American Idol Recap: The Deciding Factor

This part of the competition plays with your mind a bit. It's tough when you don't see the justice. What seems so clear becomes nontransparent at times. Then it hit me. Plenty of factors have already been considered behind closed doors. This concept could be somewhat compared to how the judges "broke the news" to each contestant last night. For the winners, the panel would start out grim and then give it a twist. Like with Blake (the beatboxer) Simon started, "It's a singing competition, you understand that? And our decision had to be made on singing --(then the twist)-- Blake you're through! They are creating a television program here. A show that captures our attention for months. It's not just about picking the "deluxe package" from the 40 vying vocalists. The 24 semifinalists were strategically chosen to fulfill a plan. Their vision for American Idol: Season 6.

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