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[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]

FIVE OF THE "AMERICAN IDOL" TOP 24 SEMIFINALISTS REVEALED

REMAINING 19 SEMIFINALISTS ANNOUNCED TOMORROW NIGHT THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, ON 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.





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