The rules are all shifted this year in interesting ways. The top 36 are divided into groups of 12 each week and only the top guy, top girl and the next top vote-getter will advance. And of the 27 who are left, the judges will pick three wild cards. Or four, since we have the new judge?
This week, top girl is Alexis Grace, no contest.
For guys, Danny Gokey is a sweetheart with the sympathy vote and a nice voice, Anoop Desai didn't pick the best song, but he's really well-spoken and sounded super in all previous bits. LOVE Michael Sarver's smile and his big tree-trunk thighs.