third American Idol has its 12 finalists.

third American Idol has its 12 finalists.
With last night’s edition of three wild-card finalists, American Idol 3 now has its final 12. George Huff was selected by Simon; Paula chose Leah LaBelle; Randy Jackson chose Jennifer Hudson; and with 22 percent of the vote, John Peter Lewis was selected by the audience. The join the other eight finalists: Amy Adams, Fantasia Barrino, Diana Degarmo, La Toya London, Matthew Rogers, John Stevens, Jasmine Trias, and Camile Velasco.

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