American Idol 2014 Top 7 Elimination Results Recap [VIDEOS]

The American Idol results show tonight offers no second chances to the finalist who gets voted off by the viewers. American Idol 2014 judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban already used their one save to rescue Sam Woolf last week. Whichever contestant ends up on the bottom in our American Idol recap tonight is going home.

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Although Sam Woolf was the contestant who got voted off American Idol last week, we don’t necessarily think that means he’ll repeat the experience this evening. Finalists who have gotten the save in the past have often had a brief boost in the votes from fans who realize they need to get dialing if they don’t want their favorite to go home the next week.

Plus, Sam actually had a much improved performance this week that received a positive response from the American Idol judges and many viewers. So we could see Sam not only escaping elimination in the American Idol 2014 results tonight, but perhaps even being in the safe category.

Instead, we predicted the bottom three tonight after this week’s 80’s-themed performances would most likely be Malaya Watson, Dexter Roberts, and CJ Harris. Of all the contestants, we thought one of these three had the most potential to be the one who went home on American Idol in this round.

Although Dexter had a good reaction to his performance last night from the judges and on social media, he’s been riding near the bottom for weeks. The same is true for CJ Harris, who has been so close to elimination so many times, we are shocked he’s still around. As for Malaya Watson, she is a conundrum. Our readers seem to absolutely adore her, but in some fan polls elsewhere, she ranks right at the bottom week after week.

Of the three we thought would be in the bottom three (if Sam didn’t pull a repeat), we predicted it would be CJ Harris who would finally be the one who was eliminated on American Idol tonight. But the voters are always unpredictable, and you never know exactly what is going to happen until the elimination results come in.

So stay tuned with us right here for our live American Idol recap of this week’s results show below and find out who got the boot and who made the Top 7.

And here we go! No more saves and no more second chances tonight!

To kick off this evening we have some photos of the American Idol judges from the 80’s to laugh at. Then we switch to the Top 8 finalists talking about how Harry Connick Jr. was crazy hyper during the performances show and joking about Keith’s 80’s mullet.

Caleb compliments Dexter for giving a “kick-butt” performance. Sam says he took Harry’s advice and went and looked up Ricky Nelson. Alex is feeling a bit down about what Jennifer Lopez said about him last night but he still wants to do things out of the box. And then he and Caleb dive into a pool. Cute!

Commercial break and now it’s time for the first results of the evening in our fast half hour show. Host Ryan Seacrest calls Dexter Roberts, Caleb Johnson, CJ Harris, and Jessica Meuse to the center of the stage. We have a brief recap of their performances from last night.

Unsurprisingly, the first person safe tonight is… Caleb Johnson. Followed by Jessica Meuse. And next up safe tonight is… Dexter Roberts! Wow, we’d kind of thought he would end up in the bottom three this evening. Instead, the first person in the danger zone is, not shockingly, CJ Harris.

Back from another break and Sam Woolf, Malaya Watson, Alex Preston, and Jena Irene Ascuitto are called to the center of the stage. Ryan announced the next person moving on to next week is… Alex! Following him to the safety zone is… Jena Irene! And then… looks like being voted out last week gave him a hot boost because Sam is also safe!

That leaves Malaya Watson and CJ Harris as the bottom two this week.

Yet another commercial break and it is time for the final results. Almost all the fan polls and fan bloggers out there have been predicting this week it would be either Sam Woolf or CJ Harris going home. Sam is safe, so it should be CJ who gets the boot, right?

But it is not! CJ Harris is safe and Malaya Watson has been eliminated on American Idol 2014!

Malaya is obviously distraught at going home as she does her goodbye performance of “I’m Changing” with tears in her eyes. Jennifer Lopez starts tearing up too and it is really all very sad. Malaya has had some bad performances and she wasn’t strong this week, but we really thought CJ or Sam would finally go home after weeks of riding in the bottom. We know our readers love Malaya and many are probably upset right now!

