'American Idol': Nick Boddington's 'Iris' gets him back in his sweet spot

Nick Boddington - Top 10 Boys - American Idol 12 by IdolxMuzicFor his "American Idol" Top 10 men performance, Nick Boddington got back behind the piano for "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls -- and it totally worked for him. We loved the small changes he made to the melody line and his tone and tenderness. "Perfect. What a perfect song for you. I love you playing the piano and singing ... there's a vulnerability about your tone. I feel it every time you sing," says Keith Urban. Mariah Carey adds, "I was happy to see you at the piano ... you really kicked in at the end. You really got to that place where you were strong, you were confident."What do you think, "Idol" fans? Is it enough to make Nick one of the Top 10 finalists?...

American Idol Season 12: Top 10 Girls Performance Rankings

My picks for the best and worst Top 10 girls performances from American Idol season 12.

'American Idol': Candice Glover's 'Ordinary People' is anything but ordinary

Candice Glover - Top 10 Girls - American Idol 12 by IdolxMuzicTo round out the "American Idol" Top 10 women, Candice Glover took on John Legend's "Ordinary People" -- and she absolutely brought the house down. We thought it was great to see her take on something so current. While big diva voices are timeless, it is nice to see that she can sing something contemporary. The judges were over the moon. Keith says, "You have an old soul thing, but you make it so now, so current," and Randy adds, "That was ridiculous. You sang notes that people don't even understand. I'm learning, listening to you."Mariah declares herself on "Team Candice" and Nicki just gave Candice a salute. Awesome. What do you think, "Idol" fans? Is Candice the clear leader at this point?...

'American Idol': Kree Harrison's effortless 'Stronger' one of the best of the night

Kree Harrison - Top 10 Girls - American Idol 12 by IdolxMuzicFor her performance during the Top 10 women, Kree Harrison took on Faith Hill's "Stronger," going for some gigantic high notes and making it look so easy. She's definitely a frontrunner on "American Idol" this year. We have to agree with Nicki when she says, "Your sexiness level went up another notch tonight again ... I really am obsessed with you." Keith adds, "You fit right in [with the classic female country vocalists]," though Randy says, "It's country and then some, you could probably really sing anything." Mariah sums it up nicely with, "There is an undeniable thing that you have and I just hope you continue to own it no matter what happens."Kree might be our favorite girl in the competition, though there are some awesome female singers this year. But she is definitely a contender....

'American Idol': Amber Holcomb takes on Whitney Houston and does her proud

Amber Holcomb - Top 10 Girls - American Idol 12 by IdolxMuzicFor her Top 10 women performance, Amber Holcomb took on a big ol' Whitney Houston number, which is almost an "American Idol" no-no. Luckily, the adorable young girl pulled it off effortlessly on "I Believe in You and Me.""Good lord ... what a perfect song for you. Your voice is beautiful," says Urban. Nicki says, "That was a 10. Billion." And Randy adds his ubiquitous "in it to win it," while Mariah says, "You can sing your behind off."She really can. Amber Holcomb has kind of come out of nowhere in these Vegas rounds. But we like her sound. The only thing we would maybe change is that she dial it back on her runs sometimes. But she should be advancing tonight, right "Idol" voters?...

'American Idol': Angela Miller performs Colton Dixon's 'Never Gone'

Angela Miller - Top 10 Girls - American Idol 12 by IdolxMuzicAngela Miller got back behind the piano on "American Idol" Tuesday night (March 5), taking on "Never Gone" by last year's "Idol" finalist Colton Dixon. We aren't sure it was her best song choice, but she sang the heck out of it -- and the judges definitely agreed."That was beautiful. When you play the piano, that's when I hear you the clearest and truest," says Keith Urban. Nicki Minaj adds, "The trumpets should sound when you walk in the room, little girl ... can I just get your album?"Randy says it was like he was at her show, while Mariah praised her song choice. We definitely found her to be one of the best of the night. Do you expect Angela to advance, "Idol" fans? Does she have your vote?...

'American Idol': Get to Know Season 12's Top 10 Girls

In their first interviews since making the Top 20 cut, the female finalists talk to THR about their influences, "Idol" history and false starts, among other topics.