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American Idol Episode: "Final Judgment, Part 2"

Season 11, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: The judges unveil the remaining semifinalists.
Original Air Date: Feb 23, 2012

American Idol's Judgment Day: A "Dramatic Turn of Events" Season 11, Episode 13

We're back and it's time to fill the last 10 of the top 24 seats. But first, let's address the cliff-hanger you've all been waiting for! Adam Brock has now ascertained his identity as the only guy who cries more than Heejun. Dude's crying so much he's actually carrying a hanky. A hanky! A 27-year-old with a hankerchief! Not surprisingly, he goes through. We can all stop holding our collective breaths now. How about the remaining 9? Here we go:

Jeremy Rosado

Solo song: "I Know You Wont"

Known for being the "Mr. Nice Guy"

BFFs with his "Idol family" David Leathers Jr., Eben Franckwitz, and Ariel Sprague

Sweet voice, but so far there's nothing stand-out about him

 

Shannon Magrane

Solo song: "The Trouble With Love Is"

Forgot lyrics during Hollywood week

Father is a freakishly large man and former professional athlete; mother is her identical doppelganger

Incredible poise and maturity for a 16-year-old

Skylar Laine

Solo song: "Fancy"

Country girl from Mississippi with an affinity for driving ATVs in muddy ponds

One of many contestants inflicted with case of compulsive puking during Hollywood week

Judges called her a young Reba

Talented, but most likely not unique enough to make it to the final 12

 

Deandre Brackensick

Solo song: "This Woman's Work"

Auditioned for Season 10

Longer-haired, blue-eyed version of Season 1's Justin Guarini

Best known for his signature Falsetto

 

Holly Cavanaugh

Solo song: "Change"

Auditioned last year but was cut from the top 40

Born in England but currently resides in Texas

Vaguely resembles a porcelain doll

An interesting sequined pants/lace shirt selection for her final audition

 

Eben Franckewitz

Solo song: "You Are So Beautiful"

Earlier in the competition claimed to look like Justin Bieber — yet bears absolutely zero resemblance to Justin Bieber

Stevens cites his "under-confidence" as the thing that gets him in trouble, sometimes

 

And that's not all! Here are a few other not-so-special contestants that apparently weren't worthy of their own segments: Bleach-blonde Hallie Day, country crooner Chase Likens, returning competitor and über-stylish Aaron Marcellus.

 

But wait — there's more! What's a reality show without a twist, you ask? At the end of the episode, Seacrest announces that  "in a dramatic turn of events" the judges "felt compelled to reinstate another guy," who will make the final a top 25 instead of 24. Here's something that won't be at all surprising: it's going to be the eliminated-too-soon Johnny Keyser (probably). Am I right?

 

Overall, tonight was a profoundly underwhelming experience for me. Was it for you? Who do you think the 25th contestant will be?

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We're back and it's time to fill the last 10 of the top 24 seats. But first, let's address the cliff-hanger you've all been waiting for! Adam Brock has now ascertained his identity as the only guy who cries more than Heejun. Dude's crying so much he's actually carrying a hanky. A hanky! read more

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