Grab your popcorn: After last night’s fairly entertaining Songs from the Cinema night, we’re about to find out who is still in the running to have a happy Idol ending, and whose journey is about to be stamped with a brutal “Fin.” Based on your votes earlier today, you all think Paul McDonald, Haley Reinhart, and Jacob Lusk are headed to the bottom three. I can’t help but think that Stefano will somehow eke his way into the bottom, especially since any Idol contestant who sings a song called “The End of the Road” seems destined for elimination. Just like when poor Charles Grigsby was eliminated in season 2 after performing “You Can’t Win” from The Wiz. But perhaps he’ll make like season 5’s Elliott Yamin, who surprisingly outlasted frontrunners Chris Daughtry and Paris Bennett, even after singing “Home,” a song by Michael Bublé whose lyrics literally read, “I just want to go home.” But let’s tune in to see who is right! As we know from last week, anything can happen! Will this be another shocking elimination? What will The Most Beautiful Woman in the World think? Chat about the results show here, and check back for an update at 9 p.m. ET after a member of Idol‘s Top 8 bites the dust. Then look for Jessica Shaw’s full recap of the night’s events later tonight. (UPDATE: Click over for Jessica’s American Idol recap.)
Update: Tonight, America let the cool dude with the loose mood, Paul McDonald, go home. Per a personal request from J. Lo, Pauly McD sang “Maggie May” one more time on his way out.
Stefano Langone and Haley Reinhart joined him in the bottom three this week.