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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Joshua is not theactrical. What he is though is talentive as will as inspirationa. an excelent artist and entertainer

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One of the Best Singers in America!..EVER!..Vote for the Best! (Randy J)..If she goes home, we should all go home!.(Jimmy Lovine-IDOL coach).. Impeccable!..Wow!.(Mary J Blige)...She's the best singer there..(Mario Lopez-Extra)..I'm honored she chose my song!(Jazmine Sullivan)..She's unbelievable!(Jesse McCartney)..Her "Sweet Dreams" video on my Website!..(Beyonce)..Yes Jessica! That's it!!(Jennifer Hudson).You're gonna be huge I promise!..(Brandy)..You did Luther and me proud!.(Richard Marx)

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Wow, you guys like Skylar the best and predict her to win? I can't stand her, she is so put on and trying way too hard to be a cute little country girl. Literally cannot stand her. I would be thrilled if Philip won the competition, but Colton was my absolute favorite, I cannot believe he got voted off, I wanted him to win so badly :'(

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..go Jessica you can do it!!!! make the whole Philippines be proud of you........

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I don't get all the hype about this dude Philip Phillips...first of all why do people think he's handsome....yuk...i think he's dead-ass homily, and to make matters worse, he can't even sing...he sucks.....he makes weird faces, and i hope and pray he does not win...his fan base has to consist of little kids 3-12 years. old lol.....seriously, if he wins, i, for one will never watch this show again...to me its going down the drain...the audience is much smaller, and it just isn't the same show like it was when it first aired...also the judges are soooo frigin boring....i miss Simon...he kept the show #1...since he left the show hasn't been the same....nuff said....

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No one knows what they are talking about , if Jessica has such a big fan base then why was she kicked off Idol 2 weeks ago and the judges had to save her . Sorry but no one on this show has star talent ...this Idol will go down as the worst ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Skylar looks like Snookie to me . Jessica is a buck tooth little girl who needs to grow a personality Philips whatever his name is Boring ... I forgot the other two

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This is the worst A.I ever and I blame the judges , Steven looks like he is sedated and comes out with things off the top of his head. J-lo likes everyone cant really see who she likes or dislikes Randy is always saying DOgg to eeryone .. Do not like the talent and what I have seen I would not buy any of their CD's Sorry ...A.I. is done only liked the season Adam Lambert was on

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JESSICA SANCHEZ ALL THE WAY!! CAN'T BELIEVE THAT PHILIP PHILIPS IS STILL IN THE RACE. HIS VOICE IS WEAK AND HIS FACIAL EXPRESSONS ARE JUST SO PLAYED !!! AND LITTLE MRS COUNTRY BUMPKIN SKYLAR LAINE IS CUTE BUT NOT THAT GOOD A VOICE!!!

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JESSICA is outstanding!She has the makings to become a superstar like Whitney.She does incredible things with her voice and is certainly on another level from the other contestants. As far as personality goes, she will develop that while she's selling millions of records.
Joshua is also a star, he should go very far with his amazing talent.
Hollie and Skylar are excellent, just don't see them winning.
Phillip is good but so much like other Idol contestants in the past, no doubt the young girls will vote for him just for his looks.
DEANDRE should not have been eliminated so soon, he was so UNIQUE, beautiful voice!

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]