American Idol Season 8 Top 13 Results Show

For the most part it was a terrific American Idol show last night.  Danny Gokey, Lil Rounds, Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen all gave tremendous performances.  Except for Matt Giraud, who disappointed, my power rankings (see American Idol Season 8 Top 13 Power Rankings) pretty much held up,  Christian music artists Michael Sarver and Kris Allen outperformed their rankings.  I think the biggest disappointment was Anoop Desai (see my Top 13 Performance Wrap-up).

I think I learned something about American Idol song selection,  If you watched the show after reading my article suggesting song suggestions I am sure you had a pretty good laugh.  The only performer to sing the song I suggested was Anoop and that did not go well.  I am not good a song selection.

The American Idol producers are shaking things up again.  They leaked that they had a super secret new judging twist for Season 8.  Rumor is that they will copy the experiment they tried in the French version of American Idol Nouvelle Star where the the judges were given a one-time veto power right which allowed them save a contestant that would have been eliminated based on home viewer voting at any point during the season.  In the same interview the American Idol producer promised that two contestants would go home tonight, so let’s see what happens.

I think we will see Jasmine Murray and Jorge Nunez will go home.

Ryan told us that there were nearly 33 million votes.   That is a lot.  I am excited about Kelly Clarkson performing and, I will wait to see about Kanye West.  I am consistently disappointed by performances by rappers.

So the rule twist is that the American Idol judges get one “save” this season.  If they unanimously agree they can save someone from elimination.  Okay.

The group number was not bad but was saved by Danny Gokey’s absolutely awful dancing, LOL. I guess American Idol let the genie out the bottle last night and Danny will try to be the next Usher.

Michael Sarver was the first to be exposed to the judging and I am so happy he made it through.  Kris Allen made  it through as I suspected.

As suspected Jasmine Murray was eliminated.  They had her sing while the judges decided.  I don’t know, it seemed kind of cruel to make her sing for her supper.  Then she must stand there for the final judgement.  It certainly adds to the cruelty of the judging.  Jasmine seemed heartbroken, but I think it was the right decision.

Kanye West would have been really good if he could actually sing, or if he would have just rapped.  His performance was just uncomfortable for me.

Poor Jorge Nunez looked like he was about to cry before Ryan said anything to him.  The final elimination was between Anoop Dessai and Jorge Nunez.

Ryan announced that in Season 8, they will bring back a former American Idol contestant each week.  That will be cool.  Kelly Clarkson performed “My Life Would Suck Without You”.  I hate the song, but I love the singer.  When is she going to dump this whole Pop scene and jump into the blues with both feet?

In the final judging we learned that Jorge Nunez did not get enough votes and is now reduced to begging the judges in song.  Of course, the judges did not use their only “save” of the season on Jorge.  Sorry, Jorge.

American Idol Season 8 is down to 11 and all six of the Christian music artists on American Idol Season 8 made it through the first week.  Way to go Danny, Lil, Michael, Kris, Scott and Matt!

Check back with me on Monday to see my updated power rankings and, maybe I will try song selection again.

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Comments

  1. Well..no surprises..we both got the bottom 2 right. Dial idol was off by a mile on Anoop. The new rule should be the “In case Danny/Adam/Lil get voted off too early we can save the years ratings” rule.

    I didn’t like either song tonight..the word Suck is way to common these days.

    Not only 6 Christians in top 11 but 6 of the top 9 vote getters..way to go!

    Have a great week!

  2. that downhere album is fantastic..if you don’t have it get that free download!!

  3. Hi Chuck! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been letting our listeners know about one21music.com. Here on 101qfl (www.101qfl.com) I do an American Idol update the day after each American Idol show. Lately I’ve been including a plug for your site and the fact that you’re following the Christian contestants. I’ve even gotten some responses from people who didn’t quite catch the URL. So if you see any readers coming from Rockford, IL, you’ll know why!

  4. chuck says:

    Cindy, I am so grateful. Your support is a blessing. You have made my day. If you would ever like to do an on air we would be happy to call in.

  5. Chuck, it would be fun to do a phone interview with you! We will have to set that up.

    If you’d like to listen to my Idol update for today–in which I mention one21music.com–you can do so here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzDLo5TRMmg&eurl=http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691983742&feature=player_embedded

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