‘American Idol’: Hollie Gets Voted Off, David Cook Sings And Jennifer Lopez Dances Again

Becky Bain | May 11, 2012 5:05 am

And then there were three! Our apologies to Hollie Cavanagh, who was voted off during last night’s American Idol results show, but there was pretty much no way she had a shot at the Top 3 when pitted against the likes of Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and the pint-sized powerhouse that is Jessica Sanchez, our frontrunner to win the whole thing. Actually, maybe Jennifer Lopez should win this season of Idol? Her performance of her new single “Dance Again” (or as the bottom of our TV screen wrote it, “#DanceAgain”) was pretty on point, even if it was sorely lacking in Pitbull. She looked like she had a blast singing and dancing on stage, which is more joyful than we would have looked if we found out Britney Spears was getting $15 freaking million for The X Factor. (Oh wait, her number was pre-taped last week. That explains it!)

Wednesday’s California-themed performance night was a pretty good indication that the group number would be Cali-related as well, and so it was: the Top 4 performed the Mamas And The Papas‘ “California Dreaming”, but don’t you so wish they had busted out Tupac‘s “California Love” instead? We wouldn’t even need a hologram to make that entertaining (though you’ll never catch us saying no to an offered hologram).

And is it just us (it’s not), or is it super weird that they are performing this on a red carpet? We understand that red carpets obviously tie into Hollywood, and the song is about California, but man, this song is just too dreary.

Top 4 Idols – “California Dreaming” (Live On American Idol)

Opening Number – California Dreamin – American… by IdolxMuzic

Next we get the behind-the-scenes of this week’s Ford commercial, because the only thing that’s more of a time-waster than watching a Ford music video during a primetime show is watching how that terrible commercial got made.

Wait, we were wrong – a bigger time-waster is watching clips of the contestants’ performances from the night before and reiterating what the judges’ exact thoughts were. Does anyone out there only watch the American Idol results episodes? Because those are the only types of people we can imagine would need such an in-depth recap of something that happened literally 24 hours earlier.

We digress. While the show continued procrastinating what could literally take two seconds to tell us, David Cook returned to the Idol stage to perform his new single “The Last Song I’ll Write For You”. The good news is that Idol keeps inviting him back to perform four years past his championing season. The bad news is that David revealed to Shirley Halperin of The Hollywood Reporter that he no longer has a record deal with RCA, and his song is self-released.

This is what you have to look forward to, Season 11 winner! What we’re saying it: save your cash.

David Cook – “The Last Song I’ll Write For You” (Live On American Idol)

David Cook – The Last Song I’ll Write For You -… by IdolxMuzic

Phillip² and Hollie ended up in the Bottom 2, and after what may have been the seventeenth commercial break, it was time to tell Hollie the inevitable: she’s going home, and Jessica will win Season 11 of American Idol. Well, they didn’t say that in so many words, but we hope so, anyway. Pre-teen girls of the world voting for hours upon hours for the cutest boy, can you throw the ladies a bone and have Jess win this one so we don’t get our fifth male winner in a row? Thanks in advance.

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