'American Idol' 2014 Season 13 Episode 11 'Rush Week - 15 Girls Perform' Recap [WATCH VIDEOS]
By Janice Somosot | February 19, 2014 7:23 PM EST
"American Idol" 2014 also known as "American Idol XIII" is back on its 11th episode (air date: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014). After the AI hopefuls' final judgment with judges Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, it's time for the Top 30 contestants (Top 15 girls and Top 15 guys) to perform again and then they will be further reduced into the Top 13. This is called the Rush Week round. Read on to find out what happened in the "American Idol" 2014 Season 13 Episode 11 "Rush Week - 15 Girls Perform" recap below.
Judges Keith Urban (L), Jennifer Lopez (C), and Harry Connick, Jr. of "American Idol" take part in Fox Broadcasting Company's part of the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2014 presentations in Pasadena, California, January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
These are the "American Idol XIII" Top 15 girls:
1. Andrina Brogden - 19 years old from Fargo, North Dakota (ND)
2. Austin Wolfe - 17 years old from Park City, Utah (UT)
3. Brandy Neelly - 19 years old from Louisville, Kentucky (KY)
4. Bria Anai Johnson - 16 years old from Lithonia, Georgia (GA)
5. Briana Oakley - 17 years old from Antioch, California (CA)
6. Emily Piriz - 18 years old from Orlando, Florida (FL)
7. Jena Ascuitto - 17 years old from Farmington Hills, Michigan (MI)
8. Jessica "Jess" Meuse - 23 years old from Slapout, Alabama (AL)
9. Jillian "Jill" Jensen - 21 years old from Rochester, Massachusetts (MA)
10. Kenzie Hall - 17 years old from Draper, Utah (UT)
11. Kristen O'Connor - 24 years old from Sebastian, Florida (FL)
12. M.K. Nobilette - 20 years old from San Francisco, California (CA)
13. Majesty York - 21 years old from Goldsboro, North Carolina (NC)
14. Malaya Watson - 16 years old from Southfield, Michigan (MI)
15. Marrialle Sellars - 18 years old from Indianapolis, Indiana (IN)
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) February 19, 2014
However, not all of them got to perform again. Only 10 girls performed.
These are the "American Idol XIII" Top 10 girls who performed on AI Season 13 Episode 11 "Rush Week - 15 Girls Perform":
1. MAJESTY ROSE YORK - Song: "Happy" by Pharrell Williams
2. KRISTEN O'CONNOR - Song: "Turning Tables" by Adele
3. BRIANA OAKLEY - Song: "Warrior" by Demi Lovato
4. JENA "GINA" IRENE (Ascuitto) - Song: "Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones
5. BRIA ANAI - Song: "Wrong Side of a Love Song" by Melanie Fiona
6. MARRIALLE SELLARS - Song: "Roar" by Katy Perry
7. JESSICA MEUSE - Song: "Drink a Beer" by Luke Bryan
8. EMILY PIRIZ - Song: "Paris Ooh La La" by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
9. MK NOBILETTE - Song: "All of Me" by John Legend
10. MALAYA WATSON - Song: "Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)" by Ray Charles
Check out some of the performances below:
MK NOBILETTE singing "All of Me" by John Legend:
KRISTEN O'CONNOR singing "Turning Tables" by Adele
MALAYA WATSON singing "Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)" by Ray Charles
Unfortunately, the other five girls (Kenzie Hall, Jillian "Jill" Jensen, Andrina Brogden, Austin Wolfe and Brandy Neelly) got sent home.
The results from the tiebreaker vote between Neco Starr and Ben Briley was also revealed in this episode. According to "American Idol," the chosen one who lives to see another day in the competition is... Ben Briley! Check out the tweets from the official "American Idol" Twitter account:
Finally, we get to see more of former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson because he is now the "American Idol" in-house mentor. He talked to the contestants during the Rush Week Workshop. AI alumni Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert helped him out. Check out the videos below from the official "American Idol" YouTube channel.
Rush Week will end on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 with the final Top 10 (Top 5 Girls and Top 5 Boys) announcement. Plus, three lucky contestants will be chosen as the judges' wild card picks. That's why there will actually be a final Top 13. Then, America will get to decide who among these Top 13 contestants will ultimately become the "American Idol" for 2014 by voting for their favourites.
And that's it for the "American Idol" 2014 Episode 11 "Rush Week - 15 Girls Perform" recap. Stay tuned for more updates on "American Idol XIII" including spoilers, sneak peeks and episode recaps.
Click HERE to watch new videos from the official "American Idol" YouTube channel including the contestants' #thisisreal flip cam videos and the Randy Jackson Workshop videos.
Click HERE to watch the Rush Week videos from the official "American Idol" Web site.
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