March 04, 2009 07:34 PM by Paulene Hinds
Group 3 of the top 36 has performed for American Idol 8 and tonight the last three finalists were chosen by America to advance into the top 12! Who made the cut and still have a shot at changing their lives forever? By the end of the evening 9 places in the top 12 were filled, and at the end of the show, we found out who will be brought back for the live wild card show tomorrow night and have a second chance to earn one of the last 3 coveted top 12 spots on American Idol.
The final 12 American Idolcontestantsperformed Hot and Cold by Katy Perry tonight as a group. Their rendition was kind of kareoke, but cute none the less.The producers did a great job with the choreography, having all the guys sitting on the couch as to not center Scott out. Ryan Seacrestsaid that last night started off awesome, but mid-way through it went down hill. Thankfully the end of the show picked up and ended on a high note.
The first person to stand up tonight was Lil Rounds. Ryan Seacrest told her that after the nationwide vote, she was through to the top 12. She sang Can’t Be Without You from last night again and rocked it!
Ariana, Taylor, Alex, Kendal and Scott were asked to stand up next and after the commercial break Ryan Seacrest announced that Scott was going through to the top 12. Scott sang Mandolin Rain a second time, but not before receiving a standing ovation from his peers and the audience.
Nathaniel and Kristen were asked to stand after Scott sang. Ryan told them both that neither of them were in the top 12. Felicia and Von were alsoasked to stand and neither of them made it through either. Junot and Jorge also stood up and Ryan Seacrest told the guys that one of them was through to the top 12 and it was Jorge!
Next Ryan Seacrest reintroduced the 9 people voted into the top 12 so far.
Finally Randy Jackson,Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Kara Dioguardiintroduced the singers eligible to come back tomorrow night for the wild card round they are; Von Smith, Jasmine Murray, Ricky Braddy, Megan Corkey, Tatiana Del Torro, Jessica Langseth, Anoop “Dog” Desai and Matt Giraud.
After the wild card contestants were announced, Jorge Nunez finished off the show singing Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me from last night!
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