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Chris Daughtry Blames American Idol Elimination On Fans Not Voting As Much

May 12, 2006 02:37 AM by Joe Blackmon

Chris_ryan_voteDuring the American Idol results show, Chris Daughtry appeared to be in utter shock when Ryan Seacrest told him that he was going home.  While most eliminated contestants probably see it coming and prepare themselves to offer up a smile, it was obvious that Chris Daughtry was completely blindsided.  His facial expression told a story of utter disbelief, and he did not appear to be happy as he performed his final song on the American Idol stage.  Chris recently talked to the media about his controversial elimination.

Daughtry explained the look on his face after he found out he was being eliminated, “No, I was just being real.  I wasn’t going to pretend to be happy about it.  It was definitely a gut-wrenching moment and I wasn’t expecting it, not even a little bit.  It was definitely a low blow for me.  It didn’t feel good, but I try to look at the positive and see the bigger picture and realize that, you know what?  Maybe this is the right thing.  Maybe this is going to be just a big opportunity for many doors to open.”

In regards to how Ryan Seacrest delivered the news, Daughtry said “I thought he was building it up to be like people thought I was going home and then saying Chris, you can sit down. Or, Chris, you’re going home tomorrow on a private jet to go to your hometown.  You know what I mean?”  Daughtry also added “So I thought that there was going to be some sort of just kidding factor there.”

Daughtry also provided some insight into how the judges reacted to his elimination.  Daughtry explained, “I think everybody was pretty much speechless.  Randy was pretty much saying, don’t worry about it, man; you’re going to be fine.  Paula was crying too much to really say anything.  And Simon was pretty shocked.  He said he didn’t see this coming and he just wished me the best of luck and totally believes in me.  So I think things are going to be okay.”

Daughtry even spoke about fellow contestant Katharine McPhee’s reaction.  Daughtry said “I don’t really know what was going through her mind, to be honest with you.  I could tell that she wasn’t – I think she – like I had the inclination that she was expecting herself to go.”

Daughtry also talked about his good friend Ace Young.  While Daughtry didn’t go as far as Ace did and claim that he would step in front of a moving train for his friend, Daughtry did say “He called me last night.  We became like brothers, actually, on the show.  And we probably always will be.  But yes, he called to just check on me and see how I was doing because obviously he’s been through it before.”  However, when asked about what was interesting about the three finalists still in the competition, Daughtry responded “You know what?  I don’t want to get into that.”  When the reporter persisted, Daughtry snapped “I really don’t think that’s relevant right now.”

Daughtry did have some theories on what might have led to his elimination.  After a reporter asked if being an early favorite put any extra pressure on him, Daughtry responded “I tried to block it out the best I could and just always do what I do.  And I think I accomplished that.  And you know what?  Maybe people thought I was safe and didn’t vote as much.”  When a reporter later asked if Idol had become a personality contest, Daughtry revisited his earlier theory, saying “You know what?  Maybe, maybe not.  I think people were probably comfortable in the fact that they thought I was just a shoe-in and that they didn’t have to vote as hard.  And I think that was the downfall, in my opinion.”

When asked if maybe viewers weren’t ready for a rocker to win American Idol, Daughtry responded “I don’t know.  I can’t really predict what everybody’s wanting.  I mean, it’s weird, because you have all these people telling you for weeks now that, oh, man, you’re going to win this thing; you’re going to win this thing.  This is your thing to win here.  And when you have so many people telling you that, you automatically assume well, this is what America wants.  But then, when it doesn’t happen, the only thing I can think of is maybe everybody just thought I was a shoe-in and didn’t vote.  Paula says, well, we’ll see you at the finals.  Everybody’s like, well, he’s definitely safe.  We need to vote for the other people we want in there with him.  And it didn’t work to my advantage.”

In regards to his future, Daughtry said “There’s going to be flooding of opportunities and I can’t really talk about them.  But there are some lined up and I just have to field all my offers and make sure I’m doing the right thing for me.  I think everything’s going to turn out great in the end.”

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  1. leanne Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 3:14 am

    i was really shocked myself when i saw that chris was voted off. i was sad to be honest. he was my favorite, and by watching his preformeces he never mess up, like some of the others. i will always keep chris in my mind. i hope that we here from chris in the future. i know i would buy his albums!!!!!!!!!

  2. AE Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 3:49 am

    OMG, this guy can’t even stand by his opinions or make up his mind. dont blame the fans, you are not really that good chris. just accept that fact.

  3. T Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 7:12 am

    Oh my God…I just went to idolonfox.com and played the video clips of Chris Daughtery singing Suspiscious Minds and Renegade and guess what…when Chris was singing Suspicious Minds, the phone numbers were 866-436-5702 and 866-436-5706, but when he sang Renegade the numbers were 866-436-5703 and 866-436-5708..two different numbers people and the 02 & 06 were for Kathern McPhee..no wonder she stayed. This is a conspiracy…this needs to be corrected by Americal Idol and have a re-vote!! Did anyone else notice? Plus I write the numbers down on paper when they are singing and one set of those numbers is wrong. This has to be noticed by other people besides me..

  4. Janey Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 7:29 am

    There’s Daughtry for you….blaming the very fans that kept him there up until the final 4. Maybe if he would have given a decent performance on Elvis night, instead of standing there singing like a robot and glaring into the camera and looking like he’d rather be anywhere else….maybe if had shown some genuine joy at being where he was, or if he had put a tiny bit of effort into his songs. The irony is that he blames his fans for thinking he was safe and not voting when in reality, it seems like HE thought he was safe so didn’t bother giving his fans a good performance. I guess he figured he was so unbeatable all he had to was show up and his moronic fan base would drool and vote. I’m glad America showed him how wrong he was.

  5. Megan Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 7:34 am

    Yeah, there’s a real conspiracy here….wake up !! Why would Idol kick off one of the contestants who were keeping the ratings up? What purpose would that serve? Why is it whenever Chris gets what he deserves, all his fans cry foul? Like when he was in the bottom 3, his fans were all crying that the reason was because he was the first performer of the night. And now, it’s a conspiracy. Right….maybe Bush is in on it too. Maybe the phone lines were tapped. Or maybe Chris is gone because he seemed as bored and disinterested in the show as he made me feel whenever he opened his boring, bland, monotone, poser, cocky and arrogant mouth.

  6. donna lane Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 7:57 am

    Has this guy sufferd some sort of brain damage when Ryan told he was leavng? What a pompous, arrogant, idiotic interview he gave. He needs to blame himself- he has a one-note range, he screams his song, he’s short and fat, he wears sissy boots and a stupid freaking chain coming out of his pocket that went out in the 80′s. No, Chris, no one thought you were a shoo-in, they thought you were a no-talent irritating little worm that needed to be booted off the show. HE STINKS!! He is a big fat zero and he will never make it!! Go home, cue-ball head, and don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out!!

  7. dee Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 8:22 am

    I think Chris is very conceded man. Did you see how mad he got when he got voted off. How are you going to have the nerve to blame the fans. You dumby your sucky fans are the ones that kept your sorry ass for this long. I dislike his singing it sounded like he song the same song every week.And he sounded like a vibrater was sitting in his throat. i am glad he is gone he had no personality.

  8. Sabrina Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 9:13 am

    I am so glad that Katharine stayed instead of the one note wonder Chris, he needs to get over himself.

  9. Strother Martin Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 9:14 am

    Chris Daughtry:

    What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.

    Some men you just can’t reach, so you get what we had here last week which is the way he wants it.

    Well, he gets it. And I don’t like it any more than you men.

    –> Message to Daughtry don’t be ungrateful shorty. You are very very fortunate to have been exposed on national television for all these weeks. Be humble.

