OK, now we know who they are: Charles, Julia, Kimberly Locke, Ruben, Rickey, Vanessa, Josh, Corey, Clay, Kimberly Caldwell, Trenyce and Carmen. Any predictions?
Here are my thoughts, based on what we've seen so far, and my <em>highly scientific</em> methods of <strong>pop culture analysis</strong>:
I think Charles will be the first to go, although he won't have the worst performance (that would be between Rickey and Carmen). I just think he's got too subtle of a personality to garner a huge following without really standout talent.
OTOH, I think Carmen will sing poorly but hang in there a couple of episodes because of the underdog appeal (and she's cute), and Rickey will have uneven performances but get votes due to his personality.
I think Julia, Kim L, Vanessa and maybe Josh will get kind of lost in the mid-shuffle, and the Top 5 will be: Corey, Ruben, Kim C, Trenyce and CLAY ! Don't want to speculate beyond that yet, but stay tuned!