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The Rush Week of American Idol comprised of thirty contestants. It started on February 18th, 2014 and ended February 20th, 2014.

Unlike the majority of semifinals, ten contestants were eliminated, while twenty contestants were chosen to sing.

In addition, the voting results to determine whether Ben Briley or Neco Starr would become the thirtieth contestant to participate at Rush Week were announced. Ben won the vote.


Malcolm Allen Bria Anai
Ben Briley Jordan Brisbane
Andrina Brogden Kenzie Hall
C.J. Harris Ethan Harris
Jena Irene Jillian Jensen
Caleb Johnson Spencer Lloyd
George Lovett Briston Maroney
Jessica Meuse Brandy Neelly
MK Nobilette Briana Oakley
Kristen O'Connor Emily Piriz
Alex Preston Dexter Roberts
Majesty Rose Marrialle Sellars
Casey Thrasher Maurice Townsend
Malaya Watson Austin Wolfe
Sam Woolf Emmanuel Zidor


The following contestants did not sing during Rush Week, eliminating them from the competition.


Andrina Brogden Kenzie Hall
Jillian Jensen Brandy Neelly
Austin Wolfe


Jordan Brisbane Ethan Harris
Briston Maroney Casey Thrasher
Maurice Townsend

Female Group[]

Majesty Rose "Happy" (Pharrell Williams) Advanced
Kristen O'Connor "Turning Tables" (Adele) Wild-Card
Briana Oakley "Warrior" (Demi Lovato) Eliminated
Jena Irene "Paint it Black" (The Rolling Stones) Wild-Card
Bria Anai "Wrong Side of a Love Song" (Melanie Fiona) Wild-Card
Marrialle Sellars "Roar" (Katy Perry) Eliminated
Jessica Meuse "Drink a Beer" (Luke Bryan) Advanced
Emily Piriz "Paris (Ooh La La)" (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals) Advanced
MK Nobilette "All of Me" (John Legend) Advanced
Malaya Watson "Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)" (Ray Charles) Advanced

Male Group[]

Caleb Johnson "Stay with Me" (Faces) Advanced
C.J. Harris "Shelter" (Ray LaMontagne) Wild-Card
Emmanuel Zidor "Best of My Love" (The Emotions) Eliminated
Sam Woolf "Babylon" (David Gray) Advanced
George Lovett "Grenade" (Bruno Mars) Eliminated
Dexter Roberts "This Ole Boy" (Craig Morgan) Advanced
Alex Preston "Volcano" (Damien Rice) Advanced
Malcolm Allen "Coming From Where I'm From" (Anthony Hamilton) Eliminated
Ben Briley "Soulshine" (The Allman Brothers) Advanced
Spencer Lloyd "Love Don't Die" (The Fray) Wild-Card


C.J. Harris "Bring It on Home to Me" (Sam Cooke) Advanced
Jena Irene "Unbreakable Me" (Jena Irene) Advanced
Spencer Lloyd "Ordinary Girl" (Spencer Lloyd) Eliminated
Bria Anai "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (James Brown) Eliminated
Kristen O'Connor "Unconditionally" (Katy Perry) Advanced