Season 9 Preview Roundup

Season 9 starts next Tuesday. The Season 9 contestants will start showing up in Hollywood on Friday for a grueling 3 days to whittle down the contestants to the final 24. The promo monkeys have been going crazy producing commercials. The entertainment shows are running features on the show. The judges are dusting off their standard phrases. Ryan is practicing his “This! Is! American! Idol!”. Simon may have even purchased a new econo package of Hanes V-necks. Ready or not, Season 9 is here.

As part of this wind-up, we’ve been featuring some of the contestants who are rumoured to have made it to Hollywood. Naturally, spoilers are not perfect so some of the names or faces we put to the names may be wrong. Also, with around 170 names floating around out there, we may never see some of these contestants (prior to the voting rounds, we may not even see some of the contestants that make it to the final 24).

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BWW Video Show Preview: November

So, this seemed as good a time as any to list a round-up of the previewed contestants in case some people missed some of them. Also, I’ve noticed that Brian over at Idol Chatter has been running his own preview series. Rather than repeat what he’s done (since we’re never going to cover all the contestants), I’ll include links to his articles here. VFTW is also running a series (and you can find contestant threads in their Season 9 forums). The Idol Forum wiz’s have also accumulated a vast amount of information on the contestants, but you need an account to view them.

Links to articles after the jump.

Season 9 Preview:
1. Kate Nestel – last post on page
2. Michael Castro – search for his name
3. Jessica Furney
4. Jason Diaz
5. Margo May
6. Aaron Kelly
7. Katelyn Clampett
8. Nick Lynch
9. Moorea Masa
10. Daniel Murillo
11. Bryce Larsen
12. Heather Todd
13. Maddy Curtis
14. Savannah Low
15. Samuel Larsen
16. Todrick Hall
17. Ashley Makailah
18. Alex Nester
19. Ben Honeycutt
20. Jennifer Hirsch
21. Mary Powers
22. Josh Blaylock
23. Keia Johnson
24. Justin Kalama
25. Stephanie Daulong
26. Katelyn Epperly
27. Tori Kelly
28. Rose Flack
29. Justin Williams
30. Tyler Grady
31. Luke Edgemon
32. Jesse Barry
33. Katie Stevens
34. Austin Simmons
35. JB Ahfua
36. Luke (James) Shaffer
37. Mallory Haley
38: Blake Marvin

Elsewhere at MJs:
39. Chris Golightly
40. Michel Delamor (plus Idol Chatter)
41. Angela Martin

Idol Chatter:
42. Jaclyn North
43. Jimmy Charles
44. Erica Rhodes
45. Jermaine Sellers
46. Bosa Mora
47. Becca Neun
48. Andrew Garcia (plus another mention at IC – Acoustic “Fireflies”)
49. Jermaine Purifory
50. Mark Labriola

Idol 360:
51. Colin Benward
52. Jessica Wolfe
53. Megan Wright

That still leaves another 118 or so to go….

Comments? Other Contestants we should check out?

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  1. Here is the list of names on the Spoiler List not yet previewed by MJs or Idol Chatter:

    Allen Burton
    Alexander “Alex” Lambert
    Amanda Shechtman
    Amber Caparas
    Antwan Michael
    Anzeo David
    Artheria La’Bry
    Ashley Hobbs
    Audri Vargas
    Austin Simmons
    B. Soul
    Barbara Curtis
    Benjamin “Ben” Bright
    Benjamin “Ben” Honeycutt
    Brandi Holmes
    Brittany Starr
    Brittany Stone
    Bryan Walker
    Candice Glover
    Carmen Turner
    Casey James
    Claire Fuller
    Clara Francisco Stevens
    Colin Benward
    Colten Pierce
    Crystal(l) Bowersox
    Dan “Danny” Jones
    Danelle Live
    David “Dave” Pittman
    David Duke
    Dawntoya “Dawn” Thomason
    Deneco Pittman
    Derek Klena
    Dominic “Nick” Lynch
    Donald “Don” Webber
    Elizabeth Kirby
    Ellery Bonham
    Farayi Moore
    Frankie Jordan – made it to chairs last year (lost sing-off to Jesse Langseth)
    Genesis Moore
    Haeley Vaughn
    Harrell Holmes
    Holly Hardin
    Jana J. Larson (AKA Taylor Denae)
    Janell Wheeler
    Jareb Liewer
    Jason Shorter
    Jayson “Jay” Stone
    JB Ahfua
    Jeffrey Goldford
    Jennifer Hirsh
    Jermaine Purifory
    Jesse Barry
    Jessica “Jess” Wolfe
    Jessica Cunningham
    Jim Ranger
    John Park
    Jonathan “Jon” Stills
    Josh Blaylock
    Justin Gray
    Justin Kalama
    Justin Ray
    Justin Williams
    Kasi Bedford
    Katelyn Epperly
    Katie Bernard
    Keanna O’Quinn
    Keia Johnson
    Kelly Bachran
    Kelly Caruso
    Kellye Vetter
    Kelsey Madsen
    Kenneth “Ken” Ellis
    Kiera Masters
    Kimberly “Kim” Carver
    Kimberly “Kim” Kerbow
    Kristina Michell
    Lacey Brown
    Lashonda Miles
    Laura Pino Kelly
    Lauren Daigle
    Leah Laurenti
    Lee DeWyze
    Liette Marie
    Lillian “Lilly” Scott
    Lloyd Thomas
    Lucy Yeghiazaryan
    Luke Edgemon
    Luke Shaffer
    Maddie Penrose
    Maegan Wright
    Mallorie Haley
    Marcus Jones
    Mary Powers
    Megan McCallon
    Melissa Bitanga
    Michael “Mike” Lynche
    Michael “Mike” Preston
    Miriam Lemnouni
    Nate Joseph
    Nikki Monahan
    Noel Reese
    Noel Turner
    Olivia Geller
    Paige DeChausse
    Raquel Borges
    Samantha Musa
    Sarah Rucker
    Sean Michael Butler
    Seth Rollins
    Shannon Ann Marie Turner
    Shannon Livewell/Michele
    Shelby Dressel
    Shelley Wadley Vance
    Siobhan Magnus
    Stephanie Crews
    Stephanie Dualong
    Stevie Flockhart
    Sydnee Randle
    Tamra Salmon
    Tasha Layton
    Tawny McCorkle
    Thiago De Melo
    Timothy “Tim” Urban
    Tisha Holland
    Tyler Grady
    Vered Didi Benami
    Zachary “Zach” Hickman
    Zoya Shpigelman

  2. Here’s betting Alex Lambert gets shafted because his name is too close to Adam Lambert. Maybe even by the media if he gets anywhere. Kinda sucks for him.

  3. Here’s betting Alex Lambert gets shafted because his name is too close to Adam Lambert. Maybe even by the media if he gets anywhere. Kinda sucks for him.

    That guy seriously needs to think about changing his stage name before Idol airs.

  4. Tawny McCorkle – interestng name, and that Lucy girl has a tongue twister name.

  5. Just looked at the Idol Chatter listing of the Fox schedule which has the first finals results show (top 12) being on March 17th. So that’s the first date we could see Kris or Adam perform (and maybe debut another single). Last year david cook played on top 9 night (April 1).

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