Yes, my husband and I watch Idol every single year.
Last year when Phillip Phillips auditioned, I IMMEDIATELY said to my husband, THIS is the person I want to win...and I was thrilled that he did.
This year, I DID love Charlie Askew, but he got booted with his last song...I think he is very young (17). I hope he comes back next year...more mature. I think he has had a hard life, I felt very sorry for him, and I am awestruck with the compassion that Ryan Seacrest has shown to the contestants all these years.
That being said, I do agree that Curtis is exceptional. I LOVED Angie's victory song so much that I wrote the words all down in shorthand while she sang it. VERY motivational and inspiring. I think she and Cree have a good shot.
Lazaro is very sincere also and an excellent singer.
Each year as the show progresses, and I get to know the contestants better, my views sometimes change.
Believe it or not I have had Nicki the judge on my prayer list for over a year because of her very negative performance last year for either the grammys or the emmys...now that I have gotten to know her I just love her...she is a riot, AND sincere. LOVE Keith Urban...and I do like Mariah and I have always loved Randy.
I had thought of posting this question and SO glad to see it on HubPages.
Blessings, Sparklea :)