18-year old, Hollie Cavanagh, is British-born but Texas is her home, has been voted off the eleventh season of American Idol. If you missed her performances last night or any of the performances you can view them all here.
Hollie is no stranger to Idol, she originally auditioned in season 10, but was cut at the famous “Green Mile” round. At the time, judge Jennifer Lopez was full of praise and told Hollie that she could win the competition next season with some more practice.
In season eleven, Hollie made it to the final four, but not without going on a very “bumpy ride”. Hollie did not have the judges support, nor Americas completely as she was consistently in the bottom, but miraculously she made it very far on her own.
At first Hollie was afraid to take risks, but then week after week, things began to change. Recently, you could see Hollie was the “dark horse” inching herself one step closer to the gate with her performances like, “River Deep – Mountain High” (Video Here) and “Bleeding Love.” (Video Here)
In the semi-finals, Lopez said again, that Hollie could win the show after she sang, “Reflection” by Christina Aguilera – but the judges have been harsh throughout, which would have crumbled any young’s hopeful’s confidence by now.
When Hollie sang “Perfect” by pink, the judges thought it wasn’t “quite perfect”, but many people disagreed with them and thought the judges comments were unfair, which was evidently clear when they voted to save Hollie and send Jessica Sanchez home. Although, the judges used their only “save” in the season on Jessica because from the beginning, they had her penned to win the whole thing.
Regardless of how the judges felt, America obviously loves Hollie because week after week, she was able to avoid being eliminated and made it much further than most Idol hopefuls.
Sometimes I think it is really unfair that the judges have so much power with just a few words, after all, they are not always right. There are many Idol hopefuls that went through that shouldn’t have, and many talented ones that got left behind. It should always be up to America, aren’t we the ones buying the music?
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