the contestants and their abilities. Send "everyone home including the judges" shut down the show, call it a day and put something on the tv that is worth watching.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  280. vote for Scotty

    Scotty is bound to be the winner now, unless he suffers the same fate as Pia. I doubt it though.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  281. scott

    I will explain exactly what happened. Scotty and Lauren are the frontrunners with huge fanbases. They will probably be safe until the finale. Everyone else EXCEPT Pia was singing for their lives, and therefore they had to earn everyone's votes. Pia was in a strange position, because she was assumed to be a frontrunner like Scotty and Lauren, but she didn't have the huge fanbase they do. That's why people didn't vote for her: they were either supporting the two frontrunners, or they were trying to "help" the others who were trying really hard to succeed. Pia fit neither of those categories and is going home as a result.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Guy

      Sounds plausible. Although I don't see Lauren in the top two. At this point who knows.

      I'm surpirsed STEPHANO & PAUL have lasted this long. PAUL must have a huge fan base.

      April 8, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • scott

      Paul's fanbase may start to increase among young girls because he's dating a girl from Twilight. Fans of that series might start voting for him as a result. Lauren is a frontrunner in the southern US, because they like their blond, somewhat pretty country singers. But I think Scotty is untouchable and will probably beat her in the finale. (Unless someone unexpected gets on a roll like Lee did last year)

      April 8, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  282. Wendy

    I feel that the voting should be changed. I had hoped that with the return of Nigel that the voting would be similiar to "So You Think You Can Dance", where the viewers vote for the bottom 3 and the judges have the final say. With sites like "Vote for the worst" and the like trying to rig the show, it would help weed the worst. I don't think Pia should have gone but i do think this group has had more talent in the top ten than previous seasons. I would prefer that the judges give positive criticism for every contestant, otherwise how can they improve.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  283. Diana

    Idol needs to change the voting process. There are 6 guys left and only 2 girls. Pia getting voted off just shows that a lot of the voting is being done by young girls who are picking who they think is cute over the most talented. Maybe they can do what they do on DWTS and combine votes with judges scores. They are all very talented this season but Pia definately shouldnt have been voted off.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  284. Land of Lincoln

    Stephano got really lucky – some angel is watching over him.

    By far, he had the worst night.

    I won't be surprised if he goes out next.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  285. Michele

    I'm sorry to see Pia go, but I'm also mad that the judges didn't conserve the save and use it more wisely instead of using it just for dramatic effect. But to be an entertainer you need personality and Pia wasn't showing enough.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  286. JT

    Guys, she's good, but overly boring.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  287. yvette

    although i think she did not deserve to go home, I reallly hope they DO NOT find a way to bring her these kids can perfrom with out the pia shadow,,,she will find great success elsewhere, but she really didnt have that pizazz, she was too safe like Kris Allen, Clay Aiken, good singers, but no oomp.....she seemed nice though...i really wish her all the luck in the world...i really hope they vote off Jacob next he is another Ruben Studdard

    April 8, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  288. MAD

    DONE with this show! And Ryan must know it or he wouldn't have asked America to "stick with them".

    April 8, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  289. HB

    Miss Simon. He would have known the trick.. It is all the fault of the judges who did not know & lacked how to judge. She was the Best. I am not watching Idol any more.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  290. Former American Idol Fan

    Last night's elimination of Pia is a travesty. I have been a faithful viewer of this show for the last 4 seasons. Now due to this elimination I will no longer watch the show. The "American Idol producers" BETTER PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION to this one. What happened last night is history repeating itself for this type of show. The voting structure is painfully bad. Viewers SHOULD NOT be allowed to vote multiple times (I think the web site states a max of 50 votes) and the judges need to be allowed a major vote. The "judges save" is a good tool but should be used more, especially in cases like this elimination. Look at the reaction of the studio audience and the judges last night! What a horror that was! Additionally adding help from music producers this year was a great idea. It definely improved the performances this season. Perhaps they should also have brought in choreographers to help with the "body moves" for the contestants. Maybe this would have helped Pia?

    Pia was clearly a "front runner" and should have at least have made it to the top 5. This elimination could have jeopardized her career!

    April 8, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  291. Will

    eh...she was a bit blah, no surprise here

    April 8, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  292. Shocked

    Without a doubt she was your best. And she left before 8 others. Really?

    April 8, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  293. Mel

    Pia was too good for Idol. Idol was just a place to be on tv.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  294. Guy

    Pia got voted off because:

    1) Everbody thought she would be the winner anyway so they voted for their next favorite


    2) People (young girls – the majority of the voters) were jealous of her.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  295. PM

    What an absolute disgrace! Pia was by far and away the best singer this year. Maybe a poor song choice this week, but this girl can sing, and she's more beautiful on the inside than the outside! Your loss Idol! I refuse to watch your show again. Hayley had 1 good night but doesn't deserve to be there.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  296. NDP

    Ugh...she was sooo boring!! One note! Forgettable! The only way the elimination could have been better was to get rid of Jacob instead.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  297. David

    The judges need to critique everyone. Don't blame them because they said a few negative things about Pia. They most likely saw much more potential for her than any other contestant. The problem is they are all like Paula now – all cheerleaders. Everyone gets a trophy. Simon was the voice of reason. Occasionally Randy has stepped up to barely fill that role, but mostly he hasn't. Steven and Jennifer are very predictable. If Jennifer criticizes anyone it will be about their outfit or stage presence, not their voice. Everyone is perfect to Steven.

    Pia did an awful job on the Tina Turner song. It seemed like nothing but big notes to me. The judges told her to try something different and it failed. It's not the first time that happened. In past years the judges have contradicted themselves with this. Tell someone to find out who they are, then tell them to try something else. Pia was successful with ballads. Maybe she should have stuck with them.

    She was on the show long enough to be noticed and had the potential to have a career in music. Many of the winners have not done so well and I think this year's winner will be amongst them.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  298. I am done

    Amertican Idol, you just lost your biggest fan. (me)

    April 8, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  299. Greg

    I love how people compare American Idol voting to the Presidential voting. Talk about idiots.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  300. rich

    Done. With. Idol.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  301. Bad Song Choice

    Blame her song choice. Even though she sang it great, it was a BORING song with stupid lyrics, particularly the first half. Song choice is key.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  302. Denise

    I watched the final ten minutes of Idol last night just to see who would be eliminated.When Ryan called out Pia's name,I was shocked!I know that she needs work on her stage presence,but she was the best singer hands down.I don't think that America should have the final say on who gets to stay or go.That lost a good talent last night.But she doesn't have to worry.I am sure she has producers lined up to sign her to their label.This will not be the last time we hear or see Pia.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  303. Rich

    Ryan was insightful when he begged the audience to "stay with us." The producers know that this abysmal decision will lose them viewers. Everyone else is cute and interesting, like watching a high school musical, but Pia was the real deal and the main reason I was tuned in. I'll still watch once in a while, but not as devotedly since the star has fallen off the show. The judges wasted their one save on the wrong person.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  304. Ron in California

    Don't worry'll see more of PIA. Remember Jennifer Hudson. Pia has real singing talent, but needs to work on her overall performance. Yes my wife and I were shocked, of the bottom three last night it should have been Stefano. Of those who should have been in the bottom...Jacob Lusk should have been there no Pia or Paul. But opinions are like noses we all have one.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  305. Brian

    YAY! Pia is gone! I mean, technically she is an amazing singer; however, she is generic and there are 100 other singers that she sounds like. Put here voice up against 10 others that sound like her, it would be hard to tell its her. That was her downfall, she isn't unique and voters forget about her. Yes, you can be a great singer, but if you don't have anything that makes you stand out, your are forgetable.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  306. Brian K

    Pia was a great voice, but she was boring. That's what did her in. I could listen to her sing all day but that's not what has perennially gotten the job done in previous seasons. You have to do something to make voters remember you and unfortunately for her, having a golden voice (combined with a boring at best personality) wasn't enough.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  307. PIA PIA PAI

    she is boring on stage – great pipes and shape – but boring. backup singers/writers are great singers too – but they lack star power or stage presence or charisma. thats why they are backups.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  308. Jim

    It's very simple: bring back Simon and there will be proper critiques. You can't have a panel of artists who know how much it hurts to be given a bad review–they aren't completely honest.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  309. daRook

    I truly think this has become a vote for the young girls watching who vote for the boys – no longer a a true talent event when someone like Pia gets voted off. She has tons more talent than Stephano. I wish her well with the music contract which I am sure will come her way. The show has become a total farce and if it continues they need to limit everyone to a single vote – not the way it is now. I am sure their ratings will go way down. I am voting AI off the island!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  310. nyer

    Bottom 3 should have been Paul, Jacob and Stefano. Stefano should have gone. Yes, Jacob can sing. But it's the same melisma, over the top performances, It's like going to church every week. Paul in comparison to James and Casey, his only advantage is his looks. Stefano can sing but he tries so hard. Not grounded enough ... it's a karaoke performance or at best, on stage at some country fair.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  311. DaveyBoy

    How can anyone be surprised by this??? America somehow voted an empty suit with ZERO experience into office of president of the U.S. Could it be the same lack of scruples that led American's to vote off Pia last night?? Me thinks so.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      You are right Bush was a terrible president but I do not understand what that has to do with Idol

      April 8, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • h

      Sorry Adam, but I believe DaveyBoy was referring to the beloved ODumbo who has no experience and the reason it refers to idol is that America is a screwed up nation evidenced by who they vote for. Now, on the other hand, I personally think Pia was boring so this time I agree with America! – Not on ODumbo though.

      April 8, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  312. Ichi

    Umm... it's just a TV show...

    April 8, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  313. Ret

    If Pia had done as the judges had encouraged her to do, move your feet girl, shake your hips, move, do something on stage more than sing with your god given voice and good looks. With the right manager she'll do well, but she needs to learn how to be the full package on stage. But why oh why is Stefano still on. He needs to go on Glee and get of Idol.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  314. Tim

    This result is very simple to explain. They lowered the age requirement and now millions of teen girls are overwhelming the system voting for the guys they think are cute. Unless something changes, this year's idol will be decided by young girls. Count us among the millions who will not watch anymore episodes. Why should we if the best singer will not win?

    April 8, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  315. Stefano is on deck

    to be kicked off

    April 8, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  316. tom

    See...I swore I wouldn't watch AI this year after last years travesty...but I gave in. Now I know why I get so frustrated. THe judges can't give honest critque's..they just kiss up to everyone. Paul, Haley and Casey should've been in the bottom three. THey are semi-talented. (not so much for Paul) Don't get all the hate for Steffano...think he's an amazing singer...unlike Paul Casey or growling Haley. I'm done again with this piece a crap show. Bring back Simon. At least he kept it real.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  317. Nadine

    So sorry to see Pia go. I thought she was going to win it. She has a wonderful voice. I also think Idol should change the format. Maybe let "America" pick the bottom 3 (or even bottom 2) , but have the judges make the final decision.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Lorraine

      Or how about a bikini show day, where only the girls would wear two piece suits. Yeah! πŸ™‚

      April 8, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Guy

      That's not a bad idea to vote for the bottom 3.

      Having the judges pick the winner takes the fun out.

      April 8, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  318. Jcarl

    First of all...before the vote all the talk was "it's too close to call" and "they are all so good". But SOMEBODY has got to home. In fact, all of them are going home except one. Pia was an exceptional singer, but her performance level and entertainment value was low. Let's face it. Americans like to be entertained not serenaded with perfect pitch. Don't get me wrong, I liked Pia, but I called it Wednesday night...that due to her lack of connection with the audience and her lack-luster "performance" she was going home. Pia would do VERY well as a jingle singer or studio back-up singer, but on stage, she just doesn't have it.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  319. John

    Sorry, but Pia wasn't very good. Stefano is way better than her and I'm glad he is staying.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  320. bunnyy

    Please don't get me wrong.. I love Pia's voice.. however, I do not believe that the American people are that off kilter with their decision. This season there is such a diversified top 10 that no one is really safe and it is no one's fault at all. Pia has a wonderful voice but she is in the same genre as greats such as Celine, Whitney etc.. hard to compete with... and unfortunately the industry is just flooded with Wannabes in that genre of music and sound.. Stefano is also in that genre so I see his life limited also..
    the ones that stand out for their original sound like Casey, Scottie, Haley and yes even Paul... will go far because they have an unusual sound.. annoying to some but refreshing to many many more. Jacob, is on the fence.. he has a very unusal voice, but if he does not loosen his moral delima, it will be the death of him.. Lauren has a powerful voice also but she is very very young, James is also one that his style can kill him as quickly as it can put him over the top.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  321. Sunni

    Pia was a little too Diva for me. Good voice but too much a Celine Dion wannabe. When she did "River Deep, Mountain High" and touting it as rock and talking Tina Turner...she did the Celine version of the song...and did not come close to pulling it off. She will probably do okay for herself but she is too cookie cutter singer doing cover songs to be AI winner.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  322. Chickenhawk

    Frankly, the judges have no one to blame but themselves for Pia leaving so soon. "Everyone's a star. Everyone's amazing. Everyone's in it to win it." Regardless of the performances, all three on the panel claim that all of the contestants are equally talented, and then seem shocked when one of them goes home. Maybe this will be a wake-up call, and they'll start acting like judges rather than an Idol fan club. Also don't think it helped Pia that she's the only one (and probably one of the least deserving) to receive criticism on her performance Wednesday night. This is where Simon is missed. He would only pull the amazing card when a performance was truly breath-taking. And as for Iggy Pop, I will never be able to erase that image from my mind.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  323. adrienne

    Why are all the girls getting the boot? It just seems kind of weird. Pia is the best pure singer this year along with Jason. I thought this was a singing contest. I'm ready to just forget watching. I think some camps are ballot stuffing. This show has lost me.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Lorraine

      I think it's because the girls need to show more skin, a little boob crack show would help them alot.

      April 8, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • h

      Because the girls aren't original like the guys are. I am so sick of hearing Haley's growl that I can't stand to listen anymore- I mute the TV. Pia was BORING and Lauren is just too timid and scared and doesn't really act like she wants it. This week was a great week for the boys- I voted for all of them.

      Besides all of that, every one of them sing good. This show is only going to help them be discovered – and there is ONLY one American Idol so someone HAS to go each week. Get over it!

      April 8, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  324. Lindaw

    I was very disappointed that Pia was let go last evening. Yes, she needs to pick up the pace, but her voice is beautiful and I think she needed the chance to do better. After all, there are others (Paul, Stafano, Jacob) who could have been booted off first with their strange vocals .. and then if Pia didn't "perform" better, then let her go. The judges definitely saved someone who will not make the top 3. And I also agree that the judges definitely sway the votes with their comments. This is still a popularity contest. Last year Chris what's his name won, and I don't see or hear of him. But the young girls loved him.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  325. not suprised

    I liked Pia, but I'm not surprised she was the low vote getter. She can sing and she has a very good voice and she is a pretty girl... But honestly, she is kind of boring and un-original. There is nothing distinct or real or raw about her. Nothing to latch on to. Just another good singer. And for those of you who say the judges shouldn't have used the save on Casey... you're crazy. Casey is going to be huge!

    April 8, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • BT

      My opinion is that Not Surprised opened up a can of worms and now a troll may pop out because of being a terd....hope that got past the censors.

      April 8, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  326. AIFan

    I just found out there is a conspiracy website that promotes voting off the good people by voting for the not so good people in order to crash American Idol. Is this true? If I find it, I'll post it. I was told their latest conspiracy was to vote of Pia and they are taking the credit for last night. Just found out the website is Is there anything that can be done about this? wow!

    April 8, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  327. Not Surprised

    I am not surprised. Yeah, she's a truly great singer, blah, blah, blah. But, in this, the age of auto tune, who actually cares how good you can sing? It's all about entertainment and that's where she failed. She sang an uptempo song and basically just stood there, with the exception of her walking around the judges. BORING! She has no stage presence, and doesn't bring any energy to the stage. You want to stand still and wow the crowd – go do opera. You want to be a pop star – you have to dance and move and all that Britney/Miley/Christina/etc crap.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • BT


      April 8, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Not Surprised

      No, not exactly loser. Get your own ideas.

