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American Idol Top 24 Semifinalists Details Revealed

February 13, 2008 10:28 PM by Joe Reality

Timothy White / FOXDespite the controversial cut of Josiah Leming, the American Idol judges appear to have selected a very talented group for the seventh season of American Idol 7. It will take a couple of performance rounds before any accurate determination can be made as toif season seven is the most talented top 24 group ever, but things are looking good so far.

The American Idol 7 top 24 range in age from sixteen years old to twenty-nine years old. Alaina Whitaker is the youngest, while Michael Johns and Luke Menard are the oldest.

The names of all 24 semifinalists, their ages, their hometowns, and their official Fox bios are listed below.

David Archuleta is a seventeen year old, who was born in Miami, FL. However, he grew up in Murray, UT. Archuleta started singing at the early age of seven. He is currently a junior at Murray High School. Archuleta plays the piano and has performed with an a cappella choir group.

Colton Berry is an eighteen year old, who currently lives in Staunton, VA. Berry attends Wilson Memorial High School as a senior. Berry started singing in church at only five years of age. Berry is inolved in community theatre and mentors elementary school children in a music class.

Robbie Carrico is a twenty-six year old, who currently lives in Melbourne, FL. Carrico started singing at the age of sixteen. Carrico was a member of both the groups, Boyz IV Girlz and Missing Picket. However, he has recently been working as a painter with his father. Carrico also enjoys racing cars.

Jason Castro is a twenty year old, who currently lives in Rockwall, TX. However, Castro was born in Dallas, TX and raised in Rowlett, TX. Castro was a member of the band Keeping Lions. Castro grew up playing drums, and he is majoring in Construction Science at Texas A&M University.

David Cook is a twenty-five year old, who currently lives in Tulsa, OK. However, Cook was born in Houston, TX and grew up in Blue Springs, MO. In 2006, Cook graduated from Central Missouri State University. Cook started singing in the 2nd grade. Cook also plays the guitar and has been a member of two bands, Axium and MWK.

Chikezie Eze is a twenty-two year old, who currently lives in Inglewood, CA. Eze started singing at the age of thirteen. Eze studied singing at Santa Monica College. Eze has been employed as a T.S.A. (Transportation Security Administration) screener and a cashier.

Garrett Haley is a seventeen year old, who currently lives in Elida, OH. However, Haley grew up in Alamosa, CO. Haley currently attends Elida High School as a junior. Haley started singing in elementary school. He has been a part of local talent shows and high school musicals.

David Hernandez is a twenty-four year old, who was born and raised in Glendale, AZ. Hernandez started singing at the age of six. Hernandez has performed at Urban Network Events, “Arizona Idol” and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade. Hernandez has been a member of two bands, TribÃt and Straight Up.

Michael Johns is a twenty-nine year old, who currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. However, Johns was born in Perth, Australia. In 1998, Johns moved to the U.S. in order to attend Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton, GA. Johns pursued singing in Buckhead, GA outside of Atlanta. Johns started singing at the age of five. Johns plays the guitar and was a member of a band called The Rising.

Luke Menard is a twenty-nine year old, who was born and raised in Crawfordsville, IN. Menard started singing as a freshman in high school. Menard has a B.A. in Communications from Millikin University in Decatur, IL. Menard has worked for a finance company, and he has toured with an a cappella group called Chapter 6.

Danny Noriega is an eighteen year old, who currently lives in Azusa, CA. Noriega recently graduated from high school and has been singing his entire life. Noriega likes to make people laugh and likes to dance.

Jason Yeager is a twenty-eight year old, who currently resides in Branson, MO. However, Yeager’s hometown is Grand Prairie, TX. Yeager started singing at the age of two. Yeager plays guitar, piano, and drums, and he was a member of a boy band called True This.

Joanne Borgella is a twenty-five year old, who currently resides in Hoboken, NJ. However, she was born and raised in NY. Borgella started singing at the age of three. Borgella has been employed as a plus size model, and she likes to make jewelry and design clothes.

Kristy Lee Cook is a twenty-four year old, who currently resides in Selma, OR. However, she was born in Seattle, WA. Cook started singing at the age of thirteen. Cook has raised and trained horses. Cook plays the piano and was a member of the band Sixshooter.

Amy Davis is a twenty-five year old, who currently resides in Cedar Lake, IN. However, she was raised in Lowell, IN. Davis earned a B.S. in Horticulture from Purdue University, where she is currently enrolled as a graduate student. Davis started singing at the age of five. She has been a member of the Amy Davis Trio and Echoes of Pompeii, a Pink Floyd tribute band.

Asia’h Epperson is a nineteen year old, who was born and raised in Joplin, MO. Epperson started singing at the age of three. Epperson has been employed as a waitress at two restaurants in Joplin. Epperson likes dancing, acting, makeup and fashion.

AlexandrÃa Lushington is a seventeen year old, who currently resides in Douglasville, GA. Lushington started singing at the age of two. Lushington currently attends Douglas County High School as a junior. Lushington plays piano, sings in the school choir and is a member of the drama club.

Kady Malloy is an eighteen year old, who was born and raised in Houston, TX. Malloy began singing as soon as she could talk. Malloy plays the tambourine, has sang in restaurants and is attending community college.

Ramiele Malubay is a twenty year old, who currently resides in Miramar, FL. However, Malubay was born in Saudi Arabia and grew up in the Philippines. Malubay started singing at the age of twelve. Malubay has been employed as a hostess at a sushi restaurant. In addition to singing, Malubay plays the piano and guitar.

Syesha Mercado is a twenty-one year old, who currently lives in Miami, FL. However, Mercado grew up in Sarasota, FL. Mercado has a background in theatre and dancing and has been a member of The Drum Studio All-Stars band. Mercado started singing at the age of three.

Amanda Overmyer is a twenty-three year old, who currently resides in Mulberry, IN. Overmyer is employed as a health-care specialist, and she is earning a bachelor’s degree in business management. Overmyer was lead singer for the band Steeleto. Overmyer likes to ride motorcycles.

Carly Smithson is a twenty-four year old, who currently lives in San Diego, CA. However, Smithson was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. Smithson sang in “Les MisÃrables” at the Olympic Theatre in Dublin. At the age of thirteen, Smithson moved to Los Angeles to pursue singing as a career. Smithson runs a tattoo shop with her husband.

Alaina Whitaker is a sixteen year old, who was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. Whitaker started singing at the age of four. She currently attends Metro Christian Academy as a junior. Whitaker has performed at festivals and school functions in Oklahoma.

Brooke White is a twenty-four year old, who currently lives in Van Nuys, CA. However, Brooke grew up in Mesa, AZ. While has been employed as a nanny. White started singing at the age of fifteen. White plays piano and guitar, and she has worked as a solo artist and with a backup band.

Next week, American Idol will air on three nights. The 24 semifinalists will be split into the top 12 males and the top 12 females. The semifinalists wil

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