HOLLYWOOD (WDRB) -- It's a big week for Louisville native Brandy Neelly as she tries to make it to the Top 13 on "American Idol."

WDRB's Tamara Evans is in Hollywood this week, spending time with Neelly's friends and family, as she tries to make it to the next round.

The competition is down to the Top 30. This is "Rush Week" on Idol.

Neelly is among the Top 15 female contestants.

This may be her 4th trip to Hollywood, but this is the closest she's been to the Top 13.

The contestants have been rehearsing since late last week at CBS Television City, and that's where the live shows will take place this week.

The girls will be performing live Tuesday night at 8 p.m.

The guys perform on Wednesday.

And you have the chance to vote for Brandy this week after she performs.

The Top 13 contestants will be revealed on Thursday.

Not only can you catch all the shows here on WDRB, but Tamara Evans will also report from Hollywood all week long.

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