American Idol Top 30: Sort of Named!

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American Idol named 17 of its 30 semifinalists on Wednesday night, promising to reveal the final batch the following day.

But we were lied to, people!

The Fox competition, whose talent level has been especially high so far this winter, pulled a twist at the end of Thursday's installment.

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After making the dreams of 12 more hopefuls come true, Ryan Seacrest said the final vote would be left up to viewers at home.

So Neco Starr and Ben Briley are left to wonder and pray as fans take to the Internet to voice their opinion, with the results to be announced Tuesday.

Combining both nights this week, here's a look at the Top 29:

WOMEN
Austin Wolfe
Brandy Neelly
Briana Oakley
Jena Asciutto
Kenzie Hall
Majesty Rose
Marrialle Sellars
Andrina Brogden
Bria Anai
Emily Piriz
Jessica Meuse
Jillian Jensen
Kristen O’Connor
M.K. Nobilette
Malaya Watson

MEN
Alex Preston
Dexter Roberts
Emmanuel Zidor
George Lovett
Jordan Brisbane
Malcolm Allen
Maurice Townsend
Sam Woolf
Spencer Lloyd
Briston Maroney
C.J. Harris
Caleb Johnson
Casey Thrasher
Ethan Harris

Neco Starr and Ben Briley

So... who should move on?

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Looking forward to next week with Adam and Chris doing Randy's Bootcamp. Have no favorites at this point, no one standing out.

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]