American Idol Finale - Jordin Wins!
First off, a heartfelt thanks to Princess Midwest for all of her recaps this season. PMW rocks!
Finale night is the best night of the season. It's a non-stop music and freak show. In the first half hour, we get a cute duet with Jordin & Blake singing "I Saw Her Standing There", one of my fav early Beatles songs. Gwen Stefani singing some boring song (I changed the cat litter and took out the trash. Really.) Then, awesomely, Kelly Clarkson hitting the Kodak Theatre stage to sing "Never Again". Kelly's voice is ragged, but the song is the next bitter female anthem. Plus, Kelly sports some seriously sexy thigh high boots.
The "Golden Idol" winner for best presentation brings the freak by literally tackling Seacrest and going at him on stage.
The first quarter of the show ends with the ageless Smokey Robinson joining the top six guys for a medley. You know who sounds great? Timberfake. Oh, and Sanjaya!
Quarter #2 starts with Blake beatboxing with Doug E. Fresh. As always, the old school hip hop brings down the house. I really wish Blake was gonna win, but I'm sure Dial Idol has it right.
The top six girls' medley with Gladys Knight is less successful. Maybe they need some
Tony Bennett sings. The Bush baby guy wins a Golden Idol and Melinda sings some song well, but boringly. And with that, it's halftime. I think I'm gonna have my own personal Bud Bowl.
The second half kicks off with a really skinny (but still beautiful) Carrie Underwood singing "I'll Stand By You (Unless I Get Blown Away)".
Sanjaya time! Sanjaya rocks out to "You Really Got Me" with Aerosmith's Joe Perry. And get this - Crying Girl is in the house! Sanjaya dances over to and she bursts into tears all over again. It's awesome.
And because it's that kind of night, Sanjaya is almost immediately followed by Green Day singing "Working Class Hero". Hmmm, I think Chris DAUGHTRY stole all of Billie Joe Armstrong's eyeliner. What a shame.
It's a parade of former Idols. First Taylor shows up to act like the no-talent hack he is. Then, Jordin and Ruben sing "You're All I Need", one of my favorite songs. Hey, Ruben looks pretty good. He's still really big, but he doesn't look like he's gonna drop dead on stage or anything. Baby steps. Anyway, it's a terrible rendition of the song. They are no Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
Time is ticking away. Just a half hour before we find out that Jordin won.
You know, whenever I hear "Wind Beneath My Wings" all I can think about is the classic Simpsons episode in which Bette Midler sings it with Krusty the Clown. Sadly, tonight's it's just Bette. Oh what I would give for a Krusty cameo appearance.
Since it's the 30th anniversary of the "Summer of Love" (shoot me now), Idol does a tribute to Sgt. Pepper. Highlights include Kelly's asskicking take on the title song and Ruben on "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". I'm surprised that a) they finally got the rights to Beatles songs and that b) they realized that "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" are not on the album. Good job!
Uh hey. It's 9:00 pm. Do you know who your Idol is? I mean, I know Jordin is going to win, but the show it totally running over and there's no Prince in sight to blame it on. I love how the actual results of the show are just an afterthought tonight. It makes sense since I don't really care who won.
And here it is. 74 million votes. One winner. It's Jordin Sparks. Where's The Hoff?
Posted by at May 23, 2007 09:04 PM
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|# May 24th, 2007 9:34 PM themandownthehall|
|Finale night was good this year. My equivilent of Kris' Gwen was Greenday. Can't stand them. Rewound and watch earlier singers when they were up. I though that Gwen was pretty good. I usually don't like her, but that song wasn't too bad. Maybe it was the outfit. I'm a sucker for trashy outfits. Especially thigh high boots! Kelly was good and yeah, those boots screamed hot. Taylor was as slick as ever. He was never the best singer, but he won on performance ability. Even Ruben sounded good at times and you're right Kris, he looked in better shape than before.
Without a doubt, the top of the night though was Carrie Underwood (6 million records! wow). She showed why she is the best Idol ever. She looked great, she sounded great and it seems that all the fame still hasn't gone to her head. She exudes class, grace and style. I remember when Simon looked at her in her tryout and told her that he would put her on an album and outsell all other idols combined. Looks like she's on her way.
I was glad to see Jordin win but I went back and watched last years contestants. McPhee's over the rainbow blew away anything Jordin did. Most of McPhee's songs were better than this years attempts by any of the ladies. Ditto Pick Pickler. Even she was better than them. As for the guys, even Bucky was better than the guys, let alone Chris, Taylor, Ace and all. This year lacked talent and compelling personalities. Last year they had Kevin as the freakshow. He was blown out at number 11 and no one missed him. When freakshow Sanjaya is all you have, you're in trouble and it showed in the ratings.
Idol's numbers were down this year for the first time in its history. It didn't start that way. The beginning shows where higher than previous years, but as the suckiness of the singers was made known, the ratings crashed. I'll bet next year they get better people.
Here's hoping so!
Now the wait for Football begins. I get a couple fixes as my 7 year old is in flag football and whereas it doesn't have the hits, passes, catches, runs, or pretty much anything that regular football has, it's still a type of football and I'll watch it!