American Idol 12 - Top 4 - Results, Recap, Video Live Blog

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UPDATE: NOBODY GOES HOME! Just as the ENTIRE UNIVERSE PREDICTED.

Candice Glover and Amber Holcomb were the bottom 2. Ryan NEVER announced who had the lowest number of votes.

Most anti-climatic results show EVER? I think so.

At the top of the show, Ryan Seacrest teased “shocking news” that would “affect the judges” and “turn the competition upside down.”  Of course, every Idol loonie was aware of the extra week in the season, due to the unused save. Most of us believed it was pretty likely that tonight would be a non-elimination night.

So when Ryan announced in the last few minutes of the show, that NO ONE would be going home, Idol fans joined in a collective yawn. WHATEVER RYAN.

The shocking twist that Ryan teased last night? It wasn’t so shocking. But we DO need to talk!  I figured that a surge of votes after Kree was pilloried unfairly by the judges last night would save her. But that was SOME SURGE. It landed her in the Top 2 with Angie, who was obviously going to be safe after last night’s pimping and semi-strong performances.  It probably didn’t hurt Kree that she’s no longer splitting votes with the other country gal, Janelle.

As some of you pointed out in comments, Kree and Angie are now in their own voting lanes, with R&B girls, Amber and Candice possibly splitting votes.  Honestly, the judges and Jimmy have been trying their damndest to make Amber happen, and I don’t think she will. But she COULD sneak into the Top 3 if Candice doesn’t kill it next week.

It’s going to be a tough call next week. Candice and Amber hitting the bottom 2 will surely spur their fan bases into action. If Kree doesn’t swing it out of the park next week, and the judges ease up on her, she could fall behind. She’s been in the bottom before.  Angie feels really safe right now. But who knows? When this week’s 38 million votes are transferred to next week…what will happen? I’m pretty terrible at math, to be honest.

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WILL THERE BE AN ELIMINATION TONIGHT? And what of that game changing TWIST Ryan Seacrest teased last night? Tune in to find out! I’ll be liveblogging here. Plus, American Idol 9 winner, Lee DeWyze and American Idol 10 alum, Stefano Langone perform!

The opening video package features a day in the life of the Top 4, including rehearsals, recording, Ford shoots, Red carpet events and a visit to the Children’s Hospital! By the way, I totally missed the girls attending Brit week!

RYAN SEACREST IS ABOUT TO ANNOUNCE SOME SHOCKING NEWS!

But first, more video from the Children’s Hospital visit. Michael Orland introduces the Top 4 as they are about to perform for the kids. Aw. The kids sing “Just The Way You Are” along with the Idols.

Group number: The Top 4 perform Alicia Keys “Girl on Fire”.  Angie plays the piano while the rest take spots on the stage. They trade off solos, and are pretty much ALL ON FIRE.  Some of the harmonies are wonky, but a decent job overall.


Opening Group Number – Girl On Fire – American… by IdolxMuzic

The Ford Fiesta mission is next. The girls will be hanging out with Ryan Seacrest for the day. OMG HOW THRILLING I AM SOOO JELLUS. The conceit is that 4 girls aren’t even enough to do everything he has to accomplish in a day. The spot ends with A QUARTET OF SKEERY RYANS standing in a row, freaking the girls out. Good thing they can get away in their Ford Fiesta. Or whatever. Back in the studio, the girls take over for Ryan, reading from a teleprompter, and it’s totally awkwardcakes. Ryan rushes back, “I had to go next door to polish Tom Bergeron’s Emmy.” Hardee Har Har.


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

Next a video package where each of the girls reveal 5 things we don’t know about them. But they only have 20 seconds. Of course, the girls can’t finish their lists in the allotted time. The director does his best to completely unnerve them, so that doesn’t help.

Time for “Results”. AIR QUOTES.

Amber Holcomb’s recap is first. Jimmy Says: “Amber did a great job on Power of Love.” He reiterates his hate for MacArthur Park, and that the lyrics make no sense. And as it turns out, Amber confessed to not understanding them either. If America agrees with Jimmy, she’s in trouble tonight, he says. Randy insists that Amber’s performance on “MacArthur’s Park” was superb.

Kree Harrison is next. Recap of Nicki abusing her. BOO. Jimmy says Kree needed to redeem herself on her second song. He doesn’t think she did. “Whiter Shade of Pale” has corny lyrics. It’s not a great song. “It’s no wonder that group was a one hit wonder,” He said.

Next, it’s Stefano Langone. His video clip features his sob story–that bad accident. He explains what a Reality Check American Idol was. He decided to stay in LA after he was eliminated. Signing with Hollywood Records was a dream. Then he goes off on a totally cheesy rant about how he was going to sing “Yes To Love” to his “ladies” Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey as if he were a real playah. Lame sauce.  He semi-realizes how stupid he sounds, and asks the director not to use it. Which means, of course, he totally will. Stefano’s pop ballad has a sweet melody, but I’m not sure it’s right for his voice. His vocals are a little shaky tonight. Definity have heard him sing better than this.

Candice Glover is up. BLAH BLAH BLAH Randy. BLAH BLAH BLAH Judges. Jimmy says: “Candice has a big voice, and big voices are difficult to maintain.”  She had a cold Jimmy. What do you want?  He felt the Drake song was “playing it safe” WTF? On the second performance, and the judges arguing with him, he says,  ”The entire audience is booing me! Here comes Nicki [on stage] like a middle line backer. My charisma and charm win the day! I think she’s sweet on me.”  Nicki is laughing. She said she was going to wait until the season was over to reveal her love for Jimmy. On Candice’s’ second song Jimmy said:  Oh nothing. He spent the whole segment blabbing about Nicki.  Candice looks REALLY uneasy on stage.  Sigh.

Drake left an audio message!  In a pretty loud, suspiciously clear audio clip, he says that he watched her performance at home, and  knows what it is like to be in her position, under heavy scrutiny. He was honored that she sang his song and she did an INCREDIBLE job with it. He calls her voice angelic.  He almost wishes he could have produced the track with her… AND GUESS WHAT! Drake walks out onto stage to congratulate Candice in person. She flips out. He gives her a big hug “I’m so proud of you,” he whispers in her ear. He gives all the girls a hug. Amber is swooning! Candice gushes about what a big fan she is and thanks him for coming. That was nice of him.

Lee Dewyze, the season 9 winner is next! The post-idol life can be tough, he says in his video package.  He calls it a crazy mixture of emotion and music. He speaks of meeting and marrying his wife, Johnna. He’s finishing up his next album. He has no regrets. The record is about finding hope, when you think there’s none. Finding the balance. He performs “Silver Lining” the lead single. OH LOOK A BANJO! It’s oh-so-Mumford and Sons! I’M WAITING FOR THE BAGPIPES. I quite like this strummy tune, and Lee is in fine voice. Nicki has a big ole smile on her face!

Angie Miller is last:  Jimmy says: Angie won the night. She had two great songs, two great performances. “I like her on a piano,” he says, and that she looks more in her head when she sings without an instrument. She needs to stay at that piano, he says. Ryan reads a tweet from JesseJ. For a minute, she thinks she’s there. LOL. Pretty sure she’s on tour right now. Mariah tells her “keep being angelic.” “Angie-elic” says Ryan. Hm.

Now it’s finally time for some RESULTS. Ryan explains that he’s going to split the group in half. Two on one side, Two on the other. He sends Amber to one side of the stage and Angie to the other. The remaining girls have to be nervous, because it’s pretty damn obvious who is in jeopardy and who is not. There is NO WAY Angie isn’t safe. Not after the night that she had.  Kree is sent to stand by Angie!  Oh, those sympathy votes must have been MASSIVE.  And Candice is sent to stand by Amber. Gulp.

Ryan asks Kieran to “dim the lights.” And…After the nationwide vote… Candice and Amber are the bottom two.  NO KIDDING. Angie and Kress are sent to safety.  He announces next week’s theme “Now and Then.” And then he pretty much gives it away: “The person who COULD BE leaving us tonight is…” Could be? Yawn. Let’s get this farce over with.

The person who could be leaving us tonight is….No one. Candice looks TRULY shocked. The girls hug. Ryan explains an extra week was built into the finals to make room for the save.  He says an extra week was built into ever season, but that’s actually not true. In the past, a double elimination right after took care of it. (last year’s disqualification of Jermaine Jones made up for the save).

Ryan explains that our votes will not be wasted.  Over 38 million votes from last night will be combined with next week’s votes. So. There you go. And we’ll NEVER learn who got the lowest number of votes tonight, because Ryan did not announce it.

  • Angie Miller and Kree Harrison are on one side of the stage. – TOP TWO
  • Amber Holcomb and Candice Glover are on the other. – BOTTOM TWO

Ryan Seacrest announces that NO ONE will be eliminated this week!


Results & Final Elimination – American Idol 12… by IdolxMuzic

 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=604788578 Jorge Kassisse Limongi

    If u have a stream let me know. thanks!!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What will happen tonight? The suspense is killing me! Actually, not really. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This little recap of behind the scenes stuff is cute.

  • jms

    It’s kind of killing me because I feel like there’ll be some major trolling involved in this twist….

  • kk

    The twist will affect the judges…says Ryan. Umm?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Effect the judges and turn the competition upsidedown”? Hmmm …..

  • LeoCS

    I think even the producers don’t know what they’re doing. Actually they’re the ones being killed with this whole situation. lol

  • Mafs95

    I guess no one is being eliminated tonight. In case there is a true elimination without a “save”, I think it should be either Amber or Kree.

  • LeoCS

    “affect the judges?” I hope they get rid of them

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Oh…Maybe they’re going to match a judge up with each of the 4
    contestants and have them collaborate w/songs for next week. Like, The
    Voice.

  • Patrick Tang

    “Twist will affect the judges..”

    Maybe they have to sing for their lives and the Top 4 get to deliberate who can stay for next season? (Poor Randy)

  • jcabby

    I wonder if the judges will work with the contestants. Maybe that’s where Ryan is getting at? Not sure.

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    Who gets stuck with Randy?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    How come the gals seem looser, show more personality and look like they’re having more fun in these group numbers than in their solo performances?

    ETA: I don’t like this song, but I enjoyed that performance. lol

  • kk

    I would kinda love this, but wouldn’t that put whoever gets Randy sort of at a disadvantage? LOL.

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

    Now that was a excellent group performance!

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

    same reason Kree’s best performance all season was on top 10 reveal night- no pressure.

  • halo9125

    Angie don’t even attempt to look sexy- it doesn’t work for you.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Any live stream, guys?

  • supersonic

    Well, they sang that better than Alicia Keys.

  • Mafs95

    Maybe we’ll have duets next week with the contestants and the judges! Nicki and Amber, Keith and Kree, Mariah and Candice and… Angie and Randy? Maybe she’ll play the piano while he’ll be playing the drums or the guitar, I don’t know LOL

  • dawnage01
  • fuzzywuzzy

    The one who draws the short straw. lol

  • http://twitter.com/TherealDharper therealDharper

    They did a great job with “Girl on Fire”

  • teekee

    No judging next week! Just public vote!

  • LucyWillis1996

    Twist is that each judge will mentor 1 Idol for the week from clothing, to song choice.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I would vote for that! lol

  • Mafs95

    If Kree gets eliminated, I hope she sings “Evidence” again. That was a hell of a great performance and I miss that Kree!!!!!

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

    Hell no!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That’s a good point, That WAS Kree’s best performance.

  • http://twitter.com/hawkscool8 John S

    That’s my guess. And they will all stay.

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

    Wtf?

  • LeoCS

    Each judge mentoring a contestant would be a great idea, because it would be a totally new concept and they wouldn’t look like they’re imitating any other singing competition.

  • Mafs95

    Maybe the judges have to sing for their lives in order to return to next season! LOL

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

    That alone made her my favorite, and I’ve been a frustrated fan since…

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

    I see what you did there ;)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Candice can’t sleep without socks on? lmao!

  • dabney c

    OMG, Amber’s legs really are hot! lol!

  • LucyWillis1996

    Like, The X-Factor or The Voice?

  • LeoCS

    In this case, Randy and Nicki would be and trouble, but I think Randy could outlast Nicki. lol

  • dabney c

    Neither can I! (Don’t judge :-/ )

  • http://twitter.com/NinaFaith NinaFaith
  • elliegrll

    Oops wrong post.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lmao! Sorry!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Stefano cracks me up. lol

  • jms

    Maybe the judges have to sit in a chair facing the audience, and they’ll show if they like a performance by hitting this button to turn their chair around. Would be a brilliantly new idea.

  • Mafs95

    I’m the exact opposite: I can’t sleep with socks on. It makes me feel like the blood is not circulating like it should. Yeah, I know… my brain is a bit weird sometimes lol

  • Nadine_Bitch

    TY, buddy ;)

  • http://twitter.com/hawkscool8 John S

    Well to be fair, the other shows copied idol by just existing lol.

  • dawnage01

    Ugh. Those girls destroyed my song “Girl on Fire!!” What a cheesefest. ;-)

  • LeoCS

    LOL

  • chillj

    Gawd, I hate that song. There was a chance I would have liked it if it hadn’t been all over television in commercials before it was released.

  • http://twitter.com/TherealDharper therealDharper

    Huh? You mean tonight or in general? He hasn’t come on the show where I live yet.

  • jms

    lol

  • tucker davis

    Kree likes rap, so maybe she gets Nicki.

  • jms

    wat

    Kree should rap if she’s safe next week.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    In general. I just find him really cheesy. Good voice though.

  • http://twitter.com/TherealDharper therealDharper

    American Idol is a chessefest…..

  • chillj

    I will actually wake up to take them off if I fall asleep with them on.

  • Mafs95

    Actually, Nicki isn’t a bad singer, she actually has a more pleasant tone when she’s singing than when she’s talking LOL.

  • LeoCS

    I just hope they’re bringing back Heejun as a wildcard.

  • steve2013

    Randy said its all about singing yet they told kree its more than just singing so what the hell is it judges????

  • ReginaFilange

    Dream scenario: the twist is they bring back one contestant and it’s Zoanette.

  • http://twitter.com/TherealDharper therealDharper

    Okay. I was wondering if there was a delay or something where live. lol.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Whoa. Jimmy really, really wants Kree gone.

  • Mafs95

    Really? o_O

  • jcabby

    Stefano must have friends on Idol. Some contestants from last year have yet to perform this season.

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    Better, Zoanette is the new judge.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It depends on whether they want you gone or not. lol

  • http://twitter.com/hawkscool8 John S

    And he thinks he’s God’s gift to women lol.

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

    Now that I look back on Kree’s performances from last night, she kinda sucked lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    So Stefano is still going to release an album?

  • Mafs95

    LOOOOOOL that would be golden. Or maybe she would replace Randy as a judge!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m not fond of Stefano’s haircut or the glasses.

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

    If i never hear that song again it’s ok with me. Overplayed to death!

  • jms

    I can’t sleep with a shirt on, and I can’t sleep WITH socks on. I dunno if being a dude makes me any different though.

  • http://twitter.com/hawkscool8 John S

    Zoanette and Lazaro come back to duet LOL.

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

    She needs to replace Randy! That would be perfection!

  • kk

    I don’t think so. I think he was absolutely dead on with his criticism, and he went just as hard against Amber, who we all agree is Jimmy’s pet.

  • KelseyW

    Same…Unless it’s really hot then I take them off. lol

    I love Spongebob, and the color purple too! <3

  • kk

    OMGZ. Please.

  • jms

    Other twist: Finale is Zoanette/JDA.

    …God, now I’m sad that neither of the two twists we proposed are not happening. Lol.

  • tucker davis

    She said so if that first clip where they named things we didn’t know about them.

  • halo9125

    Sadly, I find myself watching this show ONLY to see Stefano #SMH

  • kk

    This Stefano song is WEAK.

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

    I don’t care for Stefano, but I kind of like this song. Color me shocked.

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

    He’s got the hipster look down.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    I’d rather watch Stefano than Jacob Lusk tho.

