It's America's Turn to Vote to "Insure" Their Favorite Makes It to the Finals

From magicians and rappers to hula-hoopers and soprano soloists, thousands tried out for a chance to appear in a national ad with Flo, Progressive’s always-happy-to-help insurance clerk. Today, the 10 semifinalists are named. Next step: America votes.

“The turnout is very flattering???‚??we’ve seen lots of really talented people who just love insurance,” said Flo. “I’d be lucky to any of these really fun semifinalists working alongside of me in the Progressive Superstore.”

The 10 semifinalists are:

Alex Yacovelli, Pleasantville, N.Y.,

Amber Preston, Minneapolis, Minn.,

Ana Valverde, Los Angeles, Calif.,

Beau Davidson, Nashville, Tenn.,

Diana Gaitirira, Albuquerque, N.M.,

‘Ekaterini Stappas, Elm Grove, Wisc.,

Encarnasion Santana, Modesto, Calif.,

Jacob Doherty, Highland Heights, Ky.,

Jane Marx, New York, N.Y.,

Tania Dennis, Albuquerque, N.M.,

The semifinalists’ videos can be viewed and voted on at today through May 3. After the polls close, three finalists will be announced. Finalists will then complete their quest for Superstore superstardom later that month at an in-person try-out with Flo.

“After three months, three cities, and more than 2,500 contestants, the competition has been fierce,” says Chris Owen, Marketing Business Leader for Progressive. “Now it’s America’s time to vote to help decide who takes the next step toward Superstore stardom.”

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