American Idol Season 8 Semis – Week 3 Results – VIDEO

Week 3 contestants advanced to the Top 12: Lil Rounds, Scott MacIntyre, Jorge Nunez

Advancing to tonight’s Wildcard: Von Smith, Jasmine Murray, Ricky Braddy, Megan Corkrey, Tatiana Del Toro, Matt Giraud, Jesse Langseth, Anoop Desai

Group Number – “Hot and Cold” by Katy Perry –

Tonight, we find out which 3 contestants from this week’s crop of 12 advances to the Top 12.   We’ll also find out which 8-9 contestants the judges have chosen to move on to tomorrows wildcard round.

Ryan Seacrest decided to dress for the occasion–he’s wearing a suit.

First a recap of the contestants Idol journey set to David Cook’s “Daily AntheM” – VIDEO

Holy Crap, the kids are singing Katy Perry’s “Hot and Cold”!   No choregraphy for the boys, though. Scott will totally ruin pointy pose fun if he advances tonight. Damn! The girls dance around the boys who sit in chairs doing some seriously hilarious jazz hands… VIDEO

More Live Recap and VIDEOS after the JUMP…

Tonight’s hidden audition:   Who cares?

The recap of last night’s performances included Jorge’s emotional lapse into Spanish–helpfully sub-titled tonight.

Contestant chat!   Nate says he wouldn’t change anything about last night’s performance. Jorge is freezing in the 78 degree weather of Los Angeles.   Felicia was pleased with her performance last night.   And Junot talked about his asthma attack earlier today. – VIDEO

Lil Rounds is called down to the stage.   TPTB decide to advance their favorite first rather than last this week.   Of course, Lil is the first to advance to the Top 12. She does her Mary J. Blige thang from last night. – VIDEO

Arianna Afsar, Taylor Vaifanua, Alex Wagner-Trugman, Kendall Beard and   Scott MacIntyre are asked to stand up.   One of them is through to the next round…after the break. A couple audience members shout “Scott!”- VIDEO

Ryan eliminates Arianna, Taylor and Alex one by one. Kendall Beard and Scott MacIntyre are left.   And Scott MacIntyre is the one who prevails. Scott hugs Kendall and Alex before he reprises “Mandolin Rain.” – VIDEO

After the break, Ryan asks Nathaniel Marshall and Kristen McNamara–still together–to stand.   Kristen is so nervous, she begins to head towards the stage. And both are still together as they are eliminated. Von Smith and Felicia Barton are asked to stand up.   Why is Ryan badgering Von? Both are eliminated. Felicia looks really disappointed. – VIDEO.

Jorge Nunez and Junot Joyner are asked to take the stage.   One of them is going to the Top 12.   Ryan says, “We’ll find out…right now.   Reverse fake out! And it’s Jorge Nunez.   He’s totally shocked. More babbling in espanol! – VIDEO

The wildcard picks are next.   But first, the Top 12 so far are introduced: Danny Gokey, Michael Sarver, Alexis Grace, Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Lil Rounds, Scott MacIntyre and Jorge Nunez.

Kids from Week 1 and Week 2 are waiting in the Red Room: Megan Corkrey, Nick Mitchell, Brent Keith, Tatiana Del Toro, Matt Breitske, Ricky Braddy, Jesse Langseth, Jackie Tohn, Matt Giraud, Anoop Desai and Jasmine Murray

Simon thinks the wildcard system is totally fair.   They claim to have changed their mind on somebody during the break.

Each judge takes turns announcing one wildcard pick, starting with Randy, then Kara, Paula and Simon.   The word “we” is thrown around quite a bit–the judges aren’t claiming them as personal picks. After the wildcard is revealed, Jorge Nunez sings us out…

Wildcard Contestants:

  • Von Smith, Jasmine Murray, Ricky Braddy, Megan Corkrey, – VIDEO
  • Tatiana Del Toro, Matt Giraud, Jesse Langseth, Anoop DesaiVIDEO

Top 12

  • Lil Rounds
  • Scott MacIntyre
  • Jorge Nunez


  • Arianna Afsar
  • Taylor Vaifanua
  • Alex Wagner-Trugman
  • Nathanial Marshall
  • Kristen McNamara
  • Kendall Beard
  • Von Smith
  • Felicia Barton
  • Junot Joyner
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