American Idol Semifinalists: Five Are Alive

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And then there were five. Men, that is.

To join the five women from last night, as American Idol cut five male contestants tonight and moved five more on to the semifinals.

Did your favorite move on? Were you as unimpressed by these performances overall as we were? Or do you think the women have a real fight on their hands this year?

Below, we've listed the five men that advanced, along with the songs that helped get them there. Scroll down and then sound off!

  1. Elijah Liu - "Talking to the Moon"
  2. Paul Jolley - "Tonight I Want to Cry"
  3. Charlie Askew - "Rocket Man"
  4. Curtis Finch, Jr. - "Superstar"
  5. Devin Velez - "Listen"

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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]