I should have started this power rankings weeks ago when there were still 10 contestants vying for the crown of American Idol Season 12, however, I felt like the show has run its course and it seems like they manipulated the format this season just to have a female winner. Well, that’s just my two cents. Not to mention Nicki MInaj. She is by far the most polarizing judge in Idol history.
There are four contestants left and these women are pretty good singers in their own right, but Randy Jackson being vocal about this batch as the best final 4 (or five) Idol has ever had? I don’t think so. I think Season 7 (David Cook, David Archuleta, Syesha Mercado, Jason Castro, and Brooke White) or Season 8 (Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta, and Matt Giraud) or Season 5 (Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, and Paris Bennet) are infinitely better top 5 than this year’s crop of talents. Enough about my rants and let’s get on with which female Idol contestant is on her way in becoming the 12th winner of American Idol.
4. Amber Holcomb – Amber was my favorite when she performed My Funny Valentine, but for her to win this whole thing is the question. She has the star quality and her singing is good, but she is not that outstanding. I don’t get the adoration she receives from the judges.
3. Candice Glover – Technically the best performer of the bunch, Candice can slay any song that she wishes to sing any day! I want her to be in the finals and put her in second place. She has a real shot at winning just by looking at her performances (I think she has the most number of moments in the show), but in the end, it’s a battle of fan bases and musical genres.
2. Kree Harrison – And there’s Kree. She is an amazing singer, but she chooses songs that are not memorable. She has to choose the best songs for her to win! She still has a huge shot at winning because as we all know, Country music is a force to be reckoned with in the US, plus the fact that Janelle Arthur’s fans’ would give their votes to a contestant with the same genre, that is Kree.
1. Angie Miller – At first, I was not a fan of Angie. She sings too perfect, like a Broadway actress. After several criticisms, her theatricality seems to take a back seat and she is now the person to beat this year. Her last performances of Beyonce’s Halo, Jessie J’s Who You Are and Julie London’s Cry Me A River proved that she can be current and relevant in the music industry. Even her duet with Candice is one of my favorite moments on the show! Aside from that, I think she is peaking at the right time! She has to keep the momentum up in order for her to win.