American Idol’s 10th finale opened with all due pomp and circumstance. Ryan Seacrest wore a tuxedo, but black tie was optional for everyone else. More than 122 million votes, a record number, were counted to determine whether Lauren Alaina or Scotty McCreery would become the next American Idol.
The year’s Top 13 performed “Born This Way” to open the night’s festivities, each dressed in white like angels. If only they sounded like angels. To call the number bad would be too nice. But the show would improve vastly from here...
Dancing With the Stars said good-bye to another star on Tuesday, leaving the season with only three contenders for the mirror ball. The tense elimination began with Kirstie Alley, Ralph Macchio, Chelsea Kane and Hines Ward. Hines scored two perfect 30s during the Monday performances, wowing the judges and the watching crowd, but Chelsea Kane scored first place for her cha-cha.
And in the end, Ralph Macchio just didn’t get enough votes to win a place in the finale. Kirstie, Hines and Chelsea will dance it out to see who claims the mirror ball. Kirstie’s partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy has never won the trophy and the title, so he’s sure to pull out all the stops for their routine next week.
Read our Dancing With the Stars 12 posts to get all the elimination recaps.
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The stage was set for drama on the Thursday results episode of American Idol. With lights turned low, Ryan Seacrest intoned about the importance of the vote. You see, only the Top 3 get to go home in glory, to a big hero’s welcome. The fourth-place finisher simply goes home, to wait for the Idol summer tour with the rest of the season’s rejects.
It took almost 72 million votes to determine the Thursday results. The Top 4 all scored high praise from the judges on Wednesday, each having two performances with which to impress them.
Dancing With the Stars is Foxtrotting closer to crowning a winner every week… and that means every week brings a new elimination. An injured Ralph Macchio did the worst in Monday night’s scoring round, but was it enough to get him sent home? Keep reading to get the week 8 elimination results…
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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.
Dancing With the Stars had to bid good-bye to its Girl Next Door on Tuesday night when Kendra Wilkinson was dismissed from the competition. Despite her tango on Monday night, praised as being filled with “sophistication, elegance and confidence,” Kendra didn’t score the votes to remain.
Each of the remaining dancers will perform twice on next week’s show.
Keep track of all the eliminations when you read our Dancing With the Stars 12 posts.
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Dancing With the Stars kicked off its sixth elimination episode with a performance from New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys, and the energetic numbers ("I Want it Thataway," "Step By Step") thrilled the in-house ground.
In the wake of such positive vibes, only good news could follow. Front-runners Romeo and Chelsea Kane were declared safe, and they enjoyed the rest of the elimination show in peace. Hines Ward and Kirstie Alley, both fan favorites, were quickly let off the elimination hook as well.
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American Idol’s Thursday results show opened with an epic montage of the judges (Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson) falling over themselves to praise this year’s contestants. The clip ended with J-Lo crying “anybody could win!”
That’s the show’s current angle: there are no standouts, because all the singers as so sensational. It’s patently untrue, of course. Scotty McCreery has dominated his fellow contestants in Twitter followers all season long, and James Durbin is constantly singled out as the group’s best in the press.
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.
Pia Toscano was so overwhelmed by her ninth-place American Idol elimination, she had to be led off stage by a medic. She’s feeling much better now… but, we can’t say the same for the celebs who have been following her on Twitter. Her early exit has sparked outrage from some of the most surprising sources.
“Don’t have an IDOL habit, but how could the USA vote Pia off?” Tom Hanks tweeted. “I may be done for the season! HANX”
“Are you watching Idol? I am shocked and so sad,” said one-season judge Ellen DeGeneres.
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