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American Idol Episode: "American Idol"

Season 6, Episode 37
Episode Synopsis: Pink performs “Who Knew”; Barry Gibb performs “To Love Somebody”; and one of the four remaining finalists is voted off.
Original Air Date: May 9, 2007
Guest Cast Pink

May 9, 2007: "And Then There Were Three..." Season 6, Episode 37

Thanks to a little bit of magic known as the TV webcast, and a tall guy going by "JK", I was able to watch Idol in L.A. at the N.Y. time, while the show was being taped live back in L.A. (Crazy, I know!) So, I've got the goods for you tonight earlier rather than later. See, I've got a gig to get to, so on with the show. After sitting through an hour of just about nothing - seriously, we're winding down here and there's only so much filler a girl can take - here's all you really need to know. (Besides, if you watched the show, you really don't want me to recap all that. And if you didn't watch the show, you'll thank me for not having to live through every stretched-out moment.) Barry Gibb sang live; his voice was as falsetto-y as ever. Pink sang, though not live, and she was pretty good. She's grown on me since I saw her last year at the TV Guide Emmy party. She pretty much brought the house down there, and I had only really known one of her songs - that party song, something about getting it started. And well, it wasn't all that and a bag of chips, as the kids say. But I really liked this performance. LaKisha looked miserable from the get-go, though in her defense, she really tried to sound perky in her interactions with Ryan. Blake wasn't sure if he should just go with the flow and be happy, or crawl down into his beatboxing soul and hide his head. Melinda and Jordin looked pretty darn confident, as well they should. The medley of Bee Gees songs was almost bearable until they got to "Islands in the Stream," a song I never thought I'd have to hear again. Images of Kenny and Dolly twangin' it were conjured, and not in a good way, and I really like Dolly Parton. I can wholeheartedly admit that the kids did sound really good singing together - just wished they had chosen better songs. Audience participants included the lovely Jessica Alba, her costars from Fantastic Four, Bill Maher and Simon's girlfriend, Terri Seymour. What? Rewind. Now there's a face I never thought I'd see in that crowd - Bill's not Terri's! Let's get on with it, drumroll, please. Ryan sent Jordin to the safety of the chairs very quickly, then lingered over another 15 minutes of show before announcing that Doolittle was safe, and even Blake was safe. By my uncanny sense of deduction, that left us with only LaKisha to finally nod our heads to. She sang "Stayin' Alive" as her final Idol outro, and she sang it just as well as the night before. She will be staying alive in the music business, because with a voice that big and powerful, any record company would be proud to have her. I look forward to these last two weeks when we really get down to the nitty-gritty. Blake has a lot of supporters out there, and Jordin is pegged to win, but Melinda has been rock-solid for most of the competition. Even her bad days were better than most. Hope you enjoyed my spiffy shortened version of Idol. When the results are in, what else is there, really? Have a great week. Now, I've got to go get my "rock" on. Find video from American Idol in our Online Video Guide. show less
Thanks to a little bit of magic known as the TV webcast, and a tall guy going by "JK", I was able to watch Idol in L.A. at the N.Y. time, while the show was being taped live back in L.A. (Crazy, I know!) So, I’ve got the goods for you tonight earlier rather than later. See, I’ve got a gig to get to, so on with the show. After sitting through an hour of just about nothing — seriously, we’re winding down here and there’s only so much filler a girl can take — here’s all you really need to know. (Besides, if you watched the show, you really don’t want me to recap all that. And if you didn’t watch the show, you’ll thank me for not having to live through every stretched-out moment.)Barry Gibb sang live; his voice was as falsetto-y as ever. Pink sang, though not live, and she was pretty good. She’s grown on me since I saw her last year at the TV Guide Emmy party. She pretty much brought the house down there, and I had only really known... read more

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