  10. Calvin Covais Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 9:16 am

    Hey, T … you are an ignorant DUMB ASS! SUSPICIOUS MINDS and RENEGADE were performed on TWO DIFFERENT SHOWS! The phone numbers CHANGE from week to week, depending on the order of performance.

    Fact is, the evil-looking rocker wannabe SCARED people. Made them think of the devil. Mister S himself. Frightened the bejeezus out of pre-pubescent kids and menopausal women alike.

    The Final 3? Taylor dances like his BVDs are full of crabs. No singing talent either. And those fat rolls protruding from his too-tight polyester shirt. Ewwwww!!

    Kat is a poster girl for Trailer Trash Weekly magazine. Like the Hick boy, she has absolutely no singing ability. Fat too.

    That leaves Elliot. The total package. The next AMERICAN IDOL!

  11. Lorraine Schriver Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 9:27 am

    I truly think everyone should realize this should be a re-do. I think the whole show should be redone. I called consistently for 2 hours and could only get thru once for Chris.

  12. j Chewbushi Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 9:33 am

    Okay yall all need to shut up. Umm maybe Chris is upset because he spent like 5 months on the show devoting his life and giving everything he has to stay on the show and acheive his dream, how can you even say he didnt give any effort on Elvis night. Serioulsy people do you really think he would not try cause he wanted to get voted off. What the hell. And if he didnt have talent then why is he on the show? Yeah you all really know what your tlaking about.

    Taylor needs to die his hair and loose 50 pounds

    Kat needs to learn how to dress and get lypo in her cheeks

    And Elliott needs braces- freaking shark boy.

    CHRIS DESERVES TO WIN. and no matter what, im goign to buy his album.

  13. Zack Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 9:59 am

    Chris Just shut up it isnt the fans fought it isnt paulas it is ur own. Elliot is a better singer Taylor is a better performer Any Katherine shows sex apeal towards
    the american male audience. Im sorry but this nicelback and 3 doors down crap every week is really annoying. U tried to make johnny cash’s i walk the line your song. I live in ur home state of NC and im tired of alll the whiny people on the news and in public. Even Mike Easly is on ur side.

  14. Jimmy Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 10:04 am

    Again, the Kat bashers are confused again. Yesterday someone bashed her as the “rich girl” who lives near Beverly Hills, now someone says she’s “trailer trash.” Well I assure you there are NO trailer parks anywhere within miles of Sherman Oaks, California.

    By the way, sorry Chris fans. He was my second favorite behind Kat and I’ve given him some of my votes.

  15. Rachel Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 10:13 am

    What is wrong with all of you? Are you all under 12 and under-educated? You can’t spell, and you think the best way to promote your favorite AI contestant is to write mean, nasty comments about the way the others look, how much they weigh, how tall they are, etc.?!?!? How ignorant and immature.

  16. todd Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 10:18 am

    this is about giving the people what they want. Taylor is the only one that knew this from the very beginning, Elliot has figured it out. Not one of the eliminated understood this. Katherine is just getting by on luck. She might have talent, but she sure as hell doesn’t have the chops to be great.

    You can cut down on the remaining contestants for thier physical appearance all you want, but the bottomline is that they have cultivated a fanbase that supports them.

    Taylor will sell more records than any contest on AI this year, heck he already has. He may have even outsold them all combined. The guy is money. He dances like a freak his voice is not classically trained and he looks old fat and out of shape. So what. Most people are overweight, out of shape, and with any luck most of you will be old.

    Chris took it for granted that he was the wonderboy. Unlike Taylor, who has given props to his Soul Patrol since he first heard about them, Chris took on this lone wolf persona believing himself to the only one with his unique sound and that people should be grateful to listen. When in fact he sounded like a carbon copy of Ed K of Live. Maybe if he showed the same love for the fans that kept him there he would be right there with Taylor on judgement day, instead of sitting at home getting a call from a washed up band that was never as good as the orginal Fuel from Rough Trade Records.

    Chris got what he desreved because he still does not understand what it takes to be the American Idol.

  17. gogogog Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 10:20 am

    Chris is just a conceited man…I have constantly voted for him yet he blames us fans for not voting.. He never even thank the fans for their support who kept on dialing his numbers… I cant believe my ears he doesn’t have grace at all! I voting for other idols even Kat at least she is appreciative of her fans..

  18. Rachel Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 10:35 am

    Todd: You are absolutely right on with most of your comments, especially about Taylor always giving props to his Soul Patrol! We love him and he loves us – way to build a solid fan base! However, I did very much enjoy listening to and looking at Chris every week. To those of you who think he’s conceited, you should really do your homework before jumping to that conclusion… confidence and conceit are NOT the same thing. Yes, he got a little over-confident, as would most anyone after receving all the praise he has gotten over the last months – he is only human. And, it IS ABSOLUTELY the fans’ fault that he was voted off – it IS the fans who are voting last time I checked – they simply became over-confident as well – they are only human, too, after all.

  19. Sabrina Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 10:50 am

    Out of the thousands of people that auditioned for AI, Chris came in 4th place. I don’t think he should be complaining about that.

  20. brianne Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 10:53 am

    I can see where that could be taken as being conceited,but i think he’s just upset,though. It has to bad enough to get booted off when you didn’t even really expect to win,but if you have your hopes built up so much that you really believe you could win,it must make it that much worse. And Ryan’s rather rude announcement of it must’ve only added insult to injury. Maybe he’s just shocked and upset and angry and humiliated,etc. I would be. I know he really wanted to win. I saw that passion in his eyes every week. He wants to be a Rock Star more than anything; this was his dream forever. But i doubt it’s really over,though. But anyway, Chris, your fans didn’t let you down and we never will. We’ll be here to support you in whatever you do (solo, Absent Element,Fuel). But i really believe it is not the end. It is only the beginning…

  21. bRad Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 10:59 am

    In regards to the posting from AE, Renegade wasn’t one of the songs he sang on 05/09. The Songs he sung were “A Little Less Conversation” and “Suspicious Minds”. He sang Renegade 05/02. I called the 02 and 06 #’s on 05/09 and it was Chris’ Voice. Infact I called them both 3 times apiece inorder to give him 6 votes. I wish your theory would have been true.

    The voters should have done what they needed to do to keep him in the race, we can’t assume that he would have been safe. Don’t be angry with the comments that Chris blames the Fans, it’s a tight race! We needed to do what we needed to do to keep him in, right? I only wished I would have voted every 10 minutes to keep him there.
    He’ll be ok, he’s going to make it. He won’t have to deal with the rules and regulations that the winner will have to abid by, when he makes an album.

    Anyways I’m going to have to vote for my #2 pick and vote my butt off on 05/16! I want to see my #2 pick WIN!

  22. Laura Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:02 am

    I was in utter shock when Ryan said that Chris was going home, And I wanted to be so mad, because I wanted him to win, but I had no one to blame but me, I didn’t vote. I tried to call once and it was busy. AI opened alot of doors for Chris, he didn’t need to win AI to become a star, he is one already! I’ll be first in line to buy his CD.

  23. Sabrina Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:11 am

    Instead of complaining about the people that did not vote for him, I think that Chris should be thanking all the people that did.

  24. John Adams Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:15 am

    Well excuse me Daughtry fans.

    If you haven’t noticed this is a TV show. One of the “least” important things in life.

    Having good manners which Mr. Daughtry seems to lack is one of the most important.

