Hollywood Week Wrap-up

Hollywood Week, filmed  last week in  Los Angeles,  wrapped up on Friday.   What do we know so far?   Click on the jump to find out!

Meanwhile, Extra TV interviewed the Idol judges and this  year’s pre-season  talking points are basically,  This year of Idol will be the best EVAH!!!

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Says Simon Cowell, “This will be the strongest twelve we’ve ever had, and I’ve never, ever said that before.” Don’t make me google, Simon…   Paula Abdul sez, “We’ve never had a top twelve like we’re going to have this season.”   And finally Randy Jackson, “I THINK IT’S THE BEST WE’VE EVER HAD!”

Spin, spin spin people!   With sliding ratings, you gotta do something.

More on Hollywood Week after the jump,  including an updated Hollywood list and a list of  Hollywooders who are rumored to have  made  this year’s Top 50.   Click if you want to be spoiled…

A million kudos and thanks to Milajoy/Joesplace.   She rocks and rolls, oh yeah….


  • There is going to be a Top 50 this year (last year there was a Top 40, Season 5 and Season 4,  a Top 44).   The Top 24, who will compete on television for the Top 12, will be picked from these finalists in January.
  • Ricco Barrino, Fantasia’s brother was cut in Hollywood.
  • Many professional singers in this bunch.

From Milajoy/Joesplace and the kids from IDF:

Auditioners Rumored to  be on the Top 50

Cardin McKinney
Hometown: Nashville
Audition City:
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/cardinmckinney

David Archuleta
** David won Star Search when he was only 12 years old
Age: 16
Residency: Utah
Audition City:
Star Search Videos:
Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=z8SJXDPE_sQ

Jason Castro
Age: 20
Residency: College Station, TX
Audition City: Dallas Texas
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jasoncastromusic
Video: (He was the drummer in the band Keeping Lions until very recently)

Jermaine Paul
Age: 28
Residency: Upstate, New York
Audition City: San Diego, California
Audition class=”kLink”>Song: “Soldier’s Cry”
Website: http://www.jermainepaul.com/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jermaine_Paul
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYEzNjQ7sPM
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoBmUEJFfFw
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1hip7sP2QY
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCK6eQSZqqA
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKt6lDasbeY
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8QlqoPLmcA
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0LYWuBX__4
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBioiZduA9Y
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtJXxBxn3Ro
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1NfZuqJsW8
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EITQ5AafcdU
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae8noKKoilY

Lisa Aukerman
Age: 22
Residency: Gainesville, FL
Audition City: Charleston
MySpace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…endID=134754253
Photo: http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/9756/lisaaukermannp2.jpg

Natasha __________

Syesha Mercado
Age: 20
Audition City: Miami FL
**Was on the show “The One”
MySpace: http://myspace.com/syesha
My Space: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…iendid=54064116
Source: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseacti…nelID=257366085

Auditioners Rumored to have made it at least to Hollywood Week  

Alisha Dixon
Residency: Manahawkin, NJ
Audition City: Philadelphia, PA
Audition Songs, Sweet Child of Mine by GNR, Punk Rocker by Sandi Thom, Behind These Hazel Eyes
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/alishadixon
Photo: http://b3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01055/3…055710713_l.jpg
Photo of her with Kimberly Caldwell: http://a919.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…564347d94a6.jpg

Ashley Robinette
Residency: Arizona
***Was cut in Round two of Hollywood week

Alyssa ________
Audition City: Philadelphia, PA
Source: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/myfox/pages/Hom….1.1&sflg=1
***Cut on 11/28

Anthony Saunders
Age: 24
Residency: Kansas City, KS
Audition City: Omaha, NE
MySpace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…endID=144451902
Source: http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/pages/News/De…mp;pageId=3.2.1
Photo: http://a285.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…18d6e1efe9c.jpg

Brandon Green
Residency: Nashville TN, Lucedale, Mississippi
Audition City:
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/brandongreenmusic
**Made it throug to Round 3 of Hollywood So Far

Brian Lam
Residency: Atlanta GA
Audition City: Atlanta, GA
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/brianlammusic
***Was cut in Hollywood

Bria Miller
Age: 20
Residency: Anaheim, California
Audition City: San Diego, California
Audition Song: “Against All Odds” by Phil Collins
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/briandavidmiller

Charity ___________
**Cut in the Rooms in Hollywood

Chase _____
***Cut in Hollywood in round 2

Chase Foster
Age: 16
Residency: Winfield, Kansas
Audition City: Dallas, Texas
Audition Songs: “Drops Of Jupiter”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, & “New York State Of Mind” by Billy Joel
Website: http://www.chasefostermusic.com/
Link: http://markbowling.org/chase.html
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8GwiwNx77w
***Chase was cut in Round 2 of Hollywood week

Chris Watson
Age: 20
Residency: Dover, DE
Audition City: Philadelphia, PA
Source: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/myfox/pages/New…mp;pageId=3.2.1
**Cut Round two on Wed

Colton ___________ #1
Residency: New York
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood
***Cut Round 3 of Hollywood

Colton ___________ #2
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

David _________
Audition City: San Diego
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

