American Idol 8: Cast and Results
American Idol 8: Cast and Results


Live Thoughts
NEW! American Idol 8: Season Finale, Live Results
NEW! American Idol 8: Final Two Perform, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 3, Live Results
American Idol 8: Top 3 Perform, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 4, Live Results
American Idol 8: Top 4 Perform, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 5, Live Results
American Idol 8: Idol Thoughts - A Great Top 5, and Simon Cowell's Psychological Warfare
American Idol 8: Top 5 Perform, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 7, Live Results 2.0
American Idol 8: Top 7 Perform, Live Thoughts 2.0
American Idol 8: Idol Thoughts - All Hail Disco Night
American Idol 8: Top 10 Perform, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 11, Live Results
American Idol 8: Top 11 Perform, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 13, Live Results
American Idol 8: Top 13 Perform - Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Wild Card Show - Live Results
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Live Results
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Live Results
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 Perform - Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 36, First 12 - Live Results
American Idol 8: First 12 of Top 36 Perform, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 36 Revealed, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Hollywood Auditions - Part 3, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Hollywood Auditions - Part 2, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Hollywood Auditions - Part 1, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: New York/Puerto Rico Auditions, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Salt Lake City Auditions, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Jacksonville Auditions, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Louisville Auditions, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: San Francisco Auditions, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Kansas City Auditions, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Season Premiere, Live Thoughts


Wrap-Ups
NEW! American Idol 8: Season in Review - Anoop Desai
NEW! American Idol 8: Season in Review - Lil Rounds
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 7 Perform (Again) - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 10 Perform - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Season in Review - Alexis Grace
American Idol 8: Top 11 Perform - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Season in Review - Jorge Nuñez
American Idol 8: Season in Review - Jasmine Murray
American Idol 8: Top 13 Perform - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: And Here Goes The Top 12--Well, Almost
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 36, First 12 - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: The Pacitti/Barton Swap Post-Mortem--So What Happened?
American Idol 8: Who Is Felicia Barton, And Why Is She In Joanna Pacitti's Top 36 Slot?
American Idol 8: What We Learned From Hollywood, Day 3
American Idol 8: What We Learned From Hollywood, Day 2
American Idol 8: What We Learned From Hollywood, Day 1
American Idol 8: San Francisco/Louisville Wrap-Up
American Idol 8: Kansas City Auditions Wrap-Up
American Idol 8: Phoenix Auditions Wrap-Up


Contestant Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Final 2 Performance Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 3 Performance Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 4 Performance Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 4 Power Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 5 Performance Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 5 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 7 Performance Rankings 2.0
American Idol 8: Top 10 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 10 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 11 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 11 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 13 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 13 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: Ranking the Wild Card Contenders
American Idol 8: Top 36 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Scouting Report
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Scouting Report
American Idol 8: Top 36, First 12 - Performance Rankings


Op-Eds and Predictions
NEW! American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Finale Predictions
NEW! American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 4 Elimination Predictions
NEW! American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Why Danny Gokey Must Go Home
American Idol 8: Disco Week Song Predictions
American Idol 8: Motown Week Storylines
American Idol 8: Motown Week Song Choice Predictions
American Idol 8: Looking Forward to Motown Week, Power Rankings and an Early Prediction
Who Doesn't Think Adam Lambert Will Be The Next 'American Idol'?
NEW! American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 9 Elimination Predictions
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 10 Elimination Predictions
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 11 Elimination Predictions
American Idol 8: Top 11 Song Predictions - Grand Old Opre Week
Does Being Married or Gay Hurt Your 'American Idol' Chances?
American Idol 8: Has The Top 4 Already Been Chosen? How Cynical Are We?
American Idol 8: Idol Thoughts - Jasmine Murray, Paula's Cleavage and Random Annoyances
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 13 Elimination Predictions
American Idol 8: Top 13 Song Predictions - Michael Jackson Week
American Idol 8: Analyzing the Top 13
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Predicting the Wild Cards
American Idol 8: There's Something About Tatiana
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 36, Final 12
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 36, Second 12
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 36, First 12
The Shameful Joy of 'American Idol' Spoilers
American Idol: The Golden Ticket is Just the Beginning
'American Idol' Audition Episodes? Sorry, I'd Rather Not
American Idol 8: Examining the Kara DioGuardi Experiment
'American Idol' Offers Second Chance at Success
Ratings and Quality Singers Lacking on 'American Idol'
American Idol: Simon vs. The Women
'American Idol' Will Never Die... And That's Just Fine


