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AMERICAN IDOL Reveals Top 24; Kelly Clarkson to Guest Judge

Last night, judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. revealed their picks for the Top 24 semi-finalists: Jenn Blosil, MacKenzie Bourg, Emily Brooke, Amelia Eisenhauer, Trent Harmon, Gianna Isabella, James VIII, Lee Jean, CJ Johnson, Adam Lasher, Tristan McIntosh, Jeneve Rose Mitchell, Stephany Negrete, Dalton Rapattoni, Jenna Renae, La'Porsha Renae, Olivia Rox, Jordan Sasser, Thomas Stringfellow, Manny Torres, Sonika Vaid, Kory Wheeler, Avalon Young and Shelbie Z.

Next week, the first group of 12 semi-finalists - MacKenzie Bourg, Emily Brooke, Gianna Isabella, James VIII, Jeneve Rose Mitchell, Stephany Negrete, Jenna Renae, La'Porsha Renae, Jordan Sasser, Thomas Stringfellow, Sonika Vaid and Avalon Young - will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 10 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT). On Thursday, Feb. 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), fan-favorite former IDOLs - Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Caleb Johnson and Nick Fradiani - return to mentor and perform a duet with the 12 semi-finalists before the judges reveal which seven contestants will move forward in the competition and who will be going home.

On Wednesday, Feb. 17 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT), the second group of 12 semi-finalists - Jenn Blosil, Amelia Eisenhauer, Trent Harmon, Lee Jean, CJ Johnson, Adam Lasher, Tristan McIntosh, Dalton Rapattoni, Olivia Rox, Manny Torres, Kory Wheeler and Shelbie Z - get their turn. The following night, Thursday, Feb. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), former IDOLs CONSTANTINE Maroulis, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, Jordin Sparks, David Cook and Haley Reinhart return to perform duets with the second group of semi-finalists before the judges reveal who is moving on in the competition and who will be sent home.

The following week, on Wednesday, Feb. 24 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT), the judges will announce the first eight semi-finalists to make it into the Top 10, leaving six to sing for America's vote and the final two spots in this farewell season's Top 10.

On the first LIVE show of the season, Thursday, Feb. 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), host Ryan Seacrest will reveal America's vote and announce the final two joining the Top 10. For the first time, the Top 10 finalists will perform for America's vote. Also, original IDOL Kelly Clarkson will return to guest judge and perform.

Top 12 semi-finalists scheduled to perform Wednesday, Feb. 10 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) include:


MacKenzie Bourg Age: 23 Hometown: Lafayette, LA

Keep up with MacKenzie at:

TWITTER: @mackenziebourg

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/mackenzie.bourg

INSTAGRAM: @mackenziebourg

SNAP: @makcenzei


Emily Brooke Age: 16 Hometown: Wellington, FL

Keep up with Emily at:

TWITTER: @emilybrooke

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/EmilyBrookeFans

INSTAGRAM: @theemilybrooke

SNAP: @theemilybrooke


Gianna Isabella Age: 15 Hometown: Jackson, NJ

Keep up with Gianna at:

TWITTER: @gianisabell

INSTAGRAM: @giannaisabellapetrone

SNAP: @giannaisabellax


James VIII Age: 23 Hometown: Orinda, CA

Keep up with James at:

TWITTER: @jamesthe8th

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/jamesthe8th

INSTAGRAM: @jamesthe8th

SNAP: @jamesgraydawson


Jeneve Rose Mitchell Age: 15 Hometown: Crawford, CO

Keep up with Jeneve at:

TWITTER: @JeneveRose

INSTAGRAM: @jeneverosemitchell

SNAP: @jeneverose


Stephany Negrete Age: 21 Hometown: San Diego, CA

Keep up with Stephany at:

TWITTER: @stephanynegrete

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/stephany.a.negrete

INSTAGRAM: @ogstephany

SNAP: @Stephany22


Jenna Renae Age: 23 Hometown: Williamson, NY

Keep up with Jenna at:

TWITTER: @JennaRenaeMusic

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/JennaRenaeMusic

INSTAGRAM: @jennarenaemusic

SNAP: @Jennarator37


La'Porsha Renae Age: 22 Hometown: McComb, MS

Keep up with La'Porsha at:

TWITTER: @laporsharenae

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheOfferingReborn

INSTAGRAM: @laporsharenae

SNAP: @laporsharenae


Jordan Sasser Age: 27 Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Keep up with Jordan at:

