Meet Your American Idol Top 24
February 15, 2007 6:38pm CST
Last night, Idol producers cued up the sappy background music while the top 40 Hollywood hopefuls were quickly pared down to a final 24. We said goodbye to early favorites Tami Gosnell, Sean Michel and Ebony Jointer as we were also formally introduced to a handful of contestants (we're looking at you, Stephanie Edwards - who were seldom seen in earlier episodes for unknown reasons). And, as expected, Sunjaya Malakar, Chris Sligh and Lakisha Jones quickly cemented their spots, but it was the down-to-the-wire action that kept us on the edge of our seats. Don't be fooled, though. Even though Seacrest played coy when it came down to deciding between Thomas Daniels and Sundance Head, we totally knew Sundance was going to come out dancin.' We’re huge Idol fans here at Usmagazine.com and, after six seasons of witnessing dozens of good, bad, and downright ugly auditions, we consider ourselves to be Idol connoisseurs. So, for your viewing pleasure, we’ve handicapped the Top 24 kids and compiled a slideshow of their glamour shots before voting starts next week. Get ready, America, Idol mania is about to begin!