Your Top 13 – Back row l-r: James Durbin, Naima Adedapo, Jacob Lusk, Thia Megia, Karen Rodriguez, Stefano Langone, Lauren Alaina. Front Row l-r: Paul McDonald, Ashthon Jones, Pia Toscano, Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart, Scotty McCreery.
UPDATE: As was predicted, it’s a TOP 13! See the results, after the JUMP!
It seemed a little cruel to make the hopefuls who weren’t voted through to sing once again for their lives. After all, I have a feeling the judges had already decided who to pick as wild cards. But boy, that last sing out made for some extremely compelling TV.
Except for Haley Reinhart, who I didn’t expect to advance after the judges criticized her, the reveal of the Top 10 had very little suspense. It wasn’t until the wildcard round that I was on the edge of my seat.
As far as the 13 go, I would have traded Kendra Chantelle for Haley Reinhart and Lauren Turner for Ashthon Jones. Actually, I was surprised neither Lauren or former pet, Julie Zorrilla were asked to sing again. Lauren deserved a shot. Julie was a favorite, but the judges seemed to drop her like a hot potato.
I got the feeling both Julie and Tim bombed because they didn’t have their instruments. And that may have been one of the deciding factors in their elimination from the wildcard rounds. Nigel has said that he didn’t want contestants who “hide” behind their instruments. Julie even said tonight that she “needed” her piano. Oops.
Other than the above, the Top 13 looks to be a talented and entertaining group. Let the competition begin!
I was so busy with my downed server, that I didn’t get a chance to watch Jlo’s video. Wasn’t there some kind of contest to determine the end? And didn’t David Cook tweet that his “special treat” (which turned out to be a cover of “Don’t You Forget About Me” for the boot song) would be unveiled tonight? Hm.
Live blog and videos after the JUMP…
Who will make the Top 12/13 of American Idol Season 10? Stick around as I live blog tonight’s BIG two hour episode, beginning at 8 pm on FOX.
How the hell are Nigel and company going to fill a TWO HOUR SHOW. Once Jennifer Lopez introduces her new video, and David Cook’s boot song is unveiled, what’s left? The 10 contestants who made it through the voting rounds to the Top 12 will be announced, and then the judges reveal their wild cards.
It’s going to be a long night.
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Every superstar begins with a dream! Montage time. We’re going to make the biggest cuts we’ve ever made at this stage of the competition! With LOTS OF TWISTS AND TURNS.
40 million votes came in over the last two nights.
Ryan introduces the 24, half of which will be leaving the competition FOREVER.
Oh. After the Top 10 is revealed, the judges will pick contestants to sing again for the wildcard. That’s kind of mean. The judges and producers know who they want. DRAMA LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE IS ABOUT TO UNFOLD ON THIS STAGE! omg.
The guys are first! Which 5 guys will make it straight through to the finals. Brett says he slept last night. Resigned to the inevitable? Casey jokes that he “isn’t having that much fun.” ha ha. Clip of the guys. More “getting to know you” sh*t. Cute clip – VIDEO
DIM THE LIGHTS! It’s time to build the Top 12
Scott McCreery and Robbie Rosen are up first. . Jennifer thinks Scott has what it takes, while Randy believes Robbie is a true singer songwriter.
Scotty is IN
Robbie HAS NOT MADE THE TOP 10.
Clint Gamboa, Jordan Dorsey and Jovany Barreto take the stage. Clint is about to faint he’s so nervous. The others have to console him. Jordan would have picked John Legend if he were to do his performance over again.
Clint, Jordan and Jovany HAVE NOT MADE IT THE TOP 10
Now we move to the ladies. Ashthon says the girls are “best friends.” “Get to know you” clip from the girls. “If I get cut America? I know where you live. I will cut you” – Lauren Turner. LOVE HER. – VIDEO
Pia Toscano and Lauren Alaina take the stage. I bet they are both through. And they are Pia and Lauren are IN.
Tyanisa Wilson and Julie Zorrilla take the stage. Julie is sad she let her fans down. Tyanisa and Julie HAVE NOT MADE THE TOP 10
Kendra Chantelle, Ashthon Jones and Karen Rodriguez take the stage. Karen is IN. Ashthon and Kendra HAVE NOT MADE THE TOP 10.
Jacob Lusk, Casey Abrams, Tim Halperin take the stage. Steven thinks Tim should have sung something more “alt” Jacob and Casey are IN. Tim HAS NOT MADE THE TOP 10
Brett Loewenstern and Paul McDonald take the stage. One is in, one is out. Paul IS IN. Brett HAS NOT MADE THE TOP 10
Thia Megia, Naima Adedapo and Lauren Turner take the stage. Thia is IN. Naima and Lauren HAVE NOT MADE THE TOP 1o
These results are not very suspenseful.
Four are left. Two will make it in, two will not.
Haley Reinhart and Rachel Zevita take the stage. Haley is IN. Rachel HAS NOT MADE THE TOP 10
James Durbin and Stefano Langone take the stage. James is IN. Stefano HAS NOT MADE THE TOP 10
The Top 10 is built!
Wildcards are next! The judges will select SOME OF THEM to sing again. They can sing anything from the competition so far. The judges will choose SIX. 3 boys and 3 girls.
- Ashthon Jones sings again! “And I Am Telling You” – “I’m not going, ” she says. She’s no Jen Hudson, but this is solid. She’s spunky! Steven says “I thought you brought it like you brought it before”. Jennifer says, “You deserve to be here” “I love the attitude” says Randy. – VIDEO
- Stefano Langone sings again! “I Need You Now” – Stefano pours everything he has into his performance. WAY BETTER THAN TUESDAY. He should have performed this for the competition. “There’s no way to not get it right with this group of kids. You did really well, ” says Jen. “You gilded the Lilly of your own passion, ” says Steven. Hm. I’m thinking they don’t want to choose him, despite the fact he sang his heart out. – VIDEO
- Kendra Chantelle sings again! – “Georgia on my Mind” – Woah. She’s killing it. KILLING IT. “Dude you rockit. very nice, ” says Randy. – VIDEO
- Jovany Barreto sings again! – “Angel” – Really? Seriously? He sings in Spanish. Pleasant. But so cheesy. – VIDEO
- Naima Adedapo sings again! – “For All We Know” – WOW. This is really sensational. I’ll be surprised if she’s not one of the WC. She begins to cry. Steven says, “You came from way deep down inside again.” – VIDEO
- Robbie Rosen sings again! – “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” – Really? Robbie? The least compelling of the performances. Time to go back to high school, Robbie. – VIDEO
Eliminated without singing again: Tatanisa Wilson, Julie Zorrilla, Lauren Turner, Rachel Zevita, Brett Loewenstern, Tim Halperin, and Clint Gamboa.
The judges choose their wildcards. OH TWISTAROONI. They reveal 3 wildcards. Season 10 will be a Top 13 instead of a Top 12. Shocked? Of course you aren’t. The Top 13 rumor has been flying around for weeks.
Top 12 The Top13 0f American Idol 10
- Scott McCreery
- Pia Toscano
- Lauren Alaina
- Karen Rodriguez
- Jacob Lusk
- Casey Abrams
- Thia Megia
- Paul McDonald
- Haley Reinhart
- James Durbin
- Ashthon Jones
- Stefano Langone
- Naimi Adedapo