AMERICAN IDOL: Angie Miller advances to the final 3 on AMERICAN IDOL Thursday, May 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured L-R: Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison and Candice Glover. CR: Frank Micelotta / FOX. Copyright: FOX.

There were no surprises tonight on American Idol when Amber Holcomb was eliminated. Actually, has their been ONE elimination this season that was the least bit shocking? For the first time ever, I correctly predicted every single eliminated contestant. And if you know me and my crappy predictions, that’s a pretty big deal.

Amber has a ton of raw talent, but she needs a few years of seasoning before she’s ready.  I never understood why Jimmy and Nigel tried so hard to make her happen. Did Jimmy think that they could mold her into a pop star?  He and Interscope failed pretty miserably with Pia Toscano. And so far, the label appears to have dropped the promo ball with the immensely talented vocalist, Jessica Sanchez.  The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.

I figure the label will give Amber at least one single as a trial balloon. Thing is, she doesn’t really have an Idol fanbase to fall back on. If they want to sign her, she’ll need to be handled like a brand new artist. It will be interesting to watch what happens to her.

Her youth was really evident when she broke down during her sing out. If any of you watched Glee, there were clips of her talking to the judges, post-boot, during the commercial break. She was pretty busted up. Other than missing the cut off for the tour, just missing out on a hometown visit has to really hurt.

Candice Glover, Angie Miller and Kree Harrison are the Top 3. I’m smelling an Angie/Candice final. How about you?

Anyway, Angie’s home town is about 30 miles from where I live, and I’m THINKING about checking it out on Saturday. I hate crowds, and my car is on the fritz. I’m not sure if I’m going to make it. But, on the other hand, this will probably be the ONLY opportunity I’ll ever have to attend an Idol hometown celebration. I should probably go ahead and find a way to do it. Maybe take a train from South Station so I don’t have to deal with traffic? We’ll see.

UPDATE: Amber Holcomb is eliminated from American Idol

The American Idol 12 Top 4 will finally become 3! And I’m live blogging all the FUN right here.

Season 7 winner, David Cook comes home to the Idol stage to perform his new single, “Laying Me Low.” Plus, mentor, Harry Connick, Jr and Will.i.Am perform.  Not together! But wouldn’t THAT be something?

Tonight the stakes are INSANELY HIGH says Ryan. All four want the Top 3 hometown visit. The video package is cut with the singers’ performances and shots of past visits.

After the Nicki Minaj meltdown on twitter today, do ya think it’ll be a LEETLE BEET uncomfortable on the panel?

The Top 4 sing “Crazy In Love” from….The Great Gatsby movie. Because when I think of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the lost generation, Destiny’s Child is always at the top of my mind! It’s a Baz Luhrmann thing! A slew of dancers perform with the girls on stage. I haven’t checked out the new version of the song yet. I’m assuming the arrangement is similar. Prolly not as cheesy, though.


Top 4 Perform- Crazy In Love – American Idol 12… by IdolxMuzic

Tickets go on SALE for the American Idol tour tomorrow. Don’t miss it!

This week’s Ford Fiesta Mission features the girls designing a Ford Fiesta based on the music they love or something. Basically, the cars the girls design are festooned with decals they choose–like cowboy boots and musical notes.


Ford Fiesta Mission – American Idol 12 (Top 4… by IdolxMuzic

IT’S JIMMY TIME.

Angie Miller is up first. Angie had the opportunity shut down the competition, he says. But she blew it by picking the wrong song. He agrees with the judges about “Diamonds.” It didn’t go anywhere. “Someone to Watch Over Me” wasn’t good enough. But, her performances weren’t bad enough to send her home.

Amber Holcomb is next.  Amber sounded karaoke on the Pink number, explains Jimmy,  because she didn’t have time to prepare it.  No, Jimmy. Amber doesn’t have the emotional depth to bring that song to life!  Jimmy making excuses for Amber. Oy.  But he loved “Funny Valentine” “Amber crushed it,” he says. He hopes it was enough to save her.

Candice Glover is 3rd. Bruno Mars should write a song for Candice, says Jimmy. Not her best, but she was magnificent. Head and shoulders above the rest.

Kree Harrison is last. Kree hasn’t lived up to her full potential in the past two weeks, says Jimmy. Her performances weren’t bad, but she hasn’t been outstanding, either. It could hurt her.

David Cook is next!  Before he performs his single, “Laying Me Low,” A video package follows his Idol journey. David felt blessed to make the tour! He didn’t expect to win. He’s grateful to be able to earn a living from music. He talks a little bit about the Race for Hope, the yearly event he participates in each year to raise funds for brain cancer research. On the Top 3 homecoming he says,  “You’re going to cry, I did.”   But then he adds, “I don’t ever cry. That’s a lie.” HA! The talent on Idol this year is phenomenal, he says.  David and his band take the stage The song features awesome singing and CLAPPING.  This tune has SWAGGER.  After, David and Mariah have a reunion!   She remembers coaching his performance of her song, “Always Be My Baby.”  That song is easily one of my FAVORITE moments of Season 7.

Next, Will.i.am is in the house to sing ANOTHER song from The Great Gatsby called Bang Bang.  Uhm.  The “Bang Bang” song from the 60s is sampled here. With a 20s jazz motif and some other horrible stuff. Will.i.am is the WORST. Uh. He’s “tap dancing” now. PLEASE STOP I’M BEGGING YOU.


Will.i.am – Bang Bang – American Idol 12 (Results) by IdolxMuzic

OH LOOK it’s a video package featuring CONSTANTINE. One of Idol’s FIRST rockers. Remember his signature CAPTIVATING STARE? Have you run to grab the brain bleach? JUST KIDDING. After Idol, the Season 4 alum went on to Broadway. He makes sure we know that he’s the first Idol to be nominated for a Tony. These days, he’s back on the Great White Way in a revival of Jekyll and Hyde.


Throwback Thursday Look At Seasons 4… by IdolxMuzic

Harry Connick Jr. takes the stage to perform his new song, “Every Man Should Know.” Erm. Stick to standards Harry! This song is a super cliched song about how to be a man and a  hero and there’s some nonsense about coming home from work and loving your woman. Have we been transported back to the 1950s? Insipid. And I hate to say it, but I’m gonna. Hey Harry? KINDA PITCHY DAWG. His new record comes out June 11.


Harry Connick Jr.- Every Man Should Know… by IdolxMuzic

Time for results!

Nicki calls all the girls “Superheroes” who can all have GREAT careers. All four judges clearly love them. She’s happy that America got the best four to the top 4.

KIERAN DIM THE LIGHTS.  The results will be in NO particular order. Angie and Candice are called  safe first.  We’re probably looking at our Top 2.  Kree and Amber remain.  We’ll find out who is going home after the break!

Kree Harrison is SAFE! Amber Holcomb is eliminated!

After her goodbye package, Amber sings one last time. She warbles an emotional “I Believe in You and Me.”  Lots of tears. Ryan brings her dad on stage, and Amber completely loses it. Aw. Mariah is teary.  And we’re out.


Results & Final Elimination – American Idol 12… by IdolxMuzic

TOP  3

  • Angie Miller
  • Candice Glover
  • Kree Harrison

 
  • BBchez

    Someone on twitter earlier reported in beverly mass that a group brought in a huge amount of port-a-potties and barracades at the local high school…so if it wasn’t already obvious, Angie is safe.

