or


[03/11/10 - 10:02 PM]
American Idol Top 12 Finalists Revealed
FOX details the latest "American Idol" elimination.

[via press release from FOX]

"AMERICAN IDOL" TOP 12 FINALISTS REVEALED

KATELYN EPPERLY, TODRICK HALL, ALEX LAMBERT AND LILLY SCOTT ARE ELIMINATED FROM COMPETITION

TOP 12 PERFORM LIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 16, ON FOX; NEXT RESULTS SHOW WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

Tonight, AMERICAN IDOL revealed this season's Top 12 finalists (Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lacey Brown, Lee Dewyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Paige Miles, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban) as Katelyn Epperly, Todrick Hall, Alex Lambert and Lilly Scott were eliminated from the competition after receiving the fewest of America's votes. The AMERICAN IDOL journey has ended for Epperly, 19, from West Des Moines, IA, who sang "I Feel The Earth Move"; Hall, 24, from Arlington, TX, who sang "Somebody To Love"; Lambert, 19, from North Richland Hills, TX, who sang "Trouble"; and Scott, 20, from Denver, CO, who sang "I Fall To Pieces."

On Tuesday, March 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), a new IDOL stage will be revealed and America's Top 12 will take the stage to perform songs by The Rolling Stones.

And starting tonight, for the first time ever, IDOL show themes will be on iTunes along with playlists of original songs by the original artists from which the contestants may choose. iTunes Store customers will be able to purchase and download songs and playlists for IDOL show themes in advance, giving fans the opportunity to preview and download the same music the contestants will be listening to as they make their all-important song choices.

Tune in the following night, Wednesday, March 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to find out who receives enough votes to stay in the competition and who is sent home.

The AMERICAN IDOL Top 12 finalists are:

Didi Benami
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 23
Songs Performed: "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson (Feb. 23), "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers (March 3) and "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac (March 9)

Crystal Bowersox
Hometown: Elliston, OH
Currently Resides: Toledo, OH
Age: 24
Songs Performed: "Hand In My Pocket" by Alanis Morissette (Feb. 23), "Long As I Can See The Light" by Creedence Clearwater Revival (March 3) and "Give Me One Reason" by Tracy Chapman (March 9)

Lacey Brown
Hometown: Amarillo, TX
Currently Resides: Amarillo, TX
Age: 24
Songs Performed: "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac (Feb. 23), "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None The Richer (March 3) and "The Story" by Brandi Carlile (March 9)

Lee Dewyze
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Currently Resides: Mount Prospect, IL
Age: 23
Songs Performed: "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol (Feb. 24), "Lips Of An Angel" by Hinder (March 2) and "Fireflies" by Owl City (March 10)

Andrew Garcia
Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
Currently Resides: Moreno Valley, CA
Age: 24
Songs Performed: "Sugar, We're Going Down" by Fall Out Boy (Feb. 24), "You Give Me Something" by James Morrison (March 2) and "Genie In A Bottle" by Christina Aguilera (March 10)

Casey James
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Currently Resides: Fort Worth, TX
Age: 27
Songs Performed: "Heaven" by Bryan Adams (Feb. 24), "I Don't Want To Be" by Gavin DeGraw (March 2) and "You'll Think Of Me" by Keith Urban (March 10)

Aaron Kelly
Hometown: Sonestown, PA
Currently Resides: Sonestown, PA
Age: 16
Songs Performed: "Here Comes Goodbye" by Rascal Flatts (Feb. 24), "My Girl" by The Temptations (March 2) and "I'm Already There" by Lonestar (March 10)

Michael Lynche
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
Currently Resides: Astoria, NY
Age: 26
Songs Performed: "This Love" by Maroon 5 (Feb. 24), "It's A Man's Man's Man's World" by James Brown (March 2) and "This Woman's Work" by Maxwell (March 10)

Siobhan Magnus
Hometown: Cape Cod, MA
Currently Resides: Marstons Mills, MA
Age: 19
Songs Performed: "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak (Feb. 23), "Think" by Aretha Franklin (March 3) and "House Of The Rising Sun" by The Animals (March 9)

Paige Miles
Hometown: Naples, FL
Currently Resides: Houston, TX
Age: 24
Songs Performed: "All Right Now" by Free (Feb. 23), "Walk Away" by Kelly Clarkson (March 3) and "Smile" by Charlie Chaplin (March 9)

Katie Stevens
Hometown: Middlebury, CT
Currently Resides: Middlebury, CT
Age: 17
Songs Performed: "Feeling Good" by Michael Bubl´┐Ż (Feb. 23), "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae (March 3) and "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson (March 9)

Tim Urban
Hometown: Duncanville, TX
Currently Resides: Duncanville, TX
Age: 20
Songs Performed: "Apologize" by OneRepublic (Feb. 24), "Come On Get Higher" by Matt Nathanson (March 2) and "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley (March 10)

AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, executive producer, FremantleMedia North America.

Visit americanidol.com for exclusive videos, interviews and photos of the Top 12 as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news.





  [march 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)











[01/31/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 92% of Last Week's Rating in Adults 18-49, Which Matched Its Highest Result Since Its Season Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Hits 10-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Takes Home Demo Crown with "Shark Tank"
The network's reality mainstay leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/30/15 - 03:44 PM]
Video: "Game of Thrones" - Season 5 Trailer
The show's 10-episode fifth season kicks off on Sunday, April 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/30/15 - 02:01 PM]
Production Has Started in New Orleans on "Zoo," CBS's New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
The series starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie will premiere in summer 2015.

[01/30/15 - 01:30 PM]
HBO Greenlights Miniseries "Lewis and Clark," Starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, With Production to Begin This Summer
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are among the executive producers.

[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
Airdate of March 25 Set for "Nashville: On the Record 2," One Hour Music Special Featuring Performances by the Cast and Special Superstar Guest Reba
Direct from Nashville's world famous Grand Ole Opry House, cast members of ABC's acclaimed primetime series "Nashville" will take the stage to perform songs from the show and provide candid interviews backstage.

[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Family Begins Production and Announces Cast of Two Comedy Pilots: "Kevin from Work" and "Tough Cookie"
Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.

[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
HGTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
USA Network Announces Super Bowl Spot for "Dig"
The 15-second spot will feature clips from the international production, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Chart Topping Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX Will Get the Party Started for Super Bowl XLIX at "VH1 + Papa John's(R) Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops"
Joining tonight's celebration is Super Bowl XLIX's esteemed National Anthem singer Idina Menzel.

[01/30/15 - 09:06 AM]
"Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up," A Unique Hybrid of Comedy, Confession and Life-Saving Information, Debuts Feb. 14, Exclusively on HBO
Taped at the Levity Live Comedy Club inside the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY, the special showcases O'Donnell's skills as a laugh-out-loud stand-up comedian, while incorporating a vital message literally near and dear to her heart.

[01/30/15 - 08:44 AM]
Series Finale of "Parenthood" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since December 11, 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates the First Night of the February Sweep with the Return of TGIT, Scoring its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Season-Premiere Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return with a Demo Victory
"Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" return up double-digits from their fall finales in adults 18-49.