American Idol Prom 2011 – PHOTOS!

arrives at Idol Prom: The "American Idol" Season Ten Top 24 Debut event at the Roosevelt Hotel on February 24,  2011 in Hollywood,  California.

After the American Idol 10 Top 24 were announced on the East coast feed of Idol, it was time for the kids to go out and PARTY!

Check out photos of the Top 24 plus a few Idol alumni on the read carpet of the Idol prom 2011

Photos after the JUMP…

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  1. Oh noes!! Thia has broken out Teh Flower!!!!

    Paul McDonald reminds me a little of Bradley Cooper in the face.

    Does Pia remind anybody else a little of Kara in terms of facial features?

    I love Naimi’s style. Karen’s got good style too. Haley looks elegant. I like Ashthon’s look too. Most of the girls and guys look good but I wish Lauren would drop the low cut fairy princess dresses. Julie’s also a little princessy for my taste but she carries the look and by now it might be somewhat signature for her.

    Go t24!!

  2. This year’s top 24 sure is full of beautiful people. I hope their talent ends up matching their look, especially pretty women this season.

  3. Hooker Barbie is back! Lauren looks like an overgrown Toddlers & Tiaras contestant in that ridiculous dress.

    Kimberly Caldwell, I love your hair and look these days. And I dig your voice. Can’t wait for the cd.

    Who is the girl in the long beige dress?

  4. You can always count on Constantine and Kim to show up at an Idol event.

  5. Gosh…i gotta say – there are alot more good looking girls than guys this time round. Eye candy for the men! Pia, Karen, Julie, Kendra…

    Out of the men, I think the better looking ones are Paul, Robbie and Stefano. Maybe Tim.

  6. Ashthon looks like Beyonce’s sister, Solange knowles. I’m liking the girls styles, except for Barbie. She needs to stop with the low cut dresses, we don’t want to see a 16 year old’s cleavage. And I didn’t like Lauran T’s look at all, it looks cheap. But overall good job girls.

    Someone needs to tell James Durbin to stop wearing those ridiculous scarfs on his hips. The only guy with a distinctive style is paul. He reminds me of those members of Kings of Leon.

  7. Thia looks gorgeous! Rachel looks so funky and cute. Ashton is adorable, as always. Julie really should model. Naima is striking.

    Jordin and Jovanny are both good looking guys, even if they are so going home Thursday. LOL Paul is a cutie. Jacob looks like a really tall little boy. I want to pinch his cheeks.

  8. Doesn’t look like too many alums showed up. I remember so many more in years past. Who is that next to Kim Caldwell? Looks like Lacey Schwimmer!

  9. I’m liking the girls styles, except for Barbie. She needs to stop with the low cut dresses, we don’t want to see a 16 year old’s cleavage.

    ITA. I know I’m conservative, but I think showing so much cleavage at such a young age is just inappropriate.

  10. I think the stand outs are going to be Pia Toscano, Paul McDonald, Casey Abrams, Jacob Lusk, Julie Zorilla, Kendra Campbell.

    I can see any of these making the Top 2.

    And yes, I hope a girl wins. It’s time. No more WGWG.

  11. You can always count on Constantine and Kim to show up at an Idol event.

    It seemed pretty thin on notable former idols attending the Idol Prom. David C., Adam?, Kris, Lee, David A. & Allison are all in town but no one attended. David C. & Kris are both in album mode but the others no so much.

  12. i can’t figure out exactly who paul reminds me of. that’s frustrating! LOL. Haley is like a cross of sheryl crow and mariah. at least Thia is dressing appropriately for her age. Ashton is pretty girl but that smile is distracting.

    oh and, Katie looks really really pretty. like an a-list star. almost.

  13. I know I’m conservative, but I think showing so much cleavage at such a young age is just inappropriate.

    I’m actually pretty Liberal, and I think it’s kind of pushing it. The rest of the dress is fine, I mean if she wants to dress like a barbie all season long, it’s her choice, but whoever is tailoring her dresses needs to remember that she’s only 16. Thia on the other hand is dressed appropriately.

