When "American Idol" held its first "IdolGives Back" charity special in Season 6, Ryan Seacrest pulled one of hisfamous fakeouts, making it seem like Jordin Sparks was about to get cut--andthen revealed that in the night's charitable spirit, no one would go home. But"Idol" didn't give back quite as much the next season, whenduring "IGB" week Ryan staged a much crueler fakeout--duping MichaelJohns into thinking he'd also be spared, before announcingthat no, Michael's time really was up.
So this Wednesday, when "Idol Gives Back" returned from aone-year hiatus, it was unclear whether anyone would really get cut, or if infact all the remaining contestants would be charitably given theequivalent of seven Judges' Saves. It turned out "Idol" went ahead with its regularly scheduled results show,and at the end of the well-intentioned but overlong and indulgent "IGB"broadcast, Ryan announced that Tim Urban was going home.
In some ways, Tim's cut was a shock, considering hiscontinued improvementRead More »from ‘Idol’ Cuts Back: Tim Urban Goes Home on ‘IGB’ Night