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Kristy Lee Cook Eliminated from American Idol

American Idol Rundown: Who Made the Final Half-Dozen?



We're down to six on American Idol, which means one of the smiling faces above won't be around for Andrew Lloyd Webber week. Which singer won't be gracing the Idol stage again? For the answer, just read more.


Kristy Lee Cook certainly wasn't going to win American Idol this year, but you know what? After several weeks of better-than-average-for-her performances, I thought she might get to stick around for a while. Weeks ago, I was begging for this result, but on Wednesday, I was actually a little sad. Brooke's tearful reaction didn't help — I mean, she's a crier anyway, but her tears over Kristy's departure really did seem genuine. In how I imagine the Idol contestants being offstage, I could see them being really close.

So much for my prediction of Carly going home; she wasn't even in the bottom three. That actually gives me some hope for her — I do like her, and I've been a little baffled by the (seeming) lack of public support. Maybe she's getting some momentum at just the right time. Has anyone else noticed how much more cheerful and laid-back and fun she seems during the results shows? I hope she can get over her nerves or whatever is holding her back on stage.

Some other thoughts on Wednesday's show:

  • Ah, the famed left side, right side Seacrest elimination trick. Was wondering when we'd see that one. Who guessed the David Cook fakeout? I figured there was something weird going on given the makeup of the groups, but I wasn't sure what it would be.
  • I noted yesterday that Mariah Carey night wasn't nearly as painful as I was expecting. What was I expecting, then? Something like the "One Sweet Day" group sing, that's what.
  • Would anyone else love to know what Simon whispers to Paula all through every results show?
  • I kind of loved Carly calling out the judges being hard on her; Simon, of course, took the "I'm just mean because you can be so great" approach. True? Not true? Discuss.
  • Aaaaack! Zombie idols! What a terrifying Ford shoot — especially Archuleta!
  • Speaking of Archuleta, anyone else not convinced by his "I've never been happier in my life"?
  • David Cook is one classy guy. He could use his personal situation for votes; he doesn't. That, as much as his performances, has completely endeared him to me.
  • Going scruffy: The best decision Elliott Yamin ever made.
  • Good for Kristy Lee for not just singing her goodbye song, but singing it with confidence — and practically in Simon's lap. Now will someone please give her her horse back?

Photos courtesy of Fox

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