I can't tell you how happy I am for Taylor Hicks, the newest American Idol winner! I remember watching him in the auditions and my husband and I saying, "WOW! He is going to go far!" He's been my #1 pick all along, so I'm just thrilled for him. I can't wait to see interviews in the next few days and hear from him and his family! Katherine was very gracious and I know she'll have a great career as well.
The finale was really great! Very entertaining, minus a few weird parts. First...Toni Braxton singing with Taylor. Is she a man? Seriously. She is...strange. I was hoping he'd get to sing with someone he really admired, like Chris did. And I sure was hoping to see Bono step out and sing with Elliott, ha. I think my favorite duet was Paris/Al Jarreau. He is great and she was just a natural with him.
My FAVORITE part of the entire show (besides Taylor winning) was when the Clay Aiken wannabe started singing and then Clay came out! That was priceless! I thought that other guy would wet his pants! And then he seriously joined in with Clay...too funny. :) Yes, Clay looked strange with his hair like that, but I still love him!
Chris singing with Live was pretty cool. You can tell he just loves them! Good for him :)
Sorry, I didn't care for the Prince appearance. We were letting Noah watch the entire show until he came out. Just not really appropriate for a 6-year old. I sure love our TIVO with the pause and fast-forward feature. :)
And yes, we're gonna have to listen to "Do I Make You Proud?" over....and over....and over. But that's ok...it's Taylor! Heck, he'll probably even add harmonica to it soon, ha. :)
And I don't have a photo of it, but did you see when they showed David Hasselhoff crying after Taylor won? That was a HOOT!! Poor guy...you know it's gonna be all over the net.
And the best thing is that they just added AUSTIN to the American Idol tour schedule! **EDIT: Got our tickets!!! Floor seats! Here is the seating chart showing where our tickets are in relation to the stage (circled):
SOUL PATROL! And that is my Idol blog post.
- Jennifer :)