On the American Idol 2012 top 6 performances show this week, the remaining contestants had to tackle songs from the legendary rock band Queen, originally fronted by the amazing vocalist Freddie Mercury. The American Idol 2012 top 6 also got a chance to perform another song of their own choosing to best show off their voice and performance style.
Considering how wildly the voters have been defying the American Idol 2102 elimination results predictions in the past few rounds, not even the favorites could afford to feel comfortable for the American Idol 2012 top 6 performances show this week.
WARNING: AMERICAN IDOL 2012 SPOILERS AHEAD!
So how did the American Idol 2012 top 6 perform on Wednesday night? Did the favorites keep it strong once again, guaranteeing themselves a pass through to next week? Or did the underdogs come out fighting and threaten to steal the limelight in this round? Read on for our American Idol 2012 recap of the top 6 performances show to find out!
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The American Idol 2012 top 6 start off the night with a medley performance of some of Queen’s greatest hits, accompanied by original Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor.
American Idol 2012 Top 6 performances – Song One
Jessica Sanchez – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Judges: Randy Jackson loves the performance and thinks Jessica is unbelievably talented. Jennifer Lopez thinks Jessica sounded beautiful in the more melodic parts of the song but didn’t do as well on the rock parts. Steven Tylers says he thinks Freddie Mercury would be proud of the performance, but rock is not Jessica’s forte.
Skylar Laine – “The Show Must Go On”
Judges: The judges really love the performance and think Skylar rocked it. Steven Tyler thinks Skylar was totally over the top in a good way. Jennifer Lopez has her first ‘goosies’ of the night and the performance was great and powerful. Randy Jackson thinks it is one of the best performances of the season for Skylar.
Joshua Ledet – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
Judges: The judges are on their feet in a standing ovation for Joshua Ledet once again! Randy Jackson says Joshua was unbelievable and had it all; vocals, performance, character and charisma. Jennifer Lopez says it was incredible and inspirational and Joshua is the favorite part of the show for her. Steven Tyler says Joshua sounds like nobody else and late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury would have loved it.
Elise Testone – “I Want It All”
Judges: Elise is back! The judges are all over this one! Randy Jackson says it is one of Elise’s best performances of the season, it let her do her Janis Joplin thing and it was a wow, great song. Jennifer Lopez says the song was totally in Elise’s element and she looked and sounded great; killed it. Steven Tyler says Elise found her stride with the song and sang it like the classic it was.
Phillip Phillips – “Fat Bottomed Girls”
Judges: Randy Jackson says that if he is being honest, he liked it but he didn’t really love it, it was just good. Jennifer Lopez says she feels like Phillip gives them different flavors and he can sing like anything. Steven Tyler says he loves watching Phillip sing and he has great character.
Hollie Cavanagh – “Save Me”
Judges: The judges are not very pleased really. Randy Jackson says it was a good performance but that she pulled back too far in the song. She needed to have a moment, but it didn’t happen with this song. Jennifer Lopez says Hollie was off a tiny bit when she got emotional in the middle of the song and she is still thinking too much. Steven Tyler says Hollie did a good job and then shuts up.
American Idol 2012 Top 6 performances – Song Two
Jessica Sanchez “Dance With My Father” by Luther Vandross
Judges: This one is getting all love from the judges. Steven Tyler says he doesn’t think Jessica can possibly sing anything badly and he says she has her own thing going with touches of Whitney Houston. Jennifer Lopez thinks it was the best performance of that song she’s heard and Jessica was beautiful on it. Randy Jackson says she is amazing and such a natural.
Skylar Laine – “Tattoos On This Town” by Jason Aldean
Judges: Steven Tyler says Skylar didn’t quite take the song where she usually does and it lacked a bit of flair. Jennifer Lopez thinks she killed it. Randy Jackson is a huge fan and thinks it was effortless and another great performance.
Joshua Ledet – “Ready for Love” by India.Arie
Judges: Steven Tyler says hearing Joshua sing takes him off into another place. Jennifer Lopez says she doesn’t even know what to say, Joshua is transcendent. Randy Jackson says he is speechless and Joshua has so much talent.
Elise Testone – “Bold as Love” by Jimmi Hendrix
Judges: Steven Tyler says the song touched his heart but says although he loved it isn’t very well known. Jennifer Lopez agrees the song is more obscure but thinks Elise killed the song. Randy Jackson doesn’t think it was the right song choice and he did not love it.
Phillip Phillips – “The Stone” by The Dave Matthews Band
Judges: Steven thought it was off the wall and entertaining but he didn’t like the melody so much. Jennifer Lopez thought Phillip did not sound like Dave Matthews (as he has often been compared to in the media) but the song was too artsy and not the right choice. Randy Jackson says the song worried him but Phillip showed he is a true artist.
Hollie Cavanagh – “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus
Judges: Steven Tyler thinks Hollie performed the song beautifully and it was good. Jennifer Lopez thinks Hollie really did well on the song with the emotion and staying on pitch, almost perfect. Randy says this is the Hollie they brought into the competition and she is back.
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