Update: Annie’s recap is live.
Those last two performances from Joshua Ledet and Jessica Sanchez just about struck me dead. American Idol‘s very own James Brown and the Dreamgirl won the night for me (for you?), but Hollie’s first-round journey and Phillip’s volcano of dramatic lighting stirred me as well. Great night with a fantastic finish on Idol.
Vote below for the idol who gave the best performances, check out the song list for the night, and discuss the show here while I work on my full recap…
‘AMERICAN IDOL’: SEASON 11′s TOP 4 SONG LIST
Phillip Phillips, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by CCR
Hollie Cavanagh, “Faithfully” by Journey
Joshua Ledet, “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
Jessica Sanchez, “Steal Away” by Etta James
Phillip and Joshua, “This Love” by Maroon 5
Hollie and Jessica, “Eternal Flame” by the Bangles
The Top 4, “Waiting For a Girl Like You” by Foreigner
Phillip Phillips, “Volcano” by Damien Rice
Hollie Cavanagh, “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt
Joshua Ledet, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” by James Brown
Jessica Sanchez, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls
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At home with the Top 9 in the ‘Idol’ mansion — EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS
Ask Annie anything about ‘Idol’ (or whatever) in the video player below. To see her answers to previous questions, click on the text links below the picture. This is *not live*!