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American Idol Results: The Fabulous 4

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Another Thursday night, another American Idol elimination.

These are getting harder and harder to introduce because it's getting harder and harder to predict who will stay and who will go. At this point, it seems like any of these contestants could win. Except, you know, only one of them can.

Carrie Underwood and Coldplay are in the theater tonight to give the contestants a master class in live performance. Jimmy's also here to give us his feedback on last night's performances.
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Instead of leading with a cheesy group sing or the Ford commercial, Ryan takes us straight to the results.

Joshua Ledet will learn his fate first. Jimmy called Joshua's first song "fantastic" and said his performance of "To Love Somebody" was the best performance he's ever heard on Idol. Last night, I finally "got" Joshua. Ryan asked him what kind of album he'd make and he answered music that speaks to people and not necessarily what you'd hear on the radio.

It's no surprise that he's safe.

Coldplay performs their current hit "Paradise." This band is on my list concerts to attend before I die. They're fantastic. I only wish Colton were still around to see them because this is the kind of music I could see him making.

Hollie Cavanagh and Phillip Phillips are up next. Jimmy thought Hollie did a great job on "River Deep, Mountain High" because she didn't go into the performance thinking she would out-do Tina Turner. He thought her second performance was confident, but not fantastic. Jimmy called Phillip's songs from last night "bland" and thinks he should be in tonight's bottom two. I think Jimmy hit on the difference between Hollie and Jessica last night. Both of them did Tina Turner songs for Round One. Only one of them got overconfident, and it wasn't Hollie. As for Phillip, his songs last night weren't my favorites, but I didn't think they were as bad as Jimmy did.

Hollie's in the bottom two, which isn't surprising given her series of bad weeks leading up to this one. Phillip is safe.

It's been seven years since Carrie Underwood took home the Idol crown. She's back tonight and, as usual, she looks great. She sounds great, too. She's performing "Blown Away," the title track from her upcoming album of the same name. It's country in that it tells a story, but it's surprisingly un-country in sound.

Skylar Laine and Jessica Sanchez are up last. Jimmy calls Skylar a fighter and says she was exciting even if she didn't seem to really understand the lyrics to "Fortunate One." He also disagreed with Jennifer about Skylar's interpretation of "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me." While Jennifer thought it could win the competition, Jimmy thought it was confused. He loved every part of Jessica's "You Are So Beautiful" and called "Proud Mary" a "travesty." He said her dress was too mature for a 16 year old. High-five to Jimmy for making that comment. She's 16 and that dress was too tight and too short! But about the singing, I agree with him that last night wasn't Skylar's best. Not by a long shot. I wasn't as impressed with Jessica's second number as he was.

Jessica's safe. Skylar's in the bottom two with Hollie.

Before we can find out which girl will be leaving us, Coldplay is back with "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall." First, it's another flawless performance. Second, I would NOT want to be on the clean-up crew inside that theater after all the confetti they just dumped all over the place.

Randy's reaction to the bottom two of Hollie and Skylar is to compliment everyone and say they both sang their faces off last night. J.Lo said it's hard to lose anybody. Steven's final thoughts are that we're "experiencing and feeling" these contestants. Mark, in for Keiran, has dimmed the lights.

After nearly 60 million votes, Skylar Laine is going home. She does a reprisal of "Gunpowder and Lead" as her closing number and reminds us who she wants to be as an artist. I have no doubt we'll see her back on this stage in the future.

Were you shocked that Skylar was eliminated tonight? Of the remaining four contestants, who do you want to see win?

 

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I know Jessica is sweet we are all lucky to be able to watch But Jessica is way better than beyonce and adele and kelly clarkson she even better than michael Jackson she's just that good i would pay 5,000 a ticket to see her and I think she maybe the first female president of the US we love her my life is Jessica god family life win it all

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Are you serious ? Jessica is the female deandre if you go back and compare u will understand Jessica was already voted off she's not even top ten material

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Dee, with comments like yours, are you okay I mean witch planet are you on?...definitely not the one the American Idol is on.

