Credit: FOX Photo: Candice Glover: “I Who Have Nothing” American Idol Top 10 Performance

One of our absolute favorite parts of the American Idol competition is anticipating what the new theme will be each week. Up until this point, the Season 12 contestants have mostly had free rein to choose whatever song their heart desires (even an original), but things are different now that we’ve hit the finals!
 
On Wednesday, March 13, the Top 10 contestants — Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Curtis Finch Jr, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Paul Jolley, Angela Miller, Burnell Taylor, and Devin Velez — paid homage to previous seasons by taking on songs performed by past winners. (Just to clarify, this could mean any song covered by former winners during their Idol seasons, or songs released by winners in their post-show careers.)
 
While some of the contestants’ performances (think Candice’s phenomenal version of “I Have Nothing”) brought the judges to their feet, others had the audience scratching their heads. (As much as we love him, Lazaro’s rendition of “Breakaway” just didn’t really do it for us.)
 
Will your favorites makes it through to the Top 9, or will they be packing their bags for home? Watch all of the performances from the Top 10 below, then make sure to tune in on Thursday, March 14 to hear the results!


Credit: FOX Photo: Curtis Finch Jr: "I Believe" American Idol Top 10 Performance
Credit: FOX Photo: Janelle Arthur: “Gone” American Idol Top 10 Performance
Credit: FOX Photo: Lazaro Arbos: “Breakaway” American Idol Top 10 Performance
Credit: FOX Photo: Devin Velez: “Temporary Home” American Idol Top 10 Performance
Credit: FOX Photo: Kree Harrison: “Crying” American Idol Top 10 Performance
Credit: FOX Photo: Angie Miller: “I Surrender” American Idol Top 10 Performance
Credit: FOX Photo: Burnell Taylor: “Flying Without Wings” American Idol Top 10 Performance
Credit: FOX Photo: Paul Jolley: “Amazed” American Idol Top 10 Performance
Credit: FOX Photo: Amber Holcomb: “A Moment Like This” American Idol Top 10 Performance