American Idol 2012 Top 12 Girls Performances

American Idol 2012 Top 12 Girls

American Idol 2012 live performances continue tonight now with your season 11 Top 12 girls taking the stage. We’ll soon find out which of the twelve girls will be voted on to the finalists stage by you and which singer will become a judges wildcard. Let’s see how they do tonight following last night’s Top 13 guys!

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American Idol 2012 Top 12 Girls Performances:

  • Chelsea Sorrell – Cowboy Casanova – 1-866-436-5701
  • Erika Van Pelt – What About Love – 1-866-436-5702
  • Jen Hirsh – One and Only – 1-866-436-5703
  • Brielle Von Hugel – The Dock of The Bay – 1-866-436-5704
  • Hallie Day – Feeling Good – 1-866-436-5705
  • Skylar Laine – Stay With Me – 1-866-436-5706
  • Baylie Brown – Amazed – 1-866-436-5707
  • Hollie Cavanagh – Reflection – 1-866-436-5708
  • Haley Johnson – Sweet Dreams – 1-866-436-5709
  • Shannon Magrane – Go Light Your World – 1-866-436-5710
  • Jessica Sanchez – I Love U I Do – 1-866-436-5711
  • Elise Testone – One and Only – 1-866-436-5712

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  1. Of course the judges critic the girls performances!! They didn’t say not one negative thing about the guys…

    • they gave a few people some criticism last night…but i think they have made their mind up not to criticize like simon.  something tells me, unless someone falls flat, they will be nice to everyone.   can’t decide if i like nice.

      • You’re right, it’s as if they are intentionally avoiding have to be mean, which could mean avoiding being honest. Not sure if that’s entirely a good thing.

  2. So far so boring for me 🙁 have not felt goosebumps nor anything that I can say has been relevant with the girls.  I know though Jen Hirsh will be picked she is a very good singer.  Will have to wait to watch the remaining performances waiting for the filipino girl I dont know her name but I remember her strong voice and powerful performance in Las Vegas.  Lets see…

  3. It’s official… the judges WANT us to hate them. They gave Erika critique but not Cruella? WHY?!

  4. Sorry, I was not feeling her at all, Brielle. Did not like it at all. Started too low and she confused soulful blues with vamp. JMO.

    • She was… she did awesome. She took on a big song, and of course she wasn’t Christina, but she held her own. I liked it.

  5. This is a great song… like, the kind that if she bombs a lot of people will not like her.

  6. Skylar i think is a natural.  I guess i love a great country singer.  I do hear Reba and almost see Reba at times watching Skylar.  I bet she would put on a great show.  Ok..this is turning into a great night based on skylar and hallie…very cool.

    • I loved Skylar’s performance. I would totally go to one of her concerts, and I’m not even a  country fan!

    • I disagree about seeing Reba.  Reba was/is sultry, Skylar [most likely because of her youth] comes off as cheap [read Jersey Shore  Snookie].  Wrong wardrobe and wrong body language.  Reba would NEVER!  Really good voice though.

  7. well they let baylie have it.  she is beautiful.  I think this song was too low key.  she can do better..won’t write her off. 

  8. Awwwww… Baylie is like Julie Zorrilla. Front runner at first, but flops at the live shows. 🙁 Can’t wait for Hollie!!!!!

  9. wow hollie.  in the first few seconds wasn’t sure..but wow..this gal can sing.  another great performance.  at least three great performances so far.  better than last night already…i still love ya phil…lol.  but tonight better moments.

    • I really BADLY want Hollie to go through. I have already forgotten about the guys. And am I the only one that finds her accent adorable?

      • I’m with you on the cute accent… but beyond that, she’s an amazing vocalist! She did great tonight, I’m sure she’ll make it through to Top 12

    • Yes! The control she showed was awesome the way she went up so high and reigned it in with soft last notes. Nice…  

  10. take that people!! HOLLIE CAVANAGH’s is this year’s pia toscano who’s gonna win this whole thing. hahaha. I couldn’t be more glad.

    • amen sister.  The cute little blonde girl from Liverpool has started the War of 1812 all over again…wait…thats a bad analogy. 

    • Haha so true! I thought it was hilarious the way he was like “Umm…uhhh…ummm…” like he was gonna break it easy to her, and than came out with, “It was kind of a NIGHTMARE for me.”

      These young artists have to get over the whole, “I LOVE (insert mega star pop artist name here), I think she’s like the (insert highly magnanimous unattainable title here) of the time, and I want to sing just like her!”  They need to figure out who THEY are as individuals and just do THEM, not someone else. 

      • and when they do them, they are compared to the singer whose song they sang and they dont compare up, and its not right theyshould just be judged to them and their singing….
        i love Shannon, Jessica, Eben, Heejun, reed, Phillip, Hollie, Colton, ???
        oh well

  11. Only person I’m voting for tonight is Hollie. She just passed Heejun as my favorite person. hahaha Randy.
    “It was a nightmare, not a dream”

  12. Brielle  sang great too.I love her Voice But i will have to wait for the rest to sing.

  13. OMG what a nightmare tonight really! The guys did absolutely amazing in comparison of the girls.  So far nobody yet has what it takes.  For me Jen and Hollie have saved themselves but honestly I am dissapointed

    • Hollie deserved a standing o over all the guys yesterday! Well, her and joshua were on par with each other.

