Will Best American Idol Singer Win Tonight?

The next American Idol may not have anything to do with which singer is the better singer, but more about  how many of their supporters voted for them  last night.

Now that the final votes have been cast, we can only speculate, on who will actually become the next American Idol on the Fox television network reality finale show, when Ryan Seacrest announces the winner at about 8:55 PM tonight.

The judges seemed to favor Phil Phillips last night. I have a feeling that the teenyboppers and girls past that stage, texted and voted online to make the Phillips the next American Idol.

It is still possible that Jessica Sanchez could win, but I expect Ryan to announce after a long pause, that Phil is the new American Idol.

Musical Guests Tonight

Among the musical guests according to the Hollywood Reporter will be Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston, Gladys Knight along with Nelly Furtado, Sheila E., Jennifer Holliday and Kristin Chenoweth offering a tribute to the late Donna Summer, who passed away last week. Chenoweth will join Jessica in a duet of Enough is EnoughThe female singers from Season 11 will also appear in the tribute to Summer.

Phil and the other male singers will pay tribute to the late Robin Gibb, who died of cancer last week by singing songs made famous by the Bee Gees. 

In addition, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival will sing a duet with Phil, Reba McIntire will join Skylar Laine in a duet, while Joshua Ledet and Fantasia will also sing a duet.

Jessica and Jennifer Holliday will team up to sing I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, while Hollie Cavanagh and Jordin Sparks, the last girl to win American Idol will sing a song from a Broadway show.

As if that is not enough star power for one show, Neil Diamond will sing a song with the boys, while Aerosmith and Rihanna will also make an appearance in the star-studded finale.

After all those singers sing, it will be almost anti-climatic when Ryan announces the winner. Even those who don’t care who wins tonight, still will be able to see some of the best singers in the music business, making watching the show worthwhile.

I have no doubt that Jessica will be a successful singer and should have a long career. However, Phil may need to win to have a chance to be a star, since I can’t see him releasing an album that would sell in the millions.

In conclusion, if Jessica doesn’t win tonight, I will feel the best singer didn’t win. It could create a problem for American Idol if Phil wins, since he reportedly will be undergoing surgery very soon and might miss rehearsals for the summer tour and might join the tour after it started. The recovery time has been mentioned as taking as long as six weeks, which wouldn’t allow Phillip to join the concert tour till July.

So if Phil does win, American Idol producers will have to wait until after his surgery, before the publicity engine of American Idol can go full throttle on the Phil Phillips train.

But all that is conjecture, since the winner hasn’t been announced. The announcement will be made in about ten hours, as to who will be the next American will be.

The show starts in eight hours and forty-three minutes, so we can start the official countdown….right now.

Enjoy the show !!!

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Robin Gibb of Bee Gees Dies At 62

Robin Gibb 1949-2012

Robin Gibb has died in London at the age of 62 of colorectal cancer. Gibb had been in a coma in April and was reported close to death by some media sources. However he emerged from the coma but died Sunday morning.

His death leaves Barry Gibb as the only surviving member of the Bee Gees. Andy Gibb had died at the age of 30, from a heart condition, in 1988 and Robin’s fraternal twin brother Maurice had died of a heart attack in 2003 at the age of 53.

The Bee Gees singing How Can You Mend A Broken Heart with Robin and Barry Gibb featured in their first No.1 song on U.S. charts which was recorded in June of 1971.

Robin Gibb as a solo artist singing How Deep Is Your Love

Bee Gees singing their classic hit How Deep Is Your Love

My favorite Bee Gees songs were How Can You Mend A Broken Heart and How Deep Is Your Love.  Their harmonic sound reminds me of the Beach Boys.

Robin, Maurice and Andy Gibb may have passed away, but as long as music fans love great harmony, their music will live on forever.