Lauren landed in the Bottom Two last week and earned some harsh criticism from mentor Jimmy Iovine after she shied away from a big note in "Unchained Melody." Given that she earned only 7 percent of the votes in our Power Rankings, she must compose herself and come back strong if she wants to stick around.
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"I have really started to like Lauren over the last couple of weeks. I think she has improved a lot and is enjoyable to watch sing every week, even when she is not her best. [She's] one of my final two." — randyorko
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Haley is coming off her best week yet, and she's peaking at just the right time. If she can continue to capitalize on the momentum, she may just have a shot at the finale — and the title.
4 of 8 Michael Becker/Fox
"Best of the night again! This girl is really coming on strong. I loved Siobhan's rendition of "House of the Rising Sun," but Haley's was even better! Her voice just gave it that pain and soul a song like that needs." — earthgirl
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America still loves this country crooner, as he remains a strong second in our Power Rankings. His song choices in recent weeks have even won us over. We just have one request: Chill it with the eyebrows!
6 of 8 Michael Becker/Fox
"He vied with Lauren for best performer of the night. He did great and showed some nice variety. He will sail through to next week. It really does look like he is the favorite." — speedy1383
7 of 8 Michael Becker/Fox
James let his emotions get away from him in his rendition of "Without You," and the result was his weakest vocal performance of the season. But that fumble doesn't seem to have ruined his prospects of winning: He continues to top our Power Rankings with 43 percent of the vote.
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"James was crazy good — both songs. It's OK to be emotional if there's a certain song that really touches home, but I hope he realizes he'd better learn to rein in his emotions somewhat to be a pro, because an audience is not going to pay to see somebody crying their way through songs." — maacam