  25. shawna Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:25 am

    TO AE 5/12/06 COMMENT

    THOSE SONGS, RENEGADE & SUSPICIOUS MINDS WERE SANG ON TWO DIFFERENT NIGHTS

  26. Thelma Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:41 am

    I didn’t know that one of the qualities to be an American Idol was rudeness. I mean he couldn’t even say anything nice about the remaining three contestants. Not even I wish them luck. What a loser! I saw Katherine’s interview she did this morning on Fox’s Good Day Live and she said nice things about Elliot. I’m glad she’s in the final three and not Chris!

  27. Cleya Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:42 am

    I found Chris deservef for an elimination. He did not have any emphathy to his friends who eliminated from week to week. He did not give the same respect to his fans who adored him so far. He seems do not have friends. He just looked from far when his friend was eliminated from week to week.

    He has been safe on stage as Simon always gave influences to Americans to vote Chris.

    Now…face it Chris.

  28. Anonymous Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:44 am

    I don’t see it as him “blaming” the voters, just a simple explanation that is pretty valid………people didn’t vote as much or as hard………..that’s not blame, that’s stating a fact……….if they HAD voted like crazy, he would still be there. He strikes me as being straight forward and doesn’t embellish with a lot of bullcrap…………I like the guy, and I like his voice, looking forward to whatever avenue he ends up going with………..Tommy Mottola said it striaght, he has a GREAT recoding voice (although the strained “look” or stare at the camwera really did need to be eased up on………..when he didn’t do it, he looked great!).

  29. T Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:45 am

    Gosh I made a mistake and didn’t cath it until after I sent the blog. I’m sorry for confusing the two songs on one night. Like I said, I didn’t catch it until after I sent the email through. MY apology..
    And to clear some people’s minds, I was voting for Chris, Kathern & Elliott. Anything to get rid of Jerky Ass Taylor Hicks. He sucks! If all of Chris’s fans voted for Kathern and Elliott next week, then we can say Bye Bye to somthing up my butt Taylor!

  30. Marianna Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:46 am

    Did you people actually read the interview or just notice the headline which in my opinion was highly provocative. After reading the story I did not get the impression that Chris was actually “blaming” his fans for anything. He was only stating that people thought that he would be safe anyway and therefore they did not vote enough.

  31. MB Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:46 am

    Thelma:

    He chose not to make ANY statements about the remaining contestants which I think is a smart move on his part……..whenever they ask that question, they’re only looking for one thing……..for the person being asked to choose a favorite and he chose not to do that………….grow upThelma.

  32. bRad Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:49 am

    Opps, My Bad!!! I noticed that the person’s name comes after the comments. So the one I did earlier in regards to AE should have been to T. Sorry for the confusion!

  33. sary Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:55 am

    I am from Scandinavia and it really scares me to read comments about how the contestants are fat, ugly, old etc and should ungergo plastic surgery, liposuction etc.

    The competition is about singing and performing, right? Katherine is absolutely beautiful. Elliot is an amazing singer. Taylor has charisma and is an awesome performer. I love the fact that this show has such personalities going to the finale! I hope to God they won’t change their lovely, authentic appearances to
    reach some obscure standard of attractiveness.

    As for Chris, I do think he was a bit too sure of himself. I actually found his singing of Suspicious Minds with those sunglasses a bit pretentious nad diva-like.

  34. bRad Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:55 am

    Hey T, I agree with you 100%, who’s going to actually by a Taylor Hicks CD? I know I won’t be. He’s performs like Joe Cocker and sings like Michael McDonald, I think when I see him perform. I have 2 coworkers rootin’ for Hicks! They must be smokin’ somethin’!!!

  35. Anonymous Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    I’d buy Taylor’s cd. There is a reason why he’s getting the highest number of votes(according t Dial Idol) and has never been in the bottom 2. People do vote for him. If Chris went home it is because of his fans. Don’t blame it on the rest.

  36. Cathy Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 12:07 pm

    I am really shocked at the negative comments. I dont think that he was blaming anyone, I think he was answering the reporters questions. Many people have thought the same thing….people must have believed he was safe. Even if he is not your 1st choice, that does not mean that he is a horrible person without talent. You dont have to say cruel things about people b/c you are angry. I think you are getting a bit too involved and need to reevaluate the situation. It is a competition. He lost no matter what the reason. However, he must be pretty talented to make it this far no matter what style of music you prefer. Respect his talent even if it is not for you. Respect all of the talent on the show. No need to over analyze his interview and be so nasty. Be positive and happy for the successes of these people. They have worked hard to get where they are and they dont deserve this bashing no matter who you vote for. Chris is great and so are all the rest. They are not fat or old, they are people, people who deserve respect. We dont vote for the recognition, we vote b/c we want to see the people succeed. No need to be upset about him not thanking the fans. I think it is very safe to assume he appreciates his fans. This is really sad…direct your time and anger elsewhere.

  37. Anonymous Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    Nicely stated Cathy.

  38. Candy Jones Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 12:14 pm

    It is partly his fault. He was told by Simon already to tryother music genreand move away from rock.He still sings rock. If you Tivo the show& listen to Chris,one song after another. the pattern and the sound kinda seems the same. Also,he should remember that AI is a pop music audience.So as a rocker with awesome voice,he should have flexed hjimself to sing pop songs and prove that he’s got the talent.

    I like & voted for Chris & hoped he would be in the finals. But us,fans can only do so much.He needs to win overnon-rocker fans in the AI audience, too.

  39. Nicole Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    I was so mad when Chris was voted off!! He has done 100% every performance. I was shocked and yet mad. I do not think I will watch the remainder of the show. Taylor is like the mentally challenged man off of the movie Rainmain. He acts retarded and as for Elliot he does not have a voice. Kat she has a good voice but I do not think she will make it big like Kelly Clarkson. I do not think anyone that is left will make it big!!

  40. Dave Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    Chris has it a little backwards. What really happened is that people that cared voted and Katharine’s fans obviously cared more than his. Being a rocker might mean a narrower fan base and maybe that narrower fan base, no matter how good he is, in the end hurt him.

  41. Josie Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 1:07 pm

    I don’t care what anyone else says, this whole competition is about singing, and in my opinion, it’s going to be Elliot Yamin that presents himself the best, in voice,appearance,stamina and personality…He will go all the way! So sorry about the rocker “Chris” Just wasn’t meant to be!!!

  42. Josie Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    This last post was mine not Daves @1:32p.m.

  43. molly Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    I agree with Chris, I think fans probably thought he was safe so they didn’t need to vote for him. I know I did. In previous weeks I voted for both Chris and Elliott, but after Tuesday’s show I thought Elliott did a great job and I knew he was the one who was most in danger of going home so I only voted for him. When Paula said to Chris see you in the finals I assumed a lot of people were going to vote for Chris and that I didn’t really need to. Chris will do just fine without the title of American Idol.
    And every time a contestant loses why does there have to be a conspiracy theory or people think the show is rigged. I’m sure as each week goes by people vote differently and you don’t know who the booted Idol’s votes will go to. Maybe the votes that went to Paris last week went to Taylor or Elliott this week. I bet if Taylor ends up going next week all his fans will be saying the show is rigged, or if Taylor makes it to the final two against Katherine or Elliot and loses his fans will say its a conspiracy the producers wanted Katherine or Elliott to win the title. Same thing can be said about Katherine’s fans. But if Elliott goes home next week no one is going to say the show is rigged, or the producers conspired to get rid of Elliott. Why is that?

