American Idol 12 Top 40 Spoilers – Girls Part 2 Sudden Death (UPDATED)

The remaining 10 girls take the stage tonight at the Cirque du Soleil theater at the Mirage in Las Vegas, to tape Wednesday’s American Idol Sudden Death episode.  We’ll have song spoilers, performance order (the below list is alphabetical) and  eliminations later tonight.

Catch the episode on FOX at 8/7c tomorrow night and join us for our live blog!

Here are song spoilers that may or may not be correct.

The following 10 girls will sing for the judges. Five will be eliminated at the end of the show.

Aubrey ClelandThrough to the Top 20
Breanna Steer  – Through to the Top 20
Candice GloverThrough to the Top 20
Cristabel Clack
Janelle ArthurThrough to the Top 20
Jett Hermano
Juliana Chahayed
Melinda Ademi
Rachel Hale
Zoanette Johnson – Through to the Top 20

Performance order, song spoilers:

Melinda Ademi – “Nobody’s Perfect” by Jessie J.
Candice Glover – “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin
Juliana Chahayed – “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato
Jett Hermano (With Piano) – “Only Girl (In The World)” by Rihanna
Aubrey Cleland – “Sweet Dreams” by Beyoncé Knowles
Cristabel Clack – “No One” by Alicia Keys
Rachel Hale – “Nothing But The Water” by Grace Potter And The Nocturnals
Breanna Steer – “Bust Your Windows” by Jazmine Sullivan
Janelle Arthur – Just a Kiss by Lady Antabellum
Zoanette Johnson – “Circle Of Life” (from The Lion King) by Elton John

  • http://twitter.com/newbornstarr Wally.

    Go Jett! 

  • yoshirox10

    Hoping that by some miracle Juliana makes it.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iFfwPytx1_6w5F07LahZPSjN9lWksb0byFgTWw--#3979d george

    rooting for Jett

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iFfwPytx1_6w5F07LahZPSjN9lWksb0byFgTWw--#3979d george

    i like Janelle, Jett, Melinda, Juliana and Candice

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I’m trying to wait up to see if Candice and Jett go though – I remember really liking Jett’s spoiler thread – and I think Rachel Hale, if she’s the same girl I remember from auditions (young & jazzy?). How long will that take?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kody-Baker/100002601130200 Kody Baker

    Rooting for Candice, Janelle, Cristabel, Jett, and Melinda.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iFfwPytx1_6w5F07LahZPSjN9lWksb0byFgTWw--#3979d george

    Jett, Adriana & Bryant are all Filipinos.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    It seems that Terry McDermott’s single is doing well on i-tunes rock chart.

    @NBCTalkVoice
    You all sure love @TerryMacMusic Music’s new single – “Pictures” is #1 on the iTunes Rock Chart! ROCK CHART NUMBER1

    pic.twitter.com/7YYP5eTQ1b

  • http://twitter.com/MantaRaymarc Raymarc Badillo

    Rooting for Candice, Janelle, Cristabel, Jett, and Melinda. I’m sure these will be obvious choices. If Zoanette makes through the live shows, this season is going to be worse than either Scotty’s or P2’s season. :))

  • RalphResty

    Hmm, Jett doesn’t look filipino.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iFfwPytx1_6w5F07LahZPSjN9lWksb0byFgTWw--#3979d george

     she is

  • LeahKittyS

    I like your choices and agree about She Who Must Not Be Named, but what are you implying? I loved both Seasons 10 and 11; they’re actually my two favorite seasons of all.

  • johnkay

    if she makes it to the top 20 it’s not that big of a deal it will be an easy one to cut when voters are in charge like elijah last week

  • http://twitter.com/MantaRaymarc Raymarc Badillo

    Yes, they are. Are you a Filipino? Show them more love and support this week for Jett and Bryant! :)

  • RalphResty

     i guess she’s Chinese filipino.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iFfwPytx1_6w5F07LahZPSjN9lWksb0byFgTWw--#3979d george

     im filipino.

  • http://twitter.com/newbornstarr Wally.

    No spoilers tonight?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Were they born in the Philippines or do you mean they are Americans of Filipino descent?

  • http://twitter.com/newbornstarr Wally.

    Wtf at these results. 

  • johnkay

    “Just out of the @americanidol taping. Won’t spill the beans but one elimination didn’t deserve it. W/ my #ladybug @DaynaRoselli LOL”

  • Pat S

    Zoanette…what a joke this show has become.

  • http://twitter.com/diedrupo diedrupo

    hahaha zoanette johnson made it.
    wtf @ melinda ademi not making it. are they saving shubha and melinda for next year?

  • johnkay

    Jett, Christabel, Rachel and Melinda out I thought at least 2 would make it who are aurbey and breanna. not shocked about zoanette

  • genius13

    Wtf…both Jett and Melinda got cut..and Zoanette made it??? Ummm why is AI trolling us like this??

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    Woah,I’m pretty shocked at these results. I really wish Rachel could have made it. LOL, although I am fine with Zoanette making it for the lolz.

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    Yay for Candice and Janelle, but WTF!  I can’t believe they put Zoanette through and I feel relatively safe in saying that without even seeing her performance, and I can’t believe they cut Melinda (short of her having a trainwreck performance).  Ugh. Zoanette is just going to get cut the second voting begins.  I really can’t see the VFTW people being enough to keep her in.

  • Niall

    No Rachel Hale? Huh. Unless she really bombed, I guess they feel Janelle and Kree are the country girls this year.

    Zoanette is like a parody of Fantasia.

