American Idol wrapped up its 2009 audition episodes last night with stops in New York and Puerto Rico — and now it's on to Hollywood! This year, 36 contestants will be picked from the Hollywood crowd to move onto the semifinals. And while we haven't seen everyone who got a golden ticket — not by a long shot — I've already got my eye on a few early standouts.
Three of the female singers caught my attention so far: Emily Wynne-Hughes (pictured at right, the one with the cupcake tattoo who sang "Barracuda"), Leneshe Young (the Louisville auditioner who sang one of the only original songs in Idol history that wasn't awful), and Megan Corkrey (the Salt Lake City single mom whose voice reminded me of Feist).
How about you? Which Idol contestants are you digging so far?