In fact I had to start over as I put the answer in the blog title…ha!
What an amazing (well most of the time…like the last 3 minutes) show.
Let's start at the beginning shall we?
I loved seeing all the Idols in their white and silver…Jeff said "who is that older woman?" and I was like "that's Erika, remember Tommy made her cut her hair and dye it black?" Nice to see her blond again, but still feel bad they did that to her.
Then I thought Toby stepped on the remote and changed the station to "So You Think You Can Dance" cause all these people were dancing and flipping around when the guys were singing, poor Joshua even tried to do some fancy stuff but they gave him some slippery shoes and I was afraid he was gonna hurt himself.
Then Phillip sang with John Fogerty (who has a nice head of dark hair for his age), and they sang Bathroom on the Right, Bad Moon Rising. It was a great way to start the show.
Then Joshua sang with Fantasia, and OMG!!! this had to be more reason to fire Tommy Hillfiger if he had anything to do with Fantasia's outfit. I love her, but come on people. A woman that size should not be wearing a unitard with slit down sides. She had long long hair but it was not long enough to cover "stuff". I mean that outfit needed to be worn by like a size 2 person.
Then the girls sang and then Chaka Khan came out and she must have thought well heck if Fantasia can wear a unitard, I am wearing one too. At the end of all the singing, Randy stood up and was yelling something, I think it was "put on a skirt!!" Doesn't Tommy Hillfiger sell skirts? How about a long coat?
Then Rhianna sang and at least she had her "stuff" covered up. This is not my kind of music. At the end she yelled "I Love You Idol" and did this sexy thing with her tongue, maybe that was her job interview in case J-Lo decides to quit.
Then Skylar and Reba sang, now this is my kinda music and they had a blast. Reba looks adorable as usual. I loved her sensible heeled boots.
They did this crazy thing with Steven Tyler's Lair or Love Shack and the subtitles on the tv said Steven and his floss, but it was Steven and his sloth…well have you seen Steven's white teeth? Floss might have made more sense and not been so creepy, did you see the nails on that thing?
Then the boys sang again and it was nice to see Colton, Deandrea not so much. Neil Diamond came out and sang with them…didn't he sing last year? I have never seen so many people wiggle their fingers on the mic as this year, I mean they don't even do it to the beat so I don't know why they do it. Then afterwards Ryan made sure to mention Neil was touring. We were wondering where J-Lo was cause she was not in her seat for a while, and I was hoping she was not going to be singing later, hadn't we already listened to her twice this year? Maybe her and Rhianna were duking it out in the back over who was going to be the female judge next year.
Then they teased Randy that he always says people can sing the phone book, so the Idols dressed in church choir robes sang the phone book and it was too funny, at one point Joshua starts really singing and getting down and they all shut up and just watched him, it was good.
Then my worst fears came true, J-Lo was going to sing a couple songs. In some sort of gangster droopy drawer outfit. I picked up my phone and was texting back and forth to Marjori (hey sister!), Jeff went out to turn the heat lamp on the chukars, and I might have even cleaned the bathroom…anything to not have to listen or watch that.
Then they had some marriage proposal from past American Idol people…meanwhile I am thinking couldn't this show be over all ready? Couldn't poor Phillip be having kidney surgery by now? But nope, it continued…
Hollie sang with Jordan sparks, finally a nice duet, and they looked beautiful.
The boys sang a beautiful tribute to Robin Gibb, and boy that Joshua sure can sing, he finished it off nice.
Then Jessica sang with a Jennifer Holliday and I might have nightmares tonight. At first I didn't know if she was lip singing cause noise seemed to be coming when she was not singing. It was a bunch of screeching and weird faces, and it was dueling banjos of the yelling. I thought it was a horrible racket, I was thinking of a thing Granny used to say "if you are singing for me, you can shut up anytime". J-Lo stood up and applauded. I just didn't get it…sorry.
Then it was Steven Tylers turn and Aerosmith performed, I didn't know the first song, but I definitely knew the second one, and it was nice to hear them, but when you are 80 years old you shouldn't wear a shiny bronze shirt cause you could see Steven's rolls.
Then 5 hours later they dimmed the lights and announced the winner and the winner was YEAH!!!! Phillip Phillips, and I cried, and then the Idols came on to hug him and someone said Jessica you got runner up, and I don't know who said it or why. Then Ryan handed Phillip his guitar and he was to sing his song but he only sang a few bars and broke down crying and couldn't go on…then I was bawling, and then he took off his guitar, he gave it to one of the other Idols I think and he went down to his Mum and Dad and hugged them. Such an amazing ending to quite a year of Idol.
Here is the song and I could listen to it all day….
What did YOU think? Are you glad Phillip won? Did you like the show?
