It's time again for the American Idol results -- tonight's we'll find out the last three non-wildcard folks getting through to the Top 12.
To kick things off, the group sings Katy Perry's "Hot and Cold." The camerawork and the choreography are so manic that it makes me a little dizzy. They sound decent, though you can't really make out any of the individual voices.
During the interviews before the results begin, we learn that Baltimore's Ju'Not Joyner had his first asthma attack during the rehearsals for the group sing. Scary! He's OK now, though. And he didn't go into details about his shots like last night.
Then, all of a sudden, Ryan calls Lil Rounds forward, and abruptly lets her know that she's through to the Top 12. She sings, and yup, she's still good.
Ryan then calls Arianna Afsar, Taylor Vaifanua, Alex Wagner-Trugman, Kendall Beard and Scott MacIntyre to stand up, telling them that one of them is through to the Top 12, but they have to wait until after the break to find out who it is. My money is on Scott (not literally), but we'll see.
After the break, they are sitting again. Arianna stands up for Ryan's recap of her performance and finds out she is not in the Top 12. Then Taylor goes through the same thing, also finding out the same news. Alex is next -- he is cut, too. Kendall and Scott then both stand up, and they find out that Scott is in the Top 12.
Nathaniel Marshall and Kristen McNamara learn they are both not through, and you can tell by looking at them that they were expecting that. Von Smith and Felicia Barton are next to find out, and it's a no. That leaves Ju'Not Joyner and Jorge Nunez. After a switcheroo, making them think they had to wait out the break, Ryan tells them Jorge is in the Top 12, but he doesn't sing quite yet.
Then it's time for some wildcard news!
All the folks from the Top 36 who didn't make the cut are upstairs waiting for the news. Eight of them will find out that they are making the wildcard round and will get to sing tomorrow night.
Here are the wildcard contenders: Von Smith, Jasmine Murray (and you can totally see Taylor say to Kendall "Jasmine" just before Kara gives her name), Ricky Braddy, Megan Corkrey, Tatiana del Toro (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr), Matt Giraud, Jesse Langseth and Anoop Desai (yayyyy).
Then Jorge gets to sing his song and close the show.
So ... what do you think about the wildcard choices? I'm irritated but not surprised by the choice of Tatiana and glad to see Anoop make it through. Also, I think Jesse is a good option because she does have a really nice voice (though all her riffing with the judges was a little annoying). I think things could be really interesting tomorrow. I guess there's going to be a gender disparity no matter what, though.