So I watched Part 1 of the American Idol finale last night. I have been a David Cook fan all season. I admit he didn’t necessarily bring his “A” game last night, but I still think he is the better entertainer of the two.
To give David Archuletta his due, the kid has a beautiful voice, no question. But honestly, he bores me. I truly don’t mean to be rude here, but I feel nothing when he sings. And isn’t that the point?
I’m a singer. Music moves me. I love worshipping the Lord in song. If such a thing can be in your blood, then it is definitely running all through mine. And David A. does not “light my fire,” so to speak.
I don’t normally vote on AI, well, at least not since Clay was on there. Even then, I didn’t vote until the finale. I hadn’t really caught the AI craze at that point. I didn’t even start watching it until halfway through Season 2. People kept talking about this Clay Aiken kid from Raleigh, NC, especially the members of the praise and worship team with whom I sang, and since I had no clue what they were talking about each week, I decided to tune in just so I would be in the know.
But I digress. The point of that was to say that I did my part for David C. last night. I didn’t finish watching the show until about 10:25. I started trying to call while David A. was singing his last song. After about 10 minutes of not being able to get through on my home phone on ANY of the numbers, I switched to my cell phone. I got through on David C.’s third number, and boy did I get a rhythm going! Send, Send to dial the number. Brrrrinnng. “Thank you for voting for Contestant 1. Watch American Idol tomorrow night sponsored in part by AT&T.” That was word for word by the way. I heard it a LOT. End, end to disconnect the call, and then back to send, send again. I called for about 30 minutes, I think, and I think I probably dialed about 100 times. I probably got through about 85-90 of those, so if David C. doesn’t win tonight, it won’t be because I didn’t do my part. (And, yes, I realize it’s lopsided to be able to do that, but since the system is set up that way, I went for it.)
Most likely, even if he does lose, he will probably get a record deal. I can tell you that I won’t be buying a record made by David A. I don’t know what it is. He’s a nice kid, very likable. He does have a beautiful voice, but I’m just not interested. David C. on the other hand, I have downloaded a number of his songs from iTunes, and I will definitely buy his album…ahem…sorry, CD. Ok, so I’m showing my age. Eight track’s anyone?