American Idol 11 Profile Spotlight: Elise Testone


Name: Elise Testone
Age: 28
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Audition song: “Get it While You Can” by Janis Joplin
Auditioned in Savannah, GA

Making it to Top 24

“Sing For Your Life” Vegas week

Road to Hollywood Interview

AUDITION:

American Idol 11 Profile Spotlight: Jessica Sanchez


Name:Jessica Sanchez
Age: 16
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Sound: R&B, Urban, Soul
Fave Idol: Jennifer Hudson
Audition Song: “You Make Me Feel” (Like a Natural Woman) by Carole King

Making it to Top 24

“Sing For Your Life” Vegas week

Road to Hollywood Interview

Meet American Idol 11’s Semi-Finalists; Live show and voting begins Feb 28th

After scouring America for fresh talents, sitting through 8 hours of boring auditions, seeing the drama of Hollywood week and finally getting down to the final performances of Vegas week- the American Idol trio of judges (with the help of the idol producers of course), have picked their 24 semi-finalists.

They will present the Top 24 for the first time to a live audience this week! America gets to vote and decide on the fate of these young talents. The show will conclude in May 2012.

Here are the 2011 Top 24 contestants of American Idol:

AARON MARCELLUS
27 years old | Atlanta, GA

ADAM BROCK
27 years old | Washington, PA

BAYLIE BROWN
22 years old | Krum, TX

BRIELLE VON HUGEL
17 years old | Staten Island, NY

CHASE LIKENS
20 years old | Point Pleasant, WV

CHELSEA SORRELL
23 years old | Stokesdale, NC

COLTON DIXON
20 years old | Murfreesboro, TN

CREIGHTON FRAKER
28 years old | Queens, NY

DEANDRE BRACKENSICK
17 years old | San Jose, CA

EBEN FRANCKEWITZ
15 years old | Loveland, OH

ELISE TESTONE
28 years old | Charleston, SC

ERIKA VAN PELT
26 years old | South Kingstown, RI

HALEY JOHNSEN
23 years old | Beaverton, OR

HALLIE DAY
24 years old | Baltimore, MD

HEEJUN HAN
22 years old | Flushing, NY

JEN HIRSH
25 years old | Agoura Hills, CA

JEREMY ROSADO
19 years old | Valrico, FL

JESSICA SANCHEZ
16 years old | San Diego, CA

JOSHUA LEDET
19 years old | Westlake, LA

PHILLIP PHILLIPS
21 years old | Leesburg, GA

REED GRIMM
26 years old | Ellsworth, WI

SHANNON MAGRANE
16 years old | Tampa, FL

SKYLAR LAINE

18 years old | Brandon, MS

HOLLIE CAVANAGH
18 years old | McKinney, TX

American Idol 11 Profile Spotlight: Colton Dixon

Name: Colton Dixon
Age: 19
Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Music: Rock, Acoustic, Pop
Trivia: Auditioned in Season 10, made it to Hollywood, all the way to “Green Mile” where they cut to Top 24. In Season 11, was in the audition to support her sister, Schyler but judges (staged) ‘forced’ him to try out and got a ticket to Hollywood!
Audition song: ‘Permanent’ by David Cook

Making it to Top 24

“Sing for your Life”

Road to Hollywood Interview

Who got eliminated on American Idol Season 10?

Perhaps more than the performances, the most searched about keywords during American Idol season are: “who got eliminated from idol?” “who is going home on american idol?” or “who went home on idol?”

Clearly, while millions tune to the performances, the rest of America and the world just wants to know who got sent home and who is left to compete!

Going into the finals, the cuts for the semi-final round is brutal. The top 24 performs for America’s votes and from there will only get the Top 5 guys and the Top 5 girls.

Fourteen contestants will lose their chance to become this year’s American Idol. However, the producers are putting a twist to this drama. The judges can and will pick 2 or 3 more people to go into the final round of the competition making the magic 12 or 13.

From there, one will go home each week. The top 10 lucky ones will go on tour nationwide in the Summer.

Come back here on Thursday and every Thursday thereafter to find out the results!!

UPDATE: We have the results below…

FINALE

SCOTT MCCREERY is the new American Idol!!

over 122 million votes! Lauren Alaina is runner-up.

Top 3

HALEY REINHART is ELIMINATED

Lauren and Scotty are in the Finale!

Top 4

JAMES DURBIN is ELIMINATED!!

SAFE:

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Haley Reinhart
  • Scotty McCreery

Top 5

Bottom Two:

Lauren Alaina

Jacob Lusk – ELIMINATED

Top 6

No Bottom three: CASEY ABRAMS is ELIMINATED

Top 7
Bottom 3

Jacob Lusk
SAFE
Stefano Langone- Eliminated
Haley Reinhart SAFE

Top 8

Bottom 3

  • Haley Reinhart
  • Stefano Langone
  • Paul McDonald – ELIMINATED

Top 9

BOTTOM 3:

  • Stefano Langone
  • Pia Toscano – ELIMINATED
  • Jacob Lusk

Top 11 Redux
Bottom Three:
* Naima Adedapo – ELIMINATED
* Thia Megia – ELIMINATED
* Paul McDonald SAFE

Top 11:
Bottom 3: Everyone’s SAFE!! Idol used the save on Casey Abrams!!

* Thia Megia
* Stefano Langone
* Casey Abrams

Top 12:

Bottom 3

* Haley Reinhart SAFE
* Naima Adedapo SAFE
* Karen Rodriguez- ELIMINATED AND GOING HOME

Top 13:
Bottom 3

* Karen Rodriguez
* Ashthon Jones – Eliminated and is going home.
* Haley Reinhart

Top 24:
Eliminated

  • Robbie Rosen
  • Clint Gamboa
  • Jovany Barreto
  • Jordan Dorsey
  • Tatynisa Wilson
  • Julie Zorrilla
  • Ashthon Jones wildcard pick
  • Kendra Chantelle
  • Tim Halperin
  • Naima Adedapo wildcard pick
  • Lauren Turner
  • Brett Loewenstern
  • Rachel Zevita
  • Stefano Langone

Top 13

  • Scott McCreery
  • Pia Toscana
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Karen Rodriguez
  • Jacob Lusk
  • Casey James
  • Thia Megia
  • Paul McDonald
  • Stefano Langone
  • Ashton Jones
  • Naima Adepapo

Profile Spotlight on American Idol 10 Julie Zorrilla


Name: Julie Zorrilla
Age: 20
Hometown: Denver, Colo. , lives in Los Angeles, CA
Audition City: San Francisco, CA
Audition song: “Summertime”


Audition:

Road to Hollywood interview:


Top 24 results

“Something” Las Vegas, Beatles Night duet with Tim Halperin

“Love Song” by Sara Bareiles Hollywood week solo

“About Us” original song