The American Idol 2009, Season 8 Top 36 finalists have been revealed:
Arianna Afsar, 16, San Diego, Calif.
Kris Allen, 23, Conway, Ark.
Kendall Beard, 23, Austin, Texas
Anne Marie Boskovich, 22, Nashville, Tenn.
Ricky Braddy, 25, Nashville, Tenn.
Matt Breitzke, 27, Bixby, Okla.
Casey Carlson, 20, Minneapolis
Megan Corkrey, 22, Sandy, Utah
Tatiana Del Toro, 23, Los Angeles
Anoop Desai, 21, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Stephen Fowler, 26, Beachwood, Ohio
Matt Giraud, 23, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Danny Gokey, 28, Milwaukee
Alexis Grace, 20, Memphis, Tenn.
Mishavonna Henson, 18, Irvine, Calif.
Allison Iraheta, 16, Los Angeles
Ju’Not Joyner, 26, Bowie, Md.
Kai Kalama, 26, San Clemente, Calif.
Brent Keith, 28, Blanchester, Ohio
Adam Lambert, 26, Los Angeles
Jesse Langseth, 25, Minneapolis
Scott MacIntyre, 23, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Nathaniel Marshall, 18, Malone, N.Y.
Kristen McNamara, 22, Napa, Calif.
Nick Mitchell, 27, Brookfield, Conn.
Jasmine Murray, 16, Starkville, Miss.
Jorge Nuñez, 20, Carolina, Puerto Rico
Lil Rounds, 23, Memphis, Tenn.
Michael Sarver, 27, Jasper, Texas
Von Smith, 22, Kansas City, Mo.
Jackie Tohn, 27, Los Angeles
Taylor Vaifanua, 16, Hurricane, Utah
Jeanine Vailes, 27, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Alex Wagner-Trugman, 19, Los Angeles
Stevie Wright, 16, Phelan, Calif.
Felicia Barton, 26, Virginia Beach, VA
We heard one of the top 36 was disqualified. Who and why?
Yes, that is true. Joanna Pacitti (sp?) was disqualified due to her personal relationships with executives from Idol’s label, 19 Entertainment. The last girl on the list above, Felicia Barton, replaced her.