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Top 10 perform te hits of Billy Joel

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-03-21 19:06

There was no reprieve last week as we lost two American Idol contestants.  One to undisclosed charges and another to poor voter support.

Tonight the finalists are performing the hits of Billy Joel.  Let's get into it!

Deandre Brackensick
Song choice: Only the Good Die Young
Only the Good Die Young (Single Version) - The Essential Billy Joel


Live Blog: Top 11 Elimination

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-03-15 18:16

With Jermaine Jones being sent packing for his undeclared crimes and outstanding warrants, we were wondering if this might have provided a lifeilne for Jeremy Rosado to re-enter American Idol.  This wasn't to be.  However, now that we've already had an elimination this week, what will happen tonight?

There is always the possibility that there will not be an elimination this week and instead, the votes from this week's show will be added to the total from next week.  Whether this theory carries any weight will be revealed in the course of the next hour.

Here's how the elimination played out anyway.

Phillip Phillips, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone and Joshua Ledet face the music first. Joshua and Phillip are safe, Elise is in the bottom 3 and Skylar is safe.


Live Blog: Live performance show #2, less Jermaine Jones

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-03-14 18:10

Jermaine Jones time on American Idol is over.  He's been kicked off due to non-disclosure of a criminal past.  Bummer.  The question now is, are we top 11 or is Jeremy Rosado back to make it a Top 12?

Tonight it's songs from the year the contestants were born. is mentoring this week.

Phillip Phillips
Year of Birth: 1990
Song Choice: Hard to Handle
Hard to Handle - Pure Southern Soul

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What's going to happen on American Idol tonight?

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-03-14 17:46

Now that Jermaine Jones is back in Philly already, what is going to happen on American Idol tonight?  Are we going to go from a Top 13 to a Top 11 or is Jeremy Rosado going to find himself with a ticket back to the game?

All is about to be revealed!


Jermaine Jones to be cut from Idol

Submitted by The Critic on Tue, 2012-03-13 20:46

TMZ has now named the contestant who will be kicked out of American Idol.


Jermaine Jones will be kicked off "American Idol" Wednesday night, after producers learned he concealed the fact that he was arrested twice last years and has outstanding warrants ... TMZ has learned.

As we first reported, producers discovered Tuesday that Jermaine had lied about his criminal history and that triggered the decision to confront him on camera Tuesday afternoon.

We're told one of the incidents involved violence, which was particularly troublesome to producers.  He also lied to cops by giving them fake names both times he was arrested.

"A.I." sources tell us ... Jermaine will appear on the show tomorrow night before he is sent packing.


Who is about to get kicked out of American Idol?

Submitted by The Critic on Tue, 2012-03-13 19:14

TMZ is reporting one of the remaining 12 contestants is about to be kicked out of American Idol for concealing mulitple crimes and having outstanding warrants for their arrest.


A contestant on "American Idol" will be kicked off the show Wednesday because the singer concealed multiple crimes from producers ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the show tell us ... the contestant -- one of the final 12 -- was charged with 2 crimes in 2011, one involving violence.  We're told in both cases the contestant gave a fake name to cops when arrested.

In addition, we're told the contestant has outstanding warrants -- again, the singer concealed it from producers.


What is the 2012 exit song?

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-03-08 20:02

Every year there is a new farewell song.  This year, the exit song after the weekly elimination is 2011 winner Scotty McCreery's Please Remember Me.

Please Remember Me - Please Remember Me - Single


American Idol Elimination #1 2012 live blog

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-03-08 19:09

Last year's runner up Lauren Alaina and this week's mentor Mary J Blige are both with us tonight.

Who is going home?  If the polls are right, either Jermaine Jones or Elise Testone.

First up, the Top 13 perform Stevie Wonder's As.

As - Songs in the Key of Life

The Ford Music Video this week was set to Big Time.


Which American Idol contestant is leaving us tonight?

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-03-08 17:47

Tonight we'll be saying farewell to the first American Idol finalist of 2012.  It will come down to the girl and guy with the lowest number of votes and then the judges will decide who is going home, X Factor style.

Phillip Phillips may not be at the elimination tonight as he was rushed to hospital with suspected kidney stones earlier today.

Taking a look at the polls, Jessica Sanchez was by far everyones favorite from last night, securing 45% of the vote.  Phillip Phillips was the only other contestant to break double figures with 13% while Hollie Cavanagh just missed out on 9%.

At the other end of the spectrum, and as is fairly common at this stage of the competition, it's a log jam.


American Idol Top 13 2012 perform

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-03-07 19:14

It's the 400th episode of American Idol tonight! Wow.. what a milestone.

Mary J Blige has mentored the contestants this week

For the first time in the finals, it's guys vs girls.  The girls are paying tribute to the late, great Whitney Houston while the guys are singing the hits of Stevie Wonder.  Tomorrow night, the bottom girl and the bottom guy will then stand before the judges where they will decide who gets to stay.

Here's how the show played out

Joshua Ledet
Song choice: I Wish

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