Apparently "American Idol" is a singing competition after all, because sparkly Jordin came away with the win on Wednesday over beatboxing Blake. Not that I got to see it, because the already-bloated results show ran so far over that my TiVo didn't catch the ending. Note to producers: The "American Idol" finale is not the Oscars. You could have cut a Golden Idol or two to make sure everybody saw the moment we've been waiting for since, you know, January.
Since I didn't get to see the big finish for myself, I'm going to assume the following things happened: Jordin cried, then Paula cried, then David Hasselhoff cried, then we got the big "This is My Now" singout. Correct me if I'm wrong.
For the record, I'm glad Jordin won; I think she'll be a very marketable pop star, and she'll be able to work well within the "Idol" constraints. Blake, on the other hand, will do just fine on his own. Normally, I'd be worried about someone so young taking on all the pressures of winning "Idol" — isn't Jordin the first to win while still in high school? — but she's grown up with fame, and she seems grounded enough to handle all the attention that's going to come her way now. I don't think I'll be buying her album, but I'm sure a lot of people will.
While I didn't get to see the coronation ceremony, I did get to see two looooong hours of filler, so for all the time-sucking, dignity-stealing details, read more