The 14th season of American Idol is doing things a little bit differently. Instead of waiting several weeks to meet the Top 24, the FOX reality giant is giving us a glimpse of the finalists right away.

However, we don’t actually get to meet them. Instead, FOX has released a video showing the Top 24 singers (in shadows), allowing us to hear the voices that will compete for the title once the live shows begin.

They perform Nina Simone’s “Feelin’ Good,” and there are a lot of solid voices and interesting silhouettes. Idol always seems to get one finalist who’s incredibly young, and my money is on the third singer, who has a certain Justin Bieber flavor to him.

What do you think of the Top 24 for American Idol season 14? The new season, now with 100 percent less Randy Jackson, begins Wednesday, January 7 at 8pm on FOX.

(Image and video courtesy of FOX)

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