AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Top 2 Finalists Revealed!
Yay, Kris made it! I predicted he’d pull the upset after last night’s strong, innovative reworking of Kanye’s “Heartless.” The judges kept saying it’d be Adam vs. Danny but look at Kris now. Ha!
Adam did make it into the finals so Danny went home. I like Danny but I think America got it right. Next week’s showdown should be interesting because the two finalists are at completely different ends of the spectrum when it comes to their performance styles and song choices. And how cool would it be if Kris pulls another upset and wins the crown?! That would make really good television since everyone from Entertainment Weekly and Katy Perry seems to think Adam’s got this thing locked down, which I don’t think is true. Remember, Kris has never been in the bottom three and Adam has.
The rest of the results show was lackluster and not worth saying much about. Jordin Sparks made an appearance and looked gorgeous (our 17-year-old girl is all grown up!) but the song made no impression on me. It just seemed to give Sparks an excuse to strut around the stage wearing a hot mini-dress and a lot of attitude.
Alicia Keyes introduced a little boy from Riwanda named Noah, who sang “I’m the Greatest,” another forgettable song. The kid’s energy was infectious but I had a hard time understanding his singing (he learned it in English in one week). This was part of a plea for texters to pledge $5 per person to the Keep a Child Alive Foundation, which provides HIV medication to Africans.
Katy Perry performed “Waking Up in Vegas,” wearing a cape embroidered with Adam’s name on the back. I fast-forwarded through her performance after the first verse. I find her voice annoying and, like Danny, wanted to get to the results already.
So, are you happy with the finalists? Do you think Kris has a chance of winning the title?