Â Our Majic listeners called it!! Â In our online poll you picked Scotty McCreery as the next American Idol! With a record 122 Million votes cast it was clear that Scotty was "In it to win it"!! Â I was hoping Lauren would pull it out since it has been 5 years since a gal has won this thing!! Â Maybe next year, if there is a next year! Â I think everyone in the Top 5 will have amazing careers! Â All season I have been thinking that Scotty looks like someone.....what do you think?Â
Check out Scotty's winning moment below! Â He really holds his own with Tim McGraw too!! Â Enjoy!!
Look for a little kiss on the lips between Scotty and Lauren after Ryan's big announcement of the winner!
It was an amazing country music night on the American Idol finale last night at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood.Â Â Lauren and Scotty each performed 3 songs, one of their favorites, one chosen for them by their idols Carrie Underwood and George Strait and their new single if they should win the competition , picked by season 10 mentor Jimmy Iovine.Â Â Overall I think it was Lauren's night despite her straining her vocal chords early in the day!Â Scotty is already such a pro , so it would not surprise me if he took the title , but I really want to see a girl win this year!Â It's been 4 years since Jordan Sparks won back in 2007!Check out their performances of their new singles below!Â Who do you think will win?Â
Haley Reinhardt seemed shocked at first when she was sent home last night on American Idol.Â She certainly rallied and this season with so much talent anyone can go home at anytime.Â After a few seconds she belted out "Benny and the Jets" for the audience and judges and seemed to take it all in stride.Â Check out an exclusive interview with her after the show below!Â Â Next week the finale will be at theÂ Nokia Theatre on TuesdayÂ and we will crown a new American Idol on Wednesday night at 7pm on FOX!Â My money is on Lauren for the win!
Each of the Top 3 performed 3 songs last night, their choice, Intercope Records President Jimmy Ivovine's choice and finally the judges choice.Â I love the going home episode's on American Idol.Â Â These 3 young people left home and barely anyone knew who they were and now they go home and their hometown throws them a party!Â What a feeling that must be, plus we get toÂ see them back in their auditions and how much they have already changed!Check out a concert Scotty gave during his hometown visit toÂ Garner, North Carolina.Â The town raised $61,000 to give Scotty a big homecoming party and he put on quite a show!Â Enjoy!Â
He was "In it to win it" but American Idol hopeful James Durbin was sent home on Amercian Idol last night. He is in good company, if you remember Chris Daughtry was sent home the same week several years ago and his career continues to skyrocket! Â I expect the same thing will happen for James! Â Judge Steven Tyler premiered his new video last night andÂ American Idol Jordin Sparks debuted her new single "I Am Woman" and it's not Helen Reddy's version.Â Jordan looks fantastic! Â Â Check it out below along with James Durbin's goodbye to American Idol!
Lady GaGa was in the house and it made all the difference in the world when it came to confidence and Â creative performances from the final four Idol contestants!!Â James Durbin and Scotty McCreeryÂ wereÂ two of my favorites last night.Â Check out their performances below.
Â Last night's Top 5 gave it their all, but I think it's time for one of my favorite contestants , Jacob Lusk to go.Â There is so much pressure we don't see behind the scenes and I think it is getting to Jabob.Â Â My favorites last night were Scotty McCreey and Haley Reinhart who I think gave the best performance last night.Â Check them out below!
Casey Abrams did not seem too surprised when it was announced last night that he was going home on American Idol. Â This was not the first time Casey was sent home, if you remember earlier on the judges used their only save of the season to keep him on. Â It paid off for Casey who was able to showcase his unique talents. Â I am going to miss him. Â Check out his goodbye below and at the end it's clear he and Haley Reinhardt are more than fond of each other.
Luck ran out of Stefano Langone last night on American Idol when he was sent home after a nationwide vote of 52 million!! Â I have been watching this show since in began and I must say this was the best goodbye I have ever seen. Â Yes, it was time for Stefano to leave the show, but his attitude was amazing! Â His fellow contestants, especially rocker James Durbin were the ones shedding the tears. Â Stefano went out like a champ performing Stevie Wonder's , "Lately" which he had done earlier in the season. Â He gave the performance of his life and that's what he will be remembered for! Â I loved it!! Â Watch the video below if you missed it or like me want to see it again and again!
What an amazing night on American Idol, even if they left Bruce Springsteen out of the telecast. Â All 7 Idol hopefuls were fantastic, not a weak one in the bunch, but someone has to go home. Â I think it may be fan favorite Jacob Lusk who had a hard time hearing his track when it messed up , he kept on Â singing anyway!Â
My favorite performance this week was from James Durban who sang the Muse hit "Uprising" and was amazing!!
Kasey Abrams was also fabulous doing his rendition of Maroon 5'sÂ "Harder To Breathe".Â He even snuck in a kiss for J-Lo!
Finally a guy is sent home on American Idol!Â Though he was surprised I think Paul McDonald was also a bit relieved to be sent home last night.Â He's a star and he knows it.Â He not only has a great smile but a great attitude to match!Â It also looks like those Casey and Haley romance rumors may be true, they sure were heating things up during their duet last night! Â Â Â Check out Paul's farwell from last night and Casey and Haley's duet performaces Â below!
