Credit: Michael Becker / FOX Photo: American Idol 2013 Top 7 Finalists

American Idol 2013 is getting down to the wire, and only seven hopefuls remain for this Wednesday’s performance show (8 p.m.-10 p.m. CT on FOX).

 

The guys have only two representing at this point and, if the girls continue to dominate vocally the way they have up until now, it could be down to five girls soon enough. Rumor has it Nicki Minaj wants to see an all-girl finale, although she’s been a real ally for Lazaro Arbos (whom she calls “Fonzie” and/or “Ricky Ricardo”).

 

The theme for the American Idol Season 12 Top 7 is certainly going to be a challenge for the remaining singers, as it is “Classic Rock, No Ballads”. Get out your lighters–it’s “Free Bird” time!

 

Up tempo numbers have been few and far between and the ones we’ve seen so far have been fairly cringe-worthy. Even Angie Miller, who has been touted as the potential winner since Hollywood Week, took a giant step back last week with an abysmal performance of “Shop Around”.

 

The only contestant we’ve seen really rock out was Candice Glover, who stunned with a stellar rendition of “Come Together” a couple of weeks ago. This theme could spell trouble for a lot of these ballad-loving singers (“Laz,” in particular!). Let's hope being forced out of the ballad box will really show us who deserves to move on in the competition as we race toward the American Idol 2013 finale.

 

Here are the remaining singers you can expect to see perform Wednesday night:


Lazaro Arbos

Janelle Arthur

Burnell Taylor

Amber Holcomb

Candice Glover

Angie Miller

Kree Harrison 

 

Here is the official synopsis for the American Idol performances show this week via the FOX press release:

 

On Wednesday, April 3 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 7 – Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller and Burnell Taylor – return to perform for America’s votes on the Classic Rock, No Ballads-themed performance show!

 

Who do you think will do well this week? Who do you think will struggle? Check out our American Idol spoilers for what songs the finalists will be singing tonight!

 


Credit: FOX Photo: Watch American Idol’s Angie Miller Sing “Shop Around” in Season 12 Top 8