Topic: American Idol Winners
Who would have thought that Taylor would be the winner? This American Idol Finale has seen a collection of great artists, great dresses and lots of votes. In fact, more people voted for this American than for any presidential elections. More than 63 million votes were cast, "more than any president in the history of our country has received," Seacrest said. The votes were counted, certified and sealed. After sitting for hours of performance by some old divas who want to resurrect their singing career, Ryan Seacrest invited a representative from Telescope company to bring the sealed envelope containing the names of the finalists. After a brief moment, he announced this year's winner. Taylor Hicks, a mop-topped, semi gray-haired soul singer has been wooing the American public for weeks until he was declared the winner of this season's American Idol.
Taylor thanked the judges, the public and his parents. Flashes of his hometown were shown. Everybody appeared to be happy for him. Those who voted for Katharine McPhee had to walk away hoping that they will have a winner next year.
It is clear that American Idol is now becoming an establishment. It is here to say. On Tuesday, Underwood won two trophies at the Academy of Country Music Awards, underscoring how much an "Idol" victory can mean. She was named top new female artist and won best single for "Jesus Take the Wheel."