Since I’m watching American Idol‘s elimination episode while waiting for Lost to come on, I figure: Why not let those of you who don’t care enough to watch it live know about the eliminations–as they happen? Spoilers ahoy after the jump.
8:16 p.m. Ryan brings Garrett Haley out to chat… and to tell him he’s out. Whoa, that was quick! No showdown or anything. I think the fact that he wore a fedora tonight probably helped damn him.
8:18 p.m. He’s singing his final song. I guess breaking up really is hard to do, ha ha. Well, maybe he doesn’t have to be in 19′s clutches and he can get a show on the Disney Channel to make up for his early exit. Because he’s Jonas-level adorable!
8:24 p.m. We’re back from commercial and it’s time for the ladies’ montage. Alexandrea Lushington is first, which I hope means she’s safe.
8:27 p.m. Oh, Carly gets the pimp spot here, too. And the Randy praise. I can’t deal.
8:28 p.m. Kristy is somehow safe–but Amy Davis is out! Wow, and she was backed by Vote For The Worst, too. There must be a lot of teeth-gnashing going on over there. (Also, this does not bode well for Joanne.)
8:30 p.m. Yeah, this shaky version of “Where The Boys Are” is pretty much a testament to why she’s going home. Shaky, pitchy–no good at all.
8:37 p.m. They’re playing Paula Abdul’s “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow” video. She looks a little more lucid than Britney did in the “Piece Of Me” video… but not much.
8:39 p.m. Ryan has cross-promoted his radio show! Ugh.
8:41 p.m. Ryan bringing up Amanda and Joanne… and one of them will be eliminated after the break. Uh, it’s kind of obvious who’s going home, right?
8:43 p.m. AHH IT’S THE FLATMATES PAYLESS AD
8:45 p.m. Ryan just called the process “slicing and dicing.”
8:46 p.m. Joanne is gone. Is anyone surprised?
8:47 p.m. What Simon answers with when asked about what he’s thinking while he’s drinking from his cup: A Coca-Cola endorsement! What a pro!
8:48 p.m. Joanne’s gigantic plastic earrings are making me feel a lot less bad about her leaving. Also: Her flat ululating.
8:53 p.m. OMG: Celebrity Don’t Forget The Lyrics with Boyz II Men??
8:53 p.m. Ryan brings up Chikezie and Colton. Well, see you later Chikezie. Perhaps before you go Simon can mispronounce your name once more. Ah, memories!
8:55 p.m. Holy crap! Colton’s out!
8:55 p.m. A friend: “Kyle got FUCKED.” Yes, he did.
8:56 p.m. Simon tells Colton to get a good job, because he’ll never make much from singing. Well, I guess the tart tongue is back.
8:58 p.m. Colton reprises “Suspicious Minds,” and he looks demonic. Holy cow.
9:01 p.m. So that’s that. And I was actually somewhat surprised by one of the outcomes! That’s nice.
9:12 p.m. In case you all were wondering, my mom is very happy because the people she didn’t like were voted off. She likes David Archuleta; thinks that there are nine guys who could go on to win; and is not fond of the girls, particularly Carly and Amanda. Although most of she doesn’t like involves their looks, and, well, she’s always telling me to comb out my hair, so make of that what you will. (I love you Mom!)