WATCH: IDOL Top 13 Photo Shoot
TOP 13 PERFORMANCE SHOW LIVE ON THE NEW “IDOL” STAGE
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, VOTING TO OPEN AT TOP OF PERFORMANCE SHOWS; FANS HAVE FIVE WAYS TO VOTE, INCLUDING NEW GOOGLE VOTING
AMERICAN IDOL 12 Winner Candice Glover and Jake Bugg to Perform On Results Show Thursday, February 27 on FOX
Last Thursday, AMERICAN IDOL XIII revealed the Top 13 finalists, including: Ben Briley, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Emily Piriz, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf. After America’s votes were revealed, judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. chose C.J. Harris, Jena Irene and Kristen O’Connor as wildcard contestants.
This week, Wednesday, Feb. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live) on FOX 50, the competition continues when the Top 13 finalists perform songs that convey the message, “This is Me.” On Thursday,Feb. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM live), one finalist’s journey will end as America’s vote is revealed. Plus, vocal powerhouse and AMERICAN IDOL Season 12 winner Candice Glover will be back on the IDOL stage to perform a medley of “Cried” and “Same Kinda Man,” from her debut album, “Music Speaks”;and critically acclaimed singer Jake Bugg also will perform.
Starting this week,another exciting element begins as viewers at home will have five ways to vote for their favorite singer, including voting via Google Search when the IDOL vote window opens at the top of the show, by searching for IDOL-related terms. For the first time ever, fans will be able to vote immediately after their favorites perform. After casting their votes, fans will have the opportunity to share their votes on Google+, follow contestants, join community conversations or participate in Google Hangouts about the show. Viewers can also vote online at AmericanIdol.com; via the AMERICAN IDOL App; via text messaging; and via toll-free calling.
Below are the Top 13 finalists on AMERICAN IDOL XIII:
Ben Briley Age: 24 Hometown: Gallatin, TN
C.J. Harris Age: 23 Hometown: Jasper, AL
Jena Irene Age: 17 Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Caleb Johnson Age: 22 Hometown: Asheville, NC
Jessica Meuse Age: 23 Hometown: Slapout, AL
MK Nobilette Age: 20 Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Kristen O’Connor Age: 24 Hometown: Sebastian, FL
Emily Piriz Age: 18 Hometown: Orlando, FL
Alex Preston Age: 20 Hometown: Mont Vernon, NH
Dexter Roberts Age: 22 Hometown: Fayette, AL
Majesty Rose Age: 21 Hometown: Goldsboro, NC
Malaya Watson Age: 16 Hometown: Southfield, MI
Sam Woolf Age: 17 Hometown: Bradenton, FL
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