Jack Wagner became the second contestant to leave the latest series of Dancing with the Stars last night.
The former General Hospital actor - who was tied for last place on 24 points with Sherri Shepherd, Gavin DeGraw, Melissa Gilbert and Gladys Knight on Tuesday's show - was a surprise elimination from the competition with either Gavin or Melissa expected to be sent home. Before the results were announced, head judge Len Goodman suggested producers "roll it over to next week because no one deserves to go home tonight."
Martina Navratilova became the first contestant to leave the latest series of Dancing with the Stars last night.
The 55-year-old tennis legend - who made up the bottom two with 35-year-old singer Gavin DeGraw - blamed herself for her exit, saying she "blew it" on the show on Monday night after struggling with her jive.
"I gave it everything I had, but I blew it yesterday and it cost me, unfortunately. Hopefully I get to the do the jive the last week here. I look forward to coming back and I wish everybody good luck. It was an amazing experience. I just wish that it had lasted longer," she said.
The judges were also unimpressed with Martina and professional partner Tony Dovolani's performance with Len Goodman saying it was "too careful" and "insular" while Bruno Tonioli added, "My darling, I think that serve went into the net."
Wednesday’s American Idol was peppered with great songs and fantastic performances, and the judges were over the moon. So how did voters pick for their Top 4? The answer came at the end of a lengthy hour.
Approximately 60 million votes came in for the Top 5 Idols, the most of the season. To kick off the show, they sang “So Happy Together.” The performance was pretty rough… to put it kindly. The week’s Ford video was much better. You can see the whole thing at Albumista.
Sometimes, dreams do some true. In his post-elimination interview, Stefano Langone revealed that he never planned to actually win American Idol. Well, mission accomplished.
“I never really wanted to be the American Idol. It was getting that foot in the door in the music industry,” Langone explained to the press. “One thing I really wanted to save and keep close to myself was my original music and my piano playing.”
“I am going in a different direction than any other American Idol really has,” he said of his future.
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With no clear leader, it’s been anyone’s game on Dancing With the Stars, and Tuesday’s elimination round was fraught with tension.
At the end of the Monday performances, three contestants were tied for the bottom slot. Popular dancer Ralph Macchio, who’s made it to the top of the leader board twice, found himself in last place along with model Petra Nemcova and reality star Kendra Wilkinson. Both women gained plenty of praise from the judges during their Monday performances, and the former Girl Next Door further distinguished herself by dancing the 1,000th competitive routine in show history.
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Pia Toscano’s American Idol dreams are dead, so she’s heading to the other number one reality show: Dancing With the Stars. The ninth-place Idol finisher will perform on the ABC show next week while Mark Ballas (rumored to be her current love interest) dances along.
She’ll also be returning to Idol this week, but only as one of the season’s many eliminated contestants. Stay up-to-date on all the gossip, spoilers and recaps when you read all our American Idol 10 and Dancing With the Stars 12 posts.
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Mover than 53 million votes were recorded after American Idol’s Tuesday performance round, but one of the Top 8 failed to score a big enough share to survive the night.
Before any results were revealed, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina again paired up to deliver a duet of “American Honey,” originally by Lady Antebellum. They sound wonderful together, and the number was perfect. They’ll be performing a lot of duets together over the summer, when they both go out on the Idol tour.
The week’s Ford music video followed, a rather fun combination of cars and zombies. Watch all this year’s music video at Albumista.
Bristol Palin wasn’t crowned the next winner of Dancing With the Stars. But if she was paying attention to Twitter, she would have found out well before the season finale was over.
Midway through the broadcast, Interscope sent out a tweet that congratulated Jennifer Grey on her victory … before the show had announced it.
The tweet was deleted moments later (so you won’t find it now), but it definitely went out prior to the show’s big announcement.
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American Idol’s Top 3 results show began with a montage of clips from the preceding performance night and footage of the contestants visiting their home towns. Only two of them will make it to the star-studded season finale, where one will be crowned the ninth in a long string of American Idols. Along with the title, they will win a coveted recording contract and lasting reality TV fame.
With so much at stake - and Justin Bieber in the house - the show began with a ton of energy. Forty-seven million votes were tallied to bring us the results, which were (as always) tacked onto the end of an hour-long commercial-fest…with a few performances thrown in.
Michael Lynche, who became American Idol’s latest casualty on Wednesday night, won’t have too much time to feel disappointed that he didn’t win the reality competition. He’s got a baby he’s barely seen, a tour coming up in the summer…and potentially, an album full of love songs in his future.
“I love love songs,” he explained during his exit interview. “That’s what really speaks to my soul, when someone is in love and it’s just raw and honest.” Big Mike knows something about love - he won over the hearts of America during his long Idol run. “I think I was consistent every week and always gave my heart every time I sang.”
Michael Lynche hopes to do an album in the near future, and doesn’t begrudge his fourth-place finish. “It’s not a bad place to be where I am,” he said.
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