Pickin’ Winners – the TimSpivey.Com Final 4 Picks and American Idol Rankings


First things first… Bracketology…

Elite 8: Kansas, Duke, Pittsburgh, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Ohio State, Villanova, West Virginia

Final Four: Kansas, Duke, Pittsburgh and Kentucky. 

Final game = Kansas vs. Duke. 

Duke wins it. Don't even try to debate it 🙂

I also have a tradition of picking my American Idol winner in the round of 12. It's another version of Bracketology. I picked the winner in the round of 12 five of the first six years. I've been on a dry streak (2 out of the last 4). I missed with Katharine McPhee, picked Jordin Sparks and David Cook and then missed with Danny Gokey last year. So, I need a comeback. I forgot to make the call in the round of 12…so here's the round of 11. I only take responsibility for the winner…not the rest of the picks 🙂

Here's the way I would rank them right now:

11. Aaron Kelly – Please. Unfortunately, he may make it to the round of 6 or so thanks to the eleven-year-old lobby.

10. Tim Urban – All looks. Seems like a nice kid, though. C+ voice.

9. Paige Miles – Top 3 voice buried under nerves.

8. Casey James – If he had Andrew's looks, he'd be at home right now. Instead he got Fabio's.

7. Katie Stevens – Could win it if she were on Idol in four years.

6. Andrew Garcia – Needs a comeback. But, people like him.

5. Didi Benami – LOVE Didi, but doesn't seem to have the love of the judges.

4. Lee Dewyze – Good voice, a bit of a mopey personality. Like him though.

3. Michael Lynche – Gotta love the big man.

2. Crystal Bowersox – The woman, the myth, the legend.

1. Siobhan Magnus – An original with mad pipes.

I'm pretty confident that Michael, Siobhan and Crystal will be the final 3, Crystal and Siobhan in the finale. If I had to pick tonight, I'll go with Siobhan by a hair over the Power of Bowersox. 

So, tell me where I'm going wrong.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, 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 numerous websites, including: ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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