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American Idol Results Shocker – Melinda Doolittle Eliminated

May 16, 2007 09:06 PM by Joe Blackmon

Melindadoolitte_eliminatedInstead of Ryan Seacrest, Homer Simpson did the initial intro for the
American Idol top three results show.  After struggling to remember the
name of the show, Homer Simpson ended his intro by asking “Hey, is it
too late to vote for Fantasia?”  Seacrest evidently concerned that he
might lose one of the best gigs in Hollywood was quick to criticize
Homer’s timing and did his own “This is American Idol” intro.

During pre-taped segments, the remaining three American Idol finalists visited their hometowns.  Jordin Sparks visited Glendale, Arizona, where an estimated ten thousand turned out to see her.  Blake Lewis visited Seattle, Washington and Bothell, Washington.  Blake sang the national anthem at a Seattle Mariners game.  Melinda Doolittle visited Nashville, Tennessee, where the Governor declared it Melinda Doolittle Day and Belmont University named a street Melinda Doolittle Way.

American Idol 5 finalist Elliott Yamin made a special guest appearance to perform his song “Wait For You.”  Ryan Seacrest said he didn’t recognize Elliott anymore, likely because of his long, curly hair and his bright, white teeth.  Randy Jackson said “Yo’ dude, it was hot.”  Paula Abdul said “I’m speechless I’m so proud of you.”  Simon Cowell said “Not great, I’m kidding, it was great.”      

For the Ford music video, the American Idol finalists performed “Everybody Wants You.”  Special guest Maroon 5 performed a censored version of “Makes Me Wonder.”  After a commercial break, Seacrest revealed that almost sixty million votes were cast and that Jordin Sparks had made it through to the American Idol finale.  In a shocker, Seacrest revealed that it was the end of the road for Melinda Doolittle.  Blake Lewis joined Jordin Sparks in the final two.

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459 Responses to “American Idol Results Shocker – Melinda Doolittle Eliminated”

  1. Karen Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    GO BLAKE!!!!!

  2. matt Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    jordin won already

    and Mindy will have a record deal by ends week!

  3. Jennifer Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    UNBELIEVABLE!! As usual this show is a JOKE!! the fact that Blake made it over Melinda shows that, once again this show is NOT about talent but about who is cute.

    Melinda and Lakisha will go on to be very successful without the show. Does the name Jennifer Hudson mean anything?!!

  4. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    YES ABOUT TIME she gets eliminated; but she is a great singer so i give her props.. congrats to blake and jordin this finale will be interesting..

    GO JORDAN! (since lakisha was eliminated =[…)

  5. Keith Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    America got it wrong. How sad.

  6. scott Schabel Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    Its all about Antenellas Tits

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

    I am not watching the finale. That sucky ass Blake should have never made it to the final two. He doesn’t deserve what he has gotten. I predict that Melinda will have record companies lining up to sign her by tomorrow. I am never watching this show again!!!!!

  8. patricia Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    fluck this show im not watching it again its all fixed

  9. took Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    That was the most exciting result shows ever. I thought for sure Blake was outta there. He deserves to win.

  10. Morgan from Canada Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Very devastating!

    It doesn’t really matter, as Jordin is going to WIN regardless!

    GOOOOOO JORDIN!

  11. Morgan from Canada Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Very devastating!

    It doesn’t really matter, as Jordin is going to WIN regardless!

    GOOOOOO JORDIN!

  12. jc Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    Melinda is the best…..

  13. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    Well as usual the end of this show is a let down. Last year was a let down in the final and now here again. We have a finale that will not represent the best this competition had to offer.

  14. Jessie Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Oh come on people. The show is called American Idol, so it’s no surprise why people picked Blake Lewis as their ‘idol’ instead of Melinda. No noubt she is a fantastic singer, and an amazing performer, but ‘idol’ material, perhaps not for the majority of the audience who watch American Idol. Blake is different, and fresh and he definitely apeals to the ‘teeny booper’ boy band category of fans…I can understand why he is in the finale for sure. And honestly, I would not be surprised if he won… ;)

  15. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    I am sorry I don’t even find Blake cute. Melinda was robbed! bigtime!

  16. WOO HOO Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Right on! Nothing against Melinda but she was just too old sounding. Blake and Jordin are fresh and young AND TALENTED! Melinda and Lakisha will have stellar careers on Broadway and will win Tony Awards someday. I predict Blake will be crowned the next American Idol.

  17. blah blah blah ... Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    will not watch the finale …no idea who is voting but this is an absolute travesty ….

    america should be embarrassed …

  18. blah blah blah ... Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    will not watch the finale …no idea who is voting but this is an absolute travesty ….

    america should be embarrassed …

  19. Sean Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    I’m SO glad she got eliminated. Yeah, she can sing…big deal! This isn’t a contest to find the best singer, it is to find the next POP STAR. It was called “Pop Idol” before it came to America…you realize that, right?? Melinda has NO future, whatsoever…I’ll call that right now. When was the last time you heard anything from Fantasia or Ruben?? Blake and Jordin have possible careers as pop singers, Melinda does not. She is more than likely the best singer of the 3, but thats NOT what the show is about.

  20. Beth Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    AI has, with this, lost all credibility. I will buy every Cd Melinda does, but I will not be watching this show again. Ludicrous! Ridiculous!

  21. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    I can only imagine Simon and Blake’s facial expressions when Melinda was eliminated.

    Idol has just screwed itself over.

    I can tell this is gonna turn into a Jordin and Blake bashing article in no time at all. They don’t deserve the hate at all, THEY weren’t the ones that controlled the voting!! >:( Personally, I think that Randy was an idiot to say that both girls would make the finale…that made the Blake fans vote even harder. And Simon’s comments about Jordin…that likely spurred the Jordin fans on.

    Well, I guess that it’s gonna be Jordin who wins now…but this elimination is an American Idol jaw-dropper.

  22. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Jessie,

    The problem with Blake is, that he is not very talented! He is not that cute, he has a large nose and he is short, fat and looks like a frump.

  23. Jon Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Go Blake!!! Thank god someone who is unique is in the finals. NOT SOME ONE WHO SOUNDS 40 years old.

  24. Justin Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    The show is going to suck next week! GO DOOLITTLE!! I guess i got to now pull for Jordin

  25. Richman Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    SHAKE AND BLAKE!!! Two divas down, one to go!!!

  26. Nick Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    JORDINS GONNA WIN, I KNEW IT FROM THE START!!!

  27. Phillip Welch Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    WOW American Idol has turned into America’s Next Top Model!
    America has no clue to what real talent is!!
    I have been in the music business for 30 years and i have never seen such complete disregard to sheer talent as we have seen tonight!

  28. Larry Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    You couldn’t get it more wrong. Blake should not have made it past the top 10. He was the weakest male singer. It’s amazing the taste of the young. They need to change the rules and allow the judges a weighted vote along with the public’s vote right through the finale.

  29. Harold Coffee Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    what a damm shame. The best singer gone over some bull—- Idol is a joke. Its not about the singer because melinda was better that the both of them with Jordin right behind her. She will take it all but Melinda will make the most money in the end……

  30. CarolG Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    JORDIN’S GOT THOSE PEARLY WHITES IN HER FAVOR. HER SINGING CAREER CAN ONLY GROW FROM HERE! I VOTE HER IN AS THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL!

  31. kim thomas Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    American Idol is such b*s. The one person who could actually sing and has never been in the bottom three has left. They left corney ass beat boxing Blake that can’t even hold a note with his skunk looking hair do. I’m never watching that show again. Is america tone deaf? Bring Melinda back and take Blake off.

  32. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    Well I won’t be watching the finale. No reason to. I can’t see myself watching two singers who don’t represent the best in the competition. This is horrible. You could even see that Blake was surprised he was in the final over Melinda. Whatever! Who cares who wins now.

  33. Cliff Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    DAMMMNNN ITTT!!!! MY SEASON FAVORITE IS 3RD PLACE FOR THE 4TH FREAKIN YEAR IN A ROW!!!! MELINDA DOOLITTLE WAS MY FAVORITE OF THEM ALL!!!!!! SCREW AMERICAN IDOL!!!!

    i hate blake.

  34. tag Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    Melinda is in a different class then the two idolettes. At leats this way she will end up with more control over her future. Poor Kelly Clarkson is still fighting Clive Davis who thinks the show is Americas Next Whitney. Melinda is the next Chris Daltrey. Go Idol castoffs!

  35. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    first of all…sean…i don’t see u auditioning for idol…and melinda can sing circles around u and ur mother.
    Melinda, i love u…u have what is called PURE TALENT. You have a GIFT. Blake has nothing over you. America is just STUPID..NO EARS, NO BRAINS! YOU will go far sweetie…u are the American idol! Jordin better win now!

  36. brad Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    This show is really a joke.Noone would ever get to Melinda. She is much better than Blake and Jordin.i donot really know how i can keep watching this show again. They have to take the show off the air

  37. kent Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    melinda is a great singer… but i dont think her album can sell.. BLAKE will win for sure.. hahaha

  38. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Two years in a row, the best vocalist got the dreaded third place. Elliott and Melinda both deserved to win in their respective years and look what happened. Same could be argued for Latoya London of Season Three. This is not good people.

  39. Michelle Dusa Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Melinda was the best and she still should be on inthe final 2, but she will be somebody big someday.Everyone I know in Connecticut Loves You Melinda Your The Best……..

  40. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Two years in a row, the best vocalist got the dreaded third place. Elliott and Melinda both deserved to win in their respective years and look what happened. Same could be argued for Latoya London of Season Three. This is not good people.

  41. GENE DAVIS Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    WHAT A MISTAKE-IDOL STINKS THIS YEAR AND LAST-CHANGE YOUR WAYS OR LOSE YOUR RATINGS

  42. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    There is nothing freakin unique about Blake. 10 year old girls screaming his name and crying is as good as Sanjaya’s following.

  43. linda Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    i just wish that people both young and old would vote on talent. to vote for someone just because they look better or can spit in tune is a shame. if it was done correctly melinda would be where she belongs AS THE AMERICAN IDOL SHE IS.

  44. andrea Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    hooray!!!!!!!
    i think it was imposible but it was!!!
    melinda voted off!!
    the finale won’t be boring at all now!
    i’m glad that blake and jordin are the final 2!! =)
    hope also that blake wins because he has been the most original, risk taker and innovative.

  45. kris Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    So sad to see Melinda go, I bet she will be great no matter, Just because you win does not mean you go on to greatness. Look at past winners,Rubin Studdard, or Taylor Hicks. The runner ups seem to do better in the long run. Someone HAS to give Ms. Doolittle a contract. I will be one of the first to but her c.d. She is fantastic!

  46. elyn Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    I feel so bad because Melinda was by far the most talented singer. By far!!! I can’t see how she won’t have a very successful career anyway. Now, all my votes go to Blake.

  47. Faith1955 Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    I AM SO SURPRIZED!!! NOT MELINDA!!! All three are GREAT!!! BUT NOT MELINDA!!! NO WAY!!! I CANNOT BELEIVE IT!!!!! ALL in all we have not seen the end of Melinda!She will bounce back in.She is really a great singer and performer.GOD IS WITH YOU MELINDA!

  48. linda Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    i just wish that people both young and old would vote on talent. to vote for someone just because they look better or can spit in tune is a shame. if it was done correctly melinda would be where she belongs AS THE AMERICAN IDOL SHE IS.

  49. agermlsk Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    lousy lousy lousy….super lousy results! You voters have no idea what you’ve done to the votes…. Melinda has always been da bomb!! You’re still a winner Melinda! Always!

  50. Paul Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    I knew it was going to happen the way simon was acting, but taylor won last year so to Idols who can’t sing

  51. bob ji Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    Melinda? She deserved to be in the finale 100%, the only reason blake made it was because all the teenagers thought he cool

  52. Stephane Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    Go Blake!!! You are super unique and talented. You can win American Idol. You can sing!! You can do Blake. Go Blake!!!

  53. Joe Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Actually America got it right, when I asked others who they would want to go see in concert, it was unanimous – Blake, by far the most versatile of the three, Melinda always sounded the same to me, didnt take any risks or do much new, IN MY OPINION only. Jordan has a much better voice than Melinda, not that Melinda wont get a record deal, she will.

  54. Richman Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Great singing doesn’t always make star quality. Ever hear of Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart,Paul McCartney? These guys are quite average singers but they have been around the business for over 40 years and have sold more records than any idol will ever see. Melinda is a great singer, so was Kat last year. So what? To those of you that say you won’t watch next week, who are you fooling? Get over it!

  55. Ser Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Why does it matter if she won or not? She’s guaranteed a record deal due to her popularity. Chill out people. Winning American Idol is a curse sometimes (Ruben, Taylor, Fantasia) and losing is a blessing (Daughtry, Clay Aiken)

  56. Gabrielle Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    As Scott so eloquently said and I agree:

    “I am not watching the finale. That sucky ass Blake should have never made it to the final two. He doesn’t deserve what he has gotten. I predict that Melinda will have record companies lining up to sign her by tomorrow. I am never watching this show again!!!!!”

    If its not about singing then the JUDGES NEED TO STOP SAYING its a SINGING COMPETITION when its a popularity contest- who is cute, who is non threatening etc.

    THank God for the East Coast so I know not to waste my time wathcing a the show tonight or next weeks finale.

  57. stephane Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    Blake can win American Idol right everybody. GO Blake!!! You can win. Everybody likes you!!!

  58. CRAIG Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW MANY TONE DEAF AMERICANS THERE ARE!THIS IS AFTERALL A “SINGING” CONTEST. OF COURSE LOOK WHO AMERICA VOTED FOR THE LAST TWO TIMES FOR PRESIDENT…THAT SHOULD SAY IT ALL.

  59. viv Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    melinda was the best and blake should never ever ever ever win…go jordin?

  60. Carrie Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    Jordin will probably win, but Blake and Melinda will probably go further in the long run. Blake will appeal to young girls and Melinda can do alot of stuff, soul, gospel, so on…Jordin crys alot so she will win! As far as Blake not being cute or talented enough, maybe that is good enough for America to have an average guy win. They all really win and probably be alot richer than any of us posting! I am watching the finaly!

  61. greg Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Blake Lewis is a cocky worthless waste of a human life, He should have been voted off before AJ Tabaldo. The beat boxing is annoying, If anything I can hope he becomes a one hit wonder, who no one will remmeber in 5 years. Maybe he’ll resurect after a run in with the law, what a waste and a joke! This was my first and last time I will ever watch American Idol!

  62. ME Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    HECK YEAAA!
    BLAKE’S STILLL INNNN

    WOOOT WOOT!!!!!!!

  63. faith Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    evidently no one with musical appreciation voted. how sad that pre adolescents took over the text voting. I will not be watching any further productions

  64. Zippy Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Enough already! First Sanjaya, now this!!! I am utterly outraged. Either this show is rigged or the American people have no ears. Jordin has potential but she most certainly doesn’t have Melinda’s vocal maturity. And although Blake is cute and talented, his beat-box routine has become rather annoying. I don’t care anymore. I am not watching American Idol ever again.

  65. TAKYA Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    I THATS WAS SOME BULLSH*T BECUZ I DONT THINK MELINDA SHOULD HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED I THINK IT SHOULDA BEEN BLAKE OH SISSY A*S HE DID NOT DESERVE TO BE IN THE FINALS WITH HIS FAKE A*S B-BOXING THIS SOME FU*KING A*SS BULLSH*T BUT NOW THAT MELINDA IS GONE ITS ALL JORDIN’S

    GO JORDIN ITS ALL YOURS I KNOW IT FOR A FACT(SINCE MELINDA &LAKISHA IS GONE

  66. CRAIG Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW MANY TONE DEAF AMERICANS THERE ARE!THIS IS AFTERALL A “SINGING” CONTEST. OF COURSE LOOK WHO AMERICA VOTED FOR THE LAST TWO TIMES FOR PRESIDENT…THAT SHOULD SAY IT ALL.

  67. Nancy Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Melinda was BY FAR the best singer. Blake is a good performer, but should not have gone farther than Melinda. And Jordin is just so plain, nothing exciting or original about her at all. She doesn’t deserve the title of American Idol.

  68. Luka Walker Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Worst season ever. Melinda had more talent than those two combined. BLAKE IS HORRIBLE. All of you Blake pimps get over yourselves. This if the first time since Idol started where I won’t be watching the finale. Season 7 can’t start soon enough. Oh, one last thing…BLAKE SUCKS.

  69. mmeee Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    no blake’s awesome

  70. yurmajesty Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    I thought music was suppose to be universal, but once again we see the hater’s rear their ugly heads. Melinda clearly sung Blake under the table. Heck I can sing better than Blake. Blake and america knows who really is the American Idol.

  71. Pam Thomas Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Melinda: You will be the winner. This is just your stepping stone. You are great, you will be a top recording star, and I will buy everyone of your albums. God Blessed you with a fabulous voice, keep singing girl.

  72. brent3d Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    “Vote For The Worst” did it!!!
    They finally broke American Idol!!!
    Check their site to see what I mean.
    The results had nothing to do with Malinda and everything to do with destroying American Idol’s system.

  73. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Blame it on those “Vote for the Worst” guys again… Melinda will have a better career without winning the show.

  74. dave Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    WE have spoken.. the BEST are in the finals!!!

  75. elle Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    I allowed my self the mindless luxuruy of watching this show- for the first time. What a shame that the very best singer was eliminated tonight. Obviously, it was the age factor that workd against her. I don’t know the voting demographic but it would certainly seem skewed toward the under 25 age group. Melinda will do great- and so will I because I will have a free night next Tuesday- As far as I am cncerned there is nothing left to watch

  76. madonna Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    We need originality who is…oh, let me think…….DA! BLAKE!!!!!! Blake is fresh…brilliant and cute!!!!! thank you AMERICA!!!

  77. Don Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Melinda we all know you were the best this season.

  78. Pam Thomas Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Melinda: You will be the winner. This is just your stepping stone. You are great, you will be a top recording star, and I will buy everyone of your albums. God Blessed you with a fabulous voice, keep singing girl.

  79. joz Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    I cannot believe it. Jordin should not be there from the beginning. If you put her name in Wikipedia, she has won tons of stuff already. She just wants to win everything. Don’t vote for her. She doesn’t need it. I’d rather see Blake win since he’s never won anything. VOTE FOR BLAKE, CUZ JORDIN’S GOT TONS OF WINNINGS IN HER PAST.

  80. Leslie Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    NO MORE AMERICAN IDOL FOR ME!!! IT’S TOO STRESSFUL! I KNOW WHAT I LIKE IN MUSIC AND WHAT I WILL BUY!!DEFINITELY NOT JORDIN!!!

