American Idol 2012 Top 5 Mentor Revealed

American Idol 2012 Top 5 mentor

This week on American Idol 2012 the remaining finalists will be taking on British songs, but they won’t be receiving any guidance from a Brit. Instead they’ll be hearing from a member of an iconic American band.

Entertainment Weekly (via MJ’s) has learned the Top 5 singers sat down with Jimmy Iovine and Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen’s guitarist from the E Street Band, though you might also recognize him as Silvio Dante from The Sopranos.

Per the typical timeline each week on American Idol, the singers likely met with Van Zandt late last week to practice what they’ll be singing during Wednesday’s live performance show.

We expect to have the Top 5’s song list provided by Idol sometime Wednesday afternoon, but in the meantime we can continue to speculate and discuss what we’d like to hear. Read through Branden’s song list to see what he’s recommending each of the American Idol 2012 Top 5 finalists take on this week.




  1. Little Steven. Now that should be fun. Loved him as an artist and his comments should be interesting.

  2. Neat that he’s the mentor.  His Voice of America album is my favorite of all time.  I’m not a democrat or anything, I just think it’s got a bunch of cool songs.  

    Also, while I’ve never met the guy personally, we’ve got some mutual friends.   I haven’t talked to these people in a awhile, so seeing him as a mentor is kinda prompting me to reconnect w/ em.  So glad he’s the mentor on that account too.

  3. Steven Van Zandt will be awesome…definitely has the experience and plays a pretty mean guitar..Idol needs a good pick me up.

  4. The official song list is this
    1 Phillip Phillips “White Blank Page” (Mumford & Sons2 Skylar Laine “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (The Rolling Stones)3 Jessica Sanchez “Domino” (Jessie J)4 Hollie Cavanagh “Imagine” (John Lennon)5 Joshua Ledet “Oh! Darling” (The Beatles)6 Phillip Phillips “The House of the Rising Sun” (The Animals)7 Skylar Laine “Rumour Has It” (Adele)8 Jessica Sanchez “You Had Me” (Joss Stone)9 Hollie Cavanagh “What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction)10 Joshua Ledet “Somewhere Only We Know” (Keane)

    • 1 Phillip Phillips “White Blank Page” (Mumford & Sons)
      2 Skylar Laine “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (The Rolling Stones)
      3 Jessica Sanchez “Domino” (Jessie J)
      4 Hollie Cavanagh “Imagine” (John Lennon)
      5 Joshua Ledet “Oh! Darling” (The Beatles)
      6 Phillip Phillips “The House of the Rising Sun” (The Animals)
      7 Skylar Laine “Rumour Has It” (Adele)
      8 Jessica Sanchez “You Had Me” (Joss Stone)
      9 Hollie Cavanagh “What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction)
      10 Joshua Ledet “Somewhere Only We Know” (Keane)

    • That song list is from wikipedia.. last wk wikipedia did the same thing & then removed the song list & the real songs turned out to be completely diff from what they actually performed

    • If it is or not~ Waaah. I hope JS sing those songe suggested for her~!!!
      “Domino” Jessie J and “You had Me” Joss Stone!!! :))

      • Noodles……Your head is full of “Noodles”……..It’s obvious you hate Jessica Sanchez……That was pretty cold of you to make a comment like that…..I mean really……..Bitter Are We?

    • Maybe you mean “will be mentored” by… she cannot “mentor” Springsteen by any stretch of thinking… 

      • IMO “Interesting” said that JSan will be mentoring Bruce to exalt J and demean Bruce.  Just a helicopter in a septic tank, stirring s**t.

  5. Last week after Joshua performed the camera flashed over to Steven Van Zandt and you saw him say/mouth Joshua was his favorite lol, then Nigel (the producer) turned and nodded to him

  6. Looking forward to another exciting Wednesday night with these talented future artists of this generation mentored by  great song artists. May your tribe increase!!!

  7. Is the the first time a guitarist has given American Idol performers advice on … signing? frankly I do not see the point.

    • Signing?  Like for deaf people?  Are you just kidding?  Little Steven has done backing vocals with the E-Street Band forever and has been the front man for The Disciples of Soul for years, too.

