“American Idol’s” Top 24 is finally underway and as we’ve said before, we think it’s their most talented group of contestants ever.
Top 12 girls took the stage on Monday, Feb. 28, in front of an audience
of 700 people, which will air tonight, Wednesday, Mar. 2.
was at the taping and while we won’t tell you any of the judges’
comments pertaining to a specific contestant (we don’t want to spoil
all the fun), but here are a few things to know: Whenever the judges
are divided, it’s always Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez vs. Randy Jackson. Also, Randy will do a lot of name-dropping, comparing some of the girls to Kelly Clarkson, Amy Winehouse, Florence + the Machine and the late Michael Jackson.
contestants who got the loudest applause were Lauren Alaina, Karen Rodriguez, Pia Toscano and Thia Megia. One of the ladies scored the season’s first standing ovation from the judges and was told it will go down as one of “Idol’s” best performances ever.
Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe tweeted,
“Just rehearsing the girls. The boys set a great standard on Friday but
at least 6 of the girls are just as strong. Every week will be tough!”
guy will be singing tonight, turn back now. Which six girls do
you think Nigel was referring to in his tweet?
Ta-Tynisa Wilson: “Ony Girl (In The World)” by Rihanna
Naima Adedapo: “Summertime” by Ella Fitzgerald
Kendra Chantelle: “Impossible” by Christina Aguilera
Rachel Zevita: “Criminal” by Fiona Apple
Karen Rodriguez: “Hero” by Mariah Carey
Lauren Turner: “Seven Day Fool” by Etta James
Ashthon Jones: “Love Over Me” by Monica
Julie Zorrilla: “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson
Haley Reinhart: “Fallin'” by Alicia Keys
Thia Megia: “Out Here On My Own” by Irene Cara (from “Fame”)
Lauren Alaina: “Turn on the Radio” by Reba McEntire
Pia Toscano: “I’ll Stand By You” by the Pretenders