American Idol Episodes

2002, TV Show

American Idol Episode: "Results Show"

Season 11, Episode 38
Episode Synopsis: A singer is eliminated in a results show. Lisa Marie Presley and Adam Lambert perform.
Original Air Date: May 17, 2012
Guest Cast Lisa Marie Presley

American Idol: Who Will Go Head-to-Head for the Title? Season 11, Episode 38

I know what you're thinking: how ever will they stretch this evening into an hour? You're about to find out, America!

The final three take the stage and perform "Got to Get You Into My Life," which is by The Beatles, but this version sounded more like a cheesy Broadway number. Jessica and Joshua were hamming it up, in all their showtuney theatrical glory, while Phillip looked uncomfortable and also: constipated.

While we're waiting to hear the finalists' fate, we're rudely interrupted by five minutes of shameless (and annoying) promotion for an Ice Age sequel. I took the liberty of fast forwarding this part.

Then something really weird happens. Lisa Marie Presley performs (apparently she has a new single) but I swear to you, before I heard her sing, I truly thought it was Adele after shedding 50 pounds. Sincerest apologies to Adele for that. But Presley has had some serious work done, no? She's 44, and 44-year-olds usually don't get mistaken for thinner versions of 24-year-olds. Also, in case you were concerned... her performance was a snooze.

But a burst of energy surfaces in the form of Adam Lambert and his neon glow-in-the-dark shirt/earrings/nail polish(?) The Idol alum sure is a performer. Joshua could probably learn a thing or two about pleasant scream-singing from Adam.

And before we know it, we've wasted about 50 minutes! See how they do that? Perfect timing for the elimination. After 90 million votes... Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips have been selected as the final two <i>American Idol</i> contestants.

What do you think? Did Joshua deserve to be sent home? Who is your pick to win? Vote in our poll below!

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Premiered: June 11, 2002, on FOX
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges, including, most entertainingly, the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, who departed the show in 2010 after serving for nine seasons. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.

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