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American Idol: Season 11, Week 18 :: 3 Finalists Compete

This week on American Idol (Season 11, Week 18), the top 3 contestants visit their hometowns and perform three songs each. Read Kidzworld’s recap of “3 Finalists Compete,” which aired on May 16, 2012, to discover what you missed.

It’s a challenging week for the top 3 contestants. All of them deserve a spot in the finale and it would be heartbreaking for the one contestant whose dreams are shattered after visiting their supportive friends and family in their hometowns. Not only that, but the contestants had to find time to prepare three songs each: the first is the judges choice; the second, their choice; and the third, Jimmy’s choice.

Joshua Ledet

  1. Judges Choice: I’d Rather Go Blind by Etta James
  2. Joshua's Choice: Imagine by The Beatles
  3. Jimmy’s Choice: No More Drama by Mary J. Blige.

His first performance earned him a standing ovation, the second was unusually low key, which made his third song an over-the-top outstanding passionate performance. Everything he sings is flawless and captivating.

Jessica Sanchez

  1. Judges Choice: My All by Mariah Carey
  2. Jessica's Choice: I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
  3. Jimmy’s Choice: I’ll Be There by the Jackson 5

Jessica’s performances were steady last night. None of them were “wows.” She took a big risk in performing an Aerosmith song with Steven Tyler (the band’s lead singer) on the judges panel. Luckily, he approved her performance.

Phillip Phillips

  1. Judges Choice: Beggin’ by Madcon
  2. Phillip's Choice: Disease by Matchbox 20
  3. Jimmy’s Choice: We’ve Got Tonight by Bob Seger

Phillip started off okay with his performances, but fell during his second song which was far too safe. Fortunately he redeemed himself with his final song, which was completely out of the box for him. It was a ballad in which he sang the real melody instead of Philifying it. Surprisingly, it was beautiful.

Elimination

While all three put up a good fight on Wednesday, Joshua Ledet was eliminated. The fact that someone with his talent not only didn't win, but didn't even make the top 2 just goes to show that this is popularity contest. In terms of deserving talent, it should have been Jessica and Joshua.

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