      April 8, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • BT

      lol that's a first. The beauty of online commenting. Can't even take a one word support of your comment huh? Fine....I totally disagree with Not Surprised. I think that the way the axis of the earth shifts during bouts of natural disasters caused the stars to align differently to earthling eyes and made Pia go home. There's an idea for ya.

      April 8, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • wendy

      Totally agree. Glam looks and good voice doesn't win you votes. You got to have stage presence and personality. J.Lo is angry about the voters decision but then she should know more than anyone else that a good voice is just not enough!

      April 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  328. Geoff

    Screw Idol..never again. They have to do what DWTS does. Let the judges control part of the vote. In reality what is the purpose of the judges on Idol at this point? And don't let Gwen Stefani ever dress anyone again. Iggy Pop has more lines on his body than a road map. I'm sure all the teeny bopper kids voting really know who he is. What a disgusting mess the show turned into. Marc Anthony should sign Pia to a recording contract immediately, release a CD and sell a million before the show is over this season. Survivor ratings will now skyrocket on Wednesday.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • bunnyy

      The judges cannot really control part of the vote on AI.. they are not the ones who will buy the albums or further the careers of the winners.. I believe that the person who wins this year, will really make it. In the past the contestants have been Simon Cowell cookie cutter contestants.. all the same and if you were different, he didn't really like you and you didn't really stick around.. but the ones that didn't make it did ok .. look at Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry.. Simon never really thought much of either of them for the most part.. and they are more popular then the ones that JUDGES were backing.. so I disagree.. the judges should have no more say then they do.. their helpful suggestions should not be construed as put downs but as lessons for furturing their careers whether or not they win

      April 8, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  329. mike

    Having Tyler as a judge may have backfired, more rockers now watching Idol and voting, I really hope Pia fans move their votes to Hayley, and lets make this a fairer fight.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  330. Rob

    Why all the wailing and gnashing of teeth? This is a contest based on who can compel the most viewers to vote on their performance. That parallels the industry, which is based on who can compel the most consumers to buy their songs. They're looking for money-making recording artists here. As the lawyers say, 'the thing speaks for itself'. For whatever reason, no matter how technically perfect her voice (and her voice is amazing), Pia simply did not move people to get up off their butts to press a few buttons to vote for her. That's what the contest is, because if you won't take time to vote for her, then they know you won't go to iTunes or Amazon to download her songs. It's a contest and only one will win. The others, including Pia, have had the longest, most intense audition in the history of the industry. They will all be able to make a living making music now, so relax and let the contest play itself out.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • BT

      Yes. What's crazy is that all the white people were safe last night lol. Naw, but anyway, Rob said it best. Pia was ALL great voice....and nothing else. Pretty, sure, but not exciting. Can someone please tell me why Scotty is still there? He has an awesome sound when he sung Elvis but he looks like the most awkward teen boy trying to dance I have ever seen.
      And I do like Lauren's voice, but man she sounds dumber than a box of rocks. Personally, I want either James, Casey, or Hallie to win. And my fav all season was Jacob, but his flame is just getting in the way now lol

      April 8, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  331. NED SMITH


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  332. Greg

    I believe she was gone due to song choice and performance slightly. It always seems as long as they pick a song that everyone recognizes and they do it well, they get through.

    That said, the bottom three should have been Paul, Haley, and Stefano with Haley or Stefano going.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  333. Greg

    I suspect people start to rally around the people in the bottom three at the expense of those that appear safe. The bottom three of the week should be named but use the grand totals of the entire completion to pick the person going home. A person consistently getting low votes should go first. Some warning they are in danger would do more to inspire performances. Pia is much better than Stefano and she shows more potential to improve. Jacob can ask people to ignore his gayness but he can't expect everybody to celebrate his gayness.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  334. clisa

    She was the best singer on the show this year, but she will be fine. Probably even better off. Look at Chris Daughtry. He's way more successful than many of the winners from Idols past. Best wishes to her!

    April 8, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  335. DC

    I'm totally shocked! Pia is arguably the best singer in idol history, but now she is gone? I'm just glad that America got a chance to see how good she is, and I hope that she keeps going until she reaches the top! On another note, don't you all think it's time for Haley to go home? She is horrible, I'm sorry. IMO, she shouldn't have even been in the top 12. She stole Kendra's spot!

    April 8, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  336. FIGGY

    I am so done with American Idol! Pia is an awesome singer. Hopefully she will be picked up by someone right away and be able to cut her own CD very soon. Last night was shocking and sad. Paul should have been the one to go last night and he was not even in the bottom 3. He is the worst of all the singers left. Don't worry Pia, have faith you will make it as a singer. "Echa para alante, no cojas para atras ni para cojer impulso!"

    April 8, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  337. Ricky

    some radio stations here in San Antonio have even said that American Idol "jumped the shark" last night.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  338. Jason

    Paris is the one who should have made it....could care less about Pia

    April 8, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  339. Lewis

    Pia does deserve some of the credit for getting herself booted...she chose a song people couldn't relate to at all!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  340. Mike

    I called this weeks ago. Pia is hands down the best singer they've had on this show in some time. Hands down! But with her America knows who will win. Without her it's anyone's contest. Now they might take a "percentage" of America's votes but don't be nieve. Producers rule the outcome. Ratings, ratings, ratings! Once again, the best singer will not win this "singing contest". I really enjoyed watching this season. But in the end the producers did their thing. What a joke!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  341. Idol-xpert

    IGGY WHO: are you nuts? He's been sober for 20 years. You just don't understand real rock-n-roll. He's from my home town in Michigan and I've followed him for 35 years. He freakin taught snotty-nosed dweebs like you what rock really is and shocked America again. Iggy freakin Pop!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Iggy Who

      I know high when I see it. Trust me. I'm high right now and took off all my clothes. πŸ™‚

      April 8, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • h

      sure-Iggy Pop, yeah, he is a great rock star...... who is also past his prime and NEEDS TO KEEP HIS SHIRT ON! That was just disgusting!

      April 8, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  342. ned smith


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  343. Kenneth the VI of Minneapolis

    Pia needed Niama stage presence or Niama needed Pia's voice

    April 8, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • soflo

      I totally agree! I'm not sure how everyone could not see this coming. From day one till now Pia has made the least progress out of all the contestants. I agree she can sing her heart out, but she is not a performer. As much as I can't stand stefano or hailey they have both made more progress in the past two weeks than Pia has the entire season. The judges knew exactly why she got the boot last night and should have told her. It was procrastination of her moving around the stage and saying 3 weeks in a row making excuses for just standing there singing – she even mentioned it when she was up waiting for the numbers that she will move around more. Sorry Pia too little too late, but I'm positive someone will pick her up with a contract.

      April 8, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • mrskool

      . . . . . . EXACTLY ! . . . . .

      April 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Tammy

    HAILPHUQQINGYES blame it on the judges! Stop with blowing the smoke up the contestants butts and America's ear's by telling people like Haley, Jacob and Stefano that their performances were good, or that they can sing b/c they believe you know what you are talking about! Bring Simon back for the next performances and he'll set EVERYONE straight and put this train wreck back on the tracks. Stefano, you were all but booed off the stage by everyone, to include the judges, take note dude!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  345. Marlyn

    This is unbelievable. Was this really how people voted or is this a plan to get people to spend more money voting. Common sense dictates PIA was not only the best singer on Idol but also the only one who did not hurt your eyes. The problem is that only little girls vote for this show so the boys dont get voted off. The only good singer for the boys is Scott yet all the others are still on the show.
    I had made up my mind that after Simon and Paula left the show I was not going to watch it ever but because Jennifer was on the show I gave it another chance. What a waste of time I am done. There is no one left there that is a star.
    As long as Idol is more about making money than talent then it really needs to be taken off the Air.
    The judges in their WISDOM saved Casey last week and then this week they couldn't save PIA.
    I think the public is outsmarting the judges and the TV station only wants to make money from their adverts and voting.
    I tape the show and eaisly reduces it from 2 hours to 15 minutes by fast forwarding it.
    We have no way of knowing about the votes. Nearly all the women are gone and all the man are there. Does the producer not say there is something wrong here Maybe if they offer what men likes then we can get the men to vote

    April 8, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  346. Matthew

    Last night's result totally sucked the air out of this season. The judges have been great, the talent has been great, and I was hoping the results would be fair. However, it's obvious to everyone watching now that you have NO chance to make it far in the show anymore if you are either an African American female or a talented female that isn't from the south. It was bad enough when Taylor Hicks beat out 3 other singers who were clearly more talented, but this is much worse. If American Idol devolves into a popularity contest to find the next country singer, a lot of people will stop watching.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  347. mejazzbo

    Pia is probably the real winner by getting voted off the show. There must be people waiting in the wings to sign her to a recording contract. She has it all. As for American Idol... Pitchy, dude!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • tom

      All males over 20 will no longer watch the show. It's just for young teenie girls now, voting for young boys with no talent.

      April 8, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  348. Mel

    Its the judges fault but for a different reason.. They told her to go uptempo, she did and so she got voted off.. If she stuck to ballads she would still be in it!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  349. Bluesgutter

    It is obvious that this year judges were instructed to not give honest criticism. That the guy (Paul?) who dances like a Southpark stick man across the stage while singing like Andy Devine with a smile plastered on his face while singing about being in prison for the rest of his life, or the chubby guy (a jack of all musical trades-master of none) can sit at center stage with a stupid upright bass between his legs and sing a bad rendition of another sad song while smiling and have the judge heap praise on them as if they were actually good is amazing. What did the judges think would happen when they offer no input except to tell everyone they were great? And using their save on the chubby guy who doesn't sing well a few weeks ago has really come back to haunt them.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
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  351. Sue

    Are the majority of the voters female teenagers? That would explain why the good looking Stephano and Paul are still in.
    I agree that something needs to change next year...It has to be about raw talent, but how can they expect vocally uneducated american people to judge vocal talent correctly? Also, I think the way the judges responded and the things they said after Pia was let go was obviously very hurtful to Stephano, and unprofessional. They were basically saying he sucks, which is no the case. Yes she is better, but they were rude.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  352. Jaycee

    Since the talent is so strong this year, viewers are forced to look beyond the talent to consider performance ability and personality. Pia fails in both of these categories, unfortunately, so the judges were providing valid criticism following her performance on Wednesday night. I agree Pia will be successful as an artist but only if she can stand behind a microphone, use her strong voice to sing ballads and not be expected to connect with the audience.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  353. Iggy Who

    Im very upset that Pia is gone but....................did any of you see Iggy Pop and think this man is HIGH AS A FREAKIN KITE!!! I was more upset about his performance then i was about Pia

    April 8, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  354. LilyX13

    I think Casey deserved the save, he's better musically and more heart felt then that faux rocker James Durbin! AND Iggy Pop did ROCK it out but it was kinda embarrassing to mingle a REAL ROCKER with these silly nobodies.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  355. Pia Shmia

    Yeah, here is the deal. She is a great ballad singer, but there are already a TON of those female singers in the market and many of them better than her. She could have won Idol this year with better taste. I fault her personal taste in music and her intelligence. She sang boring slow songs every week, then made HUGE deal about how she was going to shock us all with this uptempo fast song we would be blown away with. She actually talked about her upcoming fast tempo for 2 weeks like it was going to be some insane thing we wouldnt beleive. Then she sang a song no one had ever heard of. HELLO???

    April 8, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Bluesgutter

      The song you refer to that "no one ever heard of" was "River Deep, Mountain High". It was written by the legendary Brill Building song writing team of Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich. The original, done by Ike & Tina Turner was produced by Phil Spector and he considered it his greatest work. It has been recorded by scores of other artists including an interesting version by Eric Burdon & the Animals. To this day, it is Tina Turner's signature song.

      April 8, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • PIL

      seriously? and what is Stefano singing? lambada? at least Pia was nice to luck at, I can't even watch Stefano's faces (when a man loves a woman, bleaaahhh)

      April 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Shiley

    I found Pia to be a tad over-confident. She seemed to know she would be in the top 3. Maybe that is the reason??? That being said I think AI really needs to judge like Dancing with the Stars so they have a weighted vote of 50 percent and the public gets 50 percent. It stops a whole lot of nonsense voting. It's the teeny boppers putting through the boys.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  357. Troy

    Casey was ever bit as good as save as Pia would have been. In any case, there are several that should have been going home long before either of them were at risk.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  358. LilyX13

    I don't believe PIA had the least votes. EVERY poll I looked at had her at the top, sometimes by a lot! The Dial Idol site showed her no where near the bottom. It was between Jacob, Paul & Stefano. Nigel wanted a "shocker" for the publicity. The show has turned into a CIRCUS and def. jumped the shark!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  359. idol-xpert

    Everyone, listen up – forget about those stupid karaoke singer/contestants for a moment – what you and the whole viewing audience witnessed last night was the greatest performance in the HISTORY of AI: Iggy Pop. The absolute godfather of punk ripped the heads off of all you tweeny, thumbsucking, Glee loving, Justin Boober worshipping morons. Freakin awesome!!!!!!!!!! Yes Iggy freakin Pop!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  360. laure

    Because all 9 are super talented, you also have to consider their entire performance. Pia has a beautiful voice but was very boring and as people say here, one dimentional. She lacked excitement. That is exactly why she is gone from the competion.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  361. Beau

    Pia is too pretty as what all the judges makes sure to ALWAYS include on their feedbacks about her. While that is true along with her singing talents, AI nation thinks we have enough pretty faces on the industry and somehow she does not bring anything new to the table. This elimination also proved that the public still does not get diverse feedbacks from all the judges. J-lo seemed to always mirror what Steven Tyler says or vice-versa while Randy can not come up with something new to say on this season as he used the same critiques we've heard him use since the 1st season. Hence why the voting public has yet listen to whatever the 3 judges says. They have yet to be credible. This might be one of the best season for AI as far as roster of talent is concern, but so far, all the gimmicks has yet to return their investments.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  362. Kenneth the VI of Minneapolis

    There is nothing unique about Pia.......She is a good singer for elevator music.....she never showed charisma.....Also, if you listen carefully, she has some flaws in her higher notes.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  363. Tom

    Surprised, yes. Shocked, no. Jacob or Stephano should have gotten booted. Pai can sing, much better than the other two. However, she comes across as a diva, beauty pagent contestant. always saying the right thing, phoney. Do we really beleive the fans get a true say in who wins. The record companies and sponsors want to get a winner who can sell records and fill concert seats. Look at some of the winners who've tanked since. Pia's too bland, no personality.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  364. agree

    I agree that Pia is a good singer but she bored me too..But she don't deserve to be voted out last night. I think they should voted out Stefano he don't deserve in top 8...or Jacob I don't like Jacob..

    April 8, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  365. Jamie

    5 girls in a row voted off...that does blow my mind...but I am even more shocked at the people that are really upset over Pia leaving....She can sing but there's more to an "idol" than just being able to sing well....There are others left that are worth watching and have the potential to be an idol that can do more than just sing!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Tammy

      I don't think we're upset that she got booted off, I think we're upset btw the judges are critiquing, b/c that's influincing the way alot of ppl are voting, for those who are voting. We are also upset that she lost to Stefano, the WORST performance the night before, and to Jacob who the judges have really mislead him and the public into believing he can sing.

      April 8, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  366. Debra

    I wonder if all these people hating on Casey (who totally deserved the save) even bothered to vote for their girl? She was gorgeous, a solid singer, and absolutely boring!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Kren

      Debra, you sound like an idiot!

      April 8, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • AI nation

      Pia should do Miss America instead or work for Mr Trump. Talented but lacks personality. While J-lo and steven Tyler should hire people to help them judge since they are way too self-indulgent.