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

    Yup, this song is lame Stefano lol

  • LeoCS

    It makes the things much better: copying the copy would be a even better idea!

  • http://twitter.com/TherealDharper therealDharper

    Not really liking this song.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That’s another reason why he cracks me up. lol

  • http://twitter.com/hawkscool8 John S

    Nicki Minaj ?@NICKIMINAJ Idol will be shocking tonite. That’s all I can say. Tune in now

  • Mafs95

    Obviously Amber doesn’t understand those lyrics. Who does? I can understand the metaphor of the cake and the recipe but I don’t understand why the cake would be left in the rain LOOOL

  • overthetop1

    That album must suck, if this is the second best song!

  • EB

    Ack, Stefano. Just as mediocre as I remember.

  • tucker davis

    Stefano is cute in a ‘he’s a player’ sort of way.

  • http://twitter.com/hawkscool8 John S

    What’s with the glasses? I hate this hipster fad.

  • dawnage01

    What is Nicki wearing?? LOL.

  • tucker davis

    Even the writers said the lyrics were nonsense.

  • LeoCS

    I think everyone who’s signed and releasing new music from last season has already performed.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    She says that every week. lol

  • jumpstart

    wow, total geek

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Okay, I know we’re not supposed to be all about our own snowflake, but I am not happy. They stood for Stefano, but they didn’t for Scotty? Are you kidding?

  • EB

    If Pia’s was scrapped, shouldn’t his be also? I don’t understand what is keeping him afloat.

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

    Lol i found that more exciting than the show last night

  • Nadine_Bitch

    No album yet.

  • jobeob987

    Ha, true, but I was just thinking that compared to this year’s group of top 5 guys, he clearly has more personality and charisma.

  • garlandk77

    I was not a big fan of Stefano, but he has a more vocal talent than any of the guys on this season. If you want to see Stefano give a truly great vocal performance, see this: http://youtu.be/239JmI4pt5U

  • H.A.

    LOL, Jimmy. I love that dude.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Hijacking Candice’s time yet again. LoL

  • kk

    LOL that most of Candice’s Jimmy critique was focused on Jimmy flirting with Nikki. Awkward. Doesn’t bode well…

  • jcabby

    I have to say, I would love to see Jimmy be a judge on the show.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Nice praise from Drake. Oh cool! He’s actually there!

  • kk

    I guess Drake just escaped a hospital?

  • jcabby

    Drake! OMG! I am spazzing. LOL

  • halo9125

    And it wasn’t even good lol.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    Drake has a lot of time to spare, eh?

  • http://twitter.com/TherealDharper therealDharper

    I like how the original artists of songs are taking time out of their schedule to visit Idol and give in person compliments. I gain a lot of respect for them,

  • dawnage01

    IT’S DRAKE!!! I’M GUNNA’ PASS OUT!! O____O

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

    exactly

  • tucker davis

    It doesn’t hurt your image to surprise 9 million people on live tv.

  • H.A.

    This is the most excited I have seen the girls. A cute guy would do that.

  • ReginaFilange

    Candice is so sweet.

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

    He can take Randy’s spot.

  • http://twitter.com/hawkscool8 John S

    Meh, I’m a huge Scotty fan, but I’m not going to let it get to me.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    “@buckhollywood
    Nice of Drake to take a break from murdering Amanda Bynes Vagina to show up on #idol”

  • tucker davis

    At least it wasn’t very negative.

  • http://twitter.com/hawkscool8 John S

    LMAO!

  • EB

    Aw, it’s cool they got Drake! I wonder if Nicki set it up. Candice deserved it after the weird critiques and crap that took place in last night’s show!

  • Mafs95

    Anyone can take Randy’s spot… except J-Lo and Kara DioGuardi

  • HermeticallySealed

    Ellen . . .

  • EB

    Haha, Keith is displaced so Drake can sit at the table.

  • Mafs95

    And then, for some reason, some people say she doesn’t have personality -.-’

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

    Ugh, they don’t need to remind me of how Crystal got shafted.

  • Indigobunting

    I never paid much attention to Stefano, but that song wasn’t bad at all. He has a pretty nice voice and stage presence

  • http://twitter.com/hawkscool8 John S

    Maybe Drake could be a judge next year.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m glad Lee got rid of the beanie, but I don’t like his beard. lol

  • Mafs95

    At least Ellen was funny. I just find Randy irritating.

  • tucker davis

    Keith is just a gentleman who gives up his seat to a guest.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    WGWG!

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

    Lol,I loved Ellen as a person, but not as a American Idol judge.

  • http://twitter.com/TherealDharper therealDharper

    Lee’s voice is not sounding good tonight.

  • kk

    Lol. Oh Lee. I think your transition to Mumford Music is a tad bit too late. Also, this song blows.

  • tucker davis

    Lee has a mumford vibe….

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

    Is it me or does Lee have the oddest backup singers. Did he just pick people out of the audience? lol

  • ReginaFilange

    That’s no accident.

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

    Does that song sound like a rip off of home

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

    I actually think Lee somehow got worse from his time on the show…

  • H.A.

    OMG. Mumford & Sons 3.0.

  • Indigobunting

    I have nothing against Lee, but it sounds like he is completely trying to cash in on the folkie movement now-why does this seem so copycat?

    The chorus sounds like I have heard it before….

  • http://twitter.com/bentley1530 Bentley1530

    Lee looks all grown up. It seems like all of the idols are cleaning up their look when coming back to idol this year.

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

    How original of him.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This song sounds like 2 different songs patched together. Rather disjointed IMO.

  • lila6089

    I like Lee’s song, but it is very Mumfordish.

  • stef

    I don’t know Mumford music, it is this frantic sounding?

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

    omg…Lee won idol with that singing voice?

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

    Home

  • LeoCS

    Lee has the most hipster choir ever. lol

  • Tommyo2000

    Lee joined the PP. Mumford bandwagon …

  • EB

    To be fair, Lee had the Mumford vibe before Phillip got ‘Home’, and maybe before I even knew who Mumford was. ;P His roots have always been on the folky side.

  • kk

    The chorus and instrumentation during the chorus is absolutely dreadful. It’s like bashing every single instrument against the wall..

  • tucker davis

    I didn’t watch season 9, so I’ve never heard Lee sing. Kind of like him.

  • overthetop1

    The chorus is just like home.

  • kk

    definitely!

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

    no, mumford is actually good.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    No standing ovation? and he won during his season. BURN.

  • lila6089

    The judges stood for Stefano, but not for Lee. Kind of rude.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    He sounded worse when he was on the show. lol

  • tucker davis

    Yes..lots of banjo & fast music.

  • http://twitter.com/Nittcgd Cheryl G-D

    Lee recently appeared at our local little bakery in our small college town in PA. That is because he has a good friend who works there, then had concert at the college. But I was shocked to see him singing in tiny bakery

  • H.A.

    Out of all the WGWG’s Lee’s tone is my favorite but I hate that this song is just another rip off of the M&S fad. What’s wrong with originality?

  • LeoCS

    changing the tempo in the middle of the song made it sucks. not everyone know how to do it on a song. Lee doesn’t.

  • EB

    No love for the WGWG! :(

  • http://twitter.com/tle2000 Taylor

    Nigel just shaded Lee there with no standing ovation from judges. He permitted the judges to stand up for Stefano (a 7th place finisher!!)

  • Wfish88

    Actually liked Lee’s song. Made me think why he could’ve been if RCA marketed him the right way. He sounded very Mumford & Sons and ‘Home’

  • http://twitter.com/Lutrell4 Ira

    I did not recognize till now how similar Lee’s work is to Crystal Bowersox. Like his voice, not feeling the song.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ppmoreira10 Pepe Moreira

    Need Janelle back!!!!!!!

  • tucker davis

    When they came back from commercial, Ryan thanked Nicki for making it happen.

  • EB

    I just thought it was funny! It took me a second to realize that Drake was there instead. :))

  • http://twitter.com/TherealDharper therealDharper

    I think the most likely twist is that no one is going to be eliminated and each contestant will get another set of performances next week, and as a previous commenter mentioned that the judges will have to mentor one of the contestants next week- following in the footsteps of the other Singing shows who shall not be named..

