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4/22: American Idol recap, top 7 results – Lil Rounds, Anoop Desai out

Lil Rounds is first in the bottom three. And the first out. They just pulled the Band Aid quickly on that one.

Why? She started strong in the early audition and Hollywood rounds But since she got to the big stage, she’s been okay vocally but lacking in artistry, as Kara might say. She simply never stood out in a way that could distinguish her as an individual. That’s a killer on “Idol.” She got about as far as she deserved. I guess we can say she finished “seventh” or “sixth” depending on your point of view.

Anoop Desai was the second out just beating out Allison Iraheta, who was in the bottom three a third time. Anoop is the earliest person I think in the history of “Idol” to get eliminated while getting the pimp spot.

So did America get it right by dumping Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai?

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Why did he go? He has been inconsistent. And while he has pulled off some great performances, he’s had a few clunkers, too. He also never quite came off as a genuine artist, though he has improved in the past couple of weeks. I actually liked his “Dim All the Lights” and he looked better than ever. So good job, man.

Group sing: Paula Abdul does the choreography. I’m sure Scott MacIntyre is partly relieved! This top 7 clearly has better dance moves (by far!) than last season’s. Best group dance ever!

Vote total this week: 45 million, up from 34 million last week and 36 million the previous two weeks.

Ford commercial: Kinda boring, mildly confusing.

The disco medley: Freda Payne was a bit offkey much of the time but she is 66. Thelma Houston at age 65 was far better but she looked like a canary with that outfit . K.C.? The 58 year old looks like he’s been chomping down on the KFC!

David Archuleta’s “Touch My Hand” (live!): He doesn’t sound quite as good as he normally does. He doesn’t seem 100% vocally. But it’s nice to hear his voice a little roughed up for once.

428 comments Add your comment

JTesla

April 22nd, 2009
7:07 pm

Time to really cut tonight, Matt, Anoop, Lil, Kris, no tears shed. Do we get two songs next week?

harriett

April 22nd, 2009
7:15 pm

Hey, everyone. I have been out of town picking up my elderly aunt once again. She’s here tonight, so I may not be on the blog. Maybe I can peek in when she takes a bathroom break! LOL!!

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
7:46 pm

JT…not Kris. If he leaves I’ve lost my eye candy.

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
7:53 pm

Hi gang

I’m going to be peeking in with my East Coast “bud’s” this evening. I can’t wait an additional 3 hours to find out the results. I think I’ll be okay if I miss Archie’s performance and I can wach LOST instead of using the DVR.

Negitarian

April 22nd, 2009
7:57 pm

GAgirl, Neg is still here to supply the eye candy.

JTesla

April 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

GAgirl, good point. And when you have Kris you have a chance of his wife being in the audience. With that in mind the following should be the order of removal: Matt, Anoop, Lil, Kris, Danny, Adam, Allison takes the prize.

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
8:28 pm

Neg…you are super-delicious!!!!

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
8:29 pm

JT…good thing the wife can’t see me “oogling” her guy….

JTesla

April 22nd, 2009
8:42 pm

Actually the wife is for me to oogle.

heybud

April 22nd, 2009
8:47 pm

I realize I am going out on a limb, but here is my prediction for tonight’s bottom three: Matt, Anoop, and Allison. If they do a bottom four, you can add Kris to the list. (Sorry, GAgirl. However, I do have a positive thought. My prediction track record is atrocious.)

I think Lil, Danny, and Adam are safe this week.

Now, my personal preference for the bottom three this week would be Adam, Lil, and Anoop. (My personal top two favorites are Danny and Kris.)

I predict that Matt and, in a bit of a surprise, Allison will be going home tonight.

What do y’all think?

Eddie

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
8:52 pm

heybud…I’m thinking it will be Matt and Noop leaving tonight. My preference would be Matt and Lil but wouldn’t be surprised to see Allison or Kris (my faves) in the bottom 3.

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
8:53 pm

JT…you hound-dog you…..

War Eagle

April 22nd, 2009
8:56 pm

There’s been no real suprises so far this season. Tonight just might be the night………..

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
8:58 pm

Eagle….where ya been?

War Eagle

April 22nd, 2009
8:59 pm

Just laying low GAGAL

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:00 pm

I just had a thought…if Kris leaves and I drink enough tequila maybe Adam will start looking good to me….no…on second thought I don’t think I’ve got that much tequila in my liquor cabinet.

