American Idol won't have a country winner this year: Mississippi girl Skylar Laine was eliminated Thursday. Hollie Cavanagh joined her in the Bottom Two but survived to sing another week.
Maybe she didn't quite connect with Creedence Clearwater Revival's Fortunate Son; maybe she brought an unnecessary bit of Las Vegas and Broadway to her rendition of Dusty Springfield's You Don't Have to Say You Love Me. "She doesn't deserve to go home because of that," record executive Jimmy Iovine said during the show, "but it was less than I know she's capable of."
Hollie Cavanagh had her best performance episode of the season on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to keep her out of the Bottom Two, indicating that her weeks are numbered. Phillip Phillips, on the other hand, had his worst performance night but was never in any danger: Looks like smooth sailing to the finale for him, as long as his health holds up.