  14. i can’t figure out exactly who paul reminds me of. that’s frustrating! LOL.

    Paul reminds me physically of Kenny Loggins. Jovany reminds me of Sylvester Stallone. Scotty looks like Clay Aiken with a buzz cut. lol

  15. Lauren Alaina reminds me of that not-too-bright girl in middle-high school who happens to develop faster than her peers. When boys start hitting on her (because of her body), she likes the attention and ends up overplaying her sexuality.
    For her own sake, I hope an adult is watching her 24/7 during this thing.

  16. Who is that next to Kim Caldwell? Looks like Lacey Schwimmer!

    I’m quoting myself and answering my own question lol. Found this on twitter:

    http://twitpic.com/43gxuj

    along with this tweet:

    @LaceySchwimmer Headed to the American Idol party tonight! Who’s your favorite?

  17. Jordin and Jovanny are both good looking guys, even if they are so going home Thursday. LOL Paul is a cutie. Jacob looks like a really tall little boy. I want to pinch his cheeks.

    Me too!!! I would adopt Jacob but his energy level would drive me up a wall. LOL!! LOL!! Is he going to go crazy each time Ryan says, Jacob you are safe. Will he do a somersault over the couch and throw Ryan around the stage and flip out each week?

    LOL.

  18. I’m actually pretty Liberal, and I think it’s kind of pushing it. The rest of the dress is fine, I mean if she wants to dress like a barbie all season long, it’s her choice, but whoever is tailoring her dresses needs to remember that she’s only 16. Thia on the other hand is dressed appropriately.

    Me too, I prefer teens to dress more age appropriate as there is plenty of time in their life for showing the cleavage. If Simon were still there, I am sure he would say something about the age thing as he was big on teens not dressing and acting and choosing songs that were too old for them.

  19. Lauren Alaina reminds me of that not-too-bright girl in middle-high school who happens to develop faster than her peers. When boys start hitting on her (because of her body), she likes the attention and ends up overplaying her sexuality.
    For her own sake, I hope an adult is watching her 24/7 during this thing.

    Exactly and her flirting with Steven I found to be quite disconcerting for her age. But then again, that could be all for show and entertainment. But I still found it uncomfortable that she seems overly flirtatious. I think she is the type that will use her sexuality on this show and in her career a great deal, I hope I am wrong.

  20. Someone needs to talk to Lauren Alaina about her clothes, because I find it inappropriate for a 16-year-old. And I’m pretty liberal — I usually don’t care what someone wears, although I have to admit I’m not a big fan of anyone showing too much cleavage, no matter how old they are (probably because I’ve always tried to minimize/cover up my own big boobs that I hate so much — ooh, therapy time :) )

    Does anyone else think Clint looks a lot like Andrew Garcia?

    Not too many Idol alums, huh? When’s the last time a winner or runner-up showed up at this “Meet the Semi-Finalists” event? Doesn’t seem to be worth their time

  21. I wish I liked Paul’s sound more because he’s really adorable. What a beautiful smile.

    The girls sure are a gorgeous bunch too.
    Definitely want a girl to win this year! So FAR I’m rooting for Julie and Pia. Love Tim and Robbie’s voices though.

    David C. wasn’t in town, he’s in Texas where his album is being mixed.

  22. Casey is obviously conspicuous by his absence in that picture. I have not seen any kind of update on him since the original story broke. Is he fine now and performing today as usual, will they cut him a break and let him sing on Monday with the girls (and then splice him in to Tuesday’s show since it’s not live), or will he be out if he can’t go today? Anyone know?

  23. Lots of pretty girls and not one really good looking guy. Oh well, I really would like to see a girl win this year, it is about time.

  24. Someone needs to talk to Lauren Alaina about her clothes, because I find it really inappropriate for a 16-year-old.

    If she wants to win, she better stop dressing like this. She needs to be identified as a girl next door, like Carrie Underwood was, but now she’s looking like a hooker barbie. She is blowing her chances.

