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American Idol 9 Top 20 – Results – 03/04/2010

Live blogging the American Idol 9 Top 24 Results Show for March 4, 2010

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Who’s going home tonight? Will it be another shocker? Will Vote for the First succeed in saving Michael Lynche and Crystal Bowersox? Will Vote for the Worst succeed in saving Haeley Vaughn and Tim Urban? Did we succeed in saving Katie Stevens, Aaron Kelly and Didi Benami?

My picks to leave are: Lacey Brown, Paige Miles, Todrick Hall and John Park

Rickey.org Poll Results: John Park, Jermaine Sellers, Haeley Vaughn and Lacey Brown

Rickey.org Pageviews: Michelle Delamor, Todrick Hall, Jermaine Sellers, Lacey Brown

Fun Office Pools: Haeley Vaughn, John Park, Jermain Sellers, Lacey Brown

Danny Gokey guests!

Results as they happen!

Live Blog

Ryan Seacrest says over 27 million votes!

Group Song! I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas.

Results:

Tim Urban is safe!
Michael Lynche is safe!
Casey James is safe!
Todrick Hall is safe!

John Park is eliminated!

Lee Dewyze is safe!
Aaron Kelly is safe!
Alex Lambert is safe!
Andrew Garcia is safe!

Jermaine Sellers is eliminated!

Danny Gokey performs “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me”

Results:

Lilly Scott is safe!
Paige Miles is safe!
Katie Stevens is safe!
Didi Benami is safe!

Michelle Delamor is eliminated!

Katelyn Epperly is safe!
Crystal Bowersox is safe!
Siobhan Magnus is safe!
Lacey Brown is safe!

Haeley Vaughn is eliminated! Noooooooooo!

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Rachel9isfine
Rachel9isfine

wow those results were BS. Like really. Only 1/4 was the right choice to go home. John Park deserved to go, but I mean WTF at jermaine going over Todrick and Tim??

Tim deserved to go the most. Jermaine wasn't great but he is better than Todrick, who has sucked every time i've seen him (including his audition)

As for the girls... wtf. Didi, Lacey, and Katie, 2 of those 3 should have went. But NONE OF THEM did. Those 3 are the most boring uninteresting female singers in the competition.
I don't get it.
And I'm pissed.
Hailey was so entertaining, she was inconsistent yeah, but she had a interesting voice and she's relevant. Katie Lacey and Didi are inconsistent and are not relevent at all.
So the girls show next week will be even more of a snoozefest.

Kate
Kate

Just found your site - what a great Idol resource! Love your recaps and all the resources and mp3 clips. Thanks!

lei
lei

just wanna know, what was the song used for the tribute for the eliminated contestants in AI top 20?

Kara
Kara

I'm so Happy that all of My Favorites stayed Last Night!!!

mandabutter
mandabutter

"You know a person of color will never win american idol again. No matter how much better talent they areā€¦.." <<Not sure where that prediction comes from. Do you know our President is Black?

Jordin Sparks, Ruben, and Fantasia were probably not the best talents in the U.S. in 2003, 2004, and 2007 but America loved them and the public voted. Idol tries to get a diverse cast of singers and then it's up to us. If we vote against the ethnicities, doesn't that say more about us than the producers??
Just a final note, maybe appearances makes a difference in how a small percentage of the public votes, but I think America votes with their ears and hearts rather than skin color.

mandabutter
mandabutter

Oh Man! If I would have placed picks in the pool I would have gotten 4 out of 4. I love Lacey, not sure why yet but I just wanna be a fan. Lilly is not delighting me like she did in Hollyweird week.
More passionate about the guys -my voting fingers are tired, cuz I don't want Lee or Alex thrown under the bus. (And I'm worried about both of them getting light praise recently while Randy gives a Standing o for Mike....WTabsoluteFFF)

Dee
Dee

I loved Jermaine. He has a low, soft, sexy voice that makes one melt... sort of like Kenny Lattimore. I love his sound. And I also love how he wasn't afraid to speak of GOD. We should all do so more in this hell on earth in which we live. Hated to see him go.

Gloria
Gloria

I agree w/ many posts that the group number was blah.

I assume Simon was talking about Michelle regarding praise given that he would like to have withdrawn. Sometimes worse than the group number is having to listen to that one last song--like Michelle's. Good gawd--that one was bad.

LOL at the post about right wing religious nuts--it was Jermaine who said "I know God"-- not Urban. So much for the religious vote.

