After touring the country, watching thousands of auditions, and enduring numerous weeks of Hollywood, Las Vegas, and Semi-Final rounds, the American Idol judges have narrowed it down to the Top 10 finalists for Season 12!
This week, contestants Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Charlie Askew, Nick Boddington, Aubrey Cleland, Curtis Finch Jr, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Zoanette Johnson, Paul Jolley, Adriana Latonio, Elijah Liu, Angela Miller, Vincent Powell, Cortez Shaw, Breanna Steer, Burnell Taylor, Tenna Torres, and Devin Velez sang their hearts out on the Las Vegas stage in hopes of winning the country’s first round of votes.
After astonishing performances over the last few weeks, many of the finalists sailed through with flying colors. (Seriously, was there any way Angela Miller and Burnell Taylor weren’t going to move on to the next round?) While the fates of many seemed sealed with a kiss, we can’t say we’re not surprised by a few of the others. In fact, heartbroken might be the best word to describe it.
Which contestants will continue on and which are returning home? Click through our gallery to meet the Season 12 Top 10 finalists as soon as they’re announced, then let us know if you agree with America in the comments below!