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[03/03/11 - 10:12 PM]
Who Do You Love? "American Idol" Top 13 Finalists Revealed
On Wednesday, March 9, America's Top 13 will take the stage to perform songs by their favorite artists.

[via press release from FOX]

WHO DO YOU LOVE? "AMERICAN IDOL" TOP 13 FINALISTS REVEALED

NAIMA ADEDAPO, ASHTHON JONES AND STEFANO LANGONE CHOSEN AS WILD CARDS

TOP 13 PERFORM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, ON FOX; NEXT LIVE RESULTS SHOW THURSDAY, MARCH 10

Follow Finalists Starting Today on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace

Adam Lambert and Diddy-Dirty Money with Skylar Grey to Perform on Next Results Show Thursday, March 10, on FOX

Tonight, AMERICAN IDOL revealed this season's Top 13 finalists: Casey Abrams, Naima Adedapo, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Ashthon Jones, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald, Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart, Karen Rodriguez and Pia Toscano. After America's votes for the Top 10 were revealed, judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler chose Naima Adedapo, Ashthon Jones and Stefano Langone as wild cards.

On Wednesday, March 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), America's Top 13 will take the stage to perform songs by their favorite artists. Tune in the following night, Thursday, March 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to see performances by Adam Lambert and Diddy-Dirty Money with Skylar Grey and to find out who receives enough votes to stay in the competition and who is sent home.

Additionally, Season Seven AMERICAN IDOL winner David Cook has recorded the farewell song for the show's 10th season. The song, chosen by AMERICAN IDOL creator and executive producer Simon Fuller, is a remake of Simple Minds' 1985 smash hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)" and will air each week as contestants are eliminated on the Thursday results shows.

Beginning tomorrow, fans can view the full official profiles for each of the Top 13 finalists at www.americanidol.com/contestants. Keep up with the latest AMERICAN IDOL news on the AMERICAN IDOL Facebook page at www.facebook.com/americanidol. And be sure to check out the official AMERICAN IDOL Twitter for the scoop straight from the IDOL set at www.twitter.com/americanidol (@americanidol).

The AMERICAN IDOL Top 13 finalists are:

Casey Abrams Hometown: Wilmette, IL Currently Resides: Idyllwild, CA Age: 20 Abrams was born in Austin, TX. He has been playing musical instruments for as long as he can remember, including the electric bass, keyboards, guitar, clarinet, guitar and accordion. Keep up with Casey at: www.twitter.com/CAbramsAI10 (@CAbramsAI10) www.facebook.com/CAbramsAI10 www.myspace.com/CAbramsAI10

Naima Adedapo Hometown: Milwaukee, WI Currently Resides: Milwaukee, WI Age: 26 Adedapo graduated with honors with a BFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has been studying and teaching African dance and hip hop for the last 14 years. She also performs in a Reggae band. Keep up with Naima at: www.twitter.com/NAdedapoAI10 (@NAdedapoAI10) www.facebook.com/NAdedapoAI10 www.myspace.com/NAdedapoAI10

Lauren Alaina Hometown: Rossville, GA Currently Resides: Rossville, GA Age: 16 Alaina is a sophomore at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in her home state of Georgia. She began singing when she was very young and also enjoys cheerleading. Keep up with Lauren at: www.twitter.com/LAlainaAI10 (@LAlainaAI10) www.facebook.com/LAlainaAI10 www.myspace.com/LAlainaAI10

James Durbin Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA Currently Resides: Santa Cruz, CA Age: 22 Durbin lives with his fianc�e, Heidi, and their 22-month-old son, Hunter. Durbin was inspired to start singing by his older sister. He plays guitar and piano, and also enjoys drawing. Keep up with James at: www.twitter.com/JDurbinAI10 (@JDurbinAI10) www.facebook.com/JDurbinAI10 www.myspace.com/JDurbinAI10

Ashthon Jones Hometown: Valdosta, GA Currently Resides: Nashville, TN Age: 24 Jones was raised singing in the youth choir at church and has continued to perform in various venues in Nashville. She enjoys drawing portraits and writing songs. Keep up with Ashthon at: www.twitter.com/AJonesAI10 (@AJonesAI10) www.facebook.com/AJonesAI10 www.myspace.com/AJonesAI10

Stefano Langone Hometown: Kent, WA Currently Resides: Kent, WA Age: 21 Langone graduated from Kentwood High School. He has been singing and playing piano for most of his life. He also enjoys sports and songwriting. Keep up with Stefano at: www.twitter.com/SLangoneAI10 (@SLangoneAI10) www.facebook.com/SLangoneAI10 www.myspace.com/SLangoneAI10

Jacob Lusk Hometown: Compton, CA Currently Resides: Compton, CA Age: 23 Lusk serves as a minister of music at his church, and he also works as a spa concierge. He began singing when he was 4 years old. He also enjoys acting and playing the piano. Keep up with Jacob at: www.twitter.com/JLuskAI10 (@JLuskAI10) www.facebook.com/JLuskAI10 www.myspace.com/JLuskAI10

Scotty McCreery Hometown: Garner, NC Currently Resides: Garner, NC Age: 17 McCreery is a junior at Garner Magnet High School in North Carolina. He began playing guitar in the fifth grade. He loves playing baseball, and is the pitcher on his high school team. He credits his deep voice to impersonating Elvis Presley as a child. Keep up with Scotty at: www.twitter.com/SMcCreeryAI10 (@SMcCreeryAI10) www.facebook.com/SMcCreeryAI10 www.myspace.com/SMcCreeryAI10

Paul McDonald Hometown: Huntsville, AL Currently Resides: Nashville, TN Age: 26 McDonald was born in Auburn, AL, and attended Auburn University for biomedical sciences. He has been singing since he was in the sixth grade. He also plays guitar, piano and mandolin. Keep up with Paul at: www.twitter.com/PMcDonaldAI10 (@PMcDonaldAI10) www.facebook.com/PMcDonaldAI10 www.myspace.com/PMcDonaldAI10

Thia Megia Hometown: Hayward, CA Currently Resides: Mountain House, CA Age: 16 Megia is a sophomore in high school. She plays the guitar and the piano, and has a Chihuahua named Lucky who likes to sing along with her. Keep up with Thia at: www.twitter.com/TMegiaAI10 (@TMegiaAI10) www.facebook.com/TMegiaAI10 www.myspace.com/TMegiaAI10

Haley Reinhart Hometown: Wheeling, IL Currently Resides: Wheeling, IL Age: 20 Reinhart is in her sophomore year at Harper College in Chicago. She began performing when she was 8 years old. She enjoys writing music and poetry and doing improv. Keep up with Haley at: www.twitter.com/HReinhartAI10 (@HReinhartAI10) www.facebook.com/HReinhartAI10 www.myspace.com/HReinhartAI10

Karen Rodriguez Hometown: New York, NY Currently Resides: New York, NY Age: 21 Rodriguez is a student at the Berklee College of Music. She can speak fluent Spanish, and enjoys acting and songwriting. Keep up with Karen at: www.twitter.com/KRodriguezAI10 (@KRodriguezAI10) www.facebook.com/KRodriguezAI10 www.myspace.com/KRodriguezAI10

Pia Toscano Hometown: Howard Beach, NY Currently Resides: Howard Beach, NY Age: 22 Toscano began her vocal training at age 12. She is a graduate of the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She can sing in Italian, and is the lead singer in a cover band. She also works as a freelance makeup artist. Keep up with Pia at: www.twitter.com/PToscanoAI10 (@PToscanoAI10) www.facebook.com/PToscanoAI10 www.myspace.com/PToscanoAI10

Emmy Award-winning AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Founder, 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, President, Big Red 2 Entertainment. AMERICAN IDOL has been No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the past seven consecutive seasons and currently ranks as the No. 1 television show of the 2010-11 season.

Visit americanidol.com for additional information regarding AMERICAN IDOL voting, as well as exclusive videos, interviews and photos, as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news.





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