"American Idol" introduced an extra special wild card last night. After announcing the three remaining finalists at the end of Thursday's wild card round, Simon Cowell surprised all by declaring that 22-year-old Anoop Desai won a newly created 13th spot. Cowell revealed, "We decided -- recently -- we're going to make this a top 13."
The three other wild card finalists picked by the judges include 16-year-old high schooler Jasmine Murray, 22-year-old mom Megan Corkrey, 23-year-old pianist Matt Giraud.
Desai, Murray, Corkrey and Giraud join previously picked finalists Kris Allen, Danny Gokey, Alexis Grace, Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert, Scott MacIntyre, Jorge Nunez, Lil Rounds and Michael Sarver.
"Idol" will heat up when the top 13 go head-to-head this Tuesday.