It’s time again to see where this past week took our American Idol 2012 Top 10 in the rankings and what it could mean for the singers moving forward this week.

Steady in her top spot is Jessica Sanchez who has yet to be beat in our weekly polls. She climbed up eleven points to 38% of the overall vote. Coming in right behind her this time around was Colton Dixon who maximized his use of the American Idol pimp-spot with his “Piano Man” performance and reached second place with 17% of the vote. This was Colton’s best ranking yet in our polls and the first time he worked his way in to the double digits. Phillip Phillips rounds out the top 3 at 16%, just one point behind Colton. Phillips has held steady in second and third place so far this season.

Elise Testone picked herself up this past week on American Idol 2012 and it’s no surprise after a strong performance on stage and a stronger performance behind the judges’ table. Steven, JLo, and Randy all pushed hard to praise and highlight Elise and it seems to have helped. At least it did in our poll with 6% of the vote, her highest yet. Just behind Elise was the man who is taking this very seriously, Heejun Han. Heejun pulled in 4% of our poll’s votes which was enough to keep him out of the Bottom 5 here on the site last week.

The bottom of the heap was a crowded space this time around. Hollie Cavanagh, Joshua Ledet, and Erika Van Pelt tied at 3%. Hollie took a tumble after her “Honesty” performance this time as her fans didn’t seem to connect with her this time around. Speaking of tumbles, Joshua dropped like a rock going from 26% last week to 3% this time with his rendition of “She’s Got a Way.” Perhaps going from second to last the previous time to second this time around contributed, but that’s a big change. Sadly, Erika Van Pelt had her best poll results all season last week with 3% and yet she still managed to get sent home anyway.

At the very, very bottom of our poll for the American Idol Top 10 performances you’ll find DeAndre Brackensick and Skylar Laine. DeAndre has been circling the bottom of our poll’s drain for the past three weeks while repeatedly earning just 2% of the vote. I expected him to leave the past two weeks with those sort of results but he’s managed to press on. Meanwhile Skylar had her first flirt with the danger zone here on the site but managed to steer clear of Ryan Seacrest’s Stools of Sorrow during the results show. Skylar will need to pick things up and I’m guessing that won’t be a problem for that high-energy singer.

How do you think the American Idol 2012 Top 9 will handle the songs of their own musical idols?

American Idol 2012 Top 10 Week Poll Rankings:

  1. Jessica Sanchez – 39% – up 11 points from last week
  2. Colton Dixon – 17% – up 13 points from last week
  3. Phillip Phillips – 16% – up 5 points from last week
  4. Elise Testone – 6% – up 4 points from last week
  5. Heejun Han – 4% – no change from last week
  6. Hollie Cavanagh – 3% – down 8 points from last week
  7. Joshua Ledet – 3% – down 23 points from last week
  8. Erika Van Pelt – 3% – up 3 points from last week
  9. DeAndre Brackensick – 2% – no change from last week
  10. Skylar Laine – 2% – down 2 points from last week

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American Idol 2012 Top 10 rankings

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