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Megan Joy Corkrey Eliminated from American Idol

American Idol Elimination: We've Got Eight

So, American Idol has said farewell to another singer. At the top of Wednesday's elimination show, the judges each hinted that they were mostly disappointed by this week's performances. Randy said it's funny how many singers chose older songs given the large contemporary songbook at their disposal. And I agree — I still wonder what they were thinking!

Paula basically told the contestants that someday the rest of them might be as good as Adam, while Simon said Anoop, Matt, and Megan should be afraid — very afraid. So was he right about those three? Was the judges' save — which is "still alive" as Ryan reminded us — used? To discuss, just


This week's bottom three as a whole was more interesting to me than the person who got sent home. Matt's performance of a song by The Fray was not his best moment, but he was spared from the silver stools (after Ryan messed with his head, of course). Allison, Anoop, and Megan were on the chopping block, and of the three, only Allison really surprised me, though it seems like America and the judges have a love-hate relationship with her. Simon showed some sense and hinted the judges might save her if America wanted to send her home, but it didn't come to that: Apparently surprising nobody (including her), Megan was eliminated.

You know, I can understand sticking up for your vision to the judges every once in awhile, maybe directly after a performance, but I can't really wrap my head around Megan's "I love you, Simon, but I don't really care." Why go out like that? That seems a little crazy (so did the cawing, though that cracked me up — she and Allison must have been quite a pair in the Idol mansion). But! She did us all a favor with her cavalier attitude, because the judges didn't even bother faking a deliberation. Her chance to sing was her final performance on the Idol stage, awkward dancing and all. I've gone against the grain and liked Megan from the start, but I think it's wise of her and Idol to break up now, for everyone's sake.

Some more thoughts:

  • The weird Ford "Mixed Up and I Think I Like It" commercial was kind of disturbing. Do I want to see Lil's mouth under Danny's glasses? No, I do not. Also: Kris should not rap.
  • The more these kids over-emote on stage, the more obvious and silly the lip-syncing looks. Also, "Don't Stop Believing" just makes me want to watch the Glee pilot again. Six more weeks, guys!
  • Aw. Kris talking about "sexy face" was pretty cute. I'm liking this guy.
  • The impersonations were so fun! Allison's Gokey impression was good, but Gokey's impression of Matt singing Coldplay was the best.
  • David Cook's album has gone platinum and . . . he cried.

Were you sad to see Megan go? Surprised?

