LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Jacob Lusk of Compton was named as one of the 13 "American Idol'' finalists.
The two other Los Angeles County residents who were among the 24 semifinalists failed to advance to the finals, Clint Jun Gamboa of Long Beach and Julie Zorrilla of Hollywood.
Lusk, 23, is a minister of music at his church and works as a spa concierge. He began singing when he was 4 years old. He also enjoys acting and playing the piano.