Update: Annie’s recap is live.
After two hours of Ryan Seacrest bellowing choice phrases like “nationwide vote” and eternal questions like “WHO WILL FILL THESE STOOLS?” we finally know the Top 13 contestants for season 11.
Spoilers ahead if you’re on the west coast! America’s Top 10 and the judges’ three Wild Cards on American Idol are….
America’s Top 10
Erika Van Pelt (Randy Jackson’s pick)
Jeremy Rosado (J. Lo’s pick)
DeAndre Brackensick (Steven Tyler’s pick)
Jen Hirsh, Brielle Von Hugel, and Reed Grimm also got to sing for their lives.
Brielle Von Huge Mistake was the FOURTH contestant in the Top 24 to sing a freaking Adele song — and “Someone Like You,” at that. Wow. Enough is enough!
Discuss the telecast here and stay tuned for my full recap overnight.
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