American Idol 2012 Top 9 finalists perform, 5 contestants receive standing ovation from judges

By on Mar 29, 2012 in Entertainment, Music, Television, United States Comments

Updated: March 30, 2012 9:30 a.m.

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The American Idol 2012 Top 9 finalists competed with each other on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, were grouped into three to perform medleys and later sang their own idols songs including from Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Led Zeppelin. Below are videos of some of the performances.



American Idol 2012 Top 9 finalists
Image Credit: Michael Becker/Fox

As featured at Fox on Wednesday night, the American Idol 2012 Season 11 Top 9 finalists worked with Fleetwood Mac‘s lead singer Stevie Nicks as this week’s mentor, along with Jimmy Iovine.

In between the performance of each of the nine finalists, Phillip, Colton and Elise performed a Fleetwood Mac medley. DeAndre, Joshua and Heejun performed a Michael Jackson medley; while Skylar, Hollie and Jessica sang the Madonna medley.

For their individual performances, five of them received standing ovations from the judges, including Heejun Han, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Elise Testone and Jessica Sanchez, who has received standing ovations for some of her earlier performances.

“You just innately have this unbelievable talent, I look forward to hearing you every night; I think you’re one of the best singers I’ve heard in many years.” Randy Jackson told Sanchez, who sang Beyonce‘s “Sweet Dreams“.

For Heejun‘s performance, Steven Tyler told him that he “did it and turned it around”, while Jennifer Lopez said: “He is here because we know he can sing that way. That is the most beautiful tone, the most beautiful vibrato”.

Below is the list of the names of the nine American Idol 2012 Season 11 finalists according to the sequence of their performances and the songs they sang, as one of them will be eliminated on Thursday night.

Related post: Jessica Sanchez on American Idol 2012 Top 9, sings Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams”, receives standing ovation (Video)

* Colton Dixon – Everything

* Skylar Laine – Gunpowder and Lead

* Heejun Han – A Song for You

* Hollie Cavanagh – Jesus Take the Wheel

* DeAndre Brackensick – Sometimes I Cry

* Jessica Sanchez – Sweet Dreams

* Phillip Phillips – Still Rainin’

* Joshua Ledet – Without You

* Elise Testone – Whole Lotta Love


Heejun Han sings “A Song for You” at American Idol 2012 Top 9 performance night
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Phillip Phillips sings “Still Rainin'” at American Idol 2012 Top 9 performance night
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Elise Testone sings “Whole Lotta Love” at American Idol 2012 Top 9 performance night
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