I'm just gonna type as I watch this, I think...
Ryan? Leave the singing to the contestants. Please.
I think Tamyra just gave a master class in everything one ought to avoid in singing the national anthem.
Diana? That's the "unbeatable" foe, not the "unbearable" one. That said, my vote's just been vindicated. "The Impossible Dream" is more up Diana's alley than Fantasia's, and it showed.
Aw, John Stevens finally gets a chance to take on the swing theme for a few seconds. (Yeah, a whole long filler medley, and that's all I can find to say.)
Diana's doing a better job on the single tonight. But it's still not the right song for her. [wry smile]
Hey, a fakeout by Ryan! Nicely done. ("After... seventy thousand contestants," with a pause calculated to make one expect "...the break.")
And, whoa. Fantasia won it after all. Man. So much for my powers of prognostication.
Pool results: y'know, if Fantasia had come in second, I'd have won the thing, and Heather and Annie would have tied for second. And if wishes were horses, there'd be some very unhappy sanitation workers. As it stands, the final rankings seem to be as follows:
Mo Pie: 11
In the event that Annie belatedly posts a retroactive prediction putting Fantasia in first, she moves up to third place, with 9 points. Either way, Heather wins bragging rights, not to mention a mix CD, which I'll get to work on shortly.
Congratulations, Heather, and thanks for playing, y'all!