Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I had my headline all ready..."You Vote, Fox Decides". After last night's love fest for David A. by all three judges I thought it was already over before it was over. But DAVID COOK WON!!!! For the first time in the 7 years since I started watching American Idol, an amazing talent that I rooted for from day one actually won. My faith in the taste of the American public is renewed. My faith in Fox is renewed too. What the heck, maybe it's not scripted after all! Plus, they put on an awesome, everything but the kitchen sink Grand Slam finale tonight night that was engaging from start to finish. I loved the David and David hero song duet. And Syesha singing with Seal! The comedy bits were clever too, especially Gladys Knight and the Pips, with Mega Stars; Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. But my heart really soared when they rolled out little Reynaldo LaPuz in his feathered white hat and cape to sing "I Am Your Brother" one more time with the USC Marching Band. It was touching and hilarious and wonderful.
Even the commercials rocked tonight. I want a green Ford Escape Hybrid real bad.
So I'm having a bit of a warm, rosy Cinderella feeling tonight for David Cook. Bravo to the mid-west rocker who made it all the way to the top. I knew he was the biggest star all along. And now, the long dark void until AI season 8 begins...