And then they were down to two – Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez!
It was a tight show – with the two contestants giving it more than their all, definitely in the idol zone. I am partial to Jessica but cannot deny the fact the Phillip is “in it to win it” too, with his complete image set for an album and stardom. Jessica needs a good management team to showcase her blues, talent and voice but still make her look like 16. Pretty Polly suspender tights definitely should not be in her wardrobe yet.
Here’s a recap:
JS: I Have Nothing (Whitney Houston)
PP: Stand By Me (Ben King)
JS: The Prayer
PP: Moving Out (Billy Joel)
3rd round: Original Singles
JS: Change Nothing
For me, Phillip took home the night – but Jessica will win. That’s my fearless forecast for ya!
The finale night got them singing with their idols and in an anti-climactic announcement (after Jessica Sanchez’s historical duet with Jennifer Holliday to the song And I am Telling You) – Phillip Phillips was crowned American Idol. The White Guy With Guitar won again, for the 5th straight season! Some critics say that American Idol should invest on an RME Fireface guitar center since winners play the guitar.
I love Phillip and I am sure to buy his album but you got to agree that Jessica owned the night!