The judges used their one and only save on Jessica Sanchez last week, so there was nothing they could do last night. ‘American Idol’ had to send one of its Top 7 home on Thursday night and the person who was eliminated proved to be a shocker.
The Bottom 3 was revealed as Hollie Cavanagh, Elise Testone and Colton Dixon. Few fans would be surprised by two of those names as they had been there many times before and the ladies must have been concerned.
But they had no need to be. After some building of suspense, host Ryan Seacrest eventually told Colton Dixon he was going home.
“I need to apologize,” Colton said after learning the news he was going home. “I wasn’t myself last night and I get it…”
The man was so humble he almost made me cry. He said he appreciated the judges’ comments. They liked his Lady Gaga ‘Bad Romance’ cover on Wednesday, but didn’t think his version of ‘September’ from Earth, Wind & Fire suited him best.
“I’ll take that when I’m making a record and I’ll choose [better] songs.”
So, having found himself in the Bottom 3 for the first time ever, Colton Dixon was out of the competition.
Were the judges regretting their decision to use their save on Jessica?
“You’ll make many records, many records,” Jennifer told Colton, following his elimination.
“You have a huge career ahead of you, man,” Randy added.
Colton fell to his knees in an emotional finale performance and his pal in the competition, Phillip Phillips, was clearly distressed by the elimination. Judge Jennifer Lopez, who had always been complimentary of the skunk-haired singer, was tearful too.
Are you as shocked as the judges seemed to be that Colton Dixon was eliminated from American Idol last night?