Jenna Breedlove
Age: 27
Residency: Atlanta, GA
Audition City: Atlanta, GA
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/underthepink27
(Her Headline says “I just might go to California”)
***Jenna has canceled her MySpace account
**Jenna was cut on 11/28

Jessica Hanner
Age: 22
Residency: Gretna, NE
Audition City: Omaha, NE
Audition Song: Reba McEntire …Why Havent I Heard From You.
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jeci0709
Photo: http://a159.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…7adef919536.jpg
***Jessica was Cut in Hollywood

Joanne _____
Residency: Hoboken, NJ
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

John Edward Carey, Jr.
Age: 27
Residency: Van Nuys, California
Audition City: San Diego, California
Audition Song: “Guitar Man” by Bread

Jordan __________
**Made it through Thursdays Round so far

Josh Jones
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

Justin ___________
**Made it through Thursdays round so far

Kelly ________
Hometown: Florida
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood

Kevin Boyce
Residency: Bellevue, NE
Audition City: Omaha, NE
MySpace Music: http://www.myspace.com/kevinboyce1
Source: http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2620…;u_sid=10105528
Photo: http://b2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00541/2…541286902_l.jpg
Youtube Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=T2Tarj5fxM8
**Was through to Thursdays Hollywood round

Leah Guerrier
Age: 24
Audition City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Facebook: http://temple.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8218142
Imeem: http://profile.imeem.com/U8eM1t
Link: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/en/…fc6c05baa13e1bd
** Cut in Hollywood

Lorena P.
Age: 28
Residency: Miami, Fl
Audition City:
MySpace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…iendid=27863253
Photo: http://a434.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…694d88d5e41.jpg
**Lorena has passed Thursdays round in Hollywood.

Matt Sato
Age: 17
Residency: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Audition City: Miami, Florida
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/shurbadurrbafrenchfrench
***Matt Sato cut in Round 2 of Hollywood week

Michael Preston
Age: 20
Residency: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Audition City: Dallas, Texas
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ugotitbad4meeee

Nina Shaw
Age: 24
Residency: Burleson/Joshua, Texas
Audition City: Dallas, Texas
Audition Song: Whitney Houston & Tina Turner Remix
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/officialninashaw
Video (She Was the Dallas Idol winner)
**Nina as made it through the first 3 rounds in Hollywood.

Rachael Wicker
Age: 23
Residency: Kansas City, MO
Audition City: Omaha, NE
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/rachaelvaughn
MySpace Music: http://www.myspace.com/rachaelwicker
Bix Page – with Music: http://bix.yahoo.com/person/Rachael%20Wicker
Source: http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/pages/News/De…mp;pageId=3.2.1
***Rachael Wicker was cut in Round 2 of Hollywood week

Ricco Barrino
Fantaisa’s Brother
Age: 24
Audition City: Dallas, Texas
Audition Song: “A Change Is Gonna Come”
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/89102643
Photo (with Fantasia): http://b4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00998/4…998936804_l.jpg
***11/29/07 Ricco has made it so far through the first two rounds of Hollywood week.
** 12/2 Ricco was Cut in Hollywood

Ross Koley
Age: 23
Residency: Omaha, NE
Audition City: Omaha, NE
Source: http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2798…;u_sid=10150019
Video: http://www.kptm.com/global/video/popup/pop…mp;rnd=95103134

Tatiana ___________
**11/29 – has made it through the first two rounds in Hollywood
**11/30 Was cut on Thurs

** Made it through Thursdays round so far

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  1. Is AI really going to put the winner of Star Search in the top 24. That just seems WRONG.

  2. I dont mind that these guys are experienced. I have been an Idol fan from season one. I watch it cause I love talent shows, especially singing ones. Until there is a show that comes on opposite Idol that can give it some competition, Idol will remain a blockbuster. Maybe some ratings slip but still number one.

    The process for getting to be on Idol doesnt seem very fair but not much in this life is fair and the bottom line is that if you have the talent, if you stand out somehow, if its your time to shine then shine you will and thats just how it goes. In the meantime I will be waiting for January, all snuggled up on my couch and thankful for seasons 2 and 5 and hoping for another even remotely close to giving me what those 2 did. Its the dead of winter in Upstate NY and Im easily entertained.

  3. Don’t treat these as official results. They are not fool-proof and have been wrong before, even though the accuracy is considered quite high.

    I know at least 2 people that have been listed as making Hollywood in previous seasons that actually failed to do so.

  4. Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t treat these as official results. They are not fool-proof and have been wrong before, even though the accuracy is considered quite high.

    I know at least 2 people that have been listed as making Hollywood in previous seasons that actually failed to do so.

    There are many many contestants that are “rumored to make it to hollywood” or people are saying Did make the top 50, that I am not listing. Until I get proof and am 99.99999% sure, I dont add them to my list. Rumors are flying all over the place about now.

    I also have a couple top 50 contestants that I am not mentioning yet, per request.

  5. I just read on another board that Bryan Washington, the just eliminated player on Biggest Loser made it to the Hollywood rounds. I have no idea if it’s true or not, but I thought I’d throw it out there.

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