American Idol……..love it or hate it, it has become a huge phenomenon in the entertainment field. Although the viewer count is down this year, the show still is able to rope in many people to watch “the good, the bad, and the ugly.”
Thursday, March 5th, Idol will be giving some of their contestants a hope for a second chance………the wildcard show.
The wildcard show is an attempt to recapture the magic of the second and third seasons. Some of the best known and loved contestants emerged during the wildcard rounds, and the viewership was at its peak. Two of the most famous wildcard contestants are Clay Aiken and Jennifer Hudson.
In Season 8, who gets into the wildcard show? The producers have been rather vague about the details, but over the week-end, some information surfaced. After the results show on Wednesday, all four judges will pick 2 contestants from the top 36. They also may throw in an extra contestant so that the number of Wildcard singers will be between 8 or 9. The producers made it clear that the audience should make no assumptions as to who will make the final round. It could be anyone, even people who did not make the Top 36 the first time around.
Will you be watching on Thursday? Do you have your favorites for the Wildcard round? American Idol is counting on you to watch and they are hoping the mystery of the contestants will bring back some of the excitement of the past seasons.