This one was a no-brainer.

Seriously, you didn’t think anyone other than Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia would be eliminated did you?

Maybe the mini-surprise was that Paul McDonald and not Stefano Langone made the bottom three.

Evidently Stefano resonates more with the tweens than does Paul and that is understandable. Paul’s a little older and he doesn’t have that “safe” voice like Stefano.

So, we are down to the Nifty 9. And here they are:

Scott McCreery

Lauren Alaina

Jacob Lusk

Pia Toscano

Haley Reinhart

Casey Abrams

James Durbin

Stefano Langone

Paul McDonald

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So, for fun let’s group them like this:

NOT A CHANCE IN HADES WILL ANYONE IN THIS GROUP WIN:

Haley Reinhart

Stefano Langone

Paul McDonald

ONLY IF THEY PUT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR LIFE:

Jacob Lusk

Casey Abrams

James Durbin

FINAL THREE:

Scott McCreery

Lauren Alaina

Pia Toscano

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What do you think?