'American Idol' Predictions: Which Girls Are Going Home?
'American Idol' Predictions: Which Girls Are Going Home?
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
After two nights and four hours of American Idol performances, the Top 25 are done and it's time for nearly half of them to go home.

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Predicting the guys this week was difficult because the judges praised everyone and some of the early favorites gave the worst performances. The Top 12 girls, however, seem a lot easier to pick.

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There were some real stinkers in the group as well as a few shining standouts. Here's my analysis for which girls are safe and which ones are going home on American Idol.


Hollie Cavanagh: When she got to the big part and she exploded. It was stunning and she definitely made herself known.

Shannon Magrane: This girl just seems all-American and wholesome. Singing a nice, inspirational song should guarantee her a big vote of confidence from a lot of viewers.

Jessica Sanchez: She destroyed the song and easily guaranteed herself a spot in the top 5.

Elise Testone: Even if she didn't have the pimp spot, and even if she didn't have the good fortune to do a better version of a song another contestant sang, Elise would be in the top 5. She was great and her voice is so damn commercial it hurts.


Erika Van Pelt: An incredibly strong singer, Erika seems like a total pro, full of confidence. I don't know if that will translate to votes, but she's a strong contender to be a wild card if she doesn't make it.

Skylar Laine: She's got spunk. And I like spunk. Her bad-ass, ATV-riding, deer-shooting, small-town rock star attitude should go over well with America.

Jen Hirsh: The problem with two girls singing the same song is that comparisons are inevitable, and this was simply the worse version of Adele's "One and Only." Still, it was good and the double Adele might help people remember such an early performance.


Hallie Day: She was really good, but also really boring and old-fashioned. Plus, she had the misfortune of going in the middle where no one will remember her.


Chelsea Sorrell: When the judges, who were nice to every one of the guys, started the show by criticizing Chelsea's voice, you know it was terrible. Plus, she's like a watered-down version of Skylar.

Brielle Von Hugel: There's a lot of talk about whether singers are "current," and this definitely wasn't. Plus, she just kind of mumble-growled her way through the whole thing.

Baylie Brown: This was just weak and shaky and bad. Unless America takes pity on her, she has no shot.

Haley Johnsen: This was just plain weird and not very good. And those giant eyes on the video monitors behind her gave me nightmares instead of "Sweet Dreams."


John's Top 5 Predictions: Skylar, Hollie, Shannon, Jessica, Elise

Carla's Top 5 Predictions: Skyler, Hollie, Jessica, Elise and Jen

John's Wild Card Predictions: Erika

Carla's Wild Card Predictions: Erika

Which girls do you think are going home on American Idol?

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