‘American Idol’ 2011 Top Four Results Live Recap 5/12/11

'American Idol' 2011 Top Four Results Live Recap 5/12/11

American Idol is heating up! We’re down to the top four in the singing competition — and it’s anyone’s guess who’s going to sent home tonight! In case you missed last night’s performances, check out our recap right here!

The competition has been narrowed down to Haley Reinhart, James Durbin, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alania. James really wow’ed the judges last night, with them laying most of the night’s criticism on Haley.

Next week, the Idol hopefuls will be taking camera crews to their hometowns for their Hometown Heroes segment. Will we be left with three contestants? According to our poll, most of our votes say that Haley will be sent home.

Enrique Iglesias and Jordin Sparks are there, along with a performance by Lady Gaga!

James and Scotty are performing Brad Paisley’s song, Start A Band, on the show now. They’re doing a pretty good job, for a country song.

Stay tuned for the latest updates as we recap the show live!

Haley and Lauren are performing Gunpowder & Lead by Miranda Lambert. The guys murdered them in the duets. I’m not feeling this version of the song at all, Haley seems to be bringing the duet down, while Lauren is showing a ton of enthusiasm.

After the vote, Ryan has announced that Lauren has been chosen as part of the top three.

For their preparation in meeting Lady Gaga, they watched her NYC HBO special performance of You And I. Enrique Iglesias is performing his new song, Dirty Dancer, featuring Usher. Holy autotune, Batman! Afterward, we were treated to a live version of his song, I Like It. Ugh, there’s just too much autotune in his songs to enjoy them at all.

Season six Idol winner Jordin Sparks is performing her new song I Am Woman. This song isn’t that wonderful. And for the record, Jordin has been a “woman” since December 22, 2010. But hey, at least her hair looks cute straight and with purple highlights.

Steven Tyler is showing off the world premiere of his new music video for It Feels So Good. It’s not a bad song, but Steven without Aerosmith just seems weird to me. Has Steven had some work done, because his face looks different. This song puts me in the mind of Jaded by Aerosmith, for some reason.

Back to the elimination! After the nationwide votes, Haley has been chosen as part of the top three! Who knew?!?? So now it’s down to Scotty and James! (Or no one?!)

Who’s going through to the next round?!?? SCOTTY!! James is going home!!! WOW! Talk about an upset!!!! Are you SHOCKED?!???

‘American Idol’ 2011 Top Four Results Live Recap 5/12/11 was last modified: August 4th, 2013 by Megan Lindsey
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  • Hiyafn1234

    it’s a joke this year. It’s not about talent at all because the girls are pathetic compared to the guys this year…..why are they being voted for? because they’re pretty…pfft

    • Wildman_al69

      i agree james should be the winner, the girls wasn’t as good

    • Guest

      sexest ape.  

  • Armyman04200

    wow, at least james wont have to make shitty songs under contract with american idol. . . O_o glad, cant wait for his first cd :P now i dont have to watch american idol anymore either haha
     

    • Joy

      I will not be watching anymore as the best just left! James was outstanding compared to the rest; the total package! Hope you go far, james; you deserve it!!! 

    • Joy

      I will not be watching anymore as the best just left! James was outstanding compared to the rest; the total package! Hope you go far, james; you deserve it!!! 

    • Tmakowi

      I agree girl, james was the better. He rocked that stage every week.

  • Armyman04200

    wow, at least james wont have to make shitty songs under contract with american idol. . . O_o glad, cant wait for his first cd :P now i dont have to watch american idol anymore either haha
     

  • Stacy

    Surprised by Idol outcome tonight but not disappointed. I think the voters got it right. Hope Haley wins, not because of her looks but due to her talent.

    • jabs

      You must be tone deaf!!!  She is absolutely horrible!!!! 

      • Guest

        funny, the judges told her “I who have nothing” was one of if not the best performance of the season.  That was last night’s show.  They all have talent in the top 4…but style wise, not a fan of the smaltz that Scotty does.  Thought Lauren is good, but not polished enough yet.  But the teeny bopper girls rule the judging so Scotty is in good shape. 

      • Guest

        funny, the judges told her “I who have nothing” was one of if not the best performance of the season.  That was last night’s show.  They all have talent in the top 4…but style wise, not a fan of the smaltz that Scotty does.  Thought Lauren is good, but not polished enough yet.  But the teeny bopper girls rule the judging so Scotty is in good shape. 

