American Idol Season 9, Episode 15: First Results Show: Two Male and Two Female Contestants Eliminated Original Air Date—25 February 2010
Ryan says 24 million votes came in and tells us that Alison Iraheta and Kris Allen will be performing. Kris' performance will benefit Haiti.
Ryan says Simon's harshness was the "buzz of the nation." Simon thinks that's silly and doesn't feel like he was overly cruel, he was just trying to give advice.
Ellen says her first week held some surprises and she understands the nerves of the first timers.
Randy gets it too: the millions of viewers, the cameras, the judges.
Kara jokes that she and her husband are working out her crush on Casey. Her husband is in the audience.
Group Sing: "American Boy," Estelle. The ladies kick it off and then the boys chime in. Nothing has miraculously changed between seasons, goofy group singing is still cringe-worthy.
Ryan begins the elimination process. Siobhan, Haeley, Michelle, Katelyn, and Katie are safe. Janell is the first to be going home. She handles it well and then of course has to sing the song that got her eliminated.
Performance: "Scars," Alison Iraheta. Wow, her hair is really red now and her look is really glammy. It's a ballad but it's got nice lift to it and she sounds good. I was hoping she would rock out more.
Ryan finishes off the ladies. Paige, Lacey, Lilly, Crystal, and Didi are safe and Ashley is going home and she has to sing the now-unfortunate lyrics to "Happy" again.
Ryan shows us a clip of Tyler from rehearsal the day before in a bathrobe and boots.
Then it's results time. Mike, John, Aaron, Todrick, and Tim are safe and Joe is going home. Tim is flabbergasted.
Ryan announces that "Idol Gives Back" will happen on Apr. 21. He chats with Allen who recently visited the earthquake-ravaged nation and offers ways for viewers to donate.
Performance: "Let it Be," Kris Allen. He sings the Beatles ballad as video of his recent visit plays in the background.
We are back to finish off the men. Casey, Jermaine, Lee, Andrew, Alex are safe and Tyler is going home. He blames the judges for not getting enough constructive criticism.
We get video package on all four of their "journeys."
American Idol "Episode 15" "Top 12" elimination contestants February 25 2010 Top "Season 9" Male Semifinalists Perform Todrick Hall Aaron Kelly Jermaine Sellers Tim Urban Joe Munoz Tyler Grady Lee DeWyze John Park Michael Lynche Alex Lambert Casey James Andrew Garcia "part 1" "part 2" "part 3" "part 4" "part 5" "part 6" part 01 HD HQ New complete full simon ellen kara cowell Randy didi benami