American Idol's final seven contestants sang for the nation's votes, but it was James Durbin who claimed the night with Muse's, "Uprising."
American Idol dreams ended on Thursday night for Ashthon Jones, while fan-favorite Casey Abrams was MIA.
America Idol Top 13: On Wednesday night, Paul McDonald chose alt-country Ryan Adams' music and Pia Toscano took on Eric Carmen's 'All by Myself.'
American Idol introduced viewers Thursday night to the Top 10 contestants chosen by vote, plus the judges' three wild card picks. In one round, 11 singers – including Brett Loewenstern, Robbie Rosen, Clint Jun Gamboa – were sent home. We now have the 13 official American Idol Season 10 contestants.
American Idol Top 12: After some pretty memorable performances from the boys, the Top 12 American Idol girls took the stage Wednesday. Early favorite Lauren Alaina didn't disappoint, but it was Pia Toscano who had the American Idol judges on their feet.
Chris Medina learned that he did not make the American Idol Top 24. But it was American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez who was reduced to tears after saying goodbye to the early favorite with the tragic past.
The two secret weapons of Season 10 on American Idol are not Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, but Casey Abrams and Lauren Alaina.
American Idol's group auditions are a grueling test of character as much as talent. But the 15 and 16-year-olds, including Jaycee Badeaux, prove that they have staying power.