American Idol Top 3 Head Home – Adam Lambert, Lisa Marie Presley on Idol Results Show

The American Idol Top 3, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet will be heading home to film their hometown visits this weekend. During their visit they will learn the name of the songs chosen for them by Jimmy Iovine and the judges.

Each contestant will sing 3 songs on next Wednesday’s performance show: Jimmy’s Choice, Judges Choice and Their Choice.

The home town visits will air on Thursday’s results show.  The episode will also feature Adam Lambert singing his latest single “Never Close Our Eyes” and Lisa Marie Presley performing “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet,” from her new album “Storm & Grace,”

Read the official press release, including quotes from the finalists about what they are looking forward to when they head home:

Tonight, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez were named the Top Three AMERICAN IDOL finalists. One of them will be crowned the next AMERICAN IDOL, but not before all three travel back to their hometowns, to see family, friends and fans. After America cast a season-high 70 million votes for their favorite finalists, it also was revealed that Hollie Cavanagh had received the fewest number of votes and was eliminated from the competition.

With only two performance shows left in the season, tune in next week, Wednesday, May 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), when the Top Three return to their hometowns and find out what songs the judges and Jimmy Iovine have chosen for them to perform. Each finalist will sing three songs: “Judges’ Choice”; “Jimmy’s Choice”; and “Their Choice.”

Don’t miss the live results show the following night, Thursday, May 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), when host Ryan Seacrest will announce the Top Two finalists who battle it out in the Grand Finale. In addition, Lisa Marie Presley will perform “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet,” from her new album “Storm & Grace,” and Season Eight runner-up Adam Lambert performs his new song, “Never Close Our Eyes.”

As the Top Three prepare to return to their hometowns, here’s what they’re looking forward to:

JOSHUA: “Performing at the Burton Coliseum. I’m excited to see it filled with my friends and family!”

JESSICA: “I’m excited to see my friends and family and I want to visit Eastlake Middle School. I love my fans in San Diego so much. I want to give them all kisses!”

PHILLIP: “There are so many things I am looking forward to – seeing my family, jamming out with the guys, chicken and cheese nachos and homemade chicken pot pie!”

  • http://twitter.com/thebluemartini Nicole P.

    Do we know the hometown schedule for any of the Idols?

  • Anonymous

    it’s hard to dislike a guy who just really wants to eat himself some chicken and cheese nachos.

  • Anonymous

    This will be an epic Top 3 performance. Given that the choices are suited for them and not conspired to one’s demise. Hats off to Jimmy and the judges if they play it fair.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Hear, hear! If Jimmy & Co. (and Nigel and his minions) are impartial, this will be a great top 3 week. Are they capable of that, though? :S

  • Anonymous

    One judge might just fawn over the thought of P2 craving homemade chicken pot pie. Swoon. 

  • Anonymous

    I remember Jimmy choosing great songs last year.

  • too-cool-for-school

    On paper I liked Haley’s but then I think she kind of stumbled through it. It wasn’t her best. His selections for Scotty & Lauren were predictable and I don’t remember particularly liking either performance. Just my opinion though. :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3NQHPT3NA6VGKK22RCMTGOCII Tiffany

    Almost every year the picks show partiality.  Never forget Paula having Jasmine, the young Hawaiian girl, sing a jazz scatting song in top 3. 

  • http://twitter.com/cocoloids Franco Carlo Buendia

    we’re just TWO effin weeks before the EPIC FINALE! Keep your votes up and SUPPORT JESSICA SANCHEZ. Let a girl win this year!!!

  • too-cool-for-school

    I guess I’m in the minority! :) I have never been too impressed with the choices and I guess whatever tactic they use to choose them. I’m hoping it will be different this season for me/from my perspective.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Love the Top 3 pic.  It’s like a Benetton ad.

  • Anonymous

     The really nasty move they did to Jasmine was Clive Davis’s pick.  Right after she shockingly eliminated Latoya London, he told her she had to sing “All by Myself”, Latoya’s signature performance of the season on the following week’s episode.  Needless to say, it didn’t go over very well for her…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Steven Tyler choice for Jessica please <3 he's the only judge I trust won't sabotage her with an awful song selection ;) 

  • revcat

    That U2 song Simon was so proud of getting cleared for Adam was not a song I would have picked. Simon is a genius at making money, but I would much prefer hearing what Jimmy has to say. Glad Simon left AI.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I remember Jimmy choosing great songs last year.

