Wild Cards: Who Did It Better? Charlie Askew Or Aubrey Cleland?

Wild Cards on American Idol 2013

Part of last night’s American Idol 2013 show featured a song battle between runner-up’s Aubrey Cleland and Charlie Askew. Both singers placed sixth in their respective groups thereby just missing the opportunity to be part of the summer live tour. This was their chance to get back in and become part of the summer fun.

Charlie Askew was up first with an original song, “Blue Sky Diamond.” Charlie later explained to Ryan Seacrest the song was written about his long term girlfriend with whom he was looking to reconcile. Luckily for Charlie Ryan decided to cut him off mid speech and avoid a repeat of last week’s emotional overflow.

Next came Aubrey Cleland with her cover of “Out Here On My Own” by Irene Cara. Her impressive performance was quite the argument for making her part of the American Idol 2013 tour this summer.

So, who will it be? Only one can move on. Or maybe not. Maybe American Idol will take both of them along for the ride. If it’s close in the votes then I’d expect production to not want to miss an opportunity to get as many fans in those seats as possible, but if it’s a blow out then they’ll more likely drop the trailing singer.




  1. I think Charlie pulled off the better performance. Aubrey missed a couple of notes and it just didn’t seem good enough. Plus, I think given Charlie’s personality quirks he will be a bigger draw for the summer American Idol tour than Aubrey.

  2. I adore Aubrey as I’m from Oregon too. Truth is, she does not bring anything special or memorable and will add nothing different to the Idol tour. Unfortunately, other than being beauty queen gorgeous, she does not stand out from the other girls. Aubrey should of sang a recent song… maybe “As Long As You Love Me – Unplugged?”, “Girl on Fire?” Love the fact that Aubrey represents the great of Oregon and the NW… she has my vote in this case 😉

    Charlie, not the perfect singer, but he adds a unique dimension to the show and will do the same on the Idol tour. Hey singing an original song, playing the piano and singing in front of millions… he has my vote in this case 😉

  3. I think America’s hearts are with Charlie. He’s not all about being hot or sexy but just reminds me of the kind of talent that blew the world away in the 60’s. The great ones all seem to be quirky. Thats part of not being normal but very artistic and talented like Charlie is. He does his own thing and doesn’t follow the mold.

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