American Idol 2012: Top 7 Performs Tonight – Again

American Idol 2012 Top 7 finalists

Tonight on American Idol 2012, the Top 7 will again sing for your votes. After last week’s shocking near-elimination of Jessica Sanchez, the contestants should have all been scared into doing their best this week. So here’s to a great show!

This week’s theme is “Now & Then.” That means each American Idol contestant will be singing two songs. One song will be a Top 100 hit from sometime between 2000 and 2012 (the “Now”). The other will be a soul song from before 2000 (the “Then”). Check out our Top 7 song suggestions and please join the discussion. Tell us what you’d love to hear your favorites sing.

Be sure to check back later for Matt’s live coverage of the performances and for my recap shortly after the East Coast airing. With fewer and fewer Idol finalists left the competition is getting tougher and big favorites are inevitably going to start being eliminated. Don’t forget to show up tonight and support your favorites on American Idol.

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  1. let’s hope the judges hold off on the theatrics and concentrate on the singing.  let’s hope the public votes for the best performance and not who looks cute.  and let’s also hope that agents are out there to sign the stars of the future whether they win or not.  and for my pal in las vegas,  LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hey Namesake…Last I heard your Rangers are doing good.  I always root for New York teams so I’m on your side…..LOL

      I totally agree with you about AI.  These judges have to keep their opinions to themselves.  This group of judges is the worst when it comes to sabatoging the contestants.

      I really feel the cream will rise to the top.  Looking forward to tonights performances.    Not overjoyed about Kris Allen tomorrow night but it is what it is………LOL

      • rangers are up 2 games to 1, even with hagelun’s 3 game suspension (talk about unfair judging…nhl officials make idol judges look like king solomon!)  won’t see the shows until sunday – a little weekend away, you know where.  i’ll probably doze during kris allen.

      • What do you know about music? These judges rose to stardom because of their musicality and well respected in their field as artists.. their opinions matter.  Some people are just bitter to accept that their favorites are not being given the highest opinion. Come on, if you think you have a remarkable opinion on the performance of the contestants better ask AI to place you on judges’ seat. 

  2. Spoiler alert! I was the one that posted last week Elise will sing You and I and be closing the show. THIS WEEK: Elise will sing Its a Man’s Man’s World on center stage with just a spotlight and a song from Florence + The Machines! I dont know what song yet

    • Your last sentence makes no sense. I’m not voting for Phillip or Colton just because I think they are cute. Stop trying to make the voters feel guilty for having a different favorite than you do.

    • Phillip and Colton are not juz cute , they are also talented and can definately sing so plllleeeeaaseee don juz assumed that people vote for them because of cuteness ..Let America choose their own idol . all the best for all contestants tonite.

  3. Can’t wait! Hoping Phillip, Skylar, and Colton all have a great night. I love Elise but it’s becoming quite obvious, the rest of the country is not too fond of her.

      • I would love her to sing either of those songs but not both in the same night since that would be 2 ballads… Maybe 1 ballad and 1 uptempo can be better. Whatever she sings she will deliver. The only thing now is to get people appreciate her…

  4. Good time, bad time

    Good time, bad time, night time, day time, work time, off time, sad time, happy time, in the mean time Im thinking of you all the time.

    But this time Jessica Sanchez is my time…………..go FTW

    • i thought you were going for the led zeppelin tune good times bad times.  jessica could rock that!

  5. Am I the only one who thinks that this year’s Idol is going lazy in
    song theme? This decade; Now and Then; Your Idol. It’s basically they
    can sing anything they want. I love it when Idol brings nice theme like
    British Invasion, Motown; or some great artists like Bon Jovi, MJ.. 

    • I think they are just doing what people have been aksing for. People have been asking for more current music.

    • I think you are the only one. Even though the themes seem wide open it still depends on whether or not they can get cleared to sing the song they choose. 

      With the themes being more open they can pick more current songs and also I think it’s great to hear some new fresh song choices instead of all the same old stuff every year. These themes allow for that and I think it’s great. 

      With them being allowed to perform more up to date material it kind of brings the show up to par with the other competitions that are on TV right now and that is always a good thing IMO.

  6. We need to make sure we keep in mind what happened last week! We can’t let these people chastise us for voting for our favorite and not theirs. Keep voting for your favorite and don’t let them down. Everyone has good and bad weeks. Sometimes you can’t base it on that particular performance. You have to look at the artist as a whole and decide for yourself who your own personal American Idol is. 

    Just sayin……..

    • This is why we live in America….Its called freedom to choose who we like and who is the best to us!!!!!  If we all thought alike it would be very boooooring!!!!! 

