American Idol fans voted off Amanda Overymyer, the rocker with the wild hair and (according to Ryan Seacrest) one of the most “fearless” contestants the show ever had. However, Simon Cowell said that he agreed with the choice. He had criticized Overmyer for either being “too predictable” or “being too over-the-top.” (So which is it, Simon?)
The Top 10 contestants are David Archuleta, 17; Jason Castro, 20; David Cook, 25; Chikezie Eze, 22; Michael Johns, 29; Ramiele Malubay, 20; and Brooke White, 24. They are, at the very least, guaranteed a slot in the American Idol tour.
Kelly Pickler performed in the show, and Ryan Seacrest announced the season’s mentors: Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Neil Diamond and Andrew Lloyd Webber.