  44. Ashley Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 1:36 pm

    I believe that Chris is a very talented singer. As are the other contestants left. If they were not, they would not have made it this far. I do believe, however that Chris will have the most record sales out of anyone this season. As far as Chris just singing rock goes, I was proud of him for not selling out to pop music. He is the ONLY contestant ever on the show to stick with what he actually wants to sing and he was good at it. That is the type of music he would sing when he got a record deal, so why change who he is? I think they should all be allowed to sing the type of music that they would make on their record. I mean its not a country music competition either, but Carrie Underwood sure did win, didn’t she? And Chris was not “blaming” his fans for his downfall, he was just stating facts. The show is based on fan votes, so if someone goes home, its because the votes were not as plentiful as they should have been. I for one was livid when he went home. I vowed never to watch the show again. But since he has already had career opportunities arise, I am not so worried about it anymore. Regardless of whether or not he gets back on AI, he will have a hit record, and I will spend my $15 dollars and support him. So I say “Good Luck” to the remaining contestants. They all deserve to be there.

  45. L Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 1:41 pm

    In my opinion Chris was the best Idol that was on this season…and as for Katharine..she was not that good of a singer..she was too stuck in her own lil world..as for Taylor he has a whole lot of soul in him and is very humble…Elliot is a very humble and sincere man that has overcame alot of obstacles in his life..he truly has one of the greates voices…so now on from here my votes are gonna be for Elliot and Taylor..there gonna be the 2 that are going to be in the finale…I guess ppl just had to get rid of Chris because he was there biggest competition. And if you dont want to hear what Im saying than take it from Tommy Mottola…he even said it for himself that Chris will make it far in the music Industry and that he will sell alot of records…hint hint..he didnt mention that of the other idols…so in the end Chris will prove to everyone that he will be the winner in the end.

  46. L Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 1:42 pm

    In my opinion Chris was the best Idol that was on this season…and as for Katharine..she was not that good of a singer..she was too stuck in her own lil world..as for Taylor he has a whole lot of soul in him and is very humble…Elliot is a very humble and sincere man that has overcame alot of obstacles in his life..he truly has one of the greates voices…so now on from here my votes are gonna be for Elliot and Taylor..there gonna be the 2 that are going to be in the finale…I guess ppl just had to get rid of Chris because he was there biggest competition. And if you dont want to hear what Im saying than take it from Tommy Mottola…he even said it for himself that Chris will make it far in the music Industry and that he will sell alot of records…hint hint..he didnt mention that of the other idols…so in the end Chris will prove to everyone that he will be the winner in the end.

  47. Kris Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    I believe that Chris has a true talent and it was sad to see him go. I believe that Katherine has a gift that with a bit more nurturing she will be a shining star. I believe that Taylor has a gift of being himself, being intriguing and having that edgy not-every day voice. I believe that Elliot possesses an immeasurable love for music and singing, it is if you can hear the music coming straight from his soul. All of the last few contestants have their own special talents. They all have worked so hard and come so far so fast, I am hopeful that they will all be successful in pursuing their dreams. I will be the first in line to buy an album from any one of them.

  48. K Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    I think Chris was great. I was totally shocked when he was voted off. But, I feel the real entertainer is Taylor. He not only sings, but can entertain. Elliot’s voice is annoying, way too much vibrato. It is like he is forcing every note that comes out of his mouth. Kat has a beautiful voice, but is not an AI, she forgets her words and doesn’t seem to take criticism well or is surprised at the fact that she is being critiqued.
    So for me it is Taylor all the way.

  49. idlerock Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    I don’t care what any one says, I’m still rooting for Kat

    -
    Fav Am Idol Spoof: http://www.whowillcare.net

  50. Jessica Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    What I think has to be looked at is the fact that this is not a popularity contest- it is a competition for talent.It just shows that the voters were voting on the preformances from the previous night not throughout the whole competition. I mean if you sing a song that doesn’t work -you simply get voted off. That is how people like Catherine , Elliotte and Taylor more forward-they improve every week were Chris was at a stand still. Survival of the fittest and he just didn’t make the cut.

  51. Bronwyn Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 2:35 pm

    From the day that Chris auditioned i fell in love with him. He has a GREAT voice and he is a GREAT performer!!! I was soooo shocked when he got voted off! I loved him soooooooo much that i cried! He was really shocked. No one was expecting him 2 go home. What he said about the fans not voting as much was right. He wasn’t being rude! He was stating a fact. I mean the fans are the ones who vote. I thought he was safe and didn’t vote as much this week. All you people out there that think he was being rude and concieted are just stupid. Chris was great and he will have a lot of things in his future. I will buy every cd he makes! He was my pick to win it but since he’s gone Elliot better win!!!

  52. bRad Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    There is a CD that is out with Chris, you have to go to the Absent Element website. It’s an EP CD you can listen to the songs through the Absent Element Audio Player and you can listen to the 5 songs in full that are on the CD. The Bonus Tracks are not available to listen to. The CD only costs $7.00. It is in stock also. Weaker Side, Breakdown and Conviction are my fav’s.
    http://www.absentelement.com

    I checked if Amazon had it, but I think Absent Element website is the only place you can get it.

  53. Terra Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 3:11 pm

    I can’t believe some of these comments on this page! You people are heartless! First off, Chris has done a fabulous job everytime he has performed and did amazing on Elvis night! And I’m a true Elvis fan! Elvis would definitely be proud!
    One thing I am disappointed about these comments is that you people are trash talking people that don’t deserve it. Trash talk there singing or something, not what they look like or any of that stuff.
    I was a Taylor fan, along with being a big Chris fan….and yes Taylor can sing, but I am very disappointed that he could mess up Jailhouse Rock two nights in a row!
    I feel for Chris and yes he will go on to probably sell millions of records, but I still think he should not have been voted off! He is the only person on American Idol in which I would actually go out and buy his CD. I already have him on my MP3 player!
    kiss kiss Chris
    Terra

  54. Anonymous Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    It’s interesting reading these comments. It looks like Taylor fans are also Chris fans, Elliott fans are Chris fans and Katherine fans are also Chris fans. I guess On Tuesday night Taylor fans decided to vote for Taylor, Elliott fans decided to vote for Elliott and Katherine fans decided to vote for Katherine because they thought their person was going home and instead Chris ends up going home. The irony!!

  55. mad Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 3:42 pm

    Go back to obscurity, you ungrateful jerk!!! I have not seen him thank anyone! All he has done is complain he was not voted on enough!! I voted many times on him and now I can’t STAND HIM! If I had known I would be voting on someone who didn’t appreciate it, I would have voted on someone else!!

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  57. Canadian Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 4:05 pm

    WELL AMERICA DID GET IT RIGHT CHRIS SHOWS THAT HE IS A TRUE ARROGANT A**H*LE WAIT A GO CHRIS BLAME IT ON THE FANS. I FELT BAD FOR YOU BUT NOW I HOPE KAT OR TAYLOR WINS IT ALL CUS AT LEAST THEY HAVE SOME CLASS. THE 2 17 YR OLDS PARIS AND LISA HAVE WAY MORE CLASS THAN YOU MAN UR A JOKE

  58. Tracy W Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 4:38 pm

    I must say I was completely surprized that Chris got kicked off. He was great!!!! I was so upset that I truly am not interested in watching the rest of the season. They kicked off the best singers and to think we have to call one of the other ones the “american idol” NOT!!!!! None of the last 3 are that to me.

  59. hahahahaha Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 4:57 pm

    This is ridiculous. Taylor took over the frontrunner status weeks ago and Chris gets cut and acts like he was the one destined to win when people were turned off him a long time ago like when he tried to take credit for LIVE’s arrangement- he thinks people thought he was going to win? What planet is he on? He doesn’t even mention he gave two subpar performances?? EGAD!! When he becomes a huge flop and failure and is forgotten, he is going to fall a long way down. CHRIS IS NOTHING BUT A FOOL!!!!!!!!!

