After Hollie’s amazing performance of “The Climb” receiving standing O’s from the judges, Hollie was in the bottom 2 but survived another week to reach the Top 5. Tune in on Wednesday as Hollie returns to the big stage for the British music-themed performance show and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE for Hollie, your next American Idol!
Thursday’s show was full of amazing performances, including the Queen Extravaganza, Stefano Langone, and Katy Perry. Then Ryan announced that after 58 million votes had been counted — 10 million more than this time last year — Elise, Hollie, and Skylar were in the bottom three, which meant that Jessica, Joshua, and Phillip were in the top three. Ryan quickly sent Skylar to safety, leaving Elise and Hollie in the bottom two. Then Elise was the last contestant standing. In Elise’s farewell tribute video, she said that her favorite part of her Idol journey was connecting with the other contestants. “I want to be an inspiration for people,” she said. “That’s what this is all about.” She may be on her way — Stevie Nicks wants to hire her.