"American Idol" (8 p.m. Wednesday, Fox) is down to four standout contestants. So who's in it to win it?

They all are, really. In fact, we can't recall a Top 4 on "Idol" that was as closely matched as these women are. We can imagine a scenario where any of them winds up taking a confetti shower.

But if pressed into making a choice right here and now, here's the way we'd rank the finalists:

4. Amber Holcomb: Both gorgeous and talented, Amber has "the whole package." At least that's what the judges keep telling us. It's clear that the "Idol" machine is pushing her big time. But we're still not convinced. Yes, Amber's version of Barbra Streisand's "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life" was a winner, but she has been maddeningly inconsistent at times. And though Amber was in the Top 3 last week, her fan base has been shaky for much of the season.

Candice Glover performs in front of the judges during ’American Idol’ on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (Michael Becker / FOX)
Candice Glover performs in front of the judges during 'American Idol' on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (Michael Becker / FOX) ( Michael Becker )

3. Angie Miller: Ditto on the gorgeous and talented part. With those long legs and blinding smile, Angie has the looks of a commercial model. And when she plops herself in front of that piano, she has the power to dazzle. On the other hand, she -- like Amber -- has problems with consistency. And she has a tendency to push her vocals too far at times, coming across as overly dramatic.

2. Kree Harrison: Has Kree peaked too early? Our country fave got a major wake-up call last week when she wound up in the Bottom 2 after delivering a couple of technically proficient -- but rather sleepy -- numbers. Obviously, she can't take anything for granted this week. If she can regain the mojo that had us raving about her her polish, power and poise, we expect, once again, to hear Kreedom ring.

1. Candice Glover: At times, Candice seems to be on a whole other planet than her rivals. Those big pipes and glory notes just can't be matched. Her fresh take on Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" last week was a revelation, and her diva-licious embrace of Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey ("When You Believe") was both bold and extraordinary. Only a major stumble will keep Candice from the finale.

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