American Idol Review: Savannah Smiles

"Where were YOU when it all started?"

That is, apparently, the question.

To answer, the show opened with clips of contestants' home videos showing them as wee children singing along to Kelly Clarkson during season 1. Ryan, through voice overs, kept talking about how this--tonight, this season--has been 10 years in the making. Except I counted the winners we've had so far and this year's winner will be number 11. I fully admit to being less-than-spectacular at math, but we're in year 11, Ryan. So this has been 11 years in the making, no? Ryan also told us that some of these contestants had been waiting their entire lives for this moment. All 15 years of their lives. They were practically born for this very moment. Yesterday. All of them. Read More...


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