American Idol 2012 Top 7 Results Show Recap: Elimination Shocker

American Idol 2012 Colton eliminated

For the second week in a row, the American Idol 2012 results show ended in quite the shocker.

It wasn’t Hollie Cavanagh or Elise Testone who ended up heading home at the end of the night, but one of the show’s frontrunners. Before we get there, let’s back up to the beginning.

At the top of the show we get a terrible group number where half the microphones weren’t working and Phillip was watching everyone else to figure out what he should be doing. And if that mess wasn’t enough, we had to sit through an American Idol Ford Music Video.

Ryan starts the results and asks Joshua Ledet and Hollie to join him at the center of the stage. At this point, I thought Hollie did enough the night before to pull herself out of the bottom and Joshua would be taking the first spot in the Bottom 3. Wrong. Hollie is again in the bottom and Joshua is safe.

We get a performance by season 8 winner Kris Allen next and following that some more results.

Ryan pulls Skylar Laine and Elise to center stage, and what’s about to happen is obvious. Elise joins Hollie in the bottom and Skylar is safe.

Next we have to suffer through a performance by LMFAO, which gives us time enough to realize that Phillip Phillips, Colton Dixon or Jessica Sanchez will be joining Elise and Hollie in the Bottom 3.

It’s finally time to find out. Let’s see. It can’t be Jessica again, because the person who gets the judges’ save ALWAYS rides that wave for weeks following. But maybe she broke the streak. Or maybe it’s finally time for Phillip and Colton to start splitting the votes. That female vote has to go to one or the other.

Jessica is sent to safety. So it’s Phllip or Colton… Either would be a shocking, but as the competition thins out, someone has to be in the bottom. It’s Colton. Phillip is sent to safety.

So it’s Colton, Elise or Hollie. Surely it’s Hollie or Elise, I thought. It’s Colton’s first time in the bottom, but Elise and Hollie have both been there more than once. Ryan sends Elise to safety.

So Hollie then. No. It’s Colton. He’s eliminated. And I’ve never seen so much anger in a person’s eyes after being eliminated from this show. Usually it’s sadness, but for Colton is was all anger. And just when I thought America made a mistake, Colton started his swan song and I got it. He was singing to Jesus. And that’s perfectly fine. But when you’re connected only to Jesus and not the audience, you’re going to be in trouble.

This just clearly wasn’t the right competition for Colton. He’ll be a very successful contemporary Christian artist, I’m sure.

What did you think of the results? Did America get it right?