Tim Urban Replaces Chris Golightly, American Idol Rounds Out Season Nine Semifinalists

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American Idol rounded out its top 24 last night, which was great news for two dozen aspiring singers - but bad news for Chris Golightly.

One of the first names to get leaked as a season nine semifinalist, Golightly was disqualified at the last minute due to a contract he had signed with a boy band. There's controversy brewing over whether it's still valid, but Ryan Seacrest Tweeted last night:

“Been determined that Chris Golightly is ineligible to continue on IDOL, contestant Tim Urban has replaced Golightly as part of the Top 24″

Top 24 Photo

In addition to the seven singers that advanced through Hollywood on Tuesday night, the following crooners still have their American Idol dreams alive:

• Janell Wheeler
• Tyler Grady
• Lacey Brown
• Ashley Rodriguez
• Alex Lambert
Joe Munoz
• Tim Urban
Crystal Bowersox
• Katie Stevens
Paige Miles
• Siobhan Magnus
• Michelle Delamor
• Jermaine Sellers
John Park
Lilly Scott
• Andrew Garcia

WE'VE POSTED PHOTOS OF ALL 24 AMERICAN IDOL SEMIFINALISTS BELOW. CLICK ON EACH AND THEN LET US KNOW YOUR FAVORITE.

  • Didi
  • Crystal Bowersox Photo
  • Lacey Brown Photo
  • Michelle Delamor Photo
  • Katelyn Epperly Photo
  • Andrew Garcia Audition Photo
  • Tyler Grady Pic
  • Todrick Hall Pic
  • Casey James Photograph
  • Aaron Kelly Photo
  • Alex Lambert Photo
  • Michael Lynche Photo
  • Siobhan Magnus Photo
  • Paige Miles Pic
  • Joe Munoz Picture
  • John Park Photo
  • Ashley Rodriguez Pic
  • Lilly Scott Image
  • Jermaine Sellers on Idol
  • Katie Stevens Pic
  • Haeley Vaughn Photo
  • Janell Wheeler Image
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What is America thinking? Alex and Todrick were both better than Tim Urban, and the week before John Parks and Joe were better than Urban. How he even got into the top "24" I'll never understand.

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]
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