  81. Carrie Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Don’t be a flake, vote for Blake!

  82. brenda38 Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    I am VERY upset Melinda is out. Blake sound like !!!!. Come on people vote for talent. DAMN

  83. Faith1955 Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    OH by the way ,MY mouth flew open and I could not shut it when they said bye to Melinda. I just knew Melinda and Jordan would be in the finale.Still can’t shut my mouth I am so surprized!

  84. BUBBLES Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    I WILL NO LONGER BE WATCHING ANYMORE PRODUCTION NOT EVEN THE FINALE THIS SHOW IS NO LONGER FAMOUS (I SEEN THE MAD LOOK ON SIMONS FACE AFTER THE ELIMINATION)

  85. Kate Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Joz is right, I just checked it out and she has won so much stuff. She doesn’t need it at all. She will be a star even if she doesn’t win. Blake might need it more than her now that Melinda is gone! I agree vote for Blake next week and I wouldn’t miss the Jordin’s face in the world, once she’s realized that she can’t have everything.

  86. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Yay!! go jordin!!

  87. pianopiazzolla Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    I am extremely disappointed in America. Melinda was the only one with true talent and polish! I can’t wait until her CD comes out!

  88. abby Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    i have no idea how jordin and boy band made to the finale, melinda was no doubt the best singer and she deserved to win american idol and was she was robbed, people say that its good that she is off but they don’t know anyting about singing, its incredible how the two best singers were, melinda and lakisha, voted off the same thing happened in the season fantaisa was in diana and jasmin were chosen over latoya and they couldnt sing for their life, now american idol is based on who is cute and who can moderatly well which is really sad because the show is suppose to be who is the best singer not the cutest!

  89. bob Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    at least blake can do something other than just sit ther and sing…
    he has REAL talent

  90. bob Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    at least blake can do something other than just sit ther and sing…
    he has REAL talent

  91. bob Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    at least blake can do something other than just sit ther and sing…
    he has REAL talent

  92. Kai Karma. Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    I cannot believe Melinda was eliminated. She had such a powerful voice!

    [sighs] Go Jordin! We love you!

  93. Idleyes Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    This just shows what’s wrong with Idol’s voting system. Blake probably had little tone-deaf 8-12 year olds voting over and over and over and over and over again. Actually it doesn’t matter who wins this year. Idol is in trouble–two years in a row with sub par winners. Thank God for Kelly and Carrie.

  94. Rob Stiffone Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    I like chicken….. and I dont care what you have to say about that………

  95. bob Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    teeny boppers with no idea of real talent win out again…..blake is one of the worst singers ever….if saying that his robot-mechanical-echoing style is talent,i’m on the wrong planet

  96. Pete Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Seee??? the system works…!!!

    the BEST always survive!!!!

    the rest of you can Piss off…

  97. Dave Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Melinda was done a great injustice tonight and if Blake beats Jordin, you’ll know that it was the teenie boppers’ vote that got him in. Not his skill. On skill alone, Melinda should have won. But to put this all in perspective, these are the same voters that kept Sanjiya around for as long as they did. So what can you expect. Melinda will prove all these people wrong as she’ll have a platinum album somewhere down the road and Blake won’t even go double styrofoam

  98. rema Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    This show once again have dashed the hopes of many americans and people all over the world by giving the final spots to wanna bes.The voting rules need to be changed or american idol will loose its authenticity.MELINDA, YOU ROCK and i wish you Gods guidance and the very best in all your endeavours.

  99. Lakisha Jones official fan site Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    Absolutely what should have happened! Good job voters!
    http://lakishajones.net

  100. gwen Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    I think the show made a big mistake, by elimanating Melinda off. Let see if the show will make it another year. It won’t if it depends on viewers. American Idol to me is a big joke. It is not about talent and has nothing to do with who is the best singer. I’m willing to bet Melinda will make it much farther than in a singer career than the ugly looking Blake and the spoil brat Jordan.

  101. HJ Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Aww… Melinda was GOOD!
    BLAKE STILL ROCKS!
    Jordin sucks so bad…
    Jordin is young, but sings like a cat’s dying!
    y does every1 love Jordin?
    BLAKE ROCKS!
    BLAKE WILL WIN AND GET A RECORD!
    My 2 absolute favs are Blake and Melinda, but Jordin… u gotta go!
    Jordin sucks soooo bad!

  102. ray Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    marvie……just as i thought we couldn’t possibly embarass ourselves more we let someone with the likes of blake lewis pass up definately the best ever in the history of idol….any album he has is bond to flop.

  103. HJ Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Aww… Melinda was GOOD!
    BLAKE STILL ROCKS!
    Jordin sucks so bad…
    Jordin is young, but sings like a cat’s dying!
    y does every1 love Jordin?
    BLAKE ROCKS!
    BLAKE WILL WIN AND GET A RECORD!
    My 2 absolute favs are Blake and Melinda, but Jordin… u gotta go!
    Jordin sucks soooo bad!

  104. Tranisha Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    I have lost all respect for this show. I thought this was supposed to be a TALENT competition; instead, it’s turned into a popularity contest. First they let that no-talent 17 year old child Sanjaya last as long as he did, and now Melinda is eliminated?!!! What in the world is going on here?!!! I am never, ever going to watch this farce of a show again, ever!!!! I’m disappointed, very disappointed.

  105. JC Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    YES! YES! YES!! Shreck is OUT! GO JORDIN!!

  106. doris williams Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    melinda,girl u is the best that i have seen so baby girl keep your head up and keep doing your thing and damm the rest because u r the best. doris williams

  107. Buster Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    B B B BLAKE SHH SHSHHOULD HAVE GOT Zee BOOOOOOT! Zee do whap.

  108. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    Melinda has been awesome! She’ll do great!!

  109. kim thomas Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    Here we go again! Another wednesday night wasted watching Ameican idol.All that time of wasted votes for Melinda and she didn’t even make it to the final two. America doesn’t know good talent and it’s such bull —-. We all know that the “teeny boopers and white audience ” had a lot to do with what went on. What the hell was America thinking? It should be called “William Hung Idol” lol!!!!!!!!!!!1

  110. Sean Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    I’m SO glad she got eliminated. Yeah, she can sing…big deal! This isn’t a contest to find the best singer, it is to find the next POP STAR. It was called “Pop Idol” before it came to America…you realize that, right?? Melinda has NO future, whatsoever…I’ll call that right now. When was the last time you heard anything from Fantasia or Ruben?? Blake and Jordin have possible careers as pop singers, Melinda does not. She is more than likely the best singer of the 3, but thats NOT what the show is about.

    Yes, she can sing…she would make a good broadway star, or gospel singer…something like that. BUT, she is NO American Idol, that is for sure. Maybe back in the 50′s or something, but not now. I’ll give her props, she is an excellent singer, no doubt…but, she is very unoriginal, she basically did the same thing week in and week out. Blake is the closest thing to a “pop star”, which is what the whole point of the show is. Sorry people, Melinda DESERVED to go. Put her on some singing competition, and I’m sure she’ll win…but thats not what American Idol is…its a search for the next pop start…deal with it!

  111. Edie Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Lets remember who votes most…the younger generation. Melinda may have been a better singer but Blake has the personality that best fits the genre of the majority of voters

  112. Andrea Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Melinda and Lakisha are not as versatile as jordin is, all the songs they sing and their sound is so old school. If this was the times of Aretha Fraklin they would be huge. Blake i think is more of a novelty. Jordin is gonna be the winner

  113. JC Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    yes yes!! shrek is out! go jordin!!

  114. number8gurl Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    Way to go Blake and Jordin! I think America got the final 2 correct! Yes, Melinda can sing, just as good as any choir soloist in any church in the South (believe me I know, I’m from Alabama, I’ve heard a lot of church singers and I’ve had a lot of Idol experience)….but Melinda is boring and last night she forgot her words and her outfit on the Tina Turner song made her look pregnant and her attempt at dancing was horrendous! Jordin has an incredibly haunting voice, and although a little green she is fresh and natural…Melinda has been wearing a wig (to make herself look younger) and making fake faces for the last 4 weeks, I know I noticed that she finally decided to show some cleavage this week, but it was too little, too late (and her wig magically got longer)…I think America finally saw through her facade and saw her limitations…she is not and will never sell records in the mainstream…THAT is what American Idol is all about….Blake is a performer…he said it to Simon is in initial audition…he’s young, he’s hip, he’s unique, he’s stylish and most importantly…he’s himself!!!! GO BLAKE AND JORDIN!!! (I’ll be voting for Blake again like I did last night for 819 times..and I’m NOT a teenybopper, I’m 43 years old)

  115. Ken Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    Just like last year those with talent will get record contracts. Many of those who were in the top 10 have very sucessful careers. For those who say they will never watch the show again…bull…you will be back- every year AI has a new method for keeping us watching. I love all of the talent from Phil Stacey and Chris Richardson on. Thank God they are all different- or it would be a boring show. The only mistake was Sanjia (sp) but every year it seems that AI puts on someone that has no singing talent to bring in controversy and boost ratings…and, the media feed right into it. It’s all about money- but I spend my money on those I like and wish all the others the best. They have the hard work.we just gab!

  116. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    I really wish Simon would not predict and shows he supports anyone. Every time he does America seems to want to prove him wrong. Blake Lewis does not deserve to be in the final two. He did not deserve to be in the final three. He should of been out many moons ago. The best singer of the season gets to go home and a little ugly dwarf like blake gets to be in the final two. I am sure he will flop.

  117. mell23 Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    this so crazy pure talent those who could say blake or jordin could out sing milinda in a head to head contest is a joke she is truly one of the best talents in idol history i don’t think any idol was more consistant the you coul get…but americans do not always get it right they voted for george bush so i’m not surprised…..

  118. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    Last year it was the Chris Daughtry shocker in the 4th round. This year it’s Melinda in the 3rd…he’s doing a lot better w/o the Idol contract and so will she. This works better for her.

  119. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Melinda sings a genre of music that is no longer big anymore. Look at Fantasia…she was horrible and look she didnt end of doing jack

  120. idleyes Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    “at least blake can do something other than just sit ther and sing…
    he has REAL talent”

    hahahahahahahahahahaha…!!!I’m sorry that one was funny. Have you been watching at all for the past five years? Uh, people sit there and sing. That’s what they’re supposed to do.

  121. Dado Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    Melinda is the rightful American Idol, Jordin is just a popularity contest winner and Blake is the second best.

  122. HJ Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    OMG!
    Blake is so funky fresh and awesome!
    He is a great singer!
    Melinda and Jordin are old fashioned and soo copy caters!
    Jeez.. sound like Whitney Houston and other soul singers!
    Blake keeps me intrested in American Idol!

  123. MEL Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    I hope Jordin wins!!! Melinda is probably the best singer, however, remember that she is older and has sung professionally as a back-up singer in the past (getting paid for it I read somewhere). I just feel this competition should be about talent which has not been developed professionally over time. Jordin and Blake both have the talent, personality and look to take either far as a performer. Like them both but Jordin is my FAVE!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!

  124. stupid people Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    these people that say that blake sucks or jordin sucks has no talent themself so they have to judge every oneeles. insted of saying they did a good job they say i am never watching amercian idol again, but ask yourself why are they rated number one every week ,those stupid people that say i am not watching are fliping back and forth to the show so shut up quit cry and watch blake or jordin take it because america has voted and melinda was not in it

  125. Tony Ancheta Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    Once the emotional response is removed, here’s the reality … and my prediction.

    Melinda was yesterday’s song (sorry);
    Jordin is tomorrow’s news; but
    Blake is a fast ‘ROI;’ ergo,
    My pick to win the competition.

  126. tonya Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    THAT SUCKED!! No way I’m bothering with the finale. They thought their ratings HAD dropped.

  127. MEL Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    I hope Jordin wins!!! Melinda is probably the best singer, however, remember that she is older and has sung professionally as a back-up singer in the past (getting paid for it I read somewhere). I just feel this competition should be about talent which has not been developed professionally over time. Jordin and Blake both have the talent, personality and look to take either far as a performer. Like them both but Jordin is my FAVE!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!

  128. tonya Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    THAT SUCKED!! No way I’m bothering with the finale. They thought their ratings HAD dropped.

  129. nick hazard Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    the final two are underwhelming… it’s turned into Star Search

  130. vtfrhewrst Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    VOTEFORTHEWORST – BLAKE! VOTEFORTHEWORST – BLAKE!VOTEFORTHEWORST – BLAKE!VOTEFORTHEWORST – BLAKE!VOTEFORTHEWORST – BLAKE!VOTEFORTHEWORST – BLAKE!VOTEFORTHEWORST – BLAKE!VOTEFORTHEWORST – BLAKE!VOTEFORTHEWORST – BLAKE!VOTEFORTHEWORST – BLAKE!
    VOTEFORTHEWORST – BLAKE!

  131. Evanb Szatkowksi Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    Blake or Jordin should have gotten the boot, not Melinda. Shows you that America got it wronge. Melinda should be the one winning it all, she was the most consistantly solid preformer in the show. This is maddening.

  132. pianopiazzolla Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    I think next year all auditions and shows should have the performers behind a scrim – a transparent curtain – so as to make their features indistinguishable. Maybe that way America will use their aural sense, not visual.

  133. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    Listen, you youngins that think that Melinda was OLD sounding. If anyone was OLD sounding it was blake. Beat boxing is old school! Jordin or Blake will not do as well as Melina in record sales. They are TOO YOUNG.

  134. Bonnie Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    American Idol is getting to be a ridiculous reality show. This show has absolutely nothing to do with singing and is now an utter joke. Every year I have gone to the concerts and believe me the ones left on tour who can not sing are very evitable on stage… There is absolutely no reason why Melinda Doolittle should have been eliminated… and who out there has the right to attack someones looks.. the girl can sing…if you want to watch a show for looks watch The Bachelor… even he has it right as the top three he picked were “average looking girls…I agree with the person who posted that if Idol does not change their ways and the voting process, their ratings will suffer… I do not care at this point who wins.. I will not attend the next concert and I could care less if this show goes off the air… but I WILL BUY ANY AND ALL CD’S THAT MELINDA PUTS OUT.. AS FOR THE BEAT BOXING BOY AND HIS SPARKY SIDE KICK… AMERICA HAS IT WRONG… AS USUAL ANYMORE.. HOPE YOU ENJOY BEING NAMELESS AFTER AWHILE LIKE FANTASIA, REUBEN, TAYLOR,..THE ONLY TIME AMERICA GOT IT RIGHT WAS CARRIE UNDERWOOD… YOU ALL SEE WHERE SHE HAS GONE… IN YOUR FACE AMERICAN IDOL!!!!!

  135. arone Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    jordin’s cute, fresh,and talented.. i think she will win..=D

  136. Brandon Johnson Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    I can’t belive that blake won, he’s ok but he sure as hell can’t sing better than melinda, and Lakisha shouldn’t have gotten voted of to blake either, i hate blake with a pasion because i wanted lakisha to win it all, but now im goin for jordin, she actualy has talent, make me proud!!!! i thought that lakisha, melinda, and jordin were going to be the final 3 for sure but i guess it based on looks and not talent!!!

  137. Susan Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    Well, I have said Jordin all the way from the beginning, but I honestly thought that it would be Melinda and Jordin in the finale. I haven’t seen the show yet, but I can’t wait. With Jordin taking the title. No doubt, Melinda has a great voice and has a contract waiting for her. She cannot lose, and will be successful in her singing career. But you have to look at who is marketable too. It’s not only a competition, it is a business, and who backs the competition? Think about it!

  138. angk Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    why u blamed american idol coz your fans was out? zzzzz… blame those voters who were not vote enough for her.. if u think Melinda is so talented (yes she is) then.. vote harder for her (too late… booo)

  139. Brandon Johnson Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    I can’t belive that blake won, he’s ok but he sure as hell can’t sing better than melinda, and Lakisha shouldn’t have gotten voted of to blake either, i hate blake with a pasion because i wanted lakisha to win it all, but now im goin for jordin, she actualy has talent, make me proud!!!! i thought that lakisha, melinda, and jordin were going to be the final 3 for sure but i guess it based on looks and not talent!!!

  140. John Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    Melinda was robbed. I like Jordin but I don’t care about the finale because the real winner won’t even be in it.

  141. Vote for the worst? Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    If they have anything to do with this, then I hope that there is a class action suit taken out against Howard Stern and his cohorts. I hope that they are made an example as Don Imus was.

    Howard Stern is a mutant dwarf that craves for attention. He is so ugly that even trolls laugh at him.

    Karma is a beetch and I hope Karma levels Howard and his followers for years to come. So they can remember that they are an embarssment to the human species.

  142. M_Pleasure Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Although I believe Melinda is the more talented of the three remaining, youth wins out on this one. We must remember America picks who they want. Good luck to the remaining two because Melinda needs no luck her talent alone will see her through. To have made this far she is blessed and as I said before we ALL know she is the best.

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

    Melinda is technically the best singer ever and all of you all who are saying she sounds the same every week don’t understand what you are talking about. She knows how to pick the right key for her voice and it is usually in an A flat key. That is where her voice sounds best. She sounded terrific on I believe in you and me because she sang it in the key she does best and then it went up to a B flat after the bridge. She knows how to sing the right way and she also has strong vocals that carry her. The other two pick songs and sing but they don’t sound their best time after time again. She never once had a mediocre vocal and that is why she is the pro. She knows what to sing. how to sing, and how to out do everyone else. Shouldn’t that make her the American Idol? The only thing she lacks is maybe a contemporary sound but she does make songs her own and she knows who she is. It is a disgrace she is not in the finale.

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

    i totally agree with you sean!!
    that’s why i voted for blake!!
    because he got it all what it needs to be an american idol!!
    melinda is just sooo booring and she would have never sell anything!!!
    with blake there are more chance for that because he is so marketable and also good for young people, besides that WHO just tell me WHO would really go to buy tickets for a concert for melinda!! just people over 50 i think!

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

    Blake sucks! I will not watch the finale. The show is a sham. Melinda was consistently the best performer. If Blake wins the show will lose alot of credibility!

    Jordin is there only hope to save face!

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

    The faces of Simon and Randy said it all. One of the most talented singers ever on this show was going home. However it is not about talent, they manufacture that in a studio these days, it is more about looks and all those screaming little girls greeting Blake.

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

    what the hell just happend, if it is a singing competition why are there no singers in the finale melinda was and is the best idol by far

    at this point the show might as well be cancelled

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

    I realize that the producer from American Idol could care less, if they lose a viewer or not, but you have just lost a viewer. We all know that Melinda was the most talented, but Jordan was and still is Simon’s favorite. American Idol might be number one in the ratings now, but it will not always be. Considering the politics that goes on with the show, your creditability will soon fade away.

    Part of me was a little happy that American Idol eliminated Melinda, why, because I need to focus on graduate school, and I need to leave this foolishness alone.
    You have lost a viewer, and you will probably loss more. Hooray!!!!

  149. macy Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Yeah I was really shocked for the results.

