"I wasn't myself last night, and I get it," Colton admitted to Ryan Seacrest after receiving the terrible news--referring to his polarizing heavy-metal Lady Gaga cover, which may have alienated a good portion of his fanbase. And honestly, I'd predicted that Colton might be in the bottom three this week--along with the other two obvious contestants, Hollie Cavanagh and Elise Testone-- for taking such a risk. But I'd never predicted that Colton and his fabulous head of hair would go home this soon.
Personally, I wonder if judges used the Save too soon, and I know that "American Idol" will be a lot less interesting without Colton's piano-hopping, hair-color-swapping, jaw-dropping performances. But now, with Colton out, it's another unique male finalist, Phillip Phillips--the only contestant in the top six who still hasn't been in the bottom three--who clearly seems set to win this entire thing.
- American Idol