The spotlight has been turned off of Megan Joy on “American Idol.”
The tattooed 23-year-old single mother from Sandy, Utah, who crooned Bob Marley’s “Turn Your Lights Down Low,” received the least number of viewer votes on the popular Fox network singing competition Wednesday — and she didn’t even get to hope for a judges’ save.
“I’m not going to pretend that we’re even going to contemplate saving you,” said Simon Cowell in the moments before Joy’s “last-ditch” performance, which was supposed to be her chance to convince them to keep her around.
Joining Joy as the bottom three voter-getters this week: 16-year-old high school student Allison Iraheta from Los Angeles and 21-year-old college student Anoop Desai from Chapel Hill, N.C.
Joy had been supported by VoteForTheWorst.com, a subversive “Idol” fan site that encourages viewers to vote for bad — but entertaining — singers.
Joy didn’t bring any joy to the judges on Tuesday’s pop music-themed performance show.
Kara Dioguardi attacked her song choice while being heckled by the audience, insisting said she would have rather heard Adele’s “Chasing Pavements” instead of the Marley tune. Cowell also lashed out, calling her performance “boring” and “indulgent.”
“I love you, Simon, but I don’t care,” Corkrey retaliated Wednesday.
A miffed Cowell got the last word, even though she had been one of the judges’ wild-card picks: “Megan, with the greatest respect, when you said that you don’t care, nor do we. … This is your swan song. Enjoy it.”
Ryan first called Megan Joy followed by Matt Giraud and Kris Allen and asked them to stand aside.
Next Adam Lambert, Lil Rounds and Allison Iraheta were asked to stand at the center of the stage.
Finally the last three, Scott MacIntyre, Danny Gokey and Anoop Desai were asked to stand on the other side. Afterwards Ryan said that one of the group could be the bottom 3. Oh really now?
After a performance by reigning American Idol, David Cook, it’s back to the results.
It seems that one person from each group will belong to the bottom 3. Can you guess who?
From the first group, Kris and Matt are safe and Megan is not. From the second group, it’s obvious that Allison is the most likely going to be at the bottom 3. Finally from the third group, Anoop rounds the bottom 3 up.
After announcing the Allison is safe, it was Megan who gets eliminated.
Simon straight out said that they won’t bother contemplating on whether to save her or not and that it’s going to be her swan song. Poor Megan but she’s alright. At least she gets to be with her baby again.
The eight contestants who remain in the singing competition: Iraheta, Desai, Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud and Scott MacIntyre.
On next Tuesday’s performance show, the top eight finalists will perform tunes released the year of their birth. All of the remaining finalists — except for Iraheta — were born in the 1980s.
Download free mp3: Danny Gokey Hero, Pretty Young Thing, Jesus Takes the Wheel, Get Ready, What Hurts The Most Adam Lambert Satisfaction, Black or White, Ring of Fire, The Track of My Tears Lil Round The Way You Make Me Feel, ABC – Top 13 AI, Allison Iraheta Give it To Me, Papa Was A Rolling Stone Matt Giraud Let’s Get it On