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American Idol 2013 Season 12 Recap: Top 5 Finalists Perform!

For the first time ever, our American Idol 2013 recap tonight features an all-girls Top 5! Are you excited to see these “Divas” battling it out to see which Season 12 girl will come out on top? We are!

The American Idol 2013 Top 5 girls had two great themes to work with this week — “Divas” and “The Year You Were Born” — and we’re hoping for some incredible performances tonight. Unless something crazy happens in our American Idol recap, we’re relatively certain it will be either Amber Holcomb or Janelle Arthur who ends up on the chopping block tomorrow evening. If we’ve learned anything from past seasons, however, one great performance or one terrible showing on stage can make all kinds of crazy things happen with the voters!

Poor Janelle Arthur is pretty much lowest on the totem pole going into tonight’s Top 5 American Idol performances. She’s been riding near the bottom for weeks and her critiques from the American Idol judges have been the most negative of any of the girls. When put up head to head against fellow country contestant Kree Harrison in a duet, Janelle came off looking like a rank amateur singing with a polished professional. Overall, she’s just been kind of riding on the coattails of the other ladies as the guys were picked off one by one this season.

After the last guy, Lazaro Arbos, was finally eliminated on American Idol Season 12 last week, Janelle also became the new poster child for Vote For The Worst, which encourages viewers to vote for her because: “Now that we have to vote for a girl, we guess we should vote for the girl none of the judges want anywhere near the finale.” While that’s kind of a nasty stigmata to carry into the American Idol Top 5, you never know, it might actually give her the extra votes to make it to the next round over Amber Holcomb.

Oddly enough, we think Janelle could still possibly make it to the American Idol 2013 Top 4. Despite giving great performances week after week and being an obvious favorite of the judges, Amber Holcomb has just never clicked very well with the viewing audience. Plus, Janelle has the very strong country voting block behind her (well, behind her and Kree), and that counts for a lot!

Anything and everything could happen tonight in our live American Idol recap that will change the fate of one of the Top 5 ladies. Click through to our live recap starting right now and watch with us!

04.18.2013 / 05:37 AM EDT by Laura Vess
Related: American Idol, American Idol Season 12

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