Three weeks ago they walked out on the "American Idol" semifinals stage as 13 nobodies, but Thursday night each one came back a star. It is the inexorable life cycle of the "Idol" season, but still it is breathtaking to watch. Whatever the year's ups and downs, the show retains the unshakable ability to pull a handful of young dreamers from the unwashed masses and transport them to a land beyond their wildest dreams. Thursday night, immediately after the wild card show, the newly named top 13 celebrated their anointing at West Hollywood's Area nightclub. Before they could party inside, however, the first red carpet of their lives beckoned. They walked the rope line one by one, granting mini-interviews to the dozens of assembled world press members.
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By Jarett Wieselman. I found myself surprised more times than expected at how many contestants I had never seen or heard before last night. First is Ricky Braddy, a year-old who studied commercial vocal performance in college and first sung in his church at 4. Then there is guitar playing Kris Allen, a year-old student. Rounding out the randos is year-old Jeanine Vailes, who enjoys songwriting, motivational speaking and doing voiceover work. Super cute, but sorely lacking for quality screen time — but every time I hear her name I think of magic carpet rides. Her acceptance was lumped in with five other girls — hopefully she will be able to stand out like that turquoise beanie on show night.
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With funding by her fans through Kickstarter , Joy was able to compose her self-titled debut EP. Joy released her debut album, Megan Joy , on April 25, Joy was featured on the single "Another Man" by Jonny "Itch" Fox , which reached a peak position at number twelve on the Australian singles chart on August 31, and September 14, Joy used to work as a font designer for a company called SendOutCards.
He only got through to this point because he wore down Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul with his please, please please, please begs. Otherwise, not much happened. The Hollywood Week contestants auditioned in two parts.