Joesplace has compiled a list of the Top 24, chosen yesterday in Pasadena, CA.

Click on the jump to take a peek.

Keep in mind, we are still dealing with rumors here, nothing is set in stone at this point. We can’t be sure until the Top 24 is revealed on February 13.

I’m posting the list. I’ll add pictures and more information later. I’ve also got some changes to make to the Top 50 list. Stay tuned.

Newly Added: Complete List of the Top 24…

ETA: Last Two Girls Added

Top 12 Girls

Asiah Epperson
Alaina Whitaker
Alex Lushington
Amanda Overmyer
Amy Davis
Brooke White
Carly Hennessy Smithson
Joanne Borgella
Kady Malloy
Kristie Lee Cook
Ramielle Malubay
Syesha Mercado

Top 12 Guys

Chikeze Eze
Colton Berry
Danny Noriega
David Archuleta
David Cook
David Hernandez
Garrett Haley
Jason Castro
Jason Yeager
Luke Menard
Michael Lee Johns
Robbie Carrico

Rumored to be cut for sure:

Drew Poppelreiter
Colton Swon
Cardin McKinney
Brandon Green
Lorena Pinot
Lisa Aukerman
Buck
Mia Coleman
Kyle Ensley
Rosie
Shaun Barrowes
Josiah Leming
Marsha Hancock
Adele Michelle
Aaron Saunders
Neyshia Go
Jordan Minter

 
  • primeminister

    Interesting that most of the good (/beter) auditions- at least for the guys- that have been shown aren’t rumored to have made it. Well I’m glad; the one’s we’ve seen so far haven’t blown me away. So much for pre-idol/early-idol fan bases eh?

  • itsalleternal

    Sources are conflicting on several. Basically the only ones you should see as likely having made it are those that are consensus top 24…and there are only a handful of those.

  • Kirsten

    Interesting that most of the good (/beter) auditions- at least for the guys- that have been shown arenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t rumored to have made it. Well Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m glad; the oneà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve seen so far havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t blown me away.

    On the other hand, Nigel claims he doesn’t show boring people during the audition rounds, so this may not bode well for the season.

    3 Davids and 2 Jasons…can we force them to change their names? So much confusion. Break out those last initials.

  • dvls

    Yes, there are way too many Davids. One of them will have to go on the first night of voting!

  • itsalleternal

    Consensus top 24 (listed on ALL known sources, meaning they are those with the highest confidence, although I still wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t say 100% since there is always a chance they are all wrong): Carly, Alaina, Kristy, Kady, Michael J, David A, Danny.

    Everyone else has 1 or more source saying he/she was cut, so confidence should be seen as lower. (I believe a couple of them – including Brooke – are listed as cut on every other source)

    Their accuracy was 100% last season, but they missed on Heather Cox and (I think) Stevie Scott in Season 5, perhaps one or two others.

  • Ladybug

    Awww, dangit. Dismantling the Kyle Ensley sign-making machine now.

    And what to do with all those ties with his picture on them.??? :ponder_tb:

  • http://kmantoniva.blogspot.com/ KristiVA

    No Drew!?!?!?!? At least I’ll still have Michael Lee or Michael Johns or whatever the hell his name is to look at!

  • itsalleternal

    Don’t dismantle yet, since he was listed as making it on a couple other sources…

  • hicksaholic

    No word ar all on Melanie Nyema?

  • erennick

    They haven’t shown Josiah Leming yet, but I really like the music on his Myspace page. He played piano in Hollywood. I was really rooting for him…

    Is Amy Davis the dance-team-captain-abstinence-preacher from last night?

  • Ladybug

    itsalleternal Jan 24th, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t dismantle yet, since he was listed as making it on a couple other sourcesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    Ahh. Hope springs eternal! :happy_tb:

  • jpfan

    I think Amy Davis is the 16 year old cheerleader. Could we have two back to back teen winners who preach abstinence? How incredibly funny that would be.

  • gabam

    I think that Simon was right about the preachy teen being thought of as obnoxious and irritating. I felt that way about her very quickly.

    She kept saying “like” and it drove me crazy in addition to finding her obnoxious and irritating.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Their accuracy was 100% last season, but they missed on Heather Cox and (I think) Stevie Scott in Season 5, perhaps one or two others.

    No no no….The Top 24 was spoiled 100% correctly Season 5! I know because I did it! :).

