American Idol 2011: Vegas week, The Beatles and a Top 24 wish list

The “American Idol” contestants head to Las Vegas this week to take on songs of The Beatles at the LOVE theater at the Mirage hotel and casino.

So we get to see another major change this season. The top 60 (or 61 — who knows what the numbers are this season) will have to see if they have more than one song in them. That means you too, Scotty McCreery.

I think the Wednesday night Vegas round is a smart move. It lets the judges see who has stage presence, potential staying power and the voice to back it before they’re put into our completely incapable hands. Good move, Nigel.

It’s been kind of hard to avoid American Idol Top 24 spoilers this time around so I’m pretty much in the know and you can be too if you want by reading our Top 24 spoilers. That being said, I’m going to still pick my Top 24 wish list (as if I’ve never read a single spoiler) and cross my fingers some of the blogs are wrong.

My Top 12 Guys

Robbie Rosen, Carson Higgins, Brett Loewenstern, Colton Dixon, Jerome Bell, John Wayne Schulz, Stefano Lagone, Jacee Badauex (maybe we can finally find out if it’s “Jacee or Jaycee”), Tyrone Strong, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery and Clint Jun Gamboa (just so America can send him home for the way he treated Jacee and for his general obnoxiousness. And his stupid fake glasses).

My Top 12 Girls

Ashton Jones, Jackie Wilson, Naima Adedapo, Lauren Turner, Haley Reinhart, Ashley Sullivan (for train wreck purposes), Brittany Mazur, Rachel Zevita, Sophia Shorai, Becca Boom. Opps. That’s it. That’s all I want. Just 10. I can’t pick Lauren Alaina because she’s probably going to win the whole thing anyway. I can’t recall ANYONE ever being pimped so hard this early in the game.

And like I said, according to spoilers, I know I won’t be getting my list. And I bet some of you won’t either. Especially one early favorite in particular. There’s a huge elimination. One that, according to TMZ, made Jennifer Lopez cry. Stay tuned, or read our spoilers.

Thursday night is the big reveal. Where we find out for sure what the “American Idol” 2011 Top 24 will be.

Who do you want to see in the Top 24. Do you have any predictions for what Beatles songs we’ll hear?

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  1. My top 12 guys are

    Colton Dixon

    Robbie Rosen

    Jarome Bell

    Stefano Langone

    DeAndre Kamele Brackensick

    Jimmie Allen

    Tiwan Strong

    Paul Macdonald

    John Wayne Schulz

    Tim Halperin

    James Durbin

    Scotty McCreery

    Top12 Girls

    Thia Magia

    Britney Mazur

    Naima Adedapo

    Lauren Suddeth

    Eryn Kelly

    Hollie Cavanagh

    Ashthon Jones

    Pia Toscano

    Keisha Renee

    Haley Reinhart

    Jessica Cunningham

    Rachel Zevita

  2. Not in any particular order : James Durbin, Casey Abrams, Jacob Lusk, Carson Higgins, Brett Lowenstien, Tim Helperin, John Wayne Shultz, Colton Dixon, Jacee Beaudeaux, Scotty McCreery and Jovanny Barreto…Picking the top 6 out of this list is really going to be hard.

    Ashton Jones, Pia Toscano, Naima Adelap, Lauren Alaina, Karen Rodriguez,Thia Megia…just guessing here…sorry, but the female contestants have not overly impressed me this year….YET… We shall see. 🙂

  3. if i had to choose my top 12 guys are jacob lusk, deandre brackensick, colton dixon, clint jun gamboa, jovany baretto, jerome bell, brett lowenstern, casey abrams, scott McCreery, robbie rosen, james durbin and caleb hawley (sorry i dont think jaycee has a strong enough voice to make it into the top 24 we dont need another justin bieber in the music industry

    • sorry i forgot the girls. thia megia, haley reinhart, ta tynia wilson, ashton jones, naima adedapo…..really haven't heard much of the girls so i cant really decide

      • Jacee has a great voice, for the top 24. This kid has pure talent, and he good for the industry it needs some heart, to let the younger age group know you can be you and still make it to the top. Go Jacee!! Praying you make it.

