|Caleb Johnson||Never Tear Us Apart / Demons / Dazed and Confused||37.333||48.4||24||0.531|
|Alex Preston||Pompeii / Stay / Story of My Life||57.667||39.9||33||0.349|
|Jena Irene||Titanium / Heart Attack / Creep||53.667||11.7||44||0.120|
Updated 12:07 PM EST.
Caleb had a rough night, having contracted bronchitis, and resulting in a very low (for him) average performance approval rating, and also giving him the lowest approval rating for a song, a 12/100 for Demons (which the judges said was good???). As least popular on Votefair, and slightly favored on MjsBigBlog to be eliminated, he is the best bet.
Alex is ahead of Caleb by about 10 percentage points. He had the highest approval rating average of the night, and is slightly more popular on Votefair. Jena is running significantly ahead of both men on MJs and VF, and slightly trails Alex on WNTS, though she did have the highest rating of the night on her reprise of Creep.
I will update if the numbers change significantly.
The Top 3, historically, has not been very hard to call. Huge surprises, such as Melinda Doolittle’s elimination, have happened, but more often we see contestants like Nikki McKibbon, Jasmine Trias, and Syesha Mercado, who were overdue for elimination. There does not appear to be any reason to think there is a gender bias in this round, although the sample set is only 9 (four Top 3s were monogendered). I would say of all the years, this is one of the closest, with Elliott Yamin vs Katharine McPhee being the hardest of all to call.
Below is the updated performance for the season. All ranges are within tolerance, though 50-60% is barely so (it tends to understate how vulnerable those people are).