The citizens of The United States of America cast their most important votes last night since November, determining the future of one of the country's most important natural resources: American Idol finalists. Three more moved on, joining the previous six voted in over the last few weeks.
Top contender Lil Rounds from Memphis, Tennessee advanced with her performance of Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You" to represent the lone female to move on in this round. Carolina, Puerto Rico's Jorge Nuñez went with Sir Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," and he'll continue to shine as a finalist. Rounding out the three was Scottsdale, Arizona's Scott MacIntyre with his performance of Bruce Hornsby's "Mandolin Rain."
They join Kris Allen, Alexis Grace, Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert, Michael Sarver, and Danny Gokey in the finalist pen, and will welcome three more from tonight's Wild Card episode. The four American Idol judges will now select the final trio of contestants from their previous favorites that America didn't select: Ricky Braddy, Megan Corkrey, Tatiana Del Toro (eeek!), Anoop Desai, Matt Giraud, Jesse Langseth, Jasmine Murray, and Von Smith.
Currently, the boys outnumber the girls two to one, which goes with the judges' early statements that this year's field was talent-heavy on the guys' side.
Lots of questions here to ponder. Who will move on tonight? Do you secretly want Tatiana to move on just because she's such a character? And did America get it right last night?