American Idol XIV: Top 24: Joey Cook performs (yes, with an accordion) in the all-new “Top 12 Girls Perform” episode of AMERICAN IDOL XIV airing Thursday, Feb. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Jeff Neira / FOX. © 2015 FOX Broadcasting Co.

‘American Idol’ bits: handicapping the top 24

11:51 pm Feb. 24, 2015

By RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com, originally filed Tuesday, February 24, 2015

“American Idol” this year did an exceptional job giving us fair exposure to all top 24 contestants before we start voting.

On top of that, YouTube has full