According to Scott Borchetta, as reported by MJs Big Blog, the Top 8 show tonight will feature performances by all of the Top 10 contestants. Then in a new spin the Bottom 3 will still get a chance to perform before the Judges decide which two of them should be sent home while keeping their favored singer.
Instead of basing tonight’s elimination on viewer votes the results will be decided by production and could end up saving the last place singer while swapping places with the 8th place contestant. Ouch.
Your votes in our poll suggest we could be looking at a Bottom Three with Olivia Rox, Avalon Young, and Gianna Isabella. Tristan McIntosh just barely dodged the bottom three in our poll so she could be edging the danger zone in lieu of Olivia.
If any combination of those contestants end up in the bottom ring, who do you think will be saved by the Judges? They saved Olivia once before so she seems like an obvious pick. Should Rox avoid this situation tonight, as I suspect she will, then the choice could be tougher for them.
What do you think of this surprising move by American Idol? Should they have just let it go with the Bottom 2 eliminated tonight or is it better to override the viewer votes?