Meet the American Idol 12 Top 20 – Social Media, Photos and More

The American Idol 12 Top 20 were revealed tonight! Meet the contestants via photos and social media. Plus, details from FOX about next week’s voting rounds. Get ready for 5 1/2 hours of American Idol!

“AMERICAN IDOL” GOES LIVE AND VOTING BEGINS NEXT WEEK
 TOP 10 GIRLS COMPETE TUESDAY, MARCH 5;
TOP 10 GUYS COMPETE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6;
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED THURSDAY, MARCH 7, ON FOX

Next week, AMERICAN IDOL will air on three consecutive nights and it will be up to America to decide who becomes a finalist. On Tuesday, March 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), live from Las Vegas, the Top 10 girl semifinalists take the stage and sing their hearts out for America and the judges in hopes of winning America’s vote. On Wednesday, March 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), it is the Top 10 guy semifinalists’ turn to perform. On the most dramatic night of the competition so far, this season’s finalists will be announced live from the IDOL stage in Los Angeles on a special 90-minute episode airing Thursday, March 7 (8:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Below are the Top 10 girl semifinalists on AMERICAN IDOL who will be vying for America’s vote(s) after their LIVE performances on Tuesday, March 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed):

Janelle Arthur         Age: 23
Hometown: Oliver Springs, TN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JanelleAI12
Twitter: @JanelleAI12

 

Aubrey Cleland         Age: 19
Hometown: West Linn, OR
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AubreyAI12
Twitter: @AubreyAI12

Candice Glover         Age: 23
Hometown: St. Helena Island, SC
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CandiceAI12
Twitter: @CandiceAI12

Kree Harrison         Age: 22
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KreeAI12
Twitter: @KreeAI12

Amber Holcomb        Age: 18
Hometown: Houston, TX
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AmberAI12
Twitter: @AmberAI12

Zoanette Johnson         Age: 20
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZoanetteAI12
Twitter: @ZoanetteAI12

Adriana Latonio        Age: 17
Hometown: Anchorage, AK
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AdrianaAI12
Twitter: @AdrianaAI12

Angela Miller         Age: 19
Hometown: Beverly, MA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AngieAI12
Twitter: @AngieAI12

Breanna Steer         Age: 18
Hometown: LaPlace, LA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BreannaAI12
Twitter: @BreannaAI12

Tenna Torres       Age: 29
Hometown: Queens, NY
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TennaAI12
Twitter: @TennaAI12

Below are the Top 10 guy semifinalists on AMERICAN IDOL who will be vying for America’s vote(s) after their LIVE performances on Wednesday, March 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed):

Lazaro Arbos         Age: 21
Hometown: Naples, FL
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LazaroAI12
Twitter: @LazaroAI12

Charlie Askew         Age: 18
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CharlieAI12
Twitter: @CharlieAI12

Nick Boddington        Age: 27
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NickBAI12
Twitter: @NickBAI12

Curtis Finch, Jr.         Age: 25
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CurtisAI12
Twitter: @CurtisAI12

Paul Jolley                 Age: 23
Hometown: Palmersville, TN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PaulJolleyAI12
Twitter: @PaulJolleyAI12

Elijah Liu                   Age: 18
Hometown: Rowland Heights, CA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElijahAI12
Twitter: @ElijahAI12

Vincent Powell        Age: 29
Hometown: Austin, TX
Facebook: www.facebook.com/VincentAI12
Twitter: @VincentAI12

Cortez Shaw        Age: 22
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CortezAI12
Twitter: @CortezAI12

Burnell Taylor       Age: 19
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnellAI12
Twitter: @BurnellAI12

Devin Velez         Age: 18
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DevinAI12
Twitter: @DevinAI12

At the end of each performance show, the phone lines will open for at least two hours and AMERICAN IDOL viewers will be able to vote for their favorite contestant(s) via the toll-free telephone numbers (1-866-IDOLS-01, -02, etc.). AT&T wireless subscribers can use their cell phones to vote by texting the word “VOTE” to the four-digit short code (5701, 5702, etc.) that corresponds with the contestant of their choice (standard text-messaging rates may apply). Additionally, fans will be able to cast their votes online at www.americanidol.com.

To vote online during the voting window, fans should visit www.americanidol.com and follow the directions. Fans will be required to log in using their Facebook account to access the AMERICAN IDOL voting page, which will feature the name and photo of each of the current contestants. To vote, fans will simply choose their favorite contestant, complete the security verification and submit their choice. During the online voting window, fans may cast up to 50 total online votes for that evening’s performances. Only fans with a registered Facebook account in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) online.

“Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #idol. Also, follow host Ryan Seacrest at @RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges: @MariahCarey; @yo_randyjackson; @nickiminaj; and @keithurban. Download the AMERICAN IDOL app for iOS devices from the App StoreSM; and for Android devices at Google PlayTM Store.** Data rates may apply for app download and usage.

AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia, Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers.

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