As of this writing, the definites are Charles Grigsby, Julia D’Amato, Ruben Studdard, Kim Locke, Vanessa Olivares, Rickey Smith. Josh Gracin is a lock to be announced tonight, and Corey Clark and Kim Caldwell will be in too - if Corey’s a viewer pick too, I’d add J.D. Adams as the second wildcard. YMMV.
But that’s enough to start the poll. I can’t see Rickey or Julia lasting long, and most of the rest are interchangeable. My picks for the final 3: Ruben, Kim L., Josh.
The winner: Ruben.
Besides, the first winner was a skinny white girl, so this time it has to be a fat black guy.
But I have a feeling that Charles is going to grow on us the more we see of him.