The semifinals of Season 9 of American Idol comprised of twenty-four singers. It started on February 25th, 2010 and ended March 11th, 2010. This was the first round of the season where America could vote.

The theme for all three rounds is "Billboard Hot 100".

Contestants Edit

Didi Benami Crystal Bowersox
Lacey Brown Michelle Delamor
Lee DeWyze Katelyn Epperly
Andrew Garcia Tyler Grady
Todrick Hall Casey James
Aaron Kelly Alex Lambert
Michael Lynche Siobhan Magnus
Paige Miles Joe Munoz
John Park Ashley Rodriguez
Lilly Scott Jermaine Sellers
Katie Stevens Tim Urban
Haeley Vaughn Janell Wheeler

Top 12 Girls Edit

Paige Miles "All Right Now" (Free) Safe
Ashley Rodriguez "Happy" (Leona Lewis) Eliminated
Janell Wheeler "What About Love" (Heart) Eliminated
Lilly Scott "Fixing a Hole" (The Beatles) Safe
Katelyn Epperly "Oh! Darling" (The Beatles) Safe
Haeley Vaughn "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (The Beatles) Safe
Lacey Brown "Landslide" (Fleetwood Mac) Safe
Michelle Delamor "Fallin'" (Alicia Keys) Safe
Didi Benami "The Way I Am" (Ingrid Michaelson) Safe
Siobhan Magnus "Wicked Game" (Chris Isaak) Safe
Crystal Bowersox "Hand in My Pocket" (Alanis Morissette) Safe
Katie Stevens "Feeling Good" (Cy Grant) Safe

Eliminated: Ashley Rodriguez, Janell Wheeler

Top 12 Guys Edit

Todrick Hall "Since U Been Gone" (Kelly Clarkson) Safe
Aaron Kelly "Here Comes Goodbye" (Rascal Flatts) Safe
Jermaine Sellers "Get Here" (Brenda Russell) Safe
Tim Urban "Apologize" (OneRepublic) Safe
Joe Muñoz "You and I Both" (Jason Mraz) Eliminated
Tyler Grady "American Woman" (The Guess Who) Eliminated
Lee DeWyze "Chasing Cars" (Snow Patrol) Safe
John Park "God Bless the Child" (Billie Holiday) Safe
Michael Lynche "This Love" (Maroon 5) Safe
Alex Lambert "Wonderful World" (James Morrison) Safe
Casey James "Heaven" (Bryan Adams) Safe
Andrew Garcia "Sugar, We're Goin Down" (Fall Out Boy) Safe

Eliminated: Joe Munoz, Tyler Grady

Top 10 Guys Edit

Michael Lynche "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (James Brown) Safe
John Park "Gravity" (John Mayer) Eliminated
Casey James "I Don't Want to Be" (Gavin DeGraw) Safe
Alex Lambert "Everybody Knows" (John Legend) Safe
Todrick Hall "What's Love Got to Do With it" (Tina Turner) Safe
Jermaine Sellers "What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye) Eliminated
Andrew Garcia "You Give Me Something" (James Morrison) Safe
Aaron Kelly "My Girl" (The Temptations) Safe
Tim Urban "Come On Get Higher" (Matt Nathanson) Safe
Lee DeWyze "Lips of an Angel" (Hinder) Safe

Eliminated: John Park, Jermaine Sellers

Top 10 Girls Edit

Crystal Bowersox "Long As I Can See the Light" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Safe
Haeley Vaughn "The Climb" (Miley Cyrus) Eliminated
Lacey Brown "Kiss Me" (Sixpence None the Richer) Safe
Katie Stevens "Put Your Records On" (Corinne Bailey Rae) Safe
Didi Benami "Lean on Me" (Bill Withers) Safe
Michelle Delamor "With Arms Open Wide" (Creed) Eliminated
Lilly Scott "A Change is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke) Safe
Katelyn Epperly "The Scientist" (Coldplay) Safe
Paige Miles "Walk Away" (Kelly Clarkson) Safe
Siobhan Magnus "Think" (Aretha Franklin) Safe

Eliminated: Haeley Vaughn, Michelle Delamor

Top 8 Girls Edit

Katie Stevens "Breakaway" (Kelly Clarkson) Safe
Siobhan Magnus "House of the Rising Sun" Safe
Lacey Brown "The Story" (Brandi Carlile) Safe
Katelyn Epperly "I Feel the Earth Move" (Carole King) Eliminated
Didi Benami "Rhiannon" (Fleetwood Mac) Safe
Paige Miles "Smile" (Charlie Chaplin) Safe
Crystal Bowersox "Give Me One Reason" (Tracy Chapman) Safe
Lilly Scott "I Fall to Pieces" (Patsy Cline) Eliminated

Eliminated: Katelyn Epperly, Lilly Scott

Top 8 Guys Edit

Lee DeWyze "Fireflies" (Owl City) Safe
Alex Lambert "Trouble" (Ray LaMontagne) Eliminated
Tim Urban "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) Safe
Andrew Garcia "Genie in a Bottle" (Christina Aguilera) Safe
Casey James "You'll Think of Me" (Keith Urban) Safe
Aaron Kelly "I'm Already There" (Lonestar) Safe
Todrick Hall "Somebody to Love" (Queen) Eliminated
Michael Lynche "This Woman's Work" (Kate Bush) Safe

Eliminated: Alex Lambert, Todrick Hall

Trivia Edit

  • Originally, the females were scheduled to perform first during the second week, but a sudden medical issue with Crystal Bowersox due to complications from diabetes required the boys to perform first.
  • The Top 24 sang "American Boy" by Estelle, ft. Kanye West during the first week results show.
  • Allison Iraheta and Kris Allen sang "Scars" and "Let it Be" respectively during the Top 24 results show.
    • Allen's performance was made available for download on iTunes with all the proceeds going to Haiti charities.
  • The Top 20 sang "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas during the second week results show.
  • Danny Gokey sang "My Best Days Are Ahead of Me" during the Top 20 results show.
  • The Top 16 sang "Haven't Met You Yet" by Michael Buble during the third week results show.
  • Matt Giraud and Scott MacIntyre sang "Tell Her About It" during the Top 16 results show.
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