Blake Lewis, you seem like a very nice guy. And you'll beat box your way to a successful music career, we have no doubt.
But after last night's American Idol performances, it's apparent that Jordin Sparks is simply a much, much better singer. Here's what a slew of insiders had to say about the results:
Simon Cowell (to Jordin): You just wiped the floor with Blake.
USA Today: Jordin Sparks can handle a saccharine ballad with ease, and even threw in a little extra artificial sweetener by sobbing a bit to finish it up Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ but not before she had soared through the chorus and hit a crowd-pleasing glory note toward the end.
TV Guide: JordinÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s slated for the big win. ThatÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s my story and IÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½m sticking with it! Jordin is my pick. After all, it is a singing competition.
People magazine (on the final song:) [Jordin] just stood there, opened her mouth and out came beautiful music colored with emotion. She somehow infused the song with radiance and strength.
Opinions haven't been this much in agreement since readers spoke up in support of Greg Laswell. Or against Tameka Foster.
So tune in tonight to American Idol to witness the deserving coronation of Ms. Jordin Sparks.