'American Idol': We Rank The Top 12 Guys, Worst to First
12. Jordan Dorsey, ''OMG''
OMG, if Jordan knew so certainly that this near-melody-free Usher hit didn't suit him, why did he choose it — and why did he decide to dance?
11. Robbie Rosen, ''Angel''
Sorry, J. Lo, but with those nagging pitch problems and that awkward tempo, Robbie's gonna need all kinds of angels to see him through to next week.
10. Tim Halperin, ''Streetcorner Symphony''
Honestly, we're struggling even to remember who he is and what he sang.
9. Jovany Barreto, ''I'll Be''
A nice-if-wan voice + a decent-if-forgettable ballad + a penchant for flashing hand gestures that conjure up unwelcome memories of Danny Gokey = a trip home on Friday.
8. Brett Loewenstern, ''Light My Fire''
Sigh. We remain steadfastly in Brett's corner, but sweetie, no one is ever going to mistake you for Jim Morrison.
7. Clint Jun Gamboa, ''Superstition''
He's certainly got some mean vocal chops packed into that tiny frame, but why on earth would this karaoke host choose one of the most well-covered mega-hits ever as his very first song for the national voting public?
6. Stefano Langone, ''Just the Way You Are''
The first half was pure pop gold. The second half had high notes that made J. Lo wince (even if she wouldn't cop to it later). But that smile is 100 percent win.
5. Paul McDonald, ''Maggie May''
Those bright white teeth and that throwback voice definitely make Paul stand out. But is this cat simply too hipster-indie-quirky for a national singing competition reality show (this season, anyway)?
4. James Durbin, ''You've Got Another Thing Comin'''
He grated on many people's nerves in his march to the main Idol stage, but it takes real chutzpah to sing Judas Priest on Idol, and real talent to pull it off.
3. Scotty McCreery, ''Letters From Home''
This kid is such an old-school country natural, good golly gee, you better believe there are a few record execs in Nashville who are kicking themselves that they didn't find him first.
2. Jacob Lusk, ''A House Is Not a Home''
Yeah, there is a lot of Jacob going on all over the place, but he dialed it down to a 7 this week when you know he can go well past 20. And quick, name another male R&B contestant in Idol history who's had a voice that rich with feeling, with as crazy-wide a range, and radiating that much personality.
1. Casey Abrams, ''I Put a Spell on You''
With his sexy growl, assured stage presence, curveball sense of humor, and commitment to giving something we've never seen before on Idol, well, he sure has put a spell on us.