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Monday, Mar 11th 2013After the first live shows of the season last week, the Top 10 are right back at work this week! They are all aiming to keep their spots on the show and earn more of America's vote.Plenty of Idol alumni were cut early and still had great success in the music industry. Great examples of Idols cut early who are still making waves are Jennifer Hudson, Mandisa and even Season 11's Colton Dixon. Despite some successes, IDOl history does show that the longer you can stay on the show the better! Who do you think has what it takes to make it all the way?Check out all the shows from Idol alumni happening this week:Monday 3/11Daughtry performs at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Tuesday 3/12Casey James performs at Brandin' Iron in San Bernardino, CA.Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll and Hyde the Musical at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, IL.Wednesday 3/13Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll and Hyde the Musical at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, IL.Thursday 3/14Carrie Underwood performs at Olympia in Dublin, Ireland.Phillip Phillips performs on the AMERICAN IDOL results show live at 8/7c on FOX!Colton Dixon performs at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA.Casey James performs at Buck Owen's Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA.David Cook performs at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN.Mandisa performs at the 3 in 1 Tour in Mcmurray, PA.Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll and Hyde the Musical at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, IL.Friday 3/15Carrie Underwood performs at the Belfast Waterfront Hotel in Belfast, Ireland.James Durbin performs at the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium in Smithfield, NC.Casey James performs at Club Rodeo in San Jose, CA.Adam Lambert performs at the Palace of Sport in Minsk, Belarus.Jason Castro performs at the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2013 in Columbia, SC.Mandisa performs at the 3 in 1 Tour in Hawthorne, NJ.Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Saturday 3/16Colton Dixon performs at the Cottage Hill Baptist Church in Winthrop, MA.Fantasia Barrino performs at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL.James Durbin performs Craftsman Court in Scottsdale, AZ.Adam Lambert performs at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia.Jason Castro performs at the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2013 in Lexington, KY.Mandisa performs in the 3 in 1 Tour in Syracuse, NY.Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.Sunday 3/17Carrie Underwood performs at the O2 Arena in London, Great Britain.Jason Castro performs at the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2013 in Birmingham, AL.Phil Stacey performs at Lakeview Ministries Church in Rossville, GA.Phil Stacey performs at Lindale Church of God in Lindale, GA.Mandisa performs in the 3 and 1 Tour in Fairfield, OH.Taylor Hicks performs at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Thursday, Mar 7th 2013We now have our Top 10!
The process was nothing short of difficult, but our judges (with a little help from you, America) helped separate the superstars from the wannabes! Judges Keith, Nicki, Randy, and Mariah all know the competition is only going to get tougher for our remaining contestants from this moment on.
Here are the best judges quotes from the tonight's Top 10 Finalists Are Revealed episode of American Idol:
"That performance for me right there was way better than last night's and that got you through." (Keith Urban to Paul Jolley)
"That performance (applauds) impeccable." (Mariah Carey to Burnell Taylor)
"Every time we've seen you, you have not disappointed." (Randy Jackson to Curtis Finch Jr.)
"I love you doing ballads. Congrats." (Nicki Minaj to Devin Velez)
"Every time you get on stage you seem to have grown." (Mariah Carey to Lazaro Arbos)
"I've been a fan for so long. You've been my ladybug, my marshmallow, my superstar country girl." (Nicki Minaj to Janelle Arthur)
"This girl can really, really, sing. And in case anyone is wondering, this is a singing competition." (Randy Jackson to Candice Glover)
"All you needed was a break. A chance for America to know who you are...I'm so happy for you." (Keith Urban to Angie Miller)
"You have everything that was everything. I'm just happy that people voted for you." (Mariah Carey to Amber Holcomb)
Tune in American Idol WED and THU at 8/7c on FOX.
