Finally getting around to watching American Idol from last week.

America will chose 5 girls and 5 guys, then each judge will pick a “wild card” person to round out the top 13 contestants.

Chase Likens, Phillip Phillips, and Jeremy Rosado are up first.  Out of these three I have say I am hoping for Philip.  He’s not always in tune, but he at least adds personality and spunk to the show.  Jeremy has a nice voice, but there’s not enough personality coming through.  I don’t love male country music so I really wasn’t a fan of Chase.  Really hoping for Philip!!!  Jeremy got cut.  Chase got cut.  Yay Phillip makes it!

Jessica Sanchez, Hollie Cavanaugh, Brielle Von Hugel, and Hallie Day are up next:  Hoping Brielle goes home.  I still can’t get over her diva personality.  I think Jessica is amazing and Hallie Day.  Hollie seems sweet and can sing, just not sure she’s going to make the cut with these other women.  And Brielle gets cut.  Hallie Day gets cut.  There is still hope for them through the wild card picks by the judges.  Jessica and Hollie are through!

Joshua Ledet, Heejun Han, Adam Brock are now up.  Heejun is my obvious choice out of theses guys.  He is just adorable. I love that he sang “Angels” by Robbie Williams.  What is not to love?  I like Adam’s (White Chocolate) personality, but I’m just not a fan of his music.  He seems so much older to me than he is.  Even though the judges don’t agree with me, Joshua’s voice is just too whiny sounding for me.  Joshua made it in the top 13. Hmmm. But my Heejun also made it through!!!  That makes me happy!

Baylie Brown, Skylar Laine, and Shannon Magrane, Chelsea Sorrell – time for their results.  Skylar performed unbelievably!  She was entertaining and amazing Wednesday night.  I have loved Baylie since she auditioned a few years ago, but I did not love the performance.    Chelsea was just okay.  And Shannon has got to be the most consistent person in this competition.  She is fantastic every single time.  I hope Shannon and Skylar make the cut.  Shannon made it through!! Skylar made it!!  I am good at picking these!her

Aaron Marcellus, Creighton Fraker, Reed Grimm – Please please please send Reed Grimm home.  The man drives me insane!  I am hoping for Aaron out of this bunch.  I like Creighton, but I just don’t feel like he made the cut.  Jimmy didn’t like any of them.  He was quite honest in his interview about the three of these guys.  Aaron is cut.  My god it’s going to be Reed Grimm, isn’t it?  Creighton AND Reed are cut!!  Fantastic!!!

Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Jen Hirsch and Haley Johnson – Erika gave a powerful performance of “What About Love” but there’s still something about her that just makes me go “eh… she’s okay.”  Jen is another person that seems older to me than what she is.  I don’t think she will make it because of that.  Haley was just bad.  And the judges were right when they said that Elise was the standout performance.  She’s incredible!  Haley’s out… not a shocker.  Erika’s out.  Jen is out and Elise is in the top 10!  You go girl!!  She might be my favorite girl of the whole competition.

Deandre Brackensick, Eben Frankewitz, Colton Dixon, Jermaine Jones – I love Jermaine’s “Gentle Giant” personality, but I’m just not a fan of his music.  I know I would never download a song of his.  The high falsetto that Deandre sings in is not always my favorite, but he just blows me away.  He is a great performer.  How adorable is Eben?  He’s a cutie…. but just not sure he’s ready for all this.  I love the rocker in Colton.  He is the most interesting guy in the top 24.  He’s got the look, the talent, and the personality to win.  And he’s in!!  Wow, Jermaine is through… I really thought it would have been Deandre.  Himm… wonder who the wild spots will be?

The judges are picking 6 to perform to try to save themselves and win a wild card spot.  Jen is the first up.  She’s just okay to me.  Hope she’s not picked.  There are better people left that have not yet been chosen. Jeremy’s up to sing for his life… singing a slow Carrie Underwood song.  Hmm… not loving it.  Started off shakey… but it’s getting better as it goes.  Still not sure it’s top 13 worthy, although it was full of emotion… Jennifer Lopez is crying her eyes out. And now he’s groveling.  Jennifer says she’s crying because she believes in him.  For whatever reason that made me teary.  lol.  Brielle has been chosen and she nearly knocks Ryan Seacrest over.  Brielle is singing Adele “Someone Like You” … it’s not coming across very well.  I don’t think she will be getting picked.  They picked Deandre!!  He’s going to sing “Georgia on my Mind”.  It was great!   Erika next singing “Edge of Glory” Lady Gaga.  She messed up in a few spots, but overall it’s pretty good and at least it’s been entertaining.  And Reed Grimm is the last to be picked to sing for his life.  So that’s it for the rest of them cut.  The only one I’m sad about is Hallie Day.  I thought she should have been given another chance.

So who won the wild card picks?  Erika Van PeltJeremy Rosado, and last stool goes to Deandre Brackensick!!  So happy Reed was not picked.  Excited for the Top 13 to perform this week!  This is probably the best top 13 I’ve ever seen on Idol.

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