After letting it sink in for the night, listening to what others say and reflecting on the season, I still think Scotty McCreery deserves to be American Idol. I remember thinking, and Michaela Johnson reminded me of this, that he may be a one-trick pony with his country music. However, that’s what he is…only a country music singer. However, no one has grown as much as Scotty this season. He was stiff at first, which bothered me, but did you see his “Gone” performance in the Final Two performance night? It was outstanding!!!
Look at his audition, then watch his “Gone” performance. You will see his growth through the entire season. It was phenonmenal growth for a 17 year old, in my opinion. To understand why he is Amerian Idol, you need to include that growth with his near perfect delivery with every song; his likeability; his singing of a very popular musical genre; and his appeal to who mainly votes…young girls.
For the first time in a few seasons, America got it right! David Cook rightfully won in Season 7, but Adam Lambert and Crystal Bowersox should have won the following two seasons.
Now, another winner is MEEEEEE! Deanna Cruz from Hot 106 and I have had this contest to see who could pick who gets voted off every week. Loser does the winner’s job. After last night, we were tied, but we had the envelopes….quite a few weeks ago we each wrote on a piece of paper who we thought would be the winner. We put our picks in an envelope to be opened after the finale. Well, Deanna picked James Durbin…a good choice but WRooooooooNG! I picked Scotty McCreery. Pretty good, eh? (Patting myself on the back). Now Deanna Cruz will be meteorologist for the day…date to be determined. Deanna Cruz recently got her own morning show on Hot 106, Rise and Grind. My congrats to her and Vezzy Parmesan for the new gig.
So….on to Season 11 of American Idol. Tryouts begin next month in St. Louis, amazingly. For next year, Ryan Seacrest will be back. Steven Tyler will be back. Randy Jackson is coming back. The only person in question is Jennifer Lopez who, according to Fox News, says it is “too early to tell if she willl be back”. I hope so. I thought she did a good job. I think they need a villainous type of judge, however…someone like…oh Simon Cowell.
If you need your Idol fix before then, they are coming to Providence on August 27 and to Mohegan Sun on September 3. Tickets are on sale now!!!