Another Finalist Eliminated On “American Idol,” Who Was It?

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April 19th, 2012

via press release:








Katy Perry, The Queen Extravaganza and Season 10 Finalist Stefano Langone to Perform

on Next Results Show Thursday, April 26


Colton Dixon was eliminated tonight on AMERICAN IDOL after he received the fewest of the 53 million votes cast for the finalists. Also on tonight’s results show, LMFAO performed their smash hit, “Sorry For Party Rocking,” and AMERICAN IDOL Season Eight winner Kris Allen performed his new single, “The Vision Of Love.”


Next week, on Wednesday, April 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Six – Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone – return to the IDOL stage to sing for America’s votes on a Queen-themed performance show. The finalists also will get to perform a group medley with Brian May and Roger Taylor, original members of the legendary rock group Queen.


Tune in the following night, Thursday, April 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to find out which Top Six finalist is sent home. In addition, Katy Perry will perform her newest single, “Part of Me”; the official touring Queen tribute, The Queen Extravaganza, will perform their classic smash hit “Somebody To Love”; and AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 finalist Stefano Langone will perform his new single, “I’m On A Roll.”


The Top Six finalists are:


Hollie Cavanagh

Hometown: McKinney, TX

Age: 18


Keep up with Hollie at:

Skylar Laine

Hometown: Brandon, MS

Age: 18


Keep up with Skylar at:



Joshua Ledet

Hometown: Westlake, LA

Age: 19


Keep up with Joshua at:


Phillip Phillips

Hometown: Leesburg, GA

Age: 21


Keep up with Phillip at:

Jessica Sanchez

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Age: 16


Keep up with Jessica at:


Elise Testone

 Hometown: Charleston, SC

Age: 28


Keep up with Elise at:



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AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions.


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  • MattM

    Good, he sucked.

  • Brian

    This show is setup the producers want Jessica and Joshua in the finals so they got rid of the fan favorite. I wonder when they will start showing the numbers of votes they get so we can see that they lie.

  • Lane

    I don’t get why people like that Joshua guy to me he sucks. I miss Colton already. I hope now Elise and Jessica are final two. Even though I bet Elise will go next.

  • Kaylie


  • FowlScat

    I was thrilled to see that clown go, now if we could just lose Phillip and his Joe Cocker garbage I will be happy. If the church singer makes the finals ill puke in my mouth.

  • Jay

    How the heck did Colton go home!!! The stupid judges waste their save on Jessica “Boring” Sanchez on last week and now someone good goes home.

  • ????????

    @FowlScat, what are you watching. Get rid of Phillip, the most talented out of the bunch and Joshua who has a great voice, and that would leave us with all females. You have to be a teenage boy!!!!! Let’s talk females, Hollie should have been gone weeks ago, Skylar, another country singer, Jessica, beautiful voice, and to young with no personality, and Elise, a great night than a horrible night. Seriously the judges are ruining this year, they are freaking clueless, I am only listening to Jimmy L. He get’s it!!!!!!!

  • joel

    You’re confusing playing dress up like he’s in A Flock of Seagulls with being good. It’s comical how tone deaf some people are, but I guess hormones can interfere with auditory processing sometimes.

    The remaining power rankings, based on vocal ability, are
    1. Jessica, 2. Joshua, 3. Skylar, 4. Elise, 5. Hollie, 6. Phil

  • rob60990

    I haven’t really watched much this season but Jessica seems the best from what I’ve seen.

    Phillip’s name name is Phillips? Poor guy.

  • MikeB

    Glad to see the little Holy Roller gone. Not sure why Hollie is there. She needed to go a while ago.

  • Jay


    Jessica having the strongest vocal abilities dosen’t make her any less boring then she is.

  • joethehobo


    You conspiracy theorists make me laugh. Why in the world would a show based on votes ‘fix’ the competition? Wouldn’t you think they would try to keep the most people happy? More happy people = more viewers. I realize that I am responding rationally to a irrational argument, and I’m not sure how successful it will be.

  • joel

    Again, extremely comical that if your problem is boredom induced by Jessica that you can find a solution in substituting talent for a little hair gel and coloring.

  • Jay


    I find her songs boring, also if Colton was so terrible it’s comical then how the heck did he make it this far? Are you just such a superior human being that everyone else just couldn’t catch on in till this week?

  • joel

    Colton had a few good performances in the past, but after watching Wednesday’s show it was clear to me he had the two worst performances of the night and I picked him out as the one most deserving to leave. That’s why I wasn’t shocked like the headlines this morning said they were, and was happy that for at least this week there wasn’t any injustice.

  • Anthony

    @Brian if they were going to get rid of the fan favourite..wouldn’t it have been better to get rid of P2 instead? after all, he’s the one with the highest chances of winning this thing..WGWG No.5 anybody? tbh, i’m not that surprised that Colton had the least amount of votes..if you checked dialdol, he was at the last place with only bout 2% of phone calls coming in for him..on the other hand..p2,josh and jess were leading the pack..with double digit figures..

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