Thursday, April 27, 2006
Kellie Pickler -- Boot
While I am still upset that Paris did not get booted (there is always next week), the decision to vote off Pickler was justified by the awful performances given in the last two weeks (one of which I scored as worse than Bucky Covington, so, 'nuf said). While Idol fans have some random voting problems (Jasmine Trias, Diana DiGarmo), the appeal of the show, in part, is that so many people vote that the best singer has always eventually won. Paris Bennett (really from MN) and Kat McPhee (admits to being from CA) form 40% of the final 5. No Idol from a blue state has come in the top 2 since Juston Guarini (PA) in season 1. Since then we have had Alabama over NC; NC over Georgia, and Oklahoma over Alabama. Texan Kelly Clarkson's win in Season 1 also means that no Idol winner has ever come from a blue state.