Are you watching American Idol? If so, are you ready for the Wildcard Show? Tonight, 8 young talents are attempting to sing their way into the Top 12 of American Idol, Season 8.
The Wildcard shows were a highlight in Season 2. Nine singers performed on the first night and the following evening, four of the contestants were chosen to join the Top 12.
Randy Jackson chose Kimberly Caldwell even through he said he was still waiting for her to perform up to her potential. Kim is a beautiful young woman and it has been suggested that she was chosen for her image as much as her voice.
Paula chose Trenyce. Few people were surprised as she sang well and was dynamic in her presentation.
Simon talked about a unique voice and surprised the audience by naming Carmen Rasmussen as his pick. Carmen looked shocked as Simon had told her the night before that she was not good enough to make it.
The last pick of the night was “America’s Choice.” The six remaining contestants sat together on the sofa and looked very nervous. Ryan slowly announced a….contestant….by….the….name….of….Clay Aiken. After hugging everyone and composing himself with a deep breath, Clay preceded to sing beautifully. Then he mouthed to the camera, “Thank you, thank you, thank you. Simon declared that his performance was the best one of the show and Randy said, “You so deserve it.”
The American public got it right. They gave Clay the opportunity to shine and he became the star we all love.
We have three videos of this night. The first is the announcement of “America’s Choice.” Second, is Clay’s performance from the night and the last is the entire Top 12.