The two contestants who took their performances to the floor -- are the last ones standing. Tonight, one will be the next American Idol.
Ok, when Taylor wins, I sooo want him to whip out his harmonica and go nuts! There is so much more to this soul man than vocals alone. He's come along way since the first audition when Simon told him he was more of a backup singer. Randy came back at Simon, questioning him -- "with moves like that come on!" Taylor Hicks has moved and grooved his way into America's hearts. Who isn't riding that Soul Patrol these days?
The finalists each got three phone numbers. The Kat-Pack and Soul Patrol had four hours to cast their votes. Seriously, did anyone vote the entire four hours? Kat and Taylor each sang three songs last night. Two that we have already heard them sing in this competition and a debut single. I wish they both had to sing the same debut song in their own special ways.
They flipped a coin and it was up to Katharine McPhee to go first. The first two songs she performed were ones that she nailed before but were still so fresh in our minds. I don't know how well that worked for her. I'm talking about "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and last week's sensational "Somewhere over the Rainbow." This time, without the ruby slippers. I was a little bored and was like, I want to see something new! But the new song she performed was just so-so. Not her performance per se, but the song, "My Destiny." It just seemed so long. I'm going to pull a Paula though -- that grey dress she was wearing was spectacular!