:clap Kudos to Melanie. She does have alot of talent. Her voice always gave me chills. As did Josh when he sings. I didn't watch, couldn't watch. I was sort of hoping Josh would take it, but than Nicholle would be all smug about it. That is a shame. I wonder how many votes went one way or the other because the person did not like the mentor.
I do agree that all 3 are going to get contracts. Let's hope they make the most of the opportunity.
And preach it, sister, about the sameness of winners on these shows. It's not just this one. This virus has spread to all of them. AI hasn't had a decent winner since David Cook. :mmm Since then the winners have been bland, middle-of-the-road guys who quickly sank out of sight. (Admittedly, I'm not a country fan, so I don't know how Scotty is doing. I just know that I haven't heard hardly anything about him since he won in the spring.) Even on my favorite, The Voice, the winner was the same type of nice guy, even though there were three other contestants in the finale who were more creative and certainly had more vibrant personalities. It's like America votes with it's heart for the guy/girl-next-door, then quickly forgets about them by the time they produce an album a few months later.
Now I feel depressed after talking about all this. Maybe there's no hope for these shows anymore. :(
Forgot to add: As soon as they announced Chris's departure, I knew the winner would be Melanie. I just felt it in my bones. If America could be so silly as to let a bright star like Chris end up with a measly third, then I knew there was no way they would let Josh win. Here's to Chris and Josh reaching the stratosphere like Daughtry and my other favorite non-winner, Adam Lambert. I'll wait for them!
Scotty is doing very well. He is the youngest male artist to have his CD enter the charts at #1 and also the first country artist to top the charts with his #1. He just won best new artist of 2011 or some such award. He had two records on the top 10 country charts, both went to #1 I think. His CD so far has sold about 750K.
I think the winner of the voice (can't remember his name) was another one that the show was pushing and he has already had a chance or two and didn't catch on. There was another show on CMT and I liked the guy who won but haven't seen anything about him since then either (can't remember his name now to tell you the truth).
I think a lot of people (myself included) just enjoy the comptetion aspect of these shows and once it's over you tend to forget about the contestants for the most part.
I personally feel that Simon was far more interested in getting himself a POP Princess...one of the young girls. Drew appeared to me the chosen one, and I could not figure out why
Congratulations to Melanie!!!!!!!!!!!! I really liked all 3 of the finalists and I was annoyed on Wednesday night with being torn but, in the end, I had to give my votes to who I felt was the best thruout the entire competition and that is her from her very first audition. I honestly do not think there is anything diva about her, she's incredibly talented but she is humble, she gives thanks and praise to God and I bet she is someone who I would instantly feel comfortable around and want to be friends with. Her voice is amazing and her singing touched me every time, she gave me chills... all that being said I can't wait to buy hers, Joshs' and Chris' albums, they were all so very different but so so great!