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    no way in heck is Amber surviving tonight.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Cool that they are showing clips from previous home town visits.

  • http://twitter.com/nsideguy25 Chris

    Agree but it’d be funny if she wasnt

  • B.S.

    I think we will be having our first non-save performance tonight, if I’m correct.

  • http://twitter.com/nsideguy25 Chris

    Nothing against amber but hopefully it Is her and not candi.

  • H.A.

    Nicki could lose some weight herself. js.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yay, Cook! Sorry, don’t care about Will.i.am. lol

  • jcabby

    Harry Connick Jr. performance! Yes!

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    So I’m guessing hometowns find out first? I’m surprised they don’t leak the spoilers.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    Yay, I love the Great Gatsby soundtrack.

  • B.S.

    Emeli Sande version!!

  • x3grande

    I’m actually really nervous for Candice…

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    I wish they performed Lana Del Rey’s or Florence’s song.

  • BBchez

    I can’t imagine it being for anything else cuz the same “report” said a stage was starting to form by the gymnasium…it has to be for angie

  • lola

    Nice to see men on stage. :-)

  • H.A.

    That was fun!!

  • shell29

    Me too.

  • B.S.

    I know! The all three of their songs are just perfect!

  • ReginaFilange

    They could just be confident. She’s never been in the B3, and she hasn’t lost any steam in the competition. Not a bad investment to make to have everything set up even if they’re not 100% sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Madelon.21 Madelon Laca

    Anybody has a link to watch online?

  • Mafs95

    If Candice leaves the competition tonight, then I think there will happen an injustice ala Chris Daughtry. I hope she’s safe…

  • LucyWillis1996

    Actually, every year the top 4 all have their hometowns prepare in advance. 3 get the home visits 1 gets their elimination/welcome home deal.

  • halo9125

    I wouldn’t go to the Idol concert this year if I got the tickets for free.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that has only happened in recent years. Since S10, when James got a hometown visit, but without it being shown on the show.

  • x3grande

    yes does anybody have one?

  • emme1000

    I just love beverly mass. Any clue if they are setting up in the Carolinas?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Jimmy is not excited about Angie. lol

  • ReginaFilange
  • fuzzywuzzy

    Jimmy showing a lot of enthusiasm for Candice? WTF? lol

  • http://twitter.com/pokepikalem Le Viet Anh Nghi

    “Crazy In love” has been sung by DC before? I thought it’s only Beyonce?

  • jcabby

    Can’t say I disagree with Jimmy this week.

  • kk

    As usual, Jimmy is ON POINT with every contestant’s critique.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    Listening to Jimmy, Kree’s going home.

  • emme1000

    thanks so much! Soare prepping in Amber’s hometown? I hope not!

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    Jimmy was pretty much on point. I still want him on the judging panel.

  • lola

    My guess is Kree going home.

  • teekee

    I don’t think she is.

  • dabney c

    Uh oh, uh oh, Kree is going home. Whenever Ryan singles someone out like he just did with Kree, that means they’re gone. :(

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    Keith really doesn’t like Kree for some odd reason

  • steve2013

    if kree goes wont bother watching remaining 2 weeks Kree is the only one i really really like

  • LucyWillis1996

    It is a Beyonce track, but DC performed it together a few times. But I wouldn’t have made that reference it is weird.

  • ReginaFilange

    It seems like Shepherd high school has an event planned but nothing else has been announced.

  • dabney c

    What did he say about Angie’s second song?

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    Nah Ambers gone. They just want to make Kree look bad so she doesn’t make the finale next week

  • shell29

    If I’m going by Jimmy’s comments, it seems like Kree and Amber are in the bottom this week.

  • justmefornow

    So I turned this on tonight just to hear Cook. That place has a weird low key vibe for top 3 reveal night, kinda sad.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    After all that singling out, Amber might just end staying over Kree. Amber had the sympathy vote last night when the judges and Harry pummeled her.

  • emme1000

    What do you think that means?

  • vd88

    Yes that reference was off to me.

  • x3grande

    I don’t think Kree is going home. According to analytics sites, the bottom two is Candice and Angie, with Candice going home. Which is really scary. But most of their predictions rarely come true.

  • dabney c

    no, but google “idol live stream” and maybe you’ll find something.

  • Mafs95

    I think it should be either Amber or Kree leaving the competition tonight. Angie and Candice are my Top 2!!

  • chillj

    The make-up person used the whole kit on Kree this week. Leave her alone; she looks better more natural.

  • stef

    He already put her in the Opry, lol. Which was crazy, but he did say that.

  • http://twitter.com/RyanJames2298 Ryan

    When I go, I’m not considering it the idol concert. More the Candice Glover show with a lot of opening acts (even though I absolutely love Janelle, Angie, and Kree as well)

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    Amber is going home. period

  • emme1000

    me too

  • supersonic

    Okay, Cook. I am willing to miss Community for you.

  • B.S.

    It has been years since I’ve seen anything from David Cook

  • chillj

    I support Will only because he gives away so much of what he earns. He really does a lot. He’s a good human being. As a performer, he is a little fabricated.

  • emme1000

    he wants to be seen as right and he knows the results

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    David Cook is looking HOT. Sounds better than ever!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    David is sounding good. Not too fond of his hairstyle though. lol

  • Mafs95

    If that’s true, then I’m really happy. I want Candice to stay in the competition!! :)

  • perfectstorm

    The person standing next to the elim may be the top voter getter. Check McCreery vs Durbin and Phillips vs Cavanaugh.

  • justmefornow

    :)))

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    I like this song from David.

  • H.A.

    David sounds good and his hair looks good. He should keep this look.

  • tucker davis

    Forgot how good David Cook was!

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    Awwww…David Cook. I’m missing the harmonies, though.

  • kk

    It’s a song that’s been done by all the greats….but this wasn’t great. Or something similar.

  • chillj

    Parts of Beverly (Beverly Farms) are extremely wealthy. some years ago a friend and I went movie star hunting at a private residence there up a long private drive and about nine guys came blazing out of the stables with with rifles. So sorry, wrong address. That was a cure

  • kk

    I’m the opposite. Like the new look, but he does not sound good tonight.

  • http://twitter.com/TherealDharper therealDharper

    I like this song. I’m going to buy it.

  • LeoCS

    Cook is doing well, but another bland single…

  • H.A.

    Lol. I like that clap, clap bridge.

  • dabney c

    No more Kyle Peek on drums?

  • kk

    lol. Oh you funny, man.

  • shell29

    Not bad…not bad at all David Cook! Good to see him again.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    C’mon judges. Stand up!

  • CB40

    Cook sounded outstanding … I miss rock music on the radio.

  • Mafs95

    Yeaaaah David Cook!!! My favourite WGWG, even though I actually think he’s in a slightly different category than the others.

  • x3grande

    Why can’t they just announce one person safe. My heart is pounding.

  • x3grande

    This is actually a really nice one from Cook.

  • harvestmoon

    It’s nice to see some WGWG again.

  • jumpstart

    Love DC’s new song … very catchy

  • justmefornow

    Cook sounded good. The song is ok, not really my style, but he sang it really well. I hope he sees a nice sales bump tonight.

