Last week, the little engine that could, Hollie Cavanagh, was eliminated from American Idol Season 11.
We all knew it was coming but all her fans were hoping beyond hope that the inevitable elimination wouldn’t come to pass.
But, we know how this show works. It is pre-determined from the get-go, despite what the producers and judges want you to believe.
And, as time moved forward, we could plainly see the direction the show was taking.
Last season, I said from Day One that the Top 2 would be Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, contrary to what many said would never happen. But it was very evident from the early stages of this competition; a heavy amount of video footage was allotted to both Lauren and Scotty.
This season, the producers were tricky. Hardly any air time was allotted to the the front-runners, making us believe that there were no clear favorites going into this competition.
However, once the live shows began, the pimping began unlike anything I have ever seen on this show.
However, our little Hollie was upsetting the apple cart with her fighting instinct and drive to perfection. Given her past emotional history with Idol, the producers probably figured that she would pose little threat to the chosen ones this season.
But, she proved them wrong and managed to come out fighting every week until she was finally eliminated at the Top 4 level.
Recently, Hollie appeared on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno. I watch Jay on a regular basis and he was clearly enamored with this young lady. She performed extremely well and, when stripped of all the pressures she was accustomed to during American Idol, was a joy to behold.
What a vocal gift this young singer has and all wrapped up in that sweet, lovable face! She is definitely an MCL keeper. I intend to watch her closely and root for her career to keep soaring until the cows come home!
Congratulations Hollie and best of luck on the tour and beyond!