Again...the 2nd best person wins...
The finale was great though, all those 70s music guests. Great for people my age
And Joe Cocker still has it!
I can see Crystal having a great career ahead of her. The other guy? Not so sure.
YES Uninvited Writer. I agree with you. I haven't followed the whole series but every time I saw it I thought Crystal was amazing.
It was a great finale, I also enjoyed Janet Jackson she looked great in her short hair. I don't know what we are going to do without Simon next year, he has always been my favorite so I am a little sad.
What was with Janet and that first song she sung? It sounded like she was lip synching to a Michael Jackson vocal track.
I don't know what the song was, but I thought it was a Michael Jackson song--she sounded EXACTLY like him. It was crazy. Plus, the song sounded very Michael and I wondered if she was doing a tribute or something. Does she have a new album or something?
darkside: I agree with you, Entertainment tonight said the same thing about Janet sounding like a Michael lip synching number. It sure looked that way to me as well.
I can't imagine how Lee won. Everything he sings is off key. Clearly the more talented performer was Crystal.
lee is danny gogki without side burns!!! maybe their twins!! I agree crystal should of won!
Crystal is better off not winning. That way there's less pressure from record execs to do things their way and she'll have more time to record an album.
And I think her target audience will prefer an underdog.
Crystal is better off not winning - her success will be all hers, she wont have to share it with American Idol even if that's where she came from. (I mean - her contract should be different since she didn't win, she should have more control over her future and should also be able to keep a bigger share of the revenue)
Sadly, I think that everyone in the Top 10 signs away their rights to American Idol. I believe that the top 3 definitely go through the American Idol (Simon Cowell) execs to make an album so they get a piece of the profit. I think Crystal will be just fine, either way though.
you may be right...I thought about that after I posted....wasn't it like the second or third season when others in the top 10 began getting recording contracts?
I think it was last year that the judges started getting annoyed that everyone kept saying that it didn't matter if you won the competition because you'd get a contract anyway. It took away the importance of winning. But it's true, look at Jennifer Hudson or Chris Daughtry, they weren't even close to winning, but they're doing quite alright for themselves. On the other hand, there's Taylor Hicks....so talent and mass appeal trumps all!
I have to agree Megavitamin. Jennifer Hudson has sold millions and I'm a fan for life.
Seems like America keeps choosing the same kind of winner - especially these last three years. Maybe not so much David Cook, but Kris Allen and Lee are both safe, middle of the road, type of singers.
Crystal, like Adam Lambert, will be better off coming in second anyways.
I agree with you all. I find it hard to believe that the American public really thought Lee was better. I think that a lot of conservative voters out there were voting on appearance and maybe have an aversion to dreadlocks - but who cares? I'm sure she'll do fine and like you say, better even. I kinda feel reinforced in my opinion by majority America NOT voting for the one I liked best! as usual. I'm really not liking this show much any more. I hope somebody in TV land will see that a series that showcases both established and new talent (without all the trappings of voting and judging, etc) would go over really well! I loved the guests and their performances, too.
that's something weird about the show - that they never specify what the winner wins - a contract and a car? what's that worth? lots, but still. they're so vague.
I think because it's a private contract....ya know? Kinda like...it's none of anyone's business how much money I made last year so I'm not going to tell.
You do make an interesting point though - Americas Next Top Model spells out what the winner gets, every week. A 1 year contract (? I think) with Cover Girl (or other makeup company) a 16 page spread in (whichever) magazine, and a 1 year contract (? again, I think lol) with (whichever) top modeling agency.
here's where you can read about the contractual obligations of contestants - interesting. It looks like the top two get contracts - the winner's worth about a million. Other contestants may get contracts and rights of first refusal are owned by the Idol owners. It's definitely all worth it - but they keep the details a big secret. Why? I don't know.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl … tml?cat=33
I agree UW. Crystal is so far above the other contestants on this year's AI. She has a future with her music for sure.
Lee is the type of guy (as has become the norm with AI) that the girl Teen vote and the "ladies who vote" seem to fall in love with and vote more because of the "Look" than the voice.
But...Crystal has no worries. She will have her contract...I will buy Her CD, not Lee's. As someone said, he is so off key at times and I find it hard to understand his words most of the time.
It it were based on young girls voting on looks then Lee should have placed about 3rd, behind Casey James and Tim Urban.
No kidding. It`s interesting though. The top two usually seem to have one conservative/average type of contestant, with the other being unique in some way (especially last year with Adam and Kris). And it seems, when it comes down to it, America always chooses the safe pick.
lol, and now we know why Tim lasted as long as he did. It was not really about his singing ability.
I wonder how far Tim would've gone if he'd removed his shirt like Casey did?
Doesn't that smiley icon remind you of Tim?
Keep in mind that there was only a 2% gap between first and second place. That was mentioned by Ryan Seacrest earlier in the night.
Hi, I have been watching this in England. Chrystal didn't win? she wuz robbed!
2nd best won.. Blame it on testerone charged teenage girls
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