American Idol 2012: What To Expect Top 4 Week

American Idol 2012 David Cook performs

It’s “California Dreamin” week on American Idol 2012, as the contestants will be signing songs from bands or artists out of California.

And the theme isn’t as lame as some people on the web are saying. California produced some great bands. There was the big 1960s San Francisco psychedelic movement with bands like Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. And Hollywood gave us some great sounds like The Doors and Bob Dylan. And the sounds continue today with bands like Maroon 5 and Foster the People.

The Top 4 will again be singing two songs each with some duets thrown in. The second theme are songs they wish they had written. According to American Idol producer Nigel Lytgoe’s Twitter, that translates better as songs the Idols are inspired by. Weird wording. Why not just call the theme “Songs that Inspire”?

On Thursday night, we’ll find out the three contestants who get to hear Ryan’s “You’re Going Home …. for your Top 3 hometown parade!” tricks. Also Thursday, American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez will perform her single “Dance Again,” and Season7 winner David Cook returns to perform his song “The Last Song I’ll Write For You.”

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my American Idol 2012 Top 4 song suggestions.

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    • Well, that has disaster written all over it.  Jessica to carry the melody and P2 to do what?

      • Actually, I’m not that concern if they would sound good together~
        Just want to see them with a duet since it would be the first time alone if ever~ :)) We’ll never know they would make a great duet. 

        I Knew You Were Waiting For Me- JS & Josh is still the best duet in AI for me so far~ 🙂

      • honestly who knows?  with the right mix and blend, it might be OK or shockingly good?
        I surely want to see if they can work it out out of curiousity, don’t you?

      • P2 will do his, um, thing with the guitar… you know what I’m saying, right? He’s Phillip Phillips and he’ll definitely do something unique (and brilliantly awkward) on stage.

      •  They haven´t even start to sing and you are already speaking about deaster.
        How about to wait and see before judging!

      • Jessica sings and Plillip Phillips umns and makes weird faces as if he is constipated sometimes… some might like his style and no doubt about it but go figure him as Idol winner….say whatttt~!!!! lol Really?

      • Hey Lyn, just for record I’ve been around awhile and I know what sells and what doesn’t.  I’ve been to a ton of the greatest concerts in the world and I know that rock is here to stay and is the most widely accepted music for all mankind.  Now as far Jessica goes, my fair lady,  another Diva is not what the music industry needs because that genre of music fades over time unlike rock which will always be a part of this universe.  Phil Phillips is the only marketable contestant left on AI.  Vote for PP all you can people…………Namaste’

    • actually, would love too see it happen + Josh & Hollies. 
      There are duets we haven’t seen yet

      • i mean… these are the duets we haven’t seen yet 
        Jess&phil —- Josh&Hollie,  hope it happens

    •  Yes I cannot wait. There is a little bit danger left that Jess could overpower him with her strong voice. But PP is a great teamplayer and can develope great fun with his partners . His performance with Josh was so cute and funny.
      And back to Jess and Phil. That reminds me to something. Maybe not many noted that. The night were Jess should eliminated, when she started to sing her save-song, he waved wildly to the judges to go on stage to her to save her-great gesture!

    • I don’t think the voices will match.  I think a Jessica/Hollie or Jessica/Joshua will match better

    • i wish jessica and hollie duet sang when you believe by mariah carey and whitney houston.
      So, we can see who is the best among them 2..

  1. hmmmmm I think  the second theme is as easy as saying a contestant or finalist’s song choice……..I just hope this time Jessica will sing one of the powerful known songs that many of her followers or fans are expecting from her.

  2. Idol voting results leaked for the 1st time!Total Votes(combined phone, txt votes & online votes)***59,789,455***1. Phil- 14,179,219 (23.72%)2. Joshua- 13,597,002 (22.74%)3. Jessica- 11,226,897 (18.77%)4. Hollie- 10,654,978 (17.82%)5. Skylar- 10,131,359 (16.95%)This is NOT FAIR. The girls keeps on voting Phillip the worst among the 5 contestants. What do you guys think?Flag

      • @yahoo-XQFNGFCVRRZMFMQTGKIDBESTXY:disqus , that’s a different story I guess. Sorry, I didn’t make it specific with my comment they don’t give leaks. (But clearly, we’re talking here about the numbers, haist)

    • This is so so true, Yea Phillip, go all the way buddy and show them all how you win!!  Can’t wait to see you sing some real meaningful music, (instead of all that ballad crap),  themed as “California Dreaming”.  Go for some Doors if you can, you’ll rock the Universe big time!! 

      You people out there have a hard time believing Phillip can be the big winner, well boy are you in for a surprise.  Again I say, Phillip’s the only marketable singer on the show right now and the music moguls know this.

      • Ofcourse not, I believe P2 could be on top on votes but this just have no credible sources. Don’t just believe it because you P2 is the big winner~ haist! 