This is the original singer of "Home" Greg Holden, singing a different song, wow he is amazing too.
Have an awesome Thursday and thanks for stopping in…even on those days I only blabber…Mwah!!!
Alison Solven says
Diana you make me cry I was laughing so hard. I completely agree with you. I was starting to wonder if this show should have been called The Jennifer Lopez Variety hour. Honestly all Randy got to do was hold a phone book? Doesn't he have performing and self promotion in his contract. He needs to sign with Jennifer and Steven's agent.
I LOVE Philip and he was my pick from day one which usually means the kiss of death for anyone I back like Adam and Katherine McPhee.
When Philip went to his Mama I was bawling too. What a special kid and a special artist. Can't wait to buy his single.
Thanks for the laughs girl!
Alison (fellow Canadian. At least you can vote. We can only scream at the screen!)
Alison Solven says
PS. Did you see the grimace on Jennifer's face and her push back from the table when Jessica was screaming along with the Dreamgirl woman (more like a nightmare)? I spat my pop out of my mouth when I saw that. I just kept rewinding and relaying it I was laughing so hard.
Thanks for you Idol take all season. So fun!
Brenda H. says
Diana, I loved your Idol commentary…the "unitard", J-Lo's "gangster droopy drawer outfit", Jennifer Holliday's "screeching & weird faces" …my thoughts exactly!! You crack me up!! 'SO excited that Phillip won!! I mean, Jessica is super talented, but she has lots of time to grow up and figure out who she is. Thanks for the laugh!
Thank gawd it's over. Glad you enjoyed it. Now you can get back to stamping!
Rachelle Fynmore says
Once again your commentary on idol has put a smile on my face. I am sad it is over for another year. All I can say is THANK YOU for voting for Phillip, living in Australia & not being able to vote is very frustrating so I was glad to read that you "voted until the battery went flat on your phone" as my husband said that he wouldn't win (what does he know)Anyway let's hope I will be able to buy his music as I'm still waiting for James Durbin's album to be released here 🙁
Enough of me blabbering Thanks again for a fabulous blog it is just WONDERFUL!!!!
Hi Di, Beautiful song-thanks for the update, always enjoy your blog even if you just want to talk. Have a great day.
Di, I am so excited that Phillip won!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I watched the show, but read through most of it as I thought there were too many fill-ins. I think they should have stuck w/the former idol contestants and maybe a couple of stars that Phillip and Jessica chose to sing w/them. I read on my nook during the two hours and only stopped every now and then. That was the first time I voted this season and I voted for about 15 min. using my redial function over and over! I loved how the show ended and it could not have happened to a better singer in my opinion. He stayed true to himself all season long and I love his bluesy style…go Phillip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lou Ann Cruttenden says
So HAPPY that Phillip is the new American Idol!!! Could have done without most of the show…and my dvr quit recording before the ending….ahhhhhhhhh. All the way thru J-Lo's performance, I kept thinking, "Di is gonna hate this, she's gonna want to puke". Now we wait for the next season. Dim the lights.
Sounds like you and I had the same conversations last night! I still have an image of not-so-Fantastic burned in my brain and all I heard was screaming between her and Joshua. I'm glad Phillip won as well, since I said I would quit watching Idol if Jessica won. She has a great voice, but I think she needs a little more time to learn who she is. Thanks for your weekly recaps, you and I have been pretty much on the same page every week. Love your blog and your cards. PS – like Phillip's version better.
margaret Roever says
Di, I couldn't wait to read your comments this morning! I was so rooting for Phillip to win and was crying too, I could listen to him all day.
I read all your comments to my husband and we were both in agreement and laughing. Fantasia's outfit was beyond ugly no matter what size she is but really! And I thought she and Joshua's song was just screeching.
Loved Phil singing with John Fogarty and loved the "phone book " song. I also thought Jimmy Iovine not remembering JLo's name was pretty funny too. I was never a Neil DIamond fan but I thought he was terrible, would never pay to see him in concert.
What is up with the droopy pants J-Lo wore? the better to dance with? Sorry it all over, it was a good season sooo glad Phillip won! Thanks for making us laugh!
Hey girl! This is such a fun post for me to read because I could have written it myself! Every single thing you said is exactly what we were thinking or saying last night! I'm so glad he won and hopefully his surgery will get him all fixed up for the tour this summer. Thanks for sharing your insights…I love it!
Sue Ring says
Loved your review of the show! I love Phillip too and it was so moving at the end. What a heart! Don't forget there was also a cool song by 10 of the top 12 singing the phone book!! I loved that one!! Hollie was so underrated, but boy did her voice standout last night. J-Lo would be no where today without Idol. Her career took off again in the past two years and now there are rumors again she is leaving, but isn't she on just about every commercial on tv LOL!!
