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American Idol Controversy: Elliott Yamin Fans Angry Over Katharine McPhee’s Reaction

May 17, 2006 11:02 PM by Joe Blackmon

Taylor_katharine_reactionThe American Idol Finale will come down to a West Coast girl vs. a Southern boy.  As Ryan Seacrest announced that Elliott Yamin was eliminated from the competition, the reaction of the remaining two finalists was very different.  Taylor Hicks looked solemn and serious in a show of respect for his fallen comrade, but Katharine McPhee appeared to be overjoyed with emotion. 

In all fairness to Katharine McPhee, she was probably much more surprised to still be in the competition and thereby was more prone to react with excitement.  When Katharine caught a glimpse of the somber look on Taylor’s face, she did attempt to contain her enthusiasm.  She had almost completely wiped the smile off her face by the time the camera cut away to Ryan Seacrest and Elliott Yamin on stage.

Unfortunately for Katharine McPhee, when the camera returned to her and Taylor seconds later, she was once again captured in a moment of glee.  As Taylor Hicks continued his stone-faced expression, Katharine McPhee grinned from ear to ear and twisted her fingers together in delight.  Needless to say, many Elliott Yamin fans have been none to pleased with Katharine’s reaction and are already pledging their support to Taylor Hicks.

Not only is Katharine McPhee’s reaction coming under criticism, but Elliott Yamin fans are also expressing outrage over the way Katharine’s family reacted.  While Taylor’s family mirrored his solemn expression, Katharine’s mom had a huge smile on her face upon hearing the results.  A Reality TV Magazine reader named Jim commented "When Katharine’s mother was cheering and so gleeful, it really upset me. Have some class. Katharine also had a big smile on her face."

With the slim margin separating all three contestants in the American Idol top three results show, the ultimate winner of the competition will likely be whoever captures the votes that were going to Elliott Yamin.  Taylor Hicks likely had a better shot at appealing to Elliott’s fans anyway, but Katharine’s reaction has just made many Elliott fans even more determined to keep her out of the winner’s circle.   

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298 Responses to “American Idol Controversy: Elliott Yamin Fans Angry Over Katharine McPhee’s Reaction”

  1. Rossana Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:16 pm

    Well, we all know Kat is a major bitch, conceited, self absorbed slut and therefore DO NOT VOTE FOR HER IN THE FINALS. VOTE FOR TAYLOR. ELLIOT SHOULD HAVE WON. KAT IS A BITCH. I HOPE SHE REAPS HER BAD KARMA.

  2. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:21 pm

    We all understand that Katharine was happy, but she should’ve showed some respect for his so called almost family friend Elliott. I guess this is something we should expect since she even kissed the judges. She went to Catholic school and should at least thank God for getting that far, but of course on her interview she doesn’t even mention Him on her list of people she would thank if she won this competition.

  3. MikeknaJ Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:22 pm

    Oh please. It’s only human to react with joy when you’ve been on the verge of elimination for weeks now and probably were expecting to be voted off this week.

    Like any of us wouldn’t react with joy as well. Was she laughing at Elliott, sticking out her tongue, mocking him, or making rude gestures? No. She was simply happy. God forbid.

  4. kim Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:26 pm

    Ohhh that is so stupid!!

    what would be your reaction if you notice that you made it to the finals??

    it has to be a reaction of joy, obviously, so don’t be so harsh to her

    kat has all my support
    and you guys are just so envy

  5. something Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:27 pm

    If I was in Katharine’s position, I would’ve been sad that Elliott was eliminated,then after all that, I would’ve jump in happiness for myself and Taylor. It’s like if you were in a car accident and your best friend died and you lived, do you think it’d be nice to jump around in joy for being alive while others are grieving?

  6. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:28 pm

    Katharine didn’t deserve a third chance. You didn’t give it to other good singers so she didn’t deserve it. She even forgot her lyrics!!!

    SOUL PATROL!

  7. Canadian Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    WELL AFTER TONIGHT IT SURE GOES TO SHOW THAT KAT AINT GONNA BE NO CARRIE UNDERWOOD IN ALL ASPECTS. NO MATTER WHO WINS CARRIE UNDERWOOD WILL BE WAY OUT OF REACH EH PEOPLE

  8. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:35 pm

    i think its true there making this thing much bigger than it needs to who wouldnt be happy to make it to the finals on AI??

  9. yana Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:37 pm

    omg.she did that?

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    May 17th, 2006 at 11:37 pm

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  11. JMac Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    MCPHEE IS THE WORSE FINALIST IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY!!! NOT ONLY IS SHE SELF-CENTERED AND CONCEITED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, SHE’S A LOUSY SINGER!!! ELIOTT DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINALS WITH TAYLOR!!! LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS IN THE FINALS!!! C’MON AMERICA!!!

  12. JMac Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:42 pm

    MCPHEE IS THE WORSE FINALIST IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY!!! NOT ONLY IS SHE SELF-CENTERED AND CONCEITED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, SHE’S A LOUSY SINGER!!! ELIOTT DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINALS WITH TAYLOR!!! LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS IN THE FINALS!!! C’MON AMERICA!!!

  13. JMac Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:43 pm

    MCPHEE IS THE WORSE FINALIST IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY!!! NOT ONLY IS SHE SELF-CENTERED AND CONCEITED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, SHE’S A LOUSY SINGER!!! ELIOTT DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINALS WITH TAYLOR!!! LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS IN THE FINALS!!! C’MON AMERICA!!!

  14. Rezi Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:44 pm

    Well, it’s just a human being reaction, I totally agree. Even Elliot who has been raised in a very good hands of her lovely Mother maybe will calm us as his fans and he can understand completely about Kat’s reaction. Still…. I don’t agree with the overjoyed expression that really shows us who and how she is as a human being. She didn’t tolerate and understand how Elliott and his family feeling. Elliott doesnt deserve that reaction, he always shows his good attitude, pat his friends shoulder (Bucky, Ace and others), give encourage words to Mandissa and hugged Paris so tight even he wiped his tears when Chris voted off. It really shows us what kind of family especially Mother of Elliott and Kat raised. We can see the difference and we know who deserves most of all.. Good Luck Elliott and thank you Mama Yamin for raising a humble and extra-ordinary star to be like Elliott.. God Bless You..

  15. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:46 pm

    No one made any issue when last year n the years b4 all the finalist smilling from ear to ear when they find out that they have made it to the finals….please, don’t be a hypocrite! Long live Kat!

  16. Robert Vega Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:47 pm

    Ya know,

    This is a talent contest with only one winner. What a chance of lifetime to have all your dreams come true. Now there are people complaining that Kat didn’t act the correct way. She was just being honest and showing her emotions. Just because Taylor wasn’t showing how happy he was, you can bet he was jumping up and down on the inside that he wasn’t eliminated People get over it and let Kat be happy.

  17. Maggie Mee Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:47 pm

    Next time all you Elliott Yamin fans should show respect to the losing team when you attend any baseball, basketball or football games. You must not cheer and feel happy if your team wins. You must show respect and feel sad!!!

  18. Rezi Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:53 pm

    Well, it’s just a human being reaction, I totally agree. Even Elliot who has been raised in a very good hands of her lovely Mother maybe will calm us as his fans and he can understand completely about Kat’s reaction. Still…. I don’t agree with the overjoyed expression that really shows us who and how she is as a human being. She didn’t tolerate and understand how Elliott and his family feeling. Elliott doesnt deserve that reaction, he always shows his good attitude, pat his friends shoulder (Bucky, Ace and others), give encourage words to Mandissa and hugged Paris so tight even he wiped his tears when Chris voted off. It really shows us what kind of family especially Mother of Elliott and Kat raised. We can see the difference and we know who deserves most of all.. Good Luck Elliott and thank you Mama Yamin for raising a humble and extra-ordinary star to be like Elliott.. God Bless You..

    (It’s Rezi that write this comment, I’m not the one that wrote comment about: No one made any issue when last year n the years b4 all the finalist smilling from ear to ear when they find out that they have made it to the finals….please, don’t be a hypocrite! Long live Kat!) It looks like some error happens on the auto-robot comment of Reality TV Magazine, because there’s a name of JMac stated on the comment I wrote :(

  19. Lanis Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:57 pm

    These people are talking about Katherine like they know her personally, which I doubt many of them do. Give her a break, she was probably just happy she made it. At the time anyone would be concerned about themselves. She’s beautiful and talented, and it sounds to me like there are some people who are very jealous. The key to her success will be after all this, if she wins. Elliott has a shot at show business if he gets his teeth fixed. Straight white teeth will make the girls go crazy with his talented voice.

  20. JMac Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:58 pm

    MCPHEE IS THE WORSE FINALIST IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY!!! NOT ONLY IS SHE SELF-CENTERED AND CONCEITED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, SHE’S A LOUSY SINGER!!! ELIOTT DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINALS WITH TAYLOR!!! LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS IN THE FINALS!!! C’MON AMERICA!!!

  21. mofo Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:58 pm

    but, him getting the third place is already great. it’s normal for kat to feel happy coz she’s in the second place. i dont understand you guys. why the hell get so angry over this? it’s not like the earlier stages anymore when there were 12 people. it’s top THREE, you guys. top THREE! being in the top three is already an ACHIEVEMENT. gawd. you guys. chill.

  22. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:59 pm

    Last season when Bo and Carrie found out that Vonzell was eliminated, they weren’t all happy cheering and jumping around. Nobody is saying that Katharine should’ve cried or being extremely sad, but to show respect. I bet if she was the one eliminated she wouldn’t have liked it if Elliott and Taylor started jumping around in joy. You can control your emotions you know and she is an actress so she should know that.

  23. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:00 am

    MCPHEE IS THE WORSE FINALIST IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY!!! NOT ONLY IS SHE SELF-CENTERED AND CONCEITED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, SHE’S A LOUSY SINGER!!! ELIOTT DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINALS WITH TAYLOR!!! LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS IN THE FINALS!!! C’MON AMERICA!!!

  24. lizzy Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:00 am

    Aww shucks! C’mon guys, give kat a break! Why take the elimination of others against her? It’s totally not up to her if she stays or not. Besides, she is a major talent. A little nervous, thus causing minor blunders, but overall American Idol material. I even think that the judges are unfair to her. Taylor is entertaining and sound quite fun and pleasing, but heck a million other guys can do what he can. Kat’s gift, however, only a priveleged few possess. So please, just enjoy the show. Next week would sure be exciting

  25. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:01 am

    MCPHEE IS THE WORSE FINALIST IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY!!! NOT ONLY IS SHE SELF-CENTERED AND CONCEITED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, SHE’S A LOUSY SINGER!!! ELIOTT DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINALS WITH TAYLOR!!! LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS IN THE FINALS!!! C’MON AMERICA!!!

  26. nope Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:01 am

    You know what would make me laugh so hard? If Katharine wins this competition and the crowd went “BOO” in protest. That’d make my day.

  27. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:02 am

    “I even think that the judges are unfair to her.”

    Really? Sorry, but she forgot her lyrics and had pitchy moments 2 nights in a row and some of the top 12 contestants were eliminated because they only had 1 bad night. I say she sold herself to win the top 2 spot. That kissing with the judges is too suspicious.

  28. Rossana Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:02 am

    To Robert Vega. Elliot jumping up and down on the inside? I’m sure. But he was also frowning cuz he is a smart guy and knows Elliot has much more talent than Kat. Kat sings well only sometimes. She is not as consistent as Elliot and most of the time she oversings, shouts. She’s just an awful performer. About Taylor, At least he was classy and sensitive enough not to show his glee if it was there. But look Kat should have been eliminated before Chris. To me, Elliot, Chris, and Taylor are best. Kat is only there due to her looks. This show is either rigged or voters are stupid and think this is a beauty contest. VOTE TAYLOR. DON’T VOTE FOR KAT. NOT THAT CLASSLESS BITCH-SLUT.

  29. star Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:06 am

    Katharine was too happy that she was safe. She was overjoyed. Maybe she was not supposed to smiled but she was too happy. Just put yourself on Kat’s shoes and you’ll understand how happy she was to be safe. And do u guys know why Taylor din’t smile when he was safe? It’s because he never been to bottom 2, he doesn’t need to worry about it, unlike Kat. So please be considerable and don’t just criticize Kat about her reaction.

  30. GW Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:10 am

    Rather, than focus on the unfortunate and/or inadvertent reaction of Katherine McPhee, let’s celebrate the three months of pure joy in seeing a true American Idol, Elliot Yamin, blossum before us.

    As great a perfect-pitch voice as Elliot Yamin has, he has shown he has even greater character. I have no doubt his professionalism and compassion for his fellow contestants has not gone unnoticed in the music industry.

    If I may make a prediction, that in no way is a stretch, Elliot Yamin will not only go on in the very near future to sign with Clive Davis’ label but will reward them with a massively popular and successful album/CD.

    Additionally, I would not be at all surprised to see that Elliot Yamin album/CD and future album/CDs be nominated and win countless music industry awards.

    In closing, Elliot Yamin went out with class. He is a true “American Idol.”

    GW
    Fernandina Beach

  31. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:12 am

    Kat’s a whore, she bought her way on her knees into the finals and I hope she chokes….literally. Taylor all the way!!!!

  32. luurve Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:15 am

    that smile/overjoyed expression is definitely a “oh-my-goodness-i’m-going-to-the-next-round-i’m-so-excited!” and NOT a “ha-ha-ha-elliot’s-out-bye-bye-you-sucker”. and you guys dont know kat.from the videos of her i’ve seen, she’s definitely the type who gets hyper and happy easily.

  33. George J Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:15 am

    Hey, the way I look at it is if your not a fan your going to look for reasons not to vote for someone.Nothing new about that, it’s been happening all season long. And if you are a fan you overlook the little things. Anyway there were another elimination show where Taylor was showwn on tape raising his hands in the air with a look of glee on his face. I’m not hearing any outcry about that. But anyway whoever you vote for is your business–so just do it and stop whinning about it and trying to make a t.v. show more important in your life’s than it should be.

  34. warren fang Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:16 am

    upside was an IDIOT article…if those Taylor fans try to loose Kat winning power by those idiot way…just proving they scared for NOT win…

  35. luurve Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:16 am

    that smile/overjoyed expression is definitely a “oh-my-goodness-i’m-going-to-the-next-round-i’m-so-excited!” and NOT a “ha-ha-ha-elliot’s-out-bye-bye-you-sucker”. and you guys dont know kat.from the videos of her i’ve seen, she’s definitely the type who gets hyper and happy easily.

  36. WIWI Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:17 am

    Go Katherine

  37. Julie Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:18 am

    I think Taylor should win, Katharine and her mum are so full of themselves.

  38. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:22 am

    This is Hollywood and you have to learn to take criticism and respect what people think. I would understand if only a few got that impression, but this is from most AI viewers. She gave the wrong message and that’s her problem.

    “Just put yourself on Kat’s shoes and you’ll understand how happy she was to be safe”

    Oh nobody is blaming her for being happy, but at least she should learn to show some respect and control her emotions a little bit. I would’ve been happy, but also sad to see Elliott go since AI contestants are like family.

  39. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:23 am

    MCPHEE IS THE WORSE FINALIST IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY!!! NOT ONLY IS SHE SELF-CENTERED AND CONCEITED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, SHE’S A LOUSY SINGER!!! ELIOTT DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINALS WITH TAYLOR!!! LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS IN THE FINALS!!! C’MON AMERICA!!!

  40. rats Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:24 am

    you know what? those Kat haters are just trying to blacken her name by whatever she did on the show. For God’s sake, just give her a break!!!!! She smiled not because of Elliott was being sent home but because of how happy she was to be in the top 2. I’m sure Taylor was also happy that he’s not the one who being sent home, but he just didn’t show how happy he was because he never been in the bottom 2 like Katharine and Elliott! Katharine was just being honest to show her excited emotion, and if anyone says that she is an actress, she should’ve known what to do (to pretend and act that she was sad), I’ll say go to hell man! I prefer honesty!

  41. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:26 am

    MCPHEE IS THE WORSE FINALIST IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY!!! NOT ONLY IS SHE SELF-CENTERED AND CONCEITED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, SHE’S A LOUSY SINGER!!! ELIOTT DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINALS WITH TAYLOR!!! LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS IN THE FINALS!!! C’MON AMERICA!!!

