A week late, yes, but still worth a mention nonetheless. This year’s American Idol (season 6) is a mix bag for me. The girls are kicking ass while the guys are more or less sucking at the moment. However, things have been known to change once they kick into gear during the finals. American Idol is as much a popularity contest as it is a talent show. This is evident in last week’s result show where those who should have been eliminated remain while those who deserve a chance have gone home. Anyway, here are your final twelve.
|Gina Glocksen||22||Naperville, Illinois||Week 4|
|Haley Scarnato||24||San Antonio, Texas||Week 5|
|Jordin Sparks||17||Glendale, Arizona||American Idol 2007|
|Lakisha Jones||27||Fort Meade, Maryland||Week 9|
|Melinda Doolittle||29||Brentwood, Tennessee||Week 10|
|Stephanie Edwards||19||Savannah, Georgia||Week 2|
|Blake Lewis||25||Bothell, Washington||Runner Up|
|Brandon Rogers||28||North Hollywood, California||Week 1|
|Chris Richardson||22||Chesapeake, Virginia||Week 8|
|Chris Sligh||28||Greenville, South Carolina||Week 3|
|Phil Stacey||29||Jacksonville, Florida||Week 8|
|Sanjaya Malakar||17||Federal Way, Washington||Week 6|
Lakisha is the American Idol Season 6’s version Aretha Franklin. At the moment, she’s the one to beat. Other notables are Melinda Doolittle and Stephanie Edwards. On the guys front, my favourites are Chris Richardson for being a Geek In The Pink and Blake Lewis for his reggae style.
Sanjaya Malakar should have been sent packing last week instead of Sundance. But as I mentioned earlier, this is as much a popularity contest as anything else. Him with his Paula Abdul like hair (as Simon Cowell puts it) seems to appeal to some of the American population.
So there you go. The top twelve finalists. As the weeks roll on, who will be eliminated and who will become the next American Idol? Only time will tell.