Scotty McCreery is your new American Idol because he out-Country’d Lauren Alaina. The only chance she had of winning was to don a cowboy hat and sing Reba McIntire and Dolly Parton songs all night. Instead, she invoked the ghost of Carrie Underwood at the prodding of Idol producers and it still wasn’t enough. Scotty, instead, invoked the ghost of every-Country-cliche and took home the crown.
“I know I’m still young, but I know how I feel.”
I can’t help but think that if Lauren Alaina had gone with straight hair on Tuesday, well, maybe she would’ve won. But this is not a moment to talk about Lauren Alaina, her hair, her broken heart, or America’s stupid taste in music and the fact American wouldn’t know talent if it walked onto their television screen, giggled alot, and blew out a vocal chord. Oh, well, she did finish 2nd, so maybe they do.