BuddyTV Podcast of Glory
NEW!
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: 'American Idol' Results, Previewing the Final 12
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: Analysis of 'American Idol' Week 1 Results
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: Talking 'American Idol' with Justin Guarini
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: 'American Idol' Top 36
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: Braving the Waters of 'American Idol' and 'Lost'
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: Time-Traveling with 'Lost' and 'American Idol'
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: John vs. Oscar, 'American Idol,' 'Lost,' Top 100 Shows


Slideshows
NEWAmerican Idol 8: Rat Pack Week Song Predictions
NEW22 Things I'd Rather Listen To Than Paula Abdul on 'American Idol'
NEWAmerican Idol 8: Top 7 Performance Rankings
NEWAmerican Idol 8: Top 7 Perform - Episode in Review
NEWAmerican Idol 8: Movie Theme Week Song Predictions
NEWAmerican Idol 8: Season in Review - Scott MacIntyre
NEWAmerican Idol: 50 Rejected Theme Week Ideas
American Idol 8: Top 10 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 10 Perform - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Motown Week Song Choice Predictions
American Idol 8: Top 10 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: Season in Review - Alexis Grace
American Idol 8: Top 11 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 11 Song Predictions - Grand Old Opre Week
American Idol 8: Top 11 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: Season in Review - Jorge Nuñez
American Idol 8: Season in Review - Jasmine Murray
American Idol 8: Top 13 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 13 Perform - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 13 Song Predictions - Michael Jackson Week
American Idol 8: Top 13 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: The Official Top 13
American Idol 8: Ranking the Wild Card Contenders
American Idol 8: Top 36 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 36, First 12 - Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, First 12 - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 36 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: The Official Top 36
American Idol 8: Top 36 Revealed


Fashion Rankings Slideshows
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 2 Fashion Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 3 Fashion Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 4 Fashion Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 5 Fashion Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 7 Fashion Rankings Again
American Idol 8: Top 7 Fashion Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 8 Fashion Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 9 Fashion Rankings


Bits We Can't Categorize
NEW! American Idol 8: Adam Lambert as Queen Frontman? It Could Happen
NEW! American Idol 8: It Could've Been A Scott-Matt Duet, But...
NEW! American Idol 8: Billy Joel Wasn't Invited On the Finale
NEW! American Idol: Does He Really Have To? Clay Aiken Apologizes To Adam Lambert
NEW! Is Lambert's Loss Homophobia's Fault or an 'American Idol' Conspiracy?
NEW! How Kris Allen Won 'American Idol'
NEW! American Idol: Did Gay Photos Cost Adam Lambert the Win?
American Idol 8: The Kris Allen/Adam Lambert Showdown
Britney Spears, Final Performances and Other American Idol 8 Finale Rumors
American Idol: Brooke White Suits Up For Debut Album
American Idol 8: Disembarking the Anti-Danny Gokey Train
American Idol 8: Motown Week Song Spoilers!!!
American Idol 8: Top 11 Song Choice Predictions, Plus Leaked Song List
American Idol 8: Adam Lambert Has Photos of Him Kissing Another Guy. Errr...
'American Idol 8' Spoilers: Top 36 Revealed!
American Idol 8: Joanna Pacitti is a Big Time Ringer
Von Smith, the First Ringer of 'American Idol 8'


The Top 13

Adam Lambert (26; Los Angeles, CA)
Currently based in Hollywood, Adam has been singing since he was ten years old.  He spent the last eight years performing in musical theater, most recently in the LA run of Wicked.

3/25: "The Tracks Of My Tears" by the Miracles
3/17: "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash
3/10: "Black or White" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Adam Lambert

Allison Iraheta Allison Iraheta (16; Downey, CA)
Currently a junior high school student, Allison began singing when she was five.  She can also play the guitar.

3/25: "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" by the Temptations
3/17: "Blame It On Your Heart" by Patti Loveless
3/10: "Give In to Me" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Allison Iraheta

Anoop Desai Anoop Desai (22; Chapel Hill, NC)
Anoop is currently taking up a master's degree at the University of Northern California.  During his undergraduate years at the same university, he was part of the a cappella group Clef Hangers.