    • @ Dan…You are right about Jacee (he needs to be out hanging with his buddies and to mature and deveklop his voice. You are also right about Robbie Rosen..I forgot about him…he does have a great voice. Have to disagree on Clint( the rude one with the glasses). I did read some comments that he was really a nice guy…but what they showed on TV ( and I am not naive enough to realize that they just wanted to add some drama)…there is something about him that I do not like, albiet, he does have a decent voice. I would definitely choose James, Casey, Jovanny, John Wayne Schultz, Carson, and/or Colton over Clint. And you are right about the girls…all we have heard are little snippets here and there…can't really decide. Ashton, Pia and Thia so far have stood out for me. Excited to see what this week brings…Whoo Hoo~!!! 🙂

      • Disagree with you on the Jacee this kid has voice, i think he is holding it back, but when he gets that song that is him, he going to own it. The girls Lauren, i think is her name is is very good and naturaly talented like Jacee.

      • Jacee isn't good enough to make the Top 24, but he'll probably make it, and America will keep voting him through despite his lack of star potential.

      • What ever, Jacee has sta potential, AI was just a starting point for him to let America know who he is,stay with singing Jacee, own you talent no matter what people say. They couldn't do what you are doing. They would choke!!!!

    • jaycee is not 2-nd justin b. .

      this kid don't use face but voice,

      voice can change coz he still child, .

      i bet he will be the best singer in another few year. .

      • Your right he not the second coming of Justin,he is Jacee something special just like Justin. Get off the age and look at the talent he can still be the American idol. They have voice coaches for when a young kids voice change to move them through the process. Just like Justin will get when his voice change. I love this kid, he connects with so many people, I seen on other sites. Vote Jacee!!!! Praying you win. 🙂 this kid is is special. Wow us Jacee.

    • jaycee is not 2-nd or duplicate justin b. .

      he still child his voice can change . .

      i bet if he strong he will be recognise as jaycee not justin. .

      he use voice not face,

      he cute even he fat. .

      i vote for him

      gooo jaycee!!!

      • that's mean, like larger people can't be cute, Glad your voting for him, be nice. I see so much of that when I am modeling. Make Jacee the next American Ido. Vote Vote!!!!!!!!:)

    • Eh. I was flip-flopping between him and Scotty. I think Casey is more talented but Scotty seems likable. I look for all sorts of things when I pick my favorites. Casey would really make the list if I pulled off Clint. I just put Clint on there to express HOW MUCH I DISLIKE him.

  4. I can never really remember who's who until we get down to the last 10 but i do remember Scott, he's definitely in my final 12.

    • Thank you, Pete. I wish more people would wait until the real competition starts to pick favorites! It's hard on bloggers trying to figure out who they are and what's going on with them! haha!

    • I hope he didn't get cut,I would be very surprised if he did. He seems to be getting overlooked here, he has been my top choice from his first audition, and I think the judges really like him too….I think we will be seeing much more of Caleb!!!

  5. What was the name of the guy that was overcome with emotion after his song? The guy with the very deep voice (not the country western singer). That guy blew me away. I've never heard such emotion in a song. If he can keep that up he should win the whole thing.

  6. I think Beatle night will be very interesting. Even though we know the names on the spoiler list, its still going to be fun watching this show….Can't wait for all the speculation is over and we finally have the names of the top 24 and we begin the live shows and get to see them ALL sing not just a few……..

    • Hi Phyllis and Rose! I think the Beatles night will really take a lot more contestants out. Their music is hard to sing. AI knows it and that is why they use Beatles music. I am excited about seeing it! Love Ya! Sherry K.

      🙂

      • @ Sherry K. You are right about the Beatles music being chosen for the contestants to sing..they are hard songs. I believe that James Durbin auditioned with a Beatles song (can't remember which one) and then with Steven T.'s permission) sang an Aerosmith song.

        It will definitely be an exciting and entertaining week. So ready. PS…Your smiley's are awesome~!!! 🙂

  7. My choices are:
    for guys john wayne schultz,robbie rosen,casey abram, brett lowenstern, jaycee badauex and carson higgins
    for girls… thia megia (btw is she in?), pia tuscano, rachel zevita, naima adepo and keisha reena.

  8. Even though he was not very nice with jacee, it doesnt really matter I think people need to realize that clint is very talented and has what it takes to make it to the top

    • Please his action will cost him that ticket, even if he had of done it to someone else, it still showed his selfishness. Don't think anyone will be loving on that, in music industry he will be eatten up with that attitude. Believe me I in a simlar industry that attitude to step on people will get to black list very quick.Which he has done to himself. His voice isn't all that great, Robbie and the read head much better.

