"American Idol" Names 14 of the Top 24 Semifinalists

"American Idol" judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced Feb. 22 14 of the aspiring singers who have secured a spot in the current season's Top 24.

The 14 semifinalists are Baylie Brown from Krum, TX; Colton Dixon from Murfreesboro, TN; Creighton Fraker from Queens, NY; Reed Grimm from Ellsworth, WI; Heejun Han from Flushing, NY; Jen Hirsh from Agoura Hills, CA; Haley Johnsen from Beaverton, OR; Joshua Ledet from Westlake, LA; Phillip Phillips from Leesburg, GA; Jessica Sanchez from San Diego, CA; Chelsea Sorrell from Stokesdale, NC; Elise Testone from Charleston, SC; Erika Van Pelt from South Kingstown, RI; and Brielle Von Hugel from Staten Island, NY.

The remaining 10 contestants who will round out the Top 24 will be revealed Feb. 23 at 8 PM ET on Fox.

To find out more about the 14 semifinalists, visit www.americanidol.com.

Former "American Idol" contestants who have taken to Broadway after their stint on "Idol" include Fantasia Barrino ( The Color Purple), Clay Aiken ( Spamalot), Constantine Maroulis ( Rock of Ages), Diana DeGarmo ( Hairspray), Frenchie Davis ( Rent) and Jordin Sparks ( In the Heights) as well as former "Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi ( Chicago), among others.

"American Idol" is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions.