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American Idol 2011: Finalists Announced with a Twist!

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Thirteen singers made it through to the “American Idol” finals last night. That was a change to the 12 who were supposed to have been selected, according to the voice-over on Fox TV, and what we all thought would happen.

Online and phone voting was reported to have drawn in approximately 40 million votes, despite many complaints about how slow and complex the online vote registration was. Let’s hope that was just a case of teething problems and will be sorted for the next show.
Those telephone and Facebook votes were the basis on which the Top 5 boys and Top 5 girls were chosen. After that the 3 “American Idol” judges, Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, selected 6 of the contestants who were not voted into the top 10 to give them a second chance. Those 6 then had to audition again to make it through. The 3 wild card finalists were: Ashthon Jones, Stefano Langone and Naima Adedapo, who was the lucky 13th finalist.
Not making the cut, and eliminated at this stage were: Kendra Chantelle, Robbie Rosen, and Jovany Barreto. The contestants who failed to impress both the public and the judges and were therefore out of the competition are: Jordan Dorsey, Clint Jun Gamboa, Tim Halperin, Brett Loewenstern, Lauren Turner, Tatynisa Wilson, Rachel Zevita and Julie Zorrilla.
That leaves us with our complete list of American Idol 2011 Top 13 finalists.
1. Scotty McCreery
2. Jacob Lusk
3. Casey Abrams
4. Paul McDonald
5. James Durbin
6. Pia Toscano
7. Lauren Alaina
8. Karen Rodriguez
9. Thia Megia
10. Haley Reinhart
11. Ashthon Jones
12. Stefano Langone
13. Naima Adedapo
The voting went pretty much as we expected from our view of the performances, but did your favorite(s) make the cut?

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