It's really surprising that Melinda Doolittle, 29, was eliminated Wednesday night and left the Idols next week finale to Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis.
"Congratulations to you two. My commiserations, Melinda, 'cause you are one heck of a singer," said a glum Cowell, who covered his face with his hands upon hearing the news.
Doolittle, who never hit a bad note during her "Idol" run, seemed resigned to her fate. Singing "I'm A Woman" before leaving the stage, the backup singer-turned-diva from Brentwood, Tennessee, looked calm to face her destiny and no tears was found from her face.
Which of them - Jordin Sparks, the 17-years-old of Glendale, Arizona or Blake Lewis, the stylist beatboxer from Bothell, Washington - will be the next American Idols? We will wait the result next week in American Idols Finale.