Learn all about the American Idol season nine contestants …

* The 12 female semifinalists: Go here for profiles, photos and links to their music.

* The 12 male semifinalists: Go here for profiles, photos and links to their music.

* Photo gallery of all 24 semifinalists: Go here for the official portraits released to The Associated Press.

* Their own Idols: The golden tickets winners were asked to specify their favorite Idol moments. For a blog on the responses, go here.

* Their special talents: The golden tickets winners were asked to name their special talents. For a look at the unsual answers, go here.

* Finally, profiles of every single golden ticket recipient, with photos and links to their music. Some of these contestants who didn’t make the semifinals have a wealth of very good music available for listening online. Be sure to check them out.

Guys from Atlanta

Antonio Wheeler (Skiibo-ski)
Ben Honeycutt
Bryan Walker
Colin Benward
David Gowryluk
Deneco Pittman
Jermaine Sellers
Marshall Manning
Stevie Flockhart

Guys from Boston

Allen Burton
Amadeo DiRocco
Antwan Michael
Benjamin Bright
Bosa Mora
Bryce Larsen
Jason Shorter
Joshua Blaylock
Justin Gray
Justin Williams
Luke Shaffer
Mike Davis
Tyler Grady

Guys from Chicago

John Park
Justin Ray
Kenneth Ellis
Lee DeWyze
Marcus Jones
Nick Lynch
Sean Butler

Guys from Dallas

Alex Lambert
Anceo Henderson
Dave Pittman
David Duke
Lloyd Thomas
Michael Castro
Michael Preston
Thaddeus Johnson
Timothy Urban
Todrick Hall
Zachary Hickman

Guys from Denver

Blake Marvin
Casey James
Colten Pierce
Danny Jones
Harrell Holmes Jr.
Jareb Liewer
Jeffrey Goldford
Jimmy Charles
Mark Lariola II
Sham Al-Islam

Guys from Los Angeles

Andrew Garcia
Chris Golightly
Derek Klena
Donald Webber
J.B. Ahfua
Jim Ranger
Jose Munez
Justin Kalama
Samuel Larsen

Guys from Orlando

Aaron Kelly
Austin Simmons
Cornelius Edwards
Jay Stone
Jermaine Purifory
Jonathan Stills
Luke Edgemon
Matt Lawrence
Michael Lynche
Noel Turner
Seth Rollings

Gals from Atlanta

Amber Caparas
Ashley Hobbs
Carmen Turner
Genesis Moore
Holly Hardin
Jesse Barry
Keia Johnson
Lauren Daigle
Liz Rooney
Mallorie Halley
Miriam Lemnouni
Noel Reese
Theiry Harden
Tisha Holland
Vanessa Wolfe

Gals from Boston

Amanda Schechtman
Ashley Rodriguez
Claire Fuller
Ellery Bonham
Jaclyn North
Jennifer Hirsh
Jessica Cunningham
Jess Wolfe
Katelyn Clampett
Katie Stevens
Keanna O’Quinn
Kelly Caruso
Leah Laurenti
Lucy Yeghiazaryan
Maddy Curtis
Shannon Turner
Siobhan Magnus
Zoy Shpigelman

Gals from Chicago

Angela Martin
Charity Vance
Crystal Bowersox
Katelyn Epperly
Paige DeChausse

Gals from Dallas

Audrianna Vargas
Brittany Stone
Chelsea Chandler
Christian Spear
Dawntoya Thompson
Erica Rhodes
Erynne Hundley
Heather Todd
Hope Johnson
Kellye Vetter
Kimberly Carver
Liette Kraper
Maegan Wright
Megan McCallon
Paige Miles
Rachel Hubbard
Savannah Low
Stephanie Crews
Stephanie Daulong
Syndee Randle

Gals from Denver

Alex Nester
Haeley Vaughn
Jessica Furney
Kelly Bachran
Kim Kerbow
Lilly Scott
Maddie Penrose
Margo May
Moorea Masa
Nicci Nix
Tamra Salmon
Tawny McCorkle
Taylor Bledsoe
Tori Kelly

Gals from Los Angeles

Didi Benami
Farayi Moore
Frankie Jordan
Kat Nestel
Kiera Masters
Kristina Michell
Mary Powers
Melissa Bitanga
Olivia Geller
Rose Flack
Samantha Musa
Tasha Layton

Gals from Orlando

Amanda DeSimone
Becca Neun
Bernadette DeSimone
Brandi Holmes
Brittany Starr James
Candice Glover
Janell Wheeler
Kasi Bedford
Katie Bernard
Kelsey Laverack
Kelsey Madsen
Kristi Quinnie
Lacey Brown
Michelle Delamor
Raquel Borges
Sarah Rucker
Shannon Livewell
Shelby Dressel

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