Monday, May 23, 2011
Ok, let me start by saying that in ten seasons of watching Idol, I believe this is THE. WORST. FINALE. EVER. Now, let me explain. In the past, there have been one sided finales ... Fantasia v. Diana, for example, comes to mind and seemingly one-sided finales, for example, Jordin vs. Blake and Crystal v. Everybody hurts when Lee sings . . . however, even in those finales, there was something compelling about one or both contestants. In this finale, we have Scotty the Body who I believe to be one hell of a singer . . . and one hell of a boring contestant. I have no doubt that he has a future in country music, but he does not NEED to win. Then, we have Lauren. Sweet, little, Lauren, who had so much potential, but has never lived up to it. I don't believe in her because she doesn't believe in herself. I have become so done with her that I don't even root for her anymore. I think she's a nice girl and could carve herself out a decent career, but blah . . . BLAH BLAH BLAH. Thus my reasoning for calling this THE. WORST. FINALE. EVER.
That being said, I don't buy into the conspiracy theories . . . I never really have. I do think that the judges (sans La Tyler) did make every effort to throw Haley under the bus. IMO, I have never seen a contestant turn herself around in the way that Haley did. I did not give a flying flip about her in the beginning. I thought she was just a pretty face without much of a voice . . . Then, performances like "Rolling in the Deep" happened and I started to wonder. Then, she started to show some personality . . . and then suddenly, without even knowing it was happening, I began to care about her safety each week. I truly believe that this finale would be better if Haley were one of the finalists . . . don't even get me started on the presence of Pia and/or James.
Whew . . . that was a lot to type . . . Anyway, I believe that Scotty the Body has this one wrapped up barring some kind of meltdown on Tuesday OR some miraculous "Coming Out" by the real Lauren Alaina. I think that he has probably been winning or close to winning the voting each week. I think he plays into all of the things that the majority of the red state (whoops, did I say that out loud), voting public loves. I think kissing the cross to bless himself after GaGa may very well have sealed his fate as the winner.
I don't know how or if I will root tomorrow night. I just don't have any feeling either way. . . and that, my friends, is a first. Hopefully, that opinion will change during the show.
Posted by J at 4:17 PM