American Idol recap: Less Than Perfect

Did the right girl go home? Top 3 results; plus Alicia Keys, Lauren Alaina, and Mariah writhing on a motorcycle!
Ep. 35 | Aired May 9, 2013

GOODBYE, GIRL Kree, Angie, and Candice tear up.

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Well this is a surprise! Angie Miller was my pick to win, based on her commercial/teen appeal and the way she seemed to be the producers' fave ever since they featured her original song during Hollywood Week. I totally assumed she had the most loyal fans. But Angie's out, leaving.....

Candice Glover and Kree Harrison to compete in next week's finals!

A trio of good but not extraordinary performances Wednesday night may have hurt Angie in the end. Candice seemed like a sure thing after her show-stopping (and closing) cover of "Somewhere" from West Side Story. Kree -- a totally worthy finalist in her own right -- may have elicited sympathy votes on Wednesday. Not only was her hometown visit -- featuring much discussion of her late parents -- sad and touching, but viewers likely resented two less-than-perfect song choices for Kree.

Jimmy Iovine called Kree's second round "a perfect combination of home story and song." The ostensibly still alive man added, "It killed me."

In an EW.com poll, a whopping 60 percent of voters thought Kree would head home tonight, compared to Angie (23 percent) and Candice (17 percent).

Of course, there's no sense trying to explain what happened. The voters liked who they liked!

Are you happier with Candice vs. Kree than you would have been with Candice vs. Angie?

Oh and did you know? Randy is leaving the show. Also likely to leave the show: Everyone.

NEXT: Lauren Alaina, Alicia Keys, #and #Mariah #Carey

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