Thursday, February 14, 2008

Whoo Hooo...The Top 24!





Well, the decisions were made, 26 went home...Here is your Top 24...courtesy of American Idol.com

Alaina Whitaker:
Age: 16
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Favorite Quote: "The desire for success should be greater than the fear of failure."
Audition City: Dallas
Musical Influences: Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Patsy Cline, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion



Alexandrea Lushington:
Age: 16
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Favorite Quote: "You're only as good as your last game."
Audition City: Atlanta
Musical Influences: The Beatles, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Nikka Costa do so many wonders with their music and writing for me!


My hometown girl..Amanda Overmyer:
Age: 23
Hometown: Mulberry, IN
Favorite Quote: "I was born a long way from home. I have spent my whole life just trying to get back." - Janis Joplin
Audition City: Atlanta
Musical Influences: CCR, GNR, Bob Segar, Joplin


Amy Jean Davis:
Age: 25
Hometown: Cedar Lake, IN
Favorite Quote: "His grace is sufficient for me."
Audition City: Dallas
Musical Influences: Definitely Patty Griffin. I have never been more affected by an artist!! I hope one day I can be even a fraction as good as her, both in song writing and singing. She's amazing!


Asiah'h Epperson:
Age: 19
Hometown: Joplin, MO
Favorite Quote: "Speak it into existence! You receive blessings through struggle. Appreciate it!"
Audition City: Atlanta
Musical Influences: Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton.


Brooke White:
Age: 24
Hometown: Van Nuys, CA/Mesa, AZ
Favorite Quote: "Shower the people you love with love!" - James Taylor
Audition City: Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love!
Musical Influences: Wowsers, I was raised on the soulful sounds of the 70's - thanks Mom & Dad! The GOOD stuff - James Taylor, Carole King, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Eagles.


Carly Smithson:
Age: 24
Hometown: Dublin, Ireland (live in San Diego)
Favorite Quote: "We are the makers of music and we are the dreamers of dreams." - Willy Wonka
Audition City: San Diego
Musical Influences: Heart, Celine, Skynyrd, Ray Charles, Whitney, Rolling Stones, U2, Janis, Johnny Cash, Annie Lennox.


Joanne Borgella:
Age: 25
Hometown: Hoboken, NJ
Favorite Quote: "That which doesn't kill will only make you stronger."
Audition City: Philadelphia
Musical Influences: Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Alanis Morrisette, and Andrea Bocelli.


Kady Malloy:
Age: 18
Hometown: Houston, TX (H-Town)
Favorite Quote: "Carpe diem."
Audition City: Dallas
Musical Influences: Freddy Mercury, Queen, Elton John, Billy Joel, Eva Cassidy, Led Zeppelin, Keith Whitley, Marty Robbins - (Some of the best voices of all time!)



Kristy Lee Cook:
Age: 24
Hometown: Selma, OR
Favorite Quote: "Rope it, ride it, wrestle it, cowgirl it."
Audition City: Philadelphia
Musical Influences: LeAnn Rimes was when she came out with Blue, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston.


Ramiele Malubay:
Age: 20
Hometown: Miramar, FL
Favorite Quote: "f you're hated, you're doing something right."
Audition City: Miami
Musical Influences: My musical influences would be Aretha Franklin, Jackson 5, Mariah Carey, Lani Misalocha, and Regine Velasquez.



Syesha Mercado:
Age: 21
Hometown: Miami, FL
Favorite Quote: "Be the change that you want to see in the world."
Audition City: Miami
Musical Influences: Whitney Houston, Etta James, Alicia Keyes, Zap Mama, Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin.

Here are the top 12 Guys:


Chikezie Eze:
Age: 22
Hometown: Inglewood, CA
Favorite Quote: "Legends are made where genius meets hard work and timing."
Audition City: San Diego
Musical Influences: Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, John Legend, Sam and Dave, and anyone that makes good music.


