During an interview on Howard Stern’s Sirius radio program, Simon Colwell predicted the three finalists for this season of American Idol:
“Let me tell you who’s gonna be in the finals,” Cowell said. “The bald-headed kid (Chris Daughtry) and the guy with gray hair (Taylor Hicks).”
A few minutes later, he added, “I think the top three will be the two I mentioned and Kellie Pickler.”
While Simon is trying to portray himself as the all-knowing soothsayer of music competitions, we presume he can read the weekly reports on how many votes are cast for each contestant. So he would know who has been in the lead so far. It’s not that fancy a prediction.
Although when we TiVo Idol, we do fast-forward through comments by “Uhhhhhh, it was alright for me” Randy Jackson and “Your light shines from within” Paula Abdul, and only watch Simon’s snappy critiques–unless Paula is drunk/high, in which case we watch her comments over and over. Cracked-out Paula is the best. But Simon’s opinions aren’t inherently any more accurate than the other judges: remember, in the preliminary audition stages, he gave “no” votes to both Chris Daughtry and Taylor Hicks. Suddenly, he’s changing his tune?…