"American Idol" - Top 8 Results Show- April 14, 2011
Ryan tells us 53 million votes came in.
In the audience: Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Pia Toscano
Group Sing #1: Lauren and Scotty do Lady Antebellum's "American Honey"
Video package: We get a behind the scenes look at the Ford commercial in which Stefano, James, Haley, and Scotty get made-up as zombies.
Ford Commercial:"Animal," Neon Trees. We see the video.
Group Sing: Casey and Haley sing "Moanin,"" sung by many but well known by Sarah Vaughn. They both get to show off some serious scatting chops. They get a standing ovation from the audience and the judges. Randy says that's what he's talking about and wonders where this Haley was. JLo calls it beautiful. Steven says they just summed up what they always knew.
Results: Casey, Haley, Scotty, and Lauren are called center stage. Scotty, Lauren, and Casey are safe. Haley is not.
Video package: We get a look at Rob Reiner talking to the contestants about music from the movies. He does some shtick on the lyrics he wrote for the "Chariots of Fire" theme song. He's apparently a huge fan of the show and is pretty funny and he thanks them for listening to an old fat Jew..
Performance: Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson perform his hit song "Don't You Wanna Stay." She looks and sounds great. Seems like she finally got a good stylist.
Group Sing: Jacob, Paul, Stefano, and James sing a medley of "Sounds of Silence" and "Mrs. Robinson." They take turns harmonizing, and sound pretty great. James and Paul play guitar.
Results:Now those four come center stage. James and Jacob are safe and Paul and Stefano make up the bottom three.
Performance: "California King Bed," Rihanna It's a very awards-show performance with a troupe of dancers.
Bottom Three: Haley, Paul, and Stefano.
Going Home: Paul