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"American Idol" Elimination: Goodbye, Gina

"American Idol" Elimination: Goodbye, Gina

Aww, our resident rocker is gone! Gina got voted off "American Idol" on Wednesday — and a few weeks too soon, in my opinion. She probably wouldn't have made it to the end, but she should have outlasted Haley and Phil at least (and, if this weren't bizarro-world, Sanjaya). I must say, though, that she didn't go terribly gracefully: Did anyone else think it was a little petulant the way she threw aside her lucky stuffed pickle?

The other big news of the night: Because Tony Bennett was ill, Michael Buble filled in with a last-minute performance. Good to know he had nothing better to do.

For more on Wednesday's results show,


  • The pimpomercial was a car wash set in a jungle — because the car was a hybrid, get it? — with weird stuff like soap coming out of flowers. Nice cameo by Kermit the Frog, though.
  • Seacrest pulled his whole "divide the contestants into three groups" thing before the elimination. For the record, Haley, Gina and Phil were the bottom three; Jordin, Melinda and LaKisha were the top three; and Blake, Chris R. and Sanjaya were the middle three.
  • I didn't notice it with all the gel on Tuesday, but Sanjaya's cut his hair. Can the KFC bowl cut be far behind?
  • The "Idol" challenge questions just keep getting dumber. As if we called Bucky Covington "chicken little." Come on, give us a hard one.
  • Buble made an Antonella Barba joke. Dude, you're about three weeks late.
  • The ratings weren't their best this week, but the vote total was the highest so far: 33 million.
  • When Seacrest announced Gina was leaving, were the boos louder than they've been for the other contestants? I can't say I'd really noticed them before, but they were obvious on Wednesday.
  • I was surprised that Jordin seemed the most broken up about Gina's ouster; I wouldn't have pegged them as friends, for some reason. But Gina let her pitch in on her farewell song, which was pretty sweet.
  • The results shows become an hour long as of next Wednesday, which means we'll get 58 minutes of filler instead of 28. Also, more group sings.
  • One note on the subject of Haley's legs: Her skirt (which she wore over nothing, except hopefully undies) was inches shorter than the one Gina wore over jeans. See?

Photos courtesy of Fox

Join The Conversation
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 10 years
I agree with Sarah 22.
gigglesss gigglesss 10 years
i dont like Sanajaya[at allll]...but he did have a pretty ok week.I do think he should have been booted off a long time ago,but this week was a good week for him.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 10 years
haley did not need to go home sanjaya did
sexyeyes sexyeyes 10 years
I think Haley needed it to go home! _____________________________________________________________ Behind every great man, there's a woman rolling her eyes :oy:
snowdaytoday snowdaytoday 10 years
Aww, I loved Gina.
ohilovemybabies ohilovemybabies 10 years
I know I am sickened by this whole show... Gina was representing our Midwest area boo..... I cannot stand Haley or San... I like Blake and Chris R. Melindas' voice is the best but I cannot get past the whole neck thing it creeps me out... as for phil he is ok but yikes he does look like bat boy... and lekisha is good but she dont have that yo factor anymore at least that is what I think and I love me some Jordin...
cherrygirl143 cherrygirl143 10 years
This isn't a singing contest....it's a popularity contest and a joke at this point.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
This sucks. I don't understand why the VTFW's and Howard Sterns get off on this crap. When did schadenfreude become so celebrated!?!?
lorenashley lorenashley 10 years
Gina is gone BUT Haley and Sanjaya get to stay!?!? :MOB:
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
yiddidea, I agree. It never was funny and it's even less so now.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Im mad Gina left. That was dumb.
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
I think Gina had a right to be a bit miffed about going home last night. All of the finalists have to be pretty annoyed that while they are doing the best performances they can, Sanjaya gets to stay simply because he has become a joke.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
It should have been Haley. Is she ever going to wear pants again on the show? I mean is it super short skirts EVERY day from here on out? :rotfl:
bhilb bhilb 10 years
I thought Gina acted really pissed off about getting the boot. She's never been likeable to me, though. And she's never really comoe across as a "rocker" to me, either. She's probably a better singer than Haley and Phil, but I'm not sad to see her go.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Gina's leaving surprised me. I thought it would be Haley or Phil. But, I don't think Gina would have been in for too much longer since Sanjaya's staying is complicating these later rounds even more. (And yes, Buzz, I agree: she was a bit petulant.)
SassAndBide SassAndBide 10 years
Gina deserved to stay more than Haley as for Sanjaya - lol his haircut
djjax djjax 10 years
Gina was my wild card I loved her attitude and really liked her style of singing I'm not happy at all that she was voted off.
blogsap blogsap 10 years
the barba joke ruined buble's apperance.
Gabi-Martinez Gabi-Martinez 10 years
I actually think she was the right one to go. But I really don't like Phil either so he has to go next. Haley is good, she is a popstar. I also like Sanjaya, and I seems to be the only one...I think he's cool
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
Gina shouldnt have gone...Phil soo should have been gone. I say this because i KNEW that Sanjaya wasnt going anywhere..its a shame when the worse singer comes in second or third into your head when you start to think about who is leaving! What a world we live in!
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