‘American Idol’ Top 24 Leaked

We still have two cities of auditions to go before we even get to Hollywood, but it appears that the identities of the Top 24 contenders for American Idol Season 7 have already been leaked.

According to Joe’s Place, here are your Top 24 contestants and their audition cities:

For the Men:

David Archuleta – San Diego

Colton Berry – Charleston

Robbie Carrico – Miami

Jason Castro – Dallas

David Cook – Omaha

Chikezie Eze – San Diego

Garrett Haley – San Diego

David Hernandez – San Diego

Michael Johns – San Diego

Luke Menard – Omaha

Danny Noriega – San Diego

Jason Yeager – Dallas

For the Women:

Joanna Borgella – Philadelphia

Kristy Lee Cook – Philadelphia

Amy Davis – Dallas

Asia’h Epperson — Atlanta

Alexandrea Lushington – Atlanta

Amanda Overmyer – Atlanta

Kady Malloy – Dallas

Ramiele Malubay – Miami

Syesha Mercado – Miami

Carly Smithson – San Diego

Alaina Whitaker – Dallas

Brooke White — Philadelphia

Never heard of these names?  Me neither.  But remember we still haven’t seen the auditions for Atlanta and Miami.  And in the other five cities we were only treated to a sampling of those who got golden tickets.

Of this 24, I only remember seeing auditions for seven and there were two more that I thought I caught a glimpse of in their audition cities.  Here’s a recap of the names above:

In Day 2 of the San Diego auditions, 16-year-old David Achuleta performed “Waiting for the World to Change” by John Mayer with Randy providing background vocals.  Simon joined Paula’s praise of the Vermont native telling him that he made a great song choice.

David Cook of Tulsa was my pick from the Omaha auditions.  The rocker had a nice sound and did Bon Jovi credit when he sang “Living on a Prayer.”

I think we might have seen a glimpse of Garrett Haley at the San Diego auditions.

After listening to the Australian born Michael Johns perform Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” in San Diego, Simon called him “a white soul singer.”

Oregon native Kristy Lee Cook sold her horse to pay for her flight to Philadelphia to audition.  But it was this horse training, kickboxer’s rendition of “Amazing Grace” that earned her a trip to Hollywood.

When Kady Malloy, 23, auditioned in Dallas, Simon told her that she was the best he’d seen so far.  Although the Houston native could sound like Whitney Houston Brittany Spears and Carrie Underwood, it was her version of “Unchained Melody” that won over the judges.

When the Irish Carly Smithson, 23, performed “I’m Every Woman” at her audition in San Diego, it was her second time qualifying for Hollywood.  In Season 5, Smithson, then Hennessy, was disqualified when her Visa didn’t come through in time.

Tulsa native Alaina Whitaker sang Faith Hill’s “Stronger” to impress the judges in Dallas.

And I’m pretty sure we saw a glimpse of Brooke White during the Philadelphia auditions.

I have no confirmation that this list is indeed the final 24.  I’ll let you be the judge of the validity of this leak.  In the meantime we have the Miami auditions coming up.

******* UPDATE **********

 This list is indeed correct.  Here’s a closer look at the Top 12 Men and a look at the Top 12 Women and their experience.  I’ll be posting the women later today.

Here’s a recap of the auditions held to date:

20 from Atlanta

17 from Miami

19 from Omaha

23 from Charleston

31 from San Diego

24 from Dallas

29 from Philadelphia


22 Responses to ‘American Idol’ Top 24 Leaked

  1. Kenzie O'Hair says:

    Luke Menard auditioned in Omaha. They showed him last night at the end of the Omaha auditions with his golden ticket.

  2. vacelts says:

    Thanks for that bit of info Kenzie. I have trouble recognizing the faces at the end when the quickly run through the tickets winners.

  3. saturn says:

    it was britney that kady impersonated and not whitney. She was not also impersonating carrie underwood when she sang before he cheats, the judges had the impression that she was actually mimicking carrie. just an FYI

  4. kfan says:

    I read the same thing on http://www.kristylee-cook.com so I guess it’s true!

  5. aifan says:

    brooke white was at the philly auditions, she sang the corinne bailey rae song “like a star” and she’s also the first one singing on the new AI commercial that aired during the superbowl

  6. vacelts says:

    aifan, thanks for the tip on Brooke White. She sure did get a lot of air time last night.

  7. virginialove says:

    Amanda overmyer rocked the judges tonight!! I love her voice… and on her harley.. bikers rock

  8. aefmo says:

    Garrett Haley auditioned in San Diego.

  9. cindy says:

    looking forward to hearing david

  10. saturn says:

    Asiah is from atlanta

  11. vacelts says:

    Saturn, thanks. I’ve updated the chart.

  12. calma says:

    Colton Berry was seen at the very end of the Chrleston show with his golden ticket, but we did not hear him. However, he is from VA and is FANTASTIC

  13. vacelts says:

    Calma, where in VA is Colton Berry from?

  14. Steve Harkonnen says:

    I remember Colton Berry performed as the lion in the play, The Lion, Witch & Wardrobe. When I saw him acting, I remember telling my wife “that kid is going someplace.”

    This was a few years ago. It appears my prediction may indeed come true. I wish Colton all the very best in his endeavors as he has a bright future ahead of himself.

  15. vacelts says:

    Steve, that’s pretty cool. You can say you knew him before he became famous.

  16. Peter says:

    Wow, I just saw this today, but looks like it has been out there a while. BTW, I have recently launched an American Idol Forum at http://www.idolfanforum.com/ . I need members, so please come and join if you are an idol fan.

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  18. David Archuleta is one of the Top finalists, of the current season of American Idol. Of course, what is American Idol without some controversy? David has come under fire because of his previous Star Search win when he was 12 years old.

  19. If you don’ t watch American Idol , you’ re not interested in this. If you do watch American Idol, you’ re probably only marginally interested in my take on the top 10.

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