The 10th season of "American Idol" has its Top 13 singers. Let's get this party started.
Singers in the Top 13: Auburn University alum Paul McDonald, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Pia Toscano, Karen Rodriguez, Jacob Lusk, Casey Abrams, Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart, James Durbin, Ashthon Jones (wild card), Stefano Langone (wild card) and Naima Adedapo (wild card).
Host Ryan Seacrest announced the results on Thursday's show. Over 40 million votes were cast over two nights, he said.
Ten singers advanced by viewers' votes.
Then, the judges picked six of the remaining singers to perform one more time in hopes of securing a wild card. Here's a roundup of wild card contenders and song choices:
Ashthon Jones, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
Stefano Langone, "I Need You Now"
Naima Adedapo, "For All We Know"
Kendra Chantelle, "Georgia On My Mind"
Jovany Barreto, "Angel" (by Jon Secada)
Robbie Rosen, "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word"
What do I think of the Top 13? Thanks for asking.
Overall, it's a strong group. I was disappointed that Lauren Turner didn't advance, and I wish the judges would've let her try for a wild card spot.
So far, I'm not impressed with Ashthon Jones. I don't understand why Ashthon got a wild card over Lauren, or even Robbie.
As far as viewers' votes, I correctly predicted eight of the 10 advancing singers. I didn't expect Karen Rodriguez or Haley Reinhart to advance based on viewers' votes. I've liked Haley since the beginning, but I didn't enjoy Karen's Wednesday performance of Mariah Carey's "Hero."
On an unrelated note, Jennifer Lopez used Thursday's show to premiere her new video for "On The Floor." Here it is:
Are you happy with the Top 13? Share your thoughts in the comments section.