[02/23/11 - 10:01 PM]
Five of the "American Idol" Top 24 Semifinalists Revealed
Tomorrow night the judges reveal the remaining 19 contestants who will round out the Top 24.

[via press release from FOX]



Tonight, the AMERICAN IDOL judges announced five semifinalists who have secured a coveted spot in this season's Top 24. These five semifinalists are Naima Adedapo from Milwaukee, WI; Clint Jun Gamboa from Long Beach, CA; Ashthon Jones from Nashville, TN; Paul McDonald from Nashville, TN; and Haley Reinhart from Wheeling, IL. To find out more about these five semifinalists, visit americanidol.com for exclusive videos, photos and interviews.

Tune in tomorrow night, Thursday, Feb. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), as the judges reveal the remaining 19 contestants who will round out the Top 24.

The first five AMERICAN IDOL semifinalists to be named to the Top 24 are:

Naima Adedapo
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Currently Resides: Milwaukee, WI
Age: 26

Clint Jun Gamboa
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Currently Resides: Long Beach, CA
Age: 26

Ashthon Jones
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Currently Resides: Nashville, TN
Age: 24

Paul McDonald
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Currently Resides: Nashville, TN
Age: 26

Haley Reinhart
Hometown: Wheeling, IL
Currently Resides: Wheeling, IL
Age: 20

Emmy Award-winning AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, President, Big Red 2 Entertainment. AMERICAN IDOL has been No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the past seven consecutive seasons and currently ranks as the No. 1 television show of the 2010-11 season.

  [february 2011]  


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