Pia was voted off of American Idol last night after giving one of her best performances ever on Wednesday night!! Â This is the one big problem I have with American Idol. Â Not matter how great and talented the woman are over the last 5 years men have won the competition!! Â Everyone sent home in the Top 13 this year have been female!! Â Of the Top 8 left on Idol Â Haley and Lauren are the only gals left in the competition. Â I wish American Idol would do what DWTS does and have the audience vote and the judges vote go in together. Â See Pia's shocking elimination below!
Â The buzz is that recently saved Casey Abrams and the lovely, jazzy Haley Reinhart are an item!!Â Â It it's true it could explain Casey'sÂ makeover and Haley's best performance ever last night!!Â Â We'll have to see what happens with these two!Â What do you think?Â
At this stage of the game on American Idol every vote counts. Â Tonight's results proved that! Â I also believe the order of the performances early on can make a difference. Â Tonight's results proved that too!! Â The amazingly talented Casey Abrams had the lowest number of votes and shockingly faced elimination. Â Clearly performing early I think a lot of voters forgot about him. Â I am so glad the judges used their one save of the season to keep Casey!! Â I have a feeling a bit of this was staged on the judges part , but Casey had no idea and his face and reaction are quite emotional!! Â Check out the video below if you missed it!Stevie Wonder sang his classic "Happy Birthday To Ya" to Steven Tyler in honor of his 63rd birthday!! Â Hey Steven you "don't look a day over fabulous " either! Â Check out Steven's fun birthday cake! Â Yummy!!
More fabulous stuff from last night's show!
It was Motown night on American Idol and one of the best show's ever!! Â Everyone tried to bring their A game and while some succeeded , so did not. Â Nobody gave a bad performance but as you know with American Idol some talent grows and some does not and it begins to show the further into the competition we get. My favorite performance belonged to Jacob Lusk doing a soulful rendition of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "Your All I Need to Get By". Â Steven Tyler actually ran up on stage to give Jacob a hug, call ing him baby Luther after Luther Vandross! Â Ryan Seacrest Â then invited the whole front row to do the same. Â Who was your favorite? Â Check out Jacob's incredible performance below!American IdolÂ Top 11Â Performances:
Casey Abrams â I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Thia Megia â Heat Wave
Jacob Lusk â Youâre All I Need to Get By
Lauren Alaina â You Keep Me Hanging On
Stefano Langone â Hello
Haley Reinhart â Youâve Really Got a Hold On Me
This week it's 'Motown Favs' and the Top 10 determined for the Big Summer tour!
Karen Rodriguez bid Idol adieu tonight after the judges opted to hang onto their one-time-only save for a much rainier day."I know it's about the votes, but I've done my best to represent for everybody, for my family, for everyone," she said.The 21-year-old from New York tried to play to her strengths, singing her bilingual version of "Hero," but all it did was rehighlight her voice's limitations. No 11th-hour pardon for her tonight."This is not unanimous. I must say, we talked it over quite a bit, but the judges are not going to use the save tonight," Randy Jackson broke the news. Â By the look on her face it seemed like Jennifer Lopez wanted to save her! Â I was surprised Karen was eliminated! Â 11 very talented contestants remain!The Black Eyed Pea's performed last night along with last years American Idol Lee DeWyze.
I love this! Â At the beginning of the show tonight on American Idol, Steven, Jennifer , Randy and Ryan made an exciting announcement!! Â Recognizing the showâs massive reach around the world, producers of âIdolâ have decided to donate a portion of iTunes sales to the American Red Cross and their relief efforts in Japan!
Jackson also let viewers know that during tomorrow nightâs results show, they would also offer a way to donate via text message.Click here to visit the âAmerican Idolâ page on iTunes to download the Top 12â²s performance songs! Â I already have several I want to purchase!!Â Â Stefano Langone had my favorite performance last night!!Â I 'm buying this one for sure!Â
The first to go home on American Idol last night was Wild Card pick Ashthon Jones. Â Everyone was comparing her to Diana Ross, but I never felt that. Â While she looks amazing, her voice has been less than perfect the past few weeks! Â Ashthon shed a few tears and David Cooks new rendition of "Don't You Forget About Me" played while a montage of Ashthon's journey on American Idol played.Missing from the show last night was Casey Abrams who is once again in the hospital. Â American Idol is giving no comment on his condition. Â Get well soon Casey!
In other American Idol news,
judge Steven TylerÂ Â has launched his new mobile App, âSteven Tylerâs AppSoLewdlyâ today, available exclusively at the iTunes app store.Â For $2.99, fans can have access to exclusive, unpredictable, and uncensored content including self made videos, never before seen photos and other noises from his head like a digital sound box filled with his most outrageous and funny "Tylerisms." The app can be purchased atÂ http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/steven-tyler-appsolewdly/id420293536?mt=8&ls=1.
This is the glorious Beverly Hills mansion that the idol contestants are living in during the competition! Who would want to go home again after living here, sadly someone will have to leave each week. Â This home rents for $100,000 a week, and has some amazing views! Â Check it out!Â
There were very few surprises on American Idol last night! Â This is the best group of talent I have ever seen on the show, and many of these finalists will have recording careers and there are a few superstars in the making. After the first audience vote and 3 added by the judges after the Wild Card round...here are the Top 13 finalists for American Idol Â Season 10!Â Â