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: Lilly Scott Crystal Bowersox (sp) Michael Lynch Lee Dewyze If anyone else is also paying attention, what do you think will be the outcome of Idol's Season 9?