May 12, 2011 06:01 PM by Lisa Princ
Last night on FOX‘s American Idol, the top four took the stage with songs that inspire them as well as songs of Leiber and Stoller. Tonight, we found out who our top three are as well as saw performances by Lady Gaga, Jordin Sparks and Enrique Iglesias. Keep reading for all the details!
American Idol kicks off the top four live results show with Ryan Seacrest announcing that last night they received 72 million votes, the most ever for a top four show! After a rundown of the performances from last night, we saw James Durbin and Scotty McCreery take the stage with a performance of “Start a Band” by Keith Urban. Ryan then announced more audition cities for season eleven in San Diego on July 8th, Pittsburgh on July 15th, and Houston on Aug 26th.
Then the girls were up for a performance – Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart took on “Gunpowder and Lead”by Miranda Lambert and I actually preferred their rendition over the original. Next we got to see the finalists connect with their families via internet and then it was time for some results. Ryan announced that this week the three stools belonged to the top three and the first person who would moving to the top three was Lauren Alaina! Congratulations to Lauren!
Next, we got a look into the top four watching a Lady Gaga performance of “You and I” which ended up being our performance from Lady Gaga. But the performances did not stop there as Enrique Iglesias was up next performing a mix of two of his hits “Dirty Dancer” and “I Like It”. Next it was time for The Ford music video and a live performance by season six winner, Jordin Sparks who sang her newest song “I am Woman”. Jordin was donning a daring little black dress and she was definitely showing off her new figure – she even wandered down to Steven Tyler for a kiss.
And speaking of Mr. Tyler, we got to see the video for his new solo tune “It feels so good” and as you can imagine it was filled with women a third of his age – no shocker there, huh? Then then remaining three finalists took the stage again and Ryan announced that next contestant moving into the top three would be Haley Reinhart! Wow, that was a huge shocker, I certainly did not see that one coming as my picks were Scotty and James in the finale.
At this point I can’t help but wonder how Haley got voted in – probably her friend Casey bribing people to vote for her and letting true talent go home, way to go! In any event, with only Scotty and James left on the stage, and in what is the biggest shocker of the season, Scotty McCreery was told he would be moving on to the top three, which means that James Durbin would be going home this week. What a shame, James deserved to be there more than both of those ladies in my opinion, I have to wonder if these voters are deaf. Kudos to James, he will have a great career regardless and will be greatly missed!
Be sure to tune in next week to see the top three take the stage to battle it out for a shot at the finale on American Idol on FOX!
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