Idol Voters Oust Another Favorite
Chris Daughtry, whom many critics described as the far-ahead frontrunner in the current American Idol contest, received the fewest votes from audience members this week and was booted off the show Wednesday night. As the vote tally was announced, judge Simon Cowell appeared stunned and judge Paula Abdul sat teary-eyed, then buried her face in her hands. Although the Wednesday results show had been topping the Tuesday performance show in the ratings for the past two weeks, last night's show recorded a 16.4 rating and a 23 share, slightly below Tuesday's 16.9/25. Surprisingly, ABC's Lost performed strongly against Idol, capturing a 10.6/15.