Tuesday, May 25, 2010
American Idol Final
And now its over. Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox squared off with three songs each. They each first selected their favorite song. Then Simon Fuller, the show exe, selected their second song. The third song was Lee and Crystal's pick of the song they would record if they win.
Lee was up first and sang "The Boxer" from inspiration week. The judges felt it was ok but not a song that brought enough energy and feeling for the finals.
Crystal chose "Me & Bobby McGee" from Billboard #1 week.Randy commented that it was "Dope", Ellen said it was compelling, Kara loved it and felt that Crystal had the "Fire in Her Belly", and Simon said it was terrific.
Round 1 to Crystal.
Lee's second song was R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts". Randy said it was a lot better then the first song. Kara said she liked Lee's emotion in the song, and Simon said it was a brilliant choice.
Crystal's second song was "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles. Randy said "Momma Sox is in it to win it". Ellen gave Crystal a standing ovation. Kara said she felt that Crystal "Really wants it", and Simon said "Crystal absolutely nailed it".
Round 2 to Crystal.
Lee's song that he will record was "Beautiful Day". The judges were split and Simon wished Lee well.
Crystal's last song was "Up To The Mountain". It will be a big hit when released, as will Lee's.
Randy said Crystal was an amazing singer and made her greatest performance. Ellen praised Crystal's uniquely beautiful voice and told her she is "Sooo good". Kara commented that Crystal was completely invested and did an amazing job. And Simon's last official comment to Crystal was that she sang the "Song of the Night" and was outstanding.
Round 3 to Crystal.
So I voted and while both will be big stars, I voted for Crystal.
Now tomorrow night we get the official AMERICAN IDOL 2010 and we also get to see Simon's last Idol's show. And maybe it will be the last American Idol ever. We'll see.