Seven “American Idol” contestants made it into the top 24. They are: Didi Benami, 23, of Los Angeles; Lee Dewyze, 23, Mount Prospect, Ill.; Katelyn Epperly, 19, West Des Moines, Iowa; Aaron Kelly, 16, Sonestown, Pa.; Casey James, 27, Fort Worth, Texas; Todrick Hall, 24, Arlington, Texas; and Michael “Big Mike” Lynche, 26, of Astoria, N.Y.
The other 17 semifinalists chosen by the show’s four-judge panel will be revealed on tonight’s episode, wrapping up “Hollywood Week” auditions. Also asource says the Food Network’s Paula Dean star is in talks to appear on ‘American Idol’. If you wonder, about her music experience: 63 year-old Deen has none.