Saturday, April 16, 2011

American Idol 10: Top 8 Elimination Results - Paul is out!

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American Idol 10: Top 8 Elimination Results



It was Paul McDonald who got booted off Idol on Thursday - I wasn't able to get my bottom 3 predictions correctly, but Paul's ouster I got right. I kind of feel bad for him though, his departure was of no fanfare, almost expected by everyone there. The battle of the vocalists was becoming apparent - and Paul just wasn't that kind of a singer. He is great at what he does though, so he should stick to that!

Our survey this week showed the readers of Reyjr.com chose Jacob, Paul and Haley as the bottom 3, getting 2 correctly.  I think Jacob is in a bad position and may be going home next week, but Stefano who has been in the bottom 2 for 2 weeks in a row is probably the most in danger of going home. Well, there's still the possibility that someone would give a lackluster performance and lose votes...

In any case, at this point, with only 7 remaining, every Idol performance needs to be inspired to the point of perfection. I thought during the results show that Haley and Casey's duet really lifted their profiles - it was simply fantastic, and I don't even listen to that kind of music! They should definitely put that in the tour or in the American Idol CD.

Here is the my ranking going into the Top 7 performances next week:

  1. Lauren Alaina
  2. Casey Abrams
  3. James Durbin
  4. Scotty McCreery
  5. Haley Reinhart
  6. Jacob Lusk
  7. Stefano Langone

From the way I ranked them, I am predicting it will be a tough ride all the way to the Finals as there is no clear frontrunner. I see Scotty definitely NOT making it to Top 2, but will succeed in Country Music anyway. I see Casey can probably make it if he can keep up his winning streak. Lauren is almost a shoo-in for the Top 2, except with this week's weak vocals, I'm kind of doubting it.

Who are YOUR favorites to make it to the Finals? Lets us know below!



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