  • dabney c

    Was thinking the same. Without the harmonies of the recorded version, the song is a bit flat. But I love Cook no matter what, so it’s ok.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    Will.I.Steal’s time to perform. He ruined this song by the way. The original Bang Bang is way better.

  • http://twitter.com/bentley1530 Bentley1530

    So I hope they got lots of money for this TGG promo.

  • Valarie

    The judges all stood for Stefano last week, but not for Cook? I don’t get it. I have not cared for David’s post Idol music, but I like this song. I bought it yesterday.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Well, if there were any need for evidence that you don’t need to be able to sing to have success . . .

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    David Cook is miles ahead of all the other male winners.

  • jumpstart

    they seem to like crappy performances (with a few exceptions)

  • harvestmoon

    Yeah, rap and the 1920′s don’t really go together.

  • guinness416

    Ha! You don’t need to sing but you need to have good material. Will.i.am should shoot whoever wrote this garbage.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    I’ve seen it pulled together really welll, but this is Will.I.Am. You don’t get much quality with him.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Can’t really say I have liked anything of his, but meh.

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    Does Will I am think he arrived at the circus? This has to be some bad joke.

  • H.A.

    The Great Gatsby looks like it will be a good movie.

  • justmefornow

    Just when you think Will.i.Am can’t get anymore annoying, he does.

  • LeoCS

    WTF was that?

  • EB

    That would be a good place for him!

  • Valarie

    The Will.I.Am song sucks!

  • http://twitter.com/PattiHum Pat H

    They didn’t stand for whoever the other Idol was last week either. OMG, i forgot already!

  • HermeticallySealed

    Let’s just hope that song is like the bonus song on the soundtrack.

  • x3grande

    i don’t know what’s happening

  • kk

    womp womp. TGG is a fox production.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marjanaisweird Aakash Mansukhani

    Lee Dewyze

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.mitchell.3954546 Bill Mitchell

    Well the fact that Ryan didn’t lead with his “shocking elimination” line I have to figure Angie and Candice are safe.

  • dabney c

    Oh yeah, right. I blanked out for a second. Thanks.

  • steve2013

    anyone got a working stream???

  • H.A.

    Live Will.i.am sucks but I bet in the movie context it works well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.mitchell.3954546 Bill Mitchell

    Wil.i.am owes his entire career to Fergie.

  • x3grande

    Yes does anybody have one? The streams i have wont load

  • http://twitter.com/PattiHum Pat H

    LOL! I just went into the archives to find it! Poor Lee! Still forgetting him!

  • dabney c

    OMG, remember how cute connie used to be?

  • jtgraffix
  • LeoCS

    Poor Fitzgerald being associated with that crap.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    Yep!

  • justmefornow

    lol. I didn’t watch Idol back then, but this guy seems like a really funny douche. What a hoot!

  • jumpstart

    Constantine = total douchebag

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    It would have been nice to actually see Constantine.

  • lola

    Just nooo to the Wil.I.Am song

  • dabney c

    Good point.

  • lola

    Guess I am in the minority. I always liked Constantine.

  • supersonic

    Everything Will.i.am does sucks.

  • stef

    I enjoyed seeing Harry yesterday but this is a big yawn

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    Harry is performing like the idol guys this season…

  • LJ

    Last night, I said Harry didn’t have a great voice and someone called me out about it. This performance reaffirmed my initial statement.

  • http://twitter.com/bentley1530 Bentley1530

    I am a little bored with this.

  • chillj

    He knows how to work a song, although I can’t say I’m fond of this one. Hell, he is hot.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’ve seen Harry live, and he sounded a lot better than this. I think that this song sucks. lol

  • H.A.

    Constantine couldn’t help himself. “I believe I was the first Idol to be nominated for a Tony” Lol. What a douche.

  • chillj

    He can lounge around my house any time.

  • LJ

    But does he have what one would classify as a great voice?

  • kk

    What’s douchey about that? He wasn’t bragging necessarily. He was just trying to say “HEY look what Idol did for me.”

  • supersonic

    I don’t listen to much Harry Connick, Jr, but his Christmas albums are the best.

  • jcabby

    LOL at Harry Connick Jr. and Ryan Seacrest’s banter!

  • lola

    I met Harry Connick once after his concert. He is like a robot in person.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Not a ‘great” voice, but Harry’s a “great vocalist”. Much more important than just a great voice.

  • EB

    I would rather listen to HCJ even if he’s boring than that will.i.am performance ever again.

  • http://twitter.com/PattiHum Pat H

    Saw him in Rock of Ages. He was fabulous!

  • dabney c

    Ach, Connie’s always bragging. nonetheless, glad he’s finding success on Broadway. It’s where he’s always belonged.

  • emme1000

    Saw him while he was on idol. He sounded amazing live!

  • jumpstart

    ITA the song is absolutely horrid

  • curly_yenta

    I’d rank Constantine up there with the top 10 most successful alums from Idol. Congrats to him, and I’m not really a fan. Gotta give kudos where they earned.

  • KelseyW

    I wish they’d just get the results over with already…Those poor girls must be nervous wrecks.

    Do we really need three guest performances,(With the obvious exception of David. Love him. He was wonderful!)a group performance, and other filler? It’s amazing that everything will manage to fit within the hour.

    I already have a feeling that my fave is going home. Just get it over with Idol so I can take a nap. :( lol I’m fine with Amber leaving though. It will still suck, but I’m fine with it. An Amber, Candice, and Kree final 3 would’ve been great, but it’s cool. My votes will be going to Candice if Amber is eliminated tonight.

  • LucyWillis1996

    If Idol wants to “fix” things, going back to the 30 minute result shows would be my first suggestion.

  • EB

    That was a decent speech by Nicki, I must admit.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    I agree! I hate all this filler!

  • LJ

    I believe they are one in the same. You can’t be an amazing vocalist with having a great voice. I think the word you are looking for is interpreter, he may be a great interpreter of songs, but a great vocalist he is not.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    Yay! Go Angie! Now for Candice.

  • Mafs95

    Results, please!!! OMG, first time I’ve been nervous for a contestant this season…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’ve never met him, but anyone who would do this has to be a pretty cool, decent guy:

    http://www.harryconnickjr.com/us/news/liz-zissa-improptu-concert-harry-connick-jr

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    And 1 hour singing shows.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    YES!!! Candice advances!!!!!!

  • shell29

    Yes!!!

  • jumpstart

    Yay, Candice!

  • stef

    yay Candice
    I’m ok with whatever the next result turns out to be

  • x3grande

    angies safe

  • EB

    CANDICE!!! :D

  • dabney c

    Candice is genuinely shocked.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I missed it, but did Ryan say “in no particular order”?

  • jcabby

    Yay Candice! So sweet to Ryan: “Can I hug you?”

  • HermeticallySealed

    Glad that Candice made it through. Don’t care about who the other two end up being.

  • stef

    yes

  • kk

    Yes.

  • teekee

    Yes.

  • Mafs95

    CANDICE!!!!!!! Yeaaaaaaah!!! :D
    Party Rock is in the house toniiiiiiiiiight… *everyday I’m shufflin’*

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    I’m just hoping I get my way with a Angie/Candice final two. That would be wonderful!

