Meet the top 10!
American Idol cut its 20 semifinalists – 10 guys and 10 girls – in half on Thursday – with few, if any, surprises. In the 90-minute show, Seacrest announced the lucky ones in an offstage room and then led them to the stage.
The finalists, walked through sliding doors to a surprised and adoring crowd to sing an emotional victory song and take in the judges' praise.
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