I’m sure you’ve been following my American Idol exploits closely over the last few months and are just dying to know the results. I’m sure.
The finale was pretty blah. On night one each contestant sang three songs. The third one is always the song the winner will release as their first single and is usually some hokey song written for the show about how they’ve waited for that moment all their lives and now their dreams have come true.
This year instead they both sang covers. Lee sang U2’s Beautiful Day. I am not a huge U2 fan, but Beautiful Day has to be one of my least favorite of their songs. And I can’t imagine anyone on the radio doing a cover of it. And it seems like such an odd song to ever release as a first single. And Lee spent most of the season playing acoustic guitar. So the song made no sense.
Crystal got a folksy guitar song and sang it well. Definitely seemed more fitting for her as a first single.
On to night two and the over two-hour long results show that proved how completely out of touch American Idol has become, filled with a myriad of old musical acts like Joe Cocker and the BeeGees and announcing MySpace auditions (who uses MySpace?).
(p.s. every time I use the word “myriad” I think of Heathers.)
They also brought back William Hung for a cameo and had Paula Abdul doing stand-up, something she should never, ever, ever do ever again. We were also inevitable treated to a choreographed rendition of this season’s breakout hit “Pants on the Ground” and a whole lot of Simon love and retrospective montages of him being mean and awesome.
The fact that it was Simon’s last show seems to trump all else. I know I say every year that I’m going to stop watching, but really, I started watching because of Simon. He made the show. And I don’t think I’ll care much without him. But, who am I kidding, I’ll probably watch…plus it’s not like Simon is actually going away, he’s just going to be on a new show and I can watch that too…
Anyways. In the end our home town boy Lee ended up winning. And Eric and I can’t decide who wins among ourselves. I had the guy who came in third going the furthest. But the guy he picked as third went further than who I had in third. We’ve decided to call it a draw. Not that it matters because we never put any money down…
|1||Lee Dewyze||Lee Dewyze||Lee Dewyze|
|2||Crystal Bowersox||Crystal Bowersox||Siobhan Magnus|
|3||Siobhan Magnus||Michael Lynche||Crystal Bowersox|
|4||Casey James||Siobhan Magnus||Michael Lynche|
|5||Didi Benami||Didi Benami||Casey James|
|6||Andrew Garcia||Casey James||Aaron Kelly|
|7||Michael Lynche||Andrew Garcia||Didi Benami|
|8||Tim Urban||Tim Urban||Katie Stevens|
|9||Katie Stevens||Katie Stevens||Tim Urban|
|10||Aaron Kelly||Aaron Kelly||Andrew Garcia|
|11||Paige Miles||Paige Miles||Paige Miles|
|12||Lacey Brown||Lacey Brown||Lacey Brown|
PINK = still in it
DARK PINK = kicked out
ORANGE = third place
YELLOW = second place
GREEN = first place