Chris Sligh Ousted From ‘Idol’ After Last Week’s ‘Hi Dave’ Shout-Out

With Chris Sligh getting the boot from ‘American Idol’ on Wednesday night, speculation is in overdrive that his “Hi Dave” shout-out last week, which was edited out of the UK airing of the show, was the reason he was so coldly treated by the judges on Tuesday and was sent packing. The innocent greeting apparently was Chris answering the call to acknowledge he was a reader of, which is run by Dave Della Terza – though some think it was actually for David Hasselhoff – who Sligh in his audition said he wanted to make cry. An argument against the conspiracy on the voting side was nailing the bottom two – Chris and Haley Scarnato. Check out more details from BuddyTV.

Stephanie Edwards Talks With Phoenix’s 104.7 KISS FM

March 28, 2007 – Ousted ‘American Idol’ finalist Stephanie Edwards was on the phone with Johnjay and Rich of 104.7 KISS in Phoenix on Tuesday (March 27). She talked about the shock of getting booted, how each contestant develops a loyal fanbase, the other “famous” Stephanie Edwards who does Albertson’s voiceovers, still being under the ‘Idol’ contract, and her thoughts on Phoenix girl Jordin Sparks. The interview audio at has since been removed.

Ryan Seacrest Talks ‘American Idol’ With Us TV

March 23, 2007 – Us Weekly’s Us TV caught up with ‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest, who talked about liking high energy ‘Idol’ performers, his favorites this season, and the show’s charity drive. has since removed the video.

Sanjaya Is Staying Alive On ‘Idol’

March 23, 2007 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “Hey, did you watch ‘American Idol’ last night? You see that? Yeah. That Sanjaya, he’s still on. He’s still on. You know, Sanjaya is an ancient Indian name that means William Hung. Did you know that?”

Details On The Crying ‘American Idol’ Girl Emerge

March 21, 2007 – Richard Rushfield of the Los Angeles Times has more details on that girl who was crying continuously during Tuesday night’s ‘American Idol’ performances. Ashley Ferl, aged 13, from Riverside, California, was discovered by ‘Idol’ show producers after she was seen sobbing during the show’s rehearsals after they she attended a taping of ‘Smarter Than a 5th Grader’ with her mother. The producers saw the opportunity to strategically place Ferl up front and have a camera isolated on her to take advantage of the waterworks.

Will ‘Idol’ Make Sure Sanjaya Won’t Survive For Tour?

March 21, 2007 – Jonann Brady of ABC News profiled the surprising success of Sanjaya Malakar as the ‘American Idol’ finalist could actually wind up on the ‘Idol’ tour if he survives tonight’s vote results. But while’s Dave Della Terza has thrown his support towards the 17-year-old, he’s not so certain it will work out. “My prediction is that Sanjaya will probably go home this week because the producers don’t want him on the tour,” he said. “Will Sanjaya get the least amount of votes this week? I don’t know. I think the producers are working overtime backstage to make sure Sanjaya is the one who will go home any way they can.” Read more.

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