  42. lizzy Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:28 am

    I did like elliot. And I appreciate what Taylor is trying to do or prove. They’re both nice guys and deserving of your adulations, but boy how rude and one-track minded some fans can be. One thing’s for sure, this is the stuff that makes AI producers rich! Brace yourselves for the finale, whatever happens, millions of people will be ecstatic and millions of others will scream throughout the Internet and everywhere else how unfair and undeserving the winner will be. But I sure am rooting for Kat to win. She may be in need of a little more polishing performance wise, but her voice is what a real singing competition is all about.

  43. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:29 am

    MCPHEE IS THE WORSE FINALIST IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY!!! NOT ONLY IS SHE SELF-CENTERED AND CONCEITED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, SHE’S A LOUSY SINGER!!! ELIOTT DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINALS WITH TAYLOR!!! LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS IN THE FINALS!!! C’MON AMERICA!!!

  44. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:31 am

    MCPHEE IS THE WORSE FINALIST IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY!!! NOT ONLY IS SHE SELF-CENTERED AND CONCEITED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, SHE’S A LOUSY SINGER!!! ELIOTT DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINALS WITH TAYLOR!!! LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS IN THE FINALS!!! C’MON AMERICA!!!

  45. jupiter Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:32 am

    you are right, lizzy! i like Kat and Elliot very much and i’m a big fans of them, i’m really sad to see Elliott gone. but i just don’t understand why Elliott’s fans (at least not me) would be this unconsiderable…well, now that Elliott has gone, I’ll definitely vote for Kat! She deserves to win!

  46. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:33 am

    Keep on bashing Kat. Keep on!

  47. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:34 am

    MCPHEE IS THE WORSE FINALIST IN AMERICAN IDOL HISTORY!!! NOT ONLY IS SHE SELF-CENTERED AND CONCEITED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, SHE’S A LOUSY SINGER!!! ELIOTT DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINALS WITH TAYLOR!!! LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS IN THE FINALS!!! C’MON AMERICA!!!

  48. greeneyes Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:38 am

    tried to vote for Elliot for 2 hrs straight..both lines busy. just seems unfair that all the votes don’t get counted..and when its this close. So the last 2 weeks we’ve seen the best singers voted off. This is either rigged or something. I’ll vote for Taylor,just to keep Kat from getting it.not that it matters,because i think its fixed.
    Won’t watch it next season.

  49. wakeupamerica Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:40 am

    I think it’s about time, all the teenage guys stopped texting in votes for the “hot-looking” Kat! Its a singing competition, for God’s sake, not a lie-on-the-floor take-of-your-shoes strip tease performance…. And people who’re saying Kat has major talent, are alluding to what??? Mediocracy!?
    She really showed her class by laughing like a second grader whose happy that the teacher didnt send her to the office… If she really is the “type” that get excited too easily, then maybe she should have taken her ADHD pills before coming to the show!

    Kat pretty much shot herself in the foot! We’ll see…

  50. Some people are really stupid Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:49 am

    Give me a fucking break! So Kat was happy she wasn’t eliminated. So fucking what. Elliot was a good singer, and will have a career ahead of him. But to get mad because someone showed happiness to be in the final 2 is just pathetic.

  51. tvfan Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:56 am

    Well, it would be unusual any other night, but tonight Kat made the final 2! So give her a break, the FINAL 2 is a BIG DEAL. Plus, I think people (including Kat and her family) realized that she probably would’ve gone had it not been for Elliott.

  52. handsomeprince Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:56 am

    OH, PLEASE. DON’T OVERREACT THIS ISSUE. IT IS ONLY NORMAL AND SANE THAT SOMEONE IN A COMPETITION JUMP FOR JOY OR SMILE HAPPILY KNOWING SHE WAS SAFE!!! WHAT THE FUSS ALL ABOUT IT????
    IF KATHERINE STAYS COOL AND SOMBRE, YOU WILL SAY KAT KNOWS SHE IS NOT DESERVING TO BE SAFE COS’ SHE STAYS COOL.
    NOW THAT KAT IS OVERJOYED FOR SHE IS SAFE, YOU SAY KAT HAS NO RESPECT FOR OTHERS.
    SO NO MATTER HOW KAT REACTS, YOU ALL WILL SURE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY….ESP. ELLIOT FANS.
    IT REMINDS ME OF A STORY – WHEN BUSH GOES TO WAR, ALL YOU AMERICANS SAY GO AND FIGHT THOSE TERRORISTS. WHAT IF BUSH DIDN;T GO TO WAR? YOU AMERICANS WILL SAY “WHAT YOU WANT THOSE TERRORISTS TO CONTINUE THREATENED US?”

    So what Bush needs to do? To stay silent or to react aggressively by going to war???? There will always be debate – never ending one.

    SO FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE, DON’T TRY TO BELITTLE KAT JUST BECAUSE THIS WEBSITE OWNER SEEMS TO SHOW HELL OF A SUPPORT TO ELLIOT. ACCEPT THE FACT – ELLIOT IS GONE!!! HE’S GONE FOR GOOD!!!!

  53. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:57 am

    I am so sickand tired of people defending Ms McPhee on the basis of being young and beautiful. I stipulate that. But she is classless & next week, Taylor gets my 1000 plus votes.

    An Elliott Fan

  54. brad Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:58 am

    Yeah I agree that maybe she showed a little too much excitement tonight, but for crying out loud people she’s a 21 year old girl who has been close to elimination for weeks now. God forbid she get excited to make it to the finals. I somehow doubt that her enthusiasm was at the sight of Elliot getting kicked off. I will still vote for Kat in the finals simply because she is the best singer left. Taylor Hicks? Come on, people. The guy should have been kicked off a month ago. He’s entertaining to watch but he’s a terrible singer compared with McPhee. I find it amusing, wakeupamerica comments about Katherine’s “lie on the floor…performance” and apparent ADHD. What exactly do you make of Taylor, then? I’d say that your post is a pretty apt description of some of his “performances.” And has he/she actually looked up the meaning of the word “mediocracy”? I believe the word you are looking for is “mediocrity.”
    Either way it does not describe Kat. She has a very versatile range and a strong, beautiful tone to her voice. All she needs to do is find her “own sound,” you could say. Once she does that she will be unstoppable.

  55. Rossana Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:58 am

    My votes are going to Soul Patrol cuz I don’t want Kat to win. I think everybody should follow suit. Yes, Elliot should have been in the top two and even should have won AI if people were smart and discerning, but now we’re stuck with Taylor and Kat. Don’t not vote because you’re disillusioned by results (losing Elliot and Chris). Vote Taylor. If you don’t vote Taylor, Kat will get the votes and win and she doesn’t deserve it.

  56. molly Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:59 am

    I’m so bummed that Elliott was eliminated. I know he will have success in whatever he does. Good luck Elliot! I wasn’t a fan in the beginning but after watching him week and week he sure impressed me. He’s a class act.
    I can’t believe that Kat made it through to the finals. Out of the three songs yesterday she only gave one decent performance. While Elliott has been consistent throughout this season. I guess looks can get you far in life. I hate to say this but she’s the female version of Ace. He only lasted so long because of his looks. Yesterday I voted two hours straight for Elliott, at least now I will have free time on my hands. I don’t care who wins American Idol because my two favorites, Chris and Elliott are gone.

  57. danie Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:09 am

    Have some class, Katharine! I’m a huge Elliott fan, but now I’m all for Taylor!

  58. molly Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:13 am

    Rossana, I definately do not want to see Kat win. But I don’t really like Taylor either. Elliott was the only reason why I bothered to pick up the phone and vote this season. Not even Clay who I really liked from season two had that affect on me. I guess if I look at it as the lesser of two evils I could be bothered to pick up the phone for Taylor next week.

  59. judy Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:20 am

    oi… just deserved that…kat totally happy and she didn’t pretand on that way, ok about kat and her mom, her mom happy cuz she cares about her daugther so that’s so nature, just let her happy…please bugs…just give her break…
    free comment about tay…
    for the winner ofcourse kat…
    i’ll keep her…(whatever it takes)

  60. Nancy Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:35 am

    Taylor is by far the best singer. I loved Elliot too, but Taylor has the whole package and there is noone like him. He can sing and dance and he is hot. Taylor is humble and cares about his fans and other people. I cannot stand Katherine. She makes me sick. I thought she needed a pole for one of those songs she sang. A Striptease
    joint is where she needed to audition instead of Amer. Idol.

  61. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:37 am

    She was overjoyed. She had just experienced a miracle, as there’s really no other explanation for her being in the finals.

  62. Donna Lane Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:38 am

    Look, Kat can’t sing a note on key, so of course she is thrilled she made the TOP 2 when it’s obvious she has only done so by dressing like a prostitute and being on the floor like some cheap tramp.

    I’m sure Elliot would not mind, he has class, he is not like that pompous loser trash Chris Daughtry who deluded himiself into thinking he was going to WIN! You’re a WORM, DAUGHTRY!!! HIT THE ROAD!! YOUR CAREER IS OVER!!!! Elliot, though has talent and class, and I wish him much luck.

  63. judy Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:39 am

    katharine mcphee…well she’s the best idol though…and i do vote for her,dont give a damn bout this comment bout her…for kat fans…please on her side,remember on tuesday night to vote her…,we’ll be happy if she make it,i totally happy for this show…lol

  64. rats Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:40 am

    To ‘some people are really stupid’, ‘handsomeprince’ and ‘brad’, you guys are absolutely right! Those people are just making up stories when they said Kat was conceited, self-centered blah blah blah…They are trying to blacken her name and make other people hate her and vote for Taylor. This is totally insane! It’s a natural reaction to smile if somebody knows that he/she is safe, that’s it. I have no idea how complicated some people’s mind are!

  65. DED Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:40 am

    People who are mad about Katharine’s extremely understandable happiness desperately need to get a life. And was Elliott’s family cheering for him all those weeks when he was in the Bottom 2 or 3 and survived? Hmmmm?

  66. AINoMore Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:51 am

    Katharine should not have made the Top Five, never mind the finale. I’d rather see KEVIN in there than that beyatch. And, no, I don’t envy her at all. Can you imagine having to have those parents your whole life? :shiver:

  67. McPhan Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:52 am

    Look, if she’s sad, some would say she’s ungrateful for getting into the final two (especially fans), if she’s happy, she’s disrespectful. Either way, there will be people unhappy. Its human nature to be happy or sad. It doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ungrateful or disrespectful. People are different, accept it. And stop being so cynical. Gees.

  68. Sarah Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:59 am

    Katharine has been so inconsistent. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” WAS her best performance but even it was overrated! Elliott should have been in the final two! He never really had a bad week. Katharine had so many bad weeks. (“Voice Within”…Elvis Week…etc etc) Vote for Taylor!

  69. jen Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:59 am

    This is absurd. And why didn’t this site go after the other contestants gleefully celebrating when they were safe even though someone else was ousted. As if we know either Taylor of Kat’s real life. This is a tv show. Get over it!
    I was contemplating voting Taylor, or not voting, but, in all seriousness, with this biased reporting and overexaggeration to try to discredit Kat, I am inclined to powervote 3 hours for her. Thank you for giving me a reason.
    The girl cannot do anything without being criticized. Go look at Taylor’s photo with his hands in the air last week.

  70. jen Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:00 am

    And by the way, you got me so pissed with this nonsense, I forgot to say how aswesome Elliott is, and how I hope his talent and sweetness translate into a great cd and dreams come true.

  71. nan ashtley Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:02 am

    keep on real…Elliot has gone…we have to receive that,this is just the competition and not ur life…telling about the karma(like in above)??u know,u dont know bout that…if u just telling about someone that karma goin’ on u…just read the book bout karma…

  72. gogogog Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:09 am

    WHAT THE… KAT DIDNT EVEN HAVE A STADIUM HOME WELCOME AND WHOZ COMPLAINING…ITZ SO RIDCULOUS REALITY TV IS SO ANTI KAT…PAULA WAS SO OVERLY GENEROUS AND BIASED TO EILLOT…NOBODY SAID ANYTHING!!! WHAT’S WRONG BEING HAPPY..LAST TIME WHEN SHE LOOKED SOLEMN..PEOPLE SAID SHE ALMOST PUKED…WHY THEY DIDNT SAY TAYLOR LOOK SO NAUSEATING TODAY??

  73. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:13 am

    I agree with Sarah. Kat’s performance has been inconsistent and one good song should not put her through to the finals. This just stinks.

  74. Brittni Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:18 am

    It’s just not about tonight! Kat has been so conceited this whole season! When the judges criticizer her, she looks stunned..like “How can you not like that?” She’s proven time and time again that she’s an egotistical diva!

  75. isiss Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:18 am

    ITz ok wad..people like to pull succcessful stars down by saying that they are conceited but they still went on to become superstars..eg. Christina Aguilera had many pple slamming her with all the negativity but shez still the real diva..Pink n mariah also had diva moments they are still popular wif the crowds..Kat phans dun be sad..i’m not so much a kat lover but taylor is terrible so unclass yucks

  76. Tami Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:19 am

    If it’s not one controversy on this stupid TV SHOW, it’s another. At least last season there were real scandals.
    This season it’s all made up nonsense. I’ve seen so many trumped up reasons to hate on contestants it’s ridiculous. Maybe they’re all just human, trying to win a stupid contest.
    You are so clearly Kat haters here. Ridiculous. Why can’t people just let people vote without trying to sway everything.

  77. SoulPatrolBitches!! Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:21 am

    I am glad that hack is gone. Elliot was overrated and all they tried to do was get him votes because he was ugly and had “problems growing up.”

    All he could do was vibratto, big frickin deal. The world is so absorbed in crap negro music today that they think vibratto means singing ability. The only ability he has is to continue the trend of ugly genetics in his family. He was boring to watch and just stood there with his hands in his pockets. Did he sing the same song every week because it sure as hell sounded like it.

    Screw that wannabe singer. Taylor is the only original one with actual talent, it just isn’t the kind that ignorant little “gangstas” listen to.

    SOUTHERN PRIDE….VOTE TAYLOR!!!

  78. vggnbjg Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:22 am

    Chris was an egoistical self deluded contestant..he even blamed his fans for not voting..please be fair…

  79. Littlefield913 Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:26 am

    Are you kidding me? Could we pick on her for anything else? It’s bad enough the judges cut her absolutely no slack, but do we, as fans, have to pick on every facial expression, every gesture…my god we’re picking on her parents now. This is ridiculous. There was no need to even be somber for Elliot…he’s done amazing things. He should be celebrated for getting so far. No matter who wins this thing those last 4 were all amazing. I just don’t get why we need to tear them down…I guarantee they aren’t doing that to each other.

  80. get_a_life Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:27 am

    People! Do you really think that these people cared for one another and truly loved each another during the span of the competition. They only knew each other so long, and let me tell you… if you’re a “real” human and had an opportunity this big, seeing your competition annihilated one by one will definitely put a joyous grin on your face. These people are hungry beasts in a “dog eat dog” show. Freakin, at least that Katharine gal didn’t try to be fake. She’s kinduh real, too real sometimes she comes off as a bitch. Everyone pretends to be sad when someone gets eliminated! Whatever B.S.! These people are just putting on a face. They want the people to see that they have “compassion” for their fellow idols, but in the end they’re probably laughing like a devil inside and you would too…

  81. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:27 am

    Wow some people on here really are losers. Just because a good-looking person happens have some measure of success, all of a sudden let’s bash them and call them a slut and a whore. Let’s also say that they have made it this far on looks alone and don’t possess any real talent. Katharine McPhee is a beautiful person. BUT, she also happens to have a beautiful voice. People who say that she cannot sing on key or that Taylor has a better voice obviously know very little about music (not talking about the industry, I mean actual music theory). Yes, when she tries too hard she can lose pitch. But I still believe that when she sticks to her element she can sing the pants off of Taylor, any day. Period.

    I would be willing to bet that if people were allowed to hear both Taylor and Kat sing, and NOT see them or know the names of who was singing, that they would pick Kat as the better singer. Simply put, she has better vocal ability.

    But, since she is also beautiful, she obviously can’t be talented. And because she is young and excited to be in the finals, she obviously lacks class. Keep believing that, people. Many of you with your cheap shots have shown yourselves to be haters and nothing more. Get a life, people. It’s just a contest.

  82. Preston Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:31 am

    WAIT A MINUTE!

    you said her family was overjoyed and they were jumping around…if you listen and watch it back…they only stand up and cheer once ryan said, ” lets hear it for eliiot everyone” so i am sick and tired of people and there negitive comments, If i just made it through by the skin of my teeth i would have ran around nude, so to all yall stupid fans, WAHHHH cry me a river!

  83. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:33 am

    AMERICA, LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS NEXT TUESDAY!!!! GO TAYLOR GO!!!!

