American Idol 2013 (Season 12) holds its final Sudden Death round in Las Vegas Thursday to determine the last five boys to join this season's Top 20. Will early judge favorites Lazaro Arbos and Burnell Taylor make it? Is returning contestant Vincent Powell now ready for the Idol stage?
American Idol 2013, Lazaro Arbos: How far can he go?
The last five slots at the Top 20 are reserved for the boys who will stand out among the rest. But judging from Wednesday's results (and the entire Idol history), the viewers don't usually agree with the judges' choices. When it comes to Lazaro Arbos, however, there is a lot of common ground between Idol decision makers and fans.
Arbos touched many hearts worldwide for his inspirational move against his fears and insecurities. Challenged by a speech problem, verbal communication was never easy for this 21-year-old from Naples, Florida. But when he sings, the world listens. Is that enough to carry him through the Final 10?
American Idol 2013, Burnell Taylor and Vincent Powell: Big auditions, big expectations
Burnell Taylor had one of the best auditions before the Hollywood rounds. As a 'Katrina' survivor, the young man found solace in music. Vincent Powell also gave the judges a good time during his "comeback audition." Having failed to make it in a previous Idol season made him vocally stronger and mentally more prepared for this year. (Or at least it seems so.) Which one between Burnell and Vincent would survive the Sudden Death round Thursday.
Then again, there must be a room for all of them. Scroll down to watch the pre-Hollywood audition of Vincent Powell.
VIDEO: American Idol 2013 Vincent Powell Audition
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