American Idol

And now for a less substantive post…

Those of you who have followed the blog for any amount of time know that I have huge allegiance to two shows – American Idol and 24. Why do I watch American Idol? 

  • Because it's a more family-style show…my six-year-old can watch most episodes with me. She is a walking American Idol almanac. It is, in part, why she loves to sing the way she does at church. Who knows, maybe Anna will be an American Idol someday…as virtually every winner they've ever had grew up singing in church.
  • I have a great appreciation for amazing singers. 
  • I like to watch "up and comers." 
  • I love to be judgmental :) 
Of any of the meager accomplishments of my life, my ability to pick the American Idol winner in the round of 12, 5 out the 6 years I've watched the show–it's what I cling to :) 

I never watch Hollywood week…too much drama. I watch the round of 12, and then pick.

I hit on Ruben (though I thought Clay was better), Fantasia (though she was picked somewhere around the round of 6…and I thought Diana DeGarmo was better), Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, and David Cook, but missed on Taylor Hicks–who beat a much better Katharine McPhee to my astonishment and America's everlasting shame.

It's thus time to pick this year's winner…but I haven't watched last night's show yet. I'll narrow it to 3 until the weekend. By the time the next show happens, I'll man up and make the pick.

The top 3 in my opinion, having only heard them on ITunes and watching them once on TV (except Adam) are:
  • Adam Lambert
  • Alexis Grace
  • Lil Rounds
Danny Gokey is 4 or 5…but has no real shot. Allision Ireheta is 4 or 5…same. Matt's probably 6.

Everyone else is on borrowed time.

Any early thoughts from the rest of you? 

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. Peter… tend to agree with you a bit on Adam. But, I think both Lil and Alexis (especially) got the goods to win it. Danny is a great singer, but too bland in personality to win. We’ll have to see…but you should never, ever, ever agree with Kristie on anything :).

  2. Yeah I have to agree with Kristie. How can you have Danny at #4? He is my clear favorite at the moment. They have yet to say anything negative about him and I think that the Adam Lambert method of doing everything over the top will get old in a few weeks. The girls just do not have anything on the guys this year and honestly, there should be way more of them in the top 12 than actually made it. I do like Alexis and ‘Lil Rounds but Danny definitely should be in the Top 3 right now. 😉

  3. I can appreciate the fact that you have picked almost all the winners, but I don’t think you have it right this year. None of the girls deserve to be in the top 3. Even though Lil Rounds and Alexis are both good, they have nothing that I think anyone wants to listen to on the radio.