“American Idol” has an official top ten group of girls. Naming the final grouping following performances during a sudden death round Wednesday, Feb. 27, judges decided to keep stand out hopefuls including Angela Miller and Zoanette Johnson.
“I don’t know what we’re going to do. I literally do not know what we’re going to do,” Mariah Carey said after a performance Wednesday.
Despite not knowing at that moment, Carey, Randy Jackson, Keith Urban and Nick Minaj narrowed a list of twenty names to a total of ten.
The first five were revealed last week and that bunch included soulful singer and songwriter Angela Miller, Kree Harrison, Teena Torres, Adriana Latonio and Amber Holcomb.
Surprising the judges last week, Amber Holcomb gave a soulful performance of “My Funny Valentine.”
“You took this song and just made it timeless. You knocked it out of the park,” said Keith Urban.
Joining Amber Holcomb, Breanna Steer, Aubrey Cleland, Zoanette Johnson, Candice Glover and Janelle Arthur made the top ten on Wednesday night.
Giving a performance of “Natural Woman,” Candice Glover opened the show and won the judges over with strong vocals and stage presence.
“I definitely agree that you are a bona fide singer and that’s what this competition is about. Very nice darling. Very nice,” said Mariah Carey.
Now that the top ten girls have been revealed, who will make the top ten as far the guys go?
“American Idol” returns with this season’s final sudden death round Thursday night at 8 p.m. on FOX.