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'American Idol': 9 to 5 ... I mean 8

Tonight on American Idol, the Top 9 will become the Top 8.

Right off the bat, the group sing starts, and it's Dolly Parton's "9 to 5." They have a fun time with it, but it always surprises me that the contestants -- especially the rock dudes -- get through these goofy choreographed numbers without looking like they want to hurt someone.

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After a montage, the drawn-out results begin. Michael Johns comes out first, and Ryan tells him he's safe. David Archuleta is next and safe. Carly Smithson gets the fake-out from Ryan and then finds out she is safe.

Then it's the viewer-question segment. It's not that exciting, trust me.

The evening's country theme continues with a performance by the Clark Brothers. And for the car commercial the contestants are forced to do, the song is, I kid you not, "It's Tricky."

Why are we here again? Ah, yes, results. David Cook is called forward, and Ryan asks him about his trip to the hospital last night. He had a spike in blood pressure, but all is well. Also, he's safe. Ramiele Malubay is next, and she is in the bottom three. Kristy Lee Cook is next, and she has brought a note to mark her bottom-three stool. She's right; she is also in the bottom three.

After catching up with some of the Nashville-living Idol contestants, results again. Syesha Mercado is safe. Brooke White and Jason Castro are the last ones standing, waiting for results. Jason is safe, and Brooke is in the bottom three.

Kristy, Ramiele and Brooke come to center stage (and wow, Ramiele is tiny compared to those two in height) for no reason because it's time for another break.

After an "Idol Gives Back" segment, Dolly Parton hits the stage to sing "Jesus and Gravity."

Ryan puts the judges on the hot seat and asks who is out. Randy guesses Ramiele, and Simon only says it won't be Brooke (who is crying). And Brooke is indeed safe. Also, Kristy is safe, and Ramiele is out.

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I don't think many folks will quibble with that one.

Ramiele, who is crying, manages to reprise her performance from last night. What do you think about the results?

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