Thursday, Mar 7th 2013Tonight the Season 12 Top 10 were revealed! Who would America send through?Ryan revealed the guys first and then the girls, taking them one by one from a holding room behind the stage to reveal them to the judges and the audience.This year was special because the finalists all performed victory songs to mark their ascension into the Top 10.Check out all songs from the episode:Title: "Almost Home"Artist Version: Mariah CareyContestant: n/aTitle: "Alone"Artist Version: HeartContestant: Paul JolleyTitle: "Ready for Love"Artist Version: India ArieContestant: Burnell TaylorTitle: "So High"Artist Version: John LegendContestant: Curtis Finch, Jr.Title: "Power of One"Artist Version: Israel HoughtonContestant: Devin VelezTitle: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"Artist Version: Simon and GarfunkelContestant: Lazaro ArbosTitle: "Home"Artist Version: Dierks BentleyContestant: Janelle ArthurTitle: "I'm Goin' Down"Artist Version: Mary J. BligeContestant: Candice GloverTitle: "I'm Every Woman"Artist Version: Whitney HoustonContestant: Amber HolcombTitle: "I Was Here"Artist Version: BeyonceContestant: Angie MillerTitle: "Evidence"Artist Version: Susan TedeschiContestant: Kree Harrison
Wednesday, Mar 6th 2013Tonight, the guys had their opportunity to perform live for America on the IDOL stage in Las Vegas. There were 10 performances in total and after America's vote, only five will move on.Our judges had their work cut out for them tonight, but they were game to dole out their insight.
Below are the top judges quotes from the Guys' Semi-Final Round:
"You look great. You look very marketable. I could imagine seeing your face on blankets and posters and cups" (Nicki Minaj to Elijah Liu)
"I loved your spirit in that song but I'm not sure that was the song for the thing you do really well." (Keith Urban to Cortez Shaw)
"Where's my little baby at Charlie? What happened? I don't know what happened. I feel like someone stole my kid." (Nicki Minaj to Charlie Askew)
"It's just that that's your comfort zone...and it's true to you, so kudos." (Nicki Minaj to Nick Boddington)
"I think it's pretty obvious you are one of a kind. That you were born to do this." (Nicki Minaj to Burnell Taylor)
"I always feel like you keep underestimating the quality of your voice." (Keith Urban to Paul Jolley)
"I think this guy right here believes he think he's in it to win it and he is!" (Randy Jackson to Lazaro Arbos)
"You just have so much hope in you and we need that." (Keith Urban to Curtis Finch, Jr.)
"You just sit up there looking like a Ken Doll. A Spanish Ken Doll." (Nicki Minaj to Devin Velez)
"Nerves got the better of your talent tonight." (Keith Urban to Vincent Powell)
Tune in to American Idol every WED and THU at 8/7c on FOX.
Wednesday, Mar 6th 2013After the girls' amazing performances on Tuesday, the guys had big shoes to fill tonight. They didn't disappoint!There were memorable performances from the Top 10 guys. Did your favorite do well enough to make it through? Tune in for the first results show of the season Thursday at 8/7c!While you wait for the show to air, check out the song list from the episode:Title: "Stay"Artist Version: Rihanna feat. Mikky EkkoContestant: Elijah LiuTitle: "Locked Out of Heaven"Artist Version: Bruno MarsContestant: Cortez ShawTitle: "Mama"Artist Version: GenesisContestant: Charlie AskewTitle: "Iris"Artist Version: Goo Goo DollsContestant: Nick BoddingtonTitle: "I'm Here"Artist Version: from The Color PurpleContestant: Burnell TaylorTitle: "Just A Fool"Artist Version: Christina Aguilera feat. Blake SheltonContestant: Paul JolleyTitle: "Feeling Good"Artist Version: Michael BubleContestant: Lazaro ArbosTitle: "I Believe I Can Fly"Artist Version: R. KellyContestant: Curtis Finch, Jr.Title: "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)"Artist Version: Andrea Bocelli feat. Christina AguileraContestant: Devin VelezTitle: End of the RoadArtist Version: Boyz II MenContestant: Vincent Powell