American Idol, Top 13 Finalists (Photo)

Season 11 finals of American Idol have officially begun. On Thursday, the 25 semi-finalists compete for a two-hour show. Aside from three popular judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, a surprisingly Jimmy Iovine showed up.

American Idol - Top 13 Finalists

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Jimmy gave more straight and frank criticisms for the semi-finalists. For instance, he declared he would sign Phillips Phillips and Jessica Sanchez, right here, right now. On DeAndre: “What he needs is a coach.” On Reed Grimm: “Way too kitschy for me, way too cabaret. Not gonna make it on this show like that”, CNN reported.

American Idol’s Top 13:

  • Phillip Phillips
  • Jessica Sanchez
  • Hollie Cavanagh
  • Joshua Ledet
  •  Heejun Han
  •  Shannon Magrane
  •  Skylar Laine
  •  Elise Testone
  • Colton Dixon
  • Jermaine Jones
  • Erika Van Pelt (Randy’s choice)
  • Jeremy Rosado (Jennifer Lopez)
  • DeAndre Brackensick (Steven Tyler).


Next week, the contestants will honor Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston, CBS news quoted.




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