14 of the 'American Idol' Top 24 Semifinalists Revealed

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February 22nd, 2012

via press release:






Tonight, the AMERICAN IDOL judges announced the 14 semifinalists who have secured a coveted spot in this season’s Top 24. The 14 semifinalists are Baylie Brown from Krum, TX; Colton Dixon from Murfreesboro, TN; Creighton Fraker from Queens, NY; Reed Grimm from Ellsworth, WI; Heejun Han from Flushing, NY; Jen Hirsh from Agoura Hills, CA; Haley Johnsen from Beaverton, OR; Joshua Ledet from Westlake, LA; Phillip Phillips from Leesburg, GA; Jessica Sanchez from San Diego, CA; Chelsea Sorrell from Stokesdale, NC; Elise Testone from Charleston, SC; Erika Van Pelt from South Kingstown, RI; and Brielle Von Hugel from Staten Island, NY. To find out more about these 14 semifinalists, visit www.americanidol.com for exclusive videos, photos and interviews.


Tune in tomorrow night, Thursday, Feb. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), as the judges reveal the remaining 10 contestants who will round out the Top 24.


The first 14 AMERICAN IDOL semifinalists to be named to the Top 24 are:


Baylie Brown

Hometown: Krum, TX

Age: 22

Colton Dixon

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Age: 20

Creighton Fraker

Hometown: Queens, NY

Age: 28


Reed Grimm

Hometown: Ellsworth, WI

Age: 26

Heejun Han

Hometown: Flushing, NY

Age: 22

Jen Hirsh

Hometown: Agoura Hills, CA

Age: 25

Haley Johnsen

Hometown: Beaverton, OR

Age: 23

Joshua Ledet

Hometown: Westlake, LA

Age: 19

Phillip Phillips

Hometown: Leesburg, GA

Age: 21

Jessica Sanchez

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Age: 16


Chelsea Sorrell

Hometown: Stokesdale, NC

Age: 23

Elise Testone

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Age: 28

Erika Van Pelt

Hometown: South Kingstown, RI

Age: 26

Brielle Von Hugel

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Age: 17


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AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions. AMERICAN IDOL has been No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the past eight consecutive seasons.

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