Your Bay Area ‘Idol’ Finalists: James Durbin & Thia Megia

American Idol unveiled it's top 13 Finalists, but with an expected twist...Could the Bay Area find an Idol Winner?
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Bay Area 'Idol' Finalists Durbin & Megia Makes Top 13

American Idol Finalists (L-R) James Durbin & Thia Megia attends Fox’s “American Idol” Finalist Party on March 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) - “American Idol” is down to a lucky 13 finalists. In a two-hour episode Thursday, the nation’s most popular show pared down the competition from 24. Ten contestants made it to the next round by phone-in votes. In a new twist, judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler chose three more after a sing-off.

The three to benefit from the extra chance were Ashthon Jones, of Nashville, Tenn.; Naima Adedapo, of Milwaukee; and Stefano Langone, of Kent, Wash.

Before that final round, the Fox reality show unveiled five male and five female contestants who will be moving on.

The top ten chosen by viewers are: Casey Abrams, of Idyllwild, Calif.; Haley Reinhard, of Milwaukee; Jacob Lusk, of Compton, Calif.; Karen Rodriguez , of New York City; Lauren Alaina, of Rossville, Ga.; Paul McDonald, of Huntsville, Ala.; Pia Toscano, of Howard Beach, N.Y.; Scotty McCreery,of Garner, N.C.

And on a local note, James Durbin, of Santa Cruz and Thia Megia of Mountain House rounds out American Idol’s Top Ten.

Could the Bay Area find a new American Idol Winner?
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(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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