  • jumpstart

    yes

  • tucker davis

    You have a good memory!

  • shell29

    LOL!

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    You guys seem shocked. Amber no way got enough votes last night to overcome her last weeks last place totals.

  • H.A.

    Candice and Angie are safe. The rest don’t really matter.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Thank Jeebus Candice is in. I was gonna CRY (!) if she didn’t make it. I can rest easy now :)

  • tucker davis

    Yay for Candice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • EB

    Yes.

    I just wanted to join in the fun.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Madelon.21 Madelon Laca

    Kree / Candice finale for me! And how amazing was David’s new song, woot!

  • teekee

    Me too.

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    Candice was the only one I cared about making it. Don’t really care who goes home now.

  • steve2013

    yes

  • emme1000

    Yeah!!!!!! Candace!!!! bye bye Amber!!!!

  • B.S.

    I hope this is an indicator for the rest of the season. Candice and Angie finale FTW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.mitchell.3954546 Bill Mitchell

    Angie Miller safe – obviously.

  • shell29

    I hope Kree stays but honestly Candice is the only one I really cared about this week. I still think Amber is toast though.

  • jtgraffix

    i’ve mentally prepared myself if kree goes home tonight.

  • Mafs95

    Yes

  • http://twitter.com/PattiHum Pat H

    YES!!!! It would make the best Finale!

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Oh lord, me too :(

  • Patrick Tang

    Amber is toast. Candice was in the B2 last week, so the most likely outcome is Amber going home. Or maybe we get the shock boot after all?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    We may have different definitions. To me a ‘great voice” is the voice itself, it’s tone, range, being able to sing on key, not be pitchy, strength. To me, being a “great vocalist” is the same as being a “great singer”. Great singers may not always have “great voices”, but they have great musicality, interpretative abilities, ability to invest their singing with emotion, sell a song, etc. Similarly, people with “great voices” aren’t always great singers.

  • lola

    i was wrong, as usual!

  • LeoCS

    Yeah! Congrats, Kree.

    As for Amber, she should have gone long time ago. Bye.

  • jumpstart

    bye bye Amber ..

  • shell29

    Yes! Kree is safe.

  • chillj

    WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kk

    Boooo. Kree should have went based strictly on performances. Oh well. Candice for the win!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Madelon.21 Madelon Laca

    YEAY! Kree is safe!!!

  • Guest

    Oh.My.Gawd. I AM SO SHOCKED.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.mitchell.3954546 Bill Mitchell

    You know after all the drama through the season it is usually the people you expected to be Top 3 that are.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    No shocker. I think it is pretty much certain that Angie/Candice will be the final two standing.

  • stef

    That makes for a nicely diverse top 3

  • steve2013

    do you think ryan could of done it in reverse order Kree 1st Candice 2nd Angie 3rd

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that this was a good place for Amber to leave. I think that the pressure was getting to her.

  • emme1000

    All is right with the world! No more Amber! what will Nicki do now?

  • x3grande

    ALL AMBER FANS VOTE FOR CANDICE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dj532 Derrick Johnson

    I believe Kree had the most number of votes

  • brenoga

    I CAN’T WAIT for Slezack’s interview with Amber. LOL.

  • Mafs95

    OMG I’m sooo shocked!!! Not really… Amber is a great singer and some of the best performances this season were from her, but this was definitely her time to go. I hope she gets a good record deal!

  • Nostradamas

    Both of you! ;)

  • dabney c

    I’m very sad to see Amber go.

  • jcabby

    Amber :(

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    So the 3 front runners from the begining make it to the top 3. This whole season was so predictable.

  • perfectstorm

    Yes. Check Scotty vs James and Phillip vs Hollie.

  • teacup

    I hope she doesn’t do it. That would be funnier.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    Now, I can’t wait for The Michael and Amber interview.

  • http://twitter.com/PattiHum Pat H

    Yes! America got it right! The best 3 are Top 3!! Woo-Hoo! Now I want Finale tickets!

  • emme1000

    LOL

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    That “William” song was a big promo for the movie. Studio probably paid big bucks to promote it, so just view it as another ad. There were only two guest performances … and an ad.

  • curly_yenta

    Glad Amber left for butchering McCarther Park last week – and then getting kudos for her totally off key performance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.mitchell.3954546 Bill Mitchell

    Isn’t this pretty much what everyone was expecting since Hollywood?

  • LeoCS

    Amber is worse than Lazaro sometimes, ouch!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I notice that Candice and Kree are really crying.

  • CB40

    Come on Kree fans, wake up next week! :)

  • B.S.

    Remember when she snapped at his comments with her bestie

  • kk

    stay asleep, please! Aint nobody got time for Kree in the finale! lol

  • http://twitter.com/nsideguy25 Chris

    Candice can’t help herself. She was gonna cry regRdless

  • shell29

    Aww Ryan…now you’re making me cry bringing her dad on stage. That was so sweet.

  • lola

    Poor Amber…pitchy, all over the place,off key. I liked her, though. She’ll be fine. Heck she’s on tour soon.

  • HMc

    Sad to see Amber go but glad Kree is safe

  • elliegrll

    Did Ryan say that Kree was in the bottom 2?

  • chillj

    She isn’t responsible for the judges behavior. She didn’t make them do it.

  • vtu

    Tough (almost impossible) to sing well when you’re crying. I’m not a fan, but Amber has never been as bad as Lazaro. Even crying tonight, she was better than Lazaro.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Madelon.21 Madelon Laca

    Amber has a lot to grow but she’ll do well :)

  • EB

    Quit crying, people! I didn’t even want Amber to go through and now I’m tearing up. >:(

  • Axxxel

    Looking forward to that Slezak interview as well because Amber is my favorite and at the same time I would like to see what she will say after her not so flattering tweet to Slezak.

  • H.A.

    Awww. Daddy going to his little girl. So cute.

  • Mafs95

    LOOL that will be interesting.

  • justmefornow

    Looks like they all were crying except Angie who was smiling. lol.

  • tucker davis

    Well she is REALLY disappointed. I know any Top 4 elimination is tough but most past contestants seemed to hide it better.

  • steve2013

    whats to say she didnt top the votes & if was case they dont need to wake up ryan said it was random order

  • EB

    No particular order tonight, right? She may not have been in the B2… I’d say wake up Candice fans! Or she is out next week. :/

  • kk

    Nah. Results were in no particular order. Kree could have been #1.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Nobody’s worse than Lazaro. lol

  • EB

    Lmao

  • http://www.facebook.com/rhonda.holcombmorris Rhonda Holcomb Morris

    I do and tons of votes!!!

  • dabney c

    Still holding out for Candice/Kree. hashtag: notbloodylikely

  • HermeticallySealed

    Nicki meltdown in 3 … 2 …

  • curly_yenta

    She’s responsible for not singing on pitch. She got what she deserved.

  • kk

    HUNGER GAMES. May the odds be ever in MY favor.

  • shell29

    Thank you!

  • chillj

    Angie is afflicted. If her mouth is open, she is smiling.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I noticed that. lol

  • kk

    lol!

