American Idol Finalists Named: Who are the Lucky 13?

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It is officially on.

American Idol went from thousands and thousands of original hopefuls this week down to a lucky 13, naming the finalists that will be vying for this show's crown and competing live against one another from this point forward.

Viewers voted for five men and five women, with the judges choosing a trio of wild cards to round the group out. 

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Caleb Johnson is a 22-year old native of North Carolina. He is doing very well for himself on American Idol.

So, let's get right to it. Did your favorite make the cut? In order of the announcements, here is your Top 13:

  1. Malaya Watson
  2. Ben Briley
  3. Emily Piriz
  4. Alex Preston
  5. Jessica Meuse
  6. Dexter Roberts
  7. Caleb Johnson
  8. Majesty Rose
  9. MK Nobilette
  10. Sam Woolf
  11. Jena Irene (Wild Card)
  12. Kristen O'Connor (Wild Card)
  13. CJ Harris (Wild Card)
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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]
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