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American Idol: Season 11, Week 17 :: 4 Finalist Compete

May 10, 2012

This week on American Idol (Season 11, Week 17), the Top 4 contestants performed two songs, one by artists from California or songs about the state, along with songs they wish they'd written. Read Kidzworld’s recap of “4 Finalists Compete,” which aired on May 9, 2012, to discover what you missed.

We probably say this every year, but this has to be the most talented top 4 in American Idol history. The judges have a hard time creating new critiques these days, mostly because the performances are so consistently amazing.

Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips’ two performances received strong praise from the judges, particularly his second song - Volcano by Damien Rice. It showed a different side of his vocals, and it gave Jimmy an idea of the kind of album Phillip could produce.

Hollie Cavanagh

Hollie Cavanagh started strong with her first song, and Randy said that she’s peaking at the right moment. However, her second song was a big flop with the judges. Even though she seemed extremely emotional while singing it, Jennifer Lopez was quite insulting with her critique. She said that someone who has experienced heartbreak would sing this song better than someone like Hollie. Just because Hollie is young doesn’t mean she hasn’t been heartbroken, Jennifer!

Joshua Ledet

Joshua Ledet should have been saved for last this week. His first song, “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban, was beautiful. But his second song was, according to Randy Jackson, the best performance on any singing show ever. And we agree. You haven’t seen Joshua give it his all until you see him perform “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” by James Brown. Out. Stand. Ing!

Jessica Sanchez

Jessica Sanchez was the only contestant who gave Joshua any real run for his money last night. Although even her final performance of “And I’m Telling You” paled in comparison. It had a lot of strength and passion…almost too much. Belting out the entire song took away from the powerful chorus.

Elimination

The elimination was predictable this week, especially after the judges critiques. The bottom two consisted of Hollie and Phillip, which, in all fairness, is exactly who should be in the bottom two. Hollie received the fewest number of votes, and was eliminated.

Have Your Say

Who do you think deserves to win American Idol? Tell us in our comment section below!

 

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