Here are the top 10 in alphabetical order by last name:
- Lazaro Arbos was born on December 27, 1990. He was originally from Cuba but resides in Naples, Florida. He auditioned in Chicago, Illinois, where he sang "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel, which was also his victory song upon making the top 10.
- Janelle Arthur was born on December 12, 1989. She is from Oliver Springs, Tennessee. She auditioned in Charlotte, North Carolina. She originally auditioned for American Idol season 10 and then season 11. In season 10, she was cut in the Hollywood round. In season 11, she was cut in the Las Vegas round.
- Curtis Finch, Jr. is from Saint Louis, Missouri. He originally auditioned for American Idol season 4 and later for season 11, where he was cut in the Las Vegas round alongside Amber Holcomb leaving behind season 11 finalists Joshua Ledet (who finished 3rd) and Shannon Magrane (who finished 11th).
- Candice Glover was born on November 22, 1989. She was originally Beaufort, South Carolina, but resides in Saint Helena Island, South Carolina. She auditioned in Charlotte, North Carolina. She originally auditioned for American Idol season 9, and later seasons 10 and 11. In season 9, she was cut in the Hollywood Solo Round. In season 10, she was cut before seeing the judges. In season 11, she was cut in the Las Vegas round, where she was grouped with season 11 finalists Jessica Sanchez (who finished 2nd) and DeAndre Brackensick (who finished 8th). I predict that she will be the runner-up of season 12.
- Kree Harrison was born on May 17, 1990. She is from Winfield, Texas, but resides in Nashville, Tennessee. She auditioned in Oklahoma City. Her father died in an aviation accident when she was twelve years old. Her mother died in an automobile accident when she just turned sixteen. She previously signed a deal with the now defunct Lyric Street Records, which was also signed by season 5's Bucky Covington and season 6's Phil Stacey, at the age of twelve, but was dropped due to creative differences. She has also had a song publishing deal.
- Amber Holcomb was born on March 17, 1994. She is from Houston, Texas. She originally auditioned for season 11, but she was cut in the Las Vegas round alongside Curtis Finch, Jr., where she was grouped with season 11 finalists Joshua Ledet and Shannon Magrane. She is the underdog and dark horse of season 12.
- Paul Jolley was born on January 27, 1990. He is from Palmersville, Tennessee. He auditioned in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he sang "I Won't Le Go" by Rascal Flatts. I think he will be the first finalist to be eliminated.
- Angela "Angie" Miller was born on February 17, 1994. She is from Beverly, Massachusetts. She auditioned in New York City, where she sang "Mamma Knows Best" by Jessie J. She stated at her audition that she is partially deaf, with 20% hearing loss in her right ear, and 40% in her left. Prior to auditioning for American Idol, Angie had a successful YouTube channel, earning a current total views of 1.5 million. She is predicted to win the competition.
- Burnell Taylor was born on April 14, 1993. He auditioned in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he sang an original song "I'm Here", which he later performed during the semifinal round. He stated in his audition that he and his family are survivors of Hurricane Katrina, which happened in 2005.
- Devin Velez was born on April 22, 1994. He auditioned in his hometown Chicago, Illinois.
10th Place: Paul Jolley
9th Place: Devin Velez
8th Place: Janelle Arthur
7th Place: Lazaro Arbos
6th Place: Curtis Finch, Jr.
5th Place: Burnell Taylor
4th Place: Kree Harrison
3rd Place: Amber Holcomb
Runner-up: Candice Glover
Winner: Angie Miller