      April 8, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  367. Kevin

    I'm starting to think only girls are voting for the guys they like and its hurting the girls. Every year its gettng worse where most or all of the girls, legitimate talents, are getting knocked out early why mediocre guys like Paul stay in(remember Sanjaya). I think they should abandon open voting in favor of a panel of industry experts.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  368. Kren

    The only saving grace in losing Pia is that she won't be cursed by winning American Idol. How many winners have actually made it big? I believe Pia will have a record deal in no time. She was the best singer on that show, but people like to vote for cuteness and things that have nothing to do with real talent. Good luck Pia, i look forward to buying one of your albums.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  369. Kountrygurl

    This is nobody's fault but Pia's and the people that vote. If everybody thought she was so great then why didn't they vote for her. She had a beautiful voice..but brought nothing to the game. I don't even think that she sang her song very well this week. I think that Jacob will be one of the next ones to go. Very beautiful voice but can only sing a certain type of song. Don't blame the show or the judges..if you wanted Pia here you should have voted for her.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Sherry

      I agree with you kountrygurl, and now I would like to spread your legs and lick the Kountry out of you. Please?

      April 8, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      I am glad Pia is takes more than a beautiful voice to keep people's attention. She seemed cold and detached and uncomfortable. It wasn't getting ANY better with time on the stage.

      April 8, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  370. evad

    Good riddance. She was a cold fish who faked firendly demeanor and has no soul in her voice.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  371. David B

    I will never watch American Idol again! What happened last night was sickening. But, that is not the first time America (probably a bunch of young girls, mostly) got it wrong. Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson didn't win but they are two of the most successful singers from American Idol. I think the only times America did get it right was when Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood won! And, for all of you jealous haters of Pia, GET A LIFE! She is probably the most beautiful and talented singers to ever step foot on AI. I'm through with the unfair show. Period!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • h

      How ridiculous is your statement? Are you really going to get 'that mad' that you aren't going to watch? How silly – It's not like she won't make it in the industry. This show is going to jet her into exactly what she wants to achieve.... She is very talented but so is everyone else. It's just so fricking funny to see all of these types of stupid comments about not watching idol again because you're mad with the outcome. Gag for drama! And if that's the things you get mad at, you need to get a life!

      April 8, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  372. Sherry

    Well I had decided not to watch Isol again after Adam Lambert did not win. However, with the new judges and changes made over the off season, I decided to watch again this year. I have been totally impressed and once again loved Idol until last night. If Idol doesn't get control of this voting, the true winners will NEVER win again. Dancing with the Stars limits the votes to like 10 per phone line. I have never seen or heard anything like that on Idol. I will say one thing, if Paul ends up winning this year, I WILL ABSOLUTELY NEVER WATCH IDOL again!!!!!!!!!!!!! The one good thing, Pia will have a contract with someone soon – no doubt. Remember, most of the Idol success stories didn't win the competion (Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry). BEST OF LUCK PIA!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  373. Marty

    They need to get rid of all the blacks in the show.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  374. Barry

    I agree the problem is with the format but the answer is we should be voting for who we want to leave; not for who we want to stay. When you vote for who is to stay the "favorite" vote gets divided between the top contenders leaving them vulnerable. If we were voting for who was to go the decision would be clear-cut.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  375. Mary

    The problem is the voting venue. They allow people to just vote, vote, vote. They need to come up with a system where there are only so many votes allowed per phone number or something in order to really make it fair. You get some dimwit – like that website someone here noted, who just wants to mess things up for no other reason than being a bunch of a holes, what do you expect? I've heard where managers have entire call centers devoted to voting for the managers favorite. Exactly what chance do this kids have a getting a fair shake?? None at all. It's sad and due to this I quit voting a long time ago – it's pretty much useless when your going up against idiots voting that have technology behind them.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  376. jesse

    Pia is talented and beautifu BUT she got boring! I was voting for her in the begining but this week I did not vote for her because she bored me and I was not excited about her anymore.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      I agree – Pia did get boring. No doubt she's talented and beatiful, but she sang too many out-dated songs that didn't resonate the demographic Idol hits. She would have benefited from stepping out of her wedding singer role and into a pop role, which Idol is all about... and which the judges should have encouraged.

      April 8, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • PIL

      what else she could have sang during the Elton Jon week? that's who she is.

      April 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  377. Resa

    Adam Lambert.. Crystal Bowersox.... Pia...

    People don't vote based on Talent, it's a popularity contest.
    I've been watching Idol since the beginning , but I'm done.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  378. msb

    I was not shocked...Pia was too sure of her win..can sing but that is all of her stage performance..Randy and Jennifer behaved very bad by the way they did that make the others feel, especially the two runner ups..where is their (judges) compassion??? America got it RIGHT!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  379. PIA hot but BOring

    she is boring on stage – great pipes and shape – but boring. backup singers/writers are great singers too – but they lack star power or stage presence or charisma. thats why they are backups.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  380. kite005

    I'm shocked! You mean this show is still on?

    April 8, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  381. Paul

    She was definitely the best singer, no doubt about it and I am shocked that she is gone. I think part of it is that people thought she was safe, but then again when you have 9 people to vote for and someone else is your favorite and you vote for them instead, something like this happens. Happens every year. Remember Jennifer Hudson. Look at where she is now. Only two Idol winners have really hit mainstream. Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Probably better for her she is out now so she can start her career now.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  382. Diane

    Pia is a great singer, but I thought she was boring as a perofrmer.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  383. Lisa

    Rihanna cannot sing and in the beginning she had no stage presents. At least Pia could sing her heart out and Mariah was same in the beginning as well. I'm done and AI is a real joke. I can say I gave it a try without Simon, Oh well!!! I will definitely buy Pia's CD. She had room for growth as far as a performer just like Carrie needed growth.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Good Grief

      You know what, you may not think that Rihanna or Miriah can sing but the both of them are singing all the way to the bank. It amazes me that people who can't sing a note nor carry a tune are so quick to criticize and all too often, their targets are people of color...uhm!

      April 8, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  384. Heather

    Obviously, America wasn't ready to look at themselves in the mirror...whatever!!! That will go down as the stupidest comment made by a contestant in Idol history...he should have went home. Pia is a great artist, but when you think about it, her song choices and performances are not really that appealing to the age group that does the most voting. Her performances are for an older group of viewers and that's why she went home. No surprise...

    April 8, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  385. Ren

    Pia sucked and deserved to go home. She was one dimensional. She only did ballads, had no idea how to move across the stage which is a huge part of performing, and had no personality. I am so glad I don't have to listen to her empty promises anymore.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Heather

      I agree with the one dimensional thing. Her ballads are not appealing to young viewers.

      April 8, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  386. mortified

    I am totally shocked and upset by Pia going home. She was THE best singer Idol has had in many, many seasons. Hopefully she will share the same success as another early departure, Jennifer Hudson, and go on to do great things. Hurry up and put together an album so I can buy it!!!! You're fabulous, Pia!

    April 8, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  387. Leslie

    The judges were damn right to save Casey. Because of their save it's not their fault Pia got voted out. It's stupid Americans thinking they know talent!!! It's nothing but a popularity contest and how many friends you have to call in. In my opinion Steffon should've been out this time. Maybe they should finally change how the voting is tabulated. Only allow one or two phone calls from every number. This is ridiculous.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  388. deanna

    I can't believe my eyes last night as I watched American Idol. I don't watch this show except this episode. i don't know if I will ever watch it again after this one. Pia should still be there. She was one of the best of the two I liked. What were people thinking.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  389. Joseph Karmo

    Pia, the best 1 voted off with 8 people still left! What a disgrace and f'n joke. So done with idol

    April 8, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  390. Larry

    I have to laugh at the people who say Stefano should have went off – HAHA... What's the difference – 1 week? That's means that Pia or perhaps or Jacob could go off next week. Who cares, only 1 person is going to win, so all these people are going to go home. Leaving early has the benefit of starting a recording contract early and probably more sales. VOTEFORTHEWORST is probably going to reek havoc this year since the talent is so close. LOL...

    April 8, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  391. Sarducar

    Well America sux at voting just look at the well as in this case voting is not about who is good but whos got a bigger fan base...

    April 8, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  392. shawn

    Pia is a best singer i ever seen in all season American Idol she should deserve to win. we will not watching the show anymore when you beleive it not real, everything has been set up.
    Pia will be successful in her career

    April 8, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  393. Margo

    Pia is a very gifted singer technically. Her tone is beautiful and she is pitch perfect. However, I feel she is still having difficulty connecting wth the songs on an emotional level. Some of this is likely due to her young age and lack of life experiences that may inhibit her ability to really emote when she sings. Sometimes you need to sacrafice precision in singing and lay bare your emotions to draw the audience into the song with you. That being said, I do feel there are other singers that deserved the boot last night much more than she did.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  394. court

    The talented Pia is out because all the rednecks voted for Scotty (not talented).

    April 8, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • A

      I'm beginning to think that there's a whole lot of truth in that statement. Lauren's also from that part of the country, and neither Scotty nor Lauren have been in the Bottom 3 yet.

      April 8, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  395. Larry

    I thought it was hysterical. The IDOL Image is cracked. This is a reality show, and people need to "Get Real". This show has 55 million votes at best and the average person calls in about 15 times, so with 300 million in the country – that means about 1 % of the country give a CRAP. We're over 10 seasons in and you'd be stretching it to say that 5 Idol winners have been successful for any period of time. All most as many loser have been successful, SO WHY is everyone so shocked. They are in virtual reality – NOT REALITY. WIth the talent level this year and NOTHING but RAVE reviews for every contestant for every song from these great new judges (Steven and JLO – what the FLIP does everyone think is going to happen???? It's hysterical...

    April 8, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  396. Heather

    I think everyone is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO over-reacting about it. She was an excellent singer, but if you look at ALL 9 contestants, they are ALL GREAT SINGERS! I honestly think that no matter who wins, there will be 9 (if not more) record contracts this year anyway. I honestly thought Pia was boring! It sounds like she was singing the same song over and over. But that doesn't mean that I think she won't make it big. She will still be a HUGE star – everyone needs to take a chill pill..... GEEZ, drama!

    April 8, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • sal

      the "country" boy and the "aflac" duckling (Paul) are great singers? Wow! Need hearing aid?

      April 8, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Heather

      @Sal- if you think they can't then you need a hearing aid. They may not sing what you like but they can sing. I don't like Scotty because I'm not a country fan, but I don't deny that he has a great country sound and if you think otherwise, you're off your rocker!

      April 8, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  397. Marty

    A great voice doesn't necessarily equate to a performer. American Idol is looking for great PERFORMERS. Pia was told not once, not twice, but three times she needed to get out there and PERFORM. She failed to heed the judges' advice...and paid the price.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  398. Gary

    I am really surprised people act stunned that the best singer doesn't win with a show that is essentially a popularity contest. This is just a typical season on Idol, and why I haven't watched for years.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  399. LoopsFroot

    I'm shocked at Pia being voted off. I was hoping either Lauren or Haley to go.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  400. sniffanus

    I hope Hugh Hefner is trying to contact her for a spread.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  401. Chris

    I always feel bad for the person who gets to stay and has to stand there and listen to the judges cry over how unfair they think the results were. That's basically saying to the one staying "hey, we don't like you and you aren't worthy of winning". Its ok to be sad some one is going, but it isn't like the judges didn't know someone was going. The judges should be sad, be supportive, but remember the other person on that stage has feelings too.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  402. I know music

    It's a shame that the decision is left in the hands of millions of Americans who couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. The judges need to have the ability to override such a stupid vote. Don't let some kids who never sang a note decide who the next American Idol is, let somebody who actually did it before.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  403. Barb

    I am a 58 year old grandmother and voted 22 times the other night (for Pia) I am somewhat dishearten that this show has shifted focus from talent to popularity. She may not have won in the end but she should not have been eliminated in round nine – it is just wrong!

    April 8, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  404. Head Diva In Charge

    Casey is an amazing talent. The weak links are Stephano and Haley. Now, I love both of them, because this season, everyone is talented.....but Pia was exceptional. I think she was voted off for the same reason I didn't like Mariah Carey when I was 15 – jealous. Hopefully, next week, we start losing the weaker singers. But Pia will be just fine – two words: Jennifer Hudson.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  405. DaFlake

    I hate to say it, but Pia has only Pia to blame for this. For several weeks she was saynig that she was going to step it up and then she does it but yet itstill sounds like a ballad. She doesn't connect wioth the music or the crowd and hasn't tried to improve this. She also had a chip on her shoulder and America served her a slice of humble pie. I liked Pia early on but grew tired of the same old thing. I think America got it right.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  406. Dave

    Let's just tell the truth: she was loud, but nothing special. Like 40 million other people, she can sing. But she isn't a star. It's simple. Her performance was technically good, but boring.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  407. Jason


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  408. Charlie

    For those of you askin' how Pia could have been voted off Idol it's really very simple. Girls don't vote for girls. Let's face it, the audience for Idol is predominantly female 12 to 21 now add in the "crush" factor on the guys and like it or not we're going to see the the girls picked off one by one

    April 8, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  409. Zman

    Pia, I Love your Beautiful Voice & I'm Sure a record deal is not too far off in the future for you with many more to follow. American Idol just LOST 2 viewers, for Pia was the best, no reason for us to watch the show now! I hope many other pia fan do the same, I can't believe the judges used their save so early, what a waste. Take care Pia & God Bless You Always! Love Ya!

    April 8, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  410. Brad

    Aww what is everyone whining for? American Idol sucks! None of the winners become legitimate artists anymore, they go through this whole process to release a few albums that nobody buys anyway! It's just a popularity contest and I think the show has lost it's flavor, kinda like chewing gum after a while, time to spit it out and chew another piece!! lol

    April 8, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |


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  412. Bbb

    Pia has a great voice and if beautiful ... but booooorrrrrrring!

    April 8, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  413. Ron31

    WOW! I can't believe what I saw last night. Pia is hands down the best singer Idol has had since Carrie Underwood,and now with her gone I don't have a reason to watch Idol anymore.Pia should'nt have even been in the bottom 3 much less emilinated, now Idol has no more eye candy and why is it that a woman hasn't won since Jordin Sparks.Idol will lose alot of viewers for this and the judges will get alot of grief as well.They used the save to early as I thought so from the beginning and it was proven last night. I will never watch Idol again. Keep working at it Pia you will be selling out arena's very soon.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  414. My opinion

    Most of these comments are so childish. Yes, Pia was very good and very deserving but the same can be said about all of these contestants. Next week the same whining will start again when Stefano or Paul is kicked off. Grow up people. Everyone can not win. And why do you think this is a talent content? It is a popularity contest only. Pia has a lovely voice but besides her beauty she is not that unique. She would be a star on a cruise ship. Casey on the other hand is a multi talented musician. He is really amazing. But so is James and so is Scotty. They are much more exceptional.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  415. Connor

    there is a website called vote for the worst. they are trying to make theb worst singer win idol. They were the ones that sent Pia home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  416. Harry

    I HAVE TO AGREE WITH "Jim", he quotes ...everyone should check out: have millions of voters just screwing w the voting.
    they actually have a banner that says "Vote For Paul" (the worst) and get Pia (the best) sent home.
    Tonight they are crowing about how they got it done.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  417. Sean Ruppert


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  418. Foleymons

    The judges criticized Pia because they assumed she was safe. I don't think they had a bad word for anyone else. I know America votes, but the judges are there to guide the vote and when they praise the mediocre with as much enthusiasm as the good they aren't doing their jobs. Really angers me when they say the voters got it wrong. So wipe off the stunned look and away the tears Jennifer, you put Pia's head on the chopping block, don't blame the ones who cut the string

    April 8, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  419. Karm

    Please go back and listen...Pia screamed that whole song, yes she is talented but this song was a miss for me I wouldn't have voted for her?! Saving Casey was the best move the judges have ever made! Go Casey!!

