Top 20 Semifinalists announced Thursday, Feb. 28 on FOX
By April MacIntyre Feb 22, 2013, 5:55 GMT
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Tonight from Las Vegas, the first group of guy semifinalists performed on the stage of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles LOVE Theatre at The Mirage.
After deliberations, judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban announced the first five guys who will join the five girls announced last night in this season’s Top 20.
The five guy semifinalists are Charlie Askew, 18, from Little Rock, AR; Curtis Finch Jr., 24, from St. Louis, MO; Paul Jolley, 22, from Palmersville, TN; Elijah Liu, 18, from Rowland Heights, CA; and Devin Velez, 18, from Chicago, IL.
Tune in next week on Wednesday, Feb. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) as the Sudden Death Rounds continue when the second group of girls – Melinda Ademi, Janelle Arthur, Juliana Chahayed, Cristabel Clack, Aubrey Cleland, Candice Glover, Rachel Hale, Jett Hermano, Zoanette Johnson and Breanna Steer – perform and the judges decide which five will join the Top 20.
The conclusion airs from Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), as the final group of guys – Lazaro Arbos, Nick Boddington, Josh Holiday, Vincent Powell, Cortez Shaw, Gurpreet Singh Sarin, Bryant Tadeo, Burnell Taylor, Mathenee Treco and David Willis – perform with the hope of claiming one of the five remaining spots.
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