  60. Brandi Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    Look their was no rigging kat got through fair and square shes got so much talent she can sing and shes beautiful, I dont know what you all are talkin about saying shes fat thats a horrible thing to say and shes not.I guess all you Chris fans underestimited how much kat’s fans love her and I know I will continue to vote for her a million times just like I always do shes awesome! She deserves to win, and those of you who think she doesn’t deserve it because she grew up with a good family and good values you’re just jealous it’s not like you can help how you are brought up she has good parents so what that doesnt mean she doesnt deserve to win I think thats a good thing it’s not like she braggs shes very sweet and kind and I think shes awesome! love ya kat!

  61. DKid Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    I can’t believe Chris got voted off instead of Katherine…He sang sooooooo much better than her…It was obvious that the pretty one got to say or maybe america didn’t want to leave it up to 3 guys and no girls…Katherine does have the looks, but not the voice that needs to win this title

  62. Kelly Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 5:09 pm

    I liked Chris on different weeks, as I did with all the contestants. I think he is very talented, but overrated. I don’t think he is any more or less talented than the other 3 left standing. I think his downfall is he did give off a persona of needing to just stand up there and sing and everyone praises him. His expressions were like he knew he was good and deserved the praise. But, when you add it all up compared to the others, Chris gave off the impressions he didn’t want it as bad as say Taylor or Elliot. They showed emotion and sincere gratitude when people applauded them and complimented them. You could see it in their eyes and performances. Katherine needs to step up on the next one, because she has that same UN passion that Chris has been demonstrating the last few weeks.

  63. Mike Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 5:14 pm

    Geez people, get over it. Chris got voted off because less people voted for him. For whatever reason, he was just voted off. No conspiracy, no messing with the phones,…he just got voted off.

  64. Kelly Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    ok EVERYONE WHO IS SAYING THAT CHRIS ISNT GOOD AND SHOULD HAVE LEFT, YALL NEED TO THINK AGAIN!!!

    CHRIS IS THE ONLYONLYONLY ONE IN THE WHOLE COMPETITION THAT COULD SING ANY KIND OF MUSIC. IT SOUNDS DIFFERENT EVERY TIME HE SINGS!

    KATHERINE AND CHRIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE FINALE AND CHRIS SHOULD HAVE WON IT!

    TAYLOR AND ELLIOT SOUND GOOD BUT THE SAME EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY SING.

    I ALSO THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD STOP MAKING RUDE COMMENTS ABOUT CHRIS AND THE OTHER CONTESTANTS BECAUSE ALL THEY ARE DOING IS TRYING THEIR BEST TO GET TO THE TOP. AND YEA I WOULD BE SHOCKED TOO IF I WAS THAT GOOD AND MADE IT TO THE TOP 4 IF I GOT VOTED OFF. I BET NONE OF YOU ARE AS GOOD AS HIM SO YOU DONT KNOW HOW HE FELT. I WOULD HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED!

    WE LOVE YOU CHRIS!!!!! AND WHENEVER YOU CAN COME TO LOUISIANA!!! DONT JOIN ANY BANDS…YOU WILL DO BETTER ON A SOLO CAREER!!!

    BTW: EVERY SINGLE PERSON I TALK TO THAT WATCHES AMERICAN IDOL IS JUST AS MAD AS I AM. I AM STILL UPSET AND DONT KNOW IF I WANT TO WATCH AMERICAN IDOL ANYMORE. I MIGHT JUST WATCH IT TO MAKE SURE THAT KATHERINE WILL WIN NOW!

    CHRIS IS THE BEST AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST!!!

    I LOVE YOU CHRIS! COME TO LOUISIANA

  65. spankee Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 6:04 pm

    what about this conspiracy scenario: suppose a band like FUEL called up the AI producers & said “hey, we like that chris dude and we want him for our band” and the AI people said “well, for $XXXXX.XX, we’ll make him available to you.” and a transaction is made. what do you think?

  66. Etta Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 6:07 pm

    Candy,

    First of all, the man off the movie rainman played an AUTISTIC to be precise, not the word you so sensitively used, “RETARDED”.
    Do your research, you know nothing about the movie let alone autism. Rainman was not mentally challenged he had a social disorder that is affecting millions of people in the world. Maybe someone you know. Then will you be saying that? It is ignorant comments like those that are the leading causes for ignorance and cruelty towards the disabled – members of the human race. Instead of talking like an idiot, you could use your time better if you helped you dummy!
    - Etta

  67. Etta Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 7:00 pm

    Candy,

    First of all, the man off the movie rainman played an AUTISTIC to be precise, not the word you so sensitively used, “RETARDED”.
    Do your research, you know nothing about the movie let alone autism. Rainman was not mentally challenged he had a social disorder that is affecting millions of people in the world. Maybe someone you know. Then will you be saying that? It is ignorant comments like those that are the leading causes for ignorance and cruelty towards the disabled – members of the human race. Instead of talking like an idiot, you could use your time better if you helped you dummy!
    - Etta

  68. twanna reeves Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    Chris would not even clap for the other contestants who were staying. He is a big-headed piece of nothing- he wasn’t half as good as the others who were left. At least they have been diverse, he has done the same boring performance week in and week out. He should not have gotten as far as he did. Thank you, Katherine, you are a true hero for showing us what a rotten vermin that Daughtry really is, I salute you- you are more gracious and classy than that scum of the earth will EVER BE.

  69. Anonymous Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 7:22 pm

    I honestly feel that each person calling in to vote should only get to vote once….just like we do when we go to the polls to vote. This way the total number of votes would truly be the number of individuals who voted for that contestant. This idea of flooding the lines with votes seems terribly lopsided and inaccurate. I feel that one vote per person would give us the real picture of who really got the most votes….legitimately.

  70. Lyss Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 8:12 pm

    i’m pretty much shocked and really upset that Chris was voted off; well so its said. i think they should redo the whole thing..ecspecially if the numbers were screwed up for the loser to win.

  71. Alyssa Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    i just read a few comments
    couple things i thought about them
    Kelly: Chris sounds the same every time he sings; its absolutely not a bad thing either because its the genre he sings (rock)…and for miss kat to make it to the finale; ha wow you must really just go for people with better looks or you’re absolutely deaf. she ruined so many songs honestly. and i’m siding with Simon and what he predicted and it should’ve been in the finale (Chris & Taylor) Taylor’s music when he sings you can get into it so easily you know? and Chris hes just that awesome rocker that has that deep raspy rocker voice, and i like it…scratch that love it.

  72. Tim Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    Im hearing alot of negative comments about each contestants looks and weight. This is a singing competition and not a beauty pagent. Who’s “VOICE” do you want to hear on the radio or in your cd player? Its okay to like someones appearence, but ultimately it comes down to the music so lets please keep things in perspective.
    Ive been watching AI from the beginning and the problem with the format of the show is that they try and dictate the genre of music each week to the contestants and then they are forced to do the best they can within that format. Elvis was a great artist, but for all of his talent, hard rock music wasnt his forte. Taylor and Elliot really shined this week because soulful blues and old school rock n roll are what Taylor and Elliot do well. Chris struggled in that genre and I honestly had him in 3rd place this week behind Kat. The shows weekly genre changes set contestants up for failure. My thought would be to let them choose there own song and genre each week to maximize their abilities. As great as Garth Brooks is in the country genre, it would be difficult for him to sing a Queen song, or for Freddy Mercury to sing Garth Brooks. Hard rock is what Chris does best and I think his voice is the most commercial of the 4 artists that remained. All 4 sing well or they wouldnt be where their at, but I believe record sales will show Chris as the clear winner two years from now when we are all looking back and this past week has been forgotten.

  73. Tiffany Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 8:59 pm

    Ok chris haters. Stop hating! He could sing slow country songs and he could even sing Creed!!! Chris has talent and all of you who think other are just plain stupid.

