Our first contender was Michael Lynche whom we all know as the new father of Layla Rose. His poor wife gave birth to their daughter while talking to him on the phone. His hard work paid off and he is chosen by unanimous decision to be a part of the top 12 guys.
The first female out to see the judges was Didi Benami who is in my top 3 favorites right now. She has an amazing voice and incredible stage presence. I think she will go far. The next through was Katelyn Epperly. I’m not too sure about her. I thought her solo was off key and pretty weak. Shelby Dressel who was the first told she hadn’t made it sang much better. Even Simon said it was a mistake not to include Dressel in the top 24.
We then see four guys make it. Casey James, whom Kara undresses with her eyes; Aaron Kelly, the young 16 year old; Lee Dewyze, and Todrick Hall who is a dancer with no voice training.
Jessica Furney was the last hopeful of the night and when the judges inform her she hasn’t made it she tries to plead her case to no avail. She manages to tick off Simon who finally tells her that’s enough.
All in all we had a great episode with the all the necessary dramatic effects from Ryan Seacrest and emotional outbursts from the singers. Who was cut that you wanted to see in the top 24?