  84. aperson Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:40 am

    Some facts:

    1. Katharine is insanely talented. She makes Taylor look like a buffoonish amateur, which he is. She is by FAR the most talented contestant on idol this season.

    2. Katharine is a red-hot sex bomb, the most gorgeous contestant in Idol history, by a dozen miles. No one is or ever has been in her league. Every man who watches the show this season watched for one reason only, and that is to gaze at Katharine and fantasize about having sex with her.

    3. She will incinerate Taylor in the finals. He is a one-trick pony with a limited range and a couple of gimmicks. That’s it. Katharine has an astounding vocal range, and is extremely versatile. Katharine vs. Taylor in the finals? No contest. She’ll blow him out of the water without even trying.

    4. All the people here who say nasty things about Katharine are obviously just jealous — plain-looking or ugly girls who just can’t stand the existence of someone who’s better than them in every way.

    5. Don’t worry, even when Taylor finishes in second place, he’ll still have a nice career — in a rundown casino in Winnemucca.

  85. bobby, manila, philippines Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:03 am

    I’M A BIG FAN OF THE TOP 4 IDOLS CAUSE THEY ARE ALL GREAT BUT SOMEBODY HAS TO GO. BUT HONESTLY I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE KAT AND CHRIS AT THE FINALS BUT IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. SO AFTER WATCHING LAST NIGHT I PREDICTED THAT TAYLOR WOULD GO CAUSE I THINK HE HAS LOST THE WOW FACTOR (MY FAVORITE WAS HIS “TAKE ME TO THE TOP” OF MICHAEL MCDONALD) AND FIND HIS PERFORMANCES VERY SAFE UNLIKE KAT AND ELLIOT WHO TOOK THE RISK AND GAVE IT ALL IN THEIR RESPECTIVE PERFORMANCES. SO PLEASE ELLIOT FANS DON’T TAKE IT AGAINST KAT BY NOT VOTING ON HER OR SPREADING SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST HER. YOU SHOULD’VE SEEN TAYLOR’S REACTION LAST WEEK WHEN HE AND ELLIOT WERE PRONOUNCED SAFE. WASN’T HE SHOWING SO MUCH GLEE WHILE CHRIS AND KAT WERE VULNERABLE IN THEIR POSITION. DID ANYBODY REACTED AGAINST THAT? I LOVE TAYLOR BUT I STILL THINK THAT KAT SHOULD BE THE WINNER. TOO BAD WE FILIPINOS CAN’T VOTE OTHERWISE KAT WILL SURELY WIN. SO PLEASE ELLIOT FANS IF YOU WERE SAYING THAT ELLIOT SHOWED SOME CLASS EXIT SO WHY DON’T YOU ALSO SHOW SOME CLASS OF ACCEPTING HIS DEFEAT AND BE WISE TO VOTE NEXT WEEK. THE AI WINNER SHOULD WIN NOT ON POPULARITY BUT THRU SHEER TALENT AND THAT’S KAT.

  86. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:23 am

    Kat is pretty but to call her beautiful is a gross over-exaggeration. puleeze. She’s sure ain’t no beauty, not with her arrogant attitude.

    Hey, get a life, we’ve seen shots of Kat wiping away tears when some other contestants were voted off. Was she crying crocodile tears then? You can’t have it both ways you know …

    Sure, she can be happy to get in the finals but she didn’t have to be such an ungracious winner.

    Anyway, I just don’t like that gal. I always thought the final 4 was going to be Paris, Mandisa, Elliot and Taylor. Sigh!

  87. JamieL Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:26 am

    Well, my final three would have been Chris, Bucky, and Paris, but that doesn’t mean I have to slam on anyone else. She’s happy. They are all friends. No harm was intended.

  88. GOP Vixen Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:49 am

    GOP Vixen endorses Taylor Hicks for ‘American Idol’

    And before any of you gripe at the topic, remember that about five times as many votes are cast in a season of this talent show as are cast in a U.S. presidential election. According to uberhost Ryan Seacrest, 50

  89. aaron Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:49 am

    Do you realize that Katharine has been over-smiling CONSTANTLY this season? Isn’t it possible that, in the heat of the moment, she didn’t know what she should do so (as usual) she just smiled? I mean, you have to admit, watching American Idol this year has been basically a constant stream of Katharine putting on smiles for the camera, and not always at appropriate times. Yeah, it’s annoying, but maybe what she did wasn’t so sinister. She’s not a cruel, evil person; she just has an obnoxious habit.

  90. ggf Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:49 am

    I hope Katherine WINS…shez star material just need some polishing… Taylor is votefortheworst candidate…enuf said

  91. eric fiacconi Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 4:07 am

    Facts about Kat;

    1-She is conceited
    2-She is phony, completely
    3-Her range doesn’t have much breadth as was seen in her rendition of Whitney Houston and R.Kelly’s I Believe I Can Fly
    4-She makes excuses–”I didn’t pick the song”
    5-She forgot her lyrics
    6-She copied Fantasia
    7-Simply overjoyed Elliot lost, that would figure…it’s just a singing competition in the end
    8-Taylor pores everything he has into his music and you can see it, you can feel it, and it is damn genuine—and better yet, it is really refreshing particularly in pop music which is almost always smoke and mirrors

    Go Taylor

  92. bandit Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 4:10 am

    i think the important thing about reactions is sincerity. if kat was sincere in her reaction, it would have been hypocrisy for her not to show it. kat’s voice is incredibly good and powerful. although i like taylor, i still like kat to win. she is beautiful – and that’s sincere

  93. Eric Fiacconi Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 4:11 am

    It takes a real special breed of people to vote for Kat…she should’ve been out Elvis week and perhaps even last night…For her sake, she is lucky she was able to do the Fantasia-esque sit on the stage…

    Cowell saved her…

    Way to go Arnie—nice to see you didn’t waste your time talking to someone so shallow and transparent…

    Man she is awful…I wouldn’t pay a nickel for her music…

  94. Eric Fiacconi Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 4:13 am

    Go TAYLLLLORRRRR

    The Soul Patrol is behind you 100% of the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. carolann0922 Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 4:22 am

    I’m getting sick and tired of McPhee fans basing her talents on her looks. She’s pretty, but she’s not a talented singer. It takes more than looks to be an American Idol, and she doesn’t have it. She doesn’t have her own style or sound. Taylor and Elliot do, though. They far outshone McPhee on talent and everything else.

  96. Maggie Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 4:34 am

    You know what….why shouldn’t Kat be happy? She was glad to be in the finals. She’s only 21 and not as worldly as the rest of you. Cut these people some slack. I’m sure they felt bad for Elliot but they need to be allowed to be happy.

    From what I’ve seens, Elliot’s fans are the biggest sore losers. Moreso than Chris’ fans.

    I am a Taylor fan and I voted for him all night. But name calling is juvenile to me.

  97. liv Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:04 am

    Happiness under that kind of pressure is an average human reaction. It says so much about Kath. She’s not great, she’s just average. She almost doesn’t think even. Elliot she put under the category of OTHERS. She meanwhile is HER, and the darling of the masses (or so she likes to think).

    Kath, who will be forever preening in front of the camera (trying to be cutesy) is and really is, say it with me, SELF ABSORBED.

  98. Kiticat Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:06 am

    This is unfair! Kat should have cried when she was announced safe. Rignt now…she should be depressed!

  99. jessica Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:30 am

    O COME ON GUYS! WHAT IS THIS STRANGLING OVER EACH OTHERS THROAT? U ACT LIKE KIDS & SOME PATHETIC LOSERS! FOR GODS SAKE WHY DONT ELLIOT FANS JUST CALM DOWN FOR A MINUTE! LAST ELIMINATION ROUND CHRIS WAS OUT AND KAT GOT THE BASHING. NOW ELLIOT IS GONE, KAT STILL GOT THE BASHING. I WONDER WHAT IF TAYLOR WERE TO BE THE REASON FOR CHRIS/ELLIOT ELIMINATION, WILL YOU GUYS BASH HIM TOO????????? DAMN YOU GUYS! THINK FOR GOODNESS SAKE THINK! KAT IS HAPPY. SHE HAS ALL THE GOOD/RIGHT REASON TO REACT THAT WAY ALRIGHT! JUST IMAGINE U URSELF BEING IN HER SHOES GETING CRITISIZE EVRY SINGLE MINUTE OF WAT U SANG?! WONT U BE HAPPY TO SEE THAT U HAVE FANS WHO SUPPORT U NO MATTER WAT AND BECAUSE OF THEM, YOUR DREAMS COULD COME TRUE?! THAT IS EXACTLY WATS HAPPENING TO KAT!

    I TOTALLY AGREE WIF CAROLANN0922. EVEN THOUGH HE IS A TAYLORS FAN HE DONT GO CRITISING SOMEONE LIKE KAT WHO DESERVE AS MUCH AS ELLIOT TO BE IN THE NEXT ROUND!

    I DO NOT CARE IF U ELLIOT FANS ARE ROOTING FOR TAYLOR JUS TO GET ON KAT AND SEE HER ‘LOSE’. FYI SHE IS ALREADY A WINNER TO US ALL MCPHANS! SO GET A FREAKIN LIFE! THIS JUST SHOWS US MORE THAT U GUYS ARE SUCH PATHETIC LOSERS!

  100. MeNu29 Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:30 am

    What’s all this fuss about? It’s normal to be happy.. Who cares? It’s an emotional release.. I’m a Taylor & Elliot fan but I don’t find that fuss a big deal. Get over it. To those Taylor fans..Vote hard next week! Soul Patrol! Don’t waste this unbelievable talent!

  101. jessica Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:37 am

    JUST LOOK AT THE TIME WHEN CHRIS GOT BOOTED OFF THE OTHER WEEK. DID YOU HEAR ALL THE BOOS GOING ON?? DIDNT THEY REALISE HOW THAT MAKES KAT FEELS?? AND NOW THAT ELLIOT IS GONE U GUYS ARE SO FREAKIN SENSITIVE!!

  102. shin Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:42 am

    oooohhhhh …kat should not breathe at all! attacking kat on a way she reacted and or smile that she’s in the finale so just someone else could gain votes are trademarks of what??? ..eeehhhh!
    has anyone bashed taylor with the way he reacted when he was in the top 2 before chris left?

  103. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:45 am

    AMERICA, LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS NEXT TUESDAY!!!! GO TAYLOR GO!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!

  104. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:46 am

    AMERICA, LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS NEXT TUESDAY!!!! GO TAYLOR GO!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!

  105. T Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:47 am

    I don’t know about you guys…but my votes are going to Kat even though I don’t like her. I hate jerky ass Taylor more. He can’t sing worth a hoot..all he does is jump around on stage and tries to dance…if he stands still long enough for you to hear his voice…it sucks…same tone throughout..and the other night when he tried to hit the high notes..he took the mic away from his mouth so you wouldn’t hear. The show has made him the winner when there were 12 people in it. So, it won’t be shocking when he wins the title…and it’ll be even more funnier when his CD flops too, just like Ruben’s and Fantasia’s..ha!! ha!!
    I’m voting for Kat, just so Taylor won’t get it..but it won’t matter, the producers will see that Taylor wins..

  106. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:48 am

    AMERICA, LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS NEXT TUESDAY!!!! GO TAYLOR GO!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!

  107. Impac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:55 am

    Actually I liked the top 3.I’ve been rooting them ever since top 12. I thought Chris would’ve made it top 2 but glad that didn’t happen!Anyway, to me Taylor’s the best coz he’s got the whole package (who says he can’t sing? Are you deaf?), then Elliot coz of his vocals and Kat, the best performances by her was that somewhere over the rainbow- brilliant. She’s been inconsistent so that’s why I placed her third.

  108. kat e. Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:01 am

    i am just so sad to hear that elliot lost… For all elliot fans, pls know that even here in Guam (a US territory), American Idol is a hit and there are a lot of people of are betting opn Elliot, but unfortunately we cannot vote since we get our broadcast a day late.

    and while i agree that kat’s reaction may just be human, in my opinion, she has still a long way to go in terms of learning true class, in which both Elliot and Taylor exude!

  109. simon Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:04 am

    you know what? give her a break. kat deserves to be in the finals… we all know it. as much as the producers from the show want a male american idol, they can’t really topple down the talent of ms. mcphee. taylor wins the audience because of his dance moves, but totally not because of his talent as a SINGER. i really wanted an elliott-katharine finale. that would’ve been better than a dirty old man – katharine finale.

    randy and paula are indeed becoming very unfair. favoritism just makes the hell out of american idol.

    thank god for simon — he’s totally honest.

  110. twisted Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:20 am

    Whew!!! it’s getting hot in here. It’s just so sad that a girl can’t be too happy for just one moment. I’m sure Taylor is quite happy with himself being safe and had contained himself from smiling so as to show that he’s so affected with Elliot’s fate so to get more sympathy from Elliot’s camp when the finals come. See, many of Elliot’s fans are now so bitter that they’re gonna get revenge and poor Mcphee will surely gets into trouble.
    Or could it be that Taylor look unhappy to have katharine stands next to him?

  111. Amanda Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:29 am

    Taylor does that every week when he is safe and nobody says anything! Kat is just getting bashed for everything she does and it is ridiculous!

  112. guamfan Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:35 am

    Hmmm…[Impac] are you sure GUAM wants Elliot? I’m from Guam (Hafa Adai dude!), and i don’t think people here are particularly thrilled with Elliott. Yah, people watch it but its not like people here buzz about it. The last time we really got in to it & buzzed about it was when Jasmine Trias was in Idol 3. And about Kat & ‘not having true class’. Hmmm, i think she has class, she’s honest and she’s an opinionated woman. What do you guys want from her, do you want her to cry and pray the rosary because Elliott is gone. Hello… President Bush (even tho’ we kno he sucks) celebrated with glee when he won the presidency, for goodness sake. Should he have put on a somber face for Kerry… i don’t think so. We are so bias, when the world complains to us (America) to stop “bragging” (jumping up and down with our flag)like our actions when we win in the Olympics, we call it normal because our athletes are pround and happy, why can’t she do the same? We have so much double standards, oh well… Kat has it, real talent (2nd after Chris D.)… plus she’s beautiful… ’nuff said

  113. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:36 am

    Those who say Kat’s a bitch, conceited, or whatever are just plain JEALOUS of her because obviously she looks 1,000,000% prettier than you!!! Why can’t you a ccept the fact that she has it all? beauty, talent, and money? Why can’t you all contain your ENVY? She’s human people!!! A real, live human!!! If you were in her shoes you would’ve felt the same thing!!! (if you’re not a pretentious bitch trying to “sympathize” when you really are happy!)… she showed what she really felt inside… and what’s the deal with adding her mother to this discussion? She felt happy that her daughter is going through to the finale!!! Besides, how many times have you seen Elliott’s mom jump in joy whenever she hears her “funky little white boy” is going on to the competition, huh? Yall never talked about her being conceited or Elliott for that matter! And you think Taylor is “sympathizing” with Elliott? Just last week he was “so happy” he was safe! And so is Kat now! Sure, Taylor’s a nice guy and all… nut why do you have to keep saying Kat’s a whore, a slut, or a bitch? Is it because the real bitches, whores, sluts, and possibly assholes ARE YOU? Oh, you don’t have to deny it… obviously you (Kat haters) are… Don’t worry! There are many of ur kind! As for me, Kat u are one of my true idols simply because i can see ur a really good singer and a good person… and if ever they continue calling you a bitch… just keep doing what you do… ur fans are always here for you!

  114. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:37 am

    Those who say Kat’s a bitch, conceited, or whatever are just plain JEALOUS of her because obviously she looks 1,000,000% prettier than you!!! Why can’t you accept the fact that she has it all? beauty, talent, and money? Why can’t you all contain your ENVY? She’s human people!!! A real, live human!!! If you were in her shoes you would’ve felt the same thing!!! (if you’re not a pretentious bitch trying to “sympathize” when you really are happy!)… she showed what she really felt inside… and what’s the deal with adding her mother to this discussion? She felt happy that her daughter is going through to the finale!!! Besides, how many times have you seen Elliott’s mom jump in joy whenever she hears her “funky little white boy” is going on to the competition, huh? Yall never talked about her being conceited or Elliott for that matter! And you think Taylor is “sympathizing” with Elliott? Just last week he was “so happy” he was safe! And so is Kat now! Sure, Taylor’s a nice guy and all… but why do you have to keep saying Kat’s a whore, a slut, or a bitch? Is it because the real bitches, whores, sluts, and possibly assholes ARE YOU? Oh, you don’t have to deny it… obviously you (Kat haters) are… Don’t worry! There are many of ur kind! As for me, Kat u are one of my true idols simply because i can see ur a really good singer and a good person… and if ever they continue calling you a bitch… just keep doing what you do… ur fans are always here for you!

