Tonight’s “American Idol” Eliminations: Hey, Why Don’t We Semi-Liveblog This?

Feb 21st, 2008 // 9 Comments

top24.jpgSince 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?


8:45 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!)


  1. extracrispy

    It’s interesting that the two guys who got eliminated were the ones who didn’t get any airtime thru Hollywood week. I guess America votes for familiarity, not singing ability.

    Also, I kinda dig that Paula Abdul song. Though I really want to hate it.

  2. CapnCalamity

    Both guys deserved to go (along with about seven others). The girls are all about even, so it was anyone’s game.

    I love it when Simon pretends he had no part in putting people through to the top 24. If he had no shot at a singing career, why the hell is he here?

  3. Lampbane

    Poor Kyle.

  4. Charles A. Hohman

    @extracrispy: Did you actually think Garrett or Colton gave deft performances on Tuesday? They weren’t the worst (that would be Luke Menard) but not very impressive either: primary offenders of Simon’s cogent comment about the boys spending “more time on their hair than their singing.” (He’d have never said that about the women, but I digress.)

    Also, has anyone noticed the alarming whiteness of this year’s Top 24, specifically on the male half? Ruben Studdard notwithstanding, African American males haven’t exactly excelled on “Idol,” but this year seems particularly lacking. Hence my naive hope that Chikezie makes the Top 12.

  5. Rob Murphy

    I caught the primary returns live on Tuesday, and had to work extra late both Wednesday and Thursday, so I caught all of this on DVR. Just finished watching the elimination show.

    I can’t tell you how much I appreciated reading this after-the-fact, and how much I miss not doing this myself this week (because, not available).

    I hope next week is easier (it should be).

  6. Hamm Beerger

    @Charles A. Hohman: Why? I don’t think having a terribly untalented black man embarrass himself weekly on a reality show will get us any closer to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream.

  7. Anonymous

    Simon didn’t have anything to do with putting Colton through to the top 24. If you remember, when Colton and Kyle were in the room, Simon told Colton that it was not a unanimous decision and that he thought that Kyle should be going through and not Colton. Maybe that’s why Simon was so viscous towards him tonight. It was his way of saying “I was right and you were wrong” to Paula and Randy.

  8. Anonymous

    Boys II Men singing the Stones’ Wild Horses was intoxicating.

  9. CapnCalamity

    @whoneedslight: that sounds like a great match-up…I hope someone has it recorded!

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