American Idol

Season 11 Episode 18

The First Finalist Of The Season Is Sent Home

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 08, 2012 on FOX

Episode Recap

Before we saw any results, the top 13 gave us a soulful performance of Stevie Wonder's As and we watched their very first Ford music video. Jimmy Iovine expressed how difficult pulling off Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder was for the contestants, and then Ryan called Elise Testone, Hollie Cavanaugh, and Jessica Sanchez to the stage. Jessica and Hollie were safe, but Elise was the first in the bottom three girls tonight.

Heejun Han, Colton Dixon, and Jermaine Jones were up next to hear their fate. Both Heejun and Colton were sent to safety, while Jermaine was the first of the bottom three guys. Lauren Alaina was up next with a rocking performance of Georgia Peaches. Erika Van Pelt, Shannon McGrane, and Skylar Laine were then on the stage for their results, and Erika Van Pelt was the second girl to head to the bottom three, followed by Shannon McGrane.

Deandre Brackensick, Jeremy Rosado, Phillip Phillips, and Joshua Ledet got their results next. Phillip Phillips and Deandre Brackensick were sent to safety, while Jeremy and Joshua joined Jermaine in the bottom three. Then, Ryan Seacrest told Joshua and Erika that they were safe

Ryan Seacrest was back as he announced that both Jeremy Rosado and Elise Testone were the bottom two contestants tonight, but it was up to the judges to decide which one would be heading home. Jennifer Lopez revealed that they would be saving Elise Testone, which meant that Jeremy Rosado was going home.