American Idol 2012 Spoilers: Top 4 Song List Revealed

We’ve got song spoilers for tonight’s American Idol 2012 performance show. Check out the list below for what you’ll be hearing from the remaining Top 4 finalists as part of this week’s American Idol theme: California Dreamin’ and inspirational songs or make that “songs you wish you wrote,” depending on who you ask. There will also be a couple of duets mixed in there too as FOX works to fill a full two-hours with four singers.

Read on for the spoilers and start piecing together for who you think will be singing each of the songs.

American Idol 2012 Top 4 – California Dreamin’:

  • “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • “Steal Away” – Etta James
  • “You Raise Me Up” – Josh Groban
  • “Faithfully” – Journey

American Idol 2012 Top 4 – “Songs You Wish…” / Inspirational (?):

  • “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” – Jennifer Holliday
  • “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – Bonnie Raitt
  • “Volcano” – Damien Rice
  • “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” – James Brown

American Idol 2012 Top 4 – Duets:

  • “This Love” – Maroon 5
  • “Eternal Flame” – The Bangles

So let’s start hearing your predictions on who sings what.

American Idol 2012 Top 4 song list




  1. Phillip Phillips:“Have You Ever Seen the Rain” and “Volcano.”

    Jessica Sanchez:“You Raise Me Up” and  “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”

    Joshua Ledet: “Steal Away.” and “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”

    Hollie Cavanagh: “Faithfully” and “And I Am Telling You” 


    I’m guessing Jessica and Joshua on “Eternal Flame” 

    Hollie and Phillip on “This Love”

    After careful thinking this is the way I see it.

    Remember to keep Phillip in all you Philatics need to VOTE VOTE VOTE tonight! 

    Nobody is safe at this point in the game!! He’s never been in the bottom so get out all your voting apparatus and be ready!

  2. these theme weeks are starting to wear thin.  and the songs are horrendous.  someone could have done better.  what’s next week, songs from the bubble gum era???

  3. I just read an interview with Phillip saying they had a limited number of California songs to choose from.  It shows.  My guesses are:

    “Have you Ever Seen the Rain” – Phillip
    “Steal Away” – Joshua
    “You Raise me Up” – Hollie
    “Faithfully” – Jessica (she indicated she did something you wouldn’t think she would do so this makes sense over Etta James)

    “And I am Telling Your” – Jessica (here she said she was singing something she had sung since she was 7)
    “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – Phillip
    “Volcano” – Hollie
    “Its a Mans World” Joshua

    • same as my guess except that steal away – hollie, you raise me up – joshua, i can’t make you love me – hollie, volcano – philip

    • FAITHFULLY  FOR FESSICA? …startin to feel the heat right now..goossies all around !!!  FTW !

  4. With these song choice it only show which way they want us to vote but I tell you want there are 4 great singes and we need to all vote for tne best not a judge favorite.

  5. It seemed so obvious when I first read it but after reading your thoughts….I’m not sure.  Anyway…..

    Phillip:  ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain’ & ‘Volcano’
    Jessica:  ‘Faithfully’ & ‘And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going’
    Hollie:  “You Raise Me Up” & “I Can’t Make You Love Me’
    Joshua:  “Steal Away” & “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World”

    • I do exactly feel the same way with songs for each of them.  Maybe, Jessica got an idea to sing ‘Faithfully’ being well known to many and the lead singer is Arnel Pineda (Filipino).  It’s a good song especially the intro, it could be another moment for her.  I don’t kinda agree that Jessica will choose ‘Steal Away’ because of the age factor.  She’s too young for the message of the song although the vocal suits her genre. I don’t think the judges would like the song for her even if she would delivever a flawless rendition.
      As for the 2nd song, I have a strong feeling that she’ll follow the foot steps of Jennifer Hudson.  Jennifer sung “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going’ on her CD, being a singer that Jessica admired most, she’ll take the song and proved that she got wide range vocal prowess.  This song is a little bit harder than “I Will Always Love You’ because you could be out of tune if you are not good as Jessica.  So I’m crossing the finger that Jessica would deliver the ‘goods’ tonite.  Oh yeah!

      • There goes the Filipino pride again. Would you stop all these nonsense dragging of race? In the first place, even if Jessica has Filipino roots (and a fourth Mexican), it is America who raised and nurtured her and gave all the avenue to fulfill and realize her dreams. If we go with race votes then Jessica would go down the drain. Filipinos are just a small percentage of American population compared to African-American (who should vote for Joshua if this is a race vote), English-American (who should vote for Hollie), and plain American (who should go with Phillip). I could not use pure American because I think this would refer to American Indians. 🙂

      • Steve Perry was the lead singer when it was recorded and its his voice she’ll be compared to if she sings it.

