The Idol Hopefuls took on the music of the great Elton John and they actually pulled it off.  I was really thinking that this could have been one of the worst nights ever, but they delivered.

Ryan reports that over 55 million votes came in last night!  Damn, that is an all time high for Idol!

Tonight’s performances will be by Fantasia and Jamie Foxx ft  Will I am.

Videos and Recap after the Jump:

Group 1 Performance and Elimination

Lauren and Scotty perform Randy Travis and Carrie Underwood’s  I told you so’.  Of course it is a Country song, because that is what Scotty does.  He truly knows what his niche is going to be.  It is nice to hear the versatility from Lauren.  Nice duet, but nothing exciting going on there.  Video

They are safe!  Duh…Winning!  Video

Ford Music Video:Kryptonight  Video

Ryan has small talk wth the Contestants  Check in about Casey’s beard and the idols high amount of fan mail.  James has even received a custom made WWE Belt.

Group Performance & Eliminations

Naima and Jacob sing Ashford and Simpson’s  Solid.  Hmmm…..this was okay.  I might like the duets less than the group performances.  I mean with the group performance, it’s over after one performance.  I’m just sayin’….  Video

Naima got mxed reviews from the Judges and she is in the bottom 3.

Jacob jammed last night inspite of Randy’s nitpicking and America knew it, because he is safe!  Video


Guest Peformance:

Fantasia  returns home the Idol Stage to sing her new song  ‘Collard Greens and Cornbread’.  Oh my……Fantasia is thicker than a Snickers….or maybe a little extra greens and cornbread.  I like the song inspite of the distraction of that hairstyle.  Actually, I always like Fantasia’s music and I will be purchasing her new CD.  I love the oldie vibe with the shout out to Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.  Cute!  She gives a shout out to Steven and tells him that she loves him.  Ryan ask her to share with the Idols what she knows now that she didn’t know when she was in their space.  Fantasia gives a heartfelt answer while Ryan looks like, I ask you a simple question and you give me a complicated answer.  Lol.  Good Job Fanny!  Video

Group performance and Eliminatons

Haley, Thia and Pia perform Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’.   Hmmm…..  Video

Pia nailed it last night and she is safe.

Thia played it safe and she is in the bottom 3.

Haley rocked it with her performance and she is safe.  Video


Footage of the Idols and what their Rockstyle week looked like.  The performed at a charity event and got to meet Kelly Clarksin, Jordin Sparks and Muhammad Ali.  Nice!  They looked like they had a great time filming the Ford Music video in the rain.  The Idols had to move to a new Mansion, because the roof is leaking.  They got a spa treatment and they hung with Mark Anthony.  More footage of Casey’s reaction to the news that he was saved.  Video

Group performance and Elimination:

Casey, Paul, Scotty and James perform ‘Band on the Run’.  Hmmm…..That did nothing for me.   I think that it is really cute that they are bonding like this though.   Steven thinks that the band has a future and they can open for Aerosmith….right.  Video

Casey is safe!  Redemption!

James is safe!

Stefano is safe!

Paul is in the bottom 3Video

Guest Performance:

Jamie Foxx ft. Will I Am performing ‘Hot Wings’ from the ‘Rio’ the Movie’  Soundtrack.  I’m sure it works really well during the movie when the cute little animated creatures are moving about.  Video

Final Eliminations

It is down to Thia, Naima and Paul!

And it is Paul who is still in the Competition!

Naima and Thia leave American Idol tonightVideo