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"American Idol": Jordin Takes the Title

"American Idol": Jordin Takes the Title

Apparently "American Idol" is a singing competition after all, because sparkly Jordin came away with the win on Wednesday over beatboxing Blake. Not that I got to see it, because the already-bloated results show ran so far over that my TiVo didn't catch the ending. Note to producers: The "American Idol" finale is not the Oscars. You could have cut a Golden Idol or two to make sure everybody saw the moment we've been waiting for since, you know, January.

Since I didn't get to see the big finish for myself, I'm going to assume the following things happened: Jordin cried, then Paula cried, then David Hasselhoff cried, then we got the big "This is My Now" singout. Correct me if I'm wrong.

For the record, I'm glad Jordin won; I think she'll be a very marketable pop star, and she'll be able to work well within the "Idol" constraints. Blake, on the other hand, will do just fine on his own. Normally, I'd be worried about someone so young taking on all the pressures of winning "Idol" — isn't Jordin the first to win while still in high school? — but she's grown up with fame, and she seems grounded enough to handle all the attention that's going to come her way now. I don't think I'll be buying her album, but I'm sure a lot of people will.

While I didn't get to see the coronation ceremony, I did get to see two looooong hours of filler, so for all the time-sucking, dignity-stealing details,

  • Oh, so there's the Gwen Stefani performance they promised but failed to deliver during "Idol Gives Back." Gee, thanks.
  • Frankly, I'm amazed that Kelly Clarkson performed. That makes two "Idol" appearances in as many months for the girl who once attempted to cut all ties with the show. I guess you'll do anything when you have a new single to promote. And besides, I'm never going to complain about a chance to watch my Kelly.
  • I haaaaate the Golden Idols. Hate them. There's a reason I try to avoid watching the auditions, and it's that I don't want to indulge the crazies. The Golden Idols are all about indulging the crazies. I did not need to see Margaret Fowler shaking her tailfeather while making out with Seacrest. Frankly, I did not need to see Margaret Fowler again ever.
  • The Doug E. Fresh / Blake performance gave me serious "White Rapper Show" flashbacks. Man, I miss that show.
  • Melinda proved she can hold her own with BeBe and CeCe Winans. She looked fantastic and sounded better. And she's not the "American Idol" because... ?
  • Taylor Hicks: Making "I just stepped in poo" faces on "American Idol" since 2006.
  • It's official: The world did not need more Sanjaya. And Ashley Ferl was totally faking the tears this time.
  • In theory, I liked the idea of the pimpomercial filled with blooper-reel footage from other pimpomercials — but they should have used a fun, upbeat song, not "Time After Time."
  • Do the "Idol" winners always get cars? Is that really necessary? Can Jordin even drive?
  • Was it just me or did Carrie Underwood sound absolutely awful? I usually love her voice, but I thought she sounded screechy and reedy and terrible. And I did not understand her outfit at all; it looked like the top and back of a prom dress, worn over jeans.
  • On the topic of bad singing, Bette Midler was shockingly off-key, and also wearing what appeared to be a pleather miniskirt.
  • Clive Davis said the big "Idol" news of the year was "the huge explosion of Chris Daughtry." Heh. How do you stop an exploding man, again?
  • Does the Sgt. Pepper tribute explain Randy's fashion choices on Tuesday? There was a little part of me that expected a big "Idol" shocker where Paul McCartney would suddenly appear on stage, but ... no.
  • Votes cast this week: 74 million, which Seacrest said was a new record.
  • And that's our season. It started dull and ended dull, with a few fun moments, a gigundo charity special and a ponyhawk in between. I would say this must be the year that "Idol" took an irreversible turn for the worse, but here's the thing: When Season 7 starts up in January, I know I'll still be watching.
  • Photos courtesy of Fox

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socialbuterflii socialbuterflii 10 years
Ummm Carrie Underwood... bad? NO!!!!!!!!!!! She was AMAZING in my opinion, it was Kelly Clarkson who sounded AWFUL. She sounded like she lost her voice or something. I hope she has a cold or something, because HOW did she WIN???? Carrie Underwood made Kelly look like a joke.
I cannot believe Bette Midler was there! OF ALL PEOPLE!! Why couldn't Maroon 5 come back? Or JT! That would've been funny. Justin Timberlake AND Chris Richardson in the same place at the same time! OMG! :DROOL: That would be pure heaven! I'm SOO happy Jordin won! But, A NEW CAR!? She said herself she didnt worry about getting her drivers licence! Watevs. Great recap! _______________________________________________________________ G33k !n th3 P!nk!!! ♥
rainonme224 rainonme224 10 years
I only watched the last 10 min cuz I knew I'd be bored out of my mind with the other filler stuff, and I'm glad to know that I really didn't miss anything.
sexyeyes sexyeyes 10 years
Kelly Crarckson was off the hook! I WAS SOOO HAPPY TO KNOW JORDIN WON! :WOOHOO: :JUMPIN:
malzie89 malzie89 10 years
my DVR cut it off would think in two hours they have enough time to say...and the winner is....but no
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
I stopped watching AI this year after Good people were voted out before Van-jaya. In reality my love affair with this show ended sometime last year. The judges, the banter, the overall feeling that it is one giant scripted coke commercial, and the abundance of cheese that covers every square inch just got to me. I hate the "commercials" where the top 12 sing, I cant stand Ryan Seacrest and his obvious god complex, the man doesnt have one cell of personality in his entire tiny body. The Montages, the guest hosts, the same songs, the same choreographed numbers from hades ( I did better dancing to Fame in front of my TV when I was 10) The Final show this year, sent me over the edge. Bette Midler? SO off key, and THAT song?!? ALl the previous Idols coming back, except fantasia, Kelly forgot words and screamed, Carrie sounded off key and a bit vacant, Ruben was sweating up a storm and just did the "Weeble-Wobble" dance the whole time, and Taylor looked like a deer in the headlights. Gwen Stefani chose the slowest more boring song to highlight (that was bathroom time) Green Day? If anything these guys must have a ton of money for selling out so much Smokey Robinson, oooo scary stretched out freaky eye man singing oldies if i had a baby it would have cried from fright. Clive whats his name, can that man even hear anymore? The GOLDEN idols, didnt they already do a "highlight of the crappy singers" from try outs? HOW LONG must they stretch out the show, and do we really want to see 2-3 hours of elevator music, paula drunk, and the crowd waving homemade signs? They need to OVERHAUL this show, GET RID of cynical smart mouthed self absorbed Ryan, Keep Simon but give the boot to "the dawg" randy and Paula "why is she a judge on a singing competition because her voice is like glass on nails on a chalkboard" Redo the intro animation, the band, the song choices and the overall look.
tchan01 tchan01 10 years
I have to agree with keck...Bette on stage was just a mess. She sounded flat and it wasn't a very good performance. I also enjoyed Carrie's performance, particularly the first one which she sang for Idol Give Back.
keck_la keck_la 10 years
Bette Midler! Wow. I had to leave the room. I saw that she was adjusting her volume/possibly trying to turn on the power to her pack so maybe there were some monitor issues...but come on! It was sooo uncomfortable. And why THAT song again? She has sooo many better tunes. And she's taking over for Celine in Vegas? Is that what I heard? Oh dear... Sorry Bette - just didn't care for ya last night. On a better note (pun intended)LOVED Kelly C! Just a blood and guts song - nothing pretty to it at all - I LOVED IT! She just ROCKED OUT!
HotBlonde HotBlonde 10 years
My TIVO also cut off the final announcement and I was seriously pissed off.
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