May 22, 2012 08:40 PM by Gina Hall
Hello Left Coast! Want to avoid the spoilers already online? Then follow us as we blog in real time the American Idol finale West Coast-style! What’s happening with Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez right now? Keep reading for our up to the minute coverage!
8:55 Highlights of the night — I’m leaning toward Phillip.
8:53 Randy Jackson loved everything about it. I think he’s going to cry. He compared it to Mumford & Sons. I kid you not. Jennifer says there’s nothing on the radio that sounds like that — it’s true, she disagreed with Randy! And Steven says Phil’s the man.
8:51 Final performance of the night — Phillip takes the stage with his guitar, and doing a song called “Home.” Sounds like a Dave Matthews-type of tune, what do you think? Seems to fit with Phillip’s style. A marching band just hopped on stage, then split. OK then.
8:45 Randy doesn’t like the song, but likes her take on it. Jennifer says she has too much soul for the song — actually, she’s just rehashing what Randy said. And Steven makes it three.
8:43 Jessica, still atop the piano, with the lights, the orchestra — it’s a grand moment. But will it be enough?
8:41 Jessica takes to the piano for her final performance. The song is “Change Nothing.” And from the sound of it, it sounds like a good piece of advice. She works well with the orchestra.
8:37 Steven Tyler gives the round to Jessica, Randy Jackson calls it even, and Jennifer Lopez gives the round to Phillip. It’s getting tight.
8:32 Phillip channels Billy Joel, doing “Moving Out.” Not sure this piece works without the piano … or Billy Joel. The sax ain’t bad, though.
8:29 Jessica brings back “The Prayer.” The orchestra is the perfect accompaniment for this song. And Jessica is hitting the high notes and belting it out. Going to be a tough act to follow.
8:19 Jason Derulo may have just invented “anthem pop” with the new Coca Cola tune — “Undefeated,” as chosen by the viewers.
8:15 J. Lo dodges the question regarding who has the early lead. Randy, on the other hand is ready to go on the record: Round 1 is Jessica’s.
8:12 Phillip making Ben E. King proud with a raspy rendition of “Stand By Me.” The crowd seems to appreciate it.
8:06 Jessica belting out Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” This girl, on the other hand, has something! But she’s going to need more than this to knock out Phillip.
8:03 Phillip and Jessica take the stage to raucous applause.
8:00 Hope you got your popcorn! We’re montage-ing the moments leading up to this climax. We’re following the respective journeys of Phillip and Jessica.
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