Well, considering Percy Sledge himself emailed American Idol to say how much he loved Joshua’s cover of “When a Man Loves a Woman” on last night’s show , it would have been rather shocking if the year-old powerhouse had not made the top 10 and scored himself a slot on the American Idols Live tour. But what of the rest of the finalists? Some of last week’s standouts didn’t perform as well this week, and if they were hoping that Jermaine Jones ‘ disqualification would somehow exempt them from getting the boot They were wrong. And, to those of you who are thinking a girl might finally win this season after four years of male American Idols She may have bounced Steven Tyler ‘s reality check at one point, but year-old Shannon Magrane bid American Idol adieu tonight after perhaps taking on a little much with Mariah Carey ‘s “One Sweet Day. Despite her performance of “Let’s Stay Together” that the usually spot-on Jimmy Iovine categorized as mind-blowing, the voters again failed to connect with Elise Testone , unhappily in the bottom three for the second straight week. And the judges were confused too, questioning why she was there after a pitch-perfect performance.
American Idol takes on Queen: Will Hollie Cavanagh go home next?
Last week, American Idol said farewell to powerhouse singer, Hollie Cavanagh. She began to improve in recent weeks, but lack of consistency became a problem. Cavanagh talked to reporters about her elimination, her close friendship with fellow contestant Joshua Ledet , and who will take home the title. I was just preparing myself for it, but at the same time staying hopeful because you never know what could happen.
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Each segment was preceded by a big green map of the U. In yet more filler, Ryan Seacrest raided his address book to get taped messages from a couple of celebs for the contestants: birthday wishes from Idol alum Fantasia for Joshua Ledet, a. Luckily, there was some good singing sandwiched in with the other bits, particularly from Joshua and Jessica Sanchez.
The theme was music from until today, which meant the mouldy oldies were banished for at least a week, and the guest mentor was Akon. Jessica Sanchez: So what does this girl have to do to get a standing ovation from the judges? Jessica was totally in the pocket, with flawless vocal control, particularly that stellar falsetto at the end.
Most importantly, there was palpable feeling behind the notes. But the judges stayed in their seats and Jennifer Lopez told her she has to take the audience on a ride and perform more like Joshua.
‘American Idol’ Recap: Reviewing the Top 5
First the good news: There have been three winners on “American Idol” who got intimate with the bottom three during their runs. That means that Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet still have a shot at taking the top prize if they can survive the next two weeks. Now the bad news: no singer has ever won “Idol” after being saved Sanchez or making more than one trip to the bottom Cavanagh. And while that’s a ray of sunshine for Ledet, who has only hit the stools of shame once, the odds are not in his favor considering that of the 10 previous winners, only three have gone on to victory after facing elimination.
No “Idol” champ has ever gotten to the finish line after being on the chopping block more than once.
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All season long, Grantland Idol experts Mark Lisanti and Jay Caspian Kang will answer five very important questions after each performance episode. They will then sit silently in a dark room for an hour, contemplating the poor life choices that got them to this point. So who was better last night? Really, there have been no surprises from him since about the third week.
He turns on the blasters, lets it rip, and three minutes later the judges are picking up the table he blew over. We know this.
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: Is also predicting the departure of Hollie, who finished last in its weekly poll, but not too far behind Joshua Ledet.
And he did it within minutes of the show’s start. So start with the fake and make it real. How absurd. How frightening. How very rock ‘n’ roll. These young hopefuls are here to find a new self, one that will become the new them. The only them, in fact. Oddly, this time the contestants had to pick songs from the last couple of years, which was a stunning concession to modernity.
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Joshua Ledet Hollie Cavanagh Photos – It’s that time of the week when another finalist is eliminated by the critical American voters. Performing.
I fear Idol has suddenly become less exciting without either of them here — their ability to choose eclectic songs and reinvent them in a way that felt fresh and unique, with unyielding passion always in the forefront, made this season a true delight. It will be no different tomorrow. There was zero oomph in the song, and Phillip just let the melody lay there without adding any panache or seasoning.
Astonishingly enough, Phillip sucked out the cool factor from the s, making it drab and flavorless as a result. White Guy With Guitar 5 needs to get on home. Judge for yourself:. For me, Creedence Clearwater has a certain sound that is unparalleled, and try as she may, Skylar came across uncomfortably average with her rendition. I worry about her safety tonight:. Technically, he is pretty stellar, but I still feel like his lack of maturity hurts his performances at times.
His inexperience in life, if you can call that a weakness, tends to seep into his renditions, especially on the slower songs.
Joshua Ledet again earns rave reviews on ‘Idol’
Is this American Idol or The Apprentice? When you’re doing a live show, anything can happen. The evening featured the remaining 11 hard-working finalists delivering songs from the year they were born, and some oddly doing covers of older songs released by other artists way before the year they were born. Clearly, someone high up and behind-the-scenes has been paying attention.
Here is how it all went down:. Phillip Phillips: Phillips was born Sept.
American Idol featured the songs of Queen Wednesday. Hollie Cavanagh struggled, but rebounded with her second song. that the six were “dishing out all the true ,” which is a weird way of using an expression that sort of dates him. For his choice of cover, Joshua took on “Ready for Love” by India.
Cavanagh is a fan of Liverpool F. She has a Lab and Golden Retriever mix named Shankly. However, Jennifer Lopez told Hollie that she could win the competition next season by practicing and improving her singing. Sandman ” by The Chordettes and ” Please Mr. In the semi-finals, she sang ” Reflection ” by Christina Aguilera. Her performance received praise from the judges, with Lopez saying that Hollie could win the show,  while Steven Tyler wanted her to let her hair down, but called her performance beautiful.
While there were some slightly off parts, Cavanagh still handled it like a diva-in-training. You’re the one. We might have a sing off between two girls in the finale, and that’s what I want! In her mentoring session with will. It’s heaven above”,  while Jackson and Lopez, while praising the performance, pointed out minor pitch issues, though Jackson said that she blew the song out of the box.
Lots of big ballads tonight, but I think Hollie’s may be the best. Having been voted through to the next round once again, Cavanagh sang Billy Joel ‘s ” Honesty ” at the Top 10 performance show.