    • Shannon looked like a giant swan in that bright white evening gown. But her voice is there for sure…lacking in something, like soul or depth or something, but that’ll come with experience. 

    • I loved that song and the meaning in it
      just as i loved Heejun’s song
      originality,   not Adele copycats for them
      original,  and great job

  14. OK, so I was wrong about shannon. She is really good. Not as good as Hollie, but still very good.

  15. Also, she finally seemed effortless! Her final hollywood performance seemed forced, but tonight’s was great.

    • And she’s only 16, she will have a killer voice when she matures. I hope she stays in and SLAYS the competition. 

  16. Yes lol like a said I was waiting for the filipino girl she is amazing! the only one that has what it takes to win

      • I love em both, and they’re kind of neck and neck for me…Hollie because I remember her from last season and she’s even better this time around, and Jessica because she just came from outta nowhere and smacked down! 

  17. performances in order of how good they were from best to worst:
    1. Tie- Jessica and Hollie
    2. Elise
    3. Erika
    4. Shannon
    5. Jen
    6. Hallie
    7. Skylar
    8. Chelsea
    9. Cruella Von Hugel
    10. Haley
    11. As much as it kills me to say… Baylie 🙁

  18. haley and brielle are my bottom two in that order.  Skylar, Hallie and Holley were my favorites.  but other than haley and brielle i thought everyone did well enough to survive. 

  19. I can’t believe Lauren Grey is out of the running….she is a lot better than most of these girls

  20. Thank you ladies for entertaining tonight!!! I  quite enjoyed this show thank you after last nights train wreck thank you ladies!!!

  21. So my top 5 girls, in order of performance:


    It was a toss up between Elise and Jen but, I preferred Elise’s version of Adele’s song. Much more bluesy and raw although Jen had some nice moments in the song too.

  22. After tonight, I think America’s top 10 will be…
    Heejun Han
    Jermaine JonesColton Dixon
    Phil Phillips
    Joshua Ledet
    Hollie Cavanaugh
    Elise Testone
    Jessica Sanchez
    Erika Van Pelt
    Skylar Laine (It was a toss up between her and Shannon but I thought she was just a tad better)

  23. Girls were a lot better. Not sure if I think the talent is better this year. All the guys sound like girls!!!

  24. America’s Top 10

    1. Phillip Phillips
    2. Heejun Han
    3. Joshua Ledet
    4. Eben Frankewitz(Two Words: Teen Girls)
    5. Colton Dixon
    6. Shannon Magrane
    7. Hollie Cavanagh
    8. Jessica Sanchez
    9. Skylar Laine
    10. Elise Testone

    Judges Wild Picks
    1. Reed Grimm
    2. Creighton Fraker
    3. Deandre Brackensick
    4. Hallie Day or Brielle Von Hugel
    5. Erika Van Pelt
    6. Jen Hirsh

    Bye Bye
    Chase Likens
    Jeremy Rosado
    Aaron Marcellus
    Adam Brock
    Jermaine Jones
    Chelsea Sorrell
    Baylie Brown
    Haley Johnson
    Brielle Von Hugel or Hallie Day

  25. Jessica is definitely the best… she knew what she is doing to sing to act on the stage and to project. Unbelievable for the first night she got standing Ovation from the judges and everyone of them pick her as the best performer of the night. Good job!!! keep the good work and may you can make it to the top girl go…go..go.. 

  26. most of the songs they picked tonight were bad  and some of the good songs they murderlized them…ya know thas mutilated and murdered the song im fairly disappointed

  27. Top 10 predictions… 
    Guys: Heejun, Phillip, Colton, Joshua, Reed
    Girls: Hollie, Schyler, Jessica, Elise, Shannon

  28. My top 5: 

    1) Jessica Sanchez
    2) Hollie Cavanagh
    3) Erica Van Pelt
    4) Skylar Laine
    5) Elise Testone

  29. As far as I’m concerned, it will go down like this…
    Gone for sure: Chase, Brielle, Haley, Chelsea, Baylie, Creighton, Eben, Adam
    For sure in top 10: Phil, Heejun, Colton, Joshua, Jessica, Hollie, Skylar, Elise, Shannon
    As you see, I’m calling the top 5 girls right now. This is your top 5 girls america: Jessica, Hollie, Skylar, Elise, Shannon
    Rest of the guys fighting it out: DeAndre, Jermaine, Aaron, Jeremy, Reed
    I think Jermaine will go through and the wild cards will be
    Jlo-DeAndre (unfortunately)
    Stephen- Erika

    • yea as far as I’m concerned this is pretty much spot on. the girls are always easy to predict who will go through. The boys are always a different matter due to the finicky tweens that vote…smh

  30. In my opinion- best performances in order

    Jessica Sanchez
    Hollie Cavanaugh
    Elise Testone
    Skylar Laine
    Erika Van Pelt

    .. but my favorite is  Hollie, not
    only does she give me goosebumps, but she’s adorably sweet and genuine!

