Nigel Lythgoe Tweets: SHOCKING American Idol News Tonight! (Who is Going Home?)

2nd Update: I’m hearing a rumor that next week’s theme is Elton John songs. We’ll find out soon enough.

UPDATE: LAME ALERT! Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “Quite a few of you have guessed what tonight’s news is, so I guess it isn’t that “shocking.” However, it shocked me when I found out!”

I have a feeling the “shocking news” has nothing to do with tonight’s elimination…

Who will go: Haley Reinhart–too many trips to the bottom 3. Even her legs can’t save her now.  Naima and Thia will join her in the B3.

Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “#Spoiler Alert: Shocking #AmericanIdol news tonight!!!”


My pick for elimination was one of the girls–probably Haley. But, if the news is a SHOCKING elimination, Legs Reinhart is probably safe.

Or, like some of you mentioned in comments, a fav lands in the bottom 3. Or perhaps it’s a lame joke about that stupid mansion ghost.

Maybe Nigel believes Naima would be a shocking boot after performing next to last and receiving lots of judge love? Personally, I would not find that shocking at all. She was a wild card pick and has been on the cusp. I’m not sure “America” is down with her reggae African-dancing self.

Or maybe it’s the judges pet, Lauren Alaina, Or maybe it’s a guy. Could Jacob Lusk or Stefano Langone be in the hot seat tonight?

I think Scotty McCreary, Casey Abrams, Paul McDonald, James Durbin, and Pia Toscano are definitely safe.

Who the judges would save: Scotty, Casey, James. Pia, Jacob, Lauren.

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