Less than two weeks remain in the American Idol 2012 season and the pressure is starting to mount on the remaining finalists. Hollie Cavanagh was eliminated on Thursday while the rest of the Idol Hopefuls headed back home for their hometown celebrations. Based on your votes in our Top 4 poll last week everything turned out exactly how you said it should have.
Leading the pack is Jessica Sanchez who might have been eliminated once this season which puts history against her chances of winning, but she’ll take the trophy for our unofficial polls on Season 11. Once again Jessica comes out on top with a steady climb to 53%. It’s still to be seen what portion of her votes here turn out to be domestic versus the major influx of Philippines traffic we get on the site.
When I wrote about the polls ahead of Thursday’s American Idol results show Phillip Phillips held a one point advantage over Joshua Ledet. By the time the poll closed they were tied with both holding 17% of the vote. Each of the two remaining male singers are doing very well in our polling and appear to have a strong shot at the season finale next week. Phillips seems to perform better in the official results than in our polls as we’ve had him steadily getting closer to the bottom while he’s managed to avoid ever hitting the Stools O’ Sorrow when the lights are dimmed. This upcoming week’s performances are likely going to be a battle between these two for a chance at the finale. It’s certainly possible for both to move on, but it seems more likely that we’ll get a co-ed finale.
Hollie Cavanagh came in with 11% of the vote which placed her comfortably in last place. This was a big drop from her previous week’s results of holding on to second place in our poll. Sure enough, when it came time for the big reveal she was eliminated. That extends our readers’ streak to three weeks in a row of correctly predicting the eliminated singer. Hollie made a valiant effort to stay in the race last week, but after repeat appearances in the danger zone it was only a matter of time as the walls closed in around her while her buffer of eliminated singers vanished.
Looking ahead to the American Idol 2012 Top 3 week we should have some exciting performances and tight competition. Joshua will likely need a round of knockout performances and he’s certainly capable of doing just that. Otherwise I won’t be surprised to see a Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips finale show for American Idol 2012. What do you think will happen this week?