American Idol — Results
Live blogging the American Idol Results Show on March 1, 2007
It’s starting! This is American Idol!
Over 32 million votes in for this week.
Hey, this video recap sounds like my own recaps, haha.
Group song: Joy to the World
Okay that looked liked the American Idol Mickey Mouse Club or something
Phil… safe! Sligh… safe! Sundance… safe! Blake… safe! Jared… safe!
Nick Pedro eliminated!
Good job from Nick. That was a nice way to say goodbye. Sundance is crying!
Stephanie… safe! Gina… safe! Sabrina… safe! Melinda… safe!
Alaina Alexander eliminated! Oh no, she’s going to sing!
She’s crying and totally messed up. The background singers are singing for her. LOL
Sundance is crying!
Something popped on stage and Paula’s sound went out, then its back…
Text ‘B’ to 51555
Kellie Pickler is on stage. Wow. I can’t believe I really like her now. It feels like an old friend coming back to visit. Kellie sings ‘I Wonder’.
That was nice. She was almost crying.
Chris R… safe! Brandon… safe! Sanjaya… safe!
A.J. Tabaldo is eliminated! Now wasn’t that a really sweet bonding moment between A.J. and Sanjaya?
A.J.: “I think he (Sanjaya) was great.”
Sundance is crying!!!
LaKisha… safe! Haley… safe! Antonella… safe! Jordin… safe!
Leslie Hunt is eliminated!
Sundance is crying!
They should have just let Leslie and A.J. sing a duet! Hahaha.
Leslie: “(singing) why did I decide to scat? America doesn’t care for jazz…” CUT!
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Sabrina Sloan — All the Man that I Need
Haley Scarnato — Queen of the Night
Leslie Hunt — Feeling Good
Stephanie Edwards — Dangerously in Love
Jordin Sparks — Reflection
Antonella Barba — Because You Love Me
Melinda Doolittle — My Funny Valentine
LaKisha Jones — Midnight Train to Georgia
Alaina Alexander — Not Ready to make Nice
Gina Glocksen — Alone
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I call this year "American Mediocre Idol." This year's group of Karaoke singers are terrible. Sure they can carry a tune but yeesh, I find myself missing Tuesday unpurpose, so that I can skip through torture and just watch the clips on this site after the fact. I try to catch Tuesdays, only to see Melinda Doolittle and Lakeesha (honest truth). Although maybe two other girls aren't that bad, they're all a waste of time because Melinda and Lakeesha will probably win. America knows this already and it is still the beginning of the competition. Has the show sapped all the talent out of the USA? I think so. Perhaps they need to try a different age category. I am falling asleep this year. So many singers are flat and sharp. Doesn't anyone tell them the honest truth or don't they listen to the playback of themselves? Sorry I am going on so much but this year has got to be the worst one. It's a joke when you think that the best they could find sound more like karaoke. Why don't they just get it over and crown the winner already!
i don't think AJ should have gone, especially since was agaisnt sanjaya..he was good in the audition..but hes 17..he still got time to come back and all that..AJ on the other hand had more skills, AMERICA COME ONNN
BUT blake and chris R made it and im soo glad b'cuz i think thiewr the 2 most talented and worth watchin of the guys
What's with this Sundance Guy?
Chris Sligh won't need to make Hasslehoff
cry, maybe Sundance will do? lol
"snappydresser: They sure like to focus on the crying faces. I thought Sundance crying was hilarious"
I agree with you Snappy. I thought it was creepy at first the way they kept flashing back to Sundance crying and then it became funny because he had this look on his face like he was thinking:
"OMG we are all going home and only Sanjaya and Antonella will be left to fight it out for the top spot! boo hoo, boo hoo, blubber, blubber!"
whoa. what the hell happened to the voting? AJ and Lesley so should not have gone home. (haha ironically they sang the same song... ok not that ironic). but yeah. do americans bother voting anymore? see, i would, but i'm in hong kong so that keeps me away.
