I hate to admit that I found much more to smile and laugh about during last year's finale. This year, the only cute bit was the "singing the phone book." Last year had more personalities and a wide range of genres. This year was either divas or ancient pop idols. Last year had Casey and Paul and Haley, this year had Joshua as the only one showing an ounce of showmanship.
I find it funny that Scotty was mentioned in the TV listing along with Rihanna, but he was there as a presenter, not a performer. He presented the phone book to Randy and the trophy to Phillip. Lauren was also in the audience, shown in a quick shot.
Again I apologize, but did they lack star power music filler that they had to include a five minute marriage proposal between two almost forgotten Idol contestants? Hey, I'm a sucker for romance, but that was just lame - awkward all around.
While I'm happy with Phillip's win (my brother isn't - we argued on the phone today) I really hope they find at least a few entertainers next year and not concentrate on voices like they did this year.