American Idol

Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.

Jimmy Iovine on Joshua Ledet: He deserves to be in the finale

Mentor Jimmy Iovine said Joshua Ledet deserved a

Mentor Jimmy Iovine said Joshua Ledet deserved a finale spot on “American Idol." (May 16, 2012) (Credit: Fox)

Top 3 finalists Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Phillip Phillips kicked off tonight’s results show with a solid rendition of The Beatles’ “Got to Get You Into My Life,” but let’s face it, this show is going to be all about who’s going to get into next week’s finale.

Next up was this week’s Ford Music Video, an homage to silent movies with Jessica playing someone resembling the Hamburglar and Joshua as a mustachioed Keystone Kop. Creative casting, to say the least.

Ryan Seacrest then called Joshua to the center stage as Jimmy Iovine critiqued Thursday night’s performances. Iovine felt Joshua overcompensated on “Imagine” with too many riffs and runs and overdid it on “No More Drama.” Still, he endorse a finale spot for Joshua.

Tags: Jimmy Iovine , Joshua Ledet , Phillip Phillips , Jessica Sanchez , Ryan Seacrest , American Idol , Finals

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