OK I'll admit it, I enjoy watching all those goofballs in the early stages and then later enjoy even more all the great talents as they develop their gifts of voice.
I didn't get interested until Season 5 tho.
Here's the thing. At the point of choosing the Top 20 contestants, I picked Taylor Hicks to win and damned if he didn't.
I missed season 6 with too much work and evening activities.
Then in Season 7 at the selection of the Top 16 I put my money on David Cook and he won. My wife thinks I must know someone inside.
OK, those two were a fluke, anyone could have done that. The scary thing is that last year my pick at Top 16 time had become a family tradition. I chose Kris Allen over the obvious favorite Adam Lambert but I don't know why. I just wasn't ready for leather and feathers.
So this year since the talent is better than ever I have picked four favorites at this point and will narrow it down soon but right now I'm going on record with two girls and two guys. I have one girl in mind to win, but I'm not ready to commit just yet. There is one guy that also shows great promise.
My picks for Season 9 are:
Crystal Bowersox (sp)
If anyone else is also paying attention, what do you think will be the outcome of Idol's Season 9?