Fans of five to-be-determined ousted Idol contestants can rejoice! Because if rumors are true, the long-demanded "Wild Card" policy will soon be reinstated. Huzzah!
Yes, the last-gasp policy that once rescued Clay Aiken from premature obscurity may now save another gone-too-soon singer. See, according to rampant messageboard postings across this great Interweb of ours, five semi-finalists who failed to make the top 10 will return to the American Idol stage for the April 9th Idol Gives Back charity special....on which they will battle for a wild-card slot on this summer's American Idol concert tour!
Omigod omigod omigod omigod omigod...
Now, keep in mind that this hypothetical wild-card winner WON'T get to compete on the actual show again, which is a bit of bummer. But I'm sure Danimals like myself (and Danny Noriega's BFF, Ramiele Malubay), or fans of any of the other eliminated contestants, would still relish the opportunity to see their favorite reject hit the road with the remaining top 10.
Rumor has it that the two contestants who came closest to make the top 10, Amanda Overmyer and David Hernandez, are already guaranteed a spot in this wild-card competition. And obviously, Danny should be one of the others (hey, I never claimed I wasn't biased!)...as long as he can get out of his commitment to perform on Rosie O'Donnell's cruise ship, that is.
But who should the other two wild-card contenders be? Babe-a-licious but boring Luke Menard? Britney impersonator Kady Malloy? Sassy soul divas Alexandrea Lushington and Asia'h Epperson? WHO???
Post your pick for best wild-card candidates below, people!