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American Idol Elimination: Season Eight's Top Three!

Where has all the time gone? We're down to this year's top three on American Idol! As expected, Adam basically kicked rock night's butt on Tuesday, while the rest of the contestants had their highs and lows (I can't get that Gokey scream out of my head). But because Adam was in the group with the lowest number of votes last week, it felt like anything could happen going into Wednesday's results show. So did Kris's "meh" performance get him kicked off? Did Allison's sassy talk-back earn her some more votes? Did Adam's voters get lazy and leave him in danger? You can find out and talk about it if you


I'd picked Kris to go home, but right off the bat, Ryan told him he was in the top three! That was genuinely exciting, and his wife and family were totally adorable when they got the news. What can I say? I just like rooting for Kris. Then, of course, Adam was safe. His fans must have gotten a wake-up call last week that even when something seems fated, you've still got to dial in.
So that left Danny and Allison in the bottom two. People, I cannot believe that after Danny sang that awful note, he's still in this competition. And it's sad to see Allison — the last girl! — head home. I still can't believe that amazing voice comes out of a 17-year-old. Maybe Simon was right and Allison should have showed more personality all along. Personally, though, I think she showed plenty of sass — and, as Paula might say, this is only the beginning for her.

A few more thoughts on the show:

  • OK, I totally loved seeing Slash take the stage in his famous hat and go nuts on the guitar. Why is he so cool?
  • Ryan reminded us that Adam got to sing a Led Zeppelin song for the first time on Idol. The band's licensing fees are legendarily high, so I wonder what made Idol pony up — or, even better, I wonder if someone Zeppelin-related is actually a big Adam Lambert fan.
  • Danny Gokey said his now-infamous "Dream On" scream was his funniest moment on Idol. Ha! You know, I can't actually argue with that. I cracked up when he started talking about it, but he almost seems proud of that wretched note. Never forget.
  • Paula. Idol stage. First time. Yes, please! Although that was a pretty boring song (and she could probably use some lip-syncing tips). I wish she'd done a classic like "Straight Up" or "Forever Your Girl."
  • Speaking of which, Gwen Stefani brought her effortless style and boundless energy to "Just a Girl" and reminded me why it really might be worth seeing No Doubt on tour.
  • The more Ryan talks about visiting hometowns, the more I think of hometown dates on The Bachelor.

It's boys only now, folks. What do you think of the top three?

