“American Idol” still has five singers left in the competition. But acid-tongued judge Simon Cowell has already decided who he would like to see in the final round next month.
“I’d ike to see Adam (Lambert) and Danny (Gokey) in the final because they are the best two singers,” Cowell told reporters at a TV industry event in Los Angeles on Friday.
Adam is hardly a surprise as he’s been the clear favorite of all four “Idol” judges for weeks.
But Cowell’s choice of Danny might come as more of a surprise to fans after some of his lukewarm comments recently. On Tuesday, Cowell called Gokey’s performance in disco theme week “clumsy”.
Cowell has an option to sign the eventual winner of the talent show to his record label and his comments are influential. But it’s still America who gets to vote for their “Idol”.
So has Simon got it right?