On American Idol 2012 last night, we watched our 6 contestants rock out with selections by Queen and then a “free choice” song. It was a memorable night for some and a disappointing night for others. We watched as our Christian performers Skylar Laine and Joshua Ledet seemed to carry the night. And we are not just saying that because they are in our top 3! We thoroughly enjoyed Skylar’s huge performance with “The Show Must Go On” and “Tattoos on this Town”and dropped our jaws when Joshua sang “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Ready for Love”. Both of these young singers are so talented and we find ourselves wanting them to sing the songs in their entirety each time they perform. After some of the shocking eliminations this season, the outcome should be exciting. Who will go home tonight?
This is the final stretch and all 6 want to make the final cut. Ryan Seacrest tells us that 58 million votes were cast last night, 10 million more than last year. Wow. I hope everyone voted for Joshua and Skylar. (By the way, this is Debbie writing tonight, so if it gets sappy, forgive me.) Katy Perry, Stefano and the Queen Extravaganza are performing tonight.
So here we go with the results. Ryan will be calling everyone out in pairs. First up, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone. Jessica’s Dad is visiting and in the audience tonight. He deploys out soon. Jimmy was not impressed with Elise’s choice of songs and doesn’t feel she is safe. And after the nation wide vote, he is correct, Elise is in the bottom 3.
Next pair up is Hollie Cavanagh and Joshua Ledet. Jimmy felt Hollie’s last song was her best but thought it might be too little, too late. Jimmy was impressed with Joshua and thought he should be in the finals. Jimmy is right again. Hollie is in the bottom 3. Joshua is in the top group.
So we are down to the final pair of Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine. Jimmy felt Skylar was competent with her first song but her second song knocked her out. He felt that Phillip was missing something this week. The audience is booing at both assessments. The person in the bottom 3 is Skylar. Three ladies in the bottom 3 and quickly Ryan tells us Skylar is safe.
So will it be Hollie or Elise?? The person leaving tonight is Elise Testone. I have to say this wasn’t a huge surprise. Elise has been in the bottom 3 so many weeks that she had to somewhat expect this. We wish her well and know that her music career is not over and her unique style will bring her the success that she desires. Best wishes and prayers Elise.