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On Wednesday, American Idol took viewers to the movies.

Tonight, it closed the curtain on the hopes and dreams of a Season 13 contestant.

Who got sent home? Who won't be touring with the finalists this summer? How great did Harry Connick Jr. sound on stage?!?

American Idol Final 11

The Bottom  3 was comprised of Majesty Rose and the first two men of the season: Ben Briley and Sam Woolf.

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Grab your popcorn, readers.

American Idol took us to the movies last night.

The remaining Season 13 contestants took to the stage on Wednesday and sang famous songs from films, with the Top 11 unafraid to tackle some major artists.

One went after Adele. Another Bob Dylan. Another Idina Menzel (or is it pronounced Adel Dazim?).

Did the hopefuls do these stars justice? Or butcher the heck out of a few classics? Watch and listen now:

Sam Woolf - "Come Together"
Everyone come together... right now! So sings Sam Woolf for this American Idol audition.

Who is for sure safe? Who may be on the chopping block tonight?

Vote now: Which American Idol shone the brightest on movie night?

 

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It's back to high school for Emily Piriz.

This finalist was eliminated from American Idol last night and spoke to reporters backstage afterward about the surreal adventure.

"I'm a senior," Piriz said. I'm just gonna go back home ... go back to school and graduate."

Goodbye, Emily Piriz

Emily said she and Jena Irene might eventually move to Hollywood together to really give this singing thing a shot, but she had planned to go to college before and the "alternate universe" of American Idol won't necessarily change that.

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It was ladies night again on American Idol this evening.

But not in a good way.

For the second consecutive Thursday, three woman found themselves in the Bottom 3, with MK Nobilette, Jena Irene and Emily Piriz have the dishonors this time around.

The American Idol 12

After hearing from Phillip Phillips and some emerging artist named Kodaline from Ireland, Ryan Seacrest called the ladies to the stage and announced that Emily would need to sing for her survival.

She chose a version of "Stars," she did okay with it... but we all knew the judges would not use their Save this early.

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Let's all ignore the fact that Jennifer Lopez took a bite from a deviled egg straight out of Ryan Seacrest's hand tonight and get right to the American Idol performance review, shall we?

The dozen contestants remaining sang singles that reminded them of home this week, a rather broad assignment that led to covers of John Mayer, Dido and even J. Lo herself.

Yes, Emily Piriz was brave enough to make like one of the judges.

How did she fare? Well... she got loud. Listen to all 12 hopefuls sing for their American Idol lives now:

Emily Piriz - "Let's Get Loud"
Emily Piriz wants everyone to get loud. Come on, American Idol fans!!!

And then vote: Who did the best job?

 

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Well, someone had to be first.

On the first elimination show of 2014, American Idol voted out Kristen O'Connor Thursday night, a Wild Card entrant who knew she had no chance at earning the judges' save.

Kristen O'Connor Eliminated

"I think we all knew that no matter who it was, they probably weren't going to save them," O'Connor told reporter backstage. "I knew especially for me it wasn't going to happen no matter how good the performance was. So I just knew I wanted to go out with a bang and I was proud of the performance I gave."

Kristen was in the Bottom 3 along with MK Nobilette and Malaya Watson. 

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We kicked off the first American Idol results show of Season 13 with a group sing and a promo for this summer's tour.

Okay, not the strongest opening. But, hey, there are 58 minutes to kill before we find out the initial finalist eliminated, isn't there?

The American Idol Top 13

After learning Ben Briley, Alex Preston and Jena Irene are say, Malaya Watson is sent to the Bottom 3.

Up next? Dexter Roberts is safe. Majesty Rose and Sam Woolf are as well. But MK Nobilette is off to the Bottom 3.

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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:

Kristen O'Connor - "Beautiful Disaster"
Well done, Kristen O'Connor! Watch the American Idol finalist sing "Beautiful Disaster" now.

WHOSE PERFORMANCE DID YOU LIKE BEST?

 

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The results are in.

The real battle will soon begin.

On Thursday night, American Idol announced its final 13 contestants, with five men and women chosen by the audience and three more selected as Wild Cards by the judges.

The remaining hopefuls reside from across the country (and include the first openly gay contestant in series history), but all share one common goal: becoming the next American Idol champion.

Which one of these lucky 13 will it be?

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

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE FINALIST?

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE FINALIST?

 

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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. 

Caleb Johnson
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)

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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