Why Did Melinda Doolittle Go Home?
I can't get anything done at work today because everyone is talking about "American Idol" last night. I had figured -- and so had many others - that Melinda Doolittle would make it to the final two next week. But she went home last night...
Long before I knew Melinda's mom was from Cincinnati, and her dad from Hamilton, I thought she was the best singer this season. In the last couple of weeks, though, I was disappointed that she didn't have more of a stage presence, compared to Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis. But I figured she'd be there in the end with Jordin.
But it's reality TV, and quite unpredictable, and that's one of the reasons we watch. ("Survivor" fans had figured that Yau-Man would make it all the way, too.)
Did you think Melinda would make it to the finals, or win it all? So why was Melinda voted out last night? Who will win? And who would you pay to see perform in concert or buy a CD: Blake? Melinda? Jordin?