Despite what Randy Jackson thinks, it happened again.
Once again, an unbelievable Bottom 3 was named on Wednesday night’s American Idol 2012 results show and an even more unbelievable elimination almost occurred. But the judges decided to use their save and give one of the season’s front runners the second chance Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry and Pia Toscano (to name a few) didn’t get.
At the top of the show, Ryan does the thing he does every Top 7 week and starts forming two groups. This time he started with Hollie Cavanagh and Jessica Sanchez. They were put in two different spots on the stage, starting the two groups.
After a performance by American Idol alum James Durbin, we get back to the building of the groups. Ryan calls Phillip Phillips and Elise Testone to center stage. Surely Elise will join Hollie in the group that has to be the Bottom 3, right? Wrong.Elise joins Jessica and Phillip joins Hollie. Then that must mean that Jimmy Iovine was right and Phillip is in the Bottom 3 this week.
We get another break and a performance from Idol alum Jennifer Hudson and then Ryan pulls Joshua Ledet and Colton Dixon to the stage, leaving Skylar on the couches by herself. Joshua joins Jessica’s group and Colton joins Hollie’s group. Wait. What? This must be one of those moments when Ryan makes two people trade spots. That must be it.
He pulls Skylar up and tells her she’s safe. So this must be when he tells Jessica and Hollie to trade places, right? No. Instead he tells Skylar to pick the group that was safe like her. And as always, she refuses. So he places her himself. In Hollie’s group. Shock!
That means Hollie, Phillip, Colton and Skylar are safe. The Bottom 3 are Elise, Joshua and Jessica. And while I’m totally shocked by Jessica’s spot in the Bottom 3, I’m not at all shocked by Elise OR Joshua. I even predicted Joshua being in the Bottom 3 in my recap from the night before. So when Randy said “In 11 seasons I’ve never seen anything like this”( or whatever the idiot said — I never really listen to him) I was like, really, Randy? Really. Moron. It happens almost EVERY season. That’s why there’s a judges’ save! I loathe Randy.
Anyway, Joshua is sent to safety and it becomes very obvious that Elise will be singing for her life. Wrong again. It’s Jessica. She is the one at risk of going home tonight. So she has to sing for the save. And as Deborah Cox’s “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” starts, the judges get up from their chairs and head to the stage.
Jennifer Lopez yanks the mic from Jessica’s hand, proclaims how preposterous it is and tells her she’s safe. And the producers are either really happy with this or really pissed because they’re going to be under on time. So Jessica’s safe and now she’ll ride that wave all the way to the Top 3. And next week Elise and Joshua will go home because they’ll have to send two people home.
What did you think of the excitement tonight? Did the judges make the right decision?