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American Idol Episode: "1 of 6 Voted Off"

Season 7, Episode 34
Episode Synopsis: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leona Lewis perform, and one of the six remaining finalists is voted off.
Original Air Date: Apr 23, 2008
Guest Cast Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Top 5 Revealed! Season 7, Episode 34

**Yo, yo, American Idol peeps. You know I love you all, but I need to set you all straight. DO NOT BELIEVE THE RUMORS ABOUT TVGUIDE.COM SPREADING INSIDER INFO!!! One of our editors has been smeared all over the Idol forums and fan sites for supposedly saying that Jason was getting kicked off tonight. We don't know who is getting kicked off. NO ONE DOES. If you look at our power rankings, they do not mirror the show results at all, they are just a fun poll we use to see who loves who. So, please know that your friendly editors at TVGuide.com are hard-working, TV-loving souls who don't want to spoil anyone's fun.** 'Nuf said. Let's enjoy the show. So, I'm glad that so many of you admitted that you too enjoy musical theater. I don't feel so alone now. The Idols began the show this evening with a group number singing, "All I Ask of You," from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. They sound lovely and sing some really pretty harmony during the song. After it's over, Ryan introduces a taped piece that recaps last night's performances and that ALW thinks it will be interesting to see who progresses. Ya think? They bring ALW on stage with Ryan for a Q&A. It's kind weird, no? This isn't Regis and Kelly. He asks about Brooke's faux pas last night, and ALW was very gracious and said that it happens to the best of them and that he thinks she's very talented. Brooke looks like she wants to claw out Ryan's eyes for bringing that incident up again, but then smiles when ALW says, "It (meaning forgetting) happened on the [judge's] panel last night too." Paula, he's referring to you. Simon does a subtle job of pointing that out to Paula. Hee. Ryan also gets ALW to say that Jason didn't listen to a word he said and had the world's strangest song choice. LOL. Way to hold back there, Sir Webber. Then Ryan asks, in the most asinine way possible, "If you could write a love song for Simon and Paula, what would it be?" Ugh. ALW says, "Time to Say Goodbye?" "How Can I Say I Miss You if You Won't Go Away?" At least it's not calls from fans. On to the eliminations... or not.... First, we get a Ford commercial on comic book acid, to "Tainted Love." It's really cool, actually. Well, at least the comic book part is. Now we're back and Ryan unveils some stamps that will have different Idols on them until the winner is crowned. It's to raise money for Idol Gives Back. Now we get a message from President and First Lady Bush. It's about as stiff and canned as possible. They have no idea what Idol really is, do they? Must try to keep political sniping to a minimum. Trying so hard... Now we're at the eliminations: David C. and Archie march out first. After Archie barely gets out his, "Gosh I'm glad I did what I did," speech, we find out they're both safe. Now we get to see how many former Idols have been on Broadway or are actually starring right now. Tamyra Grey is currently starring as Mimi in Rent and Clay Aiken is in Spamalot (OK, at least he has a reason for that awful hair). Leona Lewis takes the stage singing, "Bleeding Love" - why? Because Simon discovered her in the UK and now she's a mega-star. His head is officially bigger than the entire world now. She's damn talented, though. Next on the chopping block are Syesha and Brooke. Syesha goes to the stool and Brooke is safe! Holy crap, I thought for sure she'd get the boot this week! Carly and Jason are up and why are we even doing the critique? Aren't they in the bottom three by process of elimination (no pun intended)? Ohhh, it's the bottom two now. Got it. Jason is safe!? Holy cow! Now they're making Carly sing again. This is torturous. I'm shocked that the two best performances last night (sorry David lovers) are in the bottom two tonight. Boo, voters! OMG, Carly has been booted! I'm speechless. I hope you feel my wrath, voters. I heart Carly! What did you think of the results? Vote for your favorite Idol in our Power Ranking poll. Use our online video guide to watch clips of American Idol. show less
Yo yo American Idol peeps You know I love you all but I need to set you all straight DO NOT BELIEVE THE RUMORS ABOUT TVGUIDECOM SPREADING INSIDER INFO One of our editors has been smeared all over the Idol forums and fan sites for supposedly saying that Jason was getting kicked off tonight We dont know who is getting kicked off NO ONE DOES If you look at our power rankings they do not mirror the show results at all they are just a fun poll we use to see who loves who So please know that your friendly editors at TVGuidecom are hard-working TV-loving souls who dont want to spoil anyones funNuf said Lets enjoy the showSo Im glad that so many of you admitted that you too enjoy musical theater I dont feel so alone now The Idols began the show this evening with a group number singing All I Ask of You from Andrew Lloyd Webbers Phantom of the Opera They sound lovely and sing some really pretty harmony during the song After its over Ryan introduces read more

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Premiered: June 11, 2002, on FOX
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Premise: The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges, including, most entertainingly, the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, who departed the show in 2010 after serving for nine seasons. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.

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