Skip Nav
Game of Thrones
36 Emotions That Coursed Through Your Veins During Game of Thrones This Week
Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer Is Totally Cool About Anne Hathaway Replacing Her in the Barbie Movie
Wonder Woman
The Wonder Woman Sequel FINALLY Gets a Release Date, Praise the Gods

Ramiele Malubay Eliminated from American Idol

American Idol Recap: Who Made the Top Eight?

Country week always must claim a victim on American Idol, and Wednesday night, we found out who couldn't survive singing a Dolly Parton cover. Was your prediction right? To find out and talk about it, just


This week, it was bye-bye to Ramiele. I can't say I'm surprised; as I wrote yesterday, I think she outlasted her welcome. She was always one of the more emotional contestants on the show, so I'm just glad she got through her farewell song. And hey, she still gets to go on tour.

Some other thoughts:

  • After all those weeks of wishing Kristy Lee would go home, is it weird that I was so glad it was actually Ramiele?
  • Though I obviously didn't predict it, I had a feeling Brooke could end up in the bottom three. I think she's been so safe for so long that her fans needed a wake-up call.
  • I'm pretty sure my love for Dolly Parton grows in direct proportion to my age. Seriously, so awesome.
  • Yay, glad to see David Cook there! It sounds like he's doing better after that hospital trip last night.
  • So, that's who won that Next Great American Band show. Interesting.
  • What was with Kristy's seat note?
  • Ooooh, burn: Paula's "I thought Ramiele had a good night . . . for Ramiele" was damning with faint praise, no?
  • I'm glad that after all the tomboy talk, Kristy Lee was one of the girls who actually got to play basketball in the Ford ad.
  • Is it wrong to love the way the judges got completely attacked/outnumbered by Idols during the group sing of "9 to 5"?
  • Something really annoyed me about the way Syesha wouldn't answer Seacrest's question about whether "I Will Always Love You" was a tough song for her. Everything with her seems kind of calculated with her.
  • I like Brooke. I really, really do. But did her whole "life is hard" speech strike anyone else as slightly pageant-y? (More coherent than, say, Miss Teen South Carolina, though, thank goodness.)

Your thoughts? Were you surprised by any of the bottom three? And who's next on your chopping-block wish list?

