After two nights of performances featuring from the 1960s, American Idol saw the elimination of the first four contestant off its roster of 24 semi-finalists. After millions of votes from all across America, Garret Haley and Colton Berry were eliminated on the guys’ side while Amy Davis and Joanne Borgella were eliminated from the girls’ side.
Seventeen year-old Garret Haley from Elida, Ohio failed to wow judges with his performance of Neil Sedaka’s ‘Breaking Up His Hard To Do’. Haley has drawn comparisons to Leif Garret and Peter Frampton due to his shaggy blond hair. Not faring much better is another celebrity look-alike. Colton Berry has more than a passing resemblance to talk show host Ellen de Generes, but that link to fame was not able to help him sale through the next round. After not doing much justice to Elvis Presley’s ‘Suspicious Minds’, the theater enthusiast was eliminated by virtue of ending up eleventh in the voting.
Amy Davis was not able bank on her experience in talent shows to go far on Idol. Davis was previously a contestant on Nashville Star – a country music singing competition — but her performance of Connie Francis’ ‘Where The Boys Are’ made her seem like a new comer. Plus-sized model Joanne Borgella finished eleventh after singing Dione Warwick’s ‘I Say A Little Prayer’.