In February, I said on this blog that I'd be surprised if a woman made it to the American Idol Top 5 this season. Here's the excerpt:
"After one night of "semi-finals", I feel fairly safe in making the following prediction about this season of American Idol: There is no conceivable way that a woman wins this year.On last night's double-elimination episode, Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai were sent packing, leaving Allison Iraheta as the lone female in the final five.
In fact, I'd be surprised if a woman makes the final five."
My original prediction came after the first night of performances from the top 36. Here are some other gems from that February post:
"After last night, I'm pretty confident that Danny Gokey (above) will be in the top 3, and could easily win the whole thing..."Not bad, huh?
"...I think Anoop gets pretty far as well..."
"...Also, watch out for this guy. Adam Lambert is his name, and he has a voice that will not only shatter your windows, but it will proceed to levitate the broken shards of glass and whip them at your face.
He's a real threat."
Of course, I also thought Scott Macintyre -- the blind guy, or, TBG as I referred to him in the February post -- was going to win the whole thing, so there's that, too.
I still think it's between Gokey and Lambert, but the two guys that might have the brightest future after this show are Kris Allen and Matt Giraud.
I don't think anyone would have predicted that. Especially about Allen.