    April 8, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  420. Conrad Shull

    I'm not a trained lip reader, but I clearly saw the words W.T.F. coming from Randy's lips.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  421. Paul S

    What happened is what's been happening. So far all girls have been sent home even though there are some guys who are really not that good. Its because all these pteteen/teen age girls are texting, logging and whatever a zillion times to keep the cute guys on.regardless of talent

    April 8, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  422. John

    Not a shocker. She was stiff, could not connect with the audience and seemed the odd one out. The audience sensed this and reacted accordingly.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  423. Dan

    WOW, Shocking I'm Still stund by it, Never in a million year that i would have thought that Pia be gone last night specialy when the American Fan were told don't think your favorite is safe, we bail you out as Judge with Caisey, we thought that the American public finaly got it and would do right by it, to vote to keep the one that desirved to be there to the end, No Again you fail, We have been trying to vote here in Canada but your phone and internet company will not let us vote because we are Canadian, if you had our vote you would see a Big difference in the standing today. I'm sure someone will make her sign a contract, I wouldn't even be suprise that it has already been done yet. Keep Smilling Pia, I'm a Big Fan and i will be seeing you on stage and TV, very Soon. This is Great publicity for her too.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  424. hammer

    Pia was boring. Week after week she walked out onto the stage and stood there with the same wooden face and the same wooden hand gesture. I don't care how beautiful you are, or how amazing your voice is, that doesn't cut it in the entertainment industry anymore. Trying prove herself by singing a Tina Turner song only made it all the more obvious.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  425. queenie

    This is America's vote right? Well they voted it is what it is!!! For Randy and Jennifer to carry on the way they did is just wrong. Should Stefano still be there? He still is, America voted. He stood on the stage and cried that was not right!! Maybe America is tired of seeing the all beautiful woman in the limelight. If they are so upset than give her a contract. They claim to have so many connections.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  426. Mikey

    The answer is simple, and has been stated before, the judges are having a love-fest with ALL the contestants regardless of their performance. The judges have a HUGE impact on the way viewers vote. Like him or not, Simon Cowell, was at least HONEST about a performance, albeit a little rude. What's the point of judges if they can't judge? BTW ... Pia will be a huge star despite this – what a voice!

    April 8, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  427. HR

    Dumping Pia – Just another attempt by the producers to create controversy and keep this lame show alive – this year ratings are dropping fast, the judge3s really SUCK and Pia was the only real contneder – this show will fail fast – nice try producers but we are not buying it – no way did she get voted off "legally" why don't they show actual votes – they control the votes and send whoever they want home – sick and disgusting – never watch again!

    April 8, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  428. Herb

    When this happens it puts the creditability of this show into question. I wonder IF the fix is in ? The judges made a VERY bad choice with their save.


    April 8, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  429. Upset Ned

    Anyone notice how 5 girls and no guys have been eliminated so far?

    April 8, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
    • JournalGirl

      I agree with Ned. We all know it's the tween vote. I would hate in the end to have Haley win it; she looks and acts like she would be more comfortable on a pole. I didnt like it when the camera panned the contestants and she was laughing and the others were shocked.

      April 8, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  430. Christopher

    Not a shocker at all. While not the least talented contestant, although she is bottom 3 material, she is my least favorite. She's one notch above the girl that used to break into Spanish in an attempt to sway Jennifer Lopez. Glad both of them are gone now.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  431. gab gab

    Pia has and amazing voice , Jacob should've been eliminated!

    April 8, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • shadow

      Why should Jacob have gone home???? I am so tired of all the negative, empty and unsupported statements made by people like yourself about people of color on this show! It's because of people like yourself with your biases, that Pia went home last night. Voting should be left to judges who really know about music and the name of the show changed to eliminate these types of situations.

      April 8, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  432. Thorne

    I think Pia is very beautiful and a very good singer. She's also, IMO, boring as hell. Sure, she sang something other than a ballad once. Once. Boring, boring boring. Having said that, I wouldn't shed a tear for her. She is going to get a great contract and probably be the next Jennifer Hudson. Who is another Idol BIG TALENT who was voted off early primarily because she was boring and predictable.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  433. Naomi

    Sorry I thought her or Paul should go home. Never liked her except for one song she sang. Scotty or Hailey or Lauran will win

    April 8, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  434. Greg

    i agree with noonie...

    April 8, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  435. cruzchix

    Sad yes, but this girl is destined for a long healthy career in the music biz. Wouldn't be surprised if she had a contract 5 minutes after Idol is over. Can anyone say "Jennifer Hudson"? Losing on Idol isn't the end of the world.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  436. Greg

    I am not a fanatic of American Idol but I have watched every show this
    season and I was blown away by this vote...this was the second time I
    was blown away. Casey should not have been in the bottom and thus
    warrant the use of the save so early...and then this...THE BEST SINGER
    ON THE SHOW was just sent home. IT IS TIME FOR THE FORMAT OF THE
    JUDGING TO BE CHANGED...yes America should get a good portion of the
    vote but there should be some percentage of each vote that counts for
    the judges in the top

    April 8, 2011 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • BK

      You are 100% correct, in my opinion. Some people just don't have the time to sit on the phone for hours voting, like the teenagers. I don't watch dancing with stars, but I am told the judges have a percentage of the vote there. Idol should be the same way. Someone said back a few comments "one person, one vote". Ideal situation, but impossible to monitor. Besides then the Idol would not have their millions of votes to brag about. Pia will do very well. I will buy her CD well ahead of any of the others.

      April 8, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  437. jen

    ok pia last night was amazing even though she got kicked off which is completely wrong... America does not know how to vote .... like really if u dont think she pretty, which she is well anyway to my point is that just how they sing..... and honestly i think she was the best that could b so look for the talent not for there looks or anything else....and shes of course is gonna do fine with her voice in her career. but still america, think about the voice and some people said that she didnt have personality but she does cuz with out personality your right they wouldnt go far, so ya pia is amazing!!!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      I agree Pia is amazing...but she is also package star right there

      April 8, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  438. Kurt

    Pia should not have gotten voted off. Stefano was not good to me.....very boring and no emotion in his delivery. But, I think what really happened was that millions of jealous insecure housewives and 13 year old, boy crazy little girls really caused Pia's demize. I think she will do good because she is a complete package with her looks and talent she could Act, model, sing or do commercials. Her future is wide open if she gets the right people with her. She's a real beauty with talent and thats hard to find with idol.

    April 8, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  439. Pat

    Eh she was alright. Obviously millions agree with me, because they didnt vote. Love how everyone tries to blame anyone else but themselves, it's the viewers folks.

    April 8, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  440. PatD

    You can't "see" people moving around on XM radio or an mp3/ CD player. Pia has incredible potential and would have been a very classy American Idol champ.

    Criticizing someone for not being unique or original on a karaoke show, and especially among this season's group, doesn't even make any sense. You know what's really tired and unoriginal? The Pia is Boring Bandwagon.

    The bottom line is: one of the best 3 or 4 voices went home way too soon. Whether you liked her personality or not, it was way too soon for her to go home. I have to wonder about all those celebrating her vote off before the likes of Jacob, Stefano, Haley, Paul and the dead-eyed Lauren.

    The voting format has to change before I watch another season. It's a joke.

    April 8, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
    • rr

      People, people. Lets be realistic here. 1) Those of you dissing Casey, Pah-lease. Casey is a amazing artist and I wouldn't be suprised if he wins. He's shown that he's multi-talented and that he can perform. He also shows that he has a major passion for music. The save they used on him was not wasted at all. He does everything that Pia never did. She sang ballads the whole damn show! This was the FIRST time she sang anything up-tempo. Sure, Pia is a great vocalist and as some of you drama queens seem to forget... There's been loads of artist that made it bigger than the winners of idol i.e Chris Daughtry. So, I'm sure she'll go somewhere but she isn't going to win. I never thought she was going to win anyway, she was too boring. She didn't take chances, she stuck to her safe zone. But yes, she's a wonderful vocalist but she had-a go.
      2) It is not the judges fault, it's your fault.
      3) For all of those who said "YOU'VE LOST ME IDOL, I'LL NEVER WATCH AGAIN" baha, stop with the lies. That's so dramatic. It's like when facebook people say "THAT'S IT! I'M SWITCHING BACK TO MYSPACE!" but never leave, they always stay right in there little facebook bubble just like you'll stay in your little american idol bubble. You've probably watched the show since it started, you haven't stopped before and you won't stop now. Stop with the bloody dramatics.

      I think this is the best year idol has ever had. So many great and different voices, none of them sound the same. They all bring something different. This year's going to be tough, a lot of people are going to be cut that are amazing. That's because there's TOO many amazing people on the show. But c'mon, lets stop with the threat of not watching the show anymore(like the people over at idol really care if they lose you. they don't read these comments and cry over your third grade tantrums) because you know you'll be back next week, and you know you'll be making the same post over whoever gets kicked off then too.

      Pia'll be justtt fine.

      April 8, 2011 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  441. Jenn

    Offically will no longer watch American Idol

    April 8, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  442. scott

    I Think this is the worst crappy show i have ever seen it is very unfair stephano, jacob ,paul cannot
    sing what is you problem I will never watch the show again its down right F_____UP!

    April 8, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  443. nonamerqrd

    Come on face it people. Although Pia should not have gone last night, she was going sooner or later. Her Wednesday night performance was clumsy and uncomfortable for her. You could see it. She can sing, but she can't perform. Be truthful about it.

    April 8, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  444. Pam

    Pia was an excellent singer....but sorry everyone she was not an entertainer. Each and everytime I heard it it was like "BORING".....beautiful....but "BORING".

    April 8, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  445. Sue

    You know what it boils down to ALL the contestants are just too good, each with unique qualities ALL OF THEM are and can be American Idols, but there can only be one.

    April 8, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |

    why be shocked??? yes, she can sing, she can sing....BUT.....her performances were BORING!!! I watch because my little ones like it....and its actaully entertaining this year with this particular group. they are all good in their own way. however, I wish it was Stefano leaving this week. PIA is smoking hot!!

    April 8, 2011 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  447. Mark W

    I am done. I will not watch another week of Idol. It is a farce. Voted off one of the top three best voices. Theycan take the "show" off of the air and show any other re-runs for all that I care. Old Dukes would be better.

    April 8, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  448. MarkM

    There are only two albums I would buy of the current crew.....Paul and James. But, Pia was the best pure singer.

    April 8, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  449. JulieB

    To those who say she will have a GREAT career: yeah, we're really tired of Gaga, Britney, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kesha and all the other female stars that we'll drop them and just flock to buy Pia's records and storm the concerts. If they don't play you on radio, you're nowhere.

    April 8, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  450. non-seetherette

    Unbelievable! This was my last show watching Idol! America wake up! You got it all wrong! We don't need another Justin or Brittney coming to a stadium near you!! Now excuse me while I go throw up....

    April 8, 2011 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  451. atpmsd

    What happened last night was so incredibly wrong. Idol has become nothing more than a popularity contest for adolescent girls and not even close to a singing contest. The Produces need to make changes, and they need to "save" Pia!

    April 8, 2011 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  452. Belinda

    One more shows that people don't vote...I guarantee that everyone on here complaining did not bother to actually vote...I can't lie, I quit voting after the first two weeks so if my fav goes home I can't get mad. Also American Idol will be around as long as you have thousands of people who think they can sing...:)

    April 8, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  453. robert


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  454. The Voice

    Down with Idol!! Watch The Voice on NBC instead!!

    April 8, 2011 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  455. Bob

    Glad PIA is gone. Should have left looong ago. Really tired of hearing how she would be "BETTER" next time but it never came. She promised.

    April 8, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  456. Belinda

    Honestly, I am not shocked...she is a beautiful girl with a great voice but the reality is and I knew when they had the final 10...the men are going to take it home this year; sorry ladies but the men have some INCREDIBLE talent...James Durbin, Jacob Lusk...I couldn't see these guys leaving and Pia staying...just not strong enough to hang in there with that kind of talent. To me, you have to move me within my soul...when you sing I need to feel you and what your singing...and the men do that this year. She will be's not about winning it's about exposure. C'mon, how many idols have gone home and still been successful? She's good.

    April 8, 2011 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Pia is the Best

      That's funny, when I heard any of those talentless guys sing it just made me want to cover my ears or hit the mute button, sometimes they put me to sleep and other times made me feel sick to my stomach. Interesting how not everyone had the same reaction you did isn't it.

      April 8, 2011 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Belinda

      To: Pia Is the Best; I am grown women with a an opinion that is why it's called a blog. I really don't care what people think about how I feel. Goodbye πŸ™‚

      April 8, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  457. Snotty McCreepy

    Saying Pia was boring because she didn't move around enough is really lame, some of us actually don't care about that and would choose an awesome voice over crazy, goony dance moves any day, you Iggy Pop fans need to just shut it.

    April 8, 2011 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  458. c

    Pia is a stunning girl and has a phenominal voice. But, she is so boring on stage. J-Lo was about to convulse out of her seat trying to get Pia to move her body when she sang. She just doesnt have the whole package. Casey will go too, although he is very unique and wonderful. Jacob has the voice and the talent but has a limited audience. James will win

    April 8, 2011 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul "Ronald" McDonald

      Wrong, she doesn't need to dance like a bimbo to be awesome, she has everything she needs as she is, and JLO's singing is laughable in comparison, who cares what JLO thinks.

      April 8, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
    • A

      WHOA. That's a really good point you made about J-Lo. I thought she was moving around in her seat because she liked the music. I didn't think that was a tactic to try to get Pia HERSELF to move around on the stage. INTERESTING observation.

      April 8, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  459. jordan

    done watching idol after last night. the ppl who have voted should be ashamed. the best is going home.

    April 8, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  460. KatyLina

    I agree w/ Rockon... Pia was a good singer, better than a few others who have stayed, but she was NOT a Performer. She was just a singer, a pretty girl, a Pageant girl. She never showed that she had any other style than her pageantry type of singing. And her 'Rock' performance was just Celine Dion moving around on the stage, it was lackluster at best. The vote was by AMERICA not the judges, so I don't see where you people who claim to NEVER watch American Idol get off on blaming AI. If you were to sit back and listen to the performances, Not watch them – you could just feel that Pia's performance or lack there of – didn't Turn America's heads. This is Pia's fault, not America's Vote!

    April 8, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
    • c

      KatyLina, very well said.

      April 8, 2011 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
    • You are too stupid to critique music

      Pageant girl? that's really off, how insulting for someone who obviously hasn't a clue how to sing. You really must be deaf, you know nothing about what it takes to actually sing like Pia does, or anything about making music do you? please learn about what music and sound is before you write such drivel here.

      April 8, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  461. Just Say NO to Idol

    Why would anyone even care who wins this stupid show now? it has lost ALL credibility once and for all this time. Stop watching, turn your channel to something else, go out and get some dinner, do anything but watch this miserable excuse for a talent show, it's horrible.

    April 8, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  462. GARY

    Pia is boring. Glad she is gone. She along with the rest of them will not have a huge career. No one will pay good money to see them perform.

    Very disappointed in the judges. They think everyone is great. Just because it is their show not everyone can be great.

    April 8, 2011 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  463. Jason

    Scam. Rigged. Whatever. If America IS voting on this show, the demographic must be 10 – 14 yr old girls. Paul can not carry a tune in a bag, and the scream brothers, Jacob & Hulk Jr should be flipping burgers at The King. There is little talent this year and to boot Pia, shows that there is something wrong with this show's format or that the Demographics are true. Besides, who would expose the "Demographic" to Iggy Pop. Talk about talentless. I knew for sure last season when Chris" What happened to you" Allen won, that this show was predetermined based upon nothing but insider, back room deals. It's painful to watch good talent leave every week, every season, and still enjoy the show. I am done watching.

    April 8, 2011 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  464. American Idol Stinks

    I will never watch this show again, if I see it on a TV anywhere, I will grab the remote and change the channel immediately, Idol is so over, no more, adios, the end.

