Last night on American Idol, the Top 24 contestants who will be singing for your votes starting next week were announced.
However, there's already been drama with the Top 24. Reports are circulating that originally Chris Golightly, a curly-haired 19-year-old from Texas, made the Top 24, but Idol producers had to remove him from the competition sighting that he was ineligible to participate. One rumor, according to Ryan Seacreast, is that he previously had a recording contract, which is against the AI rules.
Here are the names of your Top 24:
Didi Benami, 23, of Knoxville, TN
Crystal Bowersox, 24, of Elliston, OH
Lacey Brown, 24, of Amarillo, TX
Michelle Delamor, 22, of Miami, FL
Katelyn Epperly, 19, of West Des Moines, IA
Siobhan Magnus, 20, of Cape Cod, MA
Paige Miles, 24, of Houston, TX
Ashley Rodriguez, 22, of Chelsea, Ma
Lilly Scott, 20, of Denver, CO
Katie Stevens, 17, of Middlebury, CT
Haeley Vaughn, 16, of Fort Collins, CO
Janell Wheeler, 24, of Tampa, FL
Lee Dewyze, 23, of Mount Prospect, IL
Andrew Garcia, 24, of Moreno Valley, CA
Tyler Grady, 20, of Nazareth, PA
Todrick Hall, 24, of Arlington, TX
Casey James, 27, of Fort Worth, TX
Aaron Kelly, 16, of Sonestown, PA
Alex Lambert, 19, of North Richland Hills, TX
Michael Lynche, 26, of Astoria, NY
Joe MuÃ±oz, 20, of Huntington Park, CA
John Park, 21, of Evanston, IL
Jermaine Sellers, 27, of Joliet, IL
Tim Urban, 20, of Duncanville, TX
Next Tuesday, the girls will be singing Hot 100 songs for your votes, and the guys will be battling it out on Wednesday.
Did your fave make the Top 24? Who are you rooting for?
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