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N.O. native, Mississippi man among top 24 'Idol' contestants performing tonight

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

American Idol is down to the top 24, and that that includes two contestants from our area.

Michael Simeon from Lumberton, Miss., said the group has gotten a chance to explore Los Angeles when they're not practicing for the competition, and it's made them much better friends.

New Orleans native Quentin Alexander said during a Skype interview that even though it's a competition, contestants help each other out.

"Just with the contestants, we're very honest with each other so if there's something that we feel that one should add to a song or take away from a song we just go ahead and relay that,” Alexander said. “We have a bond where we can be honest with each other in that sense."

You can watch Simeon and Alexander tonight at 7 p.m. right here on FOX 8.

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