American Idol Top 10 Recap: Who Was the Best?

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The American Idol Top 10 gave it their all Wednesday with "Songs of the Idols," i.e. tracks used on the show by previous contestants or later released by winners.

Basically, hooray for Kelly Clarkson tributes!

It's hard to handicap a clear favorite right now, but as Randy Jackson put it, Angie Miller, Candice Glover, and Kree Harrison look like they're in it to win it.

Take a look at those strong efforts below:

The vocals and performances of the above three seemed to put them in the top tier last night, though there are many weeks (and voter surprises) to come.

As for the best - and worst - of the rest? Read on ...

We'd rank Amber Holcomb, Burnell Taylor and Janelle Arthur in the middle tier. Nothing too groundbreaking last night, but probably good enough to stay put.

Here are the three of them doing their thing:

In the bottom tier we've got Lazaro Arbos, Curtis Finch, Jr., Paul Jolley, and Devin Velez. Just not seeing all that much from any of them right now.

Agree? Disagree? Watch them now:

You tell us - are we on the money in our summation of the field, or do we have it totally wrong? Share your comments below and vote in our Idol poll:

Who do you think was the best of the Top 10?

 

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Candice heads above rest. Relaxed and silky smooth voice. Only performer I could imagine watching a whole concert set.

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]
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