'American Idol' Top 12 Boys Song Spoilers

by Hilary Rothing, posted Feb 28th 2011 5:15PM
We'll see the Top 12 boys perform for America tomorrow night but spoilers regarding what went down at last Friday night's taping of the episode are already floating around. Thanks to the 'American Idol' ninjas at Joe's Place, we've got a rundown for those of you who just can't wait to see if Scotty McCreery busts out "Babylockthemdoorsand turnthelightsdownlow" again!

Read on to find out who the judges loved, who tanked and who got a do-over before tomorrow night's broadcast!

(In order of appearance)

Clint Gamboa: "Superstitious" by Stevie Wonder
According to 'Idol' blogger, Brittany Keener, who was in attendance at last Friday's taping, "the judges loved" Gamboa's performance. He made good use of the stage (which is the actual stage the Idol's will perform on throughout the season) and got the crowd into it.

Jovany Barreto: "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain
The judges liked Jovany's performance and apparently there were multiple requests from the ladies in the house for a repeat of his New Orlean's audition striptease. However, Jovany had to redo the performance at the end of the taping due to a soft shot from one of the cameras that could not be edited around. According to Keener, the second performance (which the judges were not present for) was much improved. An interesting tidbit to keep in mind, tomorrow night.

Jordan Dorsey: "OMG" by Usher
This risky choice for Jordan may cost him when America votes on Tuesday night. The judges, in particular, Jennifer felt the performance (which included pelvic thrusts) was not really Jordan's style. In fact, J.Lo asked the music teacher if this is the kind of artist he wants to be to which he said "no." Which begged the question of the song choice to which Jordan said "it was offered to me." Yikes.

Tim Halperin: "Come on Over" by Rob Thomas
Another mismatched song choice here. Randy loved Tim's piano chops but the judges felt the song wasn't the right showcase for his talent. Prior to the performance, Tim sat down with Seacrest to talk about the vibe between the boys. They're all BFF's said Tim, whose grown close with roomie, Jacob Lusk. But who knows how long Tim will be sticking around after this first performance.

Brett Loewenstern: "Light My Fire" by The Doors
Brett apparently has a lot of to learn about performing on the big stage and for a television audience. His performance, during which the Boca Raton teen whipped his fiery mane a total of six times according to Nigel, was a bit "awkward." Brett had trouble handling the mic and walked off stage before Seacrest could greet him and throw to commercial. Still, the judges "loved him," said Keener.

James Durbin: "You Got Another Thing Comin'" by Judas Priest

While Jordan and Tim struggled with song choices, James seems to have found his niche. Randy said the Tourette's-/Asperger's-suffering young father had better control on the high notes and the judges loved the performance as a whole. While the vocals were under control, James himself, did lots of jumping around on stage. Also, the faux hawk and butt bandanna were in full-effect.

Robbie Rosen: "In the Arms of an Angel" by Sarah MacLachlan
The judges were divided on Robbie's falsetto. Steven and J.Lo loved the performance but Randy busted out the dreaded "P" word. Robbie also had a do-over after getting just a few bars into the song, due to mic feedback. Like Brett, nerves were also a factor for the former wheelchair-bound, Long Island teen.

Scotty McCreery: "Letters From Home" by John Michael Montgomery
"You were made for this, for country music," said J.Lo after Scotty's excellent performance of not "babylockthemdoorsandturnthelightsdownlow." He received "rave reviews" from the judges and Randy applauded his choice to stay in the genre he's most comfortable with. Scotty went for an intimate vibe, sitting on a stool for the song and even hit a nice high note at the end. A surprise from a guy who claimed all he had going for himself was his deep voice.

Stefano Langone: "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
Stefano may become a favorite among the female fans if he keeps this act up. According to Keener, the judges weren't the only ones who loved his performance. When asked if there was someone he had in mind when singing the song, Stefano said "Yes...it's for all the ladies. I love you just the way you are." Oy, pass the Velveeta, please.

Paul McDonald: "Maggie Mae" by Rod Stewart
The "quirky" Nashville crooner went with a reprise of his audition song and got a standing ovation from the audience. Ditching the rose-rhinestone jacket for an all-black suit, Paul owned the stage, interacting with the audience and even giving a shout-out to the folks at home. Randy said they've never seen anyone like him before and commented on Paul's "unique" voice. Looks like someone will be giving Casey Abrams a run for the money.

Jacob Lusk: "House Is Not a Home" by Luther Vandross
Make sure you've got the Kleenex nearby tomorrow night for this one. Steven and Jennifer both got choked up as the audience gave Jacob a standing ovation. And J.Lo dished out the praise for Jacob's now trademark dramatic performance; "We may no longer have Luther Vandross with us, but now have you." Wow.

Casey Abrams: "I Put a Spell on You" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Despite being a bit out of it after a stint in the hospital for stomach pain, Casey "took full control of the stage." Apparently, the bearded one spent most of the performance singing to a random girl in the audience. I say "random" because when asked who he was singing to by Ryan, Casey responded, "I dunno. Some girl." Ryan also made a point of informing the audience of Casey's condition; however, it looks like he managed to wow the judges in spite of being ill.

There you have it! Let us know who you're most psyched to see tomorrow night in our poll below. Thanks again to Joe's Place Blog and 'Idol' blogger, Brittany Keener for the intel and be sure and check out full coverage of the Top 12 boys' performances tomorrow night!


'American Idol' returns tomorrow night with the Top 12 boys at 8PM ET on FOX.

Which of the Top 12 boys are you most looking forward to seeing this week?
Clint Gamboa19 (1.4%)
Jovany Barreto24 (1.7%)
Jordan Dorsey 12 (0.9%)
Tim Halperin27 (1.9%)
Brett Loewenstern34 (2.4%)
James Durbin129 (9.2%)
Robbie Rosen36 (2.6%)
Scotty McCreery491 (35.0%)
Stefano Langone53 (3.8%)
Paul McDonald137 (9.8%)
Jacob Lusk146 (10.4%)
Casey Abrams294 (21.0%)

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panda1943

Scotty you are the newest country singer to hit the stage welcome to the world of country music..I will buy your album when it comes out

March 11 2011 at 7:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mcconcrete69

I think this is the best season ever every one is outstanding!! I especially like country music, I hope Scotty Mc goes all the way! if not he deserves a recording contract. Jennifer is a awesom judge!

March 10 2011 at 9:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tmoxfo

Scotty should win if people would vote for him big time he could get it and cassy # 2 awesome show this season

March 09 2011 at 7:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kristine

Scotty is a great country star :) Hes cute plus a great singer :) Tho I love country :) His song that he played Tuesday that was called Letters from Home that was ana mazing song :)) He better go all the way :))))))))))
I wish that Kendra went through again, she was really good :)

March 04 2011 at 11:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
acawendy

Where does Steven Tyler get his shirts? I love most he wears when he is judging.

March 03 2011 at 8:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
(skip) white

dude wether u win or not ur goan be a top country singer $$$$$$

March 03 2011 at 3:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
(skip) white

dude i am 10 years old and i wanted u to know i voted four u and ur the best of them all

March 03 2011 at 3:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe Lyneis

Not only does Scotty have the SMOOTH sound of Country in his deep voice. He is a young man with a real heart. I know that he is going to go far. He has a lot of votes heading his way. Keep itup young man.....

March 02 2011 at 12:27 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
mojosr2

His voice is what most men dream their voice would sound like. He is so country thru and thru

March 02 2011 at 12:01 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Ashlyn

i love his voice its sooo country ........i just love him =)

March 01 2011 at 11:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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