American Idol's Top 12 Female Finalists are Chosen
American Idol's top 12 ladies will take center stage on February 23rd from 8-10pm ET/PT on Fox. The top 24 selection did not disappoint AI fans. There was drama, tears, fears, tantrums, celebration and just plain good TV.
Our top 12 ladies are:
Ashley Rodriguez, 22, MA. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she has the deadly combination of beauty, brains and talent.
Crystal Bowersox, 24, Ohio. She has a distinctive folk/soul sound, and plays guitar and harmonica. She's good and one to watch — her dreadlocks remind me a bit of Jason Castro.
Didi Benami, 23 CA. We unfortunately didn't see a lot of her singing, but we did see a lot of her crying, both sad and happy tears. She did sing one of Kara's songs and really did her proud, so here's hoping we can expect more of the same!
Haeley Vaughn, 16, CO. Haeley plays guitar and impressed with her stage presence. I found her a bit much at times, but look forward to seeing what she can do.
Janell Wheeler, 24, FL. Janell plays guitar, has a degree in theater, writes music, is outgoing and did a kick butt rendition of Estelle's American Boy.
Katelyn Epperly, 19, IA. Katelyn plays piano and is a college sophomore. She has some interesting vocal qualities and I look forward to seeing what she brings to the AI table.
Katie Stevens, 17, CT. Katie is multi-talented and in addition to a great voice she plays guitar, piano, flute, and cello. She is another one to watch!
Lacey Brown, 24, TX. The second time was the charm for this talented singer. She didn't make the cut last time for the finals, but she came back and proved herself. She seriously rocked "It's a Wonderful World." I am looking forward to seeing more from her.Continued on the next page