13: Michael Jackson
Chico: Welcome to this week's Idol
Roundtable...I'm Chico, this is my brother Jason... this is my brother
Joe... and this here my other brother Don.
Jason: He's the good looking one (points to Chico)
Chico: And this is Gordon, the ugly step sister.
Chico: But... Last night... the songs of MJ. My sister Q wanted a
Jason: It was ok.
Don: It was an interesting night.
Chico: It was just first five songs... good. Last three... REALLY good.
Everything else... crap. And that brings us to our first official round
SAFE, TROUBLE, OUT!
Jason: (cue baseball music)
Chico: Let's see who's going to try and take my belt this year. :-)
Don: They mentioned last night that this week is double elimination,
Chico: So you get two.
Don: 2 Outs, and how many Troubles?
Jason: So 9 safe...two trouble...two out?
Chico: Right. For each bottom 4 that matches, that's a point. For a
trouble voteout... that's another point. For an out voteout... that's
Jason: For a max of 6
Chico: And once you make your decision, it's considered final and
Jason: Got it.
Gordon: and Grandma Pepper also gets to play.
Chico: Here we go...
LIL ROUNDS - "The Way You Make Me Feel".
Don: Nice start to the night. Safe.
Jason: Above average karaoke, but she has no problems tonight. SAFE.
Chico: Very good song to start the night off. SAFE.
Gordon: It was decent. Decent is good enough. Safe.
Grandma Pepper: Lil is already my #1 choice for staying power. And
Simon, you're wrong - she looks beautiful. SAFE
SCOTT McINTYRE - "Keep the Faith".
Jason: I loved his arrangement/interpretation. SAFE.
Chico: Obscure song, but Scott is at his strength. SAFE
Gordon: No problems here. Safe.
Grandma Pepper: I dont think Scott has to worry. He'll be coming back
DANNY GOKEY - "PYT"
Don: I enjoyed Danny's performance. Safe.
Jason: Major disappointment...but his fanbase will put him through.
Grandma Pepper: Great job, Danny! SAFE
Chico: If I close my eyes, it's a good vocal. I couldn't stand the
dancing though. Still. This is DANNY we're talking about. SAFE.
Gordon: Fortunately for Danny, this is not So you Think You Can Dance.
MICHAEL SARVER - "You Are Not Alone"
Grandma Pepper: Michael did good, and is worthy of your vote. SAFE.
Chico: I said he could surprise this evening. I stand by that. SAFE.
Jason: Didn't like his execution of the song...but there were far worse
Don: It was good enough for this week. Safe.
Gordon: Bland, but bland is going to be good enough this week. safe
JASMINE MURRAY - "I'll Be There"
Chico: Well, when she wasn't Mariah-ing it up, it was good, but there's
that Mariah-ing it up factor you have to take into account. That'll put
her in TROUBLE.
Don: Could've been better. But at the same time, it could've been worse.
Jason: She sounds like a little girl trying to be a big girl. OUT.
Grandma Pepper: I loved Jasmine from her first line. I'm rooting for her
to prove a worthy contender. SAFE
Gordon: I think that she was awful. If this was the voting audience,
she's have issues, but since the judges come into play tonight, I think
she will get bailed out. TROUBLE though.
KRIS ALLEN - "Remember the Time"
Grandma Pepper: Yep, the girls will positively vote for him! SAFE
Chico: That was just kinda clunky, but he's got the women's vote, so...
Don: Should be Safe tonight.
Chico: Should be.
Jason: He is in TROUBLE. Song choice, song choice song choice
Gordon: I think he'll get the vote to stay just because he was helping
everyone else around the set. SAFE.
ALLISON IRAHETA - "Give In To Me"
Grandma Pepper: Hated the song. But loved her voice. I think other
people will hate the song. For sure, she has staying power, but the song
may give her problems this evening. TROUBLE.
Gordon: Bad song. Judges bail her out. SAFE
ANOOP DESAI - "Beat It"
Chico: He's got the fans... That's all he's got. SAFE.
Gordon: Anoop has been and can be better. The judges will bail him
Jason: Horrible Horrible...fans will bail him out. SAFE.
Don: I didn't like it, but I think he'll survive. Trouble.
Grandma Pepper: The fans will bail him out. TROUBLE
JORGE NUNEZ - "Never Can Say Goodbye"
Grandma Pepper: The wrong song always causes problems. And it could be
fatal for Jorge. OUT
Chico: Goodbye. OUT.
Don: I hate to say it, but I think Jorge may have sung himself Out.
Gordon: We'll be saying goodbye to Jorge. OUT.
Jason: He will survive this week. I am sorry. SAFE.
MEGAN JOY CORKREY - "Rockin Robin"
Grandma Pepper: Megan should have done better OUT.
