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HitFix Interviews the 'American Idol' Top 13
On Thursday (March 4) night, "American Idol" unveiled the Top 10 Finalists as selected by voters, plus three Wild Card picks by judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.
The newly minted Top 13 was then whisked over to a gala party on the parking lot roof of LA's Grove shopping center, where they were treated to their second blue carpet event in a week.
HitFix was planted on that carpet and I got to chat with each of the contestants, some for only a minute or two, some for five minutes. Click through for those interviews (slightly edited) and for pictures from the blue carpet. [For whatever reason, FOX's photographers didn't catch Paul McDonald, Haley Reinhart and Jacob Lusk on the carpet, so I've substituted photos from their Top 24 performances with their interviews.]