America Almost Gets It Right

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If a baseball player were to get a hit three out of every four at bats, he'd be a first ballot Hall of Famer.

If three out of every four couples on The Bachelor got married, viewers might not consider the show more of a farce than Sarah Palin's claims to be a serious political figure.

Still, when American Idol viewers only get three out of four eliminations correct, the one they overlooked stands out the most.

Can anyone out there explain why Lacey Brown will be singing next week, while Michelle Delamor will be watching from home?!? The former simply doesn't have the voice to compete, while the latter comes across as stiff sometimes, but can undoubtedly carry a major tune. Sigh.

Saying Goodbye

We do give America props got eliminating Haeley "I Smile Like a Doll" Vaughn, Jermaine "God is My Homie" Sellers and John "There's Nothing Special About Me" Park.

And after Crystal Bowersox blew us away this week, it's hard to complain about anything. But Delamor deserved to stick around.

It was also nice to see Danny Gokey again. We've posted a photo of his performance below, as well as a few more from the results show:

Bye, Jermaine
Bue, Haeley
Farewell Singing
Danny Gokey Performance

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]