And then there were nine.
Motown Week is behind us, leaving oil roughneck Michael Sarver in its wake. So whose next?
A prominent online casino (Sportbook.com) predicts that either Megan Joy Corkrey (75-to-1 to win the competition) or Scott MacIntyre (50-to-1) will be singing their swan song before the week is through.
The sentiments about the pair, per judges and critics, is that they have been thoroughly out-shined by opponents such as Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey and Anoop Desai.
"I think it's past time for Scott to go," Newsday blogger Jamshid Mousavinezhad wrote of the 23-year-old blind pianist. "He's a nice guy and all that, but is now out of his league vocally and is annoying me with his promises every week to break out next week.
Corkrey didn't fare much better, as TV Guide said that her "quirky charm seems to be wearing off... after what judge Randy Jackson called a "train wreck" performance of For Once in My Life, she's tied for dead last in our poll."
The remaining nine contestants perform tonight on American Idol at 8/7c on FOX. The results show airs Wednesday at 9/8c