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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I was hoping it was a Jessica and Joshua finals. It would have been a great singing contest. Certainly, the people thought Philips was better than Joshua. The votes show ... what more can I say.


I get having a female win but other women on this show where better before Jessica that should have won Jessica shouldn't win just cause she is a women and keep in mind she is only 16 so people talking about her personality is just silly she is a kid but she can sing is she great ???Idk has potential sure but then again we see her brand often in music but that's music apples and Oranges ?? I like joshua don't know why he lost ? There all ok ...truth is music sence could invite all these acts but will anyone be a star ?? I guess it comes down to songs and i think there a far better artist out there who will never be heard sad really but goodluck to anyone who follows there heart and passion and pursues there dream


Jessica will be the Winner no doubt


I am so happy to see the final 2 . Let vote for Jessica , I am sick of male winning every year .


Wooow...I'm quite surprised to the all the skewed perceptions of Jessica. Zero personality??? Give her a break, she's only 16...and actually quite mature for her age. Jessica is technically flawless. Her ability is mind blowing sounding years ahead of her age. She also has much more potential than the others because she is so young and has plent room to grow. The sky is the limit. She had an off night last night, but part of the blame has to do with Jimmy's cheesy song choice in "Ill be there". Phillip is different and original yes, but this is a singing competition, and he seems like he has to jerk every muscle in his body to get a note out... he was great on "we've got tonight", why? Because it was one of the few songs that he actually displayed his vocal ability which was good, but not near the supremacy of Josh and Jessica...American Idol needs a female winner and hopefully Jessica will be the one...if not America just picked another Lee Dewyze


Jessica was voted off oh well we still love her xfactor thinks there the only show that can kick someone off then bring them back and win .....whatever...welcome to ai son... come on America let's show them we can do the same thing and without Simon... Jessica is god!!!!!!


i thought jesica and joshua remained to compete but sudenly i was amazed phillip performance and thats i was supposed to be, j and p to be the top2 finale...


wag po tayo makisawsaw sa away sa AI page..nagaaway mga fans ni Joshua at Phil..baka mabaling ke Jessica ung mga boto ng fans ni joshua kaya wag po sumawsaw..salamat


Glad that Jessica made it to the finale. Just wished it was jessica and joshua to the finals. I have nothing against Phillip but when it comes to voice it should be J and J.


maybe she had 0 personality,you want to slit your wrist upon hearing her song or not even to buy her cd, she's on top 2' so where are you?People vote because of her powerful voice not for screaming and looks.Watch for the insecurities without the guitar and Watch for the 16 year old powerful votes. Hurray for JESSICA AND LETS ALL VOTE FOR HER.

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