According to Idol Pad, it turns out there will only be a Top 30, as the last spot will be a wild card for America to vote on.

Ben Briley and Neco Starr will face off for the last male slot in the Top 30, as there is apparently not enough room for the both of them.  America’s votes will decide which one advances, essentially eliminating the other one in 31st place.

No Idea how or when the vote will happen. Maybe at the end of the Hollywood rounds, when the semi-finalists are chosen, there will be a vote, with the results revealed during Rush Week. Check out the full Idol schedule HERE.

 
  • Miz

    That’s a huge spoiler.

  • elliegrll

    Of course it would be males in this spot, thus once again given more airtime to a male contestant, and given them more of a story than any of the female contestants will get.

  • inmyslumber

    It amuses me in 2014 that people still care what gender the winner is.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    If the self-proclaimed “core” fanbase didn’t have a cow at the mere thought of being denied a WGWG to fan over, there might be less attention to the gender issue from viewers outside the self-proclaimed “core.” Calving was especially heavy in S12.

  • b_james

    I don’t know much about Ben Briley, but I remember thinking it was a shame Neco didn’t make it farther before. He seems like he could be a star.

  • BonnieDee

    Ben Briley for me, easily.