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 are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Bob says:

    Yaaawwwwwnnnn. Wake me when it’s over.

  2. Geema says:

    Why are all the contestants not listed? Hard to choose from an incomplete list.

  3. scrutinizer says:

    and no hot latina who went to camp mariah.

  4. Scott says:

    Exactly! Can we get a more complete list please? Lazaro’s awesome! But I also vote for Paul Jolley!!

  5. Nicole says:

    What’s the point of doing this? We don’t have new info on any of the girls since the last list was compiled…

    • Lunakit says:

      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.

  6. Timmah says:

    Write-in vote for Shubha Vedula.

  7. Lois Benton says:

    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?

  8. RodMod says:

    Where’s Zoanette?!?!!

  9. Connie says:

    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!

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