Can I get a hands-up for those of you who took the time out to watch the American Idol Season 11 finale yesterday night?
To be honest, I have lost interest in American Idol since David left the show. The contestants have become increasingly boring and predictable season after season. And the frustrating bit is when someone talented does come along, they are immediately voted out in the early rounds. The two lucky contestants who actually end up in the final round are nothing but pretty faces. However, I keep checking back to see if any of the contestants were able to match David’s vocal prowess.
Season 11, however, was known for its powerhouse contestants such as Jessica Sanchez(left) and Joshua Ledet(right). So it was definitely a surprise when Philip Philips, the monotone contestant who can’t seem to part with that guitar of his, made it to the finals. Such a pity Joshua had to leave. He would’ve been a tough match for Jessica in the finals. But alas, it was all down to the powerhouse and the acoustic singer.
The performances for the final round were definitely in Jessica’s favour. I was hoping Philip would have done something out of his usual stage act but he stuck with his predictable choice of songs. I must say I’m a little biased when someone does a rendition of a song performed by David. So when Philip sang Stand By Me, I had high expectations. And unfortunately, he let me down miserably. The song was completely revamped, leaving no space for the liveliness of David’s rendition. But then, of course, each artiste has his or her own unique style. So, I ask, which was your favourite performance of the night?
As for the finale, it was a night of the usual, I would say. It was filled with the common R&B performances and judges advertising their own music *ahem, you know who*. But I must say, Neil Diamond’s performance of Sweet Caroline really did bring me down memory lane. Did any of you took the same trip? (:
When it finally came down to the most awaited part of the evening: the results, my dad was so anxious that he stood right in front of the TV. Unfortunately, he too was disappointed when Philip was crowned the winner of AI Season 11. In fact, he was more than disappointed, he was devastated. He started pacing the floor asking: “Why?! Why?!” Rest assured, I didn’t have a nice meal with his constant questioning after the show. Hahaha.
What about you guys? Did you have any memorable moments throughout the season? Were you satisfied with the results? Or did it pass as just another normal and forgettable season of American Idol?