In the words of the great philosopher Kool: “Oh yes it’s ladies’ night, and the feeling’s right. Oh yes it’s ladies’ night, oh what a night.” Or to put it another way, the top 12 women of American Idol‘s tenth season just brought it to the big stage, and now we’re faced with the tough work of advancing a quintet to the finals, while forcing the other seven to walk the reality TV plank. Somehow it doesn’t seem fair, does it?
Check out the full setlist for tonight’s show below, then vote in our polls for your favorite and least favorite. (I’m rather partial to the one whose name rhymes with Thia, but is not Thia, as well as the chick with the rogue/silent ‘h’ in her first name, but need to give ’em all another listen before I completely make up my mind.) With that in mind, I’ll save the rest of my opinions for my full episode recap, which will publish overnight right here at TVLine.com. [Update: The full recap is liiiive!] Until then, feel free to hit the comments and sound off on which contestants impressed you, which ones fell flat, and which ones you feel didn’t get a chance to show their true potential. And for all my Idol coverage, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.
Tatynisa Wilson: Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In The World)”
Naima Adedapo: “Summertime” (from Porgy and Bess)
Kendra Chantelle: Christina Aguilera’s “Impossible”
Rachel Zevita: Fiona Apple’s “Criminal”
Karen Rodriguez: Mariah Carey’s “Hero”
Lauren Turner: Etta James’ “Seven Day Fool”
Ashthon Jones: Monica’s “Love All Over Me”
Julie Zorrilla: Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway”
Haley Reinhart: Alicia Keys’ “Fallin”
Thia Megia: Irene Cara’s “Out Here On My Own” (from Fame)
Lauren Alaina: Reba McEntire’s “Turn on the Radio”
Pia Toscano: The Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand By You”