        • jabs

          Her second performance was much better but, she still can not compete with the other three. With all the tension forming after her first performance, the judges had to try and diffuse the situation. There’s still ratings to consider after all….

      • shay

        I SO AREE WITH YOU !! 

    • Tmakowi

      She has noooo talent. Jame was 10x’s better. He rocked the stage every night. And was NEVER in the bottom.Haley GO HOME YOU SUCK…

    • pissed in Chicago

      Are you DEAF the girl sucks 

    • Alroy Ozzy

      you must have a bunch of doggs becouse you must love growling. that is all haley does 

    • Jdfly101

      America did not vote James off. Unfortunately, the voting system did, those who do not know the best talent when they hear it have greater stamina and networking. Also, if only Ryan had again told viewers the ever necessary, don’t assume your favorite is safe, maybe this wouldn’t have happened.I don’t think any reasonable thinking person would have dreamed James would have been sent home before Haley.I hope AI will show real class and changethe voting system and I hope to see James featured as much as possible and perform with Steven on the finale. I hope his “Maybe I’m Amazed” stays in the AI show, and will be released, and that’s saying a lot for a diehard lifelong Paul McCartney fan. That’s how heartfelt and unique James is to take that, and any song and make it his own. Love you James hope a great record company/manager picks you up ASAP! All the best to you and your beautiful family always. Thank you for sharing your musical gifts with us. Remember Daughtry came in 4th.   

    • shay

      i tend to disagree. haley has no half the talent of james , scotty and lauren. i hope she doesn’t win (:

  • colombo

    James got hosed..Wont watch again

  • MusicManiac

    The wrong man went home tonight.  To hell with American Idol….The best performer of all the shows put together lost?  I find that hard to believe…and absurd! 

  • Glenda Thomas

    I am a 50 year old lady do not like the metal stuff but James had a voice and should not have been sent home, Lauren should have went home she is good but not compared to James 

    • tonedeaf

      My husband and I are in the same age group as you.  So much to say so little time: James was and is our winner, Lauren gets to our hearts but needs maturity, Scotty needs to get over the cheez and Haley needs a lesson in respect!  Our hearts, prayers and support goes out to James and Pia!

      • MK

        My wife and I are not a young people any more. We agree with tonedeaf’s remarks for all four contestants and ARE SO SORRY for James. Just wanted to add about Scotty – he is so fake, if he wouldn’t be able to force his voice artificially low (and you can see that he is trying this very hard), he wouldn’t have this huge success among these 15 YO girls. These girls will forget about him pretty soon, but they screwed up the whole game here today. Scotty in his soul knows that he didn’t deserve to be among four best.
        No doubt, James and Pia should be the final couple!
        A. I. should change the rules on the fly, not waiting for the next year.
        PEOPLE THAT THINK IT IS A RULE OF THE GAME PROBLEM, SHOULDN’T VOTE TILL THE RULE IS CHANGED!!!

    • tonedeaf

      My husband and I are in the same age group as you.  So much to say so little time: James was and is our winner, Lauren gets to our hearts but needs maturity, Scotty needs to get over the cheez and Haley needs a lesson in respect!  Our hearts, prayers and support goes out to James and Pia!

  • Cathilyn

    Very upset to see James voted off…..He should have been the new American Idol. America what were you thinking. 

  • jabs

    Absolutely ridiculous!!! There is no way James should have been voted off. He’s the biggest talent on this year. That pathetic little bitch Haley should have been eliminated weeks ago!!!  The whole voting format needs to be changed. America decides the bottom three and then the judges decide who stays. It should be done on a point system. The person who recieves the least amount of votes will have a 5 point deficit and their performances will be rated and the lowest score goes home!!!!

    • Tmakowi

      I think this show is fixed. James worked hard the Haley. She suck last night

    • Sherrylee_444

      I agree   Haley will never make it.   Go Scotty all the way!!! 

      • Dehring17

        Not a chance!!!!!! 

    • Sherrylee_444

      I agree   Haley will never make it.   Go Scotty all the way!!! 

    • Gailcleveland

      I am a Canadian and have watched American Idol on and off over the years but this year James had me hooked.  I only missed one show and that is because I was on vacation.  James was the real talent on this show.  Every performance he “performed” not just sang.  I was totally pissed last night that he was gone – even though I knew it would happen.  This show is definately a popularity contest.  James hold your head up proudly because you showed the people your talent and your emotions.  Love to have seen you win.  I will not be watching the outcome because I could care less who wins now.  The winner, in my opinion, is gone.  I will not be watching this show anymore.  I think it’s time the judges step up and decide who goes home when it comes down to the top five.  My sons said it was ringed and my 20 year old said he’s not surprised because a rocker never wins.

  • Johnzipko

    Just heard my Wife go OH NO!!! James is gone. I can’t watch these types of shows.I can’t wait till there all off the air and I hope it’s soon!!! People spend all this money calling in to vote and makes the telephone companies all this money and there laughing all the way to the bank and not to mention the great stars and hosts. MILLIONS, WHAT A LAUGH!!!

  • Layla

    Haley over James?? Really?????  Final two should have been James & Scotty.  

    • Tmakowi

      I felt the same way.

    • Angelny

      I totally agree James rocked it over Haley any day!   needless after last nights performance and her attitude with Randy she REALLY NEED TO GO!!!!
       

    • Angelny

      I totally agree James rocked it over Haley any day!   needless after last nights performance and her attitude with Randy she REALLY NEED TO GO!!!!
       

    • Teri

       @Layla…I totally agree with you…this show is getting on my nerves..James should have been the one to stay…his personality and talent are far better than Haley!!!

  • Layla

    Haley over James?? Really?????  Final two should have been James & Scotty.  

  • Tmakowi

    I think this show is a fake. I don’t believe James went home before Haley. James sing 10x’s better then her, never been in the bottom 3. He puts on a show way better then her. So I think this is a joke and this show is fixed.The best people go home,when James  rocks the stage and keep us on our toes every week. Every year the rockers get sent home and people like Haley stay. If Haley wins I’m never watching again.Randy was right Haley did not do good on Tuesday night.

  • M Kirchner

     This is exactly why I don’t get wrapped up in this show anymore.Again,the very best doesn’t win.The voting system needs to be changed,in fact it should have already been changed to prevent what has now happened.Will never watch again.

  • M Kirchner

     This is exactly why I don’t get wrapped up in this show anymore.Again,the very best doesn’t win.The voting system needs to be changed,in fact it should have already been changed to prevent what has now happened.Will never watch again.

    • Rainak

      Totally agree.  The winner of the show is never indicative of who has the most fans.  Which explains why majority of the winners never sell that many music albums.  They should not allow more than 5 votes per  phone line, otherwise, too many variables.  For instance Scotty had many little girls fans and for the little girl with nothing to do but hit redial, that is a huge bonus for Scotty.  I am a huge fan of James Durbin but with 3 children and a family, I myself cannot hit redial for 2 hrs straight.  Ugghh. so frustrated and hope he gets a sweet contract and soon.  He deserves it!

  • Cricket2354

    Well tonight was my American Idol finale because James was the reason I tuned in each week. 

  • Cricket2354

    Well tonight was my American Idol finale because James was the reason I tuned in each week. 

  • Krazytxbabe

     I Liked Lauren & Scotty because I like country music , but have to say I thought James would of been the A.I winner .. He was Always awesome & never heard one Negative thing from the Judges. I AM SHOCKED.. He should have won. He was Great all the way through.. My Heart goes out to him..

  • Krazytxbabe

     I Liked Lauren & Scotty because I like country music , but have to say I thought James would of been the A.I winner .. He was Always awesome & never heard one Negative thing from the Judges. I AM SHOCKED.. He should have won. He was Great all the way through.. My Heart goes out to him..

  • Jsmith3214543

    are u kidding me?????? send home the talent! u guys suck this year! screw american idol!!!!!!!!! 

  • Jsmith3214543

    are u kidding me?????? send home the talent! u guys suck this year! screw american idol!!!!!!!!! 

    • Guest

      its “us” the voters.  who are the “you guys”.  You are just in the minority.  Democracy at work 

      • jabs

        Being able to vote a 1000 times for a talentless person is hardly democracy…..

    • A Fan!

       I think James left because he wanted off the shop.  He was probably offered a bigger contract else where, why be hooked to idol??  Only a couple winners hit it big, it seems the losers go further in their careers!

    • A Fan!

       I think James left because he wanted off the shop.  He was probably offered a bigger contract else where, why be hooked to idol??  Only a couple winners hit it big, it seems the losers go further in their careers!

    • Rhema1023

       This is probally only the second time I’ve watched this show in 3 yrs or more. And tonight is why I really don’t care for it….I tend to agree with with everyone else in that they sent the wrong guy home. But he has left his mark and no doubt it’s not over for him as someone will grab him for a recording deal. May God bless his family and his heart!

  • Texas

    James is the best I have ever seen on this show!  Not only this show, but the best singer I have seen in years.  Haley may have stepped up lately, but by far not shown great talent through out the show like the others.  I will not be watching anymore.  I will wait for James’ new CD instead!  Would have liked to have seen James and Steven sing together.

  • sassy

    You have got to do something about the way the contestants get eliminated.  This show is just a popularity show its not the best talent show.  The two best contestants didnt make it to the final, because these little teeny boppers just vote time after time.  Forget how many votes you can count just to make the show look good.  Allow only two votes per phone number.  Laurens brother said it best he voted the whole two hours for his sister  .  Those  two girls should have been gone at least 3 or 4 weeks ago. Theres no telling how many people will not watch the rest of the show.  Do something!!!!!!!!!!!!!. 

  • Kerri

    well, here is my two cents worth…… I think James being sent home is a shocker. He’s been great since day 1. I think the whole voting system is messed up- all these young girls are voting for Scotty(because he’s a hottie) and Lauren (next Carrie Underwood)..but I dont get Haley at all. Her attitude these last 2 episodes is off the charts. You don’t argue back with the judges, you take the feedback and go from there. Im disappointment, James deserved to be in the Top 3

    • Angeleny

      very welll said!  I am right with you.

  • Toccoatel

    Not for the first time, America’s teeny army and good old country fans have voted off the stand out performer of the series. The one consolation is that James is already certain to be a big star. It goes without saying that Scotty will be a big Country star too even though I’ve seen more vital lifeforms at the bottom of a pond.

  • Toccoatel

    Not for the first time, America’s teeny army and good old country fans have voted off the stand out performer of the series. The one consolation is that James is already certain to be a big star. It goes without saying that Scotty will be a big Country star too even though I’ve seen more vital lifeforms at the bottom of a pond.

  • Joan

    I think that this was the worst result I have ever seen.  There is no way Haley is better than James.  He never got a negative result.  I will not be watching Idol again. 

  • Joan

    I think that this was the worst result I have ever seen.  There is no way Haley is better than James.  He never got a negative result.  I will not be watching Idol again. 

  • Jmh

     Am absolutely shocked that James was voted.  I was sooo sure he was the next American Idol. Did not vote, as I was so sure he would win,  Gotta vote!

    • DELIPRINCESS1

       GO JAMES AM VERY SAD

  • Jmh

     Am absolutely shocked that James was voted.  I was sooo sure he was the next American Idol. Did not vote, as I was so sure he would win,  Gotta vote!

  • Joan

    I think JAMES & Scotty will go further in show bix that either of the girls.

  • Mleach595

    I think the judges favoritism of Haley hurt James. They showed her special treatment in last nights line up and James got screwed.

    • Cdlsmith

      Totally agree!!  After the tongue-lashing from the first perfoemance, they wanted to “kiss and make up” after the second song.  Ryan sends her down for hugs, and J-Lo tells the crowd, “VOTE FOR HALEY” – I couldn’t believe it!!! 

    • Cdlsmith

      Totally agree!!  After the tongue-lashing from the first perfoemance, they wanted to “kiss and make up” after the second song.  Ryan sends her down for hugs, and J-Lo tells the crowd, “VOTE FOR HALEY” – I couldn’t believe it!!! 

  • Mleach595

    I think the judges favoritism of Haley hurt James. They showed her special treatment in last nights line up and James got screwed.

  • Djgrydvl

    What idiots voted this week.  James is by far the best of the 4.  He has never failed in all the weeks he has competed.  This was a joke.  I will go to any of his concerts he puts on.  I am not sure I would go to any of the others but I will not miss a Jamesw Dirbin concert.  Go JAMES.   Are the voters a tone deaf and talent stupid.

  • Michigander

    If everyone who says they’re not going to watch American Idol ever again because they disagree with the outcome, actually didn’t watch it again, no one would be tuning in (after 8 years of “I will not be watching it again”) and it  would go off the air.  This would hopefull relieve many people of the angst they put themselves through when their favorites don’t make the cut.  It’s a reality “show”.  Lighten up.

  • Michigander

    If everyone who says they’re not going to watch American Idol ever again because they disagree with the outcome, actually didn’t watch it again, no one would be tuning in (after 8 years of “I will not be watching it again”) and it  would go off the air.  This would hopefull relieve many people of the angst they put themselves through when their favorites don’t make the cut.  It’s a reality “show”.  Lighten up.

  • Tom

    This show is done.  Give me a break, I mean really?  This show does not know what talent is, or how it is discovered.  Just for the record, besides maybe two winners, who from this show has actually made it?  Morons, dopes, idiots! ROCK, R-O-C-K is the music people are listening to these days.  The pop tart garbage is past. Funny, how rock bands for the last thirty years still sell out stadiums, oh and where is Taylor Hicks? Exactly!

  • Tom

    This show is done.  Give me a break, I mean really?  This show does not know what talent is, or how it is discovered.  Just for the record, besides maybe two winners, who from this show has actually made it?  Morons, dopes, idiots! ROCK, R-O-C-K is the music people are listening to these days.  The pop tart garbage is past. Funny, how rock bands for the last thirty years still sell out stadiums, oh and where is Taylor Hicks? Exactly!

  • Nana

    So True! JAMES SHOULD NOT HAVE LOST!! It showed how unfair the voting system is. It is not on talent, it is based on constant revoting! Expecially online! How could American Idol LET this go on. They will LOOSE their Following! To bad, it could have continued to be popular show, I think this might sink their ship. I know it left a bad taste with me. I am 60 years old and James  is one of the MOST talented artist I have seen in a while.I also Love scotty, he will go far!. American is going to be so surprised by the backlash that they will feel from viewers!

  • Kelmo7788

    James needed to go. I’m glad he is gone. Eventhough I didn’t like Haley either, I would rather listen tp her another week than James. I’m just glad SCOTTY is still on and hope he goes all the way!! 

    • Gigi

      I so agree with you..James annoyed the hell out of me with his screaming every week. I have been praying for him to get voted off.. my prayers finally got answered. i dont get what ppl like about this guy…his vocals sucked and all he did was scream. So glad he’s gone.. i cld care less who wins

    • Gigi

      I so agree with you..James annoyed the hell out of me with his screaming every week. I have been praying for him to get voted off.. my prayers finally got answered. i dont get what ppl like about this guy…his vocals sucked and all he did was scream. So glad he’s gone.. i cld care less who wins

  • Idolsux

    James was the only remaining talent on the show. Scotty is just plain boring, Lauren just plain sucks, an Haley is singing to the dos with her pathetic growling. It’s the same bullshit every year. I’m done watching this season, but hey, all the rednecks and hillbilly’s got something to watch.

    • BLAAAH

       Disagree. scotty and lauren and james where the best talent on th show im dissapointd that james went home but only hayley deserves to go home!!

  • Bevsie

    I missed the show . . . James was voted off?  No freakin’ way!!!! I am a 58 yr old blk woman who NEVER liked rock (other than Aerosmith)  but James showed me the way.   I can’t believe it.  He is true talent.  Truth . . . In my opinion, Haley should have been gone weeks ago!!!

  • Anderslars_svensonmd

    Disapointed only in I won’t be able to see what he had planned to sing next week. James was by far the best talent but I knew a long time ago he couldn’t win. He isn’t pop which is what Idol is all about. I think the judges were surprised and disapointed as well. We all were fortunate that he entetained us as long as e did. now it’s on to bigger and better things for James

  • Cat754177

    This is crazy. James Should be the next American Idol. Haley SUCKED. I have been a fan for a long time but I WILL NEVER WATCH AGAIN, The best was sent home. IIIfefel 

  • Pegexpress

    James Durbin was the best from the very beginning.  What a shame for him to be voted off.  He can sing anything and I hope he has a call early Friday morning to start recording and goes to the very top of the charts.  

    • pissed in Chicago

      Are you Peg from ST. Charles 

    • pissed in Chicago

      Are you Peg from ST. Charles 

  • Cat751477

    The show is FIXED and talent does not mean a thing. American Idol I am disappointed in you. You SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • pissed in Chicago

     Is America deaf, James was the best singer on there this year, he got so screwed. Don’t think we need 2 more country singers and Haley’s voice will give out long before her nose job. I hurt for you James- I hope a record company snatches you up and I don’t give a dam who wins now.

  • Oldnicelady

    I’m shocked, he should of not went home. He should of won this year. I’m over this show. 

  • laurakat

    I love Scottie and Lauren, but I really think James was the best all around talent.I have know idea how he went home tonight.  It makes one think the show might be fixed. James will be fine. He will have a good career and will make great records.   

  • Anonymous

    what a travisty. james is better than Haley. im at a loos that haley made it this far.I guess growling is the new music fad of the new decade.  American idol sucks

  • Anonymous

    what a travisty. james is better than Haley. im at a loos that haley made it this far.I guess growling is the new music fad of the new decade.  American idol sucks

  • Bevsie

    I will support Scotty, but, if/when he goes, I’M DONE! AND I WILL NEVER WATCH A.I. AGAIN!!!!! 

  • Bevsie

    I will support Scotty, but, if/when he goes, I’M DONE! AND I WILL NEVER WATCH A.I. AGAIN!!!!! 

  • Kbm0815

     I think it’s fixed because a girl hasn’t won in a while. This will be my last season watching after this disaster tonight!!! I’m 54 years old and love the music James was belting out since he started. No way Haley should have been in the top three. I can only hope that Scotty wins in the end. Of couse, James will be picked up by someone. Look at Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert. They are doing great so hopefully, James will too. What a shame. He was one of those rare kids that loved the whole singing experience. Not for fame but because he loved it. PERIOD. Plus the fact he has always been in the top every week. Please. Somethings fishy in Idolville….

  • Kbm0815

     I think it’s fixed because a girl hasn’t won in a while. This will be my last season watching after this disaster tonight!!! I’m 54 years old and love the music James was belting out since he started. No way Haley should have been in the top three. I can only hope that Scotty wins in the end. Of couse, James will be picked up by someone. Look at Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert. They are doing great so hopefully, James will too. What a shame. He was one of those rare kids that loved the whole singing experience. Not for fame but because he loved it. PERIOD. Plus the fact he has always been in the top every week. Please. Somethings fishy in Idolville….

  • Kythomure

    I do not believe what happened tonight!!! The voting system definitly needs to be changed and NOW…it’s too late for James to win A.I., but as far as I’m concerned, James is the winner!!! He will go on to make great music because he is a true artist, has a great voice, talent in every way and a wonderful personality. I think A.I. is rigged to a certain point and that they want a girl to win this year because it’s been awhile since a girl has won. The judges make certain remarks and the voters seem to go their way, I don’t think the judges should ever make comments on the line of who they think is going to go all the way because this influences the voters to vote that way. Also, good-bye to Randy Jackson- it’s way…past his time to go- replace him and you’ll have a great panel of judges-sorry “Dog”!! Well, since there is no longer any reason to watch A.I., I will not tune in anymore this year. I also predict a much lower veiwing & voter rate the rest of the season since James is gone…just thought I’d add that!!! God bless you James and I wish you much happiness and a awesome career! We love you!!!

  • Kythomure

    I do not believe what happened tonight!!! The voting system definitly needs to be changed and NOW…it’s too late for James to win A.I., but as far as I’m concerned, James is the winner!!! He will go on to make great music because he is a true artist, has a great voice, talent in every way and a wonderful personality. I think A.I. is rigged to a certain point and that they want a girl to win this year because it’s been awhile since a girl has won. The judges make certain remarks and the voters seem to go their way, I don’t think the judges should ever make comments on the line of who they think is going to go all the way because this influences the voters to vote that way. Also, good-bye to Randy Jackson- it’s way…past his time to go- replace him and you’ll have a great panel of judges-sorry “Dog”!! Well, since there is no longer any reason to watch A.I., I will not tune in anymore this year. I also predict a much lower veiwing & voter rate the rest of the season since James is gone…just thought I’d add that!!! God bless you James and I wish you much happiness and a awesome career! We love you!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hi All.. Wow! What a show. Truth is there’s more talent this year than ever before. However, I thought James Durbin would be the next “American Idol”. So what happened. Here is my take! Its Demographics. Scotty and Lauren compete for the teeny boppers and middle America. James and Haley compete for both Coast and the harder types.

    Jenniffer Lopez put down Haley’s first song.. and truthfully it was fine song.. They were to pick a song that was inspirational to them and Michael Jackson’s song is very inspirational. You don’t like the song?  well fine, but when you are in the Top 4!!! there is no.. “Honey I love you but you’ve got to pick a song that talks to America and showcases your voice”.. Get over yourself Jennifer, America is voting now. Give them some Rah Rah, CLAP YOUR HANDS and let America  pick our Idol!

    America loves an Underdog, and they didn’t like Jennifer and Randy running her down. Two nights in a row! She showed great tenacity to come back both nights and Kick the last song to make a great impression.

    So here’s what happened. Last night… America…. instead of voting for who they liked best! voted for who they didn’t want to go home. “Haley”… because Jennifer.. two nights in a row ran her down. I don’t think she really likes her.

    In so doing, she caused America to give more of Haley’s and James votes to Haley, to keep her from getting voted off!  So…. James got knocked off.. thanks to Jeniffer Lopez and Randy Jackson. Funny thing! Now that James is gone. Those people that were voting for James will more than likely vote for Haley!  So unknowingly.. now Haley will likely be .the next …”American Idol”..  go Haley!

    I like them all, but this is the way of voting for Idols and Politicians…Jennifer has unknowingly given the Idol to Haley!!!!!    Sorry James! though I fully believe that you will be quite successful after this run… wonderful voice and creativity…. Maq

  • Anonymous

    Hi All.. Wow! What a show. Truth is there’s more talent this year than ever before. However, I thought James Durbin would be the next “American Idol”. So what happened. Here is my take! Its Demographics. Scotty and Lauren compete for the teeny boppers and middle America. James and Haley compete for both Coast and the harder types.

    Jenniffer Lopez put down Haley’s first song.. and truthfully it was fine song.. They were to pick a song that was inspirational to them and Michael Jackson’s song is very inspirational. You don’t like the song?  well fine, but when you are in the Top 4!!! there is no.. “Honey I love you but you’ve got to pick a song that talks to America and showcases your voice”.. Get over yourself Jennifer, America is voting now. Give them some Rah Rah, CLAP YOUR HANDS and let America  pick our Idol!

    America loves an Underdog, and they didn’t like Jennifer and Randy running her down. Two nights in a row! She showed great tenacity to come back both nights and Kick the last song to make a great impression.

    So here’s what happened. Last night… America…. instead of voting for who they liked best! voted for who they didn’t want to go home. “Haley”… because Jennifer.. two nights in a row ran her down. I don’t think she really likes her.

    In so doing, she caused America to give more of Haley’s and James votes to Haley, to keep her from getting voted off!  So…. James got knocked off.. thanks to Jeniffer Lopez and Randy Jackson. Funny thing! Now that James is gone. Those people that were voting for James will more than likely vote for Haley!  So unknowingly.. now Haley will likely be .the next …”American Idol”..  go Haley!

    I like them all, but this is the way of voting for Idols and Politicians…Jennifer has unknowingly given the Idol to Haley!!!!!    Sorry James! though I fully believe that you will be quite successful after this run… wonderful voice and creativity…. Maq

  • Mojo7812

    DID ANY OF YOU VOTE? 

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I voted for James!! 

  • Guest

    This show is turning out to be a joke!  Half the people on The Voice sound better than  Haley!

  • Mojo7812

    This is no different than Daughtry! Look how well he’ doing, and I can’t even remember the winner. James will be just fine, possibly even better off. Maybe more freedom. He’s done well, learned a lot and sure didn’t waste his time!!  Show me a star without attitude.. I love Hailey! But thought James should have won…Yea i voted

  • Blueridgeice05

    ALL OF YOU WHO ARE DISGUSTED WITH TONIGHT’S RESULT – Please do not stop watching and voting.  Yes, James should have won, but the best rarely wins lately (i e Lambert, Bowersox)  But, if you don’t stick around to vote for Lauren or Scotty, I’m afraid Casey’s pet dog is going to win this thing, and she is TERRIBLE, and has a personality to match.

  • Anonymous

    James went home and Haley stayed because Jenifer Lopez and Randy Jackson made her an Unerdog and America Loves an Underdog. Last night they voted to keep her from going home instead of Voting for their favorite.

    Scotty gets the westerners and middle America .. Lauren gets the South and country Nashville. James and Haley split the Rockers. Where James usually gets the lions share. But last night, people thought… James is safe…. Poor Haley is getting trounced by the Judges… “thats not fair” and voted for Haley not to go home. instead of James to be the Next American Idol.

    Now… Haley may get James votes… what… rockers and metal heads and the harder music types are going to vote for Scotty or Lauren? no.. they’ll vote for Haley.. Hey it’s not her fault….she’s trying just as hard as any of them.. and about the attitude. .. I don’t think I could keep shut with all the “who are you as an artist” bullshit comments either. Steven Tyler would have been thrown off long ago for bad behavior if he was competing! I think Haley will be the Next American Idol!

