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Megia singing "Heatwave"

After performing Martha & the Vandellas’ hit “Heatwave” yesterday, Fil-Am Thia Megia again survived the elimination round of American Idol Top 11 results night on Thursday.

According to the idol judges – Jennifer Lopez, “I feel like we’re scratching the surface great to see you let loose. You need to dig even deeper each week. Part of performing is acting. Connect to your lyrics.”

Randy Jackson, “It’s about taking chances. You took a chance tonight. You can take more chances, but you can really sing.” While Steven Tyler said he just love Thia’s performance.

Though hearing these lovable and uplifting comments, Thia was at the bottom three and joined by the two men of the idols Stefano Langone and Casey Abrams.

Casey got the least votes, but the judges saved him, while Langone and Thia Megia were both safe in this round of American Idol 10 Top 11 results night.

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We’re about to find out who will be sent home tonight on American Idol 2011 and who will be moving to this season’s top 10 and earn a coveted spot on the American Idol Live Tour next week!

Ultra Shocking Update #1:  Hulk Hogan personally delivered good news to Paul and James! Hulk comes out on stage, let the guys know their safe, and then slams Seacrest into the audience.

American Idol 2011 Top 11 Bottom Three:

  • #1 – Thia Megia – Ryan reveals she is safe!
  • #2 – Stefano Langone – Ryan reveals he is safe!
  • #3 – Casey Abrams

American Idol 2011 Top 11 Elimination Results:

  • Eliminated: Casey Abrams Wait! The Judges’ Save is used and Casey is safe!

Ultra Shocking Update #2: All 11 of the contestants will go on tour! But Two (2) idol hopefuls will be eliminated next week, so to avoid a 9-person tour team, they’ll just increase the count to 11 singers.

Did America get the vote right this week? Share your thoughts!

Last week, it was diva Ashton Jones that was sent home and it was down to 12.                                             Just like since Season 4, the kids will be performing a song from the year they were born.

Karen Rodriguez and Haley Reinhart were at the bottom three last week so let’s see how they fare this time around.

1. Naima Adedapo sang What’s Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner

Hmmm, I just can’t dig this girl not sure why. She’s still pitchy and if you’re just listening to her sing, you would think that she’s only at a karaoke bar. Steven told her something about a sorcerer. Jennifer says that her being consistently pitchy is hurting her. Randy says the vocals were a mess. Uh-oh.

2. Paul McDonald sang I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues by Elton John

You gotta see him perform. It’s like the drunken master style in singing. Hahaha. Still cool though and it got J-Lo singing. Steven said he’s a cool dude in a loose mood. J-Lo think it was good saying he has soul and star quality. Randy’s hearing some pitchy notes wanting him to get the notes right.

3. Thia Megia sang Colors of the Wind by Vanessa Williams

Wow! I could listen to this song all day. Such a smooth and soothing voice but she still has to do some work on her stage presence though. Steven says she sang  it beautifully. J-Lo loves the tone and quality of her voice. Randy says it was ok but it’s getting boring. He wants Thia to turn it up by switching from ballads.

4. James Dublin sang I’ll Be There For You by Jon Bon Jovi

The rocker sings Bon Jovi and it sounded out of tune but boy does he have stage presence or what? Steven was impressed and wants to perform with him in the finals. J-Lo likes it saying his performance brought her joy. Randy said it was tastefully done. Gee, were they caught up with his stage presence that they didn’t hear him sing at all?

5. Haley Reinhart sang I’m Your Baby Tonight by Whitney Houston

There were some nice moments but the arrangement didn’t work for me. I like her voice here. Steven said her voice was so distinct but wants to hear more blues. Randy was confused with the song choices tonight. He thought her vocal was just ok.

6. Stefano Langone sang If You Don’t Know Me By Now by Simply Red

Very 90’s boy band but it was really good. Steven said it was over the top beautiful. J-Lo said it was the perfect song for him and Randy said it was the best performance of the night so far. Well done Stefano!

