The top 12 women performed on Wednesday's episode of "American Idol." This season, viewers can vote for their favorite finalists online via Facebook. Click here to vote. Online voting closes two hours after the Hawaii broadcast of a performance show.
Here are my rankings (best to worst):
1. Pia Toscano, "I'll Stand by You"
2. Lauren Turner, "Seven Day Fool"
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3. Thia Megia, "Out Here On My Own"
4. Lauren Alaina, "Turn on the Radio"
5. Naima Adedapo, "Summertime"
6. Haley Reinhart, "Fallin'"
7. Kendra Chantelle, "Impossible"
8. Karen Rodriguez, "Hero"
9. Ashthon Jones, "Love All Over Me"
10. Rachel Zevita, "Criminal"
11. Julie Zorrilla, "Breakaway"
12. Ta-Tynisa Wilson, "Only Girl (In the World)"
Finalists will be revealed on Thursday's show, which airs 8-10 p.m. on Fox. Viewers' votes will determine the top 10, and judges will complete the pool of finalists with wild card picks. We don't know if the wild card picks will be announced Thursday or next week.
Share your rankings in the comments section, then check out our full recap of the show:
Ta-Tynisa Wilson, "Only Girl (In the World)" by Rihanna
Wow. Weird song choice. She probably shouldn't have revealed she was once a Beyonce impersonator, either. I appreciate her energy, but the performance doesn't exude much uniqueness. It seems like something you'd see at Six Flags. Wow, I'm morphing into Simon Cowell.
Steven: "You sang the song beautifully."
Jennifer: "You really brought it home. You really did."
Randy: "I think that it was just OK."
Naima Adedapo, "Summertime"
Is it possible to sing this song without being compared to Fantasia? NO. That said, Naima's version is pretty good. It doesn't have the raw emotion that won Fantasia so many fans, but the performance grows on me. I actually like it a lot more than I thought I would. She deserves to stick around.
Jennifer: "You're like an exotic flower in a rose garden."
Randy: "It was a little lounge acty...I enjoyed the second half more than the first half."
Steven: "It was like early Ella Fitzgerald...The way you brought it was just unbelievable."
Kendra Chantelle, "Impossible" by Christina Aguilera
Kendra hadn't received a lot of air time going into this week's show, so I probably would have recommended a more upbeat song. She clearly has a good voice -- few singers can successfully cover Aguilera -- but I think her performance spot and earlier lack of air time might hurt her when it comes to earning votes.
Randy: "I really liked it."
Steven: "Voice hot, style hot, clothes hot."
Jennifer: "I think that we're just scratching the surface with you. Amazing."
Rachel Zevita, "Criminal" by Fiona Apple
Rachel changes the melody entirely, turning the tune into a burlesque/Broadway deal. It's the typical case of trying too hard to be unique. Never good. But make no mistake: She has potential. It's just, um, not here tonight. And she has personality, which is at least worth something, right?
Steven: "A little too Broadway for me."
Jennifer: Wanted to see more of Rachel's real musical identity tonight
Randy: "It wasn't great. It wasn't good."
Karen Rodriguez, "Hero" by Mariah Carey
Another dangerous song choice. Karen sings the song half in English and half in Spanish. I'm not ecstatic. The whole thing seems too much like a scene from a beauty pageant. She hits some nice notes toward the end, though. She deserves to stick around, assuming she can conquer edgier stuff.
Randy: "I like that you figured out a way to make it you."
Steven: "Definitely a one-of-a-kind singer."
Lauren Turner, "Seven Day Fool" by Etta James
Yes! My favorite of the night so far. Lauren has tons of energy, a great big voice and she chose the perfect song. The whole performance screams "star quality." She woke me up. Awesome.
Randy: "That's how you do it, man."
Steven: "That was spectacular."
Jennifer: "Honestly, your voice is undeniable." Says Lauren should show even more personality.
Ashthon Jones, "Love All Over Me" by Monica
Yawn. Ashton is a strong singer, but I think tonight's song choice was too sleepy. Sorry, I'm not going crazy. From the way the judges talked, Ashthon is supposed to be one of this season's strongest singers. She can belt well, but I'll be surprised if this song expanded her fan base.
Steven: "You go places with your voice few have gone."
Jennifer: "You have all the makings of a diva."
Randy: "I didn't love the song."
Julie Zorrilla, "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson
Another rough song choice. This tune doesn't leave a lot of room for uniqueness, and Julie pretty much sticks with the original melody. We get zero personality. Meh.
Jennifer: Says she needs to connect with the words more
Randy: "You didn't bring anything different or new to it."
Steven: "Wrong song for you."
Haley Reinhart, "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys
Wow, do we REALLY have to hear this song again? It's another one of the most overdone "Idol" selections, but I give Haley some credit for at least attempting to make it her own. And yes, we do see some traces of uniqueness. But she's automatically going to be criticized simply for picking an overdone song.
Randy: "It didn't do anything for you."
Steven: "It was just great. I really liked it a lot."
Jennifer: "You need to get out of your head just a little bit...You belong here."
Thia Megia, "Out Here On My Own" from "Fame"
Thia takes a risk and sings accompanied only by a piano. Initially, it seems a bit robotic but I appreciate it more and more as the song progresses. I'm not even a Thia fan, but I like the subtleties of this performance. Nice emotion.
Steven: "That was beautiful."
Jennifer: "It was really, really special."
Randy: "This is what hot singing is about."
Lauren Alaina, "Turn on the Radio" by Reba McEntire
I know Lauren has her critics, but you have to admit she's pretty darn consistent. I give her credit for having such a strong musical identity at a young age. Not to mention the fact that she's a good vocalist, too. My major criticism is that she seems a little arrogant. Plus, producers obviously want her to advance -- and that alone could hurt her chances in the long run.
Jennifer: "You don't even have to try."
Randy: Says she reminds him of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood
Steven: "I love you. You're the best."
Pia Toscano, "I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders
Wow, Pia got the coveted last singer spot for a reason. Vocally, she's in a league of her own tonight. She has tons of emotion, and hits some awesome big notes without going OTT. I'm very impressed. The judges give her a standing ovation.
Randy: "You just put yourself in the top...That was unbelievable."
Steven: "That was unbelievable."
Jennifer: "It was out of this world."