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I agree that Phillip cannot really sing, well not at this level anyway & poor Skylar...she did try but appeared to be doing it with a struggle most of the time, quite unlike Jessica who is on a different planet of course.

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I forgot about that week they had said he had gone to the hospital. That really explains so much about him the past couple weeks because he has not had his usual umph you know? I still think he deserves to win. He is the only one different from the others in the group and I personally wouldn't buy Hollie Joshua or Jessica's cds. I would never deny that they are great singers but it really has to do with preference and Phillip is more the type of music I like. Plus he is a much better entertainer. Here's to hoping Phillip can grin and bare for a few more weeks then really get his issues taken care of.

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Phillip has been sick since the very beginning. His dad said he had kidney stone surgery 5 times in the past six months.... including once while he was on idol (they put a stent in so kidney stones could pass through him). He needs major surgery - I know, I've had it. Kidney stones are one of the most painful things that people go to the hospital for... for real... nurses will tell you. If you noticed, there were a few weeks where Phillip was clammy and pale, and what we didn't see is that he has occasionally gone off stage during commercials which is highly unusual, he hasn't been in all the ford commercials, and they mentioned him going to get a prescription (I assure you it was narcotics for the pain, which would make him less sparky). So I agree with Jimmy... he is really a fighter, but it is the dream of his life, I'd fight, too. Finally, I'm a pretty accomplished musician. I'm not overly excited about anyone this year. What I think differentiates Phillips is that he is the only one who will not be an 'overly produced' artist... no major change in appearance, no being seen at the hot spots in LA, no autotune or major altering of his music/voice. The others will all be glitzy... dressed just right, slick albums, big attitudes, and a whole lot of talent but not much artistry in their albums. Although Phillip is not my favorite, as a musician myself, I admire his ability to work his own arrangements, they are genuine... Would would have thought to do Usher or Michael Jackson on the guitar, and how 'bout that arrangement of Billy Joel's Movin Up... compare it to the original... a brilliant and completely unique arrangement with all the grit of the original... Simon Cowell would have said that's what you call 'respecting the song'.

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I know jessica is the Best But she need more feeling when singing and more contac with the audience

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Why is nobody talking about how Jessica acts extremely arrogant and rude when Jimmy and the judges give her constructive advice? She has a distant and cold personality. Also, why is nobody talking about how rude she was on the 5/4/12 result show when they showed her stick her tongue out at Jimmy for saying her dress was too mature? That there, shows her arrogance. She is unfriendly. She is good at ballads but that's it. AMERICAN IDOL IS MORE THAN SINGING! Its the whole package. Jessica needs to learn humility and how to appreciate what has been given to her!
AND GET JENNIFER OFF! SHE INTERRUPTS AND WILL NOT ALLOW RANDY TO VOICE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE SINGERS! WATCHED FAITHFULY SINCE SEASON ONE AND IF JENNIFER COMES BACK; I WON'T! RANDY! YOU ARE A VETEREN AND PRODUCER, STAND UP TO MS. JENNIFER LOPEZ WHO IS ALWAYS PROMOTING HERSELF!

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Why is nobody talking about how Jessica acts extremely arrogant and rude when Jimmy and the judges give her constructive advice? She has a distant and cold personality. Also, why is nobody talking about how rude she was on the 5/4/12 result show when they showed her stick her tongue out at Jimmy for saying her dress was too mature? That there, shows her arrogance. She is unfriendly. She is good at ballads but that's it. AMERICAN IDOL IS MORE THAN SINGING! Its the whole package. Jessica needs to learn humility and how to appreciate what has been given to her!

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since te start of tis american idol season jessica as garnered possitive praises from te judges and oters.se is young and is not over confident. se is accepting watever is given er way.er voice stands up from te crowd. if se wins tanks god but if se does not tere are lots of opportunity for er everywere.you detractors of er-sut up!