Though she’s already been voted off, our previous survey asking which ‘American Idol’ season five finalist this year has been your favorite saw 30.6% vote for Paris Bennett, followed by last week’s surprise cast-off, Chris Daughtry with 24%. Remaining finalists Katharine McPhee and Elliott Yamin followed, with 19.8% and 11.9% respectively, while the man most favor to win, Taylor Hicks, got 10.9%.
Paris Bennett Chats With Tom Joyner Morning Show
May 14, 2006 – Ousted ‘American Idol’ finalist Paris Bennett was on the phone with the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Thursday (May 11) to talk about being on the show. They talked about her “Precious” nickname, her mousy voice, being “Black America’s Idol”, how she was prepared to be voted off, her school is getting another prom just for her with MTV doing a special for it, talking to the other ousted finalists, landing cartoon voiceover work, and the ‘Idol’ tour. eonstreams.com has since removed the audio.
Chris Daughtry Cut From ‘Idol’
May 13, 2006 – News & Observer reports Chris Daughtry of McLeansville was sent home from ‘American Idol’ Wednesday night, ending North Carolina’s hopes for a homegrown winner this year. Daughtry, 26, a hard rock singer, was regularly picked by entertainment writers and odds makers as the winner of the top-rated Fox talent show. But he received the lowest amount of viewer votes out of four finalists for his Tuesday-night renditions of two Elvis Presley songs.
‘Idol’ Judges Get Boozed Up Before Air?
May 13, 2006 – After a recent backstage visit to the show, the Las Vegas based entertainment personality tells The Las Vegas Review Journal all the hosts have a few toddies before they go on the air, which might explain Paula Abdul’s recent weepy reaction to a Elliott Yamin performance.