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American Idol 11 Top 7 – Results – Live Blog – April 12, 2012

Tonight is the American Idol 11 Top 7 results show on April 12, 2012! As far as musical guests go, we have Jennifer Hudson and James Durbin. Fun stuff! More importantly, however, who’s going home?

You guys here at Rickey.org have predicted the bottom 3 to be: Hollie, Elise, and Joshua. Hollie is the pick to go home.

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Nigel Lythgoe and Ryan Seacrest sent out a few cryptic tweets:

TMZ has also reported that there is a major shocker and the producers are scrambling. MORE DETAILS HERE!!!

Oh snap. I was in the middle of writing this post when Nigel tweeted out that last one.  I’m hoping for some major shake up tonight!!! I suspect someone who’s never been in the bottom (Colton, Jessica, Joshua, or Phillip) will be in the bottom two or three. My pick is Jessica.

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!!!

Fun‘s “We Are Young” is playing over the intro package. I feel something cray cray about to happen tonight. J-Hud returns to the stage. Do you think we could get a “shocking” elimination like hers? Wouldn’t that be something.

Group Performance – Pink – “Raise Your Glass”

Great song! Elise has a fedora AND sounds terrific on this!!! There’s Phillip and Colton BROMANCE!!! It’s strange to hear Skylar on this, but I love it!!! Huh. Elise is getting TONS of solos in this. Joshua’s vocals are sick!!! Man. OMG. They end the performance around the judges table and Ryan slides in on his side with a Coke cup!!!!!!!!!!

Ford Music Video – School Time! The contestants are paper dolls living in a notebook-kind-of-world. There are dinosaurs and spaceships!!!

Fan mail time! Colton gets an invitation to prom! Hollie gets an invite to spring formal. A fan from Charleston sent a feather to Elise to give to Steven!

RESULTS

Hollie Cavanagh and Jessica Sanchez are called to center stage!

Hollie…stars a group on the RIGHT SIDE!!!

Jessica…starts a group on the LEFT SIDE!!!

OMG! It’s THE HUFF!!!

Musical Performance – James Durbin – “Higher Than Heaven”

He’s behind a HUGE white current. There’s a yellow bulbous like sun!!! OMG. I can’t get over his super blonde hair. This is one of my favorite songs from his debut album. There’s major reverb going on right now with his mic. So much energy. His vocals are not as bad as they usually are. High energy, all the time!

His tour starts tonight at the Viper Room!!!!

RESULTS

Phillip Phillips and Elise Testone join Ryan on stage!

Phillip…joins Hollie on the RIGHT SIDE!

Elise…joins Jessica on the LEFT SIDE!

Wow. I can honestly say I do not know which group is which…

 

Musical Performance – Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo – “Think Like a Man”

She’s one of the greatest vocalists to come from this show. Oh. Look at her new ‘do. New hair FTW!!! This is my first time hearing this track. It’s sassy and perfect for J. She is totally schooling Mr. Durbin on how to sing. Look at those moves, girl!!! Midway through, Ne-Yo joins her onstage. They have such great chemistry! I’ve never understood why her albums don’t sell more than they do. She’s a gem!

 

RESULTS

Colton Dixon and Joshua Ledet join Ryan on stage!

Joshua…joins Jessica + Elise!

Colton…joins Hollie + Phillip!

OMG! They’re “Huff”-ing Skylar!!!!!!!

 

Skylar…is SAFE!!!

Now she must pick a group. She won’t choose!

Ryan puts her in Phillips group!

Hollie…is SAFE!!!

Phillip…is SAFE!!!

Colton…is SAFE!!!

BOTTOM THREE: Elise, Joshua, Jessica

HOLY COW!!!!

 

MORE RESULTS

Joshua…is SAFE!!!!

Elise…is SAFE!!!!

Jessica…is ELIMINATED!!!

 

WILL THE JUDGES SAVE HER?!

OMG. Jennifer Lopez TOTALLY charges on stage to stop her singing!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE SAVING HER!!!

 

She gets to finish her “save me” song and we are out!!!

What did you guys think of the results? Was it shocking? Or was it totally scripted???

