JANELLE ARTHUR, AUBREY CLELAND, CANDICE GLOVER,
ZOANETTE JOHNSON AND BREANNA STEER JOIN TOP 20
ON "AMERICAN IDOL"
GUYS PERFORM AND FINAL TOP 20 SEMIFINALISTS REVEALED
TOMORROW NIGHT ON FOX
Tonight from Las Vegas, the second group of girl semifinalists faced the Sudden Death Round on the stage of Cirque du Soleil's Beatles LOVE Theatre at The Mirage. Then, in a dramatic conclusion, judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban announced the final five girls who will join the 10 semifinalists announced last week in this season's Top 20. The final set of girl semifinalists are Janelle Arthur, 23, from Oliver Springs, TN; Aubrey Cleland, 19, from West Linn, OR; Candice Glover, 23, St. Helena Island, SC; Zoanette Johnson, 20, from Tulsa, OK; and Breanna Steer, 18, from LaPlace, LA.
The five girls who made it through to the Top 20 tonight join the 10 semifinalists who made it through last week: Girls - Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Adriana Latonio, Angela Miller and Tenna Torres; Guys - Charlie Askew, Curtis Finch Jr., Paul Jolley, Elijah Liu and Devin Velez.
Tune in tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), as the final group of guys - Lazaro Arbos, Nick Boddington, Josh Holiday, Vincent Powell, Cortez Shaw, Gurpreet Singh Sarin, Bryant Tadeo, Burnell Taylor, Mathenee Treco and David Oliver Willis - perform with the hope of claiming one of the five remaining spots, and the Top 20 are announced.
Get to know all the semifinalists and watch/share their "Homegrown Talent" videos at www.americanidol.com.
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AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia, Trish Kinane, FremantleMedia North America; Ken Warwick, FremantleMedia North America; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions also serve as executive producers.
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