    Iovine did well with song picks in S10 — better than the judges did. He seems to take seriously the concept that he needs these artists to sell albums when the season is over, and to use his picks to indicate what kind of album he has in mind for each.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    I am SO looking forward to Adam Lambert on Idol. I am dying to see what type of performance he gives us. With or without band. Restrained or cray cray. Something along the lines of the video we have been hearing about. He was so funny on Chelsea last night I just cannot wait.

  • Anonymous

    As long as Jimmy/The judges dont go all “Happy feet theme song” like nigel did with Syesha a couple years ago, ill be all set. This really is one of the strongest final 3 i think we’ve seen in awhile and id hate for it to go to waste bcuz someone is incapable of picking a good song.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think that Joshua as a very large fanbase, and even the best performance on top 3 may not be enough for him to reach the final.
    Jessica as the other power singer will benefit the most fom his elimination, and with the right songs on the final, she is going to win the whole thing.
    It is also likely that P won’t be allowed to shine from now on.

  • Anonymous

    Joshua’s hometown visit in Westlake, LA

    http://107jamz.com/

  • Anonymous

    I am happy now because Joshua and Jessica made top3 as it guaranttes at least one makes Finale.

  • dancingqueen

    They only have control over their own choice.  These three have the talent to overcome a crappy choice by the judges or Jimmy, unlike some past top 3′s. I’ll enjoy next week’s shows & the hometown visits.  The one thing I’ve learned in 11 seasons, is now is not the time to split votes.

  • Anonymous

    Josh has a big enough fanbase to keep him in this as getting top 3 usually means those people are getting a boatload of votes to get this far so congrats to top 3

  • Anonymous

    I posted Joshua’s schedule; but it was removed.  Guess I wasn’t supposed to post it here.  Sorry.

  • Anonymous

    Lisa Marie Presley?  Seriously?  It appears the bus has been sent to run over the speck of musical credibility it has taken AI ten years to acquire.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OSOOTOBRL4XGHQNICOXCCN5IXQ lisa

    REALLY? MARIE PRESLEY,WHEN HAS SHE EVER HAD A HIT SONG?OH,THAT’S RIGHT NEVER,HER DAD WAS FAMOUS HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD HER SING?
    YOU ARE DEF IN FOR A TREAT! HAHA. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t dislike P2 as a person at all.  However, his singing is too poor for him to win a competition where the contestants should be able to sing well live and on key.

  • Anonymous

    The Top 3 pic is missing the sunshine

  • Chris

    It was probably some complex deal involving mutual benefits, e.g. S10 did songs from Elvis and a number of idols have been at Graceland.

  • Anonymous

    http://www.ckx.com/

    CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of
    entertainment content. To date, we have focused on acquiring globally recognized
    entertainment content and related assets, including the rights to the name,
    image and likeness of Elvis Presley, the operations of Graceland, the rights to
    the name, image and likeness of Muhammad Ali and proprietary rights to the IDOLS
    television brand, including the American Idol series in the United States and
    local adaptations of the IDOLS television show format which, collectively, air
    in over 100 countries around the world.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Simon Fuller manages Lisa Marie.  I’m sure that if that weren’t true, Lisa Marie would never perform on Idol.

    http://www.xixentertainment.com/

    This is interesting. I notice that Steven Tyler’s picture is on the XIX website, so he must now be managed by Simon Fuller.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Since January 2010, Fuller is no longer director of CKX, but is now a consultant:

    In March 2005, Fuller sold 19 Entertainment to CKX, Inc. in a cash and stock deal worth over $200 million.[7] In 2008 the company delivered a profit of $92.5 million (£66m) into the parent company.[8]
    Fuller remained in his role as Chief Executive of 19 and became a
    director of CKX, a position which gave him creative control over all
    CKX’s assets including the Elvis Presley Estate, Muhammad Ali’s
    business interests, and other iconic rights properties, until January
    2010 when on approaching the end of his 5 year contract with CKX signed
    when the company bought 19, he opted to start a new firm, XIX Entertainment,
    while continuing to work with CKX / 19 as a consultant and Executive
    Producer of 19′s shows, continuing his close relationship with his
    former business.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Fuller

    I think that Lisa Marie’s appearance on Idol is because she’s managed by Fuller and he’s still the EP of Idol, not because of his relationship with CKX.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Even though I’m a Kelly fan, I don’t think that I’m being biased when I say that she deserves to perform on Idol a whole lot more than Lisa Marie. If Kelly doesn’t perform this season, then I’ll be pissed.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think that Joshua as a very large fanbase, and even the best performance on top 3 may not be enough for him to reach the final. 

