America has chosen its top ten finalists for season 12 of "American Idol." 

Concluding the first week of live shows, the top ten female and male contestants showed America what they had on Tuesday's and Wednesday's two-hour live episodes.  It all led up to Thursday's first live eliminations, cutting the number of hopefuls down by half. 

The selected top ten have secured a place on the show's summer tour.  "American Idol" will continue on Wednesdays and Thursdays on Fox.  Next week's results show will feature performances from last season's winner Phillip Phillips and Bon Jovi. 

The top ten "American Idol" finalists and their hometowns: 

Paul Jolley - Palmersville, TN 
Burnell Taylor - New Orleans, LA 
Curtis Finch Jr. - St. Louis, MO 
Devin Velez - Chicago, IL 
Lazaro Arbos - Naples, FL 
Janelle Arthur - Oliver Springs, TN 
Candice Glover - St. Helena Island, SC 
Angie Miller - Beverly, MA 
Amber Holcomb - Houston TX 
Kree Harrison - Nashville, TN 

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