  74. brianne Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:07 pm

    WATCH CHRIS’EXIT INTERVIEW!!! on americanidol.com. He mentions how his fans might have assumed he was safe because the judges were so sure he was going into the Finals, but he also said he’s eternally grateful to them all for getting them as far as they did and he hopes we don’t forget about him. He also said that he and the other contestants were like The Brady Bunch and that was hard on all of them,as it would’ve been for ANYONE to leave at this point. But he’s not ungrateful. He’s just real and wasn’t going to pretend to be happy when he obviously wasn’t. He wants his fans to know this isn’t the end,though,and i have to say i agree.

  75. jenna Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:07 pm

    i love chris so much and i think everything was really messed up i mean i couldnt even get to the lines to vote and chris is the only one who has the whole package hes cute, great voice, and sings mondern day music i still think its crazy i think he should get a secound chance on this show i love u chris

  76. ChaNiqua Leroy Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:12 pm

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  77. loulou Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:26 pm

    omg u guys stop being jelous he has an amazing voice with amazing looks with outstanding talent and the sexiest body. its not just by luck that FUEL asked him to be there lead singer!!!! he is amazing and Fuel probably paid american idol to let him go!!! i would buy any album he produces and go to every concert he preforms in!!!

  78. Caren Conway Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:32 pm

    I think that it is always a shock to see someone that you really like get elimanated. Also, the closer you get to the prize, the more you want it. I am sure that Chris was devestated to get voted off. Anyone would be, but he really has been acting like a sore loser and I think hurting himself in the process. He has had so much exposure from AI and should be greatful. He has had a chance to do something that so many people have tried to do and should consider himself lucky. All of my votes go to Taylor.

  79. Anonymous Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:54 pm

    Hey “Canadian”….there’s a reason we makes jokes about you, you’re, well, Canadian…………go back to the bar, it’s time for you to clean the toilets.

  80. Anonymous Says:
    May 12th, 2006 at 11:55 pm

    You said it loulou!!! I hope he takes the job!!! (Bunch of losers on here trashing him can read about his success in their neighbors newspaper they steal every day.)

  81. Dominik Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 1:58 am

    Message to Chris:

    Get over your f@#$% self! Accept the fact that Katharine’s fans voted for her more so than your so-called fans voted for you. I wonder how many of your so-called fans will buy your CD when it comes out. How could you even ponder as to what Katharine was thinking at that moment, “she had the same inclination as you that SHE was going home?” Seriously, you need to show a bit more humility. Although I never had any strong feelings towards you, good or bad, your behavior in handling your defeat makes me glad that you didn’t win this thing. Go back to North Carolina and eat some humble pie. Oh, and one more thing, learn how to handle pressure with a bit more grace. I thought that was something you Southerners prided yourself on.

  82. 100% only chris fan Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 7:12 am

    chris was the best left,chris was the only singer with any talent. kat should of went she sucks. i hate ryan more than i did before hes nothing but a ugly little homosexual miget trying to hide the fact hes a homosexual and not doing a good job ! wake up ryan everybody knows you really are. i want you to apologize to chris he desreved a proper goodbye not rushed , becuase that damn gray haire idoit had to sing BS if there wasn’t enough time don’t have ppl sing. morons. i hate ai now i hope your show gets canceled YOU SUCK ! any chris fan that didn’t vote for chris YOU CAUSED THIS I HOPE YOUR HAPPY. YOU HOSEBEASTS.

  83. chris i love you Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 7:16 am

    chris, if you read this please know that i voted faithfully for you and ONLY you each tuesday nights. iam so sorry sweetie that you left it shouldn’t of happened your were the best .us chris fans love and respect you and will buy your cd’s so we’ll still suport you. LOVE YA ALWAYS CHRIS . SIGNED A DEVOTED FAN XOXOXO.

  84. Ironic Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 7:50 am

    I was shocked when Chris was eliminated and disappointed. I was also hoping he would win although I never thought he was awesome. I just don’t think this year’s AI has any awesome singers, and no one has yet had a standout performance. Despite all this, I thought Chris was the best. The only songs I liked were the ones by Fuel and Louie Armstrong. However, now I don’t care because he has a cocky attitude already thinking he we would’ve won. Who does he think he is? And how presumptious of him! I hate people who are this arrogant!! Also, how stupid of him to think this because all of us have known that it is completely unpredicatable how people would vote. Anything could have happened, and it did. And he couldn’t even take the time to thank people, such as his fans, judges, etc. He was too caught up in the fact that he didn’t get the prize that he rightfully thought was his, and being angry. How childish, immature, selfish and ungrateful. He’s a poor sport and that type of person doesn’t deserve to win. Someone more humble, kind and who can sing deserves to win. Now I hope Chris just goes downhill so he can learn from his bigheadedness!!!!!!!

  85. john Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 9:16 am

    After Daughtry’s performance of “Suspicious Minds,” Paula Abdul told Chris, “See you in the finals.” This vote of confidence by Ms. Abdul could have led Daughtry’s fans to believe that he was safe. In a recent conference call, Chris Daughtry himself even surmised as much, telling reporters “Paula says, well, we’ll see you at the finals. Everybody’s like, well, he’s definitely safe. We need to vote for the other people we want in there with him. And it didn’t work to my advantage.”

    What conceit! What ego! Maybe you lost because more people liked the other contestants better. Accept defeat gracefully. Not like your “True” fans here who are rude and ignorant.

  86. Brandi Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 10:28 am

    GO KAT I LOVE U! I REALLY HOPE U WIN U DESERVE IT,I WILL KEEP VOTING 4 U! U ROCK!

  87. John Adams Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    Accept defeat gracefully.

    Posted by: john | May 13, 2006 at 10:16 AM

    That is all that needs to said.

  88. Anonymous Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    katharine sucks
    elliot should win

  89. jill Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 12:42 pm

    if anybody is conceited it is katharine.she is in love with herslf than america is in love with her.no way katharine should still be there the show is fixed i really believe that

  90. Anonymous Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 12:43 pm

    taylor or elliot should win not that stuck up katharine.chris also had a big head thats why is gone

  91. Anonymous Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    anybody but katharine

  92. Anonymous Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    talk about the look chris had on his face look at katharine face
    when she is on the bottom.she is so
    sure she is going to win.

  93. Roxie Pruitt Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 3:16 pm

    I did not like Chris’s singing,but I would not bash him, but I am apalled at the bashing of Taylor Hicks. I think it is a case that many think he will be the winner. No one knows who will win, get off Taylor’s case.

  94. Anonymous Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 5:39 pm

    It was incredibly arrogant of him to claim that he lost because his fans thought he was “safe” and didn’t vote hard enough. Firstly… he’s making one hell of a presumption that he had the fan base to push him through. What… because the judges thought he’d take it to the top meant the public was obligated to accomodate him? PUHLEASE! Secondly… just how long has he been at the bottom? At least 2-3 weeks now. You’d think that alone would make his fans say “Oh wow, he’s slipping in the votes. We need to be sure to make the effort next week to vote.” But that never happened because the fan base wasn’t large enough in the first place. The guy is a prick, plain and simple. He distanced himself from the others during the show and everywhere they went off-show for tours and whatnot, as if he was “tolerating” their presence because he had to. Don’t get me wrong, I think he has genuine talent and count myself as one of his early supporters, but anyone who thinks he was robbed is kidding themselves. He robbed himself, plain and simple.

  95. Anonymous Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 8:20 pm

    I was sad to see Chris go but he wasn’t that great to begin with. His sound and style are out of date and fans like him because he reminds them of the 1990′s grunge era. The market for alternative rock has shrunken immensely and Chris would not do well as a solo artist singing this type of music. Fans are upset because they have spend do much of their down time supporting Chris and American Idol has spent so much time fooling them into believing that he had a chance of winning.