  9. Glad to see Hailey made it to the next round. Ashley is headed for trouble.

    So many left off Stefano Langone. What a performer, while everyone else stands center stage, knees locked, he is out there performing to all. Very soulful and commands stage presence. Judge seem sot really dig him.

    An American Idol is a performer, total package. Underwood, Clarksen, and even Fantasia have more than just a voice. They all have STAGE Presence. Go Stefano!!!

  10. As far as favorites, I really like Casey Abrams, Colton Dixon and Robbie Rosen. I can almost guarantee we'll hear "Come Together" "Hey Jude" and "All You Need is Love." No matter what, I'm really excited about this episode.

  11. Deandre Brackensick has a voice like no other. I hope (and pray!) that he makes it through and just doesn't have his name listed YET! Looking forward to seeing him.

  12. Top 12 guys: Colton Dixon

    Robbie Rosen

    Jarome Bell

    Stefano Langone

    DeAndre Kamele Brackensick

    Jimmie Allen

    Tiwan Strong

    Paul Macdonald

    John Wayne Schulz

    Tim Halperin

    James Durbin

    Scotty McCreery

    Top 12 girls

    JULIE ZORRILLA (i think like the judges: maybe she will be the A.I 2011)

    Thia Magia

    Lauren Suddeth

    Eryn Kelly

    Hollie Cavanagh

    Keisha Renee

    Haley Reinhart… Just this!

  13. I would really like to see Deandre Brackensick as he has a really unique voice and teen girls will swoon over his good looks.

  14. As you can see I am a Jacee is my tops, I just have a feeling about this kid, something special about him, even if that situation wouldn't of happen, I like this kid from the start. I see an American Idol as a whole package the same as someone noted, it takes more than just a voice or working the stage to gain fans. It taks a personality. People are drawn in by that more than anything, and it gets you farther, and working with the right people. I see it every day, with those who think they have a voice and act like Clint. They have a voice but lose people on the personality. Jacee I praying for you. Wow! Us Kid. God keep his hands on you while on your journey to start your music career. You make AI worth watching. 😉

  15. For the girls i think thia megia, lauren alaina, naima adedapo, rachel zevita, ashthon jones, and hollie canavagh and for the guys brett lowenstien, casey abrams, james durbin,scotty mccreery, robbie rosen, and carson higgins thats who i think should be the top 6 girls and guys im sorry but i dont think that jacee has a strong enough voice, he is adorable but no. and clint he was mean to jacee on group night so now i hate him 🙁

      • jacee will be eaten up in the competition if he will be part of the top 24. They should include colton, carson and thia.

      • Jacee eatten Don't think so, you are going off a snip of hearing him, if you think back to his audition, his voice and that part where he really brought sould into sitting by the dock of the bay, Otis would of smiled. He's saving his best to Wow us a bring in more fans. God Jacee, praying you reach it to the #1 spot.

      • Well, its arelief that jacee will not be a part of the top 24 and thia making it. I just hope colton and carson will be in, too.

  16. Clint is very talented, he has style and will be a great top 24 talent. Remember it was the whole group that agreed with him, he's trying to win. It takes someone who knows what they can do to get to the top, Clint knows.

    • yes, clint did not act only, but he acted first, trying to win, but at the cost of hurting someone else chances, when you are being voted on in the end, isn't showing smarts to gain those votes. It is sad he has stained his talent by acting the way he did, even if he did not do what he did, he was never my choice there are others with better talented and voices.

  17. Jaycee is my #1 pick. Will he make it all the way? Who knows. Yes he is 15, does he needs a tougher skin? He has it. Has anyone else noticed the way he carries himself? Yes, he is only 15. Should he out be playing and being a 15 year old? If this young man wanted to go out and be a 15 year old, he'd be doing it! The dude wants to sing! Let him, support him!

    • I agree this kid Jacee knows what he wants, wish I did at 15. He's got my vote. I praying he makes it all the way.

  18. My top choices

    THese are my choices (likes )

    Girls – 12

    Lauren Alana

    Hailey Reinhard

    Ashton Jones

    Thia Megia

    Julie Zorella

    Sophia Shorai

    top 12 Guys

    Brett Loewenstein

    Casey Abrams

    Jacob Lusk

    Robbie Rosen

    Colten Dixon

    James Durbin

    Clint Jun Gamboa — but need to go home next week for his ill attitude.

