LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – American Idol 2012 Top 6 results tonight ended with a shocking elimination. After American Idol 2012 Top 6 results last week ended with Jessica Sanchez’s elimination and save, many fans were wondering if Sanchez could be sent home tonight April 19, 2012, instead. Last night, the judges told news that America should vote for Jessica. But did America agree?
The last time any of the American Idol 2012 judges told viewers to advance a singer was the week with DeAndre. This week, Jennifer Lopez, who urged American to vote for DeAndre, told America to advance Jessica. Randy said the same and said he hopes America “votes for you this week”. But in early results tonight, there was trouble for one singer. Right off the bat, Joshua Ledet and Hollie Cavanagh were called to the stage.
And with that, Ryan Seacrest sent Hollie to the bottom three.
One week ago, Hollie Cavanagh dominated most news analysts’ predictions for elimination. But she didn’t even end in the bottom three. Last week, Joshua, Jessica, and Elise were sent to the bottom three, instead.
A week ago, most fans thought Hollie was in trouble, however, not Jessica. They thought her performance of Perfect wasn’t perfect. Randy said it “wasn’t perfect but you redeemed yourself this week.” Jennifer agreed and Steven Tyler bluntly said “It wasn’t perfect tonight for me.”
This week, however, the same judges praised Hollie and used the word “perfect” this time around. Randy this week said Hollie on Rolling was “close to perfect” and Steven said it was a “perfect” performance. Hollie, however, has been the bottom three before. Two weeks ago, the bottom three was DeAndre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh and Elise Testone.
But many news analyst contended Elise was not in trouble this week. Elise’s performance of No One prompted Steven to call it “beautiful”, Randy to love it, and Jennifer to praise it. But did viewers agree. But midway through the telecast, Skylar Laine and Elise were brought to the middle stage.
And Elise was sent to the bottom three.
Nigel Lythgoe prewarned viewers tonight that they will possibly not be happy with tonight’s results. Nigel wrote “Yes, we have another BIG shock on #AmericanIdol tonight. Wow, we are going to have a lot of unhappy people tonight.”
Many fans are still bothered by the elimination and save of Jessica last week. Jessica Sanchez drew huge praises from the judges last week with Stuttering. Randy said “Tonight you set the bar really high.” Jennifer Lopez said she wanted Jessica to sing with “impact… and take us on a ride.” Steve simply said “When I hear you sing, I forget where I am.”
Fans on twitter seemed to embrace her performance as well. Of Jessica, they wrote last week “She got me wanting to listen to Jazmine Sullivan now.” Another added “Jessica Sanchez just killed that Jazmine Sullivan song on American Idol….She got an amazing talent.”
Until last week, Jessica had never ended in the bottom three this season. Jessica Sanchez delivered sweet notes week to week, even earlier this month with Sweet Dreams. Randy Jackson was blown away, telling news “I say it all the time, but stars are truly born.” Steven Tyler agreed, stating “You really know your notes.”
But in the end, Jessica did not end in the bottom three. Elise, Hollie, and Colton finished tonight in the bottom three. And sent home was … Colton Dixon.
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