AMERICAN IDOL reveals Top 24 semfinalists

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Top 24 - American Idol

AMERICAN IDOL: Top 24: top row (L-R) Kendra Chantelle, Jovani Barreto, Lauren Turner, Casey Abrams, Tatynisa Wilson, James Durbin, Karen Rodriguez, Jacob Lusk, Lauren Alaina, Thia Megia, Scott McCreery, Brett Loewenstern, Pia Toscano and Jordan Dorsey. Bottom row (L-R): Rachel Zevita, Stefano Langone, Paul McDonald, Julie Zorrilla, Tim Halperin, Haley Reinhart, Clint Jun Gamboa, Robbie Rosen, Naima Adedapo and Ashthon Jones.

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By Jason Matthews

Auditions concluded tonight for the 10th season of AMERICAN IDOL, and the judges’ remaining picks for the Top 24 semifinalists were revealed. The Top 24 semifinalists are: Males – Casey Abrams, Jovany Barreto, Jordan Dorsey, James Durbin, Clint Jun Gamboa, Tim Halperin, Stefano Langone, Brett Loewenstern, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald and Robbie Rosen; Females – Naima Adedapo, Lauren Alaina, Kendra Chantelle, Ashthon Jones, Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart, Karen Rodriguez, Pia Toscano, Lauren Turner, Tatynisa Wilson, Julie Zorrilla and Rachel Zevita.
 

Male singers scheduled to perform Tuesday, March 1 (8:00-9:30 PM) include:

 

Casey Abrams

Hometown: Wilmette, IL

Currently Resides: Idyllwild, CA

Age: 20
   



Jovany Barreto

Hometown: Harvey, LA

Currently Resides: Harvey, LA

Age: 23
   



Jordan Dorsey

Hometown: Laplace, LA

Currently Resides: Donaldsville, LA

Age: 21
   
 



James Durbin

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Currently Resides: Santa Cruz, CA

Age: 22
   



Clint Jun Gamboa

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Currently Resides: Long Beach, CA

Age: 26
   



Tim Halperin

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Currently Resides: Fort Worth, TX

Age: 23
   



Stefano Langone

Hometown:
Kent, WA

Currently Resides: Kent, WA

Age: 21
   



Brett Loewenstern

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Currently Resides: Boca Raton, FL

Age: 17
   



Jacob Lusk

Hometown: Compton, CA

Currently Resides: Compton, CA

Age: 23
   



Scotty McCreery

Hometown: Garner, NC

Currently Resides: Garner, NC

Age: 17
   



Paul McDonald

Hometown: Huntsville, AL

Currently Resides: Nashville, TN

Age: 26
   



Robbie Rosen

Hometown: Merrick, NY

Currently Resides: Merrick, NY

Age: 17
   
 

Female singers scheduled to perform Wednesday, March 2 (8:00-9:30 PM) include:


Naima Adedapo

Hometown:
Milwaukee, WI

Currently Resides:
Milwaukee, WI

Age: 26
 



Lauren Alaina


Hometown: Rossville, GA

Currently Resides: Rossville, GA

Age: 16
   



Kendra Chantelle

Hometown: Loudon, TN

Currently Resides: Nashville, TN

Age: 22
   



Ashthon Jones

Hometown: Valdosta, GA

Currently Resides: Nashville, TN

Age: 24
   



Thia Megia


Hometown: Hayward, CA

Currently Resides:
Mountain House, CA

Age: 16
    



Haley Reinhart

Hometown: Wheeling, IL

Currently Resides: Wheeling, IL

Age: 20
   
 



Karen Rodriguez

Hometown:
New York, NY

Currently Resides:
New York, NY

Age: 21
   
 



Pia Toscano

Hometown:
Howard Beach, NY

Currently Resides: Howard Beach, NY

Age: 22
   
 



Lauren Turner

Hometown: Covington, LA

Currently Resides:
Slidell, LA

Age: 24
   
 



Tatynisa Wilson

Hometown: Shreveport, LA

Currently Resides:
Aurora, IL

Age: 20
   
 



Julie Zorrilla

Hometown: Denver, CO

Currently Resides:
Hollywood, CA

Age: 20
   
 



Rachel Zevita


Hometown: New York, NY

Currently Resides:
New York, NY

Age: 23
   

Next week, the Top 24 will be split into two groups – 12 males and 12 females – and perform for the first time for America. The 12 male semifinalists will perform Tuesday, March 1 (8:00-9:30 PM), and the 12 female semifinalists will perform Wednesday, March 2 (8:00-9:30 PM) on FOX. Then, tune in to see who America picks to become a finalist on the season’s first LIVE results show Thursday, March 3 (8:00-10:00 PM).

At the end of each performance show, the phone lines will open for at least two hours and AMERICAN IDOL viewers will be able to vote for their favorite contestant(s) via the branded toll-free telephone numbers (1-866-IDOLS-01, -02, etc.). AT&T wireless subscribers can use their cell phones to vote by texting the word “VOTE” to the four-digit short code (5701, 5702, etc.) that corresponds with the contestant of their choice. Additionally, fans will be able to cast their votes online at americanidol.com.

To vote online during the voting window, fans should visit americanidol.com and follow the directions. Fans will be required to log in using their Facebook account to access the AMERICAN IDOL voting page, which will feature the name and photo of each of the current contestants. To vote, fans will simply choose their favorite contestant, complete the security verification and submit their choice. After each performance show and during the online voting window, fans may cast up to 50 total online votes for that evening's performances. Only fans with a registered Facebook account in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) online.

Emmy Award-winning AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Founder, 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, President, Big Red 2 Entertainment. AMERICAN IDOL has been No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the past seven consecutive seasons and currently ranks as the No. 1 television show of the 2010-11 season.

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