An American Idol Top 24 Party

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The top 24 contestants on this year's American Idol know how to sing... and party!

The group got together last night in Hollywood to celebrate its achievements.

Between intense rehearsals, the reality show newbies joined American Idol finalists from the past, such as Ace Young and Justin Guarini at the Day After Lounge in Hollywood.

"The judges have always been saying, 'this is the best year ever' and so on, but this year I really think they got it right," Guarini told Us Weekly.

The contestants posed for photos and flirted with each other.

Kady Malloy, who sang "Unchained Melody" during tryouts, held hands with Colton Berry â€" who was the last person selected to go on to the finals â€" at the desert table. Is there an American Idol love connection already?!?

Meanwhile Kristy Lee Cook, known for her a capella rendition of "Amazing Grace" confidently strutted around the room with a few girlfriends. Hot stuff!


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]