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'Idol' Top 12 Revealed - Did a lot of 'great' talent go home?

Posted by Sarah Rodman  March 11, 2010 09:41 PM

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So the not-so-dazzling dozen is now assembled and Ryan wasn't lying, there were a few surprises in the eliminations.

Also surprising, a return from season eight contestants Scott MacIntyre and Matt Giraud doing Billy Joel's "Tell Her About It" for no discernible reason. These guys would've torn it up at Jake Ivory's.

Ryan also informs us of this season's first theme: The Rolling Stones

Thoughts on the results after the jump.

So as expected by many, Todrick Hall is out. Less expected but not that shocking were the departures of Katelyn Epperly and Alex Lambert. They were both good singers but between her increasing blandness and his uncontrollable nerves I guess they didn't win over enough viewers.  (Plus, apparently neck tattoo beats mullet in head-to-head confrontation). 

But lots of people liked Lilly Scott, or at least I've heard people talking about her favorably, often in conjunction with Crystal Bowersox and Siobhan Magnus. I was never totally in love with her hitching style but she seemed likable and brought a different flavor to the table.

With her entry into the top 12, Siobhan is now the most successful contestant from Massachusetts. Fellow New Englander Katie Stevens also made the cut.

So did you agree with Lilly that a lot of "great talent" left tonight? Who do you think should've gotten the boot? Why did they keep showing Siobhan crying while Alex did his sing out? What's up with Casey and Mike's secret handshake? Corny or corny funny? What Rolling Stones songs do you suggest for next week?

So to recap, your top 12 is:

Didi Benami

Siobhan Magnus

Paige Miles

Crystal Bowersox

Lacey Brown

Katie Stevens

Casey James

Tim Urban

Lee Dwyze

Michael Lynche

Aaron Kelly

Andrew Garcia

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