Photos courtesy of Fox

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catstarr catstarr 8 years
Bllllaaaahhhh on Danny Gokey. He was awful compared to Allison. :(
emalove emalove 8 years
Such a bummer that she's gone. I loved her. I can't stand Danny and will be so annoyed if he wins.
Yv Yv 8 years
MissBrooke maybe the producers want Danny to win, because he was an early favorite and they bet money on him winning ;) I know I did, just before the live shows started ;) But I'd rather lose them than see him win.
missbrooke09 missbrooke09 8 years
I was so happy when Kris was safe. I LOVE him. Next week is going to be hell for him though, I think. I wonder if the judges will stick him with some crap song to try to sabotage him. I wouldn't put it past them. But top 3 is good. That's the furthest anyone who isn't Danny or Adam could make it. So good for him. The producers clearly want an Adam/Karaoke Gokey finale. Why they want Danny there I'm not sure. He doesn't seem marketable at all (unlike Kris) and he isn't that good. I just don't get it. I also don't think he's that likeable. Just annoying and everything he says sounds contrived. I don't know. I just don't see Karaoke Gokey being very successful. I liked Allison, but I wasn't a huge fan. I definitely would've preferred her to stay over Danny, but I'm actually okay with her going home. I think she'll be fine. It's not going to happen because Danny will get an undeserved spot in the finale, but I'm really hoping for a Kris/Adam finale. Kris would be a much better runner-up to Adam than Danny.
care0531 care0531 8 years
I was so hoping it would be Danny and not Allison but with her having been in the bottom many times before I had a feeling it was her. I really could care less if its Kris or Danny going home next weekend- I guess I hope its Danny but either way I think we are going to have a lame finale. It's another Diana vs. Fantasia where one is a power house and the other is no where near as good.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I hope and pray Danny goes home next week. Either way Adam is going to win but I would rather it be Kris and Adam in the finale... just the cute boy and the rocker :D
fireyelectra fireyelectra 8 years
Sad about Allison. Really, really angry about Danny Gokey. But totally psyched to see No Doubt on tour this summer! I want Gwen to have a fierce-off with Lady Gaga. I don't know what that would involve, but I'd pay to see it.
little-k little-k 8 years
I felt sorry for Kris so I voted for him. But Adam's my favorite. When Kris was safe, I *knew* it would be Allison going home; she's super talented but seemed to have the lowest fan base because she's ended up in the bottom three several times. The night b4, when it was announced Gokey would sing Dream On, I couldn't help but remember it was that song, sung soooooo much better by Michael Johns, that got *him* booted off Idol so I thought that Gokey would be in danger too. But hey, on Idol. If Matt Giraud was praised for his awful version of My Funny Valentine, anything could happen.
refined101 refined101 8 years
I agree with others...last night's result was the first time I was truly saddened by how the votes had turned out. I just don't understand how the nation didn't absolutely love Allison and almost consistently kept her in the bottom 3. Danny just HAS to go...I'm tired of the producers/judges pretty much choosing the final two by how much (or LITTLE) they decide to critique the individual contestents. (can we please say don't try to compare with Adam's perfected rock scream?)...ugh. Go away Danny...
Micha22 Micha22 8 years
Kris is boring, I can't stand Danny, and I liked Allison. And am I really the only one who thinks Gwen Stefani was horrible and totally weird last night? Her whole performance was awkward and annoying, and the girl can't sing without the studio's help.
Yv Yv 8 years
For the first time ever I was truly sad about AI results. Allison should've stayed. I'm not into teen pop/rock a'la Kelly Clarkson or Avril Lavigne but I hope she has a great career ahead of her, 'cause her voice is unique and beautiful. As for Danny, I can't see him in the music business. I honestly can't imagine what kind of music would suit him. He is vague, has no style. He is definitely not an artist. He has a good voice, the Rod Steward type, but can he sing? I'm not even sure of that anymore.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
Yeah I could totally see that Hokie--I mean why wouldn't they reveal the bottom two?!? Very strange.
hokiepokie hokiepokie 8 years
Happsmjc - Ryan didn't reveal the bottom 3 or the bottom 2, so we don't know who was. The conspiracist in me says Kris was and the producers knew whoever was would get a surge of votes next weeks going into the finals & they want an Adam/Danny finale because they usually reveal the bottom 2 at this point, don't they?
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
Danny wasnt in bottom 2 i dont think Ryan kept saying that it was in no order last night
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
I agree hokiepokie. However, I am confused about something--I thought Ryan said he was revealing the final three in no particular order... So, was Kris really the only one not in the bottom three? Was Danny really in the bottom two with Allison? I don't know!! I HOPE! I deleted it, but would like to re-watch. For all we know Kris could have been in the bottom two??
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
No Doubt sucked last night Paula did a little better and that's not saying much.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
Allison should have stayed and Kris should have left. Her exist performance was touching way better than Tuesday (which was still really good) I thought she had it this week. Kris will be gone next week anyway.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
I'm pissed! danny is sooo beyond annoying. allison shouldn't have gone home. I hope she has a great career. I commented to my bf that she's the only one whose album I'd actually buy. I'm so mad and sad to see her go. I love no doubt and gwen stefani in particular but she sucks live. I'd only go to a no doubt concert if the tickets were free. I think I'd actually prefer if she lip-synched. but other than that, she looked great and I loved her running around the stage. sigh... as long as danny doesn't win, I don't really care anymore. I like both adam and kris.
hokiepokie hokiepokie 8 years
It should have been Danny. If Kris or Allison had failed on the level that he did Tuesday night, the judges would have killed them, but because he's Danny freaking Gokey, he only got mild criticism. Ugh. Allison is fantastic and she rocked the hell out of her exit song. And haha I thought about the Bachelor too!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
It should have been Kris or Danny not allison. Kris is D-bag music, and Danny is bad kareoke.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
I still cant believe Allison went home. I think she'll have a good career least for a while! Its should have been Kris or Danny. Danny's staynig in with the help of . Bastards. These are the times I wished that the judges could vote people off instead of America.
lemuse20 lemuse20 8 years
Grrr, it should have been Kris or Danny!! Allison didn't deserve to go home IMO; she's so much more unique than Danny and Kris. I guess I'm only one of the few who thought so though, according to the results...
msshellokitty msshellokitty 8 years
I actually wasn't surprised that Alison went home.Even though I thought it would be Kris I knew they weren't going to send Gokey home.I think he's that good of a singer but because of his story people are voting for him and like it or not he's going to make it to the finale.
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