The American Idol 2013 Top 8 Finalists Results Revealed

Judges on American Idol 2013

The voting results were announced during tonight’s live American Idol 2013 show featuring the surviving nine contestants and an entertaining performance by runner-up Jessica Sanchez.

While we’re still a short time away from filling in all the blanks of this week’s results events it almost feels like we can go ahead and put Candice, Angie, and Kree in to those top spots again after Wednesday’s impressive round of performances. The women crushed the male competition which means we can likely find the boys in the danger zone once again.

The new method of revealing the voting ranks is a welcome change for Idol where tight lips kept those details hidden from the viewing public. Nigel Lythgoe previously promised us more insight to the results and he made good on that offer even if it made him appear to be copying FOX’s ‘The X Factor.’

There will be no need to address the Season 12 ‘Wild Card’ runoff since those results were revealed last night. We have those details here if you missed it.

Now on to what we came for, the American Idol results.

American Idol 2013 Top 9 – Bottom 3:

American Idol 2013 Top 9 – Elimination Result:

  • Paul Jolley

The following singers are safe and make up your American Idol 2013 Top 8:

What do you think of tonight’s American Idol results?





  1. Jimmy said “I fired 110 assistants when I used to make records”. Is he retired from music business? No. Anybody know what he means by that?

    • What Judges – :):)

      Keith Urban is probably the best with feedback but I can’t see him ever really criticizing someone

      Nicki Minaj is an embarrassment and I have no idea what she rambles on about most of the time. She is a bit over the top with her sexual comments.

      Randy Jackson says the same things every year. He was boring in Season 01 and nothing has changed in 12 years.

      Mariah Carey is just to nice. The closest she can come to a criticism is to say “whatever happens, continue with what you are doing.”

      Say what you like about Simon Cowell, he at least told it as it was and the closest they have now is Jimmy Iovine who is honest with the contestants and – apparently – with the “judges.”

      • so agree…Simon Cowell was not just an honest judge…he really knows talent when he sees one.

      • simon WAS the show. if you were brilliant he gave you a standing o. if you were terrible he reamed you out. he told the truth. jimmy is about the only one with a brain. keith is good but needs a little more guts. nicki is a joke and mariah is just a diva princess. randy is a broken record. it’s obvious that the fix is in for a girl to win. the girls this season truly are amazing.

  2. can’t believe Lazaro is safe. Not even in the bottom 3? Must be the “vote for the worst” having an effect.

  3. I bet they will place Amber on that pimp spot again for her votes to increase. Just a thought.

    • Making personal attacks is so unattractive. How about an opinion of his singing ability or his future potential as a performer in general?

    • I don’t believe Lazaro should be on the show because I don’t think his singing is up to scratch. No need for making fun of him though. Totally uncalled for in my opinion.

      • No he should’nt still be there. His singing has gone downhill consistently just like Nikki said. Hopefully, the “I feel so bad for him” voters will start to pay more attention to his actual vocal ability.

        I thought he had good reason to be upset thursday night, but then I heard Jimmy’s take on it and now I’m not sure.

        Its difficult for an amateur to remain stoic when he’s being bashed on live t.v. in front of the audience, including his family. Up till then he was being told he was fantastic wasn’t he?

  4. No offense to all Lazaro fans, but this is a singing competition and he’s got the weakest vocals…he should’ve auditioned for America’s Got Talent.

  5. I am moved by Lazaro’s story like a lot of people but that doesn’t mean I’m going to vote for him especially if he doesn’t deserve it. The people who are voting for him need to realize that because it isn’t fair to the other singers who deserve to stay. I’m not saying that Paul should’ve stayed but it may come down to a really good singer one night (potentially Amber like tonight) and Lazaro being safe over that person would be a travesty. JMO.

    • His story is inspirational but I think he is bleeding it for all he can and – so far – it is paying off. The fact is that he is the weakest of them all and should have gone this week!!

      • I agree with you but I also think that the judge’s won’t let his story go. Mariah seems to reference his courage continually but courage has nothing to do with singing ability. He should have gone home this week and unfortunately I think more talented singers will go home before him.

      • I think Mariah knows that, but true to form she doesn’t want to say anything to hurt his feelings so mentioning courage again was the next best thing.

  6. A lot of us have had some reservation about declaring Angie the winner of AI 2013. And I am so glad that Jimmy finally said that “something was wrong”. I don’t know what that something is but I sure agree with him.

  7. Does anyone else think the guys’ group performance of “Got to Get You Into My Life” was not very good?

  8. Voting this week is suck.. Lazaro need to go.. not Paul.. why amber bottom 3??? you do not know who can sing or not.. Amber was Amazing.. beautiful voice.. i don believe she bottom 3.. plez american.. vote base on performance.. not sympathy… honest comments from Malaysia…

  9. Did anyone else think Jessica Sanchez’ performance was very similar to J Lo’s (along w/ Flo rida & Wisen & Yandel) on the finale last year? The outfit and many of the dance moves were almost identical. Of course, there is no real comparison between the two artists , but the similarities are hard to ignore.

  10. amber is kinda lost in the song theres a moment that you feel theres uncertainty…she has a good voice..she needs to connect to the song and to the audience…

  11. i like jimmy’s critic to the contestant they should listen more to iovine advice than the judges…nikki minaj, worst ai judge… she needs to go home…

  12. Hahaha. Obviously, people here who hate Lazaro cannot vote. Otherwise, with all the Lazaro-haters around here, Lazaro should have been in the bottom 3.

  13. Just as I predicted, Lazaro is the top vote getter and one of the girls is already in the bottom 3 this week. It’s only a matter of time now. I wonder if Lazaro knows how to play the guitar?

  14. Paul is out of Idol but he’s on his way to a great future as a singer anyway. Once he gets that tour over with he will really make a name for himself. If he doesn’t, the recording companys are really dumb.

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