  • http://twitter.com/Jazzyjen508 Jennifer Lisa

    it’s official, they have COMPLETELY lost it!!!!!!! ZOANETTE IS NOT TALENTED PEOPLE!!!! SOmeone who can’t even sound good when singing the national anthem should not be allowed to go through to voting rounds on american idol. WHAT ARE THEY THINKING!!!! I highly doubt she can suddenly sing on key and I also doubt that she has dialed down her annoyance factor. I’m not one to give up on idol but I’m not watching this year, even if zoanette hopefully doesn’t survive voting there whole piss off america by only putting through people who are off putting to america motive is really annoying for people who fit there core audience. STOP TRYING TO PUT US OFF PRODUCERS AND AT LEAST TRY AND APPEAL TO YOUR CORE AUDIENCE!!!!!! I seriously doubt that zoanette did better than any of these other people. actually i think some of the guys who got eliminated and some of the girls who have already been eliminated could sing circles around zoanette but because she’s weird they want to put her through. suggestion to idol: try proving to us why she deserves to be there. show us the hidden tapes of her singing on key because they clearly exist if she is in the voting rounds. 

  • http://twitter.com/MantaRaymarc Raymarc Badillo

    Americans of Filipino descent.

  • genius13

    Zoanette………..seriously..if I was any one of the eliminated girls I would be soooo pissed

  • John M

    The other spoiler site said Zoanette was doing amazing in rehearsal, so I will wait to pass judgement until we hear. 

  • http://twitter.com/diedrupo diedrupo

     all of america loves Zoanette Johnson what are you smoking

  • http://twitter.com/estfer Esteiner Fernandes

    Can’t believe Breanna got through, she’s TERRIBLE. Rachel or Jett should’ve gone through instead. 

  • http://twitter.com/estfer Esteiner Fernandes

    AND THE ZOANETTE HATERS CAN DEAL WITH IT TBH.

  • Pat S

    There’s no way Zoanette has more pop star viability than Melinda or Jett.

  • LeahKittyS

    She Who Must Not Be Named is this year’s answer to Tatiana Del Toro. I’m wondering if TPTB are legitimately trying to sabotage the show so they’ll have an excuse to cancel it after this season. Hopefully the combined forces of Angela, Candice, Janelle, Kree, and some mix of Adriana/Amber/Aubrey/Breanna (if those last two do well tomorrow night) can keep her out of the finals.

  • johnkay

    they would not want to sabotage the show if they’re making money from it, which they are

  • http://twitter.com/newbornstarr Wally.

    This season is an easy win for Kree 

  • blackberryharvest

    Disappointed in some of the choices, but I will hold off judgment until I see the performances. 

  • girlygirltoo

    Well that’s a WTF 5 who got through. Will have to see tomorrow night to see if it makes more sense, but right now it doesn’t.

  • LeahKittyS

    Then how can they justify sending her on to the voting rounds? They know it will only hurt their ratings even more. And actually, the sinking ratings for American Idol and The X Factor are hurting News Corp, FOX’s parent company. I really don’t think there’s anything anyone can to to stop the decline. So one or both of them will have to face the axe in the near future.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iFfwPytx1_6w5F07LahZPSjN9lWksb0byFgTWw--#3979d george

    omg!!! just like adriana  and amber going through.
    poor Jett.

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    They aren’t looking for an excuse to cancel IMO.  Ratings are still better than most else on television and the money is being made.  Ratings would have to take a major dip for the rest of the season for this show to even remotely be in danger of cancellation.  That said, I don’t really care that Zoanette went through as a joke contestant so much as I think it’s likely we lost a really talented contestant as a result.  Withholding judgment on who I think got cut undeservingly until I see the performances, but I tend to be leaning towards Melinda at the moment.

  • yoshirox10

    I mean, I know I haven’t seen the show yet, but this is all kinds of crazy.  I was expecting them to cut Juliana, but I can’t believe Melinda got cut.  I can’t even.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Maybe Zoanette had vocal lessons in the past couple weeks?  Otherwise, I don’t know how to explain this.  Those who hate Idol, and want it to fail will vote for Zoanette.  Maybe The Voice and the X-Factor employees?  It seems anyone of the eliminated young ladies would have been better!  I hope some return next year.

  • http://twitter.com/Notup2it4life Shannen

    If Melinda didn’t have a trainwreck performance then I will be mad about her elimination. I may or may not be looking forward to tommorows episode.

  • http://twitter.com/MantaRaymarc Raymarc Badillo

    Looks like my favorites for the Top 10 will be Adriana, Angela, Candice, Janelle, and Kree, based on this list.

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    Apparently the good stuff.  How do we know America loves Zoanette when they haven’t been asked to vote as yet?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I dunno. Zoanette getting through reminds me of S8, when that Norman Gentle guy got through to the voting rounds. Looks like Idol may be taking a leaf from Simon’s X-Factor UK, where joke contestants like Wagner were finalists.

  • johnkay

    yes the ratings are decreasing but all network shows have lower rating this year. Plus, it’s Fox’s highest rated show and one of the top from all the channels only big bang theory and ncis beat it it’s the highest rated reality show

  • RalphResty

    these judges shouldn’t be called judges or even artists.  they should be called airheads.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Thanks. So they would be Filipino-Americans rather than Filipinos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000850684830 Cyd Anthony

    seriously guys you want rachel in the top 20? her rendition of undone was a trainwreck lol.

  • elliegrll

    One person isn’t going to hurt or help the ratings.  For the most part the season to season ratings drop is in line with what the show usually sees, and smaller than last year’s drops.  

    the sinking ratings for American Idol and The X Factor are hurting News Corp, FOX’s parent company

    I seriously doubt that, especially in the case of American Idol, which is Fox’s highest rated show.  As such, American Idol isn’t going to end anytime soon.

  • richiek88

     The fact that ppl are responding to this girl who says, “They are deliberately trying to sabotage their own show” is crazy to me. You guys do know that makes no sense on any level right?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Write my words. Zoanette and Charlie Askew are gonna be on Top10 and it’s gonna be hilarious – the show and the discussions on the internet from purist fans! Already buying tons of popcorn.

  • yoshirox10

    I understand that they’re filling the top 20 with fodder so that the true chosen ones advance, but this is still painful to watch unfold.

