I can't believe that we're already at the end of Season 7! This has definitely been my favorite season (Of course I'm understandably a little biased toward Season 2).
The talent has been absolutely off the charts this year. Every episode has been truly satisfying with all of the positive changes that Idol has made this year. From adding the instruments, to the new stage, and the audience being more intimate than ever with the contestants, American Idol has done the impossible... and, once again, gotten even bigger than last year.
We're now down to the final 3 of what I think is the most unique top 12 ever and I have to give kudos to Syesha for being the last girl standing. She has truly blossomed into a very charismatic performer and she has been absolutely glowing these past few weeks! And, of course, vocally, she has definitely earned her spot in the top 3. We've definitely all been pleasantly surprised with all of the un-generic arrangements that David Cook has pulled out of his hat. Just like Randy says, he's the resident rocker and I think, win or lose, we can all expect an amazing album. The guy was born for success! And last, but not least, Mr. Smiles, David Archuleta. He might as well have a halo hanging over his head! He gives me chills every time he opens his mouth. So consistent and so genuine... he never disappoints.
With all three of these contestants being so worthy of the crown, I can't wait to see who will be our final two and I think that this season's finale will be one of the closest wins yet.
To get the inside scoop from industry experts and catch up with former Idol contestants, tune in to "Idol Tonight" with me, Justin Guarini, and Rosanna Tavarez from right outside the American Idol backstage door on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the TV Guide Network. And, be sure to be with us next week for special episodes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights as we count down to the finale!