Ladies and gentleman, after many weeks of auditions and dramatic cuts, we finally have our 2012 American Idol Top 13!
Ryan Seacrest kicked off the night by saying it would be a hard night ahead and revealing which 5 guys and which 5 girls received the most votes.
After Jimmy Iovine weighed in on what he thought of each performance and whether they should make it into the top 13 (which was kind of random and out of nowhere), the suspense was finally over. But who would make the cut?
Top 5 Guys:
Top 5 Girls:
But of the 15 other people that have now been eliminated, who would the judges give a second chance to and see if they could claim one of three wildcard spots? That honor went to Brielle Von Hugel, Erika Van Pelt, Jen Hirsh, Jeremy Rosado, Deandre Brackensick and Reed Grimm.
Jen sang "Oh! Darling" and showed why she deserved to be there. She has an amazing powerful voice and I am surprised she wasn't voted through. People need to remember the whole competition sometimes, not just one night.
The adorable Jeremy was up next with "I Know You Won't!" And he was great! He may not seem like your typical Idol, but he can really sing and he even brought Jennifer Lopez to tears. We have a feeling who her favorite is this season.
Then there was Brielle, who has rubbed us the wrong way from day one, and we are actually Shocked that the judges gave her another chance. Her rendition of "Someone Like You" did nothing for her and people really need to stop singing Adele songs this year!
Next up was Deandre and we were surprised he was one of their choices. He showes off a great falsetto and decides to sing "Georgia on My Mind", but it was still unexpected. Deandre can sing, but could he really win?
Erika was up next with "Edge of Glory" and WOW! You show them Erika! She proved why she deserves to be there. We just hope she can show America more of herself going forward.
And then there was Reed with "Use Me" and Reed just wasted this opportunity. He could have gotten up there and shown off his unique performance style while also showing off his true talent. But he failed, this performance just came through as a big joke. Sorry, Reed.
Jeremy, Deandre and Erika were the lucky three to join the Top 13. We expected Jen to get a slot, so that was a little disappointing.
2012 Top 13:
Erika Van Pelt
The show concluded with Heejun spinning his bromance buddy Phillip around the stage. How cute are they? But will they both make it far in the competition and keep the Idol bromance alive? Did your favorites make it?
The Top 13 perform live on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET! The guys will sing Stevie Wonder songs with the girls singing Whitney Houston songs. Mary J. Blige will be their mentor, don't miss it!