RJ selected as judges’ wildcard.

RJ selected as judges’ wildcard.
The 10th American Idol finalist was selected by the judges during last night’s episode. By a unanimous vote, RJ Helton joined the nine finalists selected by the public. Previously, the judges argued over RJ’s talent, but apparently that disagreement wasn’t enough to make him stand out over the other four wildcard contenders, who were Christopher Aaron, Kelli Glover, Alexis Lopez, and Angela Peel.

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