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Owen Performs on American Idol Hollywood Showcase, Makes Top 24

Rayvon OwenRayvon Owen, a recent Belmont alumnus from the University’s School of Music, is competing on this season of American Idol and since his audition, Owen has wowed the show’s panel of celebrity judges.

During Wednesday night’s Idol airing, the Top 48 contestants performed for a live audience at Los Angeles’s House of Blues before sitting in front of the judges to learn their fate at what host Ryan Seacrest called “the final judgment.” The last performance before the chance to sing for America’s vote, the two-night House of Blues Showcase round whittled the contestants down to the top 12 women and the top 12 men.

During Owen’s evaluation, Jennifer Lopez delivered the news. “Some people do good in the auditions, and some people do better when they’re in front of an audience. And I think you did really great – and I think that’s why we want you in the Top 24,” she said.

Owen returned to a very excited group of supporters as he announced, “I am one step closer to being the next American Idol.”

Tune into FOX next week to follow Owen’s Idol journey. For more information, click here.