    People keep posting this, but given his run, including only being in the real bottom three once, and staying out of that position over the past four weeks, doesn’t support that theory.  This guess about Josh seems to be based on how popular he is on idol related message boards and Dial Idol, but these two things aren’t reliable enough to jump to any conclusions, especially where minority contestants are concerned.

  • Anonymous

    i hate when they pick the top 3 but there is no way around it i guess, i remember david a got the worst songs, scotty last years pick by the judges was the kenny rogers song, that jlos comment was, oh, you fooled us, they didnt think he would be able to do it (why would you pick a song you thought somebody couldnt sing well). i hope they are fair and pick songs that will enhance each contestant, then let america decide

  • Anonymous

    Maybe they will choose Phil Phillip’s “Sea of Love”
    for Phil Phillips.  LOL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EroRtEUmZcU

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the clarification

  • Chris

    I see your point, but this is also top 3.  So by now, they should be able to perform songs well, that may not be 100% in their wheelhouse.  i.e. the old comment about being able to sing the phone book, and it still sounds good.

    Plus, they get a second song and in general, if an idol performs a decent song and knocks the second out of the park, then their fans will rally.

  • mchcat

    I know he picked Are You Going to Kiss Me or Not for Scotty – it was great – Scotty did it better than the original – he put so much fun it it – and then the She Believes in me – beautiful just beautiful

  • mchcat

    Sure would have perferred Casey J in this spot

  • Anonymous

    People keep posting this, but given his run, including only being in the
    real bottom three once, and staying out of that position over the past
    four weeks, doesn’t support that theory.  This guess about Josh seems to
    be based on how popular he is on idol related message boards and Dial
    Idol, but these two things aren’t reliable enough to jump to any
    conclusions, especially where minority contestants are concerned.

    I agree that internet outlets may not be a good indication of Joshua’s popularity, and that DialIdol isn’t reliable, so you may have a point.

    What prompted my post was the fact that This Is A Man’s Man’s World was generally one of the top rated performance this week on internet polls, but Joshua the contestant was at the bottom of the picks for favorite contestant. But you are right, this is internet feedback only.

    In terms of reaching bottom three, he did once, P never, and Jessica was saved, although we will never know whether she was the real least vote guetter or not (it was too perfect for the show to convince me that she was)

    Umm, thinking about it, I’ll have to take back what I said about Joshua’s fanbase…

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    Based on how they performed this week, yes they are certainly capable to provide a great top 3 week.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    I always say whenever I see a pic of the top 10 of this year, they look like they have come out of a brand name clothing ad. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Risgar-G-Garde/100001125757262 John Risgar G. Garde

    Hopefully next week….. NO MORE STANDING OVATION for anyone please -.- lol

  • Anonymous

     i think casey j got a bit shafted in my opinion, he did come in third, and has a new album out, i feel at some point he should have been on the show

  • mmb

    If kelly doesn’t perform this season I would guess that it is because she either didn’t want to or it didn’t fit into her schedule.  She has her own TV series starting next week?  the week after? And was on the Voice.  And had a TV commercial.  And is performing on Billboard awards.  And was touring.  And so on…. I would have loved to have seen her on Idol but it wasn’t an essential part of her 2012 promo plan.  If Kelly wanted to perform on Idol I cannot imagine they wouldn’t have found a spot for her, especially when she had the biggest hit (or one of them) of 2012.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    This week was phenomenal. I’m a bit late to the party this week. Had a good old busy week myself. I just want to give my congrats to the top 3 well deserved. 

    I knew it California Dreamin was the group song =D

    California:
    Phillip: B-
    Hollie: A-
    Joshua: B+
    Jessica: A- 

    Wish Written: 
    Phillip: A+
    Hollie: B
    Joshua: A+
    Jessica: A+ 

    Yes those 3 performances were without a doubt these top3′s PBs. I’m finding it hard how they will be able to top themselves. In which case we will be seeing one of these A+ performances again in the finale. Overall I thought Jessica won the night. She’s probs my least favourite of the 3 but gotta give her props yesterday. 