Jason: That's how you sing yourself out of the competition. OUT.
Don: Megan's singing this week hurt my ears. Out.
Chico: Bye. OUT
Gordon: Terrible. OUT.
ADAM LAMBERT - "Black or White"
Grandma Pepper: Yes! Yes Absolutely! Adam's got it! SAFE
Jason: Oversang it to hell...but his fanbase gets him in. SAFE.
Chico: Now that was a pretty decent performance. SAFE.
Don: I thought Adam did well. Safe.
Gordon: The crowd loved it. SAFE
MATT GIRAUD - "Human Nature"
Grandma Pepper: Not earthshaking, but good. SAFE
Gordon: I liked it. Safe.
Chico: Agreed with GP. SAFE.
Jason: I liked it SAFE.
Don: Matt did good enough. Safe.
Chico: And finally...
ALEXIS GRACE - "Dirty Diana"
Grandma Pepper: Fun - Liked it! SAFE
Gordon: I didn't like it as much as you guys, but she's fine. SAFE.
Chico: Taking full advantage of the closer spot. SAFE.
Chico: And...we're live!
Chico: We get to see the mansion, with the nice pool, the spacious
rooms, and...Gordon, stop that.
Gordon: Bowling alllleyyyyyy. (Drooooooools)
Don: Nice mansion for the contestants!
Joe: I'm glad no one said "This is where the magic happens" during the
mansion tour. If they did, they should've been thrown out and flogged.
Chico: Anyways, we begin the night with the group medley of Jackson 5ive
Gordon: And then we hear about the new rule - Chico, if you please.
Chico: Right. So the judges are given the power of veto to save one...
and ONLY one contestant just once this season. It must be a unanimous
decision, and it's only valid up until the final 5.
Gordon: Can I tell you how much I hate that rule?
Chico: I have a feeling you're going to.
Chico: It originates from the French version, "Nouvelle Star". But the
next week, America will vote out TWO people.
Gordon: It stops America's wishes. I'm glad they modified it from what
it was originally supposed to be, according to my spies, but it's still
Jason: So what...it's one week...I think it's prevents a Daughtry like
Gordon: And here's the ironic part...NO IT WON'T. You know why?
Gordon: Because The Daughtry Elimination happened...IN THE ROUND OF 4.
Where the Bailout, according to the rules...won't save the singer, since
it expires in the Round of 5. The only major upset was Jennifer Hudson
in the Round of 7. Every other upset happened (Daughtry, Latoya London,
etc.) happened in the Round of 4.
Chico: Ironic... don't you think?
Jason: Let's see how it's executed today. Because it won't be tonight.
Gordon: It could be if Allison is in the bottom.
Jason: They will not use it tonight.
Jason: So it's a one time immunity idol.
Chico: And yet another audition we've seen before. LAST NIGHT! Lil
started the night strong with the way we make her feel. Michael Sarver
says you are not alone.
Gordon: Alexis got Dirty and America liked it
Chico: Allison wants us to give into her.
Gordon: Paula loved Allison
Chico: Kris remembers when he had a guitar.
Gordon: Kris and Scott got into their comfy zone.
Chico: Scott keeps the faith on the keys.
Gordon: Scott remembered when he had a keyboard.
Chico: Matt and a piano... it's just human nature. But Jasmine Murray...
Gordon: Megan's Robin died.
Chico: And we wanted to beat Anoop. With a Louisville Slugger. Jorge
didn't want to say goodbye... He says he didn't want to sing Bad... but he did.
Gordon: Danny and Adam are in the finals, according to Paula.
Chico: Which means that they won't. Thanks, Paula. No. Really.
Jason: You are welcome.
Joe: Whee Chaos.
Chico: Michael says that they've been working to midnight last night.
They've been working on THIS...The Ford MV of the week.
Jason: "We Will Rock You"?
Gordon: And they are working on...The Ford Video, which features their
faces on buildings.
Chico: And on cars. Now plug the contest. Good boy, Ryan.
Gordon: That actually was not bad.
Don: I've heard worse.
Chico: Oh yeah. That was... simple and clean.
Jason: Here we go...
Chico: Lights are down.
Gordon: Don't forget, 2 people leave.
Chico: Let's get to the result. Judges liked Michael...So did America. He's safe.
Chico: Allison Iraheta... was true to herself.
Gordon: Allison....is....safe. And in the first bet of the evening,
Chico owes me a Chocobo.
Chico: Heh. Jasmine did a "very good job"...STING. She's in the bottom. Matt
G. doesn't know where he's going.
Joe: Matt lacks direction, it seems.
Gordon: Matt's about to walk over to Jasmine...but he won't have to.
