Well, color me pleasantly surprised!
Ken and I were very pleased to see David Cook become...YOUR...American Idol! (Say it like Ryan Seacrest.)
We really thought that David A. would win, but I guess plenty of others were thinking along the same lines as us: David C. is more versatile and is more likely to sell a boatload of CD's.
A few thoughts about the show, which I thought was a lot better than some of the past finales:
Several of you made comments on my entry with the Solid Gold Dancers video about how you love George Michael. How crazy is it that he was on the show tonight?! We're all psychics! (Not!) He looked a little on the skinny side, but his voice still sounded great, didn't it? Like I told Ken, anyone who can sing "Somebody To Love" (wasn't that at Live Aid?) almost as well as Freddie Mercury has got some vocal chops. It was great to see George and hear him sing so well.
Donna Summer was pretty impressive, too. She's still gorgeous, and man, she can belt it out!
Did Carrie Underwood look slutty, or was it just my imagination? Ken thought so, too. Of course, we're still pissed that Bo didn't win that year. We'll let it go eventually. <grin> I love old-style country like Johnny Cash (may he rest in peace), but I've never been a fan of modern country (no offense to anyone who is a fan) and I never will be. I love the twang and simplicity of the old stuff, as well as bluegrass, but if I want to hear rock or pop, that's what I'll listen to.
Amanda (Rocker Chick) looked SO uncomfortable doing those silly dance numbers. If I recall correctly, she isn't going on tour with the Idols this summer--that's a good thing, because I really don't think she'd enjoy that at all.
The funniest thing of the night for me was seeing Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey, Jr. be the Pips for Gladys Knight. I can't even LOOK at Jack Black without laughing, and all 3 of them were just hilarious.
How cool was it that Simon apologized to David Cook for his harsh criticism of his performances last evening? Way cool, that's what it was.
The past few years, we haven't been all that pleased with the outcome of this show, but I have to say, this one was much more entertaining.