As the American Idol 14 Hollywood Round ends tonight (2/12) with solo performances and the Top 48 reveal, I have a tiny update to the American Idol Top 48 Spoiler list.
I’m hearing from a trusted source that Nalani Quintello DID make the Top 48, but backed out before the House of Blues showcase to take an opportunity with the Navy band. She was replaced by a singer who did not advance to the Top 24.
It will be interesting to see how it’s edited. Will it be announced that Nalani made the Top 48 and then dropped out? Or will she be erased completely from the picture? We shall see.
American Idol airs tonight at 8/7c pm on FOX
UPDATE: I have a few more specifics! My source tells me that Nalani withdrew due to military obligations related to her auditioning and being accepted as the LEAD SINGER for the United States Air Force Premiere Band. Currently, she is still in boot camp.
Congrats, Nalani, and good luck with your new gig!
I actually knew this, but wasn’t 100% sure. But now that it’s been confirmed via the promo that aired at the end of last night’s episode, that Nashville auditioner, Gina Venier, took Nalani’s place in the Top 48 after she withdrew.
Gina was the singer who accompanied herself on a cahone when she auditioned for the judges. Here’s the screen cap from last night’s promo. Click to watch her audition. Big ups to Adam Samuel for spotting the cap!