Yay! No group sing! What a great way to NOT start the show!
Maybe it’s because Joshua is sick? Apparently he’s under the weather, and feeling light-headed. Truth be told, he looks as if he’s not feeling well. Instead, we’re treated to the world premier of J-Lo’s video, Dance Again. Steamy! And the Ford music video.
Results will be announced by duet pairings, and Jessica and Joshua are up first, along with opining courtesy of Jimmy Iovine. Jimmy said that Joshua was over-affected when he first started on the show, but has it under control now. He thought Jessica sang beautifully, as always, but that’s no longer enough. She needs bigger, more powerful songs.
Results: Joshua: SAFE! Jessica: Safe! (No surprises there)
Next comes UK pop sensation The Wanted, singing their catchy Glad You Came.
Back to the results, with Skylar and Colton. Jimmy is glad they talked Skylar out of doing 9-5, and said she matched great stage presence with a great vocal. She is a power vocalist, and could take the whole thing. Jimmy thought Colton was good, but not great, placing 3rd or 4th.
Next, Hollie and DeAndre. Jimmy thinks Hollie approached her song like a high school performer, but not as good as one. She had no feeling, and he put her in the Bottom 3, where he predicted she’d be fighting with DeAndre about which one would be packing. Jimmy said the judges were wrong, and DeAndre was not great. He said DeAndre needs to grow at a much faster pace, and said he could be gong home unless J-Lo saves him.
Results: DeAndre : Bottom 3 Colton: SAFE! Hollie: Bottom 3
American Idol Season 5 alum Kelly Pickler performs Where’s Tammy Wynette, and Ryan actually chats with her! She fesses up to having results show flashbacks, and thinks that all the finalists will get record deals.
Last duo, Elise and Phillip, are called front and center. Jimmy said that Phillip can be himself, but that there are three selves: Great, Good and Terrible. last night was the Good version, as it was a safe song. Jimmy thinks Phillip needs to be pushed to be the best version of himself he can be. Jimmy said Elise was incredible in rehearsal, but choked on stage. This could take her to the bottom.
Results: Elise: Bottom 3 Phillip: SAFE!
Ryan asks the judges if America got the Bottom 2 right. Steven says no, J-Lo said 1/2 and 1/2, and Randy agrees with J-Lo. Who will sing for the save? DeAndre. Elise is safe.
DeAndre’s sister is losing it in the audience, and he seems to be telling her to stop. He opts to sing Master Blaster (bad choice for the save, kid). Will the judges use the save?
And then there were 7.