  • Anonymous

    I think Joshua had a growing fan base and gets the casual vote. I think Jess gets the casual vote too. Going into these next two weeks, that is huge as the number of casual viewers usually increases as the finale nears. Josh and Jess need to nail their performances and make them memorable. If P2 does the same, he can win those votes but he is less consistent.

  • ninah

    “…a competition where the contestants should be able to sing well live and on key consistently” … you mean, like Lee Dewize??!! bwahaha!

  • V Jemmy

    Glad that Adam is starting his promo for his second era.  Looking forward to seeing him what he’ll do this time on the Idol stage.

    Ah, I remember the days when I used to wish my weekends away so that Tuesday would come faster.  Fond memories those.

  • Anonymous

    I literally created a Disqus profile just to make this statement. If Kelly Clarkson doesn’t perform on Idol this year, the show loses a lot of its credibility for me.

    I don’t give a flying eff if she’s mentoring/judging on a ‘rival’ show. A show that airs exactly zero times during Idol’s current run. Nigel has and will always be a snake. I’m sure he doesn’t want to give any promo to a show that will likely trump ‘Dance’ in the ratings.

    The fact is this: Idol would be a much different franchise had KC not won its inaugural season. It’s rather disgusting to watch The Powers That Be act as though she’s never been a part of the show. And quite frankly, the parade of alumni that has performed this year hasn’t exactly been burning up the charts. Meanwhile, KC has the third-biggest song of the year thus far. You think piggybacking off her success would appeal to the cutthroat nature of Nigel and his comrades.

    And finally, all this was made even more evident during last night’s ‘home town montage,’ where – as usual – the OG Idol was missing.

    With that, I step off my soapbox.

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

    I will never, ever forget the Happy Feet song.  That was unbelievable.  

  • http://twitter.com/Lutrell4 Ira

    RE: Joshua’s fan base. I must respectfully disagree. He has been in the bottom three-once. Granted, he does not have the same Twitter and YouTube followers as the others, but that may also speak to the demographic of his support base. All three finalists seem to embrace their artistic integrity, are dynamic stage performers,humble and have earned the respect and loyalty of a a passionate fan base.

  • Wex

    Lets see if Jimmy or esp the judges sabotage one contestant with the wrong song choice (Happy Feet anyone?)….Also interesting to note last night that they ever said P2 and Hollie were the Bottom 2…THEY WERENT.  Well P2 anyways…They just wanted to create drama and not make it seem like were going into the finale with Phil never being in the B2.  He’s the likely winner for the fifth straight WGWG.  Personally Id luv to see a Jessica v Josh finale but I doubt that will happen.    At least Jess is the first save thats made it to the B3.  The thing is Jimmie has already said that all 3 are being signed so they don’t have anything to worry about as long as they’re given GREAT songs…Both josh and jess have potential superstar status if marketed correctly…P2 Seems to have a narrow focus but if you watch the show, he always get the most applause and he has those tween/teen girls LOCKED now that Colton is gone…Do you see the swaybots & the pit on Idol – They look like 98% girls.  (PS – watching JLO lip synch just makes me cringe when I think that Jessica should be giving her singing lessons…Then switch to Britney on XF – Really?  She’s gonna teach people how to sing live when she NEVER does it…She even does tours with all lip synching.  I just hate the music industry today  - everyone can get auto tunes so as long as you’re pretty , sexy body and can dance – you’re making money for the label.  I read another story that said Brit is estimated to be getting $15M for one season on XF.  She may help ratings but no one knows how she’ll do giving opinions on a live show…meanwhile thats the same as Ryan is getting after 11 years of proven success….Then also theres speculation that Idol may shake up the judges…I think JLo honestly deserves to stay – she does a good job – goosies and all – (and for her, its been a great career boost)…but its time to retire Randy and his lame sayings..we’ve heard all the dawg, for me for you, in it to win it for 11 years – he adds nothing – time to make a change….and personally I don’t see Steven Tyler adding anything – I never get anything from his comments…So we shall see….

  • http://twitter.com/Lutrell4 Ira

    I’m loving the diversity of this year’s final, and it’s my hope that with three, distinctive voices, the judges and Jimmy do not try to homogenize their performances, with vanilla song choices.

