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The semifinals of Season 6 of American Idol comprised of twenty-four singers. It started on February 20th, 2007 and ended March 8th, 2007. This was the first round of the season where America could vote.

Contestants[]

Alaina Alexander Antonella Barba
Rudy Cardenas Jared Cotter
Melinda Doolittle Stephanie Edwards
Gina Glocksen Sundance Head
Leslie Hunt LaKisha Jones
Paul Kim Amy Krebs
Blake Lewis Sanjaya Malakar
Nicholas Pedro Chris Richardson
Brandon Rogers Haley Scarnato
Chris Sligh Sabrina Sloan
Jordin Sparks Phil Stacey
A.J. Tabaldo Nicole Tranquillo

Top 12 Men[]

Rudy Cardenas "Free Ride" (Edgar Winter Group) Eliminated
Brandon Rogers "Rock with You" (Michael Jackson) Safe
Sundance Head "Nights in White Satin" (The Moody Blues) Safe
Paul Kim "Careless Whisper" (WHAM!) Eliminated
Chris Richardson "I Don't Want to Be" (Gavin DeGraw) Safe
Nicholas Pedro "Now and Forever" (Richard Marx) Safe
Blake Lewis "Somewhere Only We Know" (Keane) Safe
Sanjaya Malakar "Knocks Me Off My Feet" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
Chris Sligh "Typical" (Mutemath) Safe
Jared Cotter "Back at One" (Brian McKnight) Safe
A.J. Tabaldo "Never Too Much" (Luther Vandross) Safe
Phil Stacey "I Could Not Ask for More" (Edwin McCain) Safe

Eliminated: Rudy Cardenas, Paul Kim

Top 12 Women[]

Stephanie Edwards "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?" (Alicia Keys) Safe
Amy Krebs "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Bonnie Raitt) Eliminated
Leslie Hunt "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin) Safe
Sabrina Sloan "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" (Aretha Franklin) Safe
Antonella Barba "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) Safe
Jordin Sparks "Give Me One Reason" (Tracy Chapman) Safe
Nicole Tranquillo "Stay" (Chaka Khan) Eliminated
Haley Scarnato "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (Pandora's Box) Safe
Melinda Doolittle "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" (Aretha Franklin) Safe
Alaina Alexander "Brass in Pocket" (The Pretenders) Safe
Gina Glocksen "All By Myself" (Eric Carmen) Safe
LaKisha Jones "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (Jennifer Holliday) Safe

Eliminated: Amy Krebs, Nicole Tranquillo

Top 10 Men[]

Phil Stacey "Missing You" (John Waite) Safe
Jared Cotter "Let's Get It On" (Marvin Gaye) Safe
A.J. Tabaldo "Feeling Good" (Cy Grant) Eliminated
Sanjaya Malakar "Steppin' Out with My Baby" (Tony Bennett) Safe
Chris Sligh "Trouble" (Ray LaMontagne) Safe
Nicholas Pedro "Fever" (Little Willie John) Eliminated
Blake Lewis "Virtual Insanity" (Jamiroquai) Safe
Brandon Rogers "Time After Time" (Cyndi Lauper) Safe
Chris Richardson "Geek in the Pink" (Jason Mraz) Safe
Sundance Head "Mustang Sally" (Wilson Pickett) Safe

Eliminated: A.J. Tabaldo, Nicholas Pedro

Top 10 Women[]

Gina Glocksen "Alone" (Heart) Safe
Alaina Alexander "Not Ready to Make Nice" (Dixie Chicks) Eliminated
LaKisha Jones "Midnight Train to Georgia" (Gladys Knight & The Pips) Safe
Melinda Doolittle "My Funny Valentine" (Chaka Khan) Safe
Antonella Barba "Because You Loved Me" (Celine Dion) Safe
Jordin Sparks "Reflection" (Christina Aguilera) Safe
Stephanie Edwards "Dangerously in Love" (Beyonce) Safe
Leslie Hunt "Feeling Good" (Nina Simone) Eliminated
Haley Scarnato "Queen of the Night" (Whitney Houston) Safe
Sabrina Sloan "All the Man That I Need" (Whitney Houston) Safe

Eliminated: Alaina Alexander, Leslie Hunt

Top 8 Men[]

Blake Lewis "All Mixed Up" (311) Safe
Sanjaya Malakar "Waiting on the World to Change" (John Mayer) Safe
Sundance Head "Jeremy" (Pearl Jam) Eliminated
Chris Richardson "Tonight I Wanna Cry" (Keith Urban) Safe
Jared Cotter "If You Really Love Me" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
Brandon Rogers "I Just Want to Celebrate" (Rare Earth) Safe
Phil Stacey "I Need You" (LeAnn Rimes) Safe
Chris Sligh "Wanna Be Loved" (DC Talk) Safe

Eliminated: Sundance Head, Jared Cotter

Top 8 Women[]

Jordin Sparks "Heartbreaker" (Pat Benatar) Safe
Sabrina Sloan "Don't Let Go (Love)" (En Vogue) Eliminated
Antonella Barba "Put Your Records On" (Corinne Bailey Rae) Eliminated
Haley Scarnato "If My Heart Had Wings" (Faith Hill) Safe
Stephanie Edwards "Sweet Thing" (Chaka Khan) Safe
LaKisha Jones "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston) Safe
Gina Glocksen "Call Me When You're Sober" (Evanescence) Safe
Melinda Doolittle "I'm a Woman" (Peggy Lee) Safe

Eliminated: Sabrina Sloan, Antonella Barba

Notes[]

  • The Top 24 group performance was "Sowing the Seeds of Love" by Tears for Fears.
  • The Top 20 group performance was "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night.
  • The Top 16 group performance was "Stuck in the Middle with You" by Stealers Wheel.
  • Fantasia Barrino performed in the Top 24 results show.
  • Kellie Pickler performed in the Top 20 results show.
  • Carrie Underwood performed in the Top 16 results show.
  • Both contestants who sang "Feeling Good" on the second week were eliminated.
  • During every results show, Sanjaya Malakar was the final male contestants announced to advance.
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