I have officially sworn off watching American Idol next year.
Sanjaya and Melinda this year, and Chicken Little, Daughtry and Taylor Hicks last year, have shown me that the show fails to produce results consistent with true level of talent.
I have a different "take on Blake" than many. I think he's very unique and has talent, but not more than Jordin, and certainly not more than Melinda. He has a gimmick... beat-boxing, which was HUGE in the 90's. He has charisma. He's a likeable guy, and I do. But he is not Idol Final material, just like Taylor Hicks last year. If the show is to preserve a modicum of reputation, Jordin must be crowned American Idol next week.
None of them will be lacking of busy work... Melinda is probably already signed to a recording contract, or at least entertaining several offers. Her rhythm/blues/soul talent will quickly eclipse anything else out there, and she'll be selling CDs like ice in the desert.
But the show is bunk.
And I want more pictures of McPhee.