Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Wildcard To Remember

After four seasons without a wildcard show, American Idol is bringing it back in Season 8 tomorrow night. It will be slightly different than Seasons 2 and 3, with no America's Choice wildcard voted through by viewers this year.(Note: Clay Aiken was America's Choice in Season 2, and Jon-Peter Lewis was America's Choice in Season 3.) It's a shame the producers eliminated America's Choice because that was the best part of the Wild Card show. Now it's just a judges' choice show, and does anyone really think that American Idol is anything but a big judges' choice show anyhow with the pre-competition screen time, singing order, and manipulated judges' comments. Of course, when the best America's Choice was already chosen, why bother with more. *g*

~Graphic by fountaindawg~

Here is Clay capturing the heart of America with his powerful version of "Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me" on the Wildcard Show.

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At 7:46 AM, Blogger Carolina Clay said...


Great recap of American Idol's Wildcard history! I am grateful the episode was in place during Seasons 2 and 3. Where would we be without America's Choice from AI2?

Kudos to Fountaindawg for the amazing Wildcard graphic!

I included a link to your blog in mine. Have a super weekend!


At 7:58 AM, Blogger Ashes said...

The people being able to choose their favourite wildcard, Clay Aiken, was the best voting ever :)


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