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‘American Idol’ live blogging top 2 performance finale

Welcome to the final performance show of the year where we get to live blog. And it’s only an hour! Three songs for Jessica and Phillip: their favorite of the year, a choice by Simon Fuller and a new original song, that is presumably their respective “coronation” song. We presume they no longer force the finalists to sing the same song.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

201 comments Add your comment

JTesla

May 22nd, 2012
7:17 pm

So so very glad it is only one hour tonight. Let’s hope they were merciful with the coronation songs.

Mercedes S.

May 22nd, 2012
7:22 pm

Let’s also hope that former female judge was not involved with the coronation song.

Deirdre

May 22nd, 2012
7:32 pm

No song spoilers available tonight. Idol is keeping everything very hush hush.

Barbara B

May 22nd, 2012
7:50 pm

Hi! The coronation song by that DioGuardi woman was awful. Thank goodness she won’t be writing it!

Barbara B

May 22nd, 2012
7:56 pm

Is anybody out there?

Mercedes S.

May 22nd, 2012
7:57 pm

Two minutes to go!

Mercedes S.

May 22nd, 2012
7:58 pm

Jubie

May 22nd, 2012
7:58 pm

sue

May 22nd, 2012
7:58 pm

Seth T

May 22nd, 2012
7:58 pm

If Idol is down around 4 million viewers on the “average” per show, that indicates that the top 2 would have a little less chance of hitting the “Big Time” in the next couple years – just comparitively to previous Idol seasons.

Scotty & Lauren were able to step-into the Country Genre, and were well accepted and Scotty hit-upon a couple songs that were hits, within the first year.

Phillip is currently pushing along the same lines as Lee DeWyze and David Cook – in modern alternative rock. He wiould be wise to try to test-out a song that could cross-genre’s to Country.

Jessica will likely move toward Pop & possibly Hip-Hop markets, which are very competitive,

It will be interesting, over the next 2 years, to see if these 2 are doing well in the business, or drifting into the average ex-Idol status.

Barbara B

May 22nd, 2012
7:59 pm

Hi Mercedes! I thought I was all alone. Welcome!

Deirdre

May 22nd, 2012
8:00 pm

Get ready…last performance show of the season is about to begin!!!!!

Mercedes S.

May 22nd, 2012
8:00 pm

Barbara B

May 22nd, 2012
8:01 pm

Hi Jubie and Sue..waving at you ;)

Barbara B

May 22nd, 2012
8:02 pm

Please let them both have a good night!!

Deirdre

May 22nd, 2012
8:02 pm

Pure trash JLo…surely you could have found a better outfit!

Jubie

May 22nd, 2012
8:03 pm

Jlo butt grew

Jubie

May 22nd, 2012
8:03 pm

Jubie

May 22nd, 2012
8:04 pm

Oh you know they are both nervous.

Deirdre

May 22nd, 2012
8:05 pm

Round one is Simon Fuller’s choice. Phil won the coin toss so Jessica goes first.

Jubie

May 22nd, 2012
8:05 pm

Four hours to vote.

Deirdre

May 22nd, 2012
8:05 pm

Jessica singing I Have Nothing……..beautifully!

bknsty14

May 22nd, 2012
8:06 pm

This is what I wanted too hear from her. This song. It should be made for her voice.

Deirdre

May 22nd, 2012
8:07 pm

Better than Kat’s version!

Jubie

May 22nd, 2012
8:07 pm

No standing O.

Barbara B

May 22nd, 2012
8:08 pm

She did well! Thought I heard something off in the middle but she came right back.

Barbara B

May 22nd, 2012
8:09 pm

Jubie no standing O cause Josh is gone

Seth T

May 22nd, 2012
8:09 pm

That song for Jessica is still pinning her back to yester -year, and doesn’t make any difference how well she sings it. It will gain no new voters tonight.

Alex

May 22nd, 2012
8:10 pm

I believe Jimmy said 7th place finisher Jessica needed a “moment”. I don’t think that was it.

Barbara B

May 22nd, 2012
8:12 pm

I agree Alex. It was well done but not memorable

Deirdre

May 22nd, 2012
8:12 pm

Phil singing stand by Me

Deirdre

May 22nd, 2012
8:13 pm

Phil is doing a slowed down version of the song, in typical Phil fashion. Sticking with the sexy vibe which will get him votes.

Alex

May 22nd, 2012
8:14 pm

Oh yeah, someone needs to tell JstankHo the role of Catwoman has already been cast.

Deirdre

May 22nd, 2012
8:14 pm

Good job from Phil.

Moving fast tonight…3 songs each in 1 hour!

Barbara B

May 22nd, 2012
8:14 pm

Not bad but not good either. Felt a little watered down.

JD

May 22nd, 2012
8:15 pm

And JLo won’t shut up.

Alex

May 22nd, 2012
8:16 pm

Randy babbles that 7th place finisher Jessica “mulligan” Sanchez won the first round. I didn’t see that coming….. :roll:

DanJ

May 22nd, 2012
8:18 pm

I actually agree with Randy that Jessica won the first round. Although it doesn’t mean a hill of beans. I just hope Jessica wins since it’s been too long since a girl won.

cocotea

May 22nd, 2012
8:18 pm

Round one went to Jessica. Sorry Phillip but I won’t be standing by you tonight.

Deirdre

May 22nd, 2012
8:18 pm

I agree with Randy…Jessica won the round. Phil was good but kinda boring.

Deirdre

May 22nd, 2012
8:19 pm

This show is gonna run overtime

Mo Schreibman

May 22nd, 2012
8:20 pm

My wife did not get off the phone with her mother for either of those songs which means nothing one way or the other.

JD

May 22nd, 2012
8:21 pm

D it won’t run over if JLo and Randy do what Steven did and say nothing.

Alex

May 22nd, 2012
8:22 pm

Yeah, the 23 dancers always add so much to the music…..

Pierce

May 22nd, 2012
8:22 pm

Phillip “all of one and a half octave” Phillips is in trouble early.

Pitchy

May 22nd, 2012
8:23 pm

Present.

I’m tired. First time sitting down since I got home @ 5:20. Whew, closet looks FAB!!!

PP did not deliver the sentiment of the song Stand By Me. It’s a connection of one’s soul and belief in their circumstance and their relationship. His performance was hum drum.

Deirdre

May 22nd, 2012
8:23 pm

JD

May 22nd, 2012
8:24 pm

I think Hollie won the first round.

bknsty14

May 22nd, 2012
8:24 pm

That was bad. Vote him off.

Mo Schreibman

May 22nd, 2012
8:24 pm

My wife put down the phone but was to go to the powder room.