Picture Credit: American Idol
Well, here we go! The Top 2 Performance Finale for American Idol Season XIII will air on FOX Tuesday, May 20th, followed by the Results Finale on Wednesday, May 21st at 8:00 PM.
Vying for the American Idol crown are retro rocker Caleb Johnson and multi-genre artist, Jena Irene.
At this point in time, Jena deserves to win – so that means Caleb will snag the crown and then American Idol will spend the rest of their dwindling dollars trying to figure put how to market a totally unmarketable and non-media savvy artist.
So, good luck with that!
On the upside, all the elements associated with the production of this show – the judges, the host, the musicians, the coaches – have been first class all the way.
Now, they need to hold a think tank to figure out how to cultivate, not only the very best talent, but also singers who exude a genuine and marketable personality.
Case in point: someone who was watching American Idol with me last week made this comment when the Top 13 took to the stage to publicize the upcoming two-part Finale: “This is the Top 13? What a dismal looking bunch of kids”. Ouch!
I have to agree. Most were clothed in a sloppy and disheveled manner and looked like deer in headlights.
If anyone thinks this was the best of the best, then I am going to throw in the towel. I long for the Taylor Hicks/Katharine McPhee days and who can ever forget the Battle Of The Davids (Archuleta and Cook) during Season 7?
Someone out there has to do damage control to bring this show back to the days of yore because the present format is not working.
TOP 24 Semi Finals for the win!
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