We ponder the chances of eight favorite contestants from the reality show, including Danny Gokey, Anoop Desai, and more

By Kate Ward
Updated February 20, 2009 at 05:00 AM EST

We hunkered down with our American Idol experts to look at the chances of eight favorite contestants. Don’t forget: Even if they’re voted off in their semifinal round, there’s always the wild card.

Won’t Win
Allison Iraheta Sorry, Allison. Pink-haired ladies don’t fare well in Idol-land (see: Vanessa Olivarez).
Jesse Langseth
Adam Lambert

Might Win
Alexis Grace
Matt Giraud We like Matt Giraud, but Lil Rounds has gotten so much airtime she could kill a puppy and still make the top 12.
Lil Rounds

Will Win
Anoop Desai Danny Gokey might be the judges’ fave, but Anoop’s got the chops and the best name since ”Ruuuben!”
Danny Gokey

Episode Recaps

American Idol

Ryan Seacrest hosts as Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan guide aspiring singers on their way to superstardom.

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