The American Idol live results show on March 23, 2012, included performances by Haley Reinhart and Lana Del Rey. Next week, tune in to see last season’s champion Scotty McCreery and Nicki Minaj take the stage on March 29, 2012.
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Erika Van Pelt was eliminated from American Idol on March 22, 2012. Heejun Han, who was also should have been in the bottom three should have been the one ousted after his failed attempt at comedy and bad attitude on Wednesday night, but the voting public spoke. This means that Han, who admitted that is is not serious about a singing career, will be moving into the big mansion and going on the summer tour with the top 10.
Han ignored the experts’ advice and made a mockery of Billy Joel’s My Life even drawing the ire of always nice judge Steven Tyler. Erika Van Pelt, on the other hand, cut her hair and had a new look, under the tutelage of Tommy Hilfiger, showing that she could take direction. DeAndre Brackensick was also in the bottom three.
The judges, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson could have used their one time save to keep Van Pelt in the show, but they decided against keeping her in the competition. They only get one save all season and there are several episodes left.
Steven Tyler has a birthday coming up, so Aerosmith’s Joe Perry stopped by to wish a happy birthday to his bandmate, which was a surprise for Tyler.
The Thursday night results show included a performances by Lana Del Rey performing her smash hit “Video Games. Season 10 alum Haley Reinhart looked smashing in a red gown and big hair as she returned to the IDOL stage to debut her new single, “Free.” American Idol’s Haley Reinhart hometown homecoming eyewitness – pictures
Next week, on Wednesday, March 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Nine – DeAndre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Heejun Han, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone – return to the IDOL stage to sings songs from their own Idols.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, March 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) to the live results show to find out which of the Top Nine finalists is sent home. In addition, Nicki Minaj will take the stage and perform her megahit “Starships” and Season 10 IDOL winner and platinum-selling country artist Scotty McCreery will return to perform his newest single, “Water Tower Town.” Scotty McCreery crowned American Idol champ in entertainment extravaganza
American Idol airs on Fox Television Network. Nygel Lythgoe is the executive producer.
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