American Idol – Shocker or Not?

I don’t watch a lot of reality TV; however, I started watching American Idol from its conception and have watched it every season since.  Now last year was bad, and I said if this year wasn’t better I would not watch it again, but this year has been great.  The entire top 12 contestants are a talented group!  I am not by far the only viewer because just last night there was 38 million votes for Tuesday night’s performances.

080423 idol smithson 415a widecWell, was I ever so shocked last night when Carly Smithson and Syesha Mercado were in the bottom two!  And flabbergasted that Carly was sent home!  Now Syesha has been in the bottom two several times now but Tuesday night was one of their better performances.  I think that (along with everyone else if they were being honest), Jason Castro and Brooke White should have been in the bottom two, with Jason going home.  I like Jason and love Brooke (she is my favorite female contestant), but based on Tuesday nights performances they were the weakest. 

I am pleased that my two favorites are still doing well, David Cook and David Archuleta.  I predict that the two Davids will be the final two.  Even after the shock of last night, I think in the end that true talent will prevail and not just a popularity contest.  Because that is the reason Jason and Brooke didn’t go last night.  Pure and simple, a popularity contest! 

We will wait and see what happens next week, until then if you have a prediction about who you think will win it let me know.  Hope to hear from you!  Enjoy life!!!