American Idol: And the Top 20 Girls Are...

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And then there were the final 40.

American Idol chopped eight men tonight, narrowing its number of males down to 20. But the evening for the most part once again belonged to the fairer gender, as many females took to the stage and only 20 were left standing by the end of the hour.

Did your favorites make the cut? Over whom are you most outraged?

Scroll down for a list of the Top 20 and remember to bookmark our American Idol videos section to watch performances all season long.

  1. Adriana Latonio
  2. Amber Holcomb
  3. Angela Miller
  4. Aubrey Cleland
  5. Brandy Hotard
  6. Breanna Steer
  7. Candice Glover
  8. Cristabel Clack
  9. Isabel Pasqualone
  10. Janelle Arthur
  11. Jenny Beth Willis
  12. Jett Hermano
  13. Juliana Chahayed
  14. Kamaria Ousley
  15. Kree Harrison
  16. Melinda Ademi
  17. Rachel Hale
  18. Shubha Vedula
  19. Tenna Torres
  20. Zoanette Johnson

The overall Top 40 are off to Las Vegas for the sudden death semifinals. Sounds violent! And exciting!


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]