American Idol Season 12, Top 40 Revealed

February 14th, 2013

Those of you who have been waiting with baited breath will be relieved to know a complete list of American Idol’s Top 40 contestants for Season 12 was leaked after the Hollywood Week rounds were taped by The Idol Pad. These lucky ladies and gents made it through Hollywood Week and will be duking it out in Las Vegas to be in the Top 20 (that’s 10 guys and 10 girls).

Have a look-see at who made the cut (and who auditioned for previous seasons):

Top 20 Females
1. Adriana Latonio
2. Amber Holcomb [AI11 LVR]
3. Angela Miller
4. Aubrey Cleland [AI10 HW & AI11 SFYL/GM]
5. Brandy Hotard
6. Breanna Steer
7. Candice Glover [AI9 HW & AI11 LVR]
8. Cristabel Clack
9. Isabel Pasqualone
10. Janelle Arthur [AI10 HW & AI11 LVR]
11. Jenny Beth Willis
12. Jett Hermano
13. Juliana Chahayed
14. Kamaria Ousley
15. Kree Harrison
16. Melinda Ademi [AI10 LVR]
17. Rachel Hale
18. Shubha Vedula
19. Tenna Torres [AI11 LVR]
20. Zoanette Johnson

Top 20 Males
1. Bryant Tadeo [AI11 HW]
2. Burnell Taylor
3. Charlie AskewT
4. Chris Watson [AI7 HW]
5. Cortez Shaw [AI11 SFYL/GM]
6. Curtis Finch, Jr. [AI11 LVR]
7. David Willis
8. Devin Velez
9. Elijah Liu [AI11 HW]
10. Gurpreet Singh Sarin
11. Jimmy Smith
12. Johnny Keyser [AI11 LVR]
13. Joshua “Josh” Holiday
14. Joshua “Josh” Jada Davila
15. Kevin Harris
16. Lazaro Arbos
17. Mathenee Treco [AI11 LVR]
18. Nick Boddington [AI11 LVR]
19. Paul Jolley
20. Vincent “Vince” Powell [AI11 LVR]

Recognize any of the names from auditions of seasons past? We recently introduced you to Mathenee Treco, who showed us that perseverance is key after auditioning for American Idol a grand total of five times. There are quite a few in the Top 40 this year who have been down the Idol road before, but that’s a pretty impressive demonstration of serious determination!

Source: The Idol Pad

Who will American Idol 2013 based on what we saw during the Hollywood Rounds and which contestants ended up in the Season 12 Top 40?

This is a tough one to choose after watching this week on American Idol. While the girls were primarily a hot mess during the group performances, they hit that solo round and made history with some incredible performances.

American Idol 2013 ratings continue to fall dramatically, with Thursday night’s Hollywood Rounds finale ratings even worse than the night before. The show dropped from a 4.3 market share in the 18-49 age group to a seriously pitiful 3.6.

If you think that’s bad, consider that Wednesday night’s Hollywood Week Round 3 show was the worst American Idol ratings for the series on…

There was an interesting new twist in the American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week finale this season. The Season 12 judges needed to get down to 40 contestants for next week’s Las Vegas rounds, so they had two singers they weren’t sure about do a sing-off. One of the head-to-heads featured Stephanie Schimel vs. Rachel Hale. Let’s take a look…

Stephanie caused a stir from her very first audition in Chicago, as Keith Urban loved her, calling her version of “Dream A Little Dream” a cross between Carrie Underwood and Gwen Stefani — a high compliment to be sure. Nicki Minaj, however, wasn’t seeing the big deal, and she joked that she was angry that Stephanie dared to wear the same shade of eyeshadow as her.

During Hollywood Week, Stephanie Schimel botched the lyrics to her group song so badly, she even told cameras she couldn’t believe she got through. There almost seemed to be a bit too much nonchalance about it, no?

Stephanie, Alex & Holly – Group Day – American… by IdolxMuzic

Video: Stephanie Schimel, Holly Miller, and Their Group Sing “Somebody That I Used to Know” in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 3


But when the judges asked her to sing for her spot in the Top 20 and she sang Phillip Phillips’ “Home,” we thought her take on it was stellar. And it seemed, once again, that Keith was impressed, too.

Girls Singoff – Stephanie & Rachel (Top 20… by IdolxMuzic

Video: Stephanie Schimel Sings Phillip Phillips’s “Home” in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 4


Then there was the eternally happy Rachel Hale, who always smiles and giggles about — well — everything, since her first audition in Long Beach.

Rachel Hale, Auditions Long Beach ~ American… by HumanSlinky

Video: Rachel Hale Sings “People Get Ready” in American Idol 2013 Long Beach Auditions on January 30 (VIDEO)


Even when she was asked to sing for her spot, she joked about the fact that the judges didn’t like her solo performance. It was interesting to consider that she, like Stephanie, took on a song by an Idol alum, singing Haley Reinhart’s “Undone.”

Girls Singoff – Stephanie & Rachel (Top 20… by IdolxMuzic

Video: Rachel Hale Sings Haley Reinhart’s “Undone” in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 4
In the end, the judges chose Rachel over Stephanie? Who would you have chosen?



Below is the tentative schedule for American Idol 2013 through the Top 10 performances:

February 6 @ 8-10 pm ET: Hollywood Week
February 7 @ 8-9 pm ET: Hollywood Week
February 13 @ 8-10 pm ET: Hollywood Week
February 14 @ 8-9 pm ET: Top 40 Revealed
February 20 @ 8-10 pm ET: Las Vegas Rounds: 10 Males Perform
February 21 @ 8-10 pm ET: Las Vegas Rounds: 10 Females Perform
February 27 @ 8-10 pm ET: Las Vegas Rounds: 10 Males Perform
February 28 @ 8-10 pm ET: Top 20 Revealed: 10 Females Perform
March 5 @ 8-10 pm ET Live: Semi-Finalists: Top 10 Males Perform
March 6 @ 8-10 pm ET Live: Semi-Finalists: 10 10 Females Perform
March 7 @ 8-10 pm ET Live: Top 10 Revealed
March 13 @ 8-10 pm ET Live: Top 10 Finalists Perform
March 13 @ 8-10 pm ET Live: Results Show, One Finalist Eliminated

Are you on board for the rest of American Idol 2013 season 12?