With the departure of DeAndre Brackensick on last week’s show, it appears that Hollie Cavanagh may be leaving American Idol next Thursday night.
Unless she can recover from the scathing criticism from the judges last week, she seems to be close to going home. On the other hand though she was the first one of bottom three to be sent to safety, so Elise Testone may also be in jeopardy.
Jessica Sanchez, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Colton Dixon seem like they will be in the Top 5 right now, but you never know how the voting will go from one week to the next.
Poll Looking For Worst Singer
Votefortheworst.com is in the process of choosing another worst singer after DeAndre went home. After 7,103 voters their poll shows that 2,234 voters with 31 percent of the vote think Hollie should be the next singer to have the dubious honor of being supported by votefortheworst.com.
Elise Testone is second worst according to the poll with 1,406 votes, while garnering 20 percent of the vote. Sklyar Laine is next with 890 votes and 13 percent of the votes.
Phillips One Trick Pony
Phillip Phillips makes the Top 4 with 838 votes and 12 percent of the votes.Phillips may be a talented singer and musician but he seems to be a one trick pony, that seems to be playing the same song week after week. His comment about not liking to touch the hands of the fans crowding the stage, probably won’t help him in next week’s voting. Joshua Ledet with 795 votes and 11 percent of the vote is next.
Colton Dixon only drew 675 votes and 10 percent of the vote, showing he is a strong candidate to win American Idol. Jessica Sanchez continues to be the favorite to win, with only 265 voters in the poll thinking it is time for her to go home and only 4 percent of the voters thinking she is the worst singer.
2010-2012 Songs Theme for Next Week
Older American Idol fans like me won’t enjoy next week’s show much, with the contestants singing songs from 2010-2012, since there won’t be any recognizable songs, except for fans who are attuned to the music scene today.
My personal favorite is still Joshua Ledet, but have a feeling his fan base is not that strong, since he lives in a smaller city. He is in a position where he has to knock it out of the park week after week, to even make the Top 3.
Skylar Back On Track
Skylar Laine stepped up her game last week, with her stirring rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings. Laine still might be better off to focus on her country music background, to sing a country music tune next week. Country music fans are more likely to vote for her, if she sings a country music song.
Colton Dixon is making his move to be a serious contender for the American Idol title in 2012. It is amazing that Jessica Sanchez at the age of 16 has done so well so far this season. She would have to stumble badly to not win American Idol this year, but with American Idol everything can change with a good or bad week.
The judges are now more likely to use their save, now they are down to their last weeks of being able to use their save. Everyone knew they weren’t going to use their save on Heejun Han or DeAndre Brackensick, in the last two weeks but they still may not use it on Hollie Cavanagh next week, They might not even use it till they have to use it or lose it.
Results Show Lowest Rated in 2012
The ratings for American Idol tumbled to 14.34 million, the lowest total for any of the 25 shows, that have been telecast in 2012. In contrast, last year only one show drew less than 20 million viewers. Only the 2012 premiere show drew more than 20 million viewers this year.
It seems to me that the reality singing competition star has died. Shows like American Idol, The Voice and X-Factor may still draw well in comparison, to the scripted shows going against them, but we may never see 20 million fans tune into another singing competition show, except for maybe a finale night.