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'American Idol' XIII Top 30 choices begin: Who made it to the live shows?

It's time for one of those filler episodes of "American Idol" -- the contestants remaining after Hollywood Week are made to take the longest elevator ride of their lives and then sit in the dreaded singular chair as the judges start the selection process on the Top 30.At least when most singers either ride the elevator or are waiting for their judgment, we are treated to a performance from Hollywood that we may have not seen yet. Highlights (and lowlights) include:Emily Piriz singing and playing the piano on "Stars" by Grace Potter. Absolutely gorgeous. Thankfully, she is chosen for the Top 30.An original song by Spencer Lloyd is perhaps a misstep, but the judges still select him -- and of course they do, because he's a good singer and super attractive.Madelyn Patterson is the first person the show says goodbye to, which is too bad. She kicks off a montage that eliminates Michael Simeon, LeBryant... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/american-idol-xiii-top-30-choices-begin-who-made-it-to-the-live-shows.html

Watch Sam Woolf Sing His Original Song “I Try” in American Idol 2014 Hollywood Week Finals — February 12, 2014

We’ve reached the final round of American Idol Hollywood Week, and let’s just say the process has been a doozy! Grueling rehearsals, clashing personalities, and mounting illnesses have all taken their toll on the contestants — not to mention the possibility of their dreams coming crashing down around them. That said, some of the hopefuls seem more than ready to compete for the Top 30, including 17-year-old Sam Woolf. Despite his young age, Sam’s clearly got the talent and emotional depth to... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/aU8huUNHHFg/2014-02-12-watch-sam-woolf-sing-original

Watch Malaya Watson Sing “I Believe” in American Idol 2014 Hollywood Week Finals — February 12, 2014

We’ve reached the final round of American Idol Hollywood Week, and let’s just say the process has been a doozy! Grueling rehearsals, clashing personalities, and mounting illnesses have all taken their toll on the contestants — not to mention the possibility of their dreams coming crashing down around them. That said, some of the hopefuls seem more than ready to compete for the Top 30, including 16-year-old Malaya Watson. The resident tuba player has continued to impress the judges with her... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/3AkKm5GwHs0/2014-02-12-malaya-watson-i-believe-hollywood

Who Went Home During American Idol Hollywood Week Final Performances — February 12, 2014

How heartbreaking it must be to get so far on American Idol Season 13, only to just miss out on the Top 31 during Hollywood Week. But for the names below, their journey on Idol — at least for the year 2014 — ended during the episode tonight, February 12. The first contestant to go was Madelyn Patterson, who was visibly shaky as she sat across from the judges — and Keith Urban was the bearer of bad news, telling her that Season 13 wasn't her year. We also saw LeBryant Crew and Sabrina Lentini... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/ODkvhHGEyIw/2014-02-12-who-home-hollywood-night-three

Watch Bria Anai Sing “It’s a Man’s World” in American Idol 2014 Hollywood Week Finals — February 12, 2014

We’ve reached the final round of American Idol Hollywood Week, and let’s just say the process has been a doozy! Grueling rehearsals, clashing personalities, and mounting illnesses have all taken their toll on the contestants — not to mention the possibility of their dreams coming crashing down around them. That said, some of the hopefuls seem more than ready to compete for the Top 30, including 16-year-old Bria Anai. She’s a young girl with a major voice who decides to take on the classic “... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/OPX1977BL0w/2014-02-12-bria-anai-its-a-mans-world

Watch Dexter Roberts Perform in American Idol 2014 Hollywood Week Finals — February 12, 2014

We’ve reached the final round of American Idol Hollywood Week, and let’s just say the process has been a doozy! Grueling rehearsals, clashing personalities, and mounting illnesses have all taken their toll on the contestants — not to mention the possibility of their dreams coming crashing down around them. That said, some of the hopefuls seem more than ready to compete for the Top 30, including 22-year-old Dexter Roberts. He may not be as sophisticated as a few of the other contestants, but... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/pcRgmelnXhU/2014-02-12-dexter-roberts-performs-hollywood-week-1

Watch Jordan Brisbane Sing “Halo” in American Idol 2014 Hollywood Week Finals — February 12, 2014

We’ve reached the final round of American Idol Hollywood Week, and let’s just say the process has been a doozy! Grueling rehearsals, clashing personalities, and mounting illnesses have all taken their toll on the contestants — not to mention the possibility of their dreams coming crashing down around them. That said, some of the hopefuls seem more than ready to compete for the semi-finals, including 16-year-old Jordan Brisbane. Despite his young age, Jordan’s clearly got the confidence to... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/68fff0UZA0o/2014-02-12-jordan-brisbane-halo-beyonce-hollywood

Watch Malcolm Allen Sing “I’m Goin’ Down” in American Idol 2014 Hollywood Week Finals — February 12, 2014

We’ve reached the final round of American Idol Hollywood Week, and let’s just say the process has been a doozy! Grueling rehearsals, clashing personalities, and mounting illnesses have all taken their toll on the contestants — not to mention the possibility of their dreams coming crashing down around them. That said, some of the hopefuls seem more than ready to compete for the semi-finals, including 21-year-oldMalcolm Allen. After wowing the judges with his first Hollywood Week performance... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/w9exgjbZwFA/2014-02-12-malcolm-allen-im-going-down-hollywood

Watch George Lovett Sing “I Won’t Give Up” in American Idol 2014 Hollywood Week Finals — February 12, 2014

We’ve reached the final round of American Idol Hollywood Week, and let’s just say the process has been a doozy! Grueling rehearsals, clashing personalities, and mounting illnesses have all taken their toll on the contestants — not to mention the possibility of their dreams coming crashing down around them. That said, some of the hopefuls seem more than ready to compete for the semi-finals, including Atlanta auditioner George Lovett. Determined not to go down without a fight, the 24-year-old... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/oX1lVK7nzR4/2014-02-12-george-lovett-i-wont-give-up

American Idol: Who's Made It to the Semifinals So Far?

American Idol brought the most painful cuts so far. On Wednesday, judges Keith Urban , Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. began the process of picking their semifinalists: 15 boys and 15 girls. Read on to see who took the next step to accomplish their dreams.   Read More... //www.tvguide.com/News/American-Idol-Top-30-Semifinalists-1077693.aspx?rss=breakingnews