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)











[10/23/14 - 12:33 PM]
A New Cast of Characters Is Ready to Join the Party When "Party Down South 2" Premieres Thursday, November 20 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Marking the beginning of a franchise for the hit series, the one-hour, 12-episode season follows this rowdy group of eight as they arrive in Biloxi, Miss. ready to shotgun the summer.

[10/23/14 - 12:20 PM]
Discovery Channel Serves Up Global Multiplatform Experience & Content as Fans Count Down to "Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda"
Discovery has launched SkyscraperLive.com, a global digital destination available in 60 countries and 14 languages, taking viewers to the edge of all of the heart-pounding excitement.

[10/23/14 - 12:11 PM]
Football Helps ESPN Win the Night 11 Times among all Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/23/14 - 11:00 AM]
Additional Talent Confirmed for "The Concert for Valor," To Be Presented Live on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Nov. 11
New additions to the live music lineup include The Black Keys and Jessie J.

[10/23/14 - 11:00 AM]
Courtney Love Joins "Empire" on FOX - Singer-Songwriter/Musician/Actress to Appear as Recurring Guest Star
She'll play a hard rock powerhouse, who is part of Empire Entertainment's stable of artists.

[10/23/14 - 10:42 AM]
WE tv's Scripted Supernatural Thriller, "South of Hell," Begins Production in Charleston, SC - Mena Suvari Cast in Lead Role
Zachary Booth, Bill Irwin, Drew Moerlein, Lamman Rucker and Paulina Singer will also star in the eight-episode series, which will premiere in 2015.

[10/23/14 - 10:41 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Defeats ABC, CBS Late-Night Competition in 18-49, Total Viewers for Week of Oct. 13-17
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 13-17.

[10/23/14 - 10:24 AM]
LMN Presents New Original Documentary "Footsteps in the Snow" Premiering Wednesday, November 12 at 8PM ET
Weaving together the gripping tale dating back to 1957, the two-hour special recounts the chilling story of the coldest case in American history ever to be solved - the murder of Maria Ridulph.

[10/23/14 - 10:22 AM]
Get Real Stories About Life Beyond the Spotlight from Former Reality Show Phenoms When "True Hollywood Story: Life After Reality" Premieres This Thursday, October 23rd @ 8:00PM ET/PT on E!
Tila Tequila, Jay McCarroll, Megan Hauserman, Terry Fator and Tracy DiMarco Epstein are among those featured in the one-hour special.

[10/23/14 - 10:17 AM]
"House of Lies" Welcomes Mary McCormack and Alicia Witt
McCormack will play Denna Altshuler, a tough, highly successful white knight investor who Marty (Don Cheadle) recruits to help save Kaan & Associates.

[10/23/14 - 09:48 AM]
Video: Pop Group Sensation Fifth Harmony Performs a Remix of New Kids on the Block "The Right Stuff" on an All-New "Faking It" Airing Tuesday, October 28 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on MTV
In the episode, Shane, Amy and Lauren attend an underground dance party where an all-girl band takes center stage.

[10/23/14 - 09:30 AM]
CBS Announces "The Late Late Show with James Corden" Will Premiere Monday, March 9, 2015
It was also announced that multi-talented producer, director and writer Ben Winston will serve as the show's executive producer.

[10/23/14 - 09:01 AM]
Premiere Date Change - "Living with the Jacksons"
The special was previously slated to air November 18 on ReelzChannel.

[10/23/14 - 08:46 AM]
NBC's Wednesday Dramas Finish Within a Tenth of a Rating Point of Last Week's 18-49 Result Despite World Series Competition
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 22.

[10/23/14 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Keeps FOX on Top in Viewers, Demos
Plus: The CW's "Arrow" and ABC's "Nashville" are the only series up week-to-week among adults 18-49.