Scotty!!!!May 25th, 2011 at 11:03 pm by T.J. Del Santo under American Idol, Entertainment, General Talk, The Rhode Show
Easily, he was one of the best singers to ever be on the American Idol stage. He follows in the footsteps of Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen and Lee Dewyze. I think he is better than half those people.
Talent-wise, this was one of the best seasons ever. The Top 13 featured a wide variety in the types of singers: R&B, pop, jazz, blues, ethnic, metal rock, rock, soft rock…and, of course, country. With the exception of one or two contestants, these singers hit just about every note, every night. I found that incredible!!
Scotty McCreery was even more incredible than the rest! We saw Scotty grow through the season. He blew the judges away in his audition….and he was consistent through Hollywood week, Group Singing and his Top 24 Performances. Country fans love Idol. Young girls love cute boys. He was a very good singer. For all of those reasons, Scotty won.
Could Lauren Alaina have won? Yes, but not against Scotty. If she happened to be up against Haley or James Durbin, then she would have won. Her likeability factor would have given her the title.
In the bet between Deanna Cruz from Hot 106 and me, the score is now tied 2 to 2. A few weeks ago, we put in sealed envelopes who we thought would win. Will the tie be broken with what is in those envelopes? Did one of us pick Scotty to win it all…..many weeks ago? Find out on the Rhode Show beginning at 8am on Fox Providence. The loser gets to do the other person’s job.