      • Soulshines, marketable ? Where is David Cook, Kris Allen and Lee Dewyze ( spelling ?) you are really something. Dripping…( not tripping )

      • @Lyn, David Cook’s first album went platinum. His second album isn’t selling as well. Call it the sophomore slump. I would hardly call him a failure though. No, it’s not the kind of stuff you’re going to hear playing after Nicki Minaj or Lady Gaga (thank God) but it’s good. Anyone could have told you that he was a little too heavy for pop radio.

      • Phillip is marketable?? it is why we have a Top 4…because they and some more are Marketable….but what Phillip can do is start singing. I hope he does because Enough!! lol. All my votes are going to just One…Jessica Sanchez …so my 50 online vote and phone votes ..Good Luck to All…

      • HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA>……. Well…maybe after all the show is not based on the best singer.  

    • what? they never post a leak on youtube….everytime a song would leak, its not true, the contestant always end up singing a different song….and this voting results is not true as well, AI wont be that stupid to leak it out…

      • Are you for real! Its time for America to know the real score in numbers! What if Nigel is just making up some BS result coz the public cannot see the real score to get some MEDIA ATTENTION. I just hope this is not the real score and I wish Phillip is way at the bottom!

    • Posting like this must identify the source and verified carefully otherwise it is just garbage.

    • PLEASE DEAR LORD DON”T LET THIS BE TRUE !  EVERYONE VOTE CRAZY FOR JESSICA ! I MEAN THE WHOLE 2 HOURS !!!! AND PRAY !

    • It is not fair… but it does make sense. I believe that the voting results are that close to each other… even Dial Idol says that. I believe the difference between the contestants are small. Anyone could win this season. It will all depend on the next performances… if any of then slips on the song choice or something else… that would mean the end!

    • Arnulfo, I believe the person who create this voting numbers is in favor of P2.  If he/she is, then what this person does is creating a disaster to P2.  There is no such numbers,  as AI has not released any votes on youtube or any site.  That would make Ai image really bad if they do and will create a big mess.  I will not believe in this number as like wikipedia until it is confirmed.

      And if this is a true number, this is done and we need to look for Wednesdays performanc again and vote……. Godd luck to all AI top 4.

    • NOT fair? LMAO..why, because the one you want to win isn’t getting the most votes?

    • I for one can see arnulfo’s frustration. I doubt even Phillip’s most die hard group of fans will disagree with the fact that Phillip, BY FAR has the most limited vocal range of any performer remaining. Yet, there he is at the top of the polls, every week. I suspect the main reason for that, is those pesky pre teen girls who vote a million times every night, based on looks. Sure, there are others that vote for him based on the style of music he performs. And I can somewhat understand that, I like a unique, blusy rendition of a song quite a bit myself. But, Phillips extreamly limited vocal range lost me as a fan, a long time ago.

  3. yeah….. philjess..haha…this is stupid…. but they look good together..haha…whatever…i still love all of them…

  4. yeah….. philjess..haha…this is stupid…. but they look good together..haha…whatever…i still love all of them…

  5. To keep it young and fresh Hollie should do a slower rendition of The One That Got Away by Katy Perry or Thinking of You by Katy Perry.

    I can definitely see Phillip doing a Doors song.

    I think Jessica will pull out a Beyonce song for the song she wished she wrote.

    As for Joshua he’ll sing another slow soul song and he’ll get a standing o.

    Hopefully Hollie sings with Jessica and they stand out amongst each other.

    Hollie just needs to sing like she has the last three weeks and she’ll win the night again and move right into the Top 3.

      • No not at all. Its young! Which is key with.voters. if she were to do it slower like Katy Perry did at the AMA’s or the Billboard awards (forgot which one.)

  6. Phil Phillips doing Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s “Spread Your Love” would be priceless!!   Go Phil, go go go.  Please don’t forget to vote for P2 no matter what he sings, it’s all good, just let it flow.  Peace to all

    • phil doing any song is lame. doesn’t matter if it’s the most beautiful song ever. It will sound lame. He is LAME! he should consider changing things up but that’s impossible when you can’t sing more than 10 semi-tones.

  7. For Jessica Sanchez, I hope she sings any of the songs below:

    Songs from California
    1. Don’t Stop Believin by Journey
    2. Time of My Life by David Cook

    Songs I Wished I’d Written
    3. Listen by Beyonce
    4. And I Am Telling You – Jennifer Hudson version

  8. Saw comments from Youtube lately. What it is with some Holliepops ‘bragging’ about Hollie’s Nordic (whatever that means) superiority? those comments made me laugh.

  9. Four California songs….

    Hollie – Deperado – The Eagles  I just think this song would fit Hollie’s voice well.  The Eagles were a classic LA band.

    Jessica – Have you Ever – Brandy.  Brandy was born in MS, but raised in California.  This song is a good ballad for her, and I think also fits what they are trying to do with Jessica.

    Josh – Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers.  Also from a movie soundtrack so it  is definitely out of California.

