… and the winner is… Scotty McCreery! Congratulations to Scotty for a wonderful run. He’s ready for the stage now, I hope someone has been preparing a list of songs to strike while the iron is hot! Traditionally the Idol winner is slow to release their first CD, perhaps it will be easier to ‘fit’ Scotty with hit-ready music.
This years finale was an amazing show! For the most part I enjoyed it with a couple of exceptions. Anyone following American Idol Journal will not be surprised at my exceptions either, the sad emphasis on the sensual and in some cases borderline vulgar performances by Beyonce and Lady Gaga. The show didn’t need any of that to be successful. This isn’t the first time the finale had the same controversy either, although I don’t recall which season it was.
The show seems to have lost it’s way a bit, I don’t think they realize most of the faithful fans of American Idol watch it because it has been one of the few show that was family oriented.
Three high points for me, other than the winner being announced of course, first, Haley and Tony Bennett were made to sing together. Second, seeing Tom Jones come out and sing, he’s lost weight and seems to have regained his overall health. Finally, Bono and U2, always fun times for me.
Honorable mention too, the way the producers let James, Casey and Pia poke fun at the ‘Most Shocking’ elimination controversies. It certainly lightened my mood on the subject to see them laugh at themselves.
The overall tone of the night was very good. I also believe that Scotty McCreery winning the competition will restore some respect to the title of American Idol Winner.
Another apparent win is between Scotty and Lauren, they are out of the proverbial closet about the fondness they have for each other. Kisses were abundant after the announcement. This can’t exactly hurt either one’s career, so, congratulations are in order on that front too.
That’s it for the season, perhaps I’ll write one more post to recall the season, in any case thanks for reading and contributing to the fun.
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