Top 50 Update – Rumors and Spoilers!

More rumored Top 50 contestants have been added to  Joesplace.   Joesplace has been scouring the net for Idol info–she’s made some contacts and has put together a list of contestants who could be  this seasons  Top 50.   The  Top 24 will be chosen later this month.   Check out the list… after the jump.

According to Joesplace, the first two audition cities will be San Diego on the 15th and Dallas, Texas on the 16th.

In the meantime, check out the latest from Dave at Vote For The Worst.  Don’t click if you don’t want to be spoiled.

Dave makes the point that  American Idol  has become over-professionalized. There seem to be quite a few contestants with long resumes on this year’s list, but I’m going reserve judgement until I actually see who makes the Top 24, and how the producers package them.

Personally, I have no problem with an artist looking for a second chance, or pursuing every option possible to break into the business. I  DO have a problem with the producers behaving like we’re a bunch of idiots who don’t know how to use the internet.

This should be interesting.

The Newly Identified Contestants:

Drew Poppelreiter
Age: 19
Residency: Saltillo, MS
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/drewpoppelreiter
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Jason Yeager
**Jason was on the ABC show “Making the Band”
Age: 28
Residency:Branson, MO
MySpace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…endid=183339356
Website: http://jyeager.com/  
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John Edward Carey, Jr.
**Made it to Hollywood in Season 6
Age: 27
Residency: Van Nuys, California
Audition City: San Diego, California
Audition Song: “Guitar Man” by Bread
MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/bluecollarjohnny
http://www.myspace.com/johnedwardcareyjr
John has music up at the second link. He’s totally old-skewl reggae

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And the Rest of the Top 50 So Far ¦

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Aaron Sanders
Residency: Atlanta, GA
MySpace: www.myspace.com/aaronthechef
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/bruthaonline
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Adelee Michele


Adelee “Addy” Michelle/Mitchell
Age:20
Hometown/Residency: Floyd-Riner-Roanoke, Virginia
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/adeleemichelle
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Alaina Whitaker

Alaina Whitaker
Age: 16
Residency: Tulsa, OK
Facebook: http://hs.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1447920161
Photo: http://photos-134.ll.facebook.com/photos-l…153537_9244.jpg
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Alexandrea “Alex” Lushington
Age: 16
Residency: Douglasville, Georgia
Audition City: Atlanta, Georgia
Audition Song: …Somewhere Over the Rainbow
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/mizalex91
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Amy Davis
Age: 25
Residency: Cedar Lake, IN
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/amyunderwater
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/amydavisvoice
MySpace Band: http://www.myspace.com/6thelementband
MySpace Band: http://www.myspace.com/amydavistrio
Modeling Website: http://www.ModelMayhem.com/member.php?id=42864
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Asia’h E.
Age: 19
Hometown/Residency: Joplin, Missouri
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/asiahe
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Brandon Green
Residency: Nashville TN, Lucedale, Mississippi
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/brandongreenmusic
Photos:
http://a289.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…6757e72faa0.jpg
http://a820.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…0659b348edb.jpg
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Brooke White
Residency: Hollywood, CA
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/brookewhite
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Cardin McKinney
Age:
Hometown: Nashville
Audition City:
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/cardinmckinney
Photos:
http://a321.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…113f0041050.jpg
http://a555.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…ce92dd7d8d2.jpg
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Carol “Carly” Hennessy
This is the “Irish Girl” outed recently by Vote For The Worst
Age: 24
Audition Song: Chaka Kahn song
Hometown/Residency: Georgia, California / Rizon / Texas
Hollywood Week Song: “Light My Fire” by The Doors
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/carsmths
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carly_Hennessy
Photos:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d…timate_High.jpg
http://www.andpop.com/images/carlyhennessy1.jpg
Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0xEvNlF42I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSxV6jgRWw
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Chikezie Eze
***He made it to Hollywood last year too.
Age: 22
Residency: Inglewood, CA
Audition City:
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/Clova03
Photo: My Space Pic
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Colton Swon
**Plays the Guitar in Hollywood
Residency: Muskogee, Oklahoma
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/coltonswon
Sang “Love the One You’re With” in Hollywood
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Danny Noriega
Age: 18:
Residency: California
MySpace:http://www.myspace.com/dannypoprox
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David Archuleta

