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American Idol 12 – Top 9 Results – Live Blog and Recap – 3/21/2013

Welcome to the live blog and recap for the Top 9 Results for American Idol Season 12!

The finalists will discover their fate in a live results show featuring performances by Casey Abrams, and Jessica Sanchez featuring Ne-Yo! Who is in America’s top 3? Who is in the bottom 3? And which contestant is going home? Sound off in the comments!

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    JoeTranch
    JoeTranch moderator

    Great job, Nick! By the way, Paul clearly chose "Alone" twice because he wants to be Carrie Underwood. Words of wisdom from my apathetic teenage brother.

    nickargyle
    nickargyle

    and ffs. what on earth would make paul think it's a good idea to sing "alone" AGAIN? it somehow was even worse this time around.

    nickargyle
    nickargyle

    motown is my favorite week. and i'm horrified that i will have to hear a rendition of a song i probably love by lazaro. :(

    darahmude
    darahmude

    lazarao...

    he make other good contestants who had been cut so angry

    takakupo
    takakupo

    I love that Nikki was able to give Amber an actual critique even with such a shallow question.

    JanColman
    JanColman

    I'm done with this show Lazaro needed to go home. He sang off key and is out of his depth. Paul has a beautiful voice and is far more marketable

    Samson58
    Samson58

    lazaro sooo needed to go,, he was so bad.. and he knew it...hes getting smuggish looks on his face now also,,,paul can sing rings around him... so in 3 more weeks there wont be any male singers left? that will be strange

    Rickey
    Rickey moderator

    But I thought he was going to win!

    jpfajardo
    jpfajardo

    I'm officially done with this show. Wake me up when the Paul's pics surface.

    darahmude
    darahmude

    i want to know about @Rickey 's feeling of paul elimination :)

    kelvin701
    kelvin701

    Anyone here think Ryan is needed replacing?  Randy?

    kelvin701
    kelvin701

    Tonight is the first time in a long time I feel that AI is at the end of the rope.  Do they have a new program director or something?  The excitement and feeling like it's worth watching is just no longer there.  That magic AI used to have is now gone.  Maybe it's just me but that's how I feel since last week.

    Klope62
    Klope62 moderator

    Time to go out and perdy.

    hrstump
    hrstump moderator

    Well, more of the same with American Idol. Every show, a little less worth seeing...

    Klope62
    Klope62 moderator

    I LISTENED TO MY HEART AND MY HEART WON!

    ArchieSue
    ArchieSue

    hahhahahahhahahhahahahahhahahhahah

    KimKamGo
    KimKamGo

    Paul may not be the best voice in the competition, but he deserves to stay more so than Lazaro. I'm starting to develop a seething hate on that guy...

    DanielVollmer
    DanielVollmer

    this show is super rigged! I called it, I said if Janelle is safe then this show is rigged.....Look at the Dial Idol results! She had the lowest percentage of dial tone by ten thousand miles!!! she had the lowest last week too.....they keep making Janelle safe, production only!! this show is beyond ridiculous now!

    takakupo
    takakupo

    @Rickey The Country Boy archetype has never won this show and I'm definitive in the opinion that Paul shouldn't be the first one :P

    Sorry though Rickey. It seemed like you liked him :]

    NesteShakaran
    NesteShakaran

    @Rickey Aaw, Rickey...it's hard to be mad at you, lol. I'll give you a bro-hug, haha. :) Paul was a decent singer, but he was so cabaret and so cruise ship. To be honest, I was surprised that he made the top 10. The winner must be Candice, Kree, or Angie. I'd like Candice or Angie to win.~

    KariCook
    KariCook

    @Rickey I didn't think he would win but I thought for sure top 4 or 5. And we all know they're only going to use the save on a Angie, Kree or Candice. MAYBE, a slight *maybe* Burnell if it's the last week they can use it.

    kelvin701
    kelvin701

    @jpfajardo Paul's shirtless pics have been floating around in the last few days ... the ones with a girl and another guy who people say that that person was his ex bf. 

    Klope62
    Klope62 moderator

    @kelvin701 You've only felt that since last week? Season 6 and above for me. ;p

    kelvin701
    kelvin701

    @KimKamGo Totally agree with you on that one based on the performance last night.  For Lanzaro not be in the bottom 3 tonight show that this is not about singing but other things.

    KevinB
    KevinB

    @DanielVollmer Is Dial Idol even valid anymore if there are so many more votes coming in online?

    KariCook
    KariCook

    @DanielVollmer Dial idol only uses phone calls. It doesn't count internet or text votes which I feel account for the majority now so I don't even bother looking anymore.

    Rickey
    Rickey moderator

    @takakupo You've obviously forgotten about Scotty McCreery who won the show just two seasons ago.

    bonniecrocker
    bonniecrocker

    @Klope62 @kelvin701 Funny you said that because I've always felt the same.  After season 5, I would just tune in whenever but up until then (I missed 3), I paid a lot of attention to Idol and loved, loved Season 5.  I feel like it has never had the magic since that season.

    kelvin701
    kelvin701

    @Klope62 @kelvin701 Actually I didn't watch much of it since season 6 but I watched it last season.  So I guess I can't talk about season 7 to 10.

    DanielVollmer
    DanielVollmer

    @KevinB @DanielVollmer I still have my conspiracy theories....they sent home another non-straight male. A non-straight male has yet to win. I think Nigel is a homophobe.

    DanielVollmer
    DanielVollmer

    @KariCook @DanielVollmer but she still was on the bottom with just the phone calls alone and not everyone has sprint or whatever company they use....still, she's never the highest percentage, they pimp her too much.

    takakupo
    takakupo

    I can't help myself. Unless the man is a sexy composer, I'm just not into his music. You know the last male vocalist I actually liked on Idol was Danny something from season 7 and now, he dresses up as a woman on youtube. Go figure.

    takakupo
    takakupo

    Wow, I need to go home because I am drunk. I mean, I'm not really drunk, but how could I forget that? XD I'm so disillusioned with Idol.

    ArchieSue
    ArchieSue

    I recently buried my bf's mom and now his sister is going to die from cancer. I think I have a right to act like a fool on here and I don't give a crap what people think of me at this point, it just a fracking blog and ban me if you like.  Peace, lols.

    KevinB
    KevinB

    @danielvollmer  Well, Nigel has been known to make homophobic or questionable comments on SYTYCD.  Which is strange, since he previously was a dancer, and has probably been surrounded by gay male for YEARS.  But for tonight, Paul was definitely bottom 3 material, and his sing for your life performance was not good, so I don't think there is any conspiracy tonight with Paul going home.

    KariCook
    KariCook

    @DanielVollmer 
    @Klope62 

    Yeah b/c even is half the people vote through the phone, the other half can get their 50 votes in in under 30 seconds and I remember 50 votes could take over an hour to get through the phone so I feel less and less people are using the phone so even if the person is in the bottom on the phones, maybe all their fans are using the super vote and texts instead.