The top nine 'American Idol' hopefuls are ready to rock the stage
"Idol"'s final nine were announced on Wednesday evening, and it was "Seacrest out!" for youngin' Thia Megia, 16, from Hayward, California and reggae-Elton-John-butcherer Naima Adedapo, 26, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The top contestants will take to the stage next Wednesday as they pay tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songs. Check out photos of the final "American Idol-ers" before one lucky winner hits the big time... for a couple weeks, and then fades into obscurity (we're jaded!).
"American Idol" airs regularly on Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, on Fox.