  7. A fan on the other side of the world wishes Jessica to make it up to the finale or even more won the competition. Prayer is all we can do from here. <3

    • Is it worse to be just a Jessica hater or a P2, Elise, Colton, Hollie, Joshua, and Skylar hater all at the same time?

      I’d just rather be a Jessica Pusher hater…..I don’t hate any of the contestants on the show.  

      • i’m no hater of anyone too… it’s just that… i always love to see how jessica delivers her song every week 

  8. You know the Jessica Sanchez fans are going to be power voting this week. Be sure and do the same to keep your favorite in the show! You have to play be the rules the way they currently are. I am sure there will be big changes next year but only if we show them that it is broken. Last week was a wake up call but all it did was drum up the drama. 

    We have got to make sure they understand that the rules need to be changed for next year

    • Why do the rules need to be changed? Are they supposed to allow people outside the United States vote because your favorite was almost voted off?

      • It’s so obvious that you are just one of those bitter Jessica Haters. Well, I hope to hear from you again after Jessica’s performance tonight! Hahahaha

      • See, think before you speak…LOL The rules need to change to allow only one vote per number or ip. 

    • I guess they need to limit the voting per phoneline to come up with a more realistic result of whom America really voted for~ 🙂

  9. If u want to be popular never attemp to be crowned in AI11,just be yourself and focus on your singing career. All the winners never been in the top after AI idol.

  10. Even Melinda Doolittle thinks something was afoot with the results last week. She has stated so in an interview and she was a past contestant on the show, so she should know better than anyone. We can’t assume our favorites are safe based on the supposed outcome last week so let’s be sure and vote, vote, vote tonight. 

    • Is that the girl that looked like Shrek? Oh boy..I guess that settles it..since she thinks something was afoot. lol

      • I think your the most beautiful girl in the world! So nice of you saying the word Shrek to her! Kindly post your pic here to prove that you are more beautiful than Fiona! Hahahaha

      • I think your the most beautiful girl in the world! So nice of you saying the word Shrek to her! Kindly post your pic here to prove that you are more beautiful than Fiona! Hahahaha

      • @ Coralman2..seriously? Post my picture on this site? Yikes. With the stalker mentality fanbase..no way.

      • She don’t look like shrek and no that doesn’t settle it. I said she thinks that and I do too. So just stating that a person from inside the show thinks it could have been faked.

  11. to all Jessica Sanchez fans: let naysayers be, but let us not concede to defeat, WE have the power to make Jessica Sanchez win thru our votes. Jessica always does her best, but we have to do our part if we want her to win!

  12. Since the theme was announced, I really wish that BBChez would choose “And I Am Telling You” by JennHud

    • oh no…i dont think dat wud b a gud idea…have u seen her singing that song in youtube? there are two videos of her singing that song, the newer one is crazy!! its actually d first time i heard jessica sing bad..well not that bad but oh boy, she was having a hard time singing it! my sister was even surprised when she asked me who was singing and i told her its jessica, she was like WTH…is she sick or something?! try finding it in youtube, she was wearing white in the video

    • It is a powerful song to sing but not for AI, not for JS. In any amateur singing competition, I usually hear this song, so it’s a no no for me. 🙂

  13. Please words such as “idiots”, they aren’t supposed to be idiots for not voting JS~ it’s not helping her in anyway, your vote can.

    PS. JS fan here.

    • id love to hear philip sing quit playing games with my heart with his own spin on it…he’s known for it right, just like the thriller by michael jackson….that would be awesome! haha

  14. i’m worried for jessica…her grandmother just passed away yesterday and she’s very down. this plus the added pressure from last week…i think it’s too much for a young girl. God help her!

    • i think the more that she would be amazing later….coz she would dedicate her performance to her grandmother, i assume…

    • i think the more that she would be amazing later….coz she would dedicate her performance to her grandmother, i assume…

      • Wow… that is probably one of the most disgusting things i’ve ever saw somebody say. You’re pathetic.

      • You call this a “pathetic attempt?” Really? Dardenelle is not asking people to vote for Jessica out of sympathy…only expressing concern for the pressure the young girl is feeling. In case you don’t follow competitive contests (i.e. sports), it is very common for the public and media to express thoughts on an upcoming performance by someone who just lost a loved one. Have some faith in people…they’re not going to vote for Jessica out of sympathy. But they will vote for her if she comes out and takes her performance to another level to honor her grandmother.

      • never would expect sympathy from the likes of you…wouldn’t even want it…i was expressing MY sympathy. i’m actually a colton fan but i’m voting for whoever brings it tonight…you’ve just shown haters of jessica to be the lowest forms of americans there are. you need everyone’s sympathy for being a heartless souless bastard!

