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

MATT GIRAUD

Age: 23
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Mich.
The dueling piano player almost lost his shot at making the Top 13 with his foray into Coldplay territory, but got a second chance after lending his riff-heavy growl to The Jackson 5's version of Smokey Robinson's "Who's Loving You." “Thank you for bringing back the bluesy, soulful Matt," Kara DioGuardi gushed. "He left us for a week, but now he’s back, thank God,"