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Photos: 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.

 


American Idol top 13 contestants


American Idol top 13 contestants


Paula Abdul


Paula Abdul


Jillian Barberie Reynolds


Jillian Barberie Reynolds


Jillian Barberie Reynolds


Lil Rounds


Lil Rounds


Mark Salling


Mark Salling


Michael Sarver


Michael Sarver


Jenna Ushkowitz


Jenna Ushkowitz


Annie Wersching


Annie Wersching


Kelli Williams


Kelli Williams


Dianna Agron


Kris Allen


Kris Allen


Kris Allen


Megan Corkrey


Megan Corkrey


Megan Corkrey


Megan Corkrey


Megan Corkrey


Anoop Desai


Anoop Desai


Kara DioGuardi


Kara DioGuardi


Kara DioGuardi


Matt Giraud


Matt Giraud


Danny Gokey


Danny Gokey


Alexis Grace


Alexis Grace


Kris Allen and Alexis Grace


Allison Iraheta


Allison Iraheta


Adam Lambert


Adam Lambert


Lea Michele


Lea Michele


Lea Michele


Lea Michele


Seth MacFarlane


Scott MacIntyre


Scott MacIntyre


Kevin McHale


Jenna Ushkowitz, Naya Rivera, Dianna Agron and Lea Michele


Cory Monteith


Jasmine Murray


Jasmine Murray


Jorge Nunez


Jorge Nunez


Shelby Rabara


Shelby Rabara


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