It was an emotional night on “American Idol” on Thursday, as the Top 9 contestants awaited their fate after a week of Beatles renditions. So who went home? On the March 21 “American Idol” results show, Paul Jolley was sent home.
Many fans assumes that Lazaro Arbos would be sent home after his disastrous performance of the Lennon-McCartney classic “In My Life” on Wednesday night, which had him in tears after the judges’ critiques. You can video of the judge-panned performance here.
While Randy Jackson deemed the song the 21-year old contestant’s “worst performance” of the season, it was Paul Jolley’s theatrical performance of “Eleanor Rigby” that sealed his fate. Although he attempted to persuade the judges to use their one “save” for the season on him, Jolley’s performance of “Alone” didn’t sway them. Earlier in the season, mentor Jimmy Iovine saved Jolley from elimination.
The night was bittersweet for the Palmersville, Tenn. Native, who was told earlier in the night that March 16 was deemed Paul Jolley Day in his hometown.
Meanwhile, Lazaro Arbos is currently the top pick on Vote For The Worst, a website devoted to keeping the “worst” singers on the show
In the Philadelphia area, the “American Idol” Top 8 show will air next Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. on FOX 29.