3/25: "Ooh Baby Baby" by Smokey Robinson
3/17: "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson
3/10: "Beat It" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Anoop Desai

Danny Gokey Danny Gokey (28; Milwaukee, WI)
Currently the head of a non-profit organization that he himself formed, Danny joined the show shortly after the death of his wife.  He is passionate about singing, playing the piano and dancing the salsa.

3/25: "Get Ready" by the Temptations
3/17: "Jesus Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood
3/10: "P.Y.T." by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Danny Gokey

Kris Allen Kris Allen (23; Conway, AR)
Kris started singing and playing the guitar when he was 13 years old.  He currently studies at the University of Central Arkansas.

3/25: "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" by Marvin Gaye
3/17: "To Make You Feel My Love" by Garth Brooks
3/10: "Remember the Time" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Kris Allen

Lil Rounds Lil Rounds (24; Memphis, TN)
Lil is currently a stay-at-home mother, looking after her husband and three children.  Her passion for singing began when she was just three years old.

3/25: "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas
3/17: "Independence Day" by Martina McBride
3/10: "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Lil Rounds

Matt Giraud Matt Giraud (23; Kalamazoo, MI)
Matt has lived in Michigan all his life, having graduated from Western Michigan University in 2007.  He performs and plays the piano in local clubs and hotels.

3/25: "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
3/17: "So Small" by Carrie Underwood
3/10: "Human Nature" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Matt Giraud

Megan Corkrey Megan Corkrey (23; Sandy, UT)
Single mother Megan has been singing since she was three years old.  While not raising her two-year-old Ryder, she indulges in being a self-professed "foodie".

3/25: "For Once In My Life" by Stevie Wonder
3/17: "Walkin' After Midnight" by Patsy Cline
3/10: "Rockin' Robin" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Megan Corkrey

Michael Sarver Michael Sarver (27; Jasper, TX)
An oil rig worker, Michael also plays the piano, drums and guitar, and hopes to become a singer/songwriter someday.  Outside of work, he spends time with his wife and two kids.

3/25: "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" by the Temptations
3/17: "Ain't Goin' Down Till The Sun Goes Up" by Garth Brooks
3/10: "You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Michael Sarver

Scott MacIntyre Scott MacIntyre (23; Scottsdale, Arizona)
Despite being blind, Scott earned his degree at the Arizona State University at age 19, before attending graduate school in London.  He also plays the piano, guitar and drums.

3/25: "You Can't Hurry Love" by the Supremes
3/17: "Wild Angels" by Martina McBride
3/10: "Keep the Faith" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Scott MacIntyre

Alexis Grace
Alexis Grace (21; Memphis, TN)
Singing since she was seven years old, Alexis was once part of the Concert Choir at the University of Memphis.  She auditioned shortly after giving birth to her baby daughter.

Eliminated on 3/18
3/17: "Jolene" by Dolly Parton
3/10: "Dirty Diana" by Michael Jackson

Analysis | Season in Review

Jasmine Murray Jasmine Murray (17; Starkville, MS)
Jasmine's love for the stage began when she sang at age 3.  Currently, she is a student at the Mississippi School of the Arts.

Eliminated on 3/11
3/10: "I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5

Analysis | Season in Review

Jorge Nunez Jorge Nunez (21; Carolina, Puerto Rico)
The only contestant from the Puerto Rico auditions to make the Top 36, Jorge is currently a student at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras.  He speaks English, Spanish and French.

Eliminated on 3/11
3/10: "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Michael Jackson

