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American Idol Episode: "1 of 9 Voted Off"

Season 11, Episode 24
Episode Synopsis: A finalist is eliminated in a results episode. Performing: Nicki Minaj and Scotty McCreery.
Original Air Date: Mar 29, 2012

American Idol Determines the Final 8 and Nicki Minaj’s Boobs Perform Season 11, Episode 24

We kick off this evening with a bit of "breaking news" — Aerosmith is going on tour! And it's not just any tour... it's the Global Warming Tour. If you're into S&M, this is the concert for you. Why? Because Steven has promised to dress like a lion tamer and whip everyone in the front row into submission. We knew he was into the freaky s---.

But back to the Idols. Mariah Carey, Lifehouse, Carrie Underwood and Jonny Lang tweeted some nice things about the contestants' performances last night. Not to be outdone (and probably in an attempt to redeem himself from that Halle Berry scandal) — Eric Benet comes out to praise DeAndre's performance in person. Too bad he'll have to watch DeAndre go home tonight... we hope.

Ford commercial blah blah blah.

We watch the finalists pack up their stuff  and move into something they're referring to as a mansion, but really, it's a compound. In a pity move, the other contestants give DeAndre the biggest room because they know he's going home (we hope).

First up to learn their fate:
Elise — safe
Hollie — bottom three
Phillip — safe

Next, Nicki Minaj's boobs take the stage, and she herself shows up about 45 seconds later. Minaj is over the performance before it even begins — she doesn't even bother pretending to lip-sync the chorus. She does, however, do a really good job of making sure her boobs don't pop out while jumping around. Good job, Nicki! At the end of the performance, the camera pans to the judges who are a combination of scared, appalled and horrified. For the first time this season — and possibly ever — I feel like we are all so on the same page. It's amazing, really! Then Minaj says she wants to be a guest judge and J. Lo is all waving her finger like "oh no she didn't." Highlight of my year, easily.

Enough of that nonsense. Let's trim that fat:
Colton — safe

Joshua — safe

Heejun — bottom three

Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery performs a country single, but I knew it would never measure up to the train wreck that was Nicki Minaj, so in the name of full disclosure... I fast-forwarded it. Iovine presents him with a shiny "1,000,000 albums sold" plaque. It's a sweet moment.

The last bunch learns their fate:
Jessica — safe
Deandre — safe
Skylar — bottom 3

It is at this point we confirm there is clearly a DeAndre conspiracy happening, because every single person I talked to — and that's a lot of people, I tell you — said they wanted DeAndre gone.

In any case, Skylar and Hollie get removed from the bottom three. Heejun is at risk. He sings  "A Song For You," which he performed last night. It was a pretty impressive performance — arguably his best — but not surprisingly, the judges do not save him.

Do you think Heejun deserved to go home?

 

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We kick off this evening with a bit of "breaking news" — Aerosmith is going on tour! And it's not just any tour... it's the Global Warming Tour. If you're into S&M, this is the concert for you. Why? Because Steven has promised to dress like a lion tamer and whip everyone in the front row into submission. read more

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Premiered: June 11, 2002, on FOX
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