The Hollywood rounds are over and now we’re down to the top 36 American Idol contestants. Some of the auditioners got a bit more screen-time than others so we’ve put together a list of the top 18 girls and we’ve included their video interviews so you have the chance to acquaint yourselves with them before we get on to the next round when Idol airs next week!

For information and videos for the top 18 Idol Season 8 guys, CLICK HERE.

Below are the female contestants and some background info provided by Fox:

Alexis Grace
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Currently Resides: Memphis, TN
Age: 21
Grace has been singing since she was 7 years old. She was a member of the Concert Choir at the University of Memphis, and enjoys dancing, playing the guitar and taking care of her daughter.

Allison Iraheta
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Currently Resides: Downey, CA
Age: 16
Iraheta is a junior in high school who began singing at age 5. She also enjoys playing the guitar.

Ann Marie Boskovich
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Currently Resides: Nashville, TN
Age: 22
Currently pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter, Boskovich began singing before she could talk. She also plays guitar and piano.

Arianna Afsar
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Currently Resides: San Diego, CA
Age: 17
Afsar is a senior at Westview High School. She has been singing since she was 7 years old, and loves acting, dancing and playing piano.

Casey Carlson
Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN
Currently Resides: Minneapolis, MN
Age: 20
Carlson is in her third year at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, majoring in Psychology. She began taking voice lessons in fifth grade.

Felicia Barton
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Currently Resides: Virginia Beach, VA
Age: 26
Barton lives in Virginia Beach, VA, with her husband and son. She began singing before she could talk, and her first public performance was at age 2.

Jackie Tohn
Hometown: Oceanside, NY
Currently Resides: Silver Lake, CA
Age: 28
Tohn resides in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake. She holds an associate’s degree in psychology from Santa Monica College. Her hobbies include acting, performing comedy and playing guitar.

Jasmine Murray
Hometown: Columbus, MS
Currently Resides: Starkville, MS
Age: 17
Murray lives in Starkville, MS, and attends The Mississippi School of the Arts. She loves being on stage and has been singing since she was 3 years old.

Jeanine Vailes
Hometown: Washington, DC
Currently Resides: Sherman Oaks, CA
Age: 28
A recent arrival to Los Angeles, Vailes began singing at age 4 and had her first solo performance in church at age 9. She also enjoys songwriting, motivational speaking and doing voiceover work.

Jesse Langseth
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Currently Resides: Minneapolis, MN
Age: 26
Langseth lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her 8-year-old daughter. In addition to singing, she also plays the piano and guitar.

Kendall Beard
Hometown: Lufkin, TX
Currently Resides: Austin, TX
Age: 24
Beard graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. In addition to singing, she has been studying dance for 12 years.

Kristen McNamara
Hometown: Napa Valley, CA
Currently Resides: Nashville, TN
Age: 23
McNamara is a singer/songwriter originally from Northern California. She loves to dance and has been performing her whole life. Her hobbies include playing guitar, piano, painting and baking.

Lil Rounds
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Currently Resides: Memphis, TN
Age: 24
Rounds lives in Memphis, TN, with her husband and three children. Music has always been a part of her life, and she began singing when she was 3 years old.

Megan Corkrey
Hometown: Taylorsville, UT
Currently Resides: Sandy, UT
Age: 23
Corkrey lives in Sandy, UT, with her 2-year-old son, Ryder. She has been singing since age 3, and is a self-professed “foodie.”

Mishavonna Henson
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Currently Resides: Irvine, CA
Age: 18
Henson has been singing since she could talk and sang publicly for the first time in church. Her hobbies include horseback riding, acting, dancing and playing piano and guitar. She also takes classes at a junior college.

Stevie Wright
Hometown: Phelan, CA
Currently Resides: Phelan, CA
Age: 17
Wright is a junior at Serrano High School. She works in a coffee shop and sings in a band with her youth group. Her real passion is singing, but she also loves to dance.

Tatiana Nicole Del Toro
Hometown: San Juan, PR
Currently Resides: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 24
Del Toro studied at the Manhattan School of Music and attended the New York Film Academy. Her hobbies include theater, acting, writing and dancing.

Taylor Vaifanua
Hometown: Hurricane, UT
Currently Resides: Hurricane, UT
Age: 17
When Vaifanua was 2 years old, she and her family moved to Samoa and lived there for five years before returning to Utah. She is a junior at Hurricane High School, and her hobbies include sports, singing and dancing.

Below are the video interviews for the 18 female contestants. Just click the playlist option to view the menu list!

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