My American Idol 11 Top 7 Redux power list! What’s yours?
These power lists get harder and harder to do the closer it gets to the finale. Everyone left in the cast is talented, and I would say that last night’s performances were mostly pretty good.
Jessica Sanchez is safe for now. She’ll get lots of votes after she was nearly eliminated last week. I know some of you believe Colton Dixon will end up in the bottom 3 after last night’s weak performances. But I think this kid has a solid fan base that I’m sure kicked into overdrive last night after the judges dissed him. I think he’s probably still getting a lion’s share of the votes. Phil Phillips, a popular contestant already, did well last night, so he earns the #1 spot. Skylar Laine is the only girl left with a chance of winning this thing. She’s #3 and the highest placed girl. Even with the pimp spot last night, I don’t think Joshua Ledet did enough to climb out of the bottom 3. Hollie Cavanagh may have been damned by the judges praise last night. There’s no need to save Hollie now.
And finally? Buh Bye Elise Testone. I remain a huge fan and look forward to seeing you on tour. You just could not manage to connect with Idol viewers. Like Jimmy said, you needed to hit it out of the ballpark every single week and that did not happen last night . Arguing with Jlo after your performance did not help. You are a fine singer, but terrible at the Idol game. But it won’t matter once you’re out of the bubble.
Having said all that, anything could happen tonight. Another shock boot would not surprise me.
1. Phil Philips
2. Colton Dixon
3. Skylar Laine
4. Jessica Sanchez
5. Hollie Cavanagh
7. Elise Testone