A colleague of mine was shocked when I said I still watch American Idol.
Well. I do. Without apologies.
And why not…OK…Seacrest is a bore. And the contest is tired and in need of revision, but nevertheless STARS are born here. Kelly Clarkson. Jennifer Hudson. Doughtry. Carrie Underwood.
Heck, you don’t even have to win to become a star.
I know, I know…there are too many shows like this already on the air. But I have a notalgic feel for American Idol, so even if I don’t watch every episode. And I don’t. I’ll watch tonight.
Kree Harrison (left) and Candice Glover sang their hearts — and guts — out during Wednesday’s hour-long performance finale (full recap!) in three rounds: Simon Fuller’s Pick, Coronation Single, and Repeat of a Favorite Performance.
I didn’t think there was a dud in the lineup (Kree’s “Angel” was sleepy, but come on, so is that song) but after Candice’s incredible cover of “I (Who Have Nothing)” I’d say the more deserving winner is clear.
Kree is a finely tuned, consistent performer who can go far in the real world, but Candice can put on one hell of a SHOW in reality TV land. Her vocal gymnastics are amazing.
Find out what happens. And then let me (and everyone else) know what you think about it.