Photos courtesy of Fox

Join The Conversation
orisugar orisugar 9 years
David A, he seems like such a sweet, well adjusted kid with a great talent. It's sad how the media put him on a pedestal and now is trying to pull him down with sarcasm and insinuations about his "stage dad". I hope he doesn't pay heed to any of it. And I really can't understand how some people can't stand him? WHAT, pray tell, don't you like about him? It's like hating on a puppy!
leononik leononik 9 years
Okay Philippines, it's over now. Let's just wait to have our own idol in the forthcoming Pinoy Idol, starting on April 5. Let us hope that we can find another Mau Marcelo.^^ I tore on the Wednesday's elimination. Thank You for supporting Ramiele. THE AMERICAN IDOL WILL be BORING TO WATCH!^^
hahaylayp hahaylayp 9 years
please send kristy lee home. i cant believe there are a lot of people sucked in to her desperate attempts, patriotic act last week, poor underdog this week. blah! i'm quite torn about Ramiele being voted off. she's got a good voice but really did not shine. i cant believe none of Danny's sass rubbed off on her while they were practically siamese-ish when he was still there.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 9 years
Why why why can't KLC just go home!
lolagrape lolagrape 9 years
I was, like some here, kinda shocked that KLC wasn't the one to go home. When I was watching her Tuesday, I said "It's DOLLY Night, if she can't kill it now, she NEVER will!" And...she didn't. At. All. But Ramiele did so badly, she greatly overshadowed KLC's terribleness. Both of them are just "Meh" to me. Also, it's probably catty, but I HATED her outfit last night. She looked like a Keebler elf! I mean, there are ways to be petite and still not be stumpy, I'm just saying! Love Carly and love her voice, but yeah, she does look totally calculated...she telegraphs her every thought during her performances, and I think I'd like her more if her performances felt more effortless. If she could just let go and enjoy what she was doing? Sayesha is obnoxious also. She seems so smug, and it only intensifies as each week progresses. She doesn't take any of the criticism from the judges, either. I've liked Brooke from the very beginning and think she's my favorite of the girls. She's just so different and even though her range isn't "blow your mind"--she's unique and there's lot of girls that have been on AI that had the range, but didn't wind up anywhere. I'd like to see what happens to Brooke. But I wish she'd shut up onstage sometimes! I've never really gotten in Michael Johns. I mean, I know he's a good singer, but I just don't get it. And Jason Castro's dippity-do act is just played out--it was cute at first, but now I can't stand his weird dancing and facial expressions. As for Archuleta, I kinda feel sorry for him. He hit his highest point with "Imagine" the first week, and I'm still waiting for him to top it. I don't think I'll feel bad for him if he doesn't win, as he's only 17 and will still have LOTS of opportunities. David Cook is getting better and better. So glad that he cut his hair! I think of all of them, he's the one that I'd see NOW. And, I'm really glad he put all those cover rumors to rest. I really did like his "Little Sparrow"--can't stop singing it. The top three will probably be him, David A and Brooke.
sfunkera sfunkera 9 years
I don't understand how KLC is still on here! That note was a desperate attempt at making people feel sorry for her. Not gonna work - can't stand her even more! I don't really have a problem with Brooke other than she should learn when NOT to talk. Go Michael Johns!! He seems earnest and genuinely happy to be there and he doesn't talk over judges or write lame notes :)
fireyelectra fireyelectra 9 years
I'm so glad Ramiele is gone. There's just something about her performances that always seem really half-hearted. She's got a lovely voice, but she's a terribly performer. KLC will go next. I hate Archuleta, but he's going to win because Simon wants him to.
Hootie Hootie 9 years
Can't stand Brooke. Will miss cutie Ramiele. KLC needs to go! Am I the only one that can't stand David A? I like David Cook & Carly. MJ is hot sometimes...
juju4 juju4 9 years
I think Brooke was in the bottom for smiling through a heart-wrenching song! Dolly wrote that song about a REAL Jolene that was trying to steal her husband! And Brooke had a cheesey grin on her face while saying, "Jolene, please don't steal my man....". It just didn't match the song. Here is a quote from Dolly about the song: ''I want to go back now and do a song for you that was a big record over here many years ago. This is a story about an old redheaded girl that was tryin' to steal my husband back in the late '60s. Now, you know women do that sort of thing, right? But I want you to know she didn't get him. I fought that redheaded woman like a wild cat. She jerked my wig off and almost beat me to death with it. She beat the tar out of me, but I kept my husband. I got that sucker home, and I beat the tar out of him. Her name was Jolene.'' — From the 1983 TV special Dolly in Concert
orisugar orisugar 9 years
I'm glad Ramiele is gone but I did feel a little sad for her when she started bawling. Her elimination performance sounded way better than when she performed Tuesday night, which is weird because she was crying....hmmm maybe that's her trick to success...crying right before singing. KLC REALLY needs to go. She is so irritating...definitely the cockroach of this season. The note thing was so awkward...I bet she thought everyone would think it was really endearing but guess what KLC, it wasn't! Brooke annoys me too...I just don't buy her holier than thou attitude. It's painful when she interrupts the judges. Someone needs to tell her to stop doing that. Most importantly, I don't think she's a great singer. I mean sure she has a nice voice, but sometimes it seems like she's struggling a bit and talks some of words of the song. I think she thinks she's wayy better than she is. Whenever she gets negative feedback from the judges she looks shocked. Carly reeks of desperation. I don't see a star quality in her at all, even though she has a strong voice. But I have to say this- when she sings it seems like she thinks every note through before singing it, rather than just letting go and getting lost in the song. I thought Jason's performance this week fitted him well. But his days are numbered. Sayesha is self absorbed and thinks she can take on Whitney songs when clearly she cannot. She should have answered ryan's question more honestly, rather than in her usual calculated manner. Her days are numbered as well. Finally my favorites: 1.)David Archuleta!! 2.) David Cook 3) Michael Johns