  • cheese

    They havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t shown Josiah Leming yet, but I really like the music on his Myspace page. He played piano in Hollywood. I was really rooting for himà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    I’m disappointed that he (apparently) didn’t make it. His original stuff is great. My 4th grader had even pre-selected him as her TV boyfriend “because he sounds like the guy from The Decemberists” I hope they at least throw us a bone and show him singing Grace Kelly in Hollywood.

    I can’t believe there are 3 Davids. The two who didn’t win Star Search are probably cannon fodder.

  • jpfan

    Almost all the guys are teenagers with a few exceptions. The girls are quite young as well. No divas that I can see and except for Micheal Lee/John not too many rockers. I think I’ll root for Mr. Eze because he isn’t skinny, blonde or a teenager.

  • http://stores.ebay.com/BookWomanBlues-Book-Nook Bobbi

    I think a group of finalists who are primarily young isn’t going to do much to boost the ratings. One thing Season 5 had was a diversity of ages and styles. I think it was one of the things that got so many people caught up in the show. I know this is unfair to say, but I simply can’t relate to a 16 year old singing a song as well as I can someone older. There is more life experience to infuse any song with if you’ve lived a bit. As fabulous as a young singer may be technically, I can’t remember one that has moved my heart as many older singers do. At least not since I was 16!

  • tinawina

    Aww. I liked Samantha and Cardin, and I though Pia was interesting. I was rooting for Melanie Nyema too. All are missing. BOO!

    But Hot Aussie is still around, so I’ll have to take that I guess. :-(

  • awwhy

    The 16 year old who preached abstinance was Amy Catherine Flynn, not Amy Davis.

    I think this looks like a strong year. I am not sure why people picked favorites so early on when they didn’t even see everyone.

  • tinawina

    I don’t think anyone picked “favorites”, but just had people they liked and hoped made it far. And some people they thought were just plai n hot. That’s always nice too. Ha!

  • BigNLiddle

    I think Amy Davis is the 16 year old cheerleader. Could we have two back to back teen winners who preach abstinence? How incredibly funny that would be.

    ——

    VFTW has pictures of her semi-nude on their site…it’s not the 16 year old.

  • http://pezkat.blogspot.com PezKat

    Phooey! I like yesterday’s list much better. ;) My 3 fave guys so far – including Josiah, whose MySpace music I love (to me he sounds like Howie Day) – are on the probable cut list. Oh well… Wouldn’t be Idol if I didn’t get disappointed at some point! Better now than after I get too attached.

  • Little Boy Blue

    Well, I’m glad the girl who refuses to watch R-rated films, the Nanny of twins — Brooke White is still around.

    I listened to her myspace recordings and I COULD buy her album if her songs sounded like that.

    Now, here’s someone who fits the undiscovered talent criteria of Idol — someone who refuses to give up o her dreams. I’ll be rooting for this lady over the pros — and Kristy Lee.

    I’m a little taken aback that Neyshia Go was cut, she’s the 16 year old Asian girl who wowed the crowds in the Apollo Theater 2 years ago when she did Aretha’s YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN. She’s a lot better than the say-no-to- premarital sex cheerleader, who reminds me somewhat of Mikalah Gordon.

    I also had the chance to listen to Shaun Barrowes ‘ previous recordings. This guy has the Bily Joel sound about him. Sometimes you just don’t know what the judges see in people.

  • CarieB

    Any word on Pia, one way or the other?

    I thought she was really interesting – great look and good vocals plus confidence.

  • moody

    I haven’t been paying much attention to the auditions, waiting for the Hollywood round to tune in. But I recognized Luke Menard’s name in the rumored list of top 12 guys. I’ve seen his a cappella group, Chapter 6, perform a couple of times. Does anybody know if he’s been shown in any of the auditions so far? Thanks.

  • http://blog.syracuse.com/idolthoughts/ foxydonna

    I read this list, and names aren’t sticking with too many faces. I’ve watched all four audition shows, and so far, no one has grabbed me. Last night was the pits as far as I’m concerned. I am somewhat interested in seeing Syesha, though. I remember her from The One, and thought she was pretty good. I’ll reserve judgment, though, until I see her again.

    I love the controversy, though. The mainstream media has taken on Carly with a vengeance! The backlash could get her kicked off before the top 12! Somehow, that idea pleases me to no end!

  • milajoy

    Their accuracy was 100% last season, but they missed on Heather Cox and (I think) Stevie Scott in Season 5, perhaps one or two others.

