We are officially off and
running singing on American Idol Season 13.
The finalists took to the stage as a group for the first time on Wednesday and the results were decidedly mixed.
Things looked bleak throughout the opening hour, with a case of the nerves seemingly hitting a number of contestants.
But a handful in the back half showed promise and the judges continued to excel, giving us hope that all is not lost for this once-great competition.
Watch all 13 performances now and then cast your vote below:
1. Kristen O'Connor - "Beautiful Disaster"
Well done, Kristen O'Connor! Watch the American Idol finalist sing "Beautiful Disaster" now.
2. Majesty Rose - "Tightrope"
Majesty Rose walks a "Tightrope" for this American Idol performance. What do you think?
3. M.K. Nobilette - "Satisfaction"
M.K. Nobilette makes like Mick Jagger for this American Idol performance. What do you think of her taken on "Satisfaction?"
4. Caleb Johnson - "Pressure and Time"
Caleb Johnson takes to the American Idol stage here with a take on "Pressure and Time." A job pretty well done!
5. Sam Woolf - "Unwell"
Sam Woolf is an early American Idol favorite. He sings "Unwell" for this performance.
6. Emily Piriz - "Glitter in the Air"
Emily Piriz does an impression of Pink with her rendition of "Glitter in the Air" during this American Idol performance.
7. Jessica Meuse - "The Crow And The Butterfly"
Jessica Meuse sings "The Crow And The Butterfly" here for her very first performance as part of the American Idol top 13.
8. Alex Preston - "A Beautiful Mess"
Alex Preston does his best impression here of Jason Mraz. He's covering "A Beautiful Mess."
9. Jena Irene - "The Scientist"
Jena Irene covers Coldplay with "The Scientist." What do you make of her rendition?
10. C.J. Harris - "Radio"
C.J. Harris sings "Radio" here for his first performance as part of the American Idol Top 13.
11. Ben Briley - "Folsom Prison Blues"
Ben Briley goes all Johnny Cash for this American Idol performance of "Folsom Prison Blues."
12. Malaya Watson - "Runaway Baby"
Malaya Watson sang "Runaway Baby" for her first Top 13 performance. Check it out now!
WHOSE PERFORMANCE DID YOU LIKE BEST?