Adam Lambert Leads Latest Trio of American Idol Finalists

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We're halfway to a completed set of 12 American Idol finalists.

With Danny Gokey, Alexis Grace and Michael Sarver - all of whom were voted through to the next round a week ago - looking on, the show announced its next trio of finalists last night.

They are:

Adam Lambert, Audition Pic

Lambert and Iraheta were no-brainers, as they were the only two impressive contestants on Wednesday night's performance show.

Allen, however, was a slight surprise. He beat out Megan Joy Corkrey for the last spot.

Next week, a dozen more semifinalists will compete for three more spots in the competition's finals.

After that, American Idol is switching it up this season: the judges will pick the last three finalists as part of a special wild card round.

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