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American Idol Elimination: The Fabulous Four!

I can't believe we're down to the final four on American Idol! Where does the time go? So was Wednesday the night our last lady standing headed home, leaving an all-male competition behind? Or is Allison Iraheta still hanging in? To find out who went home and discuss the rest of the show, just


Well, folks, I think this elimination was one of the hardest decisions we've had to make in a long time — I mean, as far as voting for TV talent shows goes — because everyone did such a great job singing standards on Tuesday. Even Simon called performance night the "best show at this stage I've ever seen." Right off the bat, we learned that Allison and Danny were safe, while Kris, Adam, and Matt were in danger. Weird! The judges seemed genuinely stunned. I think they were a little worried Adam could go home.

In the end, they had nothing to worry about, because Adam was, of course, safe (did anyone really think that guy would be out?), as was Kris. Thank goodness — I was way more worried about Kris, as he's really grown on me and I would be sad to see him go just yet. That left Matt, who's had his ups and downs and even a judges' save this season, so I'm not surprised it was his time to go. How sweet/sad was it that he had tears in his eyes? Poor guy. I think Matt has a really good shot at making an album lots of people will want to buy, though, so he'll be OK. Farewell, Matt!

A few more thoughts:

  • The slow motion made me laugh in the Ford pimpmercial.
  • The top five bakes a cake! That food fight was pretty epic. Danny was a little touchy feely with Allison, don't you think? I wonder if it's weird for these four guys to have kind of inherited a little teenage sister.
  • During the tense elimination part when Ryan was splitting the singers up into groups, Danny talked way too much. But now I'm curious: what performers do you think he's studying?
  • I don't think Jaimie Foxx's single, "Blame It," translates very well live. What do you guys think?

Shocked Adam was in the bottom? Or was it bound to happen? Are you sad to see Matt go?

Photos courtesy of Fox

sealver sealver 8 years
It seemed as if the episode was scripted with the whole Adam-in-the-bottom-three thing. They just want to shock the crowd. It's obvious he'll make it to the top two.
emalove emalove 8 years
I totally agree, Catstarr!
Leanne1078 Leanne1078 8 years
Sorry, Adam is completely overrated and honestly I don't feel he has enough range. I understand where Danny is getting the votes, he definitely appeals to the mom's and to the older crowd. I think he is talented, but I really like Kris a lot. He is very relevant, talented, attractive and has the potential to grow much the same way John Mayer has as a musician (even tho I don't like his "celebrity")
catstarr catstarr 8 years
Adam being in the bottom two SCREAMS of mischief... like a ploy for ratings, an "unexpected twist" from idol. I'm glad that Matt went home, but I think Gokey should have been in the bottom two, if not eliminated.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
:OY: @ 18
missbrooke09 missbrooke09 8 years
Kris wears a lot of plaid. Danny has the sympathy/religious vote so I guess that makes for a pretty big fanbase. I really hope he's the next one to leave, but I think that's just wishful thinking. I'd be shocked if he didn't make the finale. I don't believe he deserves to be there, but I'd be shocked if he weren't there. Ugh. I think Kris has surpassed Adam as my favorite. I still love Adam, but I was freaking out about Kris being in the bottom. I really want a Kris/Adam finale with either one taking it. Still trying to figure out how Taylor won. In a season that had Chris Daughtry and Elliott, that's just so wrong. I was a little emotional over Matt's elimination. I was pretty sad to see him go. I'm glad it wasn't Kris or Adam and his time was probably up, but it was kinda hard to see him get eliminated and actually leave. I liked Matt.
nessa17 nessa17 8 years
My sister and I dont like Danny much either. I like everyone left except for Danny, even though I liked him so much at the beginning. MY dad thinks he is going to win cause of his wife dying.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I think that Kris and Adam were not even in the bottom 3 really.. I think they did that so people would panic and vote a lot more for them next week. Seems probable to me.. considering most people are hoping the final 2 is them-
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
i would rather listen to a dying cat than adam lambert.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
I'm from the UK and I watch it on ITV2 and for me the only three that have stuck out for me are Kris, Allison and Adam. The other two...I don't even know their names. They're pretty forgettable. So I'm glad one of those two have gone. Hopefully those three will be in the final.
cherrygirl143 cherrygirl143 8 years
I agree, Danny was a little touchy with Allison! Anyway, I think putting Adam in a position to make us think he was going home was a scam and a way to create drama...I really do.
care0531 care0531 8 years
I actually have some friends and family that like Danny but they feel bad for since his wife died right before auditions and that is why they are fans. FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS. I loved Matt and I will buy his album for sure! Sad to see him go! Agree with you ktc! They never said this is your bottom 2 so I think it should have been Kris and Matt, but they know they don't have a show without Adam. I think they wanted to let his fans see that you still have to pick up the phone and vote. This was the same week Fantasia was in the bottom!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
:( I was sooo hoping the group with Danny and Allison was the bottom two :( booo! Oh well, I know a lot of people thought it was Matt's time to go--but I def. wanted the bottom three last night to make it to the final four and one of the other two to go.
jahagers jahagers 8 years
Danny's never been in the bottom 3 even though no one here (myself included) seems to like him much. Who's voting for him?
Yv Yv 8 years
I'm shocked that Danny was in the top two and that Adam was in the bottom two [was he really or was it a little bit manipulated by the producers?]. Well, maybe people didn't vote because they were sure he's safe. It's a shame that Matt went home already. It should have been Danny. I'm glad that Allison was surprisingly appreciated by the voters. She should be in the final with Adam. Wow, Kris has never been in the bottom 3/2. And it's like nobody even notices how strong he is in the competition. He may surprise us all and win this whole thing.
ktc71 ktc71 8 years
Poor Matt. I really liked him, but believe he will do well in his career. I'm not convinced Adam was truly in the bottom 2. Maybe it was a ploy by the producers to get more people talking about the show? I don't know. Seems more people are talking about Britan's Got Talent rather than American Idol these days.
misscococherie misscococherie 8 years
I saw a bit of Jamie Foxx's performance and i thought he wasn't singing live....and omg Danny should just keep his mouth shut or just go home! he's just so arrogant and i was in shock that he's still in the competition...Adam & Kris till the end!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
The right one left, I thought the whole Adam thing was funny.
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