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nanas1964
nanas1964

I am writing this because I believe that American Idol no longer really counts the votes, right from the start they start pimping the people they want in the top 10,it isn't rigged because this is a reality show it dose not say a talent show it says reality so things are made to go the way the show wants and to believe anything but that is totally nieve, Even for you a professional blogger. and here is my reasons. Deandre nor Jessica got any screen time until the very end of the taped shows, but the other ones were pimped and pimped and pimped again so the show said okay we want these ones to make it so just show them all the time right, then they realized the reactions they got from america about deandre and jessica why the hell did candice get cut she was not one of the ones they picked, then at first deandre was considered a contender along with jessica they went uhoh cant have that so then came jimmy lovine he knew that he had to start downing deandre he was the whole package and all the bloggers bought right into it, you all do you jump on the band wagon and mimik jimmy, they could not have deandre close to winning he was to much of a threat he was the whole package and jessica was the one they wanted which i believe she should so she got popular was told she was the best she is rated the best and again it was bought hook line and sinker. Poor deandre he came the marked contestant, but the judges and the other contestants knew he was awesome. His looks, his humbleness and his range in voice. so jimmy said so many cruel things about him to justify why he would be voted out. Last night was just another reality show looking for ratings so they made the one person who is always on top dead last with america, if you believe that i have a great property in the swamp to sell you don't be nieve. now when she wins american idol they can take the credit for her staying in. They absouloutely do not count the votes they have already decided who was going to win and america has no voice on it no matter how they spin it. so here is how it is going to go.. Jimmy is now after Phillip 2 so he will be next to go, then it will be hollie and then elise leaving jessica skylar joseph and colton then colton will go then skylar then joshuaua and jessica will be are new American idol believe me it is all in the script. IDOL IS A FAKE!!!! COME ON YOU CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT JESSICA OR JOSHUA WAS IN THE BOTTOM 3 FOR AI TO TRY TO MAKE US BELIEVE IS HISTERICAL. U AMERICA DECIDE!!!!!!

Ruben Fernandez
Ruben Fernandez

I'm mad because the judges think they have America's decission. I mean, everyone is free to vote whoever they want! I'm sad they didn't let Jessica go, because she's a good singer but she bores me... Anyway, that's not the point of my post: what I want to say is that Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler aren't the ones that decide who's going to win, it's America!!! Fuck the judges!! :)

JulieBarbara
JulieBarbara

Wait, so we're supposed to believe that JESSICA had the lowest number of votes and HOLLIE was among the top 3 vote-getters? Fat chance. Hollie's been going downhill and has been in the bottom 3 a few times before, so there's just no way she got more votes than Jessica. I like her a lot but she's the weakest link right now in terms of versatility and staying power. Nope, can you say RIGGED? Sucks that Jessica had to be put through the wringer just to drive the ratings up a couple notches. Make no mistake, Nigel really is that desperate to save this sinking Idol ship. I will say this - it did make for entertaining TV, so mission accomplished. And it will give Jessica a huge boost in votes by waking up her complacent fans. I'm now more convinced that she will win because what could be more dramatic than "saving" a contestant who goes on to win, a la Melanie Amaro? I bet that's been the plan all along.

jewels
jewels

That was a crazy shock! Why Jessica...I was thinking Phil was exiting out tonight...

AprilJ
AprilJ

This is not a shocker.  Alot of readers predicted Jessica to be the "shock" elimination months ago.  She's a great singer, but does not have much of a personality (yet.) 

wildbirth
wildbirth

TOP 3 becomes the Bottom 3. These 3 will go all the way! Jessica should have idol moment every week otherwise its a bye bye! 

Derry
Derry

Tsk.... Jessica fans are soo complacent.. Elise and Joshua in the bottom 3 is not a shocker though...  P2 in the bottom.. now that's a shocker.. 

Kris_7
Kris_7

I think it is scripted!  But i don't care!  I LOVE IT! I am so happy that the judges saved Jessica Sanchez.  I  am guilty!  I forgot to vote for Jessica after the show last night!  Never again!!!

 

jepoy
jepoy

I have a feeling they will give Jessica the pimp shot next week

 

Did they announce the theme yet?

kantaru
kantaru

Now Guys, who do you think should back his/her belongings by next week? I understand there will be two contestant wholl heading home... 

KennethChow
KennethChow

Most manipulated piece of shit ever!!!...nigel manipulated the results to get ratings at the expense of jessica's feelings...no way someone that popular would have the lowest amount of votes.....luckily, the judges still had their save.....

Ross88
Ross88

I can already see/imagine next week's show with Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson telling the viewers:

 

"Vote for your favorite! No one is safe until the results are in!, you should not stop until the voting period is over!"

 

predictable. LOL, still funny.

raordonio
raordonio

if a WGWG wins this one, id buy joshua elise and jessica's albums... wow instant promotion for these 3.... WOW!!!!

