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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:

American Idol Top 11 Performances
Everyone come together... right now! So sings Sam Woolf for this American Idol audition.
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Sam Woolf - "Come Together"

1. Sam Woolf - "Come Together"

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


Jena Irene - "Decode"

2. Jena Irene - "Decode"

Take it away, Jena Irene! The singer performs "Decode" on American Idol Season 13.


Alex Preston - "Falling Slowly"

3. Alex Preston - "Falling Slowly"

Alex Preston sings "Falling Slowly" for American Idol movie night. Did he do a solid job?


Ben Briley - "Bennie and the Jets"

4. Ben Briley - "Bennie and the Jets"

Ben Briley takes the stage here for movie night. He is singing "Bennie and the Jets."


M.K. Nobilette - "To Make You Feel My Love"

5. M.K. Nobilette - "To Make You Feel My Love"

M.K. Nobilette slows it down here on American Idol. She tries her hand at "To Make You Feel My Love."


Caleb Johnson - "Skyfall"

6. Caleb Johnson - "Skyfall"

Caleb Johnson does his best impression of Adele for "Skyfall. What do you think?


Dexter Roberts - "Sweet Home Alabama"

7. Dexter Roberts - "Sweet Home Alabama"

This is a classic from Dexter Roberts. He's giving "Sweet Home Alabama" a whirl.


Majesty Rose - "Let It Go"

8. Majesty Rose - "Let It Go"

Majesty Rose goes with "Let It Go" for American Idol movie night. She hopes not to be frozen in the Top 11.


Jessica Meuse - "The Sound Of Silence"

9. Jessica Meuse - "The Sound Of Silence"

Jessica Meuse performs here as part of the American Idol Top 11. She goes with the classic "Sound of Silence."


Malaya Watson - "I Am Changing"

10. Malaya Watson - "I Am Changing"

Malaya Watson makes like Jennifer Hudson here. Do you like her version of "I Am Changing?"


C.J. Harris - "Can’t You See"

11. C.J. Harris - "Can’t You See"

C.J. Harris sings for his American Idol life with "Can’t You See." What do you think?


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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by Hilton Hater at

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:

American Idol Top 12 Performances
Emily Piriz wants everyone to get loud. Come on, American Idol fans!!!
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Emily Piriz - "Let's Get Loud"

1. Emily Piriz - "Let's Get Loud"

Emily Piriz wants everyone to get loud. Come on, American Idol fans!!!


Ben Briley - "Turning Home"

2. Ben Briley - "Turning Home"

Sing it, Ben Briley! The American Idol hopeful tries his hand here at "Turning Home."


Majesty Rose - "Fix You"

3. Majesty Rose - "Fix You"

Majesty Rose wants to "Fix You." Do you like her take on this hit track?


Malaya Watson - "Take Me To The King"

4. Malaya Watson - "Take Me To The King"

Take Malaya Watson to the king, American Idol fans! And watch her audition here.


Sam Woolf - "Just One"

5. Sam Woolf - "Just One"

Sam Woolf remains an early favorite on American Idol. Did you like his take on "Just One?"


CJ Harris - "Waiting On The World To Change"

6. CJ Harris - "Waiting On The World To Change"

Can CJ Harris pull off John Mayer? You tell us, folks!


M.K. Nobilette - "Drops Of Jupiter"

7. M.K. Nobilette - "Drops Of Jupiter"

M.K. Nobilette has made a big impression on American Idol viewers. She sings a Train classic here.


Caleb Johnson - "Working Man"

8. Caleb Johnson - "Working Man"

Caleb Johnson is just a "Working Man." At least for the purposes of this American Idol performance.


Dexter Roberts - "Lucky Man"

9. Dexter Roberts - "Lucky Man"

Dexter Roberts pulls out his guitar for this take on "Lucky Man." Listen and react to it now.


Jessica Meuse - "White Flag"

10. Jessica Meuse - "White Flag"

Jessica Meuse makes like Dido for this version of "White Flag." Listen now!


Alex Preston - "I Don't Want To Be"

11. Alex Preston - "I Don't Want To Be"

Alex Preston makes like Gavin DeGraw for this American Idol edition. Watch him sing "I Don't Want To Be" now.


Jena Irene - "Suddenly I See"

12. Jena Irene - "Suddenly I See"

Jena Irene belts out a version of "Suddenly I See" in this video. What do you think?


And then vote: Who did the best job?

 

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by Hilton Hater at

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:

13 Performances by the American Idol Top 13
Well done, Kristen O'Connor! Watch the American Idol finalist sing "Beautiful Disaster" now.
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Kristen O'Connor - "Beautiful Disaster"

1. Kristen O'Connor - "Beautiful Disaster"

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


Majesty Rose - "Tightrope"

2. Majesty Rose - "Tightrope"

Majesty Rose walks a "Tightrope" for this American Idol performance. What do you think?


M.K. Nobilette - "Satisfaction"

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?"


Caleb Johnson - "Pressure and Time"

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!


Sam Woolf - "Unwell"

5. Sam Woolf - "Unwell"

Sam Woolf is an early American Idol favorite. He sings "Unwell" for this performance.


Emily Piriz - "Glitter in the Air"

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.


Jessica Meuse - "The Crow And The Butterfly"

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.


Alex Preston - "A Beautiful Mess"

8. Alex Preston - "A Beautiful Mess"

Alex Preston does his best impression here of Jason Mraz. He's covering "A Beautiful Mess."


Jena Irene - "The Scientist"

9. Jena Irene - "The Scientist"

Jena Irene covers Coldplay with "The Scientist." What do you make of her rendition?


C.J. Harris - "Radio"

10. C.J. Harris - "Radio"

C.J. Harris sings "Radio" here for his first performance as part of the American Idol Top 13.


Ben Briley - "Folsom Prison Blues"

11. Ben Briley - "Folsom Prison Blues"

Ben Briley goes all Johnny Cash for this American Idol performance of "Folsom Prison Blues."


Malaya Watson - "Runaway Baby"

12. Malaya Watson - "Runaway Baby"

Malaya Watson sang "Runaway Baby" for her first Top 13 performance. Check it out now!


Dexter Roberts - "Aw Naw"

13. Dexter Roberts - "Aw Naw"

Dexter Roberts performs "Aw Naw" as part of the American Idol Top 13. What did you think of this rendition?


WHOSE PERFORMANCE DID YOU LIKE BEST?

 

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by Hilton Hater at

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?

American Idol Season 13: Who's Left?
Sam Woolf has the look of an American Idol winner, doesn't he? This is a cute young white guy who plays guitar.
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Sam Woolf

1. Sam Woolf

Sam Woolf has the look of an American Idol winner, doesn't he? This is a cute young white guy who plays guitar.


Jessica Meuse

2. Jessica Meuse

Jessica Meuse is a 23-year old native of Alabama. She has done quite well for herself on American Idol Season 13.


Jena Irene

3. Jena Irene

Jena Irene could be your next American Idol champion. She has reached the round of 13.


CJ Harris

4. CJ Harris

CJ Harris is 23-year old Alabama resident. Will he be the next American Idol?


Caleb Johnson

5. Caleb Johnson

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


Alex Preston

6. Alex Preston

Alex Preston has advanced to the American Idol Season 13 finals. We wish him the best of luck!


WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE FINALIST?

 

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE FINALIST?

 

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