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

    He was always folksy but why not put that type of album out after i think it’s a little to late now for him

  • perfectstorm

    He would still have been Lee Dewyze. He has no stage presence.

  • kk

    THIS IS IT.

  • jcabby

    I wish Drake performed his latest single. Sigh

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    You say fad, I say genre.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Sorry, I just don’t get the love. She sounded too bright and shouty. >.<

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

    Time is running out. Nobody is getting eliminated?

  • stef

    :/

  • Valarie

    I am not a Lee fan, but that had to hurt, that no judge stood for him. His song does suck, however. It is too much of a rip off of Home.
    You just can’t take all of Mumfords sounds and throw them in a blender. It sounded too patched together.

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

    Angie seems to always sound the same to me, and I still think she lacks control and any nuance to her vocals.

  • teekee

    No rhyme or reason. Just rude.

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    Jessie J ain’t showing up. She’s a coach on the Voice UK!

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    No one is going home…

  • kk

    Another break?!

  • girlygirl

    This was the type of music Lee was doing before M&S became famous in the States

  • EB

    Her most memorable performance for me remains her original song as well as the Colton Dixon song. Everything else I have forgotten.

  • LucyWillis1996

    BREAKING IDOL NEWS: We wasted an hour of your valuable time to tell you in the last 5 minutes, everyone is safe!!! Thanks for watching this weeks show.

  • garlandk77

    News flash: my TV episode guide for next week already says “The Top 4 Perform Again”

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    Racist. lol

  • tucker davis

    that’s funny!

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

    I’m already yawning Ryan, please hurry.

  • EB

    I thought the same of Stefano, lol.

  • Patrick Tang

    Another break? Given the time left, there is no save song, swan song, so there is no elimination.

  • ReginaFilange

    Honestly can’t tell. Don’t think Angie could be in the bottom after the best performance and the pimp spot.

  • elliegrll

    I hope that they don’t tell us who the top and bottom two are, and just let things roll over to next week. My guess is that Kree and Amber are at the bottom.

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

    Only 4 minutes left.

  • girlygirl

    I feel strange defending Lee, since I’ve never been much of a fan of his. But he was playing folk rock long before M&S or Phillip became well known. Listen to either of his pre-Idol albums and you’d hear this

  • LeoCS

    standing isn’t a big deal thwese days, but when the judges stand for Stefano and don’t stand for you, I think it hurts a little bit. lol

  • EB

    Yeah… standing o for Stefano a what, 7th place finisher? And not for a winner… BOO TO YOU JUDGES

  • tucker davis

    you mean Amber & Candice?

  • Mafs95

    Amber and Candice are probably Bottom 2…

  • kk

    OK. This is IT. For real this time. MAYBE.

  • http://twitter.com/Lutrell4 Ira

    I do think they should have given him his props as a winner, and return home. Not standing was just disrespectful.

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

    It’s like an old fashioned fiddle hoedown on speed.

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

    Angie is safe. Yay!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Lots of retaliation votes for Kree after she was trashed by the judges.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    Why does everything look scripted to me? Lol

  • dabney c

    What a shocker. :-/

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    THAT COULD BE LEAVING TONIGHT.

  • jcabby

    *Shocker* pfffft

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Lame. But not good news that Candice is in the bottom two.

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

    Who didn’t see that coming.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    I’M SURPRISED. OH MY GOD. I’M CRYING RIGHT NOW. >>> Face palm

  • EB

    Not always. Many of their songs are slower and more somber… their music is good!

  • http://twitter.com/TherealDharper therealDharper

    I AM SO SHOCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.jmsporthorse.com naturallivng

    Well, they didn’t stand for Scotty or Phillip either… they’ve been programmed against the WGWG remember ;)

  • stef

    At least they are being honest about why they are skipping an elimination week

  • halo9125

    #IDOLBULLSHIT

  • tucker davis

    Aw…Candice is crying.

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

    I could see Candice not really clicking with people. She seems a lot older and might not be getting that many younger fans.

  • izzitme

    Honestly, I don’t get what everyone sees in Angie. She has not impressed me since her original song and that includes her performance last night. I find the fact that TPTB want an Amber/Angie finale absolutely hilarious. IMO the finale should be between Candice and Kree but it will never happen… I am sure the producers will make sure at least one of their favorites (Angie) makes the finale whether she deserves it or not.

  • kk

    Good. Now Kree fans will sit on their thumbs next week after she receives tepid praise, and she’ll rightfully be eliminated.

  • Wfish88

    OMG!!! NO WAY, THEY DIDN’T ELIMINATE ANYONE!!!! SO SHOCKED. Not. Such an anticlimactic results show.

  • http://twitter.com/eric_ascher Eric Ascher

    Duh.

  • Mafs95

    Being in the Bottom 2 when there are only 4 contestants left is not that big of a deal, I guess… Candice can still win (I hope?)

  • HermeticallySealed

    I love how they make it out to be a “shocker” when pretty much everyone figured out last night that they’d do it.

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

    Ugh…I could have just read MJ’s recap tomorrow and went to bed early. lol

  • dabney c

    Lol, I know. You can also say someone is in the top 3 at the same time.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    So … what did that have to do with the judges? How was that a big surprise related to them? You mean … you’ve made them unnecessary? ;-)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Because it is? lol

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    And this affected the judges, how?

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    Jessica Sanchez on Glee. Yay.

  • girlygirl

    so what was the “twist” that was supposed involve the judges and turn the show totally on its head?

  • tucker davis

    I actually think it will make her fans super vote. I know I haven’t voted at all & I will next week!!!

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

    We all have our preferences. I see a great voice and a excellent performer. :)

  • EB

    Neither, unsurprisingly! Just what we thought, no one went home. Don’t see how it affected the judges or turned the show on its head. *yawn*

  • Patrick Tang

    I feel very sorry for Janelle right now. I mean, she could’ve spent at least 2 more weeks with these girls.

  • DragonFly

    That is exactly the type of behavior that earns this show a bad reputation. None of them stndg for Lee had to be a collective decision ahead of time for the judges. Looks like business as usual on AI.

  • LeoCS

    dumb dumb dumb

  • elliegrll

    Based on what they’ve done so far, Kree should have been in the bottom 2, and not Candice. But, Candice should listen to what Keith said, and pick songs that are different from what everybody else is doing. She should have done one slow song, and then picked a more upbeat arrangement for he second choice.

  • EB

    It is so transparent and sort of upsetting. Stand up for each Idol alum or don’t stand up at all for any of them. :(

  • dabney c

    Ryan wasn’t completely truthful This is the first year that Idol tagged on an extra week to account for the save. In earlier seasons, 2 people went home the following week (except last year – because of Jermaine Jones being unexpectedly disqualified). But only the crazed Idol fans know this level of detail, lol, so we can forgive Ryan for glossing over reality.

  • steve2013

    Kree should of been B2 in place of candice based on what???? angie/kree were top 2 and candice/amber were B2 via public vote

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

    Not everyone can get a standing ovation. The person has to give a worthy performance to get one, usually. But then again, this is AI lol

  • steve2013

    Exactly its always been this long as since the save has been introduced 2 went home the following week

  • http://twitter.com/Lutrell4 Ira

    Surprised? Not really. The way they beat up on Kree last night, I would wager she received a lot of sympathy votes

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matteo-Rodrigo/1340430528 Matteo Rodrigo

    It isnt for people who read blogs; but for the majority , it was a surprise

  • LeoCS

    i’m still wondering how that “twist” affected the judges, like Ryan said. Even if they put apes in the place of these contestants these judges wouldn’t mind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matteo-Rodrigo/1340430528 Matteo Rodrigo

    Im not a fan of his voice but he does look pretty

  • dabney c

    Even the contestants weren’t surprised. We Idol nutters are so jaded after 12 seasons.

  • http://twitter.com/TherealDharper therealDharper

    They should have had last night, tonight, and next wednesday’s show as performance shows, and then next Thursday reveal who is the Top 3.

    More performances and could have avoided this anti-climatic/ pointless results show.

