Last night's American Idol results show was full of more action that Paris Hilton's hotel room on Saturday nights.
First, Ryan Seacrest announced the three singers that were voted by fans into the finals. None were a surprise:
- Lil Rounds
- Scott MacIntyre
- Jorge Nuñez
Click on the pics above to say hello to the latest trio of American Idol finalists.
From there, the host explained this season's Wild Card round: the judges agreed on eight singers that deserved a second chance to audition. From that group - which will perform tonight - the final trio of finalists will be selected by viewers.
Here's who will receive another shot at the next round:
- Von Smith
Anoop Desai (Click on pic below to enlarge)
- Jesse Langseth
- Jasmine Murray (Click on pic below to enlarge)
- Matt Giraud (Click on pic below to enlarge)
- Ricky Braddy
- Megan Joy Corkrey
- Tatiana del Toro
Our take: del Toro? Really?!? Is there any reason for her to be included in the Wild Card selections, aside from producers wanting to create more drama?
The Bachelor has been taken to task all week for its controversial, possibly-staged finale. But it's about time someone called out American Idol for clearly aiming to elicit more tears and pleadings from Tatiana in order to boost ratings.