So, Brent and I found American Idol last year and we found ourselves rooting for one or two contestants. This year when we found it again we watched the whole season and we ended up rooting for 5 or 6 of the contestants. We got totally caught up in all the fun. We've speculated on the contestants throughout the whole season.
Anyway, as some of our favorites fell out of the competition, we were happy enough to see that our two favorites stayed in. The ones we rooted for most enthusiastically:
We're watching the finale now and I feel strongly that I would be happy with either David winning. See, David Archuleta has a gorgeous voice. He seems so innocent and earnest and his voice is very pure. He sounds to me a lot like Josh Grobin. David Cook has a grittier and more emotional feel to his voice. I think David C might be better prepared to sell albums, but David A has a pretty strong fan base - even if that fan base is made up almost entirely of tweens, Utahns (he's from Murray), and older ladies. David C has done some brilliant things to some favorite songs. The three that stand out most in my mind are:
Hello by Lionel Ritchie
Always be my Baby by Mariah Carey
and First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack
Check them out yourself and see if you don't fall in love with him as much as we have.
Looks like America agreed. David Cook takes the night!