  150. mm Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    The voting system for Idol is rediculous. That is why Sanjaya was on for so long and others with more talent were voted off before him. People, Blake is not that good compared to Melinda, Lakisha, or even Phil. The voting system needs to change to one vote per person AND the judges input. This will stop the mass voting and make it more fair. The problem is when these shows get down to the final three or four, it seems to be more about popularity than it does talent. Believe it or not this is actually the first season I have watched Idol; and it will probably be the last!

  151. michelle payton-kenner Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Every Tuesday night since the final 10, I have watch idol. Melinda Dolittle was in a class by herself. I agree the top three gave their best performance. But Melinda gave her best throughout the show. Blake should not have been in the final three, let alone the final 2. I will not watch the grand finale. At this point, he does not matter. If watching, Jordian has my vote. America got it wrong! Melinda should have been in the final 2. American Idol is about young image. Not who is the best singer. This is such a let down. However, Melinda will be alright. I love you Melinda!!! and thank you for all of the wonderful music!!!

  152. Ngan Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    I gotta admit i didn’t like blakes voice at first, but when he came home to seattle and started singing, it was brilliant. He’s very talented and deserves to be on top 2.

  153. Alan Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    Bring back Sanjaya.

  154. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    fox shld change american idol to american singing competition. melinda is the best vocal since american idol was discovered.we can compare her with whitney houston. i am not watching next week, fr sure fox will be missing 1 million votes, because i will be calling all my friends and families around th globe. good luck melinda and we love you so much, you’re still the champion in our hearts.

  155. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    What a shame! Melinda was a million times better than anyone else! She will definitely go far in her career. America definitely got it wrong. I will not be watching the finale.

  156. S Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    Melinda was not my favorite so not a shocker to me

  157. frank Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    AMERICA HAS IT WRONG. ELTON JOHN HAS IT RIGHT. To say that blake “the beatbox guy” is a better singer than melinda is insane. I’m sorry but one cant help but question any RACISM. If blake had been black and melinda had been the white girl with consistently amazing voice, I think the voting would have been diffrent. THIS IS ANOTHER JENNIFFER HUDSON MOMENT.

  158. Sweetums Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    Melinda was amazing
    Jordin is annoying
    Blake is cute

    …. american idol is fixed

  159. frank Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    AMERICA HAS IT WRONG. ELTON JOHN HAS IT RIGHT. To say that blake “the beatbox guy” is a better singer than melinda is insane. I’m sorry but one cant help but question any RACISM. If blake had been black and melinda had been the white girl with consistently amazing voice, I think the voting would have been diffrent. THIS IS ANOTHER JENNIFFER HUDSON MOMENT.

  160. nativeaz07 Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Will you losers get over it? It’s a show, for crying out loud. I’m sure you will ALL be watching it next year.
    A former poster was right. It’s called American Idol. You’ve got to be able to see albums and make top hits … win awards … like Kelly and Carrie … aka fresh young talented people.

  161. Idol Fan Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Im so fucking happy!! I couldn’t stand to look at Doolittle!! She was a good singer but she didn’t live up to par!! Blake is the real IDOL!!!

  162. Idol Fan Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Im so fucking happy!! I couldn’t stand to look at Doolittle!! She was a good singer but she didn’t live up to par!! Blake is the real IDOL!!!

  163. Monsoar Droakin Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    This iz some vrazy (not words for it cuz it iz crazy). They need to go suck some D**k cuz this iz just the worst most ever thought of show and I will not from now watch this ever again it is a waste of time. It is some crackanckle bull—-. All of America is in crack! I hope blake get osyris and they have to vote him off and bring Lakishya or Melinda back!!!!!!!!!!

  164. Dan Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    Melinda’s loss over Blake was shocking..it’s obvious that Melinda and Jordan are in an entirely different league as far as musical talent is concerned. Can you Blake fans tell us why Blake???

  165. Nellie Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    I still believe Idol is a great show. Clearly Simon knows talent as he endorsed Ms. Doolittle all season, but they need to stop letting America vote. Too fickle and image-oriented to focus on talent. Yes, Melinda was old-fashioned. So what?!!! Her voice has proved accessible to every genre she tackled. She will have a great long career. At least finishing here she’s under no obligation to the show and can pursue her career HER WAY. Congrats, Melinda Doolittle!!!!!!!

  166. Jeffrey Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Also, disappointed. And, not watching the final.

  167. Jody Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    THIS FUCKING SHOW IS RIGGED. AMERICAN IDOL KNOWS THAT MELINDA WOULD WIN IF SHE WAS IN THE FINALE.MELINDA WAS THE BEST SINGER AMERICAN IDOL HAS HAD.WATCH OUT!MELINDA WILL PULL A JENNIFER HUDSON MOVE.

  168. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    Everyone has their own opinion about what is good…but what really gets me is that Melinda has already been a professional back up singer. If she is so great why didn’t she use the contacts she already has in the business and why didn’t any of thos epeople notice her?
    I don’t necessarily think that people with a lot of professional experience shoudl be accepted on the show.

  169. Steelerfan Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    Did Melinda ever sing anything that is even close to top 40??? Blake might not be the best singer, but many of todays artist aren’t necessarily the best singers around. Catchy tunes, lyrics, good song writing goes alon ways. Melinda never changed her style to make me believe she could sing outside of Sunday Church.

  170. JET Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    NO WAY THAT BLAKE HAS THE TALENT OF MELINDA ..I CAN’T FIGURE THE SHOW ANYMORE ..SEACREAST SEEMS TO WANT TO GOUGE AT SIMON IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA EVERY CHANCE HE GETS WHEN SIMON GIVES A CRITICAL BUT MOST OF THE TIME TRUE EVALUATION OF THE SINGERS ACCORDING TO TRUE PERFORMANCE..IF BLAKE WINS I WILL NOT WATCH NEXT YEAR..ITS BECOME ABOUT NUMBERS AND NOT THE BEST OF THE TALENT..NEXT WEEK SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT JORDIN AND MELINDA WHO TRUELY ARE THE BEST..VERY DISAPPOINTED TONIGHT.

  171. Bonquita Jackson Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    Yall need to bring back sanjaya because it looks and sounds better than blakes face

  172. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    Blake Lewis got White America’s vote. And there’s a lot more white people than others.

  173. Tanya Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    Melinda is so far ahead of the two losers in the final two. Little Jordin is too full of herself and Blake, well, I would never sleep with him. He is a dog. Reminds me of one of those scruffy dogs you see on the streets of Mexico.

  174. Jeff Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Predictable.
    Blake got the Girl’s vote because he is the only guy and decent looking (lord knows it was not for his talents)
    Jordin and Melinda split the guy’s votes, and because Jordin is cuter, she would get the majority of male votes.
    This competition is a popularity contest more than a talent contest. Perhaps it should have been played on radio – I am sure the results would have been more accurate.
    Also, the voting should be who America wants voted off, not who should stay – then Sanjaya would have been voted off many weeks earlier.

  175. Tanya Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Melinda is so far ahead of the two losers in the final two. Little Jordin is too full of herself and Blake, well, I would never sleep with him. He is a dog. Reminds me of one of those scruffy dogs you see on the streets of Mexico.

  176. TH Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    The fact melinda got voted off
    shows that democracy is such a
    sham. People vote for politicans
    in this fashion as well. pity!

  177. JET Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    NO WAY THAT BLAKE HAS THE TALENT OF MELINDA ..I CAN’T FIGURE THE SHOW ANYMORE ..SEACREAST SEEMS TO WANT TO GOUGE AT SIMON IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA EVERY CHANCE HE GETS WHEN SIMON GIVES A CRITICAL BUT MOST OF THE TIME TRUE EVALUATION OF THE SINGERS ACCORDING TO TRUE PERFORMANCE..IF BLAKE WINS I WILL NOT WATCH NEXT YEAR..ITS BECOME ABOUT NUMBERS AND NOT THE BEST OF THE TALENT..NEXT WEEK SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT JORDIN AND MELINDA WHO TRUELY ARE THE BEST..VERY DISAPPOINTED TONIGHT.

  178. Tangy Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Honestly, I liked both Jordin and Blake from the beginning and am surprised that my two favorites made it to the end. I am an agent and represent talent -although mostly actors. It’s too bad that fans are upset about Melinda leaving. I think she, along with Jordin and Blake all have serious, but completely different markets. I don’t think it even matters anymore who wins. Ultimately they will all get record deals- and that it was really matters.

  179. Yarita Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Guys, this is American Idol…they r looking for that total package. Not just for somebody who sings like Tina Turner….It’s not just Melinda’s fate to win. I’d vote for Blake!!!

  180. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Wow… It’s amazing the amount of negativity here. Maybe those of you who are so pissed off should have voted more. Why put down Blake and Jordin? They were obviously good enough to make it this far, and it was AMERICA’S votes that got them to this point. Melinda will make it big without American Idol, so stop the whining and deal with it. Next time…get off your a** and vote until your phone goes dead or fingers hurt like hell…

  181. Fred Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    This could be worse than the Daughtry vote-off last year. When they said Melinda was going to do “Nutbush City Limits” I cranked up my volume, and I was not disappointed. This woman can sing anything, but unfortunately, my fellow Americans are tone deaf.

  182. frank Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    WHAT TOTAL PACKAGE DID TAYLOR HICKS HAVE? HOW OLD DID HE LOOK AND DANCE? IT WAS FINE WHEN HE DID IT UH? THIS IS A RACIST COUNTRY.

  183. Sucka Mesuckatash Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    What the bonquita jackson was they thinking they left a skunk and a chicha pet whan they had two good princesses

  184. MegS Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    I had an inkling this would happen. It just does not make sense that Melinda did not make it to the final 2. Blake should have been gone before LaKisha went home. What he does the beat box is annoying and has nothing to do with singing. I’m sorry to see Melinda go but I know Jordin will win now. GO JORDIN!

  185. Idol Fan Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    What a shocker. It’s a shame to see Melinda go. She deserves to be successful. But let’s face it…it’s about the whole package, not just the singing. Yea, the BEST singer should win, but it’s who will sell the most records that matters. We don’t all have the same taste in music therefore there lies our bias. And for those who say they will never watch Idol again, well, yea right! I want Blake to win, but my money is on Jordin.

  186. JRAE Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    I missed the ending of tonights show – is there number to vote?

  187. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    How do you figure this is a racist country, Frank? Why don’t you think back to who all has won American Idol….your just blowing steam out of your nose with that statement.

  188. Jeff Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Most of you are idiots. Melinda is a great singer, but hardly marketable which is all that matters. Blake and Jordan can sell tickets to concerts and sell records. Melinda is a great singer but not the showmen that is required in the business.

  189. ina Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    This is just like chris doughtry all over again!! But I’m sure Mel will get a record deal soon.
    I think jordin will take the Idol title

  190. Bret Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Ok, I’m as shocked as everyone, but we have to remember this competition is based on singing, immage, and appeal. Melinda was great and I liked her alot, but I can see how Jordin and Blake appeal to many. I think Jordin is a raw talent and will develop into possibly the most popular Idol contestent ever, regardless of the outcome! I see nothing wrong with her having prior accomplishments.

  191. PLM Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Melinda forgot her lyrics. But the real deal is she is Christian. That’s why she got the boot. Also American can’t stand anyone with teeth problems. Look at Elliot now. I absolutely think Melinda deserved in the finals. But, America doesn’t respond to Christians or any slight imperfections.

  192. Kayla Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Yeah I agree Matt. Good point about her picking the same key. She knows where she sounds best. All these idiots who say she sounds the same everyweek no nothing about singing and wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between C and E. This is a travesty.

  193. Music Lover Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Melinda out!? Shame on organizers and voters.If that was really an actual America’s vote then be afraid for “tomorrow” because it’s going to be cheep,corrupted and rotten.Good luck!

  194. Rockinron Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Melinda is the best BUT shes A PRO she shouldn’t ever be in it to start with a PAID PRO BACKROUND SINGER this is a show for ROOKIES The show is For amateurs amateurs! Don’t get me wrong she was the BEST NOW SHES AT REST GOOD BYE~

  195. rhonda Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    American Idol has always been about popularity. Unfortunately, American is obssessed with popularity that is why two youngsters are in. Melinda was the best singer but she was boring just like Fantasia and Ruben and Taylor. I hope Jordin wins and I will vote for her because she is the best singer of the two but once again, remember, popularity.

  196. frank Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    JENNIFER HUDSON ALL OVER AGAIN.
    ELTON JOHN WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG

  197. mell Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    This is crazy but i’m not surprised you have a lot of quarky,fantasy island, confused people out ther those who voted for blake are the dorky corny (i wish i could be cool) people because he can beatbox OH i get it! thats nothing new my friends but i understsand you were not invited to the cool partys when you were yonger lolol….those who voted for jordin are the fantasy people who love here look but, i think they see her and combine her talent and her look as the whole pakage but i wonder if half of americans were to see her in person Hum she is a BIG GIRL, WOULD YOU THINK SHE WAS AS GOOD LOOKING AND YOUNG AND SEXY YES I’M SAYING IT BECAUSE THE FANTASY PEOPLE THINK THAT AS WELL, AND i have seen enough show were i have herd grone men saying “yea i would like to see her a little more” whink whink (and i think thats creepy) but that’s fantasy world….Malinda is what YOU CALL master at her craft week to week you could never say i could doubt her performance you look at her and then you look at them and they look just as i mentioned QUARKY GET , AND A GIRL WHO HAS NOT REACHED HER WOMAN HOOD YET ,MILINDA IS TALENT THAT IS READY TO BE LET OUT OF THE GATE NOT THE BEST LOOKING PERSON BUT HAS THE BEST VOICE BETS CONTROL, THE BEST CONTROL RANGE THE MOST POISE AS A LADY SHOULD, I GUESS A SOUTHERN TWANG THATS JUST HOW THEY ARE DOWN IN THOSE PARTS BUT AMERICA DOES NOT LIKE A DIAMOND THEY CLAIM THAT HAD A HAND ON SHAPING AMERICANS NEED TO FEEL CONNECTED SOME WAY IN THER GEEKY LIVES MILINDA WILL WHEN GRAMMYS AND TONY AWARDS YOU WATCH THE BATTLE WAS WON TONIGHT BUT JUST EVERY THING IN THIS DAY AND AGE THEY WILL GET BORED UNTIL A NOTHER GEEK COMES ALONG OR ANOTHER SANJAYA COMES ALONG LOLOLO AND THEY CAN GET BEHIND THEM AND HAVE A GOOD LAUGH AT WORK OR IN SCHOOL AND TALK ABOUT HOW WE VOTED FOR THE LOSER OF THE SHOW INSTEAD OF VOTING FOR THE BEST PERSON TO WHEN ( THATS COOL) OOOPS DID I SAY THAT I FOR GOT THEY VOTED FOR GEORGE BUSH WHEN THEY THOUGHT HE WAS SO SMART AND HAD THIS FRESH AIR TO HIM LOLOLOL AMERICANS ARE CRAZY LOLOLOLOLO

  198. Fitz Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    You fools don’t understand how risky it is for some company to invest millions of dollars into someone like Blake. They will be taking a very big risk in signing him because his stuff may sound cool now but it doesn’t mean millions of people are going to go buy it. And he has been using a program to mash up the songs but he will have to do brand new songs of his own and those could fail since they are unknown and have to be developed by him all on his own. It is a huge risk signing Blake. HUGE!

  199. Reality Fan Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Melinda being voted off was predicted a few day ago on this website.

    http://idol-mania.com/american-idol-fan/2007/05/14/why-melinda-doolitte-will-not-win-american-idol/

  200. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    You really think Melinda plays on POP Radio or any radio station for more than the first few weeks of an album release? Not likely. Over all package and future potential. Last year was more of a scam. How often do you here Ruben or Fantasia on the radio???? So why Melinda now? Save it for Sundays.

  201. Lori Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Blake looks like a lipless chicken, so I really don’t think he got the votes because he is “cute” (he’s not).

    I’m done with this show. I will not buy anything put out by Jordin or Blake, but I will buy any album put out by Melinda.

  202. leandra Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Well, it is pathetic that a “girl” who has not even gone to college can be of such influence to about 50 million or so Americans. What are we teaching? Give the spoiled brat everything! Don’t go to school…another Paris…geee…What has come of education, real music, art, etc…basic blah!

  203. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    Jordin has a rich daddy who played in the NFL for 9 years. Are people voting based on these peoples backgrounds???

  204. BLAKE IS THE SH*T Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    MEMO: Blake sang Maroon5 BETTER than Maroon5. HAHA. That’s why he’s still there. Personally I would have preferred a Blake/Melinda showdown. Jordin bores me. I’m sure she’s a nice person and all but I just don’t care to hear another Mariah Carey/Whitney Houston wannabe. Middle of the road pop is lame, I prefer music with some BITE.

    And stop saying you’re not watching anymore. LIARS.

  205. Roy Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Such an awful travesty!!!! Melinda, the one with the most talent in the total competition goes home before the finals. I think the American Idol show has a real problem for the future unless they change the rules about voting. Judges should have more input in the final votes, and text messaging should stop, which would level the playing field for all ages of viewers who are voting. Then, for a change, America could get it right.
    As it is with the All Star Baseball Game, the most talented OFTEN aren’t voted by the fans to play in the game. The same happened here. The game is over for me watching Idol ever again. This vote was a farce.
    If you asked 10 professional musicians who had the most stage presence, vocal acuity, and staying power, I have no doubt, most would choose Melinda. I’ll buy her CD’s in the future. It was a pleasure to listen to and watch her perform

  206. .PJ CARR Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    AMERICAN IDOL IS NOT ABOUT TALENT. IT’S ABOUT WHO CAN VOTE THE MOST TIMES. AMERICAN IDOL NEEDS TO CHANGE THEIR VOTING METHOD. ONE VOTE PER PERSON.

  207. P MAC Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    Jordin Rocks!!! Blake is a flake….And Melinda you were ROBBED!! When Was the last time beat boxin was even cool!!! That why they started making drum machines and turn tables so we dont have to hear people like blake!!!

  208. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    It should be 50/50 based on the judges and America. The judges could rank the contestants in order after the show from 1-whatever and that could count for 1/2 the vote. Or they could give scores out of 10 or something. America has too much power.

  209. Rockinron Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    she was the BEST NOW SHES AT REST GOOD BYE

  210. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Why would anyone think that people are voting based on a person’s background….Fantasia was a single mother and she won American Idol

  211. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Melinda is plain and boring. Blake looks like a no-talent hobbit and Jordin is fat. BRING BACK SANJAYA!!!!!!!!!

  212. GROW UP CHILDREN Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Stop trashing Blake’s looks, that’s just nasty. Grow up. It doesn’t matter who leaves when….Bucky finished 8th and he’s selling better than Katharine McPhee. Talent will sell no matter where they place so just put a lid on it and get over it! Melinda will do just fine and so will Blake and Jordin. I predict all 3 will have stellar careers. They’re all good in their own way, it’s just a matter of personal taste at this point.

