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4/29: American Idol recap, top 5 results show – Matt Giraud leaves

So Matt Giraud is gone. No surprise. He acquitted himself well through most of the competition (though I still can’t quite get his awful “Viva La Vida” out of my head.

So was Matt Giraud the right pick to go home tonight?

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He had good vocal skills, a decent look but was ultimately a Justin Timberlake wannabe. Just not enough originality to get any further. I don’t think a lot of you guys will miss that fedora.

Next week’s theme: rock, with Slash as mentor

The Ford ad: Pretty to look at but not terribly memorable

Group sing: Proof positive this is the best top 5 in terms of overall quality we’ve ever had.

The cake cooking food fight: Felt a bit staged.

Natalie Cole: Looking abfab. Sounding snazzy until a few pitchy notes at the end.

Taylor Hicks: “Seven Mile Breakdown.” Bluesy rock, shorter hair, grayer than ever, lost some weight, did his usual thang. Simon gave him (gulp!) a standing o’.

Jamie Foxx: Fun party song and Jamie knows how to perform. That Auto-Tune effect, however, is being way way overused. Thanks, T-Pain!

Bottom three: Kris Allen, Matt Giraud and (surprise!) Adam Lambert.

My predicted bottom three: Kris Allen, Matt Giraud, Allison Iraheta

343 comments Add your comment

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
8:19 pm

Thanks for the new thread Rodney. I hope the Braves win!

AnnieR

April 29th, 2009
8:22 pm

LOL, just logged on a few min ago and read Deirdra’s comments at the end of the last one and waited for the new one! Anyway, hope everyone had a great day, looking forward to finding out who goes home tonight.

AnnieR

April 29th, 2009
8:22 pm

oops, sorry DeirdrE

Nana

April 29th, 2009
8:43 pm

Hi AnnieR…

Rodney, appreciate the new thread. Now we can fill this one up. Don’t you just love us for it?

AnnieR

April 29th, 2009
8:45 pm

Hi Nana, I don’t know how old you are, so don’t get offended… but I used to call my beloved maternal grandmother Nana so your name has good memories ;o)

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
8:52 pm

Evening ladies! My hope is that Matt will be going home tonight but, with Idol…ya just never know!

Highlander

April 29th, 2009
8:53 pm

As I tried to say on the last thread (but I don’t think it ever made it through), I’m looking forward to hearing Natalie Cole tonight, too.

Afterall, she can’t possibly do worse than the disco debacle last week!

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
8:56 pm

The blog-god was toying with me last week, highlander…I guess it’s your turn this week.

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
9:01 pm

Cheesy opening!

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
9:02 pm

Everybody was good!!!! Simon? Are you ill?

Exit Now

April 29th, 2009
9:03 pm

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
9:04 pm

Loved the Ford commercial

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
9:06 pm

Great group sing!

War Eagle

April 29th, 2009
9:06 pm

Possibly the worst group sing ever.

harriett

April 29th, 2009
9:08 pm

Hi, everyone. Welcome back, WE

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
9:09 pm

Is the blog having serious issues or are EN and I the only ones here?

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
9:09 pm

Whoa…thought I was in the twilight zone for awhile!

Nana

April 29th, 2009
9:13 pm

No problem AnnieR – my grands call me Nana, and it is an honor!!

Liked the group song, ford commerical. OKay here we go….

Exit Now

April 29th, 2009
9:13 pm

Pac-Man is working overtime tonight!

Nana

April 29th, 2009
9:14 pm

OMG – they are putting them in groups.

Eclecticdiva

April 29th, 2009
9:14 pm

Good evening everyone!

Nana

April 29th, 2009
9:15 pm

Evening Dierdre and everyone else.

Eclecticdiva

April 29th, 2009
9:15 pm

Allison doesn’t look 17. She does look 37.

Exit Now

April 29th, 2009
9:15 pm

Bottom three and top two or Bottom two and top three?

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
9:16 pm

Looks like Adam is safe.

Eclecticdiva

April 29th, 2009
9:17 pm

I wouldn’t answer that if I were Adam!

harriett

April 29th, 2009
9:17 pm

YAAAAAAYYYYY Allison!

Exit Now

April 29th, 2009
9:18 pm

Adam in the bottom three!!! Wow…..

Eclecticdiva

April 29th, 2009
9:18 pm

I hate that Adam is in the bottom 3.

Poohette

April 29th, 2009
9:18 pm

I can’t believe this

Nana

April 29th, 2009
9:18 pm

Adam in the bottom 3???????? Boy, someone is crazy.

tnecvolfan2001

April 29th, 2009
9:18 pm

wow, shocker

tnecvolfan2001

April 29th, 2009
9:19 pm

yea, IMHO adam had his weakest performance, if there can be such a thing. no one has even HEARD of the song he sang — course, that’s just my opinion and i’m just little ol me

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
9:19 pm

Happens every year, doesn’t it. The voters make an effort to save someone they think is in trouble and neglect the leader.

GAgirl

April 29th, 2009
9:19 pm

Hi Gang

Adam in the bottom 3??? LOVE IT!!!!!

tnecvolfan2001

April 29th, 2009
9:20 pm

i love natalie cole. i’ve seen her at chastain three times

Exit Now

April 29th, 2009
9:20 pm

Sometimes hype can work against you. Or the novelty has worn off.

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
9:20 pm

uh volfan… Adam’s song used to be one of my favorites. My parents played it all the time on the old HiFi.

Eclecticdiva

April 29th, 2009
9:21 pm

I am with you 2001, I love Natalie Cole. I really liked the duet that she recorded using her dad’s voice.
Hey GAgirl!

harriett

April 29th, 2009
9:21 pm

I think Adam will be taking a seat with Danny and Allison. The vote was obviously very close. Surely, surely, Matt will go.

gg

April 29th, 2009
9:21 pm

Matt is going home! Folks are comfortable with Adam, assumed he would move on, didn’t vote.

GAgirl

April 29th, 2009
9:21 pm

Hi diva…what’s shakin’ girlfriend?

Johnson

April 29th, 2009
9:21 pm

Adam in bottom three~!!!!!!!!
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope he goes home tonight

Poohette

April 29th, 2009
9:22 pm

Is American Idol doing this for ratings. There is no way Adam should be in the bottom 3

softwind

April 29th, 2009
9:22 pm

Adam better not be this years Daughtry

Lori

April 29th, 2009
9:22 pm

Dierdre, I’m guilty! I was trying so hard to vote for Allison last night to keep her in, that I totally ignored voting for Adam. :-(

Mercedes S.

April 29th, 2009
9:22 pm

This is what happens when you take someone for granted. I stopped voting for Adam weeks ago, figuring the rest of the country was doing it.

Nana

April 29th, 2009
9:22 pm

I still say it will be Matt going home. I have my fingers, toes, eyes and anything else crossed that it will be him. 8-)

tnecvolfan2001

April 29th, 2009
9:22 pm

deirdre – that’s cool. i must have missed it, but in my opinion this genre was just not adam’s fit

GAgirl

April 29th, 2009
9:23 pm

It really is time for Matt to go.

harriett

April 29th, 2009
9:24 pm

Natalie Cole has been through some really rough times. I think she still has Hepatitis C from her days of drug use. She was addicted to heroin at one time, very early in her career. It is a credit to her that she survived to sing again. And, she looks just like her mother, Maria.

tnecvolfan2001

April 29th, 2009
9:24 pm

i heard she’s not doing well – looks a little thin 2night

IdolWatcher80

April 29th, 2009
9:24 pm

Are they serious? Did America really put Adam in the bottom 3?! Gawd..Taylor “I’m a hick” Hicks can go away for all I care.

Exit Now

April 29th, 2009
9:25 pm

I have voted for everyone multiple times EXCEPT Adam and if there was a vote against Adam number I’d dial that. There, I said it. : )

harriett

April 29th, 2009
9:25 pm

I voted lots for Allison, but that was my plan for the last several weeks. I think she deserves to be there.

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
9:25 pm

At last! Someone who has SOMETHING to do with the old standards…even if it’s thru her father!

gg

April 29th, 2009
9:25 pm

I’m with you Nana.

Nana

April 29th, 2009
9:25 pm

Natalie looks amazing, as if she isn’t facing some health issues. (A)

tnecvolfan2001

April 29th, 2009
9:26 pm

that may be one reason she’s not gonna be at chastain this year. that’s sad cause i’ve impressed many a date at a natalie cole show no doubt

GAgirl

April 29th, 2009
9:26 pm

Exit Now…count me in

linny@home

April 29th, 2009
9:26 pm

Well, that was certainly an interesting development…. I figured Adam and Danny for two top safe…. are we in for another Daughtry night?????

krisfan

April 29th, 2009
9:26 pm

Kris was voted out. Damn it.

Eclecticdiva

April 29th, 2009
9:26 pm

Ga Girl, everything is shaking right along!

Natalie looks good, she is waiting for a kidney transplant. Many of her fans signed up to be tested.

She is so elegant. I saw her in MN a lot when she was in reahb there.

gg

April 29th, 2009
9:26 pm

I love Natalie Cole. She looks pretty good, despite her need for a new kidney. We danced to her song “Inseparable” for our first dance at our wedding reception. That is one classy lady.

harriett

April 29th, 2009
9:26 pm

Yes, Nana. See my post above.

tnecvolfan2001

April 29th, 2009
9:27 pm

ew that last part was a little out of tune

AnnieR

April 29th, 2009
9:27 pm

Even with years of rough livin’ Natalie looks WAY better than the Disco Dead last week!!!

