Could the Semifinalists of American Idol’s ninth season have been revealed? That answer is yes according to Joesplace, who has managed to correctly reveal the identities of American Idol’s semifinalists for the last two years. He has now released the alleged names of nearly all of the ninth-season’s Top 24 semifinalists.
Four of those alleged semifinalist include contestants — Katie Stevens, Tyler Grady, Ashley Rodriguez and Jermaine Sellers — whose auditions aired last week during American Idol’s two-night premiere, from Boston and Atlanta.
This spoiler list is even more likely to be accurate because unlike previous AI seasons in which Hollywood Week occurred in the fall and ended with the final 50 contestants returning to California to learn their fates at a later date, this ninth-season’s Hollywood round took place just last week with the contestants learning their semifinalist status on Friday.
American Idol’s ninth-season Hollywood coverage which will feature the introduction of new judge Ellen DeGeneres, is set to officially begin airing on Tuesday, February 9, continuing into the following night. The top 24 semifinalists — 12 males and 12 females — will then officially be revealed on the February 17 show.
According to Joesplace spoilers, 20 of the ninth-season Top 24 semifinalists are:
- Lacey Brown, a 23-year-old from Amarillo, TX
- Michelle Delamor, a 19-year-old from Miami Beach, FL
- Lee DeWyze from Chicago, IL
- David Duke, a 23-year-old from Waxahachie, TX
- Katelyn Epperly from Des Moines, IA
- Andrew Garcia from Moreno Valley, CA
- Christopher “Chris” Golightly from Orange County, CA
- Tyler Grady
- Benjamin “Ben” Honeycutt from Ringgold, GA
- Casey James from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
- Aaron Kelly, a 16-year-old from Sonestown, PA
- Alexander “Alex” Lambert from North Richland Hills, TX
- Michael Lynche
- John Park from New Jersey
- Ashley Rodriguez from Boston, MA
- Lillian “Lilly” Scott from Denver/Boulder, CO
- Jermaine Sellers, a 25-year-old from Joliet, IL
- Katie Stevens
- Haeley Vaughn, a 16-year-old from Fort Collins, CO
- Janell Wheeler from Orlando, FL