American Idol Season 8 Finale Prediction

I’ve had it with two things about Season 8: Kris Allen and Kara Dia-shut-up. Thankfully, tonight is a promotion-fest two-hour finale. I’m not sure how much of it we’ll actually watch. I think we’ll start around 9pm and fast forward through anything annoying, ridiculous, or agonizing. We’ve been warned to tape past 10pm, though, so be ready with your manual DVR settings tonight. Last year we got to, “And the winner is….. David….” and had to wait for someone to post the last part up on YouTube to see the ending.

Adam beat Kris like a little whipping boy last night, though Kara’s stupid song about hurricanes and other stuff that I can’t remember was clearly one-sided toward Kris’s style. Give Adam something to work with, sheesh!

If Adam doesn’t win tonight, I’m not so sure I’ll be a die-hard AI fan next year. He’s a far better performer, and if America is too stupid to realize Animal Farm is happening before their very eyes AND can’t vote for a decent pop idol, then we’re in a crapload of trouble.

American Idol Finale Results Show: Moments Away!

The time the dearly devoted have been waiting for all season is here!

My prediction that David Archuleta will win remains, but I sit here today and publicly write that David Cook will blow Archie’s concert, CD, and iTunes sales away. There is no comparison when it comes to charisma, presence, and character. No, I don’t think D.A.’s stage humility is any indication of who he is other than a pimped daddy’s prodigy out there for the world to see how good Jeff Archuleta’s genes mixed with his wife’s.

Can you imagine (no pun intended, but it’s dang funny now that I typed it) shelling out $60 to see Archuleta and seeing and hearing this after every number:

No, no, no, shucks, gosh!

I’d be demanding my money back. He should pay people to listen to him when he does that. I loved him at first, but his novelty has worn thin.

It’s come out that David Cook didn’t even want to try out for the show and was there for his brother.

The true American Idol is David Cook.

American Idol Finale – Cook vs. Archuleta – 5/20/2008

Tonight was the big night, so one moment while I finish casting my votes. Ok, now that business is taken care of, it’s time to tell you who I voted for.

Tonight was a knock-down, drag-out fight… until the end. The end, if you watched it, consisted of David Archuleta singing, not for the first time… not for the second time… but for the THIRD time this season and the FOURTH time readily viewable on YouTube: ‘Imagine.’ We know he can sing ‘Imagine’ already! I have it on my iPod and I’ve been listening to it for 2 months now. I’m ready for something else.

Worse song choice for the night or not, at least Cook sang something original AND smoking hot, too. Don’t count him out, but I don’t think he’s going to get the votes. I think he is the better all-around American Idol, but I have a nasty feeling that the young lad is going to edge him out based on vocals.

One question remains to be seen in the months and years to come: Does David Archuleta even enjoy singing, or is it just what his dad wants him to do?

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