With only three weeks remaining until our new winner is crowned, I thought it might be a good time to revisit my list of the 20 Best Performances of the Season.
Jordin Sparks and Melinda Doolittle lead all contestants with four performances each, with Jordin grabbing three of the Top 10 spots. Interestingly, while three of Jordin's performances came from the Top 12, only one of Melinda's has been since the boys and girls merged on the bigger stage. In fact, Melinda's highest ranked performance in the Top 12 comes from "inspirational songs" night two weeks ago (at #15).
Blake Lewis, meanwhile, has two songs in the top 5, with a third just outside of the top 10, while LaKisha Jones has two in the Top 10 and third at #14. Recently eliminated contestants Phil Stacey and Chris Richardson have two and one entries on the chart, respectively.
Another interesting note -- nine of the top 20 come from Semifinals performances, while seven of the Top 20 occurred in the past three weeks. That means only four of the Top 20 songs occurred between the Top 12 and the Top 7.
Here's the list...how does it differ from your Top 20?
|1||Jordin Sparks||I Who Have Nothing||Top 11|
|2||Blake Lewis||You Give Love a Bad Name||Top 6/5|
|3||Melinda Doolittle||My Funny Valentine||SF #2|
|4||LaKisha Jones||And I Am Telling You||SF #1|
|5||Blake Lewis||Time of the Seasons||Top 11|
|6||Jordin Sparks||Broken Wing||Top 7|
|7||Melinda Doolittle||Woman||SF #3|
|8||Jordin Sparks||You'll Never Walk Alone||Top 6|
|9||LaKisha Jones||God Bless The Child||Top 12|
|10||Gina Glocksen||I'll Stand By You||Top 10|
|11||Sabrina Sloan||Never Loved a Man||SF #1|
|12||Chris Richardson||Geek in the Pink||SF #2|
|13||Blake Lewis||Somewhere Only We Know||SF #1|
|14||LaKisha Jones||Ain't A Love Song||Top 6/5|
|15||Melinda Doolittle||There Will Come A Day||Top 6|
|16||Phil Stacey||Where the Black Top Ends||Top 7|
|17||Melinda Doolittle||Since You Been Gone||SF #1|
|18||Chris Sligh||Trouble||SF #2|
|19||Jordin Sparks||Heartbreaker||SF #3|
|20||Phil Stacey||Blaze of Glory||Top 6/5|