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American Idol Wild Card Round Explained

March 02, 2009 09:06 AM by Christine McDow

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Finally the powers that be at American Idol have found the time to explain to the millions of fans how exactly the Wild Card round will work next week. So far we have seen six contestants make it into the top 12: Danny Gokey, Alexis Grace, Michael Sarver, Kris Allen, Allison Irahetaand Adam Lambert, however there were others that we felt should have made it. We know there is one more week of 12 performers who hope to get into the top 12 which airs live tomorrow night, but after those three are chosen there will still be room for three more lucky singers. What we haven’t known is who will be choosing those and how they will be chosen.

Over the weekend it was explained…sort of. Some people may still find it hard to understand. At some point after the American Idolresults show this Wednesday night all four judges will pick 2 contestants from the three weeks of semi-final rounds to compete in the Wild Card round. There may be an extra contestant thrown in there too, for good measure making it a contest between either 8 or 9 contestants.

It sounds as if the results may be revealed during the same show much like the way the auditions worked. If a contestant gets three yes’s from the four American Idoljudges, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, and Simon Cowellthen they will move onto the finals. But what happens if four of them get three yes’s? There are only three spots to be had.

I guess it all still remains to be seen. Hopefully they will make it very clear this week during the competition so that everyone knows what is going on far enough ahead of time. I am sure the contestants participating in the American Idol Wild Card round would like to understand how the competition works as well.

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