American Idol 2012 is down to its last three contestants, so the audience was gifted with cheesy footage of hometown visits and knockout performances during Wednesday’s semifinals round. The American Idol 2012 top 3, Philip Philips, Joshua Ledet, and Jessica Sanchez all had stellar moments in their performances this week, but only two can move forward to the finale next week.
Making American Idol 2012 predictions for the elimination results show Thursday night is especially difficult this week, but Wednesday night’s performances will set in motion who will take home the idol crown in the American Idol 2012 finale. The person who does the best during this round usually wins.
This was a big night for the final 3 and figuring out who got voted off this week on American Idol 2012 will not be an easy task. Still, we can’t help but reflect on our American Idol 2012 predictions for the elimination results show this week and hope you’ll share yours with us!
Going into Wednesday’s performances, three key things would determine who will probably win the night and who will be eliminated in the American Idol results show this week:
Who got the pimp final spot?
What was the standout performance?
And who made you cry the most as you watch their journey home?
The American Idol 2012 top 3 were given, by the judges, lesser known songs to start the show. They all sang on pitch and poured their heart into the performances, but the round one winner is Philip Phillip Phillips with “Beggin” by Madcon (although The Voice UK contestants Max Milner and Bill Downs performed it better in their battle round). Philip Phillips, who is the weakest vocally, stood out the most because he gave the best performance of the night. It is clear they can all sing, but at this stage it comes down to who can perform best.
In the second round, which featured songs chosen by the contestants, Joshua Ledet was the winner singing “Imagine” by John Lennon. Jessica Sanchez’s vocals were really good, but her final notes were shaky. Joshua Ledet picking a legendary emotional song like “Imagine” gave him the tear-jerker factor. Philip Phillips’ performance in this round was completely underwhelming and he got one of the few negative criticisms EVER by Jennifer Lopez on American Idol 2012.
And the most important round, the final one, featuring songs chosen by Jimmy Iovine, goes to….
Philip Phillips with “We’ve Got Tonight”, but was anything else really expected? The whole night the stage was set for a big Philip Phillips moment, and any American Idol 2012 addict knows how to see when they’re going to be manipulated into rooting for “the underdog.”
The splashes of the American Idol 2012 top 3 home visits, per usual, made the audience go “aww” and maybe shed tears. Unlike previous years, this year there was no sense of triumph as the idols returned home. The contestants were equal on the heart tug factor. Philip Phillips got the slight edge for his moment with his father, and continuously breaking down crying. The other two held their composure more.
When did the American Idol 2012 executive producers become so team Philip? Was it when he managed to repeatedly escape the bottom over clearly better vocalist? Or maybe his Southern twang also made the producers melt like it does Ryan Seacrest’s girlfriend?
Did anyone else kind of miss that Ryan did not mention Julianne Hough on this episode? It was kind of adorable him using his show to pimp her career.
Also, can the American Idol 2012 judges broaden their vocab? How many times can Steven Tyler use “over the top” to describe Joshua’s performances?
Who Will Be The Champion?
For the American Idol 2012 predictions for the elimination results show this week, here is the breakdown.
By giving Philip Phillips the pimp spot, and showing his emotional moment with his dad, it is likely he will win the whole thing.
Based on Joshua’s talent, he deserves to win the most, but he has not gained the support of the American public like the other two.
Jessica Sanchez being the only female gives her some female votes that Philip has not won yet.
If Twitter’s trending topics are Magic 8 Balls into the future then, the final two is going to be Jessica Sanchez and Philip Phillips.
So will this season just be a repeat of the last four and the guy with the most heart-throb appeal taking the whole thing home? Does Joshua Ledet even stand a chance? Does Jessica Sanchez? We’ll see tomorrow, I can only hope that talent outweighs hormonal girls.
– Jerrica Tisdale, GossipandGab.com guest blogger