This season of "" has opened a bigger door for the hopefuls, by taking in 36 instead of the usual 24. During the February 11 episode, these 36 people are announced one by one, through a deliberation where contestants must go through a long narrow passage leading to their fate.
First ones that are let in are Anoop Desai
and Von Smith
. The judges then have a showdown between Cody and Alexander Wagner-Trugman
, asking them to perform any song and the latter does it better, consequently included in the next round while the former goes home. Joining Alex is Adam Lambert
who has the voice of a Broadway singer.