The verdict for the first group of Top 36 has been handed down and it was Alexis first, then Michael and then Danny who will advance to the Final 12.
I have no doubt with Alexis. She did well and she deserves the spot in the next round.
According to IdolChatter, only about 20,000 votes separated Anoop and Michael. Apparently, it was Michael who got the 20,000 extra votes to advance to the next round.
Danny and Tatiana were called last. I was actually crossing my fingers! And thank God it was NOT Tatiana. Danny went through.
The voters were intelligent enough, I think. Kudos! I am satisfied with the results. And here are my wildcard choices from Group 1:
1. Anoop Desai
2. Ricky Braddy
3. Ann Marie Boskovich
4. Jackie Tohn
5. Tatiana Del Toro (she deserves the mention based on her performance but SHE CAN’T BE IN THE TOP 12!)