American Idol 1 of 5 Voted Off Top 5 Becomes Fantastic 4 (Review & Videos)

American Idol 1 of Vote Voted Off Top 5 Becomes Fantastic 4 (Review & Videos)
American Idol tonight is just a half-hour long, but it’s a Must See episode, as we will learn which of the five remaining performers left on the show gets voted off, and which four will be moving on to next week. Also, there will be great music, as always, and it’s a sure thing that it will be a great episode!

Ryan Seacrest, host of American Idol, says right at the start of the episode that there will be “an unfortunate turn of events” that happens tonight. Whatever it is “could be a game-changer” as he puts it; then, he introduced the three American Idol judges, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Junior.

Harry: ‘I’m so proud of you all. You’ve done an amazing job.”

Then, we saw the remaining five competitors eating their dinners and discussing what happened last night, and how each of them did. Sam says “it’s crazy how the table seems to get smaller and smaller each week.” It seems like that, because each week, someone gets ent home because they receive the fewst amounts of votes from you, America.

After a commercial break, American Idol returns, and Ryan Seacrest introduces a recurring bit where the competitors drive around in a car and chat. This week, it’s about a party, and they have a great time when they get to it.

Keith Urban is the first performer of the evening, with a song from his album Fuse, called “Good Thing .” He has the audience into it and clapping and cheering right from the very start of the song! They stand as he sings, and even Ryan and J-Lo are bobbing their heads along with the music.  Besides singing a great song, Keith lays down some hot licks on his electric guitar, as well.  The audience gives him a standing ovation, as American Idol goes to its second commercial break of the show.

When American Idol comes back, Ryan asks J-Lo and Harry if they “have any feedback for Keith.” J-Lo says “He’s so cute.” Then, we see a brief recap of last night, and heard Randy Jackson’s comments, before we heard the results of America’s voting.

Ryan said that they, the judges, ” have  a dramatic proposal for all of you.” meaning the competitors left. The remaining five performers will vote, and they can decide that one of them goes, or that none of them goes; but if none of them goes, two will be going home next week.”

The Idols left on American Idol showed their results after another commercial break. There were three “Yes” votes and two “No” ones. Ryan said that the contestant who leaves American Idol tonight is Sam Woolf! Sam sings on the stage one more time, his farewell song, and he exits the season gracefully, with dignity.

Sam did a great job singing his farewell song, and the audience and remaining four American Idol finalists clapped their hands as he sang. The judges gave him a standing ovation, as well as the audience. Randy Jackson come up and gave Sam a hug as the credits rolled, and said some words to him, probably along the lines that “this isn’t and end for you, it’s just a beginning.” Sam did a fantastic job this season, and will probably have recording companies knocking a this door soon, if they haven’t been already, to sign him up.

What did you think about tonight’s short half-hour episode of American Idol, America? Did you think that it was time for Sam to go, or do you believe that a different American Idol finalist should have gone home before him? Please leave your comments below, watch American Idol next week, and come beck to read another Recap/Review here!


Written by: Douglas Cobb

11 Responses to "American Idol 1 of 5 Voted Off Top 5 Becomes Fantastic 4 (Review & Videos)"

  1. Devian   May 2, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Like i was said during the top 10.. jessica and alex in the final.. almost…..

  2. Victoria Enriquez   May 2, 2014 at 3:07 am

    I loved Sam! I think he would’ve been the best American Idol for this year. He sings beautifully and I just don’t see any of the others doing as well as he would’ve done being the next American Idol. His last song was very appropriate and that’s what I liked about him also, because he’s always himself. He’s somewhat shy,, but also very humble, young and talented. I would’ve loved to have seen him win, but I’ll bet he’ll do even better than whoever gets to be the American Idol this year. I do think that wasn’t very right of Idol to have brought that girl on the stage last night just before he had to sing. It just seemed like bad timing to put him on the spot like that. It seems like Idol is doing some strange things lately, judges and all, that are almost feeling like they’re desperately trying to do whatever strange thing they can think of to get more viewers. That’s O.K., but some of the stuff is kind of bizarre.

  3. Vicki   May 2, 2014 at 1:20 am

    I think it was Sam’s time to go. He got saved by the judges once! But why no farewell video montage of Sam’s Idol journey???

  4. Carol   May 1, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    What is wrong with everyone? Jena’s voice is just awful. I can’t stand hearing it. And Caleb sounds exactly the same with every song he sings. He really is a nothing. At least Sam, Jessica and Alex have distinctive voices.

  5. Michele   May 1, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I think Jessica expected to be voted off tonight. You could tell by the look on her face. She was in complete shock that it wasn’t her. Maybe she wanted to go home rather than sticking around another week I don’t know but I think she tried to vote herself off. I also think that the only reason they let them vote is because they expected them all to the yes this would keep Sam around for another week and would give him yet another chance to win. Alex is the only one I like. they’re all good singers but at this point anyone can go as long as its not Alex. I’ll be buying his album for sure. The rest I won’t.

  6. Catherine Banks   May 1, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I really like Sam and I believe he will get a recording contract soon. He’s young and he will figure out how to perform better on stage. Jena is a very strong competitor and quite talented. She has a great singing voice. She has listened to the judges and put all their advise into her performances. I certainly would go see her in concert she is great on stage and beautiful.

  7. Dee   May 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    def Sam should be in the top3; I am very disappointed..jessica should have gone home..and I am sooooooo sick of the rocker dude; all his songs are alike

  8. PK   May 1, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Keith urban’s current album is called “FUSE”, not Fusion! Get your facts right!

  9. Evelyn Barkley   May 1, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I loved SAM do not think that the judges should have let the people left vote . this was very unfair to the American voting people like a waste of time. AMERICAN people have done a good job so far without the help of the ones who are on the show. Sam will make it one day.Neither of the girls will you can not understand a word their saying througout their singing Sam should have stayed.. I am thinking of not watching anymore and believe me a LOT of people i know will not either.

  10. Jason   May 1, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I think Woolf should be in at least the top 4. For the most part, America has gotten it right so far, with the exception of C.J. staying so long. I’m sure there were better candidates for the top 12 than he. Purple hair nose ring girl should have gone home tonight but America will say goodbye to her next week. I didn’t like the “twist” and wonder what that will do for morale for the top 5 on tour. Part of me thinks they should have kept the group together (6 in one, half a dozen; the other), but I understand the strategy of trying to inherit the voters of a similar artist when they’ve gone. Just shows that the top 5 are more competitive than they seem. I figure 2 were being strategic, 2 wanted to keep the group together and 1 is so confident he’s got it wrapped up it just didn’t matter to him.

  11. Sly   May 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I am very unhappy I loved SAMs voice and he was so sweet. I think Jena should go home she just screams thru her songs and I can’t understand what she is saying in her lower notes. Hate her over blown confidence. She needs an attitude adjustment .


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