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American Idol Season 12 Episode 35 In many interviews with the fallen hopefuls, people want to know whether these folks have regrets about song choices. But Janelle seemed to be very pleased with her decisions, even when asked about singing the lesser known “Dumb Blond” by Dolly Parton. The Zumba instructor-turned-country singer said she was just glad to bring her ideas to life. As opposed to the American Idol judges, Janelle said she thinks it’s not about song choices. When asked if she knew which two judges had voted to save her, she said Keith Urban claimed that it was Keith and Mariah. She did make sure to say, however, that Randy Jackson came up to her afterwards and said that he’s been rooting for her since moment one, so she admitted she’s not quite sure what the straight story is.
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American Idol Season 12 Episode 35 As she put it, “I believe it’s not about the songs you choose. It’s about what you do with the song.”Candice Glover would surely have to agree, especially after what she did with Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” this past week. Coincidentally, it was Janelle who suggested that song for her! After performing in front of judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, the remaining singers discover their fates as results of the semi-final are announced. Viewers in the US cast their votes to determine which of the hopeful pop stars did enough to progress to the next stage of the competition. Presented by Ryan Seacrest.It's that time of the week when one of the finalists will be eliminated from the competition. Tune in to see who does not make the cut after America's vote is revealed live. The Top 2 finalists are revealed in a results show.
The Search for a Superstar: Twelve finalists and/or future singers (six men and six women) who were selected from America, compete.The Top 2 finalists are revealed in a results show.
On the American Idol Top 5 results show on Thursday night, we finally said goodbye to country singer Janelle Arthur. Her elimination was not really surprising considering she has been hovering near the bottom for weeks. However, we do think it was a tough blow that the American Idol judges had one more chance to save someone from elimination, but chose not to keep Janelle from going home.
So why was Janelle Arthur eliminated on American Idol 2013? Well, the short and sweet answer is that she just didn’t have the vocal prowess of the rest of the Top 5 finalists. Even more of a problem for Janelle, however, was the perceived rivalry between her and fellow country singer Kree Harrison. While Janelle represented the beauty of old school country and she had personality for miles, Kree brought a modern edge to the genre and demonstrated far more versatility. When the two went head to head in a duet recently, Janelle withered while Kree shined twice as brightly. Given a choice between Janelle and Kree, who both ended up in the bottom two on Thursday night, the voters obviously chose Kree.
American Idol Season 12 Episode 35 We’re still trying to figure out why on Earth Kree Harrison was in the bottom two instead of Amber Holcomb, but that’s a puzzle to figure out another day... In talking to Janelle Arthur during her American Idol 2013 elimination interview, we solidified one thing you’ve likely all been wondering — yes, she really is that sweet.
The adorable country girl had nothing but great things to say about her time on the show. As for what surprised her most, she echoed most of what the others have said. She had no idea how busy she’d be, saying that, once it got down to the Top Ten, she didn’t have a free minute. Ever the optimist, however, she said, “Even when I was exhausted, it was about having the time of my life.” One thing that did surprise us, however, was her view on the American Idol judges. While she said she really loved them and didn’t find them to be intimidating, there was one she seemed to enjoy the most, and that’s Mariah Carey. We thought the “little marshmallow” might say Nicki Minaj, as the rapper seemed to be the most fiercely in her corner during most shows. But she said Mariah was “so sweet” and that, when she left the show, the pop diva made sure to tell Janelle that she doesn’t have a single worry about her, as she will have a long career in music (we just assume she ended that with, “Ok, dahling?”).
The series employs a panel of judges who critique the contestants' performances. The original judges were record producer and music manager Randy Jackson, pop singer and choreographer Paula Abdul and music executive and manager Simon Cowell. The current season's judging panel consists of Randy Jackson, R&B singer Mariah Carey, hip hop artist Nicki Minaj, and country singer Keith Urban. American Idol was originally hosted by radio personality Ryan Seacrest and comedian Brian Dunkleman, with Seacrest continuing on for the rest of the seasons.
The series was described by a rival TV executive as "the most impactful show in the history of television." It has also become a recognized springboard for launching the career of many artists as bona fide stars. According to Billboard, in its first ten years, "Idol has spawned 345 Billboard chart-toppers and a platoon of pop idols, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, Jennifer Hudson, Clay Aiken, Adam Lambert and Jordin Sparks while remaining a TV ratings juggernaut."
The twelfth season of American Idol premiered on January 16, 2013, as part of the mid-season of the 2012–13 network television season. Three new judges, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban, signed on to replace Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez who left after two seasons of judging on the show.
This season is the third to have four judges, after seasons eight and nine. It is also the first season in the show's history where all of one gender's finalists (males) were eliminated before any of the opposite gender's finalists, therefore making it the first to have an all-female Top 5. This will be the first season since the sixth season to produce a female winner and the first since the third season to have a finale consisting of two females.
This is also the first season where the judges did not use the "Judges' Save" since its introduction in season eight.
This season is also notable for showcasing an "Idol Update" segment by bringing back many Idol alumni to perform on the result shows or as a guest in the audience. Such performers were Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Katharine McPhee, David Cook, Lee Dewyze, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. In addition, former judge Paula Abdul returned to the show briefly on the Top 5 result night.
