On the American Idol 2012 elimination results show Thursday night, the remaining contestants faced down the voters to find out who would make the American Idol 2012 top 3. The predictions for who got voted off American Idol this week were somewhat varied, but the majority seemed to lean toward Hollie Cavanagh as the mostly likely to get the boot and Jessica Sanchez as the least likely to go home. However, both Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips were considered to be in possible danger in some fan polls, so you never know exactly what unpredictable move the voters might make this week!

So who was voted off American Idol 2012 this week? Did Hollie Cavanagh manage to squeak through yet another round thanks to her incredibly supportive fans? Did Joshua Ledet or Jessica Sanchez end up in the bottom two despite more standing ovations for both of them from the judges? Or was it Phillip Phillips whose tween fans just didn’t have enough power this week to get him to the top 3? Read on in our American Idol 2012 results show recap to 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 wavered a bit on who would end up in the bottom two. Trying to bolster my own gut feelings, I scanned a ton of American Idol 2012 fan sites and check out various other predictions and fan polls. Unfortunately this proved to be absolutely no help at all. While I would say the majority of places I scanned agreed with my opinion on who got voted off American Idol this week, the predictions for who would be in the bottom two were widely varied.

While most American Idol predictions for who would go home this week pointed to Hollie Cavanagh finally getting the boot, fans seemed to be widely torn about whether it would be Phillip Phillips or Joshua Ledet standing with her in the bottom two. Joshua Ledet has received universal praise and endless standing ovations from the judges, but all that attention seems to have stirred a rather negative backlash against him among some fans. Plus, all those tween girls out there are voting for Phillip Phillips, which gives him a very strong voting block against Joshua Ledet. However, Phillip Phillips had a weak first song last night and his support has wavered a bit in recent weeks. A considerable number of fans seem to be just tired of him and his ‘quirky’ persona and are ready to seem him go.

For the American Idol 2012 results show Thursday night, I finally decided my guess would be that Phillip Phillips and Hollie Cavanagh would end up in the bottom two, but I would not be surprised if it should turn out to be Joshua Ledet down there instead of Phillip. Either way, however, I really do think it will be Hollie Cavanagh who goes home this time.

So who got voted off American Idol 2012 in the top 4 elimination results show on Thursday? Well let’s move right along to those results and find out shall we?

Opening the show tonight we have the American Idol 2012 top 4 singing “California Dreamin'” by The Mommas & The Papas. American Idol alumni David Cook and judge Jennier Lopez will be performing tonight as well.

Host Ryan Seacrest calls up Phillip Phillips first. Jimmy Iovine thinks Phillips really came into his own last night and was magnficent on “Volcano” last night. He says if he had seen that in a club, he would have signed him right away. So, if Phillip Phillips doesn’t win American Idol 2012, will Jimmy Iovine sign him and make that statement not BS?

Instead of telling us anything about Phillip’s fate, Ryan Seacrest weirdly then sends him back to the couches to wait to find out his fate later. Fake out.

Hollie Cavanagh comes out to center stage to find out if she is in the bottom two or if she will get another miraculous pass this week. Jimmy Iovine says “I Can’t Make You Love Me” last night was terrible and she crashed and burned, but “Faithfully” worked out for her.

One of my favorite Amerian Idol winners hits the stage next, David Cook with his new single “The Last Song I’ll Write For You.”

Joshua Ledet is brought up on stage next. Jimmy says he thought “You Raise Me Up” was not the best song choice for Joshua on American Idol last night and it let him down. However, he thought Joshua’s second song choice “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” was a brilliant and captivating piece of magic and he just wants to watch it over and over.

Now Joshua is sent back to the couches as well! Grrrr…

Jessica Sanchez is next to the center of the stage. Jimmy Iovine says he thinks Jessica’s first song had too much old tricks, but on the second song she brought everything and murdered it; it was shock and awe.

Jessica has bent sent back to the couch as well and all of the top 4 are now sitting together.

Now we have another performance to interupt the results and keep us waiting as Jennifer Lopez hits the stage. She is promoting her new tour with Enrique Iglesias and grinds out her new single “Dance Again” with boy toy boyfriend Casper Smart.

Finally we have some results! It looks like the first person declared safe this week is… Jessica Sanchez! Not a big shocker there. We are also getting a second person declared safe by the voters this week… Joshua Ledet! It will be Hollie Cavanagh and Phillip Phillips in the bottom two.

Here we go, the final result! Who got voted off American Idol 2012 this week? Scroll down to find out!


  • Joshua Ledet
  • Jessica Sanchez


  • Hollie Cavanagh
  • Phillip Phillips


  • Hollie Cavanagh

There we have it, the viewers have spoken and now we know who got voted off American Idol 2012 this week. What do you think of who the voters sent home Thursday night? Do you agree with the choice or do you think they were totally off their rockers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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