My, oh my how the American Idol landscape has changed. I believe few truly imagined we’d be moving ahead with two ladies in the final 3 after the way they were eliminated in rapid fire succession. The season’s recent seeming front runner has now been eliminated and that honor has now fallen back to Scotty, who I believe will now win this hot mess. Lets take a look at this week’s rankings, based as always purely on your polls here at American Idol Net.
James Durbin might have been eliminated last week, but he went out on top with the number one spot in our poll with 31% of the vote. The last person we saw to go out that high was Pia Toscano, but even she wasn’t in first place in our rankings when cut loose (Pia was in second, right behind Scotty). Scotty and Haley were just a few points behind Durbin this week at 27% and 26% respectively.
Lauren Alaina, an early favorite for the executive producers, managed to stay in the race this week despite coming in with just 14% of the vote. That was an all time high % for Lauren who had previously only hit the double digits once all season with 12% back in the Top 7 week rankings. Clearly some demographic who never visits this site is strongly supporting her elsewhere each Wednesday night.
I believe Branden is correct in his prediction for this week’s voting. Scotty and Lauren will cross streams and split votes for the country song fans leaving one of them to go home and Haley to scoot right in to the season finale next week. Randy should start preparing his Haley-criticisms right now. I might have been shocked with Lauren beating out James, but I’ll be floored if she can do the same to Scotty.
Check out the rankings below and see how your favorite is doing. Keep in mind that these rankings are based solely on your votes in our weekly site polls.
American Idol 2011 Top 3 Performance Poll Rankings
- Scotty McCreery – 27% (down from 29% previous week)
- Haley Reinhart – 26% (down from 28% previous week)
- Lauren Alaina – 14% (up from 9% previous week)
How is your favorite singer doing in the polls? Better keep voting!