American Idol revealed its 12 season nine finalists last night, eliminating four contestants in the process.
Two of those eliminations were easy to see coming: We'd have gone with Paige Miles and Tim Urban instead, but it's hard to argue with viewers sending Katelyn Epperly (the weakest of this season's singer/songwriters) and Todrick Hall (more of a dancer than a singer) home.
But Lilly Scott and Alex Lambert? Wow. The lessons future contestants can take from these semifinalists would be: don't only sing songs from previous decades; and get over your stage fright.
We wish all booted contestants the best, but it's now time to focus on those remaining. We're not down to the top 12, and we've listed them below, from most likely to win to least likely...
- Crystal Bowersox
- Siobhan Magnus
- Casey James
- Michael Lynche
- Didi Benami
- Lee DeWyze
- Andrew Garcia
- Paige Miles
- Aaron Kelly
- Katie Stevens
- Lacey Brown
- Tim Urban
There's a big drop-off after the top four, as two women and two men really stand out. Do you agree?
Who would you have sent home and who do you consider the favorite?