'American Idol' season 17: Fans reveal their disappointment with Laci's elimination though some say it was bound to happen

'American Idol' season 17: Fans reveal their disappointment with Laci's elimination though some say it was bound to happen

On Sunday's episode of 'American Idol' season 17, the Top 5 contestants performed live and the Top 3 finalists were revealed. The Top 5 contestants -- Alejandro Aranda, Wade Cota, Laci Kayee Booth, Laine Hardy, and Madison Vandenburg -- sang songs by Elton John, a song that was selected by season’s mentor Bobby Bones and a song related to Mother’s Day. 

After last weeks results, Booth was the contestant the judges used their last save on. With no more saves left, the results were revealed. Moving on to the Top 3 were Laine Hardy, Alejandro Aranda and Madison Vandenburg. Both Booth and Cota were eliminated after they received the lowest number of votes.

Ryan Seacrest, Wade Cota and Laci Kaye Booth - (ABC/Eric McCandless)


After the news of Booth's elimination was revealed, though it was not surprising, some fans were disappointed that she was not one among the final three.

"Guess we'll see who gets a recording contract this year. Laci is the perfect country music package. That unique voice will steal and audience and the stage presence will leave them rocking out to her songs. Madison is generic." wrote a fan on Twitter. 

Another fan said, "@lacikayebooth #AmericanIdol You sounded amazing last night, should have made the top 3." Adding to that a fan wrote, "You were so amazing tonight Laci. You were simply incredible throughout the whole season. You have this multi-layered textured voice that is so unique. Unfortunately, Canada can't vote. I hope you come back next year. I'm sure you'll have a great career. Good luck." 

"Laci should be up there with Laine and Alejandro! Madison is good but if I want that I will listen to a million other girls," tweeted another fan. 

Laci Kaye Booth and Ryan Seacrest - (ABC/Eric McCandless)


Though there were a few fans who were disappointed that Booth got eliminated, most knew it was coming, since she was already one with the lowest votes last week and was only saved by the judges. Some fans went on to say that the judges wasted their save on Booth and should have used it on someone else since she was bound to get eliminated this week. 

"Although all so talented and hard to choose. Big mistake when you didn't choose to keep Jeremiah. He was exceptional," said a fan. While another added saying, "Duh she got kicked off last week, should have saved Jeremiah." 

Another fan tweeted saying, "So American Idol TOTALLY JUST WASTED THEIR SAVE LAST WEEK JUST TO HAVE LACI KAYE BOOTH KICKED OFF THIS WEEK Shoulda saved it for Walker he coulda won this thing." 

Now with just the Top 3 contestants left, it is going to be a great finale since it is anyone's game right now.

Next Sunday American Idol will air live with its Grand Finale and will reveal its winner. 


'American Idol' season 17 airs every Sunday on ABC. Check your local listings for more information. 

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