American Idol, The Day After: Top 7 Results Dish

Lyndsey Parker
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Last night on "American Idol," Burnell Taylor went home in seventh place. This was not a massive surprise, considering the rough week he'd had; my "The Day After" cohost Matt Whitfield and I had both predicted that Burnell would get cut this week. However, we'd also predicted that Lazaro Arbos would be in the bottom two with Burnell. So that was the true surprise last night: that Lazaro not only escaped the bottom two, but made the top three. Meanwhile, my favorite contestant of the week, Janelle Arthur, was in the bottom with Burnell and almost went home.

Today, Matt and I discuss what went down. Why are people voting for Lazaro? Should he have been put in the top 20 in the first place? Does he have a chance of actually making it to the finale--or even winning? And will his continued controversial survival hurt a show that is already struggling in the ratings? Watch us talk about all this and more in our latest chat.

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