After half-a-billion votes, the results are finally in: America has a new Idol!  The much awaited season four finale of American Idol (AI) were held earlier (morning here in the Philippines) and the show was just completely spectacular!  It was like watching several concerts at the same time.  The 12 finalists of AI performed with popular artists but of course the most special ones were from the top-2 finalists Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood.  The competition was over, America decided who the next American Idol is.

The competition the other night was really neck-to-neck, both finalists giving their all, and the judges have their own opinion.  Carrie and Bo both sung an original piece and they went away with it.  But, of course, in the end it is the American audience who will decide who their next Idol is.

The finale earlier, like the final competition night, were held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, and it was just jam-packed.  The top-12 finalists did not disappoint their fans by giving them a one-of-a-kind performance.  And after a record-breaking 500-million votes, America decided, Carrie Underwood of Oklahoma is the American Idol this season.  She was my favorite from the start but the road to the title is definitely not a walk in the park.  Bo definitely gave her one tough competition making this the best American Idol season so far.

Congratulations Carrie for winning the title of American Idol!  I sure am looking forward to your next album, but also am going to wait for the other finalists album as well like Vonzell Solomon and Bo Bice.  Good luck to all of you!  Even though we are in the Philippines we still think of you as our Idol!

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