  25. I thought someone said that Casey was going to be fine to perform.

    Lauren A. could dress a bit more appropriately. She looks like the type of person to get into a beauty pageant as a fundie and “model” for Christianity only to wind up getting knocked up, keeping the baby, and getting her own reality show.

    If any girl wins this year, it should be Naima, I think. She’s the only one there who’s both amazing and who doesn’t really run together with the others. I like Pia, Thia, and Rachel and most of the other girls, but I don’t think any of them stand a chance. With this group of guys, I don’t think it would be right to have a girl win. Maybe next year.

    I know, it’s a little early to tell, but the guys are just so much better and more diverse IMO. The only thing worrying me about them is female voters, as consensus seems to say that the only lookers among them are Jordan, Jovany, Stefano, and sometimes Paul. Of course, I’m not really one to speak for everyone (at all).

  26. Is it due to James illness that he can’t seem to actually pose for a picture? It seems as if the photographer kept trying for a good pose and James would get distracted and move at the last minute until the photographer finally gave up, lol.

  27. Paul McDonald reminds me a little of Bradley Cooper in the face.

    A poor homeless man’s Bradley Cooper, maybe… heh.

    The only guy with a distinctive style is paul. He reminds me of those members of Kings of Leon.

    Oh yeah, I see it a little! A less attractive version of Caleb Followill, maybe!

    Man, I’m being harsh on Paul =P. I think he looks fine. I just happen to think Bradley Cooper and Caleb Followill are pretty hot. Actually, I think Paul looks like a more attractive version of Charlie Day from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, hehe. Oops, I think that’s a backhanded compliment… sorry. I think I’m a little twitchy because I’ve been hearing people say Paul looks like David Cook (including Carly! WTF), and I.don’t.see.it.

    This year’s top 24 sure is full of beautiful people. I hope their talent ends up matching their look, especially pretty women this season.

    The girls, yeah. Boys… hm. No comment. Hah, kidding! I agree with tinawina that Jordin and Stefano are objectively good looking, but probably going home soon next week, lol. Cuz the audience votes 5 guys and 5 girls and then we have wild card, right? The two of them are not going to get one of the top 5 guy slots.

    Do they get styled yet at this point? Everyone looks fairly put together. Except Durbin’s hair. Dude, I was glad to be rid of the faux hawk for the chair, cuz he had that hat, but I guess that was temporary.

    David C., Kris, Lee, David A. & Allison are all in town but no one attended.

    Thought Archie was in Utah?

  28. I would put money on Pia, Julie, and Tim to make the top 5 this season.

  29. Kirsten:
    02/25/2011 at 9:26 am
    You can always count on Constantine and Kim to show up at an Idol event.

    And he had to have ditched Rock of Ages, last night, to do it!
    I think, with only a few exceptions, the girls’ dresses are awful! Love Naimi and Haley. I even like Rachel because it is “her.” Someone up thread said an overgrown “Toddlers in Tiaras” for Lauren and that is exactly what it reminds me of. I don’t find Lauren cute at all. Is that just me?
    The tulle skirts are Julie’s signature now, I don’t think she needs to change.

  30. I don’t understand why Lauren A’s mother lets her dress like that-she looks likes she’s wearing a dance recital costume she outgrew several years ago. She does seem like a Toddlers and Tiaras graduate. I can understand a 16 year old showing poor fashion judgment, but surely her mom has studied a thing or two about Idol and realizes most of the voting is done by women. Most women don’t like to see young girls dressed like hookers.
    Thia looks adorable, but yeah-she should lose the flower. Julie and Pia look gorgeous.
    Paul has his own quirky fashion sense-I like it.
    James has a really unfortunate hairdo in these pictures.
    Katie Stevens was there, as well as Andrew Garcia. I don’t think Idol winners typically show up at the top 24 event.

  31. Lacey Schwimmer!

    But who is that?

