The guys had their chance on Tuesday night, so Wednesday (March 2), this year's "American Idol" top 12 women on stage to try to win their place in the final.
At the end of the night, and Pia Toscano Ashthon Jones emerged as the control, while adolescents Thia Megía Alain and Lauren seems to have reached their cards also in the top 10.
Beyoncé impersonator Tynisa Ta-Wilson, 20, did the honors and went first, singing Rihanna's "the only girl (worldwide), while a skirt with geometric-poodle. Although the piece appeared, thin, squeaky voice and was so far from the metal band of the new provision does not wave his favor.
Jennifer Lopez said she started fragile, but I loved how Wilson played to the crowd and strongly disagree with Randy Jackson, who was not afraid to say it was only a'ight and display is not really something unique.
One of the most promising singers, 26 years old Milwaukee stadium manager Naima Adedapo not only a great singer, he has also designed a beautiful canary yellow dress Geisha-inspired singing that brought one of her favorite songs "Porgy and Bess classic" Summertime. " Bring a finger snap, sultry tune Sass often-sung, Adedapo worked the stage, the audience and judges, but was out of the reach of its rich and easy, Erykah Badu, as star quality.
J. Lo called him "an exotic flower garden of roses", but again, Randy ... not so much. He called a lounge act-y, and pale in comparison to former champion version of "Idol" Fantasia, noting that he finally pulled out a strong note.
The former committed bathroom Kendra Chantelle, 22, has slowed things tight Christina Aguilera "impossible." She wears a tight black leather trousers and a torso from above, he does not try to out-diva troubled pop star, but only sang a competent, growly version of the lesser-known ballad, accented by a narrower part of the process is concluded.
Jackson was worried when he heard of Chantelle was going to sing the melody, but praised his vibrato and compared to Lauryn Hill. "You did it again, his voice warm, warm clothes, hot style," said Steven Tyler, who was clearly enjoying the visual and audio when executed.
This year's resident oddball Zevita Rachel has finally had his chance, after four years of effort, and 23 years did not disappoint, leaving a black jacket and throw in a whirlwind to reveal a short red dress. She gave Fiona Apple breakthrough 1996 hit "Criminal" an inclination Jazzbo, missing a lot of notes, but to put much energy into the show and Sass.
"I loved your leg, I love your swagger, I liked your moves," said Tyler. "A little too Broadway for me, it's not a bad thing, Broadway may be your niche." Zevita said she had never really sung as before, which led Lopez to wonder why she chose this song and arrangement, and asks if she wants to be a star today. "It was not great, it was not good," said Randy simply.
Fiery Latina singer Karen Rodriguez, 21, made the full distance ride with another "Idol" In short, by Mariah Carey "Hero". His voice was strong, but she threw a curve ball by moving the funky bilingual service and sing half the song in Spanish.
"Wow, wow, wow," Lopez enthused, showing off her goose bumps. Randy was finally glad to hear someone make a song their own, suggesting the lyrics sounded even better in Spanish than English. "Definitely a one-of-a-kind singer," Steven added, suggesting she hook up with male frontrunner Jacob Lusk for a duet.
Louisiana housekeeper and Bette Midler doppelgänger Lauren Turner went topical (peep the lyrics about scrubbing dirty floors) with Etta James' "Seven Day Fool." She showed spunk and showcased her rich R&B growl, but the performance seemed a bit old-fashioned for "Idol."
Not just because she's an L.A. homegirl, but Randy loved it, calling it a fresh mashup between Amy Winehouse and Florence and the Machine. Tyler agreed, dubbing the performance "spectacular" and admiring the way it went from down low to way up high and everywhere in between.
Nashville's Ashthon Jones, 24, got seductive with Monica's suggestive "Love All Over Me," giving the ladies in the crowd multiple shout-outs and showing off a bit with some big, meaty runs and power notes.
"You've got the confidence of a queen and you sing so sweet," Tyler said. "You go places with your voice few have gone." Because she knows, Lopez said Jones had all the makings of a diva: the big hair, the body, the moves, the composure and the confidence.
Hollywood's Julie Zorrilla, 20, took a big gamble with season-one winner Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway," coming out tentative with shaky vocals and not much personality, mostly failing to give the song that signature spark Randy's been looking for.
The judges weren't feeling it. Lopez said it was not great and lacked a connection to the lyrics and personality, while Randy, shocker, said it paled in comparison to Clarkson's original. Personality-plus singer Haley Reinhart poured into a tight black mini-dress and made love to the audience during Alicia Keys' "Fallin'," throwing in some growly accents, shoulder rolls and high runs in an attempt to make the song her own.
Again, Jackson didn't think it did anything for Reinhart, missing her husky, Janis Joplin-like tone, though Steven said it had the right amount of sexy rasp, attitude and vocal coloration.
Next up were the season's two youngest female contestants, starting with 16-year-old Thia Megia, who brought things all the way down with the Irene Cara "Fame" classic "Out Here on My Own." Singing in a spotlight a cappella at first, Megia once again showed precocious talents, belting out the ballad with confidence and a powerhouse voice.
"Sometimes a person's pitch can be so perfect it doesn't matter what song they sing," Tyler gushed, marveling at the talent she's amassed at her young age. Lopez loved the captivating, quiet confidence and Randy said the quality of Megia's tone was dead-on, again comparing it to the late Michael Jackson.
Fellow youngster, Georgia firecracker and early favorite Lauren Alaina, 16, has proven expert at working the judges and she mixed it up a bit with Reba McEntire's country stomper "Turn on the Radio." The vocals were a bit shaky at times, but Alaina confidently worked the stage and got the crowd hyped with her infectious energy.
"You don't even have to try ... the voice is just so effortless," Lopez said, marveling at Alaina's natural talent, while Jackson said the high schooler doesn't even realize how much potential she has.
The night's final slot belonged to Pia Toscano, 22, the raven-haired former makeup artist who opted for the Pretenders' go-to singing competition staple "I'll Stand By You." She looked like a star in her glittery black cocktail dress and sang a solid version of the tune, hitting her mark in a slightly overwrought arrangement and ending with some big, showy notes at the end that sounded flat on TV, but clearly moved the crowd.
And the judges, who jumped up to give her a standing ovation as Randy guaranteed Toscano earned a spot in the top 10. "You were saving that for when it counts ... it was out of this world," Lopez added.
"Idol" returns on Thursday night for the results show, when five men and five women will move into the top 10 and the judges will make their wild card picks.