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American Idol Results – Lakisha Jones Eliminated

May 09, 2007 09:02 PM by Joe Blackmon

Lakishajones_eliminatedIn a break from American Idol tradition, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul
switched seats for the American Idol top four results show.  Simon
clapped like a seal to make fun of Paula, and Paula rubbed her chest to
poke fun back at Simon.  Ryan Seacrest quipped “Oddly enough, he has
much more to work with than you do there, and I mean that nicely, as a
compliment.” 

Pink made a special guest appearance to sing “Who Knew.”  For the Ford music video, the remaining four American Idol finalists performed “You Really Got Me.”  After the video, the final four sang a tribute to Barry Gibb.  The American Idol final four also received a sneak peak at the movie, Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer. 

After a commercial break, Ryan Seacrest tried to get the four finalists to line up for the results, but instead they stood in the middle of the stage and hugged.  Seacrest told Jordin Sparks that she was safe.  Barry Gibb made a special guest appearance to sing “To Love Somebody.”

After another commercial break, Seacrest told Melinda Doolittle that she was also safe.  The final two up for elimination came down to Lakisha Jones and Blake Lewis.  While Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul avoided making a prediction, Simon Cowell predicted that Lakisha was going home.  Seacrest revealed that after 45 million votes, Blake Lewis was safe and Lakisha Jones was going home. 

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56 Responses to “American Idol Results – Lakisha Jones Eliminated”

  1. C Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Think about it …

    They had to leave ugly Blake in – caucasion …. male …..

    There would have been an uproar if the 3 gals had stayed.

  2. Richman Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Score: Blake 1, 3 Divas 0. Two more to go!!!

  3. Anonymous Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    THIS REALLY REALLY SUXXX =[

    JORDAN BETTER WIN NOW!! IM PIST.

  4. Richman Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Now it’s about race C? Get a life and learn how to spell!

  5. shaney Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    okayy11
    THANX GOD BLAKE WAS SAFE!!!
    HE’S ONE OF THE GODDEST!!
    they can’t just ask them to sing the song from the theme!!
    It’s unfair!!!

    BLAKE’S GONNA WIN!!!
    JORDIN PIZZ OFF!

  6. mike Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    yes, Sanjaya still has a chance!! hes in the final 3!!

  7. sanjaya sucks Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    Sorry if Blake got the lowest about of votes he would be going home. Lakisha had the lowest amount of votes that why she is going home. They had nothing to do with it. So that say Blake was purposely left in is Childish at the least. I agree Blake 1 Vs 3 Diva 0 . Bye Bye Lakisha, I am sure glad you are gone. Have a nice day. :P

  8. Lakisha Jones official fan site Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Wow, that’s too bad. I really hoped Melinda doolittle would go home.
    http://lakishajones.net

  9. Karen Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    Bye LaKisha and good luck. Unfortunately you never progressed as a performer unlike the other 3 remaining contestants, and you had to have seen this coming. Now it is anyone’s to win and I hope the bar gets raised and the real competition begins.

  10. agent Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    They should call this show American Diva or America’s favorite personality…The judges, especially Simon, have said OVER AND OVER AND OVER again that it is a SINGING contest.. Blake is NOT a great singer.He is a mediocre singer with a big personality and attitude. He is original ( well he was but the beat box thing has gotten VERY TIRED).. the BEST singers are Melinda, Jordin and Lakisha.. I am torn between Melinda and Jordin for winning because they are both great.. if pushed to choose probably Melinda .. Jordin will have so many more options coming in 2nd.. not stuck to one of those punitive slave like contracts!! I hope Blake is next to go!!

  11. Richman Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    All of these reality shows depend mostly on personality over content. Kat was a far better singer than Taylor last year..I think Clay was as good or better than Ruben, and even on Dancing With The Stars last year Mario danced circles around Emmitt…personality counts folks!

  12. Kerr Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Yahooo… my Prediction is correct bye bye KiKi.

    So please Blake show us another solid, brilliant, nice and wonderful performance next week to let know that you want to win this season of American Idol.

  13. Anonymous Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Jordin sure knows how to fake her tears. Hmm she forgot to mention the fact that her dad is famous, eh?

