April 11, 2007 09:02 PM by Joe Blackmon
Instead of thirty minutes, the American Idol results show ran for a
full hour. Ryan Seacrest introduced the judges and asked Simon Cowell
if he slept last night after giving Sanjaya a compliment, and Cowell
said “Yes.” The remaining eight American Idol finalists opened the
show with a group performance of “Bailamos.”
In a new results show segment, Ryan Seacrest went to the Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles to get people’s opinion on last night’s performance show. Apparently some people in L.A. carry around homemade Blake Lewis signs while shopping for produce. After Seacrest’s interviews, Akon made a special guest appearance and sang “Don’t Matter.”
For the Ford music video, the American Idol finalists performed “Happy Together.” After Ryan Seacrest plugged the Idol Gives Back charity special and patted News Corporation (the parent company of Fox) on the back for their generous $5 million contribution, Simon Cowell appeared in a taped segment about how some of the money would go to buying Schools In A Box. In a hilarious moment, one of the African students included breasts on a drawing of Simon Cowell.
After a recap of the top eight performance show, Ryan Secrest asked the three people with the lowest number of votes to come to center stage. In the bottom three were Phil Stacey, Haley Scarnato, and Chris Richardson. After Chris Richardson’s name was announced as being in the bottom three, the audience booed.
After a commercial break, Ryan Seacrest sent Chris Richardson back to safety. Phil Stacey and Haley Scarnato remained on center stage as the bottom two. Jennifer Lopez made a special guest appearance and sang “QuÃƒ Hiciste.” After Jennifer Lopez’s performance, Ryan Seacrest revealed that after over 35 million votes, Haley Scarnato was going home.