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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Two singers left after Ledet voted off 'Idol'

Two singers left after Ledet voted off Gospel-driven singer Joshua Ledet lost any prayer of becoming the next American Idol Thursday. The big voiced contender got the late-breaking ax, leaving as the final two, 16-year-old R&B singer Jessica Sanchez and wily folk-rock wanna-be Phillip more
New York Daily News ( 5/17/2012 7:55:10 PM -08:00 )

'American Idol' down to final 2 singers
By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer – 1 minute ago LOS ANGELES (AP) — "American Idol" finalist Joshua Ledet won't be belting it out on this season's final showdown. The booming 20-year-old vocal powerhouse from Westlake, La., was revealed more
The Associated Press ( 5/17/2012 7:48:00 PM -08:00 )

'Idol' Viewers Eliminate Louisiana Gospel Singer
By JAMES C. MCKINLEY JR. Joshua Ledet, the powerful young gospel singer from Louisiana, was voted off Fox's “American Idol” show on Thursday, a surprising result given how he had dominated the contest for weeks and had won over-the-top praise from the more
New York Times (blog) ( 5/17/2012 7:18:04 PM -08:00 )

Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips make "Idol" final
NEW YORK (Reuters) - He brought the "American Idol" judges to their feet, but Joshua Ledet couldn't win over fans and was sent home from the top-rated TV talent show on Thursday, leaving Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips to battle for the crown on more
Chicago Tribune ( 5/17/2012 7:13:32 PM -08:00 )

Jessica Sanchez will make history if she wins 'American Idol'
Filipino-Mexican-American Jessica Sanchez will make history if she wins the reality singing competition "American Idol." "Jessica will make history if she wins. Three reasons: congrats jess. so sad josh is out.. we love you!♥ Jessica. more
GMA News ( 5/17/2012 7:11:30 PM -08:00 )

Did Steven Tyler put Jessica Sanchez through the final?
MANILA, Philippines – Did Aerosmith front man Steve Tyler put Filipino-Mexican-American singer Jessica Sanchez to the finals of American Idol? Tyler, one of the 3 judges of the hit talent show, predicted that Sanchez would be the last woman standing more
ABS CBN News ( 5/17/2012 7:11:11 PM -08:00 )

"American Idol" down to final 2 singers
"American Idol" down to final 2 singers(AP) LOS ANGELES - "American Idol" finalist Joshua Ledet won't be belting it out on this season's final showdown. The booming 20-year-old vocal powerhouse from Westlake, La., was revealed Thursday to have received the fewest viewer votes on the Fox more
CBS News ( 5/17/2012 7:01:57 PM -08:00 )

Jessica Sanchez in American Idol finale
Jessica Sanchez in American Idol finaleBy Dexter Rodrigo Matilla (philstar.com) Updated May 18, 2012 10:49 AM 0 Jessica Sanchez is in this season's American Idol finale where she will face Phillip Phillips next week. MANILA, Philippines - Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old singer whose mother more
Philippine Star ( 5/17/2012 6:57:00 PM -08:00 )

Jessica Sanchez goes to finals of 'American Idol'
Jessica Sanchez goes to finals of She will be the first contestant of Filipino descent to make it to the finale of the popular reality television singing competition. The results were announced Thursday night (Friday Manila time), a day after the nationwide vote following performance more
AsiaOne ( 5/17/2012 6:27:58 PM -08:00 )

Viewers defy 'American Idol' judges and eliminate Joshua Ledet
By Craig Berman, TODAY.com contributor The judges are going to have to find themselves a new favorite to promote in the “American Idol” finale. Joshua Ledet, who set the unofficial record for Most Standing Ovations From the Judges with his consistently more
msnbc.com (blog) ( 5/17/2012 6:26:45 PM -08:00 )

Towering above the competition: J-Lo strides into American Idol studio in
Towering above the competition: J-Lo strides into American Idol studio inBy Amelia Proud She never looks anything short of spectacular, but tonight Jennifer Lopez excelled herself by arriving at the Idol studios in perhaps her highest shoes yet. The 42-year-old confidently swished into the Fox production in a bright cerise more
Daily Mail ( 5/17/2012 6:25:57 PM -08:00 )

Jessica Sanchez makes it to 'Idol' finale
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez made it to the Top 2 of American Idol and will face pop-rock-folk singer Phillip Phillips for the title. Joshua Ledet, the soulful singer from Louisiana who had the most number of standing ovations more
Philippine Star ( 5/17/2012 6:25:19 PM -08:00 )

'Idol' reveals its final two voices
AMERICAN IDOL: Joshua Ledet at his parade in Lake Charles, LA on Saturday, May 12, 2012. CR: Craig Blankenhorn. (Craig Blankenhorn / Craig Blankenhorn) AMERICAN IDOL: Joshua Ledet performs in front of the judges on AMERICAN IDOL airing Wednesday, more
Houston Chronicle (blog) ( 5/17/2012 6:09:11 PM -08:00 )

Jessica makes it to "Idol" finals
Filipino-Mexican American singer Jessica Sanchez has made it to the American Idol finals. ABS-CBN North America correspondent Yong Chavez said that atmosphere in and out of the studio is overwhelming and the fans are just waiting for Sanchez to come more
ABS CBN News ( 5/17/2012 5:53:27 PM -08:00 )

It's Jessica vs Phillips for 'Idol' finale
By Vladimir Bunoan, ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) -- Filipino-Mexican-American contestant Jessica Sanchez earned a spot on the "American Idol" finals next week, where she will be up against the guitar-playing lite rocker Phillip Phillips more
ABS CBN News ( 5/17/2012 5:48:03 PM -08:00 )

'American Idol' Finale: Phillip Phillips Vs. Jessica Sanchez
By Adam Graham Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez will compete in next week's season finale after Ledet was voted off the show Thursday (May 17). Ledet, the 20-year-old from Westlake, Louisiana, who was continually praised as one of the best more
MTV.com ( 5/17/2012 5:40:28 PM -08:00 )

"American Idol" season 11 live-blogging -- and Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet
"American Idol" season 11 live-blogging -- and Jessica Sanchez, Joshua LedetTV Newsday > Entertainment > TV American Idol "American Idol" season 11 live-blogging -- and Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips have our votes. PrintAa « Previous postLisa Marie gets bluesy, Adam Lambert gets dance poppy and Jessica more
Newsday ( 5/17/2012 5:38:41 PM -08:00 )

American Idol fans pick the showdown's final two
America has spoken, and it'll be Jessica Sanchez against Phillip Phillips for next week's finale. (I had opined that Jessica -- while supremely talented -- didn't have quite enough spark in her personality to vault her into the top two. Silly me.) more
Dallas Morning News (subscription) (blog) ( 5/17/2012 5:34:29 PM -08:00 )

American Idol Elimination: Who's Going All the Way?!
American Idol Elimination: WhoGot a burning TV question, a comment or hot dish about your fave TV show? Email your Q's to tvdiva@eonline.com, and then check the next chat for answers! American Idol Elimination: Who's Going All the Way?! After weeks of competition, more
E! Online ( 5/17/2012 5:20:50 PM -08:00 )

'American Idol': Who's in the finale?
By Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY Joshua Ledet may have belonged in anybody's finale, according to Jimmy Iovine, but American Idol voters didn't believe he belonged in theirs. The gospel shouter from Westlake, La., went home Thursday, finishing third for more
USA TODAY ( 5/17/2012 5:09:19 PM -08:00 )