As I sat there watching our ousted American Idol contestant sing "Cry Baby," I really felt like obliging in her request. Â Maybe I even did for a bit. Â Is there any hope for suspense for the final 2 weeks of the season? Â Doubtful. Â Is there much interest from yours truly to finish this season out? Â Not really! Â But I think we all know me better than that. Â Just like RyanÂ SeacrestÂ said last night, THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Â Who lost on American Idol tonight? Â A brilliant Child Prodigy! Â Ladies and Gentlemen bid yourÂ adieusÂ to a girl whose voice is aged before her time!
Eliminated:Â AllisonÂ Iraheta
My Pick:Â DannyÂ Gokey
Dialidol.com'sÂ Pick:Â AllisonÂ Iraheta
Whew. Â It's not really a surprise. Â A larger half of me knew that Allison had been in that bottom 3 several times and just wasn't connecting with the masses. Â We all know this is the season of Adam Lambert, although I will now root for my initial pick to be the first of the top 13 to leave us! Â GoodÂ ol' Kris! Â Will he win? Â Naaaa. Â But, he still is an entertaining performer! Â Anyway, farewell Allison! Â You made this season a little more interesting for me at least! Â Now, we must just go through the motions to reach the end! Â
Meet your top 3 America! Â
- Adam Lambert, the man who loved his outfit more than his performance last night. SCORE! Â Â
- DannyÂ Gokey, a man willing to make fun of himself for performing awfully last night, but still be okay with getting more votes than someone who sang her heart out! Â
- Kris Allen, a talented guy who likes to change up tunes but whose voice is a little more soft spoken than his rivals. Â
Take 'em or leave 'em, one of them will be your season 8 American Idol winner!Â
Oh well, enough sulking, let's look at the highlights andÂ lowlightsÂ for the week!Â
- No Doubt is Back! Â And they went "old school" bringing out their first hit "Just a Girl" and rocking the house.Â
- The group song actually wasn't too bad. Â Maybe SlashÂ butchedÂ up "School's Out" a bit for them. Â There was some mild cheese added to the top of the performance, but all around not bad. Â
- Ford Commercial song choice. Â I'm always a sucker for a good All American Rejects song! "Move Along" is always my go to song on ROCK BAND (I play a mad video game drums!)Â
- Montage of past Top 3's heading to their hometowns. Â Reminded me of better seasons! (well, except those flashes from season 3 and 6!)Â
- Daughtry'sÂ return to the Idol stage. Â New tune "No Surprise" isn't too bad. Â I'm sure it will be a hit. Â I love how Chris acknowledged he "bummed hard" when they couldn't play instruments on Idol in season 5. Â Which is hysterical because I always wrote about his obsession with the mic stand. Â He didn't know what to do with his hands the whole season!
- Allison went home
- Paula Abdul's singing. Â I mean, yeah it's a known fact that she can't really sing. Â But she is a judge on American Idol for SINGING! Â And she was dancing up a storm (great choreography by the way) and lipÂ synchingÂ like a champ! Â And even her recorded voice was modulated to the point that you could barely hear it was her. Â Â Did anyone else get the vibe, when they returned to LIVE TV that Paula was going to announce this was her last season to the audience? Â She didn't, but for a brief second I thought that's where they were headed!
- Allison went home
- No Doubt is just touring this summer, no new album just yet!Â
- Allison went home
So, over the next few days our 3 remaining finalists will head home to meet their mayors, families and hometown fans. Â There will be many tear-jerking moments next Wednesday! Â But come on, let's be honest. Â We all want to meet Adam's friends right?!Â Â That is gonna be a hoot! Â Next week's performances will give the contestants 2 songs. Â Judges'Â Choice and Contestant's choice. Â I promise to be there in better spirits than I am tonight and will guide us through the remaining 2 weeks and attempt to accurately pick the winner for 7 of 8 times! Â Feel free to express your condolences for Allison below or comment on how excited you are of who remains! Â Hope you enjoyed my ramblings and I will see you next week!
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