The live shows are here!! Tuesday February 28 Semifinalist Boys Perform 8-10 pm 2 Hour Episode
Wednesday February 29 Semifinalist Girls Perform 8-10 pm 2 Hour Episode
Thursday March 1 Finalist Chosen! 8-10 pm 2 hour EpisodesJudges add one to top 24 on ‘Idol’
By Derrik J. Lang
Associated Press Saturday February 25, 2012 9:49 AM
LOS ANGELES — Good news was heard by 25 — not just 24 — singers on American Idol.
After the “Hollywood Week” and Las Vegas performance rounds, judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler narrowed the field from 42 contestants to 24 semifinalists on the Thursday installment of the Fox singing competition — but they apparently cut too many.
Idol host Ryan Seacrest revealed at the end that “The judges felt compelled to reinstate another guy.” He teased that Jermaine Jones, Johnny Keyser, Richie Law or David Leathers would join the other semifinalists next week.
The semifinalists unveiled on Thursday: Deandre Brackensick, 17, of San Jose, Calif.; Adam Brock, 27, Washington, Pa.; Hollie Cavanaugh, 18, McKinney, Texas; Hallie Day, 24, Baltimore; Eben Franckewitz, 15, Loveland, Ohio; Skylar Laine, 18, Brandon, Miss.; Chase Likens, 21, Point Pleasant, W.Va.; Shannon Magrane, 16, Tampa, Fla.; Aaron Marcellus, 27, Atlanta; and Jeremy Rosado, 19, Valrico, Fla.
Those announced on Wednesday: Baylie Brown, 22, Krum, Texas; Colton Dixon, 20, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Reed Grimm, 26, Ellsworth, Wis.; Jen Hirsh, 25, Agoura Hills, Calif.; Haley Johnsen, 23, Beaverton, Ore.; Joshua Ledet, 19, Los Angeles; Phillip Phillips, 21, Leesburg, Ga.; Jessica Sanchez, 16, San Diego; Chelsea Sorrell, 23, Stokesdale, N.C.; Elise Testone, 28, Charleston, S.C.; Erika Van Pelt, 26, South Kingstown, R.I.; plus Creighton Fraker, 28; Heejun Han, 22; and Brielle Von Hugel, 17, all New York.
The men will perform on Tuesday and the women on Wednesday.http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories ... -idol.html