Didi Benami was the latest finalist to be voted off ‘American Idol’ on Wednesday night after her performance of ‘What Becomes of the Broken Hearted’ failed to impress the judges the prior night. What was more talked about though was her exchange with host Ryan Seacrest afterward, where he uncomfortably pressed Didi about why the song always gets her choked up – check it out below. Didi declined to offer specifics but Ryan continually pressured her to fess up, leaving many to wonder if she was being too secretive or if she didn’t want to prompt a sympathy vote if she offered the sad and/or tragic reason why the song made her so emotional. It will be interesting to hear what Ryan has to say when Didi visits KIIS FM on Thursday morning about the incident and whether he feels responsible for getting her ousted from the show.
How To Vote On ‘American Idol’
March 31, 2010 – Last night’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ featured Uncle Frank explaining on how to vote for your favorite ‘American Idol’ using the 4-1-1 method, because as Jimmy warned, “if you don’t vote, you forfeit your right to complain about the direction karaoke in this country is headed.” The comedy bit at YouTube has since been removed.
Lacey Brown Discusses The Love Hate Relationship With ‘Idol’ Judges
March 21, 2010 – Lacey Brown reflected on being on ‘American Idol’ finalist after her elimination on Wednesday and what she learned about the experience. “I’ve learned that I’m capable of more things than I thought,” Brown said. “I’ve also learned how to take a critique and kind of change it to make certain things work for me on stage. I don’t think I would have gotten so far without those critiques so the relationship with the judges are kind of like a love hate relationship. You love them because you need them to make you better and you kind of hate them because it hurts a little bit if they give you a bad critique or whatever.” Brown added that she wouldn’t have done anything different and she did everything how she liked to perform.
Video at AmericanIdol.com has since been removed.
Lacey Brown Is Voted Off ‘American Idol’
March 18, 2010 – Lacey Brown was the first ‘American Idol’ finalist to get voted off by viewers on Wednesday night. The ‘Idol’ judges declined to use their one save for the season on the redhead who sang ‘Ruby Tuesday’ on Tuesday night. “That’s alright. I’m having a blast” she said after getting eliminated. “I’m not going to stop singing for my fans because I love to do this. I am excited for the future.” For the remaining 11 contestants, next week’s song choice theme will be teen idols.
The show also featured performances by Orianthi, Ke$ha and 2008’s ‘Idol’ champ David Cook.