  • justmefornow

    LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dj532 Derrick Johnson

    i really think Kree was #1 in votes

  • Mafs95

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  • tucker davis

    Someone noted that the last two seasons, the Top 4 elimination night ended with the ‘cut’ contestant standing with the eventual winner.

  • jms

    America got the Top 3 right. NOW the competition can start.

    While this season’s still gonna be hit hard by how crap it has been and even this Top 3 can’t save it, I am very pleased.

  • kk

    There is no competition. It’s CANDICE or bust.

  • steve2013

    random order

  • LJ

    Understood, but Harry didn’t embody any of your definition in that performance, in fact, what he did was worst than anything the girls, who he scolded, did last night.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dj532 Derrick Johnson

    That was me

  • EB

    TOTES the crazy Hunger games contestant.

  • tucker davis

    Does this mean Kree was top voter-getter? The final two standing-
    Season 10: Durbin & Scottie
    Season 11: Holly & Phillip

  • harvestmoon

    Must be all that personality training she received.

  • KelseyW

    I was fine until Ryan brought Amber’s dad on stage….Damn you Seacrest! :’(

    And…A third fave of mine has finished 4th, and each elimination made me cry. All for different reasons. Ugh.

  • steve2013

    honestly i think that is case

  • LJ

    Is it a bad thing that she really wanted to win? Isn’t that the point? If your not sad or disappointed when you get eliminated, then you never should have been there in the first place.

  • sweetmm

    This has been long-time awaited; but at last AI managed to end up with the Top 3 DESERVEDLY singers. Well I guess lower ratings had meant the diminishing of those tone deaf power voters. I’m ok with this :)

  • jumpstart

    I’m okay with that Actually, I’m fine with either Candice or Kree winning.

  • Mafs95

    I think America got it right with Season 7 and 11 Top 3 as well…

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Awww…hush, it’ll be alright. Amber has a lot of potential, hopefully after the Idol tour, we’ll see her again down the line. :)

  • LeoCS

    Now Amber is gonna meet a twitter’s friend. Cute.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that part of it is that Jimmy and especially the judges were overpraising her a lot, so that may have given her an unrealistic idea of her chances to advance (and win).

  • albean99

    I’m so happy with the f3 who have been my top 3 all season. I always thought the f2 would be Candice & Kree but think Angie will be there instead of Kree. I suspect that Angie’s always one of the top vote getters. I also won’t miss Amber & the pushing of Amber on the viewers.

  • elliegrll

    i think that the difference is that in those two situations the producers were trying to fake us out by putting the two favorites in the bottom. Everybody knew that Scotty was the odds on favorite from the start, and with Phillip having horrible performances that never resulted in him being in the bottom two or three, everybody knew that the chances were amazingly high that he’d been leading in the votes all season.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Savvy Ryan brings Amber’s dad onstage for a lovely real moment.

  • tucker davis

    You’re right. I never could understand how they could smile & sing after being cut..unless they were so exhausted that they were just glad the stress was over.

  • Chablis

    It’s spelled MacArthur Park. If you are going to criticize then at least get it right.

  • Guest

    Cannot wait for Amber’s interview with Michael Slezak. Gonna be good

  • H.A.

    He never wastes an opportunity to pat himself on the back. You should let your achievements speak for themselves. This was actually the least braggy he’s been. I like him but yea he’s not always humble.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Amber looked gorgeous.

    The thing with her dad was so emotional. I teared up. :(

    Now to rewind and watch from the beginning!

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    I don’t really think that is the case. Kree has landed in the bottom two the night Janelle left. I don’t think anyone is leading the votes by a large margin. The only contestant that we know of that hasn’t landed in the bottom two yet is Angie, but she did claim spot number 3 a few weeks ago on one week when we had more contestants when Ryan announced the rankings. I think Scotty and Phillip were always leading the votes in the seasons that they were in.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianGoodner Brian Wilkes

    Honestly, I don’t think she will even remember that it was him who said that if she remembers it at all….she probably gets hundreds of comments directed at her…negative and positive. And I don’t think Michael would bring it up anyway. The only reason most people here know about it is because mj kept blogging about it.

  • Patrick Tang

    Great, diverse, top 3. Honestly, taking everything into account, this top 3 might be the most equal in quality,

  • dawnage01

    Omgosh. How awkward is the Michael Slezak & Amber Holcomb interview going to be??? Get me some popcorn & root beer, lol.

  • tucker davis

    funny!

  • sweetmm

    I felt there were better singers than Syesha in S7 and as of S11 I am not in the category of viewers that enjoy P2 singing “style”.

  • LJ

    I think Angie will win, but I don’t see her making it in the current music industry. Kree, because country fans are generally more supportive, has the best chance to be successful out of the remaining three, even though I find her songs choices and performances to be the equivalent of watching paint dry.

    Candice has the best voice, but just like Angie, I can only see her getting lost in the shuffle. Gospel artists do not get any mainstream attention and if she goes urban, they are really only supporting sexed up music or music that is more in the current vein of pop, neither of which suits her voice. I believe this is why the judges were so behind Amber, because she was the only one that could potentially be a current star, even though her choices were just as awful as Kree’s. I believe they felt they could remedy that by putting her in the studio with current ‘It’ producers and unlike Candice, she could do what currently works in the urban and pop worlds and pull it off with some help.

  • di1987

    I have no idea how I’m going to get through next week, I was a nervous wreck tonight. So glad Kree is safe!!! And this is a great top 3, so so happy :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Madelon.21 Madelon Laca

    MJ, please, please, please upload David’s performance, pretty please!

  • Patrick Tang

    Season 7 top 3 was strong because of the Davids, but Syesha could’ve been replaced with Michael or Carly.

    Season 8 top 3 was also strong because of Adam and Kris, but Danny spoiled the fun. If Allison was in the top 3, that would’ve been the best Top 3 ever.

    Season 11′s top 3 was a very strong one, because of the diversity.

  • lollamape

    Boooooo to you!!

    LOL. JK of course ;)

  • LeoCS

    Nicki is going to do what she has been doing every week, which is annoying the heck out of the viewers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1479312960 Liti Veikoso

    me thinks Kree probably had the highest vote kinda like in season 10 & 11 scotty was left with james and p2 was last called safe after jessica & joshua…geez way to make kree fans think she is bottom 2 lolz anyways hope its canice & kree top 2

  • teekee

    I was thinking the same about the pressure.

  • KelseyW

    She just missed out on a Top 3 homecoming and the finale…She’s allowed to be upset. :/

    Allison Iraheta sobbed pretty hard if I remember correctly. While singing a little tune entitled “Cry Baby”…So yeah….

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol Yeah, I’ve got to admit that Harry disappointed me tonight. A poor example of his abilities. He was great when I saw him less than a year ago.

  • tucker davis

    Wow! What a story!!

  • dabney c

    Michael didn’t make a big deal of Amber’s tweet, so I’m sure the interview will be just fine.

