This is super late, and because of how busy I was this week, I only got to watch American Idol in the express style. That is that thing where you only watch the performances, cutting out all judges comments, preview packages, and Seacrest filler.
My favorites of the night were Phil Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. Jessica's performance was one of the best female performances I've ever seen on Idol, and blew away Jennifer Hudson's rendition of the same song at the Grammy's a few weeks ago. She is pretty great, but Phil Phillips is still going to win this thing.
I picked Phil and Jack took Hollie Cavanaugh in the Survivor Pool, so we are both still in. Neither of us realized how the Bottom 6 was going to work this week, so that didn't pan out as planned. I thought it would be Erika, Elise and Jermaine with Erika going home. Jack took Elise, Erika, and Jeremy with Elise going home. All the people we chose were in the Bottom 6, so there's that.
Phillip Phillips: Safe (+5)
Skylar Laine: Safe (+5)
Erika Van Pelt: Bottom 6 (-3), Safe (+5)
Top 13: +12, Team Total: 38
Jessica Sanchez: Safe (+5)
Shannon Magrane: Bottom 6 (-3), Safe (+5)
Elise Testone: Bottom 2 (-5), Safe (+5)
Top 13: +7, Team Total: 34
Heejun Han: Safe (+5)
Hollie Cavanaugh: Safe (+5)
Jeremy Rosado: Eliminated (-6)
Top 13: +4, Team Total: 24
Colton Dixon: Safe (+5)
Top 13: +5, Team Total: 15
Deandre Brackensick: Safe (+5)
Joshua Ladet: Bottom 6 (-3), Safe (+5)
Top 13: +7, Team Total: 14