Joshua Ledet was eliminated while Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips are heading to American Idol Season 11 Finale next week. The result was revealed during American Idol 2012 Top 3 Elimination Night on Thursday, May 17.
On Wednesday, the Top 3 performed three songs each. Joshua received a standing “O” from the judges after performing “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James in Round 1. Jessica sang 3 songs: Mariah Carey’s “My All,” Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing,” and Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There.”
She received positive reviews from all three AI judges—Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson.
Tyler said, “You’ll be the last one standing here. I believe that.”
Lopez noted how Sanchez sounded like Michael Jackson in “I’ll Be There,” while Jackson said Sanchez’s rendition of “My All” was “absolutely beautiful.”
On May 22, Jessica and Phillips will compete and to the grand finals on May 23.