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At least one part of American Idol came as no surprise last night:

Viewers voted out soulful singer Lakisha Jones. It was universally agreed upon that Blake Lewis – who finished with the second least number of votes – delivered the worst performance Tuesday night, but the departure of Jones could be seen coming for the last three weeks.

Maddie Poppe Wins American Idol
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Not as easy to see coming? The announcement by Ryan Seacrest that American Idol producers would be sponsoring a new band show. It will be called, well, Band Show. And we can only pray this spin-off idea goes better than the one Grey’s Anatomy writers have come up with for Kate Walsh.

As long as you’re involved in a group that is comprised of at least two members and everyone plays an instrument, you’re eligible. We can only imagine how annoyed Diddy must be at this news, considering he launched such as idea with Making the Band.

Then again, the guy has Kim Porter and beautiful twin girls at home. How upset can he get?

But back to American Idol news: The Hollywood Gossip staff picks Jordin Sparks to take home this year’s crown. That 17-year old can wail. In a great way.