I also agree that Jennifer Hudson is a mega, mega talent and a star! However--I think she grew and grew in talent AFTER her Idol season was over. And her talents continue to grow. I do not agree color has much to do with how peeps vote. (Reuben Studdard ring a bell??) Haeley was not voted for--because her talent is SO under developed, in my opinion. With money tight, I always ask myself the question, "Would I pay to buy a CD or ticket?" Are they worth what they want to sell? Clearly neither Haeley nor Michelle could pass that test. Neither would EVER develop into a Jennifer Hudson.

PHARO
PHARO

THE REASON WHY THAT RIGHT WINGED RELIGIOUS NUT TIM URBAN IS STILL IN THERE FOR NOW,AI DOESN'T WANT TO RUFFLE THE FEATHERS OF THE 'CHRISTIAN' VOTE...DOESN'T MTTER HOW PEOPLE VOTE,AI'S TPTB KEEP THEIR FAVS...LEE(ALWAYS OUT OF TUNE AND CRYSTAL.(SHE OK,BUT RUN OF THE MILL)...I RELLY LIKE SIBOHAN MAGNUS(SP?)...SHE HAS THE CHOPS AND STRENGTH...NOT A GOOD SEASON THO OVER ALL...THE WORST IN AI HISTORY

Claudia
Claudia

That picture with Haeley and Lacey is kinda funny .
Also Haeley's song is kinda ironic when she's eliminated.

doden
doden

when Haeley out, I don't want to wacth this discrimination show ever.Bye-bye American Idol.So dissapointed with American Idol

pinkanpaula
pinkanpaula

i had a feeling that michelle will be voted out, lacey seems to has a fan base, i think todrick should go instead of jermaine

etaniam
etaniam

You know a person of color will never win american idol again. No matter how much better talent they are.....Jermaine, Haley, John should have never went on that crap of a show. The would never admit it but they know Jennifer Hudson was the most successful person to ever leave that show.

Jason
Jason

I guess Tim Urban is the next Sanjaya.
I still cannot believe he is staying while they kick out John Park :(.

I am very happy and relieve to see Healey go...
Lacey should be the next one to go.

JayeSD
JayeSD

I think they picked the right guys and the right girls this week, though Delamor was still a pretty decent singer..

I am waiting for Rickey to comment on how all the people going home tonight were ethnic minorities...

Nick
Nick

i'm glad michelle is finally gone, she just didn't have the singing ability of the rest of them. honestly i would've rather seen lacey gone than haeley but i'm not sad to see her go either. john park i actually kinda liked aside from his poor choice of songs, todrick should've gone before him. but i'm glad jermaine is gone...i couldn't take another week of the wailing.

gleek squad
gleek squad

Michelle, my belle. Sorry to see you go. America got mostly got it right tonight. John, Haeley and Jermaine's 15 minutes are up.

Brian
Brian

When Simon said it was "obvious" to everyone watching who was going home did he mean Lacey or Haeley? I thought he meant Lacey and got it wrong.

Iamthenewblack
Iamthenewblack

How many top 12 have become decent selling artists? not many

David
David

Thank goodness Haeley is gone. I had thought for sure we were going to have to put up with her annoying personality and bad singing the whole season. Now if we could just get Tyler back somehow and lose Alex, Lacey, and Aaron, I'd be happy.

Mooks
Mooks

I think Didi's the Kady Malloy (Season 7) of this season. All hype, but no delivery so far in the Top 24. I actually liked her during the Hollywood round and thought this girl's going to go far in the competition. But now, I'm not too confident about her even surviving the semifinals.:(

My favorites this year would be: Lilly Scott, Katelyn Epperly, Siobhan Magnus, Alex Lambert, Aaron Kelly and Lee Dewyze. They are my Top 6.

abercrombieco2
abercrombieco2

how many non top 12 contestants on idol have became decent selling recording artists? i can't name one , most of them its pretty much over after this , they'll get there 15 minutes though.

Denny
Denny

OOhhh congratulation for me! Bye Haeley !

Jay
Jay

ok, I got 2 correct for the guys (John and Jermaine) and 1 for the gals (Haeley). I didn't expect Lacey to stay so I guess she's got a bigger fan base.

Quinton
Quinton

Just GLAD TODRICK survived another week!!

