American Idol

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


Paul Jolley finally cut, stands 'Alone' on 'American Idol'

Paul Jolley performs the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" on

Paul Jolley performs the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" on "American Idol." (March 20, 2013) (Credit: Fox)

Paul Jolley and Devin Velez, as expected, are in the bottom three as "American Idol" cuts to eight finalists -- one more spot left to fill.

Lazaro Arbos is already safe; he was definitely the worst singer this round, by far; but he has a huge fan base and a compelling story, having overcome a chronic stutter.

Kree Harrison is revealed to be safe as well -- as is Candice Glover. Next person to safety is Angie Miller, followed by Janelle Arthur -- who I don't think is that great, even though the judges love her. Last person safe is Burnell Taylor, which means Amber Holcomb is at risk of going home. 

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Randy Jackson says he's "shocked" that Holcomb is in the bottom three, but she's never had a big fan base despite generally fantastic vocals. She wasn't great this week; I don't think she'll go home, but we'll see.

So the person with the least number of votes is... Jolley. Finally; he's clearly the least talented of the finalists, I didn't think he should've been here to begin with -- Charlie Askew deserved it more.

He's singing "Alone," but there's no chance the judges will save him. Is off-key throughout; not a fantastic performance. Nice guy, albeit one who always seemed to have a deer-in-the-headlights look in his eyes. Totally out of his league this season, with the top-notch vocals from the female contestants especially.

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