  31. Ok  I am pretty certain that either my tv has sound problems or I am going tone deaf. In the selection process of the top 24 I thought most of the women were screamers.  Really had no interest in any but Jessica who I think is amazing.  Now I realize Hollie is excellent too. The rest – ugh.  Close your eyes and what comes to mind is “cruise ship”.  ok now here’s where I really need some help.  Although I can sometimes admit I just don’t like someone’s voice, and that’s ok – I thought Elise was horrendous.  Voice was all over the place – so was her tone – and Jennifer called her the best.  Jen babe – you’re losing it.  Overall I think there is definitely some talent in this 24, but very little.  And what is with Randy grimacing during Elise’s performance than speaking so highly of her performance.  Yep – they picked em and I must say, I don’t think they got the best of the thousands who tried out.

  32. Fore sure these five girls are going through… Jessica, Shannon, Skylar, Elise, and Hollie. These 2 girls are for sure going to be the wild cards.. Erika Van Pelt and Jen Hirsh.. and that last wild card spot will either go to Hallie Day or Brielle Von Hugel. 

  33. I loved all of Jen’s performances in Hollywood. You definitely can’t disregard her talent, but tonight’s performance was not the best, especially listening to the playback. As for Elise- I think people will love or hate her for her different style. She has a raspy, unique kind of voice you do not hear very often, which I love…but I don’t think she will make it all the way because of that.  Skylar is an impeccable entertainer, and I think that she will get into the top 5 girls for that alone, but she was also the best country singer of the girls.  As for Jessica and Hollie- they are iconic for me, on a completely different level from everyone else. Erika and Shannon were also pretty darn good. As for the guys, at least the ones that I remember, are Phil Phillips, and Joshua Ledet. 

      • I sure hope so. She deserves to go through. They gave all the face time to people like amy brumfield and others that caused drama in hollywood but failed to show the true talent a lot. Like, for instance, Hollie and Jessica, WHY ON EARTH WOULD THEY NOT SHOW THOSE TWO?!

  34. Although the girls weren’t pimped at all this season, they are way stronger than the guys.  Six girls were really good, im going to say im surprised that they liked Jen, she didn’t do good at all.

    I’d say best 5 (in order) are
    1.Jessica Sanchez
    2.Skylar Laine
    3.Hollie Cavanaugh
    4.Shannon Magrane
    5.Elise Testone

    With Hallie Day getting an honorable mention.

    • Switch Hollie and Skylar, then Hollie and Jessica for me. 

      I agree on the others.  Top 5 were definately them.  Switch out Hallie Day with Jen Hirsch for Honorable mention for me. 

  35. oh! and Heejun too, his performance wasn’t his best last night… but I hope that people have been watching all the way through, because he’s been consistent and his voice is beautiful!

    • I hope so to, im a bit worried but seeing he is still the number one followed contestant on twitter im a little less worried, but still worried. I really hope he makes it through, because him and PP (Phillip Phillips for short) are the only guys I really like, and its about a 90% chance a guy will win again.  (Maybe Skylar has a chance for being country, and maybe Hollie/Jessica for just being amazing)

      •  I’m glad someone else recognizes true talent. I like where your head is, I feel the same way 🙂

  36. Don’t you think American Idol is a little bias? They always bring back a guy and never a girl for the 13th contestant! Remember whats his name? They kicked off the best singer, Lauren Gray!!!

  37. Jessica and Skylar. The rest….ehhhhh. The guys blew the girls out of the water. Sorry girls.

  38. Jessica nailed it…from start to finish! I agree with j-lo, her performance was way beyond her years! I also like hollie and elise! 🙂

  39. Guys I beg u,plz don’t let what happened to pia happen again this year!I mean Jessica is a gift,she’s WAY better than all the 24 contestants…vote for her

    • u are right >>> but in my humble openion , Jessica is really verstile unlike pia . I like pia but last year, I could not see her perform on the stage , She just sang . American Idol is more than just a singing competition .

  40. Girls are so borriing … Just watched skylar, i think she’s quite good compares to others

  41. vote for Jessica Sanchez. she’s the best. to all filipino and filipina please vote jessice sanchez. help our ka babayan.

    • I agree . She didn’t take that much of air time .I am dying  to see her performance in HW  “Get Me Bodied”

  42. Some of the boys’ performances were easily as flawed as the girls that were critized tonight.  I don’t like the love fest.  It is of no help to the contestants and I believe in honesty.  So many young kids this year, I hope they have a nanny on staff to change all the diapers.

  43. This young lady of  filipino-mexican blood is awesome. She is definitely different from the rest. She can sing a lots of varying songs with varying notes like when she sung the Prayer and so versatile that its not boring to watch her. I am totally convinced the moment she sung I love you I do, that this young lady will win and be a big part of the whole music industry. I dont know if being an asian-mexican race will affect her chance, hopefully I am wrong. She is a force to reckon with guys, so be prepared to watch this little young lady with a smooth, versatile, gentle, graceful and enjoyable to watch and hear her voice singing. God bless to you Jessica, dont forget to pray to God in Jesus name.

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