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Published:May 23rd, 2011 09:51 EST

Goody-Goody Scotty McCreery And Lauren Alaina Disaster For American Idol

By Robert Paul Reyes

Many American Idol fans thought that the departure of snarky judge Simon Cowell was the death knell of the long-running hit. But against all expectations Idol has enjoyed a renaissance this year, thanks to the audience-friendly new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.


The final two contestants (Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Suddeth), are as American as apple pie, and as cuddly as teddy bears. These country youngsters love Jesus, America and Elvis; they probably spend their summers teaching vacation Bible class to little kids.

These wide-eyed innocent children of the heartland are the real death knell for American Idol. The last three Idol winners are fresh-faced clones from a lab operated by Pat Boone. The last thing America`s favorite show needs is another Idol champ who is loved by pink-haired teen girls and blue-haired grandmothers.

In order to achieve relevance Idol needed to crown a kick-ass rocker like James Durbin or a young lady who oozes raw sexuality like Haley Reinhart.

There will be no excitement or suspense this Wednesday when the new Idol is crowned. There is as much sexual tension between Scotty and Lauren as there is between siblings. Who will win? Who gives a flying fig!

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