IdolThoughts: A Beautiful Day for Lee DeWyze

Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 by MiKey in Labels: ,

So here it the American Idol Season 9 Finale it’s totally one of the RealityTV events a lot of people have been waiting for. I feel like tonight has a ton of hype behind it but will the two-hour finale ultimately live up to that hype?

Tonight’s Finale starts off with Ryan’s basic introductory routine…. And it leads right into the Top 12’s performance of School’s Out. Dressed in their “school uniforms” they are joined on stage by a bunch of school children with their faces painted; and to top it all off Alice Cooper. Am I the only one that finds school children and Alice Cooper on stage together completely and utterly awkward??? Wait is that Orianthi playing the electric guitar. I’m not sure that was the best way to start the night however as disappointing as the whole season has been I wouldn’t have expected anything more.

Up next was Kris Allen my least favorite of all the winners but please for the love of all things good someone needed to shut Ryan’s mic off. It totally ran into the intro of Kris’ performance. How unfortunate. This was followed by Siobhan Magnus and Aaron Kelly singing How Dee is Your Love featuring the BeeGees. Does anyone else think that Robin Gibb is totally what Aaron is going to look like in let’s say 40yrs??? – Ooo a David Hasslehoff sighting in the audience… I feel so lame for announcing this-LOL. Big Mike Takes It to the Streets with Michael McDonald. So I’m sitting here asking myself is it bad that I don’t know who Michael McDonald is??? What would ever poses the producers to have Dane Cook at the finale I will never know. However his “Simon Says” song was totally priceless and to see people like Normand Gentle, Tatiana or Christina Tolisano (Star Wars Girl) and the Brittenum Twins at the end of it totally unneeded and that Ian guy with his ‘tude totally ruined it. But my fav insult in the song was by far is, “You came across like a background singer for a background singer.” –LOL

Next the Top 6 Girls take the stage with their version of Beautiful. And yes Lacey was absolutely beautiful tonight and both her and Paige’s vocals were amazing. Oh yeah Katie totally rocked all of her solos she is amazing… and was totally my pick to win;-). The move from Beautiful to Fighter ala Christina Aguilera was amazing. But God only knows what was going on stage while Christina was singing. I didn’t know whether to think she was singing or having some weird musical spasm. But she was still amazing as ever. She definitely showed the contestants how things should be done.Whoever chose these songs must be smokin’ something … a song about collect calls really… at least that what I got out of it-LOL. Maneater with Hall and Oates… fabulous.

Now after waiting what a whole hour Crystal takes the stage with Alanis Morisette. She is absolutely shinning tonight. And I totally feel extra 90s for all the musical choices. Carrie Underwood follows up with her single Undo It. She is definitely the most amazing of all the Idol winners . I love how Kris Allen thinks he’s a car salesman ;-). My Wish totally awkward weird car video thing…. This awkward thing was followed another awkward thing… Brett Michaels and Casey James performing Every Rose Has Its Thorns…. Weird. Lee DeWyze takes the stage with Chicago. Defnitely chose some good correspondents with Janell Wheeler and Matt Rogers. I feel like my night was officially complete when General Larry Platt took the stage with his dancers but nothing prepared me for William Hung getting in on the Pants on the Ground experience…. OMG. Oh Paula you talk way to long. Your rambling makes me want to sleep however I miss it because it makes absolutely no sense. Next I would say the most emotional point in the show second to the announcement of the winner was the Tribute to Simon Cowell. Several of the past winners and finalist sang together we are one. Tonight the stage welcomed past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Taylor Hicks, and Kris Allen. As well as past finalists like; Kimberly Caldwell, Mikahlah Gordon, Anoop Desai, Jason Castro, Melinda Doolittle, Kristy Lee Cook, Constantine Maroulis, Bo Bice, Elliot Yamin, Blake Lewis, Ace Young, Michael Johns, Justin Guarini, David Archuleta, Diana DeGarmo, Matt Giraud, Chris Richardson, Alison Iraheta and Some Blonde I Don’t Remember-LOL.

After the commercial the Top 12 minus Lee& Crystal segway into a Janet Jackson performance of her single Nothing. This is followed by a Lee & Crystal performance along with Joe Cocker of I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends. And finally after that performance what we’ve been waiting for two hours and 5 minutes to hear. Lee DeWyze is announced as this year’s winner. Personally I am not surprised I was hoping though for this to be a “girl’s year” however there’s always next year. Beautiful Day was a really good song choice for his winning single. And yet I am still partial to those new songs that have been the winners single in the past. Like No Boundaries, A Moment Like This and Flying Without Wings. But overall Lee totally deserved to win he has grown so much throughout the course of this contest. I personally can’t wait to see what the future has to offer him. I already have one of his Pre-Idol albums and I think it’s amazing so I can only imagine what he can produce with the connections this experience will provide him with. Oh yeah you can check out Crystal and Lee’s Official sites which were released today. Also watch the IdolPhenomena Blog for updates on your favorite finalists and contestants from each Idol Season.