American Idol Power Rankings: The Top 5

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We are down to the final five.

With the elimination of Elise Testone this week, American Idol kicked off its home stretch on season 11, meaning this is an ideal time to line up the remaining contestants in a Power Poll and ask readers who they think will win.

Joshua Ledet Photo
Phillip Phillips on Stage
Jessica Sanchez Picture
Skylar Laine Photo
Hollie Cavanagh Photo

5. Hollie Cavanaugh: She's made a living in the bottom three for weeks now. A perfectly strong voice, deserving of a place in the top five, but next Thursday night should be it for her. Lacks a personality or anything distinct to go with the vocals.

4. Joshua Ledet: We rank him fourth, but wouldn't object to him winning the whole thing. The talent is there, but, to many, so is some yelling and a bit of over-acting. But if you like theatrics, Ledet is your man.

3. Jessica Sanchez: Responsible for the single best performance of the season, her cover of Whitney's "I Will Always Love You." Has a lot of Pia Toscano in her. We mean that as a big compliment.

2. Phillip Phillips: He just can't win, people. Seriously, it would make like five straight handsome white guys who play guitars. The talent is there, the consistency is there, and we feel bad holding David Cook and Kris Allen against Phillip. But we need a change.

1. Skylar Laine: And let's hope Laine benefits from that change. She's fun, she's eccentric, she has her own sound. Her cover of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" is what American Idol is all about.

WHO DO YOU WANT TO WIN?

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If Jessica doesn't win, I know she has a huge career ahead of her. (:

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Jessica for the win!

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skylar was my absolute favorite and 100% real. everyone else fakes their personality , skylar had it all

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Hollie's talented but is missing that spark that connects with an audience. Find her boring. Love Skyler & Phillip who are great performers but the final two should be Joshua and Jessica (however, would like to hear Jessica sing more age appropriate material). Joshua can sing anything...predict that no matter who wins, he'll have the best career.

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FOR ME ITS JESSICA AND JESSICA AND JESSICA AND JESSICA....WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT SINGING DIFFERS FROM SHOUTING AND CRACKING A VOCAL CHORD OK! IF YOU SINGS LIKE JESSICA THEN THROW A STONE ON HER!

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Considering her age, Jessica is way over the top. Philip, Joshua, Hollie and Skylar their voice can be sung by any singer but Jessica you can sing like but not as good as she is.

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Love Jessica. Talent is great this year. Bye phillip

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i'm sorry to say but skylar is going home tomorrow

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It is so obvious the judges want skyler to win if your really going on Talent it should be between Jessica and Joshua but you can tell Randy and Stephen are hyping up skyler people go on talent please and not popularity

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I Think Philip Phillips should win He is different and has his own style Like some of the others Jessice was booted out two weeks I don't think the judes should be able to save when someone gets booted that what the american people picked Sklar I think second she has a strong voice Holly and Josha not a chance They have good voices but not anything special or thier own I think this is the best season ever Unlike what some others have said You actually have some people who can sing this season

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]