    April 8, 2011 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Marcia

      I am shocked, simply shocked, that someone of your obvious profound intelligence, discriminating ear, and brilliant opinions ever condescended to watch American Idol in the first place. It seems to me that (in your opinion anyway) this show would be below any standard you would set for entertainment.

      April 8, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  465. Jay

    People Casey & Paul are not original. I'm actually kinda tired of their "goofy guy" act. I can see right through it...Now we get to sit and watch these goofballs, neither of which are going to amount to anything, while the best REAL singer of the bunch is off the show...Well, we see how many American Idol winners actually amount to something, so this is about par for the course with the "stupid" sector of America winning out...Hey, I sort of remember a goofy guy winning once too...Where is Taylor Hicks now??? You people are probably the same ones that idolize Charlie Sheen and think the loser is really winning...Losers

    April 8, 2011 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
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    • Connie

      Last time I heard about Taylor Hicks he was the prize in the "Win a date with Taylor Hicks" contest on Regis and Kelly. Whoo Hoo!!!

      April 8, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  466. Marcia

    The American Idol winner should have more than just a voice. They need to project a feeling of connection with the fans. I thought Pia had a wonderful voice, but was just plain boring in both song choices and personality. I do agree that Stefano should have gone first – but ultimately all but one person is voted off. I tend to like the song choices from James and like the way he presents himself. I wish the judges would do their job and judge. I am tired of everyone loving every preformance, some are just not that good. At least with Paula, in spite of her being too nice – it was at least fun to try to guess what she was high on. I want Simon back!

    April 8, 2011 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
    • American Idol Stinks

      Pia is only boring for people with no brains, taste or musical ability. On the other hand, if you truly love music you were excited to hear Pia sing every week, so you stand corrected, she is far from boring. Boring is Scotty 'one trick Country pony' McCreepy or Paul the wanna be Rod Stewart tacky lounge singer on drugs.

      April 8, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  467. Lael04

    Pia has nothing to worry about. Jennifer Hudson came in what? Like 7th? And she's more successful than alot of the past winners are now. With her looks and her voice Pia is going to have record companies standing in line to offer her deals.

    April 8, 2011 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  468. ethomas

    American Idol is funny. I did go to that site and I feel like they are taking shots at american idol. I foresee a cancellation. I am actually going to watch x factor to see people get their feelings hurt by simon. Also in regards to people being voted off. Remember that Jennifer Hudson didnt win and it turned out just fine.

    April 8, 2011 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  469. travlintom

    First of all, HEY SETH – WHY DON'T YOU TAKE THAT IPOD AND SHOVE IT WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE!! It's a shame when when people consider incredible talent, modesty, quiet confidence and class boring. Could it be that most of you don't posses those qualities? Pia – you were robbed!!!

    April 8, 2011 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  470. Pia Loser

    Pia was one two dimensional – Looks and High Notes – her attempt to pick it up was awkward and exposed her. The world needs only one Celine Dion at a time... Think about the demographics people – teens – they aren't into her – 20s to 40s women – unlikely they are into her – 50s+ probably into her (and Celine). Men – yah they will think she is hot – but few will love the music. Logic rules here – she wasn't going to get a big enough slice... "Front Runner" was only because she could sing high notes and was hot – but thats not important to the majority...

    April 8, 2011 at 4:30 am | Report abuse |
  471. Barefoot

    America, don't take what the judges say so seriously! Vote for the person in whom you TRULY believe should win, and for the performances that you believe are the best!!

    April 8, 2011 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  472. Galen_WW

    They really need to limit how many calls per phone number. Dancing with the stars only allows 10 calls from one phone number.
    As long as the voting process stays the same, American Idol is at the mercy of automatic dialers. Allow me to explain...
    There is a particular website that has a very large following. Their aim is to diminish the life time of the American Idol show. The way they do this is by loading automatic dialer programs. Each dialing program is able to dial in thousands of votes. They chose one person among the group to back. The person they back is never the best singer, in fact it is the worst singer. And that is how this group gets their name. "Vote For The Worst". I am sure you can find it if you google it. In years past they supported Sanjaya. This year they are voting for Paul. Look up their website and you can see for yourself. Their goal is to first make sure that all the girls go home this year, leaving only the men. Tonight with Pia going home, they are thrilled and taking full credit for it.

    April 8, 2011 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |
  473. Elizabeth Harper

    Pia has a great voice and she's beautiful, but I got bored with her performances. I say that with great respect for her talent and the work it takes to get there, but frankly I find Casey much more interesting to watch and listen to each week. I think the judges did the right thing by saving him and I love the energy they have together. American Idol feels like it has more heart this year and America needs a little nurturing right now. It's also great to see to that honest opinion doesn't have to be delivered with snarky putdowns to be effective and draw an audience.

    April 8, 2011 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  474. Juila

    Pia was the right one to go – either this week or next. She has a beautiful voice but no personality or stage presence – she was just nothing special or different.

    April 8, 2011 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  475. Emeraldhorizon1

    Finally the fatal flaw of viewer voting reveals itself. Reality television relies on a certain fan base but any intelligent viewer is shocked by this calamity. The intelligent viewers rely on a Generation Y and tiny boppers to make the call sitting back in the comfort of Laz-Y-Boys. Don't be surprised when true talent fails.

    April 8, 2011 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  476. Arglebargle

    This show is STILL on?

    April 8, 2011 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
  477. Marie

    I think she has a beautiful voice but she always bored me to watch. Maybe that's why. I'm sure she'll still have an album out and people will buy it. I'd certainly buy her music.

    April 8, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  478. RMC

    If James goes next week I am so done with American Idol. But then what can you expect from the American public? Look who it voted into Congress ... and look what's happening to our country right now! Only thing that makes me feel better about tonight is that I'm sure Jennifer Lopez will make sure Pia goes on to a great career.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  479. Lorraine

    The twitter and facebook votes – some teen addicts to these two voting modalities admitting they vote and vote until they are numb – corrupted all of this. Paul stays in and Pia is out? Paul? Are you kidding me. Haley stays in and Pia is rejected? Really – Haley? Stefano lives to sing another day but Pia who is the best of the bunch is subjected to this cruel public moment?

    Come on American Idol – do away with Twitter and Facebook votes – and texting too – and get back to a singular vote per phone. There is no way this injustice to the very best SINGER in the group makes any sense at all. Pia was robbed.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Galen_WW

      Paul is being backed by the followers of
      They have automatic dialing programs that enable each one of them to make thousands of calls.
      Their goal is to vote for the worst, sending home better singers.
      This year the are voting for Paul.
      The only way American Idol can control this is if they only allow 10 votes per phone number.
      Dancing with the stars limits phone votes in this way and it works.

      April 8, 2011 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  480. Justin H

    I am completely in shock. I'm not going to fault the judges for saving Casey because he certainly did not deserve to go out that early. But Pia should have been there until the end. No question in my mind.

    This is the one thing I look forward to about X-Factor. The bottom 2 do a sing-off and the judges pick who goes of those two.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  481. Augie

    Pia was good, but so are most of the other contestants. I never saw her as top three material–she was a great singer with rather vanilla styling of her ballads and she really didn't connect with audiences–Pia always stuck me as disconnected and could come off a bit smug. My wife always felt she was too pageanty and seemed dated–like she was channeling Celine circa 2001. Don't get me wrong, there are two or three others I might've picked before Pia, but her appeal wasn't big enough to get her into the final three.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Snotty McCreepy

      Not good enough for the top 3? really now? she should have won it all! don't ever quit your job and attempt to become a pro music critic, and you seriously need to invest in some Q-Tips too while you're at it.

      April 8, 2011 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  482. Arizonamom

    Yep, get rid of the "american voter" and let the judges select who moves on and who moves out. My guess, based of who didn't go home tonight, is that lots and lots of females are voting. Otherwise, why would Paul and Jacob still be there, or Stefano for that matter. Yep, it's the female voters voting for the guys. Casey is ok, Jacob is ok, Paul and Stefano need to go.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Galen_WW

      Please google the following term.
      You will see it leads you to a website that has a very large following.
      They are equiped with automatic dialer programs that allow them to vote thousands of times effortlessly.
      Their goal is to shut down American Idol.
      They pick what they think is the worst singer and they all vote for that person.
      This year they are voting for Paul.
      In years past they voted for Sanjayah
      The only way American Idol can stop them is to limit how many votes can be made from each phone number.
      Dancing with the Stars limits 10 calls from each number, so that proves it can be done.
      if you really like American Idol, write to them and tell them to limit votes per phone number.

      April 8, 2011 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  483. Adam

    It's the teeny girl voting power. They're the ones that vote the most and have the most passion, especially by the 10th season of this show. Most Pia fans are a little older and don't vote for 2 hours straight. AI needs to change the voting format to 1 vote per caller.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy

      They'll never change the multiple vote thing for a couple of reasons. It identifies those contestants with the deepest emotional connection with the fans that support them – if you vote 500 times I suspect they feel you are much more likely to buy the album and come to the concerts than if you only vote once. It also fixates the show itself as a long term part of those fans' thought processes – you have a much larger sense of ownership in the show if you vote for 2 hours than if you only spend 30 seconds at it.

      April 8, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  484. Jeremy

    Perhaps this is evidence that Idol is no longer simply the beauty pageant that lots of us thought it was. Personally I'm excited that it appears that it is not. Pia has a lovely voice and is very talented and very attractive, but that does not necessarily set her apart. The ones we got instead, regardless of whether they are more or less talented than she, are those that create extreme emotional response – both good and bad – and possibly specifically because they are all "flawed" in some way. In a popularity contest where people can vote as often as they like, sometimes it is better to be divisive than it is to be simply pretty. For every person who thinks James "screams" there is a person who votes 300 times for him. For everyone who hates Scotty's country vibe, there are fans who register 500 texts. Pia's support was clearly a mile wide and an inch deep. And the truth of the matter is that if you look at the history of the recording industry, it is often the "flawed" performers that sell the most records, often for the same reasons.

    I also would say that judge favorites have a history of provoking voter backlash in the sense that people believe judge favorites (and Pia obviously was – see e.g. Randy's mouth hanging open) are safe and so they vote less often for them.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  485. Sherylynn

    Pia had a great voice but she lacked in stage performance. She didn't really dance or have a sparkly personality she was beautiful and could sing really well. However as we have learned in the past you have to have the entire package. You've got to put on a show. I love love the song she sang last night and if anyone watches Glee you would have seen how crazy the girls got singing that song. Tina Turner sang it. You have to bring it all especially when you are competing with such amazing talent this year, I didn't expect her to leave quite so early but I didn't think she'd make it into the top 5, so I'm not shocked.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  486. Sandy

    Pia was absolutely, positively boring. I think the save was well-used on Casey, who is infinitely more interesting and fun to watch, and even before his save didn't have Pia's little problem of talking about what she would be doing "next week" as if she had some kind of inside info that she was going to be around a certain number of weeks. The judges are pleasant enough, but they appear tone deaf when they praise everyone, including Vote for the Worst favorite Paul McDonald, who seemed serial killer-like his his happy rendition of Folsom Prison Blues. It was one of the worst performances I have ever seen anywhere, just it drew praise. Enough already!

    April 8, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Republican Shame

      Boring if you are deaf maybe. Casey? a good save? you don't have very high standards do you.

      April 8, 2011 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
    • M&M

      Paul is getting along with the cast from Twilight and he is vitually dating Nikki Reed (the slu* who broke up kristen and pattison) so it is being said that the Twilight crew is cheering for him on twitter and they have millions of followers so yeaaa Paul is getting endorsed. I like Paul but I don't like him with Nikki. A lot of girls were psst about the nikki and paul thing on twitter. REALLY REALLY PSST. I am not surprised if he loses some true loyal female fans. I AM OFFICALLY A SCOTTY FAN!

      April 8, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  487. Laurie

    Oh no...several people have boycotted the show or threatened not to watch it...its only been the longest running number 1 show in American I'm sure this will be it for American Idol

    April 8, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  488. Dan

    Do you ever wonder why they don't give actual counts of the votes.... Their voting system is all jacked up... One vote per per number or person or URL.... enough of this 50 million votes. Case in point Daughtry finished third ...Biggest star of the that season...Hicks won it.. had supposedly so many millions of votes, but couldnt sell a million albums and was dropped like a hot potato.

    This by FAR the best talent with this many people left. buit votes are skewed and always will be.

    its a shame, a show that could be launching new talent is being manipulated like this....

    April 8, 2011 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Barefoot

      Chris Daughtry finished 4th in that season but in any case, tonight's was the biggest voting disaster in the history of the show, in my opinion.

      April 8, 2011 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  489. BusterJackson

    To Steven and Jennifer: Scotty can actually move his eyebrows. Can youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu? And is that what you want to teach the children of America? Botox? And Steven in his 60 somethings leers at teenagers? Yeah, I want a peodophile just like Steven judging American Idol.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  490. R Davis

    I don't know why there would be a surprise. This was a week where everyone got rave reviews. Beside that, it's a popularity contest, not a "who sings the best" contest. Furthermore, each time someone is voted off, a percentage of their votes go to other contestants. This can cause a huge shift in the voting on a weekly basis, especially if the second choice for many of these voters is the same person, or leaves out a specific person. The major change in votes as the numbers dwindle will be from this re-appropriation of votes from those being voted off, and less about singing skill, as we've seen that everyone remaining has ample talent.

    April 8, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  491. nunu

    i have never found pia boring, but very refreshing. she however is out of place in idol (don perignon is out of place in a sea of budweiser) those whosay she is boring or don't connect want to believe that because they are unworthy haters. what casey has personality, why b/c he's ugly he must have personality no he needs to go. they need to beam scottys boring country butt off as well.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Good analogy nunu. Pia will be the Daughtry of this group. I will be buying her album. She wasn't bummed about being booted because she knows she will be a mulimillionaire in about three months. But seriously, Paul? He has as much talent as Iggy Pop.

      April 8, 2011 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  492. Buster Jackson

    Do you GET America voted? Your opinion counts if you voted, but America voted? No matter what your opinion is or not, America voted? To all you self-absorbed people out there, including the judges, do you GET IT that AMERICA VOTED? Jennifer, plastic-surgery mold of Steven Tyler, and Randy, GET IT. AMERICA VOTED. And I absolutely hate to see it when the "judges" cry, etc. at the decision AMERICA made. It is like they are the three God be-alls to talent and the rest of AMERICA is WRONG as they have stated. Plastic Randy, plastic, Steven, and plastic Jennifer get off your high-horse and realize AMERICA is TIRED of plastic. Scotty–real. Pia==plastic.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  493. nunu

    i have never found pia boring, but very refreshing. she however is out of place in idol. those whosay she is boring or don't connect want to believe that because they are unworthy haters. what casey has personality, why b/c he's ugly he must have personality no he needs to go. they need to beam scottys boring country butt off as well.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  494. $$$$mo$$$$$

    She had it coming, the little tramp. I banged her last year in a closet.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  495. Erik...

    The problem with the show is that it's viewership is dominated by females. Females typically vote for males. So far, there have been FIVE girls eliminated from this season ALONE. The last 3 seasons have been won by males. Girls just don't tend to vote for other girls. There is subconscious desire in many females to see other females fail. It's called jealousy. It may not pertain to the entire population, but there seems to be an obvious trend in the show these days. That's just my opinion.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  496. Adrienne

    Pia was my choice to go home. So I am happy about the outcome. She seemed untouchable to me and obviously the rest of America. The perfect girl that no one could really relate to.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  497. linda

    That's itfor me and AI.....always loved Pia and Paul drove me crazy...I must be sooo out of the loop.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  498. John

    Not sure if people understand the point of this show. It's never been about finding the best singer, or the person with the most musical talent. It's about finding people that the music-buying market will spend money on, someone who can crank out top 40 hits, land some endorsements, etc. Pia probably had the best voice, but she's a Celine Dion clone, vocally. Last I checked, Celine isn't really tearing up the Top 40 charts anymore. Pia is a professional singer, but that's not what "music" (I'm using the term very loosely) is about nowadays. The most important people in "music", by far, are the producers. The most important quality in singers nowadays is not the ability to sing, strangely enough, but the ability to promote. Pia can't do that.

