American Idol Recap: Meet the Top 13 Finalists!

And Rush Week has come to a close.

Arguably one of the cruelest cuts in American Idol history, this week saw the elimination of 17 contestants in a three-episode span. On Tuesday, five guys were sent home before they even got to sing, while Wednesday saw the ousting of five ladies.

And on Thursday's episode of the Fox reality hit, the Top 13 was finally revealed. So which 10 contestants did America send through? And which three contestants were chosen as judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.'s wild card picks? 

America, meet your Top 10!

Ben BrileyCaleb JohnsonJessica MeuseMK NobiletteEmily PirizAlex Preston,Dexter RobertsMajesty RoseMalaya Watson and Sam Woolf.

That left 10 contestants to battle it out for the judges' three wild card slots, but first, Keith, Jennifer and Harry selected five hopefuls to sing for their future on the series. Talk about pressure!

Kristen O'ConnorCJ HarrisSpencer LloydJena Irene, and Bria Anai all took the stage.

In the end, Keith picked Jena Irene, Jennifer chose CJ Harris and Harry saved Kristen O'Connor to advance to the Top 13.

Not making it to the finals? Spencer Lloyd, Bria Anai, Malcolm AllenEmmanuel Zidor,George LovettBriana Oakley and Marrialle Sellars.

What do you think of Idol's Top 13? Do you agree with the judges wild card picks?

(E Online)