Thursday, May 24, 2007

American Idol: No Surprise There! (5/24/07)

After the nationwide vote (and over 70 million came in), Ryan announced the new American Idol ... Jordin Sparks! I love a good Cinderella story. Jordin actually dropped out of traditional high school & soon after, tried out for Idol in L.A. Producers rejected her & she never made it to the judges. Good thing Sparks was determined. She got herself to Seattle (also where Blake Lewis auditioned) and got a big "YES" for Hollywood from Simon, Randy, and Paula. Thus, an Idol was born.

Last night's 2 hour season finale actually moved along quite nicely thanks to tons of performances by: Kelly Clarkson, Reuben Studdard, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Gwen Stefani, Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, Bebe & Cece Winans, and of course - your top 12. For a minute, I forgot that Brandon & Stephanie were in there. It was good to see the top 12 & I think that all of them sounded better last night than they ever did on the show. That's right, Haley. I'm talking to you.

Up next is the grueling pace of the Idols summer tour - they'll be doing over 50 shows! You can see all the tour dates HERE. It's a little pricey with the most expensive ticket around $70 ... too rich for my blood. If anyone is going to see it, email me if you'd like to do a review of the show & you could see your work here on the site!

Once again, congratulations to Jordin Sparks, our new American Idol!

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