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"American Idol" Top 10

By Rich Heldenfels Published: March 8, 2013

As you can tell from my previous posts, four of the five women I liked made it to the next level (Tenna being the one who did not) and the only guy I cared about, Curtis Finch Jr., went ahead as well. Twitter as a barometer, mentioned in a previous post, proved less than perfectly reliable. I liked the way the show just proclaimed the Top 10 while offering a collective see-ya to the losers instead of dragging out individual eliminations. But the whole unveiling thing was odd : Did they turn off all the monitors the audience could see? Did Lazaro really need to talk to the band at that moment (or does this suggest that he's more focused on himself than the show has implied)?

The official word: Tonight in the first LIVE results show of the season from Los Angeles, AMERICAN IDOL revealed the Top 10 finalists, including Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Curtis Finch, Jr., Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Paul Jolley, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor and Devin Velez.

In addition, host Ryan Seacrest announced an exciting new opportunity for fans to choose an 11th Idol to go on the “American Idol Live!” tour this summer, brought to you by AT&T. Next week, AMERICAN IDOL will hold a sing-off between the sixth-place runner-up girl and guy for that coveted spot. This season, AT&T is giving the audience brand-new ways to be involved with the show. 

 

Next week, Wednesday, March 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 10 finalists will perform “Music of the AMERICAN IDOLs,” which includes songs performed by any past IDOL winner.

 

Tune in the following night, Thursday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), as America finds out who received enough votes to continue in the competition and who will be sent home. In addition, world-renowned rock group Bon Jovi will perform their lead single “Because We Can” and quadruple-platinum, Billboard chart-topper and AMERICAN IDOL winner Phillip Phillips will perform “Gone, Gone, Gone,” the second single from his debut album.  “Gone, Gone, Gone” also will serve as the “goodbye” song of the season and will be featured when the IDOL finalists are eliminated each week.

 

The finalists will also perform their first group number, “Shine Your Way,” from the motion picture soundtrack for the upcoming DreamWorks Animation comedy, “The Croods.” The original track is performed by multi-platinum recording artist Owl City and artist Yuna.

 

Below are the Top 10 finalists on AMERICAN IDOL who will be vying for America’s vote(s) after their LIVE performances on Wednesday, March 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed):

 

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