      • Congrats…Your Rangers made it into the next round…….GO RANGERS

      • to my namesake…thanks for the congrats.  we gotta win tonight so i won’t be seeing the show until  probably tomorrow.  business will pick up on idol may 17th.  FINALLY you know who will be on.  the show is not bad this season  but it sure as hell is no season 8

      • I am so waiting for May 17th……the hi-light of this season for me…..
        I will be watching tonight, as usual….LOL……

  8. All must vote for Jess. None other even close to her great voice. YOU MUST VOTE JESS!!!!!

  9. All must vote for Jess. None other even close to her great voice. YOU MUST VOTE JESS!!!!!

  10. (Right To Be Wrong) by Josh Stone  is the right song to pick by Jessica Sanchez tommorow.Some suggested that their choice for her are DOMINO & YOU HAD ME,meaning from Josh Stone also.
    1. Jessica Sanchez…………………………..winner
    2. Hollie Cavanagh………………………….2nd placer
    3. Phillip Phillips…………………………….3rd placer
    4. Joshua Ledet………………………………4th placer
    5. Skylar Laine……………waiting for elimination tommorow
    This is my personal prediction by so far,Joshua or Skylar leaving the stage by tommorow. Jessica,Phillip,Hollie their followers &  fanbase are ready to fight for their idols for better or worst.

    • Dream On! HAHAHA. Skylar and Phillip will be AT THE FINALE! SKYLAR will win! 🙂 P.E.R.I.O.D! 

    • 100% I agree with your winner : Jessica but I predict Philip is the next most deserving so Philip is the second placer for me.

    • i agree that jessica, hollie, and phillip have the strongest fanbase.  i think it will come down to jessica and phillip though.  the fanbase for thoughs too are huge and completely different from eachother and they are about 16,000 followers apart from eachother on twitter with everyone else following about 100,000 followers behind.

      • that’s true, but come to think of it.. JS followers could be from other countries who can’t vote or limited for several votes online, so that could mean Phillip could have the advantage.

        just my thougts~:)

  11. Vote Jessica Sanchez  FTW & Hollie Cavanagh FT2nd AI11 season.
    Waiting for elimination are Joshua,Skylar,Phililip lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jessica Sanchez ………………………………………Winner
    Hollie Cavanagh………………………………………2nd placer
    vote……………vote……………vote Jessica go FTW  lol


  13. Vote Vote Vote Jess The Best
    No let boys win this year, then
    Jess stomp fatty skylar and blondie Brit Hollie…Pinoy proud make them all inder Jess feet, you see she the winner

    • I’m rooting for JS also but please don’t bash on to other contestant, they’re all deserving. Haist~!

  14.  You just hate Jess, she already greatest performance, you know not your foot from you mouth!

  15. Just vote for your fav AI11 and select the best that you really love,Jessica & Hollie are my bets.I want them to compete in the finale,just two of them and nothing more.I know all the remaining AI11 are qualified to be there but not for winning instead.Everyone has their own favorite but the reason I chose Jessica & Hollie they are the most qualified to be the winner.I like the 2 ladies.

  16. American Idol Season 11 is the most exciting final events this year.All the 5 contestants are all good but Jessica Sanchez much more ahead of them,with her pure vocal ability she got very popular to all poll rating sites in the internet world globaly,most commented,most dicussed good or bad remarks & publicity,most visited in video streaming sites elsewhere they are curious of her age at 16 her vocal range is incredible & fantastic to listen.
    Some celebrities noticed her talents already how good she was when delivering any theme songs every week,Ballads,Rocks,Blues,Souls etc.I hope she may win the contest this year.

  17. Sooooooooo exciteddddddd for jessicaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait to see her performance!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!! Woooooo-hooooooooo!!!!!!!!! Go for the win jessica!! You’re the most loved and most hated person in this blog! It only translate to one thing – you are very popular! Keep it up! Good and negative comments are indications that you’re being noticed! 🙂

  18. Jessica showed us again why she will be the winner. What a brilliant performance

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