American Idol 2012 Top 5 Performs Tonight

AMERICAN IDOL 2012: Phillip Phillips. CR: Nino Munoz / FOX

Tonight on American Idol 2012, your Top 5 takes to the stage to sing for your votes in a British invasion theme. That’s right, the remaining five Idols will be singing songs from their favorite British artists and another from a decade well in the past. Will it be Beatlemania all over again or another Adele love fest?

Let’s hope the latter isn’t so.

The contestants will again be singing multiple songs and to go along with the British theme, read my British song suggestions, they’ll also be doing a song from the 1960’s. It’s certainly possible that both songs could be similar considering the British Invasion hit the US in 1964. At any rate, be sure to jump in on the discussion on what you’d like to hear them sing tonight by checking out my Top 5 song suggestions.

Joining Jimmy Iovine tonight on American Idol 2012 in the mentor’s chair will be Steven Van Zandt, guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

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. Okay… Jess, I hope that you will blow them off tonight! 🙂 I’m so proud because you always entertain me with your performances. 🙂

    I hope to hear you sing “Domino” and “Don’t let the sun go down on me”. 

  2. I really dont understand why you hate so much Adele’s song…almost every song from “21” is a good song for contestants like Jessica or Joshua or even Hollie to sing…

    • i don’t think branden hates adele.  i think it’s because she’s been sung to death and no one does it better.  her music is fabulous when it’s done by HER.  i hope they stay away from the beatles and elton john.  love them both but they’ve also been done to death.  how about something new!!

      • Adele’s music is fabulous when done by Hollie, too.  Didn’t you hear her sing “Rolling in the Deep”?  I love Adele, but I’ll take Hollie’s version any day.

      • to ruut-yes i did hear hollie.  don’t get me wrong, i really like hollie but i still think no one can touch adele.  i would LOVE to hear hollie sing “nights in white satin” by the moody blues

  3. 1st theme from British Music and 2nd theme are songs from the 1960s. As per some twitter sources

  4. Goodluck jessica your still the best of the group nobody can beat you,goodluck tonight abd godbless you always,we pray for you!

  5. It doesn’t mean that they don’t like Adele, it’s just they don’t want another Adele song because it is overused to be sang again and again.



      • I like hollie shes beautiful. But the way she sing, i’m sorry her pitch are very hard and no feelings.No quality of voice! skylar it is like  eated and swallow the words she sing, barbie doll haha.philpsphilips, kind of boring in my taste, while everytime he sing the same version oh not again pls.joshua, hes really good but too much murdered the quality of voice. Jessica flowless voice, big time!You could be the american idol 2012.
        Hollie 5go home take a rest.
        skylar 4 get ready to go home next week
        Philps3 u have 2weeks to stay
        joshua 2 you gonna be fight hardly with jessica.
        jessica 1 american idol 2012.

  6. I hope Jess sings a song that will not only display her vocal prowess but is also right for her age, like when she sang “Dance with my Father”…  it makes a lot of difference when the singer relates to the song she sings. As the judges have once said, singing is like telling a story, showing of emotions, and connecting with the listeners.  

    For me though, whenever she sings, I forget about her age… I’m completely in awe, like I don’t want her to stop.  I am sure she will have a great future in the industry whether or not she gets the title.

  7. Yes I am still hopeful that JESSICA performs something that will blow your mind. THERE ARE NO OTHER CONTESTANTS AS CONSISTENT AS HER 🙂

  8. American Idol Season 11 has just announced its annual Summer Tour for 2012. The Top 10 contestants this season (Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Deandre Brackensick, Colton Dixon,Jessica Sanchez, Hollie Cavanagh, Elise Testone, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, and PhillipPhillips) will take the stage for the live show, which kicks off July 6 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The final show is set for September 11 in Milwaukee. Check out the list below. DATE CITY VENUE 7/6 Detroit,… 

  9. I am done with guessing……..I never came out accurate………after all, predicting a song for an idol to sing is like expecting too. In the end, if your favorite sang different and familiar song may just cause some disappointment.
    But I am excited again for Jessica Sanchez!

  10. This week, American Idol Season 11 Top 5 Finalists will be performing two songs again. One by British artists and second songs from the 60′s. Hollie Cavanagh “Heroes” by David Bowie Joshua Ledet “Angels” by Robbie Williams Skylar Laine “Valerie” by The Zutons Wel Phillip Phillips “Something” by The Beatles Jessica Sanchez “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” by Elton John

    • looking forward JS- “Bleeding Love”, P2- “Time of the Season” & Skylar making country-style of any songs~ :)) #hoping

  11. Jessica or Hollie should sing LuLu…”To Sir With Love”.  I believe either one of these girls can nail this song especially if they sing it with emotion.
    Phil Phillips will sound the same no matter what he sings (don’t get me wrong I like his sound), Joshua will jump around the stage and Skylar will put her twang to whatever song she sings…..Its been a very predictable season……..SO FAR!!!!!!!!

  12. Jessica fans…..better to stop arguing to people who doesn’t like jessica, what we r going to do is to vote for her tonight to make her stay in the competation….i think this is better than arguing with them, let them do the talking and lets do the vote.

  13. all jessica haters stop messing with her and leave her alone if you’re not a fan of hers.just love who u want and don’t criticize others.

    •  Then should the Jessica lovers do the same and leave other fans and their favourites alone. All five singers are talented, but they have different styles. Who does prefere which singer has mostly to do with personal taste . Nobody can absolutely say which singer is the best, that is a very subjective thing. People feel different.


    Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations
    The Letter – The Box Tops
    Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
    Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
    River Deep Mountain High – Ike & Tina Turner

    British Pop:
    To Love Somebody – The Bee Gees
    Time Of The Season – The Zombies
    Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
    You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
    You Dont Have To Love Me – Dusty Springfield

    Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
    You’ve Lost The Lovin’ Feeling – The Righteous Brothers.

    • I am guessing that Jessica Sanchez is the third one to perform. By saying that, I’m hoping that she’ll be singing Proud Mary and Bleeding Love. Jessica Sanchez already covered Bleeding Love in youtube. I wish her luck to nail at least one song that can convince the majority to vote for her. I do hope others will do good as well as I want to enjoy the whole show. 🙂

    • My guess as to order of performance:
      1)  Jessica
      2)  Skylar
      3)  Joshua
      4)  Phillip
      5)  Hollie

      • jessica cant be first! she was first last performance show and it cant be hollie! she already had the pimp spot and jessica hasn’t.
        my guess order:1) Skylar 2) Phil 3) Hollie 4) Josh 5) Jessica

      • Patrick, they don’t do it in any certain order on who gets what spot. It goes by how they think the contestants are going to do. If they think Hollie has the best rehearsal..she goes last or if Jessica has the best rehearsal, she goes last.

    • P2 is surely number 2, since Dave Matthews covrs “Time of the Season” by The Zombies.  Guess the others are: 1) Skylar, 3) Jessica, 4) Joshua and 5) Hollie.

      • its cant be hollie! shes already had the pimp spot and jessica hasn’t.

        my guess order:
        1) Skylar 2) Phil 3) Hollie 4) Josh 5) Jessica

    • Don’t worry about the pimp spot. JESSICA doesn’t need it. She’s not going home next week. Will they give it to Hollie once again? She’s in trouble this week. I hope Skylar and Joshua goes before her anyway.

  15. JESSICA is going to sing “Bleeding love” and “Proud Mary”. Great songs and she’ll nail both of them!! I hope the judges give her at least one standing ovation this time. She deserves it (much more than Joshua).

    • Honestly, I hope the judges stay seated. The standing ovations have gotten out of hand. I hope they don’t give one to any of them.

      • She’ll kill both songs and the judges will give her a standing ovation. You’re so jealous of her. You can’t stop criticizing her in every single comment where you read the name “JESSICA SANCHEZ”. Maybe you’re secretly in love with her, ’cause I don’t understand why are you so busy hating on her while you could be talking about your favourites.

      • @Ferjp_88   how can you possibly take what I said and turn it around to a slam on Jessica? If anything, it was a slam on the judges and their totally over-used standing ovation. I said I didn’t want ANY of the contestants to get one because they don’t mean anything any more.

      • Js not having SO is A blessing in disguise for her. SOs for Joshua, makes me ignore Joshua a bit although he’s really doing great, sad truth~ 🙁


    • I hope you are right about Jess singing Proud Mary.  It will finally prove to everyone that she is a one trick Diva pony who can’t sing up-tempo songs with any success.  Buh-bye JS.

  16. Ive seen the song list for tonight and very concerned for the girls…Im guessing Jessica is singing “Proud Mary” and “Bleeding Love” because she is the only one that has the voice to pull that off…problem, she is 16 and should not be singing those songs…in fact, if I am wrong on Jessica singing them…the other 2 girls are too young for those songs as well…

    Joshua singing Fortunate son and you are so beautiful (my guess) should help him…

    Only P2 could be singing The Letter…it already soung like him in the origional artist…

    River deep, mountain high…you dont have to love me…my guess is Skylor…real bad song choices

    aint to proud to beg…guessing Hollie and to me that sounds like a desparate song choice…to love somebody (bee gees) her other…

    based on song choices, the girls are all in trouble

    •  Yeah , I agree, it’s like someone steered them the wrong way on purpose. I don’t understand when there are so many obvious choices. The fans here chose lots better choices for them, to bad they don’t listen to fans.

  17. Ok so alls I have to say is none of u have a clue what sounds good ..u are all talking trash about the best people! Y isn’t anyone talking about the worst one on the show JOSHUA! !!! HELLO IF ANYONE SOUNDS THE SAME ITS HIM AND EVERY WEEK HE GETS A STANDING OVATION! ! WTF I END UP MUTING HIM HALF WAY THRU ….COME ON PEOPLE REALLY…..

  18. Tonight my entire family from Honolulu and California….will  again vote for   ” Jessica Sanchez ” .  We love listening to her singing for we know we are listening to the best performer  on the American Idol  ever…   and we also  know she will shine as always and  blow us away with her beautiful renditions….ariel and robbie

  19. josh you can sing so why dont you?  i am so sick of your screaming you ruin the songs you sing to bad simon isnt there to give you some real advice

  20. i absolutely love american idol  steven tyler is awesome jenn lopez is also awesome as is randy  i am a 62 year old lady and have guessed the winner every year and was right except for adam lambert now i want joshua to win  he is out of this world  jessica  next skylar holly and phil  what a fab season the judges are so great together and we cant forget the best for last ryan secrest is the best  we love watching every week  my family also which we email and do our predictions each week what a blast  i lve in canada a small village chipman nb  my sister lives in maine my other sister lives in hilton head island sc just wanted you to know   have funnn everyone   sincerely mary carolyn and carl grant  my husband watches with me  it is fun  again  thank you   chipman nb canada

  21. I really love 4 of the finalist and they are, first Phillip Phillips then second is a tie between Skylar Laine And Joshua Ledet then comes Jessica. I do think that Hollie is coming up real fast and is trying to get there and she might make it pretty far, but my favorites are Phillip, Skylar, and Joshua. Anyone that goes home from here on out will surely be missed!!! Good luck to all!!!

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