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American Idol Results: The Fantastic 5

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Another one will bite the dust tonight on American Idol. If the results from the poll on yesterday's review are any indication, TV Fanatic readers think the unlucky one tonight should be Hollie Cavanagh. All of the remaining contestants are talented, that's for sure, so with only six left, who goes home each week is really anyone's guess.

Tonight we'll get performances from Katy Perry and Season 10 contestant Stefano (Langone. It seems he's dropped his last name and is attempting to pull a Madonna). And, of course, Jimmy's in the house.

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Before we get to any results from last night's 58 million votes, we're subjected to a performance by cover band The Queen Extravaganza singing "Somebody To Love." Glee has done Queen way better than these guys did and remaining band members Roger Taylor and Brian May should just round those kids up in the off season and send them on tour instead.

Now, on to the results.

Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone are up first. Jimmy thought Jessica's performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody" was "a mistake" but her selection of "Dance With My Father" was clever. For Jimmy, Elise made two bad song choices last night. He called her first performance "clubby" and agreed with Randy that she made too many changes in the second song's musicality. I didn't think Jessica's "Dance With My Father" was a great choice and said as much yesterday. I'll give her credit for picking a song to which she felt an emotional connection, but I wasn't impressed. I hugely disagree with him regarding Elise's performances. I loved both of them and not just because I'm a fan of Elise. She knows what kind of music she wants to make and she's making it now.

Jessica's in the Top Three. Elise is headed back to the bottom.

Stefano's performing "I'm On A Roll" with someone named Ben Jay from the New Boyz. I feel like he's speaking half his lyrics, but then he does the choreography with the back-up dancers and seals the notion that this is just supposed to be some Jersey Shore-inspired club song. I'm sure it'll get some heavy summer rotation before fading off into One-Hit Wondersville.

Hollie Cavanagh and Joshua Ledet are up next. Jimmy wonders if Hollie's choice of "Save Me" was a subliminal message to the public and gave her a B+ for technicality. "The Climb," he thought, was as well as she's capable of doing. Jimmy loved Joshua's performances and said they showed Joshua can cross over into pop. While I didn't love Joshua's first song, I totally agree with Jimmy regarding his second. It was masterful. Hollie, I think, can go no further.

Hollie's in the bottom three. Joshua's in the top.

Katy Perry performs her hit "Part of Me." I'm not even a huge Katy Perry fan, but I can tell you that this is what a performance is. I hope our contestants were taking notes.

Skylar Laine and Phillip Phillips are up last. Skylar, Jimmy thought, gave a solid, confident performance in the first round but called her "self-indulgent" in her second song choice. Phillip is apparently under the weather and Jimmy thinks that hurt his performance of "Fat-Bottomed Girls" yesterday. He went so far as to say that in choosing "The Stone," given the constant comparison to Dave Matthews, Phillip may have hurt his chances of making it to the finale with his song choices. I can see Jimmy's points about Phillip's performances, but I don't think Skylar's song choice was self-indulgent. I think she chose a second song she loved and knew she could do well on. Basically, she played to her strengths. Phillip did the same.

Skylar's in the bottom three. Phillip is safe again.

Skylar's headed back to the couches leaving Hollie and Elise in the bottom two.

It's the end of the road for Elise Testone. I kind of felt it coming yesterday, but man, it sucks. She closes out the night with a reprisal of "Want A Whole Lotta Love" and it's just as good as it was the first time.

What do you think, TV Fanatics? Did America send the right contestant home this week?

 

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    Holly can sing loud and strong but so boring, same thing all the time.
    Jessica can probably sing anything, but not so creative, awesome lungs on that girl
    Phillip's style is getting repetitive and I am getting tired of that same mug he does.
    Skylar is a sweetie, probably can do way more than we see, but she wants to do cw/rock, basically does the same thing all the time, but I do like her positive energy .
    Joshua is so creative and does beautiful things with a song. No two are alike. He is never boring, he has an awesome voice,
    You never know what you are going to get with him, but you know it will be fabulous! He IS the ONE!

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    I would like to see a two-girl final!! Wouldn't that be the unexpected? With that said, I would love to hear more constructive critiques and less over-the-top praise from the judges!! Where is Simon when you need him!!??

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    Hollie is finally showing her total talent. I've been for her all the way...especially since the judges were extremely harsh on her, and directly comparing her with Jessica. That Tina Turner thing Jessica tried was sad...and her stepping around instead of a full force dance...sad.
    Hollie's voice is deep, rich, has full range, strong and crystal clear...just
    beautiful. I see Hollie & Josh as the finalists.

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    I reckon Elise would be cute & cuddly to the right person hahaha

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    THE LAST PERSON ON THIS SHOW WITH ANY REAL TALENT WAS HALEY REINHARDT
    it just pathetic the contestens for this season and it obvious that they had the winner picked from the beginning JS obviously even tho she is not all that and elise was far better than her as far as range and ability and stage presence. Elises problem was she wasnt cute and cuddly. and american voters are morons.

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    Hollie should've gone home ages ago. She's way too boring for a singing competition. I mean, yeah, she has the looks, but how far can looks go in a competition like that?

    Terrie

    @ Steve T
    You, too, sound like a broken record talking about how wonderful Hollie is.........Again, Hollie has a voice, I've never said she didn't, HOWEVER, she is going to have to break out of her shell if she expects to get anywhere........OPPPPSSSSSSSSSSSS there's that broken record again.........

    For your information this is the first season I have watched since Melinda Doolittle got cheated out from winning.......I don't remember what season that was..........AND I won't be watching next season...........

    Supposedly 53 Million votes one week
    Supposedly 58 Million votes one week(but how many of these were multiple votes by the same person)
    If only people were this passionate about politics and would vote............

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    Dean Martin! So you don't get the Joshua part of the show, well man the problem is all yours but don't sit too long dwelling & scratching your head over it or the damn show will have been & gone.

    Solofia

    Don't like Skylar; whenever she's talking i wonder if the needs to blow her nose (it's more annoying than Lauren Alaina...)

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    p.s. Hollie haters... she's likely to be OUSTED next week (unless she can gain some more "sympathy votes", of course). WHO IS NEXT ON YOUR CHOPPING BLOCK??? Now THAT is the question...




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