Idol Wired >> American Idol’s Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe Weighs in on The Final Two

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Live Blog >> American Idol Season 11 Top 3

It’s down to Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, and Joshua Ledet! Who’s the next American Idol?

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Idol Wired >> Colton Dixon Heads Home After Shock Elimination

Murfreesboro, Tenn. native Colton Dixon was revealed to be the lowest vote-getter during last night’s American Idol results show.

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Idol Wired >> Jessica Sanchez & The Judges’ Save – Things That Make You Go Hmm

Was Jessica Sanchez’s “elimination” and “save” a ploy for ratings or did voter complacency nearly send one of this season’s biggest talents out the door?

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Idol Wired: Baby Lock Them Doors – We Finally Have a Winner!

Ladies and gentlemen, we finally have our season 10 American Idol winner! After over 122 million votes being cast, Scotty McCreery was crowned this season’s American Idol. AMERICAN IDOL: Scotty McCreery learns that he is the next American Idol during the season ten AMERICAN IDOL GRAND FINALE at the Nokia Theatre on Weds. May 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. CR: Michael Becker/FOX

I have to say that I was not shocked by this one bit. I figured the overpraising of Lauren Alaina during Tuesday night’s performance show would lead to a Scotty win, just based on how things have happened since season seven. David Archuleta, Adam Lambert, and Crystal Bowersox were all basically deemed the winner of their respective seasons during their final performance night, only to be revealed as the runner-up.

I think when you get to the Final 2 on Idol, it shows that those contestants deserve to be there. Or at the very least that their fans really want them there. Hats off to both Scotty and Lauren, but truth be told, I thought the right person won.

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Live-Blog: American Idol Final Two! Scotty McCreery v. Lauren Alaina!

Live-blogging the Final Two!

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Round 1: Contestant’s Choice

Round 2: Scotty’s song picked by George Strait; Lauren’s song picked by Carrie Underwood

Round 3: Contestant’s first single

Scotty won the coin toss; he let Lauren go second.

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Idol Wired >> Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Are Headed to the Finale

I know a lot of people are shocked and upset at last night’s American Idol elimination of Haley Reinhart. I am not one of those people.

I thought that Haley was coming into her own and peaking when she needed to, which I love, because she provided a couple fantastic Idol moments. However, it was obvious from the beginning of the season that Idol was looking for a younger singer to appeal to a younger demographic just based on the contestants that were getting through from the beginning like Jacee Badeaux and Brett Loewenstern. That said, I am definitely not surprised at Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina both moving on to the finale. (Also, just based on the hometown footage alone, I felt like Haley’s package was put together as if it was an afterthought and as a major hint that she was going to be eliminated. Not cool, Idol.)

Wednesday night’s show was pretty good. All three of the contestants kind of had mini-moments.

I thought Scotty made a smart decision singing Lonestar’s “Amazed” as his personal song choice. He showed that he could handle a big contemporary country hit. Plus, who doesn’t just love that song? I thought “She Believes in Me” was an old fashioned and lame song choice from the judges, but Scotty did what he could with it.

I really liked Lauren’s performance of “If I Die Young” by Band Perry, which Jimmy Iovine picked for her to sing. We finally saw some true emotion from her! It was one of my favorite moments of the night.

Haley had three really great songs, but I felt like the only one she completely pulled off was “What Is And What Should Never Be” by Led Zeppelin. She sounded amazing and just rocked it out. I love that her little stumble up the stairs didn’t throw her off at all.

With “Rhiannon,” I thought she sounded like she was mumbling part of the first verse. I didn’t think she really connected with that song well at all, because she was just trying to remember the words. It actually made me really miss Didi Benami’s performance from last season.

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