The "American Idol" voters finally had enough of Paul Jolley. No sooner had Jolley been informed that a town in Tennessee had named a day (last Saturday, March 16 -- so I guess he missed it?) after him, than he got word he'd landed in the bottom three. He was soon joined there by Devin Velez and (sadly) Amber Holcomb. But the latter two soon discovered they had survived to sing another week: It was Jolley who had come in dead last -- ending the long run of white-guy "Idol" winners.
He sang for the save, though he couldn't have thought the judges, who hadn't been digging him for weeks, and in fact, back in Hollywood, almost didn't put him through to Las Vegas, would use their one and only save of the season on him. The four people who held his fate in their hands tried to make it look like they were deliberating. But when called upon to render a verdict -- nope, no save -- Randy Jackson couldn't have looked less sorry to see Jolley go.
True to his name, however, Jolley chipperly declared that, since he had his own day and all, he was "pretty great." Aw, we wish him the best of luck (and pants with strong seams) as he works toward realizing his dream of becoming the male Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood. Like the judges, we've never really felt the country vibe from him, but whatever. It's all water under a small-town bridge now.