  213. cb Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    I for one will not watch the after today. Now, this really becoming to be a joke. What’s next.

  214. p. grimes Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    What’s up??? I was simply shocked. Melinda you are wonderful! The results almost make me want to not watch the show anymore. Melinda you keep singing you will make it big, you have heart and soul.

  215. Fitz Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Just remember this all you Melinda haters. Every single artist that worked with the idols all loved Melinda the most. She got such great reviews including I should be taking advice from her (Stefani), the best performance out of all of them (Bennett) and welcome to the band (Bon Jovi). She has to be doing something right if every single artist is endorsing her so highly.

  216. daisy Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!!!
    AMERICAN IDOL IS A JOKE!
    BLAKE IS A ONE TRICK PONY! Whether he wins or loses ..he will never be a Chris Daughtry. His first Cd will sell. After a year no one will remember his name. He is all computer generated. Thats his talent. And he is a subpar singer. Beatboxing won’t be popular two years from now. But true talent like Melindas is marketable and memorable for decades. So “Vote for the Worst” really has credibility . IT WORKED FOR SANJAYA AND NOW ITS WORKING FOR BLAKE!!

  217. JD Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    You people are all smoking crack! Blake over Melinda! Like the judges always say, this is a singing competition and Melinda blows Blake out of the water. Blake sucks!!! This just goes to show that stupid teenage girls should not have cell phones. The show just lost any credibility it might have had left. It just jumped the shark. To everybody celebrating Blake over Melinda, I hope you o.d. on your pipe. You are all morons (and probably cheese eating surrender monkey liberals also). F.U.!!!!

  218. Don Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Well, here’s my take on it. I started wondering last year how on earth a show this popular could ever end. I think I see the seeds of it’s ending now. I think there is a lot of stuff being predecided from the producers and I think that Howard Stern is on to something when he spoke about ruining the show. I think that he’s trying to make a statement of really how this country is run. We can see it in this competition every year. America pretends to be fair and reward those who deserve it most until the end when it comes time for the ultimate reward and she (America) gets greedy and does something sneaky like what happened on American Idol tonight! I’m an actor so I know all too well about looks ‘marketability’ factors in and pushes the most talented ones out to dry. It’s very sad but true.

  219. mell Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    POP RADIO C’MON SHE SING TINA TURNA SHING MS HOUSTON AND SHE CAN SING DION THOS ARE THE CLASSICS OVER OUR GENERATION RUBAN FANTASIA HAS A HOT ALBUM AND SHE GETS A LOT OF SPINS ON POP STATIONS AND URBAN STATION AND I HERD ON MY WAY TO WORK ON A AM STATION CHECK YOUR FACTS LIKE SAID YOU HAVE THE GEEKY PEOPL SPEAKING AS IF THEY KNOW MUSIC MALINDA WILL BE PLAYED ON SUNDAY AND WILL WIN ALOT OF AWARDS THOSE TWO ARE LUCKY WE LIVE INTHIS DAY AND AGE WERE EVERY THING IS SO WATER DOWN FROM NBA BASKETBALL TO MUSIC ROCK IS NOT THE SAME RAP IS I DON’T GET IT ANY MORE AND YOU HAVE THE TIME THE GEEKS RULS! LOLO YOU GUY DON’T KNOW TALENT IF IT LANDED ON YOUR HEADS AND PUT YIN THE HOSPITAL FOR A WEEK YOU WOULD BE IN DENIAL ABOUT THAT ALSO

  220. Rhonda Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    I would buy Blake’s music and I am not a teeny bopper. My kid’s aren’t even teeny boppers anymore. Melinda was the one of the best singers ever on American Idol and it is a shame she is not going to be in the final. I think Jordin, even though she has a good voice, won’t go far in the music world. She reminds me of another Katharine. Good voice, but nothing really special about it. Good luck, Blake. You have been my second choice since early in the competition. Now, with Melinda gone, you are my first!

  221. Collen Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    As said many times already, It’s about being an “Idol”. Really now who would won’t to be Melinda Dolittle?? The singing is a big part of the contest but so is looks, marketing,sex appeal and so on. other then singing what else does Melinda have to offer? The promise that if you were her you wouldn’t have a neck? Come on this is the show “American IDOL” not “American Soul Singer”.

  222. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    By the way, Leandra…there are tons of Americans who never went to college, yet worked their butts off and are now sitting on millions of dollars, and never once had a thing handed to them. Just because Jordin’s family has money does not mean she’s spoiled and has been handed everything on a silver platter.

  223. Kari Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    The thing is that Melinda didn’t catch the attention of the kids. I mean, they liked her and thought she is a fab singer, but they didn’t want to be like her. Blake and Jordin grab the kids. That’s okay. It is a singing show, but it’s also a show about being an idol. The people remaining are that.

  224. Mike Bollinger Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    I don’t know why people become upset because one person is voted off at this stage. The final 10 contestants make lots of money, the exposure makes it certain that Melinda becomes a superstar, and there will be happy endings for all. It is a popularity contest, and the favorite is often voted off, if only because people don’t worry about voting because she is head and shoulders above the others. IOW, they take her victory for granted. Most voters are young females, ergo, Blake will most likely win this year.

  225. Rockinron Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    Sanjaya Or Melinda Sanjaya Or Melinda Sanjaya Or Melinda? LOL AMERICAN IDOL SUCKS

  226. Jen Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    I agree with Fitz. Melinda had the endorsement of every single guest artist. Enough said …

  227. Teresa LeTourneau Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Interesting reading as I scroll down. I am Canadian and can’t vote, that is unfortunate as I think Americnas have had the “mute” button on during these finals. None of the boys could hold a candle or a note compared to the girls. These past five weeks should all have been all girl talent. All I can say is I cant wait until Milinda, Lakisha and Jordan’s CD’s come out. The only great male singer in the American Idol series has been Chris Daughtery. The series in failing in its credibility, now they are looking for American Idol Bands…I too, have finished watching this show…BRING ON CANADIAN IDOL !!!!

  228. C-jean Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    All top three contestants have it made. Win or lose, they will all have record deals. Melinda was great! But so is Jordin and Blake is pretty good. It is just they types of people attracted to different styles of music. They are all great singers in their genre of music. Jordin will most likely win and she is the best of the two. Go Jordin

  229. yo yo Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    This comment is addressed to those who claim that “American Idol,” means next “Pop star.” America is a diverse country made up of various types of music–not just pop. Therefore, country, gospel, R&B, rock, and pop singers should all be given an opportunity to be called an American Idol. Simon is the creator and producer of the show–if he is looking for talent–then talent is what America should have voted for. It is so obvious that Melinda was the best singer, and most talented vocalist on the show. Jordin is also good–Blake is alright and was entertaining to watch, but he isn’t creative. He is just copying urban kids, who perfected beat boxing and scratching years ago. Yes, it’s cool to see a white boy do it–but does that make him creative, when he is just copying the creation of someone else? When it comes to vocals he should have been the one elimiated. All three of them were talented in my opinion, or else they wouldn’t have been in the final three, but Blake just isn’t more talented than Melinda. Like I said–people were beatboxing in the 80′s. That’s old and played. There were just some haters out there, who just have twisted preconceived notions on what an “American Idol” should be or should look like. The show is a joke–because America’s attitude and preceptions are a joke. If Simon wants real talent, he should just leave the voting up to the judges and not to the people…but then again, I guess it wouldn’t be call “American Idol”, right if Americans couldn’t vote! I agree with the others, I am no longer interested in the finals. Yet we all know who the most talented of the three was–Melinda. I am sure we haven’t heard the last of her.

  230. Cynthia Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    I have read all these comments and 99.99% are supporting Melinda, including myself. It would be interesting to find out what percent of the 60 million voters got it wrong. SOMETHING IS VERY FISHY HERE….
    IM TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS SHOW AND WILL NOT WATCH THE FINAL IN PROTEST.

  231. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    SO NOT RIGHT – SHE WAS BY FAR THE BEST – NO Interest to watch anymore – A JOKE

  232. Brandon Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    I’m not surprised, really. Look who is considered talented by Americas standards today. I think “American Idol” is joke anyway and after Melinda being voted off, I am done with this show.

  233. mae Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    This is definitely a travesty. American Idol is about picking the most talented of the bunch, a singing competition, who can sing the best and bring it all out. It’s definitely Melinda Doolittle out of the three. Jordin definitely deserves to be in the finals, but Blake definitely not. This is a sure upset and I can see why many viewers are shocked and upset about this, as I am!!!

  234. .PJ CARR Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    AMERICAN IDOL IS NOT ABOUT TALENT. IT’S ABOUT WHO CAN VOTE THE MOST TIMES. AMERICAN IDOL NEEDS TO CHANGE THEIR VOTING METHOD. ONE VOTE PER PERSON.

  235. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    This is the saddest day for American IDOL , losing its finest singer. America has got it TOTALLY WRONG!!

  236. GLAD Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    MELINDA HAS VOTED OFF…SHE LOOKS LIKE THE PONY IN THE SHREK…=)

    SHE’D BETTER JOIN IN THE “SINGING PONY IDOL”hahahahahhahahha……….

    Go Jordin!…prove to them that you are the best of them all…

  237. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    Last week I thought LaKisha got robbed. I didn’t think Blake had a good week, at all. This week I thought he was good. I don’t blame Melinda. Her first song was phenomenal. I think she got beat on the last two songs chosen for her. They were very similar in that rock-ish sort of vain that suits her only to a degree. In order for her to sway the voters I feel the last song needed to be one that really highlighted her great vocal ability. I feel it needed to show that sweet side, as well. That’s what I think nailed it for Jordin. Despite Simon’s assessment of her singing, “I, Who have Nothing”, that song is like money in the bank for Jordin. And this rendition was even better than the last time she did it. I thought she murdered the Bon Jovi song. But her take on “I, Who Have Nothing” can just about make you fall in love with her. It showcases her vocal ability to the tee. Just a tough break for Melinda, as great as she is. I thought she was a pleasure. I hope she does well. I really believe she deserves it. Blake’s rendition of the Bon Jovi song, I feel, was hot. There are times when his vocal accuracy is better than Jordin’s. So between song choice and passion, next week could be a tough guess. The best of luck to both Jordin and Blake….and to Melinda.

  238. Tim McCormac Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Let me see if I got this right! Clay loses & then goes platinum ,while winner Stoddard is forgotten, Bo Bice loses & goes gold while Fantasia who can scream but can’t sing flops. Daughtry dosen’t even make the finals , but is approaching 3mil. in sales, while the “Wedding Singer” Hicks flops. Now one of the best overall singer American Idol has ever had is eliminated for a weak voiced “teeny bopper” pop singer of which there are a dime a dozen (just watch Disney Channel) What can you expect from a voting procedure that kept Sanjay around so long. Thankfully the real voting is SALES. Sadly those “vote for the Worst” people think they are so cool, but in reality must be awfully lonely & mentally lacking, to try & get their thrills by hurting others

  239. Linda mad as hell Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    It is a real shame that Idol staff can make a butt out of the american people, ther is no way that blake won over malinda, no way he can’t sing not at all, and he is not cute, where is american Idol going with this, we know as a black people what is going on now you tell the world so they can understand how blake stayed.

  240. Fleurette Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    This was my first, and probably last season I was sucked into American Idol, and how disappointing! Melinda is by far the best singer of the lot. Hope Jordin wins, because Blake simply doesn’t deserve it.

  241. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    Anyone realize that Sanjaya making it to where he did leaves Stephanie Edwards off the tour when she should have beaten him, Hailey, the Chris’, and Gina?

  242. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    Cynthia- The reason you aren’t seeing a lot of comments from the fans of Blake and Jordin is this… They made it to the finals…Therefore their fans are happy, and they have no reason to be whining like the majority of the idiots leaving comments

  243. nette Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    yucky jordin! she already has a bloated ego! I don’t believe she’d even sell records at all—it’s just a fad! blake will have a following for some time only…melinda deserved the crown..she is timeless!

  244. Marilyn Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    I will no long waste my time watching this show. It is no longer a pleaure. It is a joke

  245. mell Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    i agree it should be up to the judges and the fans and simon should have a little more creative control when you see stuff like that about to happen he needs to step in as americans we love drama and suspences and the art of just getting it wrong we live in this fast pace get rich quick society that we are going so fast we can’t even get who sings better right ……

  246. cobbi Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    My predictions each week came true. I said before weeks ago that it would be Jordin and Blake in the finals and now it happened! Melinda would still be a great singer even she lost the AI. Now its Jordin as the new AI winner but don’t forget to vote for her, don’t be too relax. We don’t want ala-Hicks finale. With due respect to Blake, he’s good and original but he doesn’t the longevity in the music business except maybe on the dance charts. As for Jordin, she’s the total package.

  247. tammy Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    Jordin? Yeah, she is just shouting and not really singing ha! She should lose weight! I hate her!

  248. Jon Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    “Bo Bice loses & goes gold while Fantasia who can scream but can’t sing flops. ”

    ACTUALLY, Fantasia has sold millions more albums than Bo. Bo was a flop. Bo was in a season with Carrie, not Fantasia. Carrie has sold 5 millions CDs while Bo hasn’t even sold a million.

  249. Aldrin Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Oh come on, it’s as if American Idol is always pop idol when people who are winning are all about R&B and country. Just look at Underwood or Hicks.

    If ever Melinda made it and became American Idol, she would have been the most talented idol ever.

    Why are people protesting that she sounds old when maybe these same people made Hicks the winner last year? Isn’t that blasphemous in itself?

  250. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Why are people making this about race? Race has absolutely nothing to do with who wins American Idol. If the people who claim this is about race would get smart and think back over the last few years, they would realize that they have no basis for using racism as an excuse as to why someone didn’t win.

  251. mell Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Cynthia- The reason you aren’t seeing a lot of comments from the fans of Blake and Jordin is this… They made it to the finals…Therefore their fans are happy, and they have no reason to be whining like the majority of the idiots leaving comments..I BET THIS ONE WANTS TO BE THE NEXT CONTESTANT ON THE BACHLOR…LOLOLO

  252. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    YOU GUYS ARE SO STUPID.
    Saying Melinda sings to old fashioned? Excuse me, but that’s called SINGING. Ever heard of it? Obviously not. Maybe she wasn’t the most marketable, but she was without a doubt the best singer of anyone on this season. And for me, that matters more then having good looks and singing shreaky (yes, Jorden shreaks, ALOT) or just sing beatbox tunes.

  253. Lakisha Jones official fan site Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    Blake is soooooooo much better then Jordin! I am afraid he will make her look back.
    http://lakishajones.net

  254. Stacy Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    OMGOODNIS!!!!!!!! LIKE I TOTALY LOVE BLAKE!! HES SUCH A CUTIE!! WILL YOU MARRY ME!?

  255. Lisa Nava Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    I WILL NO LONGER WATCH THIS STUPID SHOW. I TOTALLY BELIEVE THAT THIS IS SIMPLE A POPULARITY CONTEST. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED. I WILL ALSO BE THE FIRST IN LINE TO BUY MELINDA’S NEW CD. GOOD LUCK MELINDA!!!!!!!!!

  256. Max Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    Please tell us if American Idiol is about talent or looking?

  257. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    lmao Mell… Kind of hard to be on the bachelor when I’m a married woman.. That was a really lame remark on your behalf.

  258. Fyso Kaliz Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    I’m so disappointed! I’m definitely not interested to watch the ridiculous final two!!

  259. cobbi Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    It’s understandable that some people who hate or don’t like Jordin are envious of her, just like what happened to McPhee last year instead Hicks won. Don’t let this happen again this time because some people don’t like her. We know for a fact that Jordin is more talented than Blake. I just pray for this people that their evil thoughts will not win over good because God exists.

  260. bonnie Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    time magazine was right…Americans do habe BAD TASTE! Blake was okay coz he had something creative..but, jordin? are you kidding? What’s a big girl with lousy screeching voice doing there? she’s not even cute, she las no class at all…she needs to pay her dues first! melinda is the IDOL!

  261. Jon Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    Poor Blake, he’s such a nice guy, he gave Melinda his flowers. He was obviously devastated seeing her leave. Jordin was grinning up a storm. Ugh!

  262. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    Jordin has a lot of growing up to do. She turned nasty when she doesn’t get praise. Music exec types won’t be coddling her with praise. Jordin’s living in wonderland and one day, she’ll be a has-been. Sooner than later if she doesn’t grow up.

  263. Max Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    For real this is the end of this ridiculous show !!!! I will no longer watch it !! Tell them

  264. alley Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Oh come on people. If they had no talent they wouldn’t have gotten this far. The reality comes down to who the most people would listen to. Though I do think melinda is talented and nice jordin and blake appeal to more people. I think melinda has a great voice but I wouldn’t buy her cd. Don’t hate jordin and blake or the show itself simply because more people like them than melinda….she’s nice but boring…sorry

  265. james lavender Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    well well well melinda doolittle, sorry girl you gotta go,you did good but not good enough..sometimes americans can be idiots like keeping that dumb ass sanjya he was awful !! I would of like to seen sundance go on but america voted.. I’ll stick with jodan she so hot !! if blake wins oh well he’s good but jordan is better… taylor hicks the soul patrol when is he ever going to put out a c.d.??? I’ve herd bucky,kellie,elliot where’s taylor??????????????

  266. seoul_sista Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    come on people! Yes Melinda can sing… but she’s deathly dull. She sang the same damn song every week.

    Blake is original, he takes risks and he has also proven that he can sing. He did all those arrangements of the songs himself and never played it safe, unlike most of the other contestants.

    He is an “idol”. Who is going to buy Melinda’s cd? Nobody.

    He deserves to be in the final.

  267. Hahsayo Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    I have observed, most women like
    female singers, and most men like
    male singers. I have just one comment, I like to hear words, but
    I don’t like to hear screeming.

    I think I’m on the right track here.

  268. des Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    Hey Fylo, who is envious of Jordin? What’s there to envy? That she 8 year old kids as fans? Jordin is a joke for God’s sake! Can u please tell her to lose 20 pounds–then maybe she can pass for an american idol based on popularity only! Melinda may not be pretty, but her voice is magical

  269. MELL Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    OH I’M SORRY I DID NOT KNOW YOU WERE MARRIED I GUESS YOU YA GOT LUCKY LOLOLOLO EWW :)

  270. Sandy Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Well, personally I’m glad I’m gigging next Tues. and Wed. nights because I no longer care who wins. It’s all about youth. Jordin has a nice voice but still has a long way to go before she learns how to use it (she oversings everything and can’t control her vibrato; and she is using sheer volume to compensate for a lack of the fullness she needs to develop to avoid blowing out her pipes in the next few years). Blake *was* original and a risk-taker, but he needs to raise the stakes and top what he’s already done–after several weeks, the beatboxing is no longer original and he needs to continually surprise us to make up for a weak voice and relative lack of talent. Originality+risks-talent=a brief novelty career.
    Melinda? I’m sorry to see her go; it is obvious that much of the voting was an anti-judge (and especially anti-Simon) backlash. But she’ll have the last laugh. Once the Idol Summer Tour is over, she will be free to release the blockbuster debut that she is sure to make. With her connections, she will have the best songwriters and producers working overtime for her and will probably even make people forget Whitney Houston. When she sang “I’m a Woman,” make no mistake about it: she was firing a shot across the bow.