Analysis | Season in Review


The Rest of the Top 36

Alex Wagner-Trugman
  
Alex Wagner-Trugman

Anne Marie Boskovich
  
Anne Marie Boskovich

Arianna Afsar
  
Arianna Afsar

Brent Keith
  
Brent Keith

Casey Carlson
  
Casey Carlson

Felicia Barton
  
Felicia Barton

Jackie Tohn
  
Jackie Tohn

Jeanine
  
Jeanine Vailes

Jessica
  
Jessica Langseth

Junot Joyner
  
Junot Joyner

Kai Kalama
  
Kai Kalama

Kendall Beard
  
Kendall Beard

Kristen McNamara
  
Kristen McNamara

Matt Breitzke
  
Matt Breitzke

Mishavonna Henson
  
Mishavonna Henson

Nathaniel Marshall
  
Nathaniel Marshall

Nick Mitchell
  
Nick Mitchell

Ricky Braddy
  
Ricky Braddy

Stephen Fowler
  
Stephen Fowler

Stevie Wright
  
Stevie Wright

Tatiana del Toro
  
Tatiana del Toro

Taylor Vaifanua
  
Taylor Vaifanua

Von Smith
  
Von Smith



-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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Live Thoughts
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 3, Live Results
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 3 Perform, Live Thoughts
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 4, Live Results
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 4 Perform, Live Thoughts
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 5, Live Results
NEW! American Idol 8: Idol Thoughts - A Great Top 5, and Simon Cowell's Psychological Warfare
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 5 Perform, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 7, Live Results 2.0
American Idol 8: Top 7 Perform, Live Thoughts 2.0
American Idol 8: Idol Thoughts - All Hail Disco Night
American Idol 8: Top 10 Perform, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 11, Live Results
American Idol 8: Top 11 Perform, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 13, Live Results
American Idol 8: Top 13 Perform - Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Wild Card Show - Live Results
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Live Results
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Live Results
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 Perform - Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 36, First 12 - Live Results
American Idol 8: First 12 of Top 36 Perform, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Top 36 Revealed, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Hollywood Auditions - Part 3, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Hollywood Auditions - Part 2, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Hollywood Auditions - Part 1, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: New York/Puerto Rico Auditions, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Salt Lake City Auditions, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Jacksonville Auditions, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Louisville Auditions, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: San Francisco Auditions, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Kansas City Auditions, Live Thoughts
American Idol 8: Season Premiere, Live Thoughts


Wrap-Ups
NEW! American Idol 8: Season in Review - Anoop Desai
NEW! American Idol 8: Season in Review - Lil Rounds
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 7 Perform (Again) - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 10 Perform - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Season in Review - Alexis Grace
American Idol 8: Top 11 Perform - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Season in Review - Jorge Nuñez
American Idol 8: Season in Review - Jasmine Murray
American Idol 8: Top 13 Perform - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: And Here Goes The Top 12--Well, Almost
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 36, First 12 - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: The Pacitti/Barton Swap Post-Mortem--So What Happened?
American Idol 8: Who Is Felicia Barton, And Why Is She In Joanna Pacitti's Top 36 Slot?
American Idol 8: What We Learned From Hollywood, Day 3
American Idol 8: What We Learned From Hollywood, Day 2
American Idol 8: What We Learned From Hollywood, Day 1
American Idol 8: San Francisco/Louisville Wrap-Up
American Idol 8: Kansas City Auditions Wrap-Up
American Idol 8: Phoenix Auditions Wrap-Up


Contestant Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 7 Performance Rankings 2.0
American Idol 8: Top 10 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 10 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 11 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 11 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 13 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 13 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: Ranking the Wild Card Contenders
American Idol 8: Top 36 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Scouting Report
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Scouting Report
American Idol 8: Top 36, First 12 - Performance Rankings


Op-Eds and Predictions
NEW! American Idol 8: Disco Week Song Predictions
American Idol 8: Motown Week Storylines
American Idol 8: Motown Week Song Choice Predictions
American Idol 8: Looking Forward to Motown Week, Power Rankings and an Early Prediction
Who Doesn't Think Adam Lambert Will Be The Next 'American Idol'?
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 11 Elimination Predictions
American Idol 8: Top 11 Song Predictions - Grand Old Opre Week
Does Being Married or Gay Hurt Your 'American Idol' Chances?
American Idol 8: Has The Top 4 Already Been Chosen? How Cynical Are We?
American Idol 8: Idol Thoughts - Jasmine Murray, Paula's Cleavage and Random Annoyances
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 13 Elimination Predictions
American Idol 8: Top 13 Song Predictions - Michael Jackson Week
American Idol 8: Analyzing the Top 13
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Predicting the Wild Cards
American Idol 8: There's Something About Tatiana
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 36, Final 12
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 36, Second 12
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 36, First 12
The Shameful Joy of 'American Idol' Spoilers
American Idol: The Golden Ticket is Just the Beginning
'American Idol' Audition Episodes? Sorry, I'd Rather Not
American Idol 8: Examining the Kara DioGuardi Experiment
'American Idol' Offers Second Chance at Success
Ratings and Quality Singers Lacking on 'American Idol'
American Idol: Simon vs. The Women
'American Idol' Will Never Die... And That's Just Fine


