I'm watching the final performances on American Idol tonight, as Serach is seeing United 93 with a friend. So far, Katherine McPhee was good with her first song, while Taylor Hicks blew away the show with his. So far, Taylor is winning; he has the entertainment factor edge over Katherine even if her voice is more pure.
Of course, Katherine just showed how her pure voice could win, by singing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" again, and singing it absolutely beautifully. Wow. To be continued...
Taylor's second song was okay at best, so the second round went to Katharine. The third round was the debut of each one's "single", with Katherine singing "My Destiny" and Taylor singing "Do I Make You Proud." Much as the judges said, the song Katherine sang just wasn't all that great, and she sounded decent but not incredible. Taylor's song was perfect for him, and he sang it perfectly, giving him the edge.
The only reason Taylor wouldn't win is because of just how good the "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" Katherine sang was, especially compared to the song of his that followed. But beyond that, Taylor was incredible while Katherine was not.
I liked the little touch of having Daniel Pawter singing "Bad Day" to end it, too. Great song.