American Idol Recap: Top 12 Finalists

America voted...nearly 37 million times. We now have the Top 12 contestants for American Idol, Season 6. The two former back-up singers, Melinda Doolittle and Brandon Rogers are in the spotlight. Lakisha Jones, Stephanie Edwards, Gina Glocksen and Jordin Sparks are all beaming too. Blake Lewis, Chris Richardson and Chris Sligh should have felt confident they had the votes to keep on keeping on. But you never know... Phil Stacey was amazed and emotional that he made the cut. Doubt surrounded Haley Scarnato and Sanjaya Malakar, but they have plenty of fans pulling for them too. You tell me, is it shocking or isn't it? Sanjaya is Top 12 material now. I'm telling you, he has the high school vote. He better get out there next week with something fun! It came down to Sanjaya and Sundance Head for suspense... They dimmed the lights. It was Sundance singing the swan song. Since the competition started, Sanjaya gets that startled look on his face when he manages to make it to the next round. Last week, the camera zoomed in on Sundance shedding a few tears for fellow contestants singing goodbye. This week, Sundance makes a shout out for some employment as he bids adieu. The emotions were running high tonight.

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