  • LeahKittyS

    They’re not putting her in for pop star viability. They feel the need for a joke contestant. I don’t necessarily have a problem with contestants bring put through for personality instead of vocal ability (I don’t mind Charlie though he is a weak one), but she mangled the National Anthem, which no matter who you are should result in instant disqualification. My grandparents are furious at the show because of that, and I don’t blame them. All I can hope now is that America shafts her like they did Norman Gentle and Tatiana Del Toro, and if there are Wild Cards, that she is not brought back.

  • elliegrll

    NCIS draws more viewers, but American Idol has higher ratings.  Last week, American Idol was the 5th and 7th most highest rated shows for the week.  The Oscars took up three spots in the top 7, so without those broadcasts, AI was second and third behind the Big Bang Theory.  Among total viewers American Idol was ranked 7th and 9th, out of all Broadcast shows.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/02/26/tv-ratings-broadcast-top-25-the-oscars-tops-week-22-viewing-among-adults-18-49-with-total-viewers/170877/

  • LeahKittyS
  • elliegrll

    It’s not about not believing you, but it is about simple logic.  Fox’s ratings were horrible during the Fall, and that had nothing to do with American Idol. Ratings for all of its shows were down, and the X Factor was pretty much the only show that could crack the top 25 with any consistency.

    The horrible ratings overall for the network make it incredibly laughable that someone would say that American Idol’s current ratings and ad revenue are going to lead to the show being canceled anytime soon.  

  • mjsbigblog

    Reminder:

    Please stay on topic: SPOILERS. Going off into a protracted argument about Idol ratings is basically thread jacking.

  • LeahKittyS

    I’m sorry if I’m being particularly crabby. If you can’t tell, I’m really mad. The last time I was this angry at Idol was the night we lost Lilly Scott and Katelyn Epperly. But as subpar as Lacey Brown and Paige Miles were, I’ll take both of them over She Who Must Not Be Named.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Well, maybe the producers think Zoanette will bring in new viewers – not.  People are already furious that she took the place of one of the better contestants.  I just don’t get it!

  • HKfan

    wow, I was enjoying this season so much more than the last 3 years, but looking at these spoilers, I’m really beginning to think I might not continue watching this season.
    I thought putting Charlie through last week after his train wreck was bad enough…but Zoanette is just awful, she has no redeeming qualities at all, don’t think I can bear watching her and Curtis.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWRPW434YQTROZ3J5E4BSLWEYM H.A.

    Praying to the Idol Gods that Zoanette and Charlie Askew makes top 10. It will give me life. Damn I miss JDA already.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Boyer/1006447166 Daniel Boyer

    I would say, I will reserve my thoughts til I hear her “Lion King” performance…but the way she was put through to Vegas…that awful made up song in Hollywood…yikes…when she performs…that is a bathroom break for all!!!

  • blackberryharvest

    Who knows, maybe she did good, besides, I don’t think she will be voted through.

  • HKfan

    But she hasn’t done good up to now, she should never have gotten so far….

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    OH HELL NAW! Zoanette and Breanna over Jett, Cristabel, Rachel AND Melinda. I thought this show wants “current” people. What, only Angela can fill that role? 

  • Incipit

    Wow. That list looks rather broken. I was kinda interested in Melinda – but not the big voice person or the country person. IDK anything about the first two people they put through…and The Anthem Dementor? Really? 

    Performances ought to be interesting, is this when they show the super sekret tape of The Anthem Dementor singing on key? That would be a ‘twist’. (TY, Jennifer Lisa – for the concept.)

    Except Nigel just said in that last interview they put through the Gimmick contestants when they don’t have the talent…so yeah. Broken.

    IMO.

  • LeahKittyS

    The problem is, I have a feeling the VFTW crowd is more invested this season because the website announced it will be shutting down at the end of the season. If they make up a significant portion of voters, then She Who Must Not Be Named, and maybe some other weaklings, will outstay their welcome over people who deserve it more. I mentioned in another post that every season needs a clunker contestant to make way for the eventual winner, but there’s a huge difference between people who try and fail and people who know they are a joke.

    And I apologize for going off topic about the ratings earlier; it’s almost like I’m so mad at the show that I want it to be canceled after this season, no matter who wins.

  • girlygirltoo

    I don’t know…the public doesn’t generally vote the joke contestants through that far, although you could argue about Sanjaya. They usually get cut quickly if they make it through to the voting rounds. I wouldn’t call Charlie a joke contestant, necessarily, but Zoanette appears to be.

    It will definitely be *popcorn* time if she gets voted through to Top 10

  • LeahKittyS

    “The Anthem Dementor” Ha ha! That’s great. Can I borrow that?

  • girlygirltoo

    I don’t see anything particularly current about Angela, TBH…

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    Jett probably got pipped to the post because Adriana got voted through first.  Apparently there is only room for ONE Filipina a year.

  • blackberryharvest

    According to spoilers, she was good, so we will have to wait and see…

  • jammasta

    LMFAO.

    Candice and Janelle are gonna make the Top 10. The other 3, probably not. I didn’t like what little we saw of Breanna Steer, I hardly remember Aubrey Cleland, and I love Trollnette Johnson.

    It’s not all doom and gloom, I think there are 8 contestants of the 15 sent through who are Top 10 ready (actually 9, but 6 of them are girls so there isn’t room for all of them). If 2 guys perform well tomorrow, then America just has to vote those 8 and 2 of the guys tomorrow through next week and a solid Top 10 will be formed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502398365 Aaron Krandel

    where are these spoilers?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWRPW434YQTROZ3J5E4BSLWEYM H.A.

    People shouldn’t count Zoanette out. She can easily become an internet phenom. People vote for all kinds of crazy reasons. Voters may decide they want to keep her around just to keep from falling asleep ;) She makes great TV. Besides I want to LMAO. Also any dude (Charlie) that’s willing to wear JDA’s bedazzled and glitter belt gets my vote.

