IDOL WATCH: The Finalists Revealed!
Tonight on American Idol, former finalist Adam Lambert performed along with Lisa Marie Presley, but most importantly, we found out who would be vying for the title of "American Idol!" Find out which two made it to the final round now!
Surprisingly, Ryan scraps his usual entrance but not his overdramatic dialogue: "Thanks for making American Idol your choice for launching the next music industry icon," he says before getting to the Ford Music Video (it's the same as always, but with a silent movie theme).
With just three left, of course we're not going to get any results this early in the show, but Joshua's brought to the center of the stage while they play highlights and Jimmy's thoughts. Jimmy says that Joshua was good, but not great; still, he thinks that Josh is the best showman this year.
Lisa Marie Presley performs - she sings with her head at a 45 degree angle to the right the whole time, which is a little distracting, and Idol doesn't really seem like the right stage for her.
Jimmy says that Jessica didn't really have her moment. For the Jackson Five's "I'll Be There," he takes partial responsibility, saying that "Jessica had to sing as Michael and Jermaine, Jennifer was right, and I should've seen that."
After a brief tribute to Donna Summer, who sadly passed away today at just 63 years old, Adam Lambert takes the stage. It's all neon and backlights, and I have to say that I just don't really get Adam Lambert. I mean, I'm sorry - I know he has a really great voice and all, and he's got star power, but it's never really clicked with me.
"He was flawless," Jimmy says of Phil. I have to say that I sort of agree. I mean, I don't think anything was flawless yesterday, but out of the three of them, Phil definitely had the best showing and I wouldn't be surprised if he won.
With five minutes to go, we get to results: despite a strong showing from all three, someone has to go home and this week it's Joshua. While I can't say I'm really surprised, at this point it's kind of hard because they're all actually quite talented.
Poor Joshua gets teary, but he gets a standing ovation from the audience and performs what was probably my favorite performance of his: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" by James Brown. He brings his mother onto the stage, which is nice even if she looks terrified.
Tune in next week as Phil and Jessica go head-to-head on the finale!
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