Results: Chikezie Eze voted off Wednesday
break for one of the more extravagant performers on "American
Idol" after last night's result were announced - Chikezie Eze
was voted off the show. The theme of this week's American Idol
was dubbed "The year they were born" and the 22-year-old
Californian sang Luther Vandross' "If Only for One Night", which
yielded remarks in the spirit of "you sang it well, but cheesy"
from the judges. "Don't underestimate how smart the public
are who watch this show," Simon Cowell told Chikezie and it
was hardly a surprise that Chikezie Eze was eliminated from
American Idol - he was one of the big underdogs to win the
popular reality competition, listed with odds 35/1 for the crown
at the online sportsbook
BodogLife. A couple of weeks
ago Chikezie landed in the bottom three and although survived,
it was doomed since, hence the long odds to win the competition.
More of a surprise was the bottom three
line-up. Along with the eliminated Chikezie Eze, Syesha Mercado
(12/1 to win American Idol) and Jason Castro (15/1) made the
other two bottom-shelf singers this week. Significant
improvement in the votes received big underdog Kristy Lee Cook
(100/1 to win American Idol) and Ramiele Malubay (25/1), while
David Archuleta remains the top favorite to win the seventh
season of American Idol, listed with odds 11/10 at BodogLife.
After the last night's American Idol elimination results, now we
are down to only 9 contenders with the winner of the Idol coming
up in May.
Wednesday's show also featured a
performance by "American Idol" also-ran Kimberley Locke, who
placed third behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken in the second
season of the show. And finally - current finalist Carly
Smithson (odds 12/1) denied on air the rumors that she is
pregnant. "Apparently I'm pregnant, but I'm not. No, I'm
not," Smithson delivered the message to the media reports of
her alleged pregnancy.