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The American Idol Top 8 took their act to Detroit this week, covering songs by artists who hail from the Motor City.

Did this variation on Motown Night pay off? For some, yes.

Janelle Arthur broke out her guitar and broke down "You Keep Me Hangin’ On" in very impressive fashion. See for yourself:

For others? Far less so, most notably Angie Miller, who failed to show the "fun crazy side" she promised prior to her failure to really rock out on "Shop Around."

And Lazaro Arbos, who attempted to cover Stevie Wonder and whose voice was simply not up to the challenge. Will it finally be time to say goodbye to Arbos tonight?

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The American Idol Top 9 tackled the Fab 4 this week.

Yes, it was the annual Beatles songbook-themed night for Candice Glover, Burnell Taylor and our other Season 12 finalists.

Which contestants stand the best chance of moving on?

Glover was her typically excellent self on "Come Together," but she may have been overshadowed by two other female hopefuls:

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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 ...

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It was a night of impressive young women covering iconic professional veterans on American Idol Tuesday.

First, viewers were treated to Breanna Steer making like Beyonce on a solid rendition of "Flaws & All."

Then, Kree Harrison took to the stage and proved she may be "Stronger" than the rest of the field, covering Faith Hill and proving she very much belongs in the Top 20.

Check out the live performance now:

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Will a woman finally break the hold men have had over American Idol over the past few seasons?

If so, it will come down to one of these 10 women, all of whom have advanced to the Season 12 semifinals.

There's the early front-runner (Candice Glover). There's the most polarizing contestant since Adam Lambert (Zoanette Johnson) - and there are 8 others.

  • Janelle Arthur Picture
  • Breanna Steer Picture
  • Tenna Torres Picture

So with viewer voting set to begin in a few days, we want to know: WHICH AMERICAN IDOL WOMAN IS YOUR EARLY FAVORITE?

 

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