It is always interesting to see how "Idol" will stretch what is essentially a five-minute show into an hour. And by interesting, I mean lame.

It is always interesting to see how “Idol” will stretch what is essentially a five-minute show into an hour. And by interesting, I mean lame.

This hour, we had Jim Carrey pimping “Horton Hears a Who” (I was embarrassed for him. — KL); the return of McPhee-ver; a horrible video featuring Cake’s “The Distance”; a singalong of Beatles songs; and a Q&A from callers at home. (That call-in thing is the worst idea they’ve ever had. Shall we call in next week and tell them so, Erin? — KL)

One note of interest: it’s nice to see that Danny was adopted by Ramiele’s family. It looks like they all went on a field trip to the Farmer’s Market to get matching t-shirts. See, there are happy endings on “Idol.”

The bottom three consisted of David H., Syesha and Kristy. No real surprises there. Kristy looked like we was ready to throw in the towel. The fact that David H. was kicked off even surprised her.

Hopefully, the experience has cured her of re-working songs into country standards. But somehow I doubt it.

As for David, I feel he left too early. I mean, yes, there was no doubt he was going to leave, but now I’m left with a full tank of stripper jokes and no one to use them on.

Farewell, dear David. There is an adults-only cabaret with your name on it somewhere. You should hook up with Frenchie and see if you can join the touring version of “Rent.”

(I thought Ruben might write or at least sing a brand new song for the “you’re going home ballad.” But no, it’s just a rehash of Kenny Loggins’ “Celebrate Me Home.” — KL)

Next week: More songs from Lennon-McCartney. Another chance for Amanda to sing “Helter Skelter” and little David to try “Yesterday.” And the mind reels as to what Kristy might do to “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

Kathy Lyford contributed to the snark in this article. She would have done more, but she also had to cover “Top Chef” and “America’s Next Top Model.”

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