LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – American Idol 2012 Top 5 results tonight prompted a stunning elimination in a great week. Prior to American Idol Top 5 results tonight April 26, 2012, many news analysts were perplexed if fans would vote off a recently marginal singer, or send home yet another front runner. Added to the confusion were strong performances by all the performers last night. But in the end, was a fan favorite eliminated in tonight’s top 5 results?
Last night, Hollie Cavanagh brought the house down with her performance of The Climb. Randy Jackson exclaimed “Hollie is back” and Jennifer Lopez called it simply perfect. Steven Tyler agreed, telling news “It’s so beautiful”.
On his second song, Phillip Phillips with The Stone was also strong. Randy Jackson said the song showed Phillip’s “true colors again”. Jennifer wasn’t so sure, calling it “too artsy”. Steven Tyler liked it calling it “very entertaining.”
Elise Testone was strong, but not stellar, on her delivery of Bold as Love. Randy Jackson told news that she “attacked the song.” Jennifer agreed, proclaiming “you slayed that song.” Steven told news that he was “touched” by the performance. But in recent weeks, Elise was sent to the bottom three. Could tonight pose a problem for Elise again?
Joshua Ledet was on fire all night long. His performance of Ready for Love made Randy on Wednesday go “speechless”. Jennifer Lopez agreed. “I don’t even know what to say to you.” Steven said it was mind-blowing.
Skylar Laine was also strong with Tattoos On This Town. Randy said her vocal range was excellent. Steven and Jennifer both loved it.
Earlier in Wednesday’s performances, however, several singers were good, but not great. Phillip Phillips with Fat Bottomed Girls got marginal reviews. Randy said “I liked it. Yes. Did I love it. No.” Steven said he was running “out of breath”. And Jennifer wasn’t so sure about it.
Elise Testone was strong, however, with I Want It All. Randy said the song fit her well. Jennifer agreed, telling news that “it was natural.” And Steven enjoyed it.
But Joshua Ledet got a standing ovation with Crazy Little Thing. Randy told news that “it was unbelievable.” Jennifer agreed with “Joshua’s part of the show is my favorite part of the show.” Steven said Joshua is the man to beat.
Jessica Sanchez with Bohemian Rhapsody was also marginal, but Skylar Laine got bigger praise with Show Must Go On. Randy told news that “it was incredible.” Jennifer called it powerful and Steven said it was over the top.
Sent to the bottom three tonight were Skylar Laine, Elise Testone and Hollie Cavanagh. And in the end, eliminated in tonight’s American Idol Top 5 results was Elise Testone.
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