The auditions for Season 9 of American Idol aired from January 12th, 2010 to February 2nd, 2010, and originally filmed between June 14th, 2009 and September 4th, 2009.

Boston Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Maddy Curtis 52200 16 Bluemont, VA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Jennifer Hirsh 22854 22 Manhattan, NY Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Claire Fuller 23 Philadelphia, PA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Jess Wolfe 24 Brooklyn, NY Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Amadeo DiRocco 60636 28 Johnston, RI Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Luke Shaffer 24 Walpole, NY Randy:  Unknown

Kara:  Unknown

Victoria: Unknown

Simon: Unknown

Benjamin Bright 25 Rome, NY Randy:  Unknown

Kara:  Unknown

Victoria:  Unknown

Simon: Check.png

Ashley Rodriguez 60059 21 Boston, MA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Tyler Grady 54248 19 Nazareth, PA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Mike Davis 18 Boston, MA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Katie Stevens 58037 16 Middlebury, CT Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Joshua Blaylock 54995 28 New York, NY Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Justin Williams 54588 27 Sandy, UT Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Bosa Mora 61581 22 Columbus, OH Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Leah Laurenti 60358 22 Medford, NY Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Janet McNamara 52461 26 Somerville, MA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Pat Ford 52322 17 Derry, NH Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Derek Hilton 60639 19 Bellingham, MA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Mere Doyle 56287 24 Walpole, MA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Andrew Fenlon 64308 25 Boston, MA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: Check.png

Bill Bloom 26 Marlboro, MA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Michael Ryan 53864 18 Braintree, MA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Lisa Olivero 51399 24 Billerica, MA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Ryan Keane 52650 26 Waterbury, CT Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Norberto Guerrero 56254 18 Reading, PA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

32 contestants received Golden Tickets in Boston.

Atlanta Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Keia Johnson 94630 26 Memphis, TN Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Mary:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Miriam Lemnouni 102818 25 Atlanta, GA Randy:  Unknown

Kara:  Unknown

Mary:  Unknown

Simon: Check.png

Noel Reese 16 Sophia, NC Randy:  Unknown

Kara:  Unknown

Mary:  Unknown

Simon: Unknown

Tisha Holland 103032 18 Riverdale, GA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Mary:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Jermaine Sellers 102851 26 Joliet, IL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Mary:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Vanessa Wolfe 92276 19 Vonore, TN Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Mary:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Holly Harden 94976 20 Rockmart, GA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Mary:  X.png

Simon: Check.png

Mallorie Haley 20 Winner, SD Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Mary:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Antonio "Skii Bo Ski" Wheeler 91872 22 Orlando, FL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Mary:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Carmen Turner 103080 19 Baxley, GA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Mary:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Bryan Walker 25 Sevierville, TN Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Mary:  Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Dewone Robinson 100492 27 Atlanta, GA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Mary:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Christy Marie Agronow 91616 25 Atlanta, GA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Mary:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Jesse Hamilton 99342 26 Anniston, AL Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Mary:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Lathan Davenport 18 Lithonia, GA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Mary:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Hansel Enriquez 19 Duluth, GA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Mary:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Blake Smith 100149 20 Covington, GA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Mary:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Lauren Sanders 103079 18 Baxley, GA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Mary:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Lamar Royal 100200 20 Goldsboro, NC Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Mary:  X.png

General Larry Platt 103519 62 Atlanta, GA

25 contestants received Golden Tickets in Atlanta.

Chicago Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Katelyn Epperly 34421 19 West Des Moines, IA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Shania:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Charity Vance 26443 16 Little Rock, AR Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Shania:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Angela Martin 28733 28 Chicago, IL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Shania:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

John Park 32318 20 Northbrook, IL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Shania:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Paige Dechausse 34479 21 Morris, IL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Shania:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Justin Ray 34544 20 Marysville, IN Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Shania:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Keith Semple 27 Hanover Park, IL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Shania:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Marcus Jones 34542 18 Gary, IN Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Shania:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Amy Lang 30143 26 Westchester, OH Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Shania:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Curley Newbern 35598 26 Chicago, IL Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Shania:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Alannah Halbert 34129 19 Chicago, IL Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Shania:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Brian Krause 38234 27 Pittsburgh, PA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Shania:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Harold Davis 36628 25 Chicago, IL Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Shania:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Chantelle Graczkowski 37533 23 Fond du Lac, WI Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Shania:  X.png

Simon: X.png

13 contestants received Golden Tickets in Chicago.

