Hollie Cavanagh paid a visit to the Bottom 3 for the first time on American Idol. The teen singing sensation, who makes her home in McKinney, performed "Jesus Take the Wheel" by former Idol winner Carrie Underwood.
Hollie was in the first group to be judged -- along with Elise Testone and Phillip Phillips, who were both sent to safety. Unfortunately, the Texas teen had to visit the Bottom 3 stools.
Next up were Colton Dixon, Heejun Han and Joshua Ledet. Heejun was also sent to the stools to wait it out in the Bottom 3.
Entertainment time-outs were provided by Nicki Menaj and Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery. After his performance, McCreery was presented with his platinum-selling album by Interscope Records honcho Jimmy Iovine, who thanked the judges for helping find the million-CD-selling country singer.
Jessica Sanchez, DeAndre Brackensick and Skylar Laine were in the final group. Sanchez was safe and the person sent to the Bottom 3 was Skylar Laine.
The Bottom 3
So Hollie Cavanagh, Heejun Han and Skylar Laine made up the Bottom 3. The first one to be sent to safety was Skylar Laine. The next one sent to safety was Holly Cavanagh.
Heejun Han was forced to sing for his life. He chose "A Song For You," by Leon Russell, which he performed Wednesday night.
I can't believe that the judges didn't save Heejun. He put on a great show and I wish they would have used their one-time save so we could see him entertain us for one more week. Regardless, he will tour with the Top 10 -- and probably make a ton of money.
I Was Wrong
I predicted in yesterday's blog that the judges wouldn't let anyone go tonight after the amazing performances. What do you think? I demand a recount.