On the American Idol 2012 results show for Thursday night’s elimination, fans will finally find out which of the remaining top 3 contestants — Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips, and Joshua Ledet — will make it through to the final round. Who will make the top 2 and have the chance to compete to become the American Idol 2012 winner? Who got voted off American Idol this week in the dreaded 3rd place spot? Read on in our American Idol 2012 live results show recap and find out!


Please stop reading here if you have not seen Thursday night’s episode and do not want to know who was voted off American Idol 2012 this week!

In my American Idol 2012 predictions for this week’s elimination results show, I really did not know who to cheer for and hope would make it through to the final two. Honestly, I think any of the remaining three contestants deserve to make the American Idol 2012 finale. While I do not agree that this is the best American Idol top 3 ever, as some fans (and judges) have claimed, I do think they are all strong singers who could have very bright future careers.

Honestly, if you put the American Idol 2012 top 3 up against The Voice 2012 top 3, I think the American Idol contestants would look a little less shiny than they do just competing amongst each other. Still, I do think Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips all have the chops to be successful in the music industry. In many ways it doesn’t even seem fair to compare them since all three are so extremely different in voice, style, genre and audience appeal.

With that said, we did have to make a call for our American Idol 2012 predictions this week and when it came down to it, I felt it would be the guys who would duke it out in the bottom two. They may not actually tell us who the bottom two are, electing only to reveal who got voted off American Idol 2012 this week, but I am going to bet it will be the two guys. In a face off between Phillip Phillips and Joshua Ledet, my American Idol prediction for this week was that Joshua Ledet would be the one to go home. Not because he is the lesser singer or performer, but because I feel he just doesn’t have as much of an overly rabid fan base as Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips do.

I will admit right now, however, I do believe the voters could pull a fast one and do just about anything on tonight’s American Idol 2012 results show on elimination night. So let’s get right along to our American Idol 2012 live results show recap and find out what happened!

Here we go, the show is starting and soon we’ll find out who the top 2 finalists are at last!

Tonight on American Idol 2012, we will find out which two contestants will make it through to the finale, and which unfortunate singer will go home. To kick off the evening, the top 3 — Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips, and Joshua Ledet — perform “Got To Get You In My Life” by the Beatles.

The finalists are all now nervously waiting to hear the results, as are we. Of course, we’ll have to sit through performances by Adam Lambert and Lisa Marie Presley before we get the final results!

First up to the center of the stage, we have Joshua Ledet. I don’t expect we’ll actually get any results this early in the show though. Jimmy Iovine talks about Joshua Ledet’s performances last night.

Jimmy Iovine thinks it was a good night for Joshua Ledet, but not his best night. He gives him an 8 out of 10 for his first performance, it was good but not great and didn’t deserve a standing ovation from the judges. Jimmy Iovine says he didn’t really like Joshua doing “Imagine” and thought it wasn’t the right song for him — like leaving a Ferrari in first gear on a racetrack. (Apparently disagreeing with a huge slew of his fans.) As for the last song, “No More Drama”, Jimmy Iovine thinks it lacked a big moment and Joshua needed more melody. Overall though, he did well and 100 percent should be in anyone’s finale.

Host Ryan Seacrest sends Joshua Ledet back to the couches. There will be no results yet. Instead, we have Lisa Marie Presley singing her new single “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”.

Jessica Sanchez is up next for an evaluation by Jimmy Iovine. He thinks her Mariah Carey “My All” song was not enough to win the competition, it did not inspire an awe moment. On her second song, “Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith, Jimmy says he was looking for more than she gave. She really needs to have a hugely magical moment to win. On her last song choice, “I’ll Be There” by the Jackson Five, Jimmy thinks the song choice, which he picked because she sometimes reminds him of a young Michael Jackson, hurt Jessica but she did okay. Jessica has enough talent to sing on the Grammys but it will be all about the songs whether she makes it to the winner’s circle.

Now we have American Idol alumni Adam Lambert performing his new single “Never Close Our Eyes” off his upcoming album Trespassing.

Phillip Phillips is the last one to receive his Jimmy Iovine evaluation. Jimmy thinks “Beggin’ was entertaining, fun and Phillips’ sound continues to become more original. His second song was risky and that was good, but Jummy thought it was a yawner and not the right song for this point in the competition. The last song, however, was the best song Phillip has done in the competition so far and he won the night, hit notes Jimmy didn’t think he could; Jimmy was geniunely knocked out by it.

All three are now coming to center stage and our results are final going to be announced!

The first person who will be safe is… Jessica Sanchez!

The next person who will be going through is… Phillip Phillips!

That means Joshua Ledet is going home tonight and he takes to the stage to perform “This Is a Man’s World” before leaving the Idol stage for the last time.

Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips are your American Idol 2012 top 2!

Jessica Sanchez


Joshua Ledet
Phillip Phillips


Joshua Ledet

There we have it, the fans have spoken and now we know who got voted off American Idol 2012 this week. What do you think of the American Idol 2012 top 2? Do you think the voters got it wrong? Who would you have picked, of all the American Idol top 12, to be in the finale? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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