American Idol: Top 24 Contestants
American Idol begins its Hollywood performances tonight, with the top 12 males all hitting the stage in front of a live national audience.  Tomorrow, the top 12 ladies will perform and on Thursday FOX will run a live, one-hour Results Show. 

So, take a chance to familiarize yourself with the Idol top 24 hopefuls before the next two episodes.  

Top 12 Males:


AJ Tabaldo
22, Santa Maria, CA
Audition City: Los Angeles


Blake Lewis
25, Bothell, WA
Audition City: Seattle


Brandon Rogers
28, North Hollywood, CA
Audition City: Los Angeles


Chris Richardson
22, Chesapeake, VA
Audition City: New York


Chris Sligh
28, Greenville, SC
Audition City: Birmingham


Jared Cotter
25, Kew Gardens, NY
Audition City: New York


Nicholas Pedro
25, Taunton, MA
Audition City: New York


Paul Kim
25, Saratoga, CA
Audition City: Los Angeles


Phil Stacey
29, Jacksonville, FL
Audition City: Memphis


Rudy Cardenas
28, North Hollywood, CA
Audition City: Seattle


Sanjaya Malakar
17, Federal Way, WA
Audition City: Seattle


Sundance Head
28, Porter, TX
Audition City: Memphis



Top 12 Females:

Alaina Alexander
24, West Hollywood, CA
Audition City: Los Angeles


Amy Krebs
22, Federal Way, WA
Audition City: Seattle


Antonella Barba
20, Pleasant, NJ
Audition City: New York


Gina Glocksen
22, Naperville, IL
Audition City: Memphis


Haley Scarnato
San Antonio, TX
Audition City: San Antonio


Jordin Sparks
17, Glendale, AZ
Audition City: Seattle


Lakisha Jones
27, Fort Meade, MD
Audition City: New York


Leslie Hunt
24, Chicago, IL
Audition City: Los Angeles


Melinda Doolittle
29, Brentwood, TN
Audition City: Memphis


Nicole Tranquillo
20, Philadelphia, PA
Audition City: Memphis


Sabrina Sloan
27, Studio City, CA
Audition City: Minneapolis


Stephanie Edwards
19, Savannah, GA
Audition City: Memphis



We see that Sabrina is the last contestant left from Minneapolis, Haley as the last contestant from San Antonio, and Chris as the last from Birmingham, while Memphis has the lead of 6 remaining contestants, and Los Angeles, Seattle and New York all coming in with 5 each.