Orlando Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Seth Rollins 68731 28 Lakeland, FL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Kristin:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Jermaine Purifoy 69350 24 Cleveland, TN Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Kristin:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Shelby Dressel 72953 18 Avon Park, FL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Kristin:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Jay Stone 73181 26 Miami, FL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Janell Wheeler 74953 24 Tampa, FL Randy:  Unknown

Kara:  Unknown

Simon: Unknown

Brittany Starr James 23 Coral Springs, FL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Kristin:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Kesi Bedford 19 Seminole, FL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Kristin:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Cornelius Edwards 70593 24 Boynton Beach, FL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Bernadette Desimone 76774 27 Cherry Hill, NJ Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Amanda Desimone 76775 23 Cherry Hill, NJ Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Matthew Lawrence 73645 25 Starke, FL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Theo Glinton 66969 22 Fort Pierce, FL Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Kristin:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Jarrod Norrell 69852 28 Marietta, GA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Simon: X.png

31 contestants received Golden Tickets in Orlando.

Los Angeles Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Jim Ranger 5054 27 Bakersfield, CA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Avril:  X.png

Simon: Check.png

Mary Powers 10567 28 Burbank, CA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Avril:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Andrew Garcia 5309 23 Moreno Valley, CA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Tasha Layton 8698 26 Granada Hills, CA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Chris Golightly 4395 25 Los Angeles, CA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Katy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Neil Goldstein 2488 19 Redlands, CA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Avril:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Jayson Wilson 2191 19 Seattle, WA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Avril:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Jesse Chang 23 Grenada Hills, CA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Avril:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Martin Perez 18 Northridge, CA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Avril:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Damien Lefavor 26 Seattle, WA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Avril:  X.png

Simon: X.png

A.J. Mendoza 11473 20 Upland, CA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Avril:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Austin Fullmer 10037 19 Glendale, CA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Jason Greene 5262 21 Los Angeles, CA Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Katy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

23 people received Golden Tickets in Los Angeles.

Dallas Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Lloyd Thomas 79220 29 Dallas, TX Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Neil:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Kimberly Carver 80455 26 Denton, TX Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Neil:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Erica Rhodes 79491 23 Irving, TX Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Neil:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Dave Pittman 79447 27 Mountain Home, AR Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Neil:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Todrick Hall 85812 24 Arlington, TX Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Joe:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Dawntoya Thomason 27 Dallas, TX Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Joe:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Stephanie Daulong 20 Austin, TX Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Joe:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Maegan Wright 89254 20 Richardson, TX Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Joe:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Christian Spear 85700 16 Houston, TX Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Joe:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Julie Kevelighan 81788 28 Fort Worth, TX Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Neil:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Dexter Ward 87263 20 Terrell, TX Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Neil:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Vanessa Johnston 89242 22 Waxahachie, TX Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Joe:  X.png

Simon: X.png

31 people received Golden Tickets in Dallas.

Denver Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Mark Labriola 13496 28 Aurora, CO Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Kimberly Kerbow 24 Marina Del Rey, CA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Danelle Hayes 18404 24 Seattle, WA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Casey James 16678 27 Fort Worth, TX Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Tori Kelly 15718 16 Canyon Lake, CA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Nicci Nix 22 Florence, Italy Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Haeley Vaughn 25222 16 Fort Collins, CO Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Unknown

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Mario Galvan 18842 25 Denver, CO Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Austin Paul 22169 22 Washington, DC Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Kenny Everett 24774 24 Durham, NC Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Ty Hemmerling 18847 25 Denver, CO Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

26 contestants received Golden Tickets in Denver.

Best of the Rest Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Jessica Furney 18562 20 Wamego, KS Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Amanda Shectman 60053 19 Roslyn, NY Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Victoria:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Lee Dewyze 26854 23 Mount Prospect, IL Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Unknown

Shania:  Unknown

Simon: Check.png

Crystal Bowersox 29873 23 Elliston, OH Randy:  Unknown

Kara:  Unknown

Shania:  Unknown

Simon: Unknown

Lacey Brown 23 Amarillo, TX Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Kristin:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Rachel Hubbard 16 Boerne, TX Randy:  Unknown

Kara:  Unknown

Joe:  Unknown

Simon: Unknown

Thaddeus Johnson 90559 16 Oklahoma City, OK Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Unknown

Neil:  Unknown

Simon: Unknown

Genesis Moore 94574 16 McDonough, GA Randy:  Unknown

Kara:  Unknown

Mary:  Unknown

Simon: Unknown

Michael Lynche 76089 26 Astoria, NY Randy:  Unknown

Kara:  Check.png

Kristin:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Didi Benami 11424 22 Hollywood, CA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Avril:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Aaron Kelly 73668 16 Sonestown, PA Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Kristin:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Hope Johnson 89052 19 Arlington, TX Randy:  Check.png

Kara:  Check.png

Joe:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Stephanie Fisher 16835 23 Jamestown, NY Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Victoria:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Adrian Chandtchi 76053 17 Apopka, FL Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Kimberly Bishop 74945 20 Altamonte Springs, FL Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Simon: Check.png

Shaddaii Harris 79245 22 Arlington, TX Randy:  X.png

Kara:  X.png

Neil:  X.png

Simon: X.png

A total of 181 contestants received Golden Tickets in Season 9.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ellen DeGeneres, who served as Paula Abdul's replacement, did not participate in the auditions of Season 9.
  • This is the final audition season for Kara DioGuardi and Simon Cowell.
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