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Buzz In: Which American Idol Hopefuls Have Caught Your Eye?

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?


True-Song True-Song 8 years
Adam Lambert!
niqua230 niqua230 8 years
I really liked Frankie Jordan! She was the one with a baby girl and her husband was at the audition and she sang amy winehouse !
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
I really liked Megan Corkrey as well, her voice is unique and it'll bring a good change to American Idol. Of course as long as she makes it through Hollywood Week. I can't wait to see Simon bash that stupid bikini girl.
alethia037 alethia037 8 years
Oh, and I loved Adam Lambert too!
alethia037 alethia037 8 years
Megan Corkrey was fabulous!!
spaghetina spaghetina 8 years
Anoop Desai! I want him to take the whole competition. After seeing him on youtube, I'm convinced he's the best out there. My prediction: Emily isn't going to be sticking around. Not because of lack of talent, but because of... other things. Just sayin'.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Megan Corkrey!
missbrooke09 missbrooke09 8 years
Adam Lambert.
sarahcateh sarahcateh 8 years
That indian kid anoop... or as randy called him- noop dog. Look him up on youtube, he's really really good
bethsuga1 bethsuga1 8 years
that emily chick worked at the salon where britney spears shaved her head ! i think she might have even gave her a tattoo that night.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
idk, I haven't really been watching it, I caught a few of tryouts but nothing memorable
daizyk70 daizyk70 8 years
I really like Von Smith. I just liked him right away and was rooting for him. I just found out about his history with youtube and Rosie and the View and such. I'll be rooting for him.
FunClubPresident FunClubPresident 8 years
I Love Emily so much! She should win!! Talent, beauty, and personality!!!
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