And the American Idol Finalists Are...

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And then were a baker's dozen.

American Idol revealed its 13 finalists tonight, with five men and five women chosen by the viewers, and the final trio of wild card spots selected by the judges. Did your favorite make it? Find out now:

Season 10 Idol Finalists
  1. Scotty McCreery
  2. Lauren Alaina
  3. Pia Toscano
  4. Karen Rodriguez
  5. Jacob Lusk
  6. Casey Abrams
  7. Haley Reinhart
  8. James Durbin
  9. Thia Megia
  10. Paul McDonald
  11. Naima Adedapo
  12. Ashthon Jones
  13. Stefano Langone

FINALLY! Funny how the new judges were able to find something that Simon Cowell was never able to find - a group of twelve (plus one) singers that are all worth listening to! I think the judges did a fantastic job. Was sorry to see that Lauren Turner and Kendra Chantelle didn't get through. Thought they were really terrific, but that's what happens when mostly teenagers vote. Their style, look, etc. were probably just a bit too mature. If that's the reason, then Naima won't be long for this competition either. My prediction is that Thia will win. The Filipinos vote will sweep her to victory.


American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]