America, your turn to make the big decisions has arrived. Tonight, the final 12 remaining girls will perform in the hopes that they can win your vote.
Coming from a fantastic looking new set, Ryan introduces the show that has been an incredible success so far. No more crying cowboys and no more Brittenum twins. Ryan introduces the girls as they walk out and they all look great. They guys are sitting down in the dawg pound excited to be there. Ryan introduces the judges, Randy, Paula and Simon, and asks Simon how he reacts to criticism. He says he hasn't had any. Paula says the contestants have been great this year and Randy thinks it is the boys competition to lose.
We now get to see clips of how all the girls got to the final 12 girls with I've Got the Music In Me as the backing.
First up tonight is:
Song choice: Never
Ph Vote: 1 866 43657 01
TXT Vote to 5701
My Thoughts: This girl can sing but the song doesn't really fit the style I was expecting of her. I'm not sure whether she will win new fans or lose old ones from that performance.
Paula: Thought it was unbelieveable. Compares her to Carrie Underwood and says it was magnificent.
Randy: Loved the way she started the show and loves her personality but thought she over did some of it.
Simon: Wasn't a perfect vocal but she has set a challenge for the other girls and that she will be there all the way to the finals.
Song choice: How Far
Ph Vote: 1 866 43657 02
TXT Vote to 5702
My Thoughts: The song sounds a little too low for her and it's a bit pitchy. Certainly not the best vocal performance we've heard from her. She has the squats too.
Paula: Says she is really likeable.
Randy: Randy felt a few nerves and thinks she didn't hit all the notes.
Simon: Thought that she sounded sincere.
The sound is really bad tonight with feedback and echos everywhere.
Song choice: Because the Night
Ph Vote: 1 866 43657 03
TXT Vote to 5703
My Thoughts: Becky is one hot chick but her voice is weak. This is a pretty awful performance.
Paula: Said there were notes that were bad and some nerves.
Randy: Loved the performance but there were some bad notes.
Simon: Said it was slightly better than he thought it would be. Visually a 10. Vocally a 6.5. She can't just be ok cause there are girls in this group who are great.
Song choice: Reflection
Ph Vote: 1 866 43657 04
TXT Vote to 5704
My Thoughts: I like Ayla. She's not the best vocally but she's better than Becky and she's cute to boot. Not a bad rendition.
Paula: Paula agrees with Randy.
Randy: Randy didn't think it would be as good as it was and was pleasantly surprised.
Simon: Was happy to see some emotion and not the robotic performance that he saw at her audition.
Song choice: Midnight Train to Georgia
Ph Vote: 1 866 43657 05
TXT Vote to 5705
My Thoughts: Paris is so likeable and comes across as such a seasoned professional. What a fantastic performance.
Paula: Says she is her idol and a firecracker and the energizer bunny all at the same time without having a wardrobe malfunction.
Randy: Is blown away at how professional she was with all the moves.
Simon: Says she showed everyone how to play the game.
Song choice: To Where You Are
Ph Vote: 1 866 43657 06
TXT Vote to 5706
My Thoughts: This has to be the most boring performance so far tonight. Nice voice but completely forgettable.
Paula: Liked the etherealness of the song despite it not being the best choice.
Randy: Very different but it didn't capture my attention.
Simon: Simon thinks she completely messed it up. Compares it to being at a Sunday lunch where a child gets up and sings out of tune.
Song choice: You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Ph Vote: 1 866 43657 07
TXT Vote to 5707
My Thoughts: For someone who has been memorable for her personality so far in the competition this performance is fairly bland.
Paula: You need to eat humble pie at the moment
Randy: says it was a very safe song but there was no attitude that he's used to. Randy tells her to be who she is.
Simon: says it was horrible. It was like everything we liked about you just evaporated.
Song choice: When You Tell Me That You Love Me
Ph Vote: 1 866 43657 08
TXT Vote to 5708
My Thoughts: I'm not convinced this was the best song choice for Heather. She only fits in the middle of this group with an average performance.
Paula: It was not a great performance.
Randy: Was hoping she would come out and slay them and wanted to hear her go for it.
Simon: You sang that like an eloqution lesson. Don't play it safe because your personality evaporated. It was totally forgettable.
Song choice: When the Lights Go Down
Ph Vote: 1 866 43657 09
TXT Vote to 5709
My Thoughts: She's actually giving the song a good run for it's money despite being a little pitchy. I can't see her in the final 12 but she has probably saved herself from going home this week.
Paula: Thought it was a defining moment for it. Loved her sultry voice.
Randy: Said it started a little rocky but it was good to see you take hold of the song.
Simon: Says he's somewhere in the middle and that she is overshadowed by others and that her eyes are lifeless but she sang it well.
Song choice: I am Changing
Ph Vote: 1 866 43657 10
TXT Vote to 5710
My Thoughts: Lisa is just fantastic. I am loving the fact that there are so many young people who are so professional and come across as more experienced and better performers than some of the others in the competition who are almost twice their age. Absolutely sensational performance.
Paula: You are a precious little gift. From start to finish, you are a star.
Randy: One of the most ambitious songs of the night and was a little rough at the start but you worked it out.
Simon: You made girls who are five or six years older than you look ordinary and this may be the moment that we look back on in 5 or 10 years and say that was the moment that defined Lisa Tucker.
Song choice: Get Here
Ph Vote: 1 866 43657 11
TXT Vote to 5711
My Thoughts: This is an ok performance but nothing memorable after watching the likes of Lisa Tucker and Paris Bennett. A little pitchy in places but a nice big note to finish it off.
Paula: I think you look stunning. Yes, a few sharp notes but your performance was great.
Randy: The middle was really rough and sharp for most of it. I'd give you a 6/10.
Simon: I don't think the problem lies with being sharp. We have seen a couple of stunning performances from very young girls and you were cabaret and overshadowed.
Song choice: Since I Fell for You
Ph Vote: 1 866 43657 12
TXT Vote to 5712
My Thoughts: I've loved Katharine McPhee from the moment I heard her sing. She's got a great voice but has room to grow which will make her journey in the competition an interesting one when it comes to performing.
Paula: I love my job. This is the greatest show on earth. Everything about you was fantastic.
Randy: Natural talent. Loved it. It was great.
Simon: There were four very good vocalists tonight and you were the best.
What are your thoughts on tonight's performances? Who were your favourites. Tomorrow night it is the boys turn then Thursday it is the results.