Meet ‘American Idol’s’ Top 13: Did Your Favorites Make It?


And then there were 13!

On Thursday night, American Idol picked its Top 13 finalists … and there were some surprises.

After starting out with 20 contestants, the Top 10 were named and then five of the remaining 10 were given the opportunity to sing for their lives. From those, judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. picked their three favorites to be their “wild cards.”

The Top 13:
Malaya Watson
Emily Piriz
Jessica Meuse
Majesty Rose
MK Nobilette
Ben Briley
Alex Preston
Dexter Roberts
Sam Woolf
Caleb Johnson
Jena Irene (wild card)
Kristen O’Connor (wild card)
C.J. Harris (wild card)