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 4. The predictions for who would get kicked off this week were all over the place. The American Idol predictions for who would be in the bottom were so varied, it was almost impossible to guess who would go home.

So who was voted off American Idol 2012 this week? Did Hollie Cavanagh make it through another round thanks to her rabid supporters? Did Joshua Ledet or Jessica Sanchez end up in the bottom two despite the immense praise the judges keep heaping on them? Or was it Phillip Phillips or Skylar Laine who finally couldn’t muster enough votes to move on? Read on in our American Idol 2012 elimination 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 was torn a million different directions trying to figure out who I thought would go home this week. I checked out numerous American Idol predictions forums and fan polls, but those proved to be of very little help. I saw fan polls and forums predicting that each and every one of the remaining American Idol 2012 top 5 contestants would go home!

The voters are so unpredictable this year! Plus we have all these conspiracy theories going around that the American Idol 2012 judges are trying to sway the audience to choose Joshua Ledet to win with all their overwhelming praise, or they are actually trying to get voters to eliminate him by praising him too much because they secretly want Jessica Sanchez to win. It’s crazy stuff!

In the end I decided to go with what my gut was saying, even though I know it is notoriously unreliable this season. After watching through last night’s performances again and thinking hard about the voting history this season and the rankings in all the fan polls out there, I concluded that my American Idol 2012 predictions for the bottom two this week would be Hollie Cavanagh and Phillip Phillips.

For me, the person who really should be going home between these two after the past few weeks of substandard performances is former front-runner Phillip Phillips.

Although I have previously predicted Hollie Cavanagh to go home multiple times, she has actually improved quite a lot over the past couple of weeks. On American Idol last night, I really actually quite loved one of her performances and thought the other one was rather good as well. Plus, her fan base has repeatedly proven they do NOT want to let her go.

Still, I could see myself being wrong about my American Idol 2012 predictions this week in almost every way. Hollie Cavanagh COULD go home instead of Phillip. She could also be in the top three. Heck, we could even see Jessica Sanchez get eliminated in a crazy move by the voters. Or country star in the making Skylar Laine could get the boot. Honestly, it’s all a big guessing game at this point.

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?

Finally, we have the results for who got voted off American Idol 2012 tonight! (Scroll down for the final results…)

Here we go! Joshua Ledet is the first to take the stage to learn his placement for the evening. He says that if he were to make an album today, he would try to make music with a message. Jimmy Iovine thinks Joshua’s “To Love Somebody” performance from last night was the best of the entire season… and Joshua is… SAFE!

Oh yay, it’s Ford commercial time and the song this week is “Dream Life” — does everyone else fastforward their DVR during these things?

We take a break from the results for a guest performance by Coldplay of their song “Paradise.”

More results coming now with Phillip Phillips and Hollie Cavanagh up next. Jimmy Iovine things Hollie did well on one song last night but was only ‘competent’ on the other. However, the thinks Phillip Phillips gave two flat performances and should be in the bottom two. And the results are… Phillip Phillips is SAFE! Hollie Cavanagh is in the bottom two. I was totally wrong about Phillip, drat it!

Now we have another performance as former American Idol alumni Carrie Underwood takes to the stage. Yay and stuff, get on with it already.

Up next we have Jessica Sanchez and Skylar Laine as the last American Idol 2012 top 4 contestants to learn where they will be placed tonight. Jimmy Iovine says Skylar did not have a clue what “Fortunate Son” was about when she sang it last night and he didn’t like her other performance either. I don’t agree, I liked them both. Jimmy did not like Jessica’s super short miniskirt and he thought her performance of “Proud Mary” was a “travesty.” Wow, strong language there Jimmy!

And the results are in… Jessica Sanchez is… SAFE! That means Skylar Laine is in the bottom two with Hollie Cavanagh.

We are interrupted by another performance from Coldplay while we wait impatiently for the final results. Okay, kind of a fun song, but hurry up already!

And here we go with the final results. After 50 million votes cast last night, the person voted off American Idol 2012 this week is… (scroll down for the results!)


  • Joshua Ledet
  • Phillip Phillips
  • Jessica Sanchez


  • Hollie Cavanagh
  • Skylar Laine


  • Skylar Laine

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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