  115. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:43 am

    AMERICA, LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS NEXT TUESDAY!!!! GO TAYLOR GO!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!

  116. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:44 am

    AMERICA, LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS NEXT TUESDAY!!!! GO TAYLOR GO!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!

  117. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:45 am

    AMERICA, LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS NEXT TUESDAY!!!! GO TAYLOR GO!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!

  118. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:45 am

    AMERICA, LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS NEXT TUESDAY!!!! GO TAYLOR GO!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!

  119. JMac Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:46 am

    AMERICA, LET’S ALL VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS NEXT TUESDAY!!!! GO TAYLOR GO!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!! SOUL PATROL!!!!

  120. Jim Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:48 am

    If her mother had just been smiling, that wouldn’t have bothered me, but she was also pumping her arms and going “McPhans”, or at least that’s what it sounded like to me. I think she thought she was at a pep rally.

    I just think it’s sad to behave that way when someone has just been eliminated, especially since Kat only barely scraped by even after tons and tons of praise and hype from the show on Tuesday.

  121. Jim Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:51 am

    Oh and as an Elliott fan, i wanted to thank all the people in this thread who said they voted for Elliott. You’re all the reason he stayed on the show so long. I just hope he has a lot of success now that this is done.

  122. Amanda Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:53 am

    How can you possibly say she has no talent? That’s not true otherwise she wouldnt have gotten the good comments she did this week.

  123. Lhai Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:10 am

    now Elliot is gone…i am for Taylor!!!!
    go soul Patrol!!!!

  124. Mike Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:20 am

    LMAO

    Cathryn can’t do anything right.

    Whether it’s smiling out of joy, having too big of boobs, not being the PERFECT singer…she’s just a horrible, horrible person.

    You guy are all right. Cathryn is the devil. She should be ashamed of herself.

  125. Amazing Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:31 am

    Seriously, every week certain people find something new to complain about.

    I can’t believe they actually let Katharine wear RUBY SLIPPERS while singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow. THE NERVE!!!

  126. dee Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:33 am

    oh god is this article serious. Leave her alone. Can the girl enjoy what she has done with out you people writing a sick article about her reaction give me a break

  127. claymate_graymate Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:35 am

    I felt sorry for Kat over her homecoming, but the behaviour of her and her family really put me off. Yeah, she can sing. That’s about all I’ll give her credit for. She was my second favourite for a long time in this competition.

    You watch the gathering that Taylor will get in ‘her hometown’
    when he is crowned American Idol 2006 on Wednesday night.

  128. sarah Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:42 am

    O COME ON GUYS! WHAT IS THIS STRANGLING OVER EACH OTHERS THROAT? U ACT LIKE KIDS & SOME PATHETIC LOSERS! FOR GODS SAKE WHY DONT ELLIOT FANS JUST CALM DOWN FOR A MINUTE! LAST ELIMINATION ROUND CHRIS WAS OUT AND KAT GOT THE BASHING. NOW ELLIOT IS GONE, KAT STILL GOT THE BASHING. I WONDER WHAT IF TAYLOR WERE TO BE THE REASON FOR CHRIS/ELLIOT ELIMINATION, WILL YOU GUYS BASH HIM TOO????????? DAMN YOU GUYS! THINK FOR GOODNESS SAKE THINK! KAT IS HAPPY. SHE HAS ALL THE GOOD/RIGHT REASON TO REACT THAT WAY ALRIGHT! JUST IMAGINE U URSELF BEING IN HER SHOES GETING CRITISIZE EVRY SINGLE MINUTE OF WAT U SANG?! WONT U BE HAPPY TO SEE THAT U HAVE FANS WHO SUPPORT U NO MATTER WAT AND BECAUSE OF THEM, YOUR DREAMS COULD COME TRUE?! THAT IS EXACTLY WATS HAPPENING TO KAT!

    I TOTALLY AGREE WIF CAROLANN0922. EVEN THOUGH HE IS A TAYLORS FAN HE DONT GO CRITISING SOMEONE LIKE KAT WHO DESERVE AS MUCH AS ELLIOT TO BE IN THE NEXT ROUND!

    I DO NOT CARE IF U ELLIOT FANS ARE ROOTING FOR TAYLOR JUS TO GET ON KAT AND SEE HER ‘LOSE’. FYI SHE IS ALREADY A WINNER TO US ALL MCPHANS! SO GET A FREAKIN LIFE! THIS JUST SHOWS US MORE THAT U GUYS ARE SUCH PATHETIC LOSERS!

  129. Ray Harcourt Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:42 am

    Yeah taylor knows how to work the cameras i’ll give him credit for that, but dont tell me he wasnt just as elated as Kat to be going to the final 2. It all will come down to who does the best next week. It always does. And all these silly articles about anything but the talent mean nothing. Kat has the best voice overall and as long as she doesnt sing songs that push her limits she is the easy winner. She will be as big as Kelly Clarkson in pop make no mistake about that.

  130. sarah Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:44 am

    SORRY GUYS BUT SINCE ELLIOT IS GONE. THE ONLY TRUE TALENT I SEE RITE NOW IS KAT. I TRULY UNDERSTAND TAT THE JUDGES HAS BEEN HARSH ON HER LATELY. BUT HELL, SINCE THE BEST MAN HAS GONE, THERES ONLY LEFT THE BEST WOMAN. MY VOTES IS ON KATHARINE MCPHEE!!!

  131. CAROL Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:47 am

    All these excuses about why Katherine is a snotty little spoiled BRAT.By looking at her mom last night I can see where she gets it.Everyone next week needs to vote for Taylor and give her dad something to really cry about.I don’t think her mom would cry I think she would be very pissed her precious angel did’nt make it and want to knock someone’s head off.She has NO class and sweetness like Elliot’s mom showed.VOTE FOR TAYLOR!GO SOUL PATROL!!!!!!!!

  132. Ray Again Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:47 am

    Oh and for you ppeople who say she just scraped by..She got the highest number of votes..confirmed on idol. So taylor can be beat. Sshe also got the highest votes one week when she and chris had them. She has the fans and will be big time.

  133. cherry Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:49 am

    oh c’mon!

    she’s in the finale! she’s happy of course!

    maybe some people just hate her so much, or it’s just plain stupidity!

  134. sarah Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:49 am

    LUV U RAY HARCOURT. O AND JESSICA TOO FOR WAT UVE JUS SAID ABT THIS BASHERS. DUNNOE IF U R TAYLORS/ELLIOTS FAN. I TOTALLY DUN CARE. BUT I RESPECT WAT U’VE SAID >>>> THIS BASHERS ARE SUCH A PATHETIC LOSERS. BLAMING ON KAT FOR NO REASON. DONT U GUYS MAKES HER SUFFER ENUF. IM AN ELLIOT FAN BUT IM NOT AFRAID IN TELLING U GUYS TAT KAT DOES DESERVE SOME CREDIT OVER WAT SHE DID.

  135. shadow Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:52 am

    There’s a time when one needs to contain themselves.

  136. andy Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:53 am

    KAT IS JUST HAPPY. period!

    FINALE BABY!

    WATS WRONG WITH U PEOPLE!!!!!!????????

  137. Rickychee Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 8:20 am

    This whole “controversy” is so ridiculous. Are people supposed to be unhappy when, against the odds, they succeed? Why are people so eager to look to reasons to despise one another? She was cordial, and had good reason to be elated.

  138. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 8:20 am

    Some people will find anything they can to try and smear others. This is just another example of Kat haters trying to slander her. It’s actually pretty pathetic at this point. She was just happy to make it, no disrespect to Elliot at all. I’m sure Taylor was real upset he made it.

  139. sarah Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 8:23 am

    YES SHADOW.

    “There’s a time when one needs to contain themselves.”

  140. jessica Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 8:28 am

    SO TO ALL BASHERS OUT THERE. U CAN BASH ALL U WANT BABY. IT WILL JUST COME INTO OUR LEFT EAR AND OUT IT GO TO THE RIGHT!!!

    I SUPPORT SARAH,RICKYCHEE,ANDY,SHADOW,RAY & ALL WHO ANTI-BASHERS!!!

  141. me Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 8:28 am

    kt sux and should have gone home 3 weeks ago. if it wasn’t for her boobs and short skirts she would have absolutely nothing. what a tramp.

    SOUL PATROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  142. me Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 8:29 am

    lmao…in one ear and out the other, must be why you vote for kat….you can’t hear….lol

    good times

  143. sarah Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 8:33 am

    WAYTA GO JESSICA!!! (see below!!!)


    SO TO ALL BASHERS OUT THERE. U CAN BASH ALL U WANT BABY. IT WILL JUST COME INTO OUR LEFT EAR AND OUT IT GO TO THE RIGHT!!!

    I SUPPORT SARAH,RICKYCHEE,ANDY,SHADOW,RAY & ALL WHO ANTI-BASHERS!!!

    Posted by: jessica | May 18, 2006 at 09:28 AM

  144. jessica Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 8:36 am

    to this person who give his nick as ME

    UR SO STUPID! MY EAR FILTERS AWAY ALL THE BASHERS COMMENTS! AND ONLY TAKE WAT IS PLEASANT. DONT GET ME WRONG I DO TINK ELLIOT AND TAYLOR ARE VERY GOOD SINGERS BUT FOR THIS BASHERS.. THEY HAVE NO LIFE! UR SO STUPID!

  145. Sefer Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 8:48 am

    Did anyone notice the fan support Taylor had compared to the other two contestants, and there saying the votes were so close. Bull crap. Taylor has three times the amount of fans. But as far as Im concerned not one of these contestants this year will sell any cds. I think its time we get new judges as they thought elliot was the best singer ever on this show, that shows how stupid there judging is. None could hold a candle to the ones that have been in the last four seasons. Last year the ones that got voted of in the last six or seven places could have one this hands down this year.

  146. Deb Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 8:58 am

    Kats expression shows the difference between two “appreciative” guys that struggled to get where they are, to someone (Kat) who has everything. Shes nothing more than a spoiled bratt!
    Lastly I do not buy the 1/3 each votes. Idols up to something. There is no way those votes were all split almost evenly between the 3, no way!

  147. Bob Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:02 am

    This is absolutely ridiculous. I voted for Elliott every week for the entire two hours, and wanted him to win it all. But how can you fault Katharine for being happy? She just found out she made the finale! I know I would be happy.

  148. stevy Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:03 am

    o get a life bashers!

  149. Kath Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:08 am

    Katharine does not deserve top 2. But she has been pushed and pimped by Simon and the producers. My gut tells me she is the pre-selected winner, and it makes me want to puke.

    Back in December, when Simon Cowell was interviewed about the perspective contestants on AI5, he stated “there’s a girl with an Irish sounding name that shows a lot of promise”. Our family knew then that the American Idol has been chosen. When we watched the auditions, we knew exactly who he meant. Katharine was pretty but her talent was marginal. Just like Carrie Underwood last year.

    We have hoped and prayed that she wouldn’t get this far but our nightmare is coming true. I am SO hoping that it won’t be a repeat of last year. To her credit, Carrie Underwood has gotten better over the last year. To hear her sing now compared to last May – there is a VAST difference, thanks to professional vocal coaching. But at the finale last year, Bo Bice was clearly the more talented of the two.

    Taylor Hicks is the most unique singer and performer to hit AI since Clay Aiken. And this year has been a guy’s competition. It should have been Chris and Taylor in the finale. But Chris fell to the “#4 position curse” that hit Tamyra Gray and LaToya London.

    AI producers also keep the singer around who gets the most text-message votes. Why? Because they make money off of each text message, and so does Cingular. This season, Taylor Hicks has garnered the most text message votes.

    PEOPLE – VOTE FOR TAYLOR WITH YOUR TEXT MESSAGES NEXT WEEK!

    Also look for the new AI CD coming out next Tuesday. AI producers are smart, waiting to release the CD on the day of the finale. Because Seasons 2, 3 and 4 were released a few weeks before the finale, and the first solo singer listed on the CD went on to win AI. Check it out next Tuesdays folks…..if Katharine is listed as the first solo artist, she will win AI.

    My heart tells me that Taylor will win because Elliot’s fans will vote for him instead of Katharine. My gut tells me that Katharine is the pre-selected winner and will win because Simon Cowell, Simon Lythgoe and the other producers want her to. At least to his credit, Simon has been somewhat fair in his criticism of Katharine this year. He has been truthful about her awful performances. Last year he fawned over Carrie Underwood and would only criticize her dress, but never her vocals (which, like Katharine, were often flat or off-key).

    If Katharine wins, I will boycott AI next year. This year I didn’t vote because I knew it meant nothing. Next year, I will not watch if Katharine wins. A person can only take so much!!

    GO SOUL PATROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  150. tom Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:08 am

    ur right bob. i truly agree wif u. i voted for elliot too for 2 hrs straight but sumtimes another idol(kat) makes a cumback. i dun see wat is wrong wif kat being happy.

  151. jessica Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:19 am

    hey i mean i like MAGGIE’s comment!!!

  152. julius Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:31 am

    What’s all the hubbub over Kat’s normal reaction of happinness? Personally i would rather prefer a down-to-earth honest person, than a fake one. Kat was just being happy, she should not be punished for it…. Too bad, other people are just so envious of Kat’s beauty that they overlook her good qualities. In Kat’s case, her beauty was a curse, too many people envy her for that. tsk tsk…Go Kat, u are the ideal American Idol!

  153. Nicky Sargent Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:33 am

    Oh my God!!!
    I can’t believe the big deal everyone is making over Katharines reaction when Elliot was voted off. I bet if any of you were in that position you would have done the same thing. She was just overjoyed about being in the top two. Katharine has been close to being eliminated so when this happen she was just very happy, so what if she showed it. It’s not like she had to act all sad. Taylor probably was screaming inside that he was now in the top two but since he hasen’t been in the close bottom yet he wasen’t as suprised as Katharine. Just because Elliot fans are mad that Katharine beat him, you don’t have to go bashing her. Now as you see, I haven’t bashed Elliot or Taylo because I think they’re both wonderful. Just get over the fact that Elliot is gone and stop hating Katharine. The only reason she made it this far was because she’s really good. She deserves to be this far. Think about that! Thats all I have to say… Go Kat!!! Got McPheever?

  154. Love American Idol Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:37 am

    When you watch a sports competition the joy of the winning team or person is always seen. Katharine did not do anything wrong by showing emotion. Lets enjoy her in the finals she brings a lot of starpower to the show.

  155. christine Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:40 am

    I watched tonight’s eimination and Kat WAS NOT happy because Elliot was eliminated. In fact if you watch it clearly, she had a surprised look. The picture you posted wherein Kat was smiling, was taken when Ryan said that these two were going to the finals next week. you Kat bashers are so PATHETIC!how come you guys were not commenting when Hicks jumped up and down the week Chris was voted out! you are not fair at all in your comments. Losers! I personally liked Paris, but between Kat and Taylor, Id vote for Kat million times over. Hicks annoys me when he gets into his “SPASMIC” movements which he calls dancing. He doesn’t have the voice of an AI. no way!!! wake up america and vote for KAT.

  156. jessica Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:41 am

    exactly Julius!

  157. Jimmy Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:43 am

    Quite a few posters like to post supposed “facts” about contestants here (e.g. Katharine is conceited). Well here are my OPINIONS. 1) This guy likes Kat first and foremost because of her singing, secondly because I support my local contestant (the Valley rules), and finally because of her looks. We forget that early in the contest she was a sweet, girl-next-door type and only became a “sex-bomb” after the top 12. (2) The same qualities that endear Taylor to his fans annoy the hell out of others. I can’t stand his screaming “soul patrol” 15 times a night on TV, leading his fans to engage in similar obnoxious behaviour on message boards. (3) Now here is a fact. Los Angeles jumps on the bandwagon of finalists. Angelenos suddenly pay attention to the Lakers, Kings, Dodgers, Trojans, Bruins and Clippers when they are in the playoffs/bowls/NCAA tournaments. Now Katharine is a finalist and the groundswell of attention here will arrive. So watch out Alabama!

