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American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week



Wednesday: Two hour performance show, 8/7c
Thursday: One hour results show, 8/7c -- Two are sent home. Not sure who will be performing though it's possible that Elton John will be the guest performer. He's on the performance circuit for some reason, this week he'll be hosting Saturday Night Live and performing with Leon Russell.

Next week the performance show will be 90 minutes.

The last time that Elton John was the theme was in Season 3, Top 9. The songs that were performed at that time were:

# Performer Song Result
1 Fantasia Barrino “Something About the Way You Look Tonight“ Safe
2 Jon Peter Lewis “Rocket Man“ Safe
3 Jasmine Trias “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me“ Bottom 2
4 John Stevens “Crocodile Rock“ Safe
5 Camile Velasco “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road“ Eliminated
6 George Huff “Take Me to the Pilot“ Safe
7 Diana DeGarmo “I’m Still Standing“ Bottom 3
8 La Toya London “Someone Saved My Life Tonight“ Safe
9 Jennifer Hudson “Circle of Life“ Safe

Result Show
“Bennie and the Jets” (Girls) / “Daniel” (Boys) / “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting“ (Top 9)
Tamyra Gray “Raindrops Will Fall”

If you see a reference to ‘80s night, that was the original theme for this week but it was changed shortly afterwards to Elton John week. The sudden change is what leads me to believe that he became available to perform on Thursday.

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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

I wonder which contestant will be the first to say "I've never heard an Elton John song before."
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

I wonder if we're going to see Casey get the dry heaves again this week.
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

It's amazing how most of the people here were loving Casey during the auditions and Hollywood week and now he's become one of the most hated contestants right now.

Loved Lauren Alaina last week and I liked Pia also, even though most here thought she was boring. Hopefully Pia will do something more up tempo this week.
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

For the love of god please someone tell them when they are bad. Stef-n-oh murdered Tiny Dancer
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Wow. Casey didn't totally suck ass tonight, he was actually pretty good.
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Lauren was tops for me tonight. That was a really nice arrangement of Candle in the Wind which is good 'cuz i really never need to hear the song done "as is" ever again
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

" So apparently I need a longer dress, I'm just glad I was able to show another side of myself tonight."
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Its over.....


Haley wins this Years AI.....
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Originally Posted by SkullOrchard View Post
Wow. Casey didn't totally suck ass tonight, he was actually pretty good.
Please don't use the phrase "suck ass" to describe a guy with chronic, bloody diarrhea...
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Originally Posted by tommy28 View Post
Its over.....


Haley wins this Years AI.....
loved her this week!!!
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Naima and Stefano are packing their bags this week.
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Originally Posted by NiCK Crush View Post
Naima and Stefano are packing their bags this week.
That's my vote Plus add in Jacob and make it a three for the price of two deal.
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Naima was just bad.
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And you Casey haters - Heard It Through The Grapevine has really been his only miss.
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Originally Posted by NiCK Crush View Post
Naima and Stefano are packing their bags this week.
Yeah, Stefano wasn't very good but the reggae version of Still Standing was hilariously awful. The arrangement, phony cartoon accent, arrogance, all of it.

Lauren, Haley, and Casey were best.

Jacob is beginning to lose my attention.

Did anyone else notice that Scotty's grandma was in the audience??
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Agreed about Jacob. And yea, I might have seen Scotty's Grandma
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

I can see Thia and Stefano leaving. I don't like Jacob Lusk, but he seems to be popular for now.

And I ran across some interesting news - Casey and Haley are apparently dating. He's got good taste.
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Originally Posted by NiCK Crush View Post
And you Casey haters - Heard It Through The Grapevine has really been his only miss.
I actually thought "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was his worst.
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Dial Idol predictions:

Spoiler:
Safe: Scotty McCreery, Jacob Lusk, Casey Abrams, Pia Toscano, and Haley Reinhart.

Outside chance of being in the bottom two: James Durbin and Naima Adedapo

At a high risk of being in the bottom two: Lauren Alaina, Thia Megia, Paul McDonald, and Stefano Langone


And I agree that Smells Like Teen Spirit has been Casey's worst song.
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Liked Lauren, Pia (although I am sick and tired of her singing ballads), Casey and Haley.

Getting tired of Scotty. I know he's a country singer, but he sounds the same every single week. I'm not a fan of his, but I would like to see him do something different than these same old slow classic country arrangements.

I was a fan of Thia early on, but she seems stuck in mediocrity right now. She's played it safe with really slow and sleepy songs.

Naima was hilariously bad. I can see her and Stefano being in the bottom and gettng voted out.

Also, I'm getting kind of frustrated with Jacob. I totally agree with Jimmy Iovine that Jacob tends to over-dramatize his performances.
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Not sure what show you were watching but Haley's performance was atrocious.

Naima is absolutely going home. Stephano and Thea are going to be the rest of the bottom three and each really needs to go.
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

Yeah, I didn't hate her performance, but I don't get the praise, and definitely don't think she'll even make the top 4.
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

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Yeah, I didn't hate her performance, but I don't get the praise, and definitely don't think she'll even make the top 4.
I agree. I like the tone of her voice and her occasional growl, but I think she overdid last night. She is awkward onstage. Her slide off the piano was cringe worthy and her arm waving was really distracting.

That being said, I rather watch and listen to her than to be bored to tears by Thia Magia..she might just be too young a 15/16 year old (compared to Lauren) to have any real attachment to songs yet. She goes through the motion. I think its time she leaves.
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Re: American Idol, Top 11 (again), March 30/31 11. Elton John week

I was sort of split on Haley's performance. I like the growl and the gusto, but the way she sang the "buh buh buh" part was pure unintentional comedy for me. It reminded me of a bully making fun of a stutterer.

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