  • stef

    Maybe the twist was the judges were irrelevant because the producers made the decision ;)

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    Maybe they thought they’d collect a “free” week of salary. Now they have to actually show up to get it.

  • perfectstorm

    Angie has never been in the bottom. She will win.

  • dabney c

    I know. And all the Amber pimpage didn’t keep her out of the bottom half of the group. At least voters are more honest than the judges/TPTB.

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

    I hope :)

  • dabney c

    True. Sadly.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Nah. Kree had a sympathy surge and Angie had a good night. Candice didn’t do enough to catch enough casuals to compensate. Next week she should see a bounce as long as her performances are good. But she will need to be good because although Amber doesn’t have a large fanbase, next weeks themes are right up her alley.

  • http://twitter.com/mcdeallover Sunny Mc

    Well at least they came clean about the extra week. I thought they were going to make up some bs excuse.

  • elliegrll

    Based the performances of each over the past few months. Candice hasn’t been perfect, but she’s been better than Kree, who acts like it causes her physical pain to try and show some emotion or energy.

  • http://twitter.com/mcdeallover Sunny Mc

    I hope Drake comes back for the finale and sings with Candice.

  • girlygirl

    peoplehave won after being in the bottom, though. and people have not won after never being in the bottom (Danny)

  • dabney c

    Drake grew up close to me and we have common acquaintances. I can’t stand his music, though, and change the station as soon as I hear his voice, haha. I find it so irritating!

  • H.A.

    Kree got the “She was bussed votes” even by non fans who want to stick it to the TPTB. The problem is those votes do more harm than good because those fans won’t buy her album afterwards. It happens every year. The same for fans who vote against the overpimping. While the “bussed” Idol gets those votes the “pimped” Idol still has his/her core base after Idol.

  • emme1000

    Amber should go home!

  • emme1000

    I’m okay with Angie winning…she is really talented. I want a Candace/Angie finale!! As long as Amber goes next week all will be right with the world.

  • MyDailyComment

    People are supposed to stand when you knock their sox off not just out of respect that you sang a song.

  • KelseyW

    My ideal finale was in the bottom two…..-_____-

    I thought it was going to be Amber and Angie. Amber and Candice? SO much worse. And way to make me feel bad for not power voting last night Idol! :( I mean I did vote, but not as much as I should have. Sigh.

  • guinness416

    My mother would always say “your feet have to breathe!” She would never have allowed this sort of madness.

  • jms

    That result was just about as shocking as JDA strongly declaring “I love the gays.”

    Anyway, I’m actually a bit happy that Amber was Bottom 2, but I’m not happy that Candice was there. Sorry, but if they’re gonna praise lame and boring performances endlessly and not bring out her actual talent, it’s probably better that she leaves.

  • albean99

    I liked it too. It was catchy.

  • albean99

    I voted for her alone because of it. Will have to add Candice next week.

  • lovesickheroine

    yes! now I have higher hopes that she’ll win this season and she’s gaining momentum

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Henry-Eller/1125885211 Robert Henry Eller

    If Candice and Amber are the bottom two, does anyone want to insist that they don’t know who got the least votes?

  • CB40

    SO GLAD that Kree and Angie got all those votes. Looks like Kree got Janelle’s votes, Angie is in her own lane and Candice and Amber are split.

  • http://twitter.com/PattiHum Pat H

    Not surprised with these results at all. Angie won the night & I say that as not a fan of hers. Kree’s fanbase mobilized after the bus drove over her! Amber is not going to happen no matter how hard the judges try. Which probably left Candice in 3rd place.
    Next week, Candice hits it out of the ballpark. Her fanbase votes like crazy because of tonight. Top 3, Kree, Candice, Angie. Finals Candice and Angie.

  • dawnage01

    Wooh!!! For a sec, I was scared for Candice! I need to breathe. *_____*

  • MyDailyComment

    Its the answer to the meaning of life.

  • perfectstorm

    True, but the odds favor her now. Kelly, Carrie, Taylor, Jordin, David, Lee, Scotty, Phillip all won without ever being in the bottom.

  • maymirabella

    Me too. I have a bad feeling Candice will not be in the Finale. I so wanted a Candice and Kree finale but I figure Angie is going to be in the Finale and win no matter who she is there with. I think she is surging now and she is the only one never to be in bottom 2 thus far. But I hope at least Candice is in the final. Love Kree but If I had to choose between them, Candice edges her out, for me.

  • girlygirl

    again, that is the type of music Lee was doing before he came on Idol. He may have gotten his new record deal because that genre of music is hot now, but it’s not like he just randomly decided to start doing this genre.

  • perfectstorm

    The votes tonight once again exposed that Amber doesn’t have a strong enough fan base.

  • maymirabella

    While I do like Kree a lot, I do not want an Angie and Kree Finale. I am a huge Candice fan, admittedly who wanted a Kree and Candice finale but I have accepted Angie is poised to be in Finale and win. She has yet to be in bottom 2, now all the others have. I cannot see anyone beating Angie but I so so want Candice in Finale.

  • genius13

    So angie and kree will have an advantage vote-wise going into next week

  • sdmama

    Standing ovation became so cheap and became useless. Simon stood up once, and that has to mean something. But Randy? Now standing ovation=what is your agenda?

  • http://twitter.com/MoranKTA flog gnaw

    Seeing the judges faces when Amber was in the bottom was priceless.

  • maymirabella

    Yes I have accepted Angie will probably win although she is not my cup of tea at all. But I can accept it. I just want Candice in the Finale. Although I really really like Kree, my second favorite, if Angie makes finale, then I would choose Candice over Amber and Kree for Finale. I fear a Kree and Angie finale and Candice ending up like Joshua, in 3rd place and I think that would make Finale more boring not to have Candice in it even though I doubt she wins.

  • RalphResty

    They also didn’t stand o for Casey James either. Yet they give standing o for not too good performances like Carrie. Smacks of favoritism, don’t you think?

  • guinness416

    A cute Canadian guy. That last bit’s important ;)

  • maymirabella

    Ah that is true, I remember Fantasia being in bottom 2 with Jennifer Hudson when Hudson left. I remember Adam being in bottom 2 once. I remember Simon and all the judges predicting a Danny and Adam finale all season long and Danny was out in third place. I thought that was a huge shocker, more so than Kris winning it all. But back to this season so I do not get in trouble ..LOL…but I can still see and hope for a Kree and Candice finale but I doubt it as I think Angie is surging and gaining fans as time goes on. She is gaining support from judges and fans at the perfect time. I still want Candice in the finale with her.

    But I would be shocked if anyone but Angie wins at this point…I think she has moved to the top and will stay there..but I could be wrong…she could Gokey out at 3rd shocker or like Melinda who I thought was on the top and unbeatable and she went out in third.

    As Danny had that strong evangelical vote and went out at third but then again, I think Kris had a chunk of that vote too…and Kris had a more southern strong vote. So my hope is still for Kree and Candice..more southern origins and that is a huge demographic who votes and watches Idol.

  • maymirabella

    And all the other years had a top 12, this year, there was a top 10 also freeing up the week.

  • maymirabella

    Yes I remember in Season 8 thinking Danny would win as he had never been in bottom 2 where Kris and Adam had. So that could still hold true this year as Angie has yet to be in bottom 2 but then we are not a final 3 ..as some do not hit bottom 2 until finale 3 week. That was also the case with Melinda Doolittle who was not in bottom till she got booted in third place.

  • maymirabella

    Yes my husband was still surprised even though I told him what I was thinking , as he did not figure out the extra week either as he does not read the blogs or keep up except for parts of the show and results night.

  • maymirabella

    Yes my husband was still surprised even though I told him what I was thinking , as he did not figure out the extra week either as he does not read the blogs or keep up except for parts of the show and results night.

  • maymirabella

    Candice fans, we all need to step it up and vote for 2 hours or power text or I fear she ends up in 3rd place or a shock boot next week. I really think Candice has been so consistent and really has earned finale spot..I hope, I Hope..but I am very worried.

  • http://twitter.com/PattiHum Pat H

    Yes, but I’ll bet Kree and Candice are very close to each other and close to her.

