From CNN.com Special Projects producer -- and "American Idol" fan -- Steve Almasy:No more looking
at the best gams in "Idol" history.
Haley Scarnato gets to go home to beautiful San Antonio and get ready for the "Idol" summer tour, and maybe the Miss Texas pageant. (Watch Steve and Troy energetically debate the decision.
) Yes, Phil Stacey survived another week, but I think he can start packing his bags for his departure next week.
I was a little stunned that Chris Richardson was in the bottom three, but apparently there were many people who agreed with me that he screwed up a perfectly cool song on Tuesday night. It's just that I thought he was more popular than that.
Next week should be interesting and potentially disastrous, and I hope I like it because I love country music. We need to hear someone do a little Patsy Cline ("Crazy," anyone?) or maybe some Johnny Cash (how about a modern version of "Ring of Fire," Blake?). Or maybe one of my favorite new groups, Sugarland
. Melinda might do some Alabama, a band she has worked with before.
And why, oh why, do I want Sanjaya to do his hair like Willie Nelson
and sing "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" or "To All The Girls I've Loved Before"?
What songs do you want to hear?