‘American Idol’ Top 12 Announced, no Wild Cards This Year
I am not sure if anyone is as disappointed as I am that there are no wild cards this year. The wild card choices by the judges happened to be one of my favorite parts of the season. You may remember it from the first three seasons of the show. They brought it back last, and have nixed it again. Without the wild cards, none of the following contestants would have advanced to the top 12: Clay Aiken; Matt Giraud; Kimberly Caldwell; and Jennifer Hudson. There were other wild card choices by the judges over the years, but I left them off the list because if I told you who they were, it might not serve my point that the wild card round is a good idea. Actually, I think Jennifer Hudson might be the only person that proves my point. Oh well.