American Idol 2012: What To Expect This Week

American Idol 2012 Top 12

This week, the American Idol 2012 theme will be “Songs From The Year You Were Born.” And for all of the Top 12 – except for three of the older contestants – that means songs from the 1990s.

So get ready to feel old if you were born pre-1990. Ugh.

Three singers, Heejun Han, Elise Testone and Jermaine Jones, were actually born before 1990, so we’ll get a little mix of the mid-to-late 80s in there on Wednesday night. Thankfully.

Be sure to check back tomorrow as we have our weekly song suggestions for the American Idol singers. And since the theme covers a whole year of songs, the suggestions will be mostly for fun.

On Thursday, we’ll say goodbye to one more contestant and see if that Judges’ Save is going to a part of the show this season. Also, Daughtry performs.




  1. This may sound like a really whack and random suggestion, but I think Deandre could pull off Enigma’s “Return to Innocence”. He has some Hawaiian influence in his music, and the chant in the song is Amis, an Austronesian language distantly related to Hawaiian and other Polynesian language. That song just sings to me the story of Hawaiians, Polynesians and almost all of our Austronesian brothers and sisters spread across the Pacific, including Indonesians, Malaysians, Filipinos and the 13 Native Tribes of Taiwan. It may be a little too off the wall, though, but here’s to wishful thinking.

  2. I think all and all the 2 standing in the end are phillip phillips and jessica. And guess what phillip phillips is going to win it. Go phillip

    • yeah,it is possible coz phil phillips has an edge from jessica for being a great musician not only a great singer plus he is a heartthrob! however, i admire JESSICA so much not just bcoz she’s my fellow filipino but bcoz she is really a BORN DIVA, not only a great singer but most of all she entertains all the audiences. so,let’s just keep our fingers’ crossed for the best of American Idol 2012!

      • I am a great musician coz I know how to play a guitar .
         C’moc, he ia talented bur he is not a great musician ..

  3. They are at more level playing field now, everyone has a chance to beat Ms. Jessica Sanchez this time.

    • Agree, since they can now chose the song which will show the kind of a singer they want to be.
      Agree also that Jessica is the one to beat at this stage. But I also am rooting for Hollie and Erika. Sorry, guys.

  4. As I posted days ago, I hope Hollie does “I’ll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me” by Expose, Joshua does Bon Jovi’s  “Keep The Faith” and Colton does “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak.  It probably won’t happen, but I can wish.

  5. Jessica, I believe you’ll go all the way to the AI Grand Finale!  I and millions of Filipinos will cheer and root for you.  At this early stage of the competition, you emerged as “the ONE to beat.” Keep it up and WOW us more! 

  6. I hope the judges will know by now when and to whom they will use their save me slot, just what happened to Pia Toscano. For me it’s only Jessica Sanchez by faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar.

  7. I think possibility Jessica will go 4th like some of the others who wowed at the beginning. People think they r safe and dont vote.

  8. Jessica – One of us (1996) by Joan Osborne. Let’s rock and roll this time. Jessica FTW.

  9. Hollie should do Hero by Mariah Carey.
    Since Jessica sang BIG song last week, Hollie should also be given the opportunity to make her position even. By tackling that song, I assume she’ll get more attention and be able to step out of her shadow (named Jessica). Lol.

  10. If she takes a Celine Dion song or Mariah Carrey this week………again, she will nail it and have another standing ovation from the judges……I am excited again for her another jaw-dropping performance.

    • jessica is just another karaoke singer of love songs that she has sung hundreds of times, lets see how she can do on a rock or country song that she has to learn in 1 week.  if she can nail that then i will be impressed

  11. Wow amazing talent this season!  I always predict the winner correctly. I know who it will be. I also predict recording contracts for several this year. So many are deserving.

  12. yes kiyoshi your right its all coming back the best song for jessica sanchez

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