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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Somebody to Love

We are down to the final five.

Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta, Matt Giraud, Danny Gokey, and Adam Lambert.

I remember the first year of this show when we ended up Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini as finalists.

I am not sure either of those two would even still be in the competition this season. This years five remaining singers are a joy to watch and listen to.

That said, there are some real differences between performers.

So, after listening to their performances tonight, allow me to put my two cents in before this weeks results are announced tomorrow evening.

Going home this week is Allison. It is just going to be hard for a female rocker to win a competition in which the majority of voters are young teenage girls. Allison is a great singer and will have a long career, but this week is the end of the line.

Next up is Kris Allen/Matt Giraud. These two are basically interchangeable. Nice voices, versatile, talented, and lamentably, almost the same person. They too will get their recording contracts, but this season, they are just the undercard for the main event.

In the finals we will see Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert. Good vs. Evil. Yin and Yang. Sturm und Drang.

Either of these two guys will be a fantastic choice, but America loves a good fairy tale and what is better story than awarding the title of American Idol to a young father whose wife died in surgery a few months before this competition began?

So take it to the bank. Danny Gokey is this years American Idol over Adam Lambert. But don't feel too bad for Adam. He'll have a great career as he is incredibly talented and secure in his skin on stage.

I just wish he would cut loose and give us a real treat by singing a little Freddy Mercury inspired Queen. Maybe "Somebody to Love" from the "A Day at the Races" LP.


Comments on "Somebody to Love"


Anonymous Gordon Mallon said ... (5:45 PM) : 

You did not just post about "American Idol."


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (6:30 PM) : 

What can I say Gordon. And you just read it. I hope you watched the video.

It redeems the post.


Blogger Debbies Choice said ... (3:52 PM) : 

Adam Lambert will beat out Danny in the finals. Bet on that.


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