American Idol Results: The Top Two Are...

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In what might be the most somber American Idol intro to date, producers reminded us that one of these contestants will be returning home for good-ish, while the two who remain will battle for the Idol crown next week. There's still the summer tour, of course, which I suppose is a consolation for whomever doesn't win.

Tonight we'll get performances from Lisa Marie Presley (I'm as confused as you are) and Adam Lambert. And, of course, we'll hear from Jimmy.

American Idol Top 3

The trio opens the night with "Got To Get You Into My Life." I think there are some Beatles rolling over in graves. This is not a good song for any of them,  but especially not Jessica. And Phillip. And, okay, Joshua, too. The Beatles weren't meant to be growled.

Joshua Ledet takes center stage. Jimmy said Joshua had a good night, but not his best night. For him, the judges were over-generous with their praise of Joshua's first number. He called Joshua the competition's most exciting showman but thought "Imagine" was overdone. He wasn't wowed with Joshua's performance of "No More Drama" but accepts responsibility since he picked the song. I loved Joshua's third number, but agree with Jimmy on the first two.

Lisa Marie Presley didn't even look good. That's about all I have to say about that.

Jessica Sanchez is up next. Jimmy didn't think "My All" came together for Jessica and disagreed with Steven--he didn't think it was enough to win the competition. He didn't seem to like her second number either. Jimmy thinks Jessica is talented enough to perform at the Grammys but realized that perhaps he didn't do her any favors in choosing "I'll Be There" since two people sang that song originally. While I think Jessica is talented, she really lacks direction and originality.

Performing "Never Close Our Eyes," Adam Lambert is back on the Idol stage. This has a distinctly late 70s vibe to it. Maybe it's the neon clothes. Or the lighting. This isn't my favorite song of his, but I'm sure it'll be a hit. I always thought he should've won over Kris Allen.

Phillip Phillips hits the stage to hear his critique. Jimmy thought he did a great job on "Beggin" and said that Phillip's sound is becoming more and more original. He agreed with the judges that "Disease" was a bad choice, but said he admires Phillip's willingness to go down in flames to make the choices he wants to make. The song choice Jimmy didn't get wrong? Bob Seger's "We've Got Tonight." He called it flawless and emotional. Y'all know my thoughts on last night. I love Phillip, but I thought his first number was better than his last.

Kieran dims the lights for the second to last time. The first person through: Jessica Sanchez. Joining her in the Top Two: Phillip Phillips.

It's goodbye for now to Joshua Ledet.

I had a feeling this would happen as I watched last night. Joshua grew on me as the season progressed, especially with the clips and interviews. I'm actually kind of sad to see him go. I was pulling for a Joshua-Phillip match-up in the finale.

Are you excited by a Phillip-Jessica throwdown next week?


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P2????Are you kiddin' me?It's JESSICA ALL OVER THE WORLD..PEOPLE VOTE FOR JESSICA for the win...






Consider it done Jessica won first week albums sales over 1 million copies. Jessica is an awesome Chinese American who has won are hearts.


Joshua's version of Imagine was a disaster. That scared cow of a song should not be done unless you understand the song's message. Joshua over sang the song, which he does to all songs, but, the simplicity and purity of the song's message was buried under Josh's overly dramatic performance. It is almost criminal what he did to that song.


Get over it if your favorite idol contestant did not make the finale. Both Jessica and Philip are in the finale simply because more fans voted for them . Although winning AI is one big achievement and a stepping stone for a future music career we all know by now that post idol it does not guarantee the winner a successful music career. If you truly believe in the talent of your endeared idol contestant continue to support him/her post idol. That is where your genuine support will truly matter.


@ Robert D, don't they all impersonate? don't they all sing songs not theirs? they are all copy cats, not only jessica, not only joshua not only philip but the rest of AI singers. Couldn't be helped! IT IS WHAT IT IS


As much as I didn't want it to happen, I knew Joshua was next to go. He will have more success than all of the other contestants put together--I hope producers don't "Usher" him up and put him in videos with half-naked girls--if there was still a Motown, he would be the next Motown Icon--he is amazing. Jessica and Philip are, in my opinion, one trick ponies--as a matter of fact they bore me. I won't be watching next week--the show will be a yawner. I agree. I can picture Jessica in front of her mirror with a hair brush, mimicing Whitney, etal--and she is too young to be in the show. Phil will win--all of the teenage girls will vote for him.


You know I've just set here and read ALL these comments. All of you hollering "I'm not watching AI anymore" doubt you'll watch the finale next week......... I do think Jessica should have went home. And the main reason is she is just too young. I don't feel 16 year olds should be on the show and subjected to that kind of pressure. She can sing yes, but to me it's just imitations of the originals and she needs more time to grown. Joshua can sing as well and I feel that he's going to be fine. He needs to prove that he can move away from gospel (in other words, BE MORE VERSITLE) and the 10 backup singers and the screaming. I am still pulling for Phillip to win it. It is of no consequence to me that a girl hasn't won in several years.


At least the top 2 aren't two dudes like 3 years ago...

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