When it comes to what’s next, Janelle said she plans on taking advantage of the Nashville connections she has made, and she’s going to begin songwriting as soon as possible. When it comes to her debut album, her vision is what one might expect. As Janelle says, she wants to do a more traditional, roots country music album. She said that most girls these days are doing the “pop country” thing, and she’d like to go more old school while, at the same time, trying to keep it “radio-worthy.” Janelle said she’s open to just about anything, and would even love to act. As she said, “I just love to entertain!” Perhaps there’s a Glee role in her future? We can see it now! As much as we were hoping to dig up some backstage drama between the remaining girls, Janelle gave us the same story as the other eliminated contestants — that it’s just one big love fest around there! Janelle said she loved living with her fellow hopefuls, especially her roommate, Amber Holcomb. She called all the girls “such good friends,” saying “America can’t go wrong” when it comes to choosing a winner. We couldn’t agree more! What did you think about Janelle being voted off this week?
In a controversial move, the American Idol 2013 judges decided to forego using their save for the season, sending Nicki Minaj’s little marshmallow, Janelle Arthur, home. Like Nicki, we agree that Janelle has a long career in country music ahead of her, and we love her eternally grateful attitude. Now it’s power rankings time, and here is how we see the super talented American Idol Season 12 Top 4:
4. Amber Holcomb: As much as it pains us, we’re putting this amazingly talented singer in at #4. Up until this week, she’s been continually in the bottom due to a lack of a solid fan base, so we think she could be at risk of going home next. And you just know the judges would want their save back then!
3. Angie Miller: This is surely going to be a controversial pick for us, as this girl was amazing this past week, but she hasn’t been as consistent as some of the other singers in the competition. Unless she pulls out another moment like the performance of her original song during Hollywood Week, we’re not sure she’ll make the finals.
2. Kree Harrison: This is the first week we haven’t predicted our fave country girl would win it all! She had a slightly off week, especially for someone who has continually knocked it out of the park. We tend to agree with Jimmy Iovine that her performance of “Up To The Mountain” was where she peaked, and we hope she can find another song like that in order to showcase that kind of emotion. If she does, we still think she could win. And, after seeing her in the bottom two this week, we think her fans will make Kreedom ring again.
1. Candice Glover: Respect! We had to move this girl into the pole position after weeks of absolutely killing it. We didn’t think she could top that performance of Adele’s “Lovesong,” but she absolutely blew the judges and viewers alike away with her emotional rendition of “When You Believe”. Not only did she dare to take on a song by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, but she absolutely slayed it. We truly think this girl could win it all this season.
What do you think of our rankings? How would you rank these talented girls?
We weren’t at all surprised when the American Idol judges did not use their save to keep country singer Janelle Arthur from being eliminated last week. Janelle, on the other hand, did seem a little shocked — partially because she wasn’t even aware the judges still had the option to use it!
“Well I've heard that [Thursday night] was the last night that they could use [the save],” Janelle said in a press conference call after her elimination. “So I didn't even know that. I didn't even know it until afterwards or I might've been a little more hurt that they didn't save me. But I just thought that they were using it for another girl, but actually, that was their only chance and they decided not to even use it!”
We don't really feel Janelle deserved to stay in the competition, despite our appreciation of her old school country style. She was simply being outperformed by the other four ladies and never had a chance of winning. However, since the American Idol 2013 schedule has a built in extra week to accommodate for the judges using their save power, we do find it a little heartbreaking for Janelle that they decided to throw it away instead of use it. Now, producers will have to sub in some kind of filler week to still have the Season 12 American Idol finale take place on Wednesday May 15 and Thursday May 16.
Obviously there has to be a backup plan because there was always the possibility the American Idol judges would not use their save power. So far there aren’t any spoilers out there about what exactly the plan is, but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out.
Meanwhile, we want to know what you think — should the American Idol judges have used their save to keep Janelle in the competition for another round?
We’re now down to the Top 4 finalists on American Idol 2013 and predicting who is going to win it all just became a whole lot more difficult. All four of the remaining ladies in the competition are amazing singer and performers. No matter who goes home next week, it’s going to be something of a shock.
On American Idol tonight, we finally bid a fond farewell to country cutie Janelle Arthur. We had high hopes for Janelle early on in the season, but as the finals progressed, she just couldn’t quite raise herself up to the level of the other ladies in the competition. The final straw sealing her fate may well have been when she sang a duet with fellow country singer Kree Harrison. When compared voice to voice and face to face, Janelle fell flat while Kree soared. Even though her elimination in the American Idol 2013 results tonight was inevitable, we still feel bad to see Janelle go this week. Especially when the judges could have saved her and didn’t — that has to hurt! Janelle’s bubbly personality was infectious and her old school country voice was always a pleasure to listen to. Hopefully some smart record producer out there will snatch her up and let her loose on Nashville with her bright smile and guitar in hand. While we did like Janelle, we personally think she did deserve to go home this week. We want to know if you agree? Or not?
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