March 11, 2010 06:59 PM by Candace Young
It’s a big night on FOX, as the Top Twelve will finally be revealed on American Idol 9. Ryan Seacrest will deliver the results, and judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen Degeneres, and Randy Jackson will weigh in. Ryan warns there could be a surprise or two. Who makes it? Read on to find out…
The show opens with the Top 16 performing Michael Buble’s Haven’t Met You Yet. Ryan also announces that the first theme for the Top Twelve will be the songs of the Rolling Stones.
The ladies are in the spotlight first as Ryan prepares to announce the results. Ryan calls Didi Benami down to join him and tells her after the nationwide vote – she has made it into the Top Twelve! Siobhan Magnus gets the nod next – she is offered congratulations – she’s made it too!
Paige Miles and Katelyn Epperley are both asked to join Ryan who says that one of them has made it, and one is leaving. Simon weighs in, saying Paige has the most potential. The nation agreed – Paige has made it, and Katelyn is going home. Katelyn performs one last time.
Tim Urban, Todrick Hall, Lee Dewyze, and Casey James are all brought down to the stage to join Ryan. Casey is told he can take a stool – he’s safe! Tim is told to join him – he’s in the Top Twelve! That leaves Lee and Todrick – one of whom is going home – it’s Todrick. Lee is safe! Todrick sings live one last time.
Ryan introduces Scott MacIntyre and Matt Giraud from American Idol 8 – two piano men perform a Billy Joel tune, Tell Her About It! Scott announces that he has an album out, and Ryan congratulates Matt on his # 1 single on the iTunes jazz charts!
Ryan asks Crystal Bowersox to stand up, and tells her that she has made it into the Top Twelve! Michael Lynche is asked to stand next. Ryan wonders if he can fit on one stool – he’s made it! Lacey Brown is asked to come down and join Ryan – he tells her congratulations, and the crowd erupts! Aaron Kelly is in the hot seat now – he promises to bring more confidence if he stays – Ryan says he will get to know the judges better because he’s through!
Alex Lambert and Andrew Garcia are the final two guys. They stand, and Ryan announces that one is staying – it’s Andrew Garcia – Alex is headed home. Ellen urges an emotional Alex to believe in himself – he sings for the last time.
Lilly Scott and Katie Stevens are the last two girls to learn their fate. One of them is going home tonight, and the other has made it. Ryan announces that the final seat in the Top Twelve belongs to Katie! Lilly is done, and must sing live one last time.
The Top Twelve for American Idol 9 are Didi Benami, Siobhan Magnus, Paige Miles, Casey James, Tim Urban, Lee Dewyze, Crystal Bowersox, Michael Lynche, Aaron Kelly, Lacey Brown, Andrew Garcia, and Katie Stevens.
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