  • HKfan

    we’ll just have to agree to disagree, she doesn’t make good tv, she just makes me want to switch the TV off!!!!

  • Incipit

    Can I borrow that?

    LeahKittyS, you may have it with my compliments. The other name is also apt – but takes too long to type. She will, perhaps, become The Song Dementor before the week is out.
    Because I have no forlorn hope for the Super Sekrit tape, you know? 

  • tigervixxxen

    I could believe the whole phenomenon thing but the Idol media has already trashed Zoanette for her performance last week. The audience isn’t buying it. It’s not going to happen. Gentile and Del Torro didn’t last long either.

  • LeahKittyS

    Thanks. By the way, what is the Super Sekrit tape?

  • blackberryharvest

    Someone on twitter who went to the taping said that Jett was the worst of the night. For what its worth.

  • Karen C

    I’m going to be disappointed that Melinda and Jett didn’t get through if this list is true. Even if they do turn out to be a trainwreck, I thought they had potential.

    To me, that is why I don’t like the sudden death rounds, you can have one bad night and not get through, or have a really good night and get through.   With a longer semifinal, they have to be more consistantly good to get through to top 10.

  • LeahKittyS

    I mentioned the thing about Norman Gentle and Tatiana Del Toro, and your reaffirming it gives me hope. But the format was much harder to pass through back in Season 8 anyway, with only 3 performers out of 12 making it on any night. Do you think the combined awesomeness of Angela, Candice, Janelle, Kree, and Adriana/Amber can shut her out the same way Kradison shut out Norman?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=619146318 Arkarch

    “Did you lose some weight?”

    I’m just back from my second Tuesday taping of American Idol – brought to you by the makers of more Camera Cranes!

    Once again, I’ll not talk too much about the results.  But I’ll say no train wrecks; slightly fewer big moments; but those moments were big!  And we are going to have a tough time picking five of these top ten girls next week.

    Show production, in my slightly educated entertainment production opinion, seemed tighter.  They are certainly ramping up to go live next week in this guest house.  We got out around 8:30.  For the audience, we got into the theatre about 90 minutes sooner than last weeks almost Carnival Cruise voyage in the nightclub waiting area (we did have working bathrooms).

    The judges table deliberations also seemed faster.  Those around the table included the judges, the executive producers, and a couple others – but I did not see Iovine at the table.  This does not mean he did not have an opinion – stay tuned!

    Most important, in my personal vote for best audience host between Jay or Corey – I loved Corey’s high energy, but I’d hang out in a bar with Jay. :p

    Ok – here is my big question.  Format for next week.  I spot two live-really-live shows on the audience website.  These are the first voting shows.  No way they can fill two hours with ten without the intros and judge verdict segments.  So are they going to rifle through all twenty in one night – then a results show the following night?  If so, who are the filler acts?  One opportunity – Carrie Underwood is in Vegas this weekend – but they really can’t restage idol on a working “Love” performance night, can they?  Any scoops on how next week works?

    Ok, where are my hair and clothing assistants?  I need a mirror!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWRPW434YQTROZ3J5E4BSLWEYM H.A.

    Really? I don’t remember the media just singling her out. If anything I remember the media trashing just about everyone. It was a bad week.

  • Incipit

    The Super Sekrit tape – postulated by Jennifer Lisa to explain the Gimmick – is the tape Nigel made of The Anthem Dementor singing something, anything, perfectly melodically, and actually on key. But I don’t believe in it, however I would like to. *snerk*

  • Livi2

    My dictionary says a “Filipino” means “a native or national of the Philippines, or a person of Filipino descent.”  So they’re Filipinos, and also Filipino-Americans (and also just plain Americans, for that matter).

    Anyway, I’m disappointed Jett got cut.  Rachel and Melinda too.  I wouldn’t have let through Zoanette or Breanna (and no idea who Aubrey is), but maybe they’ll be better than I expect.

  • blackberryharvest

    Thank you for the report! Glad to hear there were no trainwrecks. Maybe Zoanette getting through was justified?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I think she’ll make Top10 but she isn’t going further than this. Maybe one or 2 spots. Charlie has potential to be a mid pack contender or even win the whole thing. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/mlorapasco Maria Loraine Pasco

    seriously jett didnt make it? x(

  • http://twitter.com/lufflyness Jenna

    Boo I’m sad about Melinda =(

  • Larc

    I can’t believe Zoanette got through!  What a total waste of a valuable slot that could have been used by a worthwhile contestant.

  • RalphResty

    not only is zoanette horrible in singing, she looks horrible herself!  yucks!

  • http://twitter.com/jepriy Jepoy Ramos

    so disappointed that Jett Hermano didn’t make it thru. :'(

  • tigervixxxen

    Yeah exactly, it’s a steep drop from 10 to 5 so really the favorites mentioned have a big advantage next week.

    I recall an article specifically from zap2it about how terrible it was Zoanette made it through. But like others said we haven’t seen the performance. I still say the novelty will wear off sooner than later.

    It’s 10 each night next week just like this week. They absolutely can stretch 10 performances in two hours. They do that with the top 10 episode. I’m sure they will have new intro packages and 4 judges to get through, they’ll fill the time. And the Thursday results show is 2 hours as well. Big clue something else is going down other than reading off 10 names.

  • blackberryharvest

    Charlie, I can see, Zoanette, no way. I think Charlie could improve anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

     Z is buffer for the chosen ones when it comes time for the public vote.  She’s probably a foil for Candace.

  • Larc

    Whatever novelty Zoanette may by some extreme stretch of the imagination have wore off for me about 5 seconds into her assassination of the NA.

  • blackberryharvest

    If these were the 5 best last night, then it won’t be a bad thing. I will wait until they perform. None of us have any idea how any of them did besides a few tweets. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=619146318 Arkarch

    Thanks Tigervixxxen,

    Thanks for clearing up how the Tuesday and Wednesday shows may work – prepare for tons of filler.

