From the Midwest redneck author of "The Rooster Crows at 4am!," "Lizard Poop!," and "The Philippines Expat Advisor"
Phillip Phillips Is The New American Idol
Just out. Phillip Phillips is the new American Idol beating out, at least in this household's humble opinion, the better singer by far, Jessica Sanchez. Jessica, a 16-year-old Filipino-Mexican-American, is tremendously gifted and should have no problem garnering her own recording contract.
Now don't get me wrong, I like the Phillips kid, but I also thought Joshua Ledet, who got the boot last week, was a better singer. Trouble is, you've got millions of teen-aged girls in America making this a popularity contest and voting for the cute guy they have a crush on.
No female has won the American Idol title since Jordin Sparks did in 2007. I honestly refuse to believe that the best talent wins every year.
My Filipina asawa and I started following American Idol again last year after not viewing the popular reality show since the days Ellen DeGeneres was a judge. And when Simon Cowell departed, that left the judge's panel with no one willing to make some honest criticisms aside from Randy Jackson on occasion.
But when Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler joined the show last year we decided to give it another try. I like both the new judges. Tyler is crazy, but Lopez might leave the show now that's it's given her career a much needed boost.
I'm glad last year's winner was Scotty McCreery, but to be honest, I felt this year's Top Three were the best in the history of the show. Will we watch next year? I don't know. It's getting old. But again, so am I.