Anne
Anne

Todrick is still there? And Tim Urban? WTF. Keith Urban gave the Urban name such an appeal that it's doing its magic on Tim. Gah. Have to endure another week of Todrick trying to be a singer. Sigh. I don't worry about Tim though, I switch the channel whenever he's on.

abercrombieco2
abercrombieco2

btw the group number was alright its just funny watching people try to jump in front of the camera in front of others to get air time. as the numbers get lower the group songs sound beter too many people singing though.

abercrombieco2
abercrombieco2

goodbye Michelle Delamor , if last night was her best than very one got this right , shes not ment to be a mainstream singer.

Maxicute
Maxicute

Hehehe Alex Lambert was so adorably awkward in that group sing. I love watching him grow :)

K
K

I like Lacey a lot--I'm glad she's safe! She gave lovely, restrained, nuanced performances in her audition (Over the Rainbow) and in Hollywood (What a Wonderful World). She's got the chops so I hope she gets over her nervousness or whatever it is that's holding her back. She seems like a sweetheart. I hope she tries singing country.

Meow
Meow

Didi Benami being safe = a smile on my face.

Cris
Cris

Hey Rickey! I've visiting your site for a long time now but I've never posted a comment yet. So, I'd just like to say thank you so much for all of this! I live in the Philippines and we always get delayed telecast here of AI so, it's a real treat that you're doing all of this. Keep it up! Thank you!

ChattyK08
ChattyK08

I love the group songs!!! And this one was great! Poor Haeley...she's just not ready. The girls tough though, I think she's still got a lot of gas in the tank. Glad Lilly Scott is safe, and agree glad to see Didi get another chance. Can't wait until Tuesday!!

amor825
amor825

Now I remember who's worse than John Park: Tim Urban. That cutiepie should have gone home last week! They could have saved the other guy, who sang way better. (But what was his name? Is he that forgettable?)

amor825
amor825

I agree with Michelle Delamor being eliminated. She's not that much of AI material; no presence on TV. And Haeley, she's smiling too much even if she tries not to. I wish John Park stayed another week, he's got a great voice. But who's worse than him? Maybe it was really time to go. After all, the ones I wanna stay until the end are Crystal and Lee. That would be an interesting final, both lugging guitars to the final. But if Lilly Scott can stay until the Top 3, she might be good competition for Crystal.

Iamthenewblack
Iamthenewblack

No actually voters got it wrong this week, Todrick should have been in there instead of John Park and Lacey or Didi-Brooke(because they are interchangeable) should have left instead of Michelle.

ron
ron

not like last week, voters were right this week...

tho seeing people get emotional after Haeley got the boot made me almost cry :(

bwatt27
bwatt27

I got all the ones going home this week. Good for my idol pool.

I really feel bad for Michelle, because I did like her. =/ But, I'm really happy my girls were safe.

franz
franz

group song? ssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo corny

Iamthenewblack
Iamthenewblack

I really think beyond Crystal and Andrew, Haeley will be the most successful of this season, she has a wide open lane that no one is in, she will make it.

Lola
Lola

Discrimination?! Please get over it. She did not have the talent to win in case you didn't open your ears and listen.

Lola
Lola

I think it would have been correct EITHER way. 2 spots that were completely wasted in the top 24 in my opinion.

Nick
Nick

how many of the top 12s have become *decent* selling artists? kelly clarkson (winner), carrie underwood (winner), clay aiken (2nd), kimberley locke (3rd), jordin sparks (winner), elliott yamin (3rd), chris daughtry (4th), adam lambert (2nd), kris allen (winner), david cook (winner), katharine mcphee (2nd), jennifer hudson (7th), kellie pickler (unfortunately) (6th)...apparently josh gracin (4th) is doing country stuff too...just to name a few.

RPG
RPG

Well, at least Didi's performance last week was REALLY good. Just that it was extremely understated by the judges. It was unfair on her. Michelle did exactly what Alicia did last week, and wasn't reprimanded. Kady didn't come out of her shell at all in Season 7. I do hope Didi comes back strong next week. Cos her voice is glorious.

abercrombieco2
abercrombieco2

i can see why tim is still on , hes good looking guy im sure alot of girls vote for him, jonas brothers , justin bebiber , to name a few who aren't the best singers yet girls are all over them and they are popular.

J
J

Well, I guess that shows again that it's not really a singing contest but a popularity contest. Shame, really.

ron
ron

the worst part of the show other than the elimination part :(

Lola
Lola

Sooooo much for that! Where were your ears?