    I don’t understand why Laura A’s mother lets her dress like that-she looks likes she’s wearing a dance recital costume she outgrew several years ago

    Exactly! It’s like she found it in a closet and squeezed into it. She may think she’s sexay in her too small dress, but she just looks silly. But something like this will be her tour costume. Katy Perry you are not ;)

  32. Someone up thread said an overgrown “Toddlers in Tiaras” for Lauren and that is exactly what it reminds me of. I don’t find Lauren cute at all. Is that just me?

    Me too. I’m also not impressed with her talent. Maybe, Nigel’s touting Lauren as giving Kelly some competition (or something like that) made my expectations for her too high, but I really don’t see why he and the judges thought that she was so great.

  33. Looking at the pictures above I hope the stylist get a hold of some of the guys quickly. Brett needs a haircut as the carrottop look is not going to cut it. Clint needs new glasses, stat hopefully they can hook him up with some of the people that helped out Danny.

  34. Naima and Paul have amazing style. Especially for American Idol contestants! (Honorable mention to Julie, who always looks like a model for a high-end juniors catalogue.)

    I know this will sound strange, but Pia resembles Miley Cyrus to me. With similarly bad fashion sense.

    And I finally figured out who Tim reminds me of: Joshua Gomez (“Morgan Grimes” on Chuck).

    Poor Casey. Did he miss the photo shoot? :-(

    ETA: Who’s the woman between Kimberley Caldwell and Lauren Alaina?

  35. I think that both Pia and Julie are just fine the way they are. No help from the stylist required.

  36. Man, for the first time I have NO clue who is going to make it into the top 12. I don’t want to say goodbye to half of these people so quickly. I want my old semifials!

  37. Paul does sort of look like Alias-era Bradley Cooper. Like he could be his brother or cousin. I love his style though. He dresses the way I’ve always wished Casey James would — hip, but demonstrably southern, like Kings of Leon and The Avett Brothers.

    Stefano looks like a cross between a young Matt LeBlanc and a young Tony Danza. No wonder he seems dated to me. I loved his red shoes last night, though. (Is it just me or is anybody else dying to go shoe shopping after this week’s shows?)

    ETA: Lacey Schwimmer AND Kim Caldwell? No wonder Cook was a no-show! (j/k!)

  38. ETA: Lacey Schwimmer AND Kim Caldwell? No wonder Cook was a no-show! (j/k!)

    LMAO. I wonder if they are friends!? heh. J/k for me too.

  39. I’m still loving Lauren Turner, although she is flunking quietly understated. Girl is big-time talented.

    Hooker Barbie (thanks sr4mjc, it’s perfect) not so much.

    I don’t understand why Laura A’s mother lets her dress like that-she looks likes she’s wearing a dance recital costume she outgrew several years ago

    Those dresses don’t come cheap, so I fugure mom was in on the purchase, maybe even recommended it. What I really want to know is how much, er, gratitude Barbie is going to be allowed to show Steven Tyler on TV?

  40. ETA: Lacey Schwimmer AND Kim Caldwell? No wonder Cook was a no-show! (j/k!)

    LMAO. I wonder if they are friends!? heh. J/k for me too.

    David is in Austin,Texas, where they are doing the final mix on DCTR2, and winners aren’t commonly at the Top24 Partay anyway, AFAIK – and that is still amusing to contemplate. *chuckle*

    Hope for all the wardrobes to improve – I recall some of the outfits from Katie Stevens in her season – and she looks very together and professional in these photos – Maybe the guys can dress up a little, and the girls can dress down a little when they start working with stylists and the show’s wardrobe budget instead of out of their own suitcases. Though it’s scary that a number of the girls owned Pageant dresses to bring along. Kinda sorta.

  41. Lauren A. could dress a bit more appropriately. She looks like the type of person to get into a beauty pageant as a fundie and “model” for Christianity only to wind up getting knocked up, keeping the baby, and getting her own reality show.

