Friday, March 09, 2007

American Idol Top 12

And then there were 12. Antonella Barba is out, Sanjaya Malakar is in…Sundance is out (started out strong in the prelims but went off the rails during Hollywood week and never really completely righted himself), Jordin is in (too bubbly and cute…in a precociously Amazonian way [it’s admittedly petty but I love the way she makes Seacrest look so small]…to not make the cut.) America has spoken and the 12 American Idol finalists are chosen.

Melinda Doolittle, Stephanie Edwards, Gina Glocksen, Lakisha Jones, Blake Lewis, Sanjaya Malakar, Chris Richardson, Brandon Rogers, Haley Scarnato, Chris Sligh, Jordin Sparks, Phil Stacey…in a few weeks time one of these folks will be “your American Idol!”

Yes, as a group the women in the top 24 pretty much smoked the men during the semi-final rounds but that doesn’t necessarily assure a female winner. There’s a certain rhythm to American Idol seasons: at some point there will be a “shocking!” elimination (maybe Lakisha) and, of course, there will be somebody who skates through for a while even though the online buzz will be full of complaints about how much they don’t deserve to be there (um…maybe Sanjaya this year?)

Who’s gonna win? I don’t know…I’m rubbish at predicting this thing at this point in the competition. I like Melinda, LaKisha, Stephanie, Chris S., and Blake but I don’t have really horse in the race (I stopped voting two seasons ago.)

Game on, kids…and hey good luck with Miss Ross next week :-)

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