Annie Barrett
February 22, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EST

Update: Annie’s recap is live.

Oh no! We’ve just witnessed a massive cliffhanger featuring Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez competing in an elaborate pose-off in front of an electric blue pool! Just kidding — the  cliffhanger involved emotional new dad Adam Brock, sobbing before the three Fates as they prolonged the announcement of his destiny.

After tonight’s two-hour telecast, I can tell you only 14 of the top 24 moving on in the hopes of becoming America’s Next Top Idol. SPOILERS AHEAD: The six guys and eight girls definitely singing for your votes next week are…..


Creighton Fraker

Joshua Ledet

Reed Grimm

Heejun Han

Phil Phillips Jr.

Colton Dixon


Jen Hirsh

Haley Johnson

Elise Testone

Erika Van Pelt

Chelsea Sorrell

Baylie Brown

Jessica Sanchez

Brielle Von Hugel

Going home: Lauren Gray, Blaire Sieber, Naomi Gilles, Neco Starr, Clayton Farhat, River St. James, Caleb Johnson, and awful cowboy Richie Law

Check out J. Lo during Lauren Gray’s solo of “I Would Rather Go Blind”:

Is this her fakest American Idol smile yet? The competition is fierce.

Discuss the 14 Yeses below, and stay tuned for my full recap overnight. Update: Here it is!

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Is Reed Grimm the new Casey Abrams?

Did ‘American Idol’ want us to think Lauren Gray is the next Carrie Underwood?

Ask Annie anything about ‘Idol’ (or whatever) in the video player below. To see her answers to previous questions, click on the text links below the picture.

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