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American Idol Results: Fabulous Five

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Will tonight be the night when the American Idol judges use their save? Will Lazaro Arbos survive to sing another week? 

After the stellar performances given by the ladies last night, he seems a bit out of his league. Let's find out who's going home...

Elimination Announcement

The rain here wiped out ALL of Jimmy's comments about Angie Miller, Kree Harrison, and Lazaro Arbos except for his clear prediction that Lazaro is the weak link in this competition and needs to go. Or at least that's what I imagine Jimmy said. Because that's what needs to happen tonight.

Ryan asks Kieran to dim the lights and then asks Angie Miller, Lazaro Arbos, and Kree Harrison, last week's Top 3, to take a place on the stage. He leaves the other three contestants on the couches and we go to the first of our 400 commercial breaks of the night.

Scotty McCreery, fresh of his first ACM Award for Best New Artist, is living the life he always imagined. He performs his latest single "Gotta See You Tonight." He's such a fun Idol. I like him.

Back to the contestants on the stage, Janelle Arthur is the next to receive her notes. Jimmy says that the literal interpretations she's doing of the songs, instead of making them her own, is hurting her when she's compared to the other girls. She's sent to join Angie. 

Candice Glover, who gave two of the best performances in Idol history last night, is leading the pack according to Jimmy. She's sent to stand with Kree.

Finally, Jimmy thinks Amber Holcomb needs to keep doing what she's doing and doesn't understand why America doesn't get her. (Hi Jimmy, it's because she shows very little personality in her interviews and we cannot get a read on who she is as a person. This is a singing competition, yes, but we're looking at the story, too. Maybe unfairly, but that's what's happening. So, there's your answer.)

One pair is the Top 2, one pair is the middle, and one pair is on the bottom. But which pair is which?

Before we can find out, we're treated to an Electric Light Parade-inspired performance by the original Idol, Kelly Clarkson, singing "People Like Us." The black lights and the black light reflective makeup is weird. WEIRD. Go with the dresses. Skip the eyes. Otherwise, it's a really great Kelly performance, but then again she doesn't have many "off" moments. Given the issues she's had with producers post-Idol, I'm actually surprised she made this appearance, so this is a treat.

Once again, Kieran dims the lights. 

Kree Harrison and Candice Glover are the Top 2. Ryan sends them to the couches instead of the uncomfortable stool-chairs. Lazaro Arbos and Amber Holcomb are the Bottom 2, leaving Angie Miller and Janelle Arthur safe in the middle.

If Amber received the least amount of votes, the judges will most definitely use their save. There's no way any of these girls deserves to go home before Lazaro.

Lazaro Arbos is in danger of elimination. If "in danger" means "buh bye." There's no way the judges will save him and if they do I will question ALL of their sanity even more than I already sometimes do. And they don't use the save. 

See you later, Lazaro Arbos. 

Should the judges have used their save tonight?

 

Miranda Wicker is a Staff Writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.

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    Nevertheless, as you mentioned on her "little personality", should I say I beg to differ because I noticed she wasn't PROMOTED initially like other contestants. As such, was not KNOWN or NOTICED by most audience including me until Sudden Death Round. I believed this perhaps, could have affected her not being able to solidify her fan base and her not being able to connect with most audience who KNOWS more about other contestants and their personalities than hers despite her AMAZING voice.
    By the way, I am in South-East Asia (Singapore and Malaysia) right now where they are all rooting for Amber.

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    I personally loved the fact that beautiful Amber sings so effortlessly each week without any undue screaming/screeching that usually hurts my ears and tense my throat. She is contemporary and I always look forward to watching her as a breath of fresh air. Why Americans aren't voting or seeing her talent is really beyond me. However one thing is certain, Amber can SING!!!! She is talented and truly a total package!! Unfortunately she had been robbed consistently by being placed at the bottom but we truly love her and believe she will go places beyond the shores of America. Nevertheless, as you mentioned on her "little personality", should I say I beg to differ because I noticed she wasn't PROMOTED initially like other contestants. As such, was not KNOWN or NOTICED by most audience including me until Sudden Death Round. I believed this perhaps, could have affected her not being able to solidify her fan base and her not being able to connect with most audience who KNOWS more about other contestants and their personalities than hers despite her AMAZING voice.
    By the way, I am in South-East Asia (Singapore and Malaysia) right now where they are all rooting for Amber.

