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American Idol 2011: Scotty McCreery, Haley Reinhart Win!

Posted by on May 12, 2011 at 7:43 PM EST

idol scotty mccreeryWill it be Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart in the American Idol finale?

Last night the final four American Idol contestants took the stage and made their best (Scotty McCreery, Haley Reinhart) case to the nation for being in the Top 3. Each singer did two songs with Lady Gaga acting as this week’s celebrity mentor. Here are my two choices for this week’s American Idol winners.

Scotty McCreery was as right on as anyone could be at this point in the competition. His first song was powerful, moving and emotional. McCreery didn’t show why he could win American Idol during that song; he showed why he could sell records after the show is over. Of the remaining four I think he has the best chance of having a big career afterwards. His voice was dead on and his second song which let him have some fun put a smile on the audience’s faces. During the rehearsals he even had fun with Lady Gaga who encouraged him to make love to the microphone. He rolled with her statements and seemed to be having a good time with it all.  It was Scotty’s night.

Haley Reinhart is my choice for the second winner. No, she might not have been as pitch perfect as Lauren Alaina, but she finally did something she has needed to do for a while which is stand up for herself. It seems like Randy Jackson and to some degree Jennifer Lopez have it out for her. She will do just as well as everyone else and they heap praise on those singers, but criticize her. It is like she can’t make them happy no matter what. She was a little snarky after Randy and JLO criticized her for her first performance. As she did last week, she came out pissed off during the second song and slayed it. Of the remaining four she is the hardest to niche and that might be why Randy and JLO don’t like her, but she is has charm, charisma and a good voice. She may well go home tonight, but after standing up to the judges and then coming out and blowing people away she was a winner last night.

These are my picks for this week’s American Idol winners. I would be very shocked if Scotty McCreery were sent home yet not so shocked if it were Haley Reinhart. Tune in tonight at 8PM on Fox to find out who is sent home.



(2) Readers Comments

  1. There are so many volcalist out there how do you decide you like one. All these people that on A.I. are just above average, nothing to get excited about. I actually heard Ryan say on Larry King that Carrie Underwood would be the only survivor within 10 years.

    Now if I could guess who would still be famous 10 years from now I would put my money on Scotty. That voice is pure country perfection. I predict he will be receiving he CMA’s within the next 5 years. When he hits those low notes I feel the vibrations thru out my body. WOW and WOW, I think he was reincartnated. How in the positive hell does a 17 year old boy sing like that?????

  2. I completely agree about Scotty! His voice is charming, flawless and unique. I am not a country girl, but Scotty makes me love country! I am excited every single time he performs. I hope Scotty wins, but even if he does not, I am confident that he will make it in the music world anyways due to his natural talent and charming personality

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