Tagged: Jacob Lusk

American Idol: Jacob Lusk is Silenced

Jacob Lusk was eliminated from American Idol tonight, landing the strong-voiced singer in fifth place. Despite having Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler repeatedly say it was an "honor" to be in Jacob's presence, the result was predicted by our own Noah Duman. Lusk struggled singing both voices in the Jordin Sparks-Chris Brown duet of "No Air", which led to a heated debate between him and Randy Jackson about what kind of singer he should be. Lusk wanted to be more mainstream, but Jackson felt he was more effective as a Luther Vandross-type. Jackson was probably right. Lusk redeemed himself somewhat with a stirring rendition of "Love Hurts", but on a night when all of the contestants had exceptionally strong performances, it was just too late in the game for there to be uncertainty on exactly the type of singer Lusk should be. Surprisingly, Lauren Alaina was in the bottom two, even though she has consistently improved each week and her rendition of a Carrie Underwood song was one of the best of the night. Who will go next?

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American Idol: Now and Then

This week the final 5 contestants had to do double duty, performing songs from now and songs from days gone by. How did they do? Noah Duman has you covered with the recap.

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American Idol: Casey Can’t Be Saved

For the second time on American Idol this season, Casey Abrams was pegged for elimination. This week though, there was no save available for the judges and Casey was sent home. The bearded 20-year old from Idyllwild was one of the more colorful contestants on the show. A true musician, Abrams could be counted on doing something dramatically different every week, whether it was singing Nirvana, playing the base, or kissing Jennifer Lopez. After being shockingly saved in Top-11 week, Abrams didn't face the Bottom Three again until this week when he joined Scotty McCreery and Jacob Lusk. While Abrams was extremely talented, his occasional growls and unusual style scared off some voters. Our very own Noah Duman was hoping Abrams would be eliminated after his rendition last night of Carole King's "Hi-De-Ho". Now, American can wonder if Casey's rumored girlfriend Haley Reinhart will be the next to go.

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American Idol: The Final 6 Sing Carole King

This week the remaining hopefuls took on songs by Carole King. How did they do? Noah Duman has the recap after the jump.

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American Idol: Stefano Finally Goes Home

After surviving for weeks on the strength young female voters, Stefano Langone was finally eliminated from American Idol tonight. Despite a better than average performance last night of "Closer" from Ne-Yo, Langone simply wasn't as talented as the other contestants. Jacob Lusk was in the bottom two, and Haley Reinhart was third from the bottom. Now the action is really competitive!

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American Idol: Welcome to the 21st Century!

This week the contestants performed songs from the 21st century in what was an overall ho-hum night. Who did the worst? Noah Duman discusses after the jump.

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American Idol: Eight is enough!

This week, the final eight wannabes had to sing songs from movies. Who failed and who succeeded? Noah Duman has the recap.

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American Idol: The Elite 8

They're down to eight contestants on American Idol, and we now have a much better idea of the talent in this field. Andrew Payne, Rebecca Rose, and host Phil Wallace break it all down for you in this must-listen podcast for Fantasy American Idol players. Listen to internet radio with Picktainment on Blog Talk Radio

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American Idol: Pia Toscano’s Surprising Exit

A bit of a surprise this week on American Idol as the hottie from Howard Beach, Pia Toscano, was eliminated. After a solid, but unspectacular rendition of "River Deep Mountain High", America just didn't give Toscano enough support for her first upbeat song of the season. Stefano Langone barely staved off elimination while Jacob Lusk was also a surprise in the bottom three. Toscano is the fifth straight woman to leave show, while all of the male finalists remain.

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American Idol: And Then There Were Nine.

It's rock and roll week in Idolville! Noah Duman has the recap of how the 9 remaining hopefuls performed.

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American Idol: Double Dream Crush

Despite valiant efforts, Thia and Naima were sent packing this week. Did you think it was a fair decision? Noah Duman analyzes this week's episode.

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American Idol: Motown Hoedown

Put on your sparkly gowns and beehive wigs everyone, because it’s Motown week! Noah Duman looks at a night with relatively strong performances across the board, and offers who you should predict to be eliminated for your Fantasy American Idol pool.

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American Idol: We’re All So Very Old

Old! That’s how this episode made me feel! This week, the idol hopefuls had to perform songs from the year of their birth, and most of them were born well after I was a conscious human being making concrete memories. I don’t like this concept one bit! But anyway, how did they do? Let’s find out.

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American Idol: Au Revoir, Ashthon

Well, that was gut wrenching, wasn’t it? This evening we witnessed the first of many cruel elimination shows, when one contestant’s dreams are cruelly dashed before our eyes. This week, the bell tolled for Ashthon.

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American Idol

You can now sign up for our Fantasy American Idol game on Picktainment. To help you with your pool, our panel of Rebecca Rose, Andrew Payne, and Phil Wallace break down the Final 13.

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