  • http://twitter.com/Lutrell4 Ira

    Joshua is involved in the same battles traditional soul singers have had with critics, and the popular mainstream for generations. Age has taken away my sense of outrage over the comments of support Juliet (The Voice) received for her “passionate” reading of James Brown’s classic,whereas the same audience spoke of Josh’s “screaming, screeching and over-singing”. Fortunately, like Scotty last year, Josh has developed a consistent Idol showing, that has earned him a solid fan base.

  • http://twitter.com/Lutrell4 Ira

    I agree, but Casey’s problem is his greatest asset, his musical independence. The Idol brain trust will never defer to what they consider one of their uncontrollable subjects.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know, for absolute certainly, that ABC isn’t setting up requirements for Clarkson’s appearances?  She’s now contracted to them and presumably they want her to select appearances where she can promote her new show.

    I have no idea what is actually going on behind the scenes, and I do think that the AI team can be punitive, but there’s more than one bucket in the sandbox, is all.

    And Fuller is totally promoting his own clients.  It’s good to be the king executive producer.

  • Anonymous

    Could it also be that Kelly had other things she’d rather do? It’s quite possible she was the one who determined things. Just a thought.

  • http://twitter.com/Lutrell4 Ira

    It’s an Idol Masala.

  • http://twitter.com/Lutrell4 Ira

    If Tyler gets to pick for Josh, I could see him picking, Otis Redding’s, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”-originally released by the Rolling Stones. Jagger liked Otis’ interpretation so much, he integrated (no pun intended) elements into his own stage show.

    Take a look:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmNzBIVBV1c

  • DLPF

    Joshua is earning his fan base, whereas P2 has been coasting.  It’s hard to be too critical of that though, given his medical issues.  I skipped the final 2 tiresome country teens last year, but this year looks very promising.  And next week could be equally awesome with good song choices.  Jimmy don’t let us down!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I’m noy exactly jumping for joy at this top 3 but on the other hand, they do seem like nice kids and I am looking forward to seeing their home visits.  Oh yeah, I remember the happy feet fiasco very well.  lol

    I hope the judges will come up with some good choices for these kids but honestly I’m not getting my hopes up.  Heh

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

    I can’t wait to see the Glam One tear up that stage!

  • Anonymous

    Good Day everyone,

    Looking forward to seeing Adam on the 17th-Should be an exciting night!:-)

    I consider myself an outlier in the AI game or any reality show. Its an entertainment show and very fickle even with promising talent:-)

     I feel for the contestants. They have to think outside the box to survive especially if you are not yet established. Its just like the employment market today where your contract can end at any time or you are offered a short-term contract. God knows what will happen after it finishes. So its reality!

    Adam taking the Queen gig maybe a way of not only broadening his base but maybe an admission that as great as’ Trespassing’ is it could be a hard sell in this challenging market-not that I doubt for one minute it will not sell! I think he is smart to take this offer:-) But he should now think of other fits in the entertainment industry:)

     Most of my former post have Emphasise the art of diversifying at the least chance you get-it make sense in this climate:-) I have 4 people skills to corner the market with which I use to make ends meet. If not I may not survive. I am grateful:-) I think they call this multi-skilling or whatever. Its the sign of the times;-)

    This post is not meant as a downer but as a reflection on the music industry and  economic climate:-) :-) Not everyone would have Kelly, Carrie or Adele’s success. Neither does it mean that other artist have got it wrong. Most of it is luck, timing, balls and not just talent:-)

    Ending here!

    Later

    Regards

    B-Babie
    xx

  • Trina

    I actually LOVED the choices last year, Jimmy’s and the judges. I especially really liked the Kenny Rogers song for Scotty. As noted, Jimmy has nothing to gain by messing with these kids. Its pretty obvious he plans on making albums with all of them so I think he’ll focus on their strengths but also something that will represent the kind of album he envisions.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I think Jimmy made great choices last year so I looked forward to seeing what he picks this year.

    I’m a bit scared of the contestant choices. P2 is a good song picker, but Jess and Josh are hit or miss. Especially Josh.

    I’m terrified of the judge’s choice. They can really suck sometimes.

    I think this will be a nail-biter of a final 3. I can’t wait!

