Be on the lookout for these contestants as they continue with the auditions this week in Milwaukee and beyond. You can also check out any familiar names we’ve already heard through the first few audition episodes.
Earlier rumors this season suggested that the Top 40 had already been down-selected to the Top 20. Not the case. Instead, the Top 20 will be picked by the judges sometime in mid February. This way we’re kept on our toes a little longer, especially considering how early this information was collected.
American Idol 2011 Spoilers: Top 40 Rumors:
Aaron Sanders – made it to the top 50 for American Idol 7.
Alexander Ryan – auditioned in New Jersey.
Ashthon Ahmirr’ Jones – auditions in Nashville
Brett Loewenstern – we saw him audition last week.
Brittney Mazur – was the former ms outstanding teen
Casey Abrams – from Colorado
Chris Medina – he makes Steven Tyler cry
Clint Jun Gamboa – from Long Beach, CA
Colton Dixon – auditions in Nashville and sings “Hanging by a Moment” by Lifehouse
Deandre “Kamele” Brackensick – There is no info on her
Erin Kelly – we saw her last week in New Orleans
Haley Reinhart – from Illinois
Holly Cavanagh – no info
Jacee Badeaux – the 15 year old from New Orleans audition; he won this years Baton Rouge Idol
Jacob E. Lusk – from Los Angeles
Jerome Bell – auditions in Austin and has been the most featured in the promos
Jessica Cunningham – has tried out 7 times and made it to Hollywood in season 8 and the top 50 in season 9
Jimmie Allen – auditions in Nashville
John Wayne Schulz – 23 years old
Jordan Dorsey – auditioned in New Orleans
Jovany Barreto – auditioned in New Orleans
Julie Zorrilla – from Denver, CO
Karen Rodriguez – no info
Kendra Chantelle Campbell – auditioned in Nashville
Lauren Alaina Suddeth – auditioned in Nashville
Lauren Turner – auditioned in New Orleans; made it to Hollywood in 2004
Lakeisha “Keisha Renee” Lewis – auditioned in Los Angeles
Miss Jackie Wilson – auditioned in Nashville
Naima Adedap – auditioned in Milwaukee
Pia Toscano – made it to Hollywood season 6; auditioned in New Jersey
Paul McDonald – in the band “The Grand Magnolias” auditioned in Nashville
Rachel Zevita – the girl Jennifer said she remembered from season 6; she quits or gets disqualified
Robbie Rosen – auditioned in New Jersey
Scott McCreery – auditioned in Milwaukee
Stefano Langone – no info
Ta-Tynisa Wilson – auditioned in Milwaukee
Thia Megia – was on America’s Got Talent; auditioned in San Francisco
Tim Halperin – from Omaha, NE and Fort Worth, TX
Tiwan Strong – from Racine, WI
It looks like Nashville gets the prize for most contestants in the Top 40. I wonder if they’re all going to sing country lol. You can check YouTube and find most of these contestants singing if you want to check them out. Who is your favorite so far?
Huge thanks to Joe’s Place Blog for once again tracking down this information and generously sharing it with everyone.