American Idol

Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.

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Lazaro Arbos, Vincent Powell, Cortez Shaw, Burnell Taylor and surprisingly Nick Boddington make 'American Idol' semifinals

"American Idol" - Lazaro Arbos performs Keith Urban's

"American Idol" - Lazaro Arbos performs Keith Urban's "Tonight I Wanna Cry" in the Sudden Death Round. He was nervous - and it showed - but the judges were forgiving and each one found something positive to say about his shaky performance. He advances to the Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013) (Credit: Fox)

David Oliver Willis up first as "American Idol" cuts its final 10 guys down to five; he'll be cut, and is. Bryant Tadeo next, I'd send him through but don't think the judges will; and he's indeed cut, as some in the audience boo loudly.  

Vincent Powell next, Nicki Minaj doesn't even waste any time playing games, just tells him, "you are going through." Mathenee Treco next, he should be cut and is. 

Lazaro Arbos next; there will be a riot if he's cut; and sure enough, he makes it to the semifinals. Cortez Shaw next; he should go on, and does.

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Josh Holliday next, he'll be cut, and is. Burnell Taylor next; he'll easily be through, and is. One spot left, for Gurpreet Singh Sarin or Nick Boddington. No idea who they'll choose; I'd go with Sarin just because he's more interesting to me, but neither was fantastic tonight.

And it's... Boddington moving on.

Tags: Lazaro Arbos , Vincent Powell , Burnell Taylor , Cortez Shaw , Nick Boddington , American Idol , Las Vegas round , Nicki Minaj , Mariah Carey , Keith Urban , Randy Jackson

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