'American Idol' Top 20: John Park, Jermaine Sellers, two more eliminated
After a very dramatically edited montage of the week's performances, Simon Cowell reveals there were contestants the judges complimented on Wednesday who didn't deserve it, but he won't say who they are. Wow. Let the speculation begin.
The group performance is "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas. The guys' mugging for the camera is hilarious (particularly Michael Lynche), but the girls just walk around in circles a lot. And then come the hands in the air. That's really the best part of the results show.
When it's time for some eliminations, the first person sent home is John Park, which is not a shock. It's a little surprising Todrick Hall and Tim Urban were safe. That almost guarantees Jermaine Sellers is the other male eliminee or else the viewers are in for a huge surprise. As is often the case with eliminees, Park's sing-out of "Gravity" is better than his initial performance.
The second person sent home is indeed Jermaine Sellers. The show does make it look as though it was Jermaine vs. Andrew Garcia for the second elimination, so Andrew must not have gotten as many votes this week as the "Idol" folks were hoping.
In between the guys' and girls' results, Danny Gokey performs his hit "My Best Days Are Ahead of Me." Danny's post-performance interview is incredibly chatty. Did he speak that many words total last season?
Back to the results. The first woman going home is Michelle Delamor. That's a little surprising just in terms that she wasn't the worst this week, but it isn't shocking. Michelle was fighting her lack of screen time and she didn't give outstanding performances either week.
The final elimination is here and it really boils down to whether it will be Lacey Brown or if the Haeley Vaughn experiement will lurch forward for another week.
Lo and behold, they are the last two left standing and it is Haeley Vaughn who goes home. Yeah, that's right. She really was the weakest one left. Vote for the Worst will have to pick a new horse to back.
She gets really choked up during her sing-out. You have to feel for the girl. It has always seemed a little mean to make the eliminated contestants sing themselves out.
Tune in here tomorrow for Zap2it's interviews with all four eliminated contestants.
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