*Taylor Hicks is the new American Idol. And you only had to sit through 1 hour and 59 minutes to find that out.* Yep, the season finale was jam packed with surprise performances _(Prince)_ and a completely useless mini-award ceremony. Of course, had there not been the lame awards, I wouldn’t have laughed for five full minutes at the Clay Aiken lookalike singing a song with the actual Clay Aiken.
Anyway, way to go Taylor. If Catherine had played her cards right from the beginning and tried to be the next Norah Jones and not the next Mariah Carey, you probably wouldn’t have won. But I do like you. Soul Patrol!