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"American Idol" Elimination: Brandon's Booted

"American Idol" Elimination: Brandon's Booted

Well, nothing shocking here: After a pretty dull performance in which he forgot his words, Brandon Rogers is the first "American Idol" contestant kicked out of the top 12. It seemed like he saw it coming, because he smiled through the whole elimination process. It's a shame that he didn't get a singing farewell, because the guy did have a pleasant voice; he just never really got things going on "Idol."

One fairly surprising development was Sanjaya's presence in the bottom three. I figured he wouldn't even fall that far, though a lot of you thought he was done. Maybe his luck is finally running out?

I've got some other thoughts on Wednesday's show, so for the rundown,


  • Seriously, straight-haired Jordin freaks me out. Every time she popped up on the screen, I thought, "who is that?"
  • I had forgotten how fast Seacrest motors through the eliminations once we're in the top 12. It's so nice after weeks of one-hour shows to be in and out in 30 minutes.
  • I don't think I want to know what was keeping Diana Ross' dress on her body. Wow. I'm also not sure what was with the gigantic red netting cape that she ended up tossing to the side of the stage about 30 seconds into her song.
  • Seacrest tells us 28 million people voted last night. That's not quite one vote for each of the approximately 30 million people who watched the Idols sing on Tuesday.
  • Thanks to our first Ford pimpage of the season, we know who really wins the 'fro-off: Chris Sligh in that weird '70s take on "Float On." Now that was some hair.


Photos courtesy of Fox

Amber918 Amber918 10 years
You've got to be kidding me about being suprised that Sanjaya was in the bottom 3. The fact that he is still in it is just LUCK and votefortheworst.com. He may be a sweet kid, but that will only take him so far.
Auntie-Di Auntie-Di 10 years
I just could not comprehend WHY Sanjaya was still around? IMHO should have been gone long ago. He seems sweet/personable, BUT that's about the best I am able to say.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
EVeryone please read: Sanjaya is still there becuase of www.votefortheworst.com Check it out. it is actually kind of funny _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
Auntie-Di Auntie-Di 10 years
The girl's out performed the guy's this year. Just could not see much showmanship and goose bump vocal cords from any of the fellas leaving me wanting to hear more. Not to say some do not have potential with some hard dedication and passion of pursuit ahead of them, they just could not seem to pull it off to reach the SAME LEVEL the ladies did. But they do deserve a huge applause for trying.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
I think Sanjay and Haley were the worst. Neither one of them have any business being in the top 12. This is the second week in a row where I have had to turn the channel when Haley was singing. Terrible.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
I was just sad that we didn't get to see Brandon "sing us off," since the show was running over. :( Oh well. I had no idea that Diana Ross was 72?!?! She looks amazing. And that dress, jeeeeeez-a-loo!
brokenbracelet brokenbracelet 10 years
I'm so sick of Sanjaya...he's just not good, and he thinks he is! And Diana Ross is looking amazing for being 72!! I thought she was late 50s, till I looked her up on wikipedia, and was shocked she was in her 70s!
pud3333 pud3333 10 years
Yeah, definitely no surprise. That Sanjaya kid will make the top 10 easy. Whether he deserves to or not is a different story. You'll probably see the next two eliminations go to guys also. They're really bad this year.
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