I have McPheever.
In a shameless departure from our business-like demeanor, I’ve got to gush for a few seconds and share that I believe American Idol deserves every bit of the phenomenal popularity it has generated. In a world that has run amok with corruption and greed, violence and pain, and smoke and mirrors to negotiate at every turn, it is refreshing and inspiring to see teens, young adults, and not-so-young adults come from nowhere to center stage based upon their talent, grit, and some good, old-fashioned luck.
Katharine McPhee and Taylor Hicks are arguably in the tightest Idol run off ever…and they both deserve every ounce of glory they’re receiving right now.
They’re excellent musicians, entertainment perfectionists, and positive role models for millions of youth around the world that elbow grease and talent—in any field—will pay off if you work it hard enough.
It may be cheesy, but Simon Cowell and his production company have crafted a winning combination…may the chemistry continue.