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American Idol Episode: "1 of 3 Voted Off"

Season 7, Episode 40
Episode Synopsis: One of the three remaining finalists is voted off.
Original Air Date: May 14, 2008

The Final Two Revealed! Season 7, Episode 40

Hello everyone, it's me, Erin Fox! Thank you to so many bloggers who welcomed me back and enjoyed reading my post. Thanks also to those of you wearing your cranky pants and calling me "catty" for wanting to draw whiskers on David Archuleta's little baby face. Heh... catty about whiskers... makes me laugh. Just having a little fun guys, try to relax! (P.S. "Shizzle" is supposed to sound ridiculous!) On to the show! Ryan does a nice job reminding the audience (including many Idol cast-offs like Amanda Overmyer, and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber) that making it this far and not winning will be devastating. Thanks for that, Ry. He also tells Cowell to button up his shirt because this is a TV-G rated show. This is terribly ironic considering Paula's boobs are about to leap out of her dress and choreograph a number of their own. Next, we're treated to a short and lame music video set to "How Far Is Heaven," featuring the reflection of David A. in a large pool. Thank goodness we won't have to see any more of those videos! After a recap of last night's performances and a commercial break, Ryan introduces recording and Broadway star (aka AI winner No. 3) Fantasia, who sings "Bore Me." Worst. Title. Ever. She struts out onto stage with the craziest shade of red-pink-orange hair (depending on your TV tint) that I've ever seen. She looks like a pro wrestler and not an R&B star, but she's very Fantasia. So, if you're a fan, I think you'd enjoy it??? I like her a lot but thought this song was a hot, tranny mess. Besides her back-up dancers' booties hanging out of their outfits, the most entertaining part was watching Simon's jaw-dropping/horrified expression during her song. Awesome. Ryan asks David Archuleta to come on stage. We get to watch David's trip home to Murray, Utah (which I know a lot of you were annoyed about not seeing last night). There's lots of screaming girls, cheerleaders and an interview on Good Morning, Utah. They parade him around to radio stations and a large mall filled with screaming tweens and teens. Some cry, most scream. This makes David cry which is sweet, and then he exclaims, "Gosh!" and then I'm over it. But, then I think, wow, this kid must be so tired and overwhelmed. I'd cry too. He sings "Imagine" for his huge high school crowd and says how grateful he is. Aww, little kitten. Then we watch his "journey" tape which is also really sweet. Ryan then invites Syesha to show the video of her trip home. She visits a talk show, her high school, elementary school and downtown Sarasota. She rides a helicopter over a huge crowd waiting for her. The Mayor of Sarasota awards her with "Syesha Mercado day" and a handstand. Awesome considering she's so old. Go girl! Syesha cries way more than David A. and it's very moving. Especially when they play her "journey" tape because you see how far she's truly come. Now it's David Cook's turn. Ryan invites his brother (who originally auditioned and didn't make it... awkward) on stage. We watch him travel back to Blue Springs and Kansas City, Missouri and do the same TV, radio, screaming fan circuit. Then he heads downtown for a concert where his family sings along in the background. Then he surprises his music teacher from elementary school which is super cute. The little kids there almost have out of body experiences. He finally cries on the field of his school. Aww. His "journey" tape is set to a Daughtry song which is fitting since they have the same cool vibe. I really enjoyed the journey of his hair actually. It's much improved. Finally the results! The finale will be David Archuleta against David Cook. Bye-bye Syesha, I'm sure we haven't seen the last of you! She sings us out with her wonderful version of "If I Ain't Got You." See you next week for the finale! Are you excited? Are you going to have Idol finale parties? What will you wear? Kidding. Related: " Watch video interviews with Idol finalists. " Who's your Idol now? Vote for your favorite here. " Video: Watch the judges hatin' Archuleta's "Boo." show less
Hello everyone its me Erin Fox Thank you to so many bloggers who welcomed me back and enjoyed reading my post Thanks also to those of you wearing your cranky pants and calling me catty for wanting to draw whiskers on David Archuletas little baby face Heh catty about whiskers makes me laugh Just having a little fun guys try to relax PS Shizzle is supposed to sound ridiculousOn to the show Ryan does a nice job reminding the audience including many Idol cast-offs like Amanda Overmyer and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber that making it this far and not winning will be devastating Thanks for that Ry He also tells Cowell to button up his shirt because this is a TV-G rated show This is terribly ironic considering Paulas boobs are about to leap out of her dress and choreograph a number of their own Next were treated to a short and lame music video set to How Far Is Heaven featuring the reflection of David A in a large pool Thank goodness we wont have to see read more

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Premiered: June 11, 2002, on FOX
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