American Idol Season 10 Top 13 Ford & Photo Shoot

Today’s twitter pics from the Season 10 Idol reveal the 13 spent the day tracking audio for the Ford commercials and posing for official photos.

Scott McCreery tweeted, “800 am to 800 pm day today. Nonstop interviews and photoshoots, and nice recording for the Ford music videos this morning.. Makes for a great day, but also a very tiring day. I hope you all had a wonderful day as well. Love yall so much!”

Check out more photos after the jump…

@PaulMcDonald: “All the lovely ladies tracking one of the Ford songs!”

@AmericanIdol: “Earlier today the #AI10 idols recorded tracks for the upcoming Ford music videos. Check it out…”

@AmericanIdol: “@SLangoneAI10 and @PMcDonaldAI10 signing their first #AmericanIdol autographs. Congrats guys”

@AmericanIdol: “@CAbramsAI10 getting a touch up before the #AI10 group shot”

@American Idol: “@LAlainaAI10 and @TMegiaAI10, our youngest #AI10 ladies are ready for their close-up at the Fox Top 13 photo shoot”

@AmericanIdol “@NAdedapoAI10 and @AJonesAI10 look FIERCE even when taking a break”

@AmericanIdol: “Stand up and SHHOOOOUUUTTT @JDurbinAI10. Haha!!”

  • primeminister

    I love how much more tech-savvy Idol is being / allowing the contestants to be this year. Keeping up with the times!

  • emmuzka

    Nice pics. Gotta love the backstage realness. The writing in the official twitter is kind of hilarious: “Congrats, guys!” “The youngest contestans…” This is soulless pr speak, just the way some payed minion would write, giving out that there isn’t a one, personally involved person behind that.

    Although the happiness in the pics makes me think of innocent lambs just only heading towards the lion’s cave ;)

  • yaddabing

    What a turnaround this season has been.

  • springboard

    Great to see them all looking so stylish! :)

  • abbysee

    I believe James’ rock fingers will be getting old for me by Tuesday, lol. Note to James go to the rock star journal and find another gimmick, lol. Do love that they are allowed to participate in social networking, can’t wait to see which one gets their fingers rapped first, you know it’s gonna happen. I know some are saying the girls look pageant like, but not all. It’s gonna be fun to see Ashton and Naima bring some spunk to idol. Realness, ftw.

  • platoken

    I just wish we can have all 13 together for a few more weeks…

  • tomr

    Do the younger ones have to start school next week as well or have they already been doing that? I do know that it is at least two hours a day.

  • jinxx315

    There is something about Lauren Laina that just draws me in. I don’t really like her style of music, but she has the start quality. The pic of her and Tia is gorgeous.

  • Pixie Baker

    abbysee:
    03/06/2011 at 3:39 am
    I believe James’ rock fingers will be getting old for me by Tuesday, lol.

    I so agree, abbysee…..and the tongue thing….arg!….and the scarf tail…..yuck! Just sing James…that is enough….more than enough for me!

  • Marie Ruffin

    How much are they paid, because if they’re working from 8 to 8, that’s like 12 hours. Just curious.

    @Tomr: I think Lana said it’s 3 hours a day.

    Naimo looks so freaking hot – her style is unbelievable and she looks happy. I’m sure she doesn’t miss the Summerfest toilets.

  • tomr

    Thanks, Marie :)

  • Buffynut

    abbysee:
    03/06/2011 at 3:39 am
    I believe James’ rock fingers will be getting old for me by Tuesday, lol.

    Tuesday?? I’m already tired of it!

    Tomr, they have alreday started school. Scott tweeted about it.

    I have a question for anyone from the Atlanta area. Do 16 year old girls, there, dress like Lauren? If I didn’t know better, I’d think she was 30 (except for Cowgirl Barbie outfit.)

  • Suzanne

    I have a question for anyone from the Atlanta area. Do 16 year old girls, there, dress like Lauren? If I didn’t know better, I’d think she was 30 (except for Cowgirl Barbie outfit.)

    now that they’re in the finals, the dressers may be directing them a bit. But I do think that Lauren looks about 10 years older than she is, part of which is because of her makeup. She wears a ton of it on her eyes. Last week during her performance the camera cut away to her mom and, perhaps, sister or aunt in the audience. They both had blue half moons, covered by black eyeliner and mascara. The heavy makeup must be cultural–their family? their city?

    @Tomr: I think Lana said it’s 3 hours a day.

    It is 3. David Archuleta was the only one going 3 hours a day for the entire run of the finals while everyone else got to do other things, like learn songs, for 15 hours per week. Kind of amazing. At lease this year the playing field isn’t as badly skewed with 3 in school. (Is that right? Lauren, Scotty, and Theia?)

  • Suzanne

    I have a question for anyone from the Atlanta area. Do 16 year old girls, there, dress like Lauren? If I didn’t know better, I’d think she was 30 (except for Cowgirl Barbie outfit.)

    now that they’re in the finals, the dressers may be directing them a bit. But I do think that Lauren looks about 10 years older than she is, part of which is because of her makeup. She wears a ton of it on her eyes. Last week during her performance the camera cut away to her mom and, perhaps, sister or aunt in the audience. They both had blue half moons, covered by black eyeliner and mascara. The heavy makeup must be cultural–their family? their city?

    @Tomr: I think Lana said it’s 3 hours a day.

    It is 3. David Archuleta was the only one going 3 hours a day for the entire run of the finals while everyone else got to do other things, like learn songs, for 15 hours per week. Kind of amazing. At lease this year the playing field isn’t as badly skewed with 3 in school. (Is that right? Lauren, Scotty, and Theia?)

    I so agree, abbysee…..and the tongue thing….arg!….and the scarf tail…..yuck! Just sing James…that is enough….more than enough for me!