Photos courtesy of Fox

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lilvix lilvix 8 years
And the next one that needs to go is Scott. Yeah, he's inspirational and blah blah...but he's not that good a singer and he makes all his songs sound like boring adult contemporary schmaltz from the '80s.
lilvix lilvix 8 years
Only reason megan was on that show is she's pretty and has a huge tat (which makes her "edgy" and "current" supposedly). Her voice could be interesting in a very limited type of song but mostly it sounded off key and like she was strangling the words as they came out. Just plain bad. She absolutely ruined a beautiful Bob Marley song. I think her attitude was a defense mechanism because she didn't want to show she was hurt for being booted. But it's no excuse for her poor actions.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
oh, and I have no problem with tattoos but her huge arm tattoo was a big, distracting pet peeve of mine.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
ugh, I was glad it was megan who went home. I really like her voice but the weirdness, the attitude, the dancing, and the bad song choices made me not like HER.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I didn't hate Megan I just think she was really bad at picking songs and wasn't as polished as most of those people. She really seemed to be the least ready to be a star. On a side note, I'm not sure if anyone know who edgar winters is, but I would LOVE to hear Adam sing and edgar winter song. I think it would REALLY fit him.
zeze zeze 8 years
What Ryan did to Matt was cruel! I love that he automatically thought he was bottom 3, if that was Lil, she would had given Ryan that "oh hell NO!" look! Kris is growing on me..."ya it doesn't work" haha....and his voice sounded great this week. Megan is just stupid, had she sung Amy Winehouse, Duffy, or any of these jazzy-soul singers she could have been top 3 - how can she be so unaware of that is good for her. (I think Matt has the same problem to a smaller degree since he takes advice! - he so wants to be a rocker when he is not). I too want to punch Gokey, even his name annoys me! Adam annoys me, he comes of as cocky to acts humble - and I know that's not fair, but I don't care, that's how I see his "humbleness" and his voice is too weird, strong, but nothing I would really listen to, too many high note screaming sessions. Lil is just cocky, she can sing, but boring and her tone is annoying. Scott - moving on... Allison SHOULD NOT have been bottom 3 - totally unfair! Her voice is great, what is wrong with the voters. Anoop was fun for a while, but his time will be up soon, he does seem like a college kid pretending and it can only go so far.
Harmonia Harmonia 8 years
I loved song, that David Cook was singing.. I agree, it was time for Megan to go home but at least she was beautiful. I think now Should Lil Rounds, Anoop and Scott go home.
emalove emalove 8 years
I think this girl was one of the worst people I've seen on Idol, in any of the seasons...I haven't been following this season much at all, but OMG, when I first heard her, I was SHOCKED that she got on the show. And her attitude kind of sucks. Good riddance.
nikecold nikecold 8 years
lol jacrabbit :) I feel exactly the same.
thelorax thelorax 8 years
I liked Megan in the beginning, but I was glad to see her go last night. Is it just me, or did she devolve into a crazier character than Tatiana ever was??
care0531 care0531 8 years
I was a little upset that Kris didn't admit that it wasn't his arrangment the other night that he took it from Justin Timberlake. em1282-that comment you made with the fierce Angelina profile...if I were Danny I would be scared :) I think Danny and Scott get a lot of sympathy votes because of everything they have been through. America needs to look at talent- not looks and not what people have been through in life.
Carlynnb Carlynnb 8 years
Lets face it, interesting singers in the vein of Feist and Bjork will never be American Idol material. Megan is MUCH better off not winning, so she can become her own recording artist. She better make an album too, because she is the only reason I watched this season! The Cawing was in response to the vote for the worst folks...
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
Gokey reminds me of a wannabe Seth Rogen..trying to be funny. Cant stand him. Im SO HAPPY Megan is gone. She was so cocky on tuesday after her song. I was laughing so much at her weird corny dances! Seriously...what is wrong with her? That weird smile she does..making her look like a puppet or something. Adam is still my him and of course Matt too!
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Megan should have been on Top Model, much more beautiful and photogenic than all the girls there. Her singing...crap.
missbrooke09 missbrooke09 8 years
Awww...Kris's sexy face was adorable. I freaking love him. I love David Cook, but that's probably my least favorite song on his album. Meh. I'm glad Megan's gone. The Ford Music video was weird. They've all kinda sucked this year. I think Lil should've been in the bottom over Allison. For once, I agree with Danny. Matt does do a better Danny than Danny. And em1282, I'm with you. I want to punch Danny in the face too. There's just something about that guy...
Taylormayde26 Taylormayde26 8 years
adios Megan!! ! I loved the Journey song all 9 sang earlier in the show...!!) I believe America got it right to send Megan Joy packing. She picked an awful song !! The Ford Music Video was disturbing it's as disturbing as the new Esquire Magazine cover the whole Mix and Match thing... The May Issue of Esquire has three covers featuring George Clooney, Barack Obama and Justin Timberlake .. where you can mix and match the faces that is freaky like the Ford Music Video from Wednesday Night's Elimination show.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
she was reacting to the people at vote for the worst. they call her a bird.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i thought megan was beautiful and not a great singer and that was my general opinion of her...until yesterday....what was with the weirdnesS? she's a real weirdo. she was flapping her arms like a bird, caw-ing like a bird, smiling no matter what even though she should habe been sad (AGREE SHE'S COCKY) and just generally said and did so many weird things. she's a whacko. i'm glad she's gone!
em1282 em1282 8 years
Meh. I'm just glad it wasn't Matt going home. I have a feeling Adam's going to take it. And the more I see Gokey, the more I want to punch him in the face. I can't explain it!
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
Megan drove me nuts! not at first, because I thought she'd be smart enough to pick songs that worked, or to stop dancing like that after they told her several times to work on it, but she wasn't. And my goodness, that attitude!!!! she's not God's gift!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
Care, I loved what Simon said too, dumb brood probably thought she was safe again. First of all be respectful to your elders, second be nice to the hand that feeds you.
care0531 care0531 8 years
Good riddens! I am so glad she is gone! I cracked up at Simon's response to her about her not caring and nor do we- :ROTFL: I love Simon because he keeps it real! Maybe with Megan gone Alison may get more votes or I am hoping for Matt to make a big comeback next week. Most of those kids were born in the 80's right?
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
Mswender, what did you think about her tootsie roll or butterfly dance? With the leg going in and out.
mswender mswender 8 years
I can't stand Megan's performances, she is not on key half the time, she has no rhythm, and she can't dance. Also I thought she was desperate to go home to her son which was alright with me, I wish it had happened sooner!
ktc71 ktc71 8 years
I've thought Megan has come across cocky the past few weeks, and that comment to Simon last night...that sealed the deal for me. So glad she is gone. I loved David Cook. :)
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