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American Idol: That's All Folks!

idol6-finale.jpgI'm officially happy that "American Idol" is over. I don't think that this season was the crap that so many claimed it to be. However, it's time to get on with my life.

Tonight's two-hour extravaganza was too much for any person to blog -- although I am sure many have. Here are some of my highlights...

• Plenty of psuedo-celebrities in the audience. How does Jerry Springer get a better seat than Michael Chiklis?
• Did Simon sleep in his clothes from last night?
• Wish Blake had sang the Beatles earlier. It worked for him. It also might have been the least boring "Idol" duet ever. Congrats people!
• Everyone in the audience was treated to Gwen Stefani on a TV screen. Kind of cheesy. It must be a make-good for bailing on "Idol Gives Back."
• They brought back the Golden Idols. Couldn't they have just made the show an hour shorter?

Too long for a bullet point: Margaret Fowler was in the house. Remember her? She also brought back her blinding yellow outfit, and dancing that resembled flapping. She was like Tweety Bird's crazy aunt. She also jumped Seacrest onstage, with what had to be a tongue kiss. I am wondering if sharp-shooters were on alert. I think Michael Chiklis might have pooped his pants. I almost did.

The saddest part is that Margaret received more screen time than most of the finalists. Back to the bullets...

• The Diddy-wear was busted out for all of the group songs.
• Blake got to bust out his sideways hat with Doug E Fresh. It was like something out of "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo." This might have been my favorite moment in "American Idol" history. It was awesome -- and about 24 hours too late.
• Love how all of the Golden Idol recipients "dressed up."
• Gladys Knight is almost 63? She looks hotter than Paula.
• This has to be a first: Simon gave Tony Bennett a standing-O.
• I loved the Simon/Ryan retrospective, but did anyone think that Jonathan and Kenneth were not winning the Best Buddies award?
• Simon may not know everything about music, but he knows his Bush Babies.
• Carrie Underwood would win the "Hottest Idol" award, hands-down.
• Clive Davis seems like a real party, huh?
• The tribute to Sanjaya seemed a bit weird after the African Children's Choir, no?
• Someone should drug test Joe Perry. There really is no other excuse.
• Was Green Day in the house? I saw the giant "American Idol" logo on the stage, but their performance looked like it could have been live from somewhere else.
• Good to see that Taylor hasn't abandoned his goofy, whitey dancin' roots.
• Liked the Ruben/Jordin duet. I see a single there -- and Ruben could use it, couldn't he?
• Hope Bette Midler got her Vegas money upfront. Oof. Who would have thought I'd ever miss Celene?
• They really had the former Idols working it, eh? Did Clive lock the doors or something?

So the winner was Jordin Sparks. No big surprises. Jordin was very deserving. She is a good singer, she's young, she's bubbly, and she is marketable. I don't think Blake even expected to win -- or wanted to after last night's last song. He should kick those songwriter guys in the nuts... or someone should. Please?

That's it kids. You don't have to go home, but there ain't no more to say about "American Idol" here. Keep reading at TV Fodder though; I've got plenty of other crap to say. See you next season. -- Rachel Cericola



Posted by Rachel Cericola on May 23, 2007 9:18 PM
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I have to say, nice job on the articles all season. Even though I didn't like reading negative comments, it was just too addicting. You're very fun to read!

-- 1. Posted by: Beau at May 24, 2007 12:31 AM

I think the powers that be in Vegas wish they had auditioned Bette Midler before they signed her on. Who would want to listen to her now? REALLY, REALLY BAD.

-- 2. Posted by: anonymous at May 24, 2007 3:09 AM

I love Bette Midler, but even I fastforwarded to the end of that performance. I guess not everything gets better with age!

On a side note, I recorded the show. After two hours it cut out, and they hadn't even gotten close to announcing the winner. Still, the show was like a concert for everyone. Everyone over 60.

-- 3. Posted by: FenwayBen at May 24, 2007 5:06 AM

Beau: Thanks so much... that really means a lot to me. Hope to see you next season!

FenwayBen (go Sox!): Did you record the show because you were watching the Sox play the Yankees? I recorded it too... but only so I could fast forward through commercials. My DVR cut out too! Damn them for going too long. However, by the time I got to that point, the show was still going on, so I just caught the rest live.

-- 4. Posted by: Rachel at May 24, 2007 9:01 AM

@FenwayBen

Yeah..that happened on my TiVo also. I think FOX Execs were laughing with that 'Mr. Burns' type laugh, thinking 'heh..that will show all of those DVR viewers. We won't update the schedule, so they will all miss the final winner if they are not watching live. Excelllleeennnt!'

I still hate FOX.

-- 5. Posted by: fred at May 24, 2007 9:07 AM

@Rachel
Actually, I was at work. I am in Hawaii, so the finale was aired well after the Sox game was over. I DVR'd that too, but I ended up fastforwarding through most of it, it wasn't a fun game to watch! Fortunately the wins double the losses so far this year!

Excellent job with the review, I'll be checking back in next year to see what you think of Season 7's crop.

@Beau, I hate FOX, but I love Idol, House and Bones. I feel like Randall in Clerks.

Go SOX!

-- 6. Posted by: FenwayBen at May 26, 2007 11:11 PM

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