American Idol 11 Top 4 – Results – Live Blog – May 10, 2012
Tonight is the American Idol 11 Top 4 results show on May 10, 2012! As far as musical guests go, we have David Cook and Jennifer Lopez hitting the stage!!! Cook will debut a brand new song called “The Last Song I’ll Write for You” and a pre-taped Lopez performance will air. Exciting! So, who’s going home?
You guys here at Rickey.org have predicted the bottom 2 to be: Hollie and PP. Hollie is the pick to go home. Sadly.
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I’ve given up trying to predict these things. I still say PP deserves to go home this week (based on his body of work) even though he gave a tolerable/good performance last night (“Volcano”). Hollie definitely stumbled last night, considering her past two weeks have been stellar. Hopefully, though, since she got a total underdog edit last night, people voted for her. She’s the Syesha of this season.
Anyways, I will be live blogging the results as they happen. So, come back soon and often for a rundown of all the action.
This…is AMERICAN IDOL!!!
“But to get this kind of homecoming…they had to win your vote”
Dramatic recap of last night with contestants talking about the homecoming next week.
Everyone in the audience just won tickets to the summer tour!
Group Performance – Top 4 – “California Dreamin’” by the Mamas and the Papas
There are so many people on stage right now. There’s a red carpet! It’s like they’re famous! Hollie, Joshua and Jessica sound pretty great on this. (See what I did there?) So much cheese. Delicious.
Ford Music Video Behind-the-Scenes! We get a sneak peek of the contestants getting ready for the video shoot. So exciting! It’s inspired by the electric car being great for the environment. They’re singing a song from one of the judges. Hmm. J.Lo, perhaps?
Ford Music Video: “Feeling So Good” – The contestants are driving. There are tons of flowers blooming around them. So much color! Note: They’re not very creative with these things, are they?
Phillip Phillips heads to center stage!
Phillip…FAKE OUT!!! NO results yet! He heads back to the couch.
NOTE: 70 million votes came in last night!!!!
Hollie Cavanagh is up next!
Hollie…BACK TO THE COUCH. Oy. Results without results?!
Musical Performance – David Cook – “The Last Song I’ll Write for You”
Yay! Cookie is back! So good to see him on the Idol stage. Decent song. You can purchase it on iTunes. Good vocal from him. Man, he just proves how an Idol should take the stage. <<Fanboy right here, folks.
Check out his full performance HERE.
Joshua Ledet goes to center stage!
Joshua…HEADS BACK TO THE COUCH!
Jessica Sanchez is up!
Jessica…to the couch, you go!
Musical Performance – Jennifer Lopez – “Dance Again”
This was pre-taped. Oh, J.Lo. I love that you pretend to be a singer. Heh. I do love this song, though. So freaking catchy. Whoa, she’s looking smokin’ tonigh. Go J.Lo! Bonus: A million hot shirtless guys. SCORE! And, look, there’s her boy toy Casper Smart.
Check out her full performance HERE.
“BOTTOM TWO”: Phillip and Hollie
She’s singing “The Climb” as her swan song. And we’re out!
While Hollie had an OK night last night, in no way did she deserve the boot tonight. Once again, PP sails right on through. As I predicted in Top 13 week, he will win this show. Hollie just gave one heck of a great exit song. GO GIRL!!
America here is your Top 3: Jessica, Phillip, Joshua
Did America get it right? Who should have gone home? Sound off!
Got Something to Add?
Oh please…not everyone from the Philippines or from other countries votes only for Jessica Sanchez, they also vote for Phillip, Joshua and Hollie so if all of your theories are true (getting outside/ overseas votes, changing proxies, blah blah!), it’s only fair to say that all these contestants are cheating then! It’s so stupid to just single out Jessica Sanchez!
For those who claim Jessica's fans are cheating, know she's not the only one. Take a look at this page on Hollie's official fansite http://www.hollie-pops.com/news/american-idol-season-11/hollie-cavanagh-voting-guide/
Soooooo sad for Hollie, her exit made me cry the 1st time this season. Almost cried when Elise got the boot but Jlo's face ruin that moment for me. lols Hollie had a good run on the show. The girls are dropping like flies now. So does that mean PP will win? YeS!!!!
Joshua should have been eliminated. All he does is scream everytime he sings. Gets tiring already to watch him do that in his every performance.
Hollie should have sung When I Look At You yesterday instead of Bonnie Raitt's I Can't Make You Love Me. She can pull off a Miley song effortlessly just like her standing O performance of The Climb.
There's justice! I would be royally pissed if Joshua or Jessica left tonight, especially after their phenomenal performances (especially Joshua) last night.
Two colored ppl on top and 2 whities in the bottom. I like this turn of events. :) But I think Joshua will be sacrificed next week. Unless he gives another inspiring performance like last night.
Dang! He was special.
@NathanDG it's their fans that are cheating, but I think it's knda silly to suggest that P2 and Joshua are receiving anywhere near the number of foreign votes as Jessica and to a lesser extent Hollie.
@Lombe Oh pleezzzzzz!! Another "Dirty Sanchez" trying to justify cheating. "Dirty Sanchez.....Dirty Sanchez ...Dirty Sanchez........Dirty Sanchez......." It's so catchy! Don't ya think? lols
@Lombe Not only did you post instructions to use proxies here to vote for Jessica, but according to Vote For The Worst, people are even so bold to post them on American Idol's FACEBOOK page. I wouldn't be surprised if they were posting them on the official scaryboards too. It's all over twitter, blogs, etc. You found one example of Holly's fans getting wind of it and fighting back. Congrats to you and your fellow Dirty Sanchez's.
Here's another example of what's going on, and they seem to not even need facebook: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/bluejays
@IdleTime And they never really said P2 was in the bottom, just that Phillip, Jessica, and Joshua were safe, and Hollie was not.
@Joystickenvy I understand but if the majority of the people here are not pro P2 then where do you think he's getting the votes from? Don't tell me he's getting it from the zombie teens in the US alone? because i'm pretty sure there are also zombie teens from the other side of the world...
And by the way Hollie has also the entire nation to support her (UK has reached 62 million in population by the way) to support her. Not everyone in the Philippines has phones and internet by the way...
IT’S THAT EASY!
ANY FILIPINO CAN VOTE!
IT’S ALSO FREE!"
@rezzzy I could care less about that my dear, seriously. Their or maybe your problem not mine :-)
@NathanDG Well, her mouth is big enough....and she needs the protein.
And by where she'll place, I mean where they will have her place. By pimping the living hell out of her, they are trying to do what they didn't do for Pia last year. If they repeat the BS enough, many lemmings will follow.
@rezzzy Just proves my point. Jessica is consuming you!!! :P
@NathanDG Same to you deary... ;-)
I also find it very interesting that they still have not added the tour dates for the Philippines yet. I think they are watching the numbers to see where she will place and how many shows to schedule.
@rezzzy Really that's all you got? Ugh, pathetic.
@NathanDG Um, I read the UK press. I'm just passing this info on. Nice try though. Your Jessica tarding is consuming you ;-D
@rezzzy I'm not surprised that you're kinda out of touch with the other contestants' news, your obsession about everything Jessica is consuming you...
@NathanDG it's not a lie, it's speculation. none of us to can prove it either way. what can be stated is that jessica has a substantial foreign backing and that members of that group have been publicaly promoting ways to circumvent the rules that prevent foreign votes from being counted.
Personally, I believe that the producers count whatever votes they feel like counting so they can continue to claim 80 billion votes cast, in spite of falling ratings and so they can get the winner they want. They also aren't specifying that all those votes actually counted, so technically they aren't even lying :>
Can I prove it....nope, but that doesn't mean it ain't true. It means it's speculation.
@NathanDG @Joystickenvy Exactly what I've been saying. Whilst anti-Jessica tards do carry a solid point, they can't prove anything. Maybe when she puts out an album and has 0 sales in the U.S, then your seemingly absurd claims can be somewhat justified, but until then people should not make claims they can't back up with solid facts.
@Joystickenvy I get your point..but to say that majority of Jessica's votes are from overseas is a lie. No one here could ever prove that.
@NathanDG @Joystickenvy I must be missing something...can you please point out to me any articles in The Daily Mail and The Sun, etc, where they are even promoting Holly as someone originally from the UK? All they report is the feud and ratings war between Britain's Got Talent and The Voice. Plus all of Simon's bios sordid fluff.
@NathanDG Nathan, the people who comment here are not at all typical of the general voting fan base. that's why I like it here, jessica tards aside. if you look other places people love p2 and joshua and they rarely mention jessica at all.
@Joystickenvy Ahaha! And I'll continue to intentionally ignore unless someone can prove to me that Those foreign votes are counted rather than been thrown out by TPTB.