    They? I’m not a they, and this is the first season I’ve spoiled.

  • angelia

    I wonder if Simon plans to continue using his new catchword: “You’re not as good as you think you are.” Last night made the third time for me to hear that particular phrase. He wore out the “indulgence” comment in Season 5 and I can’t help but think “she’s only 17″ was his word for Season 6

  • vixen

    i don’t know if this means anything, but i sent colton, drew and josiah all myspace friend requests a week or two ago and they all added me within the past day or two. which makes me wonder if they were prohibited from adding people until now. which, if they were before and now they aren’t, does lend credence to them being cut. which sucks royally, imo. especially josiah, i really dug his original stuff and his sort of mad piano boy thing in his videos. grr.

  • maracaibo

    i donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know if this means anything, but i sent colton, drew and josiah all myspace friend requests a week or two ago and they all added me within the past day or two. which makes me wonder if they were prohibited from adding people until now. which, if they were before and now they arenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t, does lend credence to them being cut. which sucks royally, imo. especially josiah, i really dug his original stuff and his sort of mad piano boy thing in his videos. grr.

    I know, I am so ticked off. I can’t believe Colton was cut off. His original songs are impressive. His voice is perfect for country music.
    I thought the judges saw potential in him, but I guess I was wrong. Sucks.

  • milajoy

    the final two girls are Joanne Borgella and Asiah Epperson

  • primeminister

    vixen, did you send requests to the people who are rumored to have made it? If THEY haven’t added you, then your theory is plausible.

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    i donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know if this means anything, but i sent colton, drew and josiah all myspace friend requests a week or two ago and they all added me within the past day or two.

    I sent out a bunch of requests too, and people have been sporadically adding me. Two of the first ones who did were Kristy Lee Cook and David Archuleta and they are pretty much locks for the top 24. So I’m not sure that when they accepted myspace requests means too much.

    FWIW, my requests have been approved in this order: Kristy Lee Cook, David Archuleta, Brandon Green, Cardin McKinney, Lisa Aukerman, Syesha Mercado, Jason Castro, Michael Johns, Colton Swon, John Edward Carey, Drew Poppelreiter, and London (from last night).

    ETA: Also, Brandon Green sent out a bulletin late last night/early this morning that his cd would only be available for two more weeks. :ponder_tb:

  • primeminister

    hmmm….interesting

  • xoxoyc

    I really liked Colton Swon and I don’t usually like the guys much on the show. I think he would have gone pretty far because they’ve never really had a country male go to far into the top 10.

  • maracaibo

    I really liked Colton Swon and I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t usually like the guys much on the show. I think he would have gone pretty far because theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve never really had a country male go to far into the top 10.

    That’s what I thought about him too.
    Maybe if he indeed was cut, it was because they thought he was a bit of a threat to their chosen one this year.
    I dunno, I still think there’s something fishy going on with these spoilers.

  • http://www.myspace.com/xmisstarax Miss Tara

    Thank God one of my t.v. boyfriends made this rumored Top 24. Go Jason Castro! :thumbup_tb: I need a smiley with dreads.

  • stelladallas

    Regarding never having a “country male go far in the top 10″, let’s not forget Josh Gracin who made it to number 4 in Season 2. I would really like to see another country guy featured this season.

  • Grammie Kari

    Is there a list somewhere of the professional background of each of the TOP 24 singers?

  • nina91388

    I took one look at these names and I can hardly remember any of them. No one stands out from the pack. I know there pimping this season like it’s the best season ever, but last season there were some memorable auditions, when I saw the top 24 list, I remembered everyone. I still a little apprehensive about this group, once the top 24 sing live for the first time, I think people’s opinion about this season is going to change fast and wheres the diversity in this group, oh I forgot they aren’t doing that anymore.

  • jersey

    LOL, Tara. I like the idea of a smiley with dreds. It would have come in handy during The Amazing Race, too.

  • jm2024

    I haven’t seen a lot on here about the “other” Colton, Colton Berry who is rumored to be in the Top 24. So I will post what was in my local paper today and from friends…..He is an 18 year old from Fishersville, Virginia with an acting/musical background. He audutioned in Charleston and was only showned receiving his “golden ticket” at the end of the show.

  • jm2024

    Oh, and by the way, he is just as good looking (and kinda looks like) Colton Swon…..so girls, you might not be quite as disappointed once you see him.