  271. Daisy Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    UPDATE FROM VOTE OF THE WORST site

    MELINDA WENT HOME!!!!!! VFTW VICTORY!!!! Holy crap… who saw this coming? Our votes made all the difference this week, and even the pimp spot didn’t save her. This is a glorious moment, let’s all celebrate! Blake is driving the VFTW bus to the finale, even if he hit a speedbump along the way. Go Emo-Skunk!

  272. JD Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Blake sooooooooooo much better than Jordin!?!?!?!? You’re one of those crack smoking idiots aren’t you?

  273. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Melinda knows how to sing and what key to sing in. That’s why she sounds the same. Is sounds really good every week a bad thing? And Blake is not original. Beatboxing has existed long before he performed it. He stole it and applied it to technology!

  274. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Melinda knows how to sing and what key to sing in. That’s why she sounds the same. Is sounding really good every week a bad thing? And Blake is not original. Beatboxing has existed long before he performed it. He stole it and applied it to technology!

  275. C Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    MELINDA WAS VERY GOOD AND NO DOUBT SHE WILL HAVE A CONTRACT, HOWEVER SHE IS A LITTLE ON THE OLD SIDE AND THE REMAINING CONTESTANTS ARE WHO SHOULD BE IN THE FINAL. THIS SEASON IS BETTER THAN LAST YEARS SINCE LAST YEAR YOU REALLY DIDNT HAVE MUCH TO CHOOSE FROM, TAYLOR AND KATHERINE????

  276. jason Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Melinda is the best! She is classy and humble at the same time…Jordin sucks big time because she looks immature, silly, and spoiled! Blake should win now!

  277. Bill Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    I think that it will be a great finale between Blake and Jordin. I agree with many people that Melinda can really sing very well, but she is a little boring, and AI is all about finding the next hip superstar, something that Melinda is not. I love Melinda for what she can do, and I definitely think that she will be very successful, but for the Idol finale, Blake vs Jordin will be a mouth watering clash of styles. Stay tuned folks!

  278. Shawn Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    Only one poster here knows that Blake is supported by http://www.votefortheworst.com, as well as Howard Stern. Sabotage, my friends. Contrarians are using the power of pure democracy to F- with the show. It’s the Beevis and Butthead crowd having their day. That’s why Taylor Hicks made it in.

    Melinda rules.

  279. Rhonda Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    Well, that’s your opinion, Mae. I happen to think that Blake deserves to be in the final–even more so than Jordin. Melinda was my first pick all season long with Blake moving into second place weeks ago. Even though I didn’t vote for George Bush for president (Thank goodness I don’t have that on my conscience) I think the people who did vote for him had a right to do so. Each to his own.

  280. sharon Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    BLAKE is so much better than an American Idol! I hope he doesn’t win so he won’t be labeled with such a lame title!! He needs to become the next top DJ & spin in awesome music venues around the world =)He’s got what it takes…

  281. Yeah Melinda is off! Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    Finally! Mr. ED (Horse Head) is OFF!!

  282. Keepinitreal Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    OK…let’s be realistic. I can’t be the only one who saw this disappointment coming. Think about who’s voting here- snotty-nosed kids that use the cell phone mommy and daddy pay for to text in their favorite child stars. There’s a reason why the judges aren’t voting- marketability to the masses.Think about this- IF AMERICAN IDOL INVITED YOU TO JUDGE SOLELY ON THE VOCALS-WITHOUT SEEING THE ARTIST, WOULD THE OUTCOME BE THE SAME? OF COURSE NOT!!! But then again, teenage girls wouldn’t be texting in some pre-pubescent boy or girl to win- that’s where the ratings and money come from. They are OK singers, but not truly gifted ones. The last gifted SINGER of the show has just left.

  283. mell Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    EMO SKUNK THE GEEEEEEEEKS ARE ON THE LOOOOSE LOLO

  284. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    “Melinda knows how to sing and what key to sing in. That’s why she sounds the same. Is sounding really good every week a bad thing? And Blake is not original. Beatboxing has existed long before he performed it. He stole it and applied it to technology!”

    Well said!!!!!!

  285. paula bee Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    Shocking to choose between two fads…what does Jordin have to offer us? she has no unique style, only shouting…blake could make a record, but that’s it, it last only for a year…melinda should have won this…she is truly gifted

  286. cobbi Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    Hey des, don’t use God’s name in vain because that’s a sin! With the tone of your comments, you are indeed envious of her (Jordin). Like what I’ve said before AI= star quality+voice quality and Jordin got both while Melinda got only the latter one. Blake got a little of both, for me its Jordin for AI winner. GOD bless her and America!

  287. Jason Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    I am glad that Blake is in the finale. He is hip and happening, and definitely a breath of fresh air and originality. He will go very far after this competition.

    I am rooting for Blake to win it all! GO BLAKE!

  288. Tim McCormac Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    Sorry your right Fantasia has total sales Of 1.7 mil & Bice is 700,000. (Still thinks she just screams real loud though).Plus Kelly ,Clay ,Carrie ,Rueben & Daughtry have outsold her,& not sure about Yamin & Mcphee

  289. prateek Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    hey mell…y are u cotradicting urself one place u have written that jordin is the complete package and one place u say that she shrieks(btw thats the correct spelling of the word).what had to happen has happened and u cant do anything about it now…jordin may not be the best singer but she definitely is the most likable contestant this season dumbass….

  290. Diana Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    Completely horrendous results! America has NO idea what TRUE talent is! I am NEVER watching this show ever again! Melinda is a true artist way above anyone else in the competition. What a tragedy. American Idol can go to hell

  291. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    I thought John was great. He really can dance. Plus how do you think he can shoot a three point while boxing?

  292. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    Melinda should have been in the finals, but then again Jennifer Hudson should have also. Maybe if the voting was limited like on some other shows, it would be more representative. A shame. But I know Melinda will do great things.

  293. Rob Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    American voted Melinda out; what a tragedy! Voters have shown that they feel she has as much talent as Sanjaya. Such a tragedy. I WILL not watch this show next year or the final next week. America, let’s send a message to give the worst TV ratings in American history. Please, no one watch next week.

  294. Cynthia Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    i THINK FOR THIS SHOW TO REMAIN INTERESTING IN FUTURE, THE JUDGES WILL HAVE TO TAKE PART IN THE VOTING LIKE “DANCING WITH THE STARS 50/50). THAT WAY THE RESULTS WILL BE MORE REALISTIC AND FAIR.
    i BELIEVE EVERYONE THOUGHT MELINDA WAS SAFE AND FANS WERE BASICALLY TRYING TO KEEP BLAKE OR JORDIN IN, AND IT OVERRUN MELINDA’S VOTES OVERALL. ITS REALLY UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE THE BEST SINGER LOST IN THE END.

  295. kathy thomas Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    I’m sorry, i’m over 50 and i would not buy melindas cds. Either Jordan or Blake will sell the most. They are more up to date, and they both have much more personality. Melinda sings very good, but her music won’t sell.

  296. anne Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    Melinda was certainly in a class of her own and I am glad she got far enough for her talent to be recognized. I am sure she will be around for a long time.
    I am not an ardent follower of American Idol especially when in an earlier season, Latoya London got kicked off way too early. My fears that the same thing would happen in this season came true. If true vocal talent were recognized Melinda would win hands-down. However, the American public are a strange lot and when Sanjaya got as far as he did, I knew that the season was doomed. Rest assured the finals will be a let-down, now that the ‘winner’ is not going to be there. I won’t be watching with bated breath, that is, if I am going to be watching it at all. America, congrats…you did it again. I don’t think I will ever follow the season again past the first rounds, where at least we can enjoy the bloopers.

  297. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    The voting format is too open to abuse.
    One vote per person. And judges should have 50% voting influence. Otherwise, it becomes a farce like tonight.

  298. jake Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    Melinda by far is the best american idol! I will not watch the finale next week!!!! Hope their rating sucks big time!!!

  299. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Melinda sucked she was so plain and boring glad she is gone

  300. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    I was a American Idol viewer, i loved the show but after what happen to Melinda Doolittle,by being voted off by America, the voting system is a total failure. Melinda, Lakisha will have wonderful careers. No more American Idol viewing for me. Yall have lost another viewer. PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  301. Neicey Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    OMG!! malinda is wayyyyyy better than blake (and jordin) and american idol is about singing im very disapointed.. America got it wrong again.. and the fact that jordin may be the most likeable doesent matter, they hold singing auditions to find the best singer not most likeable

  302. Cara Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    Well seriously America don’t take everything so seriously….it is just a show. Yes Melinda can sing and people are shocked that she left but I bet half of you that are shocked don’t even vote which is so hypocritical to come on here saying such derogative comments about other contestants. I personally voted for Lakeisha so don’t start saying you “hate” someone for making it. Regardless of who has made the final it is disgusting to put someone down and say nasty things about them because they have achieved their dream. Remember that these are people with feelings too. Also to the person who made the comment about it originally called pop idol…..that is very true and the show originated in the UK, perhaps they should name the show pop idol so people will stop getting their knickers in a knot.

  303. nobody Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    Going into an apparently highly opinionated final American Idol…

    Many disappointed and elated fans…

    We all have our favorite to win, but I think the real winner of American Idol are the marketers and producers that made a bundle off this show.

    It’s called “American Idol”, not “America’s Greatest Singer”.

    Talent only goes so far in this great country of ours! The “idol” goes to youth, looks, and a hip image!

    Remember that for the next talent show you watch and you might pick the winner.

  304. sanjaya sucks Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    This sucks. I see a lot people are happy and cheering for Jordan. Saying she is going to win. WRONG!!!!!!!!! The only person that deserve to win was Melinda. I now hope Blake wins just to prove that Idol is a popularity contest not a singing contest. BLAKE WILL WIN. JORDAN WILL LOSE. Why????? Because people do not vote based on singing talent. They vote based on popularity. I like Blake he is fresh and new. Very entertaining. I like Jordan to BUT she is no where as good as Melinda and Lakisha. She sucks compared to them. Fact of the matter Blake will win. And regardless which ever one wins Blake or Jordan. They are going to turn out not to have much of Career {Like Fantesia, Taylor, or Ruben) While Melinda will get her record deal and will be hot and as successful as Carey Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. Just watch as see.

  305. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    yay!!

  306. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    yay!!

  307. alan Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    Well, the book keepers have won, and certainly won big.

    There will always be shockers and upsets in the results of the AI as long as it is by free public votes.

    This is definitely one competition for which the book keepers can legitimately influence the outcome of.

  308. Ash Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    WTF, this season we got stuck with Sanjaya and Blake? This Show is clearly not about singing anymore.

  309. Michael Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    Melinda should have known better than to repeat a song that she had used earlier in the season. Perhaps viewers are rewarding the fact that Blake and Jordin bothered to perform THREE new songs instead of two.

  310. carcar Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    well the STUPID TEENY BOBBERS DID IT AGAIN!!!! Blake has (absolutly no talent) and Jordin is WAY TO YOUNG TO HAVE ALL THAT STARDOM.MELINDA WAS THE BEST BECAUSE A/I WAS DECEITFULL THEY WILL NOT REMAIN AIR ON LONG.

  311. Gary Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    Melinda was among the top 2 or 3 vocalists to ever grace American Idol’s stage. Fox and American Idol were blessed by her talent and grace. Her success will be the vindication her fans need. I will remain a loyal and enthusiastic fan. Its really a shame Idol isn’t a talent show.

  312. mark Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    It’s true, Melinda was the best, most consistent singer, but she was boring, and her sound is dated.
    And yes, appearance is a factor in this competition, but, fair or not, it’s been a huge factor in the music business since the advent of MTV– so it’s a valid criteria for selecting a winner.

    Jordin has her moments, but all in all she is more like a beauty pageant wannabee than a pop singer.

    It’s also true that Blake has the least impressive voice of the three, but he has kept this season from turning into a karoke competition, and has gotten me interested in more contemporary music. He is the most marketable talent, and this show would be very boring without him. I haven’t voted at all this season, but next week, I will be voting for Blake.

  313. BLAKERGIRL1 Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    BLAKE = the next american idol!! he’s exactly what every young person wants to hear. young, amazing personality, and TALENT beyond belief .. just face it, blake has got it all.

    to all you blake fans: keep up the votingg!!

  314. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:40 pm

    what happened.. melinda never been in the bottom three how come? she is he best… ever.. not fair…

  315. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    what happened.. melinda never been in the bottom three how come? she is he best… ever.. not fair…

  316. wj-smith Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    I have to admit, Melinda pulled the punches, listened to what the judges were saying, and honed her skill to the point that everyone thought she was sure-fire winner. Although a shocker to most, I had an aching feeling she was going. It comes down to X-Factor I think. Blake and Jordin are young, and let?s face it, it?s the 16-25 year old that are biggest share on buying CD?s. Melinda doesn?t deserve to go, it?s a crying shame. The only thing she should have worked on which could have changed her outcome possibly is her taking compliments and not being so modest. She knew she was good but her being surprised at the judges comments made me cringe. She reminded me of that self-conscient woman on Police Squad. Too many quiet, thank you?s and her stale personality did get to me after a while and likely did for a lot of fans who really thought she had it in the bag. I wish she had done a few ?FREEZE DIRTBAG? moments to shock everyone. Jordin is definately stronger of the remaining two, and with Melinda unjustly gone it?s an even tougher call for for a winner for most. Although this is not my choice, my money is on Blake, which could make for another “I’m not suprprised” on Idol this year. I do genuinely feel Balke will take his career further than Jordin will, but Jordin will come up with a more polished CD with more credability. I can’t see Blake winning a Grammy at novelty beat-boxing. It’ll get stale fast. Nevertheless all three will be signed, tour and make oodles of money… everybody wins and Simon gets even more ridiculously rich signing them to a label !

  317. should have been blake going home Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:42 pm

    A/I you where decietfull and your show is rigged. You know darn well (everyone loved Melinda). I WILL NOT WATCH your show anymore!! Along with many others. Melinda had talent and you know it!!Bunch of balony!!! Its a waste of my precious time!!!Why do you cater to the teenies are are not even old enough to have a say????

  318. Tanya Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    okay…!!!*eyes popping out*so DAT was a shock!but u know what…DIS was dis season way of pumping!like last yrs chris daughtry!maybe melinda will turn out successful like him!the producers saw that blake and jordin were in a close run and dat melinda was way ahead.so the only way of making the show exciting was by eliminating melinda who was assumed to be in the finale..not because of her singing only..but bcos many ppl HAD ALREADY VOTED FOR HER!this is complete trash!i know i didnt really like her…but this is unfair cos DUH!eventhough i didnt want her to win…dere was noone else better than her!okay so i’m not making any sense..which is a sign dat i am shocked!!!the point is..melinda if you’re reading this…ur fans didnt do this to you…the producers did,the ppl who knew dat the finale wudnt be exciting wid u in it…cos if u were dere u’d win it!though i wudnt buy ur album *its not the typre i usually listen to*….i pray that it does well…very well…and i have a feeling dat it will!

  319. Anonymous Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    i want Blake to be American next IDOL… LOVE HIM.. LOVE HIS MOVE HIS BEATBOXING AND HIS HOT!!!!!!!!VOTE FOR BLAKE… I FEEL SO SORRY THAT MELINDA VOTED OFF .. HATE IT,.. I LOVE BLAKE AND MELINDA..THE BEST!!!

  320. ken Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    BULLSHIT

  321. y-do-u-care Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    I congratulate Jordin and Blake for getting this far…despite what anyone says they are realizing their dreams and people should be happy about that.

    But I predict that Melinda will have a career that overshadows theirs…

    There were just too many boos in that audience that support this as well as pissed people…

    whatever anyone says, mark my words- Melinda will be big. Her being voted off simply fuels her fans to anticipate her debut album and I can almost guarantee it will be a smash. EVEN THE HEADLINES THIS WEEK SAY AMERICAN IDOL SHOCKER…

    SO, if you think about it…her getting voted off works to her benefit, doesn’t it…she didn’t cry or looked shocked- humble attitude, great big voice-a true professional.

  322. Amanda soltro Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    this is so not right because she was so good i mean i think jorden should leve and never again will i wach American idol and i think people need to get ther ears checks

  323. David Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    Response to:
    Posted by: nobody | May 16, 2007 at 11:29 PM

    your way off! “The only person that deserve to win was Melinda.”, on what grounds? so what she can sing, that’s NOT ENOUGH to be a IDOL! Otherwise classical and Opera singers would be at the top of the charts. Like it or not popularity does count a great deal.

    Moving on, “Melinda will get her record deal and will be hot and as successful as Carey Underwood and Kelly Clarkson.” Have you lost your mind? Who is last singer to sell as much as look so goofy? Once again like it or not in the music world a voice isn’t enough, it’s the hole Package!!!!Looks, Voice, Personality. If were voice alone then rape wouldn’t sell records.

  324. TEENS WITH NO TALENT Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    OOOOOWHHHHHEEEEEE,,,,,, SEEEE IIIIIFFFF WEEE CAN KEEEP BLAKKKKKEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!NOOOOOOTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TEEENIES not A STUPID POPULARITY CONTEST ITS ABOUT TALENT!!!!Until your 18 AND GROW UP you dont need to have a say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Blake will be here today gone tommoroow

  325. TEENS WITH NO TALENT Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    OOOOOWHHHHHEEEEEE,,,,,, SEEEE IIIIIFFFF WEEE CAN KEEEP BLAKKKKKEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!NOOOOOOTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TEEENIES not A STUPID POPULARITY CONTEST ITS ABOUT TALENT!!!!Until your 18 AND GROW UP you dont need to have a say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Blake will be here today gone tommoroow

  326. Amanda soltero Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    i am kinda glad because now she can gets a new gig she never needed american idol

  327. caracas Says:
    May 16th, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    MELINDA YOUR CAREER WILL BE THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL!!! YOU HAVE IT WELL OVER BLAKE AND JORDAN ANY DAY. PEOPLE ARE JUST TOO BLIND AND DEAF TO SEE IT!!You WILL BE VINDICATED OVER ALL THE REST BIG TIME!!

