American Idol Power Poll: The Elite 8

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In the spirit of March Madness, now we can get serious about American Idol Season 12.

That's because we're down to the Elite 8, following this week's elimination of Paul Jolley.

How would we rank the remaining contestants? THG presents our very first Power Poll of the season below, and then we ask readers to vote on their favorites...

The American Idol 8

8. Lazaro Arbos: Nice guy. We feel bad about his stuttering and his reaction to such a poor performance on Wednesday. But clearly should no longer be here.

7. Devin Velez: Quick, name his most memorable performance so far. Sorry... time is up! Doesn't bring much to the table.

6. Angie Miller: Might be ranked higher in past years, but let's face it. This is a REALLY strong season for the women.

5. Burnell Taylor: Tough song choice on "Let It Be," a track that has been done to death over the years. But the only chance the men have to keep their winning streak alive.

4. Janelle Arthur: We'll show some love for country. Expect Arthur to stick around for awhile.3

3. Kree Harrison: Absolutely adored her version of "With a Little Help from My Friends." She's basically even with the top two.

2. Amber Holcomb: REALLY, seriously adored her rendition of "She's Leaving Home." Has been improving each week.

1. Candice Glover: Our favorite since day one. You heard it here, folks: no WGWG is winning this season!

Your turn. Who do YOU think will win American Idol Season 12?


I don't like Angie's singing, and she is wearing thin for me, but I don't think she comes out 6th, unless there is a weird voting week and they don't use the save. One question I have is about whoever was voting for Paul - where do his votes go now? Curtis's votes likely went to Candice, and she was doing fine on her own power before that. I think the judges would only use the save for Candice, Angie, or Kree, unless it was the last week they could use it and maybe Burnell or Janelle in that situation. The person who seems to be at the top doesn't necessarily stay there, and the people the producers push at us all season aren't necessarily who gets the votes (Jessica Sanchez voted OFF, followed by the judges save, staying in until the end, Pia Toscano voted off after being a judge's favorite, but the save already used on Casey instead). Here's hoping, no matter how much longer he stays, that this week Lazaro sings with his beautful strong voice, instead of falling apart from nerves - his voice is wonderful, listen to the studio recordings of his Idol songs on iTunes.

John taternie

Angie 6th? Lol, sure. I actually don't care though. Her having almost 40% of the votes says enough about her. GO ANGIE! :)


angela miller 6??? are you deaf, blind and stupid?
angela is the most tallented artist in the show


yep, the blacks are more t!an involved in america, folks!!


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]