Who Is Going Home On American Idol Tonight? 04/17/2014

It’s getting harder and harder to predict who will go home each week on American Idol 2014 now because we’re at the point where we’re not sure who has been leading the pack all along. Has it been Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston or Jessica Meuse? And have they maintained hold or has Jena Irene swooped in?

Dexter Roberts

Will one of those names first three names finally fall into the bottom? It’s possible. What isn’t possible, though, I believe is Jena making a return trip to the bottom. I’m pretty sure she had a moment last night that will carry her on for the rest of the season.

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So let’s take a look at how things could play out tonight.

Definitely Safe

Jena Irene. The pimp spot, the right song, a flawless vocal and a standing ovation from two of the three judges. Yeah, she’s good this week.

Caleb Johnson. He continues to be solid and I think he’ll again be fine this week. His performances were strong and he’s coming off very likable in his edits. And throw in what looks like a budding showmance with Jena and America will go crazy!


Alex Preston. I don’t get it. I haven’t all season. But someone gets it. I think he’ll be just fine again this week.

Most Likely Safe

Jessica Meuse. I think she and Alex are pretty close in this race and are interchangeable in the rankings, so I’ll just go ahead and put her in this category this time.

Sam Woolf. This is risky of me. I think Sam is very soon going home and it could even be this week. But I think he might be able to ride that judges’ save wave for one more week. Maybe. Or he’ll go home. Ha.

Possibly the bottom two (if they’re doing bottom two again this week like last)

Dexter Roberts. His voting outcomes have been as hit and miss as his performances. I think he might be back in the bottom this week.

C.J. Harris. This guy seems to have nine lives and I think we’ll see that again tonight. I think he should go home, but I don’t think he will.

Probably going home

Dexter. As I said, it should be C.J., but I think it’ll be the country dude. Unless Sam’s save buzz has worn off. We’ll see.

Who do you think will be heading home tonight on American Idol 2014?