I have decided that my opinion counts for JACK SQUAT! If no one listens, why should I even bother? I mean CARRIE UNDERWOOD for Pete's sake!!! CARRIE UNDERWOOD!?! Jeez. What is America coming to? I had Bo picked to win from the first time I heard him. The guy is a pro. He has more personality in his missing tooth-hole than Carrie has ever had in her life. He might be the only contestant all year that brought it sincerely and consistently every time. I even think he would be more marketable than Carrie. Her voice is soooOOOooo country, and I don't think she's got the chops to branch out into a more pop-rock style. Her first single sounds like something Faith Hill would sing. Do you remember When the Lights Go Down? What about Where are you, Christmas? Neither of these were hits on the pop charts. Carrie should have been voted out ahead of Vonzell and then worked on a career in Nashville in the footsteps of Josh Grayson, who has had at least 2 pretty good hits on country radio. I have a feeling that Bo has a longer and brighter career ahead of him anyway.
That being said, I enjoyed the show last night imensly. Arranging for the contestants to sing with established artists was a great treat. Highlights for me were Walk this Way (even though Constantine could not suck more), On Broadway, and Sweet Home Alabama.
All in all, I think I'm going to have to remind myself not to pick a winner at any point in the next year's competition. My picks are always right and so far, America has been wrong every time... 'cept for Kelly. Thank God for Kelly. She allows me to hold out some hope that America will get its act back together and get it right.