American Idol Season 8, Round Three Results Show

Well, round 3 performances were pretty good last night. Going into the night I was not sure what to expect.  Except for Lil Rounds, none of these competitors had received much coverage on American Idol Season 8. Sure we had the drama of Kristen McNamara and Nathanial Marshall in that horrible group competition show, but that did not show who they were as performers.  Last night did not have the blow out performances like Danny Gokey in round one or Allison Iraheta in round two but 9 of the 12 performances were solid and many were very good.

Indicative of the balance in the show last night, the web opinions were all over the place.  After Lil Rounds, the next six ranked performers went from 2 to 10 in the rankings.

One21 Music is covering Christian music artists competing on American Idol Season 8.  Last night Kristen MacNamara, Felicia Barton and Scott MacIntyre performed in the round 3 of the semi finals.  Felicia brought her a game with Alicia Keys “No One”.  Kristen delivered a strong, jazzy , but disconnected version “Give Me One Reason”  Scott sang a boring (probably the song) but heart-felt version of “Mandolin Rain”.

To recap my predictions

Top Girl: Lil Rounds

Top Guy: Scott MacIntyre

Next Top Vote Getter: Felicia Barton

Is it just me or are the group numbers better this year.  I kind of like tonight’s group performance.

So as Ryan says lets get to the votes.

Top girl: Lil Rounds, they started with her, I guess they knew it was stupid to try to wring drama out of this pick.  She encores “I Never Wanna Live Without You”.   What can I say?  She is a really good singer.  I think she will need a really good mentor to make an impact in the business.  I think she is gone before we get to Season 8 Top 5.

Top guy: Scott MacIntyre seemed truly humbled by making it to the Top 12.  Unfortunately, he had to sing that song again.  Maybe he will bring a different vibe next week. As I was righting this he was singing and I just got Scott.  He brought me chills. Congratulations, Scott, good luck.  American Idol can use some artistic depth among all of the bombastic plastic (I rhymed!).

Next Highest: So it came down to Ju’not and Jorge. Jorge Nunez’s passionate delivery of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me” won America’s hearts last night.  They delayed Jorge’s victory song until after they revealed the “Wild Card” selections.  It is probably a good thing.  I think he was too emotional to sing in English.

We now have four Christian performers through to the Top 12: Scott MacIntyre, Kris Allen, Michael Sarver and Danny Gokey.

And American Idol did not make us wait to find out who performs in the “Wild Card”.  Here are Season 8′s Wild Cards:

  • Von Smith
  • Meagan Corkery
  • Ricky Braddy
  • Jasmine Murray
  • Tatiana del Toro
  • Matt Giraud
  • Jessica Langseth
  • Anoop Desai

I am really bummed, I think Ju’not, Felicia and Mishavonna got hosed.  They were all better than Jasmine Murray, Jessica Langseth and Von Smith.  I am really surprised they balanced it between the genders.  Well, at least Christian music performers Matt Giraud and Ricky Braddy made it to their second chance.  Make the best of it guys.

Of these Wild Card performers, I guarantee that Megan Corkery goes through and I would be shocked if Anoop Desai goes home tomorrow night.  After that, who knows?

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and join us as we live blog the two hour Wild Card show tomorrow night to find out who makes American Idol’s Season 8 finals.


  1. Hey Chuck..notice how last night was the best night but only Von made the wild card? I think this happened all too quickly..they had their minds made up from the first two weeks and Felicia and Je’not got slighted. Mishavonna there was no excuse to have Tatiana over her. There is no way tatiana goes through to top 12 but she makes for great drama.

    Dial idol gets it wrong again with Jorge over Je’not. Scott has a really calming voice when he doesn’t misfire..on a record he might sound pretty good.

  2. ginger says:

    You are so right about Ju’not. I kept saying his name every time they announced a wild card winner. Tatiana is only there for the hysterics, even if she can sing who would take her seriously. I am glad scott got through. He has some of the best body language and EYE contact for a blind guy. The judges said they had made a change during the break, i wonder who they left out?

  3. ginger says:

    what does that mean? my comment is awaiting moderation?

  4. ian says:

    we moderate our comments, this a family site ya know…?

  5. chuck says:

    Very interesting comment on Scott. I did not think about his eye contact but I think you are right.

    I think they switched from Kristen McNamara or Kendall Beard to Jessica Langseth at the last minute. There are no country artists in this group.


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