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“American Idol”: Last night’s lows, tonight’s Lady Gaga high

Tonight, the final five “American Idol” contestants will lower to the final four. But whoever the unlucky contestant who leaves tonight is, at least he will leave with Lady Gaga ringing in his ears.

Lady Gaga will perform her newest hit, “Alejandro” tonight, as she announced on Twitter earlier today. She says she’s dedicating the performance to her fans.

Last night’s “American Idol” received the lowest TV ratings since its first summer on the air in 2002, according to Nielsen overnights. We’re not saying that’s because of Casey James’ terrible rendition of “Blue Skies,” but it sure didn’t help. If we were the betting kind, we’d put our money on James to be the one to exit tonight.

Even judge Kara DioGuardi, who has been a fan of James throughout the competition, compared him to a bleating lamb. Ouch.

The Frank Sinatra-themed night didn’t go well for Crystal Bowersox, even with the charismatic Harry Connick Jr. mentoring her. The judges thought the first half of her routine was sleepy and slow. And if we could have stayed awake for it, we couldn’t have agreed more.

So who was the best last night? Lee Dewyze and Big Mike are probably the two frontrunners. They both embraced the big, showy style of Sinatra, but threw in a little of their own style for a perfect mix.

View photos from last night’s episode below:


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AMERICAN IDOL: L-R: Harry Connick Jr. and Ryan Seacrest on AMERICAN IDOL airing Tuesday, May 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX

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  • May 5, 2010 | Permalink |

    I’ve stopped watching this show because it got boring, there really isn’t anyone on it that I care to win, but now that Lady Gaga is performing tonight I’m going to watch it just to see her performance. You can bet that their ratings are going to jump because of her

  • May 5, 2010 | Permalink |

    love love gaga, she is my hero, cannot wait to see her on tv tonight

  • May 5, 2010 | Permalink |

    Lady Gaga is going to rock the stage tonight. I hope she shows those lame contestants how to really perform

  • May 5, 2010 | Permalink |

    shesso wierd

  • May 5, 2010 | Permalink |

    Fox apparently cut short Lady Gaga’s performance…

    Heres the full version

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