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Joshua Ledet was determined to stay stoic, even after Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez were announced as American Idol's Season 11 finalists and his own journey came to an end. But after the lights dimmed on his final performance — and a tearful Jennifer Lopez threw her arms around his neck — Ledet could no longer keep his emotions in check. "Honestly I didn't think I was going to cry," Ledet told reporters after the show.
As American Idol nears its finale and the judges' demands for "moments, moments, moments" increase, one would think emotions would be flaring backstage.
The pressure is on as American Idol named its top three contestants Thursday night and said goodbye to 18-year-old Hollie Cavanagh.
It's British music week on American Idol, and each of the Top 5 will sing two songs of British origins. The Beatles? The Rolling Stones? Oasis? We've got the set list and — blimey! -- there are a few surprises in store. Who will have "London Calling"? And who won't get no "Satisfaction"? TVGuide.com assesses the song choices: