Who got kicked off American Idol on May 12? The answer would determine the American Idol top 3, while the one who got kicked off American Idol for May 12 would fall just short of glory. Although this has been as rough a season as any for the show, the final weeks are still among the biggest events on television. And no matter how fans disapprove of the field and the year in general, Crystal Bowersox, Casey James, Michael Lynche and Lee DeWyze wouldn’t care, provided they won. But one of them got kicked off American Idol on May 12, just shy of the American Idol top 3, and it turned out to be Michael Lynche.
This week had Jamie Foxx and the music of the movies highlight the action, as the final 4 paid homage to classic movie songs. After doing songs from Free Willy, The Graduate, Caddyshack and Once, the contestants awaited their fate on Wednesday.
Before they answered who got kicked off American Idol for May 12, the likes of Fantasia Barrino, Chris Daughtry and Bon Jovi came by for the results show. Since there are only four singers left, a lot of padding is needed to stretch the episode to an hour. But since American Idol always pads the final results show with no trouble, that’s not a problem.
To determine the American Idol top 3, they first announced that Casey James and Lee DeWyze were safe. This means either Crystal Bowersox or Michael Lynche would be who got kicked off American Idol on May 12. Bowersox has been favored since the beginning, while Lynche needed a judges’ save to stay alive earlier this year. As such, although they tried to build suspense that they might have a surprise, Bowersox stayed and Lynche was kicked off.
‘Big Mike’ was one of those who surprised many to get this far. But he finally fell short of the American Idol top 3, after being one of the more memorable personalities this season. Whether that was a good or bad thing was heavily debated.
But with Lynche voted off American Idol on May 12, the top 3 is now set for the next-to-last show of the year. Bowersox, DeWyze and James are now one step shy of the biggest week of the year – American Idol final week. Currently, Bowersox still appears ahead at this late stage, although favorites throughout a season have often tripped up at the end, like Adam Lambert.
The American Idol top 3 after May 12 will now bask in their accomplishment, before they fight to reach the final 2 next week.
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