I know I haven't posted AI recaps the past few weeks. Frankly, I was getting a little bored, so I just didn't post. For all the hype about this being the "best season yet!" and the "greatest talent ever!", I found it a little lacking.
But, the RIGHT DAVID WON!!!!!!! I ADORE David Cook, and was completely thrilled when Ryan announced him the winner. My faith in AI and the general public have been restored!!
And just a few thoughts about the show...I usually get very bored during the finale and just wish they would hurry up and get to the winner. But this finale, I think, was the best one ever! If this group had been singing like this all along, I would have enjoyed it so much more than I did!
But, has anyone else noticed, as the number of finalists grew smaller...when they would sing together...there was a LOT of help from the back up singers, and this group really didn't sound all that great together? That has bugged me for the last few weeks. But last night, they really sounded good together.
However, I'm pretty sure that their pre-recorded voices were being filtered through while they were singing. Because at one point - right after Amanda Overmeyer sang a solo part, they went back to singing together, and you could clearly hear her voice (it is distinct after all) and her mouth was NOT moving, and she wasn't holding her mic to her mouth either. (And could she have possibly looked more thrilled to be there - you'd think she could at least pretend to be having fun!) I'm not saying they weren't singing live - I totally believe they were, but there was a little extra help there.
Anyway...I usually would fast forward through large parts of the finale show, and this time the only thing I skipped was George Michael singing. I just thought he looked awful, and looked like he was in pain while he was singing. And it was too painful for me to watch. So I skipped him.
BUT...in my skipping ahead... I ALMOST MISSED IT!!! Did anyone else catch it? During the commercials....There was David Cook doing the Tom Cruise scene from Risky Business. It was AWESOME!!!! Then in another break, little David did it too, but I didn't think it really worked as well for him.
That's about all I have to say...I'm just very happy that "America got it right"! Go David Cook!!!