Since my husband and I are both American Idol fans and live in Texas, north of Dallas, it seems only fair to reveal which contestants made it through to the Top 24. The Dallas American Idol auditions were shown on American Idol already last week, but inquiring minds are curious to know which Texas contestants made it through the Hollywood round in hopes of becoming the next American Idol mega star. American Idol spoiler alert!
Ever since Paula Abdul left Idol, and now Simon Cowell is leaving after season nine, whether or not AI will last much longer remains to be seen. Personally, I don’t enjoy watching the audition phase, with all the singer-wannabe’s and moron’s acting like fools, but at least we’ve got a few contestants from Texas that made it to the list of Top 24 according to the leaked spoilers. Some of the auditions are funny and others are just stupid.
Then again, nearly everyone has heard about the song Pants On The Ground, fanned the page on Facebook and had the song stuck in their head for days.
As with previous seasons of American Idol, spoilers and lists of contestant names have been right and this season is no different. JoesPlaceBlog (www.joesplaceblog.com) has the complete list of American Idol’s Season 9 Top 24, including links to contestant MySpace pages, Facebook, audition videos and performance videos for those who are interested.
Here are your 5 American Idol Texas contestants who are in the Top 24 of Season 9:
1. Lacey Brown, a 23-year-old from Amarillo, TX
***Previous Hollywood contestant from Idol Season 8
(David Duke, a 23-year-old from Waxahachie, TX was previously on the top 24 list but was removed and replaced with another contestant that is not from Texas)
2. Casey James from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Article about Casey James Band
3. Alexander “Alex” Lambert from North Richland Hills, TX
(no relation to Season 9 runner-up Adam Lambert)
“I’m Yours” YouTube Video
“Tired of Waiting” YouTube Video
“Twist and Shout” YouTube Video
“Barney (the purple dinosaur)” YouTube Video
4. Paige Miles, a 23-year-old from Houston, TX
Interview with Fox4
5. Todrick Hall, age 22, from Plainview TX
Mjsbigblog (www.mjsbigblog.com) pointed out that Todrick Hall is a controversial character, taking money from parents and claiming their kids would be a production that was later canceled. Ruh Roh! It’ll be interesting to see how Todrick does on Idol with this hanging over his head.
The Top 24 American Idol finalists for Season 9 will be officially revealed on February 17. We’ll be watching these Texas hometown hopefuls and rooting for them all just like we did with Kelly Clarkson, and since I’m from Chicago originally, we’ll be keeping a close eye and ear on the Chicago-land contestants this season too on AI.
Texas Idol fans, who are you rooting for this season? Do you personally know any of these Texas area Idol hopefuls? Care to wager a good guess as to who of these Texas contestants you think will make it to the Top 12 or higher? Who gets your vote so far?