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'American Idol' sudden death: Five guys get cut

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SPOILERS ahead! To see which guys made it to the Top 20, read on.

American Idol results for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013:


Johnny Keyser

Kevin Harris


Chris Watson

Jimmy Smith


Paul Jolley

Elijah Liu

Devin Velez (pictured)

Charlie Askew

Curtis Finch, Jr.

Note: Next Wednesday and Thursday will repeat this week’s process. Five more girls and five more girls will get cut,  and we’ll know for sure the season 12 Top 20 at the end of Thursday’s show. Viewers will finally get to vote for the Top 20 during the third and final Vegas Round week, on Wednesday March 6.

Happy with the list so far? Are the judges too focused on performance quality instead of pure vocals?

Discuss now, and stay tuned for my full recap later on…Update: here it is!

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