The top 24 Idol finalists were revealed this week on Fox, and for many of the contestants getting the news they dreamed about their entire lives was more than their nerves could handle.
Click on the video to see the Idol Edge, and see which contestants were saying the following quotes:
"I thought I was going home and I was in tears when I sat in the chair, they did a long pause for extra drama but I was very happy to hear the news."
"It was a really intense walk and so many emotions are going through your mind and body."
"When they were teasing me I just smiled the whole time because I didn't want to burst out crying. That was my goal -- do not cry."