    Another problem: singers like Pia, Jacob, Casey, Hailey... whether you think they're great singers or not, they're all niche singers. They don't have the "mass appeal" of a Kris Allen, or Lee DeWyze. That's what the show is trying to identify. The judges constantly ask the singers what kind of artist they want to be. If the answer isn't Top 40 pop, then they're not going to win. Based on that, my money is on Lauren, who I think is pretty mediocre and forgettable, vocally and musically.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  499. joe idol man

    America did get it right, they voted for who they want. Pia simply did not get the votes which can be a real good thing for her. Now she can go on and have her own career and not be owned by Idol. She is good but I did not find her exciting to watch other then the fact that she was a real good looking woman. She now needs to find a writer and start her career. One thing that also bothers me, if she was that good how come nobody else in the music biz had found her and made her a star before this show, you know like the good old days when you made it on your own ????

    Remember there are many ways to success in the music biz and you can make a great living you don't always have to be the biggest star.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  500. Tully

    Between Jacob, Pia and Stefano, I would have chosen to let one of the two boys go home instead of Pia. She's not my fave but she's far better that the boys. Too bad. Now the show has too many boys.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  501. chedar

    I can almost certain that at the end, there will be no girls left in American Idol. The teeny boppers like to give their votes to the guys. So it does not surprised me that Pia leaves tonight. I can bet another girl next weeik will go and all you got are a few dude.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  502. lana

    I posted recently that Pia would go home because JLo said she needed to bring it on. I am sorry to say the song and the outfit just did not bring it on like JLo has been telling her. The person or persons did not mentor iher in the right direction or she did not listen to her mentors. I could have made her the most stand out performer on AI if someone would have given me the chance. Every week I try to telepathic send messages to James in song choice and how to perform, and I know that Heidi works with him. I feel that Heidi and I are on the same page, you see I have a son James age that is Asperger's, they think outside the box all the time, and are gifted in many ways. James thinks outside the box all the time, I wonder if the other contestance have caught on yet. Remember just because some people have a ticks or austim does not mean they can't live a normal life like the rest of us. Some of the most talented people have ticks or autsim or missing limbs, deaf, blind and are the most gifted, and artistic person you can ever imagine.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • cate

      James sings from the heart and he is humble. I liked Jacob at the start but now am getting bored– his performance is too choirlike. Pride always comes before a fall. Im glad he was in the bottom 3 because I thought his comment about being voted off for other reasons other than vocals was just plain arrogant...I hope he is humbled this week. No one is safe.

      April 8, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  503. linda

    All my friends are shocked but not a single one of them voted for her. And in the past few weeks, her name has not come up among my friends as being a favorite. So she's a good singer but no one's favorite?
    I didn't vote for her. I vote only for people if I think I would buy their cd.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  504. Roberta Wood

    Wrote on my facebook wall that I was disgusted and may never watch AI again but was very interested to read these comments and get others' perspectives, I would really hope that the votes being rigged to get more viewership would not really be happening!

    April 8, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  505. Travis

    1.) Using the save on Casey was completely VALID, Case is one of if not THEE most talented people on that stage, so don't get it twisted.

    2.) I'm as surprised as most people that Pia got sent home, it's a shame.

    3.) Stop blaming the judges. AMERICA votes, if you want to complain to people, complain to the viewers. Even if a judge says something, that shouldn't swing the vote, especially that drastically, so if you want to complain to anyone, complain to the millions of viewers who sent PIA home.

    4.) Regardless of what the judges said, people are capable of forming their own opinion, so if viewers don't like someone just because Randy said they sucked, then THOSE are the people you should be complaining to.

    5.) A judge should never have to watch what they say or how they critique someone just because it may "sway votes". Their job is to judge, it's why they're there. If they think Pia needs to learn to dance, they should be able to say so without having to worry about it sending someone home. Again, not the judges fault, it's the viewers/voters fault.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  506. Wil

    This is ridiculous how can Pia be off the show...I β€˜am so disappointed. I don’t care whose fault it was that she is no longer in the show but the fact that the judges used the save on Casey is just wrong.... I mean don’t get me wrong about Casey, he is good but he is not the best. πŸ™

    April 8, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  507. jane doe

    somebody had to leave the show the judges made stefano and jacob feel terrible by making such a thought it was the end of the world and it was their fault that was very sad maybe she should have stayed but the judges could have acted a little nicer

    April 8, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  508. whatever

    Pia was a good singer but then again there are many good singers. She wasn't unique enought to stand out and she didn't connect with the people.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  509. Al

    Pia wasn't going to win it anyway so no big deal, but she definitely should not have been voted off yet. She should have at least made it to the top 5. I put blame on the judges for not criticizing all the average performances. They are always saying how great everyone is when they aren't.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  510. Ben

    The show is at it's heart a popularity contest. The way Pia sings, and the songs she chooses to sing are not as popular as the other contestants. She does a great job of singing in her style, it just happens to be a boring style for many people. Not many want to hear ballad after ballad after ballad after ballad, followed by something up tempo that is just barely above being another ballad.

    April 8, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  511. Xandria

    She was too stiff and "diva'ish". Too sheltered. Now she's got something to sing about.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  512. RG

    Ask Jennifer Hudson if winning on Idol matters.

    Pia had enoughexposure to ensure her future stardom. She will one day by one of those divas known by one name. She is always pitch perfect with a powerful voice. Also, I question her song choice, I don't even like the original much. I

    April 8, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  513. Massy

    America is always right. and they are the ones pay for the hole party by watching the show! Shame on judges for questioning america, like J Lo s weak voice is perfect? America made J LO, J LO or keep randy there as a judge! that was a shame to see judges reaction.

    In Pia's case, as much as I liked her, I think, She did not have her best performance and did not risk to bring something new in last night unlike others. that have tried real hard. I would leave this because she believed in her self little too much instead of trying hard.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  514. whisper

    I dont watch this show but I watch the X Factor & that

    "What do you think happened? Did the voters think she was safe and just not even bother?"

    is what always happens. Ive seen it a few times over the years Ive been watching the X Factor.
    If you want your Fav. person to stay in Never Assume he/she is safe

    April 8, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  515. sophie

    American Idol jumped the shark a while ago. Between the tween girls picking their favorite (usually a guy) and the Bible Belt deciding who is the blandest (and whitest) of them all, it's just not really relevant anymore.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  516. SamZ

    It will be interesting to see if Pia actually does have a successful career. Her voice is good in a Disney kind of way, but she's pretty dull, has no stage presence and is way too artificial looking for my taste. Also, any comparison to Celine Dion is NOT a good thing in my book!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  517. Rollep

    I must admit I was shocked at Pia's departure but I was quite pleased as I thought it was time for her to go. Okay before you all want to tie me to the stake hear me out. The reason I wasn't a fan of hers was because she lacked the one quality every star needs, likability. It does not matter how good or bad you sing if no one likes you. While she was a great singer, and I mean Celine Dion great, she just didn't make me excited while I watched her performance. I felt that I could not see myself buying her album or spending money on tickets to go to her concert. The sad reality was that all the other contestants just seemed like much more interesting people. Another problem that pegged her was the fact that she didn't have a niche while all the other contestants did. There was no style that she could really call her own. In the end I must admit her downfall was mostly caused by her being considered too safe that people didnt see the need to vote for her. I am sure with that voice all she needs is a good producer and some amazing songs and we will be seeing more of her.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  518. Len

    I was talked into watching Idol this season after stopping for several years. I really got into it because of Pia. Well, that did not last long. One of the two best singers on the show this year. And now ow that she is gone–and I cannot believe it–I am too. My friends who talked me into watching this season said they lost interest too. And judges, shocked as you were, you were at fault too. Using your save for Casey, who is the least talented of the bunch. You blew it. I really don't care who wins. Pia–take heart–as with most season losers who were more talented than the eventual winner, -you will be a bigger success. And I will say it –maybe the voting is rigged to stir controversy and help with the sinking ratings.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  519. Bill

    O MG!!! Why, wow. I guess I don't know the "total package" when I see it afterall!!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  520. Donna

    Pia? She was way too stuffy. I was bored with her long ago. Her last performance looked like she didn't know how to walk, much less move to music. She always seemed to me to be someone who was classically trained to be a singer in a musical or some more "formal" type of entertainment. But an Idol contender? No way. And I'm a middle-aged woman who would be the type to buy "formal" music, and I wouldn't even bother. You really think kids will? Not likely. The next ones to go should be Dramatic Jacob and Broadway Stefano. In fact, Pia, Jacob, and Stefano would probably all do well in their own rendition of some Broadway musical. James is the best, and like the best in most seasons, won't win, but will make more money than the winner. Paul will go away soon, as will Casey. But I'm definitely not heartbroken to see Pia go. She wasn't "all that".

    April 8, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  521. Bill Young

    Everyone in the final 9 has talent. Hoever, in my opinion, Pia was by far the best. Great voice and great looks. If this is what public voting produces I have to seriously wonder about the judgement and thus intelligence of the voting audience. With Pia's departure it is Idol's lost and I am not going to bother to watch the remaining shows as the best is gone. Too bad for everyone.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  522. GH

    So what were the judges all mad about? They sit there and slobber over each one w/ "your wonderful.... amazing.... in it to win it" so what were they mad about? Who would THEY have gotten rid of? Pia will be gracing the cover of every model mag. out there.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  523. Court

    Judges were absolutely right to save Casey.

    Pia was a good singer, but boring as heck. Plus she always seemed cold and slightly snobbish. It's more important to connect with your audience than to be a fantastic singer.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • cate

      I agree with you. I did like Pia ALOT at the beginning...she seemed humble and all of that. Then as the weeks went on she started to drink her own Koolaid and believe her hype– thats when i knew it was going down. Time & again the judges urged her to swtich it up but she kept brushing it off to 'next week'– well I guess Americans got tired of waiting.

      April 8, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  524. kalea

    I did expect Pia to be in the top three and most likely top two. I do not think the judges were wrong in saving Casey. He obviously has fans because they definitely have rallied behind him after his nearly being lost. It is a shame about Pia, but to boycott the show..really? If it makes you happy go for it but don't expect much. She is a very beautiful talented young woman who will have a wonderful career ahead of her. If people like Kelly Pickler can move forward after being voted out and be successful than Pia is more than set. Look at Chris Daughtry, he is doing great too and probably has a lot more control over his career than someone who won AI.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  525. Simonesc

    What is wrong with America, Jacob? Stefano? Over Pia????Dudes get real these two needed to go 3 performances ago!!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • red buttons

      Agreed. Stephano is ok, but very weak! Jacob has been my least favorite since the top 24. Annoying as hel*.

      April 8, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • chauncey

      This is to "red buttons". If you knew anything about musical talent, your comment about Jacob would never have left your mouth. This goes to show how uninformed many of the voters are, like yourself. It wouldn't have anything to do with Jacob not fitting your image would it because he is without a doubt a talented young man!

      April 8, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  526. Seth Hill of Topanga, California

    I read every one of your comments so far, and I have to say that every single one of you is wrong, wrong, wrong. I am the only one on this forum who is right!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  527. D-Dub

    The mindless followers that are lead by the CULT do one thing right. They Vote! AI makes it very easy and convenient to vote. So do it folks. Bottom Line: The only way to make this right is for Paul to man-up and step-down.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  528. johnny d

    Pia was a singing slab of wood. She was gorgeous but would always wear a colored gunny sack around her waste when she performed. Such a booming voice with no self confidence, really weird. If she dressed like she did on elimination night she would have sailed through. Boring gets voted off, its kids that vote 50 times not adults.

    Casey James is the 2011 version of Taylor Hicks. He just simply won't be a recording artist, but he is an amazing performer.

    I have watched every season of idol, this is the first season where I truly enjoy watching all top 9 sing. I sincerely didn't want any of them to go. But I had Pia in my bottom three too.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • D-Dub

      I guess Paul & Casey must have got voted safe because of their standout wardrobe.... .

      April 8, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  529. jim stergar

    Idol rigged this. They want more people voting. They'll get that now. Pia will still make it big. At least I pray she does.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  530. Victor

    I compare this to the moment Brandy was voted off of "Dancing with the Stars" when she was considered a front-runner. Ju'not Joyner is laughing somewhere right now...

    April 8, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  531. seth

    I am America, I blame you for wanting to keep such a clone on a show with much better talent. We got it right. If you're shocked at the outcome, then you shouldn't be allowed to vote. @GeeWez, I finally managed to get my iPad2, it was $281. Look they cost $829 and the site claims 90% off so it was a lot more than they said but with a $548 saving it was still awesome…But I think the offer is only in US and Canada.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  532. Mr T

    It is cute to see that you think the results are not pre-determined.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  533. American Idle

    This show is over. It has become so unprofessional. The judges are useless, bland, and predictable. The backing band is pathetic, limp, and simply crap. The audio mixing is utterly atrocious. The voting limits are designed to make it appear there are more viewers than actually exist. The advertising sections are more important than the content. Simon bailed at the right time. Goodbye A.I. . . . Next . . . .

    April 8, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  534. George48

    This vote shouldn't be a shock when you consider who dominates the voting, young teenage girls who didn't connect with PIa. Pia's image of being an older, more conservative singer, who just doesn't excite the young teenage voter. To me the weakest singer is Paul. Again, those teenage girls will keep the young male singers in the game much longer than some deserve. Look for a change in the voting procedures next season if this surprise vote results in a large loss of viewers that seems to be something that may happen as I read the many postings tonight.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  535. Cats Eyes

    Very shocked Pia was voted off. I thought for sure it would be Stephano/Paul/Haley. Boy was I wrong. Even the judges were shocked. Since this contest is based on singing ability, whether or not she can dance/move is irrelavent. She was by far a much better singer than most of the top 9. Well I wish her luck from here on out. History of the show proves you dont have to win to be successful.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  536. BaseballCoach

    Dial Idol is almost never wrong, and when wrong never wrong by much.

    DialIdol had Pia 3rd, way, way, way,way, way ahead of the 4th -9th place singers. it was Top 3 in a class of their own and then everyone else about equal at the bottom.

    All the people coming up with smart reasons why Pia, while talented, is gone..... have missed the obvious: it was a miscount, either honest or intentional. Notice that no one mentioned how many million votes there were tonight. I think the number was low. By no means am I sure, but I think this might have been done on purpose so that Ryan Seacrest could remind people "how important it is to vote" so that inturn they can bring the numbers back up and the advertising dollars, too.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  537. HonestAbe

    Has everyone forgotten that this is a contest and eventually all but one will be gone? Everyone can't win. Pia was good but BORING, stiff and not taking enough risks. Too little, too late I say and she was doomed to go sooner or later. Better now so that she can get started on her own career ahead of the other favorites that will follow her in the coming weeks to fight for the very slim number of iTune downloads any of them will be able to sell.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  538. Mark

    I have a couple different takes. First, no announcement of the total votes tonight which tells me that the count was very low. How does Idol fix that? Vote off a top contender to make a point to the audience..."see what happens when you don't vote". How many times did they say after announcing Pia that people have to vote....they want more voters and Pia was used as an example because they know she will succeed without technically she isn't losing anything. Just week with be a record number of voters.

    The other thing is men have the advantage. More women watch and vote and they vote for the men.

    The Casey save was a huge mistake...they like the guys personality so they saved him. Watch where he ends up after Idol...singing at birthday parties dressed as a clown. I'm done!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • kalea

      Casey was saved because someone else who is definitely not as talented should have gone, but was not voted out. I am sure the judges never imagined Pia or Jacob would be remotely in their position. Pia's fans let her down or perhaps someone high up wants to cut a record deal with Pia which would be much easier and more lucrative for her and someone else if she isn't tied to an American Idol contract beyond the top ten tour. Let's face it an American Idol win lately hasn't guaranteed commercial success. This could be the best thing to happen to her.

