Wednesday, May 26, 2010
There was an extended long goodbye to Simon Cowell. Also a universe of stars graciously shared the fabled stage with the Top 2 finalists Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze as the clock ticked down to the biggest moment in television since last nights Dancing with the Stars Finale.
The Nokia Theater shone brightly with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Chicago, Janet Jackson plus... General Larry Platt? And yes... he had his pants on the ground.
In a way, you'd never know they were naming the winner as fully 2/3 of the show was dedicated to roasting Simon.
Alot of the previous Idols returned to sing a tribute (No Adam or David Cook) to Simon.
Despite Simon's reputation for no holds barred critics, there wasn't a dry eye in the house when he finally stepped up to say a few words of thanks, his voice quivering with gratitude and emotion. Who knew he had a heart?
The REAL reason for the show finally came back to the forefront and in typical Idol fashion Ryan Seacrest milked the moment for every last ounce of Fox cross-promotional juice.
And the winner is...
What a great year! Thanks for tuning in!
See you in January for Season 10!