Tonight on American Idol 2011 another singer will be sent home while the newly formed Top 3 will be whisked away on planes to their hometowns for a tour de force of screaming fans and photo ops. Nigel tweeted earlier that there were over 70 million votes so we know there are tons of fans out there waiting to meet their favs.

About an hour before the show I saw a commercial for tonight advertising Enrique Iglesias would be on the show along with Steven Tyler but made no mention of Jordin Sparks. Sparks just tweeted that she just finished rehearsing “I Am Woman” though so I guess we get three performances along with the Idol results tonight.

With just four Idol Hopefuls left in the mix it’d be surprising to get a Bottom 3, but maybe we’ll get a Bottom 2 for a little added drama and suspense. Right now I know there’s a lot of expectation for Haley Reinhart to be cut after her Round 1 lashing last night, but I think that might have been exactly what her fans needed to pick up their phones and vote. My elimination prediction: Lauren Alaina.

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Ryan just added that we will also get a performance from Lady Gaga. So that’s two extra performances tonight. Idol needs to work on getting these details out better…

More dates announced for the American Idol 2012 auditions. They’ll have stops in San Diego, Pittsburgh, and Houston in addition to the previous locations.

Instead of a Bottom 3 we’ll get a Top 3. Ryan reveals Lauren is the first to secure a spot in this season’s Top 3. So either James, Scotty, or Haley will be cut. Wow, it seems kinda obvious at this point, right?

Whoa! I did not see this coming. Haley joins Lauren in the Top 3 and either Scotty or James will be sent home tonight! Scotty joins the Top 3 which means…

American Idol 2011 Top 3:

  • #1: Lauren Alaina
  • #2: Haley Reinhart – Whoa!
  • #3: Scotty McCreery

American Idol 2011 Top 4 Elimination Results:

  • Eliminated: James Durbin

Definitely some shocking results. I thought this season was James’ for the taking. I guess not anymore. Do you think Ryan Seacrest jinxed James with that comment last night about Top 4 being the week Chris Daughtry was eliminated?

You can download all of this week’s performances on iTunes or you can get the original artists’ performances for free with Real’s SuperPass trial.

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