  96. Hugo Sanchez Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 11:31 pm

    You Chris haters are too damn stupid. He was upset i would be too, and its true he was not saying fans didnt vote for him he was just saying some didnt. Anyway heell probably sell more records than anyone else who wins or comes runnerup . He obviously has more fans and hell have an amazing carrer. Now that he is gone i will vote for Katharine she was my 2nd favorite i hope atleast she wins GO CHRIS THE ROAD HAS JUST STARTED FOR YOU!!!!!!

  97. timeforchange Says:
    May 13th, 2006 at 11:55 pm

    I never really was a Chris hater, but I read here really bothered me. Why is Chris acting conceited? He is clearly not the best in the competition because he does not have the fan club. Why should he be so surprised? At this point, anyone can go. You can’t expect to pass through the results show with ease at anytime. Chris, I am sorry, but you have disappointed me.

  98. Anonymous Says:
    May 14th, 2006 at 12:13 am

    I think this article is grossly taking things out of context. Yeah, Chris thought the fans didn’t vote enough. A billion people pegged him to be the winner. However, those people weren’t voting.

    If you want proof, consider this:

    After Rod Stewart’s Classics Week, Chris appeared in the bottom two. A week later during love songs week, he appeared in the top two. Clearly, his fan base realized they needed to step it up, only to make the same mistake two weeks later.

    In addition, the reference toward other contestants was an incorrect quote. He decided not to comment on whether his fellow idols measured his talent. He called them all family, and he hugged each one of them before he left.

    Either you like the guy, or hate the guy. You can make up whatever story you want. Just don’t make up a bunch of bullshit about how arrogant he is. He thought he had a shot at winning and was upset at the loss.

    Reality TV Magazine . . . go back to journalism school. My new motto will be identical to that of your T-Shirt ad:

    “NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR BLOG”

  99. dunno Says:
    May 14th, 2006 at 3:42 am

    Of course, he’s arrogant you idiot!!! He was angry and couldn’t be gracious enough to hide it. Many people get close to winning but are able to maintain control of their emotions. When he showed his anger, it also showed that he felt he deserved the prize. He should have never felt he deserved the prize to begin with, especially when there are people voting for you. The fact that he did showed he was truly arrogance. Look up the word in your dictionary. He deserves getting kicked off!!!!!

  100. Anonymous Says:
    May 14th, 2006 at 3:48 am

    Thinking that he was going to win and feeling angry about it (showing it on national TV makes it worse) is arrogance. Chris Daughtry is arrogant!!!!!!

  101. Reno Says:
    May 14th, 2006 at 10:08 am

    MESSAGE TO CHRIS:
    Get away from these AI people. They needed you and THEY BLEW IT.

  102. Reno Says:
    May 14th, 2006 at 10:13 am

    What makes a singer? Someone who has personal style, talent, charisma and THEIR OWN SOUND. The remaining 3 contestants are bad Karaoke acts. They are all still striving to be something, to develop into something. AI is a show that doesn’t know what it is because that theme is so reflected on the choices.

    CHRIS: Get Away from them – do your OWN THING. Forget the offers. The Gods are smiling on you.

  103. Anonymous Says:
    May 14th, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    chris was not that good but was a
    hell of alot better than katharine
    taylor should win .

  104. Tanya Abbas Says:
    May 14th, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    chris did not deserve to go!its as simple as dat. its not about wether he was good or bad on elvis night…what matters is that he was better than katherine and taylor!i dont want to judge neone on the basis of their appearance, but i feel dat sumone like katherine, who at this stage fails to remember lyrics of a song like hound dog…doesnt deserve to be there!and besides…i dont blame chris for blaming people.he is human!wouldnt u fell betrayed if one minute all the online polls announce you as the future american idol and d next moment u are shown the way out!i mean cut the guy a slack!its normal because it was after all the people who voted (if the votes were not misdirected)him out!
    honestly, just because the guy is a rocker,american diol gave him the boot.because the show represents popular culture.which is pretty *blech*…chris was my favourite…now i dont bloody care who wins…it could be the karaoke king taylor, or the jazzy E (with low pitch prob, elliot…or katherine…who tries to heat up the scene by turning american idol into some cheesy soft porn!

  105. Anonymous Says:
    May 14th, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    elliot for american idol
    go elliot

  106. Alan Says:
    May 14th, 2006 at 10:33 pm

    I just read about the killing the betting agencies made with the early elimination of Chris as the bets were all placed on him winning.

    Given the circumstances, it will not be unexpected for the betting agencies to vote vigorously to ensure that he does not win. It is a matter of dollars and cents, lots of it.

    And unlike sporting events or even the elections, AI winner is something they can directly and legitimately influence, and many times over as it is not even one vote per person.

    And there doesn’t seem to be anything anyone can do about it.

  107. kylez Says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 12:39 am

    Kellie Pickler when she was voted out thanked everyone, the judges, the CREW MEMEBERS, most especially her FANS. She had repeatedly said she would be ungrateful to complain and she realizes she still has lots of opportunity.

    Chris was bitter and resentful, did NOT THANK anyone, but is looking forward also to the many opportunities he has now. He’s not thinking who he has to thank for he is right now. What he is thinking is he did make it all the way to #1, bec he thinks he deserves it. The article shows repeated (not just once) jibes against his fans. In Previous interviews he also said the same thing. OF COURSE he did not say outright “I blame the fans”.. that would just be too stupid, but you can read between the lines.

    Did he even say once, “id like to thank all my fans, without whom i would never have made it this far..?”

    No. He keeps saying (between the lines) “you fans let me down by being compalcent and not voting ur ass off for me. If only youve voted hard enough, i would still be around. thanks a lot…NOT!”

    Not in those words of course, but you could tell from the tone of his words that is how he feels.

    Imagine if he made it to #1 spot and became the american idol..what next? His record doesnt become #1 and he blames fans for not buying? He gets nominated for the grammys but didnt win, will he pout there as well? Or if he wins you can bet he wont be thanking american idol or his fans.. just like Kelly clarkson didnt.

  108. Mariana Says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 1:09 am

    Argentina – Chris, I LOVE YOU. I’m so sorry you left, i don’t think the show would be interesting anymore. I’m sorry i never vote, but we can’t (Argentina has a one week delay of the show)…
    BEST WISHES. YOU ROCK!

  109. dunno Says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 1:14 am

    yah, yah, yah…chris has a nice voice and performed well. But so what!!! He’s one unappreciative and arrongant asshole. So he doesn’t need AI. Well AI doesn’t need someone like him. You know, he was my choice to win AI all along until he showed his ugly, immature, cocky, selfish. Jeez…at least thank your fans instead of being so caught up in thinking you were the best. The other idols, who I was not rooting for, at least thanked their idols and all left graciously. You deserve to lose! See how far your attitude will take you in life, jerk!!!!!

  110. terence Says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 5:43 am

    Chris, you are just too arrogant. Who the hell you think you are to be the “shoe-in”? And you are blaming the fans who have kept you so far. Go home and rest in peace!

  111. Anonymous Says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 6:38 am

    CHRIS U ARE NOT GOOD!!! U SCREAM TOO MUCH THAT U DON”T SING AT ALL!!! KAT DESERVES TO STAY!!! However, I was shocked when you left (I really thought it’d be Elliot)… but not REALLY shocked… I thought that people would kinda bring you up just a bit more… and then you lose to Taylor (or possibly Kat, u go girl!) Haha! Anyway, as I was saying, u ain’t good one bit. Besides, u got a family, u got work, and UR NO IDOL MATERIAL!!! Who do you think u are? Obviously, by reading ur statements u clearly want Kat out of the competition! What? Can’t afford a smile? U think ur so good well UR NOT! FACE IT! U couldn’t even go on graciously… JERK! SERVES U RYT! ARROGANT BALDY!

