American Idol

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

'American Idol's' Burnell Taylor may be caught between rock and a hard place

Did Burnell Taylor give Bon Jovi a bad name on last night’s rock-themed edition of “American Idol”? Seven of our nine “Idol” psychics thought so, and expect him to be eliminated tonight.

Judge Nicki Minaj said Taylor looked like “a little Teddy Ruxpin bear” performing “You Give Love a Bad Name,” not exactly the sort of review you want to get doing Bon Jovi, unless, maybe, you’re doing the song for a “Kidz Bop” album. Taylor also didn’t rate a stamp of approval after being devoured by Candice Glover and her high notes during their duet of “The Letter.” One psychic predicts the judges will use their precious save on Taylor, but since they seem determined that a girl should wear the “Idol” crown this season, don’t count on it.

Not everyone agreed about Taylor being the lowest vote getter. One psychic chose Lazaro Arbos, and obviously appreciated the irony in Arbos’ choice of “We Are the Champions” for his rock number last night.


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Janelle Arthur, whose boots seemed to get more attention from the judges than her country spin on “You May Be Wrong,” also got one vote to, ahem, get the boot tonight. Though she didn’t sound bad on the Billy Joel classic, it was a little hard to believe the wholesome Tennessee country girl singing “I may be crazy, but it just might be a lunatic you’re looking for.”

Here are all of our psychics’ picks for tonight’s bottom 3::

Dan Bubbeo (7 points)
Lazaro Arbos
Amber Holcomb
Burnell Taylor (will be eliminated)

Jonathan McCarthy (7 points)
Amber Holcomb
Angie Miller
Burnell Taylor (will be eliminated)

Anthony Bottan (6 points)
Janelle Arthur
Burnell Taylor
Lazaro Arbos (will be eliminated)

Jamshid Mousavinezhad (5 points)
Lazaro Arbos
Amber Holcomb
Burnell Taylor (lowest number of votes, but the judges will save him)

Peggy Lundquist (5 points)
Lazaro Arbos
Candice Glover
Burnell Taylor (will be eliminated)

Anne Bratskeir (4 points)
Lazaro Arbos
Burnell Taylor
Janelle Arthur (will be eliminated)

Glenn Gamboa (4 points)
Lazaro Arbos
Janelle Arthur
Burnell Taylor (will be eliminated)

Verne Gay (4 points)
Janelle Arthur
Candice Glover
Burnell Taylor (will be eliminated)

Jayme Wolfson (3 points)
Lazaro Arbos
Amber Holcomb
Burnell Taylor (will be eliminated)

 

Tags: American Idol , Keith Urban , Nicki Minaj , Mariah Carey , Randy Jackson , Janelle Arthur , Burnell Taylor , Amber Holcomb , Candice Glover , Kree Harris , Angie Miller , Naomi Campbell

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