ArchieSue
ArchieSue

Hey guys at least Elise was safe this week. lols  My votes counted again.  :)   OH well, it was fun.

raordonio
raordonio

now jessica's votes will come back, this was what she needed, this was what AI needed, this was what America NEEDED... LETS VOTE JESSICA NEXT WEEK!!!!!

wildhorse19
wildhorse19

I love JSan and all but she was kind of boring last night, regardless I think Hollie needs to go, like now.

Idolwild
Idolwild

If it is P2/Colton final, they just lost a dedicated viewer. Seriously, i will not watch it.

AprilJ
AprilJ

 @Ruben FernandezI agree.  The whole time I'm watching JLO gush about her, I'm thinking... "well, then, why don't you guys just crown her the winner and send everyone home?"  First, Randy said "She is THE best singer in the competition."  Then tells America we must "Vote for the best SINGER."  Lol...  Thanks, Judges.  Will do.

 

amandanoa
amandanoa

 @JulieBarbara

 There was a big save Hollie movement at Jessica's expense. So sick of these tedious "it's rigged" allegations - get real - that's how America voted.  I, for one, was pleased Jessica was last and am sad she's not eliminated.  She sings the same song every time and is so boring. Hollie, on the other hand, does have some personality and can mix it up a bit.

raordonio
raordonio

 @AprilJ after this she will get that personality... this will be a catalyst for her...

JulieBarbara
JulieBarbara

 @Derry I actually found it more shocking for Jessica to be in the bottom 3 than if Phillip were there, because Phillip seems to be stalling right now, losing momentum. Plus I was sure that his group had to be the bottom 3 because Hollie was in it - wow, can't believe Hollie was in the top 3.

JulieBarbara
JulieBarbara

 @Kris_7 I am guilty too - she's my favorite but I only voted for her like 2 weeks out of the whole season because I assumed she'd be safe. From what I've seen, she's got way more fans online than the others have, her performance videos have gotten the most views by a landslide, she's never been in the bottom 3, and she's consistently great every week. So I didn't think she needed my votes. I will be voting from now on, even though I think this was probably rigged.

jlscott13
jlscott13

 @jepoy Not yet, but the contestants will each be singing TWO songs next week.

JulieBarbara
JulieBarbara

 @kantaru I guess since Jermaine got disqualified, they only have to eliminate 1 next week and will still be on schedule. I think Hollie will be next to go.

djfabian
djfabian

 @KennethChow bad song choice...wooden personaiity.....her loyal fans just assuming shes safe.....I totally am not surprsied with her being lowest vote getter

kantaru
kantaru

 @raordonio even if She will fail to win this AI title... I can really feel..... record producers will be bidding for JSan voice....

kantaru
kantaru

 @wildhorse19  seriously, I dont like song JSan sung...... its bit overly killed song ... something like a lullaby song performed by a rock star.... the Voice is there but the song choice is indeed poor.... it doesnt even showcase more context of her voice... in that Jazmine song...

Derry
Derry

 @Idolwild P2 in the final would be boring.. Colton + another female would be interesting though... 

amandanoa
amandanoa

 @JulieBarbara  @Derry

 Jessica is also stalling - same song each week - often happens to those who are very good from the start - where there is not much room for improvement, they tend to sound the same all the time.  Stop hating on Hollie - she's very good and the more the judges are rude to her the more support she will have.

Derry
Derry

 @JulieBarbara My argument for Jessica's being bottom 3 is not shocking due to several strong female contender being eliminated early on the show (eg. Pia Toscano, Jennifer Hudson and prob Latoya). Yes, Philip's performances is stalling and 1 dimensional but It's very unlikely that a highly-pimped-strong-male-contender to be voted off early.

djfabian
djfabian

 @KennethChow I think TV learned its lesson about rigging results in the TV game show scandals of the 50s......yes im sure she had lowest

tree
tree

 @djfabian  are you sure she has the lowest votes? 

Daydreamer
Daydreamer

 @kantaru  @raordonio YES! jsanchez will have a carrer after these for sure, even if she's not the winner this year, mexico and philippines would be there... :))) just thinking...

 

danny67
danny67

@amandanoa @JulieBarbara @Derry I don't think so,Hollie must be out.

danny67
danny67

@amandanoa @JulieBarbara @Derry

kantaru
kantaru

 @rtee yep.. thats the reality in the philippines.. I would rather see her performing in Cali or mex.... 

 

Well guys dont get mad at me.. its the reality of showbiz in the phils....

kantaru
kantaru

 @Daydreamer  @raordonio  Dont think shell consider the asian country... shell have a career here in phils but nahh dont thnk filipinos like a fair looking lady...  Filipinos are fond of idolizing caucasian looking artists....