I always manage to forget that each season of “American Idol” goes on for way, way longer than most any other TV show. For example, the show has been on for over a month and just this week, the judges finally narrowed down the many contestants to the Top 24 — which means the show is finally open to live viewer voting starting next week. In other words, there are many, many, many more weeks to go before a new “American Idol” is crowned, and thus, many, many more weeks of Jennifer Lopez’s tears, Steven Tyler’s random turns of phrase and pervy comments, and Randy Jackson’s ongoing uselessness. So, who are the Top 24 contestants who will keep you entertained for the next few weeks? I gotta say, this year’s crop of performers are pretty stellar. Normally I have a few favorites and hate all the rest, but this year, everyone, for the most part, is a complete, well, star. Click onward to view the Top 24 and each of their most impressive performances that got them there in the first place.