The top 2 finalists will be announced tonight and it sure is going to be exciting as we find out the results. Will it be Jessica and Joshua, Jessica and Phillip or Joshua and Phillip? Who did America vote for to be in the finale next week? Who will be eliminated tonight?
The top 3 performed three songs last night – judge’s choice, contestant’s choice and Jimmy’s choice. Joshua began the night singing “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James and I thought it was going to be performed by Jessica. As usual, he was given a standing ovation by the judges. Randy, who picked the song, said the he hoped he can bring his touch to modern times. For their own pick, Joshua sang “Imagine” by John Lennon. Like his first song, they loved it, saying it was a pull back moment for him, that his performance quality made him special. No more standing O for him though even on his third song where he sang “Nor More Drama” by Mary J. Blige. Jimmy choice this song for him and the judges thought that was over the top. Did he just secure his place at the finale?
Jessica was the second performer of the night. JLo picked Maria Carey’s “My All” and her comment was it was a hard song but she did it so beautiful in her own way. Her second song was “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith. What did Steven Tyler have to say about her version? He said he took a great song and made it greater. For her third song, Jimmy chose “I’ll Be There” by the Jackson Five. JLo and Steven loved it except for Randy, who liked it ok but didn’t love it. Did that just mean she’ll be the one to go?
Phillip Phillips got the pimp spot. He sang “Begging” by Mankind, chosen by Steven for him. The judges said they were like watching his concert, another incredible performance by him. For his second song, he chose “Disease” by Matchbox 20. They didn’t love it though and thought it was just ok. For his final performance, Jimmy chose “We’ve Got Tonight” by Bob Seger and the judges thought that was a perfect song at the perfect time. They also gave him a standing ovation. Does that mean he’s one of the final two?
The best round was the last one, in my opinion. How about you?
Anyway, some say it will be Joshua and Jessica at the finale while some say it’s Joshua and Phillip. If we are going to base it on who got the standing ovation from the judges and who got the better comments, it will be Jessica who will go home. But it really is up to America’s vote on who will be the final 2 and we’ll find that out soon!
What about you? Any predictions on who will be sent home tonight?
Adam Lambert and Lisa Marie Presley are the musical guests tonight while we wait for the results. Adam will perform “Never Close Our Eyes” and Lisa will perform “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”.
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Recaps of last night and more hometown visits…
Jessica, Joshua and Phillip perform “Got To Get You Into My Life” by the Beatles…
Josh on stage…Jimmy says it’s not Josh’s best night, but good. He’s not impressed with the Etta James song and would not give it a standing ovation. For Imagine, he thinks it’s not the right song. There wasn’t enough melody in the Mary J. Blige song either but he thinks Josh should be in the finale.
Josh got send back to the stools
NO RESULTS YET
Ice Age Continental Drift video…Ester Dean greets the top 4 – must have been taped last week because Hollie is still in the video…
Lisa Marie Presley performs “You Ain’t See Nothing Yet”
Season 12 auditions will be in LA, New Jersey and Chicago
Jessica on stage…Jimmy thinks “My All” is not a song she should capture the win. He thought it didn’t come together enough. Singing “Imagine” made Jessica reminds Jimmy of Michael Jackson. He says she’s good enough to sing on the Grammys but will need the songs to win.
Jessica’s back to the stools as well…
NO RESULTS YET
Jimmy apologized for his song choices for Joshua and Jessica…
Adam Lambert performs “Never Close Our Eyes”…
Phillip goes on stage…Jimmy thinks he did a great job on “Beggin'”, says he’s becoming more and more original. But says it was a snoozefest last night.
Joshua, Jessica and Phillip take center stage…
Almost 90 million votes last night!
Jessica Sanchez is in the FINALE!
Phillip Phillips is in the FINALE!
Joshua Ledet is ELIMINATED!
American Idol Top 2