On American Idol 2012 last night, the judges seemed pleased overall with the contestant’s performances, but who really wowed the voters enough to make it to the American Idol top 7? On a night when most everyone gave a good performance, the ones who did not unfortunately stood out in a bad way. After last night’s performances, it seems rather obvious who should be in the bottom two, but making the call on who will actually go home in our American Idol predictions for elimination night is a little bit more difficult.

I won’t go into rehashing each of the performances here, as you can read through the American Idol recaps from last night here (part one) and here (part two). Suffice it to say that in general, the performances last night were quite good. In the case of fan favorite Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and (surprisingly) Skylar Laine, I would say they were even great.

Colton Dixon, my personal favorite, did a terrific rendition of Cyndi Lauper‘s “Time After Time” with a punk rock edge, but I personally think it was not one of his strongest performances. Phillip Phillips, considered one of the front-runners on American Idol 2012, actually had a rather disappointing performance this week on 80′s night. Still, he is a favorite and his duet with Elise Testone was stellar, so I don’t see him being in any danger. Elise Testone did not fare so well in her solo, but my hope is that her duet performance will save her from the bottom two… although she could end up in the bottom three.

That leaves me with the two I think are most likely to end up in the bottom two: Hollie Cavanagh and DeAndre Brackensick. Last week, I was surprised when DeAndre Brackensick actually made it through another round. My American Idol prediction then would have been that he would definitely go this week. After his quite well done performance of “I Like it” by DeBarge on American Idol last night, however, I think he just might have managed to save himself another week.

Unfortunately for Hollie Cavanagh, she did not redeem herself at all with her rendition of “What a Feeling” by Irene Cara on American Idol last night. Her performance was weak, way off pitch in places and just not up to par with the rest of the contestants on 80′s night.

While DeAndre Brackensick may have possibly managed to impress the judges and the audience enough to make it through the American Idol elimination results show tonight, I have a feeling that Hollie Cavanagh only made her chances of getting through worse with her performance last night. Thus, my American Idol 2012 prediction for elimination this week is going to be Hollie Cavanagh. I also predict that the judges will not use their save this week if it is Hollie.


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