Who will win, Scotty or Lauren? The American Idol Finale performances last night did not seem to be ‘goosebumping’ any of the judges, with the exception of two songs. At the end of round 2, Randy exclaimed, “and they are both ‘in it to win it!’ Indeed, both Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina are in it to win it, giving up some of their best vocals last night. Lauren’s last song, ‘Like My Mother Does,’ raised excitement from the judges. Lauren’s song was such a hit with viewers that it is possibly the single deciding factor in this competition. Up until now, Scotty has been favored to win American Idol by a landslide. Scotty’s song ‘Gone’ had the judges excited and the song was well received by the audience and internet viewers.
Yesterday, the Rasmussen poll favored Scotty to win by a healthy margin; both DialIdol and Drudge Report have Scotty favored to win today. In the past, ‘underdogs’ have really pulled votes, capturing surprise wins. More than one American Idol upset has gone down in history. Will Lauren’s emotional appeal and popularity pull in enough votes to give her the win? Our viewing room agreed with this blogger who pointed out the inconsistancy of a Lauren win. In fact one of our viewers said, “Steven Tyler is so shallow,” after Tyler’s remarks about Lauren being the front runner. Another viewer remarked, “Scotty sounds like a regular star!” and “His voice is as smooth as chocolate.” Many seemed to feel that there was a sympathy factor going on for Lauren.
DialIdol, which has an unbeatable reputation for accuracy in picking winners of American Idol, has pointed to Scotty for the win. The website declares that “All signs point to Scotty McCreery winning American Idol!”
Are you ready? This is your American Idol show. Listen to the contestant performances by clicking on the video box to the left. Tonight is the results show with great performances expected. Grab your cowboy hats, a bowl of chili and enjoy the show. The American Idol Finale Winner show will air Wed. 8/7c on Fox. The official American Idol website has videos, recaps and forums.
Expected performers: Steven Tyler singing ‘Dream On,’ Jack Black, Beyonce, American Idol 2011 Top 13, Bono and The Edge, Carrie Underwood, Tom Jones, Gladys Knight, TLC, Tim McGraw and more.
In Hollywood rumor and gossip abound, and American Idol keeps much information ‘hush-hush,’ leading to much speculation and gossip. Newly confirmed by Fox Atlanta are: Tony Bennett, Jennifer Lopez with husband Marc Anthony. Unconfirmed but listed as performing is: Judas Priest.
Get ready: This is your American Idol.