IdolThoughts: Top 24 Announced

Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011 by MiKey in Labels: ,

Next is the first hour of the long and out drawn announcement of this year’s Top 24. So as stated previously the Top 40 were invited back to California where they sang one more time for the judges to earn their spots in the Top 24. Tonight the first 5-Members of the Top 24 are revealed along with some surprising cuts.

Naima Adedapo – SFYL Song Choice: Put Your Records On by Corrine Bailey Rae[2/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Hollie Cavanagh – SFYL Song Choice: No One by Alicia Keys [ 2/3- Stars] Cut

LaKeisha Lewis – Cut

Alexander Ryan – Cut

Clint Jun Gamboa – SFYL Song Choice: ? [2/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Haley Reinhart – SFYL Song Choice: ? [2/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Deandre Brackensick – SFYL Song Choice: Turn Your Lights Down Low by Bob Marley [2/3- Stars] Cut

Paul McDonald – SFYL Song Choice: Original Song [N/A] Made Top 24

Ashthon Jones – SFYL Song Choice: I Wanna Dance With Somebody [2.5/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Chris Medina- SFYL Song Choice: Fix You by Coldplay [2.5/3- Stars] Cut

Jerome Bell – Cut

As promised this two hour long episode would finally reveal all of this year’s Top 24.

Karen Rodriguez – SFYL Song Choice: A Track from Selena [2/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Robbie Rosen – SFYL Song Choice: Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word by Elton John [2.5/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Brittany Mazur – Cut

Jimmie Allen – Cut

Tim Halperin – SFYL Song Choice: Original Song [2/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Julie Zorrilla – SFYL Song Choice: ? [2/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Scotty McCreery – SFYL Song Choice: Long Black Train by Josh Turner [2.5/3- Stars] Made Top 24

John Wayne Schulz – Cut

Jovany Barreto – SFYL Song Choice: Angel by Jon Secada [3/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Lauren Turner – SFYL Song Choice: Steal Away by Etta James [2/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Erin Kelly – Cut

Tiwan Strong – Cut

Rachel Zevita – SFYL Song Choice: Speechless [2.5/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Aaron Sanders – Cut (Not Aired)

Kendra Chantelle – SFYL Song Choice: Fallin’ by Alicia Keys [2/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Jordan Dorsey – SFYL Song Choice: So High by John Legend [3/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Lauren Alaina – SFYL Song Choice: Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers [2.75/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Stefano Langone – SFYL Song Choice: Original Song [2/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Jackie Wilson – SFYL Song Choice: Because of You by Kelly Clarkson [1.5/3- Stars] Cut

Jacob Lusk – SFYL Song Choice: Song For You by Donny Hathaway [3/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Pia Toscano – SFYL Song Choice: Doesn’t Mean A Thing by Alicia Keys [3/3- Stars] Made Top 24

James Durbin – SFYL Song Choice: Change Gonna Come by Sam Cooke [3/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Casey Abrams – SFYL Song Choice: Why Don't You Do Right? by Kansas Joe McCoy [3/3- Stars] made Top 24

Thia Megia – SFYL Song Choice: You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban [2.75/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Jessica Cunningham – Cut

Colton Dixon – SFYL Song Choice: ? [2.5/3- Stars] Cut

Jacee Badeaux – SFYL Song Choice: Gone To Soon by Michael Jackson [2/3- Stars] Cut

Brett Loewenstern – SFYL Song Choice: Original Song [2/3- Stars] Made Top 24

Here are my Top 12 Finalists in no particular order: Jacob Lusk, Thia Megia, Jovany Barreto, Casey Abrams, Paul McDonald, Jordan Dorsey, Pia Toscano, Karen Rodriguez, Julie Zorrilla, Lauren Alaina, Clint Jun Gamboa and Ashthon Jones.

There also has been many a rumor about there being a wild card round this year. In past years contestants from various parts of the competition have been given a call back. If there is indeed a “call back” would love to see contestants from the Top 100 like Colton Dixon, Schyler Dixon, Sophia Shorai, Luke James, LaKeisha Lewis, Chelsea Sorrell, Casey Schuber, Jonathas Ojeda, Matthew-John Suyat, Symphony Howlett, Hannah Mulholland, Hunter Elizabeth and Matt Nuss be considered :-).