      April 8, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  539. Old Guy

    Pia was a one trick pony. She is a very good singer and at first was my favorite to win. What I think killed her off was the ridiculous vibrato. She had it full on all of the time, it got very annoying. She should have held more solid tones and used the vibrato more sparingly for emphasis. Go back and listen to her performances and you will see what I mean. I still like her though!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  540. Howie

    Good call. She can't move, Yet she Can sing. Each week she says "if you vote for me I promise to do better" She just can't move. Those heels are her stumbling block. She was so cautious in her steps last night and her concentration was to isolated.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  541. Toni

    Pia and Jacob are the best singers! WT ... ^%$#* Now there is no point in watching since these two are the only great singers on the show. The point of the show is to make a star that means a star that is bankable! Absolutely sure sellers of music! Jacob and Pia were and are the only bankable stars. I demand a recount! The other singers do not have the pipes to sell music.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  542. stevie68a

    I was shocked about Pia too. An online survey I voted in, had Stefano as the most likely to go. For next week, I hope it will
    be Paul, the most annoying singer, ever.
    Don't ever forget that Adam Lambert outsold the winner (what's his name?). Also, Jennifer Hudson won the Oscar, as well
    as Chris Daughtry, who outsold all his top ten group. One more- Constantine Maroulis starred on Broadway and was
    nominated for a Tony award.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  543. Jay

    The fundamental flaw in these type shows it that when you vote for your favorite, the vote gets split, and sometimes what you see tonight is the result. The way to get it right is to have people vote for the one they want eliminated. Then every week, you'll have a definite loser, no excuses. And the same people who say that they'll never watch the show again said it when Daughtry got voted off. And the same ones that assume Pia will have a blockbuster career said the same thing when Melinda Doolittle was kicked off in season 6.

    In my opinion, it's the judges fault for insisting that she do an upbeat song. She bowed to their wishes, and it cost her.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  544. shelly

    why the fuss? I found her totally unremarkable.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  545. RMStewart

    Personally, I've been waiting weeks for Pia to be gone. The lass can sing but ballads are not everyone's thing. She doesn't use the stage, shows no real personality, does not relate well with the fans, and every performance is another cookie cutter performance like the one previous. Wednesday's performance was more of the same. The only notable difference was that she didn't remain stage center. None of her perfomances were memorable. NONE! At no point will anyone be in conversation and say, "Remember that pretty gal that could really sing, and she came out and did...."
    "Oh you mean Pia?"
    "Yeah Pia. Remember when she did...?"
    She's quite forgettable though she'll get a contract and we'll hear from her down the road singing something that will never even break Top 40.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  546. cuhn

    ABout time this boring prima-donna got booted. Good riddance, now Gay Jacob and MakeUp Brat Alaina next!!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  547. Esther Burchert

    Idol has made many positive changes this year but I really think that the judges vote needs more weight. America has no business deciding the next "It" person. The thought of James Durbin or Stefano winning this thing makes my skin crawl. It feels like Daughtry all over again. Just wait and watch. Just like Daughtry, Pia will have the last laugh. Mark my words!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  548. big D

    They need to run the voting like Rock Star INXS and the other season did it. America votes and then the judges kick off 1 of the bottom three. Then in the end let america decide....

    Alternatively, vote for who you want to go – then american apathy doesn't impact the show.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  549. Elisa

    Clone? Boring? Did anyone pay attention to the opening number tonight?? Pia DID let loose, she rocked it and outsung/outshone everyone on the stage.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  550. Rodney

    That is the problem with only allowed to pick your #1 choice. Haley kicked butt last night and I think pulled a lot of Pia votes. To me, Pia moved from #2 to #3 last night (James #1). Pia and Haley would attract the same "type" of fan so I think may Pia votes went to Haley.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  551. jovi girl DB

    Pia is a plastic doll with no originality. Beautiful girl and a beautiful voice but some how doesn't come across as feeling the music. (Just a perfect performance but no heart and soul.) Come on...Tina Turner song...not even close to rockin!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  552. Scott

    Shame to see Pia go. Obviously not enough dirty old men like me watching the show. Hey Pia, Hef is on line two.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  553. Candida

    Pia I hope you see these posts because the largest percentage of people loved your singing. You are THE BEST I listened over and over to you singing All By Myself. No one sings as good as you. I hate not being able to hear you sing agin on the show, but I know you will make it BIG just like Fantasia did The best to you always Love Ya

    April 7, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  554. Gary B. in Atlanta, GA

    No shocker here...she never connected with the audience and was very stiff and boring to watch perform...although she had a nice voice...and looked great....she was missing the rest of the package.......

    April 7, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  555. Carlee Myeisha

    America????? What did you do? My only hope after Thia's loss is gone! Mga Pompilata!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  556. tuula

    I think the judges should choose from the bottom 3. Pia wouldn't be gone tonight if they had. I love listening to Pia sing ballads....she's beautiful in an understated, classy kind of way...and what a beautiful voice. Pia you rock.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  557. tuula

    I'm so sad for Pia! .... and the cast/judges/and all of us who know what a brilliant, beautiful singer Pia is. I'll miss seeing her on the show but I know she'll aspire to higher places. An injustice was done tonight. I wish there was a way to bring her back.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  558. KD

    The Mentors told her before she went on that Tina Turner used to stamp and get into it when she sang that song. Pia... you are NO Tina Turner, and should not have attempted to walk in her heels. BAD song choice. Pia had an incredible voice, but no real presence... Idol looks for Pop Stars,music today is bought by the same folks who vote for Idol.

    I think the save on Casey was appropriate, he's a unqie performer and an artist... I'm not quite sure the voters got it right, but Pia wasn't connecting with folks. She certainly didn't connect with that song... just because she can sing the phone book doesnt mean I want to hear it. To say its unwarranted is just as wrong as some of the votes...

    April 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  559. Bill

    They really need to change the voting so you do vote for the worst. I think that might fix this kind of nonsense.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rodney

      I agree........... Maybe one vote for the best and one for the worst.

      Pia got the boot because Haley kicked butt last night and took the votes for that style of music. Jacob has his own style so he maintained his fans.

      April 8, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  560. Brad

    It all comes down to voting ..If you like someone, you must vote. The younger generation will call or text multiple times to vote for someone that they like. If you look at the demographics now with Pia's eleminination there are 6 males, and 2 females left. I am sure that it is young females and teenagers who are voting consistently. I think that they are all talented; we tend to vote for what style of music we like, along with the personas. I do like Casey however I believe the save was used too early (not even within the Top 10). It everyone listened to the judges, Haley and Stefano would have been gone weeks ago .... so don't put too much emphasis on their critique being the reason for a contestant being eliminated. Often when you a frontrunner for weeks, people tend not to vote for you and vote for people who have been in the bottom 3 (to keep them on the show). Pia is a talented singer and she will be fine, just like Jennifer Hudson was when she finished seventh in season 3.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Old Guy

      I'm 51 and I voted about 30 times last night. πŸ˜‰

      A few votes for Casey, but mostly for Lauren. She has the most potential of any of them i.m.o.

      April 8, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  561. William

    How do you all watch this crud??? American Idol is just another pathetic high school talent show with self-righteous judges who are as out of touch with reality as possible. And to the author of this blog, Ms. France, and to every Idol viewer: thank you for furthering the dumbing down of America. I feel so honored to be in the presence of such intelligence and originality (a.k.a. sarcasm).

    April 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • SoWhoCares

      Thank goodness we still have geniuses like you to keep the rest of America on track. I'm always so entertained by commenters who read articles about subjects they hate just so they can criticize those who watch certain shows, read certain articles, etc., etc., Joke's on you pal.

      April 7, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • tuula

      if you don't like american idol, why even be on this site? So you have an outlet to spout off your hatred? Such a lovely disposition you have. Get over yourself, the rest of the world has.

      April 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reva

      Seriously, what kind of person takes the time to read the comments and then make their own comment about a show they claim to despise? Absurd.

      April 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  562. neal

    Call this American Chippendales now.....something odd about the number of females voted off so far and -0- guys voted off.........

    April 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • A

      Having stated your theory, I really hope America votes off Haley and Lauren in the next two weeks. I've never liked either one of them.

      April 8, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  563. Deekiilee

    Pia has a wonderful instrument, her voice... but.. WHO CARES! She just did not, could not, connect with her audience THAT is why she is appropriately GONE!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • tuula

      I disagree Deekiilee. I felt she did connect with the audience. she's a class act all the way around.

      April 7, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  564. Cassandra

    Half the people on here complaining about Pia being sent home probably didn't even vote. How are you going to blame the judges for her demise? They didn't vote her out. Blame America! They've now made 2 mistakes: voting Obama in and voting Pia out! I will still watch though...I love the show this year!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  565. hemipristis

    seems Chris @ 1042 wants affirmative action installed for AI

    April 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  566. hemipristis

    funny how my anti-Pia comments aren't being posted...

    April 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  567. Wendy

    I think tonight was fully rigged, so that Pia will be free to start work on her own first album. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if she has not already signed/or about to sign with a major record label. While I'm disgusted that she got sent home so early, in a perverse way the outrage only helps her career more. Pia is going to be just fine.....getting a few more stage moves won't be an issue with a voice like that......!!!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  568. Nicole

    Can I get a little off topic and say what the heck was with that Iggy Pop performance?! I felt bad for

    April 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  569. Viewer

    Pia is absolutely beautiful; great voice, hair, skin, figure, teeth, the whole package; however, there is nothing different or interesting about her to keep my attention. I really wanted to like her, I even voted for her a couple times. I am very surprised she went home tonight, I was hoping James or Jacob would go tonight. I thought James was AWFUL last night. It was awkward just watching him it was so bad. Other than last night, I think James and Jacob are talented, but I don't enjoy watching them at all. I also don't think either of them will be successful if they win. (just a personal opinion, I won't be buying either of their albums) I think Randy hurt Pia last night when he gave her a slightly negative comment. Everyone gets great comments, so when one person gets even a slightly negative critique it really hurts. Overall, I think the judges/producers have already picked who they want to win and slant their critiques and opportunities towards those people. I also don't think its fair for a performer to have a backup gospel choir to cover up the poor choice of song (and yes, I was alive for Space Jam), crazy pyrotechnics, or a "random" run-in with an artist who just happened to have a famous cover of the same song the contestant is singing!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • William

      If you put as much thought into curing cancer as you do to Idol, we'll have found a cure years ago.

      April 7, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Viewer

      Wow William- thats not necessary, I was just venting my opinion about the show just like everyone else on here.

      April 7, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  570. dallas

    The judges used the save prematurely and the voting format encourages fraud!!! This is a shame and I am sure many people like myself are turned off by this... We need Simon back to be more critical..... Anyone know if a recall is starting???

    April 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  571. Heather

    Pia showed a lack of personallity and connection to the fans. It was the right choice. Sorry...Pia was a good singer but not a good entertainer. She didn't have the whole package. Forget what others saying about Casey. Casey rocks!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  572. Debby

    I never voted for her, she wasnt in my top 3, so I really wasnt shocked. I thought she was boring. She was beautiful, she had a nice voice, but I found the ballands to be BORING. I would fast forward her all the time. That is my opinion, we all have our favorites. If you like the person, keep voting. I voted for my top 3 several times.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anita

      I also thought she was boring, although she had an awesome voice. She's been noticed, she'll do well. I bet she releases a CD within a year.

      April 8, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  573. hemipristis

    Andrew @1044 nailed it.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  574. Alan

    That's it for me and Idol ... Sadly, our illustrious judges are out of touch with public opinion. What a waste for their SAVE .
    Fortunately, Pia will probably have a successful launch without them. WAKE UP judges ... use your saves wisely !!!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reva

      If the judges are out of step with the American public then why is Casey still on the show and Pia was voted off?

      April 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  575. Paul

    I am shocked by tonight's result. Pia being voted off spells the end for AI, I will never watch the show again. The judges are to blame because of their hollow praise for all the contestants, being unable to discern between good and bad, You are seeing the result of having lost Simon. Let's dim the lights, Goodbye AI.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  576. Andrew

    Pia was good. Pia was pretty. Pia was boreing to watch. Go Paul! Go Casey! Go Scotty!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  577. Chris

    Face it. A female will never be American Idol again as long as the voting system is the way it is now. Females rarey vote for other females. Females are the majority of AI votes. Female voters like white males. That's the way it has been for 3 years now. Sorry Haley, Lauren and Jacob. You will be the next to go. By the way...I'm not watching anymore either.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  578. Sunny

    Some things to realize:

    Just because Pia was voted off, doesn't mean she won't be a successful singer with a real career....which is what her true fans want for her, right? Let's not lose perspective, just because millions of voters have the freedom of choice and didn't do things 'your' way.

    Just because you are now boycotting the show doesn't mean it won't come back again, full force, next season...and that the judges won't continue to make millions of dollars whether or not you watch.

    Really, if people can't handle their favorites losing, maybe it's best to pick another show to watch before becoming so emotionally involved.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherri

      Actually, you're wrong. If WE do quit watching, they will not come back strong as ever and they will not make millions. The public is what keeps that show going. Losing Simon doesn't have to be the end of it but not having one judge on there that offers any decent criticism except for a very few choice people is bs. Simon was brutal but he was that way across the board. Pia was boring? Ok. Well, Jacob's facial expressions are extremely painful, not to mention that he's horrible when he goes into that low voice. Paul usually sings lower than the music and slurs his words. Casey ruins every song he touches, especially when he sings while gritting his teeth. Stephano puts too much emphasis on each word and nothing flows smoothly. And Haley's forced growl will be her end. So, I guess I vote for Scotty or Lauren, whose singing ability didn't hold a candle to Pia. Or Thea for that matter. The judges sure didn't have a problem picking on her each and everytime she sung and they got her kicked off asap.

      April 7, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • William

      Boycotting? I'm not boycotting Idol...I've simply used my better judgement to never watch this moronic show in the first place. GET A LIFE, PEOPLE!!!

      April 7, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erica

      @ william- are you really telling people who are fans of a show to "get a life" because they would like to spend a few minutes commenting on it? Last time I checked you were the one commenting on a blog for a "moronic" show you aren't a fan of. Maybe you should find something more positive to do with your time than putting other people down on the internet...

      April 7, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  579. navybeandog

    I'm glad she's gone. Yes, Pia has a good voice. But, her performances were so boring I had to fast forward through them. She should have listened to what little constructive criticism the judges gave her (mix up the song choice, connect with the audience) sooner.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  580. AnotherIdolYear

    Pia is incredibly perfect and everyone knows that. Let's not worry so much about her. Consider that Idol has farmed only a fraction of talent over the past several years. It would have been a nice accolade to kick off her career, but not necessary. How do we solve this moving forward? Should Idol consider voting to cast off rather than keep on? With such an incredible pool of talent, be assured that few have honed in on a single favorite. Voting off the one you like the least might be a better way to look at this.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  581. Sw6blues

    Pia will have her own record deal and producer in 6 months. She'll have success regardless if someone picks her up.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  582. Dave

    Why do any of you find this surprising? This is a produced show, meaning it is scripted and sculpted to get maximum ratings and shock value each week. Not to mention the average viewer/voter are females between 14-28 who deluge the voting with multiple votes for whatever young guy they think is hot such as Stefano this season. Boy has not range, could not sell continous CD's for any period of time. But because he is young and has a great smile the little girls load him up with votes.

    Don;t buy into the fake shocked looks on the judges faces as this is a show that is planned and produced. They even throw out certain amounts of votes as they see fit.

    Pia is a winner and not proceeding along with Idol will only help her career, that is if she gets a sharp marketing manager to promote her. (See link below)

    April 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • AL

      Dave, thanks for posting this link, I feel much better. Pia rocks and I wish her the very best.