  14. Sanjaya Sucks The II Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    You know who I thought or predicted should have won since the begining of the competition??? Stephanie Edwards. It was dumb to have her eliminated so early in the show. I mean, Brandon Rogers and Chris Sleigh I can understand, but Stephanie had great tallent. (Although she was too much of a Beyonce wanabe) Still she was young, had the looks and could damned well sing. I suppose my votes go to Jordin now…she’s great as a singer, but if I knew her in person, I’d probably be making a lot of fun of her for being a childish “vote for me vote for me” kid.

  15. blahblahblah Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    Unless Melinda crashes and burns on all three of her performances this week, she deserves to make the finale.
    I think Blake has a good voice and is well-rounded as a performer (and he’s a great beatboxer, duh). He doesn’t deserve the bashing that he’s getting, especially on the boards. Personally, I think he should beatbox on, if he must, just one song next week and show everyone on the other two that he really had a album-worthy voice.
    As for Jordin, she’s going to have to belt out at least one showstopper next week to survive, or pray that Melinda or Blake is this season’s shock elimination. I think she is truly talented, however (oh, and she’s 17! Did any of you know that?!)
    None of these finalists can afford to give mediocre/sub-par performances now, so they will likely step up their game from the

    P.S.: Lakisha suffered from poor song choices….and this season may have the nicest final four, but it’s as easy as ever to hate on any of them, I’m afraid.

  16. Anonymous Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    I like Blake. But I really thought LaKisha out-performed him this week. I feel LaKisha got robbed. I just can’t see Blake’s CD’s selling well…just like Taylor Hicks. Besides Taylor’s “gimmick”, his vocal is not his selling point.

  17. Anonymous Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    I just hope the winner does get to be very famous and get a lot of credit. I feel bad for Taylor Hicks because he isn’t getting what he deserves. So I like Melinda and she deserves the title, but if she wins I hope people give her the credit she deserves.

  18. Lakisha Jones official fan site Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Jordin is not that great of a singer. I don’t understand why people make a big deal out of her. She is just ok.
    http://lakishajones.net

  19. American Idol Fan Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    As predicted Lakisha Jones went home. She never regained after the mid season slump. Was it a loss of confidence on her part or what?

    Looking forward to the final three of Blake, Jordin, and Melinda. At this point would be happy with any one fo the 3 winning it all

    http://idol-mania.com/american-idol-fan

  20. D Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    Hello America! Wake up! This is a singing contest and not a beatboxing contest.Lakisha Jones maybe or not be the better singer next to Melinda or Jordin but she is definitely a better singer compared to Blake.Lakisha deserves to be in the contest next week.

  21. boyd Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    That beat box thing Blake does with his piehole is begining to get irritating. He uses it to cover up his lack of singing talent. Like

  22. erin Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    Blake should be in the final 2, simply bcos he’s original, talented & unique in his own ways. Melinda also deserves to be in the final 2 cos she’s so consistant since the 1st auditioned. Jordin on the other hand wasn’t that great. I dun get it why judges make such big deal about it. The judges are biased & praised her so high. To me she just average, got pitchy problem here & there. Wonder why they didn’t see that @ just trying to avoid it. She’s only ok when it comes to ballads but when she took on fast songs, she’s totally butchered it. Good luck to Lakisha.

  23. Reez Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Please…Blake is the most original, different and authentic out of this 4…he can definitely sell..i can just feel it….he’s cute and very pop

    I donno know why Jordin got all the compliments as she is so mediocre…she got pitching probs too..she is so Diana DeGarmo

    Melinda has the greatest voice but can she really sell? she could be ended up like Fantasia

    and for Kiki, im sorry she just reminds me of Mandisa

    I definitely rooting for Blake…

  24. eric n Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Both Blake and Lakisha were weak this week! I really think race playes into it as does sex. We have 3 women of color and one white male. Little girls looking for a “cute boy” will be voting for Blake. He gets all of the left over sanjaya votes. However to say it’s racist when the final 4 include 3 women of color is some confusing. If so, it’s anti white racist and that hardly seems likely.

    That said, he is a much much better performer than Lakisha, though clearly not the vocal talent.

