Wishful thinking on my part, but I was rather hoping that without the two and two eliminations this season, each judge would get to have two wildcard picks as I would love to have Jen, Reed and Creighton added into the mix. Then the top 16 perform and perhaps 3 or 4 could be cut in the first week based on America's votes. However, I know it's a tall order for so many to perform in 2 hours, what with all the commercials and fluff.
Otherwise, I was quite happy with the selection with the exception of Deandre. Both Jen's and Reed's renditions of "Georgia On My Mind" totally blew me away in the earlier auditions, but I could not get past Deandre's screechy attempt of the same song. I was also very impressed with Creighton's performance in the top 24, so I wanted him in as well.
As of now, I will be rooting for Philip, HeeJun, Jessica and Hollie. Go for it, fellas!