and given that this is the last season for american idol the judges had unlike all the other times they named the top twenty four since the idea if one did not make it this time they could always come back and try again. but not this time as the judges had to make the old cuts which this time around where heart acheing given the talent which meant some after surviving hell week saw their music dreams done as only twenty four have now survived with one being the final american idol. which means next will soon be the top twelve .