Carly Smithson Goes Bye-Bye

April 24th, 2008 // Leave a Comment

Unfortunately, I’m not the resident American Idol expert, so my insight into this post about contestant Carly Smithson’s departure from the show will be sorely lacking. For a point of view from a dedicated viewer, I suggest you look to J. Harvey, who’s in the midst of recapping the singing competition phenomenon.

The 24-year-old contestant caused quite a stir when it was revealed that she’d had a recording contract in the past. However, any drama surrounding that fact has now been rendered a moot point, with the Irish bartender no longer in contention to win the competition. Smithson teared up a little when she was told her time on the show had come to a close and her final performance was delivered to an audience that included Desperate Housewives Josh Henderson and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine).

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By Lisa Timmons

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