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'American Idol 2013' Top 40 Contestants Revealed



The top 40 semifinalists will head to Las Vegas to perform on the stage of Cirque du Soleil's Beatles LOVE Theatre at The Mirage.



Lazaro Arbos in "American Idol 2013"
Lazaro Arbos American Idol 2013February 14, 2013

Cristabel Clack in "American Idol 2013"
Cristabel Clack in "American Idol 2013"
Johnny Keyser in "American Idol 2013"
Johnny Keyser in "American Idol 2013"
VEGAS-SET ROUNDS SPLIT GUYS AND GIRLS INTO GROUPS OF 10; JUDGES ELIMINATE FIVE SEMIFINALISTS EACH NIGHT

Top 20 Announced Thursday, February 28



The "American Idol" auditions came to a conclusion tonight as the judges' semifinalists picks were revealed. After intense deliberations, Mariah, Randy, Nicki and Keith have chosen the Top 40 contestants, who will now head to Las Vegas to perform on the stage of Cirque du Soleil's Beatles LOVE Theatre at The Mirage.

The Vegas move is a new twist in the competition, during which the Top 40 once again will be split by gender. On Wednesday, February 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and continuing Thursday, February 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Wednesday, February 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, February 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), 10 semifinalists will perform each night — girls on Wednesdays and guys on Thursdays. Each night, the judges will be faced with the tough decision of choosing which five will stay and which five will be sent home. At the end of the first stage of the semifinals, only 20 contestants will remain.

Top 20 girls include:

Name, Age, City, State

Melinda Ademi, 19, Yonkers, N.Y.
Janelle Arthur, 23, Oliver Springs, Tenn.
Juliana Chahayed, 15, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Cristabel Clack, 29, San Antonio, Tex.
Aubrey Cleland,19, West Linn, Ore.
Candice Glover, 23, St. Helena Island, S.C.
Rachel Hale, 21, Prescott, Ark.
Kree Harrison, 22, Nashville, Tenn.
Jett Hermano, 25, Seattle, Wash.
Amber Holcomb, 18, Houston, Tex.
Brandy Hotard, 26, Port Allen, La.
Isabelle Pasqualone, 22, Duluth, Ga.
Zoanette Johnson, 20, Tulsa, Okla.
Adriana Latonio, 17, Anchorage, Alaska
Angela Miller, 18, Beverly, Mass.
Kamaria Ousley, 29, Oakland, Calif.
Breanna Steer, 18, Laplace, La.
Tenna Torres, 28, Queens, N.Y.
Shubha Vedula, 17, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Jenny Beth Willis, 17, Owensboro, Ky.

Top 20 guys include:

Lazaro Arbos, 21, Naples, Fla.
Charlie Askew, 17, Little Rock, Ark.
Nick Boddington, 27 Memphis, Tenn.
Curtis Finch Jr., 24, St. Louis, Mo.
Kevin Harris, 28, Montgomery, Ala.
Josh Holiday, 24, Celeste, Tex.
J'DA, 27, Chicago, Ill.
Paul Jolley, 22, Palmersville, Tenn.
Johnny Keyser, 24, Pompano Beach, Fla.
Elijah Liu, 18, Rowland Heights, Calif.
Vincent Powell, 29, Austin, Tex.
Cortez Shaw, 21, Dallas, Tex.
Gurpreet Singh Sarin, 22, North Potomac, Md.
Jimmy Smith, 25, Waynesboro, Tenn.
Bryant Tadeo, 23, Hilo, Hawaii
Burnell Taylor, 19, New Orleans, La.
Mathenee Treco, 26, Aurora, Colo.
Devin Velez, 18, Chicago, Ill.
Chris Watson, 25, Fords, N.J.
David Willis, 21, Mount Dora, Fla.

Then, it's up to viewers to vote for who will advance to the finals and who will go home, during a special three-night "American Idol" event. In the season's first live show, airing on a special night, Tuesday, March 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the first group of 10 semifinalists will perform LIVE from Las Vegas for America's vote. On Wednesday, March 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the second group of 10 semifinalists will perform LIVE. On a super-sized, 90-minute episode airing Thursday, March 7 (8:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), America's vote and the "American Idol" finalists will be announced LIVE from Los Angeles.

"American Idol" is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia, Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers.
 
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