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“American Idol”: Tulsa resident in Top 40 semifinals

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm •  Published: February 15, 2013
AMERICAN IDOL: Oklahoma City Auditions: Contestant Zoanette Johnson on AMERICAN IDOL airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Becker / FOX
AMERICAN IDOL: Oklahoma City Auditions: Contestant Zoanette Johnson on AMERICAN IDOL airing Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Becker / FOX


Tulsa resident Zoanette Johnson is among the “American Idol” Top 40 semifinalists who will be heading to Las Vegas to perform on the stage of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles “LOVE” Theatre at The Mirage.

The Las Vegas move is a new twist in the singing competition, during which the Top 40 will again be split by gender, according to a news release.

In episodes airing from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Thursday, Feb. 21, Wednesday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, Feb. 28, 10 semifinalists will perform each night. Girls will be featured Wednesdays and guys on Thursdays.

Each night, the judges will have to decide which five will stay and which five will be sent home. At the end of the first stage of the semifinals, only 20 contestants will remain.

Top 20 girls include:

NAME                                AGE                          CITY/STATE

Melinda Ademi                     19                                Yonkers, NY

Janelle Arthur                       23                            Oliver Springs, TN

Juliana Chahayed                15                          Woodland Hills, CA

Cristabel Clack                     29                             San Antonio, TX

Aubrey Cleland                    19                              West Linn, OR

Candice Glover                    23                             St. Helena Island, SC

Rachel Hale                         21                                Prescott, AR

Kree Harrison                      22                                Nashville, TN

Jett Hermano                       25                                Seattle, WA

Amber Holcomb                  18                                Houston, TX

Brandy Hotard                     26                                Port Allen, LA

Isabelle                                22                                Duluth, GA

Zoanette Johnson               20                                Tulsa, OK

Adriana Latonio                  17                                 Anchorage, AK

Angela Miller                       18                                 Beverly, MA

Kamaria Ousley                  29                                 Oakland, CA

Breanna Steer                    18                                Laplace, LA

Tenna Torres                       28                                Queens, NY

Shubha Vedula                   17                                Mt. Pleasant, MI

Jenny Beth Willis                17                               Owensboro, KY

Top 20 guys include:

Lazaro Arbos                       21                                Naples, F

Charlie Askew                      17                                Little Rock, AR

Nick Boddington                   27                                Memphis, TN

Curtis Finch Jr.                     24                                 St. Louis, MO

Kevin Harris                          28                                Montgomery, AL

Josh Holiday                         24                                Celeste, TX

J’DA                                      27                                 Chicago, IL

Paul Jolley                            22                                Palmersville, TN

Johnny Keyser                      24                                Pompano Beach, FL

Elijah Liu                               18                                Rowland Heights, CA

Vincent Powell                       29                                Austin, TX

Cortez Shaw                          21                                Dallas, TX

Gurpreet Singh Sarin             22                                North Potomac, MD

Jimmy Smith                          25                                Waynesboro, TN

Bryant Tadeo                         23                                Hilo, HI

Burnell Taylor                         19                                New Orleans, LA

Mathenee Treco                     26                                Aurora, CO

Devin Velez                            18                                Chicago, IL

Chris Watson                          25                                Fords, NJ

David Willis                             21                                Mount Dora, FL

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