This Season's Idols Leaked Online

List of 36 contestants revealed, some never seen in auditions
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2009 10:20 AM CST

Warning to American Idol fans: If you don’t like spoilers, be careful what you search for. A list of the contestants who will perform on the new season has been leaked by fan sites, the New York Post reports. The list includes some surprise contestants whose auditions weren’t shown on TV. Among the lucky 36:

  • Joanna Pacitti, once on a major label.
  • Scott MacIntyre, 23, blind since birth, who attended Arizona State at age 14.

  • Jackie Tohn, 27, who has appeared on The Nanny and The Sopranos.
  • Brent Keith Smith, 28, whose song was featured in a biopic on Dale Earnhardt.
  • Kristen McNamara, 22, who placed sixth on Nashville Star.
  • Mishavonna Henson, 18, who has appeared on Unfabulous and Frasier.
  • Jesse Langsbeth, 25, sister of musician Jonny Lang.
  • Adam Lambert, 26, who was in the Los Angeles cast of Wicked.
(Read more American Idol stories.)

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