    So there is a Thursday show….

    But Thursday.   “Love” has two shows that night, so its not in Vegas – unless taped after results are in but before they strike the set.  So is this a “bus ride” back to CBS Television City Studios for Thursday?

    Could there be some performances to tape after the live shows Tuesday and Wednesday?

    heh – Maybe they’ll split off in front of the Bellagio Fountain like the Clooney Oceans Eleven :)

  • tigervixxxen

    We’re the song choice spoilers correct?

    I think Thursday’s show next week is live so yeah sounds like everyone heads back to LA for that perhaps?

  • Incipit

     Zoanette got through!  What a total waste of a valuable slot that could have been used by a worthwhile contestant.

    Absolutely a waste, from the audience POV, Larc. We may think TPTB have lost their collective minds, huddling over the judges table to tell them to pass some hot buttered mess through…always remembering that Nigel says they only do that when they haven’t got the talent…unless, of course, he lied? (Shock. Surprise.)

    But Mindy Doo, in one of the Idolotry recaps, stated it from the contestant’s POV, in a very pragmatic way. Something to the effect of – while she was sad for whoever got bumped by the Gimmick contestant, that person being passed through would mean one less in serious competition with her.  I found that interesting – because it IS a competition – they would be naive not to be aware that letting in a Gimmick contestant gives the top contenders an advantage.

    IMO.

  • http://twitter.com/mafs95 Mafalda Abreu

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Zoanette made the Top 10. In case you didn’t notice, in almost every Internet poll she’s usually the 4th or the 5th most voted performer (and her audition was the 2nd most voted after Nate Tao). Also, she has more Youtube view than many other girls so I believe she may have a considerable fan base that maybe is strong enough to let her advance to the Top 10. However, she is definitely not a winner.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    That sounds like a horrible group, to be honest. Leaving aside the trainwreck that is Zoanette, I really can’t stand Breanna Steer. Unpleasant personality.  And Aubrey Cleland is a lightweight. I don’t think we’ve ever heard Jett. Melinda was fantastic in Hollywood. But, apparently, with the song choice they made sure to give themselves an excuse to eliminate her, but why?

    I can tell you right now, this year’s summer tour is not going to be breaking any records in terms of attendance.

  • http://www.twitter.com/sarahruth3 Sarah

    Thursday’s results show won’t be taped after the performance show because the audience votes next week. Thursday will have to be live as well, after the voting results are finalized.

    The show is likely moving back to LA next week.

    As far as Zoanette getting the votes to make it thru to top 10. I think it depends on the performances. The Favored 4 are likely locks, barring complete meltdowns, so if one or more of the others has a showstopping performance, THAT could keep her out. But if that doesn’t happen, I bet she’s in. The only time we vote AGAINST someone in this show is the finale. If people split votes between Angela/Candice/Janelle/Kree/whoever else, that just opens the door for Z to get thru with the concentrated support of VFTW & whoever else would be voting for her.

    Tatiana Del Toro WAS invited to sing again for the wildcard, but wasn’t chosen to advance. Who knows what the judges would do in this case.

  • irockhard

    From IDF:

    1. Melinda
    2. Candice
    3. Juliana
    4. Jett
    5. Aubrey
    6. Cristabel
    7. Rachel
    8. Breanna
    9. Janelle
    10. Zoanette

    See the pimpage. This is the performance order. Also, Janelle performed “Just A Kiss” by Lady Antebellum.

    Zoanette recieved a standing O from everyone.
    Candice and Cristabel got a standing O from one judge.
    Cristabel and Melinda (I think) had the controversial elimination boos.

    http://idolforums.com/index.php?showtopic=683637&st=2440

  • http://twitter.com/eric_ascher Eric Ascher

    Zoanette has got my vote. At least for a few weeks (optimistic?) because the girls I really like will make it through anyway.

  • justmefornow

    I so agree. Zoanette keeps me from failing a sleep. She’s the entertainment factor amid all the other boring contestants. I hope she sticks around a while.

    And I’ll also give you this. 
    My daughter who rarely bothers anymore to watch, left the room last week when she realized Zoanette wouldn’t be on til this week. She loves her like she loves Glozell. That Cinnamon Challenge video (27 mil+ views) is VERY popular with teens.

    Do not under estimate Zoanette’s popularity with young viewers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyk7utV_D2I

  • CB40

    EDITED: Forgot about Kree –> Top 5 girls will be Angie, Kree, Janelle, Candice and a tossup between Amber and Adriana

  • alonzo7

    Absolutely agree with Candace, Angie, Janelle, Kree and maybe Amber-don’t remember Aubrey and Brianna at all.  Sorry to seeMmelinda didn’t make it-competition for Angie-maybe they are saving her for next year!!!

  • elliegrll

    I think that Zoanette can actually sing, but unfortunately, at this point both Zoanette and the judges are treating her participation in the show as if she’s a joke contestant with no talent.  It will be nice if that changed tonight, and Zoanette sings the song straight.  Underneath all of the over the top behavior, Zoanette actually has a lot of potential.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Apparently the good stuff.  How do we know America loves Zoanette when they haven’t been asked to vote as yet? All we really know so far is that the judges/producers love Zoanette.”

    True. When Zoanette gave that horrible solo performance in Hollywood and she was put through, I knew that the fix was in as far as she’s concerned.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol I didn’t realize that Zoanette/Glozell had such a strong youtube following. There may be more to her than her initial Idol appearances have shown.

