American Idol

Meet American Idol's Top 13

These contestants can rest easy – for now! – after they've earned their spot in the next round. By Serena Kappes and Aaron Parsley


Age: 21
Hometown: Carolina, Puerto Rico
After his impassioned performance of Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," Nuñez was moved to tears when Kara DioGuardi told him he was "born to sing." And the singer – who's been working with a dialect coach – already has some famous fans: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony texted their congratulations for Ryan Seacrest to pass along to Nuñez for making it into the Top 12, saying that they "could not be prouder" of him.