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Gordon: This is Gordon Pepper, and I have
an important announcement to make.
Jason: What's that?
Gordon: Danny Gokey is my love child.
Gordon: APRIL FOOLS!
Gordon: But for one of these 9, April 1 will not be too kind. Gordon
Pepper here, along with the Cuckoo Clock and the Donut. Chico and
Grandma Pepper will be here via proxy.
Gordon: And let's have no fooling around, so we go to...
SAFE, TROUBLE, OUT!
Gordon: We start with...
Anoop Desai - "Caught Up"
Jason: Usher was a HORRIBLE SONG CHOICE. Time for the stool, Anoop.
Don: I'm thinking he might be in Trouble tonight.
Chico: They say what happens twice will happen three times. Anoop has
picked driven uptempo songs that reflect his desire to be America's
first Indian R&B star, rather than what the audience like about him.
It's happened twice. It'll happen three times. This is where we see how
strong his fanbase is. TROUBLE.
Grandma Pepper: Hated the song and the performance. This is a real drop
from last week. OUT
Gordon: I think he has a stronger fan base than you guys think. SAFE.
Megan Joy - "Turn Your Lights Down Low"
Jason: The long national nightmare ends tonight. OUT.
Chico: And the difference between Megan and Anoop? Said fanbase. She
needed to perform. She did, but it wasn't the performance she needed to
stay in the competition. OUT.
Don: This could be the time to send her OUT.
Grandma Pepper: Yeah, Megan. Last week sad, this week, boring, and the
pity of it is that you can do so much better! The fan base will bail her
out, but for how much longer? Trouble.
Gordon: I think the long national nightmare lasts for one more week. She
does see the bottom for the first time though. TROUBLE.
Danny Gokey - "What Hurts the Most"
Chico: After two weeks of I don't even know what, we're back to
true-to-form Danny Gokey. Welcome back to the family. SAFE.
Jason: A safe performance...but enough to get him by. SAFE.
Don: Danny is Safe without a doubt.
Grandma Pepper: Tonight's show got going with Danny. That was a hard
performance for him, because he just got back from his grandfather's
funeral. I'm glad that they didn't say anything on the show to influence
the voting, but he doesn't need it. SAFE
Gordon: I thought it was pretty good myself. And kudos for him to get
through the performance despite his grandfather's passing. SAFE.
Allison Iraheta - "Don't Speak".
Chico: We have a rocker following what could be perceived as a rocker.
First rocker takes second rocker's votes, leaving her high and dry.
TROUBLE. And her hair? TROUBLE. And her outfit? TROUBLE.
Don: Weird outfit, but I think she did good enough. Safe.
Grandma Pepper: I know we can expect anything, costume-wise, from
Allison. That getup tonight...REALLY! And the thing is - she doesn't
need to do that,
Jason: The performance was ok...and her stylist needs to be shot. SAFE,
Grandma Pepper: Age 16 or whatever. It serves as an unnecessary
diversion, and she's a strong performer. SAFE though.
Gordon: I didn't like the song as much as everyone else did. And I think
the panic of people voting for Scott will knock her back into the
Scott McIntyre - "Just the Way You Are"
Chico: Same old boring Scott. But here's the thing... his fans are going
to bail him out to save him another bottom three finish. So he's SAFE...
but for the wrong reasons.
Grandma Pepper: Glad you made such a great choice, and that you made it
work so well.
Jason: A boring bland performance...but there were people worse. SAFE.
Gordon: I thought it was very good. And if Grandma Pepper's thought is
any indication, his fan base will come up to bail him out. SAFE.
Matt Giraud - "You Found Me"
Chico: See McIntyre, Scott. This is definitely not Matt at his best, but
his fans will bail him out. SAFE. But he needs to commit to a style
before he becomes forgettable.
Grandma Pepper: I wasn't thrilled with that. I hope he gets to stay on,
because I know he can do better. TROUBLE
Jason: I found the vibration seat under his piano. TROUBLE.
Don: I had a hard time remembering that performance. Trouble.
Gordon: Here's why I think he's leaving. His audience is not going to
vote for him with a rock performance. Instead they will gravitate to
Scott's performance and if they want real rock, Allison. OUT.
Lil Rounds - "I Surrender"
Grandma Pepper: Her kids said it all. Lil deserves to be up there! SAFE
Chico: Only R&B singer left. SAFE, but she needs to learn her limits.
Jason: Emotionally connected....and it was good. SAFE.
Don: I still think she can do better, but tonight, she's Safe.
Gordon: Safe, but where's the inner diva?
Adam Lambert - "Play That Funky Music"
Chico: Diverse as the day is wide. SAFE.
Grandma Pepper: Finally, an Idol-worthy performance! Adam right now can
sing no wrong. And we could be looking at the next American Idol. SAFE
Don: Nice job, Adam. Safe.
Jason: This performance reminded me of when David Cook took over the top
spot from the fav David Archuleta. SAFE.
Gordon: We went back to Lambertville on this one. He doesn't draw any
new fans, but this will give his fan base what he wants. SAFE.
