Top 6 Elimination: Live Blog

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-04-26 18:13

58 millions votes were cast last night but it won't be enough for one of the American Idol Top 6 tonight.

Idol Alumni Stefano Langone is performing tonight, as well as Katy Perry.

Elise Testone and Jessica Sanchez are in the centre of the stage.  Ryan tells Jessica that it's not looking good... for the other 5 contestants.. because she's in the top 3 tonight.  Elise is in the bottom 3.


Prediction: American Idol Top 6 Elimination

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-04-26 17:16

By the end of the night, only 5 will remain.  Who will it be? Let's take a look at the polls.

This week, our Top 3 has Jessica Sanchez at the top with 26% of the vote. In second place, and also with more than 20% of the vote was Phillip Phillips (21%). Third place was held by Skylar Laine, but only just.  There was only a single vote between her and Hollie Cavanagh.

Joshua Ledet was in 5th place while Elise Testone languished well at the bottom with just over half the number of votes that Joshua recieved which should mean tonight is her turn to say goodbye.

As far as who you want to go home, Skylar Laine appears to be the least disliked with 9% of the vote.  29% of you want Elise to go home tonight the most.

Of all the songs performed last night, Jessica Sanchez's Dance With My Father was your favorite with 22% of the vote followed by Hollie Cavanagh's The Climb.

The results are soon.


The American Idol Top 6 perform the hits of Queen

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-04-25 18:13

It's the episode I look forward to the least. It's Queen night.  Brian May and Roger Taylor are mentoring everyone this week.

Ryan Seacrest is apparently not feeling too well so will we see him run for a bucket during tonight's show?

Who is really going to ruin a classic song tonight?  Here's how it went down.

Opening tonight's show is a group performance with both Brian and Roger of a medley of Queen's songs.  Fat Bottom Girls, Another One Bites the Dust, We Will Rock You and We are The Champions.


Will Ryan Seacrest miss American Idol tonight?

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-04-25 17:32

TMZ is reporting that Ryan Seacrest might miss tonight's episode, the first time in 11 seasons, due to a bad stomach bug.

Ryan Seacrest feels like crap ... so much so he missed the rehearsal for "American Idol" tonight, and sources connected with the production of the show tell TMZ ... Ryan may be MIA for the first time in the 11-season run of the show.

We're told Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe stepped in for Ryan during the dress rehearsal this afternoon.

Sources say Ryan had an IV in his arm, and is fighting "a bad stomach bug."

Ryan was not at the rehearsal and it's unclear if he'll do the show.  If he doesn't, Nigel is ready to step in.


Colton Dixon unhappy with his portrayal on TV

Submitted by brad on Wed, 2012-04-25 05:16

Colton Dixon has admitted that he didn’t like the way he was portrayed on American Idol last week.

The 20-year-old was eliminated after performances of Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ and Earth, Wind and Fire’s ‘September’.

Dixon told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that he was not happy with the way he came across on TV.


Confirmed: Ryan Seacrest returning to Idol

Submitted by brad on Tue, 2012-04-24 09:45

Ryan Seacrest will return to Idol next season, it has been confirmed.

Fox has confirmed that the 37-year-old has signed a new deal to appear on the reality series for at least another two years.

"For the last 11 seasons, I've had the privilege to be a part of one of television's most iconic shows," Seacrest said in a statement. "It's been a wild ride, and I'm excited for my journey withAmerican Idol to continue.


Katy Perry performing on Idol this week

Submitted by brad on Sun, 2012-04-22 05:39

Katy Perry will visit American Idol this week, it has been confirmed.

The singer will perform her latest single ‘Part of Me’ on the April 26 results episode.

It will be the fifth time Perry has appeared on the series in the last three years.


Top 7 Elimination: actual live blog

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-04-19 18:06

It's most unfortunate when you read the blurb for tonight's show and it says "The finalists face elimination; LMFAO".

53 Million votes were cast last night, the highest of the season so everyone has obviously decided to take the results seriously.  Someone is still going home.

Before LMFAO and American Idol alumni Kris Allen perform, there are few other orders of business to deal with.


Who is going home tonight? American Idol Elimination prediction

Submitted by The Critic on Thu, 2012-04-19 16:09

There will be no save tonight. Someone is going home!

According to our polls, once again, Jessica Sanchez, despite last week's "shock result", is at the top with nearly a third of the vote.  Phillip Phillip is in second place with 21% while Joshua Ledet is in third place on 14% and Hollie Cavanagh is the only other contestant to make double figures.

Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine are both on 8% while, as I predicted yesterday, Elise Testone is at the bottom on 6%.

As far as who you'd like to see go home goes, Elise Testone again tops that poll with 26%.  Jessica Sanchez and Hollie Cavanagh are second equal on 19% which is interesting.


American Idol Top 7 Redux live blog

Submitted by The Critic on Wed, 2012-04-18 18:36

After last week's American Idol judges same it's a night of deja vu as the Top 7 get to perform all over again.

Tonight, the contestants will get two shots at winning your vote with two songs.

Here's how it went down:

Hollie Cavanagh
Song Choice: Rolling in the Deep
Rolling in the Deep - 21

voting information

My thoughts: A beautiful start to the show and start to the song.  A little pitchy in places though.