'American Idol' Top 24 Season 10: Meet the Semifinalists

by Hilary Rothing, posted Feb 25th 2011 2:04PM
American Idol top 24 season 10
They walked "the Green Mile" and survived to sing about it! Finally, we're down to 'American Idol's' Top 24 for season 10 and it's time to get to know the 12 guys and 12 girls who'll be vying for your votes next week.

The boys will face America first on Tuesday, March 1 (8–9:30PM ET on Fox), followed by the girls on Wednesday, March 2 (8–9:30 PM ET on Fox), with the results revealed live on Thursday, March 3 (8-10PM ET on Fox). Word is the pack will be cut down to 10 with a couple of wild cards from the judges thrown in, but nothing's official yet. Check back for spoilers on what the gang will be singing in the days to come!

The Top 12 Guys

Casey Abrams

Hometown: Wilmette, Ill.

Currently Resides: Idyllwild, Calif.

Age: 20

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Jovany Barreto

Hometown: Harvey, La.

Currently Resides: Harvey, La.

Age: 23

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Jordan Dorsey

Hometown: Laplace, La.

Currently Resides: Donaldsville, La.

Age: 21

James Durbin

Hometown: Santa Cruz, Calif.

Currently Resides: Santa Cruz, Calif.

Age: 22

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Clint Jun Gamboa

Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.

Currently Resides: Long Beach, Calif.

Age: 26

Tim Halperin

Hometown: Omaha, Neb.

Currently Resides: Fort Worth, Texas

Age: 23

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Stefano Langone

Hometown: Kent, Wash.

Currently Resides: Kent, Wash.

Age: 21

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Brett Loewenstern

Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.

Currently Resides: Boca Raton, Fla.

Age: 17

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Jacob Lusk

Hometown: Compton, Calif.

Currently Resides: Compton, Calif.

Age: 23

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Scotty McCreery

Hometown: Garner, N.C.

Currently Resides: Garner, N.C.

Age: 17

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Paul McDonald

Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.

Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

Age: 26

Robbie Rosen

Hometown: Merrick, N.Y.

Currently Resides: Merrick, N.Y.

Age: 17

The Top 12 Girls

Naima Adedapo

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.

Currently Resides: Milwaukee, Wis.

Age: 26

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Lauren Alaina

Hometown: Rossville, Ga.

Currently Resides: Rossville, Ga.

Age: 16

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Kendra Chantelle

Hometown: Loudon, Tenn.

Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

Age: 22

Ashthon Jones

Hometown: Valdosta, Ga.

Currently Resides: Nashville, Tenn.

Age: 24

Thia Megia

Hometown: Hayward, Calif.

Currently Resides: Mountain House, Calif.

Age: 16

Haley Reinhart

Hometown: Wheeling, Ill.

Currently Resides: Wheeling, Ill.

Age: 20

Karen Rodriguez

Hometown: New York

Currently Resides: New York

Age: 21

Pia Toscano

Hometown: Howard Beach, N.Y.

Currently Resides: Howard Beach, N.Y.

Age: 22

Lauren Turner

Hometown: Covington, La.

Currently Resides: Slidell, La.

Age: 24

Tatynisa Wilson

Hometown: Shreveport, La.

Currently Resides: Aurora, Ill.

Age: 20

Rachel Zevita

Hometown: New York

Currently Resides: New York

Age: 23

Julie Zorrilla

Hometown: Denver

Currently Resides: Hollywood, Calif.

Age: 20

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'American Idol' airs Wednesdays and Thursdays (and sometimes Tuesdays) at 8PM ET on Fox.

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It should have been Haley,not James!!!!!!! Why is she still there???? She growls like an angry bear!!!

May 15 2011 at 8:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I like most of their picks but some like Ashton and Jovany aren't too great and they voted Chris Medina off and I think they should have kept him instead of Jovany, and Brett is so young I don't think he will go very far......

May 01 2011 at 2:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I would just like to say that with the awesome, raspy, husky voice that Hayden has I think that she could really do a wonderful job with Bonnie Tylers Bright Eyes, or any of her songs!!

March 03 2011 at 7:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I thought that they were not going to do the "12 men and 12 women" thing again--- that the best talent would go through whether they were male or female. So what happened?

February 28 2011 at 8:39 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Renee Bartlett Loyd

Personally didn't care for Chris Medina's style of music but he is definitely a good singer and an awesome person. He definitely will go far in life. As far as the other contestants, there are some really good picks. I didn't agree with all of the judges picks, never do!

February 26 2011 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am shocked they voted Chris Medina off. That was just wrong! I know he shouldn't be put on there just because of his incredible story with his fiancee becoming disabled after the wreck, but he could sing! He had heart and his singing came from the heart! No wonder the judges were sad-looking and J-Lo cried, they knew they were doing the wrong thing! He should have gone through.
On the upside, I did hear a record producer snagged him and he is already working on a song he wrote himself...I see good things for him, but still think Idol was wrong.

February 26 2011 at 5:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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