Idol Recap: Curly’s Last Ride

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Earlier in the competition, Chris Sligh claimed he was "bringing chubby back." But last night, America dropped the weight. After being sent to the bottom three with Phil Stacey and Haley Scarnato (yes, Sanjaya wasn’t even in the bottomw three!), Chris was informed that he would be going home. Or, as Simon put it, "Bye, bye, Curly."

Paula seemed genuinely sad. During his farewell performance of the Police’s "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," she got up and danced, which is sort of like her version of blowing a kiss.

Speaking of blowing, how about this week’s Ford commercial music video? It had a western, shootout theme as the kids sang "I Fought the Law." Remember how the old west had Ford products kicking up dust outside the saloons? Maybe Chris Richardson (or whomever was his stunt double) galloping on a horse being chased by Mustangs was supposed to demonstrate the kick-ass horse power of the car’s engine. Me, I couldn’t figure it out.

Back on the Idol stage, Gwen Stefani performed her latest single, "The Sweet Escape" with Akon. Of course she looked great, she usually does. But you know, she was kind of…pitchy. Sanjaya, was off to the side, taking notes on the selling power of style over substance.

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