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Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!

FOX celebrated "American Idol" Season 8's Top 13 on Thursday at the West Hollywood night club Area, the "blue carpet" was alive with excitement as the FOX family, including the cast of the upcoming series "GLEE" cheered them on! BroadwayWorld's cameras were there to catch all the action.

AMERICAN IDOL presented a special "Wild Card" episode featuring the judges favorite remaining contestants. After each of the contestants performed, the judges then selected the final contestants who rounded out the Top 13.

The competition heats up as those Top 13 finalists take the stage for the first time together Tuesday, March 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Immediately following, America has another chance to share its voice and vote for their favorite finalists.

AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America.

For more information visit, www.americanidol.com.

In a broadcast first, GLEE, the new one-hour musical comedy series from Ryan Murphy ("Nip/Tuck"), will get a special preview following AMERICAN IDOL Tuesday, May 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The show will then premiere in the fall (date to be announced.)

GLEE is an uplifting series with biting humor that features a soundtrack of hit music from past to present. The show follows an optimistic high school teacher, WILL SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison), as he tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing the high school's glee club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. It's not an easy task when the pitch-imperfect club includes MERCEDES (Amber Riley), a forceful diva-in-training; ARTY (Kevin McHale), a geeky guitarist; KURT (Chris Colfer), a dramatic soprano; TINA (Jenna Ushkowitz), a punk rocker; and self-proclaimed "star" RACHEL (Lea Michele), a perfectionist firecracker.

McKinley's cruel high school caste system prevents the glee club from flourishing, so Will recruits FINN (Cory Monteith), the quarterback with movie star looks, to join the group even though he wants to protect his reputation with his holier-than-thou girlfriend, QUINN (Dianna Agron), and his arrogant teammate, PUCK (Mark Salling). With harsh criticism from everyone, including Will's tough-as-nails wife TERRI (Jessalyn Gilsig) and McKinley's egotistical cheerleading coach SUE SYLVESTER (Jane Lynch), he is determined to prove them all wrong and lead the glee club to the greatest competition of them all: Nationals.

GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Dante di Loreto serve as executive producers, while Ian Brennan and John Peter Kousakis serve as co-executive producers. Murphy directed the pilot.

Photos by Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.

 

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
American Idol top 13 contestants

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
American Idol top 13 contestants

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Paula Abdul

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Paula Abdul

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Jillian Barberie Reynolds

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Jillian Barberie Reynolds

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Jillian Barberie Reynolds

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Lil Rounds

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Lil Rounds

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Mark Salling

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Mark Salling

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Michael Sarver

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Michael Sarver

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Jenna Ushkowitz

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Jenna Ushkowitz

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Annie Wersching

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Annie Wersching

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Kelli Williams

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Kelli Williams

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Dianna Agron

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Kris Allen

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Kris Allen

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Kris Allen

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Megan Corkrey

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Megan Corkrey

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Megan Corkrey

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Megan Corkrey

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Megan Corkrey

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Anoop Desai

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Anoop Desai

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Matt Giraud

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Matt Giraud

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Danny Gokey

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Danny Gokey

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Alexis Grace

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Alexis Grace

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Kris Allen and Alexis Grace

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Allison Iraheta

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Allison Iraheta

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Adam Lambert

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Adam Lambert

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Lea Michele

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Lea Michele

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Lea Michele

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Lea Michele

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Seth MacFarlane

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Scott MacIntyre

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Scott MacIntyre

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Kevin McHale

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Jenna Ushkowitz, Naya Rivera, Dianna Agron and Lea Michele

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Cory Monteith

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Jasmine Murray

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Jasmine Murray

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Jorge Nunez

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Jorge Nunez

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Shelby Rabara

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
Shelby Rabara

Photo Coverage: FOX Celebrates AMERICAN IDOL's Top 13 Finalists!
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