American Idol Top 13

Michael Becker / FOX

They're ready for the close-ups, America!

American Idol's Top 13 finalists will take the stage on Wednesday night, finally kicking off the real competition to find America's next superstar.

But before they sing for America's votes, Fox's reality hit's contestants got to have a little bit of fun at a promo shoot and we've got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their day hamming it up for the cameras!

In the video, finalists Ben Briley, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Emily Piriz, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson, Sam Woolf, Kristen O'Connor, CJ Harris and Jena Irene all get their time to shine, posing for glam photos while singing on a spinning platform. Talk about multi-tasking!

Some of our favorite looks at the shoot? MK's seriously stylish brocade blazer and ear cuff, Majesty's oh-so-adorable floral dress (with a matching hair clip!) and Alex looking like a long-lost member of Mumford and Sons!

On Wednesday's show, each of the finalists will perform a song that conveys the message "This Is Me" and for the first time ever, viewers will have five different ways to vote for their favorite contestant, including via Google Search. Plus, fans no longer have to wait until the end of the show to start voting. 

And season 12 winner Candice Glover will return to Idol to perform during Thursday night's elimination show, as well as Jake Bugg.

American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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