March 06, 2008 12:00 AM

Heading into the top 12, Brooke White is emerging as one of the top female contenders on American Idol. Last week she wowed the judges — and TV WATCH readers — with her guitar playing and singing when she channeled Carly Simon for a performance of “You’re So Vain.”

This week she earned top marks again with another new take on a familiar song, Pat Benetar‘s “Love Is a Battlefield.” But this time, instead of playing the guitar herself, Brooke let the Idol band do the strumming while she sat on the edge of the stage and gave a pure and heartfelt performance.

There’s just something about her folksy voice and mellow style that makes this good girl (she’s never seen an R-rated movie!) great for the competition — and one to watch in the coming weeks.

Tell us: Which Brooke White performance was your favorite?

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