I must admit I thought both boys would in the final two. I was prepared to see Jessica Sanchez go home tonight. Apparently, America had other ideas. Joshua has a career ahead of him and we wish him well with his future endeavors.
Next week, the Idol finale will be Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez.
In what can only be described as a complete shock, Pia was sent home this evening. Rounding out the bottom three were Stefano and Jacob. Jacob was another surprise in the bottom three. Neither Pia nor Jacob had been in the bottom three before tonight. The judges were visibly upset. Randy was shaking his head in disbelief and Jennifer looked like she was on the verge of tears. All three judges walked up on the stage to comfort Pia, who could be heard sobbing over a microphone as her fellow contestants surrounded her.
Vote for the Worst claims responsibility for sending Pia home and keeping Paul. The site’s goal is to eliminate Haley and Lauren in the coming weeks and have only the men left in the top six. They described tonight’s episode as “hilarious” and are proud that they caused the frontrunner to be eliminated. Personally, this is despicable behavior and American Idol needs to find a legal way to neutralize this website!
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The lovely and talented Karen Rodriguez was sent packing tonight on American Idol. Karen was in the bottom three again this week. Unfortunately, even after a great performance of “Hero” by Mariah Carey, she was not saved by the judges. Randy said it was not a unanimous decision so at least one judge wanted to save her. All three judges must be in agreement to use their save.
Lee DeWyze, last year’s American Idol winner, performed a song from his new album titled “Beautiful Like You”. It was a nice song with an alternative feel. Lee’s presence was a reminder of how much has changed on Idol since he was crowned the winner last season. Only Randy Jackson remains on the panel of judges.
The Black Eyed Peas performed their new song, which they dedicated to the people of Japan, titled “Just Can’t Get Enough”. Not sure if it was just me but people did not seem all that thrilled they were making a guest appearance based on reaction from the audience. However, when they finished singing their new song, the cheering was loud.
Rounding out the bottom three this week were Haley Reinhart and Naima Adedapo. Both received some criticism from the judges after Tuesday’s performances. Haley is not a stranger to the bottom three.
America voted and Ashthon Jones had the lowest number of votes in the first week of the final 13 competition. Joining Ashton in the bottom three were Karen Rodriguez and Haley Reinhart.
Adam Lambert performed an acoustic version of his new song “Aftermath”. A more subdued and wholesome looking Adam Lambert was greeted by shrieks of approval from the audience. Ditty-Dirty Money & Skylar Grey performed “Coming Home”.
We wish Ashthon Jones much success. I was very impressed with her exit interview on the Idol website. Check it out if you have not already done so.
We also send a get well shout out to Casey Abrams!