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Hollie Cavanagh Makes "American Idol" Top 5

By April 27, 2012

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Even in Hollywood, Hollie Cavanagh is feeling the pull from North Texas. The teen from McKinney Boyd HS survived another week on the hit show American Idol.

Hollie struggled a bit Wednesday night with her Queen-inspired song "Save Me" -- but knocked it out of the park with her version of "The Climb," made famous by Miley Cyrus. This week the finalists had to perform both a Queen song and a song of their own choosing.

Judge Randy Jackson said, "Yo. Now that's the Hollie Cavanagh we love. That's the one. Hollie is back. That was beautiful -- perfect song for you."

Jennifer Lopez also agreed. "It was perfect; it was perfect for you....the emotion, the notes, the whole thing."

Thursday's Bottom 3 consisted of Cavanagh, Elise Testone and Skylar Laine. The country-girl-next-door Laine was sent to safety and it was down to Cavanagh (who we knew was safe) and Testone. It ended up being the end of the road for Elise, who had a great run with her impressive rock ballads.

Holliepops had a fantastic week last week when she really scored with the fans with Adele's "Running in the Deep." Apparently some fans were surprised that Colton Dixon left the show. I was not at all surprised.

What's Up?
Somehow Phillip Phillips has skated away safely during all this commotion. He performed a Dave Matthews Band song (horribly) and somehow he's been avoiding the Bottom 3. How is this possible? His time is coming.

Stay Tuned
Spoiler alert. I'll have some more special insight about Hollie Cavanagh next week. Be sure to catch the performance show next week on Wednesday on  FOX.

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