Season 11 of American Idol premieres Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 8/7c on FOX. I always say that I don’t really care for the early rounds. I start paying attention after Hollywood Week eliminations happen, and really tune in when they’re down to the Top 12. The Idol Pad has been updating their blog with as many of the Top 42 contestants as they’ve been able to confirm. They’re also compiling a list of the Top 60 eliminated in Las Vegas Round, as many of the 300+ contestants that made it to Hollywood Week (whew! I had no idea so many people get that far).
I’ve never cited The Idol Pad before, but I’m taking the information as truth until/unless I find otherwise. Here’s 32 of the Top 42 that were posted on The Idol Pad at the time I last checked. No hometown info on them, but if you recognize someone on the list, leave a comment and I’ll start adding that info.
In regards to the Top 42 list, AmericanIdolNet.com mentioned:
“Dangerfield wowed fans during his audition but then wasn’t seen from again. We later learned he withdrew from the show. Dixon made it all the way to the Green Mile episode and fans were left shocked when he didn’t make the final cut. Both are getting another shot at season 11 and I wouldn’t be surprised if both make it to the live rounds.”
Update Jan 4, 2012:
Here’s a message from the Idol judges about this season’s auditions:
Also, the NY Post has also posted this list and has written a really good article with some background about contestants who tried out in previous seasons, read “‘Idol’ web leaks.”
Time to get excited about another season of American Idol!
|Name||Prior Season(s) auditioned/eliminated|
|1.||Aaron Marcellus Sanders||AI Season 7 Green Mile, Season 10 Sing For Your Life/Green Mile|
|3.||Aubrey Cleland||AI Season 10 Hollywood Week|
|4.||Baylie Brown||AI Season 6 Hollywood Week|
|5.||Brielle Von Hugel||AI Season 10 Hollywood Week|
|6.||Chelsea Sorrell||AI Season 10 Las Vegas Round|
|11.||DeAndre Brackensick||AI Season 10 Sing For Your Life/Green Mile|
|12.||Deneco Pittman (aka “Neco Starr”)||AI Season 9 Hollywood Week|
|15.||Erika Van Pelt|
|17.||Hollie Cavanagh||AI Season 10 Sing For Your Life/Green Mile|
|18.||Jen Hirsh||AI Season 9 Hollywood Week|
|23.||Michael Colton Dixon||AI Season 10 Sing For Your Life/Green Mile|
|24.||Naomi Rae Gillies|
|25.||Phil Brooks (aka “River St. James”)||AI Season 10, Las Vegas Round|
|29.||Scott Dangerfield||AI Season 10, Hollywood Week <– Withdrew|
|31.||Shelby Lynn Tweten|
More American Idol News…
- Idol season 5 runner Katherine McPhee is starring in the new dramatic series “Smash”
- Idol season 2 runner up Clay Aiken is among the next set of contestants on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice”
- Idol judge Steven Tyler is engaged to Erin Brady, and as Mail Online reported, had their wedding “blessed” while vacationing in Hawaii over the New Year’s holiday. He’s also a featured guest on Oprah Winfrey’s new show “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on the OWN network.
- Idol judge Jennifer Lopez divorced Marc Anthony this past summer and is now dating one of her back up dancers Casper Smart.
- Idol season 10 finalist James Durbin got married on New Year’s Eve 2011 to Heidi Lowe.
- Milwaukee’s own and Idol finalist Danny Gokey announced his engagement to Leyicet Peralta. Danny melted our hearts when he auditioned for Idol season 8 shortly after his first wife Sophia passed away.
- Idol season 7 finalist David Archuleta recently announced plans to serve a 2 year mission for his Mormon faith.
- Original Idol winner Kelly Clarkson had a Britney Spears “I trust my president” moment of sorts when she tweeted her support for Republican candidate Ron Paul.
- Jennifer Hudson’s old self vs. new self duet in the Weight Watchers commercial has us all ready to grab our new year’s weight loss resolutions by the balls.
- Today (Jan 3, 2012) is Idol season 2 finalist Kimberly Locke’s birthday!
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- Atlanta Journal Constitution- ‘American Idol’ 2011 year in review
- Beaver County Times- Pittsburgh episode of ‘American Idol’ scheduled
- Taste of Country- Scotty McCreery shares family’s holiday traditions
- Staten Island Live- Staten Island teen impresses on ‘American Idol’