  • maymirabella

    Yes, I do not quite get it but then this happens every season. I was one of the very, very, very few who did not get the Scotty or P2 appeal. But I do not like how Angie is with the head tilt into the camera and how she looks into the camera. The whole Angelic thing bothers me and to be honest, not that interested in the chiristian contemporary music thing that she does. But that is just me as I much prefer Kree or Candice

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

    Angie is looking more and more like she is walking away with this thing. She has all the Idol parts: looks, great smile, emotive voice, sweetness and when she sits at that big gorgeous white piano – well, no one else can compete with that image. Add to it she can write and write well and this is over.
    Unless something terrible and surprising happens, Angie has this.

  • maymirabella

    I can understand as I see that in Candice

  • maymirabella

    I can understand as I see that in Candice

  • maymirabella

    She was in the top 2 or 3 the weeks Ryan announced and I do think she has a lot of fans..but last night, I am thinking some of we Kree and Candice fans..as that is a group I see all over the internet who want a Candice and Kree Finale..threw most of the votes to Kree worried about her being bussed very badly last night.

  • maymirabella

    Candice will be over her bad cold. I had that bad cold and it was just awful. I lost my voice altogether and I could not stop sneezing and my throat was starting to swell.

  • maymirabella

    Hope Candice fans rally next week and get her enough votes next week to make up for any deficit this week. I am curious who would have gone home ..Amber or Candice, I am guessing Amber..but I could be wrong. If Candice was indeed going home, I am thinking we Candice fans need to really kick into high gear next week.

  • maymirabella

    Hope Candice fans rally next week and get her enough votes next week to make up for any deficit this week. I am curious who would have gone home ..Amber or Candice, I am guessing Amber..but I could be wrong. If Candice was indeed going home, I am thinking we Candice fans need to really kick into high gear next week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Corn/100001659368831 Laura Corn

    Another week to shamelessly pimp Amber/Angie and throw the Idol stepsisters under the bus. Wonder if any of them familiar with Cinderella?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Corn/100001659368831 Laura Corn

    Another week to shamelessly pimp Amber/Angie and throw the Idol stepsisters under the bus. Wonder if any of them familiar with Cinderella?

  • maymirabella

    Some of my relatives, like my husband, are casual viewers and are expressing surprise as they did not count the weeks, forgot there was only top 10 instead of top 12 for first time this season, and other things that the bloggers realize and talk about.

  • Guest

    well if she wins I hope Interscope is ready for a winner who might not sell much

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Corn/100001659368831 Laura Corn

    This panel of judges seem to be marching to a different drummer.

  • maymirabella

    I think she will win and she is surging at a good time. I am not shocked about that. I think Angie is poised to win this. I cannot see anyone else beating her. I thought until last week that Kree would be unbeatable but she was in bottom 2 last week and then judges seem to favor Angie and Amber and really threw her under bus.

  • maymirabella

    Even before last night, I figured Kree would be in the top 2 because last week she was in bottom 2. Every time this happens, the following week the fanbase kicks in to really vote. The one who survives the cut often does well with the voting the following week. But then couple that with Kree being thrown under the bus in a big way, that solidified for me that she would be in top 2 tonight. Candice got tossed under bus but not to the degree Kree did. Candice got ignored by judges in favor of arguing with Jimmy over Amber. So Kree got dissed and throw under the bus, Candice got ignored and Amber and Angie got gushing and praise and standing Ovations and over the top fireworks and parades from judges.

  • maymirabella

    So my hope is since Kree was in bottom 2 last week and came back Candice being in the bottom 2 this week will make a comeback with voters too.

  • abbysee

    So this season pretty much is fait accompli. Angela was tco and maybe Amber was used to dilute Candice’s base? Oh well that’s ten bucks I’ll get to keep in my pocket. This is the girl we’ve waited for for 6 seasons? Wow.

  • http://twitter.com/Stooch101 Stooch

    An Idol fanbase won’t do it for you anymore unless it’s country. Phillips sales weren’t great until he started to get fans outside the base with the Olympic promo

  • maymirabella

    I agree completely Abby.

  • maymirabella

    I agree completely Abby.

  • maymirabella

    Yes and hope they are ready to produce christian contemporary music as that is what Angie tends to write. And she will at least want her second album to be all that. I hope they are comfortable with that genre and promoting to that audience.

  • maymirabella

    Yes and that is why I am nearly begging Candice fans to vote, vote, vote next week…

  • kk

    I agree. Candice deserves top 2!

  • kk

    I agree. Candice deserves top 2!

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I think everyone is being too fatalistic about what will happen next. I think Amber is most likely to leave next week (she still has a shot, but a lot would have to fall into place). But after we get down to Kree, Candice and Angie a lot comes down to performances. I’m not real sure Angie is a shoe in. She’s in a strong place yes and has momentary momentum, but so did Candice 2 weeks ago. I still think this race is tighter than we think.

  • http://www.facebook.com/beaugard.stevens Beaugard Stevens

    Wow= no one was expecting that…..

  • girlygirl

    Stefano has a really good voice. I don’t think he’s really a pop artist though. He strikes me as more of a smooth r&b type

  • abbysee

    I hope so Tinawina. I’m just disenchanted at the moment.

  • http://twitter.com/PattiHum Pat H

    I’m not so sure! Who will the other girls’ fanbases vote for once they are eliminated?

  • girlygirl

    None of these girls (except MAYBE Angie) appear to have very big fanbases. The voting totals are way down this season and the twitter follower counts are low

  • merkureye

    Angie is already on record as saying she will do mainstream album not CCM. Carrie Underwood lives her faith too but she’s does her Country thing. Angie will do Pop.

  • PinkClouds20

    They still want Amber to win. She is the whole package. I’ll bet anything she gets the most pimping next week.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I think the AI audience would support Angie and perhaps Kree. I’m not worried about her at all, she’d get at least a decent launch.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I don’t know. Overpimping almost sent the girl home. I wouldn’t be surprised if she gets more subdued praise next week – but she’ll get one of the last 2 performance orders and they’ll make sure she has great songs and is styled excellently. They might bus Candice though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Is it hot in California; why is Amber always wearing shorty shorts?

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I don’t think we know fanbase size, because Kree last week may have been a fluke. And both times we’ve seen Angie near the top was on weeks where she had great performances, but when she was meh she dropped out of the top that we know of. She may be as performance-dependent as Candice appears to be.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I understand. But I don’t think it is as obvious as it seems. Cheer up!

  • kk

    Overpimping didn’t almost send her home. Early draw and a really crappy performance overshadowed a really good performance. That’s what put her in the bottom.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    That was Lee’s sound before Idol.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I was very happy for Candice tonight that Drake showed up and had such nice words of praise for her. She and Kree took an undeserved beating last night.

  • maymirabella

    I think the judges and producers will be much nicer to Kree next week as their dissing of her and running a bus over her backfired. They may not pimp Amber next week because that backfired. I think they may continue to gush over Angie and primp her as they will feel their gushing over Angie helps her but hurt Ambers when they do that to her. And they must realize throwing Kree under the bus got fans mad and voting for Kree.

    So I predict next week, more praising of Kree, neutral on Candice, gushing over Angie , much less pimping of Amber. If they want an Angie , Amber finale as they seem to be….less pimping of Amber will be the only way they can try to do this..and to not bash Kree

  • phil2501

    I need to vote extra hard for Candice next week because votes are carrying over and she’s in trouble.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I don’t know… I don’t think performance order matters at this stage. But ending with a bad song certainly could be it. Who knows.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Awright let’s get real. You guys know about the man behind the curtain, the Wiz of Oz? What if Jimmy was the Wiz of Oz? What IF Jimmy was the one who got Nicki the judge’s seat, and asked DRake to come on TV? Nicki is on JImmy’s label as is Drake… And what if Jimmy was sitting at the meetings with FOX and the Producers when the decisions were made about how the show should be produced and who should appear, etc.? If you recall since Jimmy came on board, he’s had a hand in the Mentors (label singers) who sat with the past contestants and mentored them and helped them with stage presence. I honestly believe that the Coaches are telling these girls how and what to sing. Jimmy knows what they’re singing (go back to the last few seasons) and he’s recording them.
    Add 2+2….this is a conspiracy theory only.

