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Friday, Mar 15th 2013The Top 10 is now our Top 9!America has spoken! With the lowest number of votes, Curtis Finch Jr. was sent home on Thursday night's show in a shocking elimination!Adding to the list of surprises, former Idol winner Phillip Phillips and rock superstars Bon Jovi stopped by to rock the house. Take a look back at the episode with our song list:Title: "Shine Your Way"Artist Version: from "The Croods"Contestant: Group PerformanceTitle: "Because We Can"Artist Version: Bon JoviContestant: n/aTitle: "Sky Blue Diamond"Artist Version: Charlie AskewContestant: Charlie AskewTitle: "Out Here On My Own"Artist: from "Fame"Contestant: Aubrey ClelandTitle: "Gone Gone Gone"Artist: Phillip PhillipsContestant: n/aTitle: "I Believe I Can Fly"Artist: R. KellyContestant: Curtis Finch, Jr.Tune in to American Idol next WED and THU at 8/7c on FOX.
Thursday, Mar 14th 2013Did your favorite IDOL hopeful not make the Top 10? Do you still want the opportunity to see them perform on the AMERICAN IDOL Live! Tour? Well, now you can!
On March 14 Aubrey Cleland, West Linn, OR and Charlie Askew, Little Rock, AR will sing off live on the show during the AT&T AMERICAN IDOL Live! Tour Fan Save!. The winner of the AT&T American Idol Live! Tour Fan Save, chosen by viewer admiration, will join the other Top 10 Finalists when the Official Tour comes to a city near you this summer.
The American Idol Live! Tour is your opportunity to see the Season 12 IDOL Finalists in concert! Make sure your favorite is there to join the fun! Learn how to submit your choice.
Submission begins March 14 during the East Coast live broadcast and continues until March 17 at 11:59PM ET.
Wednesday, Mar 13th 2013In a night that paid tribute to past American Idols, tonight's episode was one for the ages! Our Season 12 Top 10, performed songs from various past seasons with gusto. Our judges were live in the studio to offer their tips and insight.
Below are the best judges quotes of the Top 10 Performance Show.
"You always pick the right songs in my opinion." (Keith Urban to Curtis Finch Jr.)
"I want to hear more of that Gospel tinge. Take chances and be you." (Mariah Carey to Curtis Finch Jr.)
"You were burning it up out there." (Keith Urban to Janelle Arthur)
"I don't know if that song "wowed" me, but you were electric." (Nicki Minaj to Janelle Arthur)
"I don't think you had confidence with the song at all." (Keith Urban to Devin Velez)
"We expect so much from you because you are that good." (Mariah Carey to Devin Velez)
"You really, really look like a billion dollars today." (Nicki Minaj to Angie Miller)
"America, the competition starts now!" (Randy Jackson to Angie Miller)
"You have that voice. You don't need all that other stuff and that proved it." (Keith Urban to Paul Jolley)
"If you feel it, go for it. If you don't feel it, don't force it." (Randy Jackson to Paul Jolley)
"Let it be known that if we had more time, we would still be standing and clapping." (Keith Urban to Candice Glover)
"It would be in everybody's best interests to never perform that song again. That was my favorite performance that you've ever done." (Nicki Minaj to Candice Glover)
"The only reason why I didn't stand was because my skirt is too tight." (Mariah Carey to Candice Glover)
"I like that you look like Ricky Ricardo tonight. It's a cute, cuddly Ricky Ricardo." (Nicki Minaj to Lazaro Arbos)
"If you made a record tomorrow, I would go out and buy that record." (Keith Urban to Kree Harrison)
"Sometimes if I'm not working, I'll eat like waffles. Like buttermilk waffles. And then I'll have to have Aunt Jemima buttermilk syrup on it. It's like I'll toast it. I'll never burn it, but then I'll put it in the microwave and warm it up a little bit. And that's what that performance felt like to me. It was smooth, it was delicious and it was just fun."(Nicki Minaj to Kree Harrison)
"There's these kind of "Burnellisms" when you perform and it's all yours." (Keith Urban to Burnell Taylor)
"Ber, that was the best performance of the night. Seriously." (Nicki Minaj to Amber Holcomb)
"Guys where y'all at? The girls are killing it tonight!" (Randy Jackson to Amber Holcomb)
"Hashtag pow, that's all I can say." (Mariah Carey to Amber Holcomb)
Tune in to American Idol WED and THU at 8/7c on FOX.
Wednesday, Mar 13th 2013Did you love a particular performance from tonight's show? Capture the moment and download all the performances from the episode on iTunes.
Get all the songs from tonight's episode here! See below for links to the individual performances.
Curtis Finch, Jr. - "I Believe"
Janelle Arthur - "Gone"
Devin Velez - "Temporary Home"
Wednesday, Mar 13th 2013While making it to the Top 10 is a tremendous accomplishment, the journey is only beginning for our finalists. This week, live on our IDOL stage each of your Top 10 performed for America's vote. Thursday we will have our first Top 10 elimination.
Also, multi-platinum selling artist Bon Jovi as well as former IDOL winner Phillip Phillips will perform on the IDOL stage.
Bon Jovi will be rocking the house as they perform their lead single "Because We Can" from the upcoming album What About Now. The Grammy Award-winning band has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide and performed more than 2700 concerts in 50 countries for more than 35 million fans. Download the album here.
Phillip Phillips, fresh off his season 11 win of IDOL has seen his star rise considerably. His hit song "Home" has hit No. 1 on ten different Billboard charts and shows no signs of slowing down!
Be sure to tune in to American Idol WED and THU at 8/7c on FOX!