CAN SOMEONE...ANYONE...TELL ME WHAT THE **** IS GOING ON WITH AMERICAN IDOL???
In what has to be the most idiotic result in the six seasons of Fox Television's song competition, Melinda Doolittle was eliminated in this week's semifinal. That should mean that 17-year-old Jordin Sparks will easily win in next week's grand finale.
Ms. Doolittle, who has worked as a background singer, was far and away the best and most consistant of the finalists. She was even chosen by judge Simon Cowell as his favourite to make it into the last week of competition. Wheather you love or hate Cowell, you've got to give the man credit; he's been working in the industry as an Artist & Repertoire executive for Sony BMG. Apparantly the teenyboppers flooded the line in favour of Blake Lewis, the beatboxer with only limited true singing talent.
Melinda was certainly my favourite to win it all, although Ms. Sparks has greatly improved her performance over the past several weeks and was beginning to post a real threat. Regardless of what happens now, neither young woman should have much to worry about. Both should enjoy a decent measure of success in the recording studio.
If Blake wins next week...