American Idol Replaces Pacitti with Felicia Barton

Yes, it is all over the Net.  American Idol disqualified Season 8 contestant Joanna Pacitti last night and replaced her with Felicia Barton.  The addition of Mrs. Barton brings the number of believers competing on American Idol’s Season 8 to eight.  More on Felicia Barton below.

After the episode in which Felicia Barton was cut from the Season 8′s Final 36, American Idol posted the following note on their website:

“It has been determined that Joanna Pacitti is ineligible to continue in the competition. Felicia Barton has replaced Ms. Pacitti as part of the Top 36.”

This addition to the finalists continues to gives us another reason to watch and cheer on these contestants every week.

Felicia Barton, 27, of Virgnina Beach, Virginia auditioned in Louisville, Ky singing Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Put Your Records On”.    Barton seemed genuinely surprised when she was eliminated on last night’s show.  Here is one of many message board posts about Felicia Barton:

“Not only is Felicia a terrific singer/entertainer, but she’s a wonderful person. Her family is close friends with my family and we have always known she could go far with her talents. For those reading this who haven’t heard her in person you should attend Freedom Fellowship on Sunday mornings at either 9:00 am or 11:00 am as she is the Praise and Worship leader. This is a fantastic church!”

So Felicia Barton joins the list of Christian music artists performing on American Idol’s Season 8.  Here is the complete list of performers:

  • Danny Gokey
  • Kristen McNamara
  • Kris Allen
  • Matt Giraud
  • Jeremy Michael Sarver
  • Mishavonna Henson
  • Scott MacIntyre
  • Felicia Barton

The remainder of the Final 36 on American Idol’s Season 8:

  • Alexis Grace
  • Adam Lambert
  • Alexander Wagner-Trugman
  • Allison Iraheta
  • Ann Marie Boskovich
  • Anoop Desai
  • Arianna Ayesha Afsar
  • Brent Keith
  • Casey Carlson
  • Jackie Tohn
  • Jasmine Murray
  • Jeanine Vailes
  • Jessica Langseth
  • Jorge Nunez
  • Junot Joyner
  • Kai Kalama
  • Kendall Beard
  • Lil Rounds
  • Matt Breitzke
  • Megan Corkrey
  • Nathanial Marshall
  • Nick Western (a.k.a. Norman Gentle)
  • Rick Brady
  • Stephen Fowler
  • Stevie Wright
  • Taylor Vaifanua
  • Tatiana Del Toro
  • Von Smith

Best wishes to them all!

Join us next Tuesday as we begin live blogging the live performances.

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