Friday, May 13, 2011

American Idol Top 4 results: An early favorite says 'goodbye' to the competition

American Idol is about to proclaim its Season 10 grand winner in a few weeks. At this point in the competition we can only expect that the elimination will be harder. And yes, it was indeed for tonight's results show since an early favorite headed home and said 'goodbye' to his American Idol dream after getting the lowest number votes from the viewers.

Did I say 'his'? Yup, a male. There was an issue before that 'gender bias' exist in Idol voting and many predicted that it is going to be an all-male finale. However, after tonight's elimination round only one man remain who will be competing against the two remaining female contenders next week.

James Durbin was the one voted off tonight. While many expected James to make it to the finals and bring home the American Idol title, his time was rather cut short, leaving everyone stunned.

And then there were three. After James' elimination, the Top 3 were revealed - Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart.

Meanwhile, before the announcement of the results the following preformances were staged:

James Durbin and Scotty McCreery, "Start a Band"

Haley Reinhart and Lauren Alaina, "Gunpowder and Lead"

Lady Gaga, "You and I"

Enrique Iglesias, "Dirty Dancer" and "I Like It"

Jordin Sparks, "I Am Woman"

Steven Tyler, "It Feels So Good"