  • macfae

    Agree. Not the best I’ve heard him. Normally his voice is smoother and he has a cool way of meandering through a song …also, this one seemed a little too wordy.
    But charming as always. Love him!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, this isn’t a good example of Harry’s best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1479312960 Liti Veikoso

    agree

  • chili1000

    Not a huge fan of country but I am a huge fan of Kree. For the most part, I have no problem with her song choices and I think Jimmy was disingenuous with his comments regarding Kree tonight. I’ll take two good performances from Kree over one that was almost as good and one that was far worse from Angie or Amber any day. The idea that the poor performance makes the good one all the better is crazy.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    MJ wrote:

    Remember Constantine’s signature CAPTIVATING STARE? Have you run to grab the brain bleach? JUST KIDDING.

    lmao! I remember giggling when Constantine would give his “sexy” stare into the camera. I never really took him seriously and was amused by him. Good for him that he’s found respect and a home on Broadway.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Will I Am is so far up his own ass it’s comical. Can’t stand him lol. Amber, work on your attitude or you won’t get very far.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Michael will be fine, but Amber may be a bit sheepish. lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/jenny.williams.391 Jenny Williams

    Yes

  • jpfan2

    I actually liked Will I Am’s performance. The song may not be amazing but the production was A plus. I don’t get all the hate for the guy.

    The worst song on the show was that horrid number HC Jr. did. That was really BAD.

  • jpfan2

    I actually liked Will I Am’s performance. The song may not be amazing but the production was A plus. I don’t get all the hate for the guy.

    The worst song on the show was that horrid number HC Jr. did. That was really BAD.

  • KelseyW

    I bet that interview will be sassy and awesome. Maybe they’ll even have a sass fest to see who can out sass the other. :P

  • KelseyW

    I bet that interview will be sassy and awesome. Maybe they’ll even have a sass fest to see who can out sass the other. :P

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen
  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen
  • KelseyW

    Everything about Candice is genuine. Which is yet another reason why I love her. :)

  • KelseyW

    Everything about Candice is genuine. Which is yet another reason why I love her. :)

  • http://twitter.com/BrianGoodner Brian Wilkes

    I didn’t think I would but I did too. I was a little surprised that it seemed like EVERYONE hated it.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianGoodner Brian Wilkes

    I don’t think she really even knew or knows who he is and will remember that he was the one who wrote that (if she remembers it at all) when/if they do an interview.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianGoodner Brian Wilkes

    I don’t think she really even knew or knows who he is and will remember that he was the one who wrote that (if she remembers it at all) when/if they do an interview.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I actually liked Harry’s performance. The song may not be amazing but the production was A plus. I don’t get all the hate for the guy.

    The worst song on the show was that horrid number Will.i.am did. That was really BAD.

    lol

  • elliegrll

    What has Candice done on the show that makes you think that she will release gospel music? Also, why measure the success of gospel artists against those in other mainstream formats?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Lazaro will remind her. lol

  • teacup

    Nah I listen to mainstream country and Kree doesn’t really fit in the current scene. Commercially they would be better with Candice or Angie.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Nicki Minaj ?@NICKIMINAJ 1h
    Congrats Candice and Angie!!!!!!!

    Nicki Minaj ?@NICKIMINAJ 50m
    Top3. Candice, Angie and Kreedom!!!! Congrats girls. U absolutely deserve this!!! Amber, my baby, I’ll miss u baby Whitney!! #AmericanIdol

  • mchcat

    They have not stood for any of the winners.

  • Nedsdag

    I believe so as well. Too many people are underestimating her fan base.

  • jms

    These 3 mostly deserve the Top 3 because the talent this season has been very mediocre. I will say that I am excited for these last 2 weeks of S12. Part of it probably has to do with it finally being over in 2 weeks lol. But I’ve liked Kree, Candice, and Angela to varying degrees, so this’ll be good. I think.

    I do think, however, that this is one of the first times (of the seasons I’ve watched) America got the Top 3 completely right. All of S7-S11 had one person there who was either a dud or had a much better contestant, especially S8 with Danny instead of Allison but not so much S10 where I liked James more than Lauren but it was a coin flip.

  • jms

    Good point. Although, TBH, Angela or Kree wouldn’t make bad winners for this season either. I think Candice would be the best winner of the 3 vocally.

  • jms

    If the Amber tweet comes up in the Slezak/Amber interview, I hope it’s a bit of a joke thing. Like, Amber says sorry, Slezak says sorry, and they become buds.

  • akita88

    I believe that leaving Kree and Amber behind and calling in Angie and Candice first was a squid tactic by the AI top honchos in order to distract kin observers that the real top 2 were Angie and Kree. Because if the real order of number of votes will be made, the ‘race’ card may rear its ugly head and the ratings game will work against the AI. Note that The Voice has already dislodged AI lately at number 1 and 2 and if the real picture shall be revealed (i.e., Candice and Amber being selected last), this will have a further devastating effect on AI ratings. So the real contest now is between Angie and Kree.

  • dd999

    Whew! that was tense waiting for the results! So glad Kree is safe. Next week the judges pick out a song for her …..should be interesting! Candice certainly deserves to be top 3 and I’m glad she made it too.. Since one has to go, I would rather it been Angie than Amber, as I prefer Amber’s voice. Whatever, finishing 4th is still an amazing accomplishment!!!

  • PinkClouds20

    Angie will win Idol. Her fanbase is huge. There is no way she will lose.

  • http://twitter.com/JustMcCreerian justamccreerian

    I apologize if this has been asked, but is MJ attending Angie’s homecoming?

  • jms

    I’ve been wanting Amber gone for a while now, and that elimination package + her sing-off with the contestants crying + Amber losing it when her father came on stage…. Wow. Thank goodness I was alone, someone would’ve had to take my man card. I wanted to give her a massive hug and have a good cry, then take some testosterone booster and probably watch a rugby game to quell my insecurities.

    I don’t regret my sometimes vicious scathing comments about her song choices, though.

  • maymay

    Four Black contestants make the top 10 and two the top 4. We all know it is a manipulating result. So Idol has tried to benefit the Black contestants. People can`t play race card to blame Idol is a racist. Unless you mean Idol hate the white contestants. But hating the White contestants won`t be accused of a racist.

    If Kree and Angie make the top 2, hope the race card never shows up.

  • http://twitter.com/JustMcCreerian justamccreerian

    Also, anybody here planning on going to any homecomings?

  • iurqal

    In Hollywood he was one of those who voted to keep Kree in competition. Maybe he’s just disappointed with Kree’s performances in the last two weeks

  • PinkClouds20

    Kree is not mainstream country. She is country blues and I don’t think she will sell well. JMO.

  • Edward Wong

    agree. So, the competition next round will be very skinny head to head!

  • jms

    The thought of Idol being racist never even occurred to me at any point this season, especially not as much as the judges shoving the fact that these contestants have vags in our face.

  • LeahKittyS

    And so my source is now 7 for 7. It’s never gotten a full season exactly right, but this year it just might. It’s so heavily manipulated that every elimination is predictable, even if Lazaro did stay on a few weeks too long. But anyway, I will be perfectly happy with any of these three winning. My gut says Kree may be next to go now, but anything is possible. Next week determines it all. Massachusetts gets a homecoming ceremony! Finally! And Mom found the pre-sale code, so my tickets are locked! Today is good!

  • Edward Wong

    I think Jimmy and Nigel are trying to bring Amber as a lead of the game since her marketable package by dishing someone else. They want Kree to leave the position for Amber but, truthfully, it wasn’t.

  • LJ

    I didn’t say that Kree would sell well, I said that country fans are generally more supportive and that out of the remaining three she has the best chance. If I’m being honest, I do not see any of them being chart forces.