Nana

April 29th, 2009
9:27 pm

My mistake too. I voted for Allison last night while I was watching DWTS.

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
9:27 pm

At this point, all 5 of them have some kind of future in the business. It’s important that we vote for the person we think should win…not the person who needs to be saved…whoever that person may be.

tnecvolfan2001

April 29th, 2009
9:28 pm

sneakin’ in a shout out — my girl!

tnecvolfan2001

April 29th, 2009
9:28 pm

i love her song ‘mr. melody’

tnecvolfan2001

April 29th, 2009
9:29 pm

she puts in the scat on that song

Eclecticdiva

April 29th, 2009
9:29 pm

Deirdre I agree with you. I think they will all go and do great things. They all have a unique music style and can actually sing.

Andi

April 29th, 2009
9:30 pm

Hi all,

I’m surprised they’re even bothering to call it a bottom 3 with only 5 left. Good old Adam will take a seat next while they torture Matt and Kris.

However, YAY Allison!!

Nana

April 29th, 2009
9:31 pm

Agree AnnieR – She did look better than the Disco fiasco last week.

I see harriett.

gg

April 29th, 2009
9:32 pm

They should have had Donna Summers on last week. She still looks good and was the disco grand diva!

harriett

April 29th, 2009
9:33 pm

Taylor looks lean and mean. Wish his hair was a little longer. Looks like he just had a haircut.

Deirdre

April 29th, 2009
9:33 pm

Taylor looks great…slim and trim and I like the haircut.

gg

April 29th, 2009
9:34 pm

Didn’t know Taylor plays the guitar. I remember the harmonica though. Looks slimmer. Still has the same kind of folk/rock music thing going on.

Exit Now

April 29th, 2009
9:34 pm

Like the boots. And the vest. The song not so much.

Nana

April 29th, 2009
9:35 pm

Oh cr@p. I had a really god thought and then forgot it. Senior moment in process. If I remember what it was, i will post it. : – O

Andi

April 29th, 2009
9:35 pm

I like the hair. He actually looks decent.

Poohette

April 29th, 2009
9:35 pm

The votes should be for the person that can sing not to save somebody. I think back to Jennifer Hudson. Adam can really sing that’s what i am looking for.

Exit Now

April 29th, 2009
9:36 pm

He should think about cutting a country record. But with better songs.

GAgirl

April 29th, 2009
9:36 pm

I’m voting for someone whose CD I would actually purchase…right now that’s Allison

Johnson

April 29th, 2009
9:36 pm

Go Taylor Hicks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

harriett

April 29th, 2009
9:37 pm

I liked the song. It was soooo much better than the crap that was on his initial album. I bought it and actually threw it away.

Nana

April 29th, 2009
9:37 pm

Taylor looks better now than he did when he was a contestant.

gg

April 29th, 2009
9:37 pm

I agree “Exit Now”. A black ten gallon hat would look great.

WatchingIdol

April 29th, 2009
9:37 pm

Danny is now the eleventh contestant to not be in the B3/2 before the round of four.

Of the ten previous contestants not to land in the bottom, five went on to win (Kelly, Carrie, Taylor, Jordin, Cook), which means 63% of the seasons had winners who were not B3 by this point, which bodes well for Danny.

Of the five who didn’t wind up winning, four lost to others who had not been B3 by this point. (Tamyra, Daughtry, Melinda, and Archie).

The only person to not be B3 at this point and lose to someone who was would be Clay.

History doesn’t bode well for anyone but Danny at this point.

tnecvolfan2001

April 29th, 2009
9:37 pm

yea krisFans! your boy is safe

Eclecticdiva

April 29th, 2009
9:37 pm

What! Adam is still there?????

gg

April 29th, 2009
9:37 pm

There just playing with us. We know Matt is going home.

Andi

April 29th, 2009
9:37 pm

Well well well.

harriett

April 29th, 2009
9:38 pm

May be a Daughtry night after all.

softwind

April 29th, 2009
9:38 pm

It better be Matt that goes home!

Mercedes S.

April 29th, 2009
9:38 pm

Adam in the bottom 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is no God.

Johnson

April 29th, 2009
9:38 pm

Adam is in the bottom 2
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

tnecvolfan2001

April 29th, 2009
9:38 pm

now if adam is booted, that would probably be the biggest shocker in idol history

IdolWatcher80

April 29th, 2009
9:38 pm

You know, if the judges could have forseen this, I’m sure they would have kept their save for Adam.