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Thursday, Feb 28th 2013The Finalists have been revealed and now it is America's job to vote those Top 20 down to 10! Next week you'll have three chances to see AMERICAN IDOL live! Tuesday and Wednesday we'll be LIVE from Las Vegas with two jam-packed performance shows.After each broadcast, you'll get the chance to cast your vote via phone, text, online or through the AMERICAN IDOL app. Thursday night your Top 10 will be revealed!Who will get your vote? Adriana Latonio, Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Aubrey Cleland, Breanna Steer, Burnell Taylor, Candice Glover, Charlie Askew, Cortez Shaw, Curtis Finch, Jr., Devin Velez, Elijah Liu, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro Arbos, Nick Boddington, Paul Jolley, Tenna Torres, Vincent Powell or Zoanette Johnson?Tune in TUE, WED & THU at 8/7c on FOX!
Thursday, Feb 28th 2013Sudden Death Round is over and we have a Top 20! The decision was incredibly difficult for our judges, but they understood that only five guys from the 10 performances tonight could possibly advance.
Here are the best judges quotes from the final night of the Sudden Death Round:
"I love the fact you want to entertain. I love entertainers." (Keith Urban to Mathenee Treco)
"It didn't feel current. It feel very cheesy and karaoke." (Nicki Minaj in her "British accent" to Mathenee Treco)
"Dude. Dog. Honestly, that was terrible. I mean, dog." (Randy Jackson to Gurpreet Singh Sarin)
"You better work with your old soul... I could envision a whole bunch of 50 year olds and 40 year olds throwing their panties at you...You're hitting me somewhere, baby boy with that bald head. That hit me SOME. WHERE." (Nicki Minaj to Vincent Powell)
"I do think you're very talented and I love how you're going about your career." (Mariah Carey to Nick Boddington)
"Sometimes I wish you would just cut loose." (Keith Urban to Josh Holiday)
"I actually loved that you're a singer songwriter and you wanted to showcase that." (Mariah Carey to Josh Holiday)
"Nobody's doin' quite what you're doin'." (Keith Urban to David Willis)
"The tonality of your voice was beautiful with that song...I appreciate the fact that you do have raw talent." (Mariah Carey to Bryant Tadeo)
"Right here now today, I would pay to hear you sing." (Nicki Minaj to Burnell Taylor)
"You got this spirit that burns through your vocals and I felt that tonight despite your song." (Keith Urban to Lazaro Arbos)
"I'm just going to talk about the singing if you don't mind." (Randy Jackson to Cortez Shaw)Tune in to AMERICAN IDOL TUE, WED and THU at 8/7c on FOX.
Thursday, Feb 28th 2013Tonight the last five Finalists were revealed. Keith, Mariah, Nicki and Randy had many disagreements during the show, but in the end they easily made their decisions.Burnell Taylor, Cortez Shaw, Lazaro Arbos, Nick Boddington and Vincent Powell all made the cut.While you wait for next week's show check out the song list from the episode below. Did you agree with the judges' decision?Title: "A Little Less Conversation"
Artist Version: Elvis Presley
Contestant: Mathenee Treco
Title: "Nothing Ever Hurt Like You"Artist Version: James MorrisonContestant: Gurpreet Singh SarinTitle: "Cause I Love You"Artist Version: Lenny WilliamsContestant: Vincent PowellTitle: "Say Something Now"Artist Version: James MorrisonContestant: Nick BoddingtonTitle: "I'm Better With You"Artist Version: Josh HolidayContestant: Josh HolidayTitle: "Fever"Artist Version: Michael BubleContestant: David Oliver WillisTitle: "New York State of Mind"Artist Version: Billy JoelContestant: Bryant TadeoTitle: "This Time"Artist Version: John LegendContestant: Burnell TaylorTitle: "Tonight I Want to Cry"Artist Version: Keith UrbanContestant: Lazaro ArbosTitle: "Titanium"Artist Version: David Guetta feat. SiaContestant: Cortez Shaw
Wednesday, Feb 27th 2013
Three down and one to go.
After three rounds of Sudden Death performances, we now have an ever clearer picture as to who's in the Top 20. Tonight had it's share of shocking eliminations and masterful performances, which made the decision even harder to make for our judges.
Below are the best judges' quotes from the third night of the Sudden Death Round.
"I think you have so much raw talent and so much potential." (Keith Urban to Melinda Ademi)
"Candice, wow. Seemed as if the crowd didn't like it at all." (Keith Urban to Candice Glover)
"I think you were definitely born to do this." (Nicki Minaj to Candice Glover)
"You give us exactly who you are." (Randy Jackson to Juliana Chahayed)
"You are one of the more unique additions to this competition." (Mariah Carey to Jett Hermano)
"I love that soul, croakery, thing in there. I love it." (Keith Urban to Cristabel Clack)
"I think you were on point. I love the rasp." (Randy Jackson to Cristabel Clack)
"If you couldn't sing, you could be a model. You're absolutely stunning." (Nicki Minaj to Aubrey Cleland)
"I think you're limitless." (Mariah Carey to Aubrey Cleland)
"I love your spirit. The way that you sing." (Keith Urban to Rachel Hale)
"Where did this crazy burst of confidence come from?" (Nicki Minaj to Rachel Hale)
"To be completely honest, you and Aubrey should do a group. You're giving me sexy on a stick right now." (Nicki Minaj to Breanna Steer)
"That song was not the right song fro you. And it didn't give you what you naturally bring to your songs." (Janelle Arthur)
"Your voice is so raw and real. And there's not an ounce of pretentiousness in your voice." (Mariah Carey to Janelle Arthur)
"Zoanette. Zoanette, good Lord. Work it, baby." (Keith Urban to Zoanette Johnson)
"Who gonna [sic] check you boo? You just served it." (Nicki Minaj to Zoanette Johnson)
"America, Zoanette just showed you tonight this is the reason why she's here." (Randy Jackson to America and Zoanette Johnson)
Wednesday, Feb 27th 2013We are five finalists closer to knowing all of the Top 20! Tonight the girls raised the bar putting on amazing performances that made the decision particularly hard for our judges. Randy admitted that the decisions weren't unanimous, but majority ruled and Aubrey, Breanna, Candice, Janelle and Zoanette made it through.Tune in tomorrow night at 8/7c to see the last of the guys perform for a spot in the finals! While you wait for the show to air, check out the song list from the episode below:Title: Nobody's PerfectArtist Version: Jessie JContestant: Melinda AdemiTitle: Natural WomanArtist Version: Aretha FranklinContestant: Candice GloverTitle: SkyscraperArtist Version: Demi LovatoContestant: Juliana ChahayedTitle: Only Girl In The WorldArtist Version: RihannaContestant: Jett HermanoTitle: No OneArtist Version: Alicia KeysContestant: Cristabel ClackTitle: Sweet DreamsArtist Version: BeyonceContestant: Aubrey ClelandTitle: Nothing But The WaterArtist Version: Grace Potter And The NocturnalsContestant: Rachel HaleTitle: Bust Your WindowsArtist Version: Jazmine SullivanContestant: Breanna SteerTitle: Just A KissArtist Version: Lady AntebellumContestant: Janelle ArthurTitle: The Circle Of LifeArtist Version: The Lion KingContestant: Zoanette Johnson