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American Idol Episode: "1 of 8 Voted Off"

Season 7, Episode 30
Episode Synopsis: Chris Brown and Jordin Sparks perform "No Air," and one of the eight remaining finalists is voted off.
Original Air Date: Apr 10, 2008
Guest Cast Chris Brown

Idol Shocker as Top 7 Is Revealed! Season 7, Episode 30

Hi guys, it's Erin Fox for the third night in a row. I'm exhausted! Imagine the poor Idols and their schedules! So, did you guys watch last night's Idol Gives Back? What did you think? I'm going to make this quick tonight because I think we have a lot to discuss! The Idol Gives Back theme continues throughout the episode. The Idols sing "Shout to the Lord," again with the gospel choir in the background. They sound lovely again. We are also treated to a silly music video (like last year) with a bunch of celebrities lip-synching to "I'm a Believer." Totally random group, right? Everyone from Dr. Phil to Emily Procter ( CSI: Miami), Michael Chiklis ( The Shield), Kyra Sedgwick ( The Closer), Baby Spice and Kobe! I can't believe they got them all to do silly dance moves and lip-synch to The Monkees. But it's all for a good cause, so I'm going with it. The first results: Brooke, David C. and David A. are all safe. Duh! Keisha and Forest Whitaker share more of their trip to Angola, and it's so moving. They're both crying after spending time with a family whose children sleep together on dirty foam padding on a mud floor. Now we're treated to a duet with the awesome Chris Brown and Jordin Sparks. What's up with the pink streaks in her hair? I heart Chris Brown. He's such an amazing dancer. As a pair, their performance sounds good, but their chemistry is a little off. They're mismatched I think, or maybe it's just because I'm not used to Chris singing without a huge production number behind him. After the song, Ryan presents Jordin with two platinum-record awards and one gold-album award. This is a shameless ploy by producers to show America how well Idol "works." Gross. Seriously, get over yourselves. The Idols do a cool Ford commercial tonight: They spill buckets of paint on the road and spin out in their cars, which creates a huge painting of Earth at the end. Very cool. More results: Jason Castro and Kristy Lee Cook are safe! I think Kristy Lee might pass out, she's so surprised. I might, too! That means our bottom three are Michael Johns, Carly Smithson and Syesha Mercado. Yikes. I don't like this bunch in the bottom. I think Syesha deserves to go home next, but I'm afraid that won't happen.... Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama all tape separate messages to America about giving back to Idol. McCain is the only one who tries to be funny but he fails miserably. I'm kind of annoyed they're on Idol. Not sure this is the place for your stumping! The final results! Holy moly! I know I'm not supposed to yell via words, but holy frickin' moly! Ryan, in his most a--hole move this season, tells Syesha and Carly that they are both safe! We were expecting that they would be in the bottom, but it's Michael Johns who gets voted off! In his next a--hole move, Ryan makes us think that since no one was sent home last year after Idol gave back, maybe Michael will be spared. But then he says, "But tonight, we're saying goodbye to Michael Johns." Seriously, that was cruel. What do you think? We must discuss! How did this happen? Do you think Ryan was too cruel to Michael? Vote now. Vote for your favorite of the Top 7 now. Read recaps of Idol Gives Back and Tuesday's performances. Watch clips of American Idol in our Online Video Guide. show less
Hi guys its Erin Fox for the third night in a row Im exhausted Imagine the poor Idols and their schedules So did you guys watch last nights Idol Gives Back What did you thinkIm going to make this quick tonight because I think we have a lot to discuss The Idol Gives Back theme continues throughout the episode The Idols sing Shout to the Lord again with the gospel choir in the background They sound lovely again We are also treated to a silly music video like last year with a bunch of celebrities lip-synching to Im a Believer Totally random group right Everyone from Dr Phil to Emily Procter CSI Miami Michael Chiklis The Shield Kyra Sedgwick The Closer Baby Spice and Kobe I cant believe they got them all to do silly dance moves and lip-synch to The Monkees But its all for a good cause so Im going with itThe first results Brooke David C and David A are all safe DuhKeisha and Forest Whitaker share more of their trip to Angola and its so read more

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