by Hilton Hater at

American Idol finally heads to Hollywood next week, as the initial series of mostly crappy auditions are left behind.

We're already looking beyond the next round, however.

According to blogger "JoesPlace," who successfully named a majority of finalists last year prior to their official announcement, the following contestants will be included in season eight's top 36:

  • Adam Lambert: Sung "Bohemian Rhapsody" as part of San Francisco auditions. Recently completed starring turn in stage production of Wicked.
  • Felicia Barton: Made brief appearance during Louisville auditions. Hails from Virginia Beach, Virgina. Her music videos and photos have been removed from MySpace, a typical sign of advancement on the show.
  • Lil Rounds: Auditioned in St. Louis and received the most raucous praise so far of any contestant. Personal story includes a home lost in a tornado. Randy Jackson compared her to Mary J. Blige.

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by Hilton Hater at

Barack Obama's inauguration won't be the most exciting event to take place on a Tuesday in January.

A week prior to this ceremony, American Idol premieres its eighth season.

The show will have a new judge (Kara DioGuardi) and a new format (36 contestants, as opposed to the typical 24, will move on to the finals), but the same weekly excitement of trying to find the next Carrie Underwood or Jordin Sparks.

In an earlier spoiler post, we announced the names of a few contestants rumored to move on to the Hollywood round.

Since then, our research team has uncovered even more names and pictures of these aspiring singers. Click on the following photos to read more about various season eight contestants, any one of which might be our next American Idol...

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by Mischalova at

Fact: The top 24 American Idol contestants were selected this week.

Rumor: The following is a list of those finalists, according to one show source. How do you feel about these choices (some of whom are yet to audition on an episode)?

Top 12 Girls
Asiah Epperson
Alaina Whitaker
Alex Lushington
Amanda Overmyer
Amy Davis
Brooke White
Carly Smithson
Joanne Borgella
Kady Malloy (pictured)
Kristy Lee Cook
Ramielle Malubay
Syesha Mercado

Top 12 Guys
Chikeze Eze
Colton Berry
Danny Noriega
David Archuleta
David Cook
David Hernandez
Garrett Haley
Jason Castro
Jason Yeager
Luke Menard
Michael Johns
Robbie Carrico

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by Mischalova at

The seventh season of American Idol kicks off next month.

But a poster on Idol Forums named "Joesplace" claims to have inside knowledge of the top 50 contestants that heard the magic words: "You're going to Hollywood!"

MTV reports that the obsessed fan "has listed the names, ages, home cities and MySpace pages of contestants fortunate enough to actually make it to Hollywood, where judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson will whittle the top 50 down to the top 24. And it appears that the list may be legit, based on information contained within the MySpace pages of the supposed [American Idol] contenders."

According to "JoesPlace," he started compiling the list a couple months ago and found the contestants "through media and word of mouth."

So take this with a grain of salt the size of Lucy Pinder's boobs, but the following names are supposedly part of the top 50 on American Idol this season:

  • Lorena Pinot
  • Teresa Anello (pictured)
  • Jason Castro
  • Ashley Robinette
  • Charity Daw
  • Lisa Aukerman
  • Syesha Mercado
  • Michael Preston
  • Jermaine Paul
  • Kevin Boyce
  • Brooke Helvie
  • Brandon Green
  • David Archuleta
  • Cardin McKinney
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