Kris Allen - "Ain't No Sunshine"
Chico: Full opportunity of the closer box. SAFE
Jason: A nice arrangement. Very cool.
Grandma Pepper: What a great song choice! And what a great job! SAFE
Don: Good way to close the show. Safe.
Gordon: I think that he did the best to bring in more fans. He could
take Matt Giraud's place as dark horse. SAFE.
Finally, pick another person to be in trouble.
Grandma Pepper: Allison
Gordon: So to sum this up....
Chico: Trouble: Anoop & Allison. OUT: Megan
Jason: Trouble: Anoop, Matt Out: Megan
Grandma Pepper: Trouble: Megan & Matt. OUT: Anoop
Don: Trouble: Anoop, Matt; Out: Megan
Gordon: Trouble: Allison, Megan Out: Matt
Gordon: And...we're live!
Jason: THIS...is AMERICAN IDOL.
Gordon: Over 36 million votes came in last night. Ryan says this makes
the group more popular. it is NOT a record. Too bad. We hope you go Ga
Ga for Lady Gaga. And some guy called David Cook will be here, too.
Randy reminds the singers that they can love something, but that doesn't
mean they can sing it well. Kara appreciates the audience's passion in
heckling her. Paula says that to her its about knowing who you are and
delivering confidence and conviction Paula loves Adam. Pity she won't be
bedding him any time soon...or ever. Simon says that Anoop, Matt and
Megan should be worried. Who's up for a Ford commercial with the
Idolist's faces and bodies spliced up?
Jason: And Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing'.
Gordon: And we have the lip synched song of the week.
Jason: Boo lipsynching
Gordon: Which means more money in the royalty pocket of Randy Jackson.
Jason: How long was he with Journey?
Gordon: Not long enough.
Gordon: And now, its a 5 minute filler on the lives of the Idolers
during an Idol week.
Gordon: Matt is an impersonator. We have a personal chef who made Scott
a quadruple chocolate cake. Danny does a vibrato impersonation of Matt
Gordon: Anoop does an out of tune impersonation of Kris.
Jason: And Alison does Danny
Gordon: Funtime over.
Jason: Megan stands up
Gordon: Matt stands up. Kris stands up. They are in...Group 1. Next
group: Adam, Lil, and Allison. That leaves us with Scott, Danny and
Jason: Megan Matt Kris
Don: At this point, I could see Group 1 being the Bottom 3.
Gordon: I think when Ryan says... 'Could'... that means that there's
more changing to be done. But before we get there, it's time to welcome
David Cook and his new single. It's not a bad single. Very commercial
and catchy. Thoughts?
Jason: It's ok.
Don: I like it.
Gordon: David says that he has done amazing things, including a tour and
singing for Hilary Clinton. David Cook gets a copy of his debut Platinum
Album. Which means he's safe on 19 Entertainment's Roster. For now.
Jason: Not easy to sell 1M records these days.
Gordon: Back to the groups. Kris is...safe.
Jason: Not a surprise
Gordon: Matt is...safe as well.
Don: He went the wrong way for a moment! lol
Gordon: And we get the first of our April Fool Shenanigans. Megan gets
to fly to the bottom 3 stools.
Jason: Yes! Praise be.
Gordon: Not a surprise here.
Don: Thank goodness.
Gordon: Lil is up next and she...is safe.
Gordon: Alison...gets to go hang out with Megan in the bottom 3. Adam
gets to hang out on the couch.
Jason: Adam is safe. Danny is SAFE.
Gordon: So far no big surprises here.
Jason: I see a stool in Anoop's future.
Gordon: Me too.
Jason: Makes sense.
Gordon: Simon and Anoop think Anoop is in the bottom 3. They are all
Don: No surprise.
Gordon: Nope. 3 of the bottom 4.
Jason: We all had 3 of the bottom 4 I think.
Gordon: We sure did. And now - some Lady Gaga, and...a real bizarro
version of 'Poker Face', complete with piano and violin.
Jason: I like this.
Don: That was interesting.
Gordon: Simon is asked which one of the three he would save. Simon says
Jason: That would be Allison
Gordon: I think we all know that. But will she be down there?
Don: Doubt it.
Jason: One back to safety
Gordon: The person going back is...Alison.
Jason: Bye Megan
Gordon: In the bottom is...Megan. Again, no surprise. Simon says that
the aren't going to even bother saving her, since 'When you said you
didn't care, neither did we.'.
Gordon: Pissing off the judges - bad.
Jason: Very bad.
Gordon: We get a reprise of a song that was sung just as badly now as
Jason: This was awful.
Gordon: We get the funeral video.
Jason: Celebratory video for some.
Gordon: True. But again, no surprise.
Jason: Next week - "songs from the year they were born"
Gordon: Any final thoughts?
Jason: None here...pretty obvious week.
Gordon: And pretty obvious scores...
Grandma Pepper: 18
Gordon: ok for everyone, this is Gordon, saying Game Over - and don't
forget to support your local singers!
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