May 17, 2012 06:58 PM by Shayla Perry
It’s been a long (long!) season full of twists and turns on FOX‘s American Idol; from Jermaine Jones‘ surprising disqualification to Jessica Sanchez‘s dramatic save, and all the tension between Christina and Tony… Wait, wrong show. Still, a lot went down, and tonight, we finally find out which two contestants will be battling for the win in the show’s season finale. Who are they?
Despite the pageant answers from the remaining three contestants (“We’re all winners.”), only two of them will be going on to next week’s finale.
So, without further ado, let’s dim the lights and cue the drama!
Joshua Ledet is first to head to centerstage and take the verbal beatdown from Jimmy Iovine (is this really necessary?!).
Jimmy admits that he botched the song choice for Joshua with “No More Drama,” but takes 100% responsibility for it, and says that Ledet belongs in the finale…on this show and any other show. We’re pretty sure he means the finale of any singing competition though; just to be clear.
After a performance from Lisa Marie Presley, Jessica Sanchez gets ripped apart by Jimmy, and again, he admits to picking a bad song for her, because as Jennifer Lopez pointed out, “I’ll Be There” was meant for two vocalists, not one, and Jessica had to handle both parts on her own.
Hindsight is 20/20 isn’t it, Jimmy? Unfortunately, his mistakes could cost Joshua and Jessica a spot in the finale, which he thinks they both deserve.
So does that mean Phillip Phillips doesn’t belong in there, because, um…only two can make it.
He delivered the best performance of the evening last night, surprising everyone. But for the record: Jimmy said nothing about Phillip going to the finale.
Did Jimmy predict it? Are Jessica and Joshua really going to be the final two?
Nearly 90 million votes were cast (you guys were busy!), sending Jessica Sanchez into the finale. But it seems that America disagreed with Mr. Iovine, as Phillip, and not Joshua, will be competing against Sanchez for the win.
What do you think RTVM: Did the right person get sent home tonight? Who do you think will win this season of American Idol — Jessica Sanchez or Phillip Phillips?
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