Tonight's American Idol opens with host Ryan Seacrest telling us that 36 million votes were cast. Craziness. In addition, we learn that Lady GaGa and David Cook will be singing, albeit not together. (But isn't that a disturbing thought?)

There's banter with the judges, mostly not that exciting, but Ryan does ask Simon Cowell who he would send home. He says he thinks Anoop, Megan and Matt might be in trouble.


This week's Ford commercial is notable mostly for its TOTAL CREEPINESS! Panels of parts of the finalists' faces are mixed and matched with one another, and it calls to mind "If They Mated" segments from the Conan O'Brien show.

For the group sing, the Top 9 take on Journey's "Don't Stop Believin.'" So last week, we found out (officially) that they were lip syncing the group sings. What's the verdict on this week? Seemed more natural than week before last by a lot, but maybe they got some coaching on making their lip syncing more, um, believable.

Results time! Well, first Ryan makes them do impressions of one another. Then it's results time. Megan Joy Corkrey, Matt Giraud and Kris Allen are asked to come to the left side of the stage and wait. Then Adam Lambert, Lil Rounds and Allison Iraheta go to the center of the stage. Lastly, Scott MacIntyre, Danny Gokey  and Anoop Desai hit the right side of the stage. Ryan asks which one of the groups "could be the bottom three"? Which of course means nothing.

After the break, David Cook performs! Afterward, he gets a surprise: his platinum record for his debut album.

Then it really is results time. Maybe. Kris is safe. Matt is made to think he's in the bottom three, but he is safe. That leaves Megan. She is in the bottom three, and she runs toward the stools cawing and waving her arms (like Rockin' Robin? I don't know). On to the next group. Lil is safe. Allison is in the bottom three. Adam, the last in his group, is safe. Danny is safe and heads to the Couch of Safety. That leaves Scott and Anoop, who I am sure will have to wait through some commercials and performances. Anoop says he thinks he is in the bottom three. As it turns out, he is right (and I am wrong), as Scott is taken to the couch and Anoop goes to the Stools of Potential Doom.

The bottom three have to wait through Lady GaGa's performance of "Poker Face."

Going to break, Simon tells Ryan that only one of the bottom three is worth saving. I'm going to assume that's Allison (as does someone in the audience, who shouts out her name).

After the break, Allison learns that she is safe. Whew.

The lowest vote-getter is Megan, who has been mugging for the camera since she found out she is in the bottom three. She keeps telling everyone to "not forget the caw." What the heck? Asked if they will consider saving her, Simon says since she said she doesn't care (which she said earlier about not caring what Simon says), they don't either.

She does her final sing-off right to the judges, and it's pretty much awkward all around, especially the dancing. I don't understand why she's being so smart-alecky right now. This is her chance to garner attention and maybe get a record deal or something.

She tells Ryan she has a couple of things to say: She says she loves everyone, including America, and then she tells her baby she's coming home and starts crying. She continues to cry during her goodbye montage. Awww, I can't handle crying. Farewell, Megan!

Next week, by the way, the contestants will sing songs from the year they were born. So, it's mostly going to be '80s night, then, with a little '90s.

So what do you think of the results? I'm not shocked, and clearly Megan wasn't, either.