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'American Idol' Season 14: Top 24 Revealed Ahead of Premiere Date with Cover of "Feeling Good" [WATCH]

by Carolyn Menyes   Dec 23, 2014 17:14 PM EST

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American Idol season 14 is definitely going to look a little different upon it Jan. 7 premiere date. Not only will the show be trimmed down to one night per week and lack those signature Coca-Cola cups, but the top 24, well, has already been kind of revealed.

Yesterday (Dec. 22), the long-running FOX reality competition, which has sparked the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Phillip Phillips, Adam Lambert and more, teased the top 24 singers from its landmark 14th season in a YouTube video.

But, of course, the names and faces of the singers have largely been left obscured, though all of the voices are there, making the video's title "The Top 24 (Almost) Revealed" make a lot more sense.

The top 24 came together to sing the jazz classic "Feeling Good" (made popular by Nina Simone and Muse). And though we can't see the names or faces of the singers, some of their vocal styles lend themselves to guessing who could be behind the voice. For instance, there's clearly a teenage boy in the mix, a breathy female or two and a man who was clearly very influenced by the season 13 win of Caleb Johnson.

Watch the almost-reveal of the top 24 on American Idol season 14 below:

Showing off the top 24 contestants before the auditions for Idol even air isn't the only new move that the show is making in its 14th season. As American Idol continues to lose both relevancy in the market and viewers, the show retooled itself with a new mentor and trimmed down airtimes - the show will now air only once a week, combining the live performance show and the results night.

American Idol season 14 will premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

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