I used to write about American Idol obsessively, and I'm not sure why I don't any more. One reader wrote to me recently and mentioned this. Probably because I'm so busy tweeting about it or giving status updates on Facebook while watching. (It's been a family tradition since Carrie Underwood won. We saw her in concert a year later!)
Anyway, this year I predicted that James and Haley would be in the finale ~ oh, was I wrong! By now American knows that Lauren and Scotty (or "Sonny" as my friend, ShaRon calls him :) are in the top 2. Lauren, I could have predicted. Her voice rocks it. But Scotty, not so much. He didn't impress me much at all most weeks, and when the judges would fawn over him, I'd wonder if we'd been watching the same show. Not to mention all those funny Alfred E. Neuman faces he makes when singing ...
But here's the thing: he's growing on me. Maybe I'm starting to see what so many teen girls and, ahem, middle aged moms on Facebook (!), are seeing. He's got charm and a funny little spark in his eye, and he's finally showed us some range. (Side note: preteen girl does a wicked imitation of him singing, "Baby lock them doors and turn the lights down low ...") Gotta hand it to him, really.
Now we've got two talented teenagers from humble backgrounds in the south competing for the top prize. It's anybody's guess who'll make it. As Randy has said before, they're both "in it to win it!!!"
So, who do you think will?