      April 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • William

      Thank goodness for your insightful thoughts on this television program. I'm speaking for all of us in that we can now sleep much easier! even went to the additional effort to post a web link. Oh, I'm so giddy! You're A/#1 in my book! (Shoot me now)

      April 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  583. Jason

    It's a shame that both Jennifer Hudson and Pia were eliminated during Elton John Week, even after giving stellar performances.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Pia was eliminated after rock and roll week...but close enough.

      April 7, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      Jennifer Hudson was eliminated on Barry Manilow week,the Elton John week was two weeks prior.

      April 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  584. sally

    Pia has a beautiful voice and it was a shock tonight to see her leave, but everyone is going to leave eventually except for
    the winner, so that's the breaks. This season they are all so good that no matter who leaves, it's going to be kind of

    April 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  585. SmanCometh

    Pia has no soul...and terrible taste in fashion...she won't make it in the music way....bye bye now.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  586. cjjjj

    Pia you have the voice but you have no emotion or do not believe what you sing. The voters got it right. People want to be moved, it's not just about hitting the notes right, it's about feeling, emption, connection. That is why you are going home. Stefano, you will be next.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  587. salvadore

    I am a professiona singer and had never watched American Idol before. I think most contestants are very good singers, but two of them are extraordinary: Jacob and Pia. I am just judging by range and strength. Since Pia was eliminated tonight, I wouldn't be surprised if the public picks Paul as their number one. He doesn't sing, a whispers. He doesn't sing, he's actually an "aflac" duckling. But dear public, you're the (ignorant) boss!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  588. Mike

    I can't believe Pia was voted off tonight. She was a top 3 talent for sure. She will likely end up better in the long run with her recording career without the restrictions of an Idol finalist. I haven't been this shocked since Chris Daughtry was voted off Idol.

    I'm also amazed how many people are claiming that the judges messed up by using the save on Casey. He is one of the most talented artist left on the show. He may not be the best vocalist, but his overall package of style, sound, and musical talent are definitely worth having him around. I'm sure the judges never imagined a scenario like tonight when they used the save on Casey.

    Paul, Jacob, or Stephano should have been sent packing tonight!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  589. John

    I'm voting with my remote. No more Idol for me this season.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  590. Neil

    It is certainly a shame to see the better singer voted off so early. I am scratching my head for a possible reason. I am not a psychologist , but I can't help wondering if Pia would still be with idol if she was a little less beautiful. This may sound a little strange , I realize . However, the word "catty" was being used on this planet long before I got here.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  591. nightman

    I've been saying for a long time that they should allow us to vote not only for who we want to stay, but who we want to leave. If we could truly "vote for the worst" to be kicked off, then the effect of spoilsports like "Votefortheworst" will be reduced. Have 2 negative votes cancel out 1 positive vote and we wouldn't have catastrophes like sanjaya or eliminations like Pia occur anywhere near as often.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  592. sputnik

    I can't believe paul is still there.....he should have gone long time ago

    April 7, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  593. joe

    The judges really created a monster when they used the "save" for Casey 2 weeks ago. What a waste! He does not have the singing talent to be an American Idol. He is very strange and is no way "what all he thinks he is." Pia was not only a great singer, but a person who was polite and nice......we need more singers like her, not weirdo ones. Also, I hope the judges take a lesson from Simon....give real praise to the real talents, like Pia and don't give every contestant praise and then hope the voters will get it right. The drama created around Casey 2 weeks ago misled the votes and what a waste.......Pia is now off...... The entire show was lacking tonight, with that Iggy Pop performance, for one!! That guy has NO talent and the no shirt thing was awful. Next, the "skits" lacked humor, especially the one with the awful looking so-called comedian. He is no one to promote......again...poor choice Idol.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • glad

      I am glad Pia is gone, she bore me. Glad Casey is still there, he entertains me. See different opinions. Had nothing to do with the save on Pia, she is booooring.

      April 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • glad

      meant to say with the save on Casey and not Pia

      April 7, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Idod fan 55

      Using their ONE SAVE on Casey was the biggest waste. They used that save way too early. I really don't think the judges are feeling too great about themselves right now. Casey vs
      Pia , come on guys.

      April 8, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  594. Elena

    Pia was the best, she probably will be the one getting all the recording offers. Casey should had not been saved, but somehow the judges like him and saved him.
    Anyway, the tweens and young teenagers are the ones that are voting, and the winner will reflect this.
    American Idol lost lots of viewers tonight.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  595. schmont

    Pia was BORING BORING BORING!!!!!! She may not have been the most obvious to send home at this time, but it certainly wasn't without reason.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  596. CynicLgrrl

    I completely blame the judges' influence on this–especially JLo's. They are beyond inconsistent. One moment they're falling all over themselves and telling people like Scotty and Paul how great they are for 'staying true to themselves–and the next they're pushing people –like PIA– to move outside their comfort zone and then do nothing but complain. The judges could not have been more anti-climactic for Pia–at the end of her 'every performance' everybody else was on their feet in ovation–and all Jennifer and Randy could do was critique –practically to the point of admonishment. Then turn around and gush and praise mediocrity. Obviously there are some weak minded individuals voting. I call BS and shenanigans. –All done with Idol now.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  597. Mari

    Ai is all about personal preference and entertainment. I personally never liked watching the PIA bits. God love her she has an excellent voice, I wish her well and i'm sure she will do well but for ME... i was bored. People I want to watch, James, Casey, Paul and Scotty. Is it cos I am older (41) I dont now.. but for me Pia was a voice... but not an act.. its possible that thats an element in the equation. but I dont think it was her time to go, there were others more worthy of that.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  598. unknown11

    Jus don't bore us.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
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  600. exactaman

    As you know, american idol does not show us the number of votes that each contestant gets. The reasoning for that is supposed to be that if 95 % of the callers vote for one person and then the balance of the 5% is distributed among the other contestants week after week, then it would be no surprize early on who was going to win this. But they dont do that. This way they can also see to it that someone gets voted off when they really werent. Do you really believe that Chris Allen beat Adam Lambert? This is entertainment its not reality. I cant prove what Im saying, but it seems rigged to me.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  601. claudette

    I think there needs to be a re-count. Pia has more talent in her little finer than Haley and Alaina combined. Something doesn't smell quite right in Denmark!!. And Stefano...please....he should have been the contestand that should have been gone and then the judges wouldn't have needed to use their one and only save on Casey. I think everyone needs to demand a re-count of the votes. Pia has the emotional, the voice and the beauty and class that makes an American Idol.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  602. Queenie604

    I stopped watching AI a few years ago when it became too frustrating to watch the truly talented ones get voted off ... Steven & Jennifer lured me back and the talented bunch of contestants kept me hooked ... I knew it would get really hard to watch when we got down to the final 3 or 4 but for Pia to get eliminated BEFORE Paul or Hailey or Scotty? REALLY? SERIOUSLY? How silly of me to get caught up in this show again thinking the truly talented ones would go forward. Oh well, my 8:00 slot just opened up again.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  603. Scarlett

    What is wrong with AI is what is wrong with much of music today. There is more emphasis on performance than vocal ability. 99% of the time, I listen to music - not seeing what the person looks like. I don't care how cute the singer may be, if I don't like how they sound, I'll switch the station. Period. And people forget that Celene Dion was down right homely and awkward when she started out but her voice was amazing. She learned how to be a performer. At least Pia's moves, though boring, weren't cringeworthy like Paul, Scotty and Jacob. Jacob should have been voted off for the ridiculous comment about how he wouldn't be voted off for singing bad but because people are biased (against his race or orientation ... not sure which one he meant). Hopefully his ego has been deflated just a little bit. It may be hard for him to believe but not everyone loves his gospelized version and pelvic thrusts.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caroline

      Scarlett- I agree with your statement that people focus more on performance than on vocal talent...........well said and very true. However, I disagree so strongly with you comments regarding Jacob that I had to reply to your message. I was sooo proud of Jacob for changing his song to one that meshed with his morals............I am proud that he refused to sing a song that went against what he believes in................I hope he goes far and has a great career.

      April 8, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Scarlett

      I'm fine with him changing his song based on his morals. I still don't like his gospel flavor he adds to every song or his dance moves. I'm not a fan of his singing at all. Maybe because I don't tend to like gospel. But I do admire him for standing up for what he believes, although in today's music world, he's not going to get far if he lets his morals dictate what he will and will not do. Let's admit it, it is a very hedonistic business. But, I do think Jacob could be a huge star in the gospel music world. He is a better fit for that than AI.

      April 8, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  604. silvya

    not surprized last night she wasn't great wrong song for her she not a performer!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  605. BoBo

    Where is Simon when we need him? Pia out classed everyone...she has the voice of an angel. Paul shouldn't be there nor should Stefano or James (the screamer). BTW Pia was gracious about wearing the outfit Gwen Stefani chose for her...and it was ugly.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  606. James

    Mostly 16 to 17 year old girls vote. PIA sings the songs theway thier Grand parents prefer. She would do a great duet with Wayne Newton or Manilow.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  607. Sylvia

    Some of you do not know what you are talking about. Pia could sing compare to Stephano, Casey. I hope she makes it as big as Daughtery. So all you Pia haters can shut up.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  608. PaddyReagam

    One more nail in the coffin of a show that confirms its appeal to a 13 year old female audience which is more impressed by the "cute" factor than musical talent. Too bad they won't be buying Fords for another ten years.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  609. Denny

    Pia is a great talent! For American Idol to loose a talent like this is crazy. It is time to find another show to watch.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  610. hello there

    sit here and read all the comments being made about how the show is fixed, people are dumb, they dont know what the hell they are doing, teens are messing it all up. They are no longer going to watch the show causes people dont know what they are doing. Why is there something always wrong when your favorite does not make it. For some strange reason you believe your opinion is better than anyone elses. Guess what it is not. Many people watch the show so many people will vote. Some will vote for your favorite others will not. Others will think Pia can sing but she is very boring. And will not vote for her. Get over it and realize you are not the only one in America.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      When the sound guys couldn't get it right tonight during the results show, which person still sounded good live? For an example, when the "Idols" started their medley with the 3 women singing first...did they sound better than Pia? Would you rather go to Steffano's concert, or maybe Scotty? (no offense Scotty, you sing well, but not well enough for me to spend my money on).

      April 7, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunny

      I'm going to have to agree. There are some real drama queen sore losers venting their frustration on here tonight. They need to drink a warm glass of milk and put themselves to bed.

      April 7, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • hey there

      I would go to Stefanos concert but no Scotty. You see we are not all made from the same cloth. We have all different opinions and I think Stefano is great.

      April 7, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  611. Sue

    lovely voice but boring

    April 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |

    I am done with Idol. I agree, the whole thing is rigged. Hopefully, this will be the last season. A total joke. The judges are just a bunch of has been singers looking to hold on to their fame. America got it wrong tonight. I think instead of wasting my Wed and Thurs nights watching that garbage, I will read a book or exercise.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      If it were rigged, she'd still be on the show.

      April 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • monkey

      " I'm done with AI " – – – Good Grief, how many times have we heard that ?!?!

      April 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  613. alison rb

    The fact is, someone has to go home each week. Only one will win on the show. They all will do well in the end. I was most disturbed by the reaction of the judges, like Pia was the last person that should have gone home. I felt that there were eight other people sitting there getting a nessage that said "It should have been you, not Pia" The judges need to be mindful of how their reactions make the other contestants feel, no need to damage the self esteem of the other eight. It's already tough enough to put yourself out there in front of millions of people with crass comments.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  614. Peggy Sue

    My first thought, after being completely stunned, was that I didn't want to watch the rest of the season (but I will . . .it was just a reaction). Then I thought about how the judges are not giving criticism to anyone who's bad! Stefano, that was wonderful (when it wasn't), Paul, that was brilliant (when it was stupid and bizzarre), etc. They are not giving the public any direction at all. Only Randy has ventured to say anything slightly critical, and then he gets boo'd. Also – yes, so many people do not vote. and then anyone who does can vote 2,000 times. maybe the save should not be used until they are past the top 10. And only for people who can actually win it. It was a sad night tonight. I did not vote for Pia because I thought she was safe – so I'm to blame too.

    April 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      I voted for Pia 10 times last would have thought one person shouldn't have to vote until the lines close...too bad it wasn't actually a 'vote for the worst' system, and the one with the most votes goes home.

      April 7, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  615. Rockmom

    I am sad to see Pia go but I admit I didn't vote for her. I wish her all the best. I agree with many of the other posts here, someone who has not only a great voice but also a uniqueness about them should win.

    April 7, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  616. dave

    the past few years has seen the power of young female voters ,something needs to change !

    April 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  617. Poor Song Choice; Ugly Outfit

    I thought she should be in the bottom 3 and don't mind she's gone. As Simon would have said, poor song choice and hideous outfit. You gotta have more than an okay voice to move on. Some energy or charisma would have helped too!

    April 7, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nat

      Did you even watch the show? She didn't choose the outfit, Gwen Stefani (i.e., the producers) did.

      April 7, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  618. unknown11

    Come on folks. She had nice pipe and some other nice parts to go with them, but she was boring. She had to go eventually. If it was out of order, it was only be about 2 or 3.

    April 7, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  619. Laurie

    Anyone notice that the only person not crying was Haley?? She's thinking, Great! now I'm the only hot girl left and I've got it in the bag! Hopefully she realizes it should have been her leaving instead of Pia.

    April 7, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • juliejet

      yeah, you could sure see the wheels turning.
      They must make a lot of money from the multiple votes – otherwise why not limit it?

      April 7, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peggy Sue

      I doubt it. If I were her, I'd be thinking "Crap! The best girl just went home . . . what are my chances . . nil!"

      April 7, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  620. chauncey

    Simply outrageous!!!!!! It makes absolutely no sense for people to be able to vote more than once...what is the purpose??
    Just when I had begun to gain a little more confidence in the show, this happened. Well, if nothing is done about this voting process, IDOL will be short lived. It's unfortunate because it really could have worked but the average person like myself really, really does not know music. We all have different tastes as well as other personal biases that determine how we will vote which all too often has nothing to do with an individual's true talent.

    April 7, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      I've been complaining about the voting since season 1, and we all know how long Idol's been on. So like, I want a particular person gone, but I want everyone else to stay. Am I really going to vote for 8 people last night? It's hard enough to vote for 3 without all the busy signals. I cast a few votes for Pia but I guess it wasn't enough. Could we maybe, vote for who we want want off?

      April 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barefoot

      I myself only vote once after each performance I like, or only once for each of my favorites. I really like the show, but I honestly don't want to spend my time placing 50 votes for one person. I've been naive to think that people vote the same way I do.

      April 8, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  621. Bonnie

    We have been watching IDOL as a family night of TV for the past few years. WORST EVER! America you got it ALL wrong! Pia is the BEST GIRL singer by far and should have made it to the TOP THREE! How could this happen?????? How could IDOL let this happen? What the heck went wrong! This is totally wrong! So sad! Paul should have left last week. AWFUL performance! Stefano or Paul should have gone tonight! Why are ALL the girls gone? America you really messed up this time! BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  622. Not all that surprised

    Pia's voice is amazing and she'll find opportunities to use it. She however isn't a performer and I cannot say I'm surprised. I will admit that I thought she would last longer but I didn't ever think she could win.

    April 7, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  623. Nicole

    Pia was GREAT in singing and had a killer body BUT...... she had NO PERSONALITY....America wants to see someone FUN, Happy, Cool and out there ....I didn't see that in her at all... to bad she didn't show another side of her ...she could have stayed around

    April 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  624. Mark

    Tonight American Idol lost all respect as a SINGING CONTEST – Next season needs a new format, the voting should be done by experts not by the American public (who has their heads so far up their butts they are unable to hear). Sorry to see you go Pia good luck with your singing career. As for AI, i will not watch the show again. Looking forward to the X Factor in the fall...

    April 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristen

      Actually, the show is called American IDOL for a reason. Pia was talented, but she is never going to be idolized by the masses. She made me sleepy and as anyone can see, a lot of people are saying the same thing.

      April 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  625. Mike T

    Let's blame this on the judges!!!
    They saved that Casey who really can't sing and act but