  • Anonymous

    I actually LOVED the choices last year, Jimmy’s and the judges

    Iovine was probably reasonable.

    As for the judges, Giving Reinhart You Oughta Know was setting up this weird sinner/saint thing compared to the country teens.  She didn’t help herself since she could have done a more restrained performance of the song, IIRC, but it was seemingly targeted to turn off a portion of the viewing audience.

    I don’t want to see any of that this year, especially since JS is so young.

  • Anonymous

    I remember Paula giving Casey James “Daughters”.

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

    Paula wasn’t on the show that year; that was Kara and Randy

  • Anonymous

    How do you know P2 has been coasting?  I feel he’s picking up lots of fans that vote, especially since he’s never been in the bottom 3.  Also, people that have been to the show say that P2′s applause when he comes in at the beginning is the loudest of all of the others.  P2 for the win!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ugh…Lisa Marie Presley?  Just…yuck.  I can’t even believe it.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t imagine that Idol doesn’t want Kelly to preform after all she is their first and their biggest star who now has a smash single.  The only thing that makes sense to me is that something in her “paperwork” with the Voice is preventing a performance on Idol.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm, I just listened to the 90 second snippet of Lisa Marie’s “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” at iTunes – it actually has a nice beat, but having never heard her before I was surprised how deep her voice is. Nothing special – but I am curious to see how she performs  next Thursday – looks like an interesting schedule.

  • Anonymous

     What are the odds of that happening though?! I predict each one of them will get at least ONE. :)

  • Anonymous

    I think Joshua had a growing fan base and gets the casual vote. I think Jess gets the casual vote too. Going into these next two weeks, that is huge as the number of casual viewers usually increases as the finale nears. Josh and Jess need to nail their performances and make them memorable. If P2 does the same, he can win those votes but he is less consistent.

    I hate to say this about Phillip, but I think that Jessica and Joshua have a better shot of having one, if not more, Wow Moments over the next two weeks, so that should help them get some votes from the casual voters, as well as get them the support of people who had been voting for other people.  

    Wow Moments can’t be staged or planned, even though Nigel and Simon Fuller think that they can be, and the interference of those guys are the only thing that could hurt Josh and/or Jessica.  Song choice is very important right now, and those British guys love their obscure songs that are beyond dated.  It would be just like them to believe that they are helping Jessica by giving her that Diana Ross song that they love so much, or another over the top ballad.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t imagine that Idol doesn’t want Kelly to preform after all she is their first and their biggest star who now has a smash single.  The only thing that makes sense to me is that something in her “paperwork” with the Voice is preventing a performance on Idol.

    Kelly was supposed to perform earlier this season, but things changed at the last minute.  So, it’s not like AI is, or has ever, ignored her.

  • http://twitter.com/jepriy Jepoy Ramos

    I can totally see JLo picking Let’s Get Loud as her choice for Jessica. 

  • Anonymous

    I also hope that Joshua stays away from the adult contemporary songs.  He seems to like those, but they aren’t going to get him any votes, especially if he tries to dress them up by turning them into church songs.  Plus, he has a lot of potential post AI consumers and radio PDs watching him right now, and he doesn’t need to put himself in a box by having people think that he is going to release AC or Hot AC sounding music.

  • Anonymous

     

    and he doesn’t need to put himself in a box by having people think that he is going to release AC or Hot AC sounding music.

    They don’t always have that much of a choice, do they? Coming right off Idol, if they want any support from the label most of them pretty much have to conform to the direction the label wants.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    Regarding Kelly’s appearance I think it’s worth remembering that she never promoted on Idol during her most successful era, Breakaway. 

    Of all the Idols Kelly is the only one to prove 100% that she doesn’t need or want to rely on the show.  Kelly is fine without idol promo and perhaps it’s a case of her not having time in her schedule or maybe they really didn’t invite her.  Who knows.  The point is Kelly not appearing on Idol doesn’t hurt her at all. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    Kelly was supposed to perform earlier this season, but things changed at the last minute.  So, it’s not like AI is, or has ever, ignored her.

    Idol has treated Kelly rather shabbily over the years.  First is the fact that she was crowned in Sept and by January they were already talking about how they had found the best talent yet.  Kelly is the only idol winner to not get a full year as reigning champ.  Also, they stuck her with that horrid J2K movie. 

