Wednesday, May 23, 2007

American Idol Recap- Finals Edition

I know I've been covering American Idol like mad these past few weeks, but after tonight the show will (sadly) be over until next January and you won't hear anything about it. Last night was the Finals between Blake and Jordin and, like always, it was a slobberknocker. The first round went to Blake as he sang "You Give Love a Bad Name" perfectly yet again while Jordin tried Christina Aguilera's "Fighter." She sang it nicely, but it lacked the edge and anger that it needs (and that Christina gives it). The next round went to Jordin as she sang Martina McBrides's "Broken Wing" beautifully and almost as well as the original. Blake sang another Maroon 5 song, "She Will Be Loved," and he did sing it better than Adam Levine, but it wasn't as good as Jordin.

Now, this is the part where I started to get angry at the show. You remember how they announced at the beginning if the season that they were looking for someone to write the song that the winner will release as a single? Well, supposedly they did that because every song after "A Moment Like This" sucked major balls and they wanted to find one that would actually get played on the radio. I was happy to hear this because all of those inspirational songs that the winners were forced to release were terrible and were only listenable because of the singer. So imagine my surprise when after all this hoop-la that they pick the cheesy inspirational song "This Is My Now" that sucks worse than Fantasia's "I Believe" and even Carrie Underwood's "Inside Your Heaven." I was so upset when I heard Blake singing this song because it is not his style at all. His voice and talents don't lie in cheesy inspirational ballads. He looked so frustrated singing the damn song that even Simon pointed it out. On the other hand, the song is right up Jordin's alley and she did all that she could with it. How fair is this? Jordin will win now because of that damn song and it doesn't seem right.

Come back tomorrow for my thoughts on the Season Finale and the eventual winner (even though we kinda know who it is at this point).

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