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American Idol: One Last Growl

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You know, I was all set to praise how wonderful this season’s American Idol Top 5 is, especially since for the first time since season seven, two girls are in the mix. I mean, it seemed like nothing could get in the way of the best possible Top 5 that we could have with the remaining contestants. And then this happened.

Are you kidding me? Casey Abrams goes home, instead of Jacob Lusk, who was predicted by most Idol fans to be heading home. I’m not going to hide the fact that I’m disappointed. Was Casey going to win? Probably not. But, I can tolerate his personality and his performances a lot more than Jacob’s.

Let’s face it, the ship sailed on me ever becoming a fan of Jacob a couple weeks ago when he boldly told America, “If I end up in the bottom three, it won’t be because I sang the song bad, it won’t be because I sang the song wrong, it will be because everybody in America wasn’t ready to look at themselves in the mirror.”

Sorry bro, I’m totally over you being on this show.

After last night’s Idol results, my Twitter feed was full of angry fans wondering who in the world is voting for Jacob? Personally I don’t care who you vote for,AMERICAN IDOL: Casey Abrams is eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL airing Thursday, April 29, (8:00-9:00- PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. that’s your decision. My hope is that people are only voting for one contestant, instead of splitting their votes among several contestants, because that is how you take part in eliminating someone that had at the very least one more week left. Just sayin’.

I have to say that Casey definitely went out with class, and had put on quite the show during his final Idol performance of “I Put A Spell On You.” Plus, how adorable was he when finished the song off by singing directly to Haley Reinhart? I’m on board with Team Caley!

Moving on, next week the Top 5 will each sing two songs; one current song and one song from the 1960’s.

So Idol fans, what did you think of last nights results? Did the right person go home? And what would you like to hear the contestants sing next week?

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  • logan

    You feel about Jacob the way I feel about Lauren….I do not understand why she is even in the contest…She has an ordinary voice….She is obese….She lacks confidence and stage presence…She lacks charisma…She has an annoying and insecure personality..My question is who is voting for Lauren?

  • I was appalled. But I guess you could say Casey’s too good, too smart, too non-pop for Idol. [The mini-monologue about jazz pianist Oscar Peterson that he provided earlier in the evening, to general eye-glazing by Seacrest and the audience, could be seen as a clue.]

    James actually gave the best performance this week, and I was favorably impressed by Scotty too. Jacob and Haley were mediocre. The top 3 should be James, Scotty, Lauren, not necessarily in that order.