  158. jessica Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:46 am

    O COME ON GUYS! WHAT IS THIS STRANGLING OVER EACH OTHERS THROAT? U ACT LIKE KIDS & SOME PATHETIC LOSERS! FOR GODS SAKE WHY DONT ELLIOT FANS JUST CALM DOWN FOR A MINUTE! LAST ELIMINATION ROUND CHRIS WAS OUT AND KAT GOT THE BASHING. NOW ELLIOT IS GONE, KAT STILL GOT THE BASHING. I WONDER WHAT IF TAYLOR WERE TO BE THE REASON FOR CHRIS/ELLIOT ELIMINATION, WILL YOU GUYS BASH HIM TOO????????? DAMN YOU GUYS! THINK FOR GOODNESS SAKE THINK! KAT IS HAPPY. SHE HAS ALL THE GOOD/RIGHT REASON TO REACT THAT WAY ALRIGHT! JUST IMAGINE U URSELF BEING IN HER SHOES GETING CRITISIZE EVRY SINGLE MINUTE OF WAT U SANG?! WONT U BE HAPPY TO SEE THAT U HAVE FANS WHO SUPPORT U NO MATTER WAT AND BECAUSE OF THEM, YOUR DREAMS COULD COME TRUE?! THAT IS EXACTLY WATS HAPPENING TO KAT!

    I TOTALLY AGREE WIF MAGGIE. EVEN THOUGH HE IS A TAYLORS FAN HE DONT GO CRITISING SOMEONE LIKE KAT WHO DESERVE AS MUCH AS ELLIOT TO BE IN THE NEXT ROUND!

    I DO NOT CARE IF U ELLIOT FANS ARE ROOTING FOR TAYLOR JUS TO GET ON KAT AND SEE HER ‘LOSE’. FYI SHE IS ALREADY A WINNER TO US ALL MCPHANS! SO GET A FREAKIN LIFE! THIS JUST SHOWS US MORE THAT U GUYS ARE SUCH PATHETIC LOSERS!

    hehe, jus updating a mistake.. it shud be MAGGIEs comment tat i like.. NOT CAROLANN0922! come on guys we must stop all tis BASHERS! im a CHRIS DIE-HARD-FAN.. but now.. MCPHEEVER!!!

  159. Josie Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:55 am

    NITPICKING! SO SHE WAS HAPPY, BIG DEAL. WHO WOULDN’T BE. YOU DON’T SEE OUR POLITICAL LEADERS CRYING FOR THEIR OPPONENTS WHO LOOSE AND THIS IS JUST A REALITY SHOW. BESIDES PAULA DOES ENOUGH CRYING FOR EVERYONE.

  160. james Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:56 am

    wow CHRISTINE ur quite true abt this >>>


    I watched tonight’s eimination and Kat WAS NOT happy because Elliot was eliminated. In fact if you watch it clearly, she had a surprised look. The picture you posted wherein Kat was smiling, was taken when Ryan said that these two were going to the finals next week.

    damn these site who tries to manipulate katharine mcphee! get ur facts rite!

  161. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:59 am

    I taped it and watched it again this morning. She did not have the happy smile on until Ryan said “and here are your finalists. That is when she got the big bright smile on. Don’t blame her one bit!!

  162. Tamara Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:00 am

    Great article!

  163. amy.banta Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:06 am

    Catherine is self-absorbed and that’s all you can say. The look that she gave last night was unacceptable and just plain rude. Even Taylor…the SURE WIN…had such a look of saddness for Yamin.

  164. Tim Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:08 am

    She was simply surprised to still be in and thus reacted with a huge smile. It wasn’t done at Chris’ expense.

    Hicks showed concern, I think because he was surprised at it being as close at it was. It wasn’t really directed with pity towards Elliot.

    Having said all that, I think all of the final three are good and talented people and have provided a lot of entertainment in the last weeks.

    I do want Taylor to win because he just seems so sincerely in love with music and has true soul.

  165. jessica Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:20 am

    well TIM, though ur not a MCPHEEVER, i respect ur comments ;)

  166. John Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:21 am

    Did anybody else noticed the look on Taylor’s face when Ryan showed the percentage spread, and Taylor was not running away with the vote? Absolutey priceless! For the first time ever, he felt vulnerable and clearly didn’t like it. Kind of reminded me of the look on Chris’ face when he got eliminated; simply could not believe that he might not be the chosen one after all.

  167. idolfan Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:22 am

    To kat’s supporters .. how did you feel when she said her homecoming festivites were boring !!! I do not believe she is appreciative of her fans and that she feels she is deserving. What she and her family are deserving of is learning a lesson in humility!
    That said I think she is a beautiful girl and has a great voice, but does she deserve to be an American IDOL – I think not!

  168. Doesitmatter? Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:28 am

    1. Katherine was happy because she made it to the final round, after facining elimination in the last two rounds, unlike Hicks. If she were anything but overjoyed, I’d question her desire to be in the competition. Hicks is a nice guy, will be successful no matter what, but you gotta admit, he’d kinda weird.

    2. The fact that Paula and Randy have been shiting on her performance to the point where its suspiciously biased at this point, and I honestly believe the’re aggressively trying to sabotage her chances at winning, is proof enough that she must feel overwhelmed at making it this far.

    3. Everyone on this website is noting at the ‘class’ and ‘respect’ that Elliot exudes, and how well his mother taught him well and all that. Yet same people who are fans of Elliot for these reasons, are showing exactly the opposite courtesy to Katherine. Its so hypocrytical to expect sadness from a person who has gone a step ahead in a COMPETITION, yet show nothing but hate and nastiness to this person who probably doesn’t deserve such slandering. Something to consider…

    4. Its a competition! Who cares, its entertaining, and doesn’t really affect YOUR life in any meaningful way. This is to make TV networks, Music moguls, and the top 10 rich and give them a shot at fame, which undoubtedly atleast the top 5 will get no matter what. So let go of your hatered, look for the good things in all contestants, note the flaws but don’t spew such hatred for people you don’t know…. kinda like terrorists who hate and kill us without knowing anything about us…

    5. If you still find yourself utterly devoted to this show to the point you threat to ‘boycott’ it next season. NO ONE CARES!!! They received 50 MILLION votes this week! Your sorry ass doesn’t keep it on the tube. Get a life, hobbies like reading, swimming… will keep you from going mental over the outcome of TV shows!

  169. Sherry Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:31 am

    I wouldn’t buy anything that McPhee sang. Personally I think she is a turnoff. I don’t like watching her or listening to her. I don’t think Taylor has as much talent as Chris or Elliot, but I will vote for him. I don’t think McPhee is marketable. She has no personality, other than pompous and arrogant. She butchered the songs the last time…truly pathetic. She’s Mommy and Daddy’s baby…spoiled rotten…doesn’t deserve it…not that great of a vocalist. One more thing, her actions when Elliot lost were rude and obnoxious. I don’t think Elliot was the underdog…he is a better vocalist…that is why I voted for him. Everyone please support Hicks to keep McPhee out! Don’t forget Elliot,Kellie and Chris! McPhee wins and it may turn out to be American Idols worst ending!

  170. rob Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:34 am

    Kat is a GREAT singer, but she has always acted like an immature valley girl when she’s not singing. Her reaction was one we should have expected. Let’s hope she doesn’t break down and cry and take a fit when she doesn’t win next week.

  171. Davd Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:44 am

    Holy cow! You Elliot Fans act like you know Katharine personally when you clearly don’t. I have three words for you Elliot Fans why she got voted into the top 2…Over The !@#$% Rainbow.
    I admit she is not consistent. But when she hits one, it’s out of the freakin park. Taylor nor Elliot have done that yet in my opinion.
    I must have listen to her “Over The Rainbow” performance like 50 times now. I will fully support her by buying any and all of her CDs, videos, and seeing her in concert. She is the most marketable singer since American Idol first Aired 5/6 years ago.

  172. jessie Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:45 am

    BULLSHIT SHERRY!

  173. mandy Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:47 am

    TOTALLY AGREE WIF U DAVD! JESSIE!

  174. LOST Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 10:48 am

    Katharine is such a bitch! She pretends to accidently leave a button of her shirt open so that she can get some guy’s votes and then she laughs when Elliot goes…Whore!
    DOWN WITH KATHARINE! PLEASE, FOR MY SAKE, VOTE FOR TAYLOR!

  175. redcliff Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 11:02 am

    when chris was voted off, elliott was obviously very happy, just as kat was. his mother was jumping up and down as well. this guy is like teflon!!
    she’s 21-22 years old and will not have the poise of an older person. taylor has been doing this professionaly for several years and instinctively understands how to react appropriately.
    kat seems like a goofy down to earth girl who can’t quite believe what is happening. whether people agree or not that she is still in it, it is the fans that have decided, not her. she has a wonderful voice. why the nasty carpng about her?? probably every one of the vicious comments come from unattractive women.

  176. Sara Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 11:36 am

    “upside was an IDIOT article…if those Taylor fans try to loose Kat winning power by those idiot way…just proving they scared for NOT win…”

    Was this English? Does anyone have a Dumbshit to English dictionary on hand?

  177. uma_badingerZ Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 11:39 am

    whoever wrote this article should be shot in between the eyes point blank! what a stupid arse you are! can’t you do anything else besides creating some nonsense?! geez! i can’t believe people like you still live in this world. and the way you even described the scene was totally far away from what really happened. maybe you’re part of the asshole patrol because that’s what you are, an ASSHOLE!

  178. uma_badingerZ Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 11:48 am

    and look at this part on your “notice” sign: “Comments are the opinions of individual posters and do not represent the views of Reality TV Magazine.”

    yeah, you sure know how to make things going at the expense of other people’s integrity. what crap all these things you put here. before, i was so amazed because of the news that i get, since i’m from the other side of the globe and american idol is being aired like 10 hours later after it’s aired there. but now i know what kind of people are here working for this site. and is this what you call journalism? attacking people with something that’s just made from your lousy imagination?! get a life! you feed from controversy and yet you don’t want to be associated with any of the comments posted in this site? loads of crap! people like you should be shot continuously until your brain scatters all over the place! or probably burned on the stake like the way they burned witches during salem trials!

  179. Kandie Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 11:59 am

    I’m voting for Taylor.. I use to like Kat. But after seeing her interview on http://www.kroq.com/kevinandbean/sounds.html
    and then last night. I won’t be voting for her.

  180. GML Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:00 pm

    Should be a fun final show Taylor and Katharine are both excellent performers. Elliot may be the best singer but he didn’t step it up on the final three show like he did the previous week.

    If you want to hear a great singer – check out Diana DeGarmo’s “Blue Skies” CD – it is superb. Diana was in the finals during season three of American Idol.

  181. NiceButterfly Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:13 pm

    Oh please~!!!! she was excited!!!!!!!! shes just human!!!! if you were in her place you would have reacted the same way!!! at least shes open and honest about the way she feels!!! VOTE FOR KAT!

  182. eliotdrown Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    ELIOT WAS HAPPY TOO REMEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO IT’S JUST NATURAL THAT KAT REACT THAT WAY!!! GO KAT!

  183. weird Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    KAT was just being spontaneous, beig real. Don’t forget about how she reacted during the Top 4 elimination.

    some people here are hypocrites.

  184. NotaTaylorFan Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    I don’t think that all Elliott fans are the ones bashing Katherine. To me it looks like a desperate act by Taylor fans to make Katherine look bad so that the Elliott fans will vote for Taylor! You can tell that the Taylor fans are so scared that Taylor will lose because of last night’s close results so they will say anything to get people to vote for him.

    And one more thing why don’t we wait until Tuesday when Taylor and Katherine give their last performance before we start saying who we will vote for.

  185. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    Katherine is only 22, what do you expect from someone who is still immature! Taylor is what 30, he’s been around the business so he knows how to handle himself.

  186. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    TAYLOR SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He IS AN Epileptic Dancer!!!

    OVERRATED OLD MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ELLIOT UP THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  187. Lori Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:42 pm

    Katherine will win because she has grace, beauty, and a sweet voice and personality. Taylor is just an old man that never got discovered. He needs to go next week! I will vote for Kat 5,000 times!!!

  188. 8gurl Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:48 pm

    I’m a Taylor fan from Alabama (where Idol’s are born!!) but had Taylor been eliminated last night I would have proudly voted Elliott to victory. I wouldn’t vote for Kat if someone (her Mom) held a gun to my head and said ‘DIAL’!! Watching the three finalists homecoming celebrations and their reactions to them and their answers to some of Ryan’s questions easily singles out Kat for what she really is: a spoiled, LA rich brat who thinks she’s ‘all that’and has no real heart or compassion for anything or anyone. She’s an actress and she’s been ‘acting’ through the whole show, until last night. When asked how their trips home were both Taylor and Elliott fondly spoke of being home and seeing friends and family and how overwhelmed they were by the support they received. Kat said her trip was ‘long and boring’. WHA???? When arriving at the TV station in CA she had no fans to greet her. She visited her high school (which had a captive audience since school was in session)…and proceeded to dance like a hoochie mama in front of the camera, the faculty and student body. That girl has got a serious problem! Taylor and Elliott both have more class and heart and soul in their pinkie toes than Kat has in her whole body (which she seems hellbent on showing the entire world before this thing is over)! I’ve watched Kat, week after week as more talented singers have been voted off while she remains by the skin of her teeth and each week I like her less and less. She has no compassion and absolutely NO humility. She argues with the judges instead of taking their constructive criticism and trying to work with it. And last of all, when Ryan asked Kat about her family she said that she hardly ever talked to them. DID YOU SEE THE BROKEN HEARTED LOOK ON HER DAD’S FACE? WHAT A COLD-HEARTED BITCH? WHAT IS HER PROBLEM? I guess that’s all I have to add, of course the way she cheered when Elliott got voted off, but everyone has already comment on that. I agree it was ‘Kat-tacky’ but that’s what I’ve come to expect from her. Give her a part on General Hospital (cuz I’ll never have to watch see her again)!!! SHE CANNOT WIN! GO TAYLOR!!! SOUL PATROL!!!

  189. Sammi Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 12:51 pm

    Wow, I thought I was the only one who noticed this!

    I’m a huge Taylor fan, and I’m really proud of it now after what went on last night.

    Taylor looked so upset that Elliott left, but Kat didn’t seem to care.

  190. CM2 Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:02 pm

    I don’t recall that expression of happiness and glee on Katharine’s face LAST week when Chris got voted off and she made it to the top 3 – she was horrified…

    I think she could have at least tried to contain herself just a little (especially this week) for the sake of Elliott – and that MOTHER of hers?? What a Fame-whore.

  191. uma_badingerZ Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:04 pm

    hey 8gurl! who are you anyway? from where i stand, you are the one who should be called a b!tch! what gives you the right to bash someone as if you knew her deep down? you’re one of the a$$hole patrols who just wanna try and join this bandwagon of sh!t made by the author of this website. you don’t even know what you’re talking about! and now you have the nerve to say something like that?! you’re the b!tch, you’re the a$$ and you’re the hole, which makes you a true blue a$$hole patrol!

  192. Drat Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    Silly fans. Who wouldn’t be happy? Have you heard the beating Kat’s been taking by the judges lately? How can you say Simon’s pimping her? Dang. Are we watching the same show? They liked ONE performance of hers on Tuesday. When she falters they pounce. Eliot forgets lyrics? He gets a pass. Kat forgets lyrics? Pounce!

    http://www.idolonfox.com/contestants/katharine_mcphee/

  193. Giantman56 Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    Let’s be totally honest here. At points of highest stress, we can not be expected to hide our emotions. But be aware that at those moments, people WILL see us for who we truly are. Taylor was most likely solemn because the vote was FAR closer then anyone predicted it would be. After watching the “fan favorite” marched off last week and seeing a close vote emerging in such dramatic style this week, I am sure he was ready for the worst. Upon learning the result, crushing relief and sadness that his last friend was leaving the show. Anyone seeing behind the scenes could see Taylor and Elliot got along well. Kat…how many times have people signed her out. Each week she is told she is next. Comes to the ultimate decision and she finds she has beaten them all once again. Explosive joy. So give them all a break including Elliot’s crushing emotion. Judge them for their performance, their personality, and how you feel when they are done. I believe Kat is running an uphill battle again this week and Taylor MUST fight to the end. It’s been a great ride.

  194. Brin Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:15 pm

    As usual there’s a lot of hate around here. Pretty sad, guys. I’m a fan of both Kat and Taylor. They have different strengths. Kat’s the better vocalist; Taylor’s the better performer. But you can’t fault Kat for being thrilled. It’s been obvious for weeks that the judges wanted an all boy top three. They have been very hard on the girls this year and very easy on the boys, especially Paula and Randy. For the past month they have been purposely trying to sabotage Kat’s chances on the show with very nitpicky comments, even mean. Every week Kat expects to be voted off, every week she is stunned she’s still on.

