Studio versions of the songs performed tonight (3/9) by the Season 10 "American Idol" Top 13 finalists will go on sale exclusively on the iTunes Store as a compilation album following the broadcast of the Fox-TV show. Individual songs will also be available for sale.
"American Idol" carved out its list of this year's Top 24 contestants during a two-hour special on Thursday (2/24), with judge Randy Jackson dubbing bass-playing Casey Abrams the best musician he's seen on the Fox-TV talent show.
With the hiring of new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, "American Idol" seems to have a more positive vibe this season. Nigel Lythgoe, "American Idol" executive producer, said he was "absolutely" going for that feeling when he replaced outgoing judges Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi.