I'm feeling pretty psychic American Idol
It was an emotional night tonight as we watched the final three contestants hometown visits. It is a pretty amazing event to watch - these young kids who left for Hollywood with dreams of stardom and they are living those dreams right now. But voters still can't seem to do what's right: Vote for the person who is the most talented, most unique and will make the most commercially successful singer.
Back on April 14th I blogged about Idol. And not to toot my own horn but this is what I said:
"That leaves us with our precious country duo, Lauren and Scotty. These may be the two left standing. Lauren has a great voice, a cute personality and seems to really love the Valium or Xanax she is on. But maybe a little too much so, by the process of elimination I am going with Scotty."
Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/when-you-put-it-that-way/2011/04/american-idol-pretty-paul-well-miss-your-smile-but-thats-about-it.html#ixzz1MrKaSprL
He is not a mainstream pop idol. He will be very successful as a country star but that's it (that's enough for alot of voters). At least Lauren can crossover as did Carrie Underwood. Yet, I sill believe my predictions still hold true. Scotty will still win.
Week after week we have seen shocking eliminations and heard the thuds of dropping jaws. Just last week having James voted off was a shock almost as big as Pia. Tonight losing Haley was simply criminal. She has grown into a star over the weeks and was visibly shocked at being eliminated.What was so nice to see was the graceful way in which she handled herself and just like her fellow booted singers, she will do just fine.
Scotty simply has the combination of what the American public votes for because as we know, it isn't all for talent. He is a wholesome Christian boy. He still looks like a cross between Howdy Doody and Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Newman but mom's love him. The young to tween girl vote must be massive. And country music is huge. 95,000,000 votes; I wonder how many were for him.
I wish I'd made some bets.