America has voted, and the once plentiful field of contestants on ‘American Idol’ has now been narrowed down to 9. On Wednesday, March 13, all 10 contestants sang, leaving the decision of who would proceed forward up to viewers. On Thursday, March 14, Curtis Finch Jr. was sent home. His elimination came as a surprise to many, as he was often highly praised by the judging panel.
The powerhouse Gospel singer sang “I Believe I Can Fly” on the ‘American Idol’ stage one last time on Thursday night. The song had wowed the judges once before, but even that stellar performance didn’t move the judges to a unanimous decision to use their one “save” of the season on Finch.
Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, and Angie Miller were the first three names that Seacrest mentioned as safe. The names of Lazaro Arbos, Amber Holcomb, Janelle Arthur, Burnell Taylor, and Paul Jolley were then called out. Devin Velez was the one standing with Finch in the bottom two, but he still edged him out in votes.
Minaj had said to Finch, “If you go home, I go home.” The colorful judge did not go home as she threatened, but she was however very displeased with Finch’s dismissal.
In other news, eliminated contestants Charlie Askew and Aubrey Cleland returned to the Idol stage to compete in a sing off for a spot on American Idol’s Live tour this summer. The voting results of their competition will be announced next week.
So there you have it, folks. Nashville’s Paul Jolley and Kree Harrison have advanced forward once again. Both gave impressive performances this week that received positive feedback from the judges. Music City is in great hopes that one of their own will take home the crown this season.
What did you think of last night’s results? Who is your vote for “American Idol?”