AMERICAN IDOL Season 8's Top 13 Finalists!

Tonight’s wild card show went mercifully fast, with a lot of business wrapped up in an hour instead of stretched out to two. Eight wild card performers competed for the remaining three spots in the top 12 and after a commercial break, the judges, who obviously had their minds made up before the show, announced who should go through. They threw in a little twist by picking four people instead of three but I say “little” because there really wasn’t any chance they wouldn’t put Anoop through after all the superlatives they threw at his “My Prerogative” performance.

The other finalists selected tonight were Megan Corkrey (yay!), Matt Giraud and Jasmine Murray. Those are pretty good choices but I’m sad my girl Jesse Langseth didn’t make it. As usual, she was smoking hot (singing “Tell Me Something Good”), the performer with the most confidence and stage presence. Somebody needs to snap that girl up for a recording contract.

Which rejected wild card contestant did you think should’ve advanced to the next round? Vote below and see if others agree with you!

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    March 5, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    How come you didn’t comment on the crazy-off between Tatiana and Paula? The two of them have reality show written all over themselves.

    Too bad about Jesse. I could have done without Matt.

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    March 5, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I don’t like to hate on people, but Tatiana had to go. She’ll be turning up on one of those telenovelas on Telemundo soon enough.

    Thankfully the judges came to their senses about Anoop!

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    March 5, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    What about Jesse??!?!? That girl could have turned me straight!

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    March 6, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Not so sure about the final line-up. Might be the bad song choices so far.

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    March 6, 2009 at 10:06 am

    hey, did they ever find out what happened with tha joane piceti girl? what was the deal there?

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    March 6, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    13 finalists? the winning circle is starting to feel a bit crowded…

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