via press release:
LAZARO ARBOS, NICK BODDINGTON, VINCENT POWELL,
CORTEZ SHAW AND BURNELL TAYLOR
ROUND OUT THE TOP 20 SEMIFINALISTS
ON “AMERICAN IDOL”
“AMERICAN IDOL” GOES LIVE AND VOTING BEGINS NEXT WEEK
TOP 10 GIRLS COMPETE TUESDAY, MARCH 5;
TOP 10 GUYS COMPETE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6;
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED THURSDAY, MARCH 7, ON FOX
Tonight, AMERICAN IDOL named the final set of guys who will join the Top 20. They are Lazaro Arbos, 21, from Naples, FL; Nick Boddington, 27, from Memphis, TN; Vincent Powell, 29, from Austin, TX; Cortez Shaw, 21, from Dallas, TX; and Burnell Taylor, 19, from New Orleans, LA.
The five guys who made it through tonight join the 15 semifinalists who already have made it to the Top 20: Girls – Janelle Arthur, Aubrey Cleland, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Zoanette Johnson, Adriana Latonio, Angela Miller, Breanna Steer and Tenna Torres; Guys – Charlie Askew, Curtis Finch, Jr., Paul Jolley, Elijah Liu and Devin Velez.
Next week, AMERICAN IDOL will air on three consecutive nights and it will be up to America to decide who becomes a finalist. On Tuesday, March 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), live from Las Vegas, the Top 10 girl semifinalists take the stage and sing their hearts out for America and the judges in hopes of winning America’s vote. On Wednesday, March 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), it is the Top 10 guy semifinalists’ turn to perform. On the most dramatic night of the competition so far, this season’s finalists will be announced live from the IDOL stage in Los Angeles on a special 90-minute episode airing Thursday, March 7 (8:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Below are the Top 10 girl semifinalists on AMERICAN IDOL who will be vying for America’s vote(s) after their LIVE performances on Tuesday, March 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT