Semifinalists Announced

Here are your final 24:

Lauren Alaina, 15

Ashton Jones, 24

Karen Rodriguez, 21

Julie Zorrilla, 19

Lauren Turner, 24

Rachel Zevita, 21

Pia Toscano 21

Thia Megia, 15

Naima Adedapo 25

Kendra Chantelle, 21

Haley Reinhart, 18

Tatynisa Wilson, 20

Casey Abrams, 19

Robbie Rosen, 16

Jacob Lusk, 23

James Durbin, 21

Clint Jun Gamboa, 26

Paul McDonald, 25

Stefano Langone, 20

Brett Loewenstern, 16

Tim Halperin, 23

Jovany Barreto, 22

Jordan Dorsey, 21

Scotty McCreery, 16

There were a few mild surprises, and a couple that I would have done differently (of course). It’s a strong group on the male side, maybe a little ballad heavy on the female side. I’ll take some time this weekend to send my power rankings, and I’ll tie up the loose ends then. Next week Idol goes….


No more mulligans, kids, so don’t forget the words.

PS: Casey Abrams went to the hospital today for severe stomach pains. He has to stay overnight, and the men are taping their final 24 performances tomorrow. Casey has to perform or he will be disqualified. This would be a huge blow to the show, as you all know. Casey is amazing. Cross your fingers.

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