Now I sound like a troll. *sigh*
@Lombe @NathanDG I'll also add before you get all butt hurt and start flipping out defending your lord and savior Jessica, I really don't care whether they are counting foreign votes for her or not, but they are hurting the show if they are, because the ratings in the U.S. will continue to drop if a winner that the majority of U.S. voters didn't vote for is crowned
@Lombe Dude, what part of the producers will decide which votes to throw out and when ---- are you not getting?
@rezzzy I should add, that with low anonymity proxies ( E.G Hotspot), whilst you can't detect the location, it is entirely possible to know if the person is using a proxy or not!. I'm sure the guys at Telescope Inc are able to detect that and throw the votes coming through Proxies out!
@Mikhail XO Hyperbole Alert ^^^ !!! Not my fault I'm a little too argumentative sometimes.
@rezzzy The fact that I am not able to explain either of those things does not necessarily mean You're right or wrong.
I have not comprehensively compared this and last season's ratings so I can't give you any logical explanation. But I can speculate. And I do have my theories. But I'll keep them to myself.
As for the highly manipulated Game Show theory, there is a high possibility of that being true. But then if that is the case, Nigel and Simon Fuller must be some really really smart bastards if they've been able to fool an entire country for 11 Years without getting caught.
@Lombe @Mikhail XO Lombe, I would like for you to explain to me how exactly the ratings for the show have gone down, yet the vote numbers have skyrocketed. I would also like for you to prove to me that AI has not been from the very beginning highly producer manipulated and cast as a reality TV show posing as a game show.
@Mikhail XO Well Michael, While I did post that link, for people to try and vote( I would gladly do it again), I soon discovered that even if they vote, they do it in vain.
So whilst there is Egg on my face for that post, an act (albeit wrong) by some over-zealous 'Non-American' fans should not taint the inevitable victory by the Gifted Ms Sanchez as you and Ms Rezzzy suggest !
Telescope (the company that actually handles the phone voting) most definitely can and does detect the country of origin (and a lot of other data) for each and every call/text they recieve and those that don't qualify under the rules Idol has do get thrown out.
"Country of origin" is detected based on the area code of the phone number registered to the phone and votes are further validated based on where the phone is located (based on the cell tower the phone is accessing to make the call) to ensure the call is made during the 2 hour voting window for that region.
From the voting FAQs:
If you are calling or text voting from a cell phone and you are in a different time zone from your cell phone number, the voting systems will accept or reject your vote based on the time zone of your cell phone area code. For example, if you have a New York cell phone area code but are calling from Los Angeles after the West Coast broadcast, you will be voting outside the East Coast voting window and your vote will not be accepted so try calling again from a landline telephone during the West Coast voting window or use another vote method.
They couldnt do that if they couldn't determine the location from which a call is placed.
Just because a call/text/online vote goes through, doesn't mean it gets counted.A LOT OF PEOPLE VOTING FROM OTHER COUNTRIES ARE WASTING THEIR TIME.
She hasn't even won yet and coming up with awful conspiracy theories you will never be able to prove.! Even if her International fans decide to vote for her, You cannot by any means prove that those Votes are being counted.
You can detect when someone is using a proxy! The Only way to get away with using a proxy is if you use a High Anonymity Proxy like Tor. I've read the articles people post and the proxy everyone ALLEGEDLY cheats with is Hotspot Sheild. Its not as effective as Tor and is only good for people in Countries that have their internet sensored E.G China, Syria , Egypt, Libya e.t.c
Telescope Inc, the company that moderates Voting for most reality shows including The Voice, would not want to get their hand tarnished with a case of this type.
It's insane that you would even go as far as suggest that American's are NOT voting for her. An absolute ludicrous claim you cannot prove and the Logic you use regarding her elimination at Top 7, is the kind of Logic you expect from a ____________.
@rezzzy @IdleTime @Mikhail XO @hrstump still pretty common amongst older people in the south. my great grandma still used it, but that's what she grew up with. however, as has been stated, it's generally viewed as racist or at the best extremely out of touch. and most of the people I know who are still using that term in the south are in fact racist.
@IdleTime @Mikhail XO @hrstump I'm going to take a wild guess and assume he's aware of that. Are YOU aware that the term is seen in a very derogatory light? http://voices.yahoo.com/the-n-word-20-other-offensive-words-133873.html?cat=7
#2 offensive words we can do without: Colored
It is more ignorant than insulting to use the word colored. When directed at a black person, it recalls a time when blacks were considered less than others were. Most people who use this word are well meaning, and should know that this word sends chills down the back of many black people."