Saturday, March 25, 2006

Idol Speculation

All back to the important stuff--like American Idol.

Many veterans Idol watchers have prognosticated that Chris Duaghtry is going to walk away with the title this time out. After this week's performance show, I'm beginning to think they might be onto something.
The judges keep talking (and talking and talking etc...) about the potential Idols need to make the songs they sing "their own." Well, no one, not even Chris himeself, has done that as effectively as he did with his rendition of I Walk The Line on Tuesday. I'm a big fan of the Man In Black, aka Johnny Cash, and yet, as many times as I've heard I Walk The Line, it was as if I were hearing a completely new song when Chris got his hands on it. He definitely needs to put that one on his first album.
Well, I'm gonna go ahead and venture a prediction of my own. I won't go so far as to predict the final outcome, but I will say that I am fairly certain that when it comes down to jsut two, those two will be Chris and Mandisa. At that point, I'll be equally happy no matter who wins. After all, the runner-ups on Idol have often gone on to equal or even greater success than the winners.
I believe Clay Aiken came in second to Ruben Studdard, but it's Clay everyone talks about while Ruben has kind of dropped out of the spotlight and may, for all anyone knows, be working at a Burger King in Poughkeepsie.


KT said...

Yeah I know what you're saying, Clay got all the "how to do" and we sorta lost track of Ruben.

Ray "!!" Tomczak said...

Well, that was quick. I just posted this a couple of minutes ago Anyway, keerti, thanks for reading The Word and thanks for your comments and triple thanks for not hoping I die. (See Wednesday's post if you don't know what I'm talking about)