Thursday, May 14, 2015

American Idol 14: Finale!

Make no mistake about this; Nick Fradiani has triumphed over incredible odds to win American Idol. Even if we forget that Clark Beckham was a favorite from the beginning, and even if we ignore that a person from the South has gone on to win the whole shebang; we are still left with an unlikely victor.

Nick Fradiani had momentum building each and every week since he burst into the frontrunners circle in the middle of the Finals. Each week more and more voters got behind him and over the course of the last couple of weeks were amassed into such a powerful force that they overran the very powerful coalition of voters that Clark had in lockdown. That's some pretty good stuff.

Now, as I’ve said before, I wasn't sure if these two were meant to be in the Finale. But then I realized, Clark  Beckham has a voice so stunning and soulful that I was awestruck and hooked from his first performance during Hollywood Week. Nick Fradiani, on the hand, has a voice that is incredibly marketable, versatile, and while arguably generic, can be molded into something great if given the right material. Personally, I think the right choice was made.

Clark Beckham would be better off outside Scott Borchetta's management. He clearly has a different perspective regarding his music and it was pretty obvious that their relationship wasn't as harmonious as with Nick Fradiani. It will be interesting to see if Mr. Borchetta can actually make a big star out of Nick.

Congratulations, Nick Fradiani! 

It’s been a great season everyone! I had a blast. There were disappointments and frustrations, but that's part of the show. I eagerly look forward to next January where I will return with even more nonsense and blog American Idol for the last time.


Anonymous said...

please upload the studio versions of clark and nick's winning single. advance thanks

Anonymous said...

So happy that Nick won... or at least that Clark lost. Nick made Clark sound like what he is... a completely mediocre singer who had no business being in the finale. Still would have rather seen a Joey & Jax finale (with Nick in 3rd), but as long as Clark didn't win, I'm good.

Anonymous said...

" American Idol for the last time."

It makes me sad that the show I've been watching annually is really making its curtain call next year. I will surely miss this show, the past 14 seasons and the last one coming next year!

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