    Taylor may have made a booboo face for the cameras during the show, but I saw an interview with him and Kat afterwards. Kat was still stunned she was moving on to the finals. Taylor was “Whoooooooo!” There was no more booboo face. He was completely giddy with excitement that he was moving on. As well he should be. It’s a big deal for both of them to move on.

    All the complaining I’m reading here is just sour grapes. I wish people weren’t so hateful. They are all great contestants. And Elliot lost by such a close margin, but somebody had to go.

    ~Brin

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  195. uma_badingerZ Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:20 pm

    whoever wrote this article should be shot in between the eyes point blank! what a stupid arse you are! can’t you do anything else besides creating some nonsense?! geez! i can’t believe people like you still live in this world. and the way you even described the scene was totally far away from what really happened. maybe you’re part of the a$$hole patrol because that’s what you are, an A$$HOLE!

  196. Johnette Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:22 pm

    IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ELLIOTT IN THE FINALS. The only talented one left in the group. I can’t stand either of the two remaining so my days of watching American Idol are over for this season. What is wrong with America? Katherine is such a conceited witch who only cares for herself. Taylor at least didn’t show his emotions at being selected for the final two but he still doesn’t deserve to be there either. WE ARE SO SORRY ELLIOTT. YOU SHOULD BE THERE NOT THEM!

  197. uma_badingerZ Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:28 pm

    and look at this part on your “notice” sign: “Comments are the opinions of individual posters and do not represent the views of Reality TV Magazine.”

    yeah, you sure know how to make things going at the expense of other people’s integrity. what crap all these things you put here. before, i was so amazed because of the news that i get, since i’m from the other side of the globe and american idol is being aired like 10 hours later after it’s aired there. but now i know what kind of people are here working for this site. and is this what you call journalism? attacking people with something that’s just made from your lousy imagination?! get a life! you feed from controversy and yet you don’t want to be associated with any of the comments posted in this site? loads of crap! people like you should be shot continuously until your brain scatters all over the place! or probably burned on the stake like the way they burned witches during salem trials!

    there’s more…. i can remember the time when paris got eliminated, i saw the lines from this website that said something like, “paris is so clean, we can’t get any controversy from her.” now that’s what you call the DEVIL’s ADVOCATE. who would have thought that all this time, the one who created this post, and this website is the source of all evil?

    i can’t just say, “i hope your conscience bugs you tonight in your sleep” because i know devils don’t have conscience… they never do, so i just hope that people like you will rot in hell!

  198. Sharon Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:30 pm

    This whole story is a fabrication!!

    The picture was NOT taken when Elliott was eliminated!!

    Good Morning America ran the clip from the elimination! She was NOT smiling.

    Doe anyone WANT to hear the truth? Or is it more fun to listen to the lies??

    The smile (and picture) came when Ryan told them they were the two finalist of AI5. She had every right to smile.

    There is no name posted with this article! If the autor is proud of his hatchet work? Why no name??

    This is all a LIE. A fabrication.

    Whose PR team does this person work for???

  199. Sharon Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:32 pm

    This is outrageous!

    How can people get by with this in America?

  200. c.e. fox Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:45 pm

    I can’t imagine anyone who really was ecstatic about winning something this HUGE NOT having Kat’s reaction or her parents reaction for that matter, as a mom I would have done the same thing! Just cause it makes for good tv the cameramen are always in their faces. I’ve seen her parents cheer & smile from ear to ear when the other contestants did well too! You people will grasp at anything to find or give offense! Does anyone remember Taylor shaking Chris’s hand (in the bottom 3) before he ditched him to choose what he thought was the winning group a few weeks ago??? Did THAT offend you??? They all get along & support each other why can’t we just be happy for them & stop the ignorant, malicious name calling!

  201. Liar Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    Your site is F**KING BIASED, …this never happend ! how much do u get paid by Taylor to run this fabricated peice of SH*T! F**K u.
    I can’t belive u made something like this to humiliate someone u dont like…u must be a miserable, ugly, cold hearted B*st*rd.

  202. Sharon Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    Kath – sorry but you are just ignorant if you are comparing Taylor’s vocals to Clay’s – Clay is in a whole other (better) universe!!! Taylor may be a good entertainer, but his voice is just average to marginal. Maybe he should have entered “American Entertainer”……

  203. Tony Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:25 pm

    Fantasia’s CD went double platinum and garnered four Grammy nominations. Yeah! It flopped big time.

  204. K Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:28 pm

    Oh please. Katharine is going to win for sure. Taylor is an annoying “soul.” She was excited to be in the final show, but everyone has to criticize her because they she’s not their favorite. How annoying.

  205. uma_badingerZ Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    the owner of this site should be shot! he’s an a$$hole who just wants to destroy people by uttering nonsense. he’s a devil-in-disguise who feeds on people’s hatred that’s why this website was created.

    it was a friendly competition. fans didn’t bicker at each other before, no, not at all. until posts like these emerge from the depths of the darkness that emanate from their a$$es!

  206. Liza Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:33 pm

    GO TAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  207. todd Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    this competition is all about who has it and who is lacking.

    Singing be damned, i can swing a sack of batteries and hit a good singer, heck if i swing it hard enough i would probably hit one that is classically trained. BUt all the training in the world does not make you a good singer. What makes someone a good singer is an intangible quality that few people have, it is what sets them apart from everyone else.

    Katherine McPhee does not have it. She sounds like a dime a dozen singer and not a particularily good one at that. Her qualities are lacking in her performances, so it did not surprise me that she was unble to contain her emotions with any sense of diplomacy. She simply does not get “it”

    Sure she might sell a couple of albums to a few people that are as shallow and vapid as she appears to be. Comments from her fans seem to denigrate her competitors as being too old or too ugly. The bottom line is that Katherine is an average singer with modest talent and no command of the stage what so ever. She has taken to emulating her competition or going back to old tricks that seemed to work like singing on her knees. She will bore her audiences quickly. Can you honestly believe that seeing her in concert would be worth the price of admission?

    So she did what comes natural to her and apparently several of her fans, she cheered when she should have shown some class and grace.

    Katherine and your fans you could learn a lot from an old gray haired man with limited range and an unorthodox style of dancing.

  208. Frank Marschino Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    Kat is so beautiful, y’all are jealous. She is almost perfect, except for the big butt.

  209. unknown Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:38 pm

    Elliott should’ve definately WON and become american idol! He has the best voice out of the three of them, and he is so sweet. He deserved to win.

  210. iamalwaysright Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    Wait…so a contestant is supposed to be sad and dejected when they’re told they will be making an appearance in the season finale of American Idol and therefore, will possibly become the next American Idol?! Silly me, all this time I thought that the whole POINT of the show was to get to the finale.

    I was THRILLED to see Katharine respond in a way ANY human would. I always roll my eyes when I see a contestant boohooing about someone else getting eliminated. Yeah, right, they’re thrilled, even if they’re adept at disguising it. Thank god that for once a contestant reacted as any normal person would. Katharine won HUGE points from me for being real. Thank god for Ms. McPhee.

  211. sally Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    Whatever people think of katherine
    is so on the money, but thats ok
    because her true self will come out in due time, were sorry that Elliott didnt win, but its not over for him , he’s just starting
    on his great career..his a very talented and humble person which
    will take him far…but your all right regarding the votes all my votes will go to TAYLOR…

  212. linda Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    For those of you who say kat is a good actress……you are wrong. If you can’t remember words to a song how can you remember a script. Go elliot the most loving human being i have ever met. You will always be remembered by myself as a AMERICAN IDOL

  213. Foxy Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:17 pm

    If you have a tape of the show, I suggest you watch it in slow motion.

    When the results were announced, Kat moved to hug Elliott and Taylor wiped the sweat from his brow.

    That photo was taken after they all hugged and Elliott had moved to center stage. At that point, Ryan pointed out the two finalists and then everyone stood to cheer them and the photo was snapped just before Taylor smiled and they hugged each other for making the finals.

    That article slanted the truth. It is called spin.

    Kat did nothing wrong. Her parents were cheering for her. If my kid made the finals, I would be smiling too.

  214. glenn Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    I would have liked to have seen Taylors reaction if he had of had to have fought elimination a zillion times and then made the final two.

  215. MiH Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    what you wanted her and her family to do??
    sit and cry their eyes off for elliot?? or even give him a minute silence??
    come onnnnn
    it’s been weeks katharine is having to deal with the bad criticism of the judges, the revolt of chris fans, ppl from tv making up a bunch of **** just to put her down
    and then she got to the finals!!
    put yourself in her position, i bet you would cheer and grin and everything, just the same she did
    it’s not elimination anymore, it’s the finals and KATHATRINE MADE IT!

  216. Ray Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:37 pm

    OK now, first of all I am a big fan of Taylor but the picture above is clearly a fabrication and totally out of context. She was not smiling when Ryan announced that Elliott had been eliminated but rather later when he announced she and taylor were moving on to the finale. With that said, I am still rooting for Taylor but c’mon cut the girl some slack.

  217. carol Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 3:41 pm

    OK I know alot of people just love Katharine, but the thing is she has no chance in hell to win.I am an Elliot fan and like alot of other Elliot fans I will vote for Taylor. So all you other Elliot fans out there vote for Taylor and I bet Katharine won’t have that I’m better than you smirk anymore and her mom won’t either. GO TAYLOR!!!!!

  218. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 4:07 pm

    I think the point of the article has been misconstrued. In the moments after Ryan Seacrest announced that Elliott was eliminated and that Taylor and Katharine were the final two, Katharine and her family were very excited, while Taylor and his family did not celebrate. From the way this appeared on camera, there was an immediate backlash from some of Elliott’s fans against Katharine. The article is actually saying “In all fairness to Katharine McPhee, she was probably much more surprised to still be in the competition and thereby was more prone to react with excitement.” The article is attempting to say Katharine was more excited over the surprise of making it through, and Taylor Hicks wasn’t as surprised so he could better control his emotions.

  219. Yaminion Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    Elliott has a beautiful voice and beautiful spirit to match. I’m sorry that he was eliminated but agreed wholeheartedly with Simon that he should definitely be proud of himself. As far as Kat is concerned, I think her reaction was understandable but tacky. I wasn’t planning on voting for anyone after Elliott was booted, but this incident has changed my mind and I’m going to vote for Taylor.

  220. MiH Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    so imagine that taylor wins the american idol, will he be supposed to make that funeral face and cry for katharine too???
    so if him and his family cheer or even smile they’ll be considered rude without a sense of compaxion??

    dont be such an hipocrate!!
    put yourself in her shoes..

  221. Dar Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 4:26 pm

    Jealous bunch of moron’s, and just because she comes from money, and then i guess she doesn’t deserve to win. Totally fucking bullshit!!!!!!

    I like Taylor, and think he is very talented, but when it comes to buying his stuff on the market, and then personally i rather just watch him on a program or something, but Kat has the whole package, and i would indeed go out, and purpose her CD.

    Also why dont they let Taylor sing opera, and i bet that would be pretty funny, but it was alright to put her up against the Elvis stuff, and i am really tired of hearing she is a bitch, because she is not, and it was sad that she lives in a town that other’s only see Stars and that it, but living in towns like Elliot, and Taylor it like the world never seen anything like that before, but living in town, or in LA it as if nothing new to them. They will show up on the Red Carpet, and things, but support hell no!!.

    There are some out there like Mandy Moore who respects there hard work, but she is exceptional, and not many out there like her.

    Yes she was excited, but guys did you see the pictures of her hugging Elliot, and crying, and things. No i doubt you have seen them, but she did, and i think she should be happy she made it this far. There has never been someone on American Idol will this kind of voice that made it that far, and i am exceptionally happy, and pleased with it all.

    So stop putting her down so much, because she doesn’t deserve it, or her mom either. She happens to be a very nice woman.

    Grrrrrrrrrr LuvForKat:)Dar

    By the way i liked Elliot a lot, and he is going to be very sucessful in his career, and i did feel sorry for him, but it not no need to make Kat suffer.

  222. Maxine Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    First of all to Joe Reality who always tells it like it is, thank you very much!

    Kat should never have made it this far. Without her Fox father she would have been gone a while ago.

    She is so self-absorbed that she cannot even comprehend her mistakes. ANY OTHER CONTESTANT WOULD HAVE BEEN PUSHED OFF FOR WHAT KAT HAS DONE.

    1) argues with Judges

    2) no sensitivity

    3) no honesty – at least to herself

    4) forgets words/lyrics

    5) has little respect for others

    6) her trip home was boring

    7) have you spoken to your family for support? “No not really, hi mom, hi dad”

    An American Idol should be someone who has risen to achieve their dream!

    Elliot – worked in a pharmacy, no lessons, just respect, honesty and humility

    Taylor – bought his first harmonica for $2.00 – no training, just respect, honesty and humility

    Kat – went to private school, dad is a producer, LESSONS ALL DAY FROM HER MOTHER, spoiled, no humility, no respect and definitely no honesty

    JUST WISH KAT KNEW WHAT AN HONOR TO BE IN THE FINALS THIS REALLY IS….NO, SHE THINKS THIS IS COMING TO HER.

    It’s not that people don’t like Kat because of her voice. She doesn’t play fair and is an ugly person inside.

    Elliot should have stayed. Kat should have gone.

    Taylor is my favorite for how he sings, performs, honesty, integrity etc.

    PROUD MEMBER OF SOUL PATROL TO NOW INCLUDE THE E-TRAIN

    Let’s bring the one who is truly entitled to win and enjoy the great finale and presence of Taylor Hicks. He will hold Elliot in the light!

  223. John Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:36 pm

    GO TAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  224. Donna Lane Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    All this is BULL! The Chris fans all said they would vote for Elliot and guess what, they must not have because Katherine got more votes from somewhere, although it’s possible Chris only had a dozen hard-core fans, considering he was the worst of the ones left and had no talent whatsoever. But it will be the same with the Elliot fans! Katherine stands a chance at winning- don’t believe the BULL from the stupid Elliot fans.

  225. Sandy Miller Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:45 pm

    Katharine McPhee is a classless, tactless bitch, who doesn’t deserve that spot in the Final Two over Elliott. What a laugh this show has truly become! Good luck marketing her voice.

  226. Julia Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 5:48 pm

    I hope Elliott fans don’t get it wrong..

    The girl never expected she gonna be at the finale. And there is a lot of things cameras dont show to us.

    Let’s help KATHARINE voting.

    Taylor should be home, not Elliot or even Chris.

  227. Anonym Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:42 pm

    Stop Bashing Kat! You know… You are bad losers. I couldn’t stand when Mandisa was voted off but Hey! she was eliminated and I took it with respect to Elliott who voted her off. Elliott sang excellent but he was voted off. He will get a contract and soon his records will fall from heaven as simple as that so don’t make a deal out of this. Katharine has class and she is very nice. She has a bigger heart than most of you so if she is class-less you are horybly classless @#~! So leave her alone. Now getting calmed down, Elliott sings great, Taylor sings great, Katharine sings great and so on… But when one goes he goes! This is life and if you don’t know it then you need to get out of your stupid society and get calmed down. Sorry, I didn’t meant that but you could really please stop bashing her? PLEASE

  228. Brandi Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 6:49 pm

    how do u think kat is suppost to act like a robot and show no emotion of coarse she was happy just leave her alone shes awesome and is the only one who has that extra special something she rocks! the only reason taylor wasnt smiling is because he knew he was safe because he always is safe i dont know why but he is if you ask me he needs to be in a dancing contest not a singing contest, i love kat and always have from the beginning i will vote as much

  229. Anonym Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:13 pm

    Me too! I am the same anonym as before. I LOVE Kat! She is the best singer and of course she was glad to be in the finals. I would also be happy to be in the finals. It’s normal

  230. Maxine Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:28 pm

    Oh, one more thing. There is a video where Kat is supposed to be acting – she is rolling around on a mattress pointing to her boobs and saying something like “watch out each one cost $5000.00″ Now is this class or what?

    This is what I would want my young girl to look up to?

    What we don’t need is another teeny bopper singer who stops at nothing for attention.

    I am not bashing Kat, just stating what I see.

    How can a producer count on her performance? You never know when SHE THINKS SHE IS WHITNEY ON ONE DAY, CELINE ON ANOTHER ETC. Never consistant. It’s a shame because she does have a nice voice, but everything else about her is Not nice.

    Victoria Secret is looking for a model!

