Well, pretty much everyone in the world that cares to know, now knows the winner. Taylor beat out Kat. Between those two, I think the better contestant won based on the performances Tuesday night. Taylor's last song smashed Kat's, to pieces. Taylor's song was more of a question for his fans, friends and family. Kat's was more of a look at me, vote for me, this is my dream. But the young innocent girls that live in their Harlequin romance novel and fantasy worlds, were not enough to carry her in the end. Those that know sincerity and saw the real love of music in Taylor and could feel it everytime he sang (even though he may have butchered it, like he did Levon) voted.
But as I have written before, who knows?
Seriously, I think the show should be more forthcoming about the votes and how they breakdown. I think it's a bit fishy that sometimes they tell you, and other times they don't. Who really knows for sure? I mean, I understand that it's entertainment. I know that they can do what they want in entertainment. But, if something is billed as a contest with millions and millions of fans buying into it with their money, it should be legitimate and they demonstrate that it is. That's all.
I could be wrong, though. It could all be on the level. But, they should have it, open and candid. If not, just let the judges decide and forget the damned voting. But you know that won't happen. The lost revenues in the vote calls would be huge and not only that, people would probably lose interest in it, altogether. No audience participation would signal the end of it, I am afraid.
Look, if you are going to do something and people are going to spend their time and money, making you money, I would expect to it to be fair and on the level.
Anyway, it's over. And I think, it was the best ever. I do not know if I will watch next year, or not. That's a decision I won't lose a lot of sleep over, in the meantime. But I do think that it is odd that of all of the posts I write (with many on some very serious topics), this one I wrote a week ago, still gets the bulk of my hits.
Maybe, I should write on entertainment. Maybe Entertainment or Showbiz Yen/Yang?
Forget I ever said that.