  328. Annie Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    As I was discussing earlier today with my co-workers, I would be pleased with whoever made the final two, as all three are very talented. After tonight’s results show, I realize that I meant that I would be happy with whoever made the final two, as long as Melinda was one of the finalists. I can honestly say that I have never been as surprised by an elimination as I was tonight, as Melinda was my pick to win since the early rounds. Fortunately, she WILL be awarded a recording contract, but it is still disappointing that the most consistent performer has been eliminated way before her time. Congratulations, Melinda, you are fantastic and have been a consummate professional throughout the American Idol journey. Best of luck to you.

  329. nobody Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:02 am

    David…
    You need to be barking at Sanjaya sucks…you put the wrong person on your reply…look again at who posted-names are placed BELOW the poster, not above.

  330. Timmies Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:02 am

    My votes for Blake. He is so much more original than the other constestants.

  331. carcar Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:04 am

    A/I Voters under 18 SHOULD (NOT BE ALLOWED) ((((A/I CHANGE YOUR RULES)))))) THIS AINT A CLICKISH HIGH SCHOOL POPULARITY CONTEST!!!NO TALENT AND NOT WORTH WATCHING ANYMORE!!!! WHAT ABOUT CHARACTER AND TALENT. MELINDA HAD IT!!! WAKE UP!!!

  332. caracus Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:12 am

    BLAKE HAS NO TALENT NOR ORIGIONALITY!!!!AT ALL!!! MELINDA HAD CLASS AND CHARACTER AND WAS SWEET AND UNSELFISH. IT WILL ALWAYS BE BYE BYE BLAKE IN MY OPINION ALONG WITH AND MANY OTHERS AS WELL. THE SHOW WAS RIGGED AND GEARED TOWARD UNDERAGE TEENIEBOPPERS!!!!!NOT RIGHT AT ALL HE WILL BE HERE TODAY GONE TOMMOROW!!!! JUST LIKE ANY OTHER HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME HISTORICAL IDOL!!!JUST ANOTHER 20 SOMETHING PUNK. IF ANYONE IS A FAKE HE IS!!!!

  333. nobody Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:13 am

    You know…I liked this show the most when they were going from city to city listening to local idiots sing- or try to…that was hilarious. To me that was the best part of this whole thing. This was my first year watching AI and if I ever watch it again, I’m turning to another station when the tours stop and they go to hollywood and start booting people off the show…it becomes wayyyy to disappointing.

  334. scott Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:15 am

    i have watched this show every season but now that streak will end at 6. i will never watch this show again cuz melinda has been the best the show has EVER seen. plus i want a date with her!

  335. kerri Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:17 am

    It is true that it *is* called American Idol – meaning the whole package and not just singing – so I have never understood how or why Ruben or Fantasia won their years – Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are the only winning ‘idols’ that have made it big. That is because they sing well, and have the looks and youth to back it up. And, truly, although Melinda can sing, if she had won I think she would have gone the same way as the other winners who have not done much since winning. Our local radio station put it well, after they played a clip of her singing Cuz I’m a Woman, they said it sounded like something from a pine-sol commercial! well done, but….who cares? In my opinion her future will prbably be in Broadway not pop music. I may be proven wrong – but I don’t think so. Either of the two that are left will have a successful career as an ‘Idol.’ I actually picked those two from the first show of the finals, because they had it all – vocals, attitude, youth, and looks.

  336. melindadBest Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:17 am

    MELINDA IS THE BEST SINGER ACROSS ALL SEASON OF A.I.Enuf said.

  337. BLAKE RULES Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:17 am

    I wish you MORONS would stop calling Blake a “beatboxer”. He has only beatboxed on 3 songs since Hollywood week, he SANG the rest and it’s the singing that got him into the top 2. In case you didn’t notice, he sang Maroon 5 better than Maroon 5. Blake is a VERY good singer who has proven he can sing anything from hip hop and reggae to standard pop tunes. Even his Mack the Knife was very good. I’m sorry to see Melida go, I thought it should have been Jordin, but what’s done is done. Getting all hateful towards Blake is unfair. Melinda will have a good career so it doesn’t really matter that she left now. The “losers” on idol actually do better than the winners so stop bashing poor Blake already.

    I’m 40 and I think he’s terrific.

  338. Old Timer Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Tonight’s show was a travesty of the greatest magnitude. The best talent voted off in favour of an almost 17 year old singer and Blake, who if America listened, cannot even carry a tune. Take away the background music and he would have been gone long ago.

    The producers of this show need a reality check. Fix the voting process, one person, one vote, charge a fee for voting, give the money to your charity.

    You will lose your market if you don’t follow through and fix it!

  339. celeste Smeland Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:18 am

    Well, that’s it for me…eliminating Melinda, who is the absolute best singer on all the seasons of American Idol and that ridiculous appearance of George Bush a few weeks ago, tells me American Idol has totally sold out. Thanks for the memories, when you were real. Bye, bye. It’s been fun, but you have lost all touch of reality and now make no sense.

  340. JO MAMMA Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:18 am

    I can see by the recent opinions that the grown folk are up and the kids have finally been put to bed…

    GO BLAKE! GO JORDIN! GO AWAY! GO HOME AND GET A REAL JOB!

    COME BACK WHEN U ARE OLD ENOUGH TO BUY A BEER!

  341. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:20 am

    Did anyone else notice Ryan revealing Melinda going home while he was finishing his interview with Elliott?Right as they were breaking for commercial, th camera even flashed to Melinda as she looked shocked. Watch the Tivo…

  342. Annie Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:20 am

    Ugh. Yes, it is a travesty that Melinda was voted off. But why insult the competition? Is it their fault that some of us didn’t get off our lazy asses and vote for Melinda like we should have? No. Grow up and stop attacking Jordin and Blake like they were responsible for Melinda’s demise. Melinda was classy and graceful in her acceptance of a third place finish. Why can’t you?

    Besides, if you’re going to insult someone, at least be articulate. OH MY GAWD AMERCN IDUL SUX SO MUCH BLAKE IS A LOOSER I WILL NEVR WATH THIS SHO AGIN I HATE THEM doesn’t inspire me to read much more.

  343. BLAKE RULES Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:21 am

    And I would like to add there is NOTHING wrong with Melinda’s looks. Those Shrek remarks are just vile. I bet none of you are anything to look at.

  344. kirk Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:22 am

    I think the two girls should have fought in the finale… it’s american idol for God sakes… it’s a showcase of vocal talent! not beatboxing! maybe blake should have joined other talent competitions

  345. Valerie Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:23 am

    I am so disappointed. FIf American Idol is a singing contest, why is Melinda, the best of the whole lot, voted out?

    To be fair, I think the judges should intervene, since they all agree that Melinda is consistently good and can sing any song well, even the most difficult. Come on! As far as I am concerned, Melinda Doolittle should be the IDOL.

  346. Curt Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:24 am

    At first I was shocked and disgusted… but then I realized that this might be better for this incredibly talented vocalist!! Still… what’s up america? Blake is somewhat entertaining, but compared to Melinda and Jordan… my gawd!!!! There’s NO comparison between these two amazing talents and Blakes limited entertainment value…

    I don’t ever really watch this show, but my wife does… I just happend to overhear Melinda singing one night about 2 weeks ago and was AMAZED! After tonights ridiculous result, I’m reminded why I never watch this show…

    By the way, I pretty much agree with everything Simon has to say… I don’t understand what the big controversy is about him. He really seems to know what’s real talent and what isn’t.

    Good luck Melinda, you should have a long succesful career in music!!

  347. Steve Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Folks, the writing was on the wall for Jordin awhile ago. american idol has officially jumped the shark since Carrie Underwood has become a big star, and one year later Taylor’s popularity ended when the season did. They want to create pop stars. They determined Jordin was more marketable weeks ago regardless of her suspect ability. Why else would they screw with the voting after the Bon Jovi week, where they knew she’d suck. If the voting was done straight, she would’ve been eliminated.

    the bigger beef I have is that Doolittle really needed to win this show to be a big star since she isn’t very marketable. Jordin still could’ve done well, but I guess AI wants to parade around their winners as their biggest stars.

    Sorry Melinda. at least you didn’t have to go through the humiliation of losing to Jordin on the finale

  348. Alex Colby Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:26 am

    Look, this show is about making money. Melinda won’t sell. She is old and sings old fashion. Blake adds new style to his songs and that beatboxing style will sell to most of America’s teenagers. That is why he made it over Melinda. No doubt she can sing better than Blake but this is American IDOL not SINGER.

  349. Hermie Griffiths Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:27 am

    I am not again’t about Blake being in the finale. Though I like Melinda and Lakisha even. I think it is set up already same as with other previous show. If the american audience got to choose who will win…then there’s no use for the judges as they have no saying who will win anyway. As much as I enjoy the show, I don’t think I will watch the finale. The show is not about the best singer anymore, it is about how many vote you can punch in your cell phone. Anyway the losers are the winners in the end later on anyway, why bother.

  350. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:28 am

    HERE IN NEW ZEALAND I CANT BELIEVE BLAKE EVEN GOT ANYWHERE IN IDOL..ONE OF THE WORLDS TOP TALENTS AS BEEN ELIMINATED,,USA YOU SURE GOT IT WRONG..
    TALENT WISE JORDAN SHOULD HAVE NO TROUBLE TAKING THE TITLE..
    MELISSA YOU AND LATISHA ARE FANNNNTASTIC..

  351. hammer Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:28 am

    i knew in my heart that Melinda will not win AI but she deserved to be in the Finals.

  352. Steve Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:28 am

    folks, stop comparing Melinda to blake. the order of postings doesn’t mean that Jordin had 40 million, and Melinda and Blake had 10 million a piece.

    They just spare Jordin first because the show is fixed and they want us to know who THEY picked every dam week.

  353. ededdneddie Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:30 am

    American Idol is a farce from the very start. How could anyone even think it possible for millions of people to vote on who’s the best? first of all, it is ludicrous to hold on to the belief that american viewers could collectively be expected to be a “qualified judge” of talent, and secondly, it isnt even remotely possible that people would be voting based on talent.

    End this farce, i say.

  354. Jeremeez Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:30 am

    This show is so rigged for Jordin to win for several weeks now. Do you remember when Phil got eliminated and teh camera went to Jordin, and then she saw the camera was on her and she quickly tried to whip up tears? She is such a fake.

  355. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:31 am

    You people are forgetting the fact that Jordin has a famous daddy and they have contacts! The show was rigged for her to win since the day she auditioned. Bad idea from the producers to have a shocking elimination when their ratings are down!!

  356. SAMANTHA Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:31 am

    It all comes down to Demographics. Melinda got the highest number on votes on DialIdol which measures the phone votes but Blake got the most text votes which is the younger viewing audience. So what it boils down to is that the older viewers prefer Melinda while the younger ones prefer Blake because he does hip type music that younger viewers like. No need to be hating on Blake, it isn’t his fault.

  357. Joe Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:35 am

    Yay!!! Jordin is still in!!! I LOVE YOU!!! :D

  358. tony Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:37 am

    oh com’on people… are you watching the show?

  359. Trudy Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:39 am

    I am a Canadian and have watched American Idol every season and without a doubt this will be my last season.If a person can’t sing worth a damn and still wins then there is a big problem.Melinda is an American Idol and put Blake and Jordin to shame.It’s truely a pity.

  360. Tim McCormac Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:48 am

    IDEA TIME! Let’s have American Idol Charge say 25 cents for each vote called in & with the proceeds going to charity. This would eliminate the mass computer generated calls & the “teeny bopper” Disney Channel repetitive callers. Results would come from serious fans & would be a lot more legit. (Of course this would eliminate Idol’s ability to brag to their advertiser about 40 to 60 million voters each week, so it will never happen)

  361. evelyn Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:52 am

    are some of you people stupid all three of them can sing just becasue melinda got voted off does not mean you have to put down blake he is a hell of alot better then copy cat taylor hicks who never made a hit song yet blake is another chris with his own unique voice and jordan who sings a 60 year old i who have nothing can make a huge hit with that song it is the bomb and sounds great as far as lakisha yeah she can sing but she sure is not carrie underwood or fantasia just be happy for all three and i bet you cant wait til next season

  362. dave Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:57 am

    Tonight proves that this isn’t a straight-up singing competition. If it was Melinda wouldn’t be going home. This is the last time I’ll watch – it’s become a joke! Their ratings are down and they will continue to drop when this kind of thing happens. Jordin and Blake are nice people but they can’t carry Melinda’s microphone!

  363. gerald Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:57 am

    well I have to put in my 2 cents! I was totally shocked at the results but as some folks have said not totally suprised. Melinda is the best on idol I have ever heard she was always consistant and always did her best but she didnt appeal to the young crowd and that was her downfall. But at the same time I cant stop havin the feeling that the fix was in some way, I do not plan on watchin the show next Tuesday, my reasons are personal I really did like Melinda and personally I think she should be the winner I am not knockin Blake or Jordan I just think the better singer will not be winning the singing contest.

  364. kjt Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:57 am

    Anyone with some music background and/or appreciation knows that Melinda BLEW THE COMPETITION AWAY. She was by far, the most talent vocalist – by miles. Sadly, american idol is not a talent competition but a contest voted by pimply-faced 15 year-old girls who vote according to who they think is cute (Blake and Jordin) Anyone over the age of 25 who values substance knows that Melinda should have won. Which is why I will no longer watch the show. It’s not a talent competition but a looks competition. And, by the way, Jennifer Hudson – who was voted off, despite her amazing talent – sure showed those idiotic voters, Oscar and all…

  365. Brent The 49er DJ Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:58 am

    Well I was shocked and to be honest did not know what to expect tonight watching the long show. If one thing they do next year is to just get to the point, I think that may help the show some. But I think the reason and the only reason Melinda got the walking papers tonight was due to the fact that 1.peopleknow that she will become a star with out being the Idol winner, 2. she was just not the “american Idol” marketing package look. 3. She just did not click with the Younger teens that will have their parents buy the CD’s. Melinda is a star and we will talk about here years from now and say we knew her when she was that back up singer and look at her now.

    But The Blake and Jordin are also great singers as well in their own ways. It just up to how many people want something new or something the same as we have got before, so I say Go BLAKE!! Bring back the mix.

  366. Donna is a lesbo Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Like it matters that melinda got sent home. she was freaking boring ashell. anyways, she will get a bigfucking contract and she will not care that she got booted off.

  367. Agnes Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:06 am

    TO HELL WITH AMERICAN IDOL. IT’S A DAMN JOKE. MELINDA IS THE BEST OF THE BEST AND GOT VOTED OUT. VOTING SYSTEM SUCKS.TEENAGES WITH TEXT MESSAGINGS OUT-NUMBERED THE MATURED VOTERS WHO REALLY VOTE FOR TALENTS. MELINDA WAS ROBBED OF HER TITLE BUT SHE WILL GET BIG RECORDING CONTRACTS. SHE SHOULD KNOW,LIKE ALL FAIR-MINDED VOTERS THAT SHE ACTUALLY WON. GOD BLESS YOU MELINDA. YOU WILL OUT SELL ANY OF THEM IN THE REAL MUSIC WORLD AND MOST RESPECTED.
    SIMON, PLEASE HELP MELINDA. SHE IS NO DOUBT THE TRUE IDOL. AMERICAN IDOL SUCKS, NO OFFENSE TO THE PRODUCERS OR JUDGES. IT’S A BLOODY JOKE.

  368. David Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:09 am

    The show is simple read below because this person says it the best:

    “Look, this show is about making money. Melinda won’t sell. She is old and sings old fashion. Blake adds new style to his songs and that beatboxing style will sell to most of America’s teenagers. That is why he made it over Melinda. No doubt she can sing better than Blake but this is American IDOL not SINGER.”

    Posted by: Alex Colby | May 17, 2007 at 12:26 AM

  369. Richard Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:09 am

    Melinda was the only reason I started watching American Idol, after I discovered her on youtube. Her voice is like a deep, rare vintage red wine whose virtues one can savor, plumb and extol endlessly while the other contestants are like fizzy 99-cent colored high fructose corn syrup, no matter how pretty their packaging.

  370. reality Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:11 am

    I feel blake did the best that he could. Blake fans loved the rapping, b-bop, and the break dancing, but he really had a weak voice. Look at the type of fans that admired him–young caucasian males and dingy caucasian females, may I say more. Jordan presents witticism and she is beautiful, so she would be the one to sell the most records. Melinda was competing with herself, she had no competition. I just hope that the music industry recognize good talent and bring back the type of music that will never die. Music today doesn’t last long at all. I have stop buying music because I’ll play it 2-3 times then I’m finish with it. When you find a singer like mariah carey, you don’t let that voice slip away—you sign them to a record deal QUICK!!!! Don’t let DOOLITTLE slip away—that girl has a truly gifted voice. BELIEVE IT AND DON’T HATE, IT’S IN THE GENES!!!!!

  371. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:18 am

    This statement below is why this show will never crown the right people:
    The show is simple read below because this person says it the best:

    “Look, this show is about making money. Melinda won’t sell. She is old and sings old fashion. Blake adds new style to his songs and that beatboxing style will sell to most of America’s teenagers. That is why he made it over Melinda. No doubt she can sing better than Blake but this is American IDOL not SINGER.”

    Melinda is someone who can truly sing and will make albums that people will listen to for years and even decades to come. Blake and boy-band b-bop music will last maybe 3 tops just like all the rest. Think about it, the truly successful artists are the ones who can sing all different types of music and whose music doesnt live just through a fad. Unless he learns to broaden is music style he fade away just like everyone else while Melinda, Lakeisha and Jordin will continue to make music for a long time to come. End of story.

  372. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:24 am

    Just because you win American Idol, does not mean you will be the most famous in the history of the show. Look at Clay Aiken and Katharine McPhee. Look at Jennifer Hudson who won an Oscar!!! Melinda can still do greatness even though she didn’t win. Still third place out of thousands is the best thing that could’ve happened to her.

  373. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:31 am

    I want to know why they haven’t called Jordin too cutesy or a barbie like they did Diana DeGarmo. She reminds me of her the way she smiles and cries. She can still grow but she is not the best vocalist. Time will allow her vocals to strengthen. If you listen to Diana on broadway (avaliable on youtube) you will see how much her range has developed, especially the lower register. What I am trying to say is, although Jordin has a lot of talent and potential, she is not ready to be the American Idol. She is not as polished or controlled as Melinda was. Melinda deserved to be in the finale.

  374. melindafan Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:39 am

    Melinda fans – Let’s protest American Idol. Next week: don’t watch and definately don’t vote. Next week I hope Ryan Seacrest says: America voted. Over 500 votes casted. Let our voices be heard! Let’s hope they have the least votes cast in a final show!! Does anyone know how to e-mail Melinda??

  375. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:50 am

    It just very simple.. Voted out for Melinda just because no one seems like to vote her enough.. Blake can’t be blamed… as this is all about the votes.. more vote for him, thus his IN..

