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‘American Idol’ 2012 Elimination Shocker: The Final 2 Revealed!



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American Idol’ last night said goodbye to one of its most celebrated singers on Thursday as the Season 11 Final 2, who will now compete in the final, were revealed.

Whoever was knocked out last night it was going to be a shock. But I didn’t expect it to be as big a shock as this. Joshua Ledet was eliminated.

From the judges’ comments and from the fact she was the one that had been in the bottom 2 before, I expected Jessica Sanchez to go. Still, her performances had been amazing. Phillip Phillips’ song choice caused some negative comments and on one song judge Randy Jackson said he was “just OK,” which also put him in danger n my mind.

But Joshua Ledet flew under the radar for once. Never as amazing as he has been in previous shows, but never doing anything particularly wrong either in Wednesday’s performance show, he was the one person I fully expected to see in the final.

But no. He failed to pull in the public votes and so Phillip Phillips, who has not been in the Bottom 2 but who hasn’t always received rave reviews from the judges, and the once-eliminated, but saved by the judges, Jessica Sanchez have advanced to the final.

Next week, one of them will be crowned ‘American Idol’ champion.

Southern singer Joshua Ledet gave one of his most passionate performances after hearing the elimination news, with his reprise of the soul classic, ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World,’ which Randy Jackson had declared the best ‘American Idol’ performance ever on its first airing from Joshua.

Earlier this month, after performing ‘To Love Somebody,’ by the Bee Gees, Jackson had also said that Joshua’s time on the show would always be a high mark in the competition’s history.

“You’re one of the best singers on this show. Ever. Ever. No matter what goes down, you’re one of the best singers ever on this show… That was incredible. Nobody can do that better,” he said at the time.

And Jennifer went one step further.

“I think you’re one of the best singers I’ve seen in 50 years.”

Joshua hugged a clearly upset judge Jennifer Lopez before he left the stage.

‘American Idol’ returns for the Season 11 Final, from L.A. Live, on Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX. Are you shocked that Joshua Ledet won’t be in it?

4 Responses to “‘American Idol’ 2012 Elimination Shocker: The Final 2 Revealed!”

  1. Victor Edwards says:

    I think that the voters slapped the judges across the mouth for their shameful biased promotion of Joshua. He is good, but not nearly so good as they outrageously made him seem. His music is narrowly ethnic and his screaming style grated against my ears. But I don’t think it was his talent that was lacking. It was the judges shameful and outrageous public bias and promotion of Joshua over the other contestants. Joshua ought to be angry at the judges, but I am sure he was gloating the whole time that he was getting so many standing ovations from the judges. Fire all of them and get some new judges.

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  2. cel says:

    Nope not really. Of the 3, from surveys and polls Joshua is the lowest vote getter and as you know american idol is a popularity contest. It has nothing to do if you are the best singer.

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  3. pam says:

    I am not shocked, but devastated. I was blown away by him each and every week. I think he is one of the best ever on the show. But Facebook numbers did tell he had the least fans and now than Idol allows 50 votes from each facebook fan, the writing was on the wall. He is ready to headline his own show, which none of the others can do. I could not see myself watching Phillip for a whole show, barely moving his feet off the ground, with his strange mannerisms.

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  4. Nikki says:

    American Idol again has made a big, big mistake, they know who the final two should have been. Note their mistakes just makes the eliminated go to become bigger,( remember Jennifer Hudson)?

    American Idol still have issues, fix them and make it FAIR!

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