Joesplace added another contestant to her list of those rumored to have made the American Idol Season 8 Top 50. Her name is Lil Rounds. Rumor has it, she got a standing ovation from the judges in Hollywood.
The third girl, the African-American with blond/black hair, is rumored to be her:
The 4th girl is Hollywood contestant, Emily Wynne-Hughes. Anybody know who the first two contestants are?
Top 50 contestants so far (check out my list):
Adam Lambert, Angela Martin, Felicia Barton, Jacob McKay, Jacklyn Tohn, Junot Joyner, Justin Williams, Kendall Beard, Lil Rounds, Michael Bartul, Reggi Beasley, Ryan P. A. Johnson, Stephen Fowler, Taylor Vaifanua and Terrance T.K. Hash.
The Top 50 will be whittled down to 36 by the producers in January. In February, the Top 36 will compete live in the semi-finals after being revealed in …the chair episode in February.
After the jump, a review of notable Hollywood Contestants
- Ann Marie Boskovich – Add Ann Marie to the long list of female singer/songwriter types whove advanced to Hollywood this year. She based in Nashville and has a very commercial pop/country sound. MySpace.
- Alexander Green – Alexander is part of a duo called James Alexander. They play kinda John Mayer-ish jazz pop, and Alexander appears to know his way around a guitar. James Alexander, Alexander.
- Jacquelyn …Jackie Mendez – According to VFTW, Jackie was a contestant on that failed ABC show The One that also featured Syesha Mercado, and Kara DioGuardi as a judge. Check out her video HERE. Jackie performed with Ricky Martin in the past and had a 5 year recoding contract with Elektra Records.
- Emily Wynne-Hughes – She from Los Angeles, and plays in a pop/punk band called Go Betty Go’they just finished a European tour. She worked at the salon where Britney Spears shaved her head, and was present at the time. Singing …Baracuda outside the stadium HERE. You Tube channel HERE. Her MySpace. She the blond singing …Baracuda in this AI promo HERE. Check out Go Betty Go MySpace Page. She’s rumored to be cut in Hollywood.
- Jesse McCullagh – Acoustic singer/songwriter. MySpace. He in an adventurous acoustic/electric band called The Gentleman Outfit – MySpace.
- Mishavonna Henson – She made it to Hollywood last year too. Here her Myspace music page. She got a good recording/pop voice, and she looks like she might have some personality.
- Scott MacIntyre – He the piano playing blind guy’though that picture on his MySpace has him staring right into the camera. His songs are piano-ballady, and his bio claims he produced and recorded 6 albums!
- Joanna Pacitti is already causing a stir. Her family sued when, at the age of 12, she was fired from a Broadway productionof Annie. She was previously singed to A&M and Geffen Records and had a song that was covered by Britney Spears. She this year …plant a la Carly Smithson last year. Also, rumor has it she broke up DWTS pro Mark Ballas and his girlfriend. Wiki, MySpace, Video1, Video2, Video3.
- Kristen McNamara: She was a previous Star Search and Nashville Star contestant. ( Her music ? Not very country, although she does yodel) She boasts a 4 octave range and has been a regular National Anthem singer at 49er games. Her bio says she working/writing with Chris Trevett, (Backstreet Boys, NSync, Britney Spears, Aaron Carter) finishing and indie record. Her Nashville Star Star profile says she opened for Lonestar, Collin Raye, Diamond Rio, Montgomery Gentry, Travis Tritt, Kenny Chesney, Kevin Sharp, and Glen Campbell. Recording with John Stewart – Video.
- Von Lee Smith – His over-the-top video performance of …And I Am Telling You went viral and he became something of a You Tube star. Consequently, he was invited to perform on The View and BET 106 and Park. My Space, Video1, Video2, Video3, Video4, Video5
- Danielle …Danni Roundtree – Danni was Miss New York, USA 2008. Links: My Space My Space Music Miss USA NBC.
- John Twiford – His ex-band B.O.L.T (short for Breath of Life Tribe) are a bunch of new new-ager types, singing a bunch of jam-band hippie crap. The hilariously OTT concept theyve got going is worth checking out. MySpace.
- Otto Malone – This contestant should get a ton of screen time. He a chief warrant officer in his National Guard unit, and was seriously wounded in the leg by enemy fire late last year while piloting an Apache helicopter over Musa Qala in Afghanistan. He auditioned on crutches. MySpace.
- Perrie Cataldo (Also from S7’He the single dad with a young daughter, and an arrest record)
- Jenisis Samoranos – Piano-playing R&B singer. My Space Midomi Video page
- Natasha Valentin – According to IDF and VFTW, she was a contestant on Nashville Star. Her Videos and MySpace
- Allison Iraheta – She got her own fansite, if that means anything. She won the …Celebrate Life with Hope award from Children Hospital in Los Angeles, and sang at the benefit with Babyface. She won a Telemundo reality show called QuinceaÃƒÆ’ ±era in 2006.
- Aubrey Logan – She has a full scholarship to the Berklee School of Music. The Jazz/a Capella version of Radiohead …High and Dry she got up on her Myspace could have been dialed back a few notches.
- Ashley Anderson -She another singer/songwriter type. She really good! My Space
- Phoebe Holiday – Yet another singer/songwriter
- Tatiana Nicole Del Toro – Espanol!
- Nate Marshall – Seriously annoying music. But, this isnt too bad
- Lacey Brown – Seriously NOT annoying music. check her out, she good.