David Archuleta will be the next "American Idol."To read the full thing, click here. Beatles songs tonight. I love the Beatles. I fear this theme will ruin my appreciation for certain songs.
This is not a prediction. This is a fact.
If you were to breed a potential "American Idol" winner in a lab, you could not do better than Archuleta, the 17-year-old kid from Utah who effectively ended the competition two weeks ago with his performance of John Lennon's "Imagine."
Archuleta ticks every possible demographic box for the tween girls and grandmothers who are the two dominant "Idol" voting blocs. He's cute but non-threatening, polite and terribly sincere. Think back to previous seasons and how long contestants like one-note crooner John Stevens IV or tone-deaf Sanjaya Malakar lasted, solely for ticking those same boxes.
Now imagine if one of them were a terrific singer -- which Archuleta most certainly is.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Today's column previews the "American Idol" finals -- specifically, the question of how the show can/should deal with the inevitability factor: