American Idol Recap: It's Not (Amanda) Over(Myer) for One Contestant

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After her over-the-top version of "Carry on Wayward Son" last week, Amanda Overmyer was the most likely female to be voted off American Idol this week.

But then she toned down her hair 'do (see below), belted out a more subdued version of "I Hate Myself For Loving You" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and was told by Simon Cowell that it was one of his "favorite performances of the entire competition."

In all, no contestant was universally panned by the judges last night. Though we're guessing Kady Malloy wasn't thrilled that Simon said she had no personality.

Here are a couple other performances that stood out:

  • We need to mention the audition of Carly Smithson - who sang "I Drove All Night" - if only to point out Paula Abdul's lame Randy Jackson impression when she told the Irish singer: "So, dude. Dude, let me tell you something. You are like a dependable dog." Who was in charge of Paula's meds last night?
  • Love was a Battlefield for Brooke White - and another acoustic performance was a battle she came out on top of last night. This crooner always remains true to who she is, as Simon raved: "I thought it worked, purely because it didn't have the band with you. Two weeks running, you've done a great performance."

Who was your favorite on American Idol last week? Who is going home tonight? Leave a comment. Let us know.


i think amanda overmyers suck i think she cant sing at all.
i dont noe how she even on america idol.
seh cant sing all she dose is screaming .
from: carlie


Annoyingly perky Brooke is being praised on blogs 'round the world, including yours, but she still irritates me to no end and I'll cheer the night she gets yanked off stage, preferably by a giant hook or via trap door. But honestly, she did have the most original performance of the night, although I'd argue that her vocals weren't up to snuff for such a stark arrangement that relied so heavily on her own sub-par abilities with nothing to muffle the poor breath support and weak phrasing. My guess for who's going home tonight: Guys: Luke Menard and Michael Johns
Girls: Kady Malloy and Kristy Lee Cook


Amanda's performance last night was AWESOME. I think she is a really good singer. I like the original by Joan Jett but I like Amanda's better. I am so voting for this girl from now on (there is no way she is getting voted off tonight, her performance was too good for her to go home)

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]