2/3/10 UPDATE: As you probably already know, I am not the expert on all things Idol. I leave that to bloggers like MJs Big Blog and Joes Place Blog, who frankly rule when it comes to all things AI.
So I should have known the Top 24 list I’d found would change. Here is the updated list Top 24, according to Joe’s Place:

The Guys:
Aaron Kelly
Alex Lambert
Andrew Garcia
Casey James
Chris Golightly
Jermaine Sellers
John Park
Jose Munoz (new add)
Lee DeWyze
Michael Lynch (rumors have it that Lynch was booted after his dad spilled the beans, but Joe thinks he’s in, so let’s go with Joe)
Todrick Hall
Tyler Grady
Off the list are David Duke and Ben Honeycutt.
The Girls:
Ashley Makailah Rodriguez
Crystal Bowersox (new add – yea! I really liked her.)
Didi Benami (new add – yea! I really liked her, too!)
Haeley Vaughn
Janell Wheeler
Katie Stevens
Katelyn Epperly
Lacey Brown
Lilly Scott
Michele Delamor
Paige Miles (new add)
Siobhan Magnus (new add)
(As you can see, I only had 9 on my first list)
So is this really the Top 24? Who knows. This is just for fun. Joe’s Place has had a great run the past two years picking the Top 24. So we’ll just wait and see!
1/27/10: Surfing around today I came across a spoiler list of the top 24 contestants who allegedly will make it through the Hollywood rounds of American Idol season 9.

Who knows if it’s correct, but just for kicks, let’s follow along and see:
Are these really the Top 12 Boys?
Michael Lynche (rumor has it he was booted after his dad leaked that his son had made it through the semi-finals; nice going, Dad. Here’s more on Lynche at TampaBay.com.)
Lee DeWyze
David Duke
Andrew Garcia (LA auditions)
Christopher “Chris” Golightly (LA auditions)
Tyler Grady (Boston auditions)
*Benjamin Honeycutt (former lead vocalist for Christian rock band Candlefuse)
Casey James (Denver auditions)
Aaron Kelly
Alexander Lambert
John Park (Chicago auditions)
*Jermaine Sellers (Atlanta auditions)
Are these really the Top 12 Girls? (Well, I only have 9 …)
*Lacey Brown
*Michelle Delamor
Katelyn Epperly (Chicago auditions)
*Ashley Rodriguez (Boston auditions)
Lillian “Lilly” Scott
Katie Stevens (Boston auditions)
Haeley Vaughn
Janell Wheeler (Orlando auditions)
* notes Contestants with ties to Christian music
Is this the real Top 24? Who knows. But it will make watching the Hollywood rounds very interesting!
American Idol contestant Justin Williams was also a Season 8 contestant
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Boston Auditions – recap
Atlanta audtions – Blogging live play-by-play
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Chicago auditions – Blogging live
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American Idol Season 9 Los Angeles auditions – Blogging live!
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