April 07, 2011 at 05:00 PM EDT

The Top 9 contestants of American Idol have made plenty of fans over the past few months, but whom are they fans of? I cornered all the young crooners at our Entertainment Weekly photo shoot and asked them, “Who is your musical idol?” You’ll be surprised at some of the names that popped up, including someone’s father, a few former American Idol contestants, and…Jack Black? Check out the video player after the jump to learn all about the people that inspired the Idols to become the singers they are today. And for more reality TV news and views, follow me on Twitter @EWDaltonRoss.

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