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Top 12 girls fall short to guys

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By Rachel Leigh - bio | email

(WFLX) - There were a few good moments on Wednesday night's American Idol. The top 12 females performed, but, as a whole, the women don't hold a candle to the boys who performed Tuesday night.

Our first performer of the night, Ta-Tynisa Wilson, started off on an horrendous note. Her performance of "Only Girl" was off key throughout the entire song. What was surprising, though, was how the judges applauded her performance. Both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler said she sang great. It was Randy Jackson who gave her an 'ok' rating, but it was far from 'ok'.

The next eight girls' performances were pretty forgettable. It wasn't until we heard from 15-year-old Thia Megia the night began to turn around.

Megia sang "Out Here On My Own", and it was beautiful. Jackson said, "This is what hot singing is about." The problem is Megia doesn't show a lot of personality, and for America to latch on, they need to see that side of her, too.

Then, Lauren Aliana sang "Turn on the Radio". Not one of her best performances, but Aliana is a solid contender. She also received the best compliment, I think, one can receive. The judges said, "You're a Kelly [Clarkson] meets Carrie [Underwood]". It's as the two greatest artists, who've come for the show, came together to make Aliana.

The surprise of the night came from the final performer, Pia Toscano. She sang "I'll Stand By You", and she is simply captivating. She won over a lot of people Wednesday night -- especially with the last note she belted out, and the audience rewarded her with a standing ovation.

You can watch the performances just mentioned below. Thursday night, 14 will be cut, so tune into FOX at 8 p.m. ET for the first result show of the season.

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