After being given a Golden Ticket to Hollywood, he performed "The First Cut Is the Deepest", and sang "Emotion" during his trio performance with Ace Young and Bobby Bullard.
The vote-tallying website Dial Idol, however, predicted that Daughtry was the lowest vote-getter for the week.In an interview after his elimination, Daughtry said that he thought he got voted off because his fans were "overconfident" that he would be safe, so they did not call and vote.The lead singer of Live, Ed Kowalczyk, called me to say, 'Man, don't listen to that.'...It was really cool to get that kind of respect." Chris Daughtry was in the final four on May 10, 2006, and found himself in the bottom two with Katharine Mc Phee.When asked by Seacrest who should be leaving, Cowell expressed that he believed that Mc Phee should be eliminated.
Ryan Seacrest then announced that Daughtry was eliminated. An obviously stunned Daughtry could only utter, "A little, yeah." The media grabbed hold of the surprise elimination and there was some controversy regarding the accuracy of the vote count on the night Daughtry was eliminated.Chris Daughtry is now the third most successful American Idol contestant in terms of record sales, behind only Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, who both won their respective seasons.At the 50th Grammy Awards, the band was nominated for Best Rock Song for the single "It's Not Over." Since the band's first album, Chris Daughtry has collaborated with several artists, including Slash, Sevendust, Theory of a Deadman, Chad Kroeger, Brad Arnold, Vince Gill and Carlos Santana.You say a lot of things in the [pretaped] interview, and when editing gets involved, things get cut out for time constraints.I did mention in my interview that I'm doing a different version from a band I totally respect.The album was recorded before the band was officially formed, making Chris Daughtry the only official member present on the album.