American Idol Semifinalists: First Five Named!

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American Idol celebrated a party of five last night, naming the first quintet of Season 12 semifinalists during its first-ever Sudden Death round in Las Vegas.

So... who advanced?

Without the sort of filler this show needs to make it through 10 songs in two hours, let's take a look at the five women moving on:

  1. Kree Harrison, 22, from Nashville, TN
  2. Amber Holcomb, 18, from Houston, TX
  3. Adriana Latonio, 17, from Anchorage, AK
  4. Angela Miller, 18, from Beverly, MA
  5. Tenna Torres, 28, from Queens, NY

Watch all five winning auditions now and sound off: Did your favorite make the cut?

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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]