With all of that hoopla that surrounded the American Idol franchise, the effect that it's had world-wide on the music industry, and the legions of fans that it produced, how did something that seemed so impervious to self destruction lose its glorious stature?
Because I've watched every season of the show and my dream job is to guest-judge the series, I feel like I have the inside scoop on what the judges and voters are looking for. So here are my Top 3 guys and girls -- in honor of Season 9 crowning both a top male and female dancer.
When I want to spend an hour or two with the most culturally radical show on TV--a multi-racial, multi-cultural program where race, gender and sexual orientation truly don't seem to matter--I watch "So You Think You Can Dance".
Joshua Allen was the rightful winner this season. He has everything: creativity, understated charisma, an endearing personality... I really don't know if there's been a winner I've felt is so deserving.