There's been a lot of talk this season about American Idol and how the show isn't the ratings juggernaut it used to be.  However, as a fan who has truly never missed an episode, I feel I must tell you that this year's Top 13 is the strongest in years.  And, last Thursday's "Wild Card" episode was absolutely riveting television.  The judges chose six contestants to "sing for their lives" and each one laid it all on the line.  My absolute favorite was Jeremy Rosado, who walked to the microphone and blasted his way through Carrie Underwood's "I Know You Won't."  WATCH THIS!

Jeremy's performance produced high, high drama.  He was in tears.  Jennifer Lopez was in tears.  The audience was in tears.  And, Iam going to honest.  I was in tears at home sitting on my couch.  This kid delivered the goods when it counted and, with the help of a huge power ballad from Season 4 champ, Carrie Underwood, Jeremy battled his way into the Season 11 Top 13!

And to watch other versions of "I Know You Won't" (by Carrie Underwood and Season One Idol champ, Kelly Clarkson) CLICK HERE!