posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 12:16 PM
I did not watch the auditions this time as they have gotten too cruel. I was going to watch Hollywood Week, but the promos showed a bunch of drama
queens, so I skipped that and waited for the actual voting.
They have shaken up how the final 12 contestants are voted in this time, and it is a good idea. There were 36 contestants chosen, and for the next few
weeks 12 contestants will sing. One man and one woman will get a spot in the final 12, along with the next highest vote getter. That will leave three
wild card slots open at the end. 27 contestants will vie for only three slots. While they did not state how the wild card slots are chosen, I would
think the judges may do that.
The bad news for the singers is they have to really knock it out of the ballpark to be a finalist in the top 12. This show was one of the weakest ones
I have seen in a while. Most of the singers were decent, but the only ones who really impressed me were Alexis and Danny. Remember, I did not see the
earlier shows, so I do not know how well they did or did not do before last nights performance.
The good news for the next two groups of 12 is they have a real shot at getting the three wild card slots. They have to really knock it out and show
they have the talent. Playing it safe, or not singing well will be the end for their short careers.