The E Train has grown as well.
The E Train has grown as well.
Also, I am confident Taylor will have great success in his singing career regardless of the outcome at this point. Because of that, I am very content. The only thing bothering me is the backlash from Chris fans who allowed the media to manipulate them into believing Chris had this thing in the bag. Like I said in the Chris thread, tough lesson for them to learn.
Announced tonight on Fox6 news in Birmingham:
Randy Jackson has chosen "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker for Taylor's judges choice.
Sing & dance the night away!
BTW, Taylor fans, check out the graycharles website. There is a great article from True North who talked to Taylor on stage on this past Tuesday when giving him a gift and a hug.
On results night they ALL know they may be asked to sing again, especially this late in the game. I was getting worried too that the song reprise was a setup for telling Taylor he was going home or at least in the bottom two.
TPTB, especially Simon, initially did not see Taylor going this far or want him to. When it was clear he had a strong fan following, they as long as he stayed he'd bring viewers and votes, but I think they wanted Chris or Ace to win. Simon probably started out with visions of Kellie, Katharine, or even Paris, Lisa, David, or Will as possible winners if his 1st 2 choices didn't pan out.
As those options faded, I think Chris really did become The Chosen One, with Katharine their backup choice. (Hey if Simon Fuller can market the Spice Girls, he can surely market the lovely Miss McPhee.)
They just may have shot themselves in the foot by making people take Chris's safety for granted. Now they are praying that Taylor will be the next 'star' to follow in the footsteps of Tamyra, LaToya, Constantine, and Chris and not make the final two. Or at least to follow Clay in being the frontrunner who got edged out in the finale.
So now hype Taylor (starting with the Rebecca R. thing). Next week have the judges tell him he's a shoo-in for the finals. Keep bashing Katharine more than she deserves and marvel how much better Elliott is than he was at the beginning. (I personally think his Moody's Mood For Love during the semifinals was one of his 2 best performances.)
Hope only the most devoted of Taylor's fans will think it's necessary to dial like crazy for the whole 2 (3) hours. Others will be more inclined to throw votes to the attacked damsel and the "underdog." But Katharine probably has more devoted fans and more teen fans than Elliott and in the endwe will have our 4th female Idol.
I think that's their "Plan B."
Yeah let's see if we can foil it!
Don't agree at all.AI is going to get their White male this year regardless.Katherine doesn't stand a chance.
It was not a favor, no. It was what we call around here "pimping" and it's a double edged sword. It's pushing a person, positioning a person for a certain advantage. What I said is that with Chris gone, I see TPTB needing to establish a new frontrunner firmly and that I see Taylor as malleable, as in eagerly wanting to be in the frontrunner position that they are placing him in, for lack of a better word. I don't think he'll make too many waves in the future either.
Or maybe TPTB are trying to ensure a backlash. Either way he's being "pimped".
"Feel the sky blanket you/ With gems and rhinestones/ See the path cut by the moon/ For you to walk on" - EV