Contestants chosen from around the nation have endured the pressure and grueling schedule of Hollywood and tonight you will find out who the judges have chosen. They have faced the judges day after day in hopes of securing one of the 24 spots. Tonight, the 12 male and 12 female finalists chosen to compete in the Top 24 will be revealed. Find out tonight, who survives and who goes home?.
This hit FOX musical reality series follows three judges, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson (II), and Paula Abdul, along with host Ryan Seacrest around the United States in search of the next American Idol, a pop star that truly shines above all the rest. With help from the viewers, they will decide from thousands of participants who will walk away with a record deal and the fame and fortune that is sure to come along with it.