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American Idol Results: The Top Two Are...

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In what might be the most somber American Idol intro to date, producers reminded us that one of these contestants will be returning home for good-ish, while the two who remain will battle for the Idol crown next week. There's still the summer tour, of course, which I suppose is a consolation for whomever doesn't win.

Tonight we'll get performances from Lisa Marie Presley (I'm as confused as you are) and Adam Lambert. And, of course, we'll hear from Jimmy.

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The trio opens the night with "Got To Get You Into My Life." I think there are some Beatles rolling over in graves. This is not a good song for any of them,  but especially not Jessica. And Phillip. And, okay, Joshua, too. The Beatles weren't meant to be growled.

Joshua Ledet takes center stage. Jimmy said Joshua had a good night, but not his best night. For him, the judges were over-generous with their praise of Joshua's first number. He called Joshua the competition's most exciting showman but thought "Imagine" was overdone. He wasn't wowed with Joshua's performance of "No More Drama" but accepts responsibility since he picked the song. I loved Joshua's third number, but agree with Jimmy on the first two.

Lisa Marie Presley didn't even look good. That's about all I have to say about that.

Jessica Sanchez is up next. Jimmy didn't think "My All" came together for Jessica and disagreed with Steven--he didn't think it was enough to win the competition. He didn't seem to like her second number either. Jimmy thinks Jessica is talented enough to perform at the Grammys but realized that perhaps he didn't do her any favors in choosing "I'll Be There" since two people sang that song originally. While I think Jessica is talented, she really lacks direction and originality.

Performing "Never Close Our Eyes," Adam Lambert is back on the Idol stage. This has a distinctly late 70s vibe to it. Maybe it's the neon clothes. Or the lighting. This isn't my favorite song of his, but I'm sure it'll be a hit. I always thought he should've won over Kris Allen.

Phillip Phillips hits the stage to hear his critique. Jimmy thought he did a great job on "Beggin" and said that Phillip's sound is becoming more and more original. He agreed with the judges that "Disease" was a bad choice, but said he admires Phillip's willingness to go down in flames to make the choices he wants to make. The song choice Jimmy didn't get wrong? Bob Seger's "We've Got Tonight." He called it flawless and emotional. Y'all know my thoughts on last night. I love Phillip, but I thought his first number was better than his last.

Kieran dims the lights for the second to last time. The first person through: Jessica Sanchez. Joining her in the Top Two: Phillip Phillips.

It's goodbye for now to Joshua Ledet.

I had a feeling this would happen as I watched last night. Joshua grew on me as the season progressed, especially with the clips and interviews. I'm actually kind of sad to see him go. I was pulling for a Joshua-Phillip match-up in the finale.

Are you excited by a Phillip-Jessica throwdown next week?

 

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When I see 5 or 6 or 7 postings... all about a minute apart... all pulling for the same contestant, with what appears to be made up names... Well, it really devalues this Comments Page as a whole. Why ruin it for everyone else? Just give your opinion.... ONCE, maybe twice... and move along.

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....(continued).... Phillip, on the other hand has a very unique "SOUND" that is all his own, like Petty's sound is all his own, Dylan's sound is all his own, Neil Young's sound is all his own, Segar's sound is all his own, Matthews sound is all his own, and so forth and so on... Hell, Joshua Ladet has a very unique sound that is ALL HIS....His style and delivery is fresh and it's so very versatile to any and all styles of music...Go back and review Phillips performances each week. They are all so very unique and strong anybody who really enjoys music can see and feels that this kid is so into every performance he brings! Look no further than Stevie Nicks reaction to him, saying that if he was around "back in the day", Lindsey Buckingham, and Mick Fleetwood, would have made him part of Fleetwood Mac!! This kid's got "IT" and most definitely deserves to win AI, but more importantly he deserves to be spring boarded into his recording and musical career and I can't wait to hear it!

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I hope the voters realize this tonight.... No, not everyone is a copycat singer, or impersonates others on their performances. Definitely Jessica was the worst offender in the top10 which baffles me why she's even in the finals, oh wait she's not in the finals, she got voted off right??? Go figure.... The girl has a veery good voice, but she has no uniquie "sound", she has no originality, no presence... You like what Jessica has sung thus far in this competition, then turn on your local top40 r&b radio station and there ya go... The same old tired CRAP... Nothing new, nothing fresh, nothing different. Again, she's trained herself from a very early age to cope these other singers and she's done it very well. Excelent voice, but very little behind the voice...

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There all winners in my book but loser on the show

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So I don't see have the crap out there today selling but it does

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Why are we hearing spatterings of the race card being played here in terms of Joshua Ledet (very deservedly) getting the boot last week? Are there really people raised to be so lame and weak-minded to grab onto ridiculous excuses when things don't go their way? Votes for Joshua Ladet trailed off at the end pecause he painted himself into the mucical corner of being too one-dimensional. If you don't like the church-lady hymnals, with full church choir, the screams, the grunts, the oh so NON-spontaineous ripping off of the jacket, then you probably didn't vote or stopped voting for the dude at the end....His record sales will probably see the very same plateau unless someone changes his song selections and delivery, and if that happens, he's given up on being true to who he is, so he's kinda stuck....He's a very talented kid at that ONE-WAY of singing. Just my opinion, but I don't see it selling, and that's why he was voted off..

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P2???NO!NO!NO WAY..It's JESSICA SANCHEZ with a flawless voice and class!!!DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR HER..

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GO!GO!GO! JESSICA SANCHEZ..WE'RE BEHIND YOU!

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AI=JESSICA SANCHEZ as simple as that!Way to go Jessica!

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ONLY JESSICA FOR THE WIN!! THE BEST SINGER IN AMERICA!!!