    For now……….no one else really stand out for me

  19. Favorites:

    Boys:

    CARSON HIGGINS!

    Colton Dixon

    Caleb Hawley

    Jacob Lusk

    Robbie Rosen

    Scotty Mccreery

    Chris Medina

    Deandre

    Casey Abrams

    and…I don't care

    Girls:

    Thia Megia

    Haley Reinhart

    Ashton

    Julie Zorilla

    Lauren Alaina

    and…I also don't care

  20. So glad Jacee made "Top 24" !! Looking forward to his next performance…Go Get'em Jacee. You can You know God Bless.

  21. Not sure if this is the way you operate on this blog but I do not appreciate being a "MORON" as per my following post.

    Christine says:

    February 22, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    My top choices

    THese are my choices (likes )

    Girls – 12

    Lauren Alana

    Hailey Reinhard

    Ashton Jones

    Thia Megia

    Julie Zorella

    Sophia Shorai

    top 12 Guys

    Brett Loewenstein

    Casey Abrams

    Jacob Lusk

    Robbie Rosen

    Colten Dixon

    James Durbin

    Clint Jun Gamboa — but need to go home next week for his ill attitude.

    For now……….no one else really stand out for me

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    ARNOLD says:

    February 22, 2011 at 5:25 AM

    MORON HOW ABOUT,,,PIA AND JACEE

    Leaving your blog…I know people have bad attitute…but I am not a moron, I just wanted to get in to blog with others who like the show. Regards,

    Christine

    • @ Christine…That one person's blog should have been deleted per writing in ALL CAPS and for name calling. This is a good blog site. The majority of us on here have pretty much accepted the right to agree to disagree philosphy. I would be offended too if someone called me a name. That was totally inappropriate. We should all have the right to voice our opinions and to be treated with respect. Please check back later and perhaps give it another chance. We are all AI fans…may have different favorites but love the show this year. 🙂

      • Yes, sad with the name calling, that person like a another clint, trying to make someone feel bad, i love this site, its nice to see what other's think about the show. Christine don't let one person make you leave such a great site.

    • Christine……Please do not give up on this site. It really is a wonderful form of communication between Idol Fans. We don't always agree but for the most part we are not name callers. We all agree to disagree but with a little more class than Arnold. Please give us another chance. We truly want to hear your opinions and comments. We are all free to pick our favorites…..Please stay with us!!!!

  22. So glad so many of you have picked out Colton Dixon's talent with as little as they have shown him. He is the only reason I have been watching the show and also have my fingers crossed that the spoilers are wrong. Colton has the look and he is a great person. Sure hope he makes it…even though I am afraid from tghe posts he doesn't. Join his twitter @mcoltondixon and let him know you like him!

  23. Jay Cee, Casey Abrams, Lauren Alaina, Paul McDonald, Robbie Rosen, Erin Sanders, Thea Magea,Haley Rheinhart, Ashton Jones,

  24. YOUR TOP TEN AMERICAN IDOL

    Line-Up

    Strength in Vocal Composition

    Consistent Vocal Tone………….

    In Order:

    1)Lauren Alaina

    2)Brett Lowenstern

    3)Jacee Badeaux

    4)Casey Abrams

    5)Paul McDonald

    6)Robbie Rosen

    7)Erin Sanders

    8)Thea Magea

    9)Haley Rheinhart

    10)Ashton Jones

    • mine.. definitely.

      1. PIA TOSCANO

      2. ROBBIE RONSEN

      3. LAUREN ALAINA

      4. STEFANO LANGANO

      5. TIM HELPHRIN

      6. THIA MEGIA

      7. ASHTON

      8. CASEY ABRAHMS

      9. KENDRA CHANTELLE

      10.PAUL

  25. for the person who said Jacee was but through then put to shame,because of the situation wih Clint, no it did't shame him it showed the clint to be about himeself and Jacee to be more of a grown up than this so called man. This is why people fell in love with this kid,not for sorry, but for his acting so mature. Don't hate because people love this kid, and for those who talk about looks, who made you a Top Model, this kid is cute and if you post your pics next to your submits a lot of you would get slam.

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