I feel Jessica is a fabulous singer and very talented. And talk about posed for a 16 year old. She is going to have a great career herself.
My prayers are with Phillip as he now deals with his kidney issues. Bless his heart. What a humble young man.
Amanda Coughlin says
OK–first I've got to say…I really needed the gut busting laughter I experienced reading this post today. SO much so that I had to re-read several parts to my husband! You expressed every comment I made while watching the show. Now–I have to go back and re-watch it to laugh all over again. I, too, dialed my fingers to the bone until my phone went dead for Philip. You are a HOOT! If we lived closer, I think we could be besties! LOL! Can't wait to get my hands on Phillip's album when it comes out. And…just so you know…I think you sold me on getting Adam Lambert's new one, too! You witch! LOL! Have a delicious day!
Tandra Boyer says
OMGosh Diana I could have written this word for word! Same exact things I said to my husband as we watched Idol last nite! WHY all the screaming songs with Chaka and Fantasia..and the catsuits…SNORT!!!!
And an hour too long..I Love Rhiannas song, its a cool video she does for it, but J-Lo..and Steven..eeeek! They should have done a duet instead…heehee
Im sad its over cuz I LOVE your reviews of Idol, always makes me laugh, and you are always about 97% dead-on with my thoughts!! LOL
YAY!!! I was pulling for Phillip. Of course I was, He's from Georgia. His dad reminds me a little of your Jeff.
I agree with all that you said. The unitards…OMG!!! Lots of screeching. Even Joshua and Fantasia, for me. I hated those droopy pants Jennifer was wearing. What the heck was she thinking?
I recorded and zipped thru a lot of the crazy stuff. I am happy with America's votes last night.
Carey Rogers says
You are hilarious. I taped(is that what you call it when you do DVR?) the show then just watched the best parts. I did a lot of fast forwarding. I just had to see who won. It is just as you called it. Great going.
Carey and Roscoe (who was in the other room and really could have cared less about this)
Anita Davies says
I have LOVED your Idol commentaries because then I don't have to watch it!!! It sounds like the right person won. I really enjoyed hearing Phillip on the video you embedded. He has a really good voice. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date! Your blog updates are the first thing I read in my e-mail every morning. Love them. Love the chicken stories too!! Have a great day!
Patti Corriere says
You voiced my sentiments exactly. When the musical numbers came on, I lowered the volume and continued to work on a My Digital Studio project I had open in front of me. I listened to the 12 idols when they were singing but also turned down the volume on some. So happy for Phillip. A very humble, young man.
Patsy Behrendt says
Well, it seems that most of the smarter ladies that watch Idol also reas your blog! I told a friend of mine that this was by far the worst Idol Show I have ever seen! MY faves were alwasy Phillips and Hollie Cavanaugh! Why didn't they let her sing something by herself?? Why did we have to endure the "Scream Off" between Fantasia and Joshua?? Get real. I let the dogs out and read emails while most of this nonsense went on. PLEASE, PLEASE let J-Lo leave this show!! And would she please take Tyler with her? The only reason they are even on the show is to push their own lagging careers!! Did anyone else catch the face JLo made while Jessica and Jennifer Holiday were singing?? The most wonderful moment of the whole mess came when Phillip was trying to sing and broke down! What a darling young man!! I could just eat him up alive!! Will surely buy his record!!! And while I am at it, maybe Jlo and Tyler will take that pompous Ryan Seacrest with them!! OK, now I am going to clean at night until X Factor comes on!! Can't wait to see how Simon handles Brittany Spears!! Do you realize this is probably the first year we have totally agreed on the winner??
Thanks Diana for your thoughts on American Idol. I had the same thoughts as you did. I think Joshua has a great voice but when he does that high pitched screaming…it is kinda hard to lisen to. I hope that Skylar will be the next Wynonna Judd. She is all country and I love to listen to her sing. I would just like to add….Diana you are such a hoot. I just love your emails..And..thanks for sharing your talens with all of us. I amost feel like I know you…
Gail Cook says
Philip was my choice from the beginning . . . YEA!! He is so unique and individual. Love it!
absolutely loved the outcome, but like you could have done with out 99% of the lead in songs…..mostly screaming and from some good idol hopefuls too…..hope all goes well for Phillip and will love it when his album comes out…..
Kim Score says
I didn't watch the season this year but I did listen to the few clips you posted and was impressed. I still don't like his name.
Incidentally, I've read a couple articles now that he is refusing to make Home his first single. He says it's not him and he won't perform it. He wants to make music his way. So unfortunately, if you like this song, this will probably be the only time you see it performed live (even partially).