Posted 2 years ago

By Jason Wentworth

American Idol

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dorothy Hamill is out on “Dancing With the Stars.” But she wasn’t voted off. The Olympic Gold Medalist is withdrawing for medical reasons. At the end of last night’s show, Hamill said her spine surgeon warned should could suffer irreparable nerve damage. Hamill said it wouldn’t be fair for her to stay in the competition if she couldn’t give it her all. Hamill was in tears and said it’s been a wonderful ride. Because of Hamill’s withdrawal, no one was voted off last night. The lowest vote-getter wasn’t revealed. But only Lisa Vanderpump and Victor Ortiz hadn’t learned their fate when Hamill made her announcement.

Blake Shelton knows voices and he knows hair. On “The Voice” last night, Shelton told male model Josiah Hawley he’s a “badass” singer, with “badass” hair. But Josiah decides to go with Team Usher. Shelton wasn’t able to add any singers to his team. Shakira lands a singer from Nashville and a music business student. To get the woman from Nashville, Shakira pulled out an “English to Country” dictionary. Team Adam picks up a folk duo, the first duo he’s ever coached.

It’s Motown week on “American Idol.” The eight remaining contestants will sing songs recorded in Detroit tonight. Tomorrow, Idol celebrates its 450th episode. Colton Dixon will perform. Then, another singer will be sent home.