13 Performances by the American Idol Top 13

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Which of the American Idol Top 13 put on the best opening night performance?

Decide now!

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!

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?

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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]