  • justmefornow

    Neither did I. But having teens around keeps me up to date, lol.
    TPTB just might be playing the Glozell popularity angle here. She could be a dark horse.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Got more info from IDF. This person was at the taping (remember, it’s the guy’s personal opinion, as we all may think differently watching tonight):

    AC Flip Side
    ["I am glad I went to this show, Candice was great and Zoanette was out of this world amazing!! I am so happy she did the movie version of circle of life. I am upset about Janelle taking that last spot I kinda felt like she was trying to be Carrie Underwood or something, not to mention it wasn't a spectacular performance I would have preferred Julianna or Jett, they made their performances their own and was at least better than Janelle. Overall, four out of the five that made it I am content with (Janelle being the one I didn't agree with)."]

    ["Based on what I saw (my top 4 were my favorites, and the 4 that made excited for a potential return in diva domination lol) -
    1. Zoanette 
    2. Candice
    3. Breanna
    4. Aubrey
    5. Melinda (I know Angie sang this song too but I loved it)
    6. Julianna (it wasn't a powerhouse but very original and pleasant to listen, I agreed with her when she said she wasn't a fan of skycraper but this rendition was pretty good)
    7. Jett (Yeah there wasn't a major climax towards the end but it was something different)
    8. Janelle (I like her voice but it wasn't anything great. Lady Antebellum is only good for duet/group performances)
    9. Cristabel (Loved her voice, but she didn't bring anything new to a tired Alicia Keys song.)
    10. Rachel (I don't know that song and even though it was pretty much the most upbeat song of the night, it did nothing for me)]

    About Zoanette: ["her performance of circle of life blew me away, not to mention I am partial to disney songs lol and she did the disney version. She even did the intro to the song like the disney version"] 

    “Boo’s” for unfair elimination: ["Cristabel and then Juliana (although I think Juliana got more "AWWW!!!"s than boo's. I couldn't say if Melinda also got the most boos as well because I thought she deserved to go through that I boo'd too loud to notice lol"]

    Fighting for 5th spot: ["Rachel & Janelle"]

    ["yeah I didn't see last week's girls so I couldn't compare Angie and Melinda. Based on what I saw with Melinda's performance, I personally loved it and she definitely deserved the last spot at least."]

    ["I wouldn't say mediocre lol I just thought it was very bland and had nothing special (Janelle). I heard people say Jett was the worst but I thought she was pretty good. I suppose it's all based on personal taste."]

    ["I'm not sure when it airs tomorrow how many people would agree about Zoanette's performance as well. It's all based on personal preference"]

    Also, Janelle performed “Just A Kiss” by Lady Antabellum

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LXHVO6XB2C7ZP5QCINZOK6FL2Q John

    LOL. THIS SPOILER IS ABSOLUTELY A HUGE FRAUD. I AM THE GUY SITTING NEXT TO MARIAH CAREY DURING TAPING AND I SAY JUST A FEW OF THIS SPOILER IS CORRECT. FIRST, ZOANNETTE DIDN’T GET THROUGH. THE FIVE GIRLS THROUGH TO THE TOP 20 ARE MELINDA, JULIANA, JANELLE, BREANNA, AND AUBREY. SECOND, THEY ALL DID GREAT NOT SO MANY MOMENTS BUT, THEY WERE GREAT. AND I THINK JETT WAS THE WORST. LASTLY, ZOANETTE WAS OK. IT’S NOT THAT BAD AND NOT THAT GOOD EITHER. BUT SHE WAS ELIMINATED THOUGH. 

  • http://twitter.com/ryno6604 Renee Loyd

    Are you flipping kidding me they sent that laugh of a singer Joannette through and didn’t keep Rachel Hale!!!!! I am so pissed at these Idol judges this year… It’s not even worth watching.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.mitchell.3954546 Bill Mitchell

    Wow Melinda Ademi eliminated?  Young fresh current awesome voice excellent phrasing attitude…  What was missing here?

    They chose Zoanette Johnson over her?  Seriously?  This is my official WTF elimination.

    P.S., Did anyone else notice that both of the Middle Eastern looking girls, despite being better singers than most of those who made it through, got bumped?  A little prejudice happening here?

  • justmefornow

    Randy, why are you shouting?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.mitchell.3954546 Bill Mitchell

    I’m still WTF at the Melinda elimination.  Seriously unless her performance was a complete trainwreck (which is hard to imagine) I just can’t see it.  Anyway Idol has a few of these (what are the judges hearing that I’m not?) moments every year, but Melinda was one of my favorites to take the whole thing.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “About Zoanette: ["her performance of circle of life blew me away, not to mention I am partial to disney songs lol and she did the disney version. She even did the intro to the song like the disney version"] ”

    She sang the “intro” to CoL like in this clip from the Lion King?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX07j9SDFcc

    If so (and she sang well), then that’s very cool!

  • dishwalla

    I am beginning to take Zoanette a lot more serious.  There’s more to her than the over the top personality. 

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    I am beginning to take Zoanette a lot more serious.  There’s more to her than the over the top personality.

    But we haven’t seen this fabulous singer ONCE this entire competition and she’s gotten lots and lots of airtime. I just don’t get it at all.

  • kerikaye sun

    jett is the best one in that group. why on earth was she eliminated?

  • kerikaye sun

    adriana is good but she is nowhere near as great as jett is. if there’s just one spot for a filipina, it should’ve been for jett. she’s the real deal. 

  • irockhard

    Shubha is Indian and Melinda is Albanian, but yeah they do look like they can pass for Middle Eastern. Melinda actually looks like a Kardashian to me and they’re Armenian.

  • http://twitter.com/CarlyRoseFnclub CarlyRoseFanclub

    You could have made it more realistic if you did not use caps and worded it right lol….I love Melinda so sad she is gone i feel badly for her

  • Incipit

     I just don’t get it at all. 

    Sassycatz, it feels like a very elaborate set-up to getting punk’d – a variation of the Emperor with no Clothes….Or a Mental Moment for TPTB.

    Random people tell us she’s faboo – all we have heard was a Gimmick, a bad joke.