And why did we have no bottom three result tonight? Did producers not want us to see Sam Woolf down there again after the judges used their save on him? If Sam Woolf had not been saved last week, would the American Idol judges have saved Malaya this time around? We think they would have…

Here are the final results tonight:


  • Caleb Johnson
  • Jessica Meuse
  • Dexter Roberts
  • Alex Preston
  • Jena Irene Ascuitto
  • Sam Woolf

Bottom Two:

  • CJ Harris
  • Malaya Watson


  • Malaya Watson




  1. I’d be happy with either of them going home. It’s all good. malaya has time to grow and will learn a lot on tour.

  2. It is easy to feel bad for the one that goes home but as Ryan does say, there can only be one at the end…so in knowing that, it has to be someone and Malaya did not have the following that the other contestants do, and she is young…I think it is awesome for her that she gets to travel with the tour and have a fun filled summer doing that. I have to say it, Caleb all the way!!! 🙂

  3. I am disappointed at this decision the voters have made. Seriously. Isn’t American Idol about voice and stage presence? Malaya has the whole package, and while some of her performances were better than others at least she has tried a variety of genres. I can think of 3 contestants, all who are still safe, that sing the same thing every time! And they are boring on stage. Malaya you are already a star!
    Signed: Not setting my DVR to record this show anymore.

  4. Thank God Malaya is finally off this show. She is annoying…not a performer..She has missed notes for several weekes, especially in group singing. What took so long America…….there are only 4 potential good performers this year…..Jena, Jessica, Caleb and Dexter. I sure like The Voice better.

  5. IDK why CJ is still in it, people are voting because he’s from Alabama. Malaya was horrible so I’m glad she’s gone

    • Malaya deserved to be saved this week. This show make people not want to watch it ever again. Ridiculous how America got it wrong again.

    • I’m starting to think that CJ is still in it because he has more life in him on the show than some of the other contestants. Sure, he might sing awful, but at least he always seems enthusiastic about being there and wanting to win. Not that there is any chance that he will win. I really wish Alex had gone home this week. His performance last night was horrible!

  6. even if malaya was capable of winning american idol she would have just been another candice glover: unmarketable and soon to be dropped from the recod label

  7. For all of those who say Sam does not deserve to be there and lacks the talent that you seem to think the others have, have you ever heard of Berklee college of music? Sam may be shy but it is ignorant to say he lacks talent. I know it is unlikely for him to win but at least he is genuine and knows right where he belongs. #Woolfpackforever

  8. I think the American Idol who had the BEST Performance last April 9, was SAM WOOLF! He really has the ACE card for the Next AMERICAN IDOL as he goes to perform for the succeeding weeks. We will see! This is just the start for the real BATTLE!

    • Jackie, you’re not the best performer until you, the performer, realize you put on a good performance.

  9. I love Caleb and Jena but I think Malaya should have been saved if not for that wierdo Sam… CJ should be out of the show already! No offense, but I think Jessica is attracting fans with her looks (especially the partial pink dye in her hair…) but to me, she sings okay…

  10. People give the judges a hard time. Always know at this point it is america who makes these calls… History has shown that the promising survive. I enjoy this show cause I enjoy the singers. It is up to us to make sure they have a promising career.

    • She’s a 17-year-old that has a heart – that’s more than you’ve got.

  11. We all know that Malaya isn’t the best singer in this competition, but come on! She’s 17, but belting songs she sung each and every week is an undeniable talent and the powerful, soulful, spontaneous, and confidence she has on stage while performing is crazy for her age. Well she did her best, but I guess it wasn’t enough for America to put her through the next round which is sad because I know she deserves to be in the Top 5 along with Alex, Caleb, Jena, and Sam. But it happened. Kudos to all who have made it though, and Malaya, this isn’t the end. If this show isn’t based on text votes, I know that you would’ve made it further than any of the contestants who left there. We love you, we’ll sure support you and career ’til the end. Don’t give up! Proud Pinoy here! 😀

  12. I think Sam might go home next week unless he blows it out of the water (sure ! right ?) but, other than that CJ has been consistently out of key. My choice is CJ, unless Sam sucks.

  13. Malaya, was a good singer, but she got on my nerves with the way she acted. She couldn’t stop throwing her arms and legs around. It seemed like she couldn’t be still or she just thought she was going to win.

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