An American Idol Shocker: Michael Johns Eliminated!

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We didn't see this coming.

In one of the most shocking eliminations in the show's history, Michael Johns was sent home on American Idol tonight. He was joined in the bottom three by Syesha Mercado and Carly Smithson.

Michael and Crystal

Everyone assumed Syesha was headed home, but when Ryan Seacrest closed the show by saying she and Carly were safe, shocked silence filled the arena.

Did you think Michael Johns deserved to go home after his rendition of Dream On?

While Chris Daughtry is still the most surprising, and undeserved, American Idol elimination of all-time, Johns isn't too far behind.

Where would you rank this in terms of shock value in the show's history? Did you see it coming?


NO! NO! NO! WHY? WHY? WHY? CRY,CRY,CRY I voted 50 times that night.... I would have voted all night if I would have known. This was the first year I liked someone from AI now I dont want to watch anymore!!! The enjoyments gone. Micheal put out a CD I'LL BUY!!! LOVE YA YOU SEXY SEXY SEXY MAN!!!


Also.. after all their hard work with the idol gives back show..having had such a effing hectic week.. they SHOULD NOT HAVE eliminated anyone last weeek ! Ryan seacrest i hope you regret everyday the way u sent MJ home.So cold.


Well.. there is certainly no point watchng AI anymore with MJ gone. That was the most ridiculous elimination ever!!! Was there something really wrong with the voting system or what?! certainly he got more votes than kristy lee?? no??? anyway. Either he should be brought back.. or just get him a record deal already..i wud buy his album today! such a nice guy too apparently..sigh..been 4 days already im still not over it..


I seriously can't believe Michael Johns got voted off, there's no way. My mouth dropped to the floor when Ryan Seacrest announced it. I've been voting for him every week! I'll watch it Tuesday to see if they bring him back somehow, but after that I'm definitely done for this season! Because it's ridiculous, he was the most talented one out of them all! Kristy Lee Cook, Brooke White, and Syesha Mercado all need to leave. They're nothing special at all, especially compared to Michael (: Soooo American Idol, bring him back to the show!!!!!!!!!!!


I was as surprised as Micheal and Paula were that he was eliminated. I wasn't impressed with Ryan's manner in stating that they didn't eliminate anyone at this point in the show last year, but we're saying good-bye to Michael tonight was one of the tackiest things I've witnessed in television. I looked forward to watching the show each week, but now I think it would be similar to watching a train wreck. The voting should be balanced by the expert panel to make sure injustices like this don't happen. Michael's likely better off now regardless. I'll buy his records and I'm sure alot of people will. In my humble opinion, he's more talented and worth watching and listening to than any of the past idol winners, with the exception of just a few.


Mabey we will wake up and find this was just a bad dream. Who next, David Cook? The show will not be the same without him.


I was so ANGRY that M.J. was eliminated!!! Ryan should be FIRED for what he did! American Idol is not a Singing Competition, just a popularity contest...I will not invest my time watching anymore if they don't change the ruling on Votes...the Judges should have 1/2 the votes ,the other half by the phone in''s time to change the format or No one will continue watching!!Ryan should apologize to M.J. !!!


What a rip. The first year I watch American idol,
(happened to hear him sing Bohemian Rhapsody
at Hollywood week and was blown away)So I become invested and appreciated his amazing
talent, even voting , only for him. You will never convince me he had the lowest votes. I guess its
all about the shock value and the almighty dollar.
Absolutely disgusted of their treatment of him on
elminiation night. Totally uncalled for. Done with
AI and send e mail to fox. Michael you are an
amazing talent and genuinely good guy. I can
tell music is your passion, may you receive all the
success you deserve. Susie


Now Michael has chance to produce music on his own terms , so don't worry, he's got a chance to be bigger than AI has ever been, or ever will be!


Remember...treat others as you would like to be treated and Michael did just that and for Ryan Seacreepoop...go to grass little girl! Besides, teaching in a school, I have been in the music business since 12..30 years ago! Michael, remember all of us as YOU have made your "niche"...Carole M. Koz

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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]