Who was eliminated on American Idol tonight and which contestants made the Season 12 Top 9? After watching the Top 10 perform last night, we had a hard time deciding who should go home on American Idol this week.
With the theme of “Music of the American Idols,” we saw some strong performances, some expected standouts and some surprising moments. But we also heard some mixed feedback from the judges.
Curtis Finch Jr. started things off with his version of Fantasia’s “I Believe,” a song that showcased his soaring vocals but the American Idol judging panel found to be too safe a choice. They had similar comments for Devin Velez, who sang Carrie Underwood’s “Temporary Home.”
Angie Miller predictably gave another stellar performance with her rendition of Celine Dion’s “I Surrender,” and Kree Harrison also impressed the judges with her take on Roy Orbison’s “Crying.” Keith Urban even said that he could listen to Kree sing the phonebook and it would sound fantastic.
The standing ovations of the night went to Candice Glover, who blew the audience away with Tom Jones’ “I Who Have Nothing,” and Amber Holcomb, who sang Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This.”
With the response from the judges being rather middle-of-the-road for some fan favorites, we were unsure of who the viewers would decide to send home during the Top 10 results show. Our fan poll voters told us their pick would be to eliminated Curtis Finch Jr. or Lazaro Arbos. Who made it through? Check out the results below!
The American Idol 2013 Top 9 Results:
The rest by votes:
4. Lazaro Arbos
5. Amber Holcomb
6. Janelle Arthur
7. Burnell Taylor
8. Paul Jolley
9. Devin Velez
Eliminated: Curtis Finch Jr.