I honestly don't think the Idol producers care whether it's Karen, Haley, or Ashthon that goes home this week. They want to keep their favorite singers and the ones who add interest and variety to the show. They'd only care if it were Lauren, Pia, and probably James or Casey who went home this week. So, I don't think the taping is due to trying to manipulate the results. It's due to ineptitude.