  • girlygirl

    After all the manipulation, they ended up with a strong Top 3

  • steve2013

    honestly i think she will end up like crystal bowersox if were to win/make F2 release an album do ok get dropped and end up on an independent label where she doesnt have to do great/ will have more freedom

  • girlygirl

    She appears to have the biggest fanbase of the Top 3, but I wouldn’t call it huge.

  • http://twitter.com/Falls_Guy Miles (Grumpy) (VI)

    Great top 3. Homecomings will be special for these three. Not sure why everybody is trying to guess the order of finish….Ryan said no particular order. You could read into the fact that he asked Randy if these were the right two to be standing there like they were the bottom two. I’m guessing it didn’t mean that.

    Doesn’t matter cause next week they are all back to zero. I’m personally rooting for an Angie/Candice finale but I’ve always suspected that Kree has been holding something back. Don’t the judges pick a song this week? Someone may finally get her the right one..

    ..

  • LJ

    I was simply naming the two possible genres that are serious options for Candice and how I feel she will fare in each of the respective genres. I did not mean or intend to imply that she more gospel than urban or more urban than gospel. As for why I measure gospel artists against mainstream artists, I did in this circumstance, because within the context of American Idol, if she wins and chooses to go gospel, her career will be judged in the general sense, not just in terms of the gospel world.

  • Tips_y

    Predictable or not, I for one am glad the 3 best singers are in Top 3. Could you imagine if, unpredictably, Lazaro was in there instead of one of the girls who are there right now?!!

  • LJ

    I agree with you about the performances, but I agree with Jimmy and Keith about Kree holding back and not really putting everything she has on the line. I’m not a fan of Angie, but I never feel like she, or Candice for that matter, are not fully engaged in their performance. Since the Top 10, I don’t feel like Kree has had a true standout performance, but both of the other two (even Amber) have.

  • PinkClouds20

    I think Angie has the best chance to be a pop/radio star. She is the complete package and she the most relatable to teen girls, who buy the most music.

  • Guest

    Jessica had million twitter fans before finale. She didn’t win. It’s a toss, really.

  • LJ

    My thoughts exactly.

  • PinkClouds20

    The producers screwed Jessica by giving her a terrible finale song.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lin-Brand/1226220699 Lin Brand

    Crystal’s starring on Broadway in Always…Patsy Cline. Not a bad result.

  • LJ

    Look at the current ladies dominating pop radio. Rihanna, Pink, Katy, Britney, Kelly, etc. Musically, I just don’t think she can compete with any of those ladies, despite having a voice as good as at least half of them. She does have a better chance than Candice though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lin-Brand/1226220699 Lin Brand

    VFTW supported her too so that’s more votes

  • LJ

    Agreed. Personally, I have always thought the contestants should be able to pick all of their own songs during the finale and sing their coronation song when the winner is announced. I’m sure they would rather lose based on their own decisions not the producers. Still, don’t think Sanchez would have beat P2 regardless of what she sung.

  • matt89

    Next week should be an exciting top 3. Anyone’s game now

  • matt89

    Wish I could go to Angie’s, just a couple of hours from me

  • KelseyW

    <3 :)Thanks. I'm better know. Darn this silly show for getting me emotionally invested in these singers that I don't even know in real life. lol

    I have no doubt in my mind that we'll be hearing from Amber again. If Interscope doesn't sign her then I'm sure another label will.

  • Robert Eller

    As if every one didn’t know Amber was going home last night even before last night, clearly Amber knew. When she chose to sing “My Funny Valentine” again, clearly she was already singing for survival.

    Harry Connick gave Amber an essential lesson. I hope that she learns and grows from it. Harry was not trying to humiliate her. He was trying to teach her something.

    Frankly, someone needs to teach Angela the same lesson. I’ve never seen evidence that Angela understands this lesson yet, either.

  • KelseyW

    I hope that’s what happens too.

  • Volveras

    “I’m smelling an Angie/Candice final. How about you?”

    Bite your tongue! Lol what gets me about Angie is she is pitchy much more than Kree is and Angie gets all the Ovations.

  • Happyhexer

    That’s probably only true if you know about the harmonies in the first place! I heard the song for the first time, cold, and I loved it. Maybe I’d like it even better with harmonies, but it was fine without.

  • http://twitter.com/Lutrell4 Ira

    Candice Glover will be returning to the “Low Country” Friday. Her flight is scheduled to land at 9 p.m. at Signature Flight Support, a private terminal at 1001 Davidson Drive, Suite 150, at the Savannah International Airport. Fans who want to greet Glover should arrive by 8 p.m.

    We are going to try and get a few pics, and offer our congratulations.

  • KelseyW

    He should consider changing his name to “Will-I-Effing-Am”. Because I find myself using or thinking said word to try and describe what I’m watching/hearing when he’s on my T.V. lol Now if only he could sing, and write. Then a 20′s themed performance with some tap dancing on Idol might have been cute.

    YES. Two guests and an ad. Perfect. lol Poor Gatsby. When I read that book in 11th grade along with the rest of my English class I sure as hell didn’t envision a movie with a Beyonce or Will-I-Am song on the soundtrack. No offense Beyonce. :P

  • Happyhexer

    I really like Amber’s Dad. He seems so sweet . . .

  • Happyhexer

    She’s pretty consistent about doing the happy-dancing and smiling thing. Oh, well. To each his own.

  • Happyhexer

    I guess there are worse things she could do with her mouth.

  • HKfan

    I just rewatched Allison singing cry baby, just the other day, she didn’t look like she was crying, at least not during the song, she went out with a huge bang and lots of attitude, probably one of her best performances.

  • CB40

    I agree this is anyone’s game. It’s also interesting that Kree wasn’t necessarily in the Bottom 2, as the results were in no particular order.

    At the beginning of this season, my Top 3 predictions were Angie, Candice and Kree.

    I also predicted an Angie-Kree finale, with Kree actually coming out on top.

    Not saying that will happen, but that’s how predictable this season has been.

  • geekygirl

    Cards are falling pretty much the way the deck has been stacked. I have two side thoughts:

    1. Don’t understand the criticism of Diamonds “not going anywhere” That song doesn’t go anywhere. period. It is repetitive and monotonous. Angie would have had to change it beyond recognition to give it a boost.

    2. The second half of the tour is going to be Lilith Fair redux. The fair was canceled finally due to lack of interest, does AI think crowds are really going to shell out for a breastfest? (This is not a slight on women performers, just what the public wants to see. Wanting a girl winner may be the kiss of death for them)

  • CB40

    Amber fans will not vote for Candice. They will either tune out or vote against Candice for knocking her out.

  • Mateja Praznik

    So why bother even having female contestants on the show if the public doesn’t want to watch and listen to them? If girl winner is a kiss of death for the show, they should just make it official that females are not wanted so they can audition for X Factor and The Voice instead.

  • geekygirl

    I think Idol was trying to get away from the label that only WGWG can win, as the last seasons have shown. Two superior vocally talented women lost out to two WGWGs in the last two seasons alone. SO stacking the deck with women insures a female winner. In the end it is about the ratings and the fall in ratings and votes shows this is not what the public wants to see. I’m not saying I don’t want to see women sing! But AI should have been careful what they wished for, and the manipulation to get there was a bit too obvious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=34307244 Shana Collier

    Yes, its the manipulation that bothers me! I really like Candice and I liked Janelle as well. But the fact that we didn’t have a male that deserved to be anywhere NEAR the top was just annoying to me. This has definitely been my least favorite season in a LONG time!

  • Mateja Praznik

    They mix it up, they don’t perform in order of elimination anymore.

  • g1234y

    It’s KREEDOM IN THE FINALE..KREE IS NOT IN THE BOTTOM!

  • g1234y

    Angie and Kree in the finale. They are not returnees

  • g1234y

    this is true

  • irockhard

    The public doesn’t want to watch and listen to female contestants who are boring, same goes for male contestants. None of the Top 5 girls would make it on X-Factor or The Voice, never mind the Top 5 guys.

  • g1234y

    this is also true.

  • g1234y

    i agree with that! Kree is in the top then angie is in the bottom

  • g1234y

    Kreedom!

  • Mateja Praznik

    TOP 5 girls are not boring. It’s the show that is boring and stale. It’s no worse than it was last year, the year before last, season 9, etc. There is absolutely no difference.

  • g1234y

    it was not in particular order as Ryan said.

  • perfectstorm

    TPTB wants Angie and Candice Top 2. Jimmy has made it pretty clear he is not a fan of Kree’s.

  • irockhard

    The show is boring and stale but the girls are boring too. No interesting or unique vocal tones, no one works the stage.

  • http://twitter.com/noanaaman Noa Na’aman

    why does that matter?

  • Mateja Praznik

    I disagree. The vocal tones are good and interesting. But themes, songs and arrangements aren’t. Girls behave as normal girls and no different from male and female contestants in the previous seasons.

  • g1234y

    let’s see, if if Candice will sell more records as jimmy is super fond of saying that he is ready to make an album of candice

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    If Kree is in the finale, it will be boring with a capital B lol. She always sounds the same whenever I hear her sing.

  • springboard2

    This week Now theme was good, and people expected something interesting out of it. But what happened? None of them was able to pull it off.

    They did better with the Then theme , but nothing fresh or original.

  • LA944

    I think she’s a jazz singer. Since she said she is not a pop singer on AI–I hope she goes in that direction. I know it’s not mainstream–but so what?

  • LA944

    My big question is–why hasn’t Kree pulled out the guitar this season. I think if she did a song with just her guitar and not bandzilla–it was score huge with the audience. Are guitars banned from the show altogether?

  • chili1000

    All a matter of opinion. She belongs there along with Candice. Angie is final 3 largely on the strength of a 2 minute clip during Hollywood week which earned her a huge fanbase from the start, but she has been very inconsistent since then. Kree and Candice have been very consistent and entertaining, with some great song choices.

  • chili1000

    Kree was able to pull it off with her Now performance.

  • PinkClouds20

    It won’t matter how much money/support they give to Kree/Candice if either of them wins. Both are unmarketable. Yes, they are great singers, but great singers are a dime a dozen.

  • Incipit

    David and Mariah have a reunion! She remembers coaching his performance of her song, “Always Be My Baby.”

    That was sweet –

    David and Mariah after the show – https://twitter.com/Mariahinfos/status/330310942845964288/photo/1

    and Mariah tweeted: >>@MariahCarey
    13h David Cook just told me he’s still performing “Always Be My Baby” at his shows. I love his version! #idolresults

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    “Don’t understand the criticism of Diamonds “not going anywhere” That song doesn’t go anywhere. period. It is repetitive and monotonous.”

    I’m pretty sure that was his point. He was saying he shouldn’t have chosen that song to rearrange because it didn’t have the bones to begin with. He said she had the momentum going into the show to put the nail in the coffin and blow her competitors away, but she didn’t, because that song wasn’t the type of song that would give her a big enough impact. Then he said she sang STWOM well but it is a classic song with many iconic versions and hers wasn’t good enough to blow anyone away compared to what people have already heard. I actually think Jimmy was right.

  • geekygirl

    Not been to an idol concert, only read about them, and I seem to remember they tend to go in the order of elimination. They may have to change that this year.

  • geekygirl

    Agree! Bad song choice, but blaming her for the song not going anywhere is not really her fault. Picking the wrong song is. Guess she was trying to be “current” which kinda begs the question that current music isn’t always very good! :)

  • http://twitter.com/bluinjewin Landon Cox

    No, Janelle did You Keep Me Hanging On

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Some current songs are great, but TPTB only want them to pick current songs from the tip top of the pop and country charts… that’s it. If they would relax a bit and let people pick current songs from everywhere, they’d get a better result. But they are afraid their audience will be turned off (even though the audience of The Voice seems to do just fine with it) so it never happens. Sigh.

  • tati83

    I don’t get why she hasn’t either. Maybe she doesn’t feel comfortable/confident doing it on live tV. I kinda wish she would do it. But I have been hoping for weeks now so I don’t see it happening :/

  • b_james

    MJ, you have to go! Let us live the experience through you. :)

  • jms

    If ANY other contestants made the Top 3, the arguments against them would be stronger than any made against Angie. And I don’t think Angie has been “very inconsistent” either, she’s had plenty of decent to great performances and I can count her “not good” performances on one hand (granted, I can’t really do the same with Candice and Kree simply because you can’t count to zero :P). Angie is stronger than any contestant who has been eliminated before her.

    Kree is a more “real” vocalist and I like that about her, but the consistency with Kree is that she sings with the wheels in her head turning almost every time. She started off pretty great, and she has an amazingly pretty voice, but she has become really tentative. She never gives bad vocal performances, but she’s been quite tentative for a while now.

    Candice is almost flawless, though. How she hit Bottom 2…. well, it was her worst night, she was just merely great not amazeballs.

    Again, all IMO and I do respect that opinion.

  • Liteasy

    Not interested in a boring show.

  • Liteasy

    Jessica was voted out, and the judges saved her. That’s when all the illegal Filipino votes started coming in. Phillip was never in the bottom 3.

  • merkureye

    Angie got to final 3 based largely on the strength of a 2 minute clip during Hollywood week of, I might add, an original song written, arranged for the band, and performed by Angie at the piano . . . an accomplishment that has not been even close to duplicated by any other contestant in the competition. Oh, also she is in the T3 because of a few other little ditties like:

    Nobody’s Perfect, Never Gone (piano), I Was Here, I Surrender, Yesterday, Bring Me to Life, Anyone Who Had a Heart, Love Came Down (piano), I’ll Stand By You (piano), Halo, Who You Are (piano), Stay, Cry Me a River, Diamonds (piano), and Somebody to Watch Over Me.

    It has been said by former Idol contestants that to prepare for a song on the show and also accompany yourself on the piano, takes twice as long to prepare. So Angie has shown the willingness to work her butt off. Other than that, she hasn’t accomplished much :-)

    By the way. . .I respect your right to your opinion. I’m just expressing mine with just a twist of satire. I recognize it is just my personal opinion. Oh also, these T3 girls are dynamite.

  • mchcat

    These girls are very boring – they all sound alike

  • http://twitter.com/Falls_Guy Miles (Grumpy) (VI)

    Some good preaching there…