Check out these portraits of the American Idol XIII Top 31!
Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr, revealed which 31 singers – 15 girls and 16 guys – they believe have what it takes to be a megastar. However two guys – Neco Starr and Ben Briley – are in jeopardy and America voted on Thursday on who will get the final spot!
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, AMERICAN IDOL XIII continues next week with a special three-night event called “Rush Week,” including two nights of live performances and the season’s first LIVE results show – with special wild card picks by the judges. Also, in a new twist, not every semi-finalist will get a chance to perform. It will be up to the judges to decide which 10 of the 15 girl semi-finalists and which 10 of the 15 guy semi-finalists earn a spot on the performance shows, while the remaining five girls and five guys are sent home. On Tuesday, Feb. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed), the results of America’s vote on which guy – Neco Starr or Ben Briley – will get the final spot in the Top 30 will be revealed. Also, Randy Jackson returns as in-house mentor, and the Top 15 girls will take the brand-new stage designed by award-winning designer Baz Halpin. On Wednesday, Feb. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed), the Top 15 guys will take the stage, trying to hold onto their spots as the stakes get higher.
Then on Thursday, Feb. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 10 finalists chosen by America – five girls and five guys – will be revealed, followed by the judges’ wild card picks to round out 13 finalists in the first results show LIVE from Los Angeles.
First the Top 15 girls.
Only 5 of the 15 girls are out of their teens! The oldest girl, Kristen O’Connor is only 24.
Now, the Top 16 Guys
The guys are older than the girls. Twelve of the Top 16 guys are out of their teens, with Maurice Townsend, at 26, as the oldest!
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