7. Pia Toscano sang Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston

Didn’t like the jumpsuit but love the disco arrangement. It got the judges swaying their head to the beat. Hahaha. She needs to move some more doing the song that way. J-Lo was glad to hear her do something uptempo saying it was perfect for her. Randy said she’s in the competition to win it.

8. Scotty McCreery sang Can I Trust You With My Heart by Travis Tritt

Man I just can’t get enough of this dude’s voice but the judges didn’t like him a lot this time. Steven said he has to keep knowing himself and he would go places. J-Lo said he pushed it out there a little bit more.

9. Karen Rodriguez sang Love Will Lead You Back by Taylor Dane

Like the outfit but not the hair and those hoops on her ear. Vocals were okay, nothing special. Doing the Spanish on the last part was a nice touch. Steven loves the Spanish touch. J-Lo said not to expose her weaknesses and play to her strength. Randy said it was better than last week.

10. Casey Abrams sang Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

Risky. Not feeling so Kurt out there but you got to give him props for performing with his electric bass. Stop being angry Casey. Steven said he’s so crazy and talented. J-Lo thinks he’s sexy and Randy loves him for taking risks. He’s fearless.

11. Lauren Alaina sang I’m The Only One by Melissa Etheridge

She was singing with the flu but didn’t sound like it. It was nice and sweet with a country feel to it. Steven said she’s a shining star. J-Lo said she took it and made it her own which was nice. Randy said it was very nice and wants her to have a cold every week. Hehehe.

12. Jacob Lusk sang Alone by Heart

Closing the show is Jacob bringing a “Lusky stank” on Heart’s Alone. Sounds interesting but I’m not digging it. Too much shouting. Would love to hear the studio version though. Steven was impressed saying his momma gave him the moxy. Jennifer thought it was amazing. Randy said it was a very, very nice performance.

Prediction:

Whose performance do I love tonight? Hmm, honestly nobody stood out except for Stefano. Pia and Thia too maybe but not a lot. I’m disappointed with Casey, I thought he would rock Nirvana but he just screamed through it. I think he’s still safe though.

For my bottom three this week, it would have to be Lauren, Karen and Naima. I also wouldn’t be surprised if James Durbin will also be in the bottom three. I think Naima has to go. A lot of people likes her weirdness but she just showed that she can’t compete with the others with the way she sang  the past couple of weeks.

How about you? Who do you think will be going home tomorrow?

Ashton has the “confidence of a queen” Steven Tyler said, who knew that it was the last compliment that Ashton will receive as she’s the first to get the boot on Idol?

Ashton Jones

The song “When You Tell Me That You Love Me” by Diana Ross was Jones’s piece yesterday during the Top 13 performance night and she received OK comments from the judges. But in today’s results show, she’s the first one from the Top 13 to be voted out. Karen Rodriguez and Haley Reinhart joined her in the bottom three.

Although they bring back the “judges save” rule this season, Jennifer, Steven and Randy did not used it to save Ashton.

Meanwhile, our very own Thia Megia is safe! In case you missed it, here is the video of Thia Megia’s performance yesterday on American Idol:

“American Idol” producers are eager to hire Howard Stern to replace Simon Cowell as the show’s tough-talking judge, sources tell Page Six.

An insider said that producers of the hit Fox show say Stern, America’s highest-paid radio personality, is their top choice to take over from Cowell, who leaves at the end of this season. They approached the King of All Media after he repeatedly mentioned on-air that his exclusive Sirius XM Radio deal expires next January and he was open to other offers. Cowell was paid $50 million a year.

A source connected to “Idol” said, “It’s one of the few shows that could compete with Stern’s $100 million-a-year Sirius contract, and ‘Idol’ bosses think he’d be even nastier than Simon. [NY Post]

Why doesn’t anyone listen to me and realize that the only person who can replace Simon Cowell in Idol is Jamie Foxx. JFoxx has everything you would want in a celebrity judge.  He has credibility, a devastating sense of humor, he can be punishingly blunt, and his facial expressions are priceless.  In my opinion, he WILL be a better judge than Simon, if only Idol could see it as clearly.  Screw Stern for this job.