Does Mariah Agree With Who Made the 'Idol' Top 10?


Thursday night's American Idol was one of the important episodes of the season, revealing the top 10 contestants by America's vote, which also determines who will be invited to go on this summer's American Idols Live tour at the end of the competition.

So does Mariah Carey think the audience -- who voted Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Curtis Finch, Jr., Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Paul Jolley, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor and Devin Velez into the top 10 -- got it right?

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"You know it was really difficult to say goodbye to so many really talented contestants with enormous potential, but I am so happy about some of the people that did get to go through," Mariah told ET's Rob Marciano after the drama-filled taping Thursday night.

And though she refused to pick favorites when it came to the remaining contestants, she did signal out Kree Harrison's talent.

"When I didn't know if Kree was going to through tonight because it was at the very last moment ... then I said, you know what? Even if she doesn't, she can make an album with someone tomorrow. She's already an artist in my opinion."

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Check out the video for her opinion on Burnell Taylor, whose rendition of I'm Here from The Color Purple at his first AI audition first brought Mariah to tears.