‘American Idol’ Top 5: Say goodbye to Jessica Meuse or Sam Woolf

Attention “American Idol” singers Jessica Meuse and Sam Woolf: Be afraid, be very afraid.

There should be no big surprises as to who goes home during Top 5 Week, as Jessica and Sam have the highest odds to be eliminated based on your votes in Gold Derby’s predictions center. (Make your own predictions by clicking here.)

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Jessica has been in America’s bottom two for the past couple weeks in a row, just narrowly avoiding elimination as the likes of Dexter Roberts and C.J. Harris were sent home instead.

Jessica’s biggest problem is that she’s not as memorable or showy as the main frontrunners and thus may get forgotten when it comes time for America to vote.

As for Sam, the show’s youngest crooner was already eliminated once back in Top 8 Week, and as we informed you a month ago, nobody that’s ever been saved by the judges has gone on to win the show. That means poor Sam is essentially a dead kid walking on the “Idol” stage.

Sam’s weakest attribute according to the judges is that he’s not great at connecting with the audience. Without a proper connection, America won’t feel the need to give Sam their votes.

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The other three singers — Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston, Jena Irene — are essentially locks to become the Top 3 of Season 13. Unless, of course, we’re in for a huge Tamyra Gray/Jennifer Hudson-style shocker in the coming weeks.

As you can see from the above-left chart, the running order of who’s expected to be eliminated from the show as of Top 5 week is Jessica in first place with 8/11 odds of going home, Sam in second with 7/5 odds, Jena in third with 12/1 odds, and Alex and Caleb tied for last place with 40/1 odds.

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3 thoughts on “‘American Idol’ Top 5: Say goodbye to Jessica Meuse or Sam Woolf

  1. Sam will take the show, he has the most “star power”. He has an enormous following and is an extremely talented singer. Critics need to remember that this kid is barely 18 years old. That leaves little time for a musical background. He will succeed no matter what, but I truly believe he will take the show. I do agree Jessica leaves a lot to be desired. It’s anyones game at this point.

  2. My personal top3 are Caleb, Sam and Jess. Criteria is always Will I buy their album? and definitely would get theirs. Jena and Alex are great but somehow not doing it for me as much. Whose fanbase is most energized right now? Should be interesting.

  3. I thought last night was lackluster. I have gravitated towards Sam because I love the sound of his voice and I yearn to see what more he can draw upon. I sense something deep in him but I think it takes time to allow that part of yourself to be seen. Jessica, could have my vote but I see an even deeper disconnect in her. Vocally though she’s probably my favorite. In either case, I love the courage, talent and vulnerability that each person brings to the table. I think it’s easy to be critical when you’re sitting on the sidelines.

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