'American Idol' reveals the Season 12 Top 40 semifinalists

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As "American Idol" prepares to head into the Season 12 semifinals, we finally know the names of the lucky 20 girls and 20 guys who will remain in the competition. The next step will take these 40 singers to Las Vegas, where they will perform on the stage in The Mirage casino.

Once again, the Vegas semi-finals will be split by gender, with the girls performing on Wednesday nights ( Feb. 20 and 27) and the boys performing on Thursdays (Feb. 21 and 28). The judges will choose five semi-finalists to stay and five semi-finalists to go each night.

At the end of this, we will have our 20 finalists -- and then America gets to vote.

So who are the Top 40?


The Top 20 Girls

  • Melinda Ademi age 19 from Yonkers, NY
  • Janelle Arthur age 23 from Oliver Springs, TN
  • Juliana Chahayed age 15 from Woodland Hills, CA
  • Cristabel Clack age 29 from   San Antonio, TX
  • Aubrey Cleland age 19 from West Linn, OR
  • Candice Glover age  23 from St. Helena Island, SC
  • Rachel Hale age 21 from Prescott, AR
  • Kree Harrison age 22 from Nashville, TN
  • Jett Hermano age 25 from   Seattle, WA
  • Amber Holcomb age 18 from Houston, TX
  • Brandy Hotard age 26 from Port Allen, LA
  • Isabelle age 22 from Duluth, GA
  • Zoanette Johnson age 20 from Tulsa, OK
  • Adriana Latonio age 17 from Anchorage, AK
  • Angela Miller age 18 from Beverly, MA
  • Kamaria Ousley age 29 from Oakland, CA
  • Breanna Steer age 18 from Laplace, LA
  • Tenna Torres age 28 from Queens, NY
  • Shubha Vedula age 17 from Mt. Pleasant, MI 
  • Jenny Beth Willis age 17 from Owensboro, KY


Top 20 Guys

  • Lazaro Arbos age 21 from Naples, FL
  • Charlie Askew age 17 from Little Rock, AR
  • Nick Boddington age 27 from Memphis, TN
  • Curtis Finch Jr. age 24 from St. Louis, MO
  • Kevin Harris age 28 from Montgomery, AL
  • Josh Holiday age 24 from Celeste, TX
  • J'DA age 27 from Chicago, IL
  • Paul Jolley age 22 from Palmersville, TN
  • Johnny Keyser age 24 from Pompano Beach, FL
  • Elijah Liu age 18 from Rowland Heights, CA
  • Vincent Powell age 29 from Austin, TX
  • Cortez Shaw age 21 from Dallas, TX
  • Gurpreet Singh Sarin age 22 from North Potomac, MD
  • Jimmy Smith age 25 from Waynesboro, TN
  • Bryant Tadeo age 23 from Hilo, HI
  • Burnell Taylor age 19 from New Orleans, LA
  • Mathenee Treco age 26 from Aurora, CO
  • Devin Velez age 18 from Chicago, IL
  • Chris Watson age 25 from Fords, NJ
  • David Willis age 21 from Mount Dora, FL
Photo/Video credit: FOX