  112. Anonymous Says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 6:41 am

    P.S. Paula get a hold of urself just because another one of “ur men” left… Simon stop putting KAT down… u know damn well she’s better than the four of them put together… and Randy? stop saying “yo”, “dawg” , and “hot” too much… ur trying too hard to be black…

  113. Anonymous Says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 6:44 am

    Kylez, Kelly Clarkson loves her fans very much! U should know! She didn’t thank American Idol because of… because of… something something I can’t really talk about…

  114. amiga Says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 11:00 am

    Remember most people aren’t pissed off at Chris now because he can’t sing. Yah, he can sing. But it’s his attitude after he found out he was out. He turned out to be unappreciative and thinking he was the best and winner of the contest. Didn’t expect him to be like that and that’s why I turned against him. Why couldn’t he just go off the show and thank people and say that he was happy to get as far as he did like the other former contestants. He’s the only one that was like that. Chris you need a serious attitude adjustment and glad we got to see your true side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  115. Mark Says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    I think the people who are making fun of the contestants are complete assholes. Why would you make fun of how they look or dress? I dont see any of you on that show, and I’m sure you guys can’t sing. Chris didn’t deserve to go, I mean Katherine forgot the words to her song 1 week and did the other song terrible. Thats two bad weeks in a row. Ace went after two bad performances. Come on people stop trashin Chris cuz he did nothing wrong. As far as I know he should be the next american idol, along with Taylor.

  116. Anonymous Says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 6:52 pm

    theonly arrogant asshole on the show is stuck up katharine go home bitch

  117. Heather Says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 7:33 pm

    All you people trashing Chris need to get a life. Saying you didn’t like him is one thing, but totally trashing him is petty. Grow up! He was one of the best on AI (which was said by ALL 3 JUDGES)!!!
    America chose to send him home for one reason or another, but I bet CHRIS DAUGHTRY will be offered more deals and sell more records than any other Americain Idol…winner or not!

  118. honestresponse Says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    There’s really no need to bash Chris, it’s not his fault people like him and think he’s the best thing on the show. If you want to take his words out of context and put emotion and attitude behind them then you’re the fool because unless you are him you don’t know what he really thinks you only know what you interperate. There’s a big difference. So whatever nasty thing you have to say is more of a reflection of who you are because he hasn’t done or said anything wrong, so if you aren’t a fan then you can be glad you don’t have to see him on the show anymore. I’m very happy that I don’t have to watch AI anymore, without the front runner there’s no real reason to watch.

  119. mike Says:
    May 16th, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    I am not a big Chris fan but I do understand his shock and awe after he was eliminated. I was shocked, too and the way Ryan delivered it… it was horrible. I do think he was talented, even though he was far from my favorite and I hope he continues his career, unlike other ex-Idols. He has a great future ahead of him.
    Paris, Ace and Kellie were SURE that they were going home and they were prepared. I think Kat was prepared that night. The fact that he appeared so shocked proved to me that the show is NOT rigged!
    Now on with the show, can’t wait for tonight!

  120. Mandi Says:
    May 16th, 2006 at 3:59 pm

    Chris~ I think that you were the most talented and -GoRgEoUs- person on American Idol this season and you deserved to stay *to the end!* I only watched the show so that I could see you and now that you are gone…its pointless! Anyways to hell with them~ you will go further then Taylor, Elliot, and Kat..so no worries! Right? Best of luck with your career and your family is beautiful!

  121. Joe Schmidt Says:
    May 16th, 2006 at 10:07 pm

    Y do people hat Kat? I’m so confused. This is a singing competition and I think Chris should have gone home because he sang the same genre basically every week. Now, thatis not necessarily a bad thing but consider the fact that other contestants felt compelled to diversify? It wasnt fair that he sang the same thing while other contestants sang genres out of their comfort zones.

  122. Shane Says:
    May 16th, 2006 at 11:49 pm

    I loved reading all your bubblegum “pop” bullsh#t comments…I liked chris…you can all go listen to your JayZ and Britney crap…When he is the front man of a top band…and all these pathetic singers that are left now are forgotten about…he can look back and tell all you teeny boppers to go plow sand up your a##

  123. G Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 1:02 pm

    It was unfortunate that McPhee beat out Chris but both of them can and should go. She’s so into herself and “ouch you have been so hard on me” attitude. She makes me ill. And Chris thinking he’s all that…see ya later! You’re one note sound has finally been enough for the viewing public. Every song he sang sounded the same. The man has nothing else to offer. We’ve seen and heard it all already. Not worth losing sleep over. I think tonight Elliott will go but keep your fingers crossed …… I hope it’s McPhee.

  124. Carrie Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 9:51 pm

    I think what Chris said as far as his fans was very correct. I have thought the same thing plenty of times. Chris was one of the best performers and he will do amazing things.

  125. christopher Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 8:30 pm

    chris is so full of himself…did you watch his exit interview? besides that, he always sounds like he’s whining when he sings and did the same stuff every week. no one should be after kat…she is a true vocal talent, despite the judges’ obvious dislike for her. i don’t know why, maybe she’s a bitch in real life? but i have not seen any evidence of that. elliot is a great singer and watch his exit interview as compared to chris’ and you will see an example of one insecure boy who is feeling sorry for himself and blaming eveyone else and a true man feeling blessed and humble and thankful. chris will end here and elliot we’ll be hearing on the radio. :o)

  126. Liz Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 8:39 pm

    Simon had an interview with a reporter on e news ! He asked Simon ” who do you think is going to win ? ” simon told him Chris. Randy was on ellen degeneres and he told her that chris had a good chance of winning. If the judges are saying that about you, I’m sure your going to be a little cocky. Yeah their were things he said and did that kinda bothered me but honestly its his voice that i love. I have been infatuated with his voice when he first auditioned.AI is not a personality contest it a singing contest. Katharine, Taylor , and Elliott all have amazing voices but chris just stood out the most to me and i will be one of the first ones to buy his album !

  127. Rachel Smith Says:
    May 24th, 2006 at 2:35 pm

    Some people just need to keep there thoughts to theirselves. Some people just don’t think. This is not the first time a idol’s phone calls were miss counted or something was not working right. But like Chris says all will be great at the end. There are gonig to be many doors opening for him, and that is a blessing. America knows he is good and that is what is important. Chris you are a great person and performer in everyway!! Don’t stop having faith in yourself as most of us know you won’t stop b/c you know who you are and the people who are important to you know who you are and that is something that will never change. I will be looking out for when ever you have something coming out. Thanks for all those wonderful performances!

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  133. Fiona Says:
    February 8th, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Well I live in England never watch American Idol but thank god I stumbeled across this band. Me and my friend just froze as the guitar started to play so you cant imagen what it was like when we heard him sing. And the lyrics where amazing!!
    Sorry but who possibly beat this man no band has ever hooked us this fast. And to all the nasty comments below.
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  134. Chris fan Says:
    July 25th, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    Damn you guys are going crazy (most of you anyways) As far as blaming the fans chris just gave an honest answer on what he thought cost him. Maybe he was overconfident but he’s human like the rest of us and donnna if he was so bad how come he made it all the way to the top 4 and now has a platinum cd?

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    October 11th, 2007 at 10:03 am

    Has this guy sufferd some sort of brain damage when Ryan told he was leavng?

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