  15. If the Song Spoilers that I’ve read for Jessica and Elise are true.. they are both going to have a fantastic night!

      • Yesterday, I read that Jessica is singing Listen by Beyonce and I Am Telling You
        I’ve read that Elise is singing This Is A Man’s World in the center of a stage with just a spotlight.. and she is also doing an unknown song by Florence and the Machines.

  16. If the Song Spoilers that I’ve read for Jessica and Elise are true.. they are both going to have a fantastic night!

  17. I just hope everybody will choose the right song. Something that will make us WOW them. Go Jessica!  

  18. Waiting for Jessica to perform tonight, hoping whe will sing LISTEN (NOW) and And I AM TELLING YOU or I’D RATHER GO BLIND (THEN). I am getting addicted to watch all her videos in You Tube.  I really like “I’d rather Go Blind” and I love her rendition of this song, so much soul and power.  Goodluck Jessica!

  19. bottom line….it would be SO REFRESHING to hear some songs that HAVE NOT sung before. BIGGEST DOWNFALL of Idol is hearing the same songs sung over and over and over and over through the years. ENOUGH!!!!

  20. Let’s go SKYLAR!!!!! Rock it like you always do! You are better than anyone else in the competition at this point; it doesn’t matter what ANYONE says! My vote is for you! #skoutlaws will win!

  21. Cant wait for the VOTING start! Thats my focus right now! I need not anticipate the performance night so much because i know jessica will surely deliver the goods! But i cannot tske for granted power voting this time! Im going to vote like crazy this time! All for my jess! We love you!!!!!!

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  22. woohoo…got 150 people lined up to text vote against Jess….that’s 45,000 votes against Jess 🙂
    Help me peeps, so we can have peace the rest of the show, Jess and her drama must go

  23. Now Songs –

    “No One” – Alicia Keys
    “I Believe” – Fantasia
    “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
    “U Got it Bad” – Usher
    “Born this Way” – Lady Gaga
    “Fallin” – Alicia Keys
    “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga

  24. Then Songs –

    “In the Midnight Hour” – Wilson Pickett
    “A Change is Gonna Come” – Sam Cooke
    “Try a Little Tenderness” – Otis Redding
    “September” – Earth Wind and Fire
    “Son of a Preacher Man” – Dusty Springfield
    “Heard it Through the Grapevine” – Marvin Gaye
    “Let’s Get it On” – Marvin Gaye

    • My guesses ….

      I hope Joshua does “Tenderness” — been asking for weeks!

      I’m guessing Skylar does “Midnight Hour”

      Elise — “Let’s Get it On”

      Phillip – “Grapevine”

      Colton – “Change is Gonna Come”

      Jessica – “September”

      Hollie – “Preacher Man”

      Not sure — just hope Joshua is “Tenderness”

      • really jessica for september
        that would be fan, but it will be too hard for her 
        the song sang by earth,wind&fire fire 
        they have a different voice it will not be suited for jessica
        but for one moment when i heard it in the internet
        i said “why not “

  25. Think Hollie will sing Rolling in the Deep – she nailed it in her youtube video.  Thinking Elise will sing Son of a Preacher Man, unless Skylar does.  Would like to hear Hollie sing Heard it Through the Grapevine.  Would love to hear Phillip do Born this Way and Let’s Get it On 🙂

    • I want Phillip to sing In the Midnight Hour. I have no idea what of the “now” songs he will sing.

  26. Go Jessica!!!!!!you can do it again,you can win the night,don’t give a s**t to what haters say about you.GO!GO!GO!!!!

  27. No One –                     Alicia Keys  –  colton dixon
    I Believe –                   Fantasia      –  joshua ladet
    Rolling in the Deep –  Adele           –  hollie cavanagh
    U Got it Bad –             Usher          –  phillip phillips
    Born this Way-           Lady Gaga  –  skylar laine
    Fallin’    –                     Alicia Keys  –  jessica sanchez
    Bad Romance –           Lady Gaga  –  elise testone
    i think so….how about that???…

  28. What do you know about music? These judges rose to stardom because of their musicality and well respected in their field as artists.. their opinions matter.  Some people are just bitter to accept that their favorites are not being given the highest opinion. Come on, if you think you have a remarkable opinion on the performance of the contestants better ask AI to place you on judges’ seat.  