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:00 pm

Good to hear from you Eagle

Nana

April 22nd, 2009
9:01 pm

Good evening all. Glad you’re back everett and of course WE. Have missed you both.

Eclecticdiva

April 22nd, 2009
9:02 pm

Hey Everyone!

Eclecticdiva

April 22nd, 2009
9:03 pm

Harriett you are a doll to keep your aunt. I have been there with my grandmother. Hard, but loved every minute. Take care of the care giver.

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:04 pm

Hi Nana and diva…how ya’ll?

Rodney Ho

April 22nd, 2009
9:05 pm

45 million votes last night! No wonder there were so many busy signals. Big jump over recent weeks.

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:06 pm

Eclecticdiva

April 22nd, 2009
9:06 pm

Hey Ga Girl, you would have to give Adam 2 bottles of tequilla and you a good old fashion jug. He may begin to look good to you and straight!!!

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:07 pm

Nana

April 22nd, 2009
9:07 pm

Not a bad group song/dance.

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:08 pm

FANTASTIC group sing/dance…Paula did a great job with them and the contestants were great!!!

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:09 pm

notice no one was breathless. i think lip sing for sure

War Eagle

April 22nd, 2009
9:10 pm

What the hell was that?

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:10 pm

They were still dancing, Judy…they’re just young!

Nana

April 22nd, 2009
9:10 pm

Howdy right back at ya GAgirl.

Rodney Ho

April 22nd, 2009
9:10 pm

For all the guff we give Paula, she definitely helped create the best group dance… ever!

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:11 pm

kris is married?

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:12 pm

WE…where have you been…..I know you’re not enthusiastic about the season but what would we do without your sarcasm?

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:12 pm

lip sing for sure. no doubt about it

Nana

April 22nd, 2009
9:12 pm

Paula did do an amazing job.

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:13 pm

Yep Judy ..he is married

Rodney Ho

April 22nd, 2009
9:13 pm

Lip syncing? Probably!

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:13 pm

not sure if i would say amazing but it was cute

War Eagle

April 22nd, 2009
9:14 pm

D, gotta alot of stuff going on right now. ALL GOOD.

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:14 pm

Ford commercial was cute.

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:14 pm

I’ve always thought Paula to be a better dancer than singer.

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:14 pm

i didnt get that commercial at all

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:14 pm

Happy to hear that, WE! :-)

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:15 pm

Hi D, hope ankle is better

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:16 pm

Lil is OUT!!!!!!!!!!

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:16 pm

ryan is getting on my nerves for sure

tnecvolfan2001

April 22nd, 2009
9:16 pm

hey folks! goodbye lil rounds

Eclecticdiva

April 22nd, 2009
9:16 pm

Poor lil round booty, I didn’t think she would go tonight.

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:16 pm

That was fast!

tnecvolfan2001

April 22nd, 2009
9:16 pm

hey judy, i’m always reminded about this time of year why i’m sick of ryan seacrest

Nana

April 22nd, 2009
9:16 pm

The look on Lil’s face gave it away that she knew she was in the B3 and was going home. But, boy that was quit.

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:17 pm

that was a surprising way to do that. he dashed her hopes for sure and quick.

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:17 pm

How’s Lil taking it?

Sarah B

April 22nd, 2009
9:17 pm

Lil’s vest is buttoned wrong.

Andi

April 22nd, 2009
9:17 pm

That was fast. No bottom 3 let’s wait for it “suspense”?

Eclecticdiva

April 22nd, 2009
9:17 pm

I think lil was ready to go. She knew she wouldn’t win. She can spend time with the family before the tour.

tnecvolfan2001

April 22nd, 2009
9:17 pm

i just tuned in, but i think anoop is the next one to go

offkey

April 22nd, 2009
9:18 pm

Simon gets to gloat. And we really need to ignore dialidol the rest of the way.

tnecvolfan2001

April 22nd, 2009
9:18 pm

haha about the vest buttoned wrong

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:18 pm

OK…as long as Lil is gone then we can lose either Anoop or Matt. Hope it isn’t anyone else.

Who will vftw pick now?