    I’m so with you on that. But people love it. I don’t know why it gets them all excited but it does. I think rockers will really like James and say he’s “being true to himself” and such because a real rocker sticks their tongue out and has a fauxhock.

  • MaryS-NJ

    Sorry double post…

  • MaryS-NJ

    Holy moley. Laurenalaina looks like she’s about 35 in that pic. Pretty girl but man, she does not look her age…

    and the tongue thing….arg!….and the scarf tail…..yuck! Just sing James…that is enough….more than enough for me!

    Word. Yuck. Blech. Ugh. I wish he’d stop already.

  • tomr

    Thanks, Buffynut and Suzanne:)

  • googletot

    I have a question for anyone from the Atlanta area. Do 16 year old girls, there, dress like Lauren?

    Lauren is actually from NW Georgia right near Chattanooga, TN, so I’d say she’s really more from TN.

  • webster

    I like the pic of the girls singing – they look so much better in their normal clothes than they did all glammed up for the performances. I hope the stylists encourage them to go with a bit more of that casual look. Red carpet look is ok for one or two performances, but it shouldn’t be the norm. Same with the guys.

  • lili_anne7

    I’m glad the girls are glamming it up. They want to become superstars, and that’s how superstars dress. Plus they all look great.

  • BootStar

    Lauren is probably a lovely girl under all that awful makeup. Nobody’s worn that much since Adam Lambert, and he was doing it for effect. When are the makeup artists gonna let her know her it ages AND dates her?

    It is 3. David Archuleta was the only one going 3 hours a day for the entire run of the finals while everyone else got to do other things, like learn songs, for 15 hours per week. Kind of amazing. At lease this year the playing field isn’t as badly skewed with 3 in school. (Is that right? Lauren, Scotty, and Theia?)

    Nobody forces these kids to audition while they’re still in school. Personally, I can’t think of one contestant under 18 who wouldn’t have benefited from a few more years of maturity and honing of their crafts, but three hours is nothing to a teen. Lord knows on average they spend at least that long on Facebook and texting.

    If anybody could use some parental influence this season, it appears it’s James. Given his issues, I feel like they’re setting him up to make a fool of himself. The OTT “rock” posturing is kind of embarrassing. And it’s a shame, because he’s very talented.

  • rayni

    I’m a big Miranda Lambert fan and Lauren reminds me a lot of her – in looks and personality.

  • soverymel

    If anybody could use some parental influence this season, it appears it’s James.

    Isn’t he 21 with a son of his own? I think he’s a bit past parental influence LOL.

  • tomr

    Yeah…the parental influence didn’t work.

  • flyaway

    Think the last time we had to put up with the overdone rock fingers and tongue thing was Amanda Overmyer, season 7. AI is not a rock concert – we don’t watch tv at earsplitting levels surrounded by screaming jumping fans who can override the not so great vocals. If James plans on always showing up in “rock wear” (with that god awful tail) and screaming at us, he may not make the tour.

  • glamertitis

    I’ll take James’ rock posturing(not the tongue though) and Alaina’s 35 year old make up techniques over Naima’s bad matchy matchy and outdated style or “Sorry, but you are NOT sexy but actually very over confident” Casey. And then there’s herky, jerky Paul with his squeaky voice and rose jacket he has worn several times already… and don’t forget all those pageant bots, god fearing christians, OTT gay kids! LOL ;)Yay – they are all different – good thingETA How cool to have spell check and numbered pages!!! Very nice Mj

  • Elliegrll

    Think the last time we had to put up with the overdone rock fingers and tongue thing was Amanda Overmyer, season 7. AI is not a rock concert – we don’t watch tv at earsplitting levels surrounded by screaming jumping fans who can override the not so great vocals. If James plans on always showing up in “rock wear” (with that god awful tail) and screaming at us, he may not make the tour.

    I think Amanda’s attitude, especially during the group numbers, led to her ouster. And I don’t think she was the last one who put on these rock affectations.

  • iluvai

    Lauren is probably a lovely girl under all that awful makeup. Nobody’s worn that much since Adam Lambert, and he was doing it for effect. When are the makeup artists gonna let her know her it ages AND dates her?

    I don’t think her make-up is awful. I also think she is adorable and damn cute. I have no idea why you referenced Adam. This is just one pretty gorgeous girl who isn’t much different that my blonde 15 year old in her make-up and style choices. Ha! I don’t think Lauren looks like Adam in anyway. Are you kidding me?????? Why why why is Adam Lambert always in the picture!!! I’m so over it. He does not look like everyone! Geezzzzzzzzzz……………….

  • iluvai

    If anybody could use some parental influence this season, it appears it’s James. Given his issues, I feel like they’re setting him up to make a fool of himself. The OTT “rock” posturing is kind of embarrassing. And it’s a shame, because he’s very talented.

    He’s a really good singer. It would be sad if they picked him out of 100,000’s to just make fun of him. If that was so, I would really hate Idol.

  • iluvai

    glamertitis:

    I’m not sure what’s up with the damn thread tonight. But yeah, you are spot on! :)

  • iluvai

    I think Lauren Alaina is the one to beat this season. Just saying… I know it is hard for the people that can’t stand peeps who have it all: talent, looks, charm, sweetness, youth…. She’s adorable. She reminds me of Carrie Underwood, but with charisma! hee hee…

  • iluvai

    If James plans on always showing up in “rock wear” (with that god awful tail) and screaming at us, he may not make the tour.

    He’s making the tour. :)

  • iluvai

    Post ho! Bu Bye! (shrinking away… lol)

  • bjames

    This is definitely a good looking bunch. I just can’t help but be bummed though with people like Kendra, Lauren T, Tim, Brett, Colton not in the bunch. I really hope some of these contestants prove me wrong and make me want to root for them.