  • maymirabella

    Yes I am so worried about Candice, I so want her in the Finale and I feel she has been so consistent all season and never really had a bad week, even last night, it was not bad even if it was not her best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    She DOES pick good songs….and those legs….I’m sure there are lots of boyz voting for her legs.

  • KelseyW

    I hope Amber makes the final 3. I know the odds are stacked against her right now, but anything can happen at this point. Does anyone know if any past winners or runner-ups have made the finale after being in the bottom more than once?

    Candice definitely deserves to be in the finale. If she’s there with Kree or Angie I’ll vote for her. Although to be honest if it’s her and Amber in the finale I’ll probably vote for both of them because I love them both. That’s what I intended to do for AI8′s finale…My votes didn’t count that year, but if they had I gave a couple votes to both Kris and Adam. I honestly couldn’t decided who to vote for it was torture. It would’ve been just as hard to decide if it had been Kris and Allison.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    And somehow, what Iovine chooses as themes and songs is exactly what Nigel Lythgoe chose in prior years because… Iovine is secretly Lythgoe’s long-lost son!

    When Interscope came on board, Lythgoe knew Iovine by the unusual birth mark on his buttock, embraced him as his son, and exclaimed: “Jimmy, I am your father!” And Iovine said: “Daddy! Now I understand why, although I preside over a label that specializes in current music, I sometimes feel a strange urge to judge my new acts based on how well they can sing the songs of my early childhood.”

    Said Lythgoe: “My son, my son! Soon, you will understand that only the ability to sing hits of the late 1960s and early 1970s counts. You will become strong in the ways of The Farce and will embrace the cheese.”

    Replied Iovine: “Yes, Daddy, yes! When Amber Holcomb belts ballads of the 1960s to the sweet easy listening sounds of the band, I feel as if I am rocked in a great cradle of warmth and love, and I say, ‘YES! This is the future of music!’”

    And then the two men embrace, tearily, and go drink absinthe and plot to have themes that involve only songs at least 30 years old and performed previously on Idol no fewer than four times.

  • g122y

    I am hoping that Kree will step up next week. Yehey,CAndice is in the bottom. Angie will win

  • taylor

    There aren’t a lot of boys watching Idol, much less taking the time to vote.

  • g122y

    Kree will take the pimp spot next week..Angie this week,Amber last week and Candice last 2 weeks

  • Happyhexer

    You are making me not like Scotty, which isn’t fair to him. I liked Scotty’s performance and song (and I’m considering whether to buy it), and I liked Stefano’s as well. It’s not a zero sum game (that if one gains, another loses). An ovation or lack thereof (from judges on a reality show, no less) is meaningless in the real world. Besides, which would you prefer — Stefano’s ovation or Scotty’s level of success (platinum-selling artist)? Let Stefano have his crumbs, please. I know that Scotty would be the first to be generous to a fellow artist.

  • LeahKittyS

    Did anybody else think Lee’s song sounded like the tune of Phillip Phillips’ “Home” combined with the backing track of Mumford & Sons’ “I Will Wait?” Not complaining; I enjoyed him and Stefano.
    My guess is it would have been Amber going home if they were doing cuts tonight. But I’m happy we get to hear more from all 4 of them. Odds are she’s doomed next week. I’m just wondering why, after so much emphasis on an all-female Top 5, Janelle was reduced to the throwaway status of this years’ men.

  • Happyhexer

    I thought so too.

  • Happyhexer

    I liked Lee’s song and performance, but yes, all the M&S-sounding songs sound alike to me. Also I think the transition to the chorus is too abrupt. But still, it’s not bad. And though it’s easy to label Lee a copycat, the truth is Lee’s sound has always leaned toward folk. Well, except maybe for the RCA-era.

  • Happyhexer

    YES!

  • webster

    I’m actually pretty pleased with where things are. This is the strongest final four they’ve had, IMO. Angie is not great, but she’s pretty good when she’s in her groove. And although I agree that Amber makes some weird choices and has occasional pitch problems, I quite like her voice most of the time. And Kree and Candace have wonderful voices. There’s no one left who should have gone home earlier, in my opinion.

    That said, the judges disses and tongue baths last night were just silly. But I do wonder if thing might sometimes sound differently there than they do on the teevee. Remember how Simon would correct his opinion from time to time after listening back to the show on TV. Does anyone do that anymore? I don’t recall it, but I’m not a careful watcher and could easily have missed it.

  • Happyhexer

    I bought some of Lee’s pre-Idol music, and you are right that Lee is folk-rock.

  • http://twitter.com/hawkscool8 John S

    Phillip says hi ;)

  • http://twitter.com/hawkscool8 John S

    And just a few weeks ago Candice and Kree were ahead of Angie in the votes.

  • Happyhexer

    Yes, because Amber was the lowest vote-getter. If it was Candice, they would’ve sacrificed her on the altar of Amber.

  • Happyhexer

    I think Angie and Kree will be fine career-wise, no matter how they place. But I think Candice must at least get into the Top 2 in order to have a chance at putting out music.

    I was a fan of Amber’s in the beginning, but I’m starting to think she really, truly can’t do uptempo. She may look current, but she doesn’t sound current.

  • lovesickheroine

    That’s ridiculous because both Drake and Nicki are signed by Young Money

  • nyc57

    I think it’s pretty common.I take off my socks as soon as a get home.

  • Happyhexer

    That’s what I thought. If they were going to have a non-elimination week, why not Top 5 week? Have two weeks of the Top 5 girls? Goodness knows, getting that all-girl top came with a price for the show’s credibility. So why not revel in it a little longer?

  • Happyhexer

    That’s the sad thing. I do think Amber has talent. But they haven’t given her any good advice on how to improve her vocals/performance/song-selection. Only fashion advice. :-(

  • Happyhexer

    I did and I am.

  • Happyhexer

    Whatever happens, happens. But at least I will vote so that I can’t complain about the result if I don’t like it. Hope you are right!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Henry-Eller/1125885211 Robert Henry Eller

    Most credible voting outcome in the US since Fat Tony Scalia and Clarence Lawn Jockey Thomas helped engineer the 2000 George W. Bush coup d’etat.

  • HKfan

    Often nobody, once your favourite has been eliminated there is no reason to vote anymore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Henry-Eller/1125885211 Robert Henry Eller

    MJ, you invest a lot of effort, and I believe rightfully so, making the case that voting is more determined by almost any other factor than the audience’s assessment of each contestant’s performance versus the other contestants’ performances on a given night. But then you turn around and assert that future voting might be largely swayed by how each contestant performs in the future.

    I would not know how to gauge the importance of a night’s actually performances versus loyalty to a contestant, or a demographic, or a genre, versus audience reaction to treatment of contestants by the judges.

    But my guess, from observing how people vote in political contests, is that people do become more invested in prior assessments and pre-judgements, and less impacted by new “information,” as time goes on.

    In other words, I believe most people voting on AI will continue to support the contestants they already support, while the uncommitted, the “undecideds,” make up a much smaller part of the audience. So how much the outcome will be swayed by future actual performances is hard to say.

    I’m not surprised Kree ended up in the top two, as, if my observations are correct, C&W fans who were voting for Janelle before likely went mostly to Kree. As you said, Kree and Angela do have their own “lanes,” with the audience. Candice and Amber for me are quite different singers, but I suspect many if not most of the audience does see so much of a distinction.

    I would not expect much to change next week. I’d predict the top two and the bottom two will be the same next week. I’d predict Amber will get fewer votes than Candice, as I suspect happened this week (The polls on this website are likely to be statistically significant, i.e., they reflect the overall voting).

    Nothing has been turned upside-down, as Seacrest would like us to imagine. The inevitable has just been delayed for a week. At least we get another chance to hear Amber. At least Amber get’s another chance to improve and impress.

    The only mystery left is, once Amber is gone, and Amber’s votes most likely accrue to Candice, as Janelle’s did to Kree, which one, Kree or Candice, will have the most votes, and end up facing Angela in the final 2.

