Saturday, March 2, 2013

American Idol Finalists

AMERICAN IDOL named the final set of guys who will join the Top 20. They are Lazaro Arbos, 21, from Naples, FL; Nick Boddington, 27, from Memphis, TN; Vincent Powell, 29, from Austin, TX; Cortez Shaw, 21, from Dallas, TX; and Burnell Taylor, 19, from New Orleans, LA.

The five guys who made it through tonight join the 15 semifinalists who already have made it to the Top 20: Girls – Janelle Arthur, Aubrey Cleland, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Zoanette Johnson, Adriana Latonio, Angela Miller, Breanna Steer and Tenna Torres; Guys – Charlie Askew, Curtis Finch, Jr., Paul Jolley, Elijah Liu and Devin Velez.

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

Twitter: @JanelleAI12

Aubrey Cleland         Age: 19          
Hometown: West Linn, OR

Twitter: @AubreyAI12

Candice Glover         Age: 23          
Hometown: St. Helena Island, SC

Twitter: @CandiceAI12

Kree Harrison         Age: 22
Hometown: Nashville, TN

Twitter: @KreeAI12

Amber Holcomb        Age: 18         
Hometown: Houston, TX

Twitter: @AmberAI12

Zoanette Johnson         Age: 20     
Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Twitter: @ZoanetteAI12

Adriana Latonio        Age: 17          
Hometown: Anchorage, AK

Twitter: @AdrianaAI12

Angela Miller         Age: 19  
Hometown: Beverly, MA

Twitter: @AngieAI12

Breanna Steer         Age: 18
Hometown: LaPlace, LA

Twitter: @BreannaAI12

Tenna Torres       Age: 29   
Hometown: Queens, NY

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

Twitter: @LazaroAI12

Charlie Askew         Age: 18
Hometown: Little Rock, AR

Twitter: @CharlieAI12

Nick Boddington        Age: 27        
Hometown: Memphis, TN

Twitter: @NickBAI12

Curtis Finch, Jr.         Age: 25         
Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Twitter: @CurtisAI12

Paul Jolley                 Age: 23          
Hometown: Palmersville, TN

Twitter: @PaulJolleyAI12

Elijah Liu                   Age: 18           
Hometown: Rowland Heights, CA

Twitter: @ElijahAI12

Vincent Powell        Age: 29
Hometown: Austin, TX

Twitter: @VincentAI12

Cortez Shaw        Age: 22   
Hometown: Dallas, TX

Twitter: @CortezAI12

Burnell Taylor       Age: 19  
Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Twitter: @BurnellAI12

Devin Velez         Age: 18    
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Twitter: @DevinAI12

Get to know all the semifinalists and watch/share their “Homegrown Talent” videos at

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

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