oH Dear...so much for charisma and the kylie miogue look-a-like....damn, this season is REALLY BAD...they should have put through the Giraffe, taMi gosnell and the girl who came in with "THE TOILET QUEEN" back in the top 40....LEslie hunt was a like a cat on the roof getting "pregnant", and the other girls who were eliminated i forgot because of ,if not painful, ridiculous performances....and the TOILET QUEEN still prevails...god, she is such a fake...good thing pickler came back...
i think i remember seeing pickler in some "risky" pictures...maybe they were just doctored...sigh...what a traggic season this ought to be....
my top 12...
glockson(shes the best thing between the toilet queen and the queen of the night)...
sorry rickey...sanjayas a great kid...great voice, great personality, but he really doesnt have any star appeal...and hes not doing any better performing either....
i just feel like hes not trying...i think he'll be a great singer someday, but idol cant wait for him...if he doesnt toughen up, 3 more weeks of his under-average performance and hes really going....america aint gonna give some contestants the axe just to give him a chance...hes gotta show that he deserves to stay...and hes not showing any at all...
I'm so mad. I only voted for 3 people this week, and guess what? They all got eliminated. I have officially given up on AI and the voters.
AJ, Nick, and Leslie, you didn't deserve to go. Even Alaina, I would have saved this week. I can think of a couple other girls who sucked a lot worse this week.
Best of luck to all of them. This show officially sucks.
I LOVED Leslie's scat tonight - too funny. Go girl. She's got talent and humor ... I'd love to see her perform in the future ... I think she has enough talent to get picked up by a label. To see her and AJ get voted off was so lame.
Toiletella is so brash - she has to go .... as does Sanjaya unless he can find some umph in his singing (he does have the talent ... just, ahem, performance anxiety). But Toitlettella has to go!!! I hate seeing her horsy grin smile!
I agree with you. Everyone was so obsessed with his appearance last year. Give the guy a break, already! Not everyone has the means to get braces, etc. UGH!
He's looking pretty hot these days! And with the new album coming out....he's gonna blow up...with or without AI!
I too was sad to see AJ (and Nick) go. They started out with a lot more diversity in the guys group this year. Unfortunately, the diversity is getting picked off first.
To AJ & Nick, just like the judges told you....do your thang. You both can sing. Hopefully, AI gave you enough publicity so that you can keep your dreams alive.
Sure the ones leaving now were not likely to make it to the top 10 but staying on the show for a little while longer would have made the show more enjoyable and also given a deserved boost to some musical careers. I also have to give huge props to Leslie for her closing query - oh why did i have to scat? I love when people on this show step out of the molds that the show and public expect them to fill - and especially when delivered with a sense of humor. You go, girl! I hope your career gets a boost from this exposure.
Sundance probably found out that he was the "Vote for the worst" pick and was possibly "coming to a sad realization" about it all.
Post 58: Feaqs
YES! I've pre-ordered Elliott's new CD and I'm *so* excited for him and all of his fans! We waited a long time for this! And, Rickey..WOW.. thanks for putting Elliott in the spotlight on your front page!!! The buzz has been all about Taylor, Katherine, and Chris Daughtry (4th place) - and now ding-dong Kelly Pickler, leaving 3rd place Elliott out of the press AGAIN. Unbelievable!!
I hope they do bring him back on the show, Feaqs, because I'd definitely tune back in for THAT. But, Elliott might be trying to distance himself from AI. Taylor is trying to break away too (I saw him on the Dr. Phil show today - he was just "ok" but I never liked his cheesy-ness too much anyway)
Ahhh, but AI likes drama, so they'll probably keep ignoring Elliott which will just make "Cinderfella" more popular! :P
Thanks for doing such a great job with Elliott on your site, Rickey, and for ALL of your hard work.
Joni (in E's hometown)
p.s. Elliott is dating a gorgeous model now. HA!
Yeah I agree with Chowie were the heck was the Filipino vote? I am really disappointed that AJ went home and some guy...oppss I mean Sanjay-ji, made it. Well I guess it is not about the singing anymore is it?