      • kinda agreed to goma. I’m a Filipino, but everytime i give comment(s) to jess performances,  there’s no race stuff included. Don’t you think that this is  a ”crab mentality’, but one of the reasons why Jessica haters grew in the past few weeks, its because of us Filipinos that keeps dragging this Nationality and sometimes the one who usually starts  BASHING other contestants…Lets just remember, this is AMERICAN IDOL not International or Filipino Idol..Admit it! That’s the reality

        I mean lets just be fair. Btw, I want Jess, hollie or Josh to be in the finale. That’s my personal choice. They are all good.

      •  hey stop that “Filipino” whatever!!! you’re dragging jess’s popularity down!!!

  6. TEAM JESSICA all the way!!!!
    yeah yeah yeah! all set for her homecoming nextweek! and back for the FINALE!:) Cheers everyone, gotta be an awesome performance night tonight! LETS VOTE!:) Top 4 will fight for their lives to stay in the competition. Go JESS! LOVE-LOVE-LOVE!:) Don’t hate, just appreciate!

  7. It would be great if Hollie sang And I Am Telling You. That would be amazing but im pretty Jessica is gonna.sing it.

  8.  I am not surprised with this list, it has been consistently a lot of terrible selections right from the get go.  So what’s new?  What happens to making these singers sing up to date songs? 

    But since I am a retro guy, no complains here 😀

    My wild guess on who is singing what:

    Philip       1) Have you seen the rain
                       2) Volcano
    Jessica     1) Faithfully
                        2) And I’m telling you I am not going
    Joshua     1) Steal Away
                        2) It’s a man’s man’s man’s world
    Hollie        1) You raise me up
                         2) I can’t make you love me

    I think!    I am not sure on the order of singers so who ever gets the pimp spot will have an advantage for sure.

    Just saying…………………………………..

    • Ok I went to youtube and listened to Volcano.  I hated it and said “Wait, be fair”, so I listened again.  Hated it worse. Then I thought about P2 “singing” it and came to the conclusion that there is more than one naked Emperor.

  9. I don’t think any of these songs can give Hollie the moment that she need… Can I start crying now??? Let’s pray for the best for Hollie. Hollie x Jess finale!!!!

  10. i would like to hear Joshua singing Josh Groban’s “You raised me Up” and Philip’s version of “Have you ever seen the rain”..

  11. My guess:
    Phillip – “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” and “Volcano”

    Jessica – “Steal Away” and “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going”

    Hollie – “Faithfully” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me”

    Joshua – “You Raise Me Up” and “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”.

    Duets:  Phillip and Joshua – “This Love”

    Hollie and Jessica – “Eternal Flame”

    Pairing like this enables us to compare each guy and each girl to the other.  Also, thinking producers hope for another funny awkward Phillip & Joshua moment. 🙂

  12. Whoever sings Man’s World will be compared with Simms (The Voice), whoever sings Prayer will be compared with Jessica who did it  before. Good luck!

  13. Have You Ever Seen the Rain” – phil“Steal Away” – josh
    “You Raise Me Up” – hollie

    “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” – jessica“I Can’t Make You Love Me” – hollie“Volcano” – phillip“It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” – joshAmerican Idol 2012 Top 4 – Duets:“This Love” – josh and jes“Eternal Flame” – phil and hollie

  14. What I’m hoping. Hollie: Faithfully and Its a Mansion World or And I Am Telling You.

  15. Seen the list and whew…. I’m guessing Jessica would sing  Steal Away and And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.

    For the duet. This Love with Phil! 🙂

  16. Jessica Sanchez: You Raise me Up and  I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.

    • These sre the songs I am hoping that Jessica would sing tonight.  These songs will show her wide range vocal prowess and I am sure will make her on top again.

      Goodluck to Jessica.  We will support you whatever it takes.

  17. The song list is revealed in wikipedia, and the order of the performances too. I just don’t understand it. Are they right or are there some mistakes?

    • It says Jessica will sing in second place and then in fifth place. It’s not fair! They have to follow an order. And Hollie will have the pimp spot again (not fair neither).

  18. About the most ridiculous song choices ever!!  There is so much better music for these 4 singers to sing.  Oh well, American Idol, what you gonna do, when they come for you…………………Peace

    • next year they should dedicate one show to online votes nominating and voting for songs they want to hear the contestants sing!!  That would be awesome…and a viewer boost !

  19. Oh my gosh we’re singing Faithfully in my chorus!!! I hope Hollie sings it

  20. Phillip Phillips – “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” & “Volcano”
    Hollie Cavanagh – “You Raise Me Up” & “It’s A Man’s Man’s World”
    Jessica Sanchez – “Faithfully” & “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going”
    Joshua Ledet – “Steal Away” & “I Can’t Make You Love Me”

    Phillip & Joshua – “This Love”
    Hollie & Jessica – “Eternal Flame”

    That’s what i guess…

  21. if jessica sings those 2 songs who just mentioned,,,,she’s gonna run away with it  and nobody will catch her,,,she will sing this songs flawlessly,,,,BTW   people from san francisco and los angeles are getting ready for a long drive just to be in chula vista  for the homecoming,,,if indeed she will be in the top 3…..lets hope and pray,,,,,,,,

  22. I’m pretty sure Jessica’s doing “Steal away” and “And I am telling you”.. regardless what it is…. i know she’s going to nail it! 

