American Idol Top 3 Revealed! (VIDEO)
The “American Idol” Top 3 for season 14 was unveiled on Wednesday, and the contestant who was eliminated and didn’t make the cut may surprise you.
As Gossip Cop reported, Clark Beckham, Jax, Nick Fradiani, and Rayvon Owen all performed last week as part of the Top 4. Owen had miraculously survived after being on the bottom for several weeks, and he appeared to be gaining some ground, while Fradiani was said to be “peaking” at the right time in the competition. Beckham, however, a frontrunner throughout the live episodes, didn’t win favor with the judges for the second week in a row, and clashed with mentor Scott Borchetta. But it was up to America to decide who would get to potentially make it to the finale.
On Wednesday’s live show, no results were given out until all four performed in three rounds of competition: Scott Borchetta’s Choice, Contestant’s Choice for a Hometown Dedication, and Judges’ Choice. The success of any of the performances, however, could not impact the results, which were all cast and tallied following last week’s show. That meant that after two hours in which all the aspiring stars each wowed the judges at some point, someone had to be greatly disappointed in the episode’s final minutes.
Fradiani was the first to be declared safe, followed by Beckham. The tension was palpable as host Ryan Seacrest naturally took his time and built suspense before revealing whether Jax or Owen earned the final spot. In the end, it went to Jax. Owen was eliminated for having the lowest amount of votes from last week, which may surprise some since he managed to amass enough of a fan base to survive again and again for the last few weeks.
Now votes cast for tonight’s performances will determine the Top 2. But due to the change in format this year, which has had the performances and previous week’s results combined in one episode, the show will break from tradition and not reveal the two finalists until the first night of the two-part season finale next week. Check out video of tonight’s results below. Which singers do you want to make it to the final episode?