Funny skit with the Idols singing the phone book to mock Randy Jackson. Two problems: They mic'ed all of their feet stomping accidentally, and what's a phone book?
Looks like JLo's catsuit needs to be send back in for the right size. Did she just say "Tonight we go Orangutan - bananas?" Because now this is my favorite song ever in the world. I think I'm done with rap. Is that okay? Fast forwarding now.
Good to know that they still let Taylor in the building. Ace and Diana are a couple? Please propose, Ace! Oh yeah, it's here. Oh no - he had to plug his jeweler to afford the ring! I wanna make this last forever, he says. That's fine, but keep the actual proposal short. Well okay then.
Now Hollie is singing a song. Try to follow up the first AI live TV proposal, Hollie! And here comes Jordin Sparks. I don't know this song. Doesn't quite have the same punch as when Neil Diamond sings his whole catalogue and everyone knows the words. A little pitchy on that last note, Hollie. And with a key change coming, that can't be good. Jordin is the best dressed returning star performer so far. Stunning.
Now a tribute to the Bee Gees and the late Robin Gibb - this should be good. And for the most part, it is. But even though this is a tribute that is serious in nature, I'm missing me some Bee Gee disco. They'd better correct that soon. Nope. That's probably understandable, but I miss it.
Okay, here comes Jennifer Holliday. This is a treat. I'm glad that it's her and not Jennifer Hudson. This is one giant "let me show you how this is done, 16 year old girl" moment. There are more faces being made in this performance per second than have ever been seen on the AI stage. Gotta be a world record, right Ryan? I'd like to see Reba try that…
Aerosmith! I didn't realize that "Over the Top" guy was in a band. Is this actually a new song? Everyone in the audience seen standing because it's Aerosmith, but what song is this? I don't know, so I can't clap - can't function. Play me a riff I know! I want to recognize it!
There it is. Walk this way. I know this. This is a Run D.M.C. song, right? Why are they covering it?
Duet between Phillip and Jessica - great idea for them. "Up Where We Belong" - But I still wish I could have seen a Joshua and Phillip finale that included a performance of "Say, Say, Say"…
And here are the results of the bazillion votes: This year's American Idol is ….
Congratulations to Phillip! And to Ellen and Stacy, who picked up iTunes gift cards for their accuracy in picking the winner back in February! It's been a fun season with lots of talent. Now onto the next thing in my life….