Two weeks/seven hours in to Season 12 of American Idol, we’ve seen footage of a whopping 49 contestants scoring Golden Tickets to Hollywood.
While that’s made for some very compelling television, it also means that after two more audition episodes (tonight and Thursday, 8/7c, on Fox), we’ll bear witness to scads of hopefuls forgetting their lyrics or veering off pitch or being cut without any context or explanation during Hell Week.
Before that bad mojo kicks in, then, let’s rank the Top 21 auditioners so far. Check out my Leaderboard rankings, take our poll below and vote for your faves, and then hit the comments and tell me who I overrated, who I underestimated, and whether I’ve egregiously snubbed some awesome contestant you fancy! And for all my Idol news, photo galleries, recaps and videos, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!