TV: American Idol top 13 contestants
Last night, the top 24 American Idol contestants were cut to 13. Five guys and five girls were chosen by America. They are as follows:
Casey Abrams, 20, of Idyllwild, Calif.; James Durbin, 22, of Santa Cruz, Calif.; Jacob Lusk, 23, of Compton, Calif.; Scotty McCreery, 17, of Garner, N.C.; Paul McDonald, 26, of Nashville; Thia Megia, 16, of Mountain House, Calif.; Haley Reinhart, 20, of Wheeling, Ill.; Karen Rodriguez, 21, of New York; Pia Toscano, 22, of Howard Beach, N.Y.; and Lauren Alaina, 16, of Rossville, Ga.
In a new twist, the judges picked six of those left out for a wild-card competition, choosing three contestants to go forward after they auditioned with a song. Find out the chosen three after the break!
The three moving forward are Ashthon Jones, 24, of Nashville; Naima Adedapo, 26, of Milwaukee; and Stefano Langone, 21, of Kent, Wash.
Naima was definitely a surprise…I though she’d make America’s top 10 for sure. She’s one of my favorites..looks like a pretty good season!