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Scotty McCreery Is ‘American Idol’

Scotty McCreery reacts after winning at the “American Idol” finale on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Other “American Idol” contestants are seen congratulating him. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Question: Did the right singer win “American Idol” this season?

Idolized

Don’t know nothing ‘bout this, having never watched the show, but folks are buzzing about last night’s American Idol upset http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/may/21/viewers-make-arkansan-an-unexpected-idol/

I know OTV, won’t be pleased by this turn of events. Anyone else surprised?

Rathdrum Teen Leaves Mark On ‘Idol’

She was eliminated from the competition Wednesday night, but the experience was intense, insane,” said Flack, who was thrilled to have obtained a coveted final audition before the judges. Flack’s journey to American Idol wasn’t easy. She faced homelessness and the loss of both parents before age 16. After moving to North Idaho to live with her brother, she eventually was invited to live with the family of her best friend, fellow workmate, and wardrobe consultant, Kaitlynn Bye. The living situation has worked out well. “She’s kind of wild and crazy and adds a lot of spice to the household,” said Kaitlynn’s father, Gary Bye, during an American Idol interview. And Flack knows she is lucky to have found the Byes. “They are extremely supportive and truly amazing people,” she said of the family who dropped everything to drive all night when she called to say she had made it to a final interview with the judges/Mary Jane Honegger, Handle Extra. More here.

Question: Rose Flack is described by her host father as “wild and crazy,” a teen who adds spice to the household. How would you describe the way you were as a teen?

PS: Rose Becomes Rathdrum’s ‘Idol’

 Rathdrum teenager Rose Flack jokes with her former classmates at Lakeland High School Thursday. Flack came back to the school to say hello at a pep assembly the day after she was featured as a contestant on American Idol. All she could say about the show was that she was one of the 13 or so contestants chosen to go to Hollywood from the Salt Lake City auditions. Story here. Video of Rose’s ‘American Idol’ audtion here. (Jesse Tinsley/SR)

SR Today In Photos here

Question: Can you sing well?

Rathdrum Woman Advances On ‘Idol’

 … see video of Rose Fleck, 17, of  Rathdrum, a girl who was praised by Judge Simon as unforgettable and won thumbs up from all four ‘American Idol’ judges last night here.

Hat Tip: MamaJD

‘Idol’ Outdraws Inauguration

Early numbers for the inauguration of Barack Obama are impressive but, perhaps surprisingly, could come in below those for Ronald Reagan‘s first term in 1981. Preliminary Nielsen estimates show that 29.2% of U.S. households were watching the presidential inauguration — easily the largest in decades but below the 37.4 household rating for Reagan. … In primetime, Fox’s “American Idol” scored the biggest numbers Tuesday, as people seemed to tire of inaugural coverage/Variety. More here.

Question: What does this say about our country — that a weekly showing “American Idol” can trump a historic inauguration? 

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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