american idol top 24

While this TV Addict dabbled in AMERICAN IDOL last season courtesy of a brief bout with Sanjaya Fever [Boy how quickly we forget], this season’s Hollywood Week has me officially hooked.

For the first time in seven seasons I’m invested in these no name dreamers from the start and looking forward to watching these twenty-four contestants evolve into the next Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood or Taylor Hicks. Well, maybe not Taylor.

Got an early pick for the winner? Post your guesses below.

Your IDOL TOP 24 are: Back Row L-R: Alexandrea Lushington, Robbie Carrico, Jason Castro, Danny Noriega (striped shirt), Brooke White, Amanda Overmyer, Michael Johns, David Cook (bandana), Luke Menard and Carly Smithson (standing far right). Bottom Row L-R: Chikezie Eze, Colton Berry, Asiaร•H Epperson, Kady Malloy (seated, black dress), Joanne Borgella, Ramiele Malubay, David Hernandez (seated, front), Amy Davis, Alaina Whitaker, Syesha Mercado, Jason Yeager, David Archuleta (seated), Garrett Haley and Kristy Lee Cook.

CR: Timothy White / FOX

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  • Stacy

    So far i’m loving:

    Brooke White, Michael Johns, Asia’H Epperson, Ramiele Malubay and David Hernandez!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • John K.

    I don’t see a whole lot of potential here. Right now, I see Asia’h and Michael Johns in the final two, with Asia’h winning. Archuleta will be third. Danny Noriega=Sanjaya.

  • Ashley

    I could listen to Michael Johns FOREVER! Beautiful voice.

  • Michael Johns (like Ashley, I could listen to him forever. Plus, he’s so damn sexy. lol), Carly Smithson (her eyes are just GORGEOUS!), & David Archuleta are my top 3.

    But I also like Amanda Overmyer (the biker nurse), Luke Menard (he reminds me of Jake on CSI: Miami!), Syesha Mercado (she impressed me when she sang so well while sick the last day of Hollywood Week) & David Hernandez (I loved his last performance especially.)

  • By the way, you can see all of them with pictures on my site too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • John K.

    Gotta Disagree. I think the nerdy kid with glasses who was the last one voted off the island will return. He’s the next Sanjaya and no doubt why Randy and Paula wanted him out.

  • Josh Emerson

    My early favorites are actually the three guys named David. lol I also have a feeling we’ll be seeing Carly and Brooke for a while.

  • Stef

    Unlike the last 6 years, I don’t have a favorite going into the top 24 yet. I feel like the ones we did get to know, I don’t care for. And the whole knowing they are plants thing ruined a few people for me too. Still undecided. Last year at this time I was worshipping Blake already…

  • Knowing who are plants? and how do you know? heh

  • Micheal Johns is definately my favourite, with Brooke as a close second.

  • Stef has the background information of all the top 24. And while they may not be producer “plants,” per say like the article suggests… there is proof on the site of them having past record deals, videos and tour dates with major starts. For an amateur competition, it’s sort of unfair…and also one of them has worked with Randy’s label in the past…suspicious.

  • Ariel

    David Archuleta,Ramielle Malubay, and Carly Smithson ROX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • for me, american idol this year is much better than the previous one.