BuddyTV Podcast of Glory: 'American Idol' Results, Previewing the Final 12
BuddyTV's John Kubicek and Oscar Dahl analyze American Idol's Week 2 Results, and preview next week's Final 12 and the upcoming Wild Card round. 

Three more spots have been filled in American Idol 8's Top 12, and none of the entrants were all that surprising.  For the most part, America sided with the best performances when placing Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen into the Top 12.  Although, personally, I would have liked to have seen Megan Corkrey sitting in one of those Martian stools instead of Kris Allen, at least none of last night's top three was a Michael Sarver type.  Today, John Kubicek and I discuss the results, what they might mean, and who of the nine eliminated contestants have a shot in the Wild Card round.  We also preview next week's final batch of twelve singers, and make our early predictions for who will emege from that group into the final 12. 

Below you will find the full mp3 audio of the podcast.

American Idol 8: Top 36, Second 12 - Performance Rankings
American Idol 8: John vs. Oscar Podcast - Top 36, Second 12

Here are the 12 contestants who will sing for America next Tuesday:

Kristen McNamara
Felicia Barton
Kendall Beard
Lil Rounds
Taylor Vaifanua
Arianna Afsar
Scott McIntyre
Nathaniel Marshall
Junot Joyner
Von Smith
Alex Wagner-TrugmanJorge Nunez

Our predictions for who will make the Top 12 from this group are as follows:

John's Picks:

Alexander Wagner-Trugman
Kendall Beard
Scott McIntyre

Oscar's Picks:

Lil Rounds
Kristen McNamara
Alex Wagner-Trugman

As you can see, the only person we have in common is the nerdy Alex Wagner-Trugman.  It's kind of an inexplicable pick, but maybe a reflection of how uninspiring this group of 12 actually is.  Lil Rounds is the producers' and judges' favorite of the 12, having received a lot of screen time and loads of praise from the judges during the auditions.  Scott McIntyre is another interesting name - he's blind, a classical pianist, and something of a genius.  We discuss all these people in the podcast - we suggest you take a listen. 

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image Courtesy of FOX)