ok, America didn’t vote for him: wait, that’s not quite right, is it? He must have gotten some votes.
‘American Idol’ eliminates one more
POSTED: 8:05 a.m. EDT, March 29, 2007
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NEW YORK (AP) — It’s over for Chris Sligh.
Sligh, the curly-haired jokester who once claimed he was “bringing chubby back,” said goodbye to “American Idol” on Wednesday, becoming the latest singer bounced in viewer voting.
The sacking of Sligh, 28, who hails from Greenville, South Carolina, winnowed the number of “Idol” wannabes to nine. The winner will be chosen in May.
“I think it’s bye-bye, curly,” predicted Simon Cowell, before the results were announced.
Cowell said on Tuesday’s program that Sligh’s rendition of the Police classic “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” was a “mess.”
Haley Scarnato and Phil Stacey had the next-lowest vote tallies in the phone balloting, which drew more than 30 million calls and text messages.
Stacey, 29, of Jacksonville, Florida, managed to get on Cowell’s good side after his solid cover of “Every Breath You Take.”
“This may surprise you, Phil, but I actually thought that was very good,” Cowell said Tuesday.
The acerbic judge was not as nice to Scarnato, deriding the 24-year-old Texas girl’s take on “True Colors” as safe and forgettable.
(Question: Will Sanjaya Malakar, who is undoubtedly a national sensation, stick around until the finale? Could happen, as long as the “Idol” oddball keeps stoking watercooler discussion.)
Wednesday’s elimination show also featured a get-up-and-dance performance by Gwen Stefani and rapper Akon, who performed Stefani’s hit single “The Sweet Escape.”
Update: someone posted below, Chris, who? And I took it seriously and then realized it was witty………
Anyway, without further ado,
“American Idol: uticaod.com readers agree with America – goodbye Chris Sligh
March 29, 2007
“American Idol” hopeful Chris Slight was at the bottom of America’s list Wednesday night — and at the bottom of uticaOD.com’s poll.
Sligh, the curly-haired jokester who once claimed he was “bringing chubby back,” said goodbye to “American Idol” Wednesday, becoming the latest singer bounced in viewer voting.
In the uticaOD.com poll, Sligh tied for last with Gina Glocksen, Chris Richardson and Phil Stacey with 1.8 percent of the votes; 167 were cast.
The favorite “Idol” singer this week is Melinda Doolittle with 28.7 percent of the vote followed by Jordin Sparks with 22.8 percent.
Here’s how this week’s uticaOD.com poll turned out:
1. Melinda Doolittle: 28.7 percent.
2. Jordin Sparks: 22.8 percent.
3. Blake Lewis: 21 percent.
4. Sanjaya Malakar: 12.6 percent.
5. Lakisha Jones: 5.4 percent
6. Haley Scarnato: 2. 4 percent.
7. Gina Glocksen: 1.8 percent.
8. Chris Richardson: 1.8 percent.
9. Phi Stacey: 1.8 percent.
10. Chris Sligh; 1.8 percent.”