24 Fun Facts About ‘American Idol’s’ Top 24

February 25, 2011 3:21 pm

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American Idol’s 10th season is proving to be one of the best seasons yet. With all the contestants displaying such raw talent, the judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson are finding it difficult to narrow it down. On last night’s episode they were forced to pick America’s Top 24. Did your favorites make it? Who do you wish made it through? Tell us what you think!

Without further ado, here are your Top 24:

Name: Ashthon Jones
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Fun Fact: Having ran away from home at the age of 15, this curly-haired beauty didn’t have the easiest childhood. However, Ashthon took pride in herself when she first found her voice while singing with her church choir.

Name: Brett Loewenstern
Age: 17
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Fun Fact: Bearing a strong resemblance to pro-snowboarder, Shaun White, this high school student is known to rock out with his long, curly red hair.

Name: Casey Abrams
Age: 19
Hometown: Idylliwild, CA
Fun Fact: Casey can play an array of musical instruments, including the melodica. Ironically enough, he also went to prom with another season 10 finalist, Julie Zorilla.

Name: Clint Jun Gamboa
Age: 26
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Fun Fact: Characterized by his funky glasses, Clint is nothing short of entertaining. In fact, he’s even a Karaoke host!

Name: Haley Reinhart
Age: 20
Hometown: Wheeling, IL
Fun Fact: This is Haley’s second time trying out for American Idol. So what’s new this time? Haley used to be a brunette but is now a sassy blonde. Let’s hope her Taylor Swift inspired look will capture the hearts of America this time
Name: Jacob Lusk
Age: 23
Hometown: Compton, CA
Fun Fact: One thing is for certain, there is no denying this finalist’s voice when he packs such power in his vocals. Jacob works as a spa concierge back home.
Name: James Durbin
Age: 21
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Fun Fact: As a child, James was diagnosed with Tourette’s and Asperger’s syndrome.
Name: Jordan Dorsey
Age: 21
Hometown: LaPlace, LA
Fun Fact: Jordan’s many talents include playing the trumpet, the piano, and the even the drums. Aside from music, what many people don’t know is that Jordan loves to play soccer and go swimming.
Name: Jovany Barreto
Age: 23
Hometown: Harvey, LA
Fun Fact: Having confessed his love to Jennifer Lopez, this Louisiana State University student serenaded J-Lo during his audition. Awkwardly enough, Jovany began to take his shirt off, he even had Idol judges, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler showing off their abs as well
Name: Julie Zorrilla
Age: 20
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Fun Fact: Having been raised in Colombia for the first 8 years of her life, Julie along with her family, came out to the USA to find a better life. She even scored other Idol hopeful, Casey Abrams, as her prom date!
Name: Karen Rodriguez
Age: 21
Hometown: New York, NY
Fun Fact: Karen is most notably known for her Latin jazz style. This spicy Latina explains that she dreams of being the first Latina ‘American Idol’ winner.
Name: Kendra Chantelle
Age: 22
Hometown: Loudon, TN
Fun Fact: Kendra grew up in a very musically oriented household. Her parents are a singer and a drummer and she even had a drummer as a nanny! No wonder she’s so talented.
Name: Lauren Alaina
Age: 15
Hometown: Rossville, GA
Fun Fact: Although having already sung a duet with judge, Steven Tyler Lauren dishes that her main hair inspiration is Ke$ha.
Name: Lauren Turner
Age: 24
Hometown: Covington, LA
Fun Fact: Having already auditioned in Season 4, this house cleaner from the New Orleans auditions is taking her chances once more in Season 10.
Name: Naima Adedapo
Age: 26
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Fun Fact: Naima has defeated the odds and made it to the Top 24 despite being a young mother of beautiful daughters. Ironically enough, Naima works as a janitor at the venue where she auditioned in Milwaukee!
Name: Paul McDonald
Age: 26
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Fun Fact: Paul is no stranger to the music industry. Paul has performed with a variety of musicians, such as Sara Bareilles.
Name: Pia Toscano
Age: 21
Hometown: Howard Beach, NY
Fun Fact: After making it to Hollywood in Season 6, Pia is determined to win it all this year!
Name: Rachel Zevita
Age: 22
Hometown: New York, NY
Fun Fact: Being her second shot at American Idol success, Rachel was originally, an opera singer!

Name: Robbie Rosen
Age: 16
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Fun Fact: At the age of 5, Robbie found himself stuck in a wheelchair. Fortunately enough, Robbie recovered and auditioned for America’s Got Talent. He even plays piano too!

Name: Scotty McCreery
Age: 17
Hometown: Garner, WI
Fun Fact: Known for his incredibly deep voice, this small town gentleman loves to play on his high school baseball team.
Name: Stefano Langone
Age: 22
Hometown: Kent, WA
Fun Fact: This good looking young man is nothing less than incredible. Having suffered from getting hit by a drunk driver, Stefano was told he’d probably never be able to walk again. Despite the odds, Stefano recovered from the accent in only 4 months. What a miracle!
Name: Ta-Tynisa Wilson
Age: 20
Hometown: Aurora, Ill
Fun Fact: Not only can this girl sing, but Ta-Tynisa has found success in modeling as well. She’s even a Vocal Performance major at Columbia in Chicago!
Name: Thia Megia
Age: 15
Hometown: Tracy, CA
Fun Fact: Having auditioned for America’s Got Talent when she was 14, Thia is making her mark on American Idol hoping to win the whole thing!
Name: Tim Halperin
Age: 26
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Fun Fact: Tim confessed his secret crush on Jennifer Lopez during his audition!