Semifinalist Aubrey Cleland will also participate in the tour. She lives in St. Helena Island, South Carolina. She previously auditioned in the ninth and eleventh seasons, where she made it to the Las Vegas round during the eleventh season and grouped with that season's finalists DeAndre Brackensick and Jessica Sanchez.
She performed " Ordinary People " at the semi-finals. At Top 6 Week Glover performed " Lovesong " her performance earned high praise and was called the best performance in the show's history. Her musical influences are Christina Aguilera and Jazmine Sullivan. Her debut album, Music Speaks was released on February 17, She auditioned in Oklahoma City.
Her father died in an airplane crash when she was 12, and her mother died in a car accident after Kree turned She also signed a deal with Lyric Street Records when she was twelve but was dropped after creative differences.
She has also had a song publishing deal. She performed " Sin Wagon " at the group round in Hollywood. Harrison performed "Stars" as her final solo in the Hollywood rounds which received praises from the judges. She sang " Stronger " at the semi-finals. She stated that her musical influence is her family.
Prior to auditioning for American Idol, Miller had a successful YouTube channel, earning a current total of 3. Miller performed her original composition " You Set Me Free " for her final solo in the Hollywood rounds receiving standing ovation from the judges.
She sang " Never Gone " at the semi-finals. Miller was eliminated on May 9, coming in third place. Prior to her elimination, Miller had never been in the bottom group. During the season finale, she sang a duet with her idol Jessie J, singing "Domino". Amber Holcomb born March 17, is from Houston , Texas. She originally auditioned in the eleventh season, but was cut in the Las Vegas round, where she grouped with Curtis along with the eleventh season finalists Shannon Magrane and Joshua Ledet.
She performed " My Funny Valentine " in Vegas sudden death rounds which received standing ovation from the judges. Holcomb performed " I Believe in You and Me " at the semi-final voting round receiving standing ovation from all of the judges. Prior to Idol, she graduated from Dekaney High School in Holcomb was eliminated on May 2, coming in fourth place.
She auditioned in Charlotte, where she sang " Where the Blacktop Ends ". She has auditioned twice before, in seasons the tenth and eleventh seasons. In the tenth season, she was cut in the group round, and in the eleventh season she made it to the Las Vegas round.
Then, she performed " Just a Kiss " at the Vegas sudden death rounds. She sang " If I Can Dream " at the semi-final round.
Prior to Idol, Arthur was a Zumba instructor. Her musical influences are Vince Gill and Eva Cassidy. Lazaro Arbos born December 27, is originally from Cuba but has lived in Naples, Florida , since he was ten years old. He auditioned in Chicago, where he sang " Bridge over Troubled Water ". He sang " The Edge of Glory " at the Hollywood rounds as his final solo.
He performed " Feeling Good " at the semi-finals. When Lazaro was six, he began stuttering to the point where he could barely talk. He has gone through speech and language therapy, but it never improved his stutter.
His musical influence is Selena. He was eliminated on April 11, coming in sixth place. He auditioned in Baton Rouge, singing " I'm Here " which received standing ovation from the judges.
He sang " Jar of Hearts " at the Hollywood rounds. Taylor performed " This Time " at the Vegas sudden death rounds. He also performed the same song at the semi-finals. He stated in his audition that he and his family were survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
His musical influence is India. Devin Velez born April 22, is from Chicago, Illinois. He auditioned in Chicago as well. Velez sang " What a Wonderful World " at the Hollywood rounds. Then, he sang " Listen " at the sudden death rounds. Velez performed " Somos Novios It's Impossible " at the semi-final round.
After his performance of " The Tracks of My Tears ", he was eliminated on March 28, coming in eighth place. Paul Jolley born January 27, is from Palmersville, Tennessee. Jolley performed " Just a Fool " at the semi-final round. His musical style came from his family. He dubbed himself as the male version of Carrie Underwood. After his performance of " Eleanor Rigby ", he was eliminated on March 21, coming in ninth place. He has previously auditioned in the fourth and eleventh seasons, where he made it to the Las Vegas round, where he grouped with Amber along with eleventh season finalists Shannon Magrane and Joshua Ledet.
He had performed "Jar of Hearts" as his final solo in the Hollywood rounds. Finch sang " Superstar " at the sudden death rounds. His personal musical style is his gospel background. He was the first finalist eliminated on March 14, coming in tenth place. Finals[ edit ] In this season, there are ten weeks of the finals and ten finalists, with one finalist eliminated per week based on the American public's votes exception includes the Top 4-non-elimination week.
Previous season 's winner Phillip Phillips recorded the song " Gone, Gone, Gone " as the send-off song played when a contestant is eliminated. Jimmy Iovine resumed duties as a weekly mentor to the contestants, frequently assisted by guest mentors. This is the first season in American Idol history in which all of the contestants of one gender were voted off before anyone of the opposite gender. Top 10 — Music of the American Idols[ edit ] The contestants performed a song that a previous American Idol winner performed while on the show, including their coronation songs, or a song they recorded in their post-Idol career.
They were Aubrey Cleland and Charlie Askew, who were the sixth-place finishers for each respective gender group. The results were announced the next episode.