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American Idol 2016 Top 24 Group 1 Elimination Spoilers for Next Week

Tonight, the Top 24 will be revealed for American Idol Season 15. But despite viewers being in the dark on who made it through, the show has already started getting rid of singers from the Top 24. On Tuesday night, the first 12 contestants from the American Idol 2016 Top 24 performed for the judges during the first performance show taping, which is set to air next week. The event occurred at Los Angeles’s historic Vibiana, and featured a group comprised of a mix of male and female talents. However, the big news wasn’t the performances themselves, but rather who the judges chose to eliminate at the end of the night. The spoilers are now in, and they’re pretty surprising, honestly.

You see, this season, the judges are picking who goes home and who advances during the Top 24 Semi-Final Round. Twelve singers compete from Group 1, and the judges eliminate five. Rinse and repeat for Group 2 the following week. That leaves us with a Top 14, and from there, the Top 10 will be chosen, although it’s uncertain right now whether the judges will choose the Top 10 or if we, the viewers, will make that call. Either way, there are sure to be some painful eliminations, as evidenced by the spoilers for next week’s Group 1 performance show.

Fair warning, if you don’t want to know who the Top 24 are, you should turn back now and come back later tonight. And if you don’t want to know which five singers from Group 1 are eliminated the first week, then you’re better off just waiting until this show airs next week. The performances and mentoring sessions for Group 1 will air next Wednesday, and duets with the mentors will air next Thursday, along with the results of which five singers will be eliminated. So you’d only have to wait seven days if you’d rather remain unspoiled. But for those who’d prefer to just have it other with, you can find out who performed in Group 1, and which five singers were eliminated by the judges by checking out the spoilers below via @IdolSpoilers:

American Idol 2016 Top 24 Group 1 Elimination Spoilers for Next Week

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AMERICAN IDOL 2016 TOP 24: GROUP 1 ELIMINATION SPOILERS

Group 1

James VIII
Jenna Renae
Stephany Negrete
Emily Brooke
Thomas Stringfellow
Sonika Vaid
Jeneve Rose Mitchell
Gianna Isabella
Jordan Sasser
La’Porsha Renae
Avalon Young
MacKenzie Bourg

The seven singers chosen to advance to the Top 14

MacKenzie Bourg
Sonika Vaid
Avalon Young
Jeneve Rose Mitchell
La’Porsha Renae
Gianna Isabella
Thomas Stringfellow

The five singers ELIMINATED from American Idol

James VIII
Emily Brooke
Jenna Renae
Jordan Sasser
Stephany Negrete

Honestly, I’m pretty shocked that James VIII and Emily Brooke are out already. I just can’t imagine what would have gone wrong that they’d be cut before America even had the chance to vote for them. I had Emily picked as a frontrunner from the beginning on the strength of her comeback story, and the amount of growth she’s shown in the span of one year. I also had James VIII pegged to go far, if for no other reason than he’s one of the more interesting vocalists in the competition right now. He’s got an ineffable star quality that I figured would be exactly what the judges (and America) would be looking for. But I guess not. I’m also sad to see Jenna Renae go. I’ve been pulling for her ever since she got booted from America’s Got Talent. It’s a shame she didn’t go farther here. If nothing else, I’m now more intrigued than ever to learn just what singers like Gianna Isabella and Thomas Stringfellow did to survive the cut.

Anyway, for those curious about who will be performing in Group 2, check out the lineup below…

GROUP 2

Adam Lasher
Amelia Eisenhauer
CJ Johnson
Dalton Rapattoni
Jenn Blosil
Kory Wheeler
Lee Jean
Manny Torres
Olivia Rox
Shelbie Z
Trent Harmon
Tristan McIntosh

American Idol will be taping the performances and eliminations for Group 2 next Thursday, February 11. But the episodes won’t air until Wednesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 18, respectively. However, we should have spoilers next week, so just sit tight and keep your fingers crossed for your favorite.

But what do you think of the eliminations? Did your favorite make it through to the Top 14? Who are you looking forward to from Group 2? Sound off in the comments!

And for more on how this whole Semi-Final schedule will work, check out the official schedule straight from FOX themselves!

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