American Idol Semifinalists: Sort of Unveiled!

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American Idol rounded out its season 11 semifinalists last night. Almost.

A night after making the dreams of 14 contestants come true, Randy, Steven and J. Lo went through the same process again here, listening to a few final auditions before making their selections. So, who advanced to the top 24? And how is it now the top 25? Read on...

Adam Brock - who concluded Wednesday night by crying "I have to sing. It's where my joy comes from. It's how I know God blessed me." - is in.

So is Jeremy Rosado (above), who gave the judges no choice after his final chance to impress them.

Shannon Magrane may have forgot some lyrics in the group round, but she promised not to let the panel down after it gave her a pass.

Skylar Laine, Hallie Day and Chase Likens: All in, all briefly shown receiving the news.

Aaron Marcellus, who advanced to the top 40 last season, was told he's not gone a step farther.

Deandre Brackensick and his curls were told by Lopez: "We could see your confidence had grown. We could see your voice had grown. We'd be crazy, crazy people if we didn't ask you to be in the top 24."

Hollie Cavanagh was called out with Ariel Sprague and Shelby Tweten and awkwardly told she had advanced.

Similarly, Eeben Franckewitz was informed of his positive fate while seated next to friend David Leathers, Jr.

And then came the twist: Ryan Seacrest announced that one of Jermaine Jones, Johnny Keyser, Richie Law or Leathers Jr. WOULD be among the semifinal men singing on Tuesday night. Which will it be?

Tune in then to find out, of course.


hai jeremy im your number one idol your sa nice to sing .go off show oof i like you your the best of the greatest


I think you are right dclaire, I loved american idol for so many years, I followed them so many season, but it's time for a change, and it's not a change of judges! Who isn't tired of the same old same old, at the end it's more of a popularity contest than a talent competition. If you really are looking to compete for your talent then go over to sites like that one, makeastar and start a competition or vote for real singers with real talent.


I also like some of the above.
Why put the singers through
in such a manner, by taking so
long before telling them that
they either had made it or had
NOT made it! It is juvenile
on their part to do it that way!
There is no sense to such a
procedure! It wastes their time,
the singer's time and we, the
listeners, our time!


I think IDOL is rediculous for putting the contestants thru this
just say ok your in you were good enough to go thru.
its silly to play games with them.
The crying does not need to be seen, I dont want to have my time spent on 5 minutes of some guy crying when he is already an admitted mama's boy. its rediculous. David Leathers if they bring him back he will not last. ok he can sing. but he is a Michael Jackson want to be and no where near as good as MJ.


I also am fed up with American Idol's format year after year after year....All the judges do is act, when they know the contestant already made it....and btw, it's poor acting on their make these kids sweat it out is so stupid.... they should really change it around...ENOUGH ALREADY>>>>pretty soon this show will be off the air, if this continues......I hope the young black dude, doesn't come back when they pick 1 more contestant....can't stomach his looks, and he thinks he's all that....i believe his name is David.....He reminds me of that obnoxious Astro from the X-factor....and btw, where is he.....Died out????? I knew that would


What's with all the crying ?????


I think it is time American Idol to changed it's tired format or go. The "green mile" walk to the judges and all this nonsense even the judges are hard up for something to say 40 different times to tortured contestants. The show has become manipulative and the whole point of hearing good talent is obscured by all fake drama. I feel embarrassed for cry babies and other tense contestants. When a show is beginning to show how contrived it is Hang it up.


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]