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American Idol: Season 11, Week 6 :: The Final Judgment

Apr 25, 2018

This week on American Idol (Season 11, Week 6), the judges select the Top 24 contestants. Read Kidzworld’s recap of “The Final Judgement,” which aired on February 22, 2012, to discover what you missed.

After a whirlwind of late nights, difficult challenges and emotional eliminations, the judges have finally selected the top 24 contestants who will compete on the American Idol stage. On February 22, 2012, the judges revealed the first 14 contestants that have made it through, beginning with Jen Hirsh, who Randy dubbed one of the best singers of the season. Unfortunately, the judges said goodbye to undisputed favorites, like country singer Lauren Gray.

 The Top 24 Contestants...So Far

  • Jen Hirsh
  • Creighton Fraker
  • Joshua Ledet
  • Haley Johnsen
  • Elise Testone
  • Reed Grimm
  • Erika van Pelt
  • Chelsea Sorrell
  • Baylie Brown
  • Heejun Han
  • Jessica Sanchez
  • Phil Phillips
  • Colton Dixon
  • Brielle Von Hugel


On February 23, 2012, the judges announced the final 10 contestants who will perform alongside the rest of the top 24 on the American Idol stage. There were some distressing eliminations, including the gentle giant Jermaine Jones, and 17-year-old ladies man David Leathers Jr.

The Final 10 Contestants

  • Adam Brock
  • Jeremy Rosada
  • Shannon Magraine
  • Skylar Laine
  • Hallie Day
  • Chase Likens
  • Aaron Marcellus
  • Deandre Brackensick
  • Hollie Cavanagh
  • Eben Franckewitz

In a final twist, the judges decided that they will bring back one of the eliminated boys to perform on the first live performance night - either Jermaine Jones, David Leathers Jr., Johnny Keyser or Richie Law.

Have Your Say

Who’s your favorite contestant who made it into the top 24? Which of the four boys do you think should return? Tell us in our comment section below!

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