Top 13 contestants named on ‘American Idol’

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"American Idol" named its Top 13 contestants this week after its first round of live Rush Week.

Ten girls and 10 guys performed on Tuesday and Wednesday to a live audience, and the top five of each group was announced Thursday night after America voted. Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. then threw in three extra “wild card” contestants to move on to the next round after a sing-off.

The Top 13 will continue vying for your vote next week, performing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday on Fox.

Here is a list of the Top 13 contestants for season 13. Read more about each of them and watch video clips here: Malaya Watson, 16; Ben Briley, 24; Emily Piriz, 16; Alex Preston, 20; Jessica Meuse, 23; Dexter Roberts, 22; Caleb Johnson, 22; Majesty Rose, 21; MK Nobilette, 20; and Sam Woolf, 17. Wild card contestants are Jena Irene, 17; Kristen O’Connor, 24; and C.J. Harris, 23.