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In the world's ultimate talent search, where the eyes of a nation are upon the best undiscovered singers in the country, where the audience has the power to make or break you, and where a million-dollar recording contract is on the line, there is only one rule: If you can sing it, bring it.

Recaps by Chico Alexander, Jason Block, Don Harpwood & Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Host Ryan Seacrest
Judges Mariah Carey
Randy Jackson
Nicki Minaj
Keith Urban
Mentor Jimmy Iovine
Announcer Mark Thompson
Creator Simon Fuller (based upon "Pop Idol")
EP Nigel Lythgoe
Ken Warwick
Cecile Frot-Coutaz
Simon Fuller
Trish Kinane
Packager 19 TV & FremantleMedia North America
Origins CBS Television City, Los Angeles
Web americanidol.com
Airs 8p Wed & Thurs, Fox
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Live Semifinals: The Results
March 7

(C-Note: due to circumstances beyond the editors' control, the following is taken from the presser revealing this year's Top 10. Our apologies)

The Beatles Love Theatre by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage

Tonight in the first LIVE results show of the season from Los Angeles, AMERICAN IDOL revealed the Top 10 finalists, including Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Curtis Finch, Jr., Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Paul Jolley, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor and Devin Velez.

In addition, host Ryan Seacrest announced an exciting new opportunity for fans to choose an 11th Idol to go on the "American Idol Live!" tour this summer, brought to you by AT&T. Next week, AMERICAN IDOL will hold a sing-off between the sixth-place runner-up girl and guy for that coveted spot. This season, AT&T is giving the audience brand-new ways to be involved with the show.

Next week, Wednesday, March 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 10 finalists will perform "Music of the AMERICAN IDOLs," which includes songs performed by any past IDOL winner.

Tune in the following night, Thursday, March 14 (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, world-renowned rock group Bon Jovi will perform their lead single "Because We Can" and quadruple-platinum, Billboard chart-topper and AMERICAN IDOL winner Phillip Phillips will perform "Gone, Gone, Gone," the second single from his debut album. "Gone, Gone, Gone" also will serve as the "goodbye" song of the season and will be featured when the IDOL finalists are eliminated each week.

The finalists will also perform their first group number, "Shine Your Way," from the motion picture soundtrack for the upcoming DreamWorks Animation comedy, "The Croods." The original track is performed by multi-platinum recording artist Owl City and artist Yuna.

Below are the Top 10 finalists on AMERICAN IDOL who will be vying for America's vote(s) after their LIVE performances on Wednesday, March 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed):

Lazaro Arbos
Age: 21
Hometown: Naples, FL
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LazaroAI12
Twitter: @LazaroAI12

Janelle Arthur
Age: 23
Hometown: Oliver Springs, TN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JanelleAI12
Twitter: @JanelleAI12

Curtis Finch, Jr.
Age: 25
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CurtisAI12
Twitter: @CurtisAI12

Candice Glover
Age: 23
Hometown: St. Helena Island, SC
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CandiceAI12
Twitter: @CandiceAI12

Kree Harrison
Age: 22
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KreeAI12
Twitter: @KreeAI12

Amber Holcomb
Age: 18
Hometown: Houston, TX
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AmberAI12
Twitter: @AmberAI12

Paul Jolley
Age: 23
Hometown: Palmersville, TN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PaulJolleyAI12
Twitter: @PaulJolleyAI12

Angie Miller
Age: 19
Hometown: Beverly, MA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AngieAI12
Twitter: @AngieAI12

Burnell Taylor
Age: 19
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnellAI12
Twitter: @BurnellAI12

Devin Velez
Age: 18
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DevinAI12
Twitter: @DevinAI12

At the end of each performance show, fans will be able to cast their votes for their favorite contestants. Viewers will be able to SuperVote - cast multiple votes at one time - via any of these AT&T AMERICAN IDOL VOTE destinations: americanidol.com, the AMERICAN IDOL mobile app (data and message rates may apply) and Facebook. To SuperVote, fans can allocate any number of votes for one contestant or multiple contestants, for a total of 50 votes (across all online voting destinations), and in a unique interactive experience, they can adjust their vote selections as performances happen during the show. When the voting window officially opens, fans can submit their final votes - all at once. [Only fans with a registered Facebook account in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) online.]

In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote during the voting window via toll-free phone lines, as well as text-messaging for AT&T wireless customers (standard text-messaging rates may apply). At the end of each performance show, the phone lines will open for at least two hours and AMERICAN IDOL viewers will be able to vote for their favorite contestant(s) via the toll-free telephone numbers (1-866-IDOLS-01, -02, etc.). AT&T wireless customers can use their cell phones to vote by texting the word "VOTE" to the four-digit short code (5701, 5702, etc.) that corresponds with the contestant of their choice. AMERICAN IDOL voting is managed by Telescope, Inc.

Read more at http://thefutoncritic.com/news/2013/03/07/american-idol-top-10-finalists-revealed-135222/20130307fox01/#TqsstPqyzP8826MK.99 .

To see extras from this episode, go to www.americanidol.com.