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The American Idol judges announced five semifinalists last night, who will now continue their journey on the idol stage as part of this season’s Top 24. Naima Adedapo from Milwaukee, Wisc., Clint Jun Gamboa from Long Beach, Calif., Ashthon Jones and Paul McDonald from Nashville and Haley Reinhart from Wheeling, Ill. The talent this year definitely trumps previous seasons. Who are you rooting for so far?

While there were many tears of joy last night, some early favorites left broken-hearted.

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Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. on FOX as the judges reveal the remaining 19 contestants who will round out the Top 24!

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Catch the first five contestants and their auditions, below!

Naima Adedapo
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisc.
Currently Resides: Milwaukee, Wisc.
Age: 26

Clint Jun Gamboa
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
Currently Resides: Long Beach, Calif.
Age: 26

Ashthon Jones
Hometown: Nashville
Currently Resides: Nashville
Age: 24

Paul McDonald
Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.
Currently Resides: Nashville
Age: 26

Haley Reinhart
Hometown: Wheeling, Ill.
Currently Resides: Wheeling, Ill.
Age: 20

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