  • itsalleternal

    Sarah – Good find on Brandon! Maybe ALL the sources are wrong about him, knowing every list I have seen has him cut?

  • Lisa

    Found this on Colton Berry apparently from a couple of years back.

    http://www.waynesboroplayers.org/players.html

    Another link with a photo of Colton

    http://www.augusta.k12.va.us/66873581413593/site/default.asp

    Errm….looks nothing like Colton Swon *IMHO*

  • jm2024

    See link below

  • Lisa

    Season 7 Teen Idol. I can hear it now… OMG He/She is ONLY 16!!! OMG He/She is ONLY 17!!! OMG He/She is ONLY 18!!! OMG He/She is ONLY 19!!!

    OMG He/She is OVER THE HILL 20!!!!!!

    What were TPTB thinking??? :sad_wp:

  • jm2024
  • Lisa

    Jm, who insulted someone’s friend’s and family?

  • Soapbox0916

    While, I personally would have no trouble telling the two Coltons apart, one could be Theater Colton and the other could be country rocker Colton-two completely different types.; I believe TPTB think the audience is really dumb and would be confused by two blonde guys named Colton, especially since Colton is kind of an unusual name in the first place. If TPTB really loved both Coltons, then they would have found a way to distinguish them, however I suspect that Colton Swon was on the borderline for them and having the same and kind of unusual name as another contestant with the same hair color was enough to get him cut. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think the potential name confusion was the only factor, but I do think it was a factor.

    I am already really bummed because Colton Swon was the contestant I was looking the most forward to seeing in the competition because I was impressed with the music on his My Space. I already donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t trust TBTB of AI, but now I am angry at them. Even if Swon had a bad audition, his potential and musicianship is enough for me. I have seen too many people do horrible in the Hollywood round who still make the semi-finals on their potential according to the judges.

    Colton Berry also really intrigues me so far; I just wanted both Coltons in the competition. I am going to be watching the top 24 and wondering how so and so made it instead of Swon. Not fair to the other contestants, but I will be thinking that. TBTB wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t care because I will still be watching and that is all they seem to care about.

  • maracaibo

    I am already really bummed because Colton Swon was the contestant I was looking the most forward to seeing in the competition because I was impressed with the music on his My Space. I already donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t trust TBTB of AI, but now I am angry at them. Even if Swon had a bad audition, his potential and musicianship is enough for me. I have seen too many people do horrible in the Hollywood round who still make the semi-finals on their potential according to the judges.

    Oh man, I feel the same too. I was looking forward to see Colton on the idol stage. His original songs are very very good. I think he had potential for the country scene, he had the whole package. So unfair, I hope he doesn’t quits music after this, hopefully he can find another vehicle for success. What a shame.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mignonette33 purplesmile

    I believe TPTB think the audience is really dumb and would be confused by two blonde guys named Colton, especially since Colton is kind of an unusual name in the first place.

    I must have missed where it was written, said, or suggested that Colton Swon might have been cut because two Coltons in one show would be too much… :unsure_tb:

  • Soapbox0916

    While I still hang on to the remote chance that the spoiler might be wrong about Swon being cut, it is interesting that several of us are bummed about it. The only other time in AI history that I have been this bummed about a contestant not making the semi-finals was in Season 3 when George Huff did not make the original semi-finals and from what I have heard, he was not an original alternate either. I think it is the only time that I actually contacted AI to complain, and I complained that Huff should have been in the semi-finals. I know I was not the only complaining either. Then the next thing I knew, a semi-finalist got kicked out due to being arrested (I think), and Huff was his replacement. Huff wound up being the last man in competition and fifth overall that year. I was right about Huff that year and I believe I am right about Swon too. TPTB have messed up before. LOL

  • Soapbox0916

    Purplesmile, it is only my personal speculation that a potential name confusion of a kind of unusual name such as Colton combined with several other factors would be a reason for cutting someone. I am guessing that if Swon was indeed cut, I am also guessing that he would be borderline, and that several small things combined could make a difference. It is only my speculation. I realize that there are three Davids in the spoiler, but David is a common name, and TPTB must have liked them enough to compensate for that. For instance, Kim Caldwell and K-Lo looked nothing alike. “Chris Rich” and Chris Sligh looked very different from one another. I personally would have no trouble telling apart the Coltons, but I am speculating TPTB would think the casual viewer would be confused. Not enough of a reason by itself, but I think it could have been a contributing factor.