American Idol Finale: Live Thread

No spoilers on the winner in comments, please. The American Idol finale is just beginning here.

Crystal or Lee? I'm rooting for Crystal and I think she will win. It's also Simon Cowell's last night, I for one will miss him.

This is an American Idol live thread -- I hope I'm not the only one here who's watching.

Update 7:06: Whoever designed those plaid outfits should be fired. Alice Cooper is the first performer. He's hardly aged. I feel like I'm back in Ann Arbor in 1973. [More...]

7:14pm: I still don't know how Kris Allen won over Adam Lambert. Or why Adam's performance tonight got canceled.

7:55pm: Alanis Morrissette has woken me up. She's great. I hope she's back on the new season of Weeds. As good as Crystal is, Alanis really outshines her.

8:07 pm: Wow! And I don't say that often -- Bret Michaels is on stage singing with Casey James, Bret looks and sounds fabulous. Amazing, just weeks after a brain hemorrhage. This made my night-- so far.

8:16 pm: Worst segment so far: Lee's Chicago songs. I don't who is worse -- him or the band or the other singers. They are all off-tune and cheesy. Yuck!

Another lousy segment: Paula Abdul. A stand-up comedienne she is not. Also not impressed with Janet Jackson.

8:36pm: Joe Cocker just rocks the house with "Just a little help from my friends." Crystal belts out her lines and both she and Lee are loving singing with him. What a great character he is. Great segment.

9:03pm: It's over and the show has aired on all coasts-- spoiler alert lifted. Lee won. I think it should have been Crystal. She has an amazing voice and a bigger personality. I think she will be the bigger star in the future and I doubt we've seen the last of her. I voted twice last night, once for good measure, but obviously, it wasn't enough. The end.

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    I loved Crystal (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by rdandrea on Thu May 27, 2010 at 07:50:19 AM EST
    in the "With a little help from my friends" segment.  Her voice was just huge.  It takes a huge voice to carry over a big band and backup singers, yet hers did.

    Then again, it has all season.

    I'm glad Crystal is free of the sweatshop Idol winner contract.  She'll do well in the future.

    Michael McDonald was good (none / 0) (#1)
    by rdandrea on Wed May 26, 2010 at 08:37:54 PM EST
    Better than Big Mike...

    a good pickling agent (none / 0) (#2)
    by cpinva on Wed May 26, 2010 at 10:06:32 PM EST
    Alice Cooper is the first performer. He's hardly aged.

    will do that for you. :)

    odd, i thought this was last night? oh well, not something i watch, or have even an iota of interest in.

    have fun.

    Just started on the West Coast (none / 0) (#3)
    by nycstray on Wed May 26, 2010 at 10:18:01 PM EST
    only 8:15 here. No surprise on the winner though. This is America after all, lol!~

    seriously? (none / 0) (#4)
    by Jeralyn on Wed May 26, 2010 at 10:24:48 PM EST
    Sorry, I thought we were last to get it. It's leading on every news site now, I guess no point keeping it a secret, but had I known, I would have waited.

    Yeah, we're really behind here, lol!~ (none / 0) (#5)
    by nycstray on Wed May 26, 2010 at 11:12:04 PM EST
    I caught the winner when I went looking to see how the top kill was working.

    I like that you have the lineup posted. I just caught Brett. He looks good. Now I can switch to Criminal Minds :)

    Thanks for the wait! Maybe we should get a time zone clocks app for the site {grin}


    time zone lesson #1 (none / 0) (#7)
    by cpinva on Thu May 27, 2010 at 10:43:51 AM EST
    jeralyn - mountain (denver) time: 2 hours behind the east coast.

    west coast: 3 hours behind the east coast

    of course they got it after you, silly! :)


    Well (none / 0) (#8)
    by rdandrea on Thu May 27, 2010 at 11:04:08 AM EST
    Not only the time zone calculation.

    Sometimes the west coast feed is delayed an hour or two to accommodate West Coast prime time.  I mean, would anybody flip on Idol at 6:00 PM?

    Twas thus during the olympics.

    Jeralyn gets a pass on this one.


    American Idol In Ruins (none / 0) (#9)
    by norris morris on Thu May 27, 2010 at 06:04:36 PM EST
    Crystal should have been the hands down winner. The entire show has become......

    Crystal (none / 0) (#10)
    by norris morris on Thu May 27, 2010 at 06:11:00 PM EST
    will go on to a really great career. Winner was hardly impressive and doubt if we remember him in a year.

    Idol is so low dumb that real talent looses.