    GO BLAKE.. show them your real talent and best of luck

    NZN

  376. Leanne Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:51 am

    People keep saying Melinda is too old, but what about Taylor Hicks?!? He’s even a year older than Melinda and he won after all. So this isn’t just about age, cos it ain’t fair.

  377. Rick in BC Canada Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 2:04 am

    Melinda 3rd??? What a joke!
    SHE IS THE BEST and WILL OUTLAST BOTH OF THEM CAREER WISE,AND SHE SHOULD HAVE WON HANDS DOWN!But I am thankful that I do not have to watch the show anymore this year and I can get my Tuesdays and Wednesdays back,because it does not matter who wins next week since the best one is gone now.
    Get a CD ready Melinda cause you are going to be the one!!!
    Good luck girl!!

  378. Me Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 2:06 am

    Until American Idol changes how it counts votes, it can be rigged by who dials in the most votes. What a crock. It makes it sound better, like they have a larger viewing audience.

    If only you could do the same with your government votes…

    Melinda will be my first American Idol contestant purchase. By far, she is the best of all seasons. If anything, she should be able to get a better record deal than what will be provided by the show.

  379. Jessie Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 2:18 am

    Joz: You’re right! Jordin’s actually had an album out previously… So I guess it’s fair if we have Blake break grounds by at least winning American Idol, no?

  380. Jessie Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 2:18 am

    Joz: You’re right! Jordin’s actually had an album out previously… So I guess it’s fair if we have Blake break grounds by at least winning American Idol, no?

  381. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 2:21 am

    no

  382. Aunt Sweetiepea Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 2:47 am

    I have watched this show since the very beginning six years ago, so I was not surprised to see this happen. Think back to last year & what happened to Chris in the Final 4. He got blind-sided along with the rest of us who thought that he had the win all locked up. This year you have 3 very talented people going into this week. Two of them have the young people’s vote because of the type of music they play & their marketability. Melinda is also extremly talented but her genre of music is more for an older crowd. Sorry, but it’s true. I liked Melinda, but when Jordin & Blake made it as far as they have, I knew that it was game on. The first week of the Final 10 I told my Hubby that Blake or Jordin could easily come up & steal this from anyone. So, you see, I am not surprised at this turn of events.

    I also want to say that this crap of bashing these people is wrong. They have busted their butts to get where they are & they don’t deserve to be dogged like this. Hell, they all have recording contracts waiting for them when this is over. The talent runs deep so if you don’t like the show anymore, then don’t watch it. But I bet you’ll have your butt parked right in front of the TV next season & will be tossing out the same junk because the player you wanted to win didn’t. You my friend are like the rest of us, YOU ARE ADDICTED. Over 60 million votes this week kinda proves that huh & if you didn’t vote then keep quiet because if you did maybe things would have turned out better.

    Oh & on a final note…
    I heard Fantasia on the radio today as a matter of fact. I also support alot of the other contestants. I have music from Kimberly Locke, Taylor Hicks, Katherine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Josh Gracin, Daughtry, Bucky Covington, Ayla Brown, Chris Sligh’s Band (Half Past Forever), Paris Bennett, Rueben, Fantasia, Clay & all of the group encore CD’s. I’m just waiting for this season’s group to start getting their music out there…

    BTW…I believe that Jordin is going to be our next American Idol. This is going to be a long week…

  383. Ken Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 2:50 am

    Melinda’s signing talent could not overcome her deficiency in the carisma catagory. Blake and Jordin both have that catagory locked up. Jordin will win, unless Blake comes up with something to top the Bon Jovi arraingement he did.. tall order..

  384. blakieboo Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 2:55 am

    Ok, if there’re so many ‘Melinda should have not been voted’ out whiners, then why didn’t you vote? Honestly, this forum/posts (or whatever it’s called)seems to definitely have her in favor more than Blake. You people were obviously not voting hard enough, sadly. However, as AMERICAN IDOL has got to do with what’s involved here now, the best man got into the finale, hands down. I can see Blake becoming as successfull as Justine Timberchick, or Nick Carter and so on. His songs are not going to be ballads that’s for sure. I think we’ve had enough of typical ‘ballads’ singing winners. Chris Daughtry and what’s his face (Bo Bice) both came out with horrid singles. They were amazing performers on stage during the American Idol competitions, but their singles weren’t as great. I’m hoping if Blake wins, he will finally have the guts to sing a different ‘legion’ of song and bring out different type of sounds.. Best of luck Blake, I hope you take the crown over Jordin, I’m sick and tired of her fake “I’m daddy’s little pricess’ attitude. She really is a PRISSY little fool. Remember when Simon said she was too ‘cutesy wootsy’ during her auditions? Because she had that damn fake face cringing smile on? He sure was right…

  385. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 3:02 am

    It was obvious, and expected. Simon knew it last night when he tried to sway the vote for her. Round 1 to Melinda!!?? It was a odd choice for the guy who makes so much noise about being so honest. Watch it again. Melinda was 3rd in round one. While obviously well schooled, and in technique the best singer, her voice has a harshness that is not appealing. Her personality did not shine like Blake and Jordin. America got it exactly right. It’s just the opposite to what so many are saying. It’s great to have a show that not even the judges can sway the vote to their personal favorites. Remember last year whe Simon kept trying to get Taylor voted off? He was by far the most entertaining, even if not the best singer in the group. This year Blake and Jordin are more entertaining and personable than Melinda. Thats what a pop star is.. entertainment.

  386. D Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 4:15 am

    american idol says that it is a singing contest america.gosh!its suppose to be looking for the best singer and not entertainer.paula abdul should resign as a judge.its so clear that she never liked melinda because no praise came out of her last performance night.all she said was “we love you melinda”.but with blake all praises came out.the no.1 tone deaf hear is her.

  387. Jaguar Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 4:21 am

    Put yourself in the idols shoes. Paula’s mostly there to make the ‘untalented’ ones feel good about themselves. She knows the tallented ones need no recognition.

  388. DTE Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 4:21 am

    Let’s all vote for Blake to win so that American Idol’s last season is this year.Anyway, it has lost its credibility already.I thought Sanjaya’s inclusion to the top 10 was horrible but blake into the top 2 and Melinda out is mortifying.

  389. D Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 4:26 am

    So that goes to show that Paula should not be a judge after all.If her role is just to make the untalented ones feel good then she should just be the show’s psychologist or life coach.definitely not as a judge.

  390. DOLITTLE! DOLITTLE! Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 4:31 am

    I rushed home every week just to watch Dolittle sing. Now that she is gone, so is American Idol.
    Hell with the finale.

  391. Stephen Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 4:59 am

    If you listen very carefully to Ryan after Blakes little momet, just right before the commercial brea, he said “More results after the break, and the end of the road for Melinda.”

    He accidently revealed the results just before the commercial break….

    and it was confirmed when melinda was not the first one to be safe…

  392. Stephen Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 5:00 am

    If you listen very carefully to Ryan after Blakes little momet, just right before the commercial brea, he said “More results after the break, and the end of the road for Melinda.”

    He accidently revealed the results just before the commercial break….

    and it was confirmed when melinda was not the first one to be safe…

  393. Dal Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 5:02 am

    Melinda’s exit was no surprise. She was the best singer, but in terms of how many people view “american idol”, Melinda in interviews came over as shy, barely spoke and when she did it did not make much sense. I was very surprised that she has a BA. She went to University. People in my opinion did not want another Reuben, Taylor or Fantasia. You need to be able to work with the public. Even though she was the best singer, she kept on looking surprise, never seemed to believe in herself, no matter what the judges tell her. If you believe it you will achieve it. She never did and America saw right through it.

  394. Margie Jamieson Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 5:07 am

    Simon Cowell is the only one who knows talent when he sees it but unfortunately, when he likes a singer, it is a kiss of death for that person. Jordin has a lovely voice, but she tends to scream sometimes. Blake on the other hand, has really surprised me these last two episodes. It will be a close call. I just hope the best one wins ultimately – not like in previous idol series.

  395. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 5:48 am

    Well, this is what I expected. First, this is American Idol, you cannot expect much from our own Americans. Second, this is what our next generation will become, lack of musical aspiration. Third, who knows what is behind the whole show? Maybe Melinda should request an independent audit. Anyway, Melinda, you are way above the other two contestant. Don’t get disappointed, you shall have a great career.

  396. muzckl1 Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 5:55 am

    Blake Sucks!!!!!

  397. venus Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 6:18 am

    I feel sorry for Melinda becoz of the attitude from her soreloser fans. She might be the best singer that have gracefully accepted her exit from the American Idol 6 competition. Since the results have shocked many today, most of her soreloser fans dont seem to let it rest by bitching all over the forums that this competition has been rigged so and so, she’s been robbed….and they will stop watching the final.

    Come on ppl..this is NOT a singing competition but an IDOL/Popularity competition. YES….she should won if this is just a competition where the judges also get to vote for the best singing ability instead of leaving 100% of voting to the TV viewers to decide.

    The results have been decided….period. And Melinda has now been publicly recognised as the contestant with the most consistent singing and best vocals. This recognition would bring recording companies to sign her on. She has lost with dignity and grace, and definitely also with respect from many who loved her singing.

    But…..she dont deserve fans who continue acting like sorelosers who keep putting this competition, all other voters and even the nation down with unwarranted and nasty allegations that they voted blindly with their tone-dear ears…..so on.

    Such soreloser fans have been doing her injustice. She may lose more respect from others with such fans who cannot accept defeat. If you know who you are, you can do her more justice by continuing to give her all the support she needs and buy her albums should they be released, instead of writing such uncouth and hate comments abt other contestants, voters and the competition. You can only blame yourself for not voting her as much as you can – This was the support she needed.

    The voters have voted fairly due to the FACT that everyone has different tastes in the genres of music and style of each individual contestant who has his or her own attraction.

    Lastly to Melinda, we appreciate your awesome singing that never fail to inspire us week after week. Thank you for giving us those wonderful performance and we wish you the best in your future endeavours, hope you will sell more albums than the winners. Previous AI competitions have proven that even eliminated finalists have since continued their career with more success and albums that outsold the winners’ ones.

  398. Donna jean Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 6:36 am

    WELL ONCE AGAIN I AM SURPRISED IN ALL THE VOTING. OBVIOUSLY AMERICA ALLOWS CHILDREN TO TEXT THEIR A—- OFF AND VOTE OFF THE ONE AND ONLY TALENT ON THE SHOW. MALINDA WAS TOO GOOD FOR RUNNING UP AGAINST ALL THE TALENT ON THEIR ANYWAYS. IT WAS UNFAIR TO HER TO HAVE TO RUN AGAINST AMATURES ANYWAYS.
    WHY IS PAULA, RANDY, AND SIMON ON THEIR ANYWAYS IF NOT FOR BEING THE JUDGES IN THIS SINGING CONTEST?
    THEY SHOULD BE THE ONLY ONES ON THEIR DOING AAAAAAAAAAAAAAL THE JUDGING NOT ALL THESE STUPID LITTLE TEXT BRATS IN THE WORLD. SORRY THIS REALLY MAKES ME MAD.

  399. T Sutton Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 6:46 am

    melinda got robbed plain and simple, and as for old fashioned she can sing anything,she took it back to a time when music was music… i have one thing to say finale is going to be boring, i bet clive davis has melinda signed as we speak.. and as for the hater that asked where rueben and fantasia is are you fucking kidding.

  400. marka. Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 6:55 am

    im from manila phils. as we have expected melinda cant win because she doesnt have the looks like jordin. but even though shes not beautiful, for us here in the philippines she’s really a great great singer!!! we love u melinda and u will always be our idol here in manila philippines!!!

  401. Carr Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 7:02 am

    Melinda is the greatest one!America made the mistake.

  402. Steve Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 7:19 am

    The format is what it is – a popularity contest with awards to the contestant with the most dedicated following – can you say Sanjaya?

    Melinda wasn’t the youngest, or the cutest, or the whitest and that was her downfall. She was unquestionably the most talented, however, and will do just fine.

  403. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 7:20 am

    See like I said some people don’t care about talent.

  404. Ilyce Hollander Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 7:47 am

    STEVE adding the whitest to your comment was STUPID.
    Race has nothing to do with it
    there have been plenty of talented people of color on AI, and a few winners.
    Melinda is a great singer, and she will have a great carrer.
    I am rooting for Blake because he’s a good entertainer. Not because of skin tone.

  405. Sharon April Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 7:52 am

    American Idol has gotten outrageous. Melinda Doolittle was the best of the three Blake should have been the one to go home. He can’t sing at all. He should have been gone home a long time ago. Jordin has a voice on her but Melinda is better. I really don’t care who wins now. I will not watch it anymore. American Idol show is unfair to real singers. Melinda Doolittle you will make it no matter what American Idols says or does. GOOD LUCK on your singing career and it will be just that.

  406. Maria Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 7:54 am

    The voting was fixed by the producers, plain and simple.

    I had a feeling about that when Sanjaya was finally voted off, but I’m convinced now. I tested this theory by voting for all 3 and I had the hardest time getting through on all 3 of Melinda’s lines. With Jordin and Blake I got through right away. Also, the sound of the crowd booing when it was announced, tells it all.

    The show wanted a boy-girl finish and out the 2 girls, Jordin is younger and more marketable. Blake appeals to a different audience.

    I liked Melinda and wish her well, even though I know she will get all kinds of offers and will probably sell more CDs than the final 2.

  407. JHO Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 8:03 am

    I think the age for contestants on American Idol should be lowered to 21. It is tough for the older contestants to win. Taylor Hicks did win as an older contestant but his sales have not been that good since he is not connecting with the younger crowd. It is sad to see so many attacking their fellow Americans as racist when three of the final four were people of color. I think those who are doing the attacking should look within themselves to see if they are harboring racist feelings of their own. American Idol is not just a pure singing talent contest but a contest that also takes into consideration looks, style, and personality as well. Voting because of this will not always reward the best singer. If people want American Idol to be a pure singing contest I sugguest that you stop the public from voting and have ten professional vocal judges vote like they do in ice skating to pick the winner. I am sure the show would not be much fun. Relax people sit back and enjoy the show. Quality singers who lose like Melinda Doolittle and Chris Daughtry will do fine.

  408. shervon Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 8:19 am

    What is blake doing on the top 2. he cant sing. I don’t call that music at all what he sings. It’s always the same boring tone of his. I am totally shock with the news that melinda was voted off. American idol sucks they don’t know talent. Even if blake wins i don’t think he will hit the number 1 bill boards. Jordin she can sing i find her voice to song like Christina alegria. Whatever happens i hope that blake dont win cause he style is to lame.

  409. shervon Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 8:20 am

    What is blake doing on the top 2. he cant sing. I don’t call that music at all what he sings. It’s always the same boring tone of his. I am totally shock with the news that melinda was voted off. American idol sucks they don’t know talent. Even if blake wins i don’t think he will hit the number 1 bill boards. Jordin she can sing i find her voice to song like Christina alegria. Whatever happens i hope that blake dont win cause his style is to lame.

  410. dmc Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 8:40 am

    every year…same stuff different day…always one person gets the “shocking” elimination…as i said before, Melinda is a great singer but she doesn’t have the “Wow” factor that appeals to the majority demographic of this show…she’ll be signed to a contract, no doubt about that…but truth be told, Blake and Jordin are far more marketable in this day’s hip music world…my 12 year old said it best…”Wow, Melinda’s gone…okay, but I’m glad Blake and Jordin are left”…she said she’ld definately buy Blake’s CD…When I asked her about Melinda, she said if she liked one of her songs, she might download it, but unless she loved her songs, she wouldn’t buy it…this is what this show is all about…who will sell to the preteen and teen population…the biggest demographic…I liked Melinda-best technical singer, but she didn’t wow me either and I’m 43 years old…Blake is certainly interesting and fresh and contemporary and I think Jordin with a little training and molding will also fit nicely into the young set…I’m certain all of the top 4 will be signed as they are all quite talented but in different ways…personally, I’m happy with the outcome and I’ve learned not to get so caught up in the outrage of the “shocking” results…been there…done that during Clay/Ruben season…in the long run, it really doesn’t matter who wins! what matters is what they do with their new found fame and who can capitalize on it quickly-Daughtry anyone?

  411. Philip Bias Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Does everyone realize that the highest vote getter wins? Relax. My pick came in 4th last year. It reminds me that my taste is not the majority. I like it that way. Who wants to be in the majority on music tastses.

  412. Marcus Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 8:48 am

    Congratulations and thank you, Melinda Doolittle. You gave me something to look forward to week after week and you never let me down. Not once. Consistent, Brilliant, Humble, Grounded, Wildly Talented… I cannot wait until your album is released – like you millions of other fans. We’ll make sure that you meet the success you deserve!!

    As for the statement earlier about Idol winners that flopped – leave Fantasia out of that equation! She is doin’ her thing! Not as big as the pop stars, but that’s not her style. She’s still rockin’ the R&B charts, so lay off my homegirl!

  413. Marcus Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 8:51 am

    And another thing… it’s the Top 3. Balls to the Wall. Leave it all out on the floor, then turn it over to the voters. Do you think any one of those contestants are upset about going home at this point? It’s the best of the best. Melinda was the queen all season. I’m sure she’s still smiling about this fantastic experience this morning.

  414. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 8:57 am

    Personally I thought Melinda was cute at first. I dug her style. Her personality is great. She’s incredibly funny. She knows God. Then she performs and completes it and makes her very attractive. I think she’s quite the total package.

  415. AMK Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 9:03 am

    Dang it! I wanted to see a showdown between Malinda and Jordin! Now the finale is going to SUCK!! This show is turning into a joke for real. Why can’t people vote on real talent? Well if you listen to the pop music of today, that says it all. The Britney Spears of the world attract the young folk, and people with real talent like Malinda are just seen as old. I surely hope that 29 is not old!!

    My vote goes to Jordin. Though young, she is very talented and has plenty of time to grow and mature. This is not the last we have heard of Ms DoLittle though. Go Jordin!! Go Malinda!! See ya Blake the Fake!

  416. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 9:25 am

    Although the best singer was eliminated, I’m not sure that I find it that surprising. When I watched Melinda I was blown away by here singing abilities, but I just couldn’t seem to picture her as a successful recording artist. Don’t feel bad for her though, she will definitely get her shot, so it’s up to her now to make something happen. I don’t really enjoy Blake, but respect him for being original. Jordin has great potential and I think she will mature into a fantastic artist. I believe she will win b/c anybody that was voting for Melinda will likely vote for Jordin (if they vote at all). I am amazed at the personal attacks people are launching at them here. They are kids trying their best. They aren’t responsible for the voting. You don’t have to like their singing, but you can’t deny that they are talented.

  417. Joyce Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 9:59 am

    The BOOOOs The BOOOOOOOOs will be remembered long after the winner is declared. BOOOOOO I am through with You American Idol 6.