BuddyTV Podcast of Glory
NEW!
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: 'American Idol' Results, Previewing the Final 12
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: Analysis of 'American Idol' Week 1 Results
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: Talking 'American Idol' with Justin Guarini
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: 'American Idol' Top 36
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: Braving the Waters of 'American Idol' and 'Lost'
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: Time-Traveling with 'Lost' and 'American Idol'
BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: John vs. Oscar, 'American Idol,' 'Lost,' Top 100 Shows


Slideshows
NEWAmerican Idol 8: Rat Pack Week Song Predictions
NEW22 Things I'd Rather Listen To Than Paula Abdul on 'American Idol'
NEWAmerican Idol 8: Top 7 Performance Rankings
NEWAmerican Idol 8: Top 7 Perform - Episode in Review
NEWAmerican Idol 8: Movie Theme Week Song Predictions
NEWAmerican Idol 8: Season in Review - Scott MacIntyre
NEWAmerican Idol: 50 Rejected Theme Week Ideas
American Idol 8: Top 10 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 10 Perform - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Motown Week Song Choice Predictions
American Idol 8: Top 10 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: Season in Review - Alexis Grace
American Idol 8: Top 11 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 11 Song Predictions - Grand Old Opre Week
American Idol 8: Top 11 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: Season in Review - Jorge Nuñez
American Idol 8: Season in Review - Jasmine Murray
American Idol 8: Top 13 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 13 Perform - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 13 Song Predictions - Michael Jackson Week
American Idol 8: Top 13 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: The Official Top 13
American Idol 8: Ranking the Wild Card Contenders
American Idol 8: Top 36 Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, Final 12 - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 36, First 12 - Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 36, First 12 - Episode in Review
American Idol 8: Top 36 Power Rankings
American Idol 8: The Official Top 36
American Idol 8: Top 36 Revealed


Fashion Rankings Slideshows
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 2 Fashion Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 3 Fashion Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 4 Fashion Rankings
NEW! American Idol 8: Top 5 Fashion Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 7 Fashion Rankings Again
American Idol 8: Top 7 Fashion Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 8 Fashion Rankings
American Idol 8: Top 9 Fashion Rankings


Bits We Can't Categorize
NEW! American Idol: Does He Really Have To? Clay Aiken Apologizes To Adam Lambert
NEW! Is Lambert's Loss Homophobia's Fault or an 'American Idol' Conspiracy?
NEW! How Kris Allen Won 'American Idol'
NEW! American Idol: Did Gay Photos Cost Adam Lambert the Win?
American Idol: Brooke White Suits Up For Debut Album
American Idol 8: Disembarking the Anti-Danny Gokey Train
American Idol 8: Motown Week Song Spoilers!!!
American Idol 8: Top 11 Song Choice Predictions, Plus Leaked Song List
American Idol 8: Adam Lambert Has Photos of Him Kissing Another Guy. Errr...
'American Idol 8' Spoilers: Top 36 Revealed!
American Idol 8: Joanna Pacitti is a Big Time Ringer
Von Smith, the First Ringer of 'American Idol 8'


The Top 13

Adam Lambert Adam Lambert (26; Los Angeles, CA)
Currently based in Hollywood, Adam has been singing since he was ten years old.  He spent the last eight years performing in musical theater, most recently in the LA run of Wicked.

3/25: "The Tracks Of My Tears" by the Miracles
3/17: "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash
3/10: "Black or White" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Adam Lambert

Allison Iraheta Allison Iraheta (16; Downey, CA)
Currently a junior high school student, Allison began singing when she was five.  She can also play the guitar.

3/25: "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" by the Temptations
3/17: "Blame It On Your Heart" by Patti Loveless
3/10: "Give In to Me" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Allison Iraheta

Anoop Desai Anoop Desai (22; Chapel Hill, NC)
Anoop is currently taking up a master's degree at the University of Northern California.  During his undergraduate years at the same university, he was part of the a cappella group Clef Hangers.

3/25: "Ooh Baby Baby" by Smokey Robinson
3/17: "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson
3/10: "Beat It" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Anoop Desai

Danny Gokey Danny Gokey (28; Milwaukee, WI)
Currently the head of a non-profit organization that he himself formed, Danny joined the show shortly after the death of his wife.  He is passionate about singing, playing the piano and dancing the salsa.

