TOP 13 PERFORM SONGS BY WHITNEY HOUSTON AND STEVIE WONDER,
LIVE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7;
RESULTS REVEALED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 8
Last Thursday in the first LIVE results show of the season, AMERICAN IDOL revealed the Top 13 finalists: DeAndre Brackensick, Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Heejun Han, Jermaine Jones, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Shannon Magrane, Phillip Phillips, Jeremy Rosado, Jessica Sanchez, Elise Testone and Erika Van Pelt. America voted for the Top 10 and then in a dramatic wild card round, judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler chose Brackensick, Rosado and Van Pelt to continue in the competition.
Two Latino contestants have made it through! They are 16 year old contestant Jessica Sanchez from San Diego, CA chosen by America and 19 year old contestant Jeremy Rosado from Valrico, Florida which was chosen by the judges as one of the three wild cards. Their amazing talent has earned them a coveted spot in this season’s competition.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Fun Facts about Jessica:
1. I can rap.
2. I love video games.
3. I have more than 30 pairs of shoes.
Hometown: Valrico, FL
Fun Facts about Jeremy:
1. I love airplanes.
2. I love Chinese food.
3. I’m huggable.
Next week, on an historic night Wednesday, March 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed), AMERICAN IDOL celebrates its milestone 400th episode, when the Top 13 will be mentored by the legendary Mary J. Blige as the guys take on the music of Stevie Wonder and the ladies pay special tribute to Whitney Houston.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, March 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), as America finds out who received enough votes to continue in the competition and who will be sent home. In addition, singing sensation Mary J. Blige takes the stage to perform and Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina returns to perform her smash hit “Georgia Peach.”
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