American Idol Season 11 Top 24 Contestants Announced, With A Twist

Last night’s episode of American Idol finished up the eliminations (more ore less), with the Top 24 contestant list solidified. Check out the full list here and, in case you didn’t tune in last night, find out about the “big twist” going into next week’s semi-finals.

While the eleventh season of the singing competition series has its Top 24 singers locked in and ready to move forward to the next phase of the competition, there are four guys who are getting another chance after previously being eliminated. Jermaine Jones, Johnny Keyser, Richie Law and David Leathers will be back next Tuesday night (Feb 28 at 8:00 p.m.). One of them will join the other twelve guys in the competition, making the male side of the semi-finals a “Top 13.”

Then the Top 12 ladies will perform live on Wednesday night (Feb. 29 8:00 p.m. EST). And on Thursday (March 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET) we’ll see who America chose to be Season 11’s finalists. Fox’s announcement doesn’t specify exactly how many finalists there will be this season, so another twist or two could be in teh works

Below is the list of Top 24, including their home cities, links to their intro videos and how you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

DeAndre BrackensickHometown: San Jose, CAAge: 17Meet Deandre Brackensick videoKeep up with Deandre BrockHometown: Washington, PAAge: 27Meet Adam Brock videoKeep up with Adam DixonHometown: Murfreesboro, TNAge: 20Meet Colton Dixon videoKeep up with Colton FrakerHometown: Queens, NYAge: 28Meet Creighton Fraker videoKeep up with Creighton FranckewitzHometown: Loveland, OHAge: 15Meet Eben Franckewitz videoKeep up with Eben GrimmHometown: Ellsworth, WIAge: 26Meet Reed Grimm videoKeep up with Reed HanHometown: Flushing, NYAge: 22Meet Heejun Han videoKeep up with Heejun LedetHometown: Westlake, LAAge: 19Meet Joshua Ledet videoKeep up with Joshua LikensHometown: Point Pleasant, WVAge: 21Meet Chase Likens videoKeep up with Chase MarcellusHometown: Atlanta, GAAge: 27Meet Aaron Marcellus videoKeep up with Aaron PhillipsHometown: Leesburg, GAAge: 21Meet Phil Phillips videoKeep up with Phillip RosadoHometown: Valrico, FLAge: 19Meet Jeremy Rosado videoKeep up with Jeremy of these contestants – Jermaine Jones, Johnny Keyser, Richie Law or David Leathers – will join the male semi-finalists.Top 12 female semi-finalists scheduled to perform Wednesday, Feb. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed) include:Baylie BrownHometown: Krum, TXAge: 22Meet Baylie Brown videoKeep up with Baylie CavanaghHometown: McKinney, TXAge: 18Meet Hollie Cavanagh videoKeep up with Hollie DayHometown: Baltimore, MDAge: 24Meet Hallie Day videoKeep up with Hallie HirshHometown: Agoura Hills, CAAge: 25Meet Jennifer Hirsh videoKeep up with Jen JohnsenHometown: Beaverton, ORAge: 23Meet Haley Johnsen videoKeep up with Haley LaineHometown: Brandon, MSAge: 18Meet Skylar Laine videoKeep up with Skylar MagraneHometown: Tampa, FLAge: 16Meet Shannon Magrane videoKeep up with Shannon SanchezHometown: San Diego, CAAge: 16Meet Jessica Sanchez videoKeep up with Jessica SorrellHometown: Stokesdale, NCAge: 23Meet Chelsea Sorrell videoKeep up with Chelsea TestoneHometown: Charleston, SCAge: 28Meet Elise Testone videoKeep up with Elise Van PeltHometown: South Kingstown, RIAge: 26Meet Erika Van Pelt videoKeep up with Erika Von HugelHometown: Staten Island, NYAge: 17 [[ br. ]] Meet Brielle Von Hugel videoKeep up with Brielle

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