sarahcateh sarahcateh 9 years
KLC is driving me crazy. Get her out of thereeeeeeeeee
brittanybe brittanybe 9 years
Come on America-- how are we supposed to pick the right president if we can't even keep Brooke out of the bottom three? Brooke always seems sincere and genuine to me so her speeches don't rub me the wrong way. I just love her! Can anyone explain to me Kristy's note? Did she put it on the seat before the show or something? Hasn't she ever read "The Secret"? ;)
bchicgrl bchicgrl 9 years
Brooke shocked me by being in the bottom three, i was really hoping that Jason was in there and he was the one sent home before Rami. I think it should be Jason that goes next but I'm sure we all think that next week will be safe for all like last year being that it is Idol gives back. the next person i would like to see leave is Jason then Syesha, I can't stand either of them. He has no uniqueness other then his appearance and even then he could pass for a younger version of the counting crows and Syesha geez she is just another generic singer, I'll give her props for having awesome range and a cute personality but i think she is the one that is the most forgettable.
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 9 years
duck- I think the band contest is more about playing music than someone's ability to sing. But I get where you are coming from. I LOVE Dolly Parton. I think she is a strong, talented woman. However, I thought the jesus song and the pursuant jesus dialog by Brooke was TOTALLY and I mean TOTALLY inappropriate for this venue. I should not be subjected to all that stuff while I am just trying to watch a show on tv. This is not christian television network. It's American Idol for pete's sake and the show should be more universal, for christians, atheists, muslims, jews, whatever.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
It was long past Ramiele's time, but I was just as surprised as you to see her actually be able to sing her song. I thought she'd melt into a tiny Ramiele puddle. I love Brooke's performances, but she's getting so annoying with the talking. I feel like she has no professional boundaries- she just doesn't know when it's appropriate to talk and when to shut up. I have to say that KLC is the best at being in the bottom three. She takes it like a champ every week. I'd honestly like to see Syesha go before her- chick bugs me.
karlorene karlorene 9 years
Ramielle needed to go, KLC needs to go next My fav 3: David Archuletta, Carly, and David Cook
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Dolly is awesome!
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
Oh and my next elimination pick: KLC. (I know she has slightly improved, but I just can't be bothered to care.) Then Sayesha. (She's a great singer and a lovely girl, but I cannot seem to get interested in her.) After that. . .yikes! I dunno. David A is a nice, wholesome little singer, but he's not a favorite of mine. I also have to admit that I would personally drop ((*pained grimace*)) Jason before I'd like to see Brooke go. (But I do think that the two should pair up and tour together; they have a somewhat similar presentation and probably share some of the same fan-base.)
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
I agree, egg. Brooke is sweet (genuinely so, imo) but has such an awkward interaction on stage. Unfortunate, because I really like her.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
"So, that's who won that Next Great American Band show." . . .yeahhhh. Hmmm. Am I vicious for thinking that the lead singer, ummm, couldn't really *sing* well? How ironic for AI to have them perform on elimination night, considering that any one of the AI hopefuls seems to be a better vocalist than the guy fronting that **winning** band. Nice guitar-work, though.
eggmaker eggmaker 9 years
Let's just hope Kristy goes home last week. Brooke's bottom three really surprised me, but I think it has more to do with annoying the audience by her talking than by her singing. I like her range and unique sound, so I hope she stays around.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
KLC and Ramielle are both boring to me. I am glad one of them was sent home!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
Ugh Brooke bothers me. I hate how she always has to say something. and I don't think she has a good range. I felt bad for Ramy, hopefully doing the tour will help her with her stage presence and projection. I too was super annoyed when Syesha wouldn't answer Ryan. I was like, uhhh that's wasn't the question. She just seems so cocky. Michael and David and Jason rule. I love Simon, even when he's an ass. After Paula blabs on about nothing it's nice to hear someone be harsh. Paula's so drunk all the time!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Yes it is weird! KLC NEEDS to get the eff out of town. Poor Ramy. :(
anniekim anniekim 9 years
Dolly Parton is amazing. The more I learn about her and her music the more I love her and appreciate her talent. I was disappointed to learn that she did not write "here you come again" though.
Who Is Toni Topaz on Riverdale?
Nymeria Scene in Game of Thrones Reactions
Who Is Jorah Mormont's Father on Game of Thrones?
What Is Casterly Rock on Game of Thrones?
From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds