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American Idol Top 10 Contestants, Plus the Wild Cards

Buzz In: Do You Agree With American Idol's Top 13?

Introducing your American Idol top 10! Or should I say, 13? The show made cuts left and right tonight, whittling down the final 24 to only 10 at first.

But then — there's a wild card! Pulling from the remaining 14, the judges chose three girls (Ashthon Jones, Kendra Chantelle, Naima Adedapo) and three guys (Stefano Langone, Jovany Barreto, Robbie Rosen) to give it one last shot. Ashthon chose the appropriate "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," Robbie performed "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" again, and all six really put their hearts out on the stage. In the end the judges saved three: Ashthon, Stefano, and Naima.

Check out the shortlist:

  1. Scotty McCreery
  2. Lauren Alaina
  3. Pia Toscano
  4. Karen Rodriguez
  5. Jacob Lusk
  6. Casey Abrams
  7. Thia Megia
  8. Paul McDonald
  9. Hayley Reinhart
  10. James Durbin
  11. Naima Adedapo
  12. Stefano Langone
  13. Ashthon Jones

As Randy Jackson himself said, it really was the hardest night ever. I was surprised to see a few contestants left out (poor Robbie!), but I do like the variety of the remaining group. There are a ton of different musical styles and personalities in the mix, which should make the competition interesting to watch. Were you surprised by the final group? I honestly didn't think Scotty would make it; he's a great singer, but his performances have felt ho-hum. Weigh in below with your thoughts, and tell me if you're happy with the results. Who would you have picked?

Photo courtesy of Fox

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deblo deblo 5 years
I really like Pia, Lauren Alaina, and JAMES!! I think it would have been a perfect top 13 if ROBBIE ROSEN was included!!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
I would have subbed Lauren Turner for Hayley Reinhardt in the top 10 and agree with others that the additional three were not needed. But, for the most part I'm happy. And, normally I find the people that Idol obvious pimps out really annoying, but their tricks have worked on me this year, because I love Lauren Alaina! I also like Scotty, Paul, and Casey. And Pia went mostly unnoticed (to me) during auditions/Hollywood week, but after Wednesday night, I've put her on my list of favorites (for now anyway), as well.
care0531 care0531 5 years
I agree that I was happy with the top 10 that America picked....there was no need to add on the additional 3. It's going to be a really good season! Lauren Alaina all the way!
care0531 care0531 5 years
I agree that I was happy with the top 10 that America picked....there was no need to add on the additional 3. It's going to be a really good season! Lauren Alaina all the way!
wolfpackgal wolfpackgal 5 years
I'm from Raleigh, which is right next to Garner, so I've gotta pull for Scotty all the way! You go country boy! :)
Becky-Kirsch Becky-Kirsch 5 years
I think for the most part they got it right, but I really wanted to see Robbie make the cut!
MeiGaku MeiGaku 5 years
casey is definitely my favorite but scotty makes me love country music! plus he came to my in-n-out yesterday night! nice kid
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