"American Idol" - Top 12 Guys Sing Tonight!
"American idol" is getting down to some serious business tonight with a 2-hour live special featuring the performances of top-12 guys. The girls will be singing tomorrow night, and then on Thursday, before "The O.C." series finale, 2 boys and 2 girls go home.
At the end of the show, the phone lines will open for two hours and you can vote for your favorite male contestant(s) using the branded toll-free telephone numbers (1-866-IDOLS-01, -02, etc.) until 12:00 AM ET/PT (11:00 PM CT/MT), subject to time zone restrictions, or via text messaging from Cingular Wireless phones.
Cingular Wireless customers can send the word vote to the four-digit short number (5701, 5702, etc.) representing the contestant of their choice.
So who are the top 12 male contestants singing tonight?
Rudy Cardenas (28) Currently lives in North Hollywood, CA, but grew up in Denver, CO. Cardenas was born in Venezuela and has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Northern Colorado.
Jared Cotter (25) Grew up in Kew Gardens, NY, and currently lives in West Orange, NJ. He has a degree in business management from Five Towns College, Long Island.
Sundance Head (28) Currently lives in Porter, TX, and is the son of Roy Head (who had a No. 1 song in 1965, Treat Her Right). His life has been centered around music and he can play five instruments.
Paul Kim (25) Currently lives in Saratoga, CA, and is working as a pool maintenance technician. He grew up with a love of soul music and enjoys gardening.
Blake Lewis (25) Currently lives in Bothell, WA, and began beat boxing in his senior year of high school. Lewis was a member of a youth choir group that traveled to Europe.
Sanjaya Malakar (17) Currently lives in Federal Way, WA, and comes from a family of singers. He spent four years in Hawaii performing with the Hawaii Children's Theater.
Chris Richardson (22) Currently lives in Chesapeake, VA, and is a supervisor at a restaurant. He was born in Belgium into a military family and performs at local clubs.
Nick Pedro (25) Currently lives in Taunton, MA, and made it to Hollywood last season. Pedro has performed at talent shows and is an account executive.
Brandon Rogers (29) From North Hollywood, CA, but spent six years in Dallas. Rogers has been singing for as long as he can remember. He works as a voice coach, wedding singer and background singer. His mother is a published songwriter.
Phil Stacey (29) Currently lives in Jacksonville, FL; however, he grew up in Cincinnati. Stacy has a degree in vocal performance and is a singer in the Navy. He is married with two children.
Chris Sligh (28) Currently lives in Greenville, SC, and is the son of missionaries. Sligh spent 10 years with his family in Germany. Since attending Bob Jones University, he has traveled and performed with a band.
AJ Tabaldo (22) Currently lives in Santa Maria, CA, and has been singing since the age of 5. He is a supervisor for a shipping service.
My choice would definitely have to be one of the Chrises, and if you know me at least a little, it won't be rocket science to figure out which one. Oh, wait. We're looking for the best singer. Singer, Justin! Singer.
What about you? Who is your favorite this year?
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