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SINGING IDOLS ‘ZINEPAK

CD + 64-Page

SEASON 12 FAN GUIDE with Exclusive Interviews, Photos & Stickers


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INTERSCOPE RECORDS 2220 COLORADO AVE., SANTA MONICA, CA 90404. MANUFACTURED AND DISTRIBUTED IN THE UNITED STATES BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC DISTRIBUTION. ℗ & © 2013 19 RECORDINGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.

SINGING IDOLS


AMERICA HAS

VOTED

Twelve years into the most popular and most successful TV and music franchise in entertainment history, AMERICAN IDOL® continues to attract the best performers from every corner of the United States. This year’s Top 10 are among the most talented groups in recent history. In this Idols™ Singing Idols ‘ZinePak, you’ll get to know all 10 Finalists as they share their IDOL™ experiences in exclusive Q&As. Write your performance comments in the Critic’s Notebook space, and don’t forget to apply a special results sticker on each contestant’s page to keep track of who finishes where! After this year’s Idol is crowned on May 16, you can catch the winner and nine runners-up this summer on the AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! TOUR. Be sure to visit AmericanIdol.com/tour for more information.


TABLE OF IDOL™ UP CLOSE

CONTENTS 4

12

Behind the Scenes

Kids at Heart

6

One Tune

By the Numbers

28

42

8

My First Concert

Road to the Top 10

61

On Their Plates

10

10 for 10

THE TOP

10

14

38

Angie Miller

Amber Holcomb

18

44

Candice Glover

Janelle Arthur

22

48

Burnell Taylor

Lazaro Arbos

30

52

Kree Harrison

Devin Velez

34

56

Paul Jolley

Curtis Finch, Jr.


BEHIND THE SCENES

I can’t believe that everyone has picked up the phones and called for me. I feel amazing and appreciate it.”—Candice

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“I keep trying to pinch myself as I look at these nine other people I’ve grown to love and adore. —Kree

To know that I made the Top 10 after three years of trying so hard and finally getting to where I want to be is the most incredible feeling.”—Janelle

What fans can expect from me moving forward is consistency, great charismatic performances, and just enjoying this AMERICAN IDOL® experience and ride.”

—Curtis


HERE’S AN EXCLUSIVE PEEK AT A FEW FUN BACKSTAGE MOMENTS, INCLUDING CANDID COMMENTS AND SNAPSHOTS, AS THE FINALISTS SHARE LAUGHS, HAVE FUN, AND PREPARE FOR THE CAMERAS TO ROLL!

I want fans to see my HEART onstage.” Devin “The fact that Americans voted me to the Top 10 is so wonderful. I love that you guys love me for what I love to do. —Lazaro

I’m getting more respect in the industry and from the people I’m working with.” —Paul I’ve met these nine other amazing people and I can’t wait to spend the summer with them on Tour!” —Amber


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“I WHO HAVE NOTHING” INSPIRED BY JORDIN SPARKS hometown

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DOB 11.22.89

st. helena island, sc

celeb crush

DRAKE

g o -t o s n a c k

CORN FLAKES ® g r e at e s t i n f l u e n c e

MOM p l ay l i s t m u s t

“MAMMA KNOWS BEST,” BY JESSIE J

The third time’s the charm for Candice, whose long road to Season 12’s Top 10 comes after tough eliminations in Seasons 9 and 11. Her determination and rich vocal tone gave her a leg up during her audition this time around. Her authenticity and range were on full display throughout the competition early on, and she earned her keep as a Finalist with her Hollywood Week song, “Girl on Fire,” which left the judges and fans at home in awe. »


MIND-BLOWING. BREATHTAKING. GROUNDBREAKING. WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALIZE YOU COULD SING? When I was eight years old in the bathtub, singing the national anthem.

DO YOU HAVE A HIDDEN TALENT THAT MIGHT SURPRISE YOUR FANS? I write plays for youth church kids.

WHICH JUDGE WERE YOU MOST INTIMIDATED TO MEET? Nicki.

WHAT MAGAZINE WOULD YOU BE MOST EXCITED TO GRACE THE COVER OF AND WHY? Shape. For losing weight.

WHAT’S ONE BACKSTAGE MOMENT YOU WISH YOU COULD FORGET? Falling in heels! WHO OR WHAT HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE IN YOUR LIFE? Jazmine Sullivan and Christina Aguilera. WHICH FORMER IDOL CONTESTANTS HAVE BEEN A BIG INSPIRATION TO YOU AND WHY? Carrie Underwood, because she’s from a small town like me, and now she’s a star. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ANYONE CONSIDERING AUDITIONING FOR IDOL IN 2014? Be yourself!

WHAT CELEBRITY WOULD YOU LIKE TO PORTRAY YOU IN A MOVIE ABOUT YOUR LIFE? Jennifer Hudson. She was a plus-size girl who was always underestimated, just like me. But then I showed the world what I’m made of! WHAT IS ONE BIG LIFE LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED? Not to be afraid to show the world exactly who I am. I missed out on a lot because of a fear of being rejected.

More questions? Tweet yours to

@CANDICEAI12 with #zinepak


WHY “ I WHO HAVE NOTHING” ?

It’s my favorite performance by Jordin and I was honored to to sing it on the show.”

results sticker goes here

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK: YOU BE THE JUDGE!

my dream

“My dream is to be an artist girls can look up to, to be fearless and know you can be fierce in the skin you’re in!”

fav o r i t e p e r f o r m a n c e :

funniest comment: dream duet

WHITNEY HOUSTON

best outfit:

fav e m o v i e

ALADDIN

my idol because:


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YESTERDAY ­ Angie Miller I WHO HAVE NOTHING ­ Candice Glover FLYING WITHOUT WINGS ­ Burnell Taylor WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS ­ Kree Harrison AMAZED ­ Paul Jolley A MOMENT LIKE THIS ­ Amber Holcomb I WILL Janelle Arthur BREAKAWAY ­ Lazaro Arbos THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD ­ Devin Velez I BELIEVE ­ Curtis Finch, Jr.

AMERICAN IDOL® AND ITS RELATED INDICIA: © 19 TV LTD. AND FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA, INC. 2013. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. WWW.AMERICANIDOL.COM. INTERSCOPE RECORDS 2220 COLORADO AVE., SANTA MONICA, CA 90404. MANUFACTURED AND DISTRIBUTED IN THE UNITED STATES BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC DISTRIBUTION. ℗ & © 2013 19 RECORDINGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.

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