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TVGuidecom readers rate the remaining wannabes

Shaun Harrison
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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
2 of 12 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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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.
3 of 12 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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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.
4 of 12 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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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.
5 of 12 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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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.
6 of 12 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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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.
7 of 12 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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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).
8 of 12 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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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.
9 of 12 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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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.
10 of 12 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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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.
11 of 12 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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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.
12 of 12 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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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