American Idol 2012: First 14 of 24 Revealed

American Idol has revealed the first 14 of the competition’s eleventh-season Top 24 semifinalists during Wednesday night’s two-hour Fox broadcast.

The six guys who advanced to American Idol’s semifinals were Colton Dixon, a 20-year-old from Murfreesboro, TN; Creighton Fraker, a 28-year-old from Queens, NY; Reed Grimm, a 26-year-old from Ellsworth, WI; Heejun Han, a 22-year-old from Flushing, NY; Joshua Ledet, a 19-year-old from Westlake, LA; and Phillip Phillips, a 21-year-old from Leesburg, GA.

Meanwhile, the eight girls who also made the cut were Baylie Brown, a 22-year-old from Krum, TX; Jen Hirsh, a 25-year-old from Agoura Hills, CA; Haley Johnsen, a 23-year-old from Beaverton, OR; Jessica Sanchez, a 16-year-old from San Diego, CA; Chelsea Sorrell, a 23-year-old from Stokesdale, NC; Elise Testone, a 28-year-old from Charleston, SC; Erika Van Pelt, a 26-year-old from South Kingstown, RI; and Brielle Von Hugel, a 17-year-old from Staten Island, NY.

American Idol will formally reveal the eleventh season’s 10 remaining semifinalists and more final cuts will be made during Thursday night’s one-hour broadcast.

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