    For me the final nail with Idol as it pertains to Kelly was during Season 6, she went on to promote her My December album, Clive presented Carrie Underwood with her 6x platinum plaque for Some Hearts and totally ignored the fact that Kelly’s Breakaway album had also gone 6x platinum the same week and he made very ugly comments about writing your own music.  Yes that was a Clive issue but Idol allowed her to be treated that way. 

    Reality is, Idol was damn lucky to find Kelly Season 1 because without her there wouldn’t have been a Season 4 for them to find Carrie as I believe the show wouldn’t have even been picked up for a Second Season much less be on air 12 seasons later.

  • Anonymous

    I think there’s few contestants that have been treated a lot worse than Kelly can even imagine. At least they continually mention her name, there’s some Idols who name is never mentioned and I think there season has been expunged from the Idol archives and the producers memories. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    No, and Lee winning Idol was a black armband day for all previous winners and it no longer was true that Idol winners needed to sing well live and on key consistently.  If P2 wins, all previous winners (except Lee) will have to wear entire black body suits. lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACMLXLYSSX73RNYQOUZWSO2I4U Enough already!

    I think the real stars this year have been the judges–in particular Jlo flaunting her 20ish boy friend, Tyler being his laid back self.   No sure how this has helped Randy, not even sure he will be back next year.   As for the top three, pretty sure PP will win the show and continue this downward trend.    Looking forward to seeing Adam, probably only reason I’ll watch, and also like seeing Ms. Presley. The name still has magic.   btw Josha would at least make the finale interesting cause I don’t go to church as often as I should!

  • dancingqueen

    Unfortunately, the judges probably have to pick from that same old tired list of cleared songs Nigel keeps in his back pocket, ditto the contestants.  Only Jimmy probably has enough artist friends he could ask to clear something he wanted.

    I’d really love to hear Joshua do “Purple Rain” by Prince, or “If You Think You’re Lonely  Now” by Bobby Womack (not K-Ci & JoJo), or “Cry To Me” by Solomon Burke, or “The Thrill Is Gone” by B.B. King.  For something uptempo, maybe Duffy’s “Mercy”, or Wilson Pickett’s “Midnight Hour”.

  • milwlovesadam

    Lisa Marie Presley? WTF? Seriously?

    Oh wait. I get it. The same PTB that had Coldplay sing two songs, in two spots made this decision.

    So, another spot on prime time national and international TV that could have been used by any former Idol with music to perform and promote will be taken by someone else.

    I would much rather see Bo, Elliot, Casey, or any other “good” Idol with something than Presley. Let her be on Leno, or Kelly. Geebus.

    And do I even need to say that I’m jumping out of my skin excited to see Adam on Idol. Hope he KILLS. (( Know he will, muwahhahaha))

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ ZsusK

    So, another spot on prime time national and international TV that could have been used by any former Idol with music to perform and promote will be taken by someone else.

    I’m not a fan of Lisa Marie, but the truth is, there’s one spot each week for an Idol and one spot for a non-Idol. Adam is the Idol spot this week, and  Lisa is the non-Idol. She’s no worse than Lana Del Ray! Or…. dare i say it? Katy Perry! ;) I’d have replaced Stefano  and Kellie Pickler with any of the Idols you mentioned for the weekly Idol spot. In fact, I’d have replaced Daughtry and Carrie. They’re on every season. Let it go, Idol! Give the others a shot. But, Lisa Marie is not the problem. In fact, she might be a better performer than JLo. We’ll see.

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  • http://twitter.com/Lutrell4 Ira

    Since Nygel’s talking so long to post the assigned songs for our Idol hopefuls, I’ve decided to help him out with a few suggestions:

    Josh Ledet: “Sadie (live version featuring Phillipe Wynne)”; “Cupid/ I’ve Loved You for a Long Time”, Spinners featuring Johnny Edwards;  “Changed”, Walter Hawkins; “Someone Like You”, Van Morrison;”The Way”, Jill Scott.

    Phil: “Cats in the Cradle”, Harry Chapin; “I Can’t Go For That”, Hall and Oates; “Castles Made of Sand”, Jimi Hendrix

    Jessica: “Love on a Two Way Street”, Stacy Latisaw’s version;”Somewhere (West Side Story)”, Aretha and Quincy Jones’ 1973 version;”Just Fine”, Mary J. Blige.