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American Idol Boils Down To Top 12

Top 12 Idol contestants revealed on Wednesday night’s broadcast.

Following Wednesday night’s broadcast, American Idol is down to the top 12 contestants as revealed on tonight’s show.

The first contestant to secure a spot moving forward was the impressive Sarina-Joi Crowe who was faced with the task of impressing judges with her audition song, OneRepublic’s “Til The Love Runs Out” which clearly showcased her vocal range.

The second spot went to Rayvon Owen who performed pop queen Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake.” Though his performance was a little rough throughout, judges suggested that the ending was saving.

Daniel Seavey took the third spot with a bitter performance of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” which judges Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban suggest wasn’t suiting for the 15-year-old who they suggest would have performed better with the “right song choice.”

Maddie Walker secured the fourth spot with a mediocre performance of Gwen Sebastian’s “Suitcase.”

The fifth spot went to Tyanna Jones who performed Little Mix’s “Wings,” captivating the judges and audience before her with her energetic stage presence.

Nick Fradini took the sixth spot with a standard performance of “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel. It’s hard to say that talent has led Fradini this far considering his mediocre performances, but at least he’s nice to look at.

The seventh spot was nabbed by Jax who delivered a beautiful rendition of The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” as she sat behind the keys of a piano and delivered equally beautiful vocals as she did a stripped down performance.

Qaasim secured the eighth spot with a rather exciting performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke” which featured engaging choreography and impressive vocals that shined just as bright as his stellar stage presence.

It comes with no surprise that fan-favorite Clark Beckham found himself among the top 12 contestants to advance. His breathtaking performance of James Brown’s “A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” won over the judges and nearly all of America for that matter. The odds are ever in Beckham’s favor for winning it all.

Coming in the tenth slot tonight was Joey Cook, perhaps the most original contestant left on the show. Cook performed an impressive rendition of  “King of Spain” by Tallest Man On Earth.

Taking the eleventh slot was Quentin Alexander who delivered an emotionally triggering performance of “Royals” by Lorde which earned him praise from J.Lo while Harry noted that his emotion throughout his delivery made it clear Quentin is in touch with his artistry.

And finally, clenching the final spot tonight was Adanna Duru with her performance of “You and I” by Lady Gaga. Harry suggested she was out of tune and needs to find a way to channel her musical energy into her vocals.

That wraps up the night on Idol. Tomorrow the contestants return for yet another round of eliminations narrowing it down to the top 11.

American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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