Namun, dari pengamatan saya, Jordin Sparks akan ‘menyepak’ Blake Lewis dan seterusnya menjadi juara American Idol. Argh! Dah tahu dah kan sape yang akan menang malam ni? Tengok pada sorakan pun dah tahu. Namun, mereka berdua masih berada dalam satu pertandingan yang agak sengit. Kita hanya boleh meneka sahaja. Cuma sorakan untuk Jordin semalam lebih meriah dan gempak sedikit. Itu pasal saya anggap Jordin dah menang. Lagi pun, peserta perempuan lebih senang untuk mengamit undian penonton di Amerika. Lagi pun Jordin ada aura, cantik, gigi yang tersusun rapi lagi putih berseri serta vokal yang menawan.
Antara Jordin & Blake Lewis, siapakah pula yang menjadi pilihan juri? Setelah menyanyi lagu ketiga dan terakhir, This is My Now, satu lagu yang menarik dipilih oleh penonton secara online menerusi pertandingan menulis lirik yang diperkenalkan pada tahun ini… saya perhatikan lagu itu sesuai sekali dengan gaya Jordin yang berusia 17 tahun itu. Dan setelah melontarkan vokal yang cemerlang, Jordin tidak ragu-ragu lagi menerima sekalung pujian dari kalangan juri. Manakala Blake hanya dikatakan sebagai performer yang terbaik dan Jordin pula vokalis handalan musim ini.
Kita dengar apa kata juri:
1. Blake – You Give Love a Bad Name
Randy: “I give you a 10 out of 10 on the beatboxing. The singing for me was just alright.”
Paula: “You did far superior than we were at CBS.[The studio, that is.]”
Simon: “You’re the best singer in the competiton but you’re the best performer. Somewhere in the middle, I thought the performance was great, the energy amazing. It hought the singing was a bit flat int he middle. I thought you were shouting. But you know what. I don’t think it matters. It was your best performance three weeks ago.”
2. Jordin – Broken Wing
Randy: “I loved you from day one. I still believe you’re the most talented 17 year old I’ve ever seen. You can blow. That was flawless. Better than the original!”
Paula: “You are in great great vocal voice tonight. Really really great. You’re soaring.”(Stop stealing my words, Paula.)
Simon: “Now that was good.”
3. Jordin – Fighter
Randy: “This is a very interesting choice. I feel like we have the great entertainer against the great singer. Your voice was stellar. You sounded amazing.”
Paula: “I knew this was going to be one of the best finales. You two opening the night proved it. Awesome.”
Simon: “I think on a positive note, it’s great you chose a younger song because you’re only 17. I thought the vocals were a bit shrieky in the middle. I’m going to call round one to Blake.”
4. Jordin – This Is My Now
Randy: “You were the best singer tonight.”
Paula: “You have a lot to be proud of.”
Simon: “Last week, I didn’t think you weren’t good enough to make the finals. I want to publicly say, I was wrong. It is a singing competition. You just wiped the floor with Blake on that song.”
5. Blake – She Will Be Loved
Randy: “Great song and a very nice vocal. I love it when you sing naturally and pure. Very nice.”
Paula: “You really got into the ease of the song.”
Simon: “It was good. It was safe. It wasn’t as good as the first performance. I wouldn’t have chosen that song in the final because it doesn’t have much of an impact.”(I agree with Simon.)
6. Blake – This Is My Now
Randy: “This is not the type of song that suits your voice but you did alright.”
Paula: “Even if it’s not the genre of song you enjoy, you were in great voice [Is that grammatically correct, Paula?].”
Simon: “I thought it was all a little odd. How did you feel? All the jumping around in the middle. It’s not a bad song. Just not the type of song you’d normally sing. We have to judge you on the first two performances. I always said, there was talent in Seattle and I was right. [Sure…!]
Bagaimana pula pilihan anda pembaca Sensasi Selebriti? Jordin atau Blake Lewis?
Nantikan siaran ulangan di Star Movies malam ini selama 2 jam finale special.