Post 42: JoniNRichmond
Have you pre-ordered Elliotts new CD yet...I have and can't wait for it to arrive 3/20/07. I've been groovin to "Movin" On since 2/13/07 (or somewhere around that time) and also downloaded Quiet Storm, Sudden Storm, and Raging Storm from iTunes (the songs he did pre-AI5 w/Big Planz).
Wonder if AI is going to bring Elliott on to do a song from his new release this season like they've done for The Pickle? I hope so! 8-)
While I admit Sanjaya did not have a good performance, AJ had a better performance in my book than several other guys. Frankly, all this hand-wringing at this stage is just too strange, because even if Sanjaya had gone home tonight, AJ would most likely be going home next week, cause he just didn't have the votes. At this point, 6 will be leaving in the next 3 weeks, so unless the truly good ones go home, arguing about the order seems a bit over the top. And one of the top 10 spots will be taken by someone most will not like, and if you need proof, see tonight's guest, Kellie Pickler. Wasn't AI nice to point that out to us?
thiis realli sucks and i thought aj was gonna mek the top12 he was pretty good. not fair sanjaya shouldnt be here 2 awful performances stop voting 4 sanjaya we all know there no way in heck heâ€™s winning if he has a 3rd bad performance he betta stepp up because it not fair to the others..
and rickey y are u supporting sanjaya is it cuz of his look because its hypocriticle because u were saying bad stuff about chris richardson when he 1st came to the show cuz he looked like Justin .. juss because he has hair na d hes young realli dont mean anything .... paris lisa kevin were all maad awesome last season and all started younger than him even jordon sparks... STOP VOTING FOR SANJAYA.. he realli doesnt deserves it realli
Yeah I'm really pissed about Leslie. There's just no variety this year. At least last year the bad singers were filtered out by now.
I'm sooo glad LaKisha is safe! Melinda Doolittle did a little better and you never know with America. For more LaKisha videos http://lakisha-jones.org/?page_id=2
now i will have to get off my butt and vote next week so certain folks won't continue on.
I cannot stomach another week of bad performances from a couple of them...
please understand that this is america...so lesie is going home instead of the very hot sexy lady that i voted ..haahhaha..i love that girl even if she has no talent..and this is america..i am crazy too
yaaaay! and many many more will join rickey to support sanjaya next week!! LOL. ok, sanjay-ji, you got the whole weekend to sort out what UPTEMPO SONG you're going bring out to the public: "sir duke"? "master blaster"? or maybe even "signed sealed delivered i'm yours" reprise? why not? go sanjay-ji! gooo!
Post#43: I agree! it's such a bad season... what's with the cryin... *sigh* they should of split season 5 finalist into two seasons
It's America..no chance ..a.j. tabaldo was lucky to stay that long..this not about talent..your crazy if you say that..if it is about talent sanjaya should be home last week.
I'm actually a little upset that the Filipino vote didn't power through. I miss AJ already! And wasn't that GRACIOUS of him at the end? Sanjaya, bless you my dear, you are so JSIV. The show is breaking his heart already. They should just put him out of his misery.
Hi Rickey! Our guy Elliott *finally* has his record deal and a new CD on the charts! YAY! Go E-Biscuit!
This season of Idol just isn't the same without Elliott who was the HEART of the show last year. Taylor was the Soul of the show, but his soul just isn't enough to make all those "Woo Soul Patrol" buttheads buy his CD. Last year, the SP and the KatPack were so busy bullying everyone on Elliott's AI board, so where are they now?? *poof* Gone! So much for loyalty.
It was good to see Kelly Pickle-Tickler again tonight. She certainly has gained more cleavage since she's last year. The song she sung was very moving and she sung it well.
I'm very bummed that the talented and jazzy Leslie Hunt was voted off instead of Barba-Barbie, this year's Pickler.
Ahh, but the producers are so clever. They vote off good singers because this is a Realty Show people, not a singing competition. They keep people on the show that will cause lots of DRAMA. Drama = Ratings and Ratings = $
I think I'll turn off AI this year and buy Elliott's CD instead. At least he's got talent.