    SOUL PATROL & E-TRAIN TOGETHER

    Elliot should never have been sent home. I always said that my fav was Taylor, but if Elliot won I would never have been disappointed. Two humble guys with class

    Taylor and Elliot thank their fans
    Kat never does, why because they are limited, like her homecoming.

    A picture speaks a thousand words, and this Taylor Hicks fan sees the picture quite clearly

    If Kat wins it’s because of her father or idol interference to push her to win, not on her own merit – sorry too many mistakes – and there is no way that she got that number of votes!

    VOTE VOTE VOTE FOR TAYLOR HICKS YOUR NEXT AMERICAN IDOL!!!!!

    GO TAYLOR!!

  231. Betty Boo Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    THIS ISN’T CORRECT. I watched this clip back on Tivo and the shot you have is when they are told they are FINALISTS next week!!! They actually both are happy in the next clip. This isn’t really a fair review of the situation

  232. Anonym Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    Now YOU ALL KAT-BASHER SHUTUP! That video you saw is just pure bullshiet! It’s not Kat’s Video. If you don’t want someone to look at it then no problem cause I also don’t like that video… But it’s just an immitation made to make Kat lose. Now Taylor can sing but he can’t be compared to Kat cause she sings much better. Kat always sent a message to thank her fans. She contacted her fans! She is very special and she has a great heart. She is the Best and if you can’t take it then Shutup!

  233. Mary Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:02 pm

    Someone posted it on the other boards.. Reality TV lies to us anyway…they just show us what the THEY wants us to preceive.. ohwell

    **Yaminit4ever @ May 18th 2006, 3:29 PM**

    I never posted on these boards before but I decided to sign up because I wanted to tell you guys what happened last night. I was in the audience last night and watched the show on tv today, and I have to say what the Camera does to people is not right. I for one was never a Katherine fan, I found her to be rude and nasty. But after attending the show for the first time last night and then watching it back on tv it is not what it seems! When they announced Elliott was going home Katherine put her hand on her heart (i guess she was nervous) and then she put her arm around Elliott and was saying something to him and like rubbing his back so it looked to me as if she was consoling him, then he said something and Taylor and Katherine were smiling. Then today when I watched it on tv it just looked like Katherine didnt care. Another thing is when Katherines family was smiling I think it was at the point Katherine and Elliott kissed because the whole crowd went wild (not kissed like in a “I want you” way but in a friendly way)..They made it look really bad on tv and it wasnt. After the show Elliott was crying and said that he is so happy he got to be a part of the show and he thanked everyone then they rushed him off the stage but he came back out and the judges were hugging him and then Taylor and Katherine and him had a group hug for like 10 minutes and wouldnt let go lol then I had to leave so I didnt see what else happened. Aside from Elliott leaving it was a great show. Their voices sound 10x as amazing in person then on tv as well. They look like they really love each other and they got really close it was good to see. If anyone has any other questions ill be happy to anwser

  234. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    Mary, I think it’s really important to know these things from the perspective of one who was there. It might even change some of the feelings of many who post here. As you say, some of these sites, etc. may just be trying to instigate things (which I guess they have to do to keep the action going). But what you shared put a different, and really nice spin on this whole situation. Thanks.

  235. TayElliott Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:36 pm

    Elliott said on Fox Idol Extra, that he is really close friends with Taylor. I imagine that Taylor was upset, because he saw his good friends dreams shattered. Get a clue Kat is a Mcfake!

  236. Ken Hill Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    Please remember that Katherine comes from a wealthy family. I have always had the feeling that there is very few of us she and or her family would treat kindly. However, she has a beautiful voice. I think she if she becomes a broadway musical star she will win a Tony. I never voted her her because of the snobbish attitude but you can’t fault her talent for that. I just would not buy her cd’s. But if she ever comes to my town in a musical I would go to see her. I voted for Elliot during the competition. I hope that he will be sucessful in his career. He and Taylor are just regular folk and I think that may contribute to the distain that so many have for her.

  237. robreels70 Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 11:38 pm

    I am really getting tired of people picking Kat’s behavior apart and finding any excuse they can to tear her down. I’m also disappointed with this blog for even making an issue of it, because it is a NON-issue.

    Look again at the actual footage, folks. Before the results were announced, Kat grabbed both Elliott and Taylor’s hands. That doesn’t seem to me like the behavior of a bitch. And when Kat broke into the smile pictured above, that was because Ryan was saying at THAT very moment that Kat and Taylor had made it to the finals. Is that so horrible? She was obviously quite happy, knowing that she might have gone home, and I don’t blame her at all.

    I will admit that Kat doesn’t seem like the most humble person in the world, especially compared to Elliott and Taylor, who have that “southern charm” thing going. But in most interviews I’ve seen with her, she seems very outgoing and friendly.

    I would say to all the haters on this blog, that if Taylor and Elliott were in your shoes, they would not be making these kind of snide remarks. I totally agree that Taylor and especially Elliott have a lot of class. I can’t say the same for a lot of people who post here.

  238. Debbie Says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 11:47 pm

    Taylor Hicks is not a stupid man,
    he has known for weeks he would be in the finals…..look at VFTW web and his followers….come on….he has an objective…to win…so how would you act out?
    Katherine is a young girl…..they act like young girls…if you were just given a golden opportunity by .2%…believe me you would be going wild AND your family too…
    This whole respect/disrespect thing is so over the top….it’s a competition….so let it be a competition…a singing competition…..folks that’s what it should be.

  239. Fabiana Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:17 am

    That was not the look Kat had when Ryan announced Elliott was leaving, if you all remember they were all sitting down, and when the results were announced, Kat put her hand as like consoling Elliott and then the camera went the other way. TV is EVIL, not Kat

  240. mcshawn Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:59 am

    I don’t understand why this is an issue. Like I said in the other forum. During the week that chris was voted out. Did elliot and taylor not laugh and smile and jump and pat each on the back and troted back to their seats when ryan said they were safe. If kat’s happiness was disrespectufl to elliot isn’t what taylow and elliot did disrespectufl towards kat and chris. There they stand nervous and facing the possibility that their dreams will be stripped from them yet elliot and taylow jump with joy with no regards towards kat nor chris.

    Plus, what is wrong with people being happy. When a someone win an olympic medal, should they be happy? From all you bashers point of view it seems as though the olympian should be sad that they beat the others. Come on people, she’s just being human, she was happy because she won something. I respect that. I think everyone of us would do the same thing.

    As compared with taylor, i think kat at least was being sincere and honest about her feelings because can you seriously tell me that taylor was not over joy knowing that he got into the finals? Yes he controlled his actions but it’s just an act, you know it I know it. What’s the point.

    When kat is happy, her fans are happy because we are the ones that put her there. That’s why we vote because we wanted her to be there and be happy. In a why to see a smile on her face is like an indirect thank you to all her fans.

  241. The Truth!!! Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:18 am

    Posted by Yaminit4ever (IDF):

    I never posted on these boards before but I decided to sign up because I wanted to tell you guys what happened last night. I was in the audience last night and watched the show on tv today, and I have to say what the Camera does to people is not right. I for one was never a Katherine fan, I found her to be rude and nasty. But after attending the show for the first time last night and then watching it back on tv it is not what it seems! When they announced Elliott was going home Katherine put her hand on her heart (i guess she was nervous) and then she put her arm around Elliott and was saying something to him and like rubbing his back so it looked to me as if she was consoling him, then he said something and Taylor and Katherine were smiling. Then today when I watched it on tv it just looked like Katherine didnt care. Another thing is when Katherines family was smiling I think it was at the point Katherine and Elliott kissed because the whole crowd went wild (not kissed like in a “I want you” way but in a friendly way)..They made it look really bad on tv and it wasnt. After the show Elliott was crying and said that he is so happy he got to be a part of the show and he thanked everyone then they rushed him off the stage but he came back out and the judges were hugging him and then Taylor and Katherine and him had a group hug for like 10 minutes and wouldnt let go lol then I had to leave so I didnt see what else happened. Aside from Elliott leaving it was a great show. Their voices sound 10x as amazing in person then on tv as well. They look like they really love each other and they got really close it was good to see. If anyone has any other questions ill be happy to anwser.

  242. The Truth!!! Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:29 am

    next time get ur facts right b4 u tink of bashing!

  243. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:39 am

    The picture was when Ryan said that these two are the finalist and Taylor was smirking because he wanted Kat to be eliminated and not in the finals.

  244. The Truth!!! Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:42 am

    A WORD BY JAMES MELLON

    “Win or lose next week, I see Kat’s future going the way of a contemporary Streisand,” said James Mellon, artistic director of the NoHo Arts Center, who cast McPhee as Annie Oakley. “She’s got genuine acting chops and she’s not afraid to show genuine emotion. And, of course, she’s a phenomenal singer – a really nice person with no diva attitude.”

    “Kat has something Taylor doesn’t have – she can do TV, movies and recordings,” said Brent Braun, associate managing director of the NoHo Arts Center, where Kat co-starred in “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” last summer. “Even if she doesn’t become the American Idol, she won’t be one of those people where you say `Whatever happened to?’ in a year.”

  245. Genie Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:44 am

    I can’t help thinking of Season 2, when Kim Locke was eliminated in the 3-way semifinals. Clay and Ruben were naturally relieved to know they would be in the finals, but they both reacted immediately by hugging Kim, with tears streaming down their faces. They could celebrate later. For the moment, they were sad to see their friend going home.

  246. The Truth!!! Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:48 am

    I have talked to Katharine McPhee myself, and she is a very sweet girl. She is polite, courteous and an overall down to earth girl.

    It all started when my dad and I started watching this season. I became a huge fan of Kat. Also, and improtant part of the exposition is I am currently undergoing chemotherapy (I’m not fatal or anything, it’s just been a tough ride. For those wondering, I’m on the other side of treatment and should be back in shape by August for my Senior year of Highschool). I won’t bog this down with detail, but long story short, my dad got in touch with a friend of hers and and he told Kat about my current situation and how I’m a big fan, etc. etc. and was wondering if I could get an autograph or something. Now, she responds a few days later and says not only will she send me an autograph, but she also wants my phone number and e-mail address! So a couple wednesdays ago she calls me on my phone!

    We talk for a good two or three mintutes. She couldn’t have been sweeter and more sincere. She told me how brave I was and that she’s hoping to hear how I’m doing down the line, all that stuff, and we talk about the competition and I was constantly congratulating her (I’m such a nerd, heh.), but she couldn’t have been nicer.

    Then she sent me the autograph a week or two later.

    http://thatsweaksauce.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/KatharineAutographBlog.jpg

    So for all of you who think Katherine thinks she’s above everyone else, or is snobby, you couldn’t have been farther from the truth. And whether it was sincere or not, she took the time to actually do it. And that, in my eyes is very admirable. I’ll never forget it, and she gave little old me a huge gift.

    Thanks.

    _Max

  247. Nancy Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 2:21 am

    Let’s face it, Kat is where she is right now because of one person- DADDY!! Money talks and look at her welcome home gathering, oh sure, she lives over the hill, but really, she just wandered into her school’s pep rally and the Mayor was probably doing some business near by (and publicity for himself, no doubt) and her loving family, that’s it, no parade,no fans, why? Because Kat is a brat and envious of what? Her looks? Anyone can get made up to look pretty on TV, her voice? Alot of people can sing better than her AND she cannot dance, be kind, takes criticism like a dagger through her heart, uh no, she is an annoying girl who should of been out along time ago and Daddy helped her get there, period! Elliot and Chris for that matter deserve it more than she does and in a year, we will not even remember who is she is, thank God!

  248. hammer87 Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 4:50 am

    Oh come on guys! Kat reacted on impluse. I would have reacted the same way if I knew I was going to enter the finals. Stop whining and as they say “The Show Must Go On.”

  249. igothemcpheever Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 8:42 am

    omg!!! u guyz need to stop w/ all this crap!!! u dont even no kat, and from i seen shez a young grl who likes to hav fun, and who gives 2 shits if she waz smiling cuz she waz safe!!! wut would u do if u made it to the top 2!!! jesus!!! u guyz r horrible 4 saying this stuff about her!!! itz no one but americas fault that elliot and chris got off!! so STOP BLAMING KATHARINE!!! SHE DOZENT DESERVE TO B BLAMED 4 THESE STUPID THINGZ!!!!! I LUV U KAT AND YULL DO AWSUM!! DONT WORRT BOUT WUT THEZE PEOPLE SAY, THERE JUST JERKS THAT HAV NOTHING BETTER TO DO!!! VOTE 4 KATHARINE MPCHEE!!!!! she AWSUM!!!!

  250. natalie Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 8:43 am

    omg!!! u guyz need to stop w/ all this crap!!! u dont even no kat, and from i seen shez a young grl who likes to hav fun, and who gives 2 shits if she waz smiling cuz she waz safe!!! wut would u do if u made it to the top 2!!! jesus!!! u guyz r horrible 4 saying this stuff about her!!! itz no one but americas fault that elliot and chris got off!! so STOP BLAMING KATHARINE!!! SHE DOZENT DESERVE TO B BLAMED 4 THESE STUPID THINGZ!!!!! I LUV U KAT AND YULL DO AWSUM!! DONT WORRT BOUT WUT THEZE PEOPLE SAY, THERE JUST JERKS THAT HAV NOTHING BETTER TO DO!!! VOTE 4 KATHARINE MPCHEE!!!!! she AWSUM!!!!

  251. Andrea Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 9:12 am

    Someone who went to the show said that it did not look like this at all live at the show, and that the editors made it look that way. She said that at the show Kat gave Eliot a big hug then then the crowed cheered and she has the smile on her face, This is just what i heard though.

  252. ericka Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 10:05 am

    i think that the lowest votes was katharine but ryan said it was elliottme personally i think she cant sing and i hope TAYLOR WIN sing your butt off and i hope u win taylor and katharine stop being fake u know u cheating or messing around with ryan thats the only reason u still there u cant sing so stop it taylor i hope u win

  253. Sue Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 11:43 am

    I believe that Taylor and Elliot should have been the two finalist, I think McPhee is terrible she forgot lines in her songs more than once! So how on earth did she beat out Elliot! She is a lounge singer at best. If McPhee can (act) as some people think she can then let her do that because she certainly can not sing. No onel likes to watch people that think they are better than others. She should have been gone LONG ago. I think Elliot will make out better than her anyway. I think Taylor is great he has amazing energy and Simon there is nothing wrong with that. It is better than McPhee with not personality at all

  254. DMP Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:02 pm

    Elliot definitely should be in the final 2-but Kate was just showing joy for winning (probably showing more SHOCK than anything) – I’m sure she was surprised that she “won” final 2…come on…she hasn’t received as much praise as Elliot or Taylor has…GO ELLIOT !!! I’m sure we’ll be seeing alot more of him! As for Taylor – he’s got it made…Taylor will win for sure!

  255. Lori Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:08 pm

    I guess I just can’t believe the way people turn things around to support their way of thinking. Last week it was reported by the media and then dumped on by the fans about how the American Idol contestants in this season have used their “tears” over another contestant being booted to boost their own support by the fans. Many of those blubbering sessions were done ON PURPOSE ON CAMERA to try and get votes. THAT I think is despicable. But I wonder how many of you could keep your emotions under control and NOT show relief or happiness at realizing you were not eliminated from a competition such as AI. There are many emotions at play here… and if you were Mama McPhee and found out your kid wasn’t getting booted would you look sad? Would you look solemn? Give me a frigging break – what a bunch of hypocrites!

  256. tk Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:40 pm

    I THINK IT IS REALLY SAD THAT KATHERINE OR HER FAMILY HAVE NO TASTE IN MANNERS,,BUT WHEN THEY ANNOUNCE TAYLOR THE AMERICAN IDOL,IT WILL BE SWEET REVENGE,,AND THEY WILL SEE HOW IT FEELS ,NOT TO BE DISRESPECTED,BUT DEFEAT..KAT DOES NOT BELONG IN THE FINAL 2,,AND SHE KNOWS IT,SHE WILL BE A SORE LOSER,IF KELLIE HAD OF BEEN STANDING IN HER PLACE WHEN ELLIOT GOT THE BOOT,SHE WOULD HAVE SHOWN IN HER EXPRESSION , SADNESS AND PROBALLY EVEN ADMITTED THAT IT SHOULD OF BEEN HER,,SHE WAS THAT HUMBLE,AND THATS WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY..WHY DO YOU THINK THE SOUTHERN CONTESTANTS HAVE SUCH HUGE FAN BASES,BECAUSE THERE NICE PEOPLE AND CARE.NOT RUDE AND SNOBBY… GO TAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  257. Nedsdag Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    I’m getting tired of people saying that Katharine haters don’t like her ’cause she’s beautiful or she should win ’cause she’s beautiful. This is American Idol not America’s Next Top Model. It’s not the Miss America Pageant. If we chose Idols for their looks instead of their talent Ruben and Clay wouldn’t have made it out of the tryouts let alone the final two. Get over yourselves!

