American Idol Top 13 — Thia Megia is in

Filipina-American singer Thia Megia has entered the Top 13 list of the US hit talent search TV show, American Idol Season 10. Thia was among those picked by viewers to join the next round as AI on Thursday announced the top 13 finalists, as follows:

Viewers' Picks:
  • Scotty McCreery
  • Pia Toscano
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Karen Rodriguez
  • Jacob Lusk
  • Casey Abrams
  • Thia Megia
  • Paul McDonald
  • Haley Reinhart
  • James Durbin
Judges' Picks:
  • Ashton Jones
  • Stefano Langone
  • Naima Adedapo
AI judge Randy Jackson was reminded of the King of Pop after Thia Megia performed her own rendition of an Irene Cara hit entitled “Out Here On My Own” during the show's Top 12 girls performance night recently.

“Your tone reminded me so much of the late great Michael Jackson. This is what hot singing is about,” he said.