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'American Idol' Reveals This Season's Top 10

Michael Becker / FOX(LAS VEGAS) -- This season's top 10 American Idol contestants were revealed Thursday night based on America's votes from Tuesday and Wednesday night's shows. They are Paul Jolley, Burnell Taylor, Curtis Finch, Jr., Devin Velez, Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb and Kree Harrison.

Thirty-nine million votes came in to determine this year's top 10. They have now secured a spot on American Idol's summer tour and will compete for the Idol crown over the coming weeks.

Each contestant sang a victory song as they made the top 10, starting with the top five guys. Paul kicked it off with Heart's "Alone," and Burnell was next, singing India.Arie's "Ready for Love." Curtis took the stage to sing "So High" by John Legend. Devin went the gospel route with "The Power of One (Change the World)" by Israel Houghton, and judge Nicki Minaj looked forward to hearing Devin mix English and Spanish-language performances on future shows. Lazaro had to quickly conference with the band before he went on stage to sing his original audition song, Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

Tennessee native Janelle was the first girl on stage, and she chose Dierks Bentley's country hit "Home" for her victory song. R&B powerhouse Candice sang Mary J. Blige's version of Rose Royce's "I'm Going Down," and Angie's performance of Beyoncé's "I Was Here" left judge Keith Urban in tears. Amber was up next with Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman," and Kree closed out the night singing Susan Tedeschi's "Evidence."

American Idol's
top 10 returns Wednesday night to perform for America's vote live on Fox.

And, in a special twist, the show next week will have a sing-off between the guy and the girl who just missed the top ten.  Viewers will choose the winner, who will then get to join the top 10 on the American Idols Live summer tour.  At this point, we don't know who those contestants will be.

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Adele's "Skyfall" Is First Bond Theme in 10 Years to Hit Top 10

Dan MacMedan/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- OK, so maybe Adele's new James Bond theme "Skyfall" didn't debut at #1 on the charts -- it's still the most successful James Bond theme in quite some time.

Yahoo!'s Chart Watch points out that by debuting at #8, "Skyfall" is now the first Bond theme to hit the top 10 in ten years.  The last one to manage it was Madonna's 2002 theme for Die Another Day, which peaked at #8.  It's worth noting that Madonna also appeared in that Bond movie, playing a fencing instructor.  It was also the last James Bond film to feature Pierce Brosnan in the title role.

Adele can also add another achievement to her list: "Skyfall" is one of only seven themes in the entire history of the Bond films that have hit the top 10 in the U.S.

The other ones are, of course, "Die Another Day," plus "Goldfinger" by Shirley Bassey, "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney & Wings, "For Your Eyes Only" by Sheena Easton, "Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon and "A View to a Kill" by Duran Duran.

The Duran Duran Bond theme remains the only one that's ever hit #1 in the U.S., but Adele still has a shot at that.

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Michelle Obama Presents Top Ten List on "Late Show"

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The first lady just can't get enough of David Letterman.

Last week, Michelle Obama dropped by CBS' Late Show with David Letterman to discuss the election season and her "Let's Move!" nutrition and fitness campaign.  She returned to the program on Wednesday night, appearing via satellite from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., to present a top ten list.

Mrs. Obama read the "Top Ten Reasons to Watch the Democratic National Convention."  She joked that there would be "no Kiss Cam," recalling a moment at a basketball game in July when she and President Obama initially refused to smooch while featured on a Kiss Cam.

Number two on the list: "Joe Biden says it will be a big you-know-what deal," alluding to the vice president using the "F" word in range of an open mic a few years ago after health care legislation was passed.

The number-one reason delivered by the first lady: "At long last, I'll reveal who I'm voting for."

Here is the top ten list, in reverse order:

10. "Spoiler alert: the Democrats will nominate Barack Obama."
9. "It's like having a crowded convention center right in your own living room."
8. "You don't have to be a Democrat to enjoy balloons."
7. "Finally, you get to see some coverage of the presidential campaign."
6. "As a healthy alternative, we're using low-fat confetti."
5.  "If you were appearing at a national political convention, I'd watch."
4. "There will be no Kiss Cam."
3. "It's gotta be better than what you're watching now."
2. "Joe Biden says it will be a big you-know-what deal."
1. "At long last, I'll reveal who I'm voting for."

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Katy Perry Celebrates an Entire Year in the Top 10

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The success of Katy Perry's album Teenage Dream has allowed her to set record after record, and now here's another one: this week, she becomes the first artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to spend 52 straight weeks -- a whole year -- in the top 10, with releases from her album.

Katy's year-long streak started last May when her single California Gurls debuted at #2.  The song went on to spend six weeks at #1.  Then, in August, her second single, Teenage Dream, entered the top 10.  It went on to top the charts for two weeks. In November, just as Teenage Dream dropped out of the top 10, Firework replaced it.  It went on to spend four weeks at #1.  And in March, when Firework was still in the top 10, her current #1 hit, E.T. joined it there and hasn't left since.

Prior to Katy setting her record, the previous one was 48 straight weeks in the top 10, set by the Swedish pop group Ace Of Base.  Ironically, Katy has cited Ace of Base as one of the inspirations for the sound of Teenage Dream.

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