    And in that final, the question is, which way will votes previously cast for either Kree or Candice break between either Kree and Angela, or Candice and Angela.

  • macfae

    yes, isn’t that pathetic..

  • macfae

    well, Amber in the bottom 2 sure looked like it affected them ….biiggest laugh I’ve had all season.

  • dabney c

    This does explain a lot, including why Jimmy dresses like a pre-teen. :D

  • dabney c

    Hmm, I’ve been predicting an Angie win for many weeks now. She just seems unbeatable. She’s critique-resistant in that no matter what the judges say, she remains solid. Overpimping has hurt Amber, but not Angie. Criticisms also don’t have any noticeable impact on her placement. She has inspired the kind of fanatical devotion that appears to be lacking for the other girls. I don’t get it at all, but that’s the way it seems to be going.

  • Latin2

    This the first year in a long time where all the contestants have been in the bottom 2

  • dabney c

    Angie could have still been top 3 that week. I’m resigned to her inevitable win, but this will be my expression watching her confetti, tiara, and sash moment: :-|

  • raminasr75

    That Alicia Keys cover was so good, as much as we may hate the producers for the manipulation, etc, I still love these 4 girls and their voices so so much (including Amber) and although Candice is my clear favorite I won’t be mad at any of them for winning the whole thing.

  • http://twitter.com/BelaroRochelle Rochelle Belaro

    Angie was never in the Bottom 2.

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

    i can’t believe they brought Stefano back twice already when so many other Idol finalists haven’t been back once. people who finished in a better spot and made better music. COME ON.

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

    maybe Scotty was in the B2 on top 4 week. we don’t really know. they sent the girls to safety first, and then it was between Scotty and James- who knows id that was the B2 or not.

  • jpfan2

    Looks like Angie is in the lead. I kind of hope Kree or Candace pull ahead of her though. They’d be more inclined to make music I like. But Angie is more like the past WGWG winners so she might be running away with it.

  • usedtobelucy

    Hope to heck Candice is completely over her cold by next week.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    For next week, I’m hoping that Candice manages to gain enough votes not to be eliminated. It looks like it’s Amber’s time to go, and if she does, I’m hoping that Candice can “inherit” a lot of Amber’s votes/voters, so that will be enough to boost her into the finale. I think that at this point, Angie is pretty solid for the finale. It remains to be seen whether it will be Candice or Kree in the finale with her.

  • chillj

    It never occurred to me that Angie might win this thing until last night, when I got the impression the judges believe that so. I don’t really get it; she can sing, but she has problems with distinct style and song interpretation. She misses the nuance, the subtlety, that others competing provide. Win or lose, I think Candice is the best interpreter in the contest.

  • chillj

    I think Amber needs to go. I have liked her until recently, but maturing a little and developing a more distinctive style can only help her. Despite Jimmie, I just don’t think she is ready.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree. I’ve been a fan of Amber’s since she sang FV, but I now realize that she’s not developed enough at this point to win the show. I think that she has a lot of potential (and is malleable as an artist), and that’s probably what Jimmy is salivate about with her (along with her appearance lol ).

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree. I think that Angie got a boost from some of Janelle’s former voters and Kree got a lot of sympathy votes for being trashed so harshly by the judges (mainly Nicki). I have a feeling that a lot of viewers vote against Nicki, so her OTT support of Amber isn’t doing Amber any favors. For me, Angie seems pageanty and more a candidate for musical theater, very theatrical (which is a big reason why they want her to stay at the piano, to suppress that). At this point, I definitely think that Angie is the frontrunner. I sense TPTB’s favoritism now shifting from Amber (who they now realize won’t be in the finale no matter what they do) to Angie.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Looks like they are trying to get Jessie J to duet with Angie at the finale.

    JESSIE J ?@JessieJ 25 Apr
    Just watched this. AMAZING!’ I am so proud :) “@Baybii_T: @JessieJ knows how much this song means to me and … http://m.tmi.me/Tdis2

    Angie Miller ?@AngieAI12 22h
    @JessieJ @baybii_t wow… This means the world!!! Thank you so much =) hopefully I will get to meet you! Or sing with you at the finally ;)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Candice Glover ?@CandiceAI12 9h
    @LGraHolla I couldn’t for like an hour. Even backstage I was stuttering in front of him like an IDIOT

    Candice Glover ?@CandiceAI12 9h
    I was surprised & happy. I will remember that moment for the rest of my life. Thank you @NICKIMINAJ for doing that for me. #iloveyou

    Candice Glover ?@CandiceAI12 9h
    @Drake thank u so much for coming tonight. I’ll definitely take your offer & sing with u at a show on tour. Love you so much :)

    Candice Glover ?@CandiceAI12 8h
    Best night ever. I can’t thank you enough for coming. @Drake ???? http://instagram.com/p/YjeRrzswhO/

    Candice Glover ?@CandiceAI12 9h
    OAN: bottom two didn’t feel too good, but once again no excuses. I have to leave it all on that stage next week. #itjustgotreal

    Candice Glover ?@CandiceAI12 8h
    It’s ok. Next week WILL be better. RT @vxxxxxxxxx: @CandiceAI12 I’m sorry, it’s our fault u were bottom two :(( we didn’t vote hard enough

    https://twitter.com/CandiceAI12/with_replies

  • fuzzywuzzy
  • SaSa8

    No, Scotty was never in the bottom 2. I believe that was confirmed in a later interview.

  • MV007

    I think Angie has her own distinct style. I know her enunciation is a problem for a lot of people but I think her voice has a lilting quality that gives her a unique sound that the other contestants don’t necessarily have. In fact yesterday I read a critique that she sounds the same on all of her songs. This would indicate to me that she has her own style because surely “Bring me to life” and “Who you are” don’t sound similar.
    And really I think Candice is the only contestant left who truly inhabits each song with her performance style. Amber is just an excellent karaoke singer and kree has the same look on her face for every single song.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.h.jones.1 Charlotte Hampton Jones

    Means nothing, look at Pia. She had many more twitter followers than any of the other season 10 folks when she got the boot.

  • usedtobelucy

    “No standing ovation? and he won during his season. BURN.”

    Well, Jimmy’s in charge now. Wouldn’t want to encourage an indie label like Vanguard. … heh

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

    oh, didn’t know that. just saw the show. thanks!

  • Mateja Praznik

    I’m thinking Jimmy probably already has potential winner’s singles selected for the girls and likely Amber’s song has the most potential or something.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    That’s not it, because no standing for Scotty or Phillip either. Still another theory…maybe you have to draw out your notes and hit a high note or two, that gives you the standing O? If it were really rare and saved for fantastic performances, I’d understand. But, um, Stefano?

  • Reflects On Life

    Due to MA education budget cutbacks, they don’t teach the kids how to spell “finale” in high school anymore. ;)

  • Reflects On Life

    Actually this is the way I feel about Angie. The same 2 performances every week – the piano performance and the non-piano performance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=604788578 Jorge Kassisse Limongi

    Didn’t work for me, but thanks!

  • usedtobelucy

    “That’s not it, because no standing for Scotty or Phillip either. Still
    another theory…maybe you have to draw out your notes and hit a high
    note or two, that gives you the standing O? If it were really rare and
    saved for fantastic performances, I’d understand. But, um, Stefano?”

    Yeah, good point. I was mostly joking.

    I like your glory note theory.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, I’m not a fan of Angie’s either, but at this point, I think that she’s inevitable for the finale. So I’m kind of resigned to her being there rather than happy. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Plus, someone needs to tell Nicki that yelling at a contestant is NOT the way to get your point across.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m not sure that it “means nothing”, but I’m not sure what it means. lol Nevertheless, the rate at which these gals have been acquiring followers has been very different:

    # of followers 3 months ago:

    AngieAI12: 31,400, now 91,661 more, ^3.9X
    CandiceAI12: 1,904, now 64,232 more, ^34.7X
    KreeAI12: 11,051, now 51,850 more, ^3.6X
    AmberAI12: 4,479, now 35,727 more, ^9.0X