    Melinda leaving is a travesty.

    BOOOOOOO

  418. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 10:31 am

    Did I miss something? Did Melinda die? C’mon people, it’s not that big of a deal, it’s just a “television” show. She hasn’t been banished to Russia. You will have the opportunity to listen to her again in the near future. I’m sure she’s not that upset…she will be thanking her lucky stars that she was afforded this opportunity.

  419. Fontaine Moore Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 10:33 am

    I’m not your typical Idol viewer being 61 and an (almost) PhD. So I have a different take on last night’s outcome. I see it from a broader perspective–what this says to the country and the world about American culture. And it’s not, IMO, positive.

    Despite Idol’s attempts to be socially relevant through “Idol Gives Back” (an excellent effort to counteract complaints from “vote for the worst”), the bottom line is that we’re not competent enough to produce “fair” results. There’s no way 11-year olds (or anyone else) should be able to vote hundreds of times. That skews the results so that “America’s vote” is really “the immature and crazy people’s votes.” If there was any sense of fairness it would be one phone, one vote. Then the results would be representative of the viewers and what “America” really thinks.

    Second, it shows that parents aren’t paying attention to their kids. A responsible parent would not, IMO, allow their kid to sit for hours speed dialing. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. If parents set some standards and monitored their kids this kind of thing–not to mention Internet predators access to kids–wouldn’t be happening to the extent that it is.

    Perhaps children are incapable of appreciating talent over popularity but they might if parents spent the time teaching them the difference between the superficial and real quality.

    Last, although it’s just silly TV entertainment, it’s also a phenomenon and sends a message about American tastes and values. And the message sent last night isn’t about to win America more respect.

    Perhaps AI should take a page out of the Miss America contest book and during the final something, give other awards such as “most original,” “most improved image,” or “most appealing performer” to give voters who use those criteria in place of “best singer” which is what the show is SUPPOSED to be about.

    If the show isn’t outright cancelled after this debacle, I expect to see major changes next season. As it is, it’s been taken over by “the dark side.” And I can’t see its producers being too happy about that.

  420. NO TEENIE BOPPERS ALLOWED Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 11:51 am

    EVIL, DEICETFUL DECIETFUL DECIETFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TEENIES SHOULD NOT HAVE THEIR SAY.YOUR TOOO YOUNG TO JUDGE RIGHTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!.WHY SHOULD AMERICA CATER TO YOU SPOILED BRATS?????? JORDIN IS (WAY TO YOUNG) AND BLAKE HAS (NO TALENT). TEENIES DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT REAL TALENT IS. ((BEAUTY FADES)). IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THE SHOW IS RIGGED AND I+ MANY OTHERS WILL NOT WATCH IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MELINDA YOU ALWAYS HAVE MY VOTE AND YOUR THE BEST!!! A/I YOU CHEATED THE BEST OF THE REST. A/I’S RATINGS WILL FALL BECAUSE OF IT.KNOWONE (SMART) WILL BE WATCHING THE FINALE!! WASTE OF OUR TIME!!!!!!

  421. NO TEEN VOTES ALLOWED Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 11:52 am

    EVIL, DEICETFUL DECIETFUL DECIETFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TEENIES SHOULD NOT HAVE THEIR SAY.YOUR TOOO YOUNG TO JUDGE RIGHTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!.WHY SHOULD AMERICA CATER TO YOU SPOILED BRATS?????? JORDIN IS (WAY TO YOUNG) AND BLAKE HAS (NO TALENT). TEENIES DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT REAL TALENT IS. ((BEAUTY FADES)). IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THE SHOW IS RIGGED AND I+ MANY OTHERS WILL NOT WATCH IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MELINDA YOU ALWAYS HAVE MY VOTE AND YOUR THE BEST!!! A/I YOU CHEATED THE BEST OF THE REST. A/I’S RATINGS WILL FALL BECAUSE OF IT.KNOWONE (SMART) WILL BE WATCHING THE FINALE!! WASTE OF OUR TIME!!!!!!

  422. Marvelle Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 11:53 am

    Jordin does not deserve to win because she was rude to Lahaskia. Yes, she’s is pretty but she is very immature. Idol fans vote for Blake… Like Fantasia’s she immature and have a lot of growing up to do…

  423. JHO Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    To 61 and almost a PhD-

    I disagree with your point that America’s vote is really the vote of the immature and crazy people’s vote because people can vote as often as they wish. I remember Reuben Studdard saying his mother voted for him hundreds of times. The fact that she did that does that make her crazy and immature? American Idol seems to be comfortable with the performer having the strongest fan support rather than the most fan support be the winner. I guess they feel that performer may do the best as the American Idol. A one fan one vote system is the best and fairest but on the otherhand I bet all the young kids have a blast voting for their favorite and feeling that their intensive efforts can help their favorite win.

  424. Anonymous Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Ok people. Calm down. Melinda is the best singer: but NOT the complete package. It’s called American IDOL…someone everyone can love, for whatever reason! She is awesome and will succeed in her personal career: of that I guarantee. But all things considered: my money is on cutsy Blake. I’d love it if Jordan won, but I think she won’t cuz every 13 year old girl with a cell phone and computer in America is voting for Blake.

  425. Julie Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    I was shocked to see Melinda go. I think’s she’s great and hopes she sells a lot of records! This is going to be interesting final next week!

  426. psm4982 Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    Year after year I watch American Idol and I just don’t understand what the American public is think of. Now from what I understand that this is a singing contest and that the public votes on the BEST singer. Not the most popular, prettiest, best looking or who ever get the most search hits on-line. Most of the time I do agree with the judges and how they criticize the contestant. Watching the show I see how the audience boo’s Simon when half the time he is right. As we already know that this show is based on popularity not who can sing the best. Melinda is by far the best singer this and even last year.
    Now I guess you have to look at the demographic of who is watching the show. Majority are teens or early 20ish. They blow up their phones and texts voting on him/her because they’re cute or good-looking and forget they sing like a DUCK! “Gosh I’ll vote for her because she got great legs even though she sound like a dying cat”. Look at the facts. There are a lot of groups or singers out there who can’t sing worth a lick but they are great stage performers. If the voting age were lowered to allow teens to vote for the next President of the United States, Justin Timberlake would win hands down.

    American Idol is a good show, but the American public got this one wrong again.
    Next year Get it right! Good luck Melinda and I will be looking for you.

  427. Steph Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    I’m a huge fan of JORDIN!!! She’s so fun to watch and has a great amount of class. You go girl!

  428. Steph Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    I’m a huge fan of JORDIN!!! She’s so fun to watch and has a great amount of class. You go girl!

  429. Idol Fan Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    The fact that Melinda Doolittle is not continuing on to the final round is primarily the fault of her fans. I am sure she has at least 5 million fans and if each fan voted 10 times she would have had 50,000,000 votes and would have been a shoo in to the finals. I think almost everyone thought she was a lock to win and did not vote like they should have.

  430. d stanley Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    interesting semi final
    apparently america has spoken
    perhaps as an idol competition, the results are accurate.as for the talent portion, melinda, i believe, has won it hands down. i guess only time will tell who has the singing talent and the staying power to be a “real” star. melinda has my vote, but like they say, the people have spoken, for now.
    congrats to simon, paula and randy for their part in american idol. as for ryan, he always has fun trying to run interference.

  431. s martin Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    Will never watch this crappy show again. Everyone I talked to today said the same thing.
    Will watch ratings plummet with interest.
    Melinda will have an awesome future and I will buy her CD’s.
    Guess I am not a teeny bopper…
    Bears repeating….AI is done.

  432. Sheila Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    The problem with this show is people are voting for popularity instead of real talent and I’m disappointed to see Melinda and Lakisha get eliminated before the “no talent” Blake. This show has just lost credibility for me.

  433. Sweetheart Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    What’s the point of having this kind of show when the best there is always gets eliminated? Look at last yr’s results…that Taylor guy isn’t all that but yet he won. This yr, I’m surprised that Blake is still in the running. Too bad we got a lot of teeny boppers wanna be fan boys/girls voting for Blake.

  434. Cindy Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    At the end of the day, it comes down to who has the “it” factor, period. Not that Jordin and Blake are drenched in charisma, but they are more entertaining to watch and get excited about than Melinda. It’s that simple. Technically Melinda was the best singer, yet her cd would not be the one I would grab for in the car to listen to. She sounds like a lot of older, big-voiced singers of the past – great singers, but not today’s idol fodder. These are the kinds of things that get taken into consideration when an idol is voted for – and I think America got it right.

  435. DingbatNameCaller Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    No, you dingbat ‘Stephen’ Ryan said ‘Melinda goes home’ which means, her clip of what happened when she went back to her home town.

    Go watch it again..
    P/S: GO BLAKE!!!

  436. f Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    blake go to hell,you’re suck,i hope you die

  437. jb Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    i’m crying all night long coz my girl eliminated

  438. jb Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    how stupid people of american,they have a wrong choice,i think american and my country indonesian is same because last year in indonesian idol the people choice a winner is a bad singer & a gay,wow i’m so shock and unbelievable melinda voted off,she’s a great singer,blake is freash but he not good,he like a gay,american people still rasis,always cut a best black singer in idol,stupid…stupid…stupid…,i can believe american you’re stupid&idiot

  439. jb Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    how stupid people of american,they have a wrong choice,i think american and my country indonesian is same because last year in indonesian idol the people choice a winner is a bad singer & a gay,wow i’m so shock and unbelievable melinda voted off,she’s a great singer,blake is freash but he not good,he like a gay,american people still rasis,always cut a best black singer in idol,stupid…stupid…stupid…,i can believe american you’re stupid&idiot

  440. jb Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    american rasis,go melinda….you’re still best of the best american idol all seasons,jesus have a better plan to you,i always pray 2 you,you know i’m crying when you voted off,I will not be watching this show again,NEVER.

  441. Deb Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    Melinda will be a music legend in her lifetime. The world has yet to see what Melinda Doolittle can do. What a shame America is so fickle they don’t realize her greatness. Maybe the American Idol judges should have half the input as do the judges on Dancing with the Stars… That yo-yo Taylor who won the American Idol title last year couldn’t sing his way out of a paper bag, and I’m getting tired of watching the same scenario, again this year. Bye-bye, American Idol. (My husband stopped watching after the episode with President Psycho and and his First Lady.)

  442. jay Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    jordin really really sucks! she is like a big moose! fat and yucky

  443. charley Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Jordin should be ashamed of herself—Melinda outsings her and she is just a completely bloated ego ! Blake will WIN

  444. tom tweener Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 10:52 pm

    jordin knows by heart she just got lucky..America, you have bad taste in everything

  445. LW Says:
    May 17th, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    American Idol has lost all its credibility with everyone in my household. Melinda is definately the best! I think she was canned because she is a Christian! Christians shouldn’t be idols anyway–God has something much better and longer lasting for her than a fleeting moment of stardum.

  446. Rose Austin Says:
    May 18th, 2007 at 8:37 am

    Please people, the name of the show is American IDOL, IDOL being the key word. Melinda Dolittle is a stero type. Plus she looks like she came out of a cave. Sorry not Idol material. Yeah she’s a fantastic singer but not a teen IDOL, you all are missing the point, and Simon so are you, and you are the inventor of the show. Come on get back on Track America. Now we have two people left in the competition that are really American Idol’s Yeah!!!!!! Either one will do.

  447. THEKIISFMCASTER Says:
    May 18th, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Melinda Doolittle has lost her chance to be the American Idol, but maybe that is better for her music career and her longevity. For her thoughts on not making it to the finals, Log on to http://ryan.kiisfm.com/cc-common/news/sections/special/americanidol.html to hear her exclusive interview with Ryan Seacrest.

  448. Anonymous Says:
    May 18th, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    Jordan Sparks will be the winner. I picked her (like Clarkson) from the begining. In five years she will be the BEST of all the past Idols. Remember, she is 17.

  449. Anonymous Says:
    May 20th, 2007 at 7:39 am

    Dosn’t matter. We’ll just have to prove Idol wrong when Melinda’s record comes out.

  450. Benj Says:
    May 22nd, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    “Great singing doesn’t always make star quality. Ever hear of Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart,Paul McCartney? These guys are quite average singers but they have been around the business for over 40 years and have sold more records than any idol will ever see. Melinda is a great singer, so was Kat last year. So what? To those of you that say you won’t watch next week, who are you fooling? Get over it!”

    *applauds* Thank you! That was perfect, so true! People who say they won’t watch anymore because their favorite was voted off is like saying you’ll never play a game again if you don’t win; it’s stupid and immature!

  451. medina Says:
    May 22nd, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Melinda was the best. Jordin is okay but not the best. Blake should have been kicked out a long time ago

  452. medina Says:
    May 22nd, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Melinda was the best. Jordin is okay but not the best. Blake should have been kicked out a long time ago

  453. Ritchie Says:
    May 24th, 2007 at 3:20 am

    where can i get melinda’s cd now ?.
    what a great performer and a singer melinda is .
    amrican idol final sucks!
    for me now since melinda is out i go for jordin and she wins right !
    i dont like to mention the name of a guy who dosent even deserve to be n the finale.
    its american idol a singing competition …

  454. Martiain Says:
    May 24th, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Imagine what would have happened 30 years ago if Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger or Neil Diamond would have tried out for American Idol. They would have had two minutes of sarcasm from some untalented wannabee that somehow was put in a position to judge another human being’s
    artistic ability. I imagine Jimi Hendrix or John Lennon would have knocked them over also. I guess what I am trying to say it that is some way
    or other we are all artists. In the end it boils down
    to orginality and creativity. This show rewards neither. It’s some kind of contest about if
    you were born with a 4 octave voice and can mimic someone who was twice as original as you
    ever were in the first place. There are artists out there that have sweated it out in nightclubs and travelled all over the world and have nothing to show for it but the sweat on their guitar strings. I don’t blame someone for putting on a show like this because it obviously generates a great cash flow. I am just disapointed that we the public would even give it any credability whatsoever.

    Martian

  455. Martiain Says:
    May 24th, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Imagine what would have happened 30 years ago if Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger or Neil Diamond would have tried out for American Idol. They would have had two minutes of sarcasm from some untalented wannabee that somehow was put in a position to judge another human being’s
    artistic ability. I imagine Jimi Hendrix or John Lennon would have knocked them over also. I guess what I am trying to say it that is some way
    or other we are all artists. In the end it boils down
    to orginality and creativity. This show rewards neither. It’s some kind of contest about if
    you were born with a 4 octave voice and can mimic someone who was twice as original as you
    ever were in the first place. There are artists out there that have sweated it out in nightclubs and travelled all over the world and have nothing to show for it but the sweat on their guitar strings. I don’t blame someone for putting on a show like this because it obviously generates a great cash flow. I am just disapointed that we the public would even give it any credability whatsoever.

    Martian

  456. Faith D. Says:
    May 25th, 2007 at 3:58 am

    My husband and I were very discouraged that Melinda did not make the finals for American Idol. This is the first year that I have watched the show. I don’t know about past contestants. I felt very sorry for Melinda. I wish she could know how many of us loved her. I was very pleased that Melinda was so open about her Christianity. The contestants show be allowed to thank God on camera and mention their faith during interviews. That is what makes them so special, even though hateful people may never understand it. Melinda was good with different types of songs, so I did not think she was boring. Paula said Melinda was a rock star. I agree that the voting system is not fair and needs to be fixed. Why can’t the show fix the system? I am not sure I want to watch the show next year if the voting system is unfair. How can we complain to the show executives? I think people like American Idol because it is a family show. We like watching ordinary people working hard to succeed. We like seeing the stars sing on the show, too. It is nice to see the contestants’ families cheering them on. I figured that some people voted against Melinda to spite Simon, and some people wanted to vote for the worst again- how crazy! Melinda was my favorite since Hollywood week. I did not understand how Melinda could be like Tina Turner sometimes and be so shy at other times, but she is a very nice lady. If Melinda was bold and confident every time she sang, then more young people would like her. I thought that Melinda was nice looking. It is not nice to call her Shrek. I don’t mind Jordan being in the top 2. Jordin seems very nice. I don’t think Jordin was phony. I hope she does not get corrupted like Britney Spears. (We like Britney because she was sweet and innocent, but she threw that away.) I thought that Phil was a better singer than Blake, especially during country week. I thought Blake should be in the top 6, but not in the top 2. Blake seemed like a nice guy. I liked how the top 12 were such good friends. I thought that it should have been against the rules to substitute noises for singing. It was fun to hear the noises at times, but Blake should not have been allowed to use beatboxing when he was supposed to be singing. It is more interesting when you see the auditions. You get to know the contestants better and the bad tryouts are funny. I have always liked Melinda, Jordan, and Lakisha the best, even though I am not black. My teenage daughter liked Blake and Sanjaya- I never understood why. My daughter has watched the show for a few years. She will grab the phone and lock herself in her room and ignore my demands to vote for the best singer. It is hard to stop a teenager from using a phone. I thought that Jordin and Melinda should be the top 2. I thought that the final song sounded bad when Blake sang it but sounded good when Jordin sang it. The judges should be able to vote after they get the top 12. The people who vote 500 times make the contest unfair for the people who only vote once. They should have voters register during auditions. It is a good idea to give the voting money to charity. I sure don’t understand why those people would vote for the worst and would be so hateful to the people who enjoy the show. It seems to me like the same hate mentality as jihadists- attack the people who disagree with you. I don’t understand why people make computer viruses either. I do pray for Howard Stern to repent of being so hateful and negative. There must be something wrong with him to want to cause sadness and disappointment for so many people.

  457. C Says:
    May 25th, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    HEY FOLKS, THE SHOW IS RIGGED!! CHECK IT OUT!!
    lOOK UP (JORDIN CONSPERICIES)
    SHE HAD TIES WITH AMERICAN IDOL BEFORE SHE ACTUALLY WAS AUDITIONED
    AND COCA COLA AND OF COURSE HER DADDY IS AN NFL FOOTBALL STAR.
    THAT SAYS IT ALL!!!!!!!!

  458. Scott Says:
    May 27th, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    The final two should’ve been, and in my mind are Melinda and LaKisha. Each of their styles are genius- on one hand you have Melinda, who only missed a single note the entire season, and was consistently good, however one fault I did see in her was that her personality never came through, and I didn’t know what her genre might be if and when she does break into the music industry. On the other hand you have LaKisha, who can blow. One thing she has that Melinda did not have was soul. She didn’t hit every note either, but dang on “This Ain’t A Love Song,” you could feel it. However looks are a HUGE part of this competition and the two little teeny boppers- Jordin and Blake beat them out. It’s sad really.

  459. www.lake-shore.co.uk Says:
    October 11th, 2007 at 9:50 am

    SHAKE AND BLAKE!!! Two divas down, one to go

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