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Spoiler Alert: 'Idol' Results - One has got to Go-Go

Posted by Sarah Rodman  March 24, 2010 10:06 PM

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The happy news tonight is that local songstress Siobhan Magnus made the cut for the "Idol" summer tour. The question is, given this top ten, how many tickets are they actually going to be able to sell?

Next week's theme: R&B/Soul

Next weeks' mentor: Usher, who has a new album out on Tuesday, surprise, surprise.

So to absolutely no one's surprise Paige Miles was given the boot. To my surprise, at least, she sang a kicking version of Free's "All Right Now" for her sing-out. If she had sung that song, that way, last night, she wouldn't be going home.  Really, that was the best performance she's given since the beginning of the live shows. Such a shame.

So now that we're down to the top ten, here are my rankings:

1. Crystal Bowersox
2. Siobhan Magnus
3. Casey James
4. Michael Lynche
5. Didi Benami
6. Aaron Kelly
7. Lee DeWyze
8. Katie Stevens
9. Andrew Garcia
10. Tim Urban

And here's my guess at how it's actually going to go down:

1. Crystal
2. Casey
3. Michael
4. Siobhan (The shocking elimination!)
5. Lee
6. Aaron (Maybe he goes further if the teen vote is thrown to him with Tim's ouster)
7. Didi (Especially if the judges keep beating up on her)
8. Tim (Yup, I think the girls will take him at least two more weeks)
9. Andrew
10. Katie (Based solely on her placement in the bottom three tonight)

So what did you guys think? Was Paige the right choice? Do you think she could've saved herself if she sang the way she did tonight? What did you think of mentor Miley's performance?  Would you pay to see this top ten live in concert? What are your suggestions for R&B week? Are you still singing that Wham! song in your head? Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo.

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