Top 24 Revealed on American Idol

February 18, 2010 By:
Top 24 Revealed on American Idol

The wait is over for the lucky 24 finalists who have made it on to American Idol! Now they’ll be competing for America, rather than Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres, Kara DioGuardi, and Randy Jackson.

The top contestants were revealed this week after they survived the grueling Hollywood week that weeded out the rest of the hopefuls. As Simon noted on last night’s show, the talent pool this year is exceptional, and the judges had a tough time picking who would go forward in the competition.

And according to Ryan Seacrest, there’s already some drama. One of the top 24 has already been kicked out and replaced by another person. A Fox rep said in a statement, "It has been determined that Chris Golightly is ineligible to continue in the competition. American Idol contestant Tim Urban has replaced Golightly as part of the Top 24."

Ryan twittered last night that he “must have broken a rule or maybe had previous deal.”

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