  29. The extreme emotions surrounding the Jess is easily explained. Pinoys have tried to push Jess down everyone’s throats in their over zealious Pinoy pride. Pinoys have a pushy, stubborn, rude and arrogant streak in them that collides very strongly with average Americans who are very independent and resent those who try to push things down their throats. American’s are tolerant in letting people do their own thing aka  “to each his own”, but they are very intolerant when people try to push their own thing onto them so zealously.
    I’m sure I will be ripped as a racist. I am a racist in respect that I recognize and accept stereotypes, such as “the rude and pushy Pinoys” All Stereotypes have some truth at their core. I am not a racist in that I’m thinking I’m any better than any other group of people, including Pinoys. I’m just recognizing the 500# Gorilla in the room.  Please don’t think I hate Pinoys, I do not, in some situation I respect and admire their zealous stubborn attitudes, but not in the context of the AI competition.

    There’s the truth, now rip away.

    • I can’t fault you for feeling the way you do because I, myself, am Filipino-American, but am also absolutely incensed and discomfited by the inane display of boorishness by SOME of my fellow Filipinos on this board.  Some remarks have have become unacceptably belligerent and I sincerely hope that such reprehensible insolence will not cause a blanket labeling of ALL Filipinos and Filipino-Americans as unnecessarily brusque and chauvinistic.

    • And who are you to judge the “Pinoys” that way?  I admit some are that way but other nationalities are that way, too.   Get smart and know that there are other “Pinoys” who definitely are not what you think they are–i am sorry if you only met some and are stereotyping them.   Look at yourself and please don’t judge everyone–you are very rude!!
       

  30.  The judges , have been trying to steer America to whom they feel is their favorites. I say, judges back off and let America do what they do best , pick the best performance and/or support their favorite singer each week . Stop the drama ! It just doesn’t cut it .

    • they do best? Probably it only applies to few, kelly clarkson, and carrie underwood.. other than that??? who elso won and make it to stardom??

  31. hey guys i just been doing some research on the soul songs these week on ai
    i found out that these songs are too old 
    l really like september the most 
    who ever gonna sing it probably had a hard time practicing it

  32. to all Jessica Sanchez fans: let naysayers be, but let us not concede to defeat, WE have the power to make Jessica Sanchez win thru our votes. Jessica always does her best, but we have to do our part if we want her to win!

    • lets hope they all go their very best . They are all just super singers and each one deserves a shot , including Jessica . Pretty hard to say any one person is better right now. Vote, vote vote , for your favorite

  33. What up with people telling me I need to vote for such and such a person? Can’t I just vote for who I think the best performer is “that night”? As this show would be such a freaking bore to me, if I already knew who I was going to vote for, before I even watched the show. If that is your idea of fun, that’s fine. But, please don’t ask other people to stoop to that level.

  34. Just VOTE for the best [if not GREATEST]just like what Randy, JLo and Steve always say after each performance…Luv U guys Peace!!

  35. I am thrilled that Kris will be on tomorrow night singing his AMAZING new song “Vision to Love”!! We are so proud of our Arkansas boy!!!

  36. F..N.. idiots. wasted a SAVE on Jessica Sanchez who is by far the best singer and who should win this thing. Now somebody who really belongs in the bottom three like Testone, Hollie and Colton who could be saved will be gone starting tomorrow night. Dumb idiots who don’t know how to vote. That is how we ended up with George Bush as president. Pay Attention 

  37. vote for you favorite…mind is Jesiccan… I cann’t compare you to anyone else.. For me, you are #1 and the best…good luck to everyone tonight…

  38. first of all the only thing the judges did right is save jessica, other wise they only make idiotic comments, especially jennifer and the rest follow-it’s sickning.  Jennifer acts like she is horney for another boy toy-pathethic and disgusting. This has been the worse year of idol.  colton and phillip stunk and destroyed the songs they sang, but got good reviews from the judges-omg! the only three that sang good was jessica, joshua and skyler, the rest have to go.  My bigest dissapointment is with the judges, ie, comments like you didn’t show enough emotion, you didn’t move or dance, you didn’t smile come on ppl its about a good vocal range, pitch and tone. The songs they tried to make their own  was horrific, talk about killing a good song.  These judges are just over paid jokes, not like the judges on x factor, now they give real concreate opinions. not frivious comments.  If  AI and XFactor were in the same time slot I bet you Al could be gone in the ratings. 

  39. what is wrong with everyone, Skyler is a talented strong entertainer, she is one of the best and will go the furthest even if she dont win.  Country stands by there good singers and she will  go further than any of them.
    loved her two songs and loved Hollies first song
    Elsie needs to go home tonight

  40. I am thrilled with last night.. I really am pulling for Hollie… I loved “perfect” and I was so happy with “rollin in the deep”.. I think she just might be the black filly of the competition… I think she could even do some Tina McBride.. she has a great voice.. style is fine.. she just needs some mentoring.. hello ? My other favorite is Phillip…he already is a winner!

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