Because of the judges' first-ever use of the "Judges' Save" rule last week (on Matt Giraud), this week American Idol had two eliminations, and both of them had been foretold for a while now, based on how negative the judges had been about them overall. Anoop Desai, who was constantly getting put down by Simon, and was even called a "mistake" at one point, went home after rocking a Sonny Crockett look, complete with stubble (this wasn't '80s week, Anoop), and Lil went home after delivering yet another "karaoke" performance. We caught up with both of them on the official AI conference call.
While the latest three finalists who actually earned their way into the Top 12 (instead of those second-chance Wild Cards) kind of got the short shrift this week, as attention was so quickly shifted to the national nightmare known as Tatiana, we still found time to pay attention to their conference call. We're givers like that. Below are the highlights of what Lil Rounds, Scott MacIntyre and Jorge Nunez had to say.