Chico: He was compared to Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake. Kris is
next. Kara and Paula loved it. Randy thought it was interesting. Simon
thought it was clumsy. Next is Megan. She was quirky and...Kris... gets
to sit down. Megan joins Jasmine in the trouble spot.
Joe: Such pessimists, these kids are.
Gordon: I don't think the judges will be doing the saving here.
Chico: One is safe...The other is going home. The first person going
home...is JASMINE...UNLESS the judges save her.
Gordon: I don't see that happening here.
Chico: She makes ONE LAST CASE.
Joe: We'll find out the final judgment after the break
Gordon: And she won't be safe with that off-pitch effort. This is
Don: Bye bye, Jasmine.
Chico: No saver this time, I prognosticate.
Gordon: And to think, Tatiana could have been in the spot and may have
been safe the first week.
Chico: I don't think so. I don't think MJ sang "Saving All My Love For
Gordon: The judges...don't save Jasmine.
Jason: Good. I got one.
Joe: There's not going to be a save this early, unless there's a
Chico: Gordon/Chico/Don... 13,069. Jason.... 1.
Jason: Thank you guys...
Chico: Carrie Underwood sings the exit song of "Home Sweet Home".
Jason: That's the Motley Crue song she remixed for the go-home song.
Chico: Yep Okay, we're down to 12.
Gordon: And now - Kanye West, who performs on TV.
Joe: After all, his new album is all about the 808's
Gordon: Very true. The song is ok, but the crowd eats it up.
Joe: So now that I see the execution of The Great Mulligan (TM) in
action, I'm slightly less impressed with it
Gordon: I think it sucks. It won't solve the upset and if anything, it
just eats up more time.
Joe: I like the idea, but I expected it not to look like you're being
Don: The idea just seems weird to me.
Gordon: Weird, dumb, stupid, etc. Now back to Idol. Will the judges
save...Scott? No they won't, because they won't need to. He's safe.
Alexis liked being naughty and they will get to see her be naughty next
Joe: Anoop understood his fate there.
Gordon: Anoop...gets to join Ryan. Now Notice that Ryan didn't say he
was at the bottom. Adam Lambert gets to sit down.
Don: Down to Jorge and Lil.
Gordon: Jorge Nunez gets to stand up. He didn't sing the song 'Bad',
but he's standing up. So is Lil. Jorge...gets to hang out with Ryan in
the center of the stage.
Joe: This should surprise no one
Gordon: No. But notice that Ryan did not say that they were in the
bottom. And I don't think Anoop is in the bottom. I do think Jorge is
Joe: And now we get the 15 minute vamp via Kelly Clarkson. I'll agree in
that who we've seen aren't necessarily the Bottom 4, but they are most
likely amongst the bottom and I can't imagine the distance between ranks
is that big at this stage.
Gordon: But we'll make them wait a little longer as Kelly Clarkson comes
Don: Kelly looks nice tonight.
Gordon: She says she's got a little bit of everything. Ryan asks what
her song is about when she sings 'My life would suck without you'. She
says Ryan. Heh. She starts a little pitchy.
Gordon: So who is leaving?
Jason: Jorge. Unfortunately.
Don: I see Jorge going. :/
Joe: Local news promo--inside the AI mansion.
Gordon: It's safe to bet that whoever is out will not get saved here.
Safe is....Anoop. As predicted.
Joe: You're starting to get good at this :P
Gordon: And we will wait for the judges to inevitably not save Jorge as
he sings his farewell song.
Joe: While this happens, I want to elaborate on how I thought the Save
Gordon: please do.
Joe: I figured they'd go through the motions as per normal, announcing
the bottom X or whatever
Don: Paula, you should be deliberating with the other judges, not
Gordon: It's a dance of death. Simon, who is asked by Ryan if Jorge is
saved, says a quick no and Jorge is leaving.
Joe: (They're short on time)
Gordon: And The Top 11 is all out of Puerto Ricans. Nice to see that
Idol's trip to Puerto Rico...leads to none of them cracking the Top 11.
Joe: Hey, they got a finalist.
Gordon: Not even representation on the Idol Tour. So...final thoughts?
Joe: Like the new rule, hate the execution. Otherwise, it was business as
Don: I'm a bit surprised that Megan's still around. I hope she doesn't
hurt my ears again next week. Better yet, I'd like it if no one hurt my
ears next week. I hope that isn't asking for too much...
Joe: It's still too early for that hope, I'm afraid.
Gordon: I'm sure that someone will make your ears bleed.
Don: Oh well.
Gordon: But right now, I have to make your eyes water, because we're out
of show. Boo hoo. Here's the standings...
Grandma Pepper: 5
Gordon: Thanks to everyone for being here. For everyone, this is Gordon,
saying Game over, Spread the Love and...
Chico: Don't forget to support your local singers!
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