March 31, 2011 05:59 PM by Lisa Princ
FOX‘s American Idol returns tonight after with the live results of the Elton John performances and tonight two finalists are eliminated due to the save last week! To kick off this exciting evening, Idol’s very own Grammy Award winning Fantasia takes the stage. Keep reading for more details!
American Idol kicks off the live results show tonight with Ryan announcing that they received 55 million votes this week, setting a record for this early in the season and they he informed us that the finalists would be performing in groups tonight. First up was a duet of “I told you so” by Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina and after their performance they are thrown right into their fate as they were deemed safe this week. The we saw the Ford music video, as well as James’ new fan gift, a customized WWE belt. Jacob Lusk and Naima Adedapo were up next with a performance of “Solid as a rock” and then it was time for their results and Jacob was sent back to safety while Naima was told she was in the bottom three, which was not surprising after her performance last night.
Next up on the live results show was a performance of “Collard Greens And Cornbread” by Fantasia, winner of season three. Haley Reinhart, Thia Megia and Pia Toscano were up next for a performance of “Teenage Dream” and then it was right into their results and both Pia and Haley were deemed safe but Thia was sent to the bottom three. James Durbin, Stefano Langone, Casey Abrams and Paul McDonald had formed an in house band and they debuted tonight for their group performance of The Beatles and then it was time for their fate. Casey was up first and Ryan told him if he knew how many votes he got last night he would be proud as he was sent to safety. James was next up sent to safety followed by Stefano, leaving Paul in the bottom three.
So that meant that Paul, Thia and Naima were the bottom three after 55 million votes but we’d have to wait through another commercial break and some performances before finding out which two finalists would be eliminated. First we saw a performance by Jamie Foxx and Will.i.am. from the new movie “Rio”. With Paul, Naima and Thia up on the stage, the lights dim and Ryan then announces that Paul McDonald is safe! That means both Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia had the lowest number of votes and would be heading home this week. Be sure to tune in next Wednesday for a brand new episode of American Idol on Fox!
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