    You forgot the part where her mom was candidate for Vice President of the U.S. and girl gets to go on Dancing with the Stars and nearly wins despite her not being very good. But IDK, the whole thing sounds kinda played out if you ask me. :)

  42. Lauren Alaina is like the biologically impossible love child of Kellie Pickler and Kim Caldwell…

    I’m truly skeered now because Thia busted out Jasmine Trias’s signature flower behind the ear. That girl is final 3 bound, y’all. She’s summoning every evil spirit she can.

  43. Is it due to James illness that he can’t seem to actually pose for a picture?

    Anything and everything James can’t do correctly is the result of one of his many illnesses. To think otherwise is to be insensitive and a big meaniehead.

    That said, I don’t think he looks any more awkward and uncomfortable in some of his pictures than the rest of the newbies. Perhaps they all should see a doctor… :P

  44. The girls this season are SO pretty.

    They are! I’m wondering if this is why my sons are suddenly interested in the show again. I intend to watch their FB pages closely to see if they’re voting and who they’re lusting after. ;-)

    LMAO. I wonder if they are friends!?

    LOL. Would love to be a fly on the wall during THAT conversation.

    Anything and everything James can’t do correctly is the result of one of his many illnesses. To think otherwise is to be insensitive and a big meanie.

    No, it’s not, but it’s also ridiculous to not factor his issues into any assessment that’s made of him. I thought Scott McWhatever was a TERRIBLE singer, but I never faulted his stage presence since the dude was blind.

  45. I’m truly skeered now because Thia busted out Jasmine Trias’s signature flower behind the ear. That girl is final 3 bound, y’all. She’s summoning every evil spirit she can.

    LMAO! If she dyes her hair red and starts singing jazz standards, we are toast!

  46. sorry. I think I’m a little twitchy because I’ve been hearing people say Paul looks like David Cook (including Carly! WTF), and I.don’t.see.it.

    Neither do I. The only similarity for me, is that they both are both male.

  47. Neither do I. The only similarity for me, is that they both are both male.

    You know those white guys, they all look the same. ;-)

  48. I know this will sound strange, but Pia resembles Miley Cyrus to me. With similarly bad fashion sense.

    It does sound strange. Very strange.

  49. I am still trying to figure out how they came to the decision to include Scotty McCreery unless it was based soley on his last performance. The judges had stated that they looked at their whole journey and his run was not good at all. I can see him as the VFTW pick.

  50. What’s the difference between Julie and Lauren A except for Lauren is heavier? I don’t like either, but I think Lauren is unfairly picked on while Julie is praised for her “signature princess” style. If Lauren were as skinny as Julie I don’t think she would be so slammed as compared to Julie. But, it’s not the most flattering on her so I do think she needs a stylist. But Julie’s been showing off her boobs all thru the competition and she’s praised for it. She’s even got the eye **** to the camera going. Beauty and being thin count for a lot I guess.

  51. claudette:
    02/25/2011 at 1:36 pm
    What’s the difference between Julie and Lauren A except for Lauren is heavier? I don’t like either, but I think Lauren is unfairly picked on while Julie is praised for her “signature princess” style.

    For me it has to do with the fact that Julie has had that style since her first audition. And she puts it together better than Lauren. Has nothing to do with Lauren’s weight because I don’t see Lauren as over weight. Julie puts the look together with the right hair, make up and shoes. Lauren’s is just too much of everything. Those boots? Gawd awful!

  52. What’s the difference between Julie and Lauren A except for Lauren is heavier? I don’t like either, but I think Lauren is unfairly picked on while Julie is praised for her “signature princess” style. If Lauren were as skinny as Julie I don’t think she would be so slammed as compared to Julie. But, it’s not the most flattering on her so I do think she needs a stylist. But Julie’s been showing off her boobs all thru the competition and she’s praised for it. She’s even got the eye **** to the camera going. Beauty and being thin count for a lot I guess.

    Julie is 20 years old so she can hoist the girls all she wants. Plus she dresses stylishly in a way that fits her body and coloring.

    Lauren’s is underage and encouraging people to oggle illegal goodies can creep folks out. She has been flirtatious with a mildly lecherous man old enough to be her grandpa. And while she is not fat, she does not dress in ways that flatter her shape. Everything looks too tight and fairly cheap (as in cheaply made). Add in pounds of oddly placed lace, netting and/or glitter and there you go. And way too much black for her age and coloring.

