'American Idol' Narrows Down To Top 10 Finalists
American Idol has announced its Top 10 after eliminating half of its contestants on Thursday night’s episode. During the episode, each of the final ten followed up the big news by singing a song. See the list below for the Top 10 and the song they sang:
Paul Jolley (pictured)—“Alone,” by Heart
Angie Miller—“I Was Here,” Beyonce
Curtis Finch Jr.—“So High,” John Legend
Candice Glover—“Goin’ Down,” Mary J. Blige
Burnell Taylor—“Ready for Love,” India.Arie
Janelle Arthur—“Home,” Dierks Bentley
Amber Holcomb—“I’m Every Woman,” Chaka Kahn
Devin Velez—“The Power of One,” Israel Houghton
Lazaro Arbos—“Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Simon & Garfunkel
Kree Harrison—“Evidence,” Susan Tedeschi
Now that the final 10 have been selected, the judges will take a bit of a back seat.
"It's more of a relief," Idol judge Keith Urban told MTV News. However he noted how relinquishing this responsibility will take its toll. "It will be frustrating to watch people go that we wish could have stayed that might have just had a bad night and they're better than that."
American Idol, now in its 12th season, airs next Wednesday on FOX at 8 p.m. with a two-hour episode, followed by an hour-long episode at 8 p.m. on Thursday in which one of the Top 10 will be eliminated. —Hal Sundt