'American Idol': 14 of Top 24 singers announced

Update: Annie’s recap is live.

Oh no! We’ve just witnessed a massive cliffhanger featuring Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez competing in an elaborate pose-off in front of an electric blue pool! Just kidding — the  cliffhanger involved emotional new dad Adam Brock, sobbing before the three Fates as they prolonged the announcement of his destiny.

After tonight’s two-hour telecast, I can tell you only 14 of the top 24 moving on in the hopes of becoming America’s Next Top Idol. SPOILERS AHEAD: The six guys and eight girls definitely singing for your votes next week are…..

THE GUYS
Creighton Fraker
Joshua Ledet
Reed Grimm
Heejun Han
Phil Phillips Jr.
Colton Dixon

THE GIRLS
Jen Hirsh
Haley Johnson
Elise Testone
Erika Van Pelt
Chelsea Sorrell
Baylie Brown
Jessica Sanchez
Brielle Von Hugel

Going home: Lauren Gray, Blaire Sieber, Naomi Gilles, Neco Starr, Clayton Farhat, River St. James, Caleb Johnson, and awful cowboy Richie Law

Check out J. Lo during Lauren Gray’s solo of “I Would Rather Go Blind”:

Is this her fakest American Idol smile yet? The competition is fierce.

Discuss the 14 Yeses below, and stay tuned for my full recap overnight. Update: Here it is!

And please respect our readers who have not peeked at spoiler sites. They’re not for everyone! If you think they’re for you, go here.

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Did ‘American Idol’ want us to think Lauren Gray is the next Carrie Underwood?

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