I can’t believe I lost my nerve. I should have called Melinda this week to go. I even provided enough good reasons for it in my writeup yesterday. But, then, I bowed to conventional wisdom and went with Blake. Stupid stupid me.
Yes, Melinda is the best singer in IDOL history, and I think that worked against her. She’s already a professional singer for some big name singers. She’s an old 29. She has no signature style, besides just being able to sing everything well.
And in a self-selecting voting population dominated by the young and the female, the votes were naturally going in the direction of Blake and Jordin.
It might not be the best-sung finale that it might have been next week, but it certainly will be more interesting. The field is wide open. The two choices are completely different styles. Whose camp will win it all? Will Blake’s appeal to the girls be enough to carry him through? Will Jordin’s more classical song style win her the typical Idol vote?
I don’t think it’ll be an easy call next week at all, but I think the final vote will be decisive one way or the other.
And if they had 60 million votes this week, I can’t wait to hear what the total will be next week.
De Blieck Out!