    That’s what I think anyway.

  53. You know those white guys, they all look the same.

    LOL, right. How quickly I forgot! :)

  54. Wow, the only one I recognize is Constantine. Scary. The girls in S10 have a weird quality of being forgettable even while you look at them. They’re talented and attractive but just don’t stick in your mind.

    Is the chubby girl with the boobs showing and the blonde ringlets Lauren? Seriously, I have face amnesia with this crew. Who’s the brunette in the blue dress? Naima stands out. Too bad her vocals are boring.

    I give Nigel credit for producing an entertaining show with people that are fun to watch but lack the charisma needed to be stars. Exception: Paul.

  55. Is the chubby girl with the boobs showing and the blonde ringlets Lauren?

    Yep!

    Who’s the brunette in the blue dress?

    Lauren Turner. And I absolutely agree with you. Nice girl, nice voice, utterly forgettable, and not a star.

    Naima stands out. Too bad her vocals are boring.

    Aw!! But yeah, she can sound generic if she doesn’t watch it. She’s going to have to pick distinctive songs.

    I give Nigel credit for producing an entertaining show with people that are fun to watch but lack the charisma needed to be stars. Exception: Paul.

    Ya think? I think Paul makes an excellent frontman for an alt rock band but I’m not sold on him as a solo artist just yet. At least not the kind that could one day fill up arenas, which is what they say they want this year.

    The one with the most on camera charisma to me was John Wayne. A bit boring as a singer but sssooo likeable and charismatic for Country. And he’s gone.

    I think Julie might have it in her if she learns to be less obvious with the camera flirting and more genuine.

    Karen might do well in the Latin music market.

  56. Is Clint going to wear headphones around his neck as an accessory all season or just to parties?

  57. I can kinda see the bad fashion sense part…she’s pretty tho (pia)

    Is it just me, or has Lauren lost weight since her audition and stuff?

  58. My daughter wore a dress like Lauren Alaina’s. For Halloween, when she was 5.

  59. Is Clint going to wear headphones around his neck as an accessory all season or just to parties?

    Ugh. That and those freaking glasses. Every time I look at the guy, the only word that comes to mind is Douchebag.

    On last night’s show, I thought Lauren A had gotten lost on her way to the Toddlers & Tiara’s set. Every time I see this girl, her outfits are ridiculous. And, she looks like she’s forty.

    James Durbin’s hair is a travesty.

  60. Lauren’s dress is a $450 Sherri Hill 2011 prom dress. Way too old for her.

  61. Does anyone else think that Pia looks like Courtney Galiano from SYTYCD?

  62. Does anyone else think that Pia looks like Courtney Galiano from SYTYCD?

    I think they are both from italian families and come from around the same part of the country, but I don’t think they look alike.
    For one thing Pia seems much taller than Courtney

  63. This whole thread is too funny. I enjoy reading all the “fashion” critics.

    Just think that all they did this time were just posing for pictures; next time on the live TV, every twitch, snickers, gritted teeth, smiles, eye-rolls, etc, will be scrutinized and debated to no end.

    I can’t wait,… And good luck to the contestants. :)

  64. You know who Rachel kinda looks like to me? Rose Byrne from Damages with a bizarre fashion sense. Maybe that’s why I like her so much.

    And why do all of the former Idols scare me? Ok, maybe not all of them. I guess Kim doesn’t. But Andrew Garcia looks like he’s about to spit something vile at me, Katie Stevens is going for a psychotic Nicole Kidman impression, and Constantine is… Constantine.

  65. Thank you for the beautiful pictures but you’ve featured just about everyone there except Didi Benami which breaks my heart because I’m a long time fan of Didi… :(

    Her Fansite said she was there and even walked on the blue/red carpet and have pics with Tim Urban and Andrew Garcia. To anyone who cares and or interested to see the photos, please click here. Thank you…

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