American Idol Results Show: Kellie Picker Shines, Antonella Barba Remains

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Wow. Our first surprising results are upon us.

While the exit of Alaina Alexander didn't come as a shock to many, who pegged AJ Tabaldo as a candidate to be given the boot? We were impressed by his enthusiasm Tuesday night. Guess America was not.

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Before mentioning the others to be voted out, we'd like to give props to Kellie Picker for a fine rendition of her song, "I Wonder." It's current number-42 on the radio charts. Maybe this performance will give it a boost.

Meanwhile, we know he looks nice and everything - but Sanjaya Malakar simply has NO business being around. His audition this week was humiliating. Do people really wish to see this seemingly gentle soul be torn to bits again next week by the judges?

Nick Pedro was certainly more impressive and we're sad to see him go. Alas, we're actually glad Antonella Barba remains in the competition. Sorry, Leslie Hunt, we do like you - but Antonella has been through so much already. Let's give her at least one more chance.

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