Colton Berry:
Age: 17
Hometown: Staunton, VA
Favorite Quote: "Hey, girl, hey!"
Audition City: Charleston
Musical Influences: I've been surrounded by music since I was young... anything and everything and everyone has influenced me musically.



Danny Norriega:
Age: 18
Hometown: Azusa, CA
Favorite Quote: n/a
Audition City: San Diego
Musical Influences: Fantasia!!!



David Archuleta:
Age: 17
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Favorite Quote: "You'll never be lonely if you learn to befriend yourself."
Audition City: San Diego
Musical Influences: Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Bryan Adams.


David Cook:
Age: 25
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Favorite Quote: "Pain don't hurt." - Patrick Swayze in "Roadhouse"
Audition City: Omaha
Musical Influences: Our Lady Peace, Big Wreck.


David Hernandez:
Age: 24
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Favorite Quote: "Believe it, and you'll see it. Know it and you'll be it." - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.
Audition City: San Diego
Musical Influences: Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Anthony Hamilton, Michael Jackson, Peabo Bryson.


Garrett Haley:
Age: 17
Hometown: Elida, OH
Favorite Quote: "Go big or go home."
Audition City: San Diego
Musical Influences: Steve Perry, Backstreet Boys.



Jason Castro:
Age: 20
Hometown: Rowlett, TX
Favorite Quote: "In the end, it will all be ok. If it's not ok, then it's not the end!"
Audition City: Dallas
Musical Influences: Nowadays, my favorite singer-songwriter is Ray Lamontagne. There are a lot of great bands in Texas that have inspired me. Kirk Baxley is my favorite singer/performer of all musicians.



Jason Yeager:
Age: 28
Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX
Favorite Quote: "Jeremiah 29:11"
Audition City: Dallas
Musical Influences: Journey, Boyz II Men, Michael Buble, Josh Turner-just to name a few.


Luke Menard: (Another Hometown boy..or should I say Man..MMmmmmm...he is so cute!)
Age: 29
Hometown: Crawfordsville, IN
Favorite Quote: "Don't fight. But if you have to... hit first and hit hard."
Audition City: Omaha
Musical Influences: James Taylor, Take 6, Chapter 6, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Keane, Billy Joel, Bee Gees.



Michael Johns:
Age: 29
Hometown: Los Angeles/Atlanta
Favorite Quote: "It's better to be a has been than a never was."
Audition City: San Diego
Musical Influences: The Beatles, Neil Finn, Queen, Otis Redding, INXS, David Bowie, ACDC...


Robbie Carrico:
Age: 26
Hometown: Melbourne, FL
Favorite Quote: "If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right!" - Henry Ford
Audition City: Miami
Musical Influences: Jonathan Davis, Brett (shine down), Rob Thomas.

Who is your pick? Mine is Amanda Overmyer and Luke Menard...gotta support my local idols!

Questions? Make sure to leave me a comment.

Dixiechick...out!

8 comments:

Motor City Monk said...

They look good. Should be an entertaining season.

Nap Warden said...

OK, I am totally out of the idol loop...but Luke M. is yummy...I'm rootin' for him!

Slick said...

I pick Kady!!

What??? She's legal dammit!

Toni said...

I liked that Josiah dude who played the keyboard. I'm bummed he didn't make it....
He was the dude who Simon said that his was the audition he would remember.

Too bad...

DIXIECHICK said...

Monk..looks promising.

Nap...get with the program girl..and yes, Luke is yummy indeed.

Slick...what? I didn't say nuthin!

Toni...he was the homeless dude wasn't he? I think he did ok with the keyboard part, but it was the acapella song he sang that killed his chances.

The Egel Nest said...

I like Carly Smithson and David Archuleta :)

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Phoenix said...

Mine are Syesha and David. But some of those other mens are hotttttt.

Pond house family said...

Thanks for postin that- I try to keep up with AI, but I was really busy this week-
I found your site and luv it- I'm gonna blogroll ya!