This week on the American Idol 2012 top 3 performances show, the remaining contestants will be performing three individual songs. There will also likely be a group number or two thrown in to fill out the two-hour show. We kick off our American Idol 2012 live recap of the top 3 performance show right now and find out who reigned supreme and who fell flat on Wednesday night.
Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, and Phillips Phillips are just one step away from reaching that coveted spot in the American Idol 2012 final two. After Thursday night’s American Idol 2012 results show, only two of these smiling faces will be continuing on to the finale. While my personal American Idol 2012 prediction is that it will be Phillip Phillips who gets the boot this week, there is honestly just no way of knowing what the rather unpredictable voters this season will decide to do.
Who will get voted off American Idol 2012 this week could be determined by one terrible slip up on Wednesday night, or one tremendously great moment that blows everyone else away. Let’s hope it will be a night of amazing performances as we head into our American Idol 2012 live top 3 performance night recap!
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And here we go!
American Idol 2012 Top 3 Performances — Judges’ Choice
Joshua Ledet — “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James
Judges: Steven Tyler says it is another Joshua moment and it is surreal; he sang like an American Idol winner tonight. Jennifer Lopez says Joshua has brought the house down again. Randy Jackson thinks the song fit him like a glove and it was another amazing performance. He hopes Joshua can bring R&B to modern times.
Jessica Sanchez — “My All” by Mariah Carey
Judges: Randy says it was beautiful and they tell people all the time not to do Mariah, but that was the best time anyone has done Mariah on TV. Jennifer says she knew this song would be a challenge for Jessica but she totally took it and ran with it; great job. Steven says when Jessica sings it makes people hang on her every note. Even though he basically just said Joshua sang like the American Idol tonight, Steven thinks Jessica will be the last one standing; she should get used to the encores.
Phillip Phillips — “Beggin'” by Madcon
Judges: Randy says they were just at the Phillip Phillips concert, he was fun, had a good time and in the zone; another great performance, he is who he is and they love it. Jennifer says Phillip catches a groove in a song that brings him all the way home; great. Steven asks can you believe this guy? It was beautiful to watch and he hopes Phillip writes his own songs because he could be the next Springsteen.
Round one is over and there was no standing ovation for Joshua Ledet or Jessica Sanchez this round. Gasp! Nope, instead it was Phillip Phillips who actually got the judges on their feet. Still, Randy Jackson thinks Joshua Ledet is in the lead, but Jennifer disagrees and says Phillip is. Steven can’t decide.
American Idol 2012 Top 3 Performances — Contestants’ Choice
Joshua Ledet – “Imagine” by John Lennon
Judges: Steven Tyler says it is beautiful and over the top; he is so fine and it was a thank you god moment. Jennifer Lopez says Joshua has and incredible instrument and he is very special; it was a controlled and pulled back performance and had courage nad vulnerability. Randy says Joshua dug deep into the song and the performance; another stellar performance. Brilliant, dude.
Jessica Sanchez – “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith
Judges: Steven Tyler is thrilled and thinks Jessica took a great song and actually made it greater; beautiful! He gives her a standing ovation. Jennifer says Jessica did a really, really good job. Randy Jackson thinks it started off slow but Jessica delivered a big moment.
Phillip Phillips – “Disease” by Matchbox 20
Judges: Jennifer says she loves the song but she didn’t think it was a “wow” performance. It was good, but she wants to see what he’ll do next. Steven says he feels the same. Randy didn’t like the performance either, he wanted a moment but it was just okay with him.
American Idol 2012 Top 3 Performances — Jimmy Iovine’s Choice
Joshua Ledet – “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige
Judges: Randy says it doesn’t even matter what Joshua does anymore or what he sings, he is amazing and a true star. People should just stand up and vote for him. Jennifer says Joshua is a perfect marriage of knowing what to do and when to do it, everything is so natural and spontaneous. He took them to church with the gospel; out of this world. Steven says it was beautiful and over the top. Steven says EVERYTHING is over the top.
Jessica Sanchez – “I’ll Be There’ by Jackson 5
Judges: Randy says he liked it okay but he didn’t love it; there was no big moment, it was okay but not oh my god good. Jennifer thinks it was a good song choice and Jessica sounded crazy good and killed it at the end; good job. Steven says it was perfect, she has a perfect voice it was — yes, again — over the top.
Phillip Phillips – “We’ve Got Tonight” by Bob Segar
Judges: Randy thinks it was the best performance Phillip has had on the show ever, it was a huge moment, you got ’em dude! Jennifer says there are millions of girls out there wishing he was singing that song for them. Steven says he can’t call it anything else but beautiful (like everything else) and he nailed it and was, OMG, OVER THE TOP! 😛
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