    I would perhaps believe her press if I ever heard her actually sing – that has yet to happen – right now, she’s just a Song Dementor who sucks the life out of tunes. More to the point – if she IS any good, that damns her in my eyes – because that means she shat on the National Anthem on purpose to get noticed.

    I’m Old School there – that’s neither funny nor forgivable. IMO. 

    Either way – Go Away. TYVM

  • justmefornow

    Considering Zoanette’s song choice this week, I thought this pic, that’s been floating around VFTW for a few weeks now, is even funnier and ironic, lol.
    (How the hell did they predict this one?)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6GP6C4BSU6GW6CXMUE3WKIXFYQ Dis Person

    Hahaha the best comment on here is someone calling Zoanette ‘Trollnette’

    We’ll see the performances in a matter of hours.. 

  • John M

    I know it sounds crazy, but I am more excited for Zoanette’s performance than I have been for an idol performance in years haha.

  • elliegrll

    But we haven’t seen this fabulous singer ONCE this entire competition and she’s gotten lots and lots of airtime. I just don’t get it at all.

    It’s a common failure of the producers, and some of the contestants.  They think that a lot of the things that Zoanette has done are funny, and they are focusing on that instead of her singing ability.  They’ve done this type of thing in the past, and I’m sure that they are coaching her too.

     It would make more sense if they allowed her to be funny and OTT, but also showed that she can actually sing.  Hopefully this performance tonight will show that she is really talented.

  • Elise’s EliTe

    The producers don’t want their winners to get eliminated. Some are threats.

    Threat to Angela: 
    Jett for her piano type thing/pop
    Melinda for pop

    Threat to Janelle:
    Rachel, country.

    Threat to Candice:
    Cristabel, for that modern pop/R&B power (eg Alicia Keys)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1818332757 Seth McHale

    I agree with you. I went back and watched her videos and beneath the wild crazy over the top insanity she does, she can sing. Hopefully, she is smart enough to tone it down. 

    Alternatively, Uncle Nigel may have told her to keep the crazy in the early rounds and they would advance her for good TV, having her single naturally this week and next. 

  • http://twitter.com/dam744 Damien Roberts

    UGH poor Melinda!

  • mjsbigblog

     Zoanette’s last performance was not bad–it proved that she is not tone deaf at least, but it wasn’t that great either. I’m wondering if the audience reaction to her is within the context of the low expectation already established for her. 

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Alternatively, Uncle Nigel may have told her to keep the crazy in the early rounds and they would advance her for good TV, having her single naturally this week and next.

    Yes, but she’s going to have to face the public’s vote at some point, unless she gets through to the top 10, and further, totally based on VfTW type support.

    I am not against someone who is zaney or over the top, but she has not shown — in my opinion — any capacity to sing with control at any length or duration. Even the judges can’t act like they *really* support her, as they are often shown laughing, shrugging, and making bemused remarks about her advance, which says to me, she has no support from them. So, the show’s not even trying to act like this is some sort of “artistic” decision. 

  • Incipit

     wondering if the audience reaction to her is within the context of the low expectation already established for her. 

    That could be, mj – grading on a curve like Randy and his “that was very good – – for Tim”. But they were stuck with Tim – They haven’t even officially cast this season yet…and they have other choices…I think she’s a Poison Pill, since she can’t ever win with me – not after the SSB, that was a deal breaker.
     
    She’s either Really That Bad, or she’s Really That Fake….so she’s annoying, but irrelevant. IMO. Of Course.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    That could be, mj – grading on a curve like Randy and his “that was very good – – for Tim”. But they were stuck with Tim – They haven’t even officially cast this season yet…and they have other choices…

    That’s true. No but THE SHOW has voted yet.

  • http://twitter.com/Thebreakupgrrrl Heather Heartbreak

    you haven’t even heard this batch sing yet.  you have no idea if a contestant choked or someone stepped up to the plate.

  • girlygirltoo

    According to a spoiler tweet I just saw, Zoanette was the only one to get a standing ovation from all the judges last night. loll, ok then

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That could be true, but it could also work the other way. Given the negative impression that she’s already given to many viewers (myself included), then Zoanette would have to deliver a real “wow” moment to compensate for her other performances. It will be interesting to see what happens tonight.

  • sumidol

    Zoanette is the most disgusting female to ever (not) grace that stage, do they really take us for idiots and think we enjoy the joke? I turn the channel when she is on, ugh

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    I am as well. Zoanette is my guilty pleasure underdog that I can’t help but root for.

  • John M

    Why would you say she is disgusting?

  • sumidol

    because she is!  her looks her voice all of it is overblown and disgusting

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    you haven’t even heard this batch sing yet.

    But we’ve already heard many of them sing, including Zoanette and some of the ladies who’ve apparently been cut from the show. 

  • elliegrll

    VFTW has never shown that they have enough support to make a dent in the voting.

    If Zoanette sings well this week and next, she could create a loyal fanbase, especially since if she does well people will be surprised, so she’s the one who they will remember.

  • fantoo1

    Depends on who makes the top 10, we could potentially have a great top 10 if the right people go through. It’s not like all of them will be making the tour lol.

  • LeahKittyS

    I hope you’re right, Ellie. I really hope you’re right.

  • elliegrll

    I think that 12 years of American Idol have shown that not all viewers think the same way, or like the same things.

    Zoanetta has to keep some of the personality, while at the same time show that she can actually sing.  I think that her last performance during Hollywood week showed a lot of promise on several fronts.  She actually does have a nice voice, she can play an instrument, and she knows how to command attention.  

    I think that she can be the underdog, if she can strike the right balance.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    I agree that there’s potential for a good top ten, but I believe that’s less likely to happen when you build it on an axe type, sudden death cut as opposed to a gradual cut. If half the group is cut based on one vote, that means the voter must concentrate their vote on one or two contestants otherwise you risk losing a good person who falls through the cracks. With gradual voting, a contestant just has to make sure not to be one of the two lowest vote getters. A joke contestant is more likely to be voted in under this current system.