  23. Phil is definitely singing “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”… I like Phil so much, but that was my favorite Casey song from last year… I was really hoping no one else sang that song, and I’m still REALLY hoping that if anyone, it’s NOT Phil… He’s his own person, and I’m afraid people will keep calling him “a Casey”. Ah well, tonight will be a great show!! 🙂 🙂

      • I have to agree, because Casey killed that song, and it really didn’t turn out too great for Phil… Volcano was amazing though, I have to say!!

  24. American Idol 2012 Top 4 – California Dreamin’1.Have You Ever Seen the Rain phlip 2.Steal Away” jessiaca.3.You Raise Me Up joshua.4.“Faithfully hollie              round 2  American Idol 2012 Top 4 – “Songs You Wish…” / Inspirational  1.  And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going jessica. 2. I Can’t Make You Love Me hollie. 3.  Volcano philip. 4. “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World josua.  

  25. I’m pretty sure Jessica’s doing “Steal away” and “And I am telling you”.. regardless of what it is…. i know she’s going to nail it! 

  26. Man, I was kinda hoping that they would sing songs I have heard before. I mean, there’s been so many good bands to come out of California and I listen to so many of them. I thought at least Phillip would sing something by one of those bands. Ah well, I’m sure they’ll all do great.

  27. Here are my guess:

    Joshua Ledet
     “Faithfully” – Journey
    “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” – James Brown

    Hollie Cavanagh
    “You Raise Me Up” – Josh Groban
    “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – Bonnie Raitt

    Phillip Phillips
    “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
    “Volcano” – Damien Rice

    Jessica Sanchez
    “Steal Away” – Etta James
    “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” – Jennifer Holliday

    I hope Jessica will be on the pimp spot tonight. She’d never been there.
    God bless JS. 🙂

  28. my guess:

    “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” – PP
    “Steal Away” – Hollie
    “You Raise Me Up” – Jess
    “Faithfully” – Joshua
    “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” – Joshua
    “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – Hollie
    “Volcano” – PP
    “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” – Jess
    “This Love” – Jess & PP
    “Eternal Flame” – Hollie & joshua

    what do you think? Hmmm.. Anyways, we’ll learn it in a couple of hours 😀

  29. Here’s my guess:
    (Solo performances)
    Jessica – Faithfully / And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going
    Hollie – You Raise Me Up / I Can’t Make You Love Me
    Phillip – Have You Ever Seen the Rain / Volcano
    Joshua – Steal Away / It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

    Hollie/Jessica – Eternal Flame
    Joshua/Phillip – This Love

    The duet songs look pretty obvious.  The solo acts may not jibe with my predictions.

    100% SHE IS THE ONE…..

  31. Have You Ever Seen The Rain: P2 
    Steal Away: Jessica
    You Raise Me Up: Hollie
    Faithfully: Joshua 

    And I Tell You I’m Not Going: Hollie
    I Can’t Make You Love Me: Jessica
    Volcano: P2 
    It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World: Joshua

    CCR and Damien Rice are tailor made for Phillip’s style and I can’t see any of the other three doing either of these two songs. So I am ticking those off for him.

    You Raise Me Up seems as if it will be a Joshua song but I have a feeling one of the gals will do it and Joshua will go for the dramatic songs that suit his gospel, dramatic style so I think he will do Journey.

    One would think Etta James would be suited for Jessica so I am giving that to her and You Raise Me Up to Hollie.  

    The 2nd round songs have me thinking. The majority seem to think Jessica will do the Jennifer Holliday song that was featured in Dream Girls but Hollie needs a show stopper and Jessica wants to do another tender song so would not be surprised if she did the Bonnie Raitt song.

    Joshua will probably want to blast out a James Brown number so I give that to him, although either of the girls could have a show stopping moment with it. Maybe Joshua will surprise us and do Bonnie Raitt.

    In other words, like most, I haven’t a clue except I am almost 100% sure of P2’s choices.

    Whatever happens, I am looking forward to a good show and for the mouthpieces jokingly called “judges” to keep their comments like an asses trot – short and sweet!! 

  32. wow I am liking this song by Phillip even though I haven’t ever heard it before!

  33. Hollie was the best tonight by far- I wish the judges would quit picking on her.  Their favorite two contestants can do no wrong even though their performances
    fall short a lot. Hollie deserves to go the distance-Please vote for her

  34. Question  :  Why is Phillip still there  He has the same type of song same tone slow songs he yet has to sing a fast song he should have been gone along time ago , now that their are only 4 left one of the great singers are going to be sent home if he is still there 
    everyone open your ears and not pick because you think he is cute.    The three other singers are amazing ….

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