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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Who Is the 13th Guy?

Ever since the announcement was made at the end of Thursday’s show, FOX has been touting the big reveal of the 13th male semifinalist…

Is it Jermaine Jones, Richie Law, David Leathers Jr. or Johnny Keyser—who was actually eliminated before the Green Mile episode?

If I was a betting person, I would absolutely lay down money on Jermaine Jones. Jermaine, you may remember, had a pretty emotional breakdown when he was told no by the judges and the judges seemed to feel pretty badly about it. I said at the time it was the right choice—and I still think that—but the judges, or more precisely the show, might have let that guilt get to them. Especially since it seems this whole 13th guy drama was tacked on after the fact. They could have made this decision after reading how popular he was.

Personally, I hate this whole thing. I know that times are different now and “Idol” has to try harder to earn ratings but this just reeks of desperation—especially since “The X Factor” did pretty much the same exact thing with Melanie Amaro. And of course, the guys in the running are two popular contestants (Jermaine and Robert), a hated contestant (Richie) and a total wild card I’m still wondering what happened to in Vegas.

I guarantee if I’m wrong and it’s Richie, you’ll hear me screaming through your computer screens tonight…

What about you? Who do you think the 13th guy will be? And are you as opposed to the whole thing as I am?

And by the way, there's a rumor floating around that there will be a 13th girl added as well. Hmmm...

Photo Credit: Michael Becker/FOX