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'Idol Hangover' Episode 11: 'Steamy' and 'Cheesy' Top Moments of the Week, Plus Finale Predictions

THR music editor Shirley Halperin and THR.com editor Joseph Kapsch reunited on this week's episode to dish on the top moments as the season finale sneaks up.

THR.com editor Joseph Kapsch paid a visit to Idol Hangover once again to dish on this week's buzziest moments with host Shirley Halperin.

The two recapped the timely exit of Hollie Cavanagh, Jennifer Lopez’s “steamy” performance and American Idol’s "cheesy" group numbers.

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Cavanagh’s performance of Journey’s “Faithfully” was thought to be one her peak performances, by both the judges and viewers alike. And although she has withstood some harsh criticism throughout the season, especially from mentor Jimmy Iovine, Cavanagh fought her way to a spot in the Top 4.

“It was like a punch in the gut,” the castoff told Halperin after Thursday night’s result show, regarding Iovine’s especially critical comments about her performance.

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Kapsch and Halperin debated a little on the group numbers. This week the Top 4 took on the Mamas and Papas' “California Dreamin,” which Haperin joked was more of a "California Nightmare" that probably had the late Mamas and Papas members rolling over in their graves.

The two talked Top 2 finale predictions and Kapsch disagrees with the Idol judges on Joshua Ledet. Is he really the greatest singer in 50 years, like the judges have said?

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"I can uneqivocally answer that question: Not he is not," Kapsch laughed. "I mean, yes he's talented. He has stage presence. But I'm sorry I just haven't jumped on this bandwagon."

Plus, Halperin spills on Ryan Seacrest and girlfriend Julianne Hough’s sweet ride off the lot.

And discuss ‘bringing back the mean,’ could Iovine be upgraded from mentor to judge? Which judge do they think should get the boot?

Watch the Idol Hangover Top Moments video above.