American Idol Top 2

Is it just me, or were they REALLY pushing Archuleta for the win? I pretty much picked Cook over Archuleta every round, and then Simon did the opposite. Not that the judges and I usually agree, it just seemed like both Simon and Randy were giving Archuleta more praise than he deserved. His first song was not flawless, and the songwriters’ song he chose was not better.

So here’s the question. Are they pushing Archuleta for the win because they really think he’s better? Because he’s more marketable? Because they secretly want Cook to come in second because he’ll have more creative freedom without Idol’s contract? Because they secretly want Cook to win and they’re using reverse psychology hoping to motivate Cook’s voters? I’m totally overthinking this aren’t I?

And then the question for me, and how/whether I vote. I want Cook to win because I think he’s ten times better than Archuleta. On the other hand, I don’t want him to win because I don’t want him to make Idol’s record, I want him to make HIS record. Maybe I’ll just let it alone and save my cell phone bill. :)

In unrelated life news, I’m all moved out of Waco and am back in St. Louis for a couple of weeks before I drive out to LA and find an apartment. And a job. Hopefully will have leads on that before I go out there. So that’s what’s going on, for those of you wondering.

  • Debbie

    We were wondering the same thing about Simon pushing Archelleta because he didn’t want to curse Cook;) I am right with you on your thinking and over-thinking. I could care less if David A wins because I KNOW that Cook will be way more famous/longlasting/relevant than the 17 yr old Disney singer.

    See you soon!!

  • http://jandysmeanderings Debbie

    We were wondering the same thing about Simon pushing Archelleta because he didn’t want to curse Cook;) I am right with you on your thinking and over-thinking. I could care less if David A wins because I KNOW that Cook will be way more famous/longlasting/relevant than the 17 yr old Disney singer.

    See you soon!!

  • Debbie

    Archuleta-sorry

  • http://jandysmeanderings Debbie

    Archuleta-sorry

  • http://www.hornes.org/jennsblog jennifer

    Welcome back to STL!

    RE: idol — didn’t watch last night or tonight, but I checked up on all the goings on via the web. I see Cook won. I agree with Debbie that David A. seemed to be too much of a Disney singer, but I also think he could have a future on Broadway. I guess time will tell.

    Hope to see you for a few minutes as you breeze through on your way to Hollywood!

  • http://www.hornes.org/jennsblog jennifer

    Welcome back to STL!

    RE: idol — didn’t watch last night or tonight, but I checked up on all the goings on via the web. I see Cook won. I agree with Debbie that David A. seemed to be too much of a Disney singer, but I also think he could have a future on Broadway. I guess time will tell.

    Hope to see you for a few minutes as you breeze through on your way to Hollywood!

  • http://www.the-frame.com/blog Jandy

    Well, looks like America picked right for once, going for talent over…less talent. :) I do think Archuleta has talent, just not as much as Cook. I’m glad he won because it gives me hope that America isn’t totally STOOPID all the time, but I do hope he holds out for doing what he wants to with his album.

    Jennifer, thanks! I’m not sure David A.’s voice is powerful enough for Broadway, though he did do a pretty ripping job of “And I Am Telling You” when he was a kid.

  • http://www.the-frame.com/blog Jandy

    Well, looks like America picked right for once, going for talent over…less talent. :) I do think Archuleta has talent, just not as much as Cook. I’m glad he won because it gives me hope that America isn’t totally STOOPID all the time, but I do hope he holds out for doing what he wants to with his album.

    Jennifer, thanks! I’m not sure David A.’s voice is powerful enough for Broadway, though he did do a pretty ripping job of “And I Am Telling You” when he was a kid.