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    I respectfully disagree with Miranda Wicker's review of Amber Holcomb. But we're all entitled to our own opinions, so I'm placing mine on the public platform.

    I am South African and every week when I watch this show (we watch the episodes two days after they've aired in the US), I am unable to understand why Americans are not voting for Amber. I agree with Terry Gorka. The girl is the entire package, VOICE, looks, and maybe even the personality - I think its unfair to her, to say someone doesn't have enough personality, especially when you're in a competition and at that age - where you're still discovering yourself. Angie and Kree could also be accused of that, but Americans seem to vote for them.

    I disagree that Amber's talent doesn't match Candice Glover's. The girl has a voice that I am certain most women wish they had. Candice is more confident, and knows the ins and outs/ pros and cons of her voice, something Amber will attain and learn very soon, and then sky's definitely the limit for Amber. They are both my favourite to win (Angie is my 3rd place).

    Candice and Amber are both extremely extremely extremely talented. Amber is the only one that I know who could sing with Candice and match her - which is great for Amber. I actually hope she uses Candice as a mentor so she can grow and become the best singer she can possibly be.

    Anyway, I am consoled in the fact that even if Amber doesn't win, she will definitely do better than the winner - unless the winner is Candice - for me they are both on equal footing - Amber isn't as confident in her abilities as the other, and she is still maturing and growing as a musician and a person, that's what separates them. They are also the two who, globally, will succeed the most. Angie might be able to break into the UK and European music scene, but Kree and Janelle might only thrive in America, because Americans seem to like their country music stars...

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    Amber Holcomb is by far the most talented singer on the show! Candice Glover has an incredible voice and is by far the best *interpreter* of the songs she sings: IE she doesn't get in the way of a good song and by far makes the better song choices. Unfortunately she isn't star material and wont win this competition. American Idol voters are country music loving with a sizable percentage of racial bigots thrown in, Amber has no chance of winning. Janelle is just so sweet and will do well for her country music fans, especially when she connects with the lyrics in her performance and gets outa the way of what the song is about. If she wins the Pope isn't Catholic.
    Kree seems to be the total package and I predict her to win in the final against Angie or Candice, which I think will even be the judges pick.
    Amber Holcomb will of course go on to be one of the greatest superstars of rock/pop of all time, Kree wont.

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    I for one do not find Amber genuine at all. I feel somewhat like I am watching a beauty pagent contestant when I watch her. I also think that America may be feeling like they are having Amber shoved down their throats by the judges .

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    I think the difference is that Amber's talent doesn't match Candice's talent. And the fact that they keep referring to Amber in terms of her legs and beauty is off-putting to me. It promotes the idea that her beauty, and yes, she's a beautiful girl, is keeping her there and not her talent. Even in interviews with the other contestants, their commentary about Amber is that she takes selfies with her camera phone and Burnell thinks she's beautiful.

    It's not enough to talk about the "radical lifestyle change" for Amber because it's a radical lifestyle change for ALL of them, you know? I feel like when we DO get snippets of Amber in interviews, she doesn't interview well, and that's hurting her in the votes.

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    Sorry ... I didn't realize I wrote too much in my comment ...

    Just wanted to thank you for your articles and let you know I'm a fan.

    This just struck a chord with me for some reason.

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    You say Amber is not popular because of her personality and no one knows her. How about Candice? What do we know about her? We know Angie is a Christian and Kree likes to hug everyone. Janelle cries and seems very sweet. No one is well known. Amber is a leggy, beautiful young woman of color with great talent. Her story is compelling but not superficial which would be more suitable to the pop media. How about the radical lifestyle change she is experiencing? Pretty overwhelming for a poor farm girl. Compared to the other contestants except Candice (who is older) this experience must be partly exciting and partly terrifying.

    The voting pool for Idol is clearly young white girls which easily explains the last 4 male winners on the show. It also explains Amber trailing Janelle.

    Just a thought ... but aside from not being able to grasp the enormity of Amber's personal challenges, how threatening is a stunningly attractive and talented contestant to then? Can they possibly ever like her? Candice is safe - she's older and less attractive even though she's the best singer.

    I enjoyed your post ...




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