LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – American Idol 2012 Top 7 initial results tonight revealed a Joshua Ledet standing ovation for a stunning performance. But when American Idol 2012 Top 7 final results are announced tomorrow, April 5, many news analysts contend that Hollie, DeAndre and Skylar could head the bottom three. Are they correct?
After tonight’s results, one singer not in danger of elimination is Joshua Ledet. Ledet performed If You Don’t Know Me By Now by Simply Red. All three judges gave it a standing ovation. But some viewers weren’t in agreement that the delivery was that masterful. But who else is likely to advance to the Top 7?
The other top singer for the night was Jessica Sanchez. Sanchez delivered How Will I Know by Whitney Houston. Jennifer told news, yet again, that Jessica’s voice was perfect. Randy said the performance was effortless. And Steven told news that he was equally impressed.
Also likely to advance Thursday is Phillip Phillips. Tonight he sung That’s All by Genesis. Steven loved it. Jennifer said it was struggling at first. Randy liked the delivery. The Phillip Phillips and Elise Testone duet for Stop Dragging My Heart Around also earned good viewer reaction, as did the Skylar Laine and Colton Dixon duet of Islands in the Stream by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
But who could be sent to the bottom three this week? Many news analysts contend that Deandre Brackensick and Hollie Cavanagh’s duet for I’m So Excited (the Pointer Sisters) could land them in the bottom three, yet again.
Deandre Brackensick was also marginal on the song I Like It by DeBarge. Jennifer Lopez loved it. Randy Jackson said DeBarge would have enjoyed it. And Steven Tyler forgot who DeAndre was. Randy also liked that there wasn’t a lot of falsetto.
Also in potential jeopardy is Elise Testone. After she sung I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner, Randy told news that Elise was too pitchy. J Lo said the emotions were good. And Steven said the song didn’t suit her.
Last week’s bottom three was Hollie, Heejun, and Skylar, with Heejun eliminated. The previous week, DeAndre, Heejun & Erika were in the bottom three, with Erika eliminated. And three weeks ago, Elise, Shannon, and Erika Van Pelt were in the bottom, with Shannon eliminated. DeAndre and Elise have survived elimination before, so can they do it again Thursday?