    I will be happy with Jordan or Melinda winning, however if Blake turns in another, “You give love a bad name” or even “What’s your name,” he definately becomes a big factor.

    Good show over all.

  25. l Scott Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    Melina was already a professional singer, so why is she even on the show. Back up singer is a professional singer.

  26. Anonymous Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    A lot of the contestants have been backup singers. AI producers don’t allow singers with a RECORDING CONTRACT to be on the show.

  27. axiime Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    Blake shouldnt be in the top 6 first of all. Tiny vocals like Chris… I hated him from the day I saw him. I’m confident enough that next week he is going to be booted off. His fan base will be nothing compare to what Jordin and Melinda have. Especially since now LaKisha’s fan will be split into Jordin and Melinda.

    Good bye Blake in Advance!!!

  28. Wise One Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    I think that all constestants left have a reasonable chance. At this point, they all have their fans and are only singing for the judges since people have picked their favorites already. Although it’s sad to see Lakisha go, I don’t really know who else would go, and when I say this, I don’t mean I don’t like her. It’s really going to be a surprise the next couple weeks. I guess we all have to see who will win.

  29. SDJoe Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    So, forget who deserves to be where. I have a question, who gets Lakisha’s votes? i think Melinda gets the majority of those, if so, it’s a pretty evenly split final 3 looking at DialIdol.

  30. sanjaya sucks Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 2:07 am

    I think it is pretty evenly matched now. I like all 3 who are left in the competition. I am cheering for Melinda the most but I really like Blake and Jordan and would not mind them winning. To defend Blake, Blake can sing well and has fresh and original songs. Now his voice is not as good as Melinda’s, but he sings as well as Jordan and Kiki has. I am very excited about next week to see who gets vote off next. To Sanjaya Sucks The II: I agree with you Stephanie was a very good singer and a very beautiful girl. She did get voted off to early. I am a little bias towards her because she is from my home state of Georgia. But remember we can thank all the stupid Fanjayas, vote for the worse, and Howard Stern for her getting voted off early.

  31. Anonymous Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 2:15 am

    I think the final is between Melinda and Jordin. Blake is interesting but not intersting enough to sustain interst for long.

  32. mei Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 2:20 am

    yes blake!!!!! u can do it!!!!

    FINAL WIL BE JORDIN AND BLAKE!!!
    and blake wil win

  33. mei Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 2:25 am

    chris and phil vote wil giv to blake tho!! hahahahahah

  34. hammer Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 3:31 am

    good luck to the top 3

  35. peace Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 5:00 am

    Make a difference, don’t let this be another ‘ ooh he got ther because he’s white’ vote for the best singer, i am rooting for Melinda and Jordan

  36. Karen Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 5:30 am

    Isn’t it ironic how the people above saying it’s “racist” but Blake was left with 3 African American females! Whoa, a white guy got into the final 4, what a freaky thing is that?! We can’t have any of that … C’mon, you’re the ones using that tired ‘ole racist reasoning when the numbers don’t pan out. If the votes were truly based on “racism” then Sanjaya (Indian) and the the 3 divas would have gone home a long time before Phil, Chris, Gina, Haley, etc. Get real and stopy playing the “race card” every single time a vote doesn’t go your way. People might or might not like a contestant based on voice, appearance, performance, style, etc. but to say it’s soley based on “race” is ridiculous at this point! Like I said it that were true, there wouldn’t be 3 African Americans in the final 4 (plus they’re overweight and female, ***gasp**** no one can say we’re biased againt fat females anymore either! All your arguments got thrown out the window …

  37. Stop It! Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 5:31 am

    Isn’t it ironic how the people above saying it’s “racist” but Blake was left with 3 African American females! Whoa, a white guy got into the final 4, what a freaky thing is that?! We can’t have any of that … C’mon, you’re the ones using that tired ‘ole racist reasoning when the numbers don’t pan out. If the votes were truly based on “racism” then Sanjaya (Indian) and the the 3 divas would have gone home a long time before Phil, Chris, Gina, Haley, etc. Get real and stopy playing the “race card” every single time a vote doesn’t go your way. People might or might not like a contestant based on voice, appearance, performance, style, etc. but to say it’s soley based on “race” is ridiculous at this point! Like I said it that were true, there wouldn’t be 3 African Americans in the final 4 (plus they’re overweight and female, ***gasp**** no one can say we’re biased againt fat females anymore either! All your arguments got thrown out the window …

  38. TO Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 5:53 am

    Jordin to the top. Not only is she a great role model for young females – beautiful, young, vibrant & not skin/bones. She is polite, well spoken and can sing. Her upside is tremendous and her path to stardom just beginning. We need a few more grounded people in that industry.