TWITTER: @jordansasser

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/jordansassermusic

INSTAGRAM: @jordansasser


Thomas Stringfellow Age: 17 Hometown: Betonville, AR

Keep up with Daniel at:

TWITTER: @tstringfellow

INSTAGRAM: @thomas_stringfellow

SNAP: @singfellow


Sonika Vaid Age: 20 Hometown: Martha's Vineyard, MA

Keep up with Sonika at:

TWITTER: @sonikavaid

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/simply.SONIKA/

INSTAGRAM: @SonikaKAYVaid

SNAP: @sonikavaid


Avalon Young Age: 21 Hometown: San Diego, CA

Keep up with Avalon at:

TWITTER: @avalonyoung

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/avalonyoungmusic

INSTAGRAM: @avalonyoung

SNAP: @avy_young


The second group of 12 semi-finalists scheduled to perform Wednesday, Feb. 17 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) include:


Jenn Blosil Age: 23 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Keep up with Jenn at:

TWITTER: @JennBlosil

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/JennBlosil

INSTAGRAM: @JennBlosil

SNAP: @JennBlosil


Amelia Eisenhauer Age: 15 Hometown: Nashville, TN

Keep up with Amelia at:

TWITTER: @AmeliaJE__

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Amelia-Eisenhauer

INSTAGRAM: @amelia_eisenhauer


Trent Harmon Age: 24 Hometown: Amory, MS

Keep up with Trent at:

TWITTER: @trentwharmon

INSTAGRAM: @trent.harmon.music


Lee Jean Age: 15 Hometown: Bluffton, SC

Keep up with Lee at:

TWITTER: @leejeanjr

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/lee.jeanjr

INSTAGRAM: @leejeanjr


CJ Johnson Age: 28 Hometown: Memphis, TN

Keep up with CJ at:

TWITTER: @CJsingsforyou

INSTAGRAM: @cjsingsforyou

SNAP: @cjsingsforyou


Adam Lasher Age: 28 Hometown: Danville, CA

Keep up with Adam at:

TWITTER: @AdamLasher

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/adamlasherband

INSTAGRAM: @AdamLasher

SNAP: @ AdamLasher


Tristan McIntosh Age: 15 Hometown: Nashville, TN

Keep up with Tristan at:

TWITTER: @TristanMcIntosh

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/tristanmcintosh

INSTAGRAM: @trismcintosh


Dalton Rapattoni Age: 19 Hometown: Dallas, TX

Keep up with Dalton at:

TWITTER: @FlyAwayDalton

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/pages/Dalton-Rapattoni/123044643875

INSTAGRAM: @FlyAwayDalton


Olivia Rox Age: 16 Hometown: Agoura Hills, CA

Keep up with Olivia at:

TWITTER: @oliviaroxstar

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/OliviaRoxStar

INSTAGRAM: @oliviaroxstar

SNAP: @oliviaroxstar


Manny Torres Age: 20 Hometown: Flushing, MI

Keep up with Manny at:

TWITTER: @mannytorres_

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/mannytorresmusic

INSTAGRAM: @mannytorres_


Kory Wheeler Age: 27 Hometown: Nashville, TN

Keep up with Kory at:

TWITTER: @thisiskory

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/korywheeler

INSTAGRAM: @thisiskory

SNAP: @thisiskory


Shelbie Z Age: 23 Hometown: Sumiton, AL

Keep up with Shelbie at:

TWITTER: @Shelbie_Z

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ShelbieZ

INSTAGRAM: @shelbie_z

SNAP: @ShelbieZmusic


Beginning Thursday, Feb. 24, viewers at home will have five ways to vote for their favorite singer, including voting online at AmericanIdol.com; via the FOX NOW App; via Google Search; via text messaging; and via toll-free calling when the IDOL vote window opens. All voting rules and frequently asked questions will be available beginning Wednesday, Feb. 24, on americanidol.com.

AMERICAN IDOL is produced by FremantleMedia NORTH AMERICA and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. The series was created by Simon Fuller. "Like" AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion using #idol. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AmericanIdol. All episodes of the current season of AMERICAN IDOL will be available on FOX NOW and FOX on Demand to subscribers of participating pay-TV services. To learn more about FOX NOW, please visitwww.foxnow.com.

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