LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – American Idol 2012 Top 2 result tonight prompted a stunning elimination. Who was eliminated on American Idol tonight and who is going to the finals? Before Top 2 results for May 17, 2012, Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips, and Joshua Ledet all gave exceptional performances. Unlike previous seasons of Idol, this final three was stellar. Last night, three singers delivered three songs. But tonight, Idol delivered two finalists and one singer a shocking elimination.
Last night, Jessica Sanchez earned top praises from news analysts for her delivery of I’ll Be There. Randy Jackson however didn’t like it. “I didn’t love it” he told Jessica. Jennifer disagreed, stating “That was a good choice from Jimmy.” Steven also agreed, proclaiming it simply “wonderful.”
Joshua Ledet with No More Drama, however, earned unanimous approval from the judges. Randy told news “People should just stand up and vote for you”. Jennifer agreed, saying “it feels so natural”. And Steven called it “beautiful”.
Phillip Phillips’ Disease, however, got negative reviews from the judges. Randy remarked “I didn’t like it either.” Jennifer said it “was an easy … performance from you. It was good.” And Steven wasn’t impressed. “It wasn’t over the top.” But did viewers agree?
Joshua Ledet earned top praise from news analyst for his rendition of Imagine. Randy said it was masterful. Jennifer said “It was almost like you were preaching while you are singing.” And Steve said it was “another thank you god moment.”
But earlier in the night, Phillip was dominating the judges’ praise. Phillips was unstoppable on Beggin. All three judges loved it. Randy told news that it was like “we were just at a Phil Phillips concert right there.” Jennifer said “you ride that all the way home.” And Steve used his favorite word, “beautiful”, yet again.
Jessica with My All earned top marks from Randy Jackson. But Jennifer wasn’t so sure. “You did it in your own way.” Steve however noted “When you sing you make people hang on your every note.”
So who was sent home tonight on Idol? In the end, eliminated on American Idol this evening May 17 was …. Joshua Ledet!
American Idol, Jessica Sanchez