    Go Jordin!!!!!

  39. Anonymous Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 5:56 am

    Blake is by far the worst singer left. Maybe the best future record producer, but not the future best singer. Melinda and Jordin to the finals – Jordin wins after a record vote of 52 million.

  40. ricky Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 6:47 am

    So how can we rate the Top 3 now? Blake is the only guy. Is he therefore assured of a final slot? So will Melinda and Jordin split the diva votes? Will Melinda inherit the LaKisha voters, those who go for mature black sound? Interesing scenarios.

  41. Mike C Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 7:36 am

    Poor Latisha! She performed ‘Stayin’ Alive” with more energy than anything she sung all season!!!And this right after she was voted off!!
    I told ya all she was next. She lacked a strong personality–she really is the “girl next door” moonlighting as a pop diva!! Funny Latisha, but it was your time to leave.
    Blake will be in trouble if he doesnt pull another Bon Jovi triumph out of his bag but HE can do it.
    Jordin’s Diva crap showing bright and blinding us all!
    Melinda and Blake to finals.
    Melinda wins by a nose hair!!!
    But Blake has been great!!
    Even during the “You Should be Dancing” fiasco.

  42. Jayne Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 7:58 am

    I am sorry folks but there were only two black females, one white male and I consider Jordin as white or bi-racial, she can go both ways. Blake is unique but he cannot sing, but then for the most part – there aren’t many good singers out there. Young people (tween years) do most of the voting. Older people do not, for they do not care. Blake is weak in voice and we saw that during his Bee Gees songs. But young people vote for who they like to look at, whether they are black or white, makes no difference the young people do have bias’ and that is the way someone look. Please Lakisha, has pipes much bigger and more powerful than Blake. She will be signed no matter, just like Jennifer Hudson made it, she will too.

  43. Richman Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 8:55 am

    To, what’s wrong with skin/bones women? I think they’re hot, as do most of the rest of the world. Do you see fat people on beauty magazines (except for the ones geared for fat people?) Ruben was huge but even he realized how unhealthy being fat is and lost some weight. If Jordin is 17 and 6′ 200#, just wait until about 5 years from now and we will have another Mandisa. I’m sorry but being fat is not a good role model for people as well as young kids. Ever hear of childhood obesity?

  44. Scharmer Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Finally, the fat lady has sung her way out of the competition! *LOL* FATKisha was so overrated and deserved to go home! Now I’m relieved that the disgusting fatbody and her disgusting cleavage is finally out!

  45. BLAKE BASHERS GO AWAY Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 9:09 am

    Blake does NOT have an attitude…he is very well liked by everyone on the show and as for people saying he “can’t sing” that is crap too. Blake is a very good singer, he has only beatboxed on 3 performances since his audition, the rest of the time he was DUH! singing! Just because Blake doesn’t SHOUT his songs like some of the others doesn’t diminish his talent in any way. Blake is a way better singer than Justin Timberlake and look how many CD’s JT sells.

  46. BLAKE IS A COOL CAT Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 9:16 am

    People vote for Blake because he is INTERESTING. Without Blake and his originality the show would be a total snoozefest. Jordin is a powerful singer but let’s be real she has ZERO stage presence and can’t dance for sh*t. Blake knows how to present a song from his wardrobe to his dance moves he makes every performance interesting and unique which is what a true performer does. I predict Jordin will win but I would like to see Blake in the finale cause I know he wants that car lol…

  47. Anonymous Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 9:43 am

    i still feel that sabrina sloan should be in the top three along with melinda and jordin. She should have never been voted off. I hope she comes back next yr. That being said…GO MELINDA AND JORDIN!! Blake’s a good guy, jut not a good singer. Well, he’s good, but just not good enough. Melinda and jordin sing circles around him, and so did lakisha, but her time was so near that u could probably smell it