    Really sorry to see James Go.. but I have no doubts that James is already recieving the calls he wants. Hey maybe he’ll open for Lady Gaga!!

  • RDM

    He wasn’t the best singer. Sure he had talent and he was an amazing performer but he was not the best. And of course this is a popularity contest, which is why he was voted off. Obviously he didn’t have a big enough viewer fan base. What do you expect out of the average American Idol viewer? I don’t know why everyone is being so hard on Haley. Sure she was kind of a brat but at least she had some natural talent. Her voice wasn’t for everyone but she made it all sound effortless. I for one was tired of the rocker yells coming from James. He’ll do just fine without Idol anyways. At least he got his name out there. Besides, I’m sure most of you who are complaining on here didn’t even vote for him that much.

  • Guest

     I’m not surprised … I knew he was going home. His version of “Don’t stop believing” sucked. And the judges over-praise him too much. I think people voted him off because they thught he was safe. And I think Haley got a lot of symathy votes.

  • Anonymous

    It continuously amazes me that as we near the end of season 10 people are still complaining about the system. GET A GRIP. Watch the show, hear some music you like and some you don’t, and life will go on. James will go on to be the lead singer for some top knotch ” LEGENDS OF ROCK” cover band. God only knows why everyone thinks Scotty will go on to a great country career (lack of respect for country I suppose(I am a country fan)). Personal opinion(worth what you paid for it)Scotty won’t last past 2nd CD.The Girls, who knows, life is a mystery. But lets face it for good or bad the show provides some source of entertainment for a while, and no male act has ever reached the level of Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood for national notoriety.    Just sayin!

  • Linda Hatos

    Hi:  this is to James and his family,  I actually woke up several times last night and you were on my mind I was heart broken your heart and soul and of course your singing goes with out question is amazing and I will be your devoted fan you should not have gone home. Big idol mistake what is really sad is it is taken out of the judges hands and they are the ones that know musical talent.I am a Canadian I tried to vote and never got through I wish we would have had a separate line to idol. You would not have gone home.  Never give up on your dreams,I don’t even know if I can watch idol without you in it.  I would really like to hear what the judges have to say.  I pretty sure you were not the one they wanted to  goo!  You and your family willl rise above this and you will be a winner as I  already  know you are.  Much love linda

  • MS

     I just do not know why everyone puts Haley down. In my opinion she has the best pure voice. I love that growl. I hope she goes on to win. I did hate to see James go. Who would have guessed it.

    • GB

       I agree. Haley is the best

  • Debbie Smith

    I think one huge reason Haley got in was because of the judges.  After the tongue-lashing from the first song, they wanted to “kiss and make up” — Ryan brings her down for hugs, and Jennifer tells the crowd “VOTE FOR HALEY” — wonder if she’s regretting that unfair act now!!

    • Cdlsmith

      by judges, meaning Randy and J-Lo — Steven stayed his cool self!  :-) 

  • Debbie Smith

    I think one huge reason Haley got in was because of the judges.  After the tongue-lashing from the first song, they wanted to “kiss and make up” — Ryan brings her down for hugs, and Jennifer tells the crowd “VOTE FOR HALEY” — wonder if she’s regretting that unfair act now!!

  • SCOTTY&LAUREN!

    GREAT ONE. now hayley has more of a chance of winning  this is REDICULOUS. as i dont live in america and can not vote IM SHOCKED!! 

  • Kathy

    American Idol has lost all credibility. To change the voting scheme at this point was grossly unfair and unprofessional. There should be an agency that tracks such things, and THE JUDGES SHOULD PUT THEIR REPUTATIONS ON THE LINE FOR CHECKING THE AI HONESTY. I will not watch again.  JAMES . . . YOU ARE THE BEST AND DIDN’T DESERVE THIS LEVEL OF DISHONESTY.  What kind of producers would risk the reputation of the show by trying to direct the verdict? Foul play . ..  dirty plan

  • tidar

    One good thing, I won’t have to miss Happy Hour anymore! I really think James will be better off. Do u think 30,000 people would go watch him sing if he wasn’t good? We all know he was the best and we will never forget his name. I bet he won’t have to scrape for diaper money anymore. I am so happy for him and his family! American Idol is a phone game that allot of phone companies make money off of. The system is wrong and they will find out soon enough if we quit watching and voting.

  • Dehring17

    Scotty sucks he shouldve went home weeks ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!