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:18 pm

well anoop or matt will stay tonight

Eclecticdiva

April 22nd, 2009
9:18 pm

GA she is sad a little but holding up well. I agree she knew she was going home.

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:18 pm

Again…dialidol very clearly said that NO ONE was safe!

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:19 pm

I’m going to be one teed off drunk old lady if Allison leaves!!!!

Eclecticdiva

April 22nd, 2009
9:19 pm

GA she didn’t even shed a tear. At least not on air.

tnecvolfan2001

April 22nd, 2009
9:19 pm

yea lil rounds will hit the circuit, maybe broadway. if she’s lucky, she’ll land a hit or two and be on her way

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:19 pm

adam got to her first

Andi

April 22nd, 2009
9:20 pm

I’m trying to see what order they’re sitting in on the couches.

For Gawd’s sake Kara, don’t sit up too straight!

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:20 pm

i know kris is breathing a bit easier and so is anoop. i bet they all figure matt is gone again.

Nana

April 22nd, 2009
9:20 pm

I can’t even spell quick…… my last post I spelled it “Quit”. Shame on me.

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:21 pm

I have several gay guy friends and they are vry caring, comforting souls…

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:21 pm

Yeah Judy, Adam seems to be THE guy for hugs and sympathy.

offkey

April 22nd, 2009
9:21 pm

And AGAIN, dialidol can cover it up with all the lameass disclaimers they want… the technology is unreliable and their results utterly meaningless. At one point they had Lil the top vote getter, then made a correction. The site is bogus, but go ahead and waste your time if you want

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:21 pm

Thay was very caring…sorry for typo

Angela

April 22nd, 2009
9:21 pm

I really cared about all of this last night but then tonight my 12 year old cat had to be put to sleep today so it doesn’t really seem as fun as it usually does. Have to say, though, in honor of Cheesy, hope Susan Boyle wins.

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:22 pm

and some are real **itches gagirl

Andi

April 22nd, 2009
9:22 pm

GAgirl – I’ll be drinking along with ya

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:22 pm

I’ve got to lay off the tequila…can’t even type tonite

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:23 pm

GAgirl…I ripped the splint off my ankle today because it was on wrong and driving me crazy. It’s been getting better since I did that. :-)

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:24 pm

Angela…I’m so sorry to hear that…sending hugs your way

Andi

April 22nd, 2009
9:24 pm

Boy, Adam has a serious Eddie Munster do going on tonight!

Angela

April 22nd, 2009
9:24 pm

And GA girl, I am going to be a drunk ole lady tonight no matter what happens on this show! I deserve it.

tnecvolfan2001

April 22nd, 2009
9:24 pm

my god, is that freda payne? wow

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:24 pm

Aw Frieda….Lil sings better than that! Course, she’s way younger.

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:24 pm

whar the heck is this. shoot me now!!

offkey

April 22nd, 2009
9:24 pm

Oh dear… here comes the retirement home medley. Freda Payne? Make that Fulla Pain!!!!!

Nana

April 22nd, 2009
9:25 pm

GAgirl, even though I don’t touch anything stronger than tea/coffee, if Allison goes home, I just may be tempted to join you, and believe me, that would be comedical.

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:25 pm

Glad to hear it D

Rodney Ho

April 22nd, 2009
9:25 pm

They had to change in like two minutes… so that is probably why the buttons aren’t right.

Andi

April 22nd, 2009
9:25 pm

D – elevate and Advil. Two best things you can do!

Deirdre

April 22nd, 2009
9:25 pm

Angela… so sorry about your cat.

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:25 pm

please stop her. let me have my memories

Eclecticdiva

April 22nd, 2009
9:25 pm

WTF. They should have did something for her voice. She has a cute shape and all but the voice…

GAgirl

April 22nd, 2009
9:26 pm

Watch it offkey…I’m retired!!!!

Andi

April 22nd, 2009
9:26 pm

Retirement home medley – LOL!!!

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:26 pm

i see a crotch shot coming whether we want it or not

Eclecticdiva

April 22nd, 2009
9:26 pm

Angela also sorry to hear about your cat.
Nana don’t worry about your typo. You know how it can be.

Angela

April 22nd, 2009
9:27 pm

Damn this hurts!!!

Judy

April 22nd, 2009
9:27 pm

will donna summer come next?