David Archuleta
** David won Star Search when he was only 12 years old
Age: 16
Residency: Leander, TX/SLC, Utah
Audition City:
Facebook:
Star Search Videos:
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/star_search2/…david_archuleta
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/star_search4/video_junior.php
Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=z8SJXDPE_sQ
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David Cook
Residency: Blue Springs, Missouri
Audition City: Omaha, NE
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/drcook
Video of him waiting to go see the judges:
http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/pages/News/De…mp;pageId=3.2.1
Was in the band AXIUM:
http://www.myspace.com/axium
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…;friendid=15188
Info on the band with link to purchase CD’s:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/axium
Singing BonJovi while wating to go in and see the trio:
http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/MyFox/pages/s…mp;locale=EN-US
Couple interviews:
http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/MyFox/pages/s…mp;locale=EN-US
http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/MyFox/pages/s…mp;locale=EN-US
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Garrett Haley
Age: 17
Hometown/Residency: Lima, Ohio
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/246178704
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Jason Castro
**Appeared on the MTV Show CHEYENNE and Cheyenne’s Love Interest
Age: 20
Residency: College Station, TX
Audition City: Dallas Texas
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jasoncastromusic
Photos:
http://a856.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…69d3217082f.jpg
http://a45.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images…fbc3c4bdfa4.jpg
http://a692.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…2718bf26403.jpg
http://c.myspace.com/Groups/00011/49/66/11816694_l.jpg
Video: (He was the drummer in the band Keeping Lions until very recently)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=DWfqCqUQt58
http://youtube.com/watch?v=QGgcqGG3Ps8
http://youtube.com/watch?v=gXKmeoQWFK0
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7A-HtEzo8Os
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Jermaine Paul
Made the Top 50 but Dropped Out, signed by J Records

Age: 28
Residency: Upstate, New York
Audition City: San Diego, California
Audition Song: “Soldier’s Cry”
Website: http://www.jermainepaul.com/
MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/jermainep
http://www.myspace.com/jermainepaul
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jermaine_Paul
Videos:
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
This dude is really accomplished. He’s performed with Alicia Keys, and was nominated for a grammy for a duet he recorded with her
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Joanne Borgella
Age: 25
Birthdate: May 29th, 1982
Hometown/Residency: Atlanta, Georgia / California / Hoboken, New York
MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/wwwjoanneborgellacom
http://www.myspace.com/86642457
Website: http://www.joanneborgella.com/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanne_Borgella
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1GhyvYle0s
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Jordan “Lady J.” Minter
Age: 21
Hometown/Residency: Atlanta, Georgia
Audition City: Atlanta, Georgia
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/57426121
Photo: http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/binary/…llife1-1_14.jpg
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Josiah Leming
Age: 18
Residency: Texas
Sang Grace Kelly and Played the Piano in Hollywood
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/josiahleming
Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Lbjc3ypUfO4
Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=q1hvdBYvCOk
Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=BuUgrNH9qgE
Music: http://void.snocap.com/s/genswf.php?id=T3-…N327RV-H&r=
http://void.snocap.com/s/genswf.php?id=T3-…N327RV-H&r=
Old Band Music: http://www.purevolume.com/sefrona
Website: http://josiahleming.com/default.aspx
Video: http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/browse?kshow_id=23915
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Kristy Lee Cook
Age: 23
Residency: Selma, Or
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/BringItOn15
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/kristyleecook
Music Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=e6WiYerdMnA
Music page: http://cdbaby.com/cd/kristylee

Articles: http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/233653
http://www.kristylee.net/kristy_biography.htm
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Lisa Aukerman
Age: 22
Residency: Gainesville, FL
Audition City: Charleston
MySpace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…endID=134754253
MySpace Music: http://www.myspace.com/lisaaukerman
Photo: http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/9756/lisaaukermannp2.jpg
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Lorena Pinot.
Age: 26
Residency: Miami, Fl
Audition City: Miami
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/lorena_pinot
MySpace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…iendid=27863253
Photo: http://a434.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…694d88d5e41.jpg
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Marsha Hancock
Age: 23
Residency: Nashville, TN
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/marshahancock
MySpace Music Page: http://www.myspace.com/hancockmarsha
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Mia
Age: 17
Residency: Dayton, OH
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/163785075
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Michael Johns
Age:
Residency: Los Angeles
MySpace Music: http://www.myspace.com/michaeljohnsmusic
WebFive’s Page
Cradle w/ band The Rising
Picture: http://b9.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00784/9…784131449_m.jpg
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Michael Preston
Age: 20
Residency: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Audition City: Dallas, Texas
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ugotitbad4meeee
http://www.myspace.com/ugotitbad4meeee
MySpace Music
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Michael Sanfilippo
Residency: Barrington, IL
MySpace Music: http://www.myspace.com/brightlikejapan
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Neyshia Go
age: 17
Residency: Antioch, CA
MySpace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…iendid=49254247
Website: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea…iendid=49254247
Photo: http://www.awayan.com/neyshiago/photos/front_bw_2a.jpg
YouTube – National Anthem
YouTube – National Anthem
YouTube – Performing at the Apollo Theater
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Ramielle Maulbay
Age: 20
Residency: Miramar, FL
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/bgirlfallz
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ramiele
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Samantha Sidley
Age: 22
Reisdency: Los Angeles
Website: http://www.samanthasidley.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/samanthasidley
She’s a jazz singer–did a workshop with Peisha McPhee when she was 12…She has performed in the past with Katharine.
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Shaun Barrowes
Age: 28
Residency: Spanish Fork, UT
WebSite: http://www.shaunbarrowes.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/shaunbarrowes
Video: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=…amp;installed=1
Video: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=…;oid=2403592478
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Syesha Mercado
Age: 20
Residency:
Audition City: Miami FL
**Was on the ABC 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
Photos:
http://a290.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…cf534425239.jpg
http://a388.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…ceccc317743.jpg
http://a870.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/image…bfc998cf98d.jpg
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