May 19, 2011 05:57 PM by Lisa Princ
Last night on FOX‘s American Idol, the top three took the stage with three performances each and tonight we found out which two contestants will be heading to the finale next week! We also got to see performances by 50 cent and Nicole Scherzinger. Keep reading to find out which two contestants are heading to the finale!
American Idol kicks off the top three live results as Jimmy Iovine runs down how well he though the contestants did last night and he said there would definitely be a male in the finale. Then Ryan Seacrest informs us that they received over 95 million votes last night – wow…and then he reminds us that next week the finale will take place on Tuesday with the results show on Wednesday. We watched as the top four were treated to a private showing of some clips from the new movie “Super 8″ where they were also treated to cameras for them to take home!
Then we got to see Haley Reinhart’s visit to Chicago which was jam packed with people despite the inclement weather. In a comical twist, we say Haley’s security guard crying and then we got a glimpse of a performance Haley put on at home with her dad. Next up was the Ford Music video where the top three jammed on the beach to Uncle Kracker’s “Smile” and then we saw a performance by Italian trio Il Volo.
Next up on American Idol’s top three live results show we got a glimpse at Scotty McCreery’s trip home to Garner, North Carolina. Scotty was amazed by how his town really went all out for his homecoming. Then we got to see a performance of “Right There” by Nicole Scherzinger and 50 cent – not bad but not my idea of family television either.
Next up on American Idol was a preview of Lauren Alaina’s trip home to Georgia and she was devastated when she saw some of the storm damage that had taken place there. With her parents by her side, Lauren went to visit an eleven year old who saved his family from the tornadoes. Then just when we thought we were going to see some results, Ryan tricked us and sent us to a commercial break – so annoying this late in the competition!
After the break, our top three took the stage and Ryan finally announced the results. The first person who would be heading to the finale next week was Scotty McCreery and he would be joined by Lauren Alaina! That meant that after 95 million votes, Haley Reinhart hit the end of the road tonight – thank you voters for making up for last week…did anyone notice the nasty look on Haley’s face? Doesn’t surprise me in the least. Congratulations to both Scotty and Lauren, can’t wait to see you two square off next week!
Be sure to tune in next week to the season finale of American Idol on FOX on Tuesday at 8 pm and then the winner will be revealed on Wednesday night!
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