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"American Idol" - Season 12 Top Ten: Clockwise From Top Left: Lazaro Arbos, Amber Holcomb, Paul Jolley, Curtis Finch, Jr., Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Devin Velez, Burnell Taylor, Angie Miller and Candice Glover. (March 7, 2013)

'American Idol' Season 12 semifinals

Auditions have concluded for the 12th season of "American Idol," and the judges have selected the Top 40 and Top 20. Then viewers chose the Top 10.

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"American Idol" - Season 12 Top Ten: Clockwise From Top Left: Lazaro Arbos, Amber Holcomb, Paul Jolley, Curtis Finch, Jr., Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Devin Velez, Burnell Taylor, Angie Miller and Candice Glover. (March 7, 2013)

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"American Idol" top ten - L to R, Angie Miller, Kree Harrison, Janelle Arthur, Devin Velez, Amber Holcomb, Burnell Taylor, Candice Glover, bottom left to right, Curtis Finch Jr., Lazaro Arbos, and Paul Jolley attend the meet the "American Idol" finalists event at The Grove in Los Angeles. (March 7, 2013)

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"American Idol": Paul Jolley sings his victory song, Heart's "Alone," after making it through to the final 10. (March 7, 2013)

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"American Idol": Burnell Taylor is the second boy to make it to the final 10. His victory song is India Arie's "Ready For Love." (March 7, 2013)

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"American Idol": Curtis Finch Jr. is the third boy to make it to the final 10. He sings his victory song, John Legend's "So High." (March 7, 2013)

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"American Idol": Devin Velez sings his victory song, Israel Houghton's "The Power Of One," after making it to the final 10. (March 7, 2013)

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"American Idol": Lazaro Arbos, right, is congratulated by host Ryan Seacrest after making it to the final 10. His victory song was Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." (March 7, 2013)

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"American Idol": Janelle Arthur is the first girl to make it to the final 10. She sings Dierks Bentley's "Home." (March 7, 2013)

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"American Idol": Candice Glover, escorted by host Ryan Seacrest, makes it to the final 10. She goes on to sing her victory song, Mary J. Blige's "I'm Going Down." (March 7, 2013)

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"American Idol": Angie Miller delivers her victory song, Beyonce's "I Was Here," after making it to the final 10. ( March 7, 2013)

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"American Idol": Amber Holcomb is the fourth girl to make it to the final 10. Her victory song is Chaka Khan's (1978) and Whitney Houston's (1993) "I'm Every Woman." (March 7, 2013)

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"American Idol": Kree Harrison is the final girl to make it to the final 10. She sings Susan Tedeschi's "Evidence" as her victory song. (March 7, 2013)

Vincent Powell performs Boyz II Men's
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Vincent Powell performs Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" on "American Idol." Keith felt he was overly anxious and nervous. Nicki didn't like it at all, Randy said it wasn't his best performance, and Mariah said there were moments of brilliance. (March 6, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Devin Velez performs Perry Como's "It's Impossible." Once again, he sings in English and en Espanol and gets rave reviews from the judges. Keith responds, "so gifted," Nicki thinks he looks like a Spanish Ken doll, and Randy used the adjectives effortless, mad young and cool. Mariah thinks it was incredible. (March 6, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Curtis Finch Jr. performs R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly." The judges give this very confident singer a standing ovation and smother him with compliments. (March 6, 2013)

Lazaro Arbos performs Michael Buble's
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Lazaro Arbos performs Michael Buble's "Feeling Good" on "American Idol." Keith likes his performance, especially the way he connects with the audience. Nicki loves it, and Randy chants his mantra, "He's in it to win it." Mariah calls him out on being pitchy in some spots. The audience loves him. (March 6, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Paul Jolley performs the Christina Aguilera/Blake Shelton song "Just a Fool." Keith thinks he should dial it back and "uncabaret" his performance. Nicki enjoyed it, Randy thought it was too screamy in the chorus, and Mariah felt that the audience really enjoyed his performance. (March 6, 2013)

Burnell Taylor performs
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Burnell Taylor performs "I'm Here" from "The Color Purple," his "American Idol" audition song. Keith gets up on his feet and says he believes him when he sings and points out that he has a signature sound. Nicki is disappointed that he sang his audition song again, and Randy and Mariah give their approval. (March 6, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Nick Boddington performs the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris." Keith thought it was perfect and showcased his vulnerability. While he made the song his own, Nicki says, she wishes he had kept the original melody. Randy says it was a good, solid performance, and Mariah says she felt he kicked in at the end. (March 6, 2013)

Charlie Askew performs Genesis'
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Charlie Askew performs Genesis' "Mama" on "American Idol." This was a very strange performance and all of the judges called him out on it. Keith felt it was disingenuous, Nicki wants her "cute, cuddly Charlie back," Randy didn't get it, and Mariah says, "It's up to America." Charlie was visibly upset and on the verge of tears. (March 6, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Cortez Shaw performs Bruno Mars' "Locked out of Heaven." Keith doesn't like his song choice. Nicki doesn't like his styling and tells him he should use Elijah's stylist. Ryan informs the judges that these kids are styling themselves at this point and stylists come later on. Randy thinks he's straining, and Mariah feels he has a lot more to give. (March 6, 2013)

Elijah Liu performs Rihanna's
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Elijah Liu performs Rihanna's "Stay" on "American Idol." The judges can see improvement in comparison to past performances, and they feel he is confident and very relevant. (March 6, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Candice Glover performs John Legend's "Ordinary People." Keith compliments her on her blend of old soul and contemporary. The others all approve, Nicki giving a simple salute. Randy says, "We might need a wild card or something," hinting that there are some good singers who may not make the cut. (March 5, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Adriana Latonio performs Destiny's Child's "Stand Up for Love." The 17-year-old's performance was called pageantry by the judges, who felt she made the wrong song choice. Nicki told her to get more experience and come back next year. (March 5, 2013)

Kree Harrison performs Faith Hill's
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Kree Harrison performs Faith Hill's "Stronger" on "American Idol." She delivers a solid performance with stellar vocals. Nicki thinks her simplicity is sexy and says, "I'm obsessed." Mariah says, "You give us a true experience as an audience." (March 5, 2013)

Amber Holcomb performs Whitney Houston's
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Amber Holcomb performs Whitney Houston's "I Believe in You and Me" on "American Idol." She delivers a solid performance, and the judges are glad to see that she has found the confidence that was lacking in previous trips to the stage. They give her a standing ovation. Randy proclaims, "Amber is in it to win it." (March 5, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Angie Miller performs season 11 finalist Colton Dixon's "Never Gone," a Christian contemporary tune, while playing the piano. The judges are happy that she is back on the piano and love her performance. (March 5, 2013)

Queens native Tenna Torres performs Faith Hill's
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Queens native Tenna Torres performs Faith Hill's "Lost Lyrics" on "American Idol". Keith warns her not to let the camera distract her from her performance. Nicki loves her hair and her fashion, and loves hearing her sing. Randy liked her restraint in the beginning of the song. Mariah loved the richness in her lower register. (March 5, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Janelle Arthur performs Elvis Presley's "If I Can Dream." This classic country singer wowed the judges with her performance. Nicki says, "You are a little marshmallow that I want to eat." Mariah says she brought an "America's sweetheart" vibe. (March 5, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Aubrey Cleland performs Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry." While the judges all liked her overall performance, thought she looked fantastic and admired her humility, this contestant didn't exude a particular style. Keith liked the song choice but wished it had allowed her to "soar" more. (March 5, 2013)

Breanna Steer performs Beyonce's
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Breanna Steer performs Beyonce's "Flaws and All" on "American Idol." Keith told the poised, confident contestant to pick a song that "takes you into your own place." Nicki didn't like her performance and told her not to get comfortable. Randy felt her performance was too safe, and Mariah thought it was "unique." (March 5, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Zoanette Johnson performs Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do With It." It was a mess, and the judges were hard-pressed to find anything positive to say about her performance. Nicki told her, "That wasn't it," and Randy said he liked the last note she hit. (March 5, 2013)

From left, Vincent Powell, Lazaro Arbos, Cortez Shaw,
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From left, Vincent Powell, Lazaro Arbos, Cortez Shaw, Nick Boddington and Burnell Taylor are the second group of guys to advance to the "American Idol" Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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Lazaro Arbos is in the second group of
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Lazaro Arbos is in the second group of guys to advance to the "American Idol" Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Burnell Taylor is in the second group of guys to advance to the Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Vincent Powell is in the second group of
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Vincent Powell is in the second group of guys to advance to the "American Idol" Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Cortez Shaw is in the second group of guys to advance to the Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Nick Boddington is in the second group of
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Nick Boddington is in the second group of guys to advance to the "American Idol" Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Cortez Shaw performs the David Guetta/Sia song "Titanium" in the sudden death round. He was pitchy and inconsistent but had a lot of big notes, which the judges loved. He advances to the Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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"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)

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"American Idol" contestant Burnell Taylor performs John Legend's "This Time" in the sudden death round. The judges feel he connects and is totally original -- "the best tonight," according to Nicki, who says she would pay to see him sing. He advances to the Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Bryant Tadeo performs Billy Joel's' "New York State of Mind" in the sudden death round. Keith was the only judge who totally liked the performance. In spite of the fact that he got a standing ovation from the audience, he does not advance to the Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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"American Idol" -- David Oliver Willis (with guitar) performs Peggy Lee's "Fever" in the sudden death round. The judges were not that impressed with his performance and left them wanting more. He does not advance to the Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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"American Idol" -- Josh Holiday performs an original song at the piano, in the sudden death round. It was a risky move, and the judges criticized him for not staying at the piano as he sang. The risk he took does not pay off, as he does not advance to the Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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"American Idol" -- Nick Boddington performs Jim Morrison's "Say Something Now" in the sudden death round. The judges felt he didn't connect with the song. Randy was waiting for a moment, but Mariah felt he had a moment -- more mixed messages from the judges. He advances to the Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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"American Idol" -- Vincent Powell preforms Lenny Williams' "Cause I Love You" in the sudden death round. The judges loved his R&B performance. Mariah summed it up in one word, "Finally." He advances to the Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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"American Idol" -- Gurpreet Singh Sarin (The Turbinator) performs Jim Morrison's "Nothing Ever Hurt Like You" in the sudden death round. His performance exudes confidence, yet the judges criticize him for not playing the guitar. He does not advance to the Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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"American Idol" -- Mathenee Treco performs Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" in the sudden death round. The judges acknowledge that he has a great voice, but the song choice is wrong for him. He does not advance to the Top 20. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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"American Idol" -- L-R: Breanna Steer, Aubrey Cleland, Zoanette Johnson, Candice Glover and Janelle Arthur are the second group of girls to advance to the Top 20. (Feb. 27, 2013)

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"American Idol" -- Zoanette Johnson is in the second group of girls to advance to the Top 20. (Feb. 27, 2013)

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