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American Idol: WTF!!!!!!!????

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Now we freaking completely understand how someone like George W. Bush gets into the Oval Office: American voters are stupid. Tonight on American Idol, calling voters kicked off the best singer in this popularity contest national singing competition.

Melinda Doolittle, the most experienced singer among the remaining three, got kicked off the show by the nearly 60 million callers.

We don't mean to sound bitter, but seriously...is it because she didn't have Jordin Sparks' high school calling to back her?

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Is it because all the teeny-bopper girls are texting and calling for Blake Lewis? Kids, kids, kids...beat boxing is so early '90s.

Now thanks to all you voters, LAist has to sit through next week's finale between an OK singer and a good singer instead of the hands-down best singer on the show this season. We haven't felt this cheated since Sanjaya left. Hell, might as well bring him back, too, because this show has turned into a real unfunny joke. Whatever.

She'll do fine in the end...

Oh yeah, former AI contestant Elliott Yamin and Maroon 5 performed on the show. We liked Elliot's R&B performance better. And that's not saying much. But when did Maroon 5 start channeling the N*SYNC sound?