    Phillip – For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield.  Before CSN or CSNY there was Buffalo Sprinfield.  This classic fits Phillip’s voice perfectly and I think he could do some good things with it.

    • I’d rather he’d do “I Put A Spell On You” by CCR.  And, yes, they are a California band.

    • Buffalo Springfield is the classic band that makes one wonder what a California theme means. Most of the members are Canadian, and Steven Stills the 2nd most famous member is a Texan. The band though I believe formed in California. Great band though, and For What it’s Worth is an interesting suggestion.

    • Actually, I think I can see any off the current performers doing very well with the ballad “Deserado”, by the Eagles. By, I can see it be PERFECT song for Jessica.

  10. Please quit making up things and posting them to start rumors. It’s dumb.   The only way the above could be even close to true is if the Votefortheworst sites made it that way.

    • Or i think Allison Iraheta’s No One Else, it’s rock Ballad…
      Or Joy Enriquez’ How Can I Not Love You from the soundtrack also of King and I…good ballad also.

    • Jessica:
      Eagles’ Hotel California? Something like she did with Bohemian Rhapsody…
      Sherly Crow/Guns n’ Roses perhaps  Sweet Child O’Mine?
      Red Hot Chilli Peppers’  Under the Bridge but All Saints’ rendition?
      Black Eyed Peas Where is the Love with matching rap? a little versatility to show…surprise surprise?

      Phillips:
      Hoobastank’s The Reason

      • A 16 year old girl singing a song [Hotel California] about a drug induced fantasy on a family show, during family hour?  What are you thinking?

      • Templar 

        Sounds like a great songs to me, a drugged out 16 year old begging for sex. That Jess is one hot potential Filipino hooker…we are all big boys here. When you say Filipino….what do most American men think…young slutty girl in very tight white dress (but still need bag to put over her head…one ugly face). After that I voted in AI for first time. I don’t get like sex line charges do I?

      • Templar..LOL. No kidding. Can you imagine Jessica singing..she got a lot of pretty,pretty boys..she calls friends.

  11. as far as the jefferson airplane goes, no one in this group has the power of a gracie slick in her heyday.

  12. Oh here we go, moms and dads put your kids to bed Jlo will be on stage having sex with her baby boyfriend. lol

    • Shame on American Idol for even allowing the very shallow JLO to be a judge yet alone the sinful shows they allow for her to perform.  Has American Idol gone XX I wonder?  JLO is and always will be another Hollywood wanna be, can’t seem to find her own identity.

      • Yea Idol should show more class than this. She is going to be half naked with her baby boyfriend. I don’t think it should be on this kind of family show.

  13. doesn’t make any dif what they sing. Joshua will screem his way through because he can’t hit the note and he will get a standing O from the judges

    •  I have a new theory, Joshua goes on stage wearing a vibrating butt plug and isa hwy we get the screaming…and that weird smirk from him like we don’t know he’s getting off on stage..lol

  14. MOM and I,just agreed that only this person gave the balance performances in this season,,,,JESSICA SANCHEZ,
    top 7FALLIN(rnb/smooth)-TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS(uptempo/ballad)
    top 6BOHEMIAN RHAP(uptempo/rock)-DANCE WITH MY FATHER AGAIN(emotional/inspirational)
    top 5PROUD MARY(loud,powerful,upbeat)-YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL(inspirational,smooth song)
    and even her before weeks,,,you can see the versatility of this gal…
    everytime we watch her performances,it’s like we are eating a complete meal..ahhhh,we’re soooo fulllll………

  15. MOM and I,just agreed that only this person gave the balance performances in this season,,,,JESSICA SANCHEZ,
    top 7FALLIN(rnb/smooth)-TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS(uptempo/ballad)
    top 6BOHEMIAN RHAP(uptempo/rock)-DANCE WITH MY FATHER AGAIN(emotional/inspirational)
    top 5PROUD MARY(loud,powerful,upbeat)-YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL(inspirational,smooth song)
    and even her before weeks,,,you can see the versatility of this gal…
    everytime we watch her performances,it’s like we are eating a complete meal..ahhhh,we’re soooo fulllll………

  16. MOM and I,just agreed that only this person gave the balance performances in this season,,,,JESSICA SANCHEZ,

    top 7FALLIN(rnb/smooth)-TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS(uptempo/ballad)

    top 6BOHEMIAN RHAP(uptempo/rock)-DANCE WITH MY FATHER AGAIN(emotional/inspirational)

    top 5PROUD MARY(loud,powerful,upbeat)-YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL(inspirational,smooth song)

    and even her before weeks,,,you can see the versatility of this gal…

    everytime we watch her performances,it’s like we are eating a complete meal..ahhhh,we’re soooo fulllll………

  17. jessica sanchez should sing “I Am Changing in Dreamgirls”. She will make the judges so again. enough for Joshua so, it’s too scripted..

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