  • fantoo1

    Zoanette is far from my favorite, but I am not going to lie, she is the one I am most curious to hear tonight.

  • sumidol

    Thank you for your opinion but 99 out of 100 disagree, its sad what they are doing to her, she cannot sing, not at all, Hollywood week was a joke, that weird made up stupid non song. They put her on to be the butt of jokes and it has worked, AI is just as disgustin as her for doing this. I do not give a dam what you look like, skinny or large but every part of her hangs out all over the place, you can look good like Melinda did or you can look gross like Zoanette does but stop making us look at it and listen to it, its not funny and its sick that they allow her to degrade herself continuously and make a joke out of this when people that really take this seriously lose their place because of her, ugh

  • shell29

    I’m going to reserve my outrage (LOL) until after I see the ladies perform tonight. Things could have changed-sometimes the folks that shine struggle in the first “live” show in front of audience or vice versa. We also know that good singers get cut by the producers all the time because they don’t fit what they might be looking for in that particular season. It happened to Deandre, it happened to Candice last season and it has happened in previous seasons.

    We knew the TCOs in this group (Candice, Janelle) were going through no matter what. TPTB also want some fodder for Top 20 as well. I don’t know if Zoannette falls into the fodder camp in their eyes or not but based on the spoilers I’m looking forward to her performance.

  • elliegrll

    Thank you for your opinion but 99 out of 100 disagree

    When was this study taken?  Was it from the same people who said that Phillip Phillips doesn’t have any fans, and that he would win, but no one would buy his music?

  • sumidol

    over the past few weeks and it was ohhh so scientific, heh and Phillip is absolutely no comparison to the gross mess that is Zoanette

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    Am I the only one who wishes that the cut from Top 20 to Top 10 was NOT gender-balanced? 

    I really think the show would do better to let the viewers pick their 10 favorites, not their favorite 5 girls and 5 boys.

  • sumidol

    I completely agree to what you are saying, you said it much nicer than I though.  I feel bad actually but I rarely comment on here anymore but this situation was a knee jerk reaction and has me upset.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    But the gradual cut (three weeks semi-finals) gave us wonderful contestants like Tim Urban and Sanjaya. It seems like those semi-finals have people like a Sanjaya actually last longer. That format gave us the worst elimination night ever with Lilly Scott and Katelyn Epperly being cut. People can say what they want about the past two seasons, but with the current format, it gave us a top 13 without a real Tim Urban in the bunch. I mean, was there a joke contestant in season 10 and 11?

    So the three week semis benefited say David Cook, but Kris Allen survived the worst semi final format of them all in his season. So the three week semi-final format is not fool proof either. Not saying this cutthroat format over the two seasons is great, either.

    I personally would like to do without a semi-final format, and just skip to a top 15, since clearly the producers have their set of 10 people or more to be in the finals, so the semis really just feel like a shame, but that’s just me.

  • sumidol

    Well here is one poll, more like 75 to 25 in this particular one:

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/02/01/zoanette-johnson-american-idol-video/

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Less likely, not *fool* proof. Of course, with these meat axe type cuts, they’ve also had to institute “wildcards” to go back and make up for slashing the group so broadly.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Less likely, not *fool* proof. Of course, with these meat axe type cuts, they’ve also had to institute “wildcards” to go back and make up for slashing the group so broadly.

  • blackberryharvest

    With reports of her doing well and getting a standing O, I am very intrigued by Zoanette. Maybe she will shock us all(in a good way). 

  • tibitibis

    Zoanette last performance was very disrespectful with the others girls contestant , but is all fault of the judges sadly , they just can’t make hard comments and call unprofessional a girl because she(they) forgot some lines or wrote the lyrics in their hand in a very stressful audition journey and then immediately praise Zoanettte and almost elevate her to the ‘Genius’ status because a bad vocal improvisation and a not so good drums skills :/ ….. I would pick the songwriter crazy girl who was sick of her voice that night over Zoanette at least i though she was more professional ….. in the standards the judges are giving of course.  

  • tibitibis

    Well i have the impression  the judges are already married to her particular extravaganza …and after some comments from some judges about some guys i will say an standiong O don’t said to much about the reality of the performance …..so will see ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Thebreakupgrrrl Heather Heartbreak

    I understand, but the semi-finals have been restructured to make THESE performances the (mostly) single factor in determining who moves on to the next round. So yeah, it might be frustrating if someone who has been featured heavily before doesn’t do well and goes home, or, if someone who hasn’t been great kills it tonight and advances- but that’s obviously how it goes. 

  • richiek88

     For what it’s worth a poster on Idol Forums who was there to see the performances basically agreed with all the decisions not counting Melinda saying the best girls did make it through and Zoanette had the best performance.

  • shell29

    To be honest I like the format change this season. At least we’re getting a chance to see all of the Top 40 perform unlike previous seasons when we only saw/heard who TPTB wanted us to see/hear. I mean, they still try to weed out most of the folks they don’t want in the Top 20 or even the Top 10 but at least we get to hear from them once. No one will be completely *invisible* by the time the Top 20 starts.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Up until now, I’ve regarded Zoanette as a clown with questionable talent, but that’s because of the edit that she’s been given. I’m very curious to see (given the reports from last night’s show), if I will change my opinion of her after tonight’s performance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kody-Baker/100002601130200 Kody Baker

    The judges hold the girls to a higher standard and the guys. So when girls get standing ovations, to me it means more than if they give the guys one or compliment the guys. I think it’s bull but that’s the way the cookie has crumbled for the past several years on this show.

  • tucker davis

    Entertainers such as Glozell & Sweet Brown (“Ain’t nobody got time for that!”) are indeed very popular with the 15-30 year olds…at least here in the south. Don’t write Zoanette off too quickly!! All she needs is a catch phrase to go with her ‘talent’…lol.