This edition of “American Idol” rankings is going to feel a little familiar … mostly because we’ve been down this road before. Thanks to the top 4 sticking around on Thursday’s results show, we have the same crop of ladies that we had previously.
However, things have still changed when it comes to who’s sitting on the magical throne crafted by viewers. We’re almost getting a point where all of the singers are great, so there’s almost no sense in sitting here and saying everyone is amazing and wonderfully and inspirational. We really don’t want to sound like Steven Tyler.
Instead, the focus here is being put almost squarely on individual fan following, with some notice given to overall body of work, and how the singer is portrayed on the show.
4. Amber Holcomb (last week: 4) – No matter how much producers try to force America to love Amber, it doesn’t seem to be happening. She has more bottom three appearances than the rest of the final four combined, and she ended the results show Thursday in the bottom two. While we do genuinely believe that she will receive a tiny bump thanks to that, it’s probably not going to be enough for her to overtake the three titans.
3. Candice Clover (1) – Candice has been our personal pick to win ever since “Love Song,” but her bottom two placement worries us. Is she and Amber sharing some of that R&B audience? Probably, it will probably benefit one to see the other gone, much like it did with Kree and Janelle Arthur. Until that time, though, she could be in jeopardy considering the fan followings for the top two.
2. Kree Harrison (2) – This is where things will get a little messy, mostly because we see every member of the final three as someone who could go out and make hit records almost right away. Kree did not have her best night this past week, but the voters put her into the top two as a way to stick it to the judges.
1. Angie Miller (3) – Angie’s placement at the top this week is largely due to two factors. One, she was in the top two this past week, and had probably the best praise of the night from the judges. Secondly, she is the only person left without experience in the bottom. This shows that her following is devoted, and while we don’t necessarily think that her body of work or her range is the strongest out of the group, she would still be a very appealing winner that would bring great attention to her contemporary Christian market.
Who is at the top of your “American Idol” ranking this week? As always, we want to hear some of your thoughts below! Meanwhile, be sure to also hit up the link here if you want to read the latest news on some former contestants.