American Idol Finale Recap: May 23

Blake Lewis' first song ("You Give Love a Bad Name") was the best of the night, but Jordin Sparks did better overall. I believe there was an unfair disadvantage though.

For instance, the song they each had to sing that was chosen in the songwriter competition, "This Is My Now." I mean, come on! What was Blake supposed to do with that song?

And to top that off.. that was the winning song? That's what they whittled it down to? I wonder how many people entered? Let's hope the "Great American Band Contest" FOX is doing is more captivating. I digress...

At the end of the competition, Simon revealed how he was right, (of course) AND he even admitted he was wrong. This is what he said of each...

To Blake: I always said there was talent in Seattle, and I was right.

To Jordin: I did not think you were good enough to be in the finals.. but he "publicly" admitted he was wrong.

Randy, who obviously has adored Jordin from the start, gave Blake a few blah comments. Remember he used to say that Blake's bread and butter was his beatboxing and that he should do it every time. But then he changed his mind and became totally uninterested.

The Dawg whooped it up for his girl Jordin though, calling her the most talented 17-year-old he's ever heard sing!

As Simon said, Blake's the better performer and Jordin's the better singer. But who has more fans dialing for them?

Who do you think will be the next American Idol?

We'll have the results tonight...
The Grand Finale!

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