Johnnie Really Doesn't Want Harlemm
I think Johnnie made it clear that of the final four, he prefers Shannon. It actually took some of the spotlight and thunder away from Harlemm's win when Johnnie offered Shannon a deal.
The more diplomatic thing for Johnnie to do would have been to offer the deal to Shannon off camera.
re : the sun'll come out tomorrow ---
the sun came out for me last night when Harlemm won. i thought from the start he was the most talented of the bunch. he is a rare talent different from anyone we have ever seen. his voice is very reminiscent of "star search" winner Sam Hariss who managed to pop out a few cd's and has done work on Broadway. i am also a huge Clay Aiken fan, so i was not upset that he announced Shannon's addition to his roster. yes, she is more "marketable" in today's standard society, and yes she may also become the Clay of Fame (outselling Harlemm, as clay has been doing Ruben). i don't see any initial #1 singles from either one since Fame was not nearly as huge as Idol. But on "nashville live" thier winner, Budddy Jewell managed to pop out an impressive #13 debut on the top 200 Billboard charts. so as they say, time will tell. but i will be first on line in New York for Harlemm's cd !!!!!!!!!!!