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:

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Praise doesn't get much higher than what was heaped upon Lauren Alaina last night.

Following this 16-year old's rendition of a Reba McIntyre country hit ("Turn on the Radio"), Randy Jackson told the aspiring singer that she has "natural talent." He then compared her to "a cross between" Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Wow.

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All the American Idol chatter this morning may be over Pia Toscano and her rendition of "I'll Stand By You," but another semifinalist also assured herself of a spot in the finals with a beautiful ballad cover.

Thia Megia, only 15 years old (and confused over how to prove that, as Ryan Seacrest tried to joke about), delivered a simple version of "Out Here On My Own," a song featured in "Fame."

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Do you hear that sound, Jacob Lusk? It's the beautiful voice of Pia Toscano, and it's coming for your title as Early American Idol Favorite.

This 21-year old from New York stood proudly at the microphone during last night's semifinal round and belted out a version of The Pretenders "I'll Stand By You." Finishing with a powerful flourish, she earned the first standing ovation of the season from Steven, J. Lo and Randy.

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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]