  48. Lakisha Jones official fan site Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 11:28 am

    Blake is awesome. I really jope he wins. He would be the first person who is current to win. Melinda is very old fashion. It’s like she stepped out of the Diane Warwick generation. I would never buy her music.
    Jordin’s voice isn’t that strong. It is very shaky unless she is hitting a power note. Not impressed even if she is just 16 or whatever, who cares by the way.
    Sorry to see Lakisha leave.
    http://lakishajones.net

  49. Marissa Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    I was upset to see anyone go home because I like all the top 4. But, I had a feeling it was Lakisha. Lakisha will have a good career. Now I really think the top 2 will be Jordin or Melinda right now, if Blake does not step it up. I have always wanted him to be in the top 2, but he might be losing it now.

  50. Yo Blake Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    Blake is a very good singer but he needs to give the beatboxing a rest for a bit and focus on showing everyone what he can do vocally. Next week is crucial for him. If he makes it to the top 2 he can do whatever he wants but next week he needs to remind people that he is indeed a good singer. Do something upbeat Blake, no boring ass ballads. You have a bit of a soul thing going on with your voice as evidenced by the Jimariqai song you did so something along that line would be a good choice for you. I think Clive picks one of the songs next week and I doubt he will do you any favors. Clive favors mediocre pop singers like Mariah/Whitney/Kat McPhee. He doesn’t like artsy type singers so don’t expect any compliments. He’s living in another era. *rolls eyes*

  51. mike Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    Blake is a fag and sings like crap!!!

  52. soulie Says:
    May 11th, 2007 at 4:22 am

    It’s interesting that Melinda is considered a professional but Jordin is not. Jordin has already released one CD and production of her 2nd CD was suspended when she made the cut for AI. She has been performing as a solo performer for quite a while, while Melinda was a backup singer, appearing on CDs recorded by other artists. Why does that make Jordin “okay” but mean that Melinda shouldn’t become the Idol because she’s a “professional”?

  53. cobbi Says:
    May 11th, 2007 at 5:23 am

    Personally I like Jordin because I think she has the total package of being an AI winner. And about her dad, Jordin got the votes because her dad is famous and not for her own talent? I don’t know her dad is famous. Too bad there a lot of paranoids out there and has low I.Q., too. Jordin is only 17 but she shows a lot of potential while Melinda has already reached her peak when it comes to her vocals and she’s not offering new because we knew she has good vocals already, it means boring. And Blake’s beat boxing is somewhat becoming tiring and boring.

  54. Debbie Says:
    May 11th, 2007 at 9:10 am

    I really liked Lakisha at first and was voting for her, but then when she was with the different mentors she didn’t listen to them. Lulu had picked a different song for her that would have suited her voice much better, Tony Bennett specifically told her not to put that line “aint no sunshine when he’s gone” at the end of the song and she did it anyway… it was a slap in the face to these people who have been in the music business longer than she has been alive!! She even dissed J-Lo, she told her how to pronounce “conga” and Lakisha pronounced it the same way she did when J-Lo told her she did it wrong. For that reason I am glad she got voted out and thought that she should have gone after the “Diamonds are Forever” fiasco. Go Melinda!!

  55. brenda Says:
    May 11th, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    please vote off Melinda!!
    she’s soooooooooo boringg!!!
    i hope blake wins!!
    he has it all!!!

  56. spoogy Says:
    June 5th, 2007 at 11:30 am

    Let me bagan. First of all beatboxing has been out since the 80. This is a white boy trying to bring something back that we all have heard before. It is sickness to even hear it. Now so far as the weight is concern, a person can loose weight. You can wear the best of make-up and get pleanty of weave. Most of the hollywood star is all made up. When you take their wigs and make up off they are somone totally different. Beyonce has no hair and she look sick with out make up. I think Lakisha is a beautiful woman. But if you want her to look more glamaous she can loose weight. and wear the right make up and then you have a beauty queen. But for me weight do not bare a factor with me. It is all about the music. Luther was large, but he can sing his a—off. It the music people. Get real. Get off the weight factor. Lakish you will have a great career.

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