On American Idol 2012 Wednesday night, the top 3 will have their last chance to convince the voters they deserve the chance to fight it out in the final two for the American Idol 2012 winner prize. Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips and Joshua Ledet are just one step away from fame and fortune as the winner of American Idol 2012. Who will shine like the star they are destined to be? And who will fall short and get voted off American Idol 2012 in the very worst spot of all — third place? Read on in our American Idol 2012 live recap of the top 3 performances and judge for yourself!
The American Idol top 3 will each sing three individual songs on Wednesday night’s performance show and it all comes down to who has made the best choices. The contestants have to deal not only with their own personal song choice for the evening, but they also have to hope the judges and music producer Jimmy Iovine have also chosen well for them. A bad song choice at this point could seriously damage someone’s chances to make the final two. A really great song choice could possibly propel someone in to the American Idol 2012 finals against the odds.
The American Idol top 3 will be giving it everything they have tonight and that is likely to end up with some of the best performances of the season, or the worst. The American Idol finale is always a nail biter because it seems the results are totally crazy sometimes, but the semifinals are always my favorite because the three contestants are going all out, but they don’t have the finale nerves weighing them down.
I’m hoping tonight will give us some absolutely stellar performances, based on the American Idol 2012 spoilers song list for the top 4 we heard about earlier today.
Now let’s get on to our American Idol 2012 top 4 recap and see how the contestants did on Wednesday night’s performance show! Although honestly, I do have to question how we ended up with “Imagine” at this point in the competition when David Archuleta already went there and did that and who wants to be compared to one of the most iconic song of Idol history? Oh well, we can only hope someone actually can prove they can do it better tonight as we start our American Idol 2012 live reap of the top 3 performance show!
WARNING: AMERICAN IDOL 2012 SPOILERS AHEAD!
The following post contains American Idol 2012 spoilers and videos for the top 4 performance night show on Wednesday. Please stop reading if you do not want to know what happened!
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American Idol 2012 Top 3 Performances — Judges’ Choice
Joshua Ledet — “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James
Judges: Steven Tyler says it is another Joshua moment and it is surreal; he sang like an American Idol winner tonight. Jennifer Lopez says Joshua has brought the house down again. Randy Jackson thinks the song fit him like a glove and it was another amazing performance. He hopes Joshua can bring R&B to modern times.
Jessica Sanchez — “My All” by Mariah Carey
Judges: Randy says it was beautiful and they tell people all the time not to do Mariah, but that was the best time anyone has done Mariah on TV. Jennifer says she knew this song would be a challenge for Jessica but she totally took it and ran with it; great job. Steven says when Jessica sings it makes people hang on her every note. Even though he basically just said Joshua sang like the American Idol tonight, Steven thinks Jessica will be the last one standing; she should get used to the encores.
Phillip Phillips — “Beggin'” by Madcon
Judges: Randy says they were just at the Phillip Phillips concert, he was fun, had a good time and in the zone; another great performance, he is who he is and they love it. Jennifer says Phillip catches a groove in a song that brings him all the way home; great. Steven asks can you believe this guy? It was beautiful to watch and he hopes Phillip writes his own songs because he could be the next Springsteen.
Round one is over and there was no standing ovation for Joshua Ledet or Jessica Sanchez this round. Gasp! Nope, instead it was Phillip Phillips who actually got the judges on their feet. Still, Randy Jackson thinks Joshua Ledet is in the lead, but Jennifer disagrees and says Phillip is. Steven can’t decide.
American Idol 2012 Top 3 Performances — Contestants’ Choice
Joshua Ledet – “Imagine” by John Lennon
Judges: Steven Tyler says it is beautiful and over the top; he is so fine and it was a thank you god moment. Jennifer Lopez says Joshua has and incredible instrument and he is very special; it was a controlled and pulled back performance and had courage nad vulnerability. Randy says Joshua dug deep into the song and the performance; another stellar performance. Brilliant, dude.
Jessica Sanchez – “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith
Judges: Steven Tyler is thrilled and thinks Jessica took a great song and actually made it greater; beautiful! He gives her a standing ovation. Jennifer says Jessica did a really, really good job. Randy Jackson thinks it started off slow but Jessica delivered a big moment.
Phillip Phillips – “Disease” by Matchbox 20
Judges: Jennifer says she loves the song but she didn’t think it was a “wow” performance. It was good, but she wants to see what he’ll do next. Steven says he feels the same. Randy didn’t like the performance either, he wanted a moment but it was just okay with him.
American Idol 2012 Top 3 Performances — Jimmy Iovine’s Choice
Joshua Ledet – “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige
Judges: Randy says it doesn’t even matter what Joshua does anymore or what he sings, he is amazing and a true star. People should just stand up and vote for him. Jennifer says Joshua is a perfect marriage of knowing what to do and when to do it, everything is so natural and spontaneous. He took them to church with the gospel; out of this world. Steven says it was beautiful and over the top. Steven says EVERYTHING is over the top.
Jessica Sanchez – “I’ll Be There’ by Jackson 5
Judges: Randy says he liked it okay but he didn’t love it; there was no big moment, it was okay but not oh my god good. Jennifer thinks it was a good song choice and Jessica sounded crazy good and killed it at the end; good job. Steven says it was perfect, she has a perfect voice it was — yes, again — over the top.
Phillip Phillips – “We’ve Got Tonight” by Bob Segar
Judges: Randy thinks it was the best performance Phillip has had on the show ever, it was a huge moment, you got ‘em dude! Jennifer says there are millions of girls out there wishing he was singing that song for them. Steven says he can’t call it anything else but beautiful (like everything else) and he nailed it and was, OMG, OVER THE TOP!
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