AMERICAN IDOL XIII “Rush Week” Begins with Three-Night LIVE Event
Top Girls Perform on Tuesday, February 18; Top Guys Perform on Wednesday, February 19; Wild Card Round and Top 13 Finalists Chosen, Thursday, February 20, on FOX 50
Find Out if Neco Starr or Ben Briley Gets Final Spot When America’s Vote is Revealed, Tuesday, February 18
After the toughest Hollywood week in IDOL history, only 31 singers remain in the competition. Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr, revealed which 31 singers – 15 girls and 16 guys – they believe have what it takes to be a megastar. However two guys – Neco Starr and Ben Briley – are in jeopardy and America's votes decides on who will get the final spot!
The semi-finalists include:
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, AMERICAN IDOL XIII continues with a special three-night event called “Rush Week,” including two nights of live performances and the season’s first LIVE results show – with special wild card picks by the judges. Also, in a new twist, not every semi-finalist will get a chance to perform. It will be up to the judges to decide which 10 of the 15 girl semi-finalists and which 10 of the15 guy semi-finalists earn a spot on the performance shows, while the remaining five girls and five guys are sent home. On Tuesday, Feb. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM live), the results of America’s vote on which guy – Neco Starr or Ben Briley – will get the final spot in the Top 30 will be revealed. Also, Randy Jackson returns as in-house mentor, and the Top 15 girls will take the brand-new stage designed by award-winning designer Baz Halpin. On Wednesday,Feb. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM live), the Top 15 guys will take the stage, trying to hold onto their spots as the stakes get higher.
Then on Thursday, Feb. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM live), the Top 10 finalists chosen by America– five girls and five guys – will be revealed, followed by the judges’ wildcard picks to round out 13 finalists in the first results show LIVE from Los Angeles.
Visit www.americanidol.comfor interviews with the Top 31, as well as additional AMERICAN IDOL news.
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