Who are the early favorites? Ashley and Katie? Didi and Janell? We break down the Top 12 women before the Top 24
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Michelle Delamor of 'American Idol'
Think: A full-sized version of Asia'h Epperson. [And if you say "Who?" you aren't watching enough "Idol."]
Our Unscientific Hunch Before the Top 24: For this gallery, I'm working backwards alphabetically by first names and it appears that the "Idol" producers only concentrated on the people at the top of the list alphabetically and then ran out of energy. Paige, Siobhan and Michelle all got shafted on backstories, audition footage, Hollywood Week screentime and they were all put into the Top 24 in the same montage, rather than getting a clip package in The Chair. The big difference is that Michelle has a big, welcoming personality and so I remembered her. She also had a solid audition, which is available somewhere online. Barring a big burst of Talent, she's going to come up just short of the Top 12, but I'd bet she lasts a couple weeks.