Weeks of audition episodes, Hollywood tears and drama, and long waits have come to this: On Wednesday night, American Idol introduced its semifinalists for season eight. This year, 36 contestants are moving on to the next round, and here they are:
Alexis Grace, Allison Iraheta, Ann Marie Boskovich, Arianna Afsar, Casey Carlson, Felicia Barton, Jackie Tohn, Jasmine Murray, Jeanine Vailes, Jesse Langseth, Kendall Beard, Kristen McNamara, Lil Rounds, Megan Corkrey, Mishavonna Henson, Stevie Wright, Tatiana Del Toro, Taylor Vaifauna
Adam Lambert, Alexander Wagner-Trugman, Anoop Desai, Brent Keith, Danny Gokey, Jorge Nunez, Ju’Not Joyner, Kai Kalama, Kris Allen, Matt Breitzke, Matt Giraud, Michael Sarver, Nathaniel Marshall, Nick Mitchell, Ricky Braddy, Scott MacIntyre, Stephen Fowler, Von Smith
If you watched the show on Wednesday, you might notice that Joanna Pacitti went through. Fox’s press release (issued after the West Coast broadcast) included this line: “It has been determined that Joanna Pacitti is ineligible to continue in the competition. American Idol contestant Felicia Barton has replaced Ms. Pacitti as part of the Top 36.” More news about that HERE.