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No. 12: Still at the bottom of the rankings is Chikezie, who clocked in with only 0.2 percent of the vote. Could this be the week his time runs out
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No. 11: Syesha Mercado suffered one of the biggest drops (last week she was the No. 4 girl) after singing Whitney Houston's "Saving All My Love" to secure herself a spot in the top 12.
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No. 10: Though her performance of "I Hate Myself for Loving You" showed vast improvement, Amanda Overmyer remains the second-lowest girl in our Power Rankings.
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No. 9: Steadily declining is Ramiele Mulabay, who went from No. 1 among the girls two weeks ago to No. 3 last week to No. 9 overall this week. Song choice continues to plague her, and her "Against All Odds" failed to wow.
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No. 8: Though her countrified rendition of "Faithfully" garnered praise from onetime Journey-man Randy Jackson, Kristy Lee Cook's performance was hardly a homerun. Nonetheless, she remains in the thick of the competition.
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No. 7: Is the recent news that David Hernandez used to be a stripper costing him popularity Last week's No. 4 guy has slipped a bit in the Power Rankings.
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No. 6: Carly Smithson sang one of the lesser-known '80s songs last week ("I Drove All Night") but nonetheless reminded everyone just what a vocal powerhouse she is (she had Paula gushing).
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No. 5: The highest-ranked girl, Brooke White, showed herself to be an impressive song stylist with an acoustic version of "Love Is a Battlefield" that had all the judges raving.
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No. 4: Though his vocals on "Don't You (Forget About Me)" were solid enough to keep him in the running, Michael Johns' trademarks are definitely his good looks and charm.
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No. 3: One of last week's most memorable performances came courtesy of David Cook, whose rocked-out "Hello" was both impressive and surprising. David's willingness to take chances makes him one to watch in the weeks to come.
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No. 2: After a couple of so-so performances, Jason Castro had something to prove with last week's tender "Hallelujah," and it paid off with a step up the Power Rankings to the second spot, with 13.3 percent of the votes.
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No. 1: There's no knocking David Archuleta off his pedestal, though his commanding 40 percent of the votes is actually a drop from last week's 63.6 percent. Has the sweet, vocally gifted 17-year-old peaked too soon