  258. Milkbone Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 2:16 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zShZBp0z9xs

    Look at this

  259. brandi Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    what do u people want her to do act like a robot and show no emotion of coarse shes happy she didnt get kicked off leave her alone shes awesome and the only one worthy of winning i love kat!!!! MCFEVER!!!

  260. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    VOTE KAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  261. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    VOTE KAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  262. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    we love kat!!!!!!!

  263. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 6:02 pm

    SORRY BUT IT’S TAYLOR ALL THE WAY.WE LOVE YOU TAYLOR!!!!!!AND EVERYONE KNOWS, EVEN KAT’S FAN’S, THAT HE WILL REIGN AS THE NEW AMERICAN IDOL ON WEDNESDAY. GO TAYLOR AND SOUL PATROL!!!!!!

  264. Carol Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    DON’T YOU THINK MAYBE TAYLOR’S SOMBER LOOK WAS MORE A LOOK OF UMMMM…
    IT LOOKS TO ME THAT HE WASN’T THRILLED TO BE GOING TO THE FINALS WITH KATHERINE VS. ELLIOT. HE KNOWS IT IS GOING TO BE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO COMPETE WITH HER AS SHE IS AN INCREDIBLE SINGER. THE JUDGES HAVE INFLUENCES THE VOTERS WITH THEIR UNFAIR CRITICISM. I’M SURPRISED SHE HAS FALLEN APART UNDER THE WEEKLY HUMILIATION.

  265. Yaminion4Life Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 7:06 pm

    U.S. Southerners are widely known for their good manners. Overall, the guy from Birmingham, AL and Richmond, VA exude the graces so prevalent to the region. I’ve been all over the USA and always come back to the same conclusion, and that is, generally, people from the south are just NICER. Mind you I am not biased, just a transplant from the UK who has seen this firsthand. GO TAYLOR, YAMINIONS are behind you 100%!

  266. clarence Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 3:41 am

    Kat is a star. I heard a music producer that was interviewed in NBC yesterday that of the two last contestant, she will give the music contract to Kat..because she will sell more CD than Taylor.

    MY VOTES ON KATHARINE MCPHEE!!!

  267. mykee Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 10:21 am

    i’m just happy elliot showed class that night. his demeanor was beyond professionalism, and the kind of humility and modesty he has shown during his performances and the night he was eliminated was just endearing. it’s such a shame he got off coz he’s really good.

    i have a hard time believing that there won’t be anything more to his career than AI. with that voice? i’d be damned if he won’t be having a record soon.

    kat did have a shocking expression on her face. but hey, who can blame the girl for being happy. it’s just that had she been more subtle with her feelings, it would have been better.

    good luck to her and taylor.

  268. idolfan Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 5:10 pm

    poor katharine…now she’s got more enemies than she has fans…what she should’ve done was let chris take her place in the final 3….if she would’ve done that…everyone would have acknowledged that she did the right thing and have respect for her instead of despising her… someone should have advised her that she would have gained fans instead of enemies…now not only will she not win AI, but her career will be affected and she will likely be only a hated idol, when she could have been a beloved idol….it’s just like at work, i know it’s better to give up a promotion if it’s the right thing to do so that others won’t despise you for taking someone else’s spot that they feel are more deserving….sigh for katharine….she could’ve come out ahead…

  269. eric Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    Here’s how you handle it different than Katherine and her mom. For a few seconds, while the elimination is happening, you contain your excitement for yourself. When the focus turns back to you, THEN you can have your orgasm. Inadvertent or not, her reaction spoke volumes.

  270. Brittany Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 10:27 pm

    OMG! If I was Kat, I would be doing the same thing, Smiling. I mean who wouldnt be happy that they are moving on to the finale, yes she should have shown some sadness for Elliott leaving the compotition, but no, she didnt do anything wrong. I am definatly giving my vote to Kat as she has moved me throughout the compotition and all Taylor does is run around the stage acting drunk. I think people like the way Taylor runs around the stage but if I wasnt watching him perform, and I was listening to him on the radio, id definatly turn it off!
    VOTE FOR KATHARINE MCPHEE!!!!

  271. KATSUCKS Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 11:32 pm

    ANYONE THAT BLOWS LYRICS 3 WEEKS AWAY FROM THE FINAL AND THEN IS HAPPY WHEN SOMEONE ELSE IS ELIMINATED DESERVES TO GO HOME 2ND.KAT IS A SELF CENTERED BEEOTCH. I CAN’T STAND HER OR HER STUPID BLIND FANS. GO TAYLOR, EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A CHARICATURE FAKE. BUT AT LEAST YOU ARE NOT A CHUBBY SPACE CADET LIKE KAT. GO, SUCK PATROL, GO!

  272. Joan Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 5:55 am

    Katherine is very, very pretty, with a great voice. Elliott was beautiful, from his very soul. He is special, with an amazing talent. I look forward to his first CD.

  273. Thomas Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 7:48 am

    Her reaction is really not the problem here. You can just see that this is a girl who does think a lot of herself. She picks big songs like I Have Nothing form Whitney Houston, or Who Wants to Live Forever and destroys them!! Then when the judges tell her she didn’t hit the high keys and semi-tonated and overall is just not as good as she thinks, she has that outraged look on her face that just shows she is thinking “what do you know, who are you to say that?”. She is just completely conceited, self-assured and absorbed.

    Beyond that, she is a very very mediocre singer. She masks that choosing songs that stay in her comfort zone and taking some long notes and shouts, abusing the vibrato to mask the pitch problems and the notes coming from her throat instead of the diaphragm. It fools people into thinking she has a big, powerful and beautiful voice, but in truth she is nothing but mediocre. Paris, Chris and Elliott are far better singers than her. FAR better. She didn’t deserve getting to finals, specially with the bad nights she’s been having lately. Taylor is a much better singer and performer, and so is Elliott. I don’t know if the show is fixed for her to win, but I prefer to believe that people just don’t know about music and singing and make the mistake of voting for her, something that would also explain the success some people have nowadays. Let’s see what happens in the final, but whatever the result is, I think anybody with just a little music knowledge knows that Taylor, Elliott, Chris and Paris are all far better than Katharine…

  274. kirsten Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 12:42 pm

    hahahah. stupid people are arguin bout nothin here. this is just entertainment. look what the tv done to y’all kiddo.lol what do u get from hating sumone who doesnt even know that ure alive. so what if kath jumpin ups and down. so what if elliott better than her. or the old man wins. lol. just watch, vote if ya wanna vote and enjoy the rest. stupid people. get a life!!!

  275. not in america Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 5:27 pm

    Well I have to admit I am a big fan of Elliot and maybe one of those girls that are jealous of Kat who seems to have everything…the look, voice, luck…and money if it also matters in this show.

    Kat is a great siger/entertainer (taking her shoes off etc., and especially the-accidently-popped-buttone incident) and probably not a bitchy girl as some people above mentioned.

    BUT, I still think Kat and her familly should’ve not acted the way they did. It only showed us what kind of people they are, what sort of class they have (or dont at all).

    BTW, am I the only one noticed Kat’s attitude while listening to Elliot’s last song (after his video of trip to his home town)? It looked her mind was not there as she was only worried about the result. She had this I-dont-care-about-Elliot’s-song-just -tell-me-who’s-going-is-it-me? look, while Tayler was interestingly listening to Elliot, supposedly to show some support.

    If the show is just about choosing the one with good singing (potential) talent only, not caring about the one’s personality, I think Kat may deserve ito win. But is it really the case?
    Even if it was the case, I still think Tayler is better. He can sing with emotions and give soul to a song. He attracts audience by his singing/performance, not just by sex appeal.

    And Thomas, you got a pont!…but you are also one of those who got time to visit this site.

    I am not even in the country and unable to vote, but I have to admit I am addicted to the show. Shame on me!

  276. not in america Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    sorry Thomas! i meant kristen.

  277. jimmy Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 8:54 pm

    oh please wat is wrong with being happy rite? i mean taylor is so freaking fake.. he is like trying his best to pretend to be upset. i think in his heart he is overjoyed and he wish he could actually jump up and down with his constipated squat… god forbid she must be as fake as taylor… if she pretend to be like taylor u people will jst labelled her as a hypocrite. if she is happy u people will say she is mean.. come on be fair and judge tis unbiasly. katharine is a good singer no doubt, even if u guys like taylor. i dun think its fair to be mean to her. tats my two cents worth..

  278. jimmy Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    btw if u guys hate the fact tat kathrine actually defeated elliot then… in the first place ask ureself tis… did u even vote for elliot during the competition. katherine apparently won more votes…

  279. PAGAN Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 10:08 pm

    Well maybe kat is a bitch, and maybe Elliot should have stayed in the contest.. but the biggest piece of crap on American Idol is that CHRIS got voted off!! What is with that? I don’t and won’t watch American Idol anymore.. this season or any up-coming season. It seems always the real ‘winners’ are always voted off! Take the previous seasons Reuban won.. and well Clay should have won! He is doing alot more singing and has more songs on the airways than Rueban does. He is a way better singer!
    And what about fantasia.. Hardly ever hear anything from her…. I dunno. For me it is American Idol boycott time!!!

  280. KCFan Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 11:30 pm

    Maybe Kat was happy that she was still in the game but she could have contained her excitement out of plain respect.

    This reminds of Season 2 when Kim Locke was told that she had the lowest number of votes. Did Ruben or Clay show happiness that they were still there? No, they both cried because a friend who they became real tight with throughout the season had just got booted off. They felt her sadness and cried with her. That is true friendship and class.

  281. Anonymous Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    u know what all u people that are talking all this shi* about people ur just really retarted. like u wouldnt have been jumpin up and down and really happy!!! i wanted elliot to win but now im on kat’s side. give me 1 good reason that taylor should win. no offense but people just like taylor cuz he dances like a chicken! so what katharine is sometimes boring but she knows what she is doing! taylor cant even hold a note and not only does he dance like a chicken but he sounds like one 2! im not tryin to make anyone mad but still i mean wake up people! kat all the way!!!
    why dont u taylor fans think about what the f**k u are saying about people ok. it is all a pile of bull so just think about it.

  282. Anonymous Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 5:04 pm

    KAT ALL THE WAY!WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  283. Anonymous Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 5:11 pm

    who ever said katharine waz a bit** or talked all this crap about katharine u know what i got to say! F U!

  284. Anonymous Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 5:27 pm

    katharine is the best no matter what happens! anywya katharine, elliot, and chris(maybe taylor) are all gonna get really famous and get like record deals. i wouldnt be surprised if any of them came out with a cd they are alle really good but from the top 2 i really want kat to win not taylor! sorrry taylor! catch the mcpheever and VOTE FOR KAT! WHOOO!

  285. Anonymous Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    i dont give a f**k about what any of you retarted katharine haters think she is the best! vote for kat!

  286. Anonymous Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 5:32 pm

    u know what! most of u lowlifes
    are making this a HUGE deal like the world is gonna end. even though i want katharine to win whatever happens, happens SO DEAL WITH IT! VOTE FOR KAT!

  287. someone Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 5:54 pm

    If it only human nature to show your glee, then how is it that Taylor and his family managed to surpress it?

  288. Wayne Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 10:58 pm

    Kat’s reaction was not a “human” reaction. She is on television and as all “stars” must do, they must present themselves in a professional, if not humble manner. After all, all eyes are on them. So, she is not in the same situation as the person on the street. She must rise above that “human” level. Her reaction proves that she does not have star quality. She is too in love with her own self-worth. To me, she is worthless and pardon me, a Bitch. I really dislike everything she represents. Even though she has made it to the final two, she has sold out her soul in the process. Gross!

  289. Anonymous Says:
    May 23rd, 2006 at 2:54 pm

    WHAT DO U MEAN IT IS NOT A “HUMAN REACTON” U WOULD DO IT TO IF U WERE THERE SO I WOULD WATCH WHAT U SAY POEPLE! WHAT DID SHE DO TO U! HUH!ALL OF U ARE JUST JEALOUS THATS RIGHT I SAID JEALOUS! WHY DONT U NAME ONE THING THAT KATHARINE SAID OR DID THAT MAKES U THINK SHE IS “too in love with her own self-worth”. WHY DONT U GIVE US ALL A BREAK. GO EAT S**T ALL U KATHARINE HATERS. AND WHOEVER CALLED KATHARINE A “BITCH” THERES ON ETHING I GOT TO SAY AND IM NOT AFRAID TO SAY IT! F U ! VOTE FOR KAT!

  290. Anonymous Says:
    May 23rd, 2006 at 5:56 pm

    vote for kat!

  291. Kitty Says:
    May 23rd, 2006 at 11:24 pm

    There is a certain matter of respect that you have to hold for the other contestants. Yeah, Kat knew she was close to going home, but she her reaction was unbelievable. How could you smile and clap when you know that some else’s dreams just got crushed? Ok, she thought she was going home. She should have been going home. The truth is, she is just a selfish person and didn’t care how Elliot or his family were feeling. I’m not envious, so don’t even go there. I would much rather be a person like Elliot who handled elimination with class. He was in the bottom three many times, but he never smiled when the other person went home. Not to mention, Kat is the only one who makes surprised faces when the judges tell her she wasn’t doing well. Maybe they were being hard on her, but in my opinion, they were only being honest. No one else in the competition felt the need to act like they were being picked on. Katherine McPhee winning American Idol would just add another self-righteous diva to the long list of short-lived, mediocore pop stars.

  292. Kitty Says:
    May 23rd, 2006 at 11:29 pm

    Oh, and Taylor should win because he is CONSISTENT. His voice has always been up to par, unlike Kat who tries to make things so over-the-top that she ruins a lot of songs. If she would just realize that she doesn’t have as much vocal ability as she would like to think she has, she would sound a whole heck of a lot better. Either way, Elliot and Taylor should have been in the top two.

  293. Bia Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 12:54 am

    I wish I could vote…but I’m from brazil so…you america…VOTE FOR TAYLOR!!!

  294. Anonymous Says:
    May 26th, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    all u katharine haters, shut the f**k up cuz u know u all are jealous! all of you katharine haters r just a-holes!!! thats right i said a-holes and ill say it over and over again! a-holes, a-holes, a-holes,a-holes, a-holes………………….! u know what all u can go eat s**t u frickin retarted lowlife haters! GOD! GET A LIFE! GET A LIFE! GET A LIFE! KAT DEFINETLY DESERVED TO WIN! I CANT BELIEVE TAYLOR WON! THAT BULL! I STILL LIKE TAYLOR BUT STILL KATHARINE OR ELLIOT OR CHRIS SHOULD HAVE ONE! WHATEVER! and whoever is talking all the bulls**t about katharine go to frickin hell! so what she was happy! like u wouldn’t have been happy! thats right i thought so ! so why dont all of u kat haters SHUT THE F**K UP! GOD! GET UR OWN LIVES PEOPLE!

  295. RLN Says:
    May 27th, 2006 at 1:39 am

    I would’ve been happy, but I honestly wouldn’t have reacted like that. After being with a guy as sweet as Elliot for, how many weeks? I really don’t think I would’ve smiled. I would’ve been happy, but there would be no way that I would be that overjoyed.

  296. Foos Says:
    May 31st, 2006 at 10:45 am

    This is such sensationalism!

    It is only an “issue” because they eliminate losers, rather than announce winners.

    She just made the final two! How the F is she supposed to react?

  297. Sue Says:
    June 6th, 2006 at 10:03 pm

    Kat is a conceited, self absorbed, camera loving contestant. She didn’t deserve to win. The only reason she got votes is by showing off her body. Anyone was a far better singer than her like Elliott and Taylor. I am thrilled she didn’t win. I voted for Taylor so many times to vote her off.

  298. fred Says:
    December 27th, 2006 at 1:29 am

    this is old but please! kat is not a bitchy, conceited, selft-obsorbed woman…she actually used to feel bad about herself… i know she was happy but GAH! the girl thought she was gone and she was happy! no one is alike and everyone has different actions… and if you think you kat is all of the what that first bitch who commented said…then you’re a bitch yourself…maybe she did feel bad for elliott…you wouldnt know because you dont know what’s goin on in her head

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