And to all those that made fun of Elliott's looks and teeth last year, I hope you fall down and break a few teeth when you see him NOW!!
Go hottie Elliott!
If Sanjaya doesn't step up his game and goes all the way to top 12, he will be the next Kevin Covais of season 5 or John Stevens of season 3- being kept for popularity and taking the place of more deserving contestants.
Aj is a brilliant singer...if he had showed more of that amazing smile during the show, he might still be here. Every little thing counts. He out-sang MANY of the guys that are still left standing..including Chris R, whom Simon said sang the best song of the night. My opinion...
3 out of the 4 that went home deserved another week. The only one that really deserved to go was Alaina. I'm sad about AJ leaving, he was really growing on me. And Nick was good, too.
I'm mad that Leslie was sent home, she deserved at least one more week. She was unique, and she was quirky in a good way. Oh well... Her farewell performance was hilarious! Rickey, do you think you could put it up? :-)
Oh well, best of luck to her. Hope to see her release a CD someday!
all the judges says the truth about sanjaya...but the good thing about people in india who live in america...they help each other...and it proves here...
Leslie...sweet pumpkin...you got it half right. You asked "why did I try to scat?" That truly is too late to ask...cause for a fact...your scat wasn't where its at.
But to say America doesn't love Jazz...well...America didn't seem to have any problems with Elliott's version of Moody Mood's For Love...nor Teach Me Tonight last season (those are just off the top of my head)...and I believe Paris' rendition of a jazzy little number is what sold the judges on her....hmmm.
yea i shocked..I can't beleive why AJ voted off...
American idol is becoming popularly contest..thats sad..
Sanjaya is cute but he was not good last night..
i still can't beleive..
When Kellie sang, they should have done what they did on "The View" with pics of her growing up flashed on the screen behind her. She really needs to bring back the long hair. Her new 'do is awful... as is the makeup. She looked liked a 1950's middle-aged housewife!
Jordin's hair looked great tonight though... nice blow out.
I'm not really upset about any of the leaving contestants, except that I can't wait to see Antonella, Sanjaya, AND Sundance walk off too. I figured Sundance would be able to pull of the opening line of "Joy to the World", but didn't. Brutal.
My favs are still Melinda and Blake.
Why doesn't somebody start a "Vote for the Best" website?
Oh, Wait, I think that's the point of having everyone sing each week. I think we're supposed to vote for the best, right?
aj just doesn't connect that much..that's my opinion.. so i guess that's why sanj got more votes...give him another shot.. they say third time's the charm!!
I was right about A.J.Tabaldo..even how good he is..he will still go home tonight..i voted full 2 hours non stop but still not good enough..i almost forgot i am in america..people will do there best to put us down on our knees unless we let them...but it is just the begginning A.J. you make us proud..Hope you will succeed A.J. good luck to you.
Sundance looks very depressed. I'm getting worried about him.
Did you hear Leslie at the end: (singing)"Why did I decide to scat. America doesn't care for Jazz!"
I think it's good that Leslie isn't in denial as she leaves us. Love ya Leslie, I have to admit I was crushing over you, and wished you had stayed longer.
You know, I almost feel sorry for Sanjaya. How awful would it be to know that you really aren't ready for the limelight yet and that you should have been the one going home. That poor kid is going to have to live with knowing that he's occupying a more talented singer's coveted spot on AI. Don't get me wrong, I think he is a cutie pie and he sure seems nice. I just think that when you make it to this level you need to bring your "A" game. He hasn't done that and he knows it. After he gets a few years under his belt, I bet he'll be really great. In the meantime, we've just lost a good singer to AI obscurity because people insist on voting for cute instead of voting for performance. What a shame...
I'm pissed that Leslie is going home instead of Skankonella.
Leslie's 10x the singer she is. Good luck in the future, Leslie! We'll see you back here in Chicago!
Leslie should have sang like that last night, she sounded better.
They sure like to focus on the crying faces. I thought Sundance crying was hilarious, I'd have the camera on him more often, if the other guys want more camera time they should start crying too!!