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American Idol 12 – Top 7 Results – Live Blog and Recap – 4/4/2013

Welcome to the live blog and recap for the Top 7 Results of American Idol Season 12!

Carrie Underwood and Season 9 finalist Casey James perform! Also, one contestant faces elimination. Who will be at risk?

Rickey.org readers predict that Lazaro Arbos will be going home tonight! The Cuban crooner leads in the prediction poll with a 51.37% majority, followed by Burnell Taylor with 34.25% and Janelle Arthur with a safe 4.06%, though it’s not too late to vote!

Will the judges use their save tonight? Sound off in the comments!

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    vince31026
    vince31026

    @Rickey Could you post the mp3's of Breanna's "Bust Your Windows", Tenna's "Lost", Bryant's "New York State of Mind", and Josh's "Better With You"? Pretty please? :D

    amor825
    amor825

    Is there a way for you to reverse the order of how the blog posts appear?  It's so confusing because the latest post appears first and we have to read from the bottom to know the story.  But oftentimes the posts get mixed up.  For example:  you say "And the person eliminated is:.. Amber Holcomb is safe!", because it was the heading of the previous post.  Why not let us read the blog from the first post?  I know I did not really write what you exactly posted; the quotations are more for emphasis than quoting per se, but I hope you got what I mean.  Just a suggestion.

    Alansky
    Alansky

    Lazaro, top 3! Ugh! I can't stand it. Anyway, not watching the show anymore - just reading Howard and Nick's recaps. They're more entertaining, more sane, and it's over in a few minutes. Lazaro, top 3. What are the voters smoking??

    djfabian
    djfabian

    The Funny thing is people rant on and on about Lazaro...does anyone remember the much hated stripper Nicki in season 1 who went all the way to top 3.............Lazaro is keeping the show exciting.....and god knows with all those girls they need it....the show is far from its last season guys....sorry with the millions of viewers it still pulls in.....Im sorry in the words of Cher ...you havent seen the last of it yet

    djfabian
    djfabian

    THAT was a true Idol moment revealing that Lazaro was Top 3.....Jimmy can Kiss my A$$......

    takakupo
    takakupo

    Lazaro in the top 3. Gag. 

    khaleesi
    khaleesi

    i threw up a lil upon learning Lazaro is in the Top 3...what the hell?

    ArchieSue
    ArchieSue

    Oh hell I missed all the fun.  Shocker, Laz in the top 3, lols!  :)  He could win it all. Poor Burnell, I got my points but I will miss him. Love the after show clips with Nicki crying.  Awwwww..........

    djfabian
    djfabian

    Oh and did I mention I always said "LAZARO WILL BE THE LAST MAN STANDING "  :)

    djfabian
    djfabian

    SO HAPPY...LAZARO was top 3 tonight.....Im so happy :)   the fun continues....may the latino mess up Nigels plans for an all female finale :)

    sheerio4life
    sheerio4life

    The bad thing is Lazaro will be singing 2 times next week. Ugggghhh.

    jewels
    jewels

    I am shocked it was not LAZ yet, anyway....AI needs a lot of work!

    Love Carrie.... miss Season 4..... Loved Bo Bice and Constance M......

    Klope62
    Klope62 moderator

    I just realized the worst part..


    We gotta hear Janelle and Laz TWICE next week.


    D:

    BairesLover
    BairesLover

    Lazaro is the Sanjaya of the season. sucks Burnell left, he was actually really good. It was obvious that the only person holding back from the save was Nicki...way to go. 

    Trey_
    Trey_

    Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. 

    RamonAng
    RamonAng

    F*%$k Nicki, she has no talent.

    RamonAng
    RamonAng

    That's it, no more AI.  This is a joke.

    jeffreychrist
    jeffreychrist moderator

    I would love it if Lazaro won this season. It would be the Looney Tunes mallet whack to the groin that Idol deserves.

    Klope62
    Klope62 moderator

    Nicki stated openly that she's not using the save on a boy ....so next week, Lemme guess... 


    Laz closes the show and a girl and forcibly at the bottom so they can use the save?

    elementalman
    elementalman

    Joshua ledet must have gotten for a season pass for idol

    jeffreychrist
    jeffreychrist moderator

    Besides crimes against music, Lazaro shoud be charged with crimes against fashion. What the fuck is he wearing?!

    HuntersBaby
    HuntersBaby

    Hmmm..... I hope you're right but think they'll save the save for Kree, Candice, Angie or Amber.

    NickRoman1
    NickRoman1 moderator

    @amor825 I've actually been trying to figure out a way to do this, because it's been bugging me too. But as far as I know, Wordpress doesn't seem to have a function to reverse the order of the posts. I'm sorry. If I could change it, I definitely would.

    takakupo
    takakupo

    Nikki's "Black Velvet" was quite good, as was everyone on Big Band night. Obviously there are some outliers here, but that was season 1. Not only have we come to expect greater things season after season, we do expect someone in Lazaro's position to have a passable performance.

    ArchieSue
    ArchieSue

    @djfabian Lordy your talking about Nikki McKibbin, lols.  Lazaro is endearing and sweet but he is a train wreck. I guess that makes him fun. I still would of like more variety. Too many ballad singers. Oh well it's all good. Laz is the last standing guy. :)  Go LAZARO!  

    ArchieSue
    ArchieSue

    @Klope62 The backlash will be horrible revealing the top 3 with Laz in it. Poor Lazaro, I feel bad for him now. :(

    Rickey
    Rickey moderator

    @jeffreychrist I'm trying my best. Did you read my tweets last night? Apparently they worked!

    Rickey
    Rickey moderator

    @NickRoman1 @amor825 Or you can just revert to the old style and have everyone refresh every once in a while. The live blog seems easier since you just type it in and go. And readers on the page are informed if a new "live blog" is up. It does look weird as a "recap" -- so maybe a warning in the post to scroll down first for peeps who read later?

    hrstump
    hrstump moderator

    @takakupo Interesting theory. Unless you consider John Stevens, Jasmine Trias, Scott Savol, Chris Richardson, Sanjaya Malakar, Haley Scarnado, Kristy Lee Cook, and Tim Urban, all who had people wincing and complaining about their staying beyond their welcome. That is not to mention winners Taylor Hicks and Lee DeWyze, who had many shaking their heads. It has been rare that the judges/producers have given a full field of contestants who were competitive and true challenges for the win.

    Trey_
    Trey_

    @Rickey @Klope62 I'm not watching anymore until maybe the top 3 or final. Oh well, I can watch Law & Order SVU now. LOL. 

    NickRoman1
    NickRoman1 moderator

    @Rickey @NickRoman1 @amor825 Good idea. About the heads up to the readers, I mean. I'm too in love with the new live blog "post it and go" format to ever go back. 

    ArchieSue
    ArchieSue

    @djfabian @ArchieSue Heck yeah, NMHF is awesome. Yes they are mostly retreads of songs I already have from his other 5 albums but I still love it.  Archie will forever be my American Idol!  Can't wait for the comeback tour next year! :)