Deny, deny, deny.
Katharine McPhee sang a rousing rendition of "Freedom" and if nothing else, the world will love her bouncing boobs. Katharine doesn't ring any big bells in my head but I do think she will make it through to the top twelve.
Ah, Mandisa. I have some advice for you child because I predict that you will be amongst the top three females, perhaps the top three in total. First, the song "I'm Every Woman" was perfect for you and you go girl, you belted it out in a fine fashion that showcased your vocals perfectly. Randy thought your song was the best vocal of the season and the other judges were complimentary as well.
Mandisa, dress a little better, hon. What's with the poncho? The jeans, I dunno. If I were you Mandisa, I'd find me some fine plus-size dresses, jazz it up with some funky jewelry, yeah I'd keep those high wedge shoes.
Kelly Pickler is this year's "country bumpkin" contender and I don't know what to think of this country and western sweetie. Were it not for Carrie Underwood, the most recent American Idol winner and really the benchmark for country and western contenders, then I'd be way more enthusiastic about Kelly. Although hey, Simon thought you're better than Carrie, even if he didn't mention her by name.
For now I predict Pickler will make it through to the top twelve. With some wow performances and the intimacy of a smaller group of contenders, she might pull off a top three.
Below, my three picks for the top female contenders. Subject to change at my whim.