Who did America feel didn’t rock out enough for “Classic Rock” night? Will the trend of a male elimination continue? I hope so, and in particular Lazaro. Sadly, I don’t think that’s going to happen because he turned in a solid performance. That might’ve reignited his fan base. In my recap yesterday, I hoped for a Lazaro-Burnell bottom two, but thought a Burnell-Janelle one was more realistic. Let’s find out if I was right.

On deck to perform tonight were Season 9 alum Casey James and Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood. I wonder if these Idol updates are a result of production’s difficulty to lure established artists now that American Idol has lost its luster? Either way, I kinda enjoy seeing some of the lesser-known ones pop up. Everyone knows what happened to Carrie (love her video package BTW) but what about Casey? Now we know, thanks to his update clip. Apparently, he has a decent country career going. Good for him. Love that he bought presents for the Top 7.

Before the results, Ryan Seacrest revealed who each judge had in their respective Top 3 was. Prior to the show, Nigel Lythgoe browbeat them for their thoughts without telling what he was using them for. At least that’s what Nicki claimed. For the most part, they all agreed with exception to Mariah whose list was one contestant off. Check out their picks below. Question is… would they line up with America’s Top 3?

  • Keith Urban: Kree Harrison, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb
  • Nicki Minaj: Kree Harrison, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb
  • Randy Jackson: Kree Harrison, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb
  • Mariah Carey: Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Candice Glover

Performances

Casey James ‘The Good Life’

Carrie Underwood ‘See You Again’

American Idol 12 Top 7 Group Performance

American Idol 12 Top 7 Results

Before I begin, I just wanted to say that I appreciate how the results delivery switches up every week. This week, Seacrest revealed America’s Top 3 but no other rankings. Though it’s safe to assume we know who placed 6th and 7th.

Called to the Top 3 were Kree Harrison, Angie Miller and Lazaro Arbos. WTF!!!. The fact that it was in no particular order worries me that Lazaro might actually be first or second. The horror. Speaking of horror, the look on Candice’s face was priceless. I’d be horrified too if Lazaro was in the Top 3 and not me.

Called next to safety are Candice Glover and Amber Holcomb (Thank God). That leaves Janelle Arthur and Burnell Taylor in jeopardy. Woohoo, I got it 100% right. Props to me. To no one’s surprise, Burnell is the lowest vote-getter.

Burnell Sing For Judges’ Save

For his last performance, Burnell revisited his best performance (IMHO). Once again, he wowed on India.Arie’s “Ready To Love.” Hands down the best “Sing for Survival” performance of the season. Loved that he gave Amber (his crush) a kiss on the cheek as he sang the last line, “I’m ready to love.” How adorable.

Not surprisingly, the judges didn’t use their one save. Based on each judges’ Top 3 list, it’s clear they’re saving it just in case Angie, Kree, Amber or Candice find themselves eliminated before Lazaro. Speaking of which, can you believe he’s the sole male standing and stands a good chance of outlasting a couple of the women. So not right.

One of these things above isn’t like the other ;) What do you think of tonight’s results? Do you think the right person went home? Sound off below.