The first live performance show of the American Idol Top 10 finalists was held on Wednesday, March 13th. The two 10 finalists are Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Curtis Finch, Jr., Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Paul Jolley, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor and Devin Velez.
The Top 10 finalists performed “Music of the American Idols,” which includes songs performed by any past Idol winner.
On Thursday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), America will find out who received enough votes to continue in the competition and who will be sent home.
The Grammy award winning world-renowned rock group Bon Jovi will perform their lead single “Because We Can” and quadruple-platinum, Billboard chart-topper and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will perform “Gone, Gone, Gone,” the second single from his debut album.
Also American Idol will hold a sing-off between the sixth-place runner-up girl and guy for that coveted spot.
“Gone, Gone, Gone” also will serve as the “goodbye” song of the season and will be featured when the IDOL finalists are eliminated each week.
The finalists will also perform their first group number, “Shine Your Way,” from the motion picture soundtrack for the upcoming DreamWorks Animation comedy, “The Croods.” The original track is performed by multi-platinum recording artist Owl City and artist Yuna.
I spoke with Devin Velez back stage right after his performance. Click on the video link to see what he had to say about his song choice and more.