American Idol

Season 8 Episode 18

WildCard Round

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 05, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • This is just the second time in the whole series that there is an odd amount of boys in girls in the Final group. There are 8 boys and 5 girls. The only other time was Season 3 when there were 8 girls and 4 boys.

    • Songs performed tonight:
      Jesse Langseth-"Tell Me Something Good" by Rufus and Chaka Khan
      Matt Giraud-"Who's Lovin' You?" byThe Miracles
      Megan Joy Cockrey-"Black Horse and Cherry Tree" by KT Tunstall
      Von Smith-"Sorry Seems to be The Hardest Word" by Elton John
      Jasmine Murray-"Reflection" by Christina Aguilera
      Ricky Braddy-"Superstition" by Stevie Wonder
      Tatiana Del Toro-"Saving All My Love" by Marilyn McCoo
      Anoop Desai-"My Prerogative" by Bobby Brown

    • The Wild Card Round works the way it did in Season 1 where there is no America voting. However in Season 1 only one person was voted through. This is the first time since that episode that there is a performance without any phone numbers.

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