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‘American Idol’ Season Nine Top 24 Announced

The top 24 contestants on “American Idol” season nine were revealed on Wednesday night, rounding out the Hollywood auditions. 

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There was one last-minute change, however, as contestant Chris Golightly was replaced by Tim Urban in a dance sequence featuring the finalists.  Golightly was reportedly disqualified over a previous boy-band contract.

“It has been determined that Chris Golightly is ineligible to continue in the competition,” according to a statement from Fox. ” ‘American Idol’ contestant Tim Urban has replaced Golightly as part of the Top 24.”

Here is a list of the top 24 finalists on “American Idol” season nine:

Did Benami
Crystal Bowersox
Lacey Brown
Michelle Delamor
Lee Dewyze
Katelyn Epperly
Andrew Garcia
Tyler Grady
Todrick Hall
Aaron Kelly
Casey James
Alex Lambert
Michael Lynche
Siobhan Magnus
Paige Miles
Joe Munoz
John Park
Ashley Rodriguez
Lilly Scott
Jermaine Sellers
Katie Stevens
Tim Urban
Haeley Vaughn
Janell Wheeler

“American Idol” airs on Fox with host Ryan Seacrest, and judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, and the newest addition, Ellen DeGeneres.

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