American Idol Leaderboard: Who's Your Favorite Heading Into Part 2 of Hollywood Week?

We’re less than 36 hours away from American Idol‘s official announcement of  its Top 40 contestants for Season 12 — and all the inevitable joy and pain that come with it.

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Before the painful winnowing down of the field occurs, however, we thought we’d celebrate the season’s strongest performances thus far with our weekly Top 21 countdown. So click through the photos below for the whole shebang, then take our poll and vote for your own faves.

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Comments (16)

  • Yaaawwwwwnnnn. Wake me when it’s over.

    Comment by Bob – February 13, 2013 07:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Get ready Michael to move Angela Miller much higher on that list

      Comment by JM – February 13, 2013 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why are all the contestants not listed? Hard to choose from an incomplete list.

    Comment by Geema – February 13, 2013 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is supposed to be a list of the 21 best singers that are still in the competition, not a list of all contestants.

      Comment by Dan – February 13, 2013 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Jolley? :(

    Comment by Landon Cox (@bluinjewin) – February 13, 2013 08:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • and no hot latina who went to camp mariah.

    Comment by scrutinizer – February 13, 2013 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Exactly! Can we get a more complete list please? Lazaro’s awesome! But I also vote for Paul Jolley!!

    Comment by Scott – February 13, 2013 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What’s the point of doing this? We don’t have new info on any of the girls since the last list was compiled…

    Comment by Nicole – February 13, 2013 10:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love you Michael, but I kinda agree…. an article focused on the best guys of hollywood week (or should I say ‘weak’?) so far would have made sense. I couldn’t remember the voices of most of those women (except Candice!!)… just their personas at this point.

      Comment by Lunakit – February 13, 2013 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Write-in vote for Shubha Vedula.

    Comment by Timmah – February 13, 2013 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ja’Bria Barber looks familiar. Doesn’t she look like the girl whose first audition a few years ago featured “a 100% original” song that was praised by the judges, back when Simon Cowell was around? She went to Hollywood that year, but we didn’t see her after that. Could they be one and the same?

    Comment by Lois Benton – February 13, 2013 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I doubt it, seeing as she’s about 16.

      Comment by achilles – February 13, 2013 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where’s Zoanette?!?!!

    Comment by RodMod – February 13, 2013 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Chained up in a mental hospital waiting room

      Comment by Aria – February 13, 2013 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Kezban is a guy!! Looks like one, talks like one, walks like one, is built like one, facial features like one! Also wasn’t sharing a room like the others. Something’s fishy. There is no way i can even begin to let myself think this is a female, and i think Idol knows its a guy and plans to use it for ratings and drama later. Probably why they keep letting “her” through when “she” cant sing at all! When i gave this opinion on the Idol site,i was banned, but others are asking the same thing! How about some truth, Idol? You owe us that!

    Comment by Connie – February 13, 2013 10:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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