LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – American Idol 2012 Top 6 results tonight revealed a shocking elimination, and save. American Idol results for tonight April 12, 2012 promised a shocker, and the show definitely delivered. Spoiler predictions were split since last night when all remaining contestants gave strong performances. But news analysts scrambled after Ryan Seacrest suggested that fans’ mouths might drop tonight with a shocking results announcement. So who was eliminated tonight, who was sent home?
Hollie Cavanagh dominated most news analysts predictions for elimination tonight. But after Ryan Seacrest tweeted today “there is a result tonight on @AmericanIdol that some would say is very shocking”, many fans were left perplexed. Some viewers felt that the only “shocking” elimination tonight would be sending Jessica Sanchez or Joshua Ledet home. And with Ryan’s comment, analysts anticipated that Joshua could be sent home.
But after Ryan, Nigel Lythgoe told news that the shocker tonight was not fake, but perplexing. In advance of the results telecast, Nigel told news that “I didn’t think the judges were fair on Hollie but it’s all subjective. I more than not usually agree with them. Interesting voting tonight.” Nigel’s comments appeared to suggest to news that Hollie was safe. He later added “okay, no [fake], I am truly shocked by tonight’s American Idol result.” He added the hash tag “#idontunderstand”.
Last night’s performances were strong across the board. While Jessica and Joshua were stellar, no one really faltered in their performances. Elise Testone was strong with her performance of You and I. Randy Jackson told news that “This girl is talented.” Jennifer Lopez gave Elise incredible praise, stating “Nobody can sing like you. You’re a closer.” Steven Tyler said that Elise has improved dramatically through the competition. “You turned into genius.”
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Many fans once thought that Phillip Phillips could reach the final three; some tonight were worried that he could instead head to the bottom three. Some fans contend that Phillips’ performances are becoming predictable. His delivery of Give a Little More prompted Randy Jackson to state “What was I most excited was when you started.” Jennifer Lopez was torn, telling news “It was underwhelming.” But Steven Tyler liked it.
Most felt that Hollie Cavanagh would end in the bottom three tonight. Her performance of Perfect caused Randy Jackson to say it “wasn’t perfect but you redeemed yourself this week.” Jennifer Lopez said she wanted it to be perfect, but it wasn’t. And Steven Tyler bluntly said “It wasn’t perfect tonight for me.”
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Predictions thought that Colton Dixon could end in the bottom three tonight as well for his performance of Love the Way You. Randy told him that the performance was “subtle” but “stellar”. Jennifer Lopez said it needed improvement. And Steven Tyler simply said “I love that jacket.”
Skylar Laine improved as well with the song Didn’t Know How Much I Loved You. Randy said “It was picture perfect with the pitch.” Jennifer agreed, telling news “You nailed it. You were beautiful.” And Steve said “Crows may crow but the hens deliver the goods.”
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But two singers were definitely the best last night. The first was Joshua Ledet with Runaway Baby. Randy said “This was an unbelievable performance again from you.” Jennifer called it “dynamic” and Steven said “You gotta get the number of the girl dancing behind you.” The other big show-stopper was Jessica Sanchez 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.”
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Recently on Idol, Hollie, Heejun, and Skylar were in the bottom three, with Heejun eliminated. Then DeAndre, Heejun & Erika were in the bottom three; all those singers have since been eliminated. Last week sent to the bottom three were DeAndre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh and Elise Testone. In other weeks, Hollie and Skylar have been in the bottom three. So, of the current remaining Idol singers, Elise, Hollie and Skylar have all previously been in the bottom three, at least once.
But in American Idol results tonight, sent to the bottom three were Joshua, Jessica, and Elise. Initially eliminated tonight was Jessica Sanchez. But the judges saved Jessica!