I don’t start following American Idol until they’re down to fewer than 10 contestants. Then I turn it on in the living room as I play on the computer, and I listen to the performances. I much prefer good songs to the atrocities in the auditions. And I watch the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of the final show. Because I don’t need that much Ryan Seacrest in my life.
A while back, I decided I liked Taylor best. Why? Hard to say. When he sang “You Send Me” it drew me away from the computer into the TV room. (I like old songs.) The gray doesn’t bug me at all, and I have a soft spot for tall, accented guys.
So I was tickled pink when old (29! the nerve!) gray-haired, goofysmiling Taylor beat out YET another wispy freshfaced ingenue to get the title. Will he go as far as Kelly? Nah. But I think he’ll outdo Ruben (would that be so hard?), Fantasia (what happened to her?) and …uh….the freshfaced ingenue from last year.
Plus, friggin PRINCE was on the show last night!
BvP: Is that really him?
Me: I…I…think so?
BvP: It is!
Me: On American Idol?
BvP: Is he desperate?
Apparently not. I forget that AI is the most popular show on TeeVee these days.