3/25: "Get Ready" by the Temptations
3/17: "Jesus Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood
3/10: "P.Y.T." by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Danny Gokey

Kris Allen Kris Allen (23; Conway, AR)
Kris started singing and playing the guitar when he was 13 years old.  He currently studies at the University of Central Arkansas.

3/25: "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" by Marvin Gaye
3/17: "To Make You Feel My Love" by Garth Brooks
3/10: "Remember the Time" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Kris Allen

Lil Rounds Lil Rounds (24; Memphis, TN)
Lil is currently a stay-at-home mother, looking after her husband and three children.  Her passion for singing began when she was just three years old.

3/25: "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas
3/17: "Independence Day" by Martina McBride
3/10: "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Lil Rounds

Matt Giraud Matt Giraud (23; Kalamazoo, MI)
Matt has lived in Michigan all his life, having graduated from Western Michigan University in 2007.  He performs and plays the piano in local clubs and hotels.

3/25: "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
3/17: "So Small" by Carrie Underwood
3/10: "Human Nature" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Matt Giraud

Megan Corkrey Megan Corkrey (23; Sandy, UT)
Single mother Megan has been singing since she was three years old.  While not raising her two-year-old Ryder, she indulges in being a self-professed "foodie".

3/25: "For Once In My Life" by Stevie Wonder
3/17: "Walkin' After Midnight" by Patsy Cline
3/10: "Rockin' Robin" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Megan Corkrey

Michael Sarver Michael Sarver (27; Jasper, TX)
An oil rig worker, Michael also plays the piano, drums and guitar, and hopes to become a singer/songwriter someday.  Outside of work, he spends time with his wife and two kids.

3/25: "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" by the Temptations
3/17: "Ain't Goin' Down Till The Sun Goes Up" by Garth Brooks
3/10: "You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Michael Sarver

Scott MacIntyre Scott MacIntyre (23; Scottsdale, Arizona)
Despite being blind, Scott earned his degree at the Arizona State University at age 19, before attending graduate school in London.  He also plays the piano, guitar and drums.

3/25: "You Can't Hurry Love" by the Supremes
3/17: "Wild Angels" by Martina McBride
3/10: "Keep the Faith" by Michael Jackson

Analyzing Scott MacIntyre

Alexis Grace
Alexis Grace (21; Memphis, TN)
Singing since she was seven years old, Alexis was once part of the Concert Choir at the University of Memphis.  She auditioned shortly after giving birth to her baby daughter.

Eliminated on 3/18
3/17: "Jolene" by Dolly Parton
3/10: "Dirty Diana" by Michael Jackson

Analysis | Season in Review

Jasmine Murray Jasmine Murray (17; Starkville, MS)
Jasmine's love for the stage began when she sang at age 3.  Currently, she is a student at the Mississippi School of the Arts.

Eliminated on 3/11
3/10: "I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5

Analysis | Season in Review

Jorge Nunez Jorge Nunez (21; Carolina, Puerto Rico)
The only contestant from the Puerto Rico auditions to make the Top 36, Jorge is currently a student at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras.  He speaks English, Spanish and French.

Eliminated on 3/11
3/10: "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Michael Jackson

Analysis | Season in Review


The Rest of the Top 36

Alex Wagner-Trugman
  
Alex Wagner-Trugman

Anne Marie Boskovich
  
Anne Marie Boskovich

Arianna Afsar
  
Arianna Afsar

Brent Keith
  
Brent Keith

Casey Carlson
  
Casey Carlson

Felicia Barton
  
Felicia Barton

Jackie Tohn
  
Jackie Tohn

Jeanine
  
Jeanine Vailes

Jessica
  
Jessica Langseth

Junot Joyner
  
Junot Joyner

Kai Kalama
  
Kai Kalama

Kendall Beard
  
Kendall Beard

Kristen McNamara
  
Kristen McNamara

Matt Breitzke
  
Matt Breitzke

Mishavonna Henson
  
Mishavonna Henson

Nathaniel Marshall
  
Nathaniel Marshall

Nick Mitchell
  
Nick Mitchell

Ricky Braddy
  
Ricky Braddy

Stephen